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 descending Platform Rating Review
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
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
Fallout 3
PC
9/10 Fallout 1 and 2 are two of my favorite computer games. Those games had a great style to them, engaging post-apocalyptic story... more
Fallout: New Vegas
PC
8/10 Although it's a massive 30-40 hour game, New Vegas is really just an stand-alone expansion pack to the wonderful ... 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
FarCry 3
PC
10/10 I was a bit hesitant to play this game. I really didn't like FarCry 2 all that much. It was repetitive, dull and not a... more
FarCry Blood Dragon
PC
8/10 When I heard that this game featured Michael Biehn as the main voice actor I was intrigued. When I saw that it was an over-the-... more
FIFA 1999
PC
8/10 Ever since my brother was suckered into buying a 3D0 console system, I have heard good things about the FIFA soccer games that... more
Game of Thrones
PC
8/10 This has been my least favorite of the Telltale Choose Your Own Adventure style adventures. I think my main problem... more
Gemini Rue
PC
8/10 Gemini Rue is another enjoyable point-and-click adventure from Wadjet Eye that has a sci-fi noir theme. Having gotten... more
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions
PC
10/10 The original Geometry Wars was one of the purest, most exhilarating gaming experiences of the post-arcade era. It... more
Giana Sisters DS
Nintendo DS
8/10 Giana Sisters is a reworking of an old Commodore 64 game that itself was a note-for-note ripoff of Super Mario... more
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams
PC
9/10 Oh sweet Shatner, this game is brutal! The Nintendo DS Giana Sisters game was a cute, simplistic and moderately... more
Goldeneye 007
Nintendo Wii
9/10 I never played Goldeneye on the Nintendo 64. I guess the original was noteworthy for making the controls on a console... more
Grand Theft Auto IV
PC
9/10 This was my third journey into the world of Grand Theft Auto and I am starting to pick up on the formula. So, this is... more
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Nintendo DS
9/10 Aside from the hour or two of GTA 2 that I played on the PC years ago, this was my first Grand Theft Auto game. I don't find... more
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
PC
8/10 Coming off of FarCry 3, I really wasn't sure I wanted to commit myself to another massive open-world game, but San... more
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
PC
8/10 GTA: Chinatown Wars on the DS was my first Grand Theft Auto game and it remains one of the best games on that platform... more
Guacamelee!
PC
8/10 This is what the kids call a metroidvania-style platformer (what a horrible term). You run around around a large, open-world... 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
Half Life: Opposing Force
PC
7/10 Opposing Force is a welcome improvement over Blue Shift. First off, it's feels like a full game rather than... more
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
Hotline Miami
PC
8/10 Hotline Miami is an ultraviolent, fast-paced arcade-style game that owes a lot to Smash T.V. and Berzerk... more
House of the Dead: Overkill
Nintendo Wii
10/10 The Wii has two areas in which it excels: family friendly games and pseudo-lightgun shooters (meaning, you point the Wiimote at... more
Icewind Dale II
PC
8/10 The Icewind Dale series is built on the same game system as the Baldur's Gate games. Unlike Baldur's Gate... more
Jade Empire
PC
7/10 It's been quite a while since I have been able to make myself play another BioWare Game. I really liked the Baldur's Gate... more
Jamestown
PC
9/10 I've had this game for quite a while now and have been waiting until I complete it before writing about it. Man, I suck at ... more
Kathy Rain
PC
7/10 Kathy Rain is a point and click adventure which uses the same AGS engine that all the games from Wadjet Eye games use... more
King's Quest
Ms-DOS
7/10 I am currently reveling in Sierra 3-D adventure games like the King's Quest series and Leisure Suit Larry. As... more
King's Quest II - Romancing the Throne
Ms-DOS
7/10 I'm continuing to play the King's Quest games in DosBox these days. Tonight I just completed King's Quest II: Romancing the... more
King's Quest III - To Heir is Human
Ms-DOS
8/10 Onward on my journey through the King's Quest saga I go. Part III was the first in the series to really try to present... more
King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella
Apple IIgs
8/10 This game has been lying dormant in a plastic bin in my basement for more than a decade. Back in the nineties I made many... 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
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
Klonoa
Nintendo Wii
8/10 This was a cartoony and fun side-scrolling platformer with nice2.5-D graphics. A bit easy and lacking the exploration and... more
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
PC
8/10 Pushing balls around has never been more fun! I have really enjoyed the last few Tomb Raider games like Tomb Raider: Legend... more
Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
Nintendo DS
9/10 A nice, light-hearted version of Zelda for the DS with some interesting stylus controls.
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Nintendo Wii
9/10 I have written about The Ocarina of Time on this Web site before. That game is considered one of the best games ever,... more
Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards
PC
10/10 Leisure Suit Larry is one of my favorite adventure games of all time. Certainly the best of the Sierra 3-D games in my opinion... more
Machinarium
PC
7/10 Okay, first things first. Machinarium is a beautiful game with excellent art direction, sound and music. However,... 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
Mass Effect
PC
9/10 Mass Effect is another BioWare RPG that I picked up on Steam for five bucks during their holiday sale (along with ... more
Mass Effect 2
PC
8/10 Mass Effect had a really interesting storyline and I was pretty excited to delve further into the universe of Shepard and his... more
Mass Effect 3
PC
9/10 Mass Effect 3 is the satisfying conclusion to the Mass Effect trilogy (ME1 & ME2). The Reapers have... more
Max Payne 3
PC
9/10 Clocking in at 31 gigabytes of disk space needed, Max Payne 3 is a monster of a game. I... 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
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
Metroid Prime Trilogy
Nintendo Wii
9/10 After many months of playing I have finally finished all three of the games included in this excellent limited edition box-set... more
Mirror's Edge
PC
9/10 Mirror's Edge is another free-running inspired game like Assassin's Creed. But unlike Assassin's Creed, the... more
Muramasa: The Demon Blade
Nintendo Wii
9/10 This game is noteworthy for its incredible, painterly art style. The characters and backgrounds are all rendered with vibrant... more

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