User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.73/10

Total of 290 user ratings spread across 290 releases

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  • User Rating:6.5

    Double Dragon: Neon

  • User Rating:6.5
    Double Dragon Neon is mostly 80s fluff with little substance, compromising the spirit of its renowned source.

    Double Dragon: Neon

    Double Dragon Neon is mostly 80s fluff with little substance, compromising the spirit of its renowned source.

    25 years ago, a brawler hit the arcades like a knee to the face, eating quarters for breakfast and challenging gamers the world over to brave the mean streets in order to teach a dude with a machine gun a hard lesson---i... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    New Super Mario Bros. 2 is classic gameplay in its rudimentary form.....with a uniquely interesting twist.

    New Super Mario Bros. 2

    New Super Mario Bros. 2 is classic gameplay in its rudimentary form.....with a uniquely interesting twist.

    Collecting coins is certainly nothing new in the Mario games. I've been doing that long enough to know every 100th coin you get hands you an extra life. New Super Mario Bros.2 , however, is the latest entry in the re... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    Diablo 3 is less of what Diablo 2 was, and more of what it wasn't.

    Diablo III

    Diablo 3 is less of what Diablo 2 was, and more of what it wasn't.

    It's been twelve years since Diablo 2's release. The innumerable success of Diablo 2 meant that demand would soon follow for a third game in the series. Naturally, expectations were high, and Blizzard had all this time... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    While not inherently bad, Resident Evil 6 falls somewhat short of being another highlight in the franchise.

    Resident Evil 6

    While not inherently bad, Resident Evil 6 falls somewhat short of being another highlight in the franchise.

    Resident Evil 6 is the latest installment in Capcom's widely-successful survival horror game franchise, and bears the jaw-dropping distinction of having a development team of 600 members. Naturally, Capcom pulled no punc... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Skyrim could be one of the greatest games ever made, and there may never be anything quite like it.

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    Skyrim could be one of the greatest games ever made, and there may never be anything quite like it.

    A lot of games earn the unflattering distinction of being catalysts of social destruction. Is the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim any different? No, not really. Yet, if you can allow yourself to cave in, an immersive, rewar... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.5

    Asura's Wrath

  • User Rating:4.5
    Impressive storytelling can't save Asura's Wrath from the fury of fruitless, derivative mediocrity.

    Asura's Wrath

    Impressive storytelling can't save Asura's Wrath from the fury of fruitless, derivative mediocrity.

    Anger is one of humanity's most dangerous character flaws. Few video games explore the possibilities of using the feeling of anger within the context of effective gameplay, and this is what Asura's Wrath attempts to mak... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Soul Calibur V is a good game, but it could have much more. It is a step backwards from what it once was.

    SoulCalibur V

    Soul Calibur V is a good game, but it could have much more. It is a step backwards from what it once was.

    When I became a member of GameSpot, the very first game review that I wrote and submitted was for Soul Calibur IV on the PS3. That was four years ago. Here I am now, at the threshold of a new year, talking about the la... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    A fitting entry in a franchise spanning 25 years, Skyward Sword isn't perfect, but it is one flight worth taking.

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

    A fitting entry in a franchise spanning 25 years, Skyward Sword isn't perfect, but it is one flight worth taking.

    Long before the events that unfolded in Ocarina of Time, there existed a young man named Link; a greenhorn (no pun intended) of the Knight's Academy in the world of Skyloft, a floating island providence that sits high ab... Read Full Review

    8 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    A finely-tuned HD celebration of two incredible gaming experiences.

    The ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection

    A finely-tuned HD celebration of two incredible gaming experiences.

    The cries of an anguished, mountain-sized beast that echo across the expanse of a forbidden land as it collapses to the ground like a skyscraper after a horrendous earthquake. The uncertainty that has befallen the fate ... Read Full Review

    11 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    A solid, no-frills update of the Nintendo 64 classic that's just as fun and engaging as it was fourteen years ago.

    Star Fox 64 3D

    A solid, no-frills update of the Nintendo 64 classic that's just as fun and engaging as it was fourteen years ago.

    Exiled on the planet Venom, the evil scientist Andross has launched a full-scale invasion against the Lylat System. Responding to the cry for help from General Pepper of the planet Corneria, Fox McCloud and his mercenar... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    A few issues get in the way, but Alice: Madness Returns is one rabbit hole you won't mind falling into.

    Alice: Madness Returns

    A few issues get in the way, but Alice: Madness Returns is one rabbit hole you won't mind falling into.

    Far removed from the pleasant atmosphere of the Lewis Carroll books and even furthest from the Disney films, Alice: Madness Returns is a morbidly twisted take on a familiar children's story. It just so happens to be the... Read Full Review

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

    Alice: Madness Returns

  • User Rating:9
    Although it isn't perfect, Uncharted is quite possibly one of the finest video game experiences available today.

    Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

    Although it isn't perfect, Uncharted is quite possibly one of the finest video game experiences available today.

    Compared to most other video game characters, Nathan Drake doesn't wear any fancy duds or carry earth-shattering weapons and gadgets. He can't summon monsters, cast magical spells, or leap halfway across a football fiel... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Doing justice to the license, Arkham Asylum is quite possibly the greatest Batman video game ever made.

    Batman: Arkham Asylum

    Doing justice to the license, Arkham Asylum is quite possibly the greatest Batman video game ever made.

    At the dead of night in Gotham City, a seemingly random attack by the eponymous Joker at the mayor's office sets a sinister plan into motion that threatens to besiege the shadow-stained metropolis within its core. Howe... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Outland is a feast for the eyes and the thumbs.<br />

    Outland

    Outland is a feast for the eyes and the thumbs.<br />

    In an era long past, two Sisters were responsible for the creation of the World. But what they set out to create, they have also set out to destroy. Thus, a mysterious young man, haunted by visions of catastrophic ev... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    With an abundance of recycled content and short length, the $10 asking price for this DLC is hardly justifiable.

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Reverie

    With an abundance of recycled content and short length, the $10 asking price for this DLC is hardly justifiable.

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow was a game I pegged as my personal favorite of 2010 because of how it successfully blended a multitude of different genres into a satisfying, visceral gameplay experience unlike any other. I... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

  • User Rating:7

    Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition

  • User Rating:7
    The game has been taken as far as it can go, making it the seemingly definitive version to own if it suits you.

    Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition

    The game has been taken as far as it can go, making it the seemingly definitive version to own if it suits you.

    When the original Street Fighter 2 first crashed into arcades, it was still in a somewhat experimental phase---although the reception it received from arcade goers would make you believe otherwise. It made significant i... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5

    Legend of Mana

  • User Rating:6.5
    Legend of Mana is a beautifully made game -- marred by sluggish combat, disjointed pacing and absence of a solid plot.

    Seiken Densetsu: Legend of Mana (PSOne Books)

    Legend of Mana is a beautifully made game -- marred by sluggish combat, disjointed pacing and absence of a solid plot.

    Thousands of years ago, the benevolent Mana Tree, the infallible source of life in the world of Fa'Diel, burned to ashes. This horrific calamity prompted a violent war between the Faeries, Humans and all other species f... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    A fantastic, readily accessible new 3DS take on one of the greatest video games ever created.

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

    A fantastic, readily accessible new 3DS take on one of the greatest video games ever created.

    The Ocarina of Time holds the key to saving Hyrule from a diabolical desert menace bent on finding the Triforce, and it has fallen in the hands of a young Hylian boy named Link. With the mysterious artifice in hand, Lin... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    An accessible, rewarding experience that encapsulates the true meaning of its renowned source---the idea of fun.

    Super Mario Galaxy 2

    An accessible, rewarding experience that encapsulates the true meaning of its renowned source---the idea of fun.

    Super Mario Galaxy 2. What can I possibly say about the game that hasn't already been said? For someone like me to call it one of the finest platformer games of its generation would only add a low-key sound bite to the... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Quite possibly a contender for fighting game of the year, Mortal Kombat delivers on nearly every count.

    Mortal Kombat

    Quite possibly a contender for fighting game of the year, Mortal Kombat delivers on nearly every count.

