Chad Johnson


Favorite Games:
  • Silent Hill
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Streets of Rage 2

64 games reviewed
66.1 average score
70 median score
50.0% of games recommended

Chad Johnson's Reviews

I've been gaming for as long as I've been old enough to hold a controller. Expert in all things horror but also enjoy fighters, brawlers, and FPS games.
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Sep 8, 2023

By the time the credits rolled, I was exhausted. Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle presents a passable throwback narrative with some key flourishes that showcase the love for the genre that the developers have, but sadly, most of this game misses the mark. It is an action title hiding behind the inkling of survival horror. There really isn’t much here in terms of horror – just some random jump scares here and there that are usually nothing more than a lightbulb exploding or a thud emitting from the room around the corner. Clocking in at just under eight hours (with at least a third of that time being cinematics), with unlimited ammo being the only alternate mode or bonus feature, there isn’t much to do once you’ve finished it.

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The Bridge Curse: Road to Salvation is easily one of the better indie horror games of the past decade. It doesn’t overstay its welcome, has a decent narrative, and has some genuine horror bits if you’re willing to put in the work. I would even argue that Softstar Entertainment would’ve been a better choice to remake Silent Hill 2 after jumping into my first entry from them.

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8 / 10 - EVERSPACE 2
Aug 23, 2023

Everspace 2 isn’t perfection, but much like your favorite kid, it doesn’t need to be. At the end of the day, it’s an enjoyable experience that will give back what you put into it.

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Aug 19, 2023

Deadliest Catch: The Game is easily one of the worst games I have played this year, or any year for that matter. There is literally no redeeming feature here - fans of the show will likely be outraged at how badly the license has been handled, and simulation fans will be let down by the downright broken state this game was released in.

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8 / 10 - Quake II
Aug 18, 2023

At the end of the day, it looks and plays like a game from 1997. This is still a great game, and if this is the only way you can experience it in 2023, I would recommend it – but don’t expect the same level of care that was given to the likes of Doom 64, Quake, or Doom 3. Except for Quake 64. That one still kicks so much ass it almost makes up for the mild shortcomings in the other options.

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Aug 17, 2023

I easily spent more time sitting in lobbies and loading screens than in the actual game. In one instance I cycled through lobby after lobby for more than an hour failing time and time again due to either a disconnect, not enough players, or when I was holding my ground in an attempt to try out the last of the characters I hadn’t got to in my other sessions. The success of the game will likely hinge on how the online community runs with it, and since there isn’t an offline component, there’s a good possibility this will be dead on arrival and will shred your money like a chainsaw to the gut.

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One of the most enjoyable co-op experiences.

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Jul 27, 2023

It scratched the itch I have for more Elden Ring without feeling overly difficult for the sake of being difficult.

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Jul 5, 2023

Layers of Fear is easy to recommend to new players with an affinity for psychological experiences.

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8 / 10 - Full Quiet
Jun 30, 2023

One of the most entertaining modern-retro games I have played in quite some time.

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Jun 20, 2023

About as much fun as an anal probe without consent or anesthesia.

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Jun 11, 2023

Easily the weakest game in the series.

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6 / 10 - Varney Lake
May 4, 2023

The visuals have come a long way from the first entry while keeping the retro visuals intact, almost like going from an Oregon Trail vibe to something that could’ve realistically been released on the Super Nintendo

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7 / 10 - Saga of Sins
Mar 29, 2023

Saga of Sins manages to set itself aside from other Metroidvania-style games thanks to its unique aesthetic that goes all in with the religious themes and throwback gameplay. While it doesn’t get everything right, its sins are minor and could be easily overlooked if you choose to aid Cecil in his journey.

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8 / 10 - Post Void
Mar 27, 2023

At the end of the day Post Void is a budget title that is well deserving of your cash, despite a heavier reliance on luck than true skill. It’s a unique shooter that is addictive as it is frustrating, and with an asking price of less than the cost of a meal at your favorite fast food spot, you could do much worse with your money.

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6 / 10 - Gunscape
Feb 12, 2023

If you are the creative type, you can easily hop into a Minecraft-ish world to quickly make the 90’s era shooter of your dreams, all using legally safe knockoff assets of games such as Turok, Wolfenstein 3D, Quake, Doom, Bioshock, and many others.

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7 / 10 - NEScape!
Jan 13, 2023

Being a point-and-click game developed for a system not really known for this genre, NEScape manages to fit a full-on escape room experience on a cartridge if you still have your old grey beast laying around.

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Jan 12, 2023

This is the video game equivalent of dipping crackers into milk.

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5 / 10 - The Chant
Nov 8, 2022

The most terrifying aspect of The Chant is how broken the end result really is. As a freshman release, it’s a strong one, but it definitely needed some additional polish to be something even remotely playable.

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Oct 22, 2022

The varied set pieces really capture the grimy, gritty nature of the crime that permeated film and TV during the late 90s with a surprising level of detail.

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