Shawn Snider

Reviews By Shawn Snider

Empire Earth Review (PC)

By Shawn Snider () - 9.4 out of 10

With so many real time strategy games available, it is hard to choose one in which to purchase. Most are very alike in general gameplay and features, but Empire Earth is different, allowing players to engage in combat over a time span of 500,000 years, from the days of cavemen to the future with Nano bots. Read More.

Patrician II Review (PC)

By Shawn Snider () - 8.1 out of 10

Welcome to the world of the trader, where your goal is to become profitable and eventually, climb the ladder of success to the rank of a Patrician. Published by Strategy First and developed by Ascaron, Patrician II places you in the role of an early 1300's trader with a very important task at hand. Read More.

Max Payne Review (PC)

By Shawn Snider () - 9.7 out of 10

Every so often a game comes around of such magnitude, such brilliance, that it changes the PC gaming community as a whole. Developed by Remedy Games and Published by Gathering of Developers and 3DRealms, Max Payne is the most brilliant game since Half-Life, and that is a very hefty achievement. Read More.

Waterloo: Napoleon's Last Battle Review (PC)

By Shawn Snider () - 7.6 out of 10

Almost everybody has heard of Napoleon; the French Emperor who became the most powerful dictator in France during the Seventeenth and Eighteenth centuries. Napoleon was a military genius, but in his last battle at Waterloo against the British and Prussian armies he was defeated. Read More.

Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis Review (PC)

By Shawn Snider () - 9.0 out of 10

A large number of war games and first person shooters are available for the PC, each having unique traits and storylines. Published by Codemasters and developed by Bohemia Interactive, Operation Flashpoint is based around the Cold War in 1985 between the United States and the Soviet Union. Read More.

Europa Universalis Review (PC)

By Shawn Snider () - 8.5 out of 10

Have you ever dreamt of changing the past? Ever wondered what it would be like if Napoleon never existed? Published by Strategy First and developed by Paradox Entertainment, Europa Universalis is a hardcode strategy title that sends players in to the past to control a nation and attempt to dominate central Europe. Read More.

Cossacks: European Wars Review (PC)

By Shawn Snider () - 9.3 out of 10

Age of Empires is the first thing that came to mind when I originally saw this title. The graphics looked similar, the interface looked similar, and the overall design looked almost the same. After playing with this title for awhile I can say unequivocally that it is not Age of Empires. Read More.

World War II Online: Blitzkrieg Review (PC)

By Shawn Snider () - 6.5 out of 10

My first impressions of World War II Online are that the game would allow players to quickly and easily join battles within WWII, and fight until death took its toll. Players could then quickly respawn and continue to battle. Unfortunately, loading is not quick, often taking up to ten minutes just to load the game. Read More.

Leadfoot Review (PC)

By Shawn Snider () - 9.0 out of 10

Dirt Track Racing is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of Ratbag Games. They are widely known for their excellent dirt racing simulations of the past, but now they have tried something new, something a little different, and it has proven to be a great success. Read More.

4x4 Evolution Review (PC)

By Shawn Snider () - 8.1 out of 10

If you have ever owned any type of SUV, you have more than likely thought about taking it to the dirt and seeing how well it performs. Very few people actually do this, as you would more than likely be arrested, or destroy your truck. With 4x4 Evolution, there is a way to test those SUV's to their limits, without the worry of destroying a $40,000 piece of equipment. Read More.

Colin McRae Rally 2.0 Review (PC)

By Shawn Snider () - 8.8 out of 10

Rally racing is mainly a European based sporting event, consisting of manufacturer customized stock style cars racing against the clock. Before I began this review, I didn't know much about rally racing as I had never been given the opportunity to watch it due to the limited television coverage of this sport in North America. Read More.

Rally Masters Review (PC)

By Shawn Snider () - 8.7 out of 10

Before I begin this review, I have a question to ask. For the little Rally Racing coverage we actually get in North America, how did we manage to get three top Rally Games to enjoy, including Rally Masters, Colin McRae Rally 2, and Mobil 1 Rally Championship. There must a market for these types of games, but then again, who wouldn't like driving around on the brink of destruction with mud flying through the air behind them? Read More.

NASCAR Racing 4 Review (PC)

By Shawn Snider () - 9.4 out of 10

Papyrus Racing Games is known for its popular line of racing simulations ever since they set the early standard with their original NASCAR Racing, released in 1994. This title was popular from the beginning, with the most advanced physics and damage models to date. Read More.

Delta Force: Land Warrior Review (PC)

By Shawn Snider () - 8.7 out of 10

You are a member of Delta Force, a United States Special Forces unit responsible for some of the most challenging and dangerous anti-terrorist missions on the face of the Earth. Choose from five different Delta Force members, and select a field of expertise, whether it is an explosives expert, or front line gunner. Read More.

Harley Davidson: Wheels of Freedom Review (PC)

By Shawn Snider () - 7.0 out of 10

After a pitiful display, poor graphics, and an overall terrible game in WizardWorks previous Harley Davidson title, Race Across America, they have really stepped up their game in Harley Davidson: Wheels of Freedom. Wheels of Freedom features four separate racecourses, as well as four separate open levels where players can ride wherever they want, similar to the level in Midtown Madness. Read More.