User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.03/10

Total of 385 user ratings spread across 385 releases

  1. 10
    (3)
  2. 9
    (44)
  3. 8
    (100)
  4. 7
    (115)
  5. 6
    (49)
  6. 5
    (40)
  7. 4
    (12)
  8. 3
    (15)
  9. 2
    (6)
  10. 1
    (1)
  • Rating:9
    So what do you think this tool is used for?

    Circle of Blood

    So what do you think this tool is used for?

    Gameplay: 9 (no bugs that I have noticed / great dialogues / cool interface / no time skip option as George walks everywhere – literally) Graphics: 10 (the next step will be FMV) Sounds: 8 (cheesy yet entertaining voic... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Brought all the strengths from HL2 and places it into one very sweet package.

    Half-Life 2: Episode One

    Brought all the strengths from HL2 and places it into one very sweet package.

    Gameplay: 9 (great character relationships / condensed intense action however ends before you know it) Graphics: 9 (noticeable improvements from the Source Engine like bloom effects and concentrated facial expressions)... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7
    This is truly the Beauty and the Beast of video gaming.

    Shadow of the Beast

    This is truly the Beauty and the Beast of video gaming.

    Gameplay: 8 Graphics: 10 Sounds: 8 Value: 5 Tilt: 6 The reality is that I'm an avid Atari lover. Ranging from the ole woody series to the XL and eventually ST (and STE), I felt that the technology powered the Atar... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    More action, more locations and more of Lara…so let's go adventuring!

    Tomb Raider II

    More action, more locations and more of Lara…so let's go adventuring!

    Gameplay: 8 (newcomers will have a step learning curve / some maps requires trial and error / somewhat poor camera angles yet great locales / speedboat FTW) Graphics: 10 (Lara never looked better / outdoor environ rende... Read Full Review

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

    Half-Life 2

  • Rating:9
    It's all in the eyes of the beholder...

    Half-Life 2

    It's all in the eyes of the beholder...

    Gameplay: 9 Graphics: 10 Sounds: 9 Value: 9 Tilt: 9 'The right man in the wrong place can make all the difference in the world' Powerful words from the G Man as he 'talks' to Gordon Freeman throughout the openi... Read Full Review

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

    Chrome

  • Rating:7
    The three Bs of video gaming...beautiful, brutal and buggy.

    Chrome

    The three Bs of video gaming...beautiful, brutal and buggy.

    Gameplay: 6 (besides some annoying issues the game does display features that's rarely seen in other FPS like open world / multiple endings and great vehicular combat) Graphics: 10 Sounds: 7 Value: 8 (open world maps ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5
    Like reading a good weekend novel.

    Midnight Mysteries: Salem Witch Trials

    Like reading a good weekend novel.

    Gameplay: 7 (too easy for adventure gaming vets yet the game was targeted for casual gaming / no bugs) Graphics: 8 (thankfully no pixel hunting here) Sounds: 5 (musically pleasant yet everything else mediocre at best) ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5
    Doesn't provide much innovation however amazing character customisation and mod tools just made it unique enough.

    Titan Quest

    Doesn't provide much innovation however amazing character customisation and mod tools just made it unique enough.

    Gameplay: 6 (lacklustre story / at times repetitive / amazing character choices though) Graphics: 9 (detailed landscapes / environs / creatures) Sounds: 7 (musically impressive / ambience sounds also top notch yet hope... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Titan Quest

  • Rating:6.5
    Short campaign, outdated graphics and somewhat re-hashed game play doesn't make this game memorable enough.

    Medal of Honor: Allied Assault - Breakthrough

    Short campaign, outdated graphics and somewhat re-hashed game play doesn't make this game memorable enough.

    Gameplay: 6 Graphics: 6 Sounds: 8 Value: 7 Tilt: 6 Medal of Honor: Breakthrough is the second expansion pack to the massively popular Medal of Honor: Allied Assault campaign. Considering that both Allied Assault a... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    Put the lime in the coconut, you drink 'em both together. Put the lime in the coconut, then you feel better.

    Alan Wake

    Put the lime in the coconut, you drink 'em both together. Put the lime in the coconut, then you feel better.

    Gameplay: 9 (frustrating unlimited re-spawning in some areas / some events dampens the horror factor like Barry's attitude however a gripping story to boot) Graphics: 9 (some screen tearing / lousy facial expressions h... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5
    New story, new critters, new weapons...nah.

    Juggernaut: The New Story for Quake II

    New story, new critters, new weapons...nah.

    Gameplay: 5 (there's so much one can take collecting security cards and what…no secrets?!?) Graphics: 8 (certainly the strongest point) Sounds: 5 (gorillas on heat is not my ideal cup-of-tea) Value: 4 (at least there... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    Steampunk goblins FTW!

    Dungeon Siege

    Steampunk goblins FTW!

    Gameplay: 8 Graphics: 10 Sounds: 9 Value: 10 Tilt: 8 Actual score: 8.7 For three hundred years the Kingdom of Ehb had a peaceful existence. Many thanks to the 10th Legion, who once was the most glorious group of ... Read Full Review

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

    Dungeon Siege

  • Rating:8.5

    Mirror's Edge

  • Rating:8.5
    Although rough around the edges the core game play is where it's at.

    Mirror's Edge

    Although rough around the edges the core game play is where it's at.

    Gameplay: 8 Graphics: 10 Sounds: 9 Value: 6 Tilt: 10 We currently live in the age of communication. Every piece of information is running free like a rampaging bull as we now have television, radio, mobile phones ... Read Full Review

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

    Mafia II (Digital Deluxe Edition)

  • Rating:7
    Much ado about nothing.

    Mafia II

    Much ado about nothing.

    Gameplay: 7 (rock solid / very easy / immersive world / amazing cut scenes and nothing else) Graphics: 10 (beautifully crafted with a tiny bit of clipping issues) Sounds: 9 Value: 6 (too expensive for what it does how... Read Full Review

    13 of 15 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5
    Play it in view of the first in the series however this is not the blueprint for other Nancy Drew games.

    Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill Remastered

    Play it in view of the first in the series however this is not the blueprint for other Nancy Drew games.

    Gameplay: 5 (mainly consists of non-mandatory word puzzles) Graphics: 5 Sounds: 8 (decent voice acting / beautiful musical scores) Value: 5 (at least it's $20) Tilt: 5 (with the additional changes I still felt a litt... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Arcania: Gothic 4

  • Rating:7
    A simplistic RPG that will suit the lowest common dominator but enjoyable enough to keep you going until the end.

    Arcania: Gothic 4

    A simplistic RPG that will suit the lowest common dominator but enjoyable enough to keep you going until the end.

    Gameplay: 5 (plenty of things to do however woefully easy / some nagging bugs) Graphics: 9 Sounds: 8 Value: 8 (large area to explore however too expensive to buy) Tilt: 8 (I enjoyed it regardless of its flaws) Actu... Read Full Review

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

    Rhythm Heaven

  • Rating:7.5
    Tap the tempo, slide the tempo, flick the tempo then hold the tempo…

    Rhythm Tengoku Gold

    Tap the tempo, slide the tempo, flick the tempo then hold the tempo…

    Gameplay: 6 (great response time when using the stylus / pretty challenging for some / tonnes of unlocks however you'll need a 'perfect' score to get them / most will probably give up after remix 2) Graphics: 5 (not th... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.5
    Innovative FPS ideas infused with ignored universal concepts equates to the yin yang of FPS.

    Iron Storm

    Innovative FPS ideas infused with ignored universal concepts equates to the yin yang of FPS.

    Gameplay: 7 (patched up to 1.4) Graphics: 6 Sounds: 5 Value: 6 Tilt: 8 Actual score: 6.8 I'm not sure if this is true however we constantly read/hear people debating about whether countries go to war to finance t... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:4
    A poor man's version of Quake 2.

    C.O.R.E.

    A poor man's version of Quake 2.

    Gameplay: 4 Graphics: 4 Sounds: 5 Value: 5 (way over priced) Tilt: 4 Actual score: 4.3 When the main plot involves a meteor crash in the Mojave Desert for which a base established around the crash site, one can a... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:3

    Test Drive: Off-Road 2

  • Rating:3
    The best feature is the 'get out' option; use it.

    Test Drive: Off-Road 2

    The best feature is the 'get out' option; use it.

    Gameplay: 3 Graphics: 4 Sounds: 2 Value: 3 Tilt: 3 The Test Drive series has certainly come a long way since the early days of the original Test Drive back in 1987 where you get to race the hottest cars for that t... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Loads of features for any racing enthusiasts - i.e. racing options, tracks, cars and even modding functions.

    Race Driver: Create & Race

    Loads of features for any racing enthusiasts - i.e. racing options, tracks, cars and even modding functions.

    Gameplay: 7 Graphics: 10 Sounds: 6 Value: 10 Tilt: 8 Actual score: 8.1 There is a sure thing when it comes to developers Codemasters – they make good racing games. From TOCA to Colin McRae and of course Race Driv... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    A long journey however the end justify the means.

    Deus Ex

    A long journey however the end justify the means.

    Gameplay: 9 Graphics: 8 Sounds: 8 Value: 10 Tilt: 10 Actual Score: 9.3 I'm surprised that no one heard me moaned when first booted up Deus Ex. Actually it's my second attempt playing this game because storylines ... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Beautiful, compelling yet frustrating Moon will give you a blast for your buck.

    Moon

    Beautiful, compelling yet frustrating Moon will give you a blast for your buck.

    Gameplay: 8 Graphics: 10 Sounds: 8 Value: 7 Tilt: 8 Since the Roswell incident back in 1947 brought the age old hypothesis of 'we are not alone' to new heights. With this reoccurrence brought newer ideologies, sig... Read Full Review

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

  • Rating: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
  • Rating: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
  • Rating: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
  • Rating: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