About Us | Game Reviews | Feature Articles | Podcast | Best Work | Forums | Shop | Review Game

Driving

Mafia II Review

Actually, it is for Nothing

Mafia II Screenshot

HIGH Eddie and Joe singing along drunkenly to "Return to me" in the car.

LOW The preceding half-hour, during which they vomit constantly.

WTF I failed one mission because the guy I was tailing ran into a taxi of his own accord.

Mafia II

Game Description: Mafia II is a third-person, sandbox shooter that provides a look into the dark and unforgiving world of the Mob. Expanding on the original hit, Mafia, that captivated more than 2 million gamers around the world, this new incarnation takes players even deeper into the Mafia with a mature and exciting experience that allows players to explore the gameworld as they wish and immerses them in it like never before. Features include complete gangster movie experience, a wide variety of combat—including vehicular—a mood setting soundtrack and much more.

ModNation Racers Review

Prepare Yourself for the Rubberband Man

ModNation Racers Screenshot

HIGH Fulfilling all the conditions to earn all of a track's prizes and skidding across the finish line in first.

LOW Fulfilling all the conditions to earn all of a track's prizes and getting dropped from first to sixth by attacks within sight of the finish line.

WTF Why did they include this dull story (announcers, skits, etc.) in career mode?

Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Review

OutRunning Mario

Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Screenshot

HIGH Placing first in an online match.

LOW The rage-inducing mission 41, thankfully the only one of its kind.

WTF Apparently Sega history stops at the Dreamcast.

Trials HD: Big Pack Review

Masochistic Feelgood

Trials HD: Big Pack Screenshot

HIGH A ton of new tracks giving great value for the money.

LOW The second-to-last jump on the "Greatest Hits" track. Argh.

WTF I'm not sure if I want more DLC, or to never play the game again.

Why won't Bungie make the vehicular combat game we all crave?

Doesn't he look like he's having fun?

So I finally got around to playing half an hour of Halo 3: ODST last night, and while I'm not planning to write a review of it any time soon, I wanted to comment on the weird experience I had with the game.

I was playing a friend's game, so I just sort of dropped in medias res, and had no idea what was going on plot-wise, so I'm not going to bother commenting on that aspect. What I will say is that for the first fifteen minutes of my playtime I had a blast. So much fun that I couldn't remember why I'd hated Halo 3 as much as I did (by which I mean "not really that much at all").

The Horror Geek presents: Run over (not away from) zombies in Zombie Driver

If you're tired of shooting zombies in the head and dismembering them with various gardening implements, then perhaps Exor Studios' newest PC title will re-ignite your love of annihilating the undead. The indie Polish developer is hard at work on their first commercial PC release, a game called Zombie Driver. While the title is slightly misleading (the zombies aren't driving), it does promise a great deal of vehicular undead-slaughter. I think that's something we can all get behind.

Sidetracked by Trials HD

I had originally intended to write about Avalon Code tonight, but before I get to that I have to discuss Trials HD.

Anyway, never in a million years would I have predicted that I would have become as obsessed with this game as I have, but it's been dominating my life for the last few days.

Reminding me a lot of an updated Excitebike early on, I knocked out the first few clusters of levels pretty quickly. I didn't get gold medals on all of them, but I did well enough to satisfy my own personal sense of achievement. Moving up, the Hard level was indeed hard. When I got to Extreme, I couldn't believe it.

Code of Conduct

Comments are subject to approval/deletion based on the following criteria:
1) Treat all users with respect.
2) Post with an open-mind.
3) Do not insult and/or harass users.
4) Do not incite flame wars.
5) Do not troll and/or feed the trolls.
6) No excessive whining and/or complaining.

Please report any offensive posts here.

For more video game discussion with the our online community, become a member of our forum.

Our Game Review Philosophy and Ratings Explanations.

About Us | Privacy Policy | Review Game | Contact Us | Twitter | Facebook |  RSS
Copyright 1999–2010 GameCritics.com. All rights reserved.