I just finished Mafia Definitive Edition (2020), 2K’s remake of Illusion Softwork’s 2002 classic on the PS2, XBOX, and PC. Mafia boasts stunning graphical and audio fidelity, a vibrant open world and a riveting story, but comes just short of masterpiece status due to its rudimentary gameplay systems and strict…

I just finished Detroit Become Human (2018), Quantic Dream’s rendition of a near-future world changed by android technology. Detroit Become Human provides players with an exceptional level of choice in how to forge their path through its nearly dozen hour long campaign, featuring fleshed out characters, compelling plots, and complicated…

I just finished Halo Combat Evolved (2001). Halo Combat Evolved is an important stepping stone in the evolution of interactive entertainment, introducing new gameplay systems, impressive visuals, a masterful soundtrack, and high-fidelity console FPS multiplayer gameplay. Unfortunately, under the modern gaze of 2020, Halo Combat Evolved has aged very poorly…

I just (almost) finished Shadow of the Colossus (2005) (2018). Shadow of the Colossus resembles an ancient technological artifact: beautiful for its ingenuity at the time but functionally obsolete compared to its contemporaries. Here is my review:

Colossally Broken

I was not able to finish Shadow of the Colossus. Why…

I just finished Bioshock Infinite (2013). In short, Infinite is one of the best games I have ever played in my life (I have been gaming since I came out of the womb). It puts the Bioshock series on the Mount Rushmore of video games trilogies. It is a masterpiece…

I just completed Bioshock 2 (2010). The follow up to one of gaming’s most beloved and critically acclaimed titles, the sequel delivers everything its predecessor pioneered in a more refined, smarter, and intelligent way. So here’s my review.

Would We Kindly…

Bioshock 2’s story flips to an antagonist who is…

I just completed Bioshock (2007). For thirteen years I’ve heard the praise, the acclaim, the celebration of this game as one of the greatest ever made. So I picked up the remastered collection and dove into rapture. I must say, it certainly lives up to its hype, even if it…

Tanzim Rashid

J.D./M.B.A Candidate ’23 | Osgoode Hall Law School & Schulich School of Business | Gamer | Film Geek | 80s Pop Connoisseur | Literature Nerd | Global Citizen

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