Ian Birnbaum


Favorite Games:
  • Arma 3
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skryim
  • Kerbal Space Program

33 games reviewed
70.7 average score
75 median score
33.3% of games recommended
Scores 0.5 higher than average

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Ian Birnbaum
75 / 100 - Weedcraft Inc
Apr 18, 2019

Weedcraft, Inc is a tricky tycoon game that overextends itself—but almost nails it.

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60 / 100 - Crackdown 3
Feb 15, 2019

Repetitive and middling, Crackdown 3 is a totally average open-world game that doesn't give itself a way to stand out.

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89 / 100 - DUSK
Dec 12, 2018

A obsessively tuned, finely crafted shooter that more than recreates the speed and pure joy of '90s classics.

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Nov 15, 2018

The Walking Dead gets the zombies and the theme just right, but everything else is a mess.

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Sep 28, 2018

An empty galaxy and endless grinding mar clever writing and engaging combat.

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68 / 100 - Strange Brigade
Sep 5, 2018

A bare-bones basic shooter that's good for some fun with friends, but there are other, better co-op adventures out there.

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KSP's sandbox gets bigger by focusing on what makes it a great PC game: flexibility, freedom, and random explosions.

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84 / 100 - Full Metal Furies
Mar 9, 2018

An excellent beat-em-up with tons of wit and great combat, Full Metal Furies belongs on any couch co-op playlist.

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68 / 100 - TARTARUS
Jan 25, 2018

Tartarus shows off some excellent puzzles aboard a disappointingly empty spaceship, but it's usually more charming than frustrating.

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Sep 7, 2017

A bloated, grindy mess, but so packed with options that a better game is hidden inside it.

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65 / 100 - Beat Cop
May 10, 2017

Half enjoyable adventure, half clunky mess, Beat Cop is a talented rookie in need of a long talk with HR.

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84 / 100 - Battle Brothers
Apr 4, 2017

Don't let some clunky inventories scare you off from this excellent strategy RPG.

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45 / 100 - The Dwarves
Dec 19, 2016

An unsatisfying, forced march through the source material.

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50 / 100 - Clockwork Empires
Nov 2, 2016

Persistent bugs, a convoluted interface, and incompetent colonists hold back a great premise.

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60 / 100 - The Technomancer
Jul 15, 2016

The setting is great, but weak combat and limited choices stop this RPG from going anywhere fun.

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30 / 100 - Bombshell
Jan 29, 2016

An ARPG with weak combat and too many bugs, Bombshell isn't worth your click-click-clicks.

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88 / 100 - Darkest Dungeon
Jan 26, 2016

A wonderfully executed, brilliantly stressful reinvention of party-based dungeon-crawling, Darkest Dungeon is great fun, even when it's cruel.

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Ian Birnbaum
Nov 11, 2015

The graphics get a little prettier, the story gets a little darker, and another Call of Duty counts time as we march together toward death.

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Ian Birnbaum
Oct 29, 2015

Vermintide is a brilliant twist on the Left 4 Dead formula, and deserves much of the same praise heaped on Valve.

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72 / 100 - Bedlam
Sep 22, 2015

A punishing take on the Rogue-inspired genre, Bedlam is weird and colorful and stressful.

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