Total of 42 user reviews spread across 42 releases
Halo 3: ODST
This is a rollercoaster of value, depending on what part of the crowd you are in.
Halo 3: ODST is a very strange thing to review. It is two games for the price of...well, two, I suppose. ODST itself was going to be $30 and Halo 3 itself is $40, but if you take out the campaign (whi...
Gears of War 3
The culmination of Epic's epic trilogy has arrived, and it's well...epic.
Gears of War established cover-based, tactical, team-driven gameplay when it first released on the Xbox 360 and even years later, the only stuff providing a challenge to it's throne are it's own seque...
Bungie has done it again and showed the world why Halo isn't stepping off the throne of the console FPS anytime soon.
To say Halo: Reach lives up to expectations would be a dramatic understatement. It exceeds them. I thought Halo 3 was a relatively packed and deep game, but Reach has the kind of customization options...
A great console RTS with a simple gameplay setup for unfamiliar players of the genre.
Halo Wars sounds like a bad spin-off or attempt to make money off one of the big brand names in the industry. Well, that's what it sounds like. But after playing the demo and then later buying the gam...
Fight Night Round 4
It may be more of the same, but if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Feels like it's been forever since we got a boxing game that was fun. Now don't get me wrong, I liked Facebreaker and Wii Sports just as much as the next guy waiting for Punch-Out to come back (and th...
Halo 3 is the culmination of what the series is all about.
Ah, Halo. I didn't really like Halo much back in the days of the original Xbox. I thought the games were fun, but I hadn't quite played them enough (or online) to really get the jist of it. Halo 3 how...
DJ Hero 2
Very unique and a fantastic improvement over the original.
Like Guitar Hero and Rock Band, the original DJ Hero was a very good game but it didn't quite have the formula down. Also like those games, the second entry in the franchise really blows the roof of i...
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
Guilty Gear fans will likely take to it, but everyone else will have some trouble.
The term all style and no substance (or at least, less substance) couldn't be more true in reference to Arc System Works (the minds behind the Guilty Gear series) latest fighter, BlazBlue: Calamity Tr...
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
New Super Mario Bros. Wii brings something new to the table, but it is ultimately best played like a pure Mario game.
It's really hard to review the hugely established franchises. Many of them spend their sequels playing things safe and keeping the core of the game intact, while just adding some more polish and new f...
Mega Man 9
The only bad thing about Mega Man 9 is that Capcom passed the opportunity to expand on the series.
When I first heard rumor that a new classic Mega Man game would be in the works, I got all giddy with delight. I was extremely excited, as I have always enjoyed the Mega Man series and have played the...
God of War (Greatest Hits)
God of War is the best action game ever made.
I'm quite a fan of the Action genre. I love the games and they tend to be the ones I play non stop until I complete them. I remember Devil May Cry on the PS2, and it felt like it set the bar for Actio...
Gears of War 2
The things Gears 2 does better than the first are in vain because of a few flaws.
The original Gears of War was the first game that made me want the Xbox 360. Needless to say, when I got a 360, I got Gears of War. It was an amazing experience, but it did leave areas to be desired. ...
Portal 2 is the quintessential sequel that fans of the original have been waiting for.
The original Portal was a short, but high-quality game Valve put together with an enticing atmosphere and interesting sense of humor. The thrills didn't last long but what really matters is that the g...
Mortal Kombat has a return to form with the most fundamental and competitive game thus far in the series.
This game really is less about the roots of Mortal Kombat like they would lead you to believe, and actually plays more like Mortal Kombat finally evolving with the current generation of fighting games...
Brink sounds great on paper, but the execution is what keeps it from truly shining.
This game is insanely mediocre. It lacks depth and variety which is not a trait that should be found in a game that is 100% multiplayer. There is absolutely nothing special about Brink whatsoever whic...
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX
If you think you've played Pac-Man, you haven't. Not anymore. Don't make the mistake of waving this off as just another Pac-Man game or even just a remake of Championship Edition. CE DX is a rejuvenat...
I'm not quite sure why Lionhead did some things here.
Fable III is really good, but it has a lot of little problems and some strange design choices. It's like every area that has a significant improvement, another has a moderate inconvenience. I have qui...
Final Fantasy XIII
Square's best work may be behind them, but they can still craft an RPG experience worth remembering.
It's no secret that the traditional Japanese styled, turn-based RPG is a dying breed in this generation of consoles. Hybrid games like Mass Effect, Fable, Oblivion, and Fallout have struck a balance b...
This game makes you think like very few others, which is really something.
The Summer of Arcade kicks off today, like every year. Previously we've seen greats like Braid, Castle Crashers, Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2, Shadow Complex, and Splosion Man. Some of the best Xbox ...
Super Meat Boy
Super Meat Boy will kick your ass, and you will enjoy it if you can handle it.
Wow, this game is freaking awesome. It's so charming and hilarious. If you don't laugh watching one of these cutscenes, you have no soul. Super Meat Boy is unpredictable, it's challenging, but best of...
Mass Effect 2
BioWare has removed every flaw the original Mass Effect had and showed the gaming world a classic.
There comes a rare time every once in a while where a video game hits the market, and it transcends the industry. Be it a huge impact, an unforgettable memory, or an intense experience like nothing be...
Super Street Fighter IV
It's fresh, it's packed, and it's superior to the original.
A little over a year after the monumental release of Street Fighter IV and Capcom has pulled what they do best. A new version of an old game with more depth, more characters, and an overall better pac...
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Batman: Arkham Asylum lives up to hype in just about every way possible. In fact, the only problem with it is longevity.
If you play games, then you know the few generally accurate rules of gaming. Platformers have goofy characters, movies and games are a bad relationship, and Batman games suck. Well, now we can say Bat...
This was under my radar, and then my radar 'sploded.
Last year, Xbox 360 had their Summer of Arcade bring us gems like Braid, Castle Crashers, and Geometry Wars 2. I didn't think they would be able to top themselves, but Splosion Man is the first out of...
Some games are re-released and you experience the magic all over again. Gunstar Heroes is not one of those games.
It's very hard to say much about Gunstar Heroes. In it's time it was great. It is still good today but this definitely won't leave the same impression to someone who has already played it or highly im...
For those who have played the classic Metroidvania titles, Shadow Complex will seem like no more than a modern take.
Epic Games have come together once again (with help from author Orson Scott Card) and given us Shadow Complex. Just what is Shadow Complex? Well, it is a 2D/3D side scrolling adventure game, not unlik...
If you missed this, then you're definitely losing out.
Excitebike meets LittleBigPlanet in this motorcycle riding, level creating, physics based puzzle game. Trials HD is a high octane, in your face game that laughs at you with every failed attempt at tri...
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled
A Turtles in Time remake sounded perfect, it turned out to be the total opposite.
This is a rare moment where reviewing what's wrong with a game isn't very hard. I was excited to hear that the classic Turtles in Time game was being re-made. However, it is lacking in quite a few are...
Grab some friends for this one, Borderlands is bringing the heat.
I have to give Borderlands one very specific compliment. It mixes very tight-knit elements of so many other games that it is astounding. Controls like Call of Duty, a shield system like Halo, environm...
Gears of War
The game that changed the landscape of third-person shooters.
Gears of War was the game that first got me interested in getting a 360 (back in 2005) when it was first shown in a Game Informer world exclusive cover story. Luckily the game had lived up to all the ...
Braid is the old-school platformer and the time-manipulating puzzler that so many games have tried to be.
I have to say, I never really paid much attention to the Xbox Live Arcade until I played Braid. I remember downloading the demo. It starts off kind of basic. Jump on enemy here, climb fence, here. Fee...
God of War II
The odd thing about God of War II is how it's not totally new, but still doesn't feel repetitive enough to disappoint.
God of War II really blurs the line of leaving a game too unchanged and polishing it up just right while not trying to fix what wasn't broken. See, the original God of War was for lack of better word,...
Final Fantasy X (Mega Hits!)
Final Fantasy X set the bar for the Final Fantasy games of today, and every game since still isn't as good.
How different it is to look back on a game that at the time, seemed to defy all realism, to be the ultimate video game experience, to be the very top. As I review Final Fantasy X, I review it not by i...
BurnOut changed the style of the racing genre, and Paradise is the mark of perfection for the series.
I'm not a regular fan of racing games. Don't get me wrong, I probably have one particular favorite in every series, but I buy maybe one racing game every 2-3 years, and only ones that really interest ...
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy can hardly be put into words.
Super Mario Galaxy was one of the longest hyped and anticipated Wii games since before the Wii even hit homes. Luckily, it lived up to and possibly even surpassed all of the excitement surrounding it....
Capcom finally took the same old elements that were recycled in the last four RE games and changed it. The result? Epic.
The original Resident Evil was a landmark for the Survival Horror genre. The game pretty much revolutionized and at the same time, perfected the mechanics and elements of the "scary" game experience. ...
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
The control is superb, but the rest of the game is slightly lacking.
Metroid Prime 3 is a bittersweet experience. Let me clarify before you get worried. It's still an awesome Metroid game in an awesome trilogy. But with the Wii's more casual approach, many things have ...
Ninja Gaiden II
The camera almost ruins the game completely.
Ah, Ninja Gaiden II. How I looked forward to you so much. It's something about the way you behead and dismember generic baddies with limb cutting and bone crushing moves that keeps me coming back to y...
The most immersive game ever? Quite possibly.
BioWare, the minds behind Baldur's Gate, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and Jade Empire have done it again. They've produced an amazing display of a game, and in higher quality than ever befo...
Left 4 Dead
Purely a multiplayer experience.
Let's get one thing straight. If you like zombies at all, Left 4 Dead is for you. If you're one of those people who has an infatuation with flicks like Night of the Living Dead or 28 Days Later, this ...