Colin Campbell


67 games reviewed
81.6 average score
85 median score
75.0% of games recommended
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9.5 / 10.0 - Rakuen
May 12, 2017

Rakuen is authentic and extraordinary

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Civilization: Beyond Earth successfully injects new life into Sid Meier's long-running strategy series

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9 / 10.0 - Volume
Aug 18, 2015

Volume has anger to go with its beauty and wit

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9 / 10.0 - Virginia
Sep 22, 2016

Virginia is powerful and original

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Nov 29, 2016

Orwell grabs the problem of how we balance our own liberty and our safety and turns it into a thrilling adventure. It unfolds complex debate points into a dazzling satire, that neatly presents all the relevant arguments as a series of moral problems, dressed up in a frighteningly convincing world.

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9 / 10.0 - Everything
Mar 21, 2017

This is an exceptional piece of fantasy fiction, a metamorphosis machine, a toy, a game like no other. It's a work of deep imagination, humor and thoughtfulness. Everything held me captive for many hours, and will continue to do so. It's brave, bizarre, compelling and beautiful.

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Aug 17, 2017

Subsurface Circular extracts maximum entertainment from limited resources through the admirable trick of great writing, excellent pacing, sparkling dialogue and bang-on story beats. It's a lovely little game, the fine work of a developer whose main skill differential is neither coding, art nor level design, but good old-fashioned storytelling.

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This expansion is a recognition that the magic of this series is in giving players lots of choices — sometimes difficult choices — as we all strive to stamp our own personalities on what is, effectively, a simulation of personal political leadership.

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9 / 10.0 - A Case of Distrust
Feb 12, 2018

At three hours long, A Case of Distrust held my attention all the way, but that's not to say it's without imperfections. The main character, I think, lacks the energy of her associates. She's rightly angry about how she was treated as a woman on the force, but her feminism falls somewhere between overly earnest and glib. Despite a strong backstory, she lacks emotional force and presence.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Firewatch
Feb 8, 2016

Firewatch is the video game equivalent of a page-turner

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