Maxim Klose-Ivanov


39 games reviewed
67.3 average score
70 median score
38.5% of games recommended
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6.5 / 10.0 - Regiments
Aug 16, 2022

Regiments may give you the opportunity to try yourself out as a combined arms commander, but it doesn't go the extra mile to flesh out the experience to the fullest.

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9 / 10.0 - Two Point Campus
Aug 4, 2022

The developers clearly did their homework with Two Point Campus and it will easily infect you with its charm, keeping you hooked on university life.

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Jun 16, 2022

It may not have the same teeth or originality as the satirical film it's based on, but Starship Troopers: Terran Command is still a whole lot of exciting bug-squashing fun.

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May 25, 2022

Out There: Oceans of Time tries to be a small-scale No Man’s Sky, but it gets lost in the darkness of space by learning the wrong lessons.

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Warhammer 40K: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters brings back an old franchise and succeeds at making you and your Grey Knight Space Marine squaddies feel like absolute badasses.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Line War
May 5, 2022

Line War introduces awesome and innovative ideas for real-time strategy gaming, though it's bogged down by technical issues and not quite enough ambition.

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9 / 10.0 - Kaiju Wars
Apr 27, 2022

Kaiju Wars stomps its way onto the strategy scene with its brilliant sense of style, distinct setting, and tight tactical gameplay.

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Apr 26, 2022

Though it maintains some serious design flaws carried over from its predecessors, Galactic Civilizations 4 is an epic grand strategy game on a truly galactic scale.

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8 / 10.0 - Hero's Hour
Feb 28, 2022

While a lack of online modes may limit the game's shelf life, the excellent faction variety and snappy pace give Hero's Hour an undeniable charm.

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Feb 14, 2022

Though it may show the design limitations of the franchise's aging engine, Total War: Warhammer 3 is a solid conclusion to CA's foray into fantasy.

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Nov 16, 2021

While the tactical gameplay authentically captures the Cold War battlefield, Combat Mission Cold War is stuck in the past under a mountain of frustration and tedium of its own design.

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8 / 10.0 - Inscryption
Oct 18, 2021

Though uneven in its middle section, Inscryption is a clever and refreshing horror-adventure card game.

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Grand Tactician: Civil War 1861-65 is a solid historical wargame in its own right, but players will need to slog through a lot of mud and frustration to get to the meaty heart of the game.

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4 / 10.0 - King's Bounty II
Aug 23, 2021

Just like many of its undead characters, King's Bounty 2 fails to revive a venerable franchise due to its lack of innovation, archaic design decisions, and grindy backtracking.

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8 / 10.0 - Humankind
Aug 16, 2021

Humankind is a refreshing and authentic take on the historical 4X strategy subgenre, albeit with some balancing problems that keep it from greatness.

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5.5 / 10.0 - Carrier Command 2
Aug 9, 2021

Instead of ushering in a revolution for the strategy genre, Carrier Command 2 ends up feeling more like a prototype that needed extra time in development.

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Jul 16, 2021

Battlesector may attempt to give Space Marines a human face, but the game ends up being an incomplete suit of power armor.

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7 / 10.0 - Old World
Jul 5, 2021

While the game has interesting concepts and ideas, some odd design choices and an atrocious tutorial hamper Old World's ambition.

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Jun 17, 2021

While the multiplayer is where Red Solstice 2: Survivors shines, fundamental design clashes, lack of single-player focus, and poor information presentation make the game a highly inconsistent experience.

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Though the mediocre UI makes the game needlessly intimidating, Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground is an engaging tactics game that successfully mixes systems from multiple genres.

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