User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 6.6/10

Total of 39 user reviews spread across 39 releases

  1. 10
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  2. 9
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  3. 8
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  4. 7
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  5. 6
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  6. 5
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  7. 4
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  8. 3
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  • 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: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: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
    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
    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: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: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
    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: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: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
    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
    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
  • User Rating:8
    It's a beautiful, fun game, but it's over in about 5 hours.

    Heavenly Sword

    It's a beautiful, fun game, but it's over in about 5 hours.

    As far as action RPG's are concerned, this was one of the most exciting and beautiful games I've ever played. The graphics were stunning. No game out there right now, whether Assassin's Creed, Crysis, Killzone 2 or any... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Bioware pulls another great story out of its hat.

    Mass Effect

    Bioware pulls another great story out of its hat.

    Bioware has long been one of my favorite gaming studios. Baldur's Gate 1 and 2, KOTOR and now Mass Effect are by far an away the best PC role-playing games I've ever played. Except PERHAPS Final Fantasy 7 as a young te... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    A decent third person shooter, but a mediocre RPG.  Where's the story??? An honest review from a huge BioWare fan.

    Mass Effect 2

    A decent third person shooter, but a mediocre RPG. Where's the story??? An honest review from a huge BioWare fan.

    Let me start by saying, once again, that BioWare has usually been one of my favorite developers. KoToR, BG2, ME1 etc were all some of my favorite games ever. In fact, ME1 was probably my favorite RPG of all time. The ... Read Full Review

    24 of 37 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Dark and Mature? Campy and cliché might be better words.

    Dragon Age: Origins (Collector's Edition)

    Dark and Mature? Campy and cliché might be better words.

    I've loved almost every Bioware game that's ever come out. KoToR, BG and ME were all probably the best RPG's I've ever played. What made them great was their amazing plots and stories and the believable characters. Th... Read Full Review

    4 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    This one's for the kiddies/casuals/noobs.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

    This one's for the kiddies/casuals/noobs.

    I've always 'liked' Call of Duty. The single player is usually fun and I've generally enjoyed the games. MW1 was the high point for me but WaW was not nearly as fun. MW2 is a 'good' game, but by no means whatsoever is... Read Full Review

    5 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Probably the most fun I've had with a game all year.

    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

    Probably the most fun I've had with a game all year.

    This game was absolutely fantastic. Uncharted 1 was good and this one was even better. The gameplay was awesome. It's a AAA+ quality 3rd person shooter mixed with a AAA+ storyline that even the best RPG's out there do... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Resistance 2 is about as conventional as shooters come.  Other games do everything Resistance 2 does, and often better.

    Resistance 2

    Resistance 2 is about as conventional as shooters come. Other games do everything Resistance 2 does, and often better.

    Resistance 2 is a reasonably fun game. I can't say it's boring, but it's certainly not as exciting or interesting as its predecessor. It seems as though the developers took everything that made Resistance Fall of Man f... Read Full Review

    9 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Boring, drab and repetitive

    Grand Theft Auto IV

    Boring, drab and repetitive

    I liked the first few GTA's. Nothing was more fun than laying waste to a city and getting chased by helicopters etc everywhere. The games were fun because they were so big, so interesting to explore and there was so mu... Read Full Review

    3 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    This feels oddly familiar....

    Call of Duty: World at War

    This feels oddly familiar....

    After reviewing ODST yesterday I started thinking about games that bilked gamers for their money while offering nothing new. I thought about it for a minute and this game came right to the top of my head. Make no mis... Read Full Review

    1 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    It's a Halo 3 expansion pack, priced as if it's a brand new game.  Sadly it isn't. I've played this before...three times

    Halo 3: ODST

    It's a Halo 3 expansion pack, priced as if it's a brand new game. Sadly it isn't. I've played this before...three times

    It doesn't take much for IGN and Gamespot to give a game a 90 these days. Let's face it: Halo 3 even wasn't that good. It didn't deserve a 90. This is a Halo 3 expansion with barely any new features, none of which are... Read Full Review

    29 of 55 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:1.5
    Worst storyline, interface and combat system I've ever seen in an RPG.  An absolute bomb.

    The Last Remnant

    Worst storyline, interface and combat system I've ever seen in an RPG. An absolute bomb.

    Graphics are nice in this game, when they work. Aside from that, this game has nothing going for it. The combat is innovative, but that doesn't mean it's fun. The storyline is absolutely dreadful. Some cheesy young k... Read Full Review

    10 of 28 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.5
    This is not a game.  It's a convoluted Japanese storytelling circle-jerk.<br />
Clichés are heaped upon cliché.

    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Platinum)

    This is not a game. It's a convoluted Japanese storytelling circle-jerk.<br /> Clichés are heaped upon cliché.

    If I were to sum MGS4 up in a couple of words, I'd say "Boring gameplay." Make no mistake. This is not a game that will keep you entertained for gameplay's sake alone. You need to be extremely interested in the st... Read Full Review

    9 of 59 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Excellent gameplay.  Fun, challenging and exciting to play.

    inFamous

    Excellent gameplay. Fun, challenging and exciting to play.

    The only way to summarize this game would be to say it's just plain fun. The story is kind of weak, but the action and gameplay in this game is better than anything I've ever played in the genre. All of Cole's powers a... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3
    So many bad decisions were made with this game...

    Prince of Persia

    So many bad decisions were made with this game...

    I've never dismissed a game as 'bad' so quickly in my life. It took me about 5 minutes to decide I hated PoP and the whole time I couldn't stop wondering why I was still playing. Sands of Time was the high point in... Read Full Review

    4 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    One of the best shooters ever.

    Crysis

    One of the best shooters ever.

    This game is the definition of incredible. I'm reviewing it almost 2 years later and it's still the benchmark for graphics. The game engine is unparalelled in graphical detail. Nothing even comes close. I've never fe... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    One of the worst games I've ever finished

    Assassin's Creed

    One of the worst games I've ever finished

    This game is pretty much the epitome of boring 'pretty' games. The graphics are phenomenal. The attention to realism is fantastic and there are few games that can match this one's visual splendor. On the other hand, t... Read Full Review

    1 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Ambitious, but poor implementation of new features.

    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II

    Ambitious, but poor implementation of new features.

    This game is rather difficult for me to summarize fairly. On the one hand, the combat in the game is breathtaking. It's fast paced, tactical and beautiful to look at. This is a game where you CAN really be rewarded fo... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3
    Atrocious AI utterly ruins the experience.

    Empire: Total War

    Atrocious AI utterly ruins the experience.

    If you like winning against AI opponents. This is the game for you, because it's impossible to lose. Creative Assembly and SEGA have actually managed to do a WORSE job with the AI in their newest title than they did wi... Read Full Review

    12 of 18 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3
    It's Streetfighter 2 with better graphics but worse gameplay.

    Street Fighter IV (Collector's Edition)

    It's Streetfighter 2 with better graphics but worse gameplay.

    I'll keep this review short because the game isn't worth an in-depth review. Nothing has changed with this series in 15+ years. It's the same gameplay as before with (better, but still bad) 2D graphics. The game ... Read Full Review

    3 of 11 users found the following review helpful