Frederick Barnstaple

Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,674
Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (189 of 220)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,674 - Total Helpful Votes: 189 of 220
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Xbox 360) by Konami Digital Entertainment BV
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Xbox 360) by Konami Digital Entertainment BV
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Ground Zeroes is set some time after the events of Peace Walker. Snake is given the task of infiltrating a secret US prison site in Cuba to extract the young boy Chico and determine the fate of Paz. The aim is to introduce players to a new style of Metal Gear experience and let them practice their stealth skills.

The sneaking mechanics and Snakeís skills take a bit of getting used to, but are enjoyable to master. The game really stresses staying undetected as not only does it make your mission easier, but you are penalised in the final ranking for things like raising the alarm and being lethal. There is a fantastic sense of tension if the guards are looking for you… Read more
Thief (Xbox 360) by Square Enix
Thief (Xbox 360) by Square Enix
19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
The game takes place in a Middle Ages/Victorian-inspired setting called The City. A sickness called the Gloom ravages the poorer citizens while the rich shut themselves up in their grand houses. You play the role of Garrett, a thief who uses his skills of stealth to pocket expensive artefacts while investigating the disappearance of his friend.

In Thief you spend your time sticking to the shadows, slipping past guards and emptying drawers of their valuables. Itís a credit to the developer that the stealing is enjoyable and encourages you to explore the levels thoroughly. The game definitely rewards a stealthy approach as you donít often have the weaponry to deal… Read more
Borderlands 2 Game of the Year Edition (Xbox 360) by 2K Games
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Borderlands 2 players on consoles can experience a really expansive game which now comes packaged with a lot of downloadable content at a great price.

The artwork and design are eye-catching and super-saturated colours make the game look beautiful. You can find and fire almost endless permutations of generated weapons and equip gear as you level up. The skill tree has been made more flexible and there is a wide range of skills available. You can customise your character with new skins and body parts you find about the world.

Gameplay is frenetic and over-the-top, with so much going on, sometimes the screen is almost overwhelmed with gunfire, explosions, enemy… Read more