User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.73/10

Total of 24 user reviews spread across 24 releases

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  • User Rating:8.5
    If you loved the original Metroid, prepare to relive your glory days in this 2D exploratory shooter

    Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet

    If you loved the original Metroid, prepare to relive your glory days in this 2D exploratory shooter

    Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (ITSP) opens with a full orchestral score, your flying saucer (and your planet, for that matter) under attack by an unknown alien organism that has infected a nearby star- and that infectio... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4
    S:S&SEP is an adventure game that eschews compelling gameplay in favor of quirky humor and audiovisual pizazz

    Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP

    S:S&SEP is an adventure game that eschews compelling gameplay in favor of quirky humor and audiovisual pizazz

    Superbrothers: Swords & Sworcery EP (S:S&SEP) is a unique take on the adventure genre. Your avatar is the Scythian, a Monk sent to complete "a woeful errand." At its core, you must steal and destroy a powerful, evil arti... Read Full Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Angry Birds is a fun and accessible diversion, but it's tough to imagine how it became such a phenomenon

    Angry Birds

    Angry Birds is a fun and accessible diversion, but it's tough to imagine how it became such a phenomenon

    Angry Birds is a two-dimensional, turn-based slingshot game with some puzzle elements. In essence, you fling birds - which are indeed quite upset - at pigs that have stolen their eggs. You win if you kill all the pigs be... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.5
    Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold is ultimately a Wolfenstein 3D clone with mediocre innovations and a generic plot.

    Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold

    Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold is ultimately a Wolfenstein 3D clone with mediocre innovations and a generic plot.

    You play as Blake Stone, an agent of British Intelligence that is assigned to investigate Dr. Goldfire. The Doctor has delusions of taking over Earth with the backing of his organization (STAR) using human employees and ... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.9
    Nintendo makes the old new again in a fairy tale adventure  with a princess, an elf, a sword, and a talking boat.

    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Limited Edition)

    Nintendo makes the old new again in a fairy tale adventure with a princess, an elf, a sword, and a talking boat.

    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is a standalone game in the Zelda series. While parallels can be drawn between the watery world and preceding installments of the series, gamers need not have played through its predec... Read Full Review

    6 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.1
    The original GTA is great fun for adults, but don't expect a lot of depth.

    Grand Theft Auto

    The original GTA is great fun for adults, but don't expect a lot of depth.

    The original GTA was released in 1997, with the first city freely available as shareware. Grand Theft Auto spread like a Paris Hilton tape through the internet due to the rebellious subject matter and completely origina... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Mario Kart 64 is one of the best multiplayer games available for the N64.

    Mario Kart 64

    Mario Kart 64 is one of the best multiplayer games available for the N64.

    It is not often that I disagree with the rankings of Gamespot, but Mario Kart 64 deserved better than the 6.4 it was handed. As in its predecessor for the Super Nintendo, in Mario Kart 64 you can race as a number of N... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Gauntlet Legends is a simple hack-and-slash game that is fun to play with a group of friends.

    Gauntlet Legends

    Gauntlet Legends is a simple hack-and-slash game that is fun to play with a group of friends.

    The young mage Garm, seeking power, used the power of twleve Runestones to bring the demon Skorne into the mortal realms. The demon kills Garm and scatters the runestones throughout the four realms for fear of their powe... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Z2:TAoL (Zelda II: The Adventure of Link) was the worst in the series, yet rocked.

    Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

    Z2:TAoL (Zelda II: The Adventure of Link) was the worst in the series, yet rocked.

    Z2:TAoL was like an Olympian that came in last place. It might have done the worst in its group, but it was still a world-class athlete. In Z2:TAoL, Zelda has been put into a deep sleep and Ganon's minions are trying ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.1
    Frogger is a classic game of skill and timing that –while fun- may be too shallow for the tastes of the modern gamer.

    Frogger

    Frogger is a classic game of skill and timing that –while fun- may be too shallow for the tastes of the modern gamer.

    Frogger is a simple game anyone can pick up and play. Your avatar is a green frog that can hop in one of four directions via the 4-way Atari controller. You did not use the button. The goal was to move your frog from the... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    If you look up first-person shooter in the Dictionary, Doom will be the definition.

    Doom

    If you look up first-person shooter in the Dictionary, Doom will be the definition.

    Doom was released in 1993 by iD software, hot on the heels of the popular Nazi-hunting Wolfenstein 3D. Doom took the main themes of Wolfenstein 3D - stay alive, find the exit, kill evil things - and improved the graphics... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    Dragon Spirit is a top-down shooter that allows the player to become a dragon, but does little else.

    Dragon Spirit: Aratanaru Densetsu

    Dragon Spirit is a top-down shooter that allows the player to become a dragon, but does little else.

    Dragon Spirit: The New Legend is the NES interpretation of the Arcade game. You are a warrior transformed into a powerful blue dragon that must rescue a princess from an evil demon. You will fly across lands of arid dese... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.3
    Double Dragon II was near the pinnacle of 2D side-scrolling fighters for the Nintendo.

    Double Dragon II: The Revenge

    Double Dragon II was near the pinnacle of 2D side-scrolling fighters for the Nintendo.

    Double Dragon II (DDII) was released in the delicate period between the popularity of coin-op arcade games and consoles. The games follows the tradition of Golden Axe, X-Men: The Arcade Game, Streets of Rage, and Teenage... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.6
    Descent is a classic first-person shooter/space flight sim that should not be missed.

    Descent

    Descent is a classic first-person shooter/space flight sim that should not be missed.

    Descent was the first fully three-dimensional, 360 degree space shooter available for PC. You were a mercenary pilot hired by a mining corporation to destroy robots that went berserk due to a virus. The game took you thr... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.2
    A pioneering 2D platformer that lacks some of the appeal of other titles in the series, but is great fun for fans.

    Commander Keen: Keen Dreams

    A pioneering 2D platformer that lacks some of the appeal of other titles in the series, but is great fun for fans.

    Commander Keen was Apogee's claim to fame before Wolfenstein 3D and Doom, but Keen Dreams was actually published by Softdisk. Softdisk employees would go on to found iD software, but the Keen series was developed while t... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.9
    A pioneering 2D platformer that still holds its own today against classic like Super Mario Brothers 3 and Alien Hominid.

    Commander Keen Episode V: The Armageddon Machine

    A pioneering 2D platformer that still holds its own today against classic like Super Mario Brothers 3 and Alien Hominid.

    Commander Keen was Apogee's claim to fame before Wolfenstein 3D and Doom. The review for Keen V is roughly the same as that of Keen IV, since when you bought one you got the other. Episode IV was the first half of the... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A pioneering 2D platformer that still holds its own today against classic like Super Mario Brothers 3 and Alien Hominid.

    Commander Keen Episode IV: Secret of the Oracle

    A pioneering 2D platformer that still holds its own today against classic like Super Mario Brothers 3 and Alien Hominid.

    Commander Keen was Apogee's claim to fame before Wolfenstein 3D and Doom. You are eight year old Billy Blaze, a young genius who has constructed a rocket in his backyard (The Bean-with-Bacon Megarocket). When the sitt... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Bejeweled offers simple puzzle gameplay that draws you in, but it's no Tetris.

    Bejeweled

    Bejeweled offers simple puzzle gameplay that draws you in, but it's no Tetris.

    Bejeweled is a puzzle game where you have to recognize patterns by clicking a row of three gems of the same color. The grid contains an 8x8 grid of gems. The gems disappear when you click three in a row, net you points, ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    King's Quest VI is one of the crowning achievements of the adventure gaming genre.

    King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow

    King's Quest VI is one of the crowning achievements of the adventure gaming genre.

    The King's Quest series was part of the golden age of adventure games, and the sixth installment was the pinnacle of the genre. You play Prince Alexander, who has dreams of Princess Cassima in a land far away, locked ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A timeless classic. You may have played copycats, but the original still reigns supreme.

    Centipede

    A timeless classic. You may have played copycats, but the original still reigns supreme.

    Centipede was originally developed for an arcade machine with a dedicated trackball and one button to fire. The game was later ported to multiple systems, including the Atari A800. The game was, as far as I am able to te... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Best in the series, with more variety and better control response.

    Akumajou Densetsu

    Best in the series, with more variety and better control response.

    The Castlevania series boils down to the standard platform game formula: upgrade your character, move through a 2D "maze"-like environment, time your jumps carefully, fight baddies, and finish off a boss to mov... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Unless your feeling nostalgic, there is little reason to play California Games.

    California Games

    Unless your feeling nostalgic, there is little reason to play California Games.

    California Games (CG) from developer Epyx is a collection of six 2D sports games that require various degrees of timing to correctly execute tricks, stunts, and obstacle avoidance. In modern-speak: CG is like an NES X-Ga... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Blackthorne is an inferior version of the original Prince of Persia, but that doesn't mean it isn't still fun to play.

    Blackthorne

    Blackthorne is an inferior version of the original Prince of Persia, but that doesn't mean it isn't still fun to play.

    You are Kyle Blackthorne, a commando with amnesia flung into a future filled with monsters that rule over the Androthi people with an iron fist. Naturally, you must liberate the enslaved populace... with the liberal use ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.8
    Wii Sports has kept my spouse and I, friends, and family entertained for months, making it reason enough to own a Wii.

    Wii Sports

    Wii Sports has kept my spouse and I, friends, and family entertained for months, making it reason enough to own a Wii.

    Nintendo is careful in the selection of the games they bundle with a new system. With the first Nintendo the bundled Super Mario Bros/Duck Hunt combo hooked a generation of gamers. Wii Sports uses completely different su... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful