User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.14/10

Total of 318 user ratings spread across 318 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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  • Review Score:7
    A decent game with some creepy moments however with a bit more improvements can go a long way.

    Transylvania

    A decent game with some creepy moments however with a bit more improvements can go a long way.

    * Note: This is the Atari computer review *Adventure games in the early 80s are pretty much dominated by two major players being Adventure International (Scott Adams) and Infocom (maker of Zork I and II). Known for their... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Now I understand how women communicate.

    Fallout 2

    Now I understand how women communicate.

    War…war never changes. Arguably one of the most famous quotes in video game history thus far, those few words summarise the Fallout universe to a T and being narrated by Ron Perlman is always a good thing. On the ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    Whilst it's not a canon, it's still worth a playthrough as it kept that same intense gameplay.

    F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate

    Whilst it's not a canon, it's still worth a playthrough as it kept that same intense gameplay.

    We all like surprises no matter how large or small. You know, on the surface, it looks mediocre however once opened, it’s a lot better than expected. This notion is how I felt about Fear: Perseus Mandate as on the ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    Maybe racing games or even 70s high speed chase flicks won’t interest you, Driver will change all of that.

    Driver

    Maybe racing games or even 70s high speed chase flicks won’t interest you, Driver will change all of that.

    With the title being ‘Driver’, the expectations will be tonnes of petrol talk, grunting, lots of cars stats and your knowledge of cars should be nothing less than the Ferrari F1 team. Well if I tell you to th... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5
    It’s a disappointment to see that the Spear of Destiny does not improve from the original game.

    Spear of Destiny

    It’s a disappointment to see that the Spear of Destiny does not improve from the original game.

    The success of Wolfenstein 3D took the world by storm with its fast paced game play style so it was really no surprise that id Software will be releasing more Wolfenstein games. The first of the rack is Wolfenstein: Spea... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:3
    Just play the arcade version of Pac Man.

    Jawbreaker

    Just play the arcade version of Pac Man.

    Whatever. Clones, clones, clones – you gotta love them…not. Well maybe some however many are an absolute total rip off from kingdom come. Take, for instance, Jawbreaker – calling it not a clone? Ok, le... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    Squeezing this fun game into an 8k cartridge is pretty damn impressive.

    Pitfall!

    Squeezing this fun game into an 8k cartridge is pretty damn impressive.

    What amazes me at times is what you can do with a limited amount of resources available. You know, you have a great idea, streamline it then squeeze everything in a tiny space that will entertain you and others for hours... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    It took all the strengths of AC2 and add a few more features to set this game apart from its sister game.

    Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

    It took all the strengths of AC2 and add a few more features to set this game apart from its sister game.

    To do a follow-up adventure for Assassin's Creed will be nothing more than a challenging task as Assassin's Creed 2 was one of the finest games I have ever played for this decade. It has everything that any gamers could ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    It’s the little things that count…

    Section 8

    It’s the little things that count…

    Section 8 is an odd piece of game – the opening cut scene shows eminences of Quake 2; the jet packs of Tribes 2 (less the ‘skiing’); the crunching sounds and general feel of Unreal Tournament 2004, the ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    I regret nothing.

    Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - Teeth of Naros

    I regret nothing.

    I have played many DLCs in the past and sadly the majority of them felt like left over scraps – stuff where the vermin are the only ones who would enjoy them. Void of any real storyline or simply additions to the m... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    A game that truly lives for its title, only your nerves and forward planning will dictate your expiry date.

    Crossfire (1983)

    A game that truly lives for its title, only your nerves and forward planning will dictate your expiry date.

    When you thought that we have seen every version of shoot-em up games possible, along comes another that adds a little twist to that genre. Crossfire is one of them as the title suggests, you will be in a crossfire as it... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    Once thing is for certain, Tomb Raider III is the hardest of the three by a mile.

    Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft

    Once thing is for certain, Tomb Raider III is the hardest of the three by a mile.

    Way back when, there was this demo disc called Station Magazine Demo – Disc One and on this, you get to see virtual Lara. Looking at it now she wiggles like a fish however back then, it was pretty damn cool as she ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:1
    It's busted beyond repair.

    Into the Dark

    It's busted beyond repair.

    There comes a time where you need to take warning about low budget games. Granted that some are absolute winners yet some are just downright rotten to the core. Those types of games makes you wonder how on earth it past... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5
    A non-imaginary title spells a non-imaginary game and if the manual doesn't help, what hope do you have?

    Armed Forces Corp.

    A non-imaginary title spells a non-imaginary game and if the manual doesn't help, what hope do you have?

    When you have a title called ‘Armed Forces Corps’, it's frankly not imaginative by a long shot. It's like stating I'm playing a game called ‘Soldier’ or ‘Guy’. Nevertheless, I consulte... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:3
    At least it lived up to its title as it’s got nothing to do with French people or mysteries of any sorts.

    Code of Honor 2: Conspiracy Island

    At least it lived up to its title as it’s got nothing to do with French people or mysteries of any sorts.

    Code of Honour 2: Conspiracy Island – what does that tells you? An island full of mysteries and intrigue? Well that's a total conspiracy in itself as this game has absolutely nothing to do with conspiracy as it pla... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    If it maintain that ominous feeling, it would be a sinister game indeed.

    Operation Thunderstorm

    If it maintain that ominous feeling, it would be a sinister game indeed.

    Publishers and developers City Interactive has its fair share of hits and misses. Actually more misses than hits as rightfully so, they never advertised as being a AAA developer. However there are bound to strike gold on... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    Good things happen to those who wait.

    Gothic

    Good things happen to those who wait.

    If I fully describe the first thirty minutes of my adventures in Gothic, I feel most gamers will simply give up. Let me summarise it for you – I start out in a mining colony, gets belted up by some thugs only to be... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    If you are planning just doing the main quest, you are giving this DLC a disservice.

    Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - The Legend of Dead Kel

    If you are planning just doing the main quest, you are giving this DLC a disservice.

    When the Legend of Dead Kel was first announced as a DLC for The Kingdoms of Amalur, admittedly I groaned a little. You know, zombies, pirates and then some zombie pirates. However, even though it had these elements, Dea... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    Whilst graphically inferior to its arcade cousin, the gameplay still has the same intensity.

    Spy Hunter

    Whilst graphically inferior to its arcade cousin, the gameplay still has the same intensity.

    Undoubtedly Spy Hunter was a huge success in the arcades back in 1983. Has a James Bond type of feel where you drive a pretty impressive car in top down view, armed with the default machine guns at the front of the car, ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6
    If it wasn’t for the career objectives, I probably enter this game into an early retirement.

    Euro Truck Simulator (Gold)

    If it wasn’t for the career objectives, I probably enter this game into an early retirement.

    SCS Software specialised in making truck simulations from its humble beginnings back in 1997 with Hard Truck. From then on in, it concentrated on the American theater with its successful 18 Wheels of Steel series. This g... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    *** This review only covers the additional features of Thief and not the original game itself ***

    Thief Gold

    *** This review only covers the additional features of Thief and not the original game itself ***

    Probably unbeknownst by developers Looking Glass, Thief was a great success considering the innovative features it presented itself – well not exactly innovative however features that was in a workable state. Howe... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    This game is not for everyone however if you don’t give it a chance, you’ll never experience a masterpiece in motion.

    Thief: The Dark Project

    This game is not for everyone however if you don’t give it a chance, you’ll never experience a masterpiece in motion.

    One of the realities of life is that it's full of risks. Every decision you make has an element of risk as nothing is 100% risk proof – whether it's the decision you make to buy an item or simply walking down to me... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4
    Damnation is a product released way too late to capitalise its strongest features.

    Damnation

    Damnation is a product released way too late to capitalise its strongest features.

    Gameplay: 4 (cool parkour style however other games does this a lot better / crappy storyline)Graphics: 8 (beautiful vistas however the building structures doesn’t make sense)Sounds: 4 (poor voice acting / boring m... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    With a bit more spit and polish, this game could surely kick some serious ass.

    Restricted Area

    With a bit more spit and polish, this game could surely kick some serious ass.

    Before the release of Restricted Area, it was a game of many promises (then again, what game isn't). It promised a powerful game engine, advanced AI, advanced combat system, complex role playing system, dynamic dialogues... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    With a bit more spit and polish, this game could surely kick some serious ass.

    Restricted Area

    With a bit more spit and polish, this game could surely kick some serious ass.

    Before the release of Restricted Area, it was a game of many promises (then again, what game didn't). It promised a powerful game engine, advanced AI, advanced combat system, complex role playing system, dynamic dialogue... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    If you are new to the trading / space sim genre and want a taste for it, this is the game to play.

    Galaxy On Fire 2 Full HD

    If you are new to the trading / space sim genre and want a taste for it, this is the game to play.

    Gameplay: 8 (easy to learn / decent controls / great selection of ships / storyline is a joke though) Graphics: 9 (lives up to its HD title considering the budget to make it / font size needs readjusting) Sounds: 7 (de... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Galaxy On Fire 2 Full HD

  • Review Score:9
    Welcome to the dawning of a new world.

    Syndicate

    Welcome to the dawning of a new world.

    Gameplay: 9 Graphics: 10 Sounds: 8 Value: 8 Tilt: 9 It's seems like the life of a syndicate warlord is pretty tough in the year 2096. Gone are the governments (as they have little control of any human affairs) and... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    Still maintains the flavour of FEAR. That is intense combat infused with spooky events with a few more gadgets/critters

    F.E.A.R. Extraction Point

    Still maintains the flavour of FEAR. That is intense combat infused with spooky events with a few more gadgets/critters

    Gameplay: 8 Graphics: 8 Sounds: 8 Value: 6 Tilt: 7 Total score: 7.3 When FEAR burst into the FPS scene, the vast population was totally amazed by its John Wo's combat style, slow-mo action, clever AI and naturall... Read Full Review

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

    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

  • Review Score:9.5
    Only GSC Game World can make the world's worst man made disaster into a magical place of discovery.

    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

    Only GSC Game World can make the world's worst man made disaster into a magical place of discovery.

    * Note - the review is based on the game Stalker + the Stalker Complete Mod 2009 - why I included this is because the mod is free to download. Gameplay: 9 (with the Stalker Complete mod it basically cleaned up all the... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.5
    The treasure that slipped out of their hands however could have been avoided if they are just a little more careful.

    The Elder Scrolls: Arena

    The treasure that slipped out of their hands however could have been avoided if they are just a little more careful.

    Gameplay: 5 (lots to offer however not implemented well enough / storyline weak / game breaking bugs) Graphics: 9 (quite pleasant to look at / love that day, night, sunrise, sunset effects) Sounds: 5 (musical scores ar... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    A cleverly designed game filled with hidden choices however could ease down the wall of text though.

    Richard & Alice

    A cleverly designed game filled with hidden choices however could ease down the wall of text though.

    I maybe a depressing person as I listen to bleak music, watching bleak shows and wearing at times, bleak clothes. The reality though is my outlook is quite positive considering however I'm not sure why I am attracted to ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    An adventure game starring the female version of MacGyver.

    Lost In Time

    An adventure game starring the female version of MacGyver.

    Gameplay: 8 (solid all-round / storyline reasonable however extremely cheesy ending) Graphics: 9 (impressive however it's odd how they use photo realistic backdrops in some areas and drawings in another – it's not bad h... Read Full Review

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

    Spy vs. Spy

  • Review Score:9
    There wasn't a game in 1984 that can truly match the quality and pace of Spy Vs Spy.

    Spy vs. Spy

    There wasn't a game in 1984 that can truly match the quality and pace of Spy Vs Spy.

    Gameplay: 9 Graphics: 8 Sounds: 8 Value: 9 Tilt: 10 Actual score: 9.1 Note: This review is based on the Atari XL series and not the C64. Naturally in GS, the Atari version has no cover art and everyone loves cove... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:2.5
    If a game has a spelling mistake in its title, you know it's the beginning of the end.

    The Pharaoh's Curse

    If a game has a spelling mistake in its title, you know it's the beginning of the end.

    Gameplay: 3 Graphics: 4 Sounds: 2 Value: 4 Tilt: 1 Actual score: 2.6 I'm going to cut straight to the chase here – Pharaoh's Curse is nothing more than a debacle mess of a game, if you can call it a game as games... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:2.5
    This game should be given away for free with a no refund policy.

    Navy SEALs: Weapons of Mass Destruction

    This game should be given away for free with a no refund policy.

    Gameplay: 2 Graphics: 2 Sounds: 2 Value: 4 Tilt: 2 Considering I was a student in Philosophy and Sociology, I remember a debate that if a person is surrounded (or socialised) with 'fools' would the person 'subcons... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Unreal Tournament 2004

  • Review Score:10
    UT2004 is not just another multiplayer FPS, it's the ultimate FPS experience.

    Unreal Tournament 2004 (DVD Version)

    UT2004 is not just another multiplayer FPS, it's the ultimate FPS experience.

    Gameplay 9 Graphics 9 Sounds 9 Value 10 Tilt 10 The Good * The massive choices of gaming styles * Gaming Optimisation * Well developed characters The Bad * A little intimidating for newer players when jumpi... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful