Modern Warfare 3

Modern Warfare 3

There’s nothing fundamentally wrong with Modern Warfare 3, it is clearly a well made game with excellent production values. The problem is it is ultimately more of the same, a sequel to more of the same before it. Bringing nothing new to the table. At least it had a satisfying conclusion to its story.

Alan Wake

Alan Wake

An interesting gameplay mechanic involving shining a torch on your enemies before shooting them – a solid survival horror game with a solid story.

Uncharted 3

Uncharted 3

I was blown away by Uncharted 2, it was my clear game of the year for 2009, so I came into the third game in the series with high expectations. Overall, Naughty Dog delivers on a polished, absolutely beautiful looking game with incredibly high production values – but in the end, I still felt like I liked the second one better.

The bar was high, so to say that a game is not as good as Uncharted 2 by no means makes it a bad game, and Uncharted 3 is not a bad game, it is a very very good game. Unfortunately though, it feels like it is part of a franchise that has already peaked, and it had nowhere else to go. Whereas Uncharted 2 made me marvel at what could be accomplished in this generation of console games, Uncharted 3 had me feeling like we’d reached a limit and that something new and something innovated would be required in the next generation of games to truly take things to the next level.

All that said, if you own a PS3, you really should play this game. But not before you play Uncharted 2…

Gears of War 3

Gears of War 3

Always been a fan of the Gears of War series, and the third game ties up the trilogy brilliant. A polished, well refined game, with excellent graphics and tight gameplay. It also has immense replayability through all its online features. This is the first game where I’ve truly gotten into the online multiplayer side of things. I’m still playing the game to this day and I suspect I’ll be playing plenty more of it for weeks to come. A must have for any Xbox gamer, along with its predecessors.

Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2

Zombies. Lots of zombies. My first properly foray into online co-op multiplayer was with this game, and it’s pretty fun. You really need to work together in order to get through the levels. It was frustrating at times, but overall a good game.