UEFA Euro 2012 Reviews and more

Based on 4 critics – Overal Score: 66 / 100


GameInfo: – The official large-scale addition to the most famous football simulator FIFA 12 today offers you a unique chance to speak at one of the major championships of the planet – UEFA EURO 2012. You are waiting for corporate passions and the atmosphere of this event. Surviving the exciting moments of real matches, as well as create their own “dream team” and bring it to the highest step of the podium in the new regime Expedition – what could be better?

Critic Score
CVG It’s a fantasy romp around Europe, beating teams, taking their players as prisoners of war and eventually establishing a team of superstars. It’s FIFA Street on a continental scale, each win opening routes to countries you’ve never heard of. You’ll start by picking a player as captain – your created Pro will do – and then designing crests, kits, and a team name that strikes fear into the hearts of men. The rest of your ranks are swelled by random no-names; win one match and the defeated will offer their reserves as spoils, win another and you’ll get someone off their bench, and win a third time for a member of their starting 11. Read Full Review 75/100
GamereactorUK FIFA fans told EA that they’d be more interested in playing UEFA Euro 2012 as a DLC pack for FIFA 12, rather than as a boxed game in its own right, and DLC is exactly what has been served up here. Read Full Review 70/100
Metro The UEFA Euro 2012 competition is not the premier football international tournament; this title goes to the World Cup, which also takes place every four years. This is very much the relationship the Euro 2012 downloadable expansion pack has with FIFA 12. It’s not as prestigious as its bigger brother and lacks its sparkle. Read Full Review 60/100
Pocket-Lint Before we get into the meat of a review that may, we might as well warn you, be more negative than you’d expect, we have to say that we fully applaud EA for releasing its bi-annual licensed international tournament game as an add-on for the superb FIFA 12, rather than a stand-alone game.

Too often the FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro games are simply slightly modified versions of the same game engine with new fancy graphics and fewer features. Not so here, this downloadable content is a reward for die-hard FIFA 12 fans. Of sorts. Read Full Review




Developer(s) EA Canada
Publisher(s) EA Sports
Series UEFA Euro
Release date(s) 24 April 2012
Genre(s) Sports

System Requirements:

Operating system: Windows XP (SP2), Windows Vista, Windows 7

Processor: 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo

Memory: 1GB RAM for XP, 2GB of RAM for Vista & Win7

Hard disk: 1GB and additional space for saved games and DirectX 9.0c installation

Video card: compatible with DirectX 9.0c. video card with 256 MB memory, 3D-acceleration and support for Pixel Shader 3.0
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible

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Botanicula Reviews and more

Based on 8 critics – Overal Score: 81 / 100


GameInfo: Botanicula is point’n’click exploration game created by Jaromir Plachy and Amanita Design. ItÆs about a bunch of five friends – little tree creatures who set out for a journey to save the last seed from their home tree which is infested by evil parasites. The gameplay is about exploration, solving little funny puzzles, meeting strange tree creatures and listening to the music. The whole game takes place on one very big and strange tree. Despite the gameplay is quite lightweight, the game is relatively huge, there will be around 150 screens.

Critic Score
Adventure Gamers Unique, surreal game world with outstanding art, animation, sound and music; vast cast of imaginative characters; challenging but interesting gameplay; numerous puzzles of many varieties. Read Full Review 90/100
Gamingenthusiast I’m just completely enchanted by Botanicula. This game is a pure joy remade into the most adorable adventure game this year. It’s the ultimate anti-angst production. Buy without any second thought on Steam or in a Bundle. Let Amanita Design get rich because of Botanicula. The guys really deserve it. Read Full Review 90/100
BeefJack It doesn’t take long for Botanicula to cast its spell on you and draw you in. Always beautiful, sometimes bizarre, it’s a thoroughly rewarding trip through Amanita Design’s imagination. Read Full Review 87/100
Roboawesome In a distant forest stands a tree that is a thriving metropolis and home to a scad of interesting and endearing creatures. Unfortunately, their peaceful existance is being threatened by a dark force. Read Full Review 85/100
Videogamer Botanicula is a game about clicking on things. As much interactive painting as it is traditional adventure, it’s a collection of beautiful backdrops infused with glorious incidental detail. Find a hotspot, click on it, and see what happens – whether it’s relevant to the puzzle or not, you can guarantee the result will be joyous. Read Full Review 80/100
Dealspwn Botanicula is a thoroughly impressive and genuinely lovely adventure. It’s impossible not to get lost in Amanita Design’s wild and wonderful world, and despite the slightly confusing branching levels, I really do mean that as a complement.Read Full Review 80/100
Eurogamer Read the small print carefully, OK? Botanicula sells itself as a point-and-click exploration game as opposed to a point and click adventure game. What kind of difference can that single word make? Plenty, actually. Come here looking for the puzzles, for instance, and you may find yourself feeling quietly disappointed. Turn up with a bit of a rambly micro-safari in mind, however, and you’ll probably be in a state of complete rapture from the word go. Read Full Review 70/100
Edge Speaking in purely aesthetic terms, Botanicula feels like the cheery yin to Limbo’s monochromatic yang. Both games set their 2D action against an ethereal natural backdrop, but Amanita Design’s point-and-click adventure about a party of five plant-like creatures who set out to rescue the last surviving seed on their home tree switches on the lights. Read Full Review 70/100


Minimum system requirements:
Operating system: Windows XP (SP3) / Windows Vista (SP1) / Windows 7
Processor: 1.6 GHz
Memory: 1 GB
Free hard drive space: 650 MB

Analogue: A Hate Story Reviews

Based on 4 critics – Overal Score: 69 / 100


GameInfo: Back in the 25th century, Earth launched a generation ship into deep space, with the goal of establishing the first interstellar colony. It dropped out of contact and disappeared, never reaching its destination.
Thousands of years later, it has finally been found.

Uncover the mystery of what happened to the final generation aboard the generation ship Mugunghwa by reading through its dead crew’s logs, with the help of a spunky AI sidekick!

Two pursuable characters. Five endings. A dark visual novel that further extends the non-linear style of Digital: A Love Story in a mystery featuring transhumanism, traditional marriage, loneliness, and cosplay.

Critic Score
Game PodunkIndie games are managing to become more and more well known these days. Between amazing success stories like Minecraft to others that get their name out on digital marketplaces, there is still room for a lot more names to be thrown into the mix. One creator, Christine Love, has made a name for herself over the past few years with her intriguing games. The most popular of her visual novel titles, Digital: A Love Story and Don’t Take It Personally, Babe, It Just Ain’t Your Story, both deal with themes of romance and human interaction through technology.

The latest title of her creative efforts is Analogue: A Hate Story and delves deeper into themes of technological connectedness. Is it a game that deserves attention from more than the typical indie audience? Read Full Review

PC Gamer The danger of blending fiction and interactivity is that both elements could suffer: the fiction gets chopped into pieces and shuffled out of order, while the interactivity becomes the ludic equivalent of page-turning, throwing players the odd puzzle to keep them paying attention, and letting them loose on a decision every few paragraphs to maintain the illusion of agency. Read Full Review 76/100
Eurogamer It’s not about hate. It’s more complicated than that. It’s about bigotry, and misogyny, and the dangers of cultural traditionalism. It’s about people, and what they do when they’re put in an isolated environment over hundreds of years. Hate is a pretty small part of it, all told. The Analogue part, though? That’s pretty spot on. Read Full Review 70/100
Destructoid My feelings about Analogue are nuanced. For every thing Love nails, there’s another place where the experience falls short. The middle stretch doesn’t live up to the standard set by the intro, but the finale is just satisfying enough to even it all out. If I had to sum up the whole game in one word, it would be “ehhhhhhhh”. Don’t take it personally, but this just ain’t my story. Read Full Review 50/100

Risen 2: Dark Waters Reviews

Based on 6 critics – Overal Score: 75 / 100


GameInfo: – Risen 2 : Dark Waters begins in the harbor city of Caldera. The last vestiges of the Inquisition gathered in the fortress of crystal and are still trying to fight against the Titans. Unfortunately, sea monsters cause inconvenience and boats that were supposed to deliver major equipments are lost to the sea. The main character is the hero of the first Risen. However, he is now a broken man without illusions who turned to alcohol. He wears a patch over one eye that hides the Inquisitor monocle, obtained at the end of Risen. The game begins with Carlos (known from Risen) who asks the hero to help a ship that sank off the coast of the island. Among the survivors, there is another old friend: Patty. She is always in search of her father, the famous pirate Gregorius Emanuel Steelbeard, and rumor says he has found a way to sail the seas safely. They decide to team up to find him.

Critic Score
ZTGD I have always wanted to be a pirate; have my own ship and sail the seven seas, gathering treasure and booty while getting drunk out of my mind on rum. My dreams have come true after playing Risen 2: Dark Waters. So, grab your cutlass and your pirate hat. We’re going to go on a pirate RPG adventure. Read Full Review 85/100
Gamereactor UK It’s a really weird game. When we saw it for the first time at last year’s Gamescom, we had massive concerns. This is the kind of game able to break an audience in two. You can love or you can hate it, depending on the time dedicated to understanding the mechanics which are categorically different from every other RPG. Read Full Review 80/100
TheGamersHub It’s rare to see a fully fledged pirate game in the works. Yes there are ship simulators, point & click adventures, and your occasional platformer that have a pirate theme somewhere, but nothing where you can actually become a dirty, hard-working pirate with a big dusty beard. That is until a title like Risen comes into existence. The first game released back in 2009, and now its sequel, Risen 2: Dark Waters, hopes to improve upon its drunk predecessor, but it is the buried treasure people were looking for, or will it just sink to the bottom of a kraken filled ocean. Read Full Review 80/100
VGRevolution Overall, despite the slow pacing I had fun playing as a dirty thieving pirate. The combat mixes swords, guns and dirty tricks pretty nicely. Your sword is your main weapon but you can throw items or use guns as well. Guns do require ammo to use, but I found a good amount lying around to steal. You can also craft your own weapons if you put enough points in that category and have someone train you how to do so. If you ever wanted to be a pirate, then you’ll find Risen 2 really enjoyable. Read Full Review 80/100
Strategy Informer I do wonder if that ‘2’ in the title is meant to be said as ‘to’, like in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. So, “Risen To Dark Waters”. Sounds cool either way, but it still doesn’t change the fact that Risen isn’t the most highly regarded RPG around – and Dark Waters isn’t even the most anticipated third-person fantasy RPG sequel out this month (and the other’s already been out a year!). Still, Piranha Bytes has an ace up its sleeve, or rather a cutlass up its jacksey – pirates Read Full Review 65/100
IGN Known for crafting vast, detailed virtual worlds, developer Piranha Bytes has been making single-player open-world role-playing games for over a decade. Its Gothic series presented colossal explorable spaces and offered hardly any direction, challenging you to define your own journey through the world. Read Full Review 65/100





Third-Person 3D Action RPG
Release Date

Apr 24, 2012

Piranha Bytes GmbH
Publisher Deep Silver

Men of War: Condemned Heroes Reviews

Based on 2 critics – Overal Score: 74 / 100


GameInfo: Real time strategy Penal Battalion is based on the memoirs of soldiers and other documentary materials. It disclosed the history of an individual free kick (the officer) Battalion, Central, and later Belarus, Front.
For a long time, they are not accepted to speak, and they themselves were instructed not to dwell on himself and his actions during World War II. Penalized inevitably became the heroes of many unpleasant myths that developed around the Peoples Commissar of Defense of the order ? 227 of July 27, 1942, also known as Stalin ordered Not one step back.

The ban on official information on penal battalions and companies, as well as defensive squads that operated during the war and for many years after its completion, has generated a lot of rumors and idle speculation. Zachactuyu they were based only on the distorted impressions of people who had heard vaguely of these units.
Its time to learn the truth about the courage of men penal battalion. They were heroic journey from the Kursk Bulge to Berlin, and to accomplish the feat, they did not need machine guns detachments behind.

Critic Score
Hooked Gamers The Men of War series has had its ups and downs over the past 3 years. The first game in the series was released in March, 2009 and was generally hailed as a breath of fresh air in the rather stagnant RTS genre. Nothing much changed in the iterations that followed, save for a couple of engine changes such as the inclusion of more destructible environments, better hit/ricochet calculations, AI upgrades and such. Last September, however, the developers made a mistake by trying to bring the formula that had worked so well in this World War II RTS series to the Vietnam War in Men of War: Vietnam. Needless to say: the style of gameplay the series was known for did not fit well with the new gorilla-warfare setting. This time, however, they have returned to their beloved era of excellence and are focusing their attention on a little known area of WWII history: the Red Army’s penal battalions. Read Full Review 78/100
The Controller Online The Men of War series has been around for quite a while, reaching back to 2004, with the latest in the series, Men of War: Condemned Heroes being released last week. It was one of those series that I had always heard about, but never actually played, so I was really excited to sit down and play Condemned Heroes. Read Full Review 70/100


System requirements:

 Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7
Dual Core Athlon x2 2,6 GHz
Memory: 2 GB
Hard disk: 2 GB
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
Video: 512 MB (ATI Radeon 4850/NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT or better)

Midnight Mysteries 4: Haunted Houdini Reviews

Based on 1 critics – Overal Score: 81 / 100

GameInfo: When Houdini?s promises of contact from beyond go unkept, his wife comes to you in a final plea to unravel his mysterious passing in Midnight Mysteries: Haunted Houdini Deluxe! When he promised his wife that he would try to reach her from the afterlife, it was seen as the ultimate stunt But after years of seances, Bess was never able to reach Harry in this life or the next, and her spirit has come to you in a final plea to reunite her with her partner!

