1. Peter Jackson's King Kong - The Official Game of the Movie - Gamers Edition

An interesting enough game. Answers the question of "What if Trespasser was a linear console port, right down to the spastic enemies?", which nobody really asked, but you've got to admire them for trying, especially being that this is a movie tie-in. **/*****

This game is buggy. Its title is also long. If Kong won't lift an obstacle such as a pillar, what I found to work is to hit Alt+Enter (game won't actually switch to windowed) quickly whilst mashing the mouse button. I faced crashes in two Kong levels, and in the level where you get back on the plane, the end script wouldn't trigger. To get around these issues I had to download a complete savegame so I could skip to other maps; thankfully all but one of the issues were at the very end of a level, and they're only like 5 minutes long anyway, so not much progress is skipped. I've mirrored that save here, just put it in the game's directory.

2. E.Y.E.: Divine Cybermancy [replay]

Combine every piece of cyberpunk fiction known to man. Haphazardly slap on every RPG mechanic known to man. Top off with incredibly impressive, atmospheric but empty levels and a dash of bugs. **/*****

EYE plot chart
Click for a flowchart of E.Y.E.'s endgame.

3. The Darkness 2

This game got more and more tiresome. **/*****

4. Alan Wake (including Extra missions)

Too much of a focus on (not that great) combat, but interesting premise and beautiful, atmospheric locations. I liked how most of the levels always had a sense of place by giving the player the ability to see previous or coming locations off in the distance; this decreased the feeling of navigating along a linear line from a to b. ****/*****

5. Syndicate

Apparently, a tribute game to better games I like, such as DX3 and Mirror's Edge. ***/*****

6. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3)

Great action setpieces and cut-scenes much like its prequel, but to me it felt just as action oriented, which is a shame. Part of the frustration, though, is due to my inability to play action games with a controller. Drinking game: chug a beer whenever Drake jumps and grabs for something, which goes on to collapse. ***/*****

7. Deus Ex: Human Revolution [replay]

One of my favorite games of this decade. *****/*****

8. J.U.L.I.A.

The Mass Effect planet probing interspersed with prerendered adventuring and some puzzles. **/*****

9. Mass Effect 3

I had been putting off playing this, and for good reason. What a melodramatic wankfest. The amount of plot/dialogue variations is really impressive (lots of references to even minor things) this is marred by cringe-worthy dialogue. Ignoring all the blabbering on, decisions I'd been dreading since ME1, and crying, the actual gameplay's formulaic as ever. **/*****

10. F.3.A.R. Coop


11. Max Payne 3


12. Alan Wake's American Nightmare


13. Resonance

Best adventure I've played in a while, some cool mechanics, all the puzzles make sense. ****/*****

14. Walking Dead Chapter 1


15. Walking Dead Chapter 2


16. RAGE: Wasteland Legends Co-op mode


17. Walking Dead Chapter 3


18. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition


19. Secret Files 3


20. Walking Dead Chapter 4


21. Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis Remastered


22. Borderlands 2 [COOP]


23. The Testament of Sherlock Holmes


24. Borderlands 2: Captain Scarlett's Pirate Booty DLC [COOP]


25. Mister Torgue's Capaign of Carnage DLC [COOP]


26. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2


27. Walking Dead Chapter 5


28. Primordia


29. Far Cry 3

Easily my GOTY *****

30. Dishonored

No doubt a Good Game, but when it comes to pure stealth games I just 1. lack patience and 2. have too much of a drive to explore every nook and cranny of the level, while just efficiently sneaking through's the way to go. ***

Total: 30.

Created: Jan 13 2012
Modified: Jan 05 2013