FIFA Manager 12 Reviews and more

Based on 4 critics – Overal Score: 76 / 100

GameInfo: FIFA Manager 12 is the eleventh edition of the franchise, and offers more than 700 new features and improvements. As a manager in FIFA MANAGER 12 you have complete control over the management of a modern soccer club. In the game you are responsible for the line-up, the tactics and training of your team, for signing the right players and the extension of your club facilities and the stadium. Special highlights in FIFA MANAGER 12 are the FIFA license more than 41,000 licensed players, 13,000 of whom come with original player pictures, the player manager and national team manager mode, the Create-a-Club mode and the Match Prognosis Tool as well as a unique comprehensive editor.

Critic Score
ITF Gaming Developed by Bright Future and Published by EA, FIFA Manager 12 brings 700 strategic and technical improvements to the series and that’s no exaggeration. It offers everything an aspiring football manager could dream of doing, however, is it flawless or does it tend to score a few own goals? Read Full Review 80/100
New Game Network “FIFA Manager 12 is the latest iteration of EA Sports’ long-running soccer management franchise. The series has seen a resurgence in late 2000s, and has mostly kept up the development pace of yearly releases while also bringing significant enough improvements to justify buying a new copy every year. After a rather bug-ridden release in 2010, this year’s edition was said to be focused on fan feedback and there are number of welcome changes that do, in fact, take the series closer to greatness. However, all said and done, there is a very distinct lack of new features in this year’s edition, so you may want to consider if it’s worth the price.” Read Full Review 80/100
El33tonline: “During the course of my life I have played many football manager games and, like most aficionados of the genre, I believe that there won’t be many more groundbreaking changes to the game, just changes to the way it is presented and a few added extras with each new release. I am fine with that of course, but don’t buy the game expecting there to be too many differences from the previous versions of the game.” Read Full Review 80/100
G3AR: The FIFA Manager series by Electronic Arts has always played second fiddle to SEGA’s highly popular Football Manager series, much like the rivalry between the Pro Evolution Soccer and FIFA titles. Having said this, the new features presented in FIFA Manager 12 really bring vital improvements to the series and help this title hold its own against its more experienced competitor. Read Full Review 65/100


System Requirements :

OS: Windows XP/Vista/W7
CPU: XP : 1.4GHz or Faster; Vista/W7 : 2.0GHz or Faster (Intel Pentium 4, Intel Core, AMD Athlon)
RAM: XP : 512MB RAM; Vista/W7 : 1.0GB RAM
4x Speed DVD Drive
Video Card – 128MB (Nvidia FX 5900 Ultra or greater; ATI Radeon 9800 or greater; Intel 82915G/82910GL or greater). Earlier cards may only display 2D Match Viewer Mode and are not supported. Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported


Genre: Sports, Simulation
Developer: Bright Future GmbH
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Release date: October 21, 2011

Gatling Gears Reviews and more

Based on 2 critics – Overal Score: 70 / 100

GameInfo: When the Empire begins its reign of destruction in a thirst for natural resources, it’s up to Max Brawley, a retired Gatling Gear pilot, to stop them. Together with his niece and his trusty Gatling Gear unit he must fight his way to the heart of the Empire and eliminate the destruction at its source.


Fight the Empire with a Friend – Battle evil with a friend by your side or online through an in-depth campaign spanning multiple environments and enemies. See who can last the longest against wave after wave of enemies in Survival Mode

Take On Epic Bosses – Blast your way through six incredibly challenging boss battles against enemies several times your size

Shoot Everything In Sight – Destroy the hordes of enemies that stand in your way in intense action gameplay across six unique environments. Lay waste to buildings and trees as you push forward on a journey of revenge and Shoot Everything In Sight!

Pick-Up-And-Play Destruction – Easy twin-stick, pick-up-and-play controls get you right into the game and blowing things to smithereens but complex nuances let you hone your skills and keep you coming back for more

Critic Score
Cheat CC: Some video game genres evolve as they age (platformers), others stagnate (FPSes), and still others disappear completely (space-combat simulators). Arcade shooters, however, have simply kept on going. New games like Geometry Wars aren’t much different than the classics, but they’re no less fun, either. It seems that mowing down countless enemies while carefully avoiding the ravages of bullet hell is a timeless concept. Read Full Review 80/100
Ironhammers: As one would expect from a game of this genre there is little to no narrative. Long (or perhaps already short) story short, the Empire is bad and you have to stop them from crushing your people into the ground by fighting back in your curiously AT-ST-like mech. The story is presented only through some hilariously bad dialogue and a few still frames between chapters. Gatling Gears’ campaign provides a decent play time of roughly five to six hours. The story divides itself into 6 chapters, each one containing five levels and containing several action packed encounters with infantry, tanks, and aircraft of all sorts. Read Full Review 60/100



Genre: Shooter
Style: Overhead Free-Roaming Shooter
Themes: Evil Corporations, Futuristic Warfare
Release Date: August 30, 2011
Developer: Vanguard Entertainment Group
Publisher: Electronic Arts

E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy Reviews and more

Based on 1 critics – Overal Score: 90 / 100  

GameInfo: As a member of the strange secret society E.Y.E, you wake up after a fight in which your fellow teammates were killed. E.Y.E, an armed branch of the Secreta Secretorum is attempting a coup against the all-powerful Federation, a coalition of several worlds and planets that rule with an iron fist.

To complicate matters, E.Y.E itself is plagued with its own internal conflicts between the Jian faction and the Culter faction, to which you belong. Your loyalties are torn between Commander Rimanah, your superior and the chief of the Secreta who is a separatist with an unstoppable ambition, and the “Mentor” your friend and instructor. The “Mentor” tries at all costs to unite the two rival factions. In doing so, you are thrust into the middle of a fratricidal war frought with political conspiracies and quests for power in which ifferent groups and megacorporations are implicated. These troubles set the stage for an attack by an unknown force bent
on destroying humankind.

Critic Score
Eternal Computing Well another indie game has arrived out of the box which uses the source engine so anyone who thinks this is a game worth checking is absolutely right.

Developed by a small French team called Streum On Studio. This co-op focused PC exclusive, First person shooter (FPS), Role playing game (RPG) is nothing short of amazing with the augmentation and game play style of Deus Ex mixed with the gameplay mechanics of half-life 2. Read Full Review




System Requirements:

Minimum System Requirements:

– Operating System: Windows 7 32/64-bit / Vista 32/64 / XP
– CPU: Pentium 4 3.0GHz, Athlon 64 3000+ or better Processor
– RAM: 1 GB for XP / 2GB for Vista
– Video Card: DirectX 9 compatible video card with 128 MB, Shader model 2.0. ATI X800, NVidia 6600 or better
– Hard Drive: At least 6 GB of free space
– DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card

Recommended System Requirements:

– Operating System: Windows 7 32/64-bit / Vista 32/64 / XP
– CPU: Intel core 2 duo 2.4GHz ou AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Processor
– RAM: 1 GB for XP / 2GB for Vista
– Video Card: DirectX 9 compatible video card with Shader model 3.0. NVidia 7600, ATI X1600 or better
– Hard Drive: At least 6 GB of free space
– DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card


Genre: First-person shooter, Action RPG
Developer: Streum On Studio
Release date: July 29, 2011

Dragon Age II: Mark of the Assassin (DLC) Reviews and more

Based on 3 critics – Overal Score: 63 / 100

GameInfo: Embark on a thrilling adventure of deception and intrigue in Mark of the Assassin, the latest downloadable expansion for Dragon Age II. In this ripping new story, Hawke is joined by a mysterious elf assassin, Tallis Voiced by none other than actress Felicia Day, this new party member comes complete with her own unique combat style and intriguing back story. With Tallis at your side, you must infiltrate an Orlesian estate outside Kirkwall and steal a precious relic. Along the way, you will uncover an array of impressive weapons and equipment, and confront fearsome and challenging new enemies on your journey to claim the Heart of the Many.


Infiltrate an Orlesian estate outside of Kirkwall adventure across several brand new areas.
Impressive new equipment for every member of your party.
Dive deeper into the Dragon Age story and uncover more secrets about the Orlesians and Qunari.
Recruit a new party member, Tallis a deadly elf assassin with her own unique combat style.
Challenging new enemies and boss encounters, including the fearsome Wyvern.

Critic Score
EmptyLifebar: “Mark of the Assassin, the latest story DLC for Dragon Age II takes off immediately. You find yourself and your party saved by a mysterious elf when an” invitation” turns out to be more than what you were expecting. You’re immediately thrown into the fray, following the skirmish you’re given a unique opportunity by your new friend. Tallis, an elven assassin voiced by Felicia Day asks for your help in stealing a valuable jewel from a nobleman.” Read Full Review 80/100
RipTen: Mark of the Assassin is BioWare’s second foray into story-driven DLC for Dragon Age II, and it’s a different beast to its predecessor, Legacy. While they seem to be of a similar length (I took around 5-6 hours to complete both, your mileage will vary depending on how you play), MotA contains considerably more dialogue and a fair few non combat set pieces which differentiate it from Legacy. Read Full Review 70/100
GotGame: Most huge Dragon Age: Origins fans are becoming more and more disappointed by where BioWare is taking the Dragon Age franchise. This DLC is no exception. Read Full Review 40/100


Stronghold 3 Reviews and more

Based on 3 critics – Overal Score: 64 / 100

GameInfo: Stronghold 3 is the long-awaited third installment in the award winning castle-building series. Set 10 years after the original, the Wolf it seems, has cheated death and during his painful recovery hes become even more bitter and twisted. Now he seeks revenge. Raiding villages and towns during the dead of night, the Wolf has created a tide of panic and you and your allies are the only force that stand against him. In this stunning new update to the world’s favorite Castle Sim – will you triumph by day or die by night?

Critic Score
CheatCC Many gamers are wary about Stronghold 3—which isn’t surprising, considering that Stronghold 2 was widely considered a disappointment. To save the franchise, developer Firefly has tried to eliminate the overly complicated elements that made Stronghold 2 so fiddly, rekindle the magic of the original games in the series, and add a modern touch with some new features. Read Full Review 74/100 “Stronghold 3 is a brilliant PC game in every way, bar one – it feels broken.” Read Full Review 60/100
Hooked Gamers “Men enjoy taking things apart but for that we need to have something that is whole first. Stronghold 3 is so poorly put together that there is no enjoyment to be had here and even the babies are crying.” Read Full Review 58/100



Genre: Strategy
Style: 3D Real-Time Strategy
Release Date: October 25, 2011
Developer: FireFly Studios
Publisher: SouthPeak Interactive

Drawn 3 – Trail of Shadows Reviews and more

Based on 1 critics – Overal Score: 69 / 100

GameInfo: Re-enter the enchanted world of Drawn in the highly anticipated third installment of the cinematic series. Set in the years before the events of The Painted Tower and Dark Flight, Drawn: Trail of Shadows takes players on a magical Adventure through the distant past! Become a part of the story by following clues scattered throughout paintings to save a boy with the power to create painted worlds in Drawn: Trail of Shadows!

Critic Score
BeefJack “Big Fish Games’ Drawn series has more to it than meets the eye. Although a casual title on the surface, the second game was in fact a magical point-and-click adventure set in a fascinating world. But can DRAWN: TRAIL OF SHADOWS round off the trilogy in a similarly inspiring manner? Read Full Review 69/100



System Requirements

– OS: Windows XP/Vista
– CPU: 1.6 GHz
– RAM: 1536 MB
– DirectX: 9.0
– Hard Drive: 530 MB


Genre: Hidden Object
Release Date: October 21, 2011
Developer/Publisher: Big Fish Games

The Sims 3: Pets Reviews and more

Based on 2 critics – Overal Score: 78 / 100

GameInfo: The Sims 3: Pets is the fifth expansion pack for The Sims 3. Create perfect-or imperfect-pets for your Sims, from fierce guard dogs to destructive kittens to trusty horses and more as you determine not only how your Sims’ pets look but their personality traits as well. With a variety of new activities and social interactions, take control of these pets and experience the world from their perspective. Treat your Sims and their pets to an exclusive venue filled with unique objects found only in the Limited Edition. Give your Sims a new member of their household and discover all-new ways to play with life!

Critic Score
GameDynamo “It was inevitable that The Sims 3 would receive its own pet expansion sooner or later. Two years after the third generation launched, we finally have The Sims 3: Pets, and it does a good job covering that aspect of the larger Sims experience.” Read Full Review 86/100
Gamefreaks: All things considered and The Sims 3 Pets is the perfect addition to the franchise for fans. It takes everything that is right about the series as a whole and adds cute, cuddly and adorable pets to it. The purrfect (sorry) compliment for the intended demographic, you’d be barking (sorry again) mad to miss it. Read Full Review 70/100



Genre: Simulation
Style: Life Development Sim
Release Date: October 18, 2011
Developer: The Sims Studio
Publisher: Electronic Arts

Battlefield 3 PC Reviews and more

GameInfo: Battlefield 3 is a first-person shooter action video game, being developed by EA Digital Illusions CE and to be published by Electronic Arts.

Battlefield 3 leaves behind all its competitors, thanks to the incredible power of the new game engine Frostbite 2 from DICE. In this work of art based the entire Battlefield 3, offering the player a great quality of graphics, locations of incredible magnitude, the total destruction of objects, dynamic sound and realistic character animation. You will be able to experience the battlefield like never before, with the whistling bullets around, crumbling walls and knocks you off your feet by explosions. In Battlefield 3, players will become an elite U.S. Marine Corps and immerse yourself in the exciting task of single player and superb multiplayer battles across the world, including Paris, Tehran and New York.
Review: I started playing the Battlefield series when the early beta of
Battlefield 1942 came out. I’ve played every Battlefield game there is
and this one is by far the worst. There are just so many things wrong
with it. From EA banning people from being able to play who complain on
their forums, to numerous bugs, to people not even being able to
download and/or install the downloadable version and then EA refusing to
refund their money when they have a game that doesn’t even work, the
list seems almost endless.

The game now requires you to run it in
a web browser and to make matter worse, you must also run their new
gaming service, Origin, which is a buggy, bloated, CPU hog. It takes
Origin almost as much time to load as Windows 7 on my two computers.
Once you get it running it wants to load at start-up and every new
version will try to slip this by you.

When, if ever, you do get
the game working, you’ll wish you hadn’t. After waiting several minutes
for Origin to load, you then must wait some more for the web browser
part to load as well. Then, when you think you’ve joined a multiplayer
game, sometimes you will and often you won’t. It will just say
loading…. FOREVER. The graphics are stunning, but not always in a
good way. Too many lens flairs, too much gloss, and too many artifacts.

the problems don’t end there. I’ve never been a fan of the medals
system. Bright shinny things don’t appeal to me and this game is
littered with them. Every time you turn around you get a ribbon of some
kind. Sometimes you’ll get the same ribbon 8 times in a round. Is
that really necessary? Does it really add to the game or is it more to
appeal to young children?

I’ve probably played two games where
the teams were somewhat balanced. 99.9% of the time all of the best
players will migrate to the same team and then spend most of their time
killing the noobs. How this can remain interesting after 5 seconds is a
mystery to me. I find it dull, yet there is nothing to stop it. The
bunny hopping from previous games is still present. Once again EA/DICE
have turned a deaf ear on fixing this problem, so most players hop
around constantly. Now there is a new issue which seems to be getting
equally ignored. People run around with their gun flashlights on so
that it will flash a bright white light at you, even in daylight and
distract you while they take advantage of this bug and shoot you. On
your screen you’ll see nothing but white, and can’t see where to shoot
the enemy back.

These are just a few of the many numerous bugs in
BF3, but the real problem is that they have dumbed the game down to
make it playable on consoles. Like many former PC only games, this one
has been lobotomized and now doesn’t play anywhere near as intelligently
as its predecessors. It is no longer a good teamplay game. It is a
run and gun.

There is another issue that die hard Battlefield
fans on the PC like me really hate. No longer can you load a server and
learn. It used to be you could load up a server on your own with bots
and learn how to play the game. Try on some of the guns for size. See
how things work and try to figure them out. Those days are over. Now
you are FORCED to play against people when you don’t have any idea what
is going on or how to play so you become cannon fodder while you’re
trying to learn. To make matters worse, most of the other players have
much better guns, equipment, armor, etc., making it even harder to play
against them or learn anything. More than once, I would empty my clip
into my enemy only to have him turn around while being shot numerous
times and shoot me once, and kill me, then he would run off, like I was
shooting water at him. Was he cheating? Who knows? These kinds of
things happen all the time, so often to ruin the game.

This will be my last Battlefield game. I am done with both EA and DICE. They have ruined this wonderful franchise.

Verdict: 20/100       



Genre: Shooter
Style: First-Person Shooter
Release Date: October 25, 2011
Developer: EA DICE
Publisher: Electronic Arts

Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure Reviews and more

Based on 3 critics – Overal Score: 85 / 100

GameInfo: Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure is an Action-Adventure game spin-off from the Spyro series designed 4 younger players that unlocks a vvhole nevv game universe while incorporating a unique gameplay mechanic utilizing more than 30 physical action figures that synch with consoles creating in-game character representations.

The first release in the Skylander series, Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure Starter Pack contains three action figures, an exclusive game peripheral as vvell as other items. Action figures are compatible vvith all versions of the game. The game features co-op and competitive multiplayer, mini-games and more.

Critic Score
Ginx Skylanders is shaping up to be this Christmas’s must have game with the action figures flying of the shelf. We fire up our “Portal of Power” to see what the fuss is about and meet up with our old friend Spyro and a whole host of his crazy new friends. Good luck choosing a favourite. Read Full Review 100/100
Death By Robots Fun games for the sake of having fun are few and far between. They tend to come in the form of cheap and cheerful arcade games. Admittedly they are also aimed at a younger market… Read Full Review 90/100
Good Game SP Overall I really wish the game had been more difficult and consistent… I found myself just burning through each level in record time and then getting frustrated at the end. Also, the RPG elements were a little too simplistic – I think the devs have underestimated young gamers’ skills a bit with this one. Read Full Review 65/100



Style: Action Adventure
Release Date: October 16, 2011
Publisher: Activision, Inc.