Tag: 2K Games

XCOM 2: War Of The Chosen Review

I Choose You!

HIGH The tweaks revitalize the campaign. Finishing several missions with a 100% hit rate.

LOW Getting all of the DLC properly activated is counter-intuitive. Performance issues.

WTF Seriously, don’t play Iron Man mode.


Mafia III Review

Bored On The Bayou

HIGH The sharply-paced opening sequence and its climactic cutscene.

LOW Competing in the awful, rubber-banded street races.

WTF Cops won’t reliably go after me for shooting a guy, but if I dent a cop car, they’ll gun me down. Just like real life!


XCOM 2 Review

XCOM-municated

Xcom 2 Review Screenshot

HIGH Dashing across the map to chop up alien scumbags with the Ranger's Reaper ability.

LOW The current PC build is a technical horror show.

WTF My entire squad missing every shot during a perfectly-planned ambush.

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth Review

Not Enough Beyond

Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Review Screenshot

HIGH Squeezing out a transcendence victory just as my main competitor starting shoveling units into the Emancipation Gate.

LOW Finishing the Exodus Gate on a map that had far too little free space to actually achieve the victory.

WTF Getting condemned as a warmonger because none of my enemies would negotiate for peace.

Xcom: Enemy Within Review

Mechs come

XCOM Enemy Within Review Screenshot

HIGH My Mec unit punching an Exalt scumbag through a wall and halfway down the street.

LOW It all feels a little too familiar despite the changes.

WTF Those engineering lads at Xcom suggested cutting our agents apart just a little bit too quickly for comfort.

BioShock Infinite Review

Schrödinger's Dunk

BioShock Infinite Screenshot

HIGH The classic revisionism of the Hall of Heroes.

LOW The lazy, pointless, and offensive "equivalence" narrative that opens the second half of the game.

WTF I've been finding machine-gun rounds in pickle barrels the whole game, but there's no ammo in this armament crate?

Borderlands 2 Review

Numbers Game

Borderlands 2 Screenshot

HIGH Mopping up a roomful of baddies with a buddy in short order makes you giddy.

LOW My low level runthrough gave me +5 Gray Hairs.

WTF Me: "Did we just murder the Ninja Turtles?"

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Review

Long Absent, a Little Different, but not Unknown

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Screenshot

HIGH The resurrection of a long-absent, fan favorite franchise.

LOW Restarting after ten hours due to crushing poverty.

WTF Walls don't function properly in this universe.