User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.73/10

Total of 363 user ratings spread across 363 releases

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  4. 7
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  5. 6
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  • Review Score:9
    Breaking down the elements of an MMO into a CCG is gaming alchemy at its highest level.

    Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

    Breaking down the elements of an MMO into a CCG is gaming alchemy at its highest level.

    Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft presents a fresh spin on the card collecting genre. Developed by the gaming addiction experts at Blizzard, on the surface it appears to be a simple, yet underwhelming trading card game, a... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    A massive shock to the system in an otherwise lethargic handheld genre.

    Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition

    A massive shock to the system in an otherwise lethargic handheld genre.

    The storied franchise has seen many evolutions through the years, from its humble beginnings in 2D pixelated glory, to its newest 3D incarnation on the Nintendo 3DS. Much about it has remained the same, however, from it... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    Despite humans as little green men, Resogun soars higher than its expansive battlefield should allow.

    Resogun

    Despite humans as little green men, Resogun soars higher than its expansive battlefield should allow.

    The phrase, “Save The Last Humans,” echoes from the weighty Dualshock 4 as you start the game and serves as a reminder as you enter each new level. More than simply a quest, a mission, or a mantra, these sim... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    WWE2K14 - Not Quite Ready For a Title Shot.

    WWE 2K14

    WWE2K14 - Not Quite Ready For a Title Shot.

    The yearly spectacle known as Wrestlemania, once called the “Showcase of the Immortals” lives again in the annual series’ “30 Years of Wrestlemania” mode, replacing last year’s “... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    Pokemon X/Y:  An old familiar song with some sour notes.

    Pokemon X

    Pokemon X/Y: An old familiar song with some sour notes.

    From its humble beginnings on the small screen, in true monochromatic style, the journey of the Pokemon series of games could be a mirror image of the journey of a Pokemon Trainer itself. It moved to a bigger stage with... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    A revamped loot mechanic, deeper immersion and a streamlined control scheme elevates the hellish PC version.

    Diablo III

    A revamped loot mechanic, deeper immersion and a streamlined control scheme elevates the hellish PC version.

    "And you nephalem, look what your kind has wrought!" These words, uttered at the penultimate act near the climax of the story may serve as an analogy to Blizzard's own souped up console version of the oft-criticized PC ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Just the right mix of charm and fun, Animal Crossing: New Leaf explores the lighter side of being a town mayor.

    Animal Crossing: New Leaf

    Just the right mix of charm and fun, Animal Crossing: New Leaf explores the lighter side of being a town mayor.

    Animal Crossing: New Leaf is the latest in Nintendo's charming series that features plenty of bug collecting, fishing, diving and shopping in an attempt to build up your small hamlet of a town into a bustling center ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.5
    Beautiful, difficult, and reflective.  Mists of Pandaria is as versatile as its new monk class.

    World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

    Beautiful, difficult, and reflective. Mists of Pandaria is as versatile as its new monk class.

    You've conquered Outland, burned through the frozen wastes of Northrend, survived the world altering brought about in Cataclysm and now get set to explore a whole new world in the latest expansion for Blizzard's massiv... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5
    To boldly go where no one has gone before.  Sadly this game fails to live up to the oft quoted Trek motto.

    Star Trek: The Next Generation--A Final Unity

    To boldly go where no one has gone before. Sadly this game fails to live up to the oft quoted Trek motto.

    Star Trek: The Next Generation's remarkable popularity was in part due to its stellar cast, led by Patrick Stewart and LeVar Burton. The game tries to successfully recreate the feeling of being a part of the Next G... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Tomb Raider

  • Review Score:9
    Both engaging and engrossing, Tomb Raider shines brightest as a coming of age story wrapped in an adventure.

    Tomb Raider (The Final Hours Edition)

    Both engaging and engrossing, Tomb Raider shines brightest as a coming of age story wrapped in an adventure.

    Lara Croft is back, but it isn't the Lara you grew up with. Tomb Raider takes adventuring to a whole new level of accessibility and action as you make your way through a mysterious island that's bursting with numerous... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Hitman: Absolution

  • Review Score:8
    Like a macabre portrait cast in shades of grey, Agent 47 uses the colors of black and red to paint a magnum opus.

