User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.8/10

Total of 283 user ratings spread across 283 releases

  1. 10
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  3. 8
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  4. 7
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  5. 6
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  • Rating:8
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    Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

  • Review Score:8
    Ezio's final chapter flubs some of its risks, but its open-world gameplay is still some of the best in its class.

    Assassin's Creed Revelations

    Ezio's final chapter flubs some of its risks, but its open-world gameplay is still some of the best in its class.

    Ubisoft’s sci-fi/historical fiction mashup series Assassin’s Creed has already made its mark as one of the biggest and most important new IP’s of this generation, so it’s not surprising that Ubiso... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    AVGN Adventures is a funny, but blisteringly difficult tribute that haphazardly bounces between challenging and cheap.

    Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures

    AVGN Adventures is a funny, but blisteringly difficult tribute that haphazardly bounces between challenging and cheap.

    James Rolfe's Angry Video Game Nerd series was one of the first internet series of its kind. Focusing on a charismatic, but constantly infuriated retro gamer, the series followed the titular character's journey as he rev... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4
    Hell Yeah!'s barrage of flash-cartoon-style humor is worn down by unresponsive controls and messy, tedious design.

    Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit

    Hell Yeah!'s barrage of flash-cartoon-style humor is worn down by unresponsive controls and messy, tedious design.

    You're not likely to find a game like Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit anywhere other than an internet flash cartoon. It prides itself on its dirty language, obscene amount of gore, and wacky sense of "I don't give a ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    Saints Row IV

  • Review Score:9.5
    Saints Row IV is the pure, unbound realization of the open-world genre and the new king of the sandbox.

    Saints Row IV

    Saints Row IV is the pure, unbound realization of the open-world genre and the new king of the sandbox.

    Many adults remember the sandbox they had as a child. It might've been in a local playground or simply in their backyard. They remember imagining their toy army men on a desert mission or loading up sand in their plastic... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5.5

    PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

  • Review Score:5.5
    Roster imbalances and flawed mechanics are abound in a fighter that never shows reverence toward the Playstation brand.

    PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

    Roster imbalances and flawed mechanics are abound in a fighter that never shows reverence toward the Playstation brand.

    Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale cannot be analyzed without succumbing to comparison to Nintendo's Super Smash Brothers series. It simply can't. From its design to its controls to its source-material mixture, pointi... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5.5

    Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I

  • Review Score:5.5
    It has its moments of amazing retro goodness, but Sonic 4: Episode 1 highlights every problem with 2D Sonic games.

    Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I

    It has its moments of amazing retro goodness, but Sonic 4: Episode 1 highlights every problem with 2D Sonic games.

    In 2010, Sonic the Hedgehog was dying. In the half-decade leading up, the gaming crowd was exposed to some of the hero's all-time worst offerings. The terrible Sonic '06, the ridiculous Sonic Unleashed, and the completel... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Thomas Was Alone

  • Review Score:7.5
    Thomas Was Alone is a landmark title in video game storytelling, despite suffering from a number of design problems.

    Thomas Was Alone

    Thomas Was Alone is a landmark title in video game storytelling, despite suffering from a number of design problems.

    As famously stated in William Shakespeare's As You Like It, "all the world's a stage." We are all characters in a magical and drama-filled production called life. Our experiences, as good or as bad as they may be, genera... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Borderlands 2 is all about losing yourself in a slick "wild west" world chock full of addictive distractions.

    Borderlands 2

    Borderlands 2 is all about losing yourself in a slick "wild west" world chock full of addictive distractions.

    With its cel-shaded aesthetic and unique approach to the FPS, Borderlands left a huge mark on the gaming industry when it was released in 2009. While other shooters were capping off their gameplay with huge confrontation... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Rock Band Blitz

  • Review Score:7.5
    Rock Band Blitz's nimble, arcade-style gameplay is a great way to put all that Rock Band DLC to use.

    Rock Band Blitz

    Rock Band Blitz's nimble, arcade-style gameplay is a great way to put all that Rock Band DLC to use.

    When Harmonix released Rock Band in 2007, we all knew that something big happened. Little did we know that our homes would instantly be filled with plastic instruments, all thanks to Harmonix's innovative party gameplay ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Sound Shapes

  • Review Score:8.5
    Sound Shapes is a PSN indie darling, one that ambitiously melds music and gameplay into a cohesive and blissful whole.

    Sound Shapes

    Sound Shapes is a PSN indie darling, one that ambitiously melds music and gameplay into a cohesive and blissful whole.

    Throughout the entire playthrough of Sound Shapes, it's incredibly easy to compare Sony's latest platformer experiment to the Nintendo DS title Electroplankton. A niche musical toolbox, Electroplankton was a bizarre litt... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Tomb Raider

  • Review Score:7
    Lara Croft's latest removes the series' more memorable elements in favor of a gritty and captivating view on survival.

    Tomb Raider (The Final Hours Edition)

    Lara Croft's latest removes the series' more memorable elements in favor of a gritty and captivating view on survival.

    The Tomb Raider series might have been the rise of Lara Croft in the early years of the Playstation, but at this point, the series has been coasting on its legacy. We haven't seen a fresh imagining of the legendary adven... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5
    Everything in Bioshock Infinite has a thoughtful and resonant meaning, already making it a contender for Best of 2013.

    BioShock Infinite

    Everything in Bioshock Infinite has a thoughtful and resonant meaning, already making it a contender for Best of 2013.

    Playing through Bioshock Infinite, it's very easy to constantly recall that debut trailer years ago. That shattering of the Big Daddy figure, that breaking of the dark Rapture-esque view into the wide open sky of the flo... Read Full Review

    4 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    BioShock Infinite

  • Review Score:7.5
    By removing the extraneous muck from the series, this HD re-release is an addictive piece of arcade skateboarding fun.

    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD

    By removing the extraneous muck from the series, this HD re-release is an addictive piece of arcade skateboarding fun.

    In 1998, an up-and-coming California skateboarder named Tony Hawk burst onto the scene at the X-Games competition, solidifying his place as one of the sport's most iconic figures. With his competition debut came the inev... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Lollipop Chainsaw

  • Review Score:7.5
    Enjoying Lollipop Chainsaw really depends on how content you are with turning your brain off for a few hours or so.

    Lollipop Chainsaw

    Enjoying Lollipop Chainsaw really depends on how content you are with turning your brain off for a few hours or so.

    Goichi Suda, better known by the moniker Suda 51, can only be defined as a mad genius. He breaks rules, challenges norms, and manages to bring out Frankensteinian concoctions that simply must be noticed. Suda has been br... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.5

    Ridge Racer Unbounded

  • Review Score:6.5
    Despite some frustrating control issues, Ridge Racer Unbounded is a surprisingly fresh Ridge Racer experience.

    Ridge Racer Unbounded

    Despite some frustrating control issues, Ridge Racer Unbounded is a surprisingly fresh Ridge Racer experience.

    Ridge Racer may have been working in growing up since its days on the original Sony Playstation, but it still remains a memorable name in the lands of drifting, high-octane racers. Despite being more associated with inte... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    Minecraft on 360 isn't the huge playground that PC owners know and love, but it still captures the magic of the series.

    Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

    Minecraft on 360 isn't the huge playground that PC owners know and love, but it still captures the magic of the series.

    When Markus Persson took the name "Notch" and developed the budding version of a blocky exploration-based game called Minecraft, the indie game had a bit of a negative and underdeveloped connotation to it. It wasn't unti... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4
    Operation Raccoon City ignores everything that made Resident Evil a fun and frightening series.

    Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

    Operation Raccoon City ignores everything that made Resident Evil a fun and frightening series.

    Umbrella just won't die, will it? Yes, Capcom's zombie series epic Resident Evil is as perpetual as the zombie virus in those poor people of Raccoon City. Resident Evil 4 remains one of the most intense survival horror e... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2

  • Review Score:8
    With plentiful customization options and a unique story, Devil Survivor 2 solidifies its place with the strategy greats.

    Devil Survivor 2

    With plentiful customization options and a unique story, Devil Survivor 2 solidifies its place with the strategy greats.

    Forget shotguns. Forget spellbooks. When the demons of Hell rise up to wreak havoc on the world above, open up your cell phone. High school students already have them all the time, but in the Shin Megami Tensei world, th... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    The Walking Dead: Episode 1 - A New Day

  • Review Score:8
    Meaningful decisions and harrowing encounters lead to a fine opener for The Walking Dead.

    The Walking Dead: Episode 1 - A New Day

    Meaningful decisions and harrowing encounters lead to a fine opener for The Walking Dead.

    The Walking Dead series could be considered the zombie thriller genre's breakout series, bringing what was originally a niche concept into the modern mainstream crowd. With a successful comic book lineup and a multi-nomi... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6
    Street Fighter X Tekken is an accessible, albeit unambitious crossover of two fighting game giants.

    Street Fighter X Tekken

    Street Fighter X Tekken is an accessible, albeit unambitious crossover of two fighting game giants.

    Capcom and Namco's extreme fighting game collaboration has finally seen the light of day. After mixing in universes ranging everywhere from the robot pilots of Tatsunoko to the superheroes and supervillains of Marvel, Ca... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5.5
    Dante's adventures still hold up okay today, but as far as HD re-releases go, this is one of the laziest.

    Devil May Cry HD Collection

    Dante's adventures still hold up okay today, but as far as HD re-releases go, this is one of the laziest.

    Long, long ago, in 2001, long before quick-time events and regenerating health became staples in action games, Capcom's horror visionary Hideki Kamiya (best known for his work on the Resident Evil series) delivered a bra... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:4.5

    Ninja Gaiden 3

  • Review Score:4.5
    Ridiculously easy and painfully repetitive, Ninja Gaiden 3 is a stain on the otherwise pristine Ninja Gaiden record.

    Ninja Gaiden 3

    Ridiculously easy and painfully repetitive, Ninja Gaiden 3 is a stain on the otherwise pristine Ninja Gaiden record.

    The posterchild of difficult modern action games, the original Ninja Gaiden for the Xbox could be considered one of the best reboots of a series in recent memory. From its intense combat to its varied and challenging des... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.5

    The Darkness II

  • Review Score:6.5
    There's nothing special about The Darkness II, but it still manages to offer a gripping story and plenty of gore.

    The Darkness II

    There's nothing special about The Darkness II, but it still manages to offer a gripping story and plenty of gore.

    Dwelling within the shadows, The Darkness was a sleeper hit upon its release in 2007. During the crowded Halo/Gears of War/Call of Duty shooter era, seeing a new shooter franchise rising to center stage was odd. Even odd... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

  • Review Score:7.5
    Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning's fierce combat and plentiful quests are powerful distractions from its boring aesthetics.

    Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

    Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning's fierce combat and plentiful quests are powerful distractions from its boring aesthetics.

    It's become very clear that the role-playing game is a genre of giants. Pioneering a new IP in a climate full of established franchises like Final Fantasy, Elder Scrolls and Pokemon isn't easy; any developer that steps f... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful