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Spore
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Spore

This game will provide hours of fun. From wars to peace and from germs to creatures. This game is awsome.

by Anne Rees, USA - Sep 8th 2008
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Spore
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SecuRom DRM Cripples this Game

I was really disappointed when I learned that EA had failed to remove SecuRom from the final release of Spore. This DRM scheme is unfortunately an extreme example of companies treating paying customers like criminals, while the criminals with their DRM free pirated copies get a better overall user experience.

I really wanted to give you $50 EA, but I'm sorry I just can't. Please send EA the right message about DRM and refuse to purchase this game.

by Noel Rosenthal, USA - Sep 8th 2008
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Jack Keane
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ONE OF THE BEST YET

This game is fun, delightful, clever and totally absorbing. It's similar to Ankh but much more creative, funny and challenging. It's true that most of the game is done for you with the story line, (beautifully done) and the dialogue which does give you some options but makes it constantly engaging. The graphics are amazing. A lot of the puzzles are difficult I found and could not possibly have finished it without a walkthrough. But if you have the patience I do not have and think outside the box it's possible. Who would think to put a "smoking pipe" on a "bunch of wasps" in a "cereal bowl" on a "ledge" you don't even know is there. Brilliant!! The characters are great and likable so I had fun and found myself smiling and laughing which I've never experienced in a game. I LOVED IT!!!

The game is long which I love because like a good book you can hardly wait to get back to it.

Jeanne in San Francisco

by Jeanne Dower, USA - Sep 8th 2008
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Jack Keane
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Good game in theory but marred by technical problems!

This game is a great little adventure for those who loved the Monkey Island series of games... Not quite as refined or as brilliant in its humour, but a very nice, entertaining, game nonetheless. Which makes it all the more infuriating when you discover that there is a glitch in the game that means that, if you're unlucky and come across it, you cannot progress beyond a certain point in the game as one of the objects you need is strangely missing. This was a known issue in the windows version and unfortunately appears to have been ported over. Hopefully a patch is forthcoming soon?

by Felix von Reiswitz, England - Sep 8th 2008
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Kult: Heretic Kingdoms
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Give it a shot!

OK.... so the graphics are yesteryear... and it's a tad simplistic compared to other games.

But in the end, that really didn't matter. Just like dating a girl who isn't a cheerleader, at first you're feeling ify about her. But after a while you realize you really like her!

So I say give it a shot if you like adventure/RPG games...

by Ando Sonenblick, USA - Aug 23rd 2008
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Blood Ties
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Don't waste your money here

This is 100% a search game. Nothing else. No levels of difficulty, no animated characters - zip. I have to say that I'm glad I'm already a fan of the TV show. Because if I'd played this first - I would have never watched it. I'm usually a pretty lenient reviewer, but in this case I spent $20 for a very boring, monotonous game. Don't buy this one.

by Encee, USA - Aug 23rd 2008
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Yard Sale Junkie
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Needs more work

The graphics in this game leave a lot to be desired. Something that anyone could do with cut and paste. The gameplay isn't much better, for a hidden object game it really doesn't help if the object is actually hidden behind another object. This game needs more work.

by Jessica Simmonds, Australia - Aug 19th 2008
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Puzzle Quest
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This game rocks but...

I love this game! It takes some thought and is almost like a RPG. You can build your own citadels and attack other cities while going on quests and trying to figure out who is controlling the bad guys.... but.... after playing almost continuously for a couple of days, the game will now not play. It loads and then you can play for all of 3 seconds before it just quits with no warning. Very annoying and am hoping to figure out the problem soon. Other than this very annoying problem , this is a very cool game and worth the money... if it will work!

by Carolyn Owen, USA - Aug 19th 2008
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StoneLoops of Jurassica
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Sweet game - Viciously addictive

StoneLoops of Jurassica seems, at first, to be a nice little puzzle/arcade game. The graphics are crisp, colorful, and clear, and the background music is . . . well . . . pleasant, just like it's supposed to be. When you first start to play, it will probably remind you of the classic game, Zuma,. They both have little round balls snaking along a path that leads to a dragon who's just waiting to eat them. If you let even one of the balls fall into his mouth, you lose that round. And, of course, the levels get harder and harder to finish. Fortunately you can retry each round since there are no "lives" to be lost in this game. And that's what makes it addictive. Every time I failed to clear a board, I automatically hit the "retry" button because I knew I'd figure out the best strategy the next time (or maybe the time after, whatever ) and before I knew it, an hour had flown by. So, like I said, this is a sweet little game and will be fun for all ages. But I suggest you make sure the kids have finished their homework before starting a game. Oh, and don't play it at work or you'll never get that report done. Don't say I didn't warn you.

by Sheila Greenberg, USA - Aug 19th 2008
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Crumb
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Why isn't this game #1?

This game is seemingly simple at first...but then the real fun begins! My daughter and I had a fantastic time trying to get from level to level and trust me there were many times we were stuck! This game is as fun as it is challenging to the cerebellum. Why isn't it the top game on the list of popular games is what I'd like to know. Because unlike the endless run of sim, hidden object puzzles and the like, casual gaming has gotten rather boring. Not with Crumb. You get great challenging game play, the best personalized tech support I've ever had and many hours of challenging fun. I hope Crumb 2 comes out soon and is even harder than the first.

by Linda Rosenfield, USA - Aug 17th 2008
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Haunted Hotel
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Avoid

This game blew. Total play time: 7 mins. I was bored out of my mind.

by Millner, USA - Aug 15th 2008
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Haunted Hotel
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free trial not even worth it

It's basically a hidden object game connected by a "story".

However, there is way too much text. I I am more inclined to read the stories than most people, but this was awful writing. Not only was it awful in that it was boring and stupid, but it looks like they didn't even run it through a basic spell/grammar check.

Don't waste your time. There are better hidden object games out there.

by Chris Babcock, USA - Aug 12th 2008
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Biofilm
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Bio Film?

Ebert would give this film a thumbs down. Figuring out how to play is a trial and error process at best. There is no tutorial, the "How to Play" info takes you out of the game and onto Biofilm's website (how convenient for them!), and, without a mouse, the controls using the keyboard only are virtually (pun intended) impossible - so laptop users beware. As for the graphics, simple line drawings of circles are all you get, although I'll give them a half point for using a heavy dark line, so yeay? And the background music? Well, a New Age chorus singing "Ahhhh-ahhhhh-ahhhh" is really just background noise. All in all, someone MUST like this game, or it wouldn't still be here, but it's certainly not me.

by Sheila Greenberg, USA - Aug 12th 2008
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Women's Murder Club: Death In Scarlet
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Worst game EVER!

I have been an avid "casual" gamer for quite sometime and probably download 1 or 2 games a week. I'm an old nerd. Anyway, this was the most repetitive, boring, waste of money. It was as if it were written and programmed for and by 8 year olds. It's not the least bit challenging if you like puzzles....it's plain stupid if you like Patterson's stories and it's programmed so badly that I think the programmers literally phoned this in from home. It's a very short game. Just when you clinch the killer by the way my download crashed every time. And trust me there was no way I was going to waste more time re-doing an already stupid and tedious level a THIRD time. UGH! I want my time and money back. Can you tell I hated it. I've never bothered to write a review before. I'll write some positive reviews on the good games too. Hate to just be negative!

by Linda Rosenfield, USA - Aug 12th 2008
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Supercow
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I love this game

This game runs beautifully on my Penryn MacBook Pro (2.6 ghz). The graphics are just stunnng beautiful, detailed backgrounds and 3 or 4-level parallax scrolling. If you like old-style Mario/Sonic-type side-scrolling platform games, ad if your Mac's specs are up to it (seems this game really demands an Intel processor) then you'll really like Supercow.
The difficulty level is "easy" for an experienced gamer in this genre, but the levels are deep, large, and very pretty. A fun game... both I and my 7-year-old love playing it together.

by Steven Folberg, USA - Aug 12th 2008
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Haunted Hotel
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Skip this game

Poor graphics and boring game play made me wish I had just skipped the demo. I had hopes for the mini games but was equally bored. The creator needs to go back and redo the game.

by April Ward, USA - Aug 12th 2008
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Depths of Peril
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Great game worth the money

This game at first i was skeptical about it. Yet after playing the demo i liked it, so i bought it. It has many of the elements that i have been looking for in RPG since the Baldurs Gate and Icewind Dale Series. Random Loot, Monsters and Class system. Of course I could wish for more and hope they do deliver that. The Strategy part of it is very well too, having to take over other guilds in order to be number one in the village, Yes it gets old after a while. Yet one thing that stands out is the modding you can modify the game to your taste I.E make drops appear more frequent or less, Random town attacks to fend off. I say spend 20 dollars this game will have you coming back for more and more.

by John Clayborne, USA - Aug 12th 2008
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Fable: The Lost Chapters
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Amazing

This game was worth every cent period. If you don't have this game and are thinking about buying it- do it. I've had this game for about a week now and keep playing it over and over. I don't think I'll ever get tired of playing it. Your choices and actions directly determine everything. This game is a must have!

by Nathan chips, USA - Aug 12th 2008
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Spandex Force
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Enjoyed it

I really liked a lot of this game. It was not to hard to complete, but still challenging. It was refreshing to find something not full of witchcraft and magic for a change. I will not buy a game with all that stuff in it. This was about super heros and their rivals. I bought it and would let my kids play it.

by Caperica, USA - Aug 10th 2008
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Super Tile Sudoku
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It's just bad Sudoku

I am a good Sudoku player. I easily solve Expert puzzles in books and magazines and I love the game. So when I report that this version of Sudoku is very badly implemented, I just want to assure you about the quality of my review and the lack of quality of this game. The tiles are essentially multi-colored in an attempt to make them look 3-D. They also have rounded corners and edges which, when they are close to the game borders and the inner grid lines, makes them look like clumps of colors and shapes The font of the numbers themselves give them a rounded "blobby" look which them difficult to read as the board is filled in. And then, to make the visual aspect of the game just a little more challenging, the background color matches the starting game numbers. But the most important complaint of all is the lack of unique solutions. My first game in the free demo download was in the Easy mode and last four numbers were playable in several combinations, ALL of which were correct, but the computer program would only accept one of the versions and marked the others, erroneously I might add, as wrong. Not only does this annoy the regular level player, but a starting level player would easily think that they were at fault, making the game much less fun.

by Sheila Greenberg, USA - Aug 10th 2008
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