Joe Robinson

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12 games reviewed
73.3 average score
80 median score
58.3% of games recommended

Joe Robinson's Reviews

Editor for, Strategy Gamer & Pocket Tactics

I rarely question the very existence of a game, but I can't help but project a question mark onto LOD Tactics. It's not a particularly good advert for the brand, or the MMO. It's way too pricey for what it is, and it's got very little replayability.

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4 / 10.0 - X Rebirth
Dec 4, 2013

One to come back to in a couple of months, perhaps, and if you're still deadest on picking this up, then try and wait for a sale or something at least. Sorry, Egosoft, but better luck next time.

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Jul 21, 2021

A solid turn-based strategy experience that explores the Space Marine power fantasy, marred by humdrum mission design.

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7 / 10 - Empire of Sin
Nov 30, 2020

It's hard to ignore the need for a little extra TLC to smooth out the edges, but the fundamentals of an arresting tactics-and-strategy game about building a criminal empire are in place.

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Nov 5, 2020

Competent and challenging but not especially deep, this Cold War tactical romp also tends to get a bit dry and repetitive at times.

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Apr 15, 2014

Warlock 2 is definitely a step in the right direction – it takes everything that was good about the first game, and refines it a bit, while also leaving the original experience intact. I wish they'd done more to make this seem like a proper sequel, over the "Warlock 1 done right" vibe that I get from it at times, but seeing as in this is a digital only release it's possible their budget wasn't amazing.

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Apr 28, 2021

A lovingly crafted refresh of a classic Total War game that manages to recapture both its triumphs and its tragedies.

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8 / 10 - Mars Horizon
Nov 20, 2020

A fun management game about running a space program and shooting for the stars that sacrifices some of the visual wonder of space travel in order to remain accessible.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Age of Wonders III
Apr 8, 2014

Like Warlock 2, this is a game that's trying to be more creative with the fairly rigid 'Civ' template, and combined with the tactical battles and challenge of a hostile world, this is definitely one of the better strategy games to come out over the last year or so. We hope long-term fans of the series are as impressed as we are with this game, and for anyone new to the franchise, we recommend jumping in as soon as you like.

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8.5 / 10.0 - PlanetSide 2
Jan 7, 2013

But really, it costs nothing to give the game a go, so if you’re a PC Gamer who likes shooters and wants to try something truly different, you owe it to yourself to drop onto Auraxis. You won’t regret it.

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Nov 11, 2013

Enemy Within makes for an incredible, and fresh, journey as you fight to save the world one more time, and it's definitely worth picking up eventually. We would totally understand though, if you wanted to wait for a steam sale or something.

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9 / 10.0 - Luftrausers
Mar 18, 2014

Luftrausers is a great a time-waster, a great test of your leet twitch skills, and a game that doesn't assume too much and just lets you enjoy yourself. You'll notice that Devolver have published this game – I sometimes think Hotline Miami could learn a thing or two here.

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