User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.62/10

Total of 224 user reviews spread across 224 releases

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  • User Rating:7.5
    Geometry Wars: Galaxies ends up being a great little addiction for gamers on the go.

    Geometry Wars: Galaxies

    Geometry Wars: Galaxies ends up being a great little addiction for gamers on the go.

    After taking a look at the Wii version of Geometry Wars: Galaxies, I got to check out the game's handheld debut. Geometry Wars is simple enough that it handles well on the DS. The top screen is your battle stage, whil... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Even if still entertaining for fans of the show/movies, Jackass on the DS is not as good or funny as I expected it to be

    Jackass the Game

    Even if still entertaining for fans of the show/movies, Jackass on the DS is not as good or funny as I expected it to be

    The presentation of Jackass DS is quite different. Here, you play as yourself, or rather, the character you create. You can pick male or female, choose from a few different hair styles and colors, and pick some clothes b... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    In sum, Enchanted makes great use of pretty much all the DS features and ended being a lot better than I expected.

    Enchanted

    In sum, Enchanted makes great use of pretty much all the DS features and ended being a lot better than I expected.

    Based on the movie of the same name, Enchanted follows the movie's events, where a princess is banished to the real-life world. You play as Pip, Giselle and Prince Edward - one at a time - alternating between the beautif... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Square Enix has definitely learned something from their RTS experience making Heroes of Mana.

    Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings

    Square Enix has definitely learned something from their RTS experience making Heroes of Mana.

    FFXII gets an RTS makeover. Revenant Wings takes place one year after the events in Final Fantasy XII, where we find Vaan as a very happy sky pirate, hijacking a ship and embarking on new adventures. The airship lead... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Perfect for children and parents, since there's all the fun of coloring but none of the mess.

    Crayola Treasure Adventures

    Perfect for children and parents, since there's all the fun of coloring but none of the mess.

    Crayola Treasure Adventures is a perfect little game for creative children, turning the DS into a coloring book and the stylus into crayons. As the story goes, colors are disappearing from the world, so the player goes o... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    The developers should have realized that a few things regarding the actual Spelling Bee gameplay were a bit… off.

    Spelling Challenges and More!

    The developers should have realized that a few things regarding the actual Spelling Bee gameplay were a bit… off.

    Spelling Challenges and More is a word game, and I won't call it a spelling bee game because it actually cheats in that aspect. The game is organized as a game show. You have your cheerful host who actually speaks to... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    The Simpsons Game turned out to be a surprisingly good game for the DS, one that made me laugh quite a bit too.

    The Simpsons Game

    The Simpsons Game turned out to be a surprisingly good game for the DS, one that made me laugh quite a bit too.

    I've been watching the Simpsons for years, and although I don't consider myself a huge fan, I know my fair share of trivia and my husband and I tend to say random quotes to each other on weird occasions. The game foll... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Too much focus on the interns' life at the hospital ends up overshadowing the diagnosis and surgical activities.

    Kenshuui Tendo Dokuta 2: Inochi no Tenbin

    Too much focus on the interns' life at the hospital ends up overshadowing the diagnosis and surgical activities.

    In Lifesigns: Surgical Unit you play as Tendo Dokuta ( the name on the Japanese version), an intern at Seimei Medical University Hospital, of which your biological father happens to be the director. The adventure begins ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Survival/horror may not be the genre you would expect for a handheld, but Renegade Kid sure knew what they're doing.

    Dementium: The Ward

    Survival/horror may not be the genre you would expect for a handheld, but Renegade Kid sure knew what they're doing.

    Dementium: The Ward begins as the protagonist wakes up in a seemingly abandoned hospital, with no idea who he is or why he's there. The purpose is to get out of there, preferably alive, but as you soon find out, there is... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    The party goes portable as Mario and friends bring the popular board game to the Nintendo DS.

    Mario Party DS

    The party goes portable as Mario and friends bring the popular board game to the Nintendo DS.

    Mario Party DS follows the same board game and mini-games formula, but adds a few other things to the mix. The single-player mode follows a silly story where Mario and friends are shrunk to mini-proportions. They mus... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Different gameplay styles and characters with different abilities ensure a fresh experience throughout the game

    Code Lyoko

    Different gameplay styles and characters with different abilities ensure a fresh experience throughout the game

    The story revolves around a group of students who split their time between school and the virtual world of Lyoko. This digital world is now being threatened by X.A.N.A, an evil program of sorts who not only wants to take... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Great story, the simple and easily accessible interface. What really brings it down is the unit AI on the battlefield.

    Seiken Densetsu: Heroes of Mana

    Great story, the simple and easily accessible interface. What really brings it down is the unit AI on the battlefield.

    Square Enix has been taking the Mana series into different directions, evolving from a type of gameplay into another. This time around, it takes a turn into the RTS universe. The story in Heroes of Mana places a group... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    A solid and child-friendly platformer

    Garfield's Nightmare

    A solid and child-friendly platformer

    The story begins as Garfield stuffs himself with a gigantic sandwich, only to go have a nap right after. Of course, this causes him to have a series of nightmares. Unfortunately he can't wake up since his alarm is b... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A great take on a great piece of history, resulting in a great game and a must-have for any PSP owner.

    Jeanne d'Arc

    A great take on a great piece of history, resulting in a great game and a must-have for any PSP owner.

    Jeanne D'Arc caught my eye for its similarities with Final Fantasy Tactics, a game that pretty much consumed me over a summer a while back. Jeanne went with me on a trip to Europe, and I can honestly say that I didn't fe... Read Full Review

    7 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    A much more accessible adventure than the PC ones, with less complicated puzzles and more straightforward progression

    Nancy Drew: The Deadly Secret of Olde World Park

    A much more accessible adventure than the PC ones, with less complicated puzzles and more straightforward progression

    Nancy Drew and the Deadly Secret of Olde World Park isn't based in any of the novels nor the PC titles. It has its own original story and unique style of gameplay. A new amusement park celebrating ancient civilization... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    A different type of platformer with a wacky story, strange alien characters, plenty of mini-games and lots of extras

    DK Jungle Climber

    A different type of platformer with a wacky story, strange alien characters, plenty of mini-games and lots of extras

    The story begins as the Kong family heads out to Sun Sun Island on vacation. At some point, Donkey Kong spots a giant banana floating above the island, and soon enough, him and Diddy Kong will be travelling through a ser... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    A simple and entertaining collection of mini-games for girls that doesn't  revolves around clothing and makeup.

    Holly Hobbie & Friends

    A simple and entertaining collection of mini-games for girls that doesn't revolves around clothing and makeup.

    In their videogame debut, Holly and her friends bring a series of mini-games to little girls everywhere. The game's story takes place during a summer camp where the girls get together in a series of activities ranging... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Pretty entertaining and somehow addictive.

    Chibi-Robo: Park Patrol

    Pretty entertaining and somehow addictive.

    Pollution is spreading, and the local park has been turned into a wasteland. It's up to Chibi-Robo to restore it back to what it once was, by planting flowers, defending them from Smoglings and customizing the park to at... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    So many great features packed into a single cartridge, an action-packed game with plenty of variety in gameplay

    Zelda no Densetsu: Mugen no Sunadokei

    So many great features packed into a single cartridge, an action-packed game with plenty of variety in gameplay

    In The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, Link is sailing away with his friend Tetra when they discover a portion of the ocean covered with thick fog. As they enter it, they come across a ghost ship. Tetra decides to bo... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    It's time for you to know how Tom Hanks felt like in that movie and put your survival skills to the test!

    The Sims 2: Castaway

    It's time for you to know how Tom Hanks felt like in that movie and put your survival skills to the test!

