Duke Nukem Forever: The Doctor Who Cloned Me

Duke Nukem Forever: The Doctor Who Cloned Me

While The Doctor Who Cloned me is a entertaining experience it is not going to change the minds of those who have turned their back on the main game. With a four to five hour campaign feature plenty of shooting and new locations it is worth the price but don’t expect any visual improvements or drastic changes.

Gameplay: More focused than the main game but still some annoyances.

Graphics: No real improvements over the main campaign.

Sound: Some more quips from Duke but the music is less memorable

Eledees

Eledees

The storyline is rather childish but the gameplay is quite addictive in this non-violent shooter. Raising havoc is a lot of fun and chasing down all the little critters can be tricky but overall this game shouldn’t pose too much of a challenge. The controls work rather well bar a few instances and it is a good showcase for the Wii hardware.

Gameplay: Perfectly suited to the Wii controls.

Graphics: Not exactly cutting edge but does the job.

Sound: Good but not great

Deadfall Adventures

Deadfall Adventures

Deadfall Adventures is not without its flaws, but overall it is a solid and enjoyable game with some nice locations and tricky puzzles. There is nothing here that hasn’t already been done before, but it blends all the elements together for an action packed experience that isn’t afraid to tax your grey matter either. Hopefully this isn’t the last time we join the adventures of James Lee Quatermain.

Gameplay: A nice mixture of action and puzzle solving.

Graphics: Exotic locations and great attention to detail.

Sound: The voice acting could have been better, but the music and sound effects are solid

Spirits of Xanadu

Spirits of Xanadu

Desolate spaceships out in the depths of space always make for good game settings and Spirits of Xanadu is no exception. The game draws its inspiration from titles such as System Shock 2, but obviously cannot compete in terms of size and depth. It is still an impressive offering from a very small team though and makes for an engrossing experience. The voice acting in particular is a highlight, but the interactive environments are also a great touch. If you enjoy exploration based games and creepy locations don’t pass up on Spirits of Xanadu.

Gameplay: The focus is more on exploration than puzzle solving, but still enjoyable.

Graphics: Nothing cutting edge, but impressive enough for a small indie title.

Sound: The audio is decent, but the voice acting is very good

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

It’s easy to hate Stalker for all the things that it does wrong but if you take the time and effort to really get into the game instead of judging it by the standards of other First Person Shooters you will find a deeply engrossing and gripping experience that will keep you coming back for more.

Gameplay: Tough as nails and very unforgiving but stick with it and you will be hooked.

Graphics: Might not be cutting edge but still looks very good.

Sound: Barring some weird voice glitches its all very good

The FPS Redux Bundle by Bundle Stars

The FPS Redux Bundle by Bundle Stars

Fans of the first person shooter games will have a lot to like about this action packed bundle. It features ten titles that serves as a good example of how diverse the genre can be and also packs quite a few games that have never been bundled before. With a saving of 96% off the normal retail price for these titles this is a great way to build up an instant first person shooter collection for your Steam library

S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Clear Sky

S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Clear Sky

Clear Sky is definitely a love/hate game and the larger emphasis on all out action might even alienate fans of the first game. While I missed the lonely atmosphere that the first game had in droves this one still kept me hooked right to the end. It still has its fair share of annoyances but overall is a good game.

Gameplay: A lot more action oriented than the first game.

Graphics: Some very nice new effects bring the zone to life.

Sound: Good ambiance and decent voice overs

Blockstorm (GhostShark)

Blockstorm (GhostShark)

First person shooters are a dime a dozen these days and Minecraft has spawned its fair share of imitators. There have even been a few titles that combine the two genres, but Blockstorm is definitely the first time that the combination has been pulled off this well

Wrack (Final Boss Entertainment)

Wrack is an arcade style first person shooter that provides you with plenty of guns, aliens to use them on and then lets you get on with the fun. It is also a game that doesn’t believe in weapon carry limits, hiding behind cover or regenerating health. The result is a lean and mean shooter that doesn’t get bogged down in scripted sequences or boring quick time events

Star Wars: Republic Commando

Star Wars: Republic Commando

Want to see the Star Wars universe from they eyes of a clone trooper? Forget Jedi powers this is brutal squad based combat at it’s best. A unique and entertaining chapter in the Star Wars saga.

Gameplay: Very entertaining and utilizing a easy to use squad system.
Graphics: Nothing groundbreaking but pretty nice.
Sound: Awesome voice overs and high quality music