Red Dead Redemption Review

Red Dead Redemption screenshot
Rockstar Games first released Red Dead Redemption on May 18th, 2010 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. From Rockstar comes the spiritual successor to 2004’s Red Dead Revolver — this is a 3rd person action-adventure open world game where you play as outlaw John Marston. This Western epic is set at the turn of the 20th century when the lawless and chaotic badlands began to give way to the expanding reach of government and the spread of the Industrial Age.

System: PS3, Xbox 360
Genre: Third-person shooter, action-adventure
Release dates: May 18th, 2010 (USA), May 21st, 2010 (Australia & Europe)
Players: Singleplayer, Multiplayer: 2-16
Developer: Rockstar San Diego, Rockstar North
Publisher: Rockstar Games
Origin: America
Rating: ESRB: M, PEGI: 18+, BBFC: 18

“It ain’t no secret I didn’t get these scars falling over in church.” -John Marston

In America, 1911, the Wild West is dying.

When federal agents threaten his family, former outlaw John Marston is forced to pick up his guns again and hunt down the gang of criminals he once called friends. Experience an epic fight for survival across the sprawling expanses of the American West and Mexico, as John Marston struggles to bury his blood-stained past, one man at a time.

Here’s the video review of Red Dead Redemption!

Agree/disagree with my thoughts? Please feel free to tell me what you think of the game, I love to hear everyone’s opinions!

Hope you enjoyed! Stay tuned at the end for out-takes!

Music from the game used in the review:

Here is a list of musical tracks I have used for the video in the order they appear.

1. Main Title and Calvera (Magnificent Seven)
2. The Sons of Katie Elder Theme
3. Compass (RDR Soundtrack)
4. Freaks Come Out At Night
5. Far Away (RDR Soundtrack)
6. La Carrozzo dei Fantasmi (The Carriage of the Spirits – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.)

As a conclusion let’s see how much fun the game is on a scale from 1 to 10:

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Dead Space Review

Isaac explores dead space in Dead Space 1
Electronic Arts first released Dead Space on October 14th, 2008 on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. From Visceral Games, comes a 3rd person survival horror game where you must uncover the horrific truth of this shocking thriller. Strategically dismember the Necromorph enemies limb by bloody limb. Telekinetic powers allow you to pick up objects (even the aliens own severed arms and legs) and hurl them at your advancing enemies. And zero gravity combat means terror can strike from anywhere!

System: PS3, Xbox 360, PC
Genre: Third-person action-shooter, survival-horror
Release dates: October 14, 2008 (USA), October 23, 2008 (Australia), October 24, 2008 (Europe)
Players: 1
Developer: Visceral Games
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Origin: America
Rating: ESRB: M, PEGI: 18+, BBFC: 18

“……………” -Isaac Clarke

A massive deep-space mining ship (USG Ishimura) goes dark after unearthing a strange artifact on a distant planet. Engineer Isaac Clarke embarks on the repair mission, only to uncover a nightmarish bloodbath — the ship’s crew horribly slaughtered and infected by an alien scourge. Now Isaac is cut off, trapped, and engaged in a desperate fight for survival. Clarke’s repair mission is transformed to one of survival as he fights to save himself and return the artifact to the planet at any cost.

After my Dead Space 2 review, finally here’s the video review of Dead Space on VGB!

Agree/disagree with my thoughts? Please feel free to leave a comment letting me know what you think!

Thanks to everyone who watched my previous vids and commented!! Hope you like this one (its again a little different sorry folks.) Dad provided the scream-over of Isaac Clarke. Stay tuned at the end for out-takes!

Music from the game used in the review:

All the music used in this video were from the Dead Space OST (excluding two that are marked with an asterisk, they were all however downloaded from iTunes.) Here they are in the order they appear:

1. Dead Space Theme
2. Crickets *
3. Manuel Survival Mode Seven
4. Nicole’s Farewell
5. Psycho Theme *
6. Welcome Aboard the U.S.G. Ishimura

As a conclusion let’s see how much fun the game is on a scale from 1 to 10:

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Mafia 2 Review

Mafia 2 box artwork
2K Games first released Mafia 2 on August 24th, 2010 on Xbox 360, PS3 & PC. From 2K Czech (formerly Illusion Softworks), comes a 3rd person shooter, action-adventure sequel that chronicles the rise of Vito Scaletta who must join the Falcone crime family and become a made man, along with his best friend Joe Barbaro.

System: PS3, Xbox 360, PC
Genre: Third-person shooter, action, adventure
Release dates: August 24, 2010 (America), August 26, 2010 (Australia), August 27, 2010 (Europe)
Players: 1
Developer: 2K Czech
Publisher: 2K Games
Origin: Czech Republic
Rating: ESRB: M, PEGI: 18, BBFC: 18, OFLC: MA15+

Mafia 2 provides a beautifully crafted look into the dark and unforgiving world of the Mob. Expanding upon the original hit, the game takes you deeper into the Mafia with a mature and compelling narrative that will immerse you like never before.

