User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 6.75/10

Total of 106 user ratings spread across 106 releases

  1. 10
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  2. 9
    (22)
  3. 8
    (20)
  4. 7
    (24)
  5. 6
    (12)
  6. 5
    (6)
  7. 4
    (8)
  8. 3
    (5)
  9. 2
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  10. 1
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  • User Rating:3
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    Dark Souls II (Collector's Edition)

  • User Rating:10
    Video games as art?  Stunning, definitive proof.  Amazing.

    Beyond: Two Souls (Director's Edition)

    Video games as art? Stunning, definitive proof. Amazing.

    As I progressed through Beyond: Two Souls, I couldn't help but remember an article I read a few years ago written by Roger Ebert where he resolutely stated, "...no video gamer now living will survive long enough to exper... Read Full Review

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

    The Last of Us

  • User Rating:9

    Tomb Raider

  • User Rating:5
    I'm glad I didn't buy it and a friend gifted it to me.  What a waste of money.

    Age of Empires II: HD Edition

    I'm glad I didn't buy it and a friend gifted it to me. What a waste of money.

    This is going to be a short review because there's next to nothing to write. Anyone who's been into RTS for long enough knows about AoE. AoE II was arguably the best of the series and I enjoyed it a lot more than I did... Read Full Review

    5 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7

    Mass Effect 3

  • User Rating:7.5

    Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

  • User Rating:9

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution

  • User Rating:6

    Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine

  • User Rating:6
    A half-assed effort

    Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine

    A half-assed effort

    It's easy to write a review of this game, because there's really not much to it. Recipe is: -2-button hack and slash (almost literally) -Linear Dungeon Crawl -Half-assed shooter Combine all three into an uni... Read Full Review

    5 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Great voice acting and interesting setting don't make up for VERY boring game play.

    Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

    Great voice acting and interesting setting don't make up for VERY boring game play.

    I'll keep this review short because there's really not a lot to get into with this game. It's developed by Ninja Theory, developers of Heavenly Sword (which I loved). I thought I'd take a stab at this and expected the ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4
    After Empire and Napoleon I thought SEGA and CA would have made efforts to improve their image.  They did not.

    Total War: Shogun 2

    After Empire and Napoleon I thought SEGA and CA would have made efforts to improve their image. They did not.

    I'm ashamed that I bought this game really. After the amazing Medieval Total War I and II as well as Rome, CA and SEGA released Empire, which was one of the most unpolished, buggy and broken games I've bought in ages. ... Read Full Review

    26 of 138 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7

    Dragon Age II

  • User Rating:7
    Bioware shows us again it's not the studio it used to be...

    Dragon Age II

    Bioware shows us again it's not the studio it used to be...

    Let me start by saying, as I've said before, Bioware used to be one of my favourite studios. I LOVED Baldur's Gate. I LOVED KoToR. Mass Effect 1 was probably the best PC RPG I've ever played. I've mentioned it before... Read Full Review

    11 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7

    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution

  • User Rating:7
    More of the same with a lot less polish.

    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution

    More of the same with a lot less polish.

    When Dawn of War II came out, I had mixed reactions to it. I thought the single player campaign was dreadfully inane, but for to some extent the multiplayer made up for it. I enjoyed the multiplayer a fair bit when it ... Read Full Review

    8 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8

    Borderlands

  • User Rating:6

    Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga

  • User Rating:6
    A good looking game with an interesting concept, but poorly designed and boring gameplay make it a chore to bother with.

    Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga

    A good looking game with an interesting concept, but poorly designed and boring gameplay make it a chore to bother with.

    I saw the reviews for this game and stayed clear of it when it came out. They spoke of frustrating bugs and a lack of polish. The version I bought was apparently "remastered" which I thought might mean that the bugs wo... Read Full Review

    7 of 22 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Frustrating performance issues and slowdowns, bad AI and stripped-down gameplay take away from the experience.

    Sid Meier's Civilization V

    Frustrating performance issues and slowdowns, bad AI and stripped-down gameplay take away from the experience.

    Since Civilization 2 I've been a fanatic for this franchise. No game has ever compared to the depth and scale of Civilization and this is why there's never really been a period longer than 3-4 months where I haven't pla... Read Full Review

    6 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    It's my favorite multiplayer strategy game out there, if you can find games.

    R.U.S.E.

