Ground Branch Review – Possibly the Next Big Thing for the Tactical Shooter Genre

Ground Branch Blackfoot Studios Over the last couple of decades or so, tactical shooters have generally gone from being tactical to what I call “tac lite.” It’s hard to believe that the original Rainbow Six game came out twenty years ago, spawned from the popularity of Tom Clancy’s long-running series of the same name. By…

Rising Storm 2: Vietnam (Campaign Update) Review – Campaign Mode is a Major Game Changer!

Rising Storm 2: Vietnam Tripwire Interactive My squad mates and I were running through some trenches which snaked their way from the lower areas below Hill 937 to the foot of the hills themselves. We were playing as the United States Army and were going up against the full force of the People’s Army of…

Squad (Alpha Update 11) Review – The Ultimate Combo Between Arcade & MilSim Shooters

Squad Offworld Industries   There are basically two different types of military shooters out there on the market these days. We have the super-arcadey types, such as the Battlefield, Counter-Strike, and Call of Duty franchises, and on the other side you have the more milsim-like titles, such as the Arma series and Escape From Tarkov.…

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds 1.0 Launch Review – Breaking Loose and Breaking New Records

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds 1.0 PUBG Corporation I think this Steam review by a random gamer sums it up quite succinctly: “One, if not THE, most thrilling gaming experience I’ve ever had. Used to take a shower and then do some relaxed gaming after work? With PUBG, game first and then shower – the sweat is real.”…

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Alpha Impressions – There’s a New Sheriff in Town

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Bluehole, Inc. I’d dropped over a sprawling complex of warehouses and office buildings, knowing that the areas containing buildings held the most valuable weapons and survival equipment. As I sliced through the air downwards towards one of the larger warehouses, I scanned to my left and right but couldn’t tell if anyone else…

H1Z1 King of the Kill Review – Unbridled Chaos

H1Z1: King of the Kill Daybreak Studios The zombie/survival horror craze has ebbed in recent times but not if Daybreak Studios has anything to do with it. Their marginally successful zombie fest, H1Z1, was originally one game which offered two separate, and very different experiences. One was more of a pure survival horror game where…

Call of Duty: Black Ops III—A Nonsensical Overload on the Senses

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Treyarch Studios Everyone knows that I am very upfront and vocal in my vehemence and general distain for the Call of Duty franchise. Running around haphazardly like some sort of spastic orangutan, leaping this way and that and shooting at anything that is shiny or moves fast appeals to…