Claudio Chianese


21 games reviewed
83.4 average score
83 median score
76.2% of games recommended
Scores 4.4 higher than average

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Claudio Chianese
8.1 / 10.0 - Surviving Mars
Mar 14, 2018

Surviving Mars is the best extra-terrestrial city builder currently on the market. Micromanagement-heavy and somewhat obscure, dedicated genre fans will nevertheless love it.

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6.5 / 10.0 - SpellForce 3
Dec 7, 2017

While being a decent game, SpellForce 3 sadly fails in being more than the sum of its part, and offers nothing truly memorable.

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Sep 25, 2017

A worthy sequel, visually gorgeous and strategically engaging, that could have been even better if CA embraced a stronger drive to innovation.

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Sep 8, 2017

Solid combat mechanics, but a little too light on content to justify full price.

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Sep 4, 2017

An old-school expansion pack, improving the game all-around in ways no simple DLC could have achieved. XCOM 2 was great to begin with, and the new content brings it straight to the Olympus of turn-based strategy games.

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Claudio Chianese
Aug 17, 2017

StarCraft Remastered is the old StarCraft with a new coat of paint. This is what the fans wanted, this is what Blizzard delivered. The core gameplay remains insanely good, but a lot of mechanics and UI limitations show the age of the game, especially if compared to StarCraft II.

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7 / 10.0 - Aven Colony
Jul 25, 2017

On console, Aven Colony, with its simplicity and colorful graphics, could be a good introduction to the genre. On PC, a much stronger tradition of city builders highlights sono annoying flaws.

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Claudio Chianese
Jun 7, 2017

As far as space simulators go, Starpoint Gemini Warlords boasts a lot of good things: a wide selection of ships, trading, combat, RPG and strategy elements. While the control system can be overwhelming, true fans of the genre will look past that and truly enjoy the experience.

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9.3 / 10.0 - Endless Space 2
May 25, 2017

Endless Space 2 isn't just a very solid 4X game. It's also quite the narrative experience. Every faction has a story to tell, and every game will see you playing to their strengths while learning that story.

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Claudio Chianese
Apr 20, 2017

Maybe, Dawn of War 3 isn't the greatest entry in the saga, but it's damn close. A great RTS in its own rights, it lacks a bit of content and some gameplay adjustments to truly climb above its storied predecessors.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Master of Orion
Aug 29, 2016

It lacks some features that where present in the old Master of Orion II, and many of the bold ideas Stellaris and Endless Legend introduced to the genre. A playable, fun game, with great production value, but not a game that will stand the test of time.

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7.9 / 10.0 - Worms W.M.D
Aug 22, 2016

Faithful to the Worms tradition, the new Team 17 title, with its bizarre new weapons and vehicles, manages to be a fun experience even in the crafting mechanics aren't the most user friendly out there.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Hearts of Iron IV
Jun 6, 2016

A great game with a couple of fatal flaws, mainly in the AI department. Patches to the rescue!

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9.5 / 10.0 - Total War: Warhammer
May 19, 2016

This is one epic game. A great fantasy battle circus, the new CA title is quite the visual experience, while remaining tactically engaging.

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9.3 / 10.0 - Stellaris
May 9, 2016

This ain't your grandfather's space strategy game. Stellaris opens up a whole new perspective on galactic conquest, and in doing so sets the bar for the genre for years to come.

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8.5 / 10.0 - The Banner Saga 2
Apr 19, 2016

Like the first one, just a bit better: more units, more enemies, new tactical situations. Choices and consequences are soul-crushing as ever, but it's all part of the fun.

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9.5 / 10.0 - XCOM 2
Feb 1, 2016

Deep, atmospheric and a blast to play. Best XCOM ever, period.

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Jan 22, 2016

Short campaign, steep price, but this homeworld-in-the-desert has style in spades, and a solid, albeit simple, RTS core.

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Dec 18, 2015

The "Medieval Viking Invasion" vibes are strong in this one. A good piece of DLC: doesn't offer too much new content but it's cheap for what it offers. And the foundations are as solid as ever.

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Claudio Chianese
Dec 7, 2015

Not the prettiest game, not the easiest game, not even the most elegantly designed game. But a great game nonetheless. Painful fun for the whole family.

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