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Alex Santa Maria

Tampa, Florida
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Favorite Games:
  • Halo: Combat Evolved
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
  • Burnout 3: Takedown

176 games reviewed
70.5 average score
75 median score
44.1% of games recommended

Alex Santa Maria's Reviews

Raised on a healthy diet of gaming mags at an Xbox LAN center, Alex is an enthusiast who loves shooters, roguelikes, and arcade-style games. He has an unhealthy obsession with bad movies, a love of the 1980s, and the skills to rack up a high score on your local pinball table. Also, he reviews video games, which might be the reason that he's listed on this website.
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9 / 10.0 - Huntdown
Jun 25, 2020

Not only does Huntdown perfect what's been done in 2D shooters, it offers several new ways forward for the genre. A retro-minded tour-de-force that feels right at home in 2020.

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9 / 10.0 - West of Dead
Jun 18, 2020

Thanks to a moody atmosphere and precise mechanics, West of Dead perfectly wraps the tense feeling of cover shooting around a solid roguelike core.

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8 / 10.0 - Disintegration
Jun 10, 2020

Disintegration's meaty shooter campaign invites players into a unique world that's well worth exploring, but quirks in its gameplay and storytelling hold it back from true greatness.

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Jun 6, 2020

Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath's story expansion and new characters add the cherry on top of NetherRealm's fighting game sundae.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Maneater
May 22, 2020

There's no game that makes you feel like a shark quite as well as Maneater, but a shoddy open world structure and repetitive missions make it little more than a quick rush of adrenaline.

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May 19, 2020

You won't be spending many Dark Nights with Poe and Munro, but you'll find a few memorable episodes of interactive TV in this FMV success story.

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5.5 / 10.0 - Chex Quest HD
May 18, 2020

I feel like no one will be happy with this end result outside of the most dedicated Flemoid hunters.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Streets of Rage 4
Apr 29, 2020

Setting a new standard for what a beat 'em up can be in 2020, Streets of Rage 4 captures the past and brings it up to speed with beautiful graphics and immaculate combat.

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8 / 10.0 - Gears Tactics
Apr 27, 2020

On the gameplay front, Gears Tactics nails the transition from high octane shooter to tactical strategy. You'll be hooked even as you grind through an overlong campaign filled with repetitive missions.

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6 / 10.0 - Pong Quest
Apr 21, 2020

Pong Quest  brings back fond memories of Atari's roots, but this simplistic package doesn't have the depth or complexity to stun modern audiences.

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