Jason Murphy

Reviews By Jason Murphy

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Review (PC)

By Jason Murphy () - 9.4 out of 10

After a seemingly endless wait, it's finally here, the long-awaited expansion to the most successful MMORPG to date. World of Warcraft has over eight million players around the globe, a number that was steadily increasing long before The Burning Crusade hit stores. Read More.

Massive Assault Network 2 Review (PC)

By Jason Murphy () - 7.3 out of 10

Based on the original Massive Assault game, and a sequel to the first online strategy game in the series, Massive Assault Network 2 is here to pit players from the Free Nations Union against those from the Phantom League in devastating online battles. Set a few hundred years into the future, these two nations are battling for control over twenty-five incredible planets. Read More.

El Matador Review (PC)

By Jason Murphy () - 7.0 out of 10

When we previewed El Matador at E3 this year, the game looked sharp. Not only was it a visually appealing third-person action game, but it was targeted at gamers of all kinds. From the casual player to the more advanced, the game promised to provide an exciting experience for all. Read More.

Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales Review (PC)

By Jason Murphy () - 5.9 out of 10

This summer has seen an influx of pirate-based games for every platform imaginable, which is not surprising considering that the highly anticipated sequel to the movie Pirates of the Caribbean hit theatres to smashing success. Following in this recent trend of pirate-themed everything, Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales has recently come to the PC. Read More.

City Life Review (PC)

By Jason Murphy () - 7.2 out of 10

Pioneered by the classic PC game SimCity by Will Wright, city-building simulation games have grown and evolved over the years from the original, very simplistic model of the early games, to a much more complex model, with a greater depth presented by new gameplay mechanics. Read More.

Glory of the Roman Empire Review (PC)

By Jason Murphy () - 8.0 out of 10

Pax Romana (Latin for "the Roman Peace") is the long period of peace in the Roman Empire which began during the rule of Augustus, the first Roman Emperor, and continued onwards until roughly 180 AD. Glory of the Roman Empire is an empire-building simulation that is set during this time frame and places the player in the role of a Roman city planner, governor and military leader attempting to expand his city and achieve greatness. Read More.

Garfield and His Nine Lives Review (GBA)

By Jason Murphy () - 3.9 out of 10

Garfield originated as a classic comic strip, which later developed into an animated TV show, as well as several movies and of course, video games. On top of this, Garfield has been a staple of other media in popular culture since the comic debut in 1978. My first introduction to the world of Garfield, and the comedy and entertainment provided herein, was undoubtedly the TV show throughout my childhood. Read More.

Rush for Berlin Review (PC)

By Jason Murphy () - 8.2 out of 10

World War II has not only provided a hit theme for many first-person shooters over the years, it has also spawned some solid real-time strategy games. It's not hard to see why when the rich history is taken into account, as well as the advanced military vehicles of the time. Read More.

Dragon Ball GT: Transformation Review (GBA)

By Jason Murphy () - 6.8 out of 10

The Dragon Ball license seems to be a popular one on the Game Boy Advance. It seems to me that these days all I am playing is Dragon Ball, which would not be a bad thing except for the fact that I was not particularly a fan of the series beforehand, and I really cannot say that I am any more of a fan now. Read More.

Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors Review (GBA)

By Jason Murphy () - 6.5 out of 10

In the massively popular genre of fighting games, it is not unheard of for companies to licence popular characters for inclusion in their latest title. Sometimes, they even licence an entire series for a game focused on these already popular characters. One of the more recent of these is the Dragon Ball Z television anime series, all licenced for the game Supersonic Warriors. Read More.

Yu Yu Hakusho: Tournament Tactics Review (GBA)

By Jason Murphy () - 7.3 out of 10

I can vaguely recall some of the massive amount of time I spent playing Final Fantasy Tactics on the original PlayStation quite a few years ago now. Being a huge deviation from the many other established games of the series, it no doubt received some criticism from the hardcore fans. Read More.

Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury Review (GBA)

By Jason Murphy () - 7.7 out of 10

Of all of the Japanese-style animation series on television today, Dragonball Z is probably far and wide the most popular. With that said, it is no surprise that this show has translated into many video games over the past few years as well. Read More.

Imperial Glory Review (PC)

By Jason Murphy () - 7.1 out of 10

In the world of strategy games, there have been many noteworthy titles developed over the years, most popular examples being the Age of Empires series, Civilization, Empire Earth, and one of the originals of the genre, Starcraft. And, each year there are ever more titles being developed, some of which will gain recognition among this list (which is far from complete) of classic games, and others will fall into obscurity. Read More.

Combat Flight Simulator 3 Review (PC)

By Jason Murphy () - 8.4 out of 10

The year is 1943; I'm stationed in Northern Europe, flying tactical air strikes against German air bases. I have no idea when this war will end and I will finally be able to return home, but at least I have the opportunity to serve my country. Read More.