User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.38/10

Total of 43 user reviews spread across 43 releases

  1. 10
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  3. 8
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  5. 6
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  • User Rating:7.5
    A solid games with just a couple of gripes

    Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark

    A solid games with just a couple of gripes

    Due to the lack of triple A titles on the Vita, Indie games seem to be the order of the day and this one had caught my eye. This was never going to be a must have but it was certainly one that appealed to me. Graphic... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Don't delay, buy this game

    Tomb Raider (The Final Hours Edition)

    Don't delay, buy this game

    I had never gotten into the original Tomb Raider series on the PSone but the reboot was something that kinda interested me as it gave a different look into the world's favorite raider of tombs. Having said that, Tomb Ra... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Great idea, just a tad too short

    Thomas Was Alone

    Great idea, just a tad too short

    It seems that the Vita is quickly becoming the place for Indie game developers. Quick and cheap games are becoming quite popular. The latest of these games to appeal to me was Thomas Was Alone. It looked like a simple... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Don't let the basic art style fool you, under the hood there's a very deep and fun game to be had here

    Guacamelee!

    Don't let the basic art style fool you, under the hood there's a very deep and fun game to be had here

    It seems that the Vita is finally coming alive with some good titles, especially the Indie ones and one of them people have been raving about is Guacamelee. And for $19 it was worth checking out Graphics The art sty... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Sly's first visit to the next gen could be worth your while

    Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time

    Sly's first visit to the next gen could be worth your while

    I had never played a Sly Cooper game before this one, but when I saw a preview of it, I thought it would be a fun game to have on a portable machine. So I endured the game delay and on release date, I bought it. Grap... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Here we go again!

    God of War: Ascension

    Here we go again!

    I have to admit, a part of me was very saddened when they announced that there was going to be another God of War game. God of War 3 was brilliant, the story of the tormented Kratos had finally come to an end. And yet ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    It could have been so much more

    Assassin's Creed III: Liberation

    It could have been so much more

    Having a fully fledged Assassins Creed on a portable machine sounds too good to be true, but even so, one has landed on the store shelves. I was very hesitant to get it as I had read some subpar reviews. However, this ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    I'm a MvC noob

    Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

    I'm a MvC noob

    I have a confession to make, I have never played a Marvel Vs Capcom game before. I am a noob. So when it was released on the Vita I had been questioning its purchase for many months. That and the fact that when I chos... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    A commendable effort

    Uncharted: Chizu no Bouken no Hajimari

    A commendable effort

    Even though I've never gone overboard with the Uncharted series, I have found that they have always given great entertainment, amazing graphics and good story telling. Since playing GA, I've decided to go back to re-vis... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    It had potentisal, but fell at the final hurdle

    FIFA World Class Soccer

    It had potentisal, but fell at the final hurdle

    Since the PSP days, I've always had a soccer game for the handheld. From Pes '07 to FIFA 10, soccer always seemed like it went great with a handheld. With a more powerful console and a new FIFA title, I thought this wo... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Platformers are back!!!

    Rayman Origins

    Platformers are back!!!

    If you were a gamer during the 80's then platformers would have been your staple. They seemed to fade when the 3D action adventure genre took off thanks to better processors in consoles. Having made a return on the ind... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Almost, but not quite

    Escape Plan

    Almost, but not quite

    After seeing the trailer for this at the 2011 Comic-con, I was instantly hooked and felt that this would be a perfect launch title to kick start my Vita collection. Unfortunately, having also bought Motorstorm RC, Rayma... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Don't underestimate this experience

    LIMBO

    Don't underestimate this experience

    Limbo was a game that intrigued me since I first saw it appear on the XBLA. It looked simple but very eerie. Unfortunately at the time, I thought it would never appear on the PS3, but I was wrong. As soon as it hit th... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Slow paced, but couldn't put it down

    L.A. Noire

    Slow paced, but couldn't put it down

    Having not completed a story-based game in quite a while, I was a little apprehensive in buying this game. Infact, it was a couple of weeks of deciding whether to get this game over Dirt 3. In the end this game won ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    It could have been a masterpiece, instead its the bisggest disappointment of 2010

    Gran Turismo 5

    It could have been a masterpiece, instead its the bisggest disappointment of 2010

    I've always said "I will never buy another GT game". I think I've said that every time, and the only games in the series I've not bought is GT2 and the PSP version. However, will the latest edition to the series change... Read Full Review

    8 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    After a series of flunks, NFS makes a comeback

    Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

    After a series of flunks, NFS makes a comeback

    Quite recently I seem to have struggled with games with a storyline. It took me ages to complete Black Ops, a game which, to be fair, can be completed within a day. With this in mind, I decided to ditch the story based... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    This is a solid racer, don't let reviews discourage you

    F1 2010

    This is a solid racer, don't let reviews discourage you

    F1 is a sport that I've always enjoyed watching and playing. The only other yard stick for this generation of consoles for F1 is the 2006 CE, which I had spent many an hour on. The essence of any F1 game is the pressur... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    I just wish it had a longer campaign

    Shank

    I just wish it had a longer campaign

    With a lull in gaming right now, it seems that the only way I can scratch my gaming itch is via downloadable games. The first was Scott Pilgrim Vs The World and now Shank. Shank caught my eye a while back when it appea... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Take a walk on the retro side

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game

    Take a walk on the retro side

    With most games these days getting a HD make-over, its good to see that a company (namely Ubisoft) recognise that people still have very fond memories of graphics from the 90's. Sure they don't compare to the realism of... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Its great for parties!!

    The House of the Dead: Overkill

    Its great for parties!!

    House of the Dead: Overkill has been on my games list for quite some time now, but I hadn't taken the plunge to buy it soley because it was a Wii game and my home console of choice is usually my PS3. However, I always en... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    I thought that this was a serious contender for the crown, but I was extremely disappointed

    Battlefield: Bad Company 2

    I thought that this was a serious contender for the crown, but I was extremely disappointed

    After having a break from the FPS genre for a while, I thought I'd go back to it and experience a different game, other than MW2. I thought that Bad Company 2 would be a contender for the best in this genre, after all, ... Read Full Review

    3 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    I have the console version, now for the portable one.

    FIFA 10

    I have the console version, now for the portable one.

    Up until recently, I had been a die-hard PES fan, got in many heated discussions and defended the PES franchise against the FIFA groupies. That was until FIFA 10 on the PS3, this game changed my point of view of the FIF... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Kratos is back on the next gen...and it was worth the wait!

    God of War III

    Kratos is back on the next gen...and it was worth the wait!

    Since the end of God of War 2, where Kratos was on the back of Gaia climbing up Mount Olympus, I have wanted this game. When I saw that ending, I knew that the 3rd installment would be against all of the gods and the mo... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Witness the end......portable style

    God of War: Chains of Olympus

    Witness the end......portable style

    I bought this game on release date and seeing as I've just completed the God of War collection and God of War 3 is out next month, I thought I'd revisit the hand-held version to keep the Kratos-fix going for abit longer.... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    A game worth checking out, despite its flaws

    Heavy Rain

    A game worth checking out, despite its flaws

    I had been interested in this game since it was announced and I was following any news and previews to see how it was being developed. The thing that caught my eye on this game was that it was something new and original... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Old school platforming makes this game a very fun experience

    Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure

    Old school platforming makes this game a very fun experience

    Having just completed Professor Layton, I was scouring the net looking for a new portable game (DS or PSP) when I stumbled across this, an old school platformer with an added puzzle twist. I managed to find a copy (for ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Great puzzles and story, a very addictive game.

    Layton Kyouju to Akuma no Hako

    Great puzzles and story, a very addictive game.

