Short Version: Monday Night Combat is one of the Best Summer of Arcade Games for 2010, the strategy elements alone make this title more addicting than your standard shooters. Unfortunately its light on game modes and could use a more substantial tutorial, but whats here is detailed and well balanced, an excellent first effort that [...]
The Other Guys is wasted potential for an otherwise interesting team up of Mark Walberg & Will Ferrell. Its one of those films where most of the funny jokes are given away in the trailer.
Short Version: The most important lesson I learned from Starcraft II – more of the same only BETTER in every way possible can make for an absolute Masterpiece! The list of improvements are extensive: Extremely high production values, massive amounts of interesting well voiced In-game cinematics, Engaging Singleplayer missions with interesting objectives, a near limitless [...]
Short Version: Inception not only offers all the amazing visuals and intense action of a summer blockbuster, but a very well-crated and intellectually stimulating storyline. This is the kinda sophisticated action film we need to see coming from Hollywood more often. Several days later its impression on me lingers. It’s premise of dream exploration and [...]
Short Version: Risk: Factions puts a great spin on the classic by introducing some fun and wacky animated character factions! The game injects new life into an old classic making it easily the best version of Risk since Risk 2210 A.D. It’s a shame though, that the single-player story mode is limited to a short [...]
Short Version: Predators is finally a step in the right direction after decade of this franchise being lost in the dark. Its entertaining, wont do anything to piss off hardcore predator fans, but ultimately by the end I can’t help but wonder what the point of this particular story was? Its time to expand on [...]
Short Version: UFO: Extraterrestrials IS the spiritual successor to the Best Strategy game of its time, X-COM: Enemy Unknown. The “updated” sequel that everyone has been screaming for after 2k Games announced an X-COM FPS. Unfortunately it does very little aside from Tweaks to the A.I., Graphics, and Micromanagement, even reusing/remixing some of the same [...]
Short Version: The Last Airbender is torture. M. Night takes the excellent animated series – removes the humor and life from it and only adds a few cool CGI effects. Acting? What acting? Dialogue? I’ve read Fan Fiction written by 9-yr old’s stronger than this. WORST movie of 2010, and arguably the WORST movie in [...]
Short Version: Alpha Protocol is a Mess! The combat is a chore, the AI is laughable and the game is clearly unfinished with the SLOWEST loading textures I have ever come across! Only the intriguing story, shifting character allegiances and unmatched dialogue system manage to redeem the entire experience for fans of RPG’s & Spy [...]
The Short Version: Red Dead Redemption earns every bit of its distinction as our first “10/10″ game. Not only is it easily the best western video game of all time but its also the definitive sandbox experience. From the get-go it completely immersing you with amazing visuals, engaging missions, and a plethora of side-activities – [...]
The Short Version: Iron Man 2: The Video Game Sucks! Despite one of the developers promising in multiple interviews it wouldn’t. He had to have known too. Aside from fixed flight controls, the game ignores a massive opportunity for a co-operative mode and only delivers 4-5 hours of game play! For a Full Priced $60 [...]
Short Version: The Over-the-Top Action movie that all other Action movies aspire to be! Campy to all hell, there’s no better movie to watch with fellow Arnie Fans! Throw in Encouraged Quote-Alongs, Free Cap Guns for every audience member, Live Pyro-Technics in the Theater, and Fucking Explosions this was one Arnie Film Experience that sadly [...]
Short Version: A pointless cash-grab remake that goes through the motions paying homage to the original but adding nothing of its own, aside from a “darker tone”. Gee how original. In just a few months no one will remember this film, just the superior original classic. It’s only saving grace is Jackie Earle Haley performance [...]
Short Version: Final Fight: Double Impact packaged with Magic Sword is a great deal on Xbox live! Sure its a mindless button masher but with couch co-op, online drop-in co-op, updated visuals, remastered soundtrack and some added unlockables this is a great game to pass the time until your next heavy title!
The Short Version: Just Cause 2 was a game I didn’t want to play. I thought Just Cause was boring and had little hope for this sequel. I was wrong. This turned out to be one of the most fun open-world games i’ve ever played and I’m proud to say that Rico Rodriguez can now [...]
The Short Version: Risen is an incredibly long and boring RPG that is damn near torture for any sane person to play (on Xbox 360). Only Hardcore RPG’ers willing to forgive a list of bugs, glitches and poor design choices a mile long need apply. Why anyone would subjugate themselves to Navigating an unforgivably backward-ass [...]
The Short Version: Dice proves once again its prowess at creating a masterful online multiplayer Experience! We have a new king of online military shooters! Using cooperative squad mechanics BFBC2 engages players in a visceral chaotic, but structured, online skirmish experience. All that remains is to return to the franchises “Buddy Action Comedy” single player [...]
The Short Version: Dragon Age Awakening is more of the same fun in the original game. Which is also the problem, its unchanged, unimproved and has to rely solely on its strength of characters and premise. Whats more the Expansion clocks in at only 13 hours in a regular paced play through. At $40 it [...]
The Short Version: Toy Soldiers is a prime example of a highly polished Xbox Live Arcade game. This Tower defense game adds a few new innovations to its formula resulting in an awesome single and multiplayer distraction – that is if your into its niche appeal.
The Short Version: While Blood Bowl is a faithful recreation of the boardgame, ultimately it feels like a budget title that you wont play for long. Its made worse by the fact that the Xbox 360 version is gutted sorry excuse for a port and without online leagues! If your interested in blood bowl, only [...]
The Short Version: The New Aliens vs Predator stays true to the series, so closely in fact that it seems not much has changed since the original in 1999. Despite Rebellion not taking any risks or offering anything radically new, what we end up with is a fun single-player ride and an strongly unique multiplayer [...]
In case you didn’t know by now I’m a HUGE Aliens and Predator Universe Fan! When I heard the good news that Rebellion (the developer of the first AVP on Jaguar and the PC) was hard at work on a new AVP, I nearly pee’d my pants!
The Short Version: With interesting enemies, an involving story, solid characters, improved gameplay and a few new features Mass Effect 2 finally becomes that Premium Franchise. The Game helps solidify Bioware’s position as the “PIXAR” of the Western RPG. While not as perfect as some may think, ME2 well earns its place among your games [...]
The Short Version: Army of Two: The 40th Day is a Massive Improvement over the Original Army of Two game. This is how a sequel should be done from a technical standpoint. Unfortunately, the title is held back by its short length, unfulfilling story and seriously disappointing ending.
The Short Version: King Arthur is a Role-playing Wargame that simulates perfectly whats its like be the Legend on a Kingdom Scale. Despite a few problems in the Real-Time Battles this is a great buy for any fan of the Total War Series and even manages to surpass segas efforts in many ways!
The Short Version: Dragon Age is Hands Down the Best RPG of 2009! With a Hundreds of Hours of Gameplay, an Engaging Story and Compelling Dialogue there is so much Value packed into this title it deserves a place in your Game Library. Do not overlook this title in this busy season!
The Short Version: It’s sad that when the time comes to look back at the Halo franchise, ODST will be seen as an Excellent Well-developed Expansion turned to Full-Priced Game in order to Exploit its large fan base. Sad but True.
The Short Version: No other racing game comes close to the way need for speed simulates the experience for the driver within the car. On-the-track racing is an adrenaline filled ride that’s well worth the time. Unfortunately the game feels lifeless without a story mode leaving you longing for the glory days of NFS Cop [...]
The Short Version: G.I.Joe deserves more than this, here we have yet another “straight-to-the-bargin-bin” Movie Tie In game. With a broken camera, repetitive game play and poor graphics you’ll swear the game is a plot by Cobra Commander to cause pain to those dumb enough to buy it full price.
The Short Version: King of Fighters 12 the first entry from the series on the next gen consoles offers an Excellent Core Fighting Experience but is seriously lacking in every other department leaving us ultimately unsatisfied.
The Short Version: Chromehounds had a persistent online war mode where players created their own customized “battle mechs” and joined a squad of teammates to do battle for their nation. With an amazing variety of encounters, actual squad coordination and deep customization options, the online experience was amazing and highly addictive, too bad it didn’t [...]
The Short Version: No other game in recent memory makes you feel as powerful as Prototype does. Alex Mercer is the perfect killing machine. You’re sure to have alot of fun with this one despite its few drawbacks.
The Short Version: Not only is Terminator Salvation below average in every conceivable way, but the experience itself is extremely short (3-4 hours long) and offers no online multiplayer modes. How anyone decided it should be sold at full price ($59.99) baffles me and frankly is an insult to gamers.
I’m Proud to Introduce our Newest Top List Series, Things That Pissed Me Off About Your Favorite Video Games! From the EPIC Intro, “Since the Dawn of Time Gamers have ranted about games, but now one man looks to give them a voice, to be their champion and bring their concerns directly to the Publishers [...]
