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Ian Boudreau

Binghamton, NY
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Favorite Games:
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • StarCraft
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

38 games reviewed
77.3 average score
80 median score
60.0% of games recommended

Ian Boudreau's Reviews

Senior news writer, PCGamesN.
9 / 10 - God of War
Jan 12, 2022

Big, brash, and surprisingly poignant, God of War arrives on PC in fine shape. Don't pass up this chance to play a console classic.

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Nov 5, 2021

Opting for pulp fantasy over Spielbergian reverence for the era, Vanguard reinvigorates the World War II setting and charts a new path forward.

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Oct 25, 2021

Polishing a classic formula without revolutionising it, this is a robust package that includes something for just about every kind of RTS player, from beginners to grizzled veterans.

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10 / 10 - Deathloop
Sep 13, 2021

A true tour de force from Arkane that is bound to be one of the year's best and most important games.

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The return of classic Assassin's Creed infiltration missions makes this DLC a worthwhile trip for long-time fans and recent devotees alike, although not all of its new ideas work quite so well.

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Jul 23, 2021

While it won't appeal to every shooter fan out there, Hell Let Loose's complex interplay of FPS action and real-time tactical planning rewards communication, coordination, and genuine leadership in a way few other games even attempt.

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A cheeky take on Dungeons & Dragons lore isn't enough to carry the lacklustre combat, sluggish controls, and dodgy enemy hitboxes.

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8 / 10 - Days Gone
May 18, 2021

Days Gone makes you wait a long time for its strongest material, but the spectacular horde battles and charming characters make the journey worthwhile.

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Some creaky design concepts that don't hold up well and a slipshod PC port hold Nier Replicant back from greatness on PC.

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Mar 8, 2021

While missions can be frustrating and the new diplomacy system is nothing to write home about, Stronghold: Warlords should satisfy devoted fans with its new, gorgeously realised setting.

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8 / 10 - Loop Hero
Mar 4, 2021

Loop Hero successfully borrows from a surprising range of genres to create a refreshing new twist on some very old RPG ideas

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Nov 23, 2020

I’m still working my way through my first season at the helm of the semi-pro Bath City FC (a team I’ve chosen as a way to connect with my coworkers in PCGamesN’s hometown), and so there’s still more I’d like to see before assigning a score – particularly, the initial patch that updates the beta build I’ve been playing. But my impressions of Football Manager 2021 so far are largely positive. This is a clear step forward over last year’s edition, even if some of its new ideas don’t completely work.

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Nov 4, 2020

An utterly charming yarn about friendship and kindness that breathes gritty modern life into the quaint JRPG format of classic Dragon Quest.

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Oct 1, 2020

After such a long wait for a successor to X-Wing and TIE Fighter, Star Wars: Squadrons feels like a lucky shot with a proton torpedo.

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8 / 10 - Serious Sam 4
Sep 24, 2020

Delightfully chaotic and ruggedly lovable, this is a decidedly old-fashioned shooter that succeeds on the principle of 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it.'

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A creative expansion that adds enjoyable new mechanics and units, plus a unique two-stage campaign, without feeling disjointed from the core game.

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Aug 31, 2020

Successfully modernises the medieval strategy series, preserving much of what's good and adding some interesting new ideas. While it still needs to iron out a few details, it's a worthy successor to the series' august crown.

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5 / 10 - Hellbound
Aug 4, 2020

An earnest but empty love letter to Quake and Duke Nukem 3D that never gets around to doing anything to call its own.

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7 / 10 - Rocket Arena
Jul 13, 2020

An accessible, lightweight competitive shooter. Though it's a little thin in its current state, this is a solid start for what will hopefully become a lively and dynamic game as its season pass gets underway.

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Aug 5, 2019

Age of Wonders: Planetfall, while a bit opaque in some areas, is the most entertaining 4X I've played in years.

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