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Oliver Clare


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Codename Panzers: Cold War

Now with 100 per cent less Panzers!

Men of War

Company of Heroes has company.

ArmA 2

Co-operation Flashpoint.

GTR: Evolution

Change is good.

Democracy 2

Education. Education. Tax cuts.

Rail Simulator

We express an opinion.


Ethnographers will be disappointed.

Global Conflicts: Palestine

If it bleeds, it leads.

Combat Mission: Shock Force

Muddle in the Middle East.

Enemy Engaged 2

See you later Alligator.

Ship Simulator 2008

Taste the salt, hear the gulls, smell the vomit.

Sean O'Connor's Windows Games

Garage game garage sale.

Kudos: Rock Legend

Clicks, drags, and rock 'n' roll.


Feud for thought.

Bookworm Adventures

The lexicon of love.

Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific

Howling gales explained.

Theatre of War

The worst case of stage-fright in RTS history

Space Empires V

Like Triton, it's big, icy and short of atmosphere.

Armed Assault

Bring your own bodybag.

FeatureBombarding Bohemia

As in, Interactive. As in, with Armed Assault questions.

UFO: Afterlight

Beagle 2 never stood a chance.

FeaturePriceless Victories

Five freeware strategy games too good to miss.

Birth of America

The Yanks are revolting.

Zoo Tycoon 2: Zookeeper Edition

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

Faces of War

Platoon of Heroes.

Heroes of Annihilated Empires

Cossacks with kobolds?

Wings Over Europe

Lots of chaff, not much flair.

Blitzkreig 2: Fall of the Reich

Comes with free cyanide pill for your dog.

Anno 1701

Rum and cocoa on the rocks.

Flight Simulator X

High drama, low framerates.


More gripping than the last one.

Night Watch

Black arts in Red Square.

Armadillo Run

Constructive criticism.

Cossacks 2: Battle For Europe

Not tonight Josephine.

Ship Simulator 2006

A life on the ocean waves. Minus the waves and the ocean.

Glory of the Roman Empire

Caesar pleaser?

Rush for Berlin

German capital hosts 1945 World Cup final.

Take Command: 2nd Manassas

Blue plus grey equals red, lots of red.

Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday

Like the Iron Curtain: long and rusty.

City Life

Ghetto fabulous.

Fire Department 3

Don't get burned.

Panzer Elite Action

Tanks, but no tanks.

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Oblivious to Oblivion? Not anymore…

Panzer Front Ausf. B

The full Montgomery.

American Conquest: Divided Nation

Remember the Alamo. Forget this.


There's no diplomatic way of putting this. It's weak.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Oliver downs it in one.

Knights of the Temple 2

De Raque on the rack.

X3: Reunion

Lots of space, precious little pace.

FeatureCombat Mission: The story so far

Oliver adopts the missionary position.

Age of Empires III

New World, old gameplay.

Battle of Britain II: Wings of Victory

"Engine trouble. Returning to base. Over."

Myst V: End of Ages

Myst again? Aha.

Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood

Real men don't use medipacks.

GT Legends

If Steve McQueen was a race sim...

Gary Grigsby's World At War

Rush the Russians, bounce the Czechs, finish the Finnish.