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Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor Review

Needs no haystacks.

Shadows of Mordor

HIGH Seeing almost any of the wraith powers for the first time.

LOW Bizarre pacing kills all momentum and drags the campaign down.

WTF Why was branding introduced so late? It should be a core mechanic!

The slow decay of survival horror

Dead Space 2 Screenshot

Survival horror games aren't what they used to be. Once upon a time, they were about survival and horror. It makes sense. It's what the genre is called, after all. These titles would encompass qualities of mystery and exploration as the player fought to stay alive with every step. Over the years, they've increasingly become about action, gunfights, and an overload of cheap jump scares. I prefer the former, despite a plethora of the latter.

Condemned 2: Bloodshot Review

The cluelessly misguided sequel to a fantastically frightening game

Condemned 2: Bloodshot Screenshot

HIGH The new and improved forensics procedures.

LOW The laughably bad plot.

WTF Practically everything good about the first game is bungled here.

Condemned: Criminal Origins – Review

There is a school of thought that suggests that if a work of art is able to affect someone, whatever that effect may be, then that art is successful. So it's possible that the mere fact that Condemned: Criminal Origins made me feel like a significantly worse person for playing it is proof of its effectiveness.

Condemned: Criminal Origins – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language

F.E.A.R. – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB this game contains: Blood and Gore and Intense Violence.

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