Fraser Brown


146 games reviewed
73.2 average score
80 median score
52.8% of games recommended
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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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Aug 30, 2018

Two Point Hospital is a brilliant management game, regardless of nostalgia.

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Jul 3, 2018

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is a nearly flawless remaster of a mixed bag that I'm still incredibly fond of, even after so many deaths.

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Jun 11, 2018

I don't want to bad-mouth cool dinosaurs, but cool dinosaurs can only carry a game so far.

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May 8, 2018

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, within the first couple of hours, contains the phrase "Cannon-fucking your boat to sodden splinters." Pirates might not make everything better – you wouldn't invite them to a booze-free wedding – but they've done wonders in Obsidian's RPG sequel.

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A brilliant early game and bold experiments almost make up for the AI niggles and the boring march to the final battle.

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Unscored - World of Tanks
Mar 26, 2018

Wargaming’s flagship remains a great game that frequently gets in the way of itself.

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84 / 100 - Northgard
Mar 19, 2018

Northgard is a surprising, elegant RTS that's laden with a very dull story.

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80 / 100 - Surviving Mars
Mar 15, 2018

Surviving Mars is a lot of hard work, but managing a burgeoning colony never stops being compelling.

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Feb 26, 2018

Every part of Stellaris is still here; the pieces have just been rearranged, neatly.

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Feb 21, 2018

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is a solid remake of a game that's past its time.

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