User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 6.99/10

Total of 343 user ratings spread across 337 releases

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  • Rating:8.5

    Medal of Honor: Allied Assault

  • Rating: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: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
  • Rating:3

    Choplifter!

  • Rating: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
  • Rating: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
  • Rating:4.5

    Terminator Salvation

  • Rating: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

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

  • Rating: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
    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
  • Rating:6

    Instinct

  • Rating: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
  • Rating: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
  • Rating: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

  • Rating: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
  • Rating:6.5
    Take up your arms and defeat Diablo for the nth time if you want to take advantage of Hellfire's features.

    Hellfire

    Take up your arms and defeat Diablo for the nth time if you want to take advantage of Hellfire's features.

    Gameplay: 8 Graphics: 8 Sounds: 6 Value: 6 Story: 5 Note: The above stats are a representation of Hellfire and not Diablo hence the time spent is only in relation to the newer Hellfire quests. There are not man... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5.5
    I maybe ‘minty fresh’ yet capturing Chevall and Zaryan is a walk in the park.

    SAS: Secure Tomorrow

    I maybe ‘minty fresh’ yet capturing Chevall and Zaryan is a walk in the park.

    Gameplay: 4 Graphics: 8 Sounds: 7 Value: 5 Tilt: 6 It’s your first action, mate. After you’ve been badged you have to take a nickname. You have no name in the Regiment. Just then nick… I know&#8... Read Full Review

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

    SAS: Secure Tomorrow

  • Rating:9.5
    Forget all the nose candy and floor polish I been wastin' time with! THIS stuff is the mother's milk! - Fontaine.

    BioShock

    Forget all the nose candy and floor polish I been wastin' time with! THIS stuff is the mother's milk! - Fontaine.

    Gameplay 9 Graphics 9 Sounds 9 Value 10 Tilt 10 The Good * Choices have consequences * Compelling story * Extremely well optimised * First encounter of the big daddy * Sander Cohen The Bad * The fake wide... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7
    Scavenger hunting with a couple of twists...

    Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir

    Scavenger hunting with a couple of twists...

    Gameplay: 7 Graphics: 8 Sounds: 8 Value: 6 Tilt: 7 Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir is the 6th game in the series of locating hidden or well camouflage items in order to complete the game. Yet like all other Myster... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    The Wheel of Time(1999)

  • Rating:8.5
    Clouded with the big sellers of Quake III and UT1999, WoT deserves more praise than it originally received.

    The Wheel of Time (Best of)

    Clouded with the big sellers of Quake III and UT1999, WoT deserves more praise than it originally received.

    Gameplay: 8 Graphics: 8 Sounds: 9 Value: 9 Tilt: 9 Actual score: 8.6 The Wheel of Time series captivated many people’s imagination spanning for almost two decades until the saddened bereavement of its autho... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    The House that H.P. Lovecraft built.

    Alone in the Dark (1992)

    The House that H.P. Lovecraft built.

    Gameplay: 8 Graphics: 8 Sounds: 8 Value: 8 Tilt: 10 Actual score: 8.6 The good * A perfect blend of action and exploration; * Fully fleshed out 3D characters and storyline; * A survival horror in its truest fo... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5
    Hide and seek, chinese whispers and Jackie Chan all rolled into one sweet package.

    F.E.A.R.

    Hide and seek, chinese whispers and Jackie Chan all rolled into one sweet package.

    Gameplay: 8 Graphics: 7 Sounds: 8 Value: 9 (basing on the GOTY edition otherwise a 7) Tilt: 7 Actual score: 7.8 Monolith Games (the people who developed FEAR) has this fixation of turning a pre-existing concept i... Read Full Review

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

    Submarine Commander

  • Rating:7.5
    One of the first true submarine simulation to hit the video gaming market.

    Submarine Commander

    One of the first true submarine simulation to hit the video gaming market.

    Gameplay: 8 Graphics: 9 Sounds: 8 Value: 5 Tilt: 8 The vast majority of war based games are in the form of top-down, board style format as there was a conception that video games are a by-product for the tradition... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7
    Think spatially, think Neves.

    Neves

    Think spatially, think Neves.

    Gameplay: 6 Graphics: 4 Sounds: 7 Value: 10 Tilt: 7 At first glance, you’ll probably wonder what on earth is Neves is? Some will say it’s Portuguese for snow (in plural form); others may say it’s... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    Great story, great single player and great multiplayer equals to a great game!

    Halo: Combat Evolved

    Great story, great single player and great multiplayer equals to a great game!

    Gameplay: 8 Graphics: 6 Sounds: 8 Value: 10 Tilt: 9 When Halo was released back in 2001 it was regarded as the darling and saviour for the Xbox. To be honest, I have no idea of why this is so. All I know at that p... Read Full Review

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

    Halo: Combat Evolved

  • Rating:7.5
    The style of game play is a reflection to the saying 'There's more than one way to skin a cat'.

    Cold Zero: No Mercy

    The style of game play is a reflection to the saying 'There's more than one way to skin a cat'.

    Gameplay 8 Graphics 7 Sounds 6 Value 8 Tilt 8 I’m a huge fan of open-ended missions. You know, the ones that even though the story is linear (A to B), during the course of these missions, you can do whatever... Read Full Review

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

    Cold Zero: No Mercy

  • Rating:9
    There's always more than meets the eye...

    Hotel Dusk: Room 215

    There's always more than meets the eye...

    Gameplay: 8 Graphics: 9 Sounds: 8 Value: 10 Tilt: 10 Actual score: 9.1 The good * Compelling story; * Great presentation; * Utilising the full potential of the DS. The bad * Can be slow at times; * Aimles... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7
    Test Drive II is a sequel done correctly yet just like these high octane cars, it's over in a flash.

    Test Drive II: The Duel

    Test Drive II is a sequel done correctly yet just like these high octane cars, it's over in a flash.

    Gameplay: 8 Graphics: 8 Sounds: 6 Value: 5 Tilt: 8 Actual score: 7.2 Car enthusiasts will probably know that in 1989 there were two cars that dominated the World's roads in the form of speed and control; these tw... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Test Drive II: The Duel

  • Rating:8

    Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Spearhead

  • Rating:8
    Still maintains that warlike feel that made MoH:AA such a noteworthy FPS.

    Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Spearhead

    Still maintains that warlike feel that made MoH:AA such a noteworthy FPS.

    Gameplay: 8 Graphics: 9 Sounds: 8 Value: 7 Tilt: 8 There's certainly no shortage of war stories derived from the last Great War as every story, no matter how trivial or noteworthy they are, they all have that comm... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful