User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.28/10

Total of 228 user reviews spread across 228 releases

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  • User Rating:7
    One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 removes the dud and keeps what it knows best - the frantic Dynasty Warriors action

    One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2

    One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 removes the dud and keeps what it knows best - the frantic Dynasty Warriors action

    Tecmo Koei’s Dynasty Warriors series is a formula that could be applied to so many franchises. We’ve already seen the company move from various eras, such as the Sengoku era of Japan’s history or the Hu... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Ubisoft should be proud that they released the best 2D platformer in over 15 years

    Rayman Legends

    Ubisoft should be proud that they released the best 2D platformer in over 15 years

    Sometimes I wish I could just leave a phrase and be done with a review, not to be lazy, but to leave an impactful statement that would get everyone talking. You see, something hit me when I was playing Rayman Legendsand ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Killer Is Dead is a fun title that hits the Japanese quirkiness that we occasionally expect from Japan.

    Killer Is Dead

    Killer Is Dead is a fun title that hits the Japanese quirkiness that we occasionally expect from Japan.

    If you’re a fan of Grasshopper Manufacture, then you know what you’re getting into when it comes to every Goichi Suda (Suda 51) directed or influenced game that comes out from that studio. Grasshopper Manufac... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    MercurySteam has taken successful mechanics from combat-focused, character action games and blended it with Castlevania

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (Ultimate Edition)

    MercurySteam has taken successful mechanics from combat-focused, character action games and blended it with Castlevania

    I was pleasantly surprised when Castlevania: Lords of Shadow released in 2010 – mainly for the fact that it was a great 3D Castlevania game that I thought would never happen during this generation’s home cons... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    A remake with charming visuals and faithful gameplay created by developers who appear to be big fans of the original.

    DuckTales Remastered

    A remake with charming visuals and faithful gameplay created by developers who appear to be big fans of the original.

    Looking back to the start of the 90s and progressing forward towards the end of the 16-bit era, it’s actually surprising how well some of the licensed Disney video games turned out to be. I have fonder memories of ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Saints Row IV is a fantastic title that feels like the developers were never restricted from creating their own vision.

    Saints Row IV (Commander in Chief Edition)

    Saints Row IV is a fantastic title that feels like the developers were never restricted from creating their own vision.

    Crazy, insane, nutty, wacky, bizarre, ridiculous and comical are all words that probably came out of your mouth while playing the 2011 extraordinarily absurd Saints Row: The Third. Volition has done wonders to change the... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4
    Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded will feel like a relic creeping into the modern age.

    Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded

    Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded will feel like a relic creeping into the modern age.

    The original release of Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards (that’s a mouth full) was dated way back in 1987. Man, thinking about that year, I was on my way to turning three years old. As you can i... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    This is a faithful remake of a very old first-person shooter that hasn't sacrificed it’s soul for modern gaming.

    Rise of the Triad

    This is a faithful remake of a very old first-person shooter that hasn't sacrificed it’s soul for modern gaming.

    Apogee Software may have helped to release one of the most faithful remakes in the history of video games. If you’ve not head of Rise of the Triad, then it’s probably because you didn’t play PC games ba... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate HD remains just as good as it ever was

    PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD

    PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate HD remains just as good as it ever was

    The Vita has proven itself to be a powerful handheld with its cross-buy function, allowing fans with both a PS3 and a Vita to play the same game across both platforms without having to buy the game twice. Not only that, ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    These Joe Danger games are smartly-designed, fantastic pieces of fun.

    Joe Danger 2: The Movie

    These Joe Danger games are smartly-designed, fantastic pieces of fun.

    I’m either deaf of blind, because I never heard or read that the Joe Danger series was coming to Steam – it just suddenly arrived. Not that I have a problem with that, as the Joe Dangergames are brilliant lit... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4
    I have come away disappointed with Time and Eternity after it seemed so gorgeous.

    Time and Eternity

    I have come away disappointed with Time and Eternity after it seemed so gorgeous.

    The whole reason why I noticed Time and Eternity (or Toki Towa as I knew it before it was announced for a Western release) was because of the vivid and interesting art style. It’s different from the norm, even when... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Dynasty Warriors 8 is the best entry in the mainline series to have ever been conceived.

    Dynasty Warriors 8

    Dynasty Warriors 8 is the best entry in the mainline series to have ever been conceived.

    I first discovered the Dynasty Warriors franchise through Dynasty Warriors 4. It was one of my first imported games from America (I had an imported PS2 because I wanted to play Suikoden III at the time), and I was in lov... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Rush Bros.’ potential of music blended with platforming falls short of its promise.

    Rush Bros

    Rush Bros.’ potential of music blended with platforming falls short of its promise.

    I am a huge fan of music and rhythm games, especially ones that seem to be far-fetched from the definition of “normal,” which is why some of my favourites include titles like Bust-a-Groove,Osu! Tatakae! Ouend... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    TrackMania 2 Valley is a strange one to review, it's great, but lacks features.

    TrackMania 2 Valley

    TrackMania 2 Valley is a strange one to review, it's great, but lacks features.

