Reader Reviews: Press Start to Play

This week we feature 32 user reviews and introduce a new feature: "Platform Battle: Who Played It Better?"

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Top 100

The few, the proud… Here we see the cream of the crop, GameSpot members who have the Top 100 Reviewers Emblem.

Unreal II: The Awakening: Gelugon_baat
7.5 -Good
"Unreal II has some great moments and weapons, but there is little else to put it above its predecessors."
Yar's Revenge: Domstercool
5.0 - Mediocre
"If only more was done to help Yar move into 2011…"
de Blob 2: c_rake
6.5 - Fair
"Though it's a short-lived endeavor, de Blob 2 brings a healthy dose of lighthearted platforming to the DS."
Dead Rising 2: AzelKosMos
8.0 - Great
"Addictive, often funny with tons to do and see."
BloodRayne: Betrayal : asian_pride69
8.0 - Great
"This stylish 2D action platformer is brutal, but satisfying combat and solid controls make it a fun experience."
Star Fox 64 3D: Asagea_888
8.0 - Great
"A solid, no-frills update of the Nintendo 64 classic that's just as fun and engaging as it was fourteen years ago."
Deus Ex: stephenage
8.0 - Great
"Though it provides a great experience overall, Deus Ex has too many objective flaws to warrant a proper recommendation."
Super Meat Boy: Pierst179
9.0 - Superb
"A game good enough to die for…. over 1000 times."

Top 500

Here we see GameSpot members who are proud owners of the Top 500 Reviewers Emblem.

Star Fox 64 3D: GeekyDad
6.5 - Fair
"History Will Remember Star Fox 64 More Kindly Than the Present."
Fruit Ninja Kinect: Garrison_Ford
6.0 - Fair
"If you want to be a fruit slaughtering assassin, purchase the much cheaper mobile version and not this rip-off."
Super Metroid: gamefreak197
10 - Prime
"Take out anything frustrating from the first two Metroid titles, enhance the depth, and you instantly get Super Metroid."
Obscure : Cunhao
5.5 - Mediocre
"Really a disappointment to see ideas being wasted like that. Usually, cut and paste don't work well in games."
Kirby & the Amazing Mirror: Cloud_765
7.5 - Good
"A fun platformer killed by a design choice that can put off some players."
Valkyria Chronicles II ZanarkandTidus
9.0 - Superb
"Has deep strategy, nice presentation, charming characters story that's emotional at times. Great strategy/RPG."
Hitman: Blood Money TechnologoDoom
8.5 - Great
"The environments steal the show in the sandboxy stealth-action game, and the open-ended gameplay shines on replay."
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron NeonNinja
9.0 - Superb
"El Shaddai is one of the most surreal games ever created."
Metro 2033 Mangaminx
8.0 - Great
"In Post-Apocalyptic Russia, Rat Eat You…"

Platform Battle: Who Played It Better?

This week we look at Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters on the PS2 and PSP. Who played it better? You decide!

Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters (PS2) : bleigh316
7.0 - Good
"A solid adventure."
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Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters (PSP) Genesis_123
7.0 - Good
"This portable addition to the series is very well done."

Honorable Mentions

While these GameSpot members do not yet have an emblem for their writing talents, we felt their reviews deserved to be featured!

Avadon- The Black Fortress : kozzy1234
8.0 - Great
"A fun throwback to old school rpgs, give it a try!"
Final Fantasy XIII : TheBatFreak777
9.0 - Superb
"Despite its linearity, FF13 has beautiful environments, an intelligent battle system, and a fulfilling new story line."
James Bond 007- Blood Stone : Metamania
7.0 - Good
"James Bond is a spy that can say or do the right things in any situation. In Bloodstone, that's sometimes not the case."

"Top Ten"

Games that are currently trending as "Top Rated" for September 15.

Dead Island (x360) : Alizerothree
7.0 - Good
"Satisfying combat and exploration marred by tons of bugs."
Hard Reset : PeterDuck
7.0 - Good
"Quality over quantity, I guess."
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (PC) : maffaxxx
7.5 - Good
"Halfway metal gear and mass effect 1, lacks something in gameplay and in finishing touches to be a real blockbuster."
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (PS3) : andreperezpalha
8.5 - Great
"The absence of choice."
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (X360) : JokerPRO10
9.5 - Superb
"Definitely a Game I will recommend to RPG fans, great package including Excellent Story."
Dead Island (PS3) : lazerboi
7.5 - Good
"Will this zombie game live up to the hype?"
Dead Island (PC) : downwithpeace
6.5 - Fair
"That's a good boy, fetch the quest item."
Resistance 3 (PS3) : Shacks210
10 - Prime
"Resistance 3 is by far the best in the series and one of the best shooters this year."
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine : Kakaroti4
8.5 - Great
"The Warhammer 40k universe has been honored!"
NHL 12 : DoomDahDoomDoom
8.0 - Great
"Basically the same game as NHL11. Still all the same bugs. Oh, but they've added goalie fights?"

There you have it, this week's awesome reviews. Didn't see your name up there but wrote something that you feel deserved to be featured? Make sure you send a PM to GS-Community or to Synthia to help let us know how awesome you really are!

Discussion

10 comments
stephenage
stephenage

Thanks for the mention! Love the format of this also, great job.

bleigh316
bleigh316

I thought just getting the R&C All 4 One beta was great, now this in addition. Thanks for the mention.

Asagea_888
Asagea_888

Lots of great reviews this week, and kudos to everybody for their mentions! You all worked so hard---you deserve it ;) And as for my own mention, thank you so much as always, @Synthia :D

benleslie5
benleslie5

Well done to everyone on the list

Cunhao
Cunhao

Hmm... some nice reviews indeed! As soon as I get time I'll read some of them. Also, thanks @Synthia for the mention. And was a good idea the "Platform Battle". Really good. =D