User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.93/10

Total of 116 user reviews spread across 116 releases

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  • User Rating:7
    A person used to blowing everything away might not like the slower pace of this DLC.

    Fallout: New Vegas - Dead Money

    A person used to blowing everything away might not like the slower pace of this DLC.

    Dead Money was the first DLC released for New Vegas and takes place in a separate landscape and offers a one shot adventure. There's no leaving until it's complete and no returning once you've left. What you do during yo... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    People say this game is an expansion pack but I have yet to see an expansion pack that returns a series to its roots.

    Fallout: New Vegas

    People say this game is an expansion pack but I have yet to see an expansion pack that returns a series to its roots.

    With the release of the final DLC's for Fallout: New Vegas, The Courier's journey is at a close. Playing through all the DLC will give one a deeper understanding of the environment, creatures and politics of the Mojave ... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Fallout 3 revived my faith in Bethesda and is indeed a sequel to two of the most influential RPG's in existence.

    Fallout 3

    Fallout 3 revived my faith in Bethesda and is indeed a sequel to two of the most influential RPG's in existence.

    I was on the pro-Fallout 3 bandwagon way before the game even came out and to be honest I wasn't 80% faithful that Bethesda could pull off a game that would feel like it belonged in the Fallout series. It was going to be... Read Full Review

    38 of 40 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Geomod still makes for some close calls but that's what previous games were known for & they pulled it off better.

    Red Faction: Armageddon

    Geomod still makes for some close calls but that's what previous games were known for & they pulled it off better.

    The Red Faction series is an anomaly in gaming. There's been four main story games and each of them have switched up the formula pretty drastically. Red Faction was a decent Half-Life clone, Red Faction II was a mediocre... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Persona 3 is a JRPG and Bully light mixed together to form one cohesive game whose major elements complement one another

    Persona 3

    Persona 3 is a JRPG and Bully light mixed together to form one cohesive game whose major elements complement one another

    Occasionally I keep my ears to the streets to see what kind of offerings JRPG's are putting up and if enough of the talk peaks my curiosity, I'll run out and by that game. Persona 3 is one of these games and despite rely... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    What we get from Ossian Studios falls between a really well built fan made mod and an unfinished professional release.

    Neverwinter Nights 2: Mysteries of Westgate

    What we get from Ossian Studios falls between a really well built fan made mod and an unfinished professional release.

    Neverwinter Nights 2: Mysteries of Westgate is a strange little expansion only available for download as far as I know and was originally supposed to come out before Storms of Zehir but for whatever untold reason, was pu... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    I'll take a quote from the movie A Bronx tale and just say this; "The saddest thing in life is wasted talent."<br />

    The Godfather II

    I'll take a quote from the movie A Bronx tale and just say this; "The saddest thing in life is wasted talent."<br />

    Okay, I'm a sucker for sandbox games and I usually pick up a title no matter what it looks likes or what kind of hype is surrounding the game and seeing as I enjoyed the original game for the derivative hack job of the s... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    For a $30 price tag, it was a somewhat entertaining game but still obviously derivative of every FPS out there.

    Legendary

    For a $30 price tag, it was a somewhat entertaining game but still obviously derivative of every FPS out there.

    I think there's something to be said for games that see a drastic price cut soon after their release date. Usually that something is "This game isn't that good." That pretty much sums up the game Legendary, a game with a... Read Full Review

    6 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    The game seems more like a well crafted user mod than anything a developer should put out, story wise at least

    Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir

    The game seems more like a well crafted user mod than anything a developer should put out, story wise at least

    My first impressions of the latest expansion to Neverwinter Nights 2 were mostly positive. Even the lack of cinematic storytelling and the way the story took a back seat to good old fashioned adventuring was a surprising... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    As bad as EA usually is, they're the first ones to give video games it's very own taste of what Aliens did for movies.

    Dead Space

    As bad as EA usually is, they're the first ones to give video games it's very own taste of what Aliens did for movies.

    Seeing EA throw so much money in ads, comics and animated movies for one game that is a newcomer to the scene was pretty inspiring and a tell tale sign that they thought they had something good. I took the bait, and down... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    GoW 2 is one of those games that if you like the first one, you know it's going to raise the bar for a second time.

    Gears of War 2

    GoW 2 is one of those games that if you like the first one, you know it's going to raise the bar for a second time.

    In my time spent gaming, it's good to know that there are some games where I don't even have to track progress, read previews and impressions and wait for reviews to see if I'll enjoy them. They are givens, sure bets and... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    If you're drawn into the world like I was, you'll be playing Fable 2 well into the 40 hour mark.

    Fable II

    If you're drawn into the world like I was, you'll be playing Fable 2 well into the 40 hour mark.

    This can't be a game made by Lionhead Studios. It actually was released with just about everything that they said would be in it and turned out to be a masterpiece. Equal parts Sweeny Todd and a children's story, Fable 2... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    What it accomplishes is giving more options in every part imaginable. It's like going from a sandbox to a beach.

    Saints Row 2 (Collector's Edition)

    What it accomplishes is giving more options in every part imaginable. It's like going from a sandbox to a beach.

    For me, the holiday season this year kicked off with the release of Saint's Row 2, a game that seems to have hit its stride by offering more over the top things to do than any other sandbox game out there. Activities, di... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    the few things added were enjoyed and it's always a joy to have another great story put in a game world.

    Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal

    the few things added were enjoyed and it's always a joy to have another great story put in a game world.

    Finishing Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal brings the child of Bhaal saga to an end. This expansion to the incredible BG II might be a little on the short side and only add a few new things but the adventure is a lot of... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Arx Fatalis is a pretty good game while at other times it shows how rough it is around the edges.

    Arx Fatalis

    Arx Fatalis is a pretty good game while at other times it shows how rough it is around the edges.

    After hearing that Arx Fatalis is an underrated RPG, I decided I'd track a copy of it down and try the game out. The easiest version to get a hold of is the Steam download so that solved that. Arx Fatalis is indeed an un... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    The game doesn't have lasting appeal outside of the main story. Mercenaries biggest disappointment is how fast it's over

    Mercenaries 2: World in Flames

    The game doesn't have lasting appeal outside of the main story. Mercenaries biggest disappointment is how fast it's over

    I waited a while for Mercenaries 2, the follow up to the shallow but entertaining original. The name of the game is still destruction but this time around there's a massive amount of bugs and not enough was added to make... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    I'm extremely happy with this game despite a few balancing issues and gameplay decisions.

    Spore

    I'm extremely happy with this game despite a few balancing issues and gameplay decisions.

    Well I believe I've fooled around with Spore just about enough to give some honest opinions about each part of the game. I'll start off by saying that this game really brings back the feeling of being addicted to a game ... Read Full Review

    6 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    This remake is almost as if nostalgia manifested itself into playable form.<br />

    Bionic Commando Rearmed

    This remake is almost as if nostalgia manifested itself into playable form.<br />

    With Bionic Commando Rearmed I feel like just writing "This is how a remake should be done" and stopping there. Of course that's just my laziness talking and I'll go in to explain exactly why I think that way. Bionic ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Pub Games is an interesting thing that supplements the upcoming Fable II but isn't very interesting by itself.<br />

    Fable II Pub Games

    Pub Games is an interesting thing that supplements the upcoming Fable II but isn't very interesting by itself.<br />

    Here I go again trying my best to review a game that is just a compilation of mini games. It's kind of hard to do so I guess I'll just grade them on one of the most important aspects and that is fun and originality. Fabl... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Too many bad decision is what brings Too Human down.

    Too Human

    Too many bad decision is what brings Too Human down.

