User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 6.83/10

Total of 93 user reviews spread across 93 releases

  1. 10
    (3)
  2. 9
    (7)
  3. 8
    (21)
  4. 7
    (17)
  5. 6
    (18)
  6. 5
    (16)
  7. 4
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  8. 3
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  9. 2
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  10. 1
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  • User Rating:8
    Lose yourself in the Endless Ocean.

    Endless Ocean

    Lose yourself in the Endless Ocean.

    Let me preface this review with a warning: Endless Ocean is not, I repeat NOT a game. There is no real story to speak of, or even a goal to accomplish. Don't jump into this thinking you'll That's not to say, however, tha... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    A fun, simple travel game.

    Qix

    A fun, simple travel game.

    Qix is old school gaming at its finest. It doesn't rely on flashy graphics, story or complex sound effects. It gets by entirely on its gameplay. Although simple, Qix is a very engaging game. You need to move your dot ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.6
    An excellent retelling of an excellent game.

    Metroid: Zero Mission

    An excellent retelling of an excellent game.

    Metroid Zero Mission is a retelling of the orignal Metroid. It's about Samus's first experience fighting space pirates on the planet Zebes. Metroid Zero Mission is an adventure game. You start off as a fairly weak cha... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.7
    Mario's 4 great adventures have been made even better.

    Super Mario Collection

    Mario's 4 great adventures have been made even better.

    Super Mario All Stars is a collection of the 4 Mario games from the NES. Super Mario Bros. 1, 2 and 3 are here, along with the lost levels, a game which was never released in North America before. These games all play... Read Full Review

    4 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.3
    The Lion King succeeds where most others have failed.

    The Lion King

    The Lion King succeeds where most others have failed.

    Although most video games based on movies have been quick cash-ins, The Lion King breaks that mold, and gives us a game that's well worth playing. It may not be the most original game ever made, but it is certainly a lot... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Any gamer would be wise to pick this up.

    Chrono Trigger

    Any gamer would be wise to pick this up.

    Chrono Trigger is by far one of the greatest games ever created. With a great story, an amazing battle system and loveable characters, this is a game that belongs in any gamer's collection. The story in Chrono Trigger... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.3
    This has great multiplayer. Unfortunately, the single player wears a little thin.

    Mario Kart 64

    This has great multiplayer. Unfortunately, the single player wears a little thin.

    Another classic from Nintendo's past has found its way to the Virtual Console. Widely praised by fans, and criticised by Gamespot, how does Mario Kart 64 really hold up? Well, unless you are into multiplayer, you may ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.4
    Though it's aimed at children, Search For Reptar does fairly well.

    Rugrats: Search for Reptar

    Though it's aimed at children, Search For Reptar does fairly well.

    The Search For Reptar is a games based in the Rugrats universe. While playing with his friends one day, Tommy decides that the wants to do his Reptar puzzle. When he empties the container, only 1 piece fall out. This ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.6
    Get ready to kill Dracula.

    Akumajou Dracula

    Get ready to kill Dracula.

    The original Castlevania has finally made its way to the Wii's Virtual Console, and it's a game that's well worth your $5. Just like most Castlevanias, you play a vampire hunter who is out to kill Dracula. Armed with ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.8
    Mario's transition into 3D couldn't have been any better.

    Super Mario 64

    Mario's transition into 3D couldn't have been any better.

    Super Mario 64, originally a launch game on the Nintendo 64, has found a new home on the Wii's virtual COnsole. Now every one can enjoy this classic game for the mere cost of only $10. The story is your usual Mario af... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.4
    Just not what a 2d game is.

    Castlevania: Curse of Darkness

    Just not what a 2d game is.

    Castlevania's back, once again in 3d. The series has always been famous for its 2d gameplay, so a 3d game has alot to live up to. Unfortunately, while Curse Of Darkness has a few moments, it ultimately falls flat. In ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.7
    Sonic's best 3d adventure.

    Sonic Adventure International

    Sonic's best 3d adventure.

    What ever happened to Sonic? He was great on the Genesis, but he never made a good translation into 3d. The one exception to that rule was Sonic Adventure. Robotnick is at it again. He is stealing the chaos emeralds t... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.4
    Grand Theft Auto set in a school? How can this possibly be good?

    Bully

    Grand Theft Auto set in a school? How can this possibly be good?

    Bully was targeted before its release as a game that would corrupt children, and make them into school yard bullies. It's clear that these people have never played the game. In Bully, you play as Jimmy Hopkins, a boy ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.1
    A bit bare bones, isn't it?

    Sonic Gems Collection

    A bit bare bones, isn't it?

    Sonic Gems Collection is the second compilation of Sonic games. The first was Sonic Mega Collection, which came out on all the consoles. Sonic Gems Collection has a few games, but ehre isn't really too much here to get e... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.9
    One of the greatest fighters ever. Why haven't we seen a new installment in so many years?

    Killer Instinct

    One of the greatest fighters ever. Why haven't we seen a new installment in so many years?

    In the mid 1990's, every fighting game had to have something that set it apart from the crowd. Killer Instinct did that very well in a few ways. In stead of the standard best 2 out of 3 rounds that most fighting games... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.3
    Maybe Mortal Kombat's best adventure game.

    Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks

    Maybe Mortal Kombat's best adventure game.

    Shaolin Monks is Mortal Kombat's 3rd attempt to make the seires into an adventure game. The two previous entries were less than successful. So can Shaolin Monks break that trend? In some ways it does. In others, it doesn... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Simple fun, and it's free. How can you go wrong?

    Wii Sports

    Simple fun, and it's free. How can you go wrong?

    What was the last pack in game? Super Mario Bros. on teh SNES? It's great to see that pack-ins have made a return, and it's even better that they don't totally suck. Wii sports is a collection of 5 games that take adv... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.2
    A very familiar game, played in an intersing new way.

    Mortal Kombat: Armageddon

    A very familiar game, played in an intersing new way.

    Mortal Kombat Armageddon compiles every fighter from the Mortal Kombat series in to one big game. But the question remains, is it any good? MK Armageddon is very similar to Deadly Alliance and Deception, both of which... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.1
    About as good as Bomberman gets.

    Bomberman '93

    About as good as Bomberman gets.

    Who would habe thought the even the Turbographx 16 would have a Bomberman? Then again, it's not too surprising. Bomberman has appeared on pretty much every console since his first game. Bomberman '93 is your standard ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.2
    An interesting direction for Tekken, and it turned out very well.

    Tekken Tag Tournament (Platinum)

    An interesting direction for Tekken, and it turned out very well.

    Until now, Tekken has always been about 1 on 1 fighting. Tekken Tag tournament changes this, making it a 2 on 2 competition for the first and only time in the series. You get all your regular Tekken gameplay modes her... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    It's hard to find something bad to say about Shadow.

    Shadow of the Colossus

    It's hard to find something bad to say about Shadow.

    Few games few games are as interesting and innovative as Shadow Of The Colossus. Upon starting the game, you find out that your nameless character has taken his dead girl friend to a temple to have the Gods return her... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.8
    Very interesting, especially for a puzzle game.

    Lumines Plus

    Very interesting, especially for a puzzle game.

    Lumines Plus is a direct port of the PSP puzzle game. it seems odd that a handheld game is being ported to the consoles, but this one makes a very smooth transition. The idea behind Lumines is simple. It's a tetris ri... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.8
    One of the greatest games of all time for $5? How can you pass it up?

    Super Mario Bros.

    One of the greatest games of all time for $5? How can you pass it up?

    Nintendo's announcement of the Vritual Console was a great treat for tons of people. We can finally get these old games again. And among all the titles that have been released, Super Mario Bros. easily stands the test of... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.8
    The final 2d Kombat.

    Mortal Kombat Trilogy

    The final 2d Kombat.

    Just before Mortal Kombat went 3D, Midway wanted to give its famous 2D fighting series one final send off. What we got was Mortal Kombat Trilogy. This is essentially a compilation of the first 4 Mortal Kombat games, feat... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.6
    This can be a tough sell, even for $5.

    Donkey Kong Jr.

    This can be a tough sell, even for $5.

    With the Wii's virtual console offering tons of titles, it can be hard to fidn the gems among the garbage. Donkey Kong Jr. nay have been good for its time, but in todays world, it is so out dated that even for $5, it can... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.8
    Great controls and an innovative concept do a great job of showing what the wii can do.

    Trauma Center: Second Opinion

    Great controls and an innovative concept do a great job of showing what the wii can do.

    How can a motion controller innovate video games? Trauma Centre does a an excellent job of showing us how. Trauma Center Second Oppinion is essentially an enhanced remake of the original DS title. You play as Derek Style... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.2
    Though fairly bare-bones, NHL 07 is, at last, an improvement.

    NHL 07

    Though fairly bare-bones, NHL 07 is, at last, an improvement.

    Year after year, EA continues to re-release the same old NHL game with nothing but upadted rostes. Finally, there s a noticeable improvement. As always, you are given your quick exhbition game, a season to play throug... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    It's not that it's terrible by any means.

    Rayman

    It's not that it's terrible by any means.

    Rayman, a game that has since become critically aclaimed for its fun gameplay came from very humble beginings. As Rayman, it is your job to find your kidnapped pals. Finding them means going through 70 or so levels, s... Read Full Review

    3 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.4
    The original, the classic.

    Tekken 3

    The original, the classic.

    After months of searching, I finally founf the original arcade version of Tekken 3. And finally, I can see why this was such a hit to begin with. Unlike the PS1 version of Tekken 3, the arcade version only has 1 play ... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.8
    Good portable fighter, but there's not alot to keep a lasting appeal.

    Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance

    Good portable fighter, but there's not alot to keep a lasting appeal.

    Fighting games have come a long way since the mid '90s. But it's not necessarily for the better. When they were making the transition into 3d, there were quite a few problems. Bt as the first 3D fughter for the GBA, this... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.4
    The good, the bad and the ugly all in one game.

    Mortal Kombat 3

    The good, the bad and the ugly all in one game.

    The third instalment in the Mortal Kombat series brought some good and some not so good changes. It looks and sounds okay, but it's seriously lacking in playability. Mortal Kombat 3 is a game that really fits The Good... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.3
    A good game based on a movie!?!

    Shark Tale

    A good game based on a movie!?!

    Games based on movies and TV shows have a long and bad history. There haven't been many perticularly good Simpsons games, and most of the Star Wars and Terminator games have been terrible. Until now, the best movie-based... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.3
    Perfect Party Game.

    Super Bomberman 2

    Perfect Party Game.

    So many memories. Playing Super Bomber Man 2 with my friends. We played it almost every day. Back then, the game rocked. Now, I'm going to get into the nitty gritty for the first time. The main concept in SBM2 is t... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3.5
    There goes an otherwise great seires.

    Twisted Metal III

    There goes an otherwise great seires.

    After 989 studios bought the rights to the Twisted Metal series, every one was wondering what the next TM would be like. Unfortunately, after a quick dose of this game will proove that 989 doesn't know car combat at all.... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4
    What were they thinking?

    Alter Echo

    What were they thinking?

    Over time, you'll play great games, and terrible games. alter Echo is one of the terrible ones. The story is fairly odd. As far as I can remember, the world's suplly of eco plaster (or something) is dangerously low, y... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.3
    Please give us calssic Bejeweled!!!

    Zoo Keeper

    Please give us calssic Bejeweled!!!

    Bejeweled is probably the most addictive game I've ever played in my life. Weather it was the beautiful music or the simplicity of the game I'll never know. All I know is that when I found out that my favourite puzzle ga... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.7
    Shows off the touch screen. Too bad they forgot about gameplay as well.

    WarioWare: Touched!

    Shows off the touch screen. Too bad they forgot about gameplay as well.

    Wario Ware Touched doesn't seem like a great attempt at a game. A bunch of microgames that use the touch screen doesn't seem to keep interest fore very long. Let me explain. WWT deson't have much in the way of a story... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.3
    The best of TMs 1 2 and Black all rolled into one.

    Twisted Metal: Head-On

    The best of TMs 1 2 and Black all rolled into one.

    It took 7 years, but we finally got a REAL Twisted Metal 3. After TM2 was made, Singletrac left Sony, so 989 made TMs 3 and 4. One the PS2 came out, Singletrac game back together under the name Incognito Inc. Now we have... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.4
    Can't get any closer than this.

    Clue: Murder at Boddy Mansion

    Can't get any closer than this.

    I've found that most board games for the pc aren't usually that good. It always seems to be the pc that gets the good rolls, or the better cards. That trend has just ended with Clue. If you've ever played Clue before,... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    l never liked platformers before.

    Ratchet & Clank (Platinum)

    l never liked platformers before.

    Wow. Ratchet And Clank is just an awsome game. I bought it without out renting it (like I do with lots of games) and for the first time ever, I liked it. When you start the game, you're treated to a nice looking video... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful