Total War: Rome II Review (PC)

The Total War series has earned its place among the greats of the strategy genre, sitting in between the likes of the turn-based Civilization games and the real-time gameplay of Command and Conquer. This summer, Creative Assembly brings back its Rome version of the game with the release of Total War: Rome II. The original game is closing in on being 10 years old but is still the best-received game of the series. Considering Creative Assembly’s consistently strong track record, Rome II was one of this year’s most anticipated strategy offerings and we’re glad to say it does not disappoint. Continue reading “Total War: Rome II Review (PC)”

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Review (PC)

2K Games’ latest entry in the XCOM series was only announced recently, but had been in development a long time and was recently rebranded as “The Bureau” after many delays over the past years. Delays are frequently not a good sign for the quality of the final product (Duke Nukem Forever, anyone?), but just recently we saw True Crime: Hong Kong rebranded as Sleeping Dogs after a long development cycle and that game turned out great. Was 2K trying to cover up something here, or are we in for a similar treat with The Bureau? Continue reading “The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Review (PC)”

Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition Review (PC)

Mortal Kombat – The Komplete Edition is the first Mortal Kombat game to grace the PC platform since Mortal Kombat 4 back in 1998. The last few years have seen some of the older titles being re-released through Steam/G4WL, but PC enthusiasts haven’t had the pleasure of being able to play the later titles. That wait is now over, but is Mortal Kombat for PCs the ultimate Mortal Kombat experience or is it merely a sloppy port? Continue reading “Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition Review (PC)”

Jack Keane 2 Review (PC)

Not long after Lucasarts stopped releasing adventure games in the 90s, people proclaimed the genre to be dead. However, recent years have shown that the genre, especially in episodic form, can still be extremely successful and have even made the jump to consoles. It’s still very much a PC staple, with many new games and franchises popping up over the past 10 years. Jack Keane was one of those games when it came out in 2008, and it was a pleasant surprise with its humorous writing, attractive visuals and accessible gameplay that was instantly familiar to fans of the genre. Now, Jack Keane 2: The Fire Within has been released – how does it stack up again the original game and the many other recent adventure titles? Continue reading “Jack Keane 2 Review (PC)”

Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded Review (PC)

We looked at Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded in a preview two weeks ago, and with the final game now available for purchase it is time see how it stacks up against other fellow adventure games 26 years after the original Larry was released. Is it nothing but a fond memory, or were we right to be excited about Larry’s return? Continue reading “Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded Review (PC)”