Robert Wm. Gomez's

Video Games Log

Here's where I keep track of video games I have played. I rate the games on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being "highly recommended" and 1 being "forget this game and go read a book or something."

Game Platform Ratingsort descending Review
Home
PC
3/10 At first you'd think Home was a retro-looking point and click adventure, but that would be giving it too much credit.... more
Teenagent
Ms-DOS
3/10 You can download and play Teenagent for free from GOG.com, and, because of my obsessive-compulsive nature when it... more
Devil May Cry 4
PC
3/10 Started out okay enough despite the idiotic button mashing mechanics. But, man, this game became pure tedium by the ending. If... more
Brütal Legend
PC
4/10 I really wanted to like Brütal Legend. but once again Doublefine has created a game that is a triumph of style over... more
System Shock 2
PC
4/10 Well, I tried. Three times I have started playing System Shock 2 and each time I just get frustrated or bored and just... more
Yesterday
PC
4/10 I've had pretty good luck with the string of adventure games I've played lately. It was inevitable that sooner or later I'd... more
Resonance
PC
5/10 Uh oh, here we go again with another mediocre adventure game. Surprisingly, this one comes from Wadjet Eye Studios whose games... more
Rambo: First Blood Part II
Apple ][
5/10 This is another game, like Dream Zone, that I owned for years (decades actually) and was never able to finish. Now,... more
King's Quest V - Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder
Ms-DOS
5/10 Despite their flaws, I have enjoyed playing all the games in the King's Quest series up until now (I,II,III & IV... more
Memento Mori
PC
5/10 In the above scene from Memento Mori you are supposed to trick a little, abused girl into thinking she's your friend.... more
Painkiller - Black Edition
PC
5/10 Painkiller is a first generation FPS that's about a dozen years too late. Unlike most modern shooters, your goal is... more
Costume Quest
PC
5/10 Costume Quest feels like an off-hand idea thrown out there at a pitch meeting. I'm sure the designers had just taken... more
Red Steel
Nintendo Wii
5/10 I think this was one of the earliest titles on the Wii, and one that was supposed to showcase the new fangled motion controls.... more
DLC Quest
PC
5/10 Not much to say about this one other that it's a joke game. The gag is that in order to gain required abilities you need to... more
Far Cry 2
PC
5/10 This is the game that forced me to update my video card last year. I remember playing the first Far Cry and thinking... more
Minecraft: Story Mode
PC
6/10 I thought it was Game of Thrones, but this is definitely the weakest Telltale release. I don't mind that this is... more
Metroid Other M
Nintendo Wii
6/10 I guess the best way to describe Other M would be "disappointing." Judging from  screenshots of the game you would... more
Shadowgrounds
PC
6/10 I'm a sucker for these top-down shooter games. This is the type of game I imagined playing back when the cutting edge AAA title... more
Strongbad's Cool Game for Attractive People
PC
6/10 This game has been on my back burner for quite some time now. I play a little here and a little there, but it never really got... more
Magrunner: Dark Pulse
PC
6/10 This was a freebie from GOG.com that I went into knowing nothing about it. The first thing anyone who plays the game will think... more
King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow
Ms-DOS
6/10 While this game was a pretty big improvement over KQV, it still was just too mired in Sierra adventure game brutality for me to... more
A Golden Wake
PC
6/10 Although I'd give them props for creating a game with a truly unique theme, this Wadjet Eye adventure falls a bit flat. The... more
Contract J.A.C.K.
PC
6/10 Contract J.A.C.K. is billed as a prequel to the super-excellent shooter No One Lives Forever 2. What we... more
Assassin's Creed
PC
6/10 Pictured above is one of the many exciting "sit and watch some guys talk" missions from the PC game Assassin's Creed: ... more
The Stanley Parable
PC
6/10 Another arty walking simulator for the PC. This one is all about the nature of choice and free will within a game world. You... more
Dragon Age: Origins
PC
6/10 Man, this game was a bit of a mess. I guess I wanted it to be a Baldur's Gate style tactical role playing game with... more
Scratches: The Director's Cut
PC
6/10  Having whet my appetite for adventure games on the excellent Sam and Max series, I thought it would be a good time to... more
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
PC
6/10 This game was a $5 budget CD when I bought it over a decade ago at CompUSA but I never got around to playing it until now. I... more
Dead Island
PC
6/10 This game had one of the best trailers ever. None of the narrative spark that permeates the trailer is in the actual game. The... more
Torchlight
PC
6/10 Torchlight is a game that has been resting on my back-burner for a long, long time. I got it for something like three... more
Half Life: Blue Shift
PC
6/10 I am finally getting around to playing the Half-Life 1 expansion games. As expected, this is more of the same. This... more
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
PC
6/10 I enjoyed the original Call of Juarez and its spin-off, Gunslinger, but this one didn't really grab me. It... more
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
PC
6/10 The first F.E.A.R. game did a really good job of building up the tension to provide creepy scares and atmosphere. This... more
Rise of the Triad
PC
6/10 I'm on a bit of a tear here finishing off games. I guess after that last Winter Steam sale I had about six different games... more
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones
PC
6/10 Back in 2007 I played a free, ad-supported version of Prince of Persia: Sands of Time which I enjoyed quite a bit.... more
Shadow Warrior Classic
Ms-DOS
6/10 This is a classic FPS from the same people who brought us Duke Nukem 3D. In this outing, the politically incorrect... more
Cooking Mama
Nintendo DS
6/10 A nice little time killing game for the DS. Nothing too deep, but a great kids game.
The Tiny Bang Story
PC
6/10 The Tiny Bang Story is a small puzzle game that I think is designed more for younger players. Most of the game-play is... more
Resident Evil: Revelations
PC
7/10 I understand that this game was originally a Nintendo 3DS launch title. So, by the standards of portable gaming, this is not a... more
Tomb Raider: Anniversary
PC
7/10 This was a rare case in which I finished a game that I had started years ago. I really enjoyed the Tomb Raider reboot... more
Puzzle Agent
iPad
7/10 This is one of the first games I bought for my new iPad tablet. Puzzle Agent is essentially a clone of Professor... more
Deus Ex: Invisible War
PC
7/10 This is a sequel I have been meaning to play through for a few years now. The original Deus Ex was very well executed... more
Dead Space 2
PC
7/10 I liked the original Dead Space well enough. The sequel is just more of the same endless dark hallways, jump scares,... more
Shadowrun Returns
PC
7/10 I was initially drawn to the isometric art style of this turn-based RPG. My hope was that it would play like Wasteland 2... more
Watch Dogs 2
PC
7/10 Watch Dogs 2 is pretty much a straight up Grand Theft Auto clone. But instead of playing an immoral mobster... more
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath
PC
7/10 This is the fourth Oddworld game. The first two were great 2-D puzzle platform games of which I was reminded of when I played... more
F.E.A.R.
PC
7/10 So, I've spent the last couple of weeks working my way through F.E.A.R. and its two expansion packs: Extraction... more
Machinarium
PC
7/10 Okay, first things first. Machinarium is a beautiful game with excellent art direction, sound and music. However,... more
Wallace and Gromit's Grand Adventures
PC
7/10 More episodic point-and-click adventure from Telltale Games. This series is definitely geared more towards younger gamers but... more
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
PC
7/10 I have had this game sitting on my video game to-do list for a long, long time. This is regarded as one of the best cRPG games... more