    After being completely addicted to the first Professor Layton game, I was looking forward to getting stuck into the sequel. I was a little worried that this was going to be essentially the same game with a few extra puz... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    It slowly gets addictive

    DiRT 2

    It slowly gets addictive

    Although I never owned the original Dirt, I did borrow it to try to give it ago. That was around the time my PS3 broke down, so I never got a chance to get stuck into it. Thankfully, my PS3 is working now, so I was rea... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Originality makes this a great and fun game to play, but dodgey controls let it down

    Scribblenauts

    Originality makes this a great and fun game to play, but dodgey controls let it down

    Until this year, I had never bought a console for an exclusive. That is until I heard of the release of Scribblenauts. I had been pondering getting a DS for abit, I was keen to buy Professor Layton, but Scribblenauts p... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The single campaign is only 6 hours long...but what a 6 hour ride it is!

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

    The single campaign is only 6 hours long...but what a 6 hour ride it is!

    The original COD4 first got me interested in FPS's, before I never really paid them too much attention. I had a brief stint with Timesplitters on the PS2, but mainly just a few multiplayer games, I never really had the ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    I've always been a PES man, until I played this!

    FIFA 10

    I've always been a PES man, until I played this!

    Until now, I have always shunned FIFA games in favour of the Pro Evo series. Infact I've sometimes defended PES in some heated discussions against FIFA fans. However, that seems to have changed due to the fact that Pro... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    These games were spot on the first time around, now they've been ramped up!

    God of War Collection (Ultimate Combo Pack)

    These games were spot on the first time around, now they've been ramped up!

    I'm writing this review quite prematurely as I haven't completed either of these games on the PS3 release. However, I have completed them both previously though on the PS2, God of War twice, so I am very familiar with t... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Superior to the original, in gameplay and in looks

    Assassin's Creed II

    Superior to the original, in gameplay and in looks

    Alot of people complained about the first Assassins Creed and I was a little surprised by how much. Yes it was slightly repetitive, but the idea was original and, graphically, it made you feel like the next gen graphics... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    All that you wish for and more!

    Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX

    All that you wish for and more!

    I've had this game since its release and its always a game that I go back to. I'll play it for a few weeks, put it away and then in a few months time, bring it back out again and the cycle will start again. I have a 10... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Best game of the year so far!

    Batman: Arkham Asylum

    Best game of the year so far!

    My superhero life seems to have taken quite a turn of late. I hadn't touched a superhero game since I played Batman Returns on the SNES back in the 90's. The reason for this was that the superhero genre seemed to be qu... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    If I like this, then anyone will!

    Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

    If I like this, then anyone will!

    My virtual criminal career has never been too flash. The first 2 GTA games passed me by, I tried to get into GTA III but I quickly found out what kind of gamer I was and thats the kind that needs some lateral direction ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A knockout!

    Fight Night Round 4

    A knockout!

    My Fight Night career hasn't been too vast. I had a taste of fight Night 2 on the PS2 and I found that to be very satisfying and higjhly addictive. Although I was quite disappointed with how the career mode finished, I... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    The series is still lookin' good

    Street Fighter IV (Collector's Edition)

    The series is still lookin' good

    Its a safe assumption to say that I've played alot of Street Fighter in my time. Walking in the rain for 25 minutes to play SFII in the local arcade when I was 15, buying the SFII pack on the SNES on Christmas day and f... Read Full Review

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

    Prince of Persia

    Something different

    I just started playing this game immediately after Call of Duty: World at War, and I found it to be a refreshing change from the intense game of war. A game in which I could switch off for abit. My first impressions of... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    WTF has happened to this franchise??!!

    Pro Evolution Soccer 2009

    WTF has happened to this franchise??!!

    I've been a fan of this franchise since its inception. I was always looking for a decent soccer game and FIFA just never really did anything for me. I've put in alot of hours into this franchise, PES06 is one of my mos... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful