Saints Row: The Third Review

Saints Row: The Third is a 2011 open world action-adventure video game developed by Volition and published by THQ, released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Linux, and Microsoft Windows.  It is the third title in the Saints Row series and follows the 3rd Street Saints who are in a city turf war with three rival gangs in the city of Steelport. Positives: Fun gameplay Great humor Good graphics Good score Memorable characters Vast open world Character customization Tons of collectibles Tons of minigames Great voice performances Negatives: Incompetent AI Lackluster story…

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Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Review

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is a 2015 episodic survival horror video game developed and published by Capcom, released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Serving as the tenth major installment in the Resident Evil franchise, and the story follows Claire Redfield and Moira Burton, Barry Burton’s daughter, who are kidnapped and brought to a mysterious island filled with monstrosities and run by the mysterious Overseer. Positives: Good graphics Interesting story Extensive campaign Fun cooperative gameplay Suspenseful music Great main characters…

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Resident Evil: Revelations Review

Resident Evil: Revelations is a 2012 survival horror video game developed and published by Capcom, released for the Nintendo 3DS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.  Set between the events of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5, the story of the game follows series protagonists Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield as they try to stop a bioterrorist organization from infecting the Earth’s oceans with a virus. Positives: Good graphics Good voice performances Creepy music Interesting story Lengthy campaign Great gameplay Challenging gameplay Raid Mode is awesome Negatives:…

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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Review

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is a 2010 action-adventure video game developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix, released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and iOS.  A part of the Tomb Raider series, the game follows Lara Croft and a 2,000-year-old Mayan warrior named Totec who must work together in order to stop the evil spirit Xolotl and retrieve the Mirror of Smoke. Positives: Fantastic level design Great score Fun, challenging gameplay Great multiplayer Negatives: Cinematics suck Lackluster story Campaign:  The campaign is surprisingly…

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Batman: Arkham Knight Review

Batman: Arkham Knight is a 2015 action-adventure video game developed by Rocksteady Studios, published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows.  Based on the DC Comics superhero Batman and the fourth main installment in the Batman: Arkham series, the story follows Batman as he confronts Scarecrow and the mysterious Arkham Knight, who has launched an attack on Gotham City. Positives: Great open world Great characters Awesome gameplay Good story Fantastic graphics Great voice performances Great score Dual Play mechanic is awesome Negatives:…

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Batman: Arkham Asylum Review

Batman: Arkham Asylum is a 2009 action-adventure superhero video game developed by Rocksteady Studios, published by Eidos Interactive and Warner bros. Interactive Entertainment, and released for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, and OS X.  Based on the DC Comics superhero Batman, and serving as the first installment in the Batman: Arkham series, the story follows the Joker who instigates an elaborate plot to seize control of Arkham Asylum and traps Batman inside with many of his incarcerated foes. Positives: Great characters Great voice performances Great…

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Mortal Kombat Review

Mortal Kombat is a 2011 fighting video game developed by NetherRealm Studios, published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation Vita, and Microsoft Windows.  It is the ninth main installment in the Mortal Kombat series and follows the protector of Earth, Raiden, attempting to change the aftermath of the events of Armageddon by contacting his past self as he faces defeat at the hands of the evil emperor of Outworld, Shao Kahn. Positives: Tons of unlockable content Extensive campaign Awesome gameplay Good soundtrack Great…

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Metro: Last Light Review

Metro: Last Light is a 2013 post-apocalyptic first-person stealth survival horror video game developed by 4A Games, published by Deep Silver, and released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, OS X, Linux, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.  Sequel to the 2010 Metro 2033, the story follows Artyom, a Ranger living in Moscow’s metro system after a destructive nuclear war, tasked with finding the mysterious Dark Ones while fighting different factions and mutated monsters. Positives: Fast paced combat Great graphics Good voice performances Great score Suspenseful atmosphere Dark tone Great gameplay…

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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Review

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is a 2013 action adventure stealth video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal, published by Ubisoft, and released for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U and Microsoft Windows.  Serving as the sixth installment in the Assassin’s Creed series, the game follows Welch pirate Edward Kenway who gets caught up in a centuries-old struggle between Assassins, who fight for peace with free will, and the Templars, who desire peace through control. Positives: Good characters Great score Vast open world Awesome combat system…

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Borderlands 2 Review

Borderlands 2 is a 2012 action role-playing first-person shooter video game developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games, released for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, OS X, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4, Nvidia Shield, Linux, and Microsoft Windows.  It is the second game in the Borderlands series and the sequel to 2009’s Borderlands and follows new Vault Hunters and there efforts to stop Handsome Jack from opening a Vault and releasing the Warrior. Positives: Great humor Challenging gameplay High level of replayability Great score Great co-op Good downloadable…

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