Games

This is a list of my video game ratings and reviews. You can check out a full list of my film reviews and commentary at the Game Notes page.

  • I don’t consort with peasants, so all ratings refer to the game’s PC version.
  • I only give proper reviews to games that I have either completed; played at least 10 hours. The very best are bolded.
  • There is an absolute favorites tags (***) where a mere 5/5 rating doesn’t suffice.
  • The “#” tag denotes games that I made brief comments on, while Ctrl-F for “@” will quickly identify games that have full reviews.

This page is current as of: June 1, 2019.

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FP/Action

Series Game Stars Review ak
Dh-1 Dishonored (2012) ★★★★ 2015
D-3 Doom 3 (2004) ★★★★ # 2009
D-4 DOOM (2016) ★★★★★ UR @2017 2016
FC-1 Far Cry (2004) ★★★★ # 2009
Fr-1 F.E.A.R. (2005) ★★★★ 2009
GTA-2A Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) ★★★ 2006
GTA-3 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004) ★★★★★ # 2006
GTA-5 Grand Theft Auto V (2015) ★★★ 2015
Ht-2 Hitman 2: Silent Assassin (2002) ★★★★★ # 2003
HL-1 Half-Life (2001) ★★★★ # 2013
HL-2 Half-Life 2 (2004) ★★★★★ 2015
HL-2.1 Half-Life 2 Episode 1 (2006) ★★★★ 2015
HL-2.2 Half-Life 2 Episode 2 (2007) ★★★★ 2015
MP-1 Max Payne (2001) ★★★ 2010
Mh-1 Manhunt (2003) ★★★ # 2005
M-1 Metro 2033 (2010) ★★★★★ 2015
ME-1 Mirror’s Edge (2008) ★★★★ 2015
OF1 Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis (2001) ★★★ 2002
Wolf-2 Return to Castle Wolfenstein (2001) *** ★★★★★ # 2004
GR-1 Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon (2001) ★★★★ 2004
Wolf-4 Wolfenstein: The New Order (2014) ★★★ 2015

 

FP/Action [MP]

Series Game Stars Review ak
Bf-4 Battlefield 4 (2013) ★★★ 2015
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare (2012) ★★★ 2014
CS-2 Counter-Strike (1999) ★★★★ 2011
CS-2 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (2012) ★★★★ 2014
Insurgency (2014) ★★★ 2014
Of Kings and Men (2016) ★★ 2016
Ps-2 Planetside 2 (2012) ★★★ 2013

 

FP/Survival [MP]

Series Game Stars Review ak
Contagion (2014) ★★ 2014
DayZ (2013) 2014
L4D-2 Left 4 Dead 2 (2009) ★★★ 2013
PUBG (2017) ★★★ 2017
The Stomping Land (2013) 2014
ZPS-2 Zombie Panic!: Source (2007) ★★★★★ 2010

 

FP/RPG

Series Game Stars Review ak
DE-1 Deus Ex (2000) ★★★★ 2015
DE-2 Deus Ex: Human Revolution (2011) *** ★★★★★ 2014
DE-1.5 Deus Ex: Revision (2014) ★★★ 2015
DE-3 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (2016) ★★★ 2017
TES-5 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011) ★★★★★ 2013
F-3 Fallout 3 (2008) ★★★ 2015
F-3.5 Fallout: New Vegas (2010) ★★★★★ 2017
F-4 Fallout 4 (2015) ★★★ 2016
M&B-1 Mount & Blade: Warband (2010) *** ★★★★★ 2014
M&B-1A Mount & Blade: Napoleonic Wars (2012) ★★★★★ 2015
M&B-1B Mount & Blade: Viking Conquest (2014) ★★★ 2015
St-1 STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl (2007) ★★★★★ 2010

 

TB/RPG

Series Game Stars Review ak
Underrail (2015) ★★★★★ 2019

 

Strategy

Series Game Stars Review ak
AoE-2 Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings (1999) *** ★★★★★★ 2000
Civ-1 Civilization (1991) ★★★ 2005
Civ-2 Civilization II (1996) ★★★★★ 1999
Civ-3 Civilization III (2001) ★★★★ 2004
Civ-4 Civilization IV (2005) ★★★★★ # 2006
Civ-5 Civilization V (2010) ★★ 2011
Cossacks: European Wars (2001) ★★★★★ 2002
CK-2 Crusader Kings II (2012) ★★★★★ 2015
Defcon (2006) ★★★ 2008
EU-4 Europa Universalis 4 (2013) ★★★★★ 2015
HoI-4 Hearts of Iron 4 (2016) ★★★ 2016
Plague Inc. (2012) ★★★ 2014
RA-2 Red Alert 2 (2000) ★★★★ 2001

 

Puzzle

Series Game Stars Review ak
P-1 Portal (2007) ★★★★★ 2014
P-2 Portal 2 (2011) ★★★★★ 2015

 

Simulation

Series Game Stars Review ak
Il-2 Sturmovik (2001) ★★★★ 2002
Su-27 Flanker (1995) ★★★ 1998
US-2 Universe Sandbox 2 (2015) ★★★★ 2015

 

RT Tactics

Series Game Stars Review ak
Com-2 Commandos 2: Men of Courage (2001) ★★★★ 2002
Syrian Warfare (2017) ★★ 2017

 

Castle Defense

Series Game Stars Review ak
IS Defense (2016) ★★★ 2016

 

DOS Classics

Series Game Stars Review ak
Digger (1982) ★★★★ 1996
D-1 DOOM (1993) ★★★★ # 2007
Loom (1990) *** ★★★★★ # 1998
PoP-1 Prince of Persia (1989) *** ★★★★★ # 1996
Tetris (1984) ★★★★★ # 1996
Wolf-1 Wolfenstein 3D (1992) ★★★★★ # 1996
Zool (1992) ★★★ 1992 1997