Fraser Brown


146 games reviewed
73.2 average score
80 median score
52.8% of games recommended
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Nov 15, 2021

An island full of riveting mysteries, stuck with some truly awful and jarring combat.

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Great monsters, stunning locations and a quality mystery makes this one of Supermassive's best.

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60 / 100 - New World
Oct 20, 2021

New World's engaging crafting and faction rivalries are held back by abysmal PvE and a boring world.

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58 / 100 - Gamedec
Sep 16, 2021

Gamedec is half of a good RPG and falls far short of its tantalising premise.

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71 / 100 - Humankind
Aug 16, 2021

A smart historical 4X that doesn't quite match the inventiveness of the studio's best.

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87 / 100 - Old World
Jul 2, 2021

A clever spiritual successor to Civilization full of both novelties and big ideas.

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Mar 26, 2021

Spacebase Startopia is a missed opportunity to meaningfully build on a classic, but it's still an entertaining management sim.

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80 / 100 - Airborne Kingdom
Jan 6, 2021

A smart, hypnotic city builder that won't leave you tearing out your hair.

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49 / 100 - Empire of Sin
Nov 30, 2020

Empire of Sin's many bugs, balance issues and competing systems undermine what could have been a novel mob management game.

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Not quite as novel as its predecessor, but the co-op is still bewitching.

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Aug 31, 2020

The stuff that made Crusader Kings 2 so enduring has been pushed to the front even more, while some of the bloat that accumulated over the better part of a decade has been chipped away. It's a very sensible sequel.

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Aug 12, 2020

Refreshing tactical changes and some of the best maps in the series make this an experiment worth checking out.

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86 / 100 - Desperados III
Jun 12, 2020

Desperados 3 turns the Wild West into a brilliant tactical playground that will fill you with lead over and over again.

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Feb 24, 2020

A mountain of issues gets in the way of the gratuitous monster murder and engaging customisation.

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Feb 3, 2020

An exceptional RTS let down by a very disappointing remaster.

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A polished, wide-ranging update that brings the classic RTS into the modern age.

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92 / 100 - Imperator: Rome
Apr 25, 2019

Huge, inventive and the reason I'm sleep deprived. It's brilliant.

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Gathering Storm is an ambitious expansion full of welcome additions, even if it does falter at the end.

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57 / 100 - At the Gates
Jan 23, 2019

Passive AI and a flawed economy ruin what could have been a refreshing 4X experiment.

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Oct 25, 2018

Lethal League Blaze doesn’t flip over the table, but it’s an extremely confident sequel that improves on just about every part of its predecessor.

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