    Few games have ever received as much love and evoked so much disdain as Mortal Kombat. And now, nearly two whole decades and nine tournaments later, the latest entry in the controversial franchise is pushing the envelope... Read Full Review

    10 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Definitely not a game for everyone, but for those willing, Splatterhouse is deep, brutal fun.

    Splatterhouse

    Definitely not a game for everyone, but for those willing, Splatterhouse is deep, brutal fun.

    When Splatterhouse was ported to the Turbo Grafx 16 two decades ago, it raised some eyebrows for its violent content. There was even a little warning on the box. Still, this was the only real exposure of a franchise no... Read Full Review

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

    Valis II

  • User Rating:5.5
    Valis II fails to honor the tradition of its namesake with this disappointing, lacking and derivative effort. <br />

    Valis II

    Valis II fails to honor the tradition of its namesake with this disappointing, lacking and derivative effort. <br />

    The Mugen Tenshi Valis series may not stand out with most people, but for anybody that remembers playing the games in their various forms back during the glory days of Telenet (their original developer), it was one of th... Read Full Review

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

    Giga Wing 2

  • User Rating:8
    Although it's over before you realize it, Giga Wing 2 is a fun experience and an admirable successor to the first game.<

    Giga Wing 2

    Although it's over before you realize it, Giga Wing 2 is a fun experience and an admirable successor to the first game.<

    Giga Wing 2 is the dexterous follow-up to the original game released for both the Arcade and the Sega Dreamcast home console. While it is possible that not many of you have actually heard of a game such as this, it's w... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    A thrilling, brutally difficult gameplay experience reserved only for the most dedicated of gamers.

    Hard Corps: Uprising

    A thrilling, brutally difficult gameplay experience reserved only for the most dedicated of gamers.

    Spanning two decades of dominance, the Contra franchise has consistently thrived on one underlying principle---giving opportunistic gamers a chance to truly test their bragging rights against the backdrop of an endless s... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The most definitive, accessible version of Tactics Ogre to date, and a brilliant tactical RPG in its own right.

    Tactics Ogre: Unmei no Wa

    The most definitive, accessible version of Tactics Ogre to date, and a brilliant tactical RPG in its own right.

    Almost a decade or so since its first release on the Super Famicom, Tactics Ogre is still a highly-regarded, sought-after game---seen by many as the progenitor of the tactical role-playing genre and a catalyst for inspir... Read Full Review

    12 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9

    Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together

  • User Rating:5
    Lord of Arcana is a badly-wrought copycat of the far superior source material that it blatantly borrows from.

    Lord of Arcana

    Lord of Arcana is a badly-wrought copycat of the far superior source material that it blatantly borrows from.

    Lord of Arcana isn't so much a retread in Monster Hunter territory; rather, it is a full-blown, badly-orchestrated copycat. While most gamers will probably be drawn to its mature presentation and Square Enix charm, the ... Read Full Review

    9 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5

    Lord of Arcana

  • User Rating:6.5
    An admirable effort at consigning the Bionic Commando legacy that falls short of its potential.

    Bionic Commando Rearmed 2

    An admirable effort at consigning the Bionic Commando legacy that falls short of its potential.

    It may not have been a huge success when it was first released on the Nintendo so many years ago, but Bionic Commando garnered enough of a cult following to be fondly remembered in the annals of video game history. Capc... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    Derivative, shallow gameplay and frustrating exercises in precision timing dull Ninja Blade's appeal and sharpness.

    Ninja Blade

    Derivative, shallow gameplay and frustrating exercises in precision timing dull Ninja Blade's appeal and sharpness.

    Amidst a sea of ninja-themed action games, Ninja Blade tries to stand out as a smoke bomb of a different density. And while it does offer some neat gameplay features that set it apart from the rest, it's still nothing mo... Read Full Review

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

    Ninja Blade

  • User Rating:9.5
    Creators, gamers and everyone inbetween will find a lot to love about LittleBigPlanet 2.

    LittleBigPlanet 2

    Creators, gamers and everyone inbetween will find a lot to love about LittleBigPlanet 2.

    The core of LittleBigPlanet revolves around several important elements; the thrill of creation, a sense of player community, the fun of playing games, and the exposition of ideas and concepts. In the two or so years sin... Read Full Review

    8 of 10 users found the following review helpful