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Mike Bracken

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Brief Bio

Mike Bracken is a 37-year-old writer and bohemian living in Florida with a mountain of movies, books, and video games.

A film critic by trade, specializing in Euro-horror, cult exploitation, and Asian action cinema, Mike has written reviews for a diverse group of print and online publications. He covers horror news, movies, books, and games at TheHorrorGeek.com and Horrorsquad.com and spent two seasons as The Horror Geek on Comedy Central's pop-culture game show, Beat the Geeks.

Mike's childhood was spent playing videogames any time he got a chance. His parents had a Pong console and his grandmother had an Atari 2600, where Mike cultivated his skills by playing hour upon hour of games like Space Invaders, Berserk, and Asteroids. From those early experiences Mike learned one thing: he loved games.

In 1999, Mike became a staff reviewer at Cinescape Magazine's website where he spent a year learning the craft of game criticism. After internal changes led to Mike leaving Cinescape in late 2000, he joined up with RPGFan in 2001 and spent several years writing reviews for them. Happy, but looking for an opportunity to expound on a wider variety of titles, Mike joined GameCritics.com and hopes to help Chi, Dale, and the rest of the GC staff bring a higher level of respect to the field of game criticism.

Ten All-Time Favorites Games
10. Diablo II, 9. Ninja Gaiden (NES), 8. Disgaea, 7. Final Fantasy XI, 6. Earthbound, 5. Phantasy Star Online, 4. Super Castlevania IV, 3. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, 2. Final Fantasy VI, 1. Chrono Trigger
Favorite Types of Games
Role-Playing Games

Recent Writing

Titlesort iconPublished
120 Minutes: CrackdownMar 5 2007 - 7:48pm
120 Minutes: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil SummonerMar 18 2007 - 12:22pm
Aliens: Colonial Marines Third OpinionApr 7 2013 - 5:03pm
Another film critic says games can't make us cryOct 16 2008 - 8:13pm
Aquaman: Battle for Atlantis – Consumer GuideOct 7 2003 - 11:00pm
Aquaman: Battle for Atlantis – ReviewOct 7 2003 - 11:00pm
Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits – Consumer GuideSep 23 2003 - 11:00pm
Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits – ReviewSep 23 2003 - 11:00pm
Asura's Wrath ReviewApr 8 2012 - 8:47am
ATV Offroad Fury 3 – Consumer GuideMar 17 2005 - 12:00am
ATV Offroad Fury 3 – ReviewMar 16 2005 - 12:00am
Bracken's Best Games of 2011Jan 5 2012 - 6:13pm
Bracken's Best Games of 2012Jan 16 2013 - 7:57pm
Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter – Consumer GuideMar 26 2003 - 12:00am
Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter – ReviewMar 23 2003 - 12:00am
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 – Consumer GuideMar 30 2005 - 12:00am
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 – ReviewMar 30 2005 - 12:00am
Buffy the Vampire Slayer – ReviewOct 30 2002 - 12:00am
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth – Consumer GuideDec 21 2005 - 12:00am
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth – ReviewDec 21 2005 - 12:00am
Call of Duty: Finest Hour – Consumer GuideJan 12 2005 - 12:00am
Call of Duty: Finest Hour – ReviewJan 12 2005 - 12:00am
Capcom vs. SNK – Consumer GuideAug 20 2002 - 11:00pm
Capcom vs. SNK – ReviewAug 20 2002 - 11:00pm
Castlevania Chronicles – Consumer GuideJan 11 2002 - 12:00am

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