Bastion Review

This game is quite simply: lovely. It is gorgeous to look at and to
listen to. From start to finish there are a wide variety of different
creatures, and atmospheres, with an awesome blend of different music

The story is really well done, too. I don’t generally
like video games that revolve heavily around a story. I’m

The gameplay is quite fun, lots of variety, though perhaps
a bit less than challenging at times. But there are extra modes, and
ways to enhance the bad guys that allow you to change that as you would
like to.

It is hard for me to overstate how nice this game is to
play. It is relaxing, and challenging enough to keep you going. Extra
modes allow you to get quite a bit out it once you’ve completed the
story, but even if the game ended with the story, you are getting a very
well polished game in Bastion.      
much more
interested in just messing around. But since the story here is told by
the narrator as you play, you cannot escape it. Nor do you want to. It
is interesting, and the writing is quite good. As you play, you’re
getting bits of the story relevant to what you’re doing, so it’s even
better because you’re not interrupted to sit through a video most of the

Verdict: 80/100

List of Racing Games in 2011

Developer: Digital Reality
Publisher: Digital Reality
Release Date: 21 Nov 2011

Developer: EA Black Box
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Release Date: November 15, 2011

Developer(s) Codemasters Birmingham
Publisher(s) Codemasters
Series Formula One
Engine EGO Engine 2.0
Release date(s) September 24, 2011

Developer(s) Nadeo
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Series TrackMania
Engine Nadeo’s engine
Release date(s) September 14, 2011

Developer(s) Codemasters Southam
Publisher(s) Codemasters
Series Colin McRae Rally
Engine EGO 2.0
Release date(s) May 24, 2011

Developer(s) Slightly Mad Studios
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Producer(s) Marcus Nilsson (executive producer, DICE)
Composer(s) Ramin Djawadi
Series Need for Speed
Engine The Madness Engine
Release date(s) March 29, 2011

Developer(s) Eden Games  
Publisher(s) Atari
Series Test Drive series  
Engine In-house engine, Havok  
Release date(s) 8 February 2011

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PC Simulation Game of 2011

Arvoch Alliance

Cities XL 2012

Farming Simulator 2011 Platinum Edition

Airline Tycoon 2

Fate of the World Tipping Point

The Sims 3: Pets

Train Simulator 2012 

Tropico 4

In Tropico 4, you will find yourself again in the role of the lordpresident, the tyrannical (or friendly), the ruler of a paradise islandin the tropics. All actions that you predpriymite will determine thefuture of your people and their attitude towards you. In the game youwill find 20 missions in 10 maps, 20 new buildings, including the stockexchange, shopping and entertainment center, water park and themausoleum of El Presidente, as well as integration with Facebook andTwitter. This allows you to leave comments on Twitter directly from thegame and automatically update them when you pass a mission or get a newachievement. You can even take screenshots of the island, put them onhis Facebook page Tropico 4 and compare interactive rating dictator withonline leader boards.

The Sims Medieval Pirates & Nobles Game (Expansion Pack, Simulation)

Tropico 4 Review Ratings, System requirements and more

Based on 16 critics – Overal Score: 78 / 100

GameInfo: Tropico 4 is a video game developed by Haemimont Games and published by Kalypso Media. It is a construction and management simulation video game, which focuses around a city building simulation. Like the first and third game in the series, the game centers on a customizable main character by the title of “El Presidente” – the dictator that runs the island banana republic.

The game’s campaign makes for 20 missions on 10 different maps. They start out with the main character, “El Presidente,” having seized control of a certain island. Imports can be monitored as well as exports (whereas the previous games in the series only allowed for coverage on exports). Tropico 4 includes more superpowers. A council of ministers exists which the player can consult on a range of different issues. The player will have to deal with natural disasters and the demands of different political factions each with their own ideological outlook. A Steam only version will be made which includes another island for sandbox mode and another pair of clothes for your Custom El Presidente. It is set to come out for purchase 1 day after the release date. In the new game, there will be 20 new buildings including a shopping mall.

Features a 20-mission campaign
Includes 20 new buildings to use while building your island paradise
Manage six natural disasters, from tornadoes to volcanoes

Critic Score “This review was hard to write, because every time I sat down to write it, I just ended up playing the game rather than writing. There’s a lot going on in Tropico 4 and at first, I didn’t find it a true enough sequel to Tropico 3.” Read Full Review 100/100
ZTGD My love for Tropico is rather difficult for me to hide, after blurting it out on a podcast a few months back. So when it came time to review Tropico 4, I was the obvious choice. Read Full Review 90/100
Game Guys Actor/director Mel Brooks is often quoted as saying “It’s good to be the King!” from his 1981 comedy History of the World, Pt. 1. In Kalypso Media’s PC title Tropico 4, you don’t get to be King, but you do get to be a dictator (which is almost as cool). Read Full Review 87/100
IGN “Tropico 4 is my type of game: I can rule people with love or an iron fist, create a society of my own devising, and decide the fate of all those around me. Its complex city management might understandably turn off some players, but it leaves me utterly engrossed. If you take the time to learn the nuances of ruling, you’ll find it’s good to be el presidente.” Read Full Review 85/100
AtomicGamer A couple of years ago, Haemimont Games and publisher Kalypso put together a pleasant surprise in Tropico 3, a well-made revival of the classic Caribbean Island sim/strategy game, and already they’re back with a sequel. No one expected much of this sequel, since both the developer and publisher changed, and after so much time, this is usually not a formula for success. Read Full Review 80/100
GamerGaia A detailed review for all Tropico players, from experienced dictators too new venturers! The nuances of the game, put to the test! Read Full Review 80/100
DualShockers Tropico 4 exists as something of an enigma. It is both a full game, and yet, it is also merely an expansion pack to Tropico 3. This is not necessarily a bad thing, just a strange one. The Tropico series has always been one that has had a great sense of humor and excellent gameplay. In order to be a great game, Tropico 4 needed to follow in the footsteps of Tropico 3 while proving itself different Read Full Review 80/100
Gametrailers Does the fourth chapter bring about a new revolution for Tropico fans? Read Full Review 79/100
VGRevolution El Presidente is making his return to the sunny beaches of Tropico in the latest release from Kalypso Media, Tropico 4. Tropico 4 isn’t a far departure from the last version of the game. And while the changes might not be as groundbreaking this time, the additions and tweaks are q welcomed sight. Fans of the series will feel right at home controlling all aspects of their tropical island paradise, from building an economy, juggling third world politics to entertaining tourists. The heart of Tropico hasn’t changed and remains strong. Read Full Review 76/100
PCGamer I’m guessing Haemimont’s last Latin American despot simulator didn’t go down too well in Havana or Buenos Aires. In Tropico 3 if you chose Che Guevara as your avatar you got an inspiring workhorse with alcohol and anger issues. Picking Juan Peron meant donning the dinner jacket of a flatulent moron.

This time out Che’s only vice is his paranoia, and super-smart Juan leaves the gaseous emissions to his chemical works. Welcome to the subtly tweaked world of Tropico 4. Read Full Review

Nowgamer PC gaming is dying. At least, that’s what they say. Of course, we know this is a barrel full of nonsense, and its in games like Tropico 4 that proof of otherwise can be found. Read Full Review 72/100
Gamedot “If you have Tropico 3, this is not worth the price of a brand new game unless you really enjoyed it. If however you are new to the series, then you may find it to be better value.” Read Full Review 70/100
Brash Games “Tropico 4 feels awfully familiar. Although there have surely been countless coups, rebellious outbreaks among the general population and career-ending scandals, El Presidente is still alive and well, managing the populous as he sees fit and enjoying life at the top” Read Full Review 70/100
WTG “Tropico 4 is a lot like past titles from this series. If you have played Tropico 3, don’t expect anything too different in this game. Tropico 4 takes place on your very own private Carrabin Island and you’re the dictator! This game is similar to games like SimCity in the sense that you’re building and maintaining your own city. But, Tropico doesn’t focus so much on the economy as it does on pleasing certain groups on your island.” Read Full Review 70/100
IncGamers Viva El Presidente! Currently running for his fourth term in office (or third, if you don’t count the markedly different Tropico 2: Pirate Cove), he’s clearly doing something right. The city-builder series is going strong, and I have no qualms in stating that Tropico 4 is the best yet. Read Full Review 70/100
Gamezone While the game is chock-full of details, it doesn’t offer anything new from Tropico 3. Read Full Review 70/100



Genre: Simulation
Style: Construction/Building Sim
Release Date: August 30, 2011
Developer: Haemimont Games
Publisher: Kalypso Media USA Inc.