    It's my favorite multiplayer strategy game out there, if you can find games.

    I've never been so pumped about a strategy game on release. I even stopped playing SC2 to get into this game. The beta was SO much fun to play and the combat is about as realistic as has ever been attempted on this gra... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:2.5

    Spore Mobile

  • User Rating:9

    Battlefield: Bad Company 2

  • User Rating:9
    Brilliantly fun online.

    Battlefield: Bad Company 2

    Brilliantly fun online.

    This is the first BF game I've ever played and I must say I was impressed from the start. The graphics are pretty good (not Crysis or KZ3 graphics but pretty damn good) and the controls are fluid and easy. The single... Read Full Review

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

    Aion

  • User Rating:5.5
    Not a game for western audiences.

    AION

    Not a game for western audiences.

    I don't have much of a review to write for this game. It's fairly simple to sum up quickly because it's such a derivative of current Asian MMO's that little description is necessary. This is an absolute grind-fest and ... Read Full Review

    3 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    It's fast, it's challenging and it's hilariously fun.

    ModNation Racers

    It's fast, it's challenging and it's hilariously fun.

    This game is everything it's cracked up to be. Describing it as a mix between Little Big Planet and Mario Kart is fair, but there's so much more to it than that. It's fun in every way that Mario Kart is, but at the sam... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Don't believe the Halo/CoD hacks or most of the critic reviews.  This is the best MP shooter out there right now!

    MAG

    Don't believe the Halo/CoD hacks or most of the critic reviews. This is the best MP shooter out there right now!

    I've played every big shooter out there over the last 10-15 years. I'm a shooter fan and I always have been and my favorite part of shooter games is the multiplayer. Probably my favorite multiplayer shooters up until n... Read Full Review

    5 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Improved single player improve what was already a 'good' game.

    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising

    Improved single player improve what was already a 'good' game.

    I've already written a DoW2 review so I'll keep this one short. Chaos Rising was an improvement. The single player campaign is more scripted and interesting. There's less repetition and more interesting choices to ... Read Full Review

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

    Rome: Total War

  • User Rating:1.5
    Guys let's be honest...It's the same broken game as before.  Very little has been improved.  Honest review:

    Napoleon: Total War

    Guys let's be honest...It's the same broken game as before. Very little has been improved. Honest review:

    Empire:Total War was a fundamentally flawed game from the beginning. The graphics were nice, the time period was exciting (in my opinion) and the addition of naval combat a great idea. The battles were fun when they wo... Read Full Review

    26 of 54 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:1.5

    Napoleon: Total War

  • User Rating:8.5

    Mario Kart Wii

  • User Rating:8.5

    Darksiders

  • User Rating:8.5
    Great artwork, design and production values. An all-in-all fun game.

    Darksiders

    Great artwork, design and production values. An all-in-all fun game.

    There's a charm to Darksiders that I can't quite pin down. Describing it as a Zelda/GoW hybrid is fair I think. Most hybrid games, however, are usually pretty bad. When you try to do too many things at once you normal... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.5

    Demon's Souls

  • User Rating:4.5
    This game isn't "hard" like people say it is.  It's just unforgiving and incredibly time consuming.

    Demon's Souls

    This game isn't "hard" like people say it is. It's just unforgiving and incredibly time consuming.

    I'll start my review by saying I really wanted to like this game. With it being an RPG, a PS3 exclusive, and seeing all the rave reviews, I thought I'd love it. Unfortunately, I found it to be one of the most bland... Read Full Review

    21 of 58 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    An underrated gem that I hold as one of my favorite RPG's ever.

    The Legend of Dragoon

    An underrated gem that I hold as one of my favorite RPG's ever.

    When I look back at this game, I think the main thing it had going against it was that it was released AFTER FFVII. Most of the criticisms of the game were that it borrowed a lot from FFVII and the characters were fairl... Read Full Review

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

    Final Fantasy XII

  • User Rating:5
    Boring story and irritating/unlikable characters kill any sort of enjoyment I might have experienced.

    Final Fantasy XII

    Boring story and irritating/unlikable characters kill any sort of enjoyment I might have experienced.

    I'm tired of Square. I don't think there are many developers out there who've gone as stale as they have. FFVI, FFVII and FFIX, along with Chrono Trigger/Cross were some of my favorite RPG's ever. Since then, their re... Read Full Review

    9 of 21 users found the following review helpful