    Too Human has come and gone, all those years of waiting and the game was finally upon us after countless setbacks and numerous scandals. What did end up on the store shelves was a game where it's easy to see what the dev... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    It's one of those great games that makes it easy to see what the fuss is about.

    Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn

    It's one of those great games that makes it easy to see what the fuss is about.

    Baldur's Gate II has been a game on my list for a couple years now that always got put on the backburner because of the overabundance of isometric RPG's I have on my list. I finally corrected that error and got around to... Read Full Review

    7 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A silly cast of characters, varied gameplay & a  load of fun weapons, it's easy for me to look past the easiness.

    Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

    A silly cast of characters, varied gameplay & a load of fun weapons, it's easy for me to look past the easiness.

    When I picked up my PS3 about a month back, all I knew is that Resistance: Fall of Man and Uncharted: Drake's Fortune looked good to me so I asked around for a few recommendations and someone suggested Ratchet and Clank ... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    MotB does something totally innovative & does it fairly well adding a great feeling of necessity missing from most rpgs.

    Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of The Betrayer

    MotB does something totally innovative & does it fairly well adding a great feeling of necessity missing from most rpgs.

    Even though I've had Neverwinter Nights 2 and its expansion, Mask of the Betrayer sitting around for ever, I recently got to playing through them and beating them. After numerous months and patches I could safely say tha... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    CoH/CoV is about as heroic or villainous as me throwing on a costume. Nothing spectacular is going to come from it.

    City of Heroes: Good Versus Evil Combined Edition

    CoH/CoV is about as heroic or villainous as me throwing on a costume. Nothing spectacular is going to come from it.

    City of Heroes/City of Villains had me break two personal rules; 1. Paying for an MMORPG and 2. Reviewing one. Since it came out way back when, I've had a love/hate relationship with CoH. Initially the idea struck me as... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Alone in the Dark has so much wasted potential that it's not even funny.

    Alone in the Dark

    Alone in the Dark has so much wasted potential that it's not even funny.

    Alone in the Dark has so much wasted potential that it's not even funny. A decent storyline with ambitious gameplay elements falls short due to just because of bad programming. The game isn't broken but it's clunky enoug... Read Full Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    GTA IV is chock full of glaring improvements but the things that are missing stand out to me just as brightly.

    Grand Theft Auto IV

    GTA IV is chock full of glaring improvements but the things that are missing stand out to me just as brightly.

    I thought that after I beat GTA IV, that I'd let all the dust settle in my brain and on the internet, then I'd set off and do a review of the game. Well then I ran into life and that postponed the idea. However, now the ... Read Full Review

    5 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Umbrella Chronicles missed me in fan service and felt more like franchise milking to me.

    Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles

    Umbrella Chronicles missed me in fan service and felt more like franchise milking to me.

    It's actually been a long time since I beat Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles, I guess I just forgot to write a review of the game. I guess I forgot because I found Umbrella Chronicles to be either aimed at the Resident... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Tomb raiding and world saving isn't something that can only be accomplished by big breasted, boastful British women.

    Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

    Tomb raiding and world saving isn't something that can only be accomplished by big breasted, boastful British women.

    Today I just finished my first PS3 game: Uncharted: Drakes Fortune. What Uncharted sets out to do is prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that tomb raiding and world saving isn't something that can only be accomplished by... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    For every step forward, the game takes about an equal step backwards and I can't say that it's better than the original.

    Condemned 2

    For every step forward, the game takes about an equal step backwards and I can't say that it's better than the original.

    Ex-Agent Ethan Thomas had one hell of a trip in his first video game outing and what Condemned 2: Bloodshot attempts to do is up the ante. For most part it does this successfully but it messes up the original's formula a... Read Full Review

    2 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    For anyone that likes a great story, it's worth taking a trip back in time.

    Planescape: Torment

    For anyone that likes a great story, it's worth taking a trip back in time.

