Reader Reviews: Press Start to Play

We've got this week's reader reviews, as well as a new platform battle featuring Batman: Arkham Asylum.

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Top 100

These reviewers have proved time and again their fantastic writing quality, and because of this they are holders of the Top 100 Reviewers Emblem.

God of War: Chains of Olympus: stephenage
8.5 - Great
Though it doesn't stand up to its console brethren, Chains of Olympus does a great job of bringing Kratos to the PSP.

Portal 2: PSFreak1
9.5 - Superb
Portal 2 is a rare, delicious burst of creativity, originality, humor, and fun.

Bulletstorm: nutcrackr
8.5 - Great
Fun shooter that gives you beautiful environments with a satisfying skill-shot system.

Fallout 3: LOLhahaDEAD
9.0 - Superb
Fallout 3 is an outstanding reboot to a time-honored series.

Renegade Ops: JustPlainLucas
8.5 - Great
Renegade Ops is a blast, be it blowing stuff up or getting yourself blown up.

No One Lives Forever 2: Gelugon_baat
9.5 - Superb
The use of LithTech 3 and game play improvements makes A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way a better game than its predecessor.

Europa Universalis III Chronicle: DraugenCP
8.5 - great
As accessible as golf, as addicting as a browser game, and as deep as a flight simulator.

Plants vs. Zombies: AzelKosMos
7.5 - Good
Flower Power.

Top 500

Fabulous writers of note, these GameSpot Members have the Top 500 emblem.

Robotech: The Macross Saga: ZanarkandTidus
3.0 - Bad
I love Robotech but I hate this game.

Shogo: Mobile Armor Division: NeonNinja
8.5 - Great
Fans of giant robots, shooters, anime or all of the above are in for a real treat with Shogo.

Dead Island: Mangaminx
9.0 - Superb
A vacation on the dead island of Banoi is a relentlessly violent, fantastically enjoyable open-world RPG experience.

Dead Island: bowlingotter
7.0 - Good
The PC version is somewhere between a masterful adventure and a sloppy mess.

Metro 2033: Bamul
10 - Prime
Metro is an unforgettable experience with a fantastic story, masterful atmosphere and spectacular, top-notch graphics.

Bulletstorm: Azghouls
8.0 - Great
If you are a fan of no-nonsense, come-get-some brutality this is your smorgasbord. There's plenty to go around.

Dead Rising 2: akhorahill
8.5 - Great
Test your survival skills and creativity against a zombie outbreak in a Casino.

Platform Battle: Who Played It Better?

This week we look at Batman: Arkham Asylum on the Xbox 360 and PC. Which do you think is the better play?

Batman: Arkham Asylum: turtlethetaffer
8.5 - Great
A fun action game that is also one of the best super hero games ever.
===VERSUS===
Batman: Arkham Asylum: BIOJECT
9.5 - Superb
Perfect Batman game even if you don't like Batman.

Honorable Mentions

These GameSpot members do not yet have an emblem for their fantastic writing, but in time perhaps they too will join the ranks. What do you think?

God of War Collection: adam1808
9.0 - superb
Two of the greatest action games ever made are re-mastered in HD in all their bloody glory. Go. Buy.

Gears of War 3: xGlenn11x
10 - Prime
Never has a series come together full-circle and as completely all-around as Gears of War 3.

Portal: benleslie5
9.0 - Superb
You'd be amazed how awesome Portal is, just a shame that it's a very short game indeed.

Gears of War 2 GOTY: pokecharm
9.0 - Superb
Sequel Surpasses Original in Grand Style

Halo: Reach: ShadowMoses900
9.0 - Superb
Bungie says farewell to their famous flagship series, but man do they go out with a BANG

Top Ten

Games that are trending as "Most Popular" for September 22.

1.Gears of War 3: vengefulwilberg
10 - Prime
Gears of War is the only reason why you should own an Xbox 360. And GOW 3 proves why I made such a bold statement.

2.Burnout Crash! (X360): 7.0

No Reader Review.

3.Dead Island: MrAlWhite
8.5 - Great
An in-depth look at Dead Island.

4.Dead Island : AvatarBlue
7.0 - Good
What a shame….

5.NHL 12: LDMASTER14
9.0 - Superb
NHL 12 similar but better then NHL 11!

6.Deus Ex: Human Revolution: DarthLefein
8.5 - Great
Prequel to one of the greatest PC games of all time (Deus Ex)

7.TrackMania 2 Canyon: swiftsilk
9.0 - Superb
High Octaine - Addictive - Fun

8.Burnout Crash! (PS3): 7.0

No Reader Review.

9. Dead Island: Venom_Raptor
9.0 - Superb
Dead Island's grisly first-person melee combat lets you bludgeon and dismember your way through a zombie-infested island

10. Deus Ex: Human Revolution: BIOJECT
6.5 - Fair
A linear FPS with an okay story, but lacking gameplay depth and actual choices.

Discussion

10 comments
Azghouls
Azghouls

@Cunhao - thanks mate - it was indeed a top game!

Cunhao
Cunhao

@Azghouls Hi mate! Nice review! I wish I had my vocabulary like yours... really creative with words. =)

vengefulwilberg
vengefulwilberg

@fabz_95 Thanks. I never expected any of my reviews to get noticed. I just do reviews for fun.

fabz_95
fabz_95

Congrats to those of you mentioned!

Cloud_765
Cloud_765

xD I had to be just a day late on submitting my Super Street Fighter IV 3D review. xD Maybe next week? :P

adam1808
adam1808

a great selection of heavy game related reading people

pokecharm
pokecharm

thanks for the mention - have seen some of these reviews already, well done :)

Sebadonut
Sebadonut

well done everyone mentioned. the gamespot community has some great writers

benleslie5
benleslie5

Nice that I've been mentioned again