Tag: THQ

Homefront Review

C'mon! Through the White Castle!

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HIGH Running over someone with the humvee in multiplayer.

LOW Being killed by an unseen grenade/gas barrel/guy hitting me with the butt of a gun while my AI teammates shoot backwards.

WTF There are so many I'm willing to risk fines & sanctions by listing them all:

-Dying and being respawned well ahead of where I was.
-That the back of the box has the audacity to say "groundbreaking 32-person multiplayer."
-"New objective: follow Connor." New? I've been doing that almost the whole game.
-The absolute worst hidden rebel base of all time.

Red Faction: Guerrilla Review

In the Boom-Boom Room

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HIGH Watching your very last explosive take down the crucial pillar that brings down an entire structure.

LOW Driving vehicles across the entire map within a ridiculous time limit.

WTF "When did those twenty guys appear?! Gah!"

Metro 2033 Review

The Ghost in the Tunnels

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HIGH Successfully sneaking all the way through a war zone.

LOW Killing the endless stream of Lurkers in Hole Station.

WTF What, exactly, are the librarians eating to get that big?

Deadly Creatures Review

It's what entomologists dream about

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HIGH One of the few titles that explores the untapped insect kingdom.

LOW Not enough time spent terrorizing households.

WTF No multiplayer fight mode? The game screams for it.

Saints Row 2 Review

New Playa, Same Game

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HIGH Jumping out of a plane to discover that there's a minigame associated with the landing.

LOW Finishing a stressful mission only to have my 360 lock up before I had a chance to save.

WTF Not being able to adjust the bust and hip size of female characters.

Bargain Basement 20 – Saint’s Row

It's as sure as death or taxes that anyone who takes up videogaming will find themselves rooting through a bargain bin or scouring pre-owned shelves sooner or later. For those that do, few things feel as satisfying as saving hard-earned cash and getting a gem of a game at the same time.

Destroy All Humans!: Big Willy Unleashed – Review

Read review of Destroy All Human! Big Willy UnleashedBut I think that the greatest weakness of Big Willy Unleashed is its setting. The first Destroy All Humans! was set in the 1950s: a time when America was still processing what happened in Nazi Germany and the threat of the Cold War, partly by making movies about hostile aliens. In the first game, the humans’ barely-concealed anxiety about a Communist takeover fits perfectly with the alien invasion going on right under their noses. By the 1970s, alien invasions had fallen out of favor in scary movies, and the enemy was much more likely to come from our own ranks.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl Review

Read review of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of ChernobylAfter I first completed S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, I could only entertain one thought: I have to play it again! Not just because I was captivated by the superb storytelling; not just because I was mesmerized by the game's incredible atmosphere and next-generation graphics; and not just because it's a game quite unlike anything I've ever played.