System requirements:

Operating system: Windows ® XP / Vista / 7
Processor: Pentium ® April 2 GHz or equivalent Athlon-64
Memory: 1024 MB
Video: 256 MB of graphics memory with support for shader 3.0 (Geforce 6600 / Radeon X1600)
Sound Card: Sound device compatible with DirectX ® 9.0
Free hard drive space: 5 GB

Hoyle Card Games 2012 – Review

I don’t know if anyone else has had the same problems of getting the games to work in Windows 7 but I certainly have. This one and the Puzzles & board games act like earlier versions I had that wouldn’t work in Windows 7. And they are deceptive about what games are on there. There’s only one choice instead of multiple choices you had on the earlier games. Since I had so many pop-up warnings and trying to get games to work I finally gave up. Maybe others will have better luck. But I can’t recommend these games.

Driver: San Francisco Review Ratings and more

Based on 5 critics – Overal Score: 80 / 100

GameInfo: Driver: San Francisco is sandbox-style action driving video game developed by Ubisoft Reflections, and it will be published by Ubisoft.

The game takes place a few months after the events of Driv3r. It is revealed that both Tanner and Jericho survived the shootout in Istanbul. In the game’s trailer, it is revealed that since then, both men have recovered and Jericho has escaped to San Francisco, while Tanner has pursued him there. Jericho is shown being transported in the back of a prison truck, but manages to escape with a vial of acid hidden within his mouth by a paid off guard. He overpowers the guards, and hijacks the truck. Tanner and Jones witness this from Tanner’s car, pursuing Jericho as he causes havoc on the streets of the city. Tanner ends up in front of Jericho in an alleyway, and gets pushed in front of a tractor trailer. A hard crash occurs, putting him into a coma. The game will take place in Tanner’s coma dream.

Critic Score
Spong: “The preview code we were sent comprised the first half of the game in its entirety, and I’d advise you to read that first, since I do not intend to repeat myself here. Instead, I’m going to expand on that piece with details of what the second half of the game contains, touch on some aspects of the multi-player options which I did not cover in my preview (but which Svend did here) and give my final opinion, and explain why I felt that teeny tiny bit disappointed by Driver: San Francisco.” Read Full Review 93/100
Cheat Happens: For its wacky Sci-Fi channel movie storyline, Driver: San Francisco is wildly successful at being an over the top and fun driving game. If you’re looking for a fast paced and fun action car title – you really can’t go wrong here. Read Full Review 80/100
AusGamers: “I was sceptical when I received my review copy of Driver: San Francisco. I hadn’t really heard anything about it, and judging by the lukewarm reception it had been provided by the media and my colleagues, I didn’t expect much. Thankfully, it turns out that the element of surprise does decide to make its acquaintance every now and again, and in this case, it’s for the better…” Read Full Review 80/100
GMRFM: Take to the mean streets of San Francisco to see if Tanner has finally managed to get things right. Read Full Review 80/100
TPV: “The storyline plot follows John Tanner as he attempts to chase after criminal nemesis Jericho but during this chase another vehicle collides with Tanner’s and he falls into a comer. This is where the world and story becomes interesting. The sudden bursts of audio from what is happening outside of the comer really set the scene. You can hear the ambulance drivers attempting to revive you at times or nurses tending to your bedside. Tanner also sees large billboards with instructions to him written on them such as ‘Chase him Tanner’ or ‘Do it Tanner’. This has a Life On Mars feel to it that fits with the storyline perfectly.” Read Full Review 70/100


Genre: Racing
Style: Mission-Based Racing
Release Date: September 27, 2011
Developer: Ubisoft Reflections
Publisher: Ubisoft Entertainment

List of Strategy Games in 2011

Anno 2070

Stronghold 3 

Sword of the Stars II

Orcs Must Die!

Tiny Defense

Unity of Command

Blue Libra

A Game of Thrones: Genesis

Worms Ultimate Mayhem

Nuclear Dawn

Demolition Inc 

Men of War Vietnam


Fate of the Pharaoh 

From Dust

Supreme Ruler 

Dwarf Fortress

Pirates of Black Cove 

Pride of Nations

Farm Frenzy: Viking Heroes 

Frozen Synapse

Elements of War


Anomaly: Warzone Earth

Theatre of War 3: Korea

Atom Zombie Smasher

Total War: Shogun 2

Magic: The Gathering – Tactics


Dead Rising 2 Gameplay Screenshots

Dead Rising 2 is an action-adventure horror-comedy video game, developed by Capcom in partnership with Blue Castle Games, and was distributed by Capcom. It was released on September 24, 2010 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and September 28, 2010 for Microsoft Windows. The Dead Rising staff returned to create the game, including Keiji Inafune. As of February 2, 2011, Capcom has stated that the title has sold more than 2.2 million copies worldwide.