The Short Version: Wolverine: Origins the Game in some ways surpasses the quality of the movie its based on – still, that’s not saying very much. You’ll find yourself rolling your eyes and even hating some sections, but seconds before you’ve had enough – it will throw something undeniably cool your way, stringing you along [...]
Star Trek D-A-C is a bare bones game that has little to do with the movie its based on. It’s obvious that it was delivered to “cash-in” on the film, rather than contribute to the franchise.
The Short Version: Riddick earns its place among few and far between decent movie-based-tie-in games with its great sci-fi atmosphere and viceral hand to hand FPS combat. All of this in one great package that includes the original Butcher Bay, the new dark Athena campaign, and even newly added Multiplayer modes. Check out the Video [...]
The SHORT Version: Sacred 2 has some serious bugs, glitches, and interface issues – but despite all that it provides a fun addicting hack and slash experience. Quest, Loot, Grind, Level, and Fight Massive Bosses with your friends. This game rules at least until Diablo III comes out
Its no secret that Joe’s a Huge Fan of Sci-fi so this weeks Star Trek Reboot was the place to be – and Joe wouldnt have it any other way than the IMAX theaters in Downtown Austin! Check out the Opening Night Premier, some Fan Interviews and His Review after the Jump! The SHORT Version::Star [...]
The Short Version:Godfather 2 mostly reuses a lot of things from the first game but manages to offer two cool new mechanics; the Don’s view and hiring family members. Unfortunately the game offers absolutely NO challenge making it an eventual chore to play through. I’m a huge fan of Gangster Movies (i’m especially looking forward [...]
Become an Elite member of the Secret Service, Protecting the President and other high ranking officials with your life! To Serve with Honor and to Protect our Nations Future. Sounds good, right? Well Hell yea, the Idea is good no doubt about it, but this games Execution of it is – Terrible! Check out our [...]
Strategy Fans Rejoice! The Time is almost upon us, Empire: Total War is set to release on Wednesday, March 4th! and I for one will be counting the Hours! I’ve bought each and every game in the Total War series and each one continues to improve on the last, Creative Assembly is one of the [...]
In the same vein as our Epic 2 Part Fable 3 NegaReview we did one more in that same format, this one was for Fallout 3 and followed the same style (focusing on the negative aspects of the game) regardless of how good the game was, Prepare to be Entertained. Check it out:
AngryJoeShow Rings in the New year with 2009′s First Top Reasons Parody – This one for Lord of the Rings: Conquest. Now i’ll admit I was a bit surprised when I first heard about this game. A Star Wars Battlefront but in the Universe of Middle Earth? Would it work? Would it be at least [...]
We all know that Fable 2 was an Epic release for Lionhead, Microsoft and the Xbox 360 community. Fable 1 was fun but ultimately it disappointed me. Leading up to Fable 2′s release AngryJoe has probably made more Fable 2 related videos than any other game that came before. Here we all it all leads [...]
So finally we get to our first “True” AngryJoe “Angry Review”, now this is ANGRYJOE Flavor BITCHES! Still a few things we evolved after this one, you will notice this is the only time we mention Tons0Fun as “Chris the PC Guy” and hes not wearing his cool shirt designs. Even though this one is [...]
So here’s another AngryJoe Review (Pre-AngryJoe), where I take a look at the Football game Blitz: The League II. If you dont know it by now im a HUGE Football fan, both NFL and NCAA. I pretty much Buy or Rent any New Football game that comes out. I enjoyed Blitz: The League when it [...]
AngryJoe Loves ZOMBIES!!!!! Left 4 Dead was one of the games we were most looking forward to doing a Parody Video On, we went all out and pulled out the big Bertha green screen for this one! Check out our Left 4 Dead Parody Video after the Jump!
AngryJoe Says FINISH HIM! The Blockbuster Franchise from Midway MORTAL KOMBAT is back in a BIG Surprising way! It seems as if Two Worlds have collided and the Characters of the DC Comics now face our well known and loved MK personalities! This MK vs DC Game Parody was especially fun to film, it was [...]
GEARS OF WAR 1, Part 2!? The Hype Surrounding Gears of War 2 was at critical levels leading up to November 7th. While I’ll be the first one to admit that the first game was Hella fun, especially in co-op with a friend, I must confess I was a bit disappointed that it didn’t seem [...]