Tim McDonald


101 games reviewed
69.5 average score
70 median score
43.0% of games recommended

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PC Invasion
Tim McDonald

While I can't call The Church in the Darkness bad, it's a disappointingly limited experience. Once the excellent setting and the randomization wear off you're left with a clunky top-down stealth game.

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PC Invasion
Tim McDonald
Apr 27, 2019

Yuppie Psycho offers up a unique, amusing, and genuinely creepy take on survival horror, with some very clever puzzles and a lovely retro aesthetic. Join Sintracorp. KILL THE WITCH.

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PC Invasion
Tim McDonald

The funniest courtroom game finally comes to PC, and it hasn't lost any of its wit, drama, or mind-bending puzzling in the process.

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PC Invasion
Tim McDonald
Feb 25, 2019

An extraordinarily solid mix of racing, platforming, and puzzling your way through stunning and devilish obstacle courses, only let down by the fluff surrounding the core experience.

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PC Invasion
Tim McDonald

It's not the reigning champion of this hybrid genre, but Mage's Initiation is a promising challenger. If sequels expand on the basics shown here, this could well be a series worth watching.

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PC Invasion
Tim McDonald
Dec 3, 2018

Beautiful, explosive, and endlessly creative - but hampered by similarities to its predecessor, some repetitive mission design, and not many leaps forward in its core mechanics.

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PC Invasion
Tim McDonald

Deck Nine have finished off Life is Strange in sterling fashion. Saying farewell to Arcadia Bay with Before the Storm is sad, but the best farewells usually are.

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PC Invasion
Tim McDonald

Deck Nine have finished off Life is Strange in sterling fashion. Saying farewell to Arcadia Bay with Before the Storm is sad, but the best farewells usually are.

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PC Invasion
Tim McDonald
Nov 2, 2017

Not as fresh as its predecessor, but a really well-written single-player shooter with plenty of options and plenty to do.

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PC Invasion
Tim McDonald
Oct 19, 2017

Mixing open-world and linear survival horror is a brave experiment that largely pays off for this enjoyable, schlocky stealth-action horror title.

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PC Invasion
Tim McDonald

I've got plenty of minor quibbles, but this is still an impressively solid start to a product that has an awfully special predecessor to live up to. I'm just hoping that this doesn't end up feeling like a prequel that nobody really needed.

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PC Invasion
Tim McDonald
7 / 10 - Tokyo 42
May 31, 2017

Some flaws in perspective and a few attempts to do a little too much don't detract from a solidly entertaining shooty sneak-'em-up.

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PC Invasion
Tim McDonald
5 / 10 - The Surge
May 19, 2017

The Surge has a lot of nice ideas, but most of them are stomped on by conflicting with the game design. Not a bad Souls-like, but not one that's particularly easy to recommend either.

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Tim McDonald
7 / 10 - Outlast II
Apr 24, 2017

The fact that it's not as breathtaking as its predecessor shouldn't really stop horror fans from picking up this creepy run-and-hide simulator.

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PC Invasion
Tim McDonald
Apr 4, 2017

A love letter to the old LucasArts adventures. A must-play if you fondly remember them, and a should-play even if you don't.

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Tim McDonald
8 / 10 - Nier: Automata
Mar 21, 2017

You don't have to be a soulless, unthinking machine to dislike NieR: Automata, but it helps. This is a very, very special game - sufficiently special that it honestly deserves a better port than it got.

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PC Invasion
Tim McDonald
7 / 10 - Sniper Elite 4
Feb 13, 2017

You can shoot Nazis in the junk, across bigger maps than before, with more options and better AI. Were you expecting something else? Do you really want something else?

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PC Invasion
Tim McDonald
Feb 8, 2017

Over-linearity and rubbish dungeon design bog it down a bit, but the combat, characters, and rather unusual plot still make Tales of Berseria a tale worth experiencing.

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PC Invasion
Tim McDonald
Jan 26, 2017

A wonderful return to creepy form for the venerable horror franchise.

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Tim McDonald
7 / 10 - Watch Dogs 2
Dec 8, 2016

Fun, jolly, and with tongue planted firmly in cheek for most of the game: Watch Dogs 2 isn't a must-have, but it's still a rather good time.

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