    After hearing so many RPG fans hold a single game in such high regard topic after topic, post after post, I knew that I had to pick up this game and see what all of the fuss is about. The game I'm talking about is Planes... Read Full Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    So in the end, Head On: ETE turns out to be a solid entry in the TM series marred by being a PSP port.

    Twisted Metal: Head-On - Extra Twisted Edition

    So in the end, Head On: ETE turns out to be a solid entry in the TM series marred by being a PSP port.

    About seven years ago Twisted Metal Black came out and totally blew me away in terms of stories and theme and the aftermath of that game was a gaping hole in terms of an addictive and fun car combat game. It's as if the ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    STALKER was a delight to play through and was a breath of fresh air amidst all of the "me too" FPS's out there.

    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

    STALKER was a delight to play through and was a breath of fresh air amidst all of the "me too" FPS's out there.

    A year, an upgrade and a few patches later was all it took for me to dive into STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl and work my way through this excellent game that suffers from being rushed out of the door too soon. When I f... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.5
    things I can say good about the game is that it isn't totally broken and the game is pretty short so beating it isn't to

    Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements

    things I can say good about the game is that it isn't totally broken and the game is pretty short so beating it isn't to

    In my thirst for RPG's or anything even close to looking or playing like an RPG, I picked up Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements. About the only thing that impressed me with the game was the level designs and t... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    The game can hit highs the likes of Halo or the Half-Life series but more than often misses producing those moments.

    Turok

    The game can hit highs the likes of Halo or the Half-Life series but more than often misses producing those moments.

    Continuing with the trend of buying games that are average so that I don't have any disappointments or high hopes, the re-imagining of the Turok franchise was a definite pick up upon its release. I played through the dem... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
     How they packed so much gaming goodness onto one DVD is beyond me.

    The Orange Box

    How they packed so much gaming goodness onto one DVD is beyond me.

    The Orange Box. How they packed so much gaming goodness onto one DVD is beyond me. How I'm going to review four hit games is another thing I really don't want to ponder. Yes I said four games seeing as the few times I tr... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    SMG is shows that Nintendo still has the ability to make one hell of a game in almost every way.

    Super Mario Galaxy

    SMG is shows that Nintendo still has the ability to make one hell of a game in almost every way.

    I'm just getting around to doing a review of Super Mario Galaxy, a game I beat no too long ago. SMG is another one of Nintendo's flagship titles that shows that they still have the ability to make one hell of a game in a... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    A great story with mediocre game play and ugly graphics.

    Kane & Lynch: Dead Men

    A great story with mediocre game play and ugly graphics.

    Kane & Lynch: Dead Men is another game that provided me with a short time of entertainment despite some glaring problems and a huge scandal. Kane & Lynch isn't a blockbuster game by any means but what it offers is a very... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    I had an enjoyable time with a game that offered a number improvements over the original.

    Neverwinter Nights 2

    I had an enjoyable time with a game that offered a number improvements over the original.

    After over a year of having Neverwinter Nights 2 on my "Now Playing" list, I've finally beat the main adventure. Once I got back into where I left off and dove into the party interaction and influence system, I got engro... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    I'm finished with Rayman: Raving Rabbids 2, at least as finished as one can be with a game that has no story and no end.

    Rayman Raving Rabbids 2

    I'm finished with Rayman: Raving Rabbids 2, at least as finished as one can be with a game that has no story and no end.

    Well I guess I'm finished with Rayman: Raving Rabbids 2, at least as finished as one can be with a game that has no story and no concrete end. The most only thing left for me to do is get the high score on every minigam... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Assassin's Creed turned out to be a very good game to play this holiday season despite a couple of shortcomings.

    Assassin's Creed

    Assassin's Creed turned out to be a very good game to play this holiday season despite a couple of shortcomings.

    Assassin's Creed is one of those games this holiday season that I didn't read anything about but just knew I was going to enjoy it from the looks, premise and word of mouth things that I did hear during development. Whil... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful