User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.14/10

Total of 318 user ratings spread across 318 releases

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  • Review Score:6.5
    It's more of a cash cow attempt than a true expansion.

    Zaero: Mission Pack for Quake II

    It's more of a cash cow attempt than a true expansion.

    Gameplay: 7 (it's still Quake 2 after all but the AI could improve); Graphics: 8 (still keeping up with the Joneses); Sounds: 9 (same Quake 2 and still after a year of release sounds top notch); Value: 5 (cheap and na... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Seriously serious FPS mayhem!

    Serious Sam: The First Encounter

    Seriously serious FPS mayhem!

    Gameplay: 9 Graphics: 9 Sounds: 8 Value: 10 Tilt: 9 Actual Score: 9.1 One of my biggest grips about any video games is the concept of innovation. There are way too many games that have been released using the sam... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5.5

    Code of Honor: The French Foreign Legion

  • Review Score:5.5
    If taken lightly you’ll enjoy what’s given to you.

    Code of Honor: The French Foreign Legion

    If taken lightly you’ll enjoy what’s given to you.

    Gameplay: 5 Graphics: 6 Sounds: 5 Value: 5 Tilt: 6 Actual score: 5.4 So here you are playing a French Foreign Legion soldier by the name of Claude Boulet who’s sent down to eradicate the ‘African Revo... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    Noir feel action/adventure with plenty of humour that never overstay its usefulness.

    Insecticide

    Noir feel action/adventure with plenty of humour that never overstay its usefulness.

    Gameplay: 7 Graphics: 7 Sounds: 9 Value: 5 Tilt: 8 Gamecock Media (the chaps who published Insecticide) had a bit of a turbulent history for publishing computer games. They have a tendency to grab titles for which... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Close enough you going to get racing these high performance cars.

    Road & Track Presents: The Need for Speed

    Close enough you going to get racing these high performance cars.

    Refer to my blog for more Need for Speed goodies! http://au.gamespot.com/users/Azghouls/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=m-100-25767333&tag=all-about;blog1 Gameplay: 9 Graphics: 10 Sounds: 10 Value: 8 Tilt: 10 Act... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    As the saying goes 'A stitch in time saves nine' – NCsoft should take heed of this.

    AION

    As the saying goes 'A stitch in time saves nine' – NCsoft should take heed of this.

    Gameplay: 6 Graphics: 8 Sounds: 8 Value: 10 Tilt: 5 Refer to my blog for more Aion goodies: http://au.gamespot.com/users/Azghouls/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=m-100-25755217&tag=all-about;blog1 One can say t... Read Full Review

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

    Aion

  • Review Score:8
    The Reckoning is a great expansion to those who’s aching for some more quaking.

    Quake II Mission Pack: The Reckoning

    The Reckoning is a great expansion to those who’s aching for some more quaking.

    Gameplay: 7 Graphics: 9 Sounds: 10 Value: 8 Tilt: 8 When mega hit PC game Quake 2 was released in the market back in 1997, it was only a matter of time when the mission packs will hit the shelves yet the first mi... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    Definitely worth playing especially for any 007 fans.

    GoldenEye: Rogue Agent

    Definitely worth playing especially for any 007 fans.

    Gameplay: 7 Graphics: 6 Sounds: 5 Value: 7 Tilt: 8 James Bond is renowned for fast cars, gadgets, women and of course his martini. So you can say he's the good guy doing bad guys deeds to save the world over and o... Read Full Review

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

    GoldenEye: Rogue Agent

  • Review Score:7.5
    FEAR 2 as a sequel is a wonderful game to play yet as a standalone it struggles to stand on its own two feet.

    F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin

    FEAR 2 as a sequel is a wonderful game to play yet as a standalone it struggles to stand on its own two feet.

    Gameplay: 8 Graphics: 7 Sounds: 8 Value: 8 Tilt: 8 Actual score: 7.9 Monolith had a wonderful reputation when it comes to sequels – for example: No Lives Forever I and II, Aliens Vs Predator I and II and to... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin

  • Review Score:8.5
    The enhancements in the Lord of Destruction made the magnum opus even more alluring.

    Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

    The enhancements in the Lord of Destruction made the magnum opus even more alluring.

    Gameplay: 8 Graphics: 8 Sounds: 10 Value: 8 Tilt: 9 Actual score: 8.5 Diablo is truly a powerhouse action RPG as many players were amazed with its simplicity and addictiveness. Naturally like all good things, the... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6
    It's good for nostalgic value but for newcomers the bundled Opposing Force is the better choice.

    Half-Life: Blue Shift

    It's good for nostalgic value but for newcomers the bundled Opposing Force is the better choice.

    Gameplay: 7 Graphics: 8 (basing on the hi-def package) Sounds: 6 Value: 5 (only because of the short single player campaign and no value added for bundling Opposing Force otherwise an 8) Tilt: 5 Firstly, I want t... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6

    Half-Life: Blue Shift

  • Review Score:3
    Expect nothing and you'll won't be disappointed.

    Codename: Nina - Global Terrorism Strike Force

    Expect nothing and you'll won't be disappointed.

    Gameplay: 3 (at least there are no bugs) Graphics: 2 Sounds: 2 Value: 3 (it's cheap to buy but takes up hard drive space) Tilt: 4 (it got me going till the end) Actual score 3.1 There are promises abound: governm... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6
    Quite mature for what it does that really suits for both males and females players yet ends rather quickly.

    Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill

    Quite mature for what it does that really suits for both males and females players yet ends rather quickly.

    Gameplay: 6 Graphics: 5 Sounds: 8 Value: 5 Tilt: 7 Overall score: 6.2 Nancy Drew has been with us for over eighty years with three hundred plus mystery cases in a variety of formats (e.g. novels, movies and short... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Call of Duty

  • Review Score:8.5
    A World War II FPS with soul.

    Call of Duty

    A World War II FPS with soul.

    Gameplay 9 Graphics 8 Sounds 8 Value 7 Tilt 10 The Good * Missions are based on 'lesser known campaigns' which still have equally importance of the outcome of the war and not relying on the 'cash cow' big seller ... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5
    Hail to you champion…

    Diablo II

    Hail to you champion…

    Gameplay 9 (basing on the 1.12 patch) Graphics 8 Sounds 10 Value 10 Tilt 10 There’s one thing certain in life is that Diablo’s success is like a runaway horse; that is anyone who touched this game will... Read Full Review

    8 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Truly a champion game build by champions to be played by champions.

    Medal of Honor: Allied Assault

    Truly a champion game build by champions to be played by champions.

    Gameplay: 9 Graphics: 9 Sounds: 9 Value: 8 Tilt: 9 Actual score: 8.8 It's now a reality that console bashing is a favourite past time sport for PC goers; all this fuss about being dumb down for the masses, the co... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Medal of Honor: Allied Assault

  • Rating:3

    Choplifter!

  • Review Score:3
    I had more enjoyment crashing the chopper than saving lives.

    Choplifter!

    I had more enjoyment crashing the chopper than saving lives.

    Gameplay: 3 Graphics: 8 Sounds: 2 Value: 2 Tilt: 3 Actual score: 3.2 Note: This review is based on the Atari XL series and not the C64. I choose the C64 cover art because it's the best looking one and besides, th... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:3.5
    Gorilla Systems DS version couldn’t live up to the standards as the novel and film did.

    Nancy Drew: The Hidden Staircase

    Gorilla Systems DS version couldn’t live up to the standards as the novel and film did.

    Gameplay: 4 Graphics: 6 Sounds: 3 Value: 2 Tilt: 4 Actual score: 3.7 Nancy Drew: The Hidden Staircase is the third DS title in the Nancy Drew series. Yet, the game is based on the famous novel by the same name wh... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    With the improvements made, it feels more like the next chapter of the Silent Storm chronicles than an expansion pack.

    Silent Storm: Sentinels

    With the improvements made, it feels more like the next chapter of the Silent Storm chronicles than an expansion pack.

    Gameplay: 8 Graphics: 8 Sounds: 8 Value: 9 Tilt: 8 Actual score: 8.2 Back in 2003, Jowood Productions released Silent Storm which had some considerable success with players and critics alike as it reminded player... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4.5
    Watching the movie 2hrs = $A20. Playing the entire campaign 5hrs = $A100. Priceless.

    Terminator Salvation

    Watching the movie 2hrs = $A20. Playing the entire campaign 5hrs = $A100. Priceless.

    Gameplay: 5 Graphics: 4 Sounds: 4 Value: 3 Tilt: 6 Actual score: 4.7 When I set my eyes on the first Terminator movie way back in 84, I was totally dumbstruck of that opening sequence where you get to see the fut... Read Full Review

    7 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:4.5

    Terminator Salvation

  • Review Score:8
    The 'big brother' of Landscape, places a new meaning to the 'shoot 'em up' genre.

    Stealth

    The 'big brother' of Landscape, places a new meaning to the 'shoot 'em up' genre.

    Gameplay: 8 Graphics: 10 Sounds: 9 Value: 6 Tilt: 9 Actual score: 8.2 When one think of publishers Broderbund, one may assume that they specialise in home publishing/creativity softwares yet others (like me) thin... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    A smorgasbord of bloody goodness if you can get past those horrid controls.

    Dead Space

    A smorgasbord of bloody goodness if you can get past those horrid controls.

    Gameplay: 8 Graphics: 9 Sounds: 10 Value: 8 Tilt: 8 Actual score: 8.3 Back in 1979, the film Alien brought viewers a new meaning for deep space horror as the slogan correctly states 'In space no one can hear you ... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Dead Space

  • Review Score:7.5
    Ground Zero is more-or-less Quake 2 in the traditional sense but innovative enough to get that fresh feeling.

    Quake II Mission Pack: Ground Zero

    Ground Zero is more-or-less Quake 2 in the traditional sense but innovative enough to get that fresh feeling.

    Gameplay: 8 Graphics: 8 Sounds: 9 Value: 8 Tilt: 6 There’s one thing that nobody can deny is that Quake 2 was an instant success. Considering that it didn’t follow the traditional path of making it a &... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6

    Instinct

  • Review Score:6
    More of a lost opportunity than a broken game.

    Instinct

    More of a lost opportunity than a broken game.

    Gameplay: 5 Graphics: 3 Sounds: 4 Value: 6 Tilt (story): 9 Actual score: 6.1 If I tell you and go and play a zombie infested game you probably straitjacket me; if I add that this game is also made by the Russian ... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    More of a tech demo than a single/multiplayer experience.

    Far Cry

    More of a tech demo than a single/multiplayer experience.

    Gameplay: 7 Graphics: 10 Sounds: 6 Value: 9 Tilt: 5 Since the day when Half Life 2 was announced, every FPS gaming company wanting to challenge this behemoth and consistently tagging their game as the ‘Half ... Read Full Review

    6 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6
    Lacking that 'DS' approach, it's still a good game to play whilst on the move.

    Nancy Drew: The Deadly Secret of Olde World Park

    Lacking that 'DS' approach, it's still a good game to play whilst on the move.

    Gameplay: 7 Graphics: 7 Sounds: 7 Value: 4 Tilt: 6 For almost eighty years, Nancy Drew has entertained the young and young at heart with her adventures. From the earliest adaptation in the style of novels and its ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    To those who enjoys a good weekend mystery novel should play this game.

    Nancy Drew: Stay Tuned for Danger

    To those who enjoys a good weekend mystery novel should play this game.

    Gameplay 8 Graphics 7 Sounds 7 Value 6 Tilt 8 It would absolutely suicidal to release a new adventure game during the late 90s. Many huge hits were introduced to the ever-hungry PC market backed with aggressive ma... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6

    Ford Racing

  • Review Score:6
    Ford should be sticking to the real highway.

    Ford Racing

    Ford should be sticking to the real highway.

    The good * Detailed car models * Soundtrack * The Fords! The Bad * Arcade style racing * Predictable AI * Poor collision detection * Uninspired winnings (no fanfare; just a spinning trophy) Gameplay 5 Graph... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful