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."

Gamesort ascending Platform Rating Review
Zeno Clash
PC
8/10 Zeno Clash brings brawling and melee combat to the FPS genre and makes it work. Whenever a game has attempted this in... 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
Wolfenstein: The New Order
PC
9/10 It's been a little while since I've played a current generation FPS, so maybe I just impressed with the slickness of it all,... more
Wolfenstein
PC
8/10 I have just been plowing through the sequels of nineties FPS's lately. This time it was back to Castle Wolfenstein for me...... more
Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
PC
10/10 Witcher 3 is a massive open world RPG that's full of detail in terms of visuals and story. It's was no surprise that... more
Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
PC
9/10 Witcher 2 takes what was a sprawling and somewhat unfocused RPG and refines almost everything to create an excellent... 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
Wasteland 2
PC
9/10 Soon after I plunked down a few Kickstarter bucks for Broken AgeWasteland 2's campaign popped up. Back in... 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
Ultima 7: The Back Gate & Serpent Isle
Ms-DOS
8/10 Considered by many to be the best games of the Ultima series, Ultima 7 is one of the most detailed and time-consuming RPGs I... 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
Tomb Raider: Underworld
PC
9/10 I missed out on the original Tomb Raider game in the 90s. I think I downloaded the demo and thought, "This isn't Doom, or even... 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
Tomb Raider
PC
9/10 I guess they are rebooting Tomb Raider again? I really liked the last two games in the series and I don't really think... more
The Wolf Among Us
PC
9/10 After The Walking Dead (especially season two... which I apparently forgot to review. Well, it was great.), I was... more
The Witcher
PC
7/10 The Witcher is a flawed but ultimately satisfying role playing game that puts you in the role of monster killing... more
The Walking Dead: Michonne
PC
8/10 This three episode tangent does not appear to be connected with the other Walking Dead games. Maybe some of the... more
The Walking Dead
PC
9/10 Over the past few years I have had a love/hate relationship with The Walking Dead T.V. show. Unlike most of the trash... more
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
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
The Shivah
PC
8/10 Having finished the wonderful Blackwell series, I wanted to try some of Wadjet Eye's other offerings. The Shivah... more
The Longest Journey
PC
8/10 Fresh off of completing Broken Sword, I decided to continue my point-and-click adventure gaming with The Longest... more
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
Nintendo DS
8/10 It took me nearly half a decade to finish this one. Not that it's terribly difficult, I just put it down at some point and... more
The Elder Scrolls IV - Oblivion
PC
9/10 Oblivion is a huge, open-world RPG made by the same folks who made Fallout 3. In fact, it plays very much... more
The Conduit
Nintendo Wii
7/10 The Conduit is one of the few games for the Wii that makes an honest attempt to appeal to hardcore gamers. It boasts... more
The Blackwell Legacy
PC
8/10 The first four Blackwell games went on sale on Steam this week for around 50¢ each. These games have been on my radar ever... more
The Blackwell Epiphany
PC
9/10 The fifth and final Blackwell game continues in the series' tradition of thoughtful and interesting adventures that are light... more
The Blackwell Deception
PC
9/10 The fourth Blackwell game continues to make improvements over its predecessors in terms of technical polish. There is also a... more
The Blackwell Convergence
PC
8/10 This and the previous Blackwell Unbound apparently were intended to be a single game with flashbacks and intertwined... 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
Technobabylon
PC
8/10 Wadjet has produced another solid point and click adventure game that makes up for its somewhat lackluster predecessor, A... more
Tales from the Borderlands
PC
10/10 Like previous Telltale series, this is not so much a game as it is an interactive cartoon. Yes, to a degree, player choices don... 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
Syberia II
PC
8/10 Syberia II picks up right where the first game left off with you racing by train into northern Russia in search of the... more
Syberia
PC
8/10 I've been playing a lot of adventure games these days. In Syberia you play Kate Walker, a lawyer working for a high-... more
Surgeon Simulator 2013
PC
7/10 I had hoped that when they adapted the Web version of Surgeon Simulator into a full game they would have added a funny... more
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
PC
8/10 Sword & Sworcery is a bit more art than video game. In fact, the game itself is more of a container for the synth-... more
Super Metroid
SNES
9/10 We never owned a Super Nintendo so I never got around to playing the 16-bit incarnation of Metroid. Well, thanks to... more
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Nintendo Wii
8/10 Well, it took me about half a decade, but I finally finished Super Mario Galaxy 2. I really liked the first one and... 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
Splinter Cell: Blacklist
PC
9/10 Another game that came bundled with my new video card. I had never played a game in this series because I assumed it was some... more
Spec Ops: The Line
PC
9/10 Have you ever wanted to be the star of your very own nihilistic, anti-war fever dream? Well, look no further than Spec Ops... more
Space Quest
Ms-DOS
8/10 It's been quite some time since I tackled a Sierra 3-D adventure game (See my reviews of Kings's Quest I, II & III... more
Sniper Elite V2
PC
7/10 This was a free game on Steam on the day of the sequel's release. I grabbed it without knowing anything about the game.... more
Sniper Elite III
PC
9/10 The Sniper franchise is all about stealth, planning and quick moments of anatomically correct violence. The previous... 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
Shardlight
PC
9/10 Wadjet Eye continues their run of solid point and click adventures with their latest, Shardlight. This may be their... 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
Shadowgrounds: Survivor
PC
7/10 The sequel to Shadowgrounds doesn't offer much new. There's the same aliens, same corny voice acting, and the same top-down... 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

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