    The Sims 2 Castaway begins the usual Sim way: create your Sim, pick the hair color, hair style and clothes, name it and off you go. Except this time, your Sim fall into a crate which is nearly instantly transported aboar... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    DQM may not be innovative and it certainly has its flaws, but it manages to draw you in and keep you busy

    Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker

    DQM may not be innovative and it certainly has its flaws, but it manages to draw you in and keep you busy

    I was a bit skeptic, because I'm not too fond of these Pokemon-like games where you have to hunt for monsters to turn them into party members. I did have a blast with Rocket Slime though, and even if this was completely ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Repetitive but very charming and suitable for the target age group; fairly simple for young girls to pick up and play.

    Disney Princess: Magical Jewels

    Repetitive but very charming and suitable for the target age group; fairly simple for young girls to pick up and play.

    Disney Princess: Magical Jewels is a side-scrolling platformer that encourages exploration. The story tells us how a series of jewels have gone missing, shattered into pieces and scattered all over four kingdoms. Bringin... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    With good tactical combat and plenty of customization options, Front Mission should keep you busy for quite a while.

    Front Mission: The First

    With good tactical combat and plenty of customization options, Front Mission should keep you busy for quite a while.

    Front Mission is for anyone who likes Final Fantasy Tactics. It's not really a war game, it's your typical strategy RPG, but without the typical fantasy theme. The story focuses on the conflict of two world superpower... Read Full Review

    5 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    EDF is a really simple game, not too flashy, somewhat cheesy, but that gets you going, and going, and going.

    Chikyuu Boueigun 3

    EDF is a really simple game, not too flashy, somewhat cheesy, but that gets you going, and going, and going.

    Coming across as a pretty cheesy sci-fi B movie, Earth Defense Force 2017 is probably one of the most entertaining games I've had the chance to play. The story tells you how some huge ships are dropping armies of aliens ... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Overall, Project Sylpheed is ok, but due to its flaws, it doesn't stand out too much.

    Project Sylpheed: Arc of Deception

    Overall, Project Sylpheed is ok, but due to its flaws, it doesn't stand out too much.

    Project Sylpheed is a 3D free-roaming space shooter where you fight to save Earth from an independent group who sees the government as tyranny. It turns out that in the 27th century, Earth has conquered several planets a... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    The dark story is sure to draw you into an unforgettable adventure.

    Persona 3

    The dark story is sure to draw you into an unforgettable adventure.

    In Persona 3 you play as an orphan boy who has just transferred to Gekkoukan High School, into a separate dormitory where only members of a group called SEES live in. Shortly after his arrival, he is attacked by strange ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    This quirky fairytale-like adventure and its characters packed into RTS goodness grow on you.

    Grim Grimoire (First Print Limited Edition)

    This quirky fairytale-like adventure and its characters packed into RTS goodness grow on you.

    Grim Grimoire is a real-time strategy game, much like Warcraft, if you will. You harvest resources, you build up troops and workers, you explore the map and move troops to attack your enemies… the major difference is tha... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Repetitive and not without flaws, still I managed to enjoy it a lot more than I thought I would.

    Tenchu Senran

    Repetitive and not without flaws, still I managed to enjoy it a lot more than I thought I would.

    Tenchu Z requires you to be the stealthy type of Ninja in a mission-based type of gameplay. You begin by customizing your character and a partner. You can choose the gender, pick from several faces, hair styles and cloth... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Diner Dash inspired with a touch of Theme Hospital and a lot of crazy patients.

    Fever Frenzy

    Diner Dash inspired with a touch of Theme Hospital and a lot of crazy patients.

    Fever Frenzy lets you play as a male or female doctor, healing patients back to health. The game takes place in four different hospitals, and the patient healing process is fairly simple: place them in the diagnosis chai... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Easy to get into, simple controls, cheaper membership, still I manage to find things to complain about.

    Dungeon Runners

    Easy to get into, simple controls, cheaper membership, still I manage to find things to complain about.

    Dungeon Runners is made to please to the casual gamer and all those who are new to the MMO scene. It's fairly easy to level up, and the game offers several difficulty settings to tailor your dungeon crawling adventures t... Read Full Review

    3 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Beneath the cuteness Orchidia is a solid puzzle game with enough little details to keep you hooked for hours.

    Orchidia

    Beneath the cuteness Orchidia is a solid puzzle game with enough little details to keep you hooked for hours.

    The game takes us through a fantasy story where the kingdom of Orchidia is under control of an evil character - Orchus - who has been blocking the river everywhere. The player must clear the blockages by matching three o... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.8
    A cute little game for girls aged 6-10, it combines exploration with simple mini-games and lots of collectible items.

    Bratz Ponyz

    A cute little game for girls aged 6-10, it combines exploration with simple mini-games and lots of collectible items.

    It's a fact that I really don't like the Bratz dolls nor their fashion tendencies one bit, but the first glimpse of this game took me back to the days when I used to play with My Little Pony toys. Bratz Ponyz is mainl... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.4
    A few quirks aside, I am enjoying my creative sprees in maze building and dungeon-exploring.

    Chronicle of Dungeon Maker

    A few quirks aside, I am enjoying my creative sprees in maze building and dungeon-exploring.

    Dungeon Maker: Hunting Ground puts you in the shoes of the Architect, a hero who has just arrived in a town terrorized by all sorts of monsters and demons. The Architect decides to start building a dungeon just outside o... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.8
    Cat lovers will like it, but don't expect it to be as in-depth or flawless as Nintendogs.

    Purr Pals

    Cat lovers will like it, but don't expect it to be as in-depth or flawless as Nintendogs.

    Purr Pals begins by letting you pick one of the 40 breeds of kittens, modelled after the real things. Then you customize your kitten by picking the fur color, eye color and whisker color (a bit weird, green and pink whis... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Another DS must-have for puzzle fans.

    Panel de Pon DS

    Another DS must-have for puzzle fans.

    Puzzle League has been around since 1996 and the game shows no signs of dying down, as this handheld release comes to prove. Planet Puzzle League is like Tetris Attack, only with a bunch of added features and new chal... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    A fun game that gives you a great interactive Hogwarts experience, but doesn't focus enough on the actual story.

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    A fun game that gives you a great interactive Hogwarts experience, but doesn't focus enough on the actual story.

    At the time I started playing the game I was about two thirds into reading the respective book. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix follows the book's events, although you don't see much of a back story leading ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.7
    Even with all the differences, the main Atelier Iris "retro" feeling is still there and I still enjoyed it qui

    Iris no Atelier: Grand Fantasm

    Even with all the differences, the main Atelier Iris "retro" feeling is still there and I still enjoyed it qui

    The two previous Atelier Iris games had a strong nostalgic feeling that I really enjoyed, so when this third installment of the series arrived to my door I was instantly curious to know if I would react to it in the same... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.8
    Maintains the original format of the DS game, but with a series of brand new brainteasers that keep the franchise fresh.

    Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree

    Maintains the original format of the DS game, but with a series of brand new brainteasers that keep the franchise fresh.

    I sat down with my Wii-mote and checked out the new program of studies for this version of Big Brain Academy. The game is controlled by simply pointing the Wii-mote and clicking a button when necessary, and when you f... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Even though this may not be my cup of tea I think I found all the good worth mentioning in Forza Motorsport 2.

    Forza Motorsport 2

    Even though this may not be my cup of tea I think I found all the good worth mentioning in Forza Motorsport 2.

    I'm not too crazy about driving or racing games. There are a few I'll play, and you can count those with the fingers in one hand. I'm also the arcade racer type of girl, so I was basically afraid of playing Forza Motorsp... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.8
    Simple enough that everyone can hop right in but with enough challenges for advanced players.

    Audition Online

    Simple enough that everyone can hop right in but with enough challenges for advanced players.

    Audition is a 3D online dancing game. You create your character, which doesn't have many options at start, and off you go to your first dancing attempt in a handy tutorial that teaches you how the game works: you are giv... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful