Shawn Snider

Reviews By Shawn Snider

Post Mortem Review (PC)

By Shawn Snider () - 6.7 out of 10

Post Mortem, a term used to describe the process of examining a deceased body in an attempt to ascertain the cause of death. Step back in time to Paris in the 1920's; you are MacPherson, a retired American detective working as an artist. A brutal murder has taken place, a double beheading in a spiritualistic way with no known suspects or motive behind the murder. Read More.

America's Army: Operations Review (PC)

By Shawn Snider () - 8.3 out of 10

First person shooters are some of the most popular titles on the market today; online shooters are even more common. Some of the most played games are those developed several years ago, Soldier of Fortune II, not to forget the massive modification to Half-Life, Counterstrike. Read More.

Prisoner of War Review (PC)

By Shawn Snider () - 6.4 out of 10

Take a trip back to Germany during the Second World War, a time where some of the most hideous and bloodlust battles were fought in human history. Valiant soldiers lost their lives; others were taken captive by enemy forces. Placed in camps, these soldiers were known as prisoners or war and were treated horribly; most do not want to be reminded of the sacrifices made by these men. Read More.

Conflict: Desert Storm Review (PC)

By Shawn Snider () - 4.8 out of 10

Gotham Games is a relatively new company, a subsidiary of Take Two Interactive formed earlier this year. Conflict: Desert Storm is their first major title, published for both the PC and next generation consoles. With the financial backing of Take Two Interactive, Gotham Games has the ability to make superb titles for all of these platforms; unfortunately this isn't one of them. Read More.

Industry Giant II Review (PC)

By Shawn Snider () - 7.9 out of 10

JoWood Productions seems to be one of only a small handful of publishers producing business simulations; Trevor Chan's Capitalism II is the first to come to mind. Although the genre is not overly popular on it's own, business models are commonly added to any management simulations such as RollerCoaster Tycoon or Sim City, although on a much lesser scale. Read More.

Syberia Review (PC)

By Shawn Snider () - 9.4 out of 10

It has been longer than I can remember since the last extraordinary adventure game was released, a very rare incidence as the popularity of adventure titles has dropped drastically over the last several years. Microids have stepped up to the plate and nobody could have expected the results they would produce. Read More.

Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos Review (PC)

By Shawn Snider () - 9.3 out of 10

It seems like an eternity ago that Warcraft III was officially announced, Blizzard had once again shocked the world and their legion of dedicated and loyal supporters. Another Warcraft game seemed like a brilliant idea at the time, and this has sure proven true for Blizzard. Read More.

World War II Online: Reader's Choice Edition Review (PC)

By Shawn Snider () - 8.2 out of 10

There is little doubt that World War II Online was released before it was complete last June, missing and incomplete features, limited vehicles and unit support, and horribly laggy and resource intensive gameplay were just the start of the list of problems. Anyone who has followed World War II Online as it has developed over the last year undoubtedly knows the amount of work that Cornered Rat Software has done to improve the title, those who haven't may just be in for a surprise. Read More.

Operation Flashpoint: Resistance Review (PC)

By Shawn Snider () - 8.4 out of 10

Operation Flashpoint was one of the most successful and realistic action titles released last year, it has won numerous awards including several of our own. Last winter, Codemasters' released the first of what would be several upgrades and additions to the title in the expansion pack entitled Red Hammer. Read More.

Maximum Capacity: Hotel Giant Review (PC)

By Shawn Snider () - 6.0 out of 10

The hugely popular simulation genre has really taken off in the last several years primarily thanks to such titles as RollerCoaster Tycoon and The Sims. Since then, nearly every type of Tycoon title has been released, everything except a hotel oriented tycoon game. Read More.

Hooligans Review (PC)

By Shawn Snider () - 6.4 out of 10

Everyone has heard of Hooligans, those eccentric individuals who often lead to riots throughout the world. Everyone has seen or heard of the violent European soccer riots, it is people like this who cause them. It's no wonder someone didn't think of this idea earlier, we have violent titles like the Grand Theft Auto series so why not one on rioting? Read More.

Jazz and Faust Review (PC)

By Shawn Snider () - 5.9 out of 10

Once a genre featuring many illustrious games, adventure titles have gone through a slow and painful death as graphically enhanced action and simulations have taken precedent. Jazz and Faust takes you back to the time when adventure titles lead the pack in an attempt to spark an interest in the modern gamer, unfortunately the many problems that plague the title do not present much of a compelling argument and as fact will probably be overlooked. Read More.

Ski Park Manager Review (PC)

By Shawn Snider () - 6.6 out of 10

It's hard to believe a title by the name of RollerCoaster Tycoon started the trend back in the late 1990's. The first extremely successful management simulation has spawned many similar titles; often these have proven to be successful. Ski Park Manager takes this approach at a management simulation, but unfortunately, falls a little short of its intended goal. Read More.

Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project Review (PC)

By Shawn Snider () - 7.8 out of 10

Anyone who is familiar with PC shoot-em-up games has heard the name Duke Nukem. Launched in the early 1990's as a shareware title, Duke Nukem quickly rose to be one of the best side scrolling shooters of the period. Soon after this side scrolling adventure, Duke took part in a first person shooter, one of the most groundbreaking titles released at the time. Read More.

Warrior Kings Review (PC)

By Shawn Snider () - 8.0 out of 10

Warrior Kings has been long anticipated by strategy fans worldwide, with authentic real-time strategy gameplay and a new approach on the genre. Unexpectedly, this game has received mixed reactions from gaming fans, some who enjoy the title and others that do not. Read More.