    Hitman: Absolution

    Like a macabre portrait cast in shades of grey, Agent 47 uses the colors of black and red to paint a magnum opus.

    Agent 47, the dual wielding, impeccably dressed anti hero from the previous Hitman games is back and has a new mission. You play as Agent 47, on the trail of a rather nasty gang of characters, who've kidnapped someone... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    In an increasingly over saturated genre, Guild Wars 2 manages to strike the right balance between accessibility and fun.

    Guild Wars 2

    In an increasingly over saturated genre, Guild Wars 2 manages to strike the right balance between accessibility and fun.

    Since the days of EverQuest, persistent online worlds have become increasingly complex. Filled with thousands (even millions) of players, hundreds of quests, and more and more activities to keep these worlds populate... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    Like a tarnished mirror, reflecting the series' storied past, Diablo 3 manages to feel new yet strangely familiar.

    Diablo III

    Like a tarnished mirror, reflecting the series' storied past, Diablo 3 manages to feel new yet strangely familiar.

    "The path to paradise begins in hell." The above quote from "Dante's Inferno" may fit the beginning of the Diablo franchise quite well. The franchise itself spans three games and fifteen years. The third act of Bl... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    With its low crime and high takedown rate, you may find yourself wanting to move to Paradise City.

    Burnout Paradise

    With its low crime and high takedown rate, you may find yourself wanting to move to Paradise City.

    Welcome to Paradise City, a living, breathing city that's not unlike your own, probably. It has an impressive downtown section, an amphitheater, numerous parking garages, and of course, blistering fast automobiles burni... Read Full Review

    3 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    With appealing graphics and accessible gameplay, Mass Effect is like a thriving planet amidst a sea of barren worlds.

    Mass Effect

    With appealing graphics and accessible gameplay, Mass Effect is like a thriving planet amidst a sea of barren worlds.

    The sky's the limit in Mass Effect, literally, as you command the finest crew in the alliance fleet, on a mission to take down a deadly officer who's suddenly gone rogue. Entire star systems are at your disposal as y... Read Full Review

    11 of 14 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    This game, like a brightly colored pinata, waits for you to break it open and feast on the yummy candy within.

    Viva Pinata

    This game, like a brightly colored pinata, waits for you to break it open and feast on the yummy candy within.

    One look at the box and you may be put off by Viva Pinata's family friendly exterior, but dig a little deeper and you'll find an engrossing experience, worthy of anyone's time. In Viva Pinata, your ultimate goal is ... Read Full Review

    6 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia

  • Review Score:9
    Rich landscapes and rewarding gameplay combine to form one of the best Castlevania experiences in years.

    Akumajou Dracula: Ubawareta Kokuin

    Rich landscapes and rewarding gameplay combine to form one of the best Castlevania experiences in years.

    Like fine wine, some villains are timeless. They may go down after a hard fought battle, but you know they'll be back, bigger and badder than ever. The Lord of Castlevania makes his return in Order of Ecclesia, and d... Read Full Review

    10 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    Like a fallen Jedi, there is potential here, but it's quickly overshadowed by mediocre gameplay and uninspired graphics.

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

    Like a fallen Jedi, there is potential here, but it's quickly overshadowed by mediocre gameplay and uninspired graphics.

    Unless you've been living in a cave for the past few centuries, you know that Star Wars has taken over the big screen, small screen and gaming industry by storm, with a slew of movies and games. In what is the latest ... Read Full Review

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

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

  • Review Score:7.5
    Join everyone's favorite family as they battle aliens and unlock new powers in an attempt to save Springfield.

    The Simpsons Game

    Join everyone's favorite family as they battle aliens and unlock new powers in an attempt to save Springfield.

    On the air for twenty years and still going, The Simpsons have appeared in feature films, on beach towels, bed sheets, lunchboxes and quite a few videogames. Their latest outing puts you in control of everyone's favor... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Assassin's Creed

  • Review Score:9
    Do you follow the tenants of the creed?  Do you kill for vengeance or justice?  There is only one way to find out.

    Assassin's Creed

    Do you follow the tenants of the creed? Do you kill for vengeance or justice? There is only one way to find out.

    Imagine you are back in the year 1191. It is the time of crusaders, templars, simple townsfolk and even simpler noblemen. You are a member of the assassin's guild, tasked with eliminating various templars, as well as... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    You don't have to be one of the chosen to enjoy this quest.

    Dragon Quest IV: Michibikareshi Monotachi

    You don't have to be one of the chosen to enjoy this quest.

    Back when Dragon Warrior IV hit shelves stateside, the new console on the block, the SNES had hit the ground running. Released in Oct of 1992, DWIV was undoubtedly overshadowed by many SNES heavy hitters that year, pa... Read Full Review

    15 of 17 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen

  • Review Score:8.5
    Its like being invited to tea by the Mad Hatter and then finding out he needs your help to save Wonderland.

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles

    Its like being invited to tea by the Mad Hatter and then finding out he needs your help to save Wonderland.

    Bethesda is no stranger to creating expansion packs with interesting quests and themes. In "Shivering Isles", you're introduced to the realm, which is ruled over by Sheogorath, the Daedric Prince of Madness. Its easy... Read Full Review

    7 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga

  • Review Score:8.5
    Lego Star Wars is probably a lot more fun than actually playing with Legos, minus all of the messy cleanup.

    LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga

    Lego Star Wars is probably a lot more fun than actually playing with Legos, minus all of the messy cleanup.

    When George Lucas first unveiled his Star Wars trilogy on the world in the late 70s, there was shock and awe. You had a modern western, where good guys wore black and bad guys wore white. Then Lucas unveiled his next t... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    This "Symphony" is still classical and entertaining ten years after its original performance.

    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

    This "Symphony" is still classical and entertaining ten years after its original performance.

    The Castlevania franchise has spawned many titles over the years, and while "Symphony", is a remake of neither its first, nor its last adventure, it may very well be one of its finest, none the less. The story opens i... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

  • Rating:6

    Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader: Make the Grade

  • Review Score:6
    All the glitz and glamour of the television game show, without the magic and wonder! (like it had that, anyway).

    Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader: Make the Grade

    All the glitz and glamour of the television game show, without the magic and wonder! (like it had that, anyway).

    Off the top of your head, do you know which ancient Roman emperor codified Roman Law? If not, you may not be smarter than a fifth grader, but you might be smart enough to steer clear of this game. "Are You Smarter ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    You don't need to be a fighting game fanatic, or even have a soul, to appreciate all Soul Calibur IV has to offer.

    SoulCalibur IV

    You don't need to be a fighting game fanatic, or even have a soul, to appreciate all Soul Calibur IV has to offer.

    Since Soul Calibur fought its way onto the gaming scene about a thousand years ago (1999), the series has garnered critical acclaim. Since then, it has evolved over the years, and featured a variety of guest stars, in... Read Full Review

    22 of 27 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    SoulCalibur IV

  • Review Score:8.5
    Bright colors, unique characters, magic powers and addictive gameplay add up to a recipe for success in Peggle!

    Peggle Deluxe

    Bright colors, unique characters, magic powers and addictive gameplay add up to a recipe for success in Peggle!

    Picture this, if you will. You're minding your own business, staring at your own reflection in the head of the guy next to you in line, when, suddenly, you're shot into the air, and find yourself bouncing off bright... Read Full Review

    7 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Dragon Warrior Monsters

  • Review Score:8.5
    Breeding has never been more fun! (take that, Ultimate Breeding Simulator 2000!)

    Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry no Wonderland

    Breeding has never been more fun! (take that, Ultimate Breeding Simulator 2000!)

    The year was 1999. It was an exciting year for pretty much every platform out there. Early in the year, Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri let players launch into space on their PC's. Silent Hill showed PSOne owners what ... Read Full Review

    12 of 14 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Chocobos and card battles and minigames, oh my!

    Chocobo to Mahou no Ehon

    Chocobos and card battles and minigames, oh my!

    At first glance, a mix of chocobos and card battling sound like they go together as well as Howard Stern and intelligent conversation, but thankfully, one of these pairings actually works out pretty well (Sorry Howard!).... Read Full Review

    5 of 7 users found the following review helpful