Critic Score
GamingTrend Haunted Houdini is the latest adventure game in MumboJumbo’s “Midnight Mysteries” series. This time the plot is based around – of course – Harry Houdini, who has gone missing. And not just “hey, Houdini was in that box and now the box is empty, where’d he go?” missing like the man was always known for. His (deceased and now ghostly) wife can’t find him, either in the plane of the living OR in the afterlife. Is this his greatest disappearing act of all? Or does the afterlife have kidnappers? If you think that plot may be enough to hook you, then read on to find out more about the game! Read Full Review 81/100


System Requirements

OS: Windows XP/Vista
CPU: 1.6 GHz
RAM: 1024 MB
DirectX: 9.0
Hard Drive: 474 MB

Naval War: Arctic Circle Reviews and more

Based on 4 critics – Overal Score: 57 / 100

GameInfo: Strategic and tactical battles for world domination on, under and above the open sea. Take command of the contemporary navies and air forces of all the powers in the North Atlantic region to defeat your enemies.
Naval War: Arctic Circle is a Real Time Strategy (RTS) game where the player battles enemy naval and aerial forces for power and ultimate world domination. The game includes real units from the United Kingdom, Germany, the United States, Russia, the Scandinavian countries and others. The game play takes place along the Norwegian and British coast, through Iceland and Greenland all the way to the North Americas and the North West Passage.

Naval War: Arctic Circle has two full campaigns along with skirmish missions and online competitive play. Ultimately, Naval War: Arctic Circle tells a story about a power struggle for control of the world’s resources and supply lines in the Polar Regions.
Critic Score
Leviathyn Catering to a different demographic of RTS fan, Naval War attempts to bring near real life naval military simulation to gamers. You won’t find a game with more intense details and battle situations. Your strategies and decisions really mean something here. Read Full Review 75/100
ChronoGamers Naval War Arctic Circle, or NWAC is a war simulator. An interesting, fancy one. There’s a huge difference between war simulators and games that focus on war. To me, the distinction is that a simulator pay attention to reality, while the majority of games tend to focus on the player’s experience. The thing about simulators is they do exactly what the name says. Almost everything in a good sim is something that you’d see or do in real life. And in the real world, everything can be effected by a small detail, just like everything can affect small details. Of course, that doesn’t mean simulators can’t be fun. And Naval War Arctic Circle is absolutely a fun one. Read Full Review 70/100
Strategy Informer When we were looking at this game at the preview stage, we said that its strength was that it did exactly what it said on the tin – it was a Naval Warfare game (with sim) elements, set In the arctic circle, and that’s exactly what it is. We found it rather amusing then that we spent just as much time (and sometimes more time) fiddling with aircraft and dealing with aerial combat as we did with ships. In fact, now that we think about it, the only ‘ships’ that ever got to see any action were the subs. It’s oddities like this that really define Naval War: Arctic Circle. Read Full Review 55/100
NXTGamer Naval War: Arctic Circle was obviously designed lovers of naval war sims, but most players will be put off by the sterile interface, lack of any inspiring art direction, and slow-moving gameplay. This one is strictly for the anoraks alone, and should otherwise be avoided. Read Full Review 30/100



Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Release Date: 10 Apr 2012

Blacklight Retribution Reviews and more

Based on 3 critics – Overal Score: 76 / 100

GameInfo: MMO sequel to the popular shutemu Blacklight: Tango Down, this time players will be able to fight in large scale battles with the use of the network of military equipment.

Critic Score
Upperpad Ultimately, Blacklight Retribution is a great first person shooter free to play. While remaining firmly to the tenets of the traditional kind can be talked about because of a technical sector definitely unusual and extensive customization options. It’s too bad to create your favorite alter ego or become truly competitive, it is more necessary to spend a lot of money. You can give it a chance anyway, but it can be recommended without reservation only to those who love the futuristic FPS mold or sifting through endless statistics to create the best weapon, or who do not disdain the use of credit cards. Read Full Review 77/100
Cheatcc Blacklight: Retribution lets you see through walls, summon a mech, and customize almost everything about your
character. Is it trying too hard to be everything to every shooter player or does it all come together? Read Full Review
New2games Blacklight: Retribution doesn’t stand out from the crowd, but this free-to-play shooter offers a decent amount of bang for your non-buck. Read Full Review 76/100



The tree system of characters
A lot of weapons and armor, koie can be purchased for in-game currency obtained
Classless system, that is your role on the battlefield will be determined by a selected set of armor and weapons

System requirements:

OS: Windows XP (with Servicepack 3), Windows Vista (with Servicepack 1), Windows 7
Processor: Dual Core with 3 GHz
Memory: 2 GB System RAM
Video Card: 1024 MB Radeon 4890 / GeForce GTX 260