A quick look through the Collector’s Edition of Mafia 2 for 3 minutes and then a review. Hope y’all enjoy!

Agree/disagree with my thoughts? Please feel free to leave a comment letting me know what you think!

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Portal 2 Review

Portal 2 Chell and GLaDOS Wallpaper
So does bending the space-time continuum make for awesome gaming? The guys at Valve certainly think so. Take a look at my spoiler-free Portal 2 review to see if holds up to the hype or collapses quicker than a wormhole.

Developers: Valve Corporation
Publishers: Electronic Arts (retail), Valve Corporation (online)
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Release dates: Retail NA April 19, 2011, EU April 21, 2011, AUS April 21, 2011, Steam INT April 19, 2011
Genre: Science fiction puzzle-platform game
Modes: Single-player, cooperative
Ratings: ESRB: E10+, OFLC: PG, PEGI: 12
System Requirements:
Windows XP or later
3.0 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
1 GB of RAM on Windows XP or Windows 7 (2 GB on Windows Vista)
7.6 GB hard disk space
DirectX 9 graphics card with 128 MB RAM
Sound card DirectX 9.0c compatible
Mac OS X
Mac OS X v10.6.7 or later
2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo processor
2 GB of RAM
7.6 GB hard disk space
ATI Radeon HD 2400 / NVIDIA GeForce 8600M / Intel HD Graphics 3000 or higher

Portal 2 is a puzzle game presented from the first-person perspective. Normally, the player, as either Chell in the single-player campaign or as one of two robots, Atlas or P-body, in the co-operative campaign, can move, look, and carry and drop objects. The goal is to maneuver the characters through a number of test chambers in the Aperture Science facility, traversing the chamber from the start to the exit. Though the player-character can take some damage for a brief period of time, they will die under sustained injury and be restarted at a recent checkpoint; however, characters are equipped with “long fall boots” that absorb the shock of landing after a large vertical drop. The player must figure out how to overcome seemingly bottomless gaps, evade pools of toxic liquid, or avoid line-of-sight or even disable robotic turrets to safely arrive at the exit.

Enough talk, let’s get started by watching the review video here:

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Mortal Kombat 2011 Review

Mortal Kombat 9 Review Art Top Image
After centuries of Mortal Kombat, Emperor Shao Kahn has finally defeated Raiden and his allies. Faced with extinction, Raiden has one last chance. To undo the Emperor’s victory, he must strike Shao Kahn where he is vulnerable… The Past. So is MK 9 all talk and no action well lets see how this old school heavy hitter fairs on next-gen platforms.

Developer: NetherRealm Studios
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Distributor: Time Warner
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Release dates: NA April 19, 2011, EU April 21, 2011
Genres: Fighting game
Modes: Single-player, multiplayer
Ratings: ACB: RC, BBFC: 18, ESRB: M, PEGI: 18+

Ok so for those that want to see the game in action and get straight into the review, here’s the awesome video review.

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Lego Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars Review

Lego Star Wars 3 cutscene picture
Welcome to my review of Lego Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars. After covering all the Star Wars movies, Lego has now moved us into the universe covered by the animated series, but does it stack up or will it topple like your dads last attempt at helping you build a Lego car?

Developers: Traveller’s Tales
Publishers: Traveller’s Tales, LucasArts
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS
Release dates: USA 22 March 2011, EU 25 March 2011, AUS 30 March 2011
Genre: Action-adventure, platform
Modes: Single-player, multiplayer co-op
Rating: ESRB: E +10, PEGI: 7+

This newest title takes the best elements of the previous hit Lego Star Wars games while adding some all-new gameplay elements from the RTS genre as you command troops in large-scale battles. In addition, the game includes all new battle modes for head-to-head combat, as well as an upgraded level builder. The new level builder includes customizable bases and in-game battlefields that players can craft for the split-screen multiplayer. The game also includes extensive air combat sections with the new ability to land your craft and fight on foot.

The Story Swap Mode meanwhile allows you to take control of two separate characters in separate locations and switch between them as their unique story lines run simultaneously. You can take control of either a Jedi or a Seperatist and have all-new abilities including Squad Command, Lightsaber Jumps, long-distance attacks, Grapple Tie-Ups and a more.

With much improved graphics, physics and special effects, Lego Star Wars 3 is sure to put a smile on the face of any Lego or Star Wars fan, young or old!

Well lets take a look at it all in action in my video review.

As a conclusion let’s see how much fun the game is on a scale from 1 to 10:

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