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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

Overall, the fantastic visuals are your main purpose for playing Castlevania. Decent story and cutscenes and some fun, although sometimes overly-complicated combat help. What doesn't help are the bad fixed camera angles, some annoying boss fights and the keyboard lag. Oh the keyboard lag, that really has to bring my score down. But just don't play it on the PC.

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

After the disappointment of World At War, The COD franchise bounces back with a game that clearly had a lot more effort put into it. Even as good as 2007's Modern Warfare was, the sequel has come a long way. Overall, if you can accept a short playtime and don't need any innovations, then MW2 is a great game.

Code of Honor 3: Desperate Measures

Code of Honor 3: Desperate Measures

So overall more interesting combat, much better level design makes COH3 a much more recommended game - but only to diehard shooting fans. This definitely still won't make my top 10 action games of 2009. It's just a shame it's so dark, short and is plagued by blurry effects.

Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood

Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood

It's very uncommon that I finish a game and have no clear ideas about what went wrong, or where to make improvements. Even the most popular games, there's usually some room for improvement that I can critique it on. But Call of Juarez simply doesn't have any big noticeable flaws. Sure it's not perfect, but for what it is - a basic, Western, linear shooter - it gets everything right.

Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason

Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason

Overall, Cryostasis had some great ideas behind it, but the polish isn't quite there. Linear, cramped, average level design, sometimes frustrating combat and a weird story can't save it's creepy, dark atmosphere.

Looks like Action Forms have moved on to doing iOS games now. What a waste.

Call Of Duty: World At War

Call Of Duty: World At War

Design? What more is there to say. Same old engine, same old looks. It is a good looking game packed with detail, and lots of variety in themes. But you'd expect above average from one of the biggest selling video game franchises of all time. And excluding The Sims and Wii Sports, the biggest that's been introduced in the last 15 years.

Crysis Warhead

Crysis Warhead

This is a tough one to rate. Do I rate it compared with full length games, or do I take into account that it's half price and half length? It's easily good enough for a 9.0 if it was full length, but I'll knock it back to 8.5 since it is only a mission pack.

Conflict: Denied Ops

Conflict: Denied Ops

Overall a pretty average game. Nothing really wrong with; it just gets repetitive with it's two dominantly used weapons, both of which needed tweaking, and design which looks about '2006' not '2008'.

Crysis

Crysis

Okay so let's wrap this up. Crysis is a fantastic looking game. The Crytek engine is one of the best around, and certainly the best I've seen at doing outdoor scenery. There are players around who think this games' graphics are overrated. But for 2007, at least with everything maxed out, Crysis looks at the top of it's game. It's a shame that, just like FarCry, the gameplay isn't as polished and takes a while before you'll begin to enjoy it. This is a game for the players that eat up beautiful environments and graphics. At least for a while because Crysis is quite a short game.

Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Unfortunately Call Of Duty 3 skipped the PC market, so PC gamers had to wait two years for Infinity Ward to follow up 2005's COD2 with Modern Warfare in late 2007. COD2 was a solid game, but it didn't bring anything new to shooters. I gave it an average 7/10.

COD4 is definitely the best of the franchise so far, and better than all it's competitors such as the Tom Clancy games and Medal Of Honor. But there's still room for improvement in this great game.

Clive Barker's Jericho

Clive Barker's Jericho

We have a memorable storyline and setting, great set of different characters you can play with and a decent looking game. The linearity is extreme, but the difficulty level and having to replay from checkpoints ruins the game. It's only saving grace is putting a cheat on, pumping up the difficulty slightly and we've got a much better game.

Call Of Juarez

Call Of Juarez

I think Call Of Juarez is worthy of a play through the once, at least for it's action parts. Even though the stealthy, jumping Billy sections are a bit of a drag. The game looks good, the action is fun, it's not in the elite shooters of 2007, but for a bargain bin price I'd recommend it.

Condemned: Criminal Origins

Condemned: Criminal Origins

If you loved F.E.A.R., not minding the average level design and love survival horror games then Condemned: Criminal Origins is worth playing the once. Otherwise, it's a skippable title.

Call Of Duty 2

Call Of Duty 2

Call of Duty 2 is, at the time of it's release in October 2003, the best war shooter to date. It's not quite the best shooter of 2005. Quake 4 is my pick with F.E.A.R. slightly ahead as well. But being third best of the year in a shooter sub-genre dominated by bland level design and repetitive gameplay, is a good accomplishment.

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth

Headfirst Productions created this game and then started a couple of sequels before going into liquidation and closing down. So Call Of Cthulhu is the only game we'll ever seen from them, which is a shame because this showed a lot of professionalism for a first title. While this game make look a few years dated in 2006, it's atmosphere is pulled off well. But it could have been an infinitely more popular game, in my opinion, if they took a more action-oriented approach and ditched the stealth completely by the second or third level.

Call Of Duty: United Offensive

Call Of Duty: United Offensive

COD:UO is an improvement over COD. Slightly more epic levels and gameplay, a decent length when compared to the original game. But very much more of the same, just slightly better.

Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay

Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay

The game actually was very good. Exceptional design and graphics, although not quite up to Doom 3, not far off it! And decent gameplay when you actually get to fight. Very much recommended. I only regret I didn't play the enhanced version released with Dark Athena.

Call Of Duty

Call Of Duty

So overall, Call Of Duty was a blast. Good level design, fun gameplay, not overly difficult or frustrating in any way. It's certainly the best WW2 based game thus far, despite the short length.

Chaser

Chaser

Chaser is an older, forgotten title dug up from the grave. Released in 2003, the game was developed by Cauldron HQ based in Slovakia, using their own CloakNT engine.