    I jumped into the TrackMania series with TrackMania Sunrise, the second entry in the franchise. Sunrise was a great-looking game for its time, coming with the three environments of Island, Bay and Coast for me to experie... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Fans should not hesitate picking up The Walking Dead: 400 Days

    The Walking Dead: 400 Days

    Fans should not hesitate picking up The Walking Dead: 400 Days

    There’s no doubt that Telltale’s The Walking Dead was a smash hit last year. It sold in the millions and ended up being the studio’s biggest release ever. It wasn’t just the sales that Telltale ha... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Jack Keane 2 has some issues, but his adventure is mostly an enjoyable one.

    Jack Keane 2: The Fire Within

    Jack Keane 2 has some issues, but his adventure is mostly an enjoyable one.

    Jack’s back – and no, I don’t mean the CTU agent made famous by Kiefer Sutherland. I mean Jack Keane, the hero from the game with the same name. The original Jack Keane was a 3D point-and-click adventur... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Van Helsing is a rather fun ARPG that has a lot going for it, that is if you want to play on your own.

    The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing

    Van Helsing is a rather fun ARPG that has a lot going for it, that is if you want to play on your own.

    I’ll be honest with everyone reading this review: I don’t know much about Van Helsing. The limited knowledge I have is that the character was created in Bram Stoker’s Dracula novel and is known for hunt... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    The return of the GRID franchise isn't as ground-breaking, but it is still a great racer.

    GRID 2

    The return of the GRID franchise isn't as ground-breaking, but it is still a great racer.

    Looking back at the huge catalogue of racing games that came out in the 7th generation of console gaming, I would say that Codemasters’ original GRID was certainly up there as one of my favourites. GRID was filled ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Naughty Dog has taken what it’s learnt from Uncharted and created storytelling excellence, great combat and tension.

    The Last of Us

    Naughty Dog has taken what it’s learnt from Uncharted and created storytelling excellence, great combat and tension.

    After the reveal of The Last of Us and hearing that the extremely talented people at Naughty Dog were behind this new IP, I was never going to be concerned if this was going to be a decent game. Just look at the studio&r... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Remember Me is a decent title that will most likely be forgotten by most and remembered by so few.

    Remember Me

    Remember Me is a decent title that will most likely be forgotten by most and remembered by so few.

    It’s ironic that I am covering a game about memories when I had completely forgotten about the first reveal of Remember Me. It first surfaced back in 2011 at Germany’s GamesCom show, where it was teased as &l... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Filled with charm, beautiful art, lovely music and good characters, this game is spoilt solely by its puzzles.

    The Night of the Rabbit (Premium Edition)

    Filled with charm, beautiful art, lovely music and good characters, this game is spoilt solely by its puzzles.

    The foundation of the story is one Jeremiah Hazelnut’s inescapable adventure as a magician’s apprentice into the wonderful world of magic. After summoning a humanoid rabbit named Marquis de Hoto, Jeremiah is ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    A game like Thunder Wolves is aimed at doing one thing in mind, offering players the chance to blow crap up.

    Thunder Wolves

    A game like Thunder Wolves is aimed at doing one thing in mind, offering players the chance to blow crap up.

    This may sound like a stereotypical male, but man, I love explosions. Thankfully, loving explosions won't get me into trouble in a virtual world. If there was one period that promoted the enjoyment of explosions, it was ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Soul Sacrifice stands on its own as an enjoyable title with an ambitious sacrifice concept – it just not quite right.

    Soul Sacrifice

    Soul Sacrifice stands on its own as an enjoyable title with an ambitious sacrifice concept – it just not quite right.

    Sony's Vita is still crying for that game to signal a rebirth. The Vita hasn't hit its stride and Sony bizarrely hasn't gone into panic mode yet, something Nintendo did when the 3DS was lacking momentum after its release... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Last Light brings across its aesthetics from the original and improves upon them visually and thematically.

    Metro: Last Light (Limited Edition)

    Last Light brings across its aesthetics from the original and improves upon them visually and thematically.

    Metro 2033 was a beautiful looking first-person shooter that imply oozed atmosphere. The mysterious setting of post-apocalyptic Russia won me over, sticking most of the action in gloomy underground tunnels, where seeing ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    A well-done port for newcomers to the game and at the same time a reminder that Resident Evil can be a great game.

    Resident Evil: Revelations

    A well-done port for newcomers to the game and at the same time a reminder that Resident Evil can be a great game.

    Last year's release of the once-3DS-exclusive Resident Evil: Revelations was one of my favourite games for the system. Looking back, 2012 wasn't exactly the best year for the franchise in terms of quality or the games up... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    It sure won't be a game for everyone - it doesn't do well to introduce new players - but I feel that the gameplay speaks

    ShootMania Storm

    It sure won't be a game for everyone - it doesn't do well to introduce new players - but I feel that the gameplay speaks

    When Ubisoft announced the ManiaPlanet platform at its E3 2010 press conference and at the same time revealed two titles that would join with TrackMania 2 in the Mania family, these being ShootMania and QuestMania, I was... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    Sacred Citadel isn't a bad game, but it's not particularly worthy either, it's confined to the roots of modest fun.

    Sacred Citadel

    Sacred