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Friday, December 31, 2010

A Year of Gaming: 2010 Edition

I have a lot of time to think about the games I'd like to play. For the first time in a long while, I can finally put all other hobbies to rest and focus on video games. The year started out with a focus on poker but things quickly changed. I rekindled my love of games, putting aside all other hobbies (and a lot of sleep) to over-indulge in my long-lived addiction.

You'll find the complete list of games that I played in 2010. It was a great year for games! I got through well over forty games during the year when I'd originally hoped to finish about ten games. Like I said: it was a great year for gaming!



  1. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2: Super heroes and villains fighting a civil war! Over-the-top fusion powers that lay waste to entire armies! Deadpool and Wolverine slicing and dicing their way through defenseless opposition! What a great game!
    [Status: Complete]

  2. Assassin's Creed II: Unbelievably great game! I picked up every last achievement that AC2 had to offer. I even bought the two downloadable sequences and the hidden Templar lairs. Assassin's Creed II sets the bar pretty high for any other games set for release this year!
    [Status: Complete]

  3. Lego Batman: It's Batman! It's Lego! A great little game that focuses more on fun than challenge. These Lego games are pretty damned good!
    [Status: Complete]

  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: A friend lent me Modern Warfare 2 when he found himself too busy playing Bad Company 2. I generally don't buy many first-person shooters myself - especially those with a bias towards the military. I enjoyed the first Modern Warfare. And I really enjoyed this sequel! I liked the story, characters, set pieces, graphics, voice acting, and gameplay. Modern Warfare 2 is a brilliant game and a fitting end to Infinity Ward's involvement in the Call of Duty series.
    [Status: Complete]

  5. Brutal Legend: The adventure of Eddie Riggs battling evil across a heavy metal landscape took me by surprise. I never imagined playing this game due to its RTS elements. To call this game an RTS is flat-out wrong. Brutal Legend was a hilarious adventure with a bunch of epic battles thrown in to keep players on their toes and rocking hard. I loved this game!
    [Status: Complete]

  6. Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time: This is probably the best Ratchet and Clank game ever made though it's a very close tie with Insomniac's debut Ratchet and Clank title released back in 2002. I loved the story, characters, graphics, VO, and gameplay. An amazing game and a testament to the fact that games don't need to be "mature" to be excellent and unforgettable!
    [Status: Complete]

  7. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: A friend lent me his copy of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. After letting it collect dust for a few weeks, I finally gave the game a shot. I played for about two hours and that was enough for me. The game feels a lot like one of those Gundam games or something. Big robots blowing up other robots on a landscape of unidentifiable buildings and streets all devoid of life. The only good thing about my experience with the game was the time I spent watching the "Dinobots" episode from the 80's Transformers animated series.
    [Status: Complete]

  8. Metal Gear Solid 4: I promised myself that I'd finally play it this year. This is the third time that my friend's lent me his copy of the game. I won't give it back again without playing it. Plus, I've already installed it on my PS3 hard drive.
    [Status: Complete]

  9. Final Fantasy XIII: I never thought that I'd be able to finish a Final Fantasy game after starting a family. My day to day life is pretty busy but that didn't stop me from putting in the 70+ hours to finish this game. I really enjoyed Final Fantasy XIII: it's a tremendous game and innovates successfully on the age-old J-RPG genre of gaming. I'm quite happy that I took the time to play this game and look forward to future Final Fantasy titles.
    [Status: Complete]

  10. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10: What's not to like about video game golf? It's all the excitement of real-life golf without the inclement weather, bugs, or lines to tee off! This latest iteration of the EA Sports golf franchise comes packed with 16 courses, 64 Tournament Challenges, daily and weekly live tournaments against the best players in the world, and more achievements and trophies than you could possibly imagine!  This is an awesome game that will keep me busy until the release of Tiger Woods 12 (or possibly Tiger Woods 13).

    Update: And I'm finished with Tiger Woods 10. I wanted to get all the trophies but I don't have the time or the patience necessary to take on the GamerNet challenges or online earnings trophies. Great game but I've had my fix of console golf for now. One good thing that came out of playing TW10 is that I've finally remembered why I love playing golf. I'll try and hit the links in real life more often...perhaps after shelling out a bit of cash for a new set of clubs.
    [Status: Complete]

  11. Tales of Monkey Island: I tried playing Tales of Monkey Island on PC when it was first released in 2009. Unfortunately, my laptop's crappy video card could not handle the graphical intensity of this hilarious piratey adventure set in the Carribean. I love the Monkey Island series and Tales is living up to the Monkey Island legacy. Tales of Monkey Island is funny, witty, charming, and just as good as I'd hoped. If you haven't played Tales of Monkey Island, I can't recommend it enough.
    [Status: Complete]

  12. Mass Effect: I finished playing Mass Effect a couple of years ago. Last Friday, I finally decided that play its sequel, Mass Effect 2, later this year. I also went out and ordered a brand new retail copy the original Mass Effect (Platinum Hits edition). You see, I deleted my original Mass Effect game save. I can't remember why but what's done is done. I've decided to 100% Mass Effect before tackling Mass Effect 2. I'll need to complete 2.5 playthroughs to finish this sucker off but it'll be worth it. I really enjoyed the original Mass Effect and I can't wait to get back on board with Shephard and crew.

    Update: I've finished Mass Effect with 100% completion. This is one of the best games I've ever played and can't recommend it enough. You're looking at around 80-90 hours to pick up all 1200 achievement points but it's worth it! Mass Effect was awesome!
    [Status: Complete]

  13. Mass Effect 2: I finished off Mass Effect 2. What a game! It definitely improves greatly on much of the original Mass Effect. However, I sometimes wished that the combat were a little more RPG-like and a less like a shooter. Overall, Mass Effect 2 was a masterpiece! I'm looking forward to finishing the game a second time on Insanity Mode. I'm undecided about sticking with my Adept or trying something a little better suited to the specifics of beating enemies on Insanity.
    [Status: Complete]

  14. DeathSpank: This game was described as "Monkey Island meets Diablo". Read that line again: Monkey Island meets Diablo?!! That sounds awesome, right?! Unfortunately, the truth is that Deathspank is a somewhat-funny, somewhat-fun hack 'n slash game. I spent roughly 10 hours playing the game through and collecting all possible trophies. The first 5 hours were entertaining and funny; the last 5 hours were a grind. Jokes got a little stale, the action got a little tedious, and the game started to drag. Deathspank certainly had a lot of promise but failed to live up to the hype. I'd placed the game so high on a pedestal that I'd have been surprised had Deathspank lived up to my expectations.

    Overall, Deathspank was fun and I appreciate the easy trophies. But I'm quite happy to put this game behind me and move on. Whether or not it's worth $15 is not for me to decide. I'm happy I played it and appreciate the discounted price.
    [Status: Complete]

  15. Red Dead Redemption: Red Dead Redemption is one of the best games I've ever played. Graphics, gameplay, and VO were the best I've ever seen in a sandbox game. Every mission had a purpose for existing in the world of Red Dead Redemption. Every character met in the game world felt real and alive. Honestly, this is a terrific game and one that I plan on playing again on my PS3 when I get the chance. Rockstar Games really hit one out of the park with this one. It goes to show that you can make a AAA title without resorting on controversy and sex to move the plot along.
    [Status: Complete]

  16. Overlord: After putting off Overlord for a couple of years, I finally played the game. I was surprised that I enjoyed it as much as I did. It's a solid RTS/RPG/Action hybrid. It didn't really amaze me at any point but the gameplay was challenging and interesting. Even the story ended up playing out nicely. All in all, a solid game that I think most gamers would enjoy. I'm looking forward to playing Overlord II later this year.
    [Status: Complete]

  17. BioShock 2: I really enjoyed the first BioShock but have held off on playing the sequel. Different development teams and an emphasis on multiplayer (at least in the marketing material) did little to peak my interest in revisiting Rapture. But with a bargain basement price of $25 on Amazon, I finally pulled the trigger and picked up a copy of this game. I really hope that it does not disappoint.

    UPDATE: I finished BioShock 2. It was a great game! I might even go so far as to say that it was better than the original BioShock. I thought the story was very good and the gameplay was a ton of fun. I highly recommend BioShock 2!
    [Status: Complete]

  18. Heavy Rain: I've held off playing David Cage's Heavy Rain: this is a wrong I plan on correcting before the year's up. Despite my fears and misgivings about the game, it's hard to call myself a gamer without giving Heavy Rain a shot. I'm anxious to see how the story plays out and how the decisions I make will shape the story. Whether or not I take Cage's suggestion of playing the game once and once only remains to be seen. As much as I respect Cage's artistic vision and his desire for each and every decision to have true impact, I can't help but pull back the curtain and see the different outcomes of the story. I'm not sure when I'll play Heavy Rain. I think my retail pricing sweet spot for Heavy Rain is $35.
    [Status: Complete]

  19. Battlefield Bad Company 2: I managed to get my hands on a copy of Battlefield Bad Company 2. I really enjoyed the first Bad Company game, despite catching a nasty bout of stomach flu towards the end of my playthrough. The thought of Bad Company no longer makes me sick to my stomach so I'm all set for this sequel. I won't be trying the multiplayer component at all because I don't have an Xbox Live Gold membership (damn you Microsoft). Hopefully the single player campaign delivers the thrills and spills that I remember from the first game.

    UPDATE: Single-player campaign was short but sweet. I really like the Bad Company series of games. One of the few combat-themed games that I really enjoy story-wise (the other being the Modern Warfare series).
    [Status: Complete]

  20. NHL 2K7: NHL 2K7 was the first game I ever played on my 360. I remember firing it up while sitting beside my very-pregnant wife. She looked over and said the graphics didn't look that good. And then my wife went into labour. After nearly four years, I finally got around to playing NHL 2K7 a second time. My goal was to beat the MGC average gamerscore of 98.65 GamerPoint on the game. I accomplished this feat by beating the Chicago Blackhawks by a score of 17-1 on Pro difficulty using my Ottawa Senators. My final tally for NHL 2K7 is 110 GamerPoint which suits me just fine. It feels good to finally put this game behind me.
    [Status: Complete]

  21. Madden NFL 07: I know the rules of football and the general strategies behind the game. But I'm not an avid NFL fanatic. I find it hard to cheer for teams unless they're my hometown team and Ottawa does not have an NFL team. We had a CFL team on a number of occasions but the CFL sucks. If you're going to watch football, it's NFL or nothing.

    My only goal with Madden NFL 07 was to beat the MGC average gamerscore of 114.53 GamerPoint for this game. I actually picked up 250 GamerPoint doing little more than simulating a whole slew of games. I could have tried to simulate the full 30 franchise seasons and earn a bunch of achievement points without trying but where's the fun in that? I guess the same could be said about simulating my way through the first four franchise seasons. I just didn't want to get rid of Madden NFL 07 without at least firing it up once.
    [Status: Complete]

  22. MLB 2K7: And here we have another outdated sports game kicking around my game collection. It has no resale value but I'd hate to throw the game away without giving it a shot. My goal with MLB 2K7 is to beat the MGC average gamerscore of 228.47 GamerPoint. This isn't an impossible task thanks to the game's many options to boost individual player stats. But this won't be a walk in the park either. I find the controls to be very confusing and overly complicated. I understand baseball but had trouble executing anything in game. Hopefully I'll get MLB 2K7 done quickly. I need to free up some shelf space...

    UPDATE: I made changes to the players' stats on the team I chose to play (NYC) and easily picked up a large number of achievements in a single game on Pro difficulty. It's not as satisfying to earn achievements without having to try very hard. Then again, I never wanted to play this game in the first place. Oh well, MLB 2K7 is finally done.
    [Status: Complete]

  23. The Club: I picked up a copy of The Club for my Xbox 360 a couple years ago. I think I won the item off eBay for a scant $10. I finally played The Club and enjoyed it. I wish I had a little more time (or fewer games) to get the most out of this fast-paced and stylish shooter.
    [Status: Complete]

  24. Just Cause 2: I loved the first Just Cause! The sequel is a huge and vastly entertaining sandbox game that encourages players to cause as much chaos and mayhem as possible. And due to my OCD nature, I'm shooting for near 100% completion in this game. I will attempt to complete (ie. 100%) all settlements in the game. I'll be playing Just Cause 2 for a while!
    [Status: Complete]

  25. Dead Space: You ever play one of those games that is a lot of fun...but a little too scary to play at night? That's Dead Space in a nutshell for me. I'm a big chicken when it comes to scary movies or games. That's a real shame because I'm also fascinated by the survival-horror (or survival-action) games. Dead Space is the latest game in my list of great games too scary to enjoy. I'm hoping that I'll be able to finish this game off by the end of the year...

    UPDATE: I finally finished Dead Space and it was one of the most horrific games that I've ever had the pleasure of playing. Scary sh*t, to be sure...

    [Status: Complete]

  26. The Secret of Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge: I have always loved the "Monkey Island" games. I think my favourite in the series is "The Curse of Monkey Island". Of course, any of the Monkey Island games are incredibly fun and hilarious. I will be picking up the TSMI2SE:LR (is it just me or is that title way too long?) HD remake on the PSN when it gets released sometime in the next few months.

    UPDATE: I finally finished Monkey Island 2 today. Also just realized that I never finished this game back in my old PC-gaming days either. Why? It's hard. Way too hard. I used the "hint" button non-stop. I became numb to it. I pushed it like a junkie looking for his next fix. Thankfully, I have no shame and no problem admitting that I'm a filthy adventure-game cheater. Phew. Funny game though. And great ending...even if it was a little unexpected.
    [Status: Complete]

  27. Crackdown 2: I really enjoyed the first Crackdown. While I have some reservations about this sequel, my curiosity has gotten the better of me. I've only just started playing Crackdown 2. I like what I see so far though I'm a little concerned that the novelty will wear off too quickly. There are almost too many enemies and the gameplay seems a little too "twitch". Perhaps I'm remembering Crackdown a little too fondly? The one good thing I will say about Crackdown 2 is that the explosions are cool. I like the stylized look of the character models and environments too...even if they represent only a slight improvement over the original Crackdown.

    UPDATE: Finished Crackdown 2. It's a pretty good game but it does grow a little repetitive towards the end. I disliked most of the "beacon" missions in the game. Why make the game center on an annoying "escort mission" mechanic? I'm glad I played Crackdown 2 and I'm very happy to be done with it. I'm hoping that Crackdown 3 - should it ever be made - drops the beacon missions and focuses solely on the mass destruction of Pacific City and its criminal element.
    [Status: Complete]

  28. Limbo: I couldn't resist jumping in playing Limbo as soon as it was downloaded to my puny 20 gig Xbox 360 hard drive. I don't know what to say about this game. It's visually stunning in a minimalist sense. There's no colour and everything is dark but it's also an incredible looking game. Atmosphere and gameplay are both top-notch as well. Very interesting and very addictive! I'm looking forward to finding out what the game is about. All I know right now is that I'm required to keep moving to the right while avoiding drowning, traps, and other accidental deaths on every screen.

    UPDATE: Limbo was short but sweet. The game's atmosphere was terrific. The puzzles were designed in such a way that the ultimate solutions were never too hard and never felt "cheap". A solid game well worth your MS points.
    [Status: Complete]

  29. Pure: It's SSX Tricky meets some form of ATV-Racing-Game. I don't really care about ATVs. But give me the option to pull off crazy, death-defying, and totally unrealistic/impossible stunts and I'm game! Honestly - it doesn't get much better than taking a jump and flying through the air hundreds of feet above the ground while pulling off crazy break-dancing moves on an ATV. Pure is a fun game that I'll be happy to enjoy off and on over the next few months (or longer).

    UPDATE: Done with Pure for now...but I'll probably be back when the mood strikes.
    [Status: Complete]

  30. Alpha Protocol: I like RPGs. I like espionage. Alpha Protocol seems like the perfect fit! Despite some concerns over the game's overall quality and polish, I'm still looking forward to giving Alpha Protocol a shot.

    UPDATE: Finished Alpha Protocol. I was pleasantly surprised by this game that critics seemed intent to discredit. Despite some questionable and faulty gameplay mechanics, Alpha Protocol is a great game. It's fun to feel like real spy.
    [Status: Complete]

  31. Borderlands: I've spent a lot of time playing Borderlands over the past twelve months. I really love this game. I love it so much that I've ordered myself the Xbox 360 version along with three out of four DLC packs (no Underdome for me). While ordering the discounted DLC on the PS3, I got a hankering to play some Borderlands right away (my 360 version is in the mail). So I fired up Borderlands on my PS3 and picked up my first-ever Platinum trophy.

    I'm looking forward to a whole lot more Borderlands on my 360...
    [Status: Complete]

  32. Splinter Cell: Conviction: I've never been a huge fan of the Splinter Cell series. I've tried each of the Splinter Cell games but have yet to finish a single one. I plan on remedying the situation with Splinter Cell: Conviction. I'm going to play this game through to the end on the Realistic setting because I want a challenge. I also happen to need at least 355 GamerPoint to beat the average gamerscore recorded by other 360 owners.

    I played the first two levels of the game on Rookie difficulty to give me a taste of what is to come. I'll be restarting the game on the Realistic difficulty setting and giving this game a solid shot over the next week or so.

    UPDATE: Finished Conviction somewhere around the 12 hour mark. I enjoyed this game much more than I thought I would. The "Mark and Execute" mechanic really won me over. Good job by Ubisoft on making the Splinter Cell series a little more exciting.
    [Status: Complete]

  33. Hellboy: The Science of Evil: I got this game cheap and the achievements are easy. I also liked the Hellboy movies and have considered picking up some Hellboy comics as well. So why shouldn't I give this game a try? I'm not expecting very much so it shouldn't be too hard to surpass my expectations.

    UPDATE: Finished Hellboy. It was mindless. And it wasn't very fun. Most importantly (spoiler alert): there isn't even an end-game cinematic save for a 10 second bit of ridiculous fluff. Thoroughly disappointing game...

    [Status: Complete]

  34. Borderlands (360): I just finished playing Borderlands on my PS3 so why not start again from scratch on my 360! This game is awesome. Nothing better than kicking back with a beer and blowing through a bunch of skags and badass burning psychos! Borderlands has got to be one of the best games ever made!

    UPDATE: I've finished off the main story and Zombie Island DLC with my Siren character. I'm now ready to tackle General Knoxx and Revolution both online and offline. What an incredible game! Honestly, I've pumped well over 50 hours into Borderlands and can't get enough!

    UPDATE #2: I finished off most of the General Knoxx DLC before being stopped from finishing due to a glitch involving an armory and a giant steel door that keeps closing on me. I'm giving up on finishing Playthrough 1 and will instead focus on starting fresh in Playthrough 2 with my level 44 Siren. I'll also be playing Borderlands online with a friend on a regular basis.
    [Status: Paused]

  35. Assassin's Creed Brotherhood: I'm a sucker for the Assassin's Creed series of games. I don't usually pay full retail prices for games; I'd be broke if I did. But slapping down $70 for Brotherhood seems like a really good investment to me. I'll have a full 20-30 hour single-player campaign which I may end up playing twice to pick up all achievements. And there is a nifty multiplayer mode that will allow me to hunt down my adversaries and stab them to death. Sounds brutal...but also sounds incredibly fun.

    UPDATE: I've got my copy of Brotherhood waiting for me at home. I didn't have a chance to play at all after buying the game. That's the problem with being a grown-up: I've got the money but not enough time to enjoy it. I look forward to playing a bunch of Assassin's Creed tonight!

    UPDATE: Finished off Brotherhood's single-player campaign. Great game if a little derivative from previous iterations of the Assassin's Creed series. There are enough changes made to the AC-formula to make this game seem fresh at times. Story and gameplay were both excellent. I can't wait for the forthcoming Assassin's Creed III!
    [Status: Complete]

  36. Alan Wake: I'm not a huge fan of horror-survival games. And yet, I keep playing them. Alan Wake intrigues me for a number of reasons. Honestly, the biggest draw for me is the fact that I've been waiting to see this game for many years now. I like the fact that the main character is a writer. I like the whole "darkness" stuff and the freaky poltergeist sh*t that dots the game's story. My only concern is that this game may be a little too creepy for me. I'm not a big fan of the dark, forests, or chainsaw-wielding psychotic lumberjacks. This game could leave me with substantial psychological scarring...

    Update: I've finished off the first six episodes included in the retail package for Alan Wake. I've got both The Signal and The Writer downloaded to my Xbox 360. I'm just taking a break from this high-paced thriller to take in some other games. You know, other games that don't have me running through the woods at night while being chased by a pack of shadowy lumberjacks and possessed bulldozers...

    Update: Finished off Alan Wake's two DLC episodes: The Signal and The Writer. Great finish to an incredible game. Alan Wake was a little horrifying at times but I appreciated the game's slant towards the action-side of horror games. The game was creepy but when push came to shove, Alan Wake could hold his own against a horde of Taken. The controls were surprisingly tight. Alan Wake was a great game!
    [Status: Complete]

  37. CSI: Deadly Intent: My wife and I enjoy watching CSI together. Despite the seemingly morbid nature of the show, CSI is a great show with enough comedy, drama, and action to keep things entertaining. Despite the universally poor reviews that Ubisoft's CSI games have received from critics, I find the games deliver just enough of the CSI-experience to keep fans of the series happy.

    Update: Currently nearing the conclusion of my first case, Broken Hearted.
    Update #2: Working on third case - Last Gasp. Going for 100% skill on this one...
    [Status: Complete]

  38. 3-On-3 NHL Arcade: A great little arcade-y version of hockey. I like the 3-on-3 hockey, fast-paced action, and quick scoring found in this quick 'n dirty EA title. The power-ups are fun and keep things light. I'm not sure how much longevity this game has but I'm enjoying my time with the game. Even tried an online match...got smoked 11-2 in under 3 minutes.
    [Status: Now Playing]

  39. Trials HD: Who would've thought that I could get addicted to stunt bike stage challenges? Trials HD is an unexpectedly terrific title. I got the game on sale but it's well worth full price. I'll probably be playing this game for a long, long while...assuming I don't get too frustrated with some of the extreme tracks. There are definitely some mind-boggling moments that crop up in the game. Awesome, awesome XBLA title!
    [Status: Now Playing]

  40. Pinball FX2: I decided to pick up the Marvel Pinball pack for Pinball FX 2. What a great game! I love software pinball and Pinball FX 2 is really delivering. I really love the Marvel theme to the tables I've purchased. I'm looking forward to spending a lot of time playing pinball over the holidays!

    UPDATE: I ended up buying all 17 of the Pinball FX2 tables and adding a whole lot of Giant Bomb pinball fanatics to my friend list. I have some very, very tough scores and players to beat if I want to take top spot on any table leaderboards. It's going to be a very Merry Pinbal Christmas for me!
    [Status: Now Playing]

  41. Spider-Man: Web of Shadows: I wasn't expecting much from this latest Spider-Man game. But after spending a couple of hours with the game, I'm hopefully optimistic. Combat controls and the game's camera seem much better than in previous games (Spider-Man 3 implemented these things very poorly). Voice acting seems reasonable though ho-hum graphics really detract from any sense of realism. I will say that the Spider-Man character model looks pretty good though.

    All in all, I'm looking forward to spending some time as Spidey. After playing Hellboy, I doubt that I'll be disappointed with my time spent web-slinging around New York.

    UPDATE: Well, Santa didn't bring me any games this year. I'd be sad were it not for the awesome presents that I did find under the tree. I'll be finishing off Web of Shadows in the next couple of days.

    UPDATE: Web of Shadows was a pretty good game though it did drag towards the end. In fact, if it weren't for the inclusion of Spider-Man and other Marvel Comics staples, I'd have sworn I was playing Prototype. That's not a good thing...
    [Status: Complete]

  42. X-Men Origins: Wolverine: Talk about a super hero game! Raven Software did an incredible job with X-Men Origins: Wolverine. It only took me three days to finish the game which is a near-record for me! I loved everything about the game - especially the gameplay! I usually get tired of playing brawler-type games; Wolverine is different. The fight mechanics and graphics are so amazing that I found myself eagerly awaiting the next big fight. Enemies pouring into the room? Bullets flying? Giant boss creatures looking to take me out? Awesome! Bring it on! Honestly - if you like video games, you owe it to yourself to give this game a try, bub! Snikt!
    [Status: Complete]


I'll be back in 2011 with a whole new list of games to get through! First up on the new playlist? Check back next week to find out!

Happy New Year!

2 comments:

Terrie said...

Not interested in the new Splinter Cell?

Klopzi said...

Terrie -

I've played a couple of the Splinter Cell games but never finished them. On paper, the Splinter Cell games seem great: cool spy gear, great stealth gameplay, insta-kills, cool weapons, and engaging storylines.

But in practice, I always find that I lose interest 4-5 missions into the games.

Don't get me wrong: if the publishers sent me the game, I'd probably play it and love it (free is always better). Otherwise, SC: Conviction is a pass barring glowing review scores.

Thanks for stopping by!