Matti Isotalo

All texts by Matti Isotalo

Anno 1800Score

Anno 1800


"Anno 1800 is a magnificent game to look at and a testament to what an accomplished large studio can achieve."

Text: Matti Isotalo
Tropico 6Score

Tropico 6

PC / PS4 / Xbox One

"The biggest sin committed by Tropico 6 is that it's buckling under the weight of its own history."

Text: Matti Isotalo

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At the GatesScore

At the Gates


"Without a serious UI overhaul and retooling some of its core mechanics it's hard to see At the Gates soaring to new heights."

Text: Matti Isotalo


Linux / Mac / PC

"The mercenary life and its constant decision making, money issues, and tactical battles kept us nailed to our seat for hours on end."

Text: Matti Isotalo
Full Metal FuriesScore

Full Metal Furies

PC / Xbox One

"Bright and a bit quirky, it's a co-op focused brawler with some nice touches to character development and storytelling."

Text: Matti Isotalo
Human: Fall FlatScore

Human: Fall Flat

Nintendo Switch / PC / PS4 / Xbox One

"Imagine Gang Beasts, but you've got puzzles to solve while being harassed by others."

Text: Matti Isotalo & Sam Bishop
Total War: Warhammer IIScore

Total War: Warhammer II


"Total War's strategy and tactics combined with Warhammer's units and world still remains a match made in heaven."

Text: Matti Isotalo
Xcom 2: War of the ChosenScore

Xcom 2: War of the Chosen

Linux / Mac / PC / PS4 / Xbox One

"War of the Chosen touches almost every single aspect of the base Xcom 2 experience."

Text: Matti Isotalo
Endless Space 2Score

Endless Space 2

Mac / PC

"The game is a constant source of "war stories", cool-sounding anecdotes of great victories and grim defeats home and abroad."

Text: Matti Isotalo
Tales of BerseriaScore

Tales of Berseria

PC / PS4

"The early notes were promising, but this sixteenth game in the series couldn't quite maintain its strong start."

Text: Matti Isotalo
Rise & ShineScore

Rise & Shine

PC / Xbox One

"It's oozing with personality, has an excellent soundtrack and top-of-the-line platformer graphics."

Text: Matti Isotalo
Total War: WarhammerScore

Total War: Warhammer


"It has revitalised the slightly worn series in the right places, but without damaging the core gameplay."

Text: Matti Isotalo
Satellite ReignScore

Satellite Reign


"This is a decent spiritual successor to an all-time classic but it stands on its own two augmented legs."

Text: Matti Isotalo
Act of AggressionScore

Act of Aggression


"All in all, Act of Aggression is not half-bad in its attempt at bringing back the days of the classic RTS."

Text: Matti Isotalo
Trine 3: The Artifacts of PowerScore

Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power

PC / PS4 / Xbox One

"The old tried and true 2.5D felt cleaner and better-suited for the puzzle sections but 3D is right at home during combat."

Text: Matti Isotalo
Total War: Warhammer

Total War: Warhammer

Mac / PC / SteamOS

We got a first look at a quest battle in The Creative Assembly's first non-historic Total War title.

Text: Matti Isotalo
Little Big Planet 3Score

Little Big Planet 3

PS3 / PS4

"It's still a fun game to play with friends, but it's not the new-gen update and spectacle we expected or were hoping for."

Text: Matti Isotalo
Renegade OpsScore

Renegade Ops

PS3 / PSN / XBLA / Xbox 360

"You're travelling from A to B unloading whatever guns, bombs and destruction you can on the way. Contra on wheels? From the explosion count, it could well be."

Text: Matti Isotalo | Gamereactor Finland
Ridge Racer Unbounded

Ridge Racer Unbounded

PC / PS3 / Xbox 360

"Even at its current alpha version, Unbounded shows a lot of promise in becoming one of the best arcade racers around."

Text: Matti Isotalo | GR Finland
Champions OnlineScore

Champions Online


Cryptic Studios' new super hero MMO has launched and Matti shares his opinions.

Text: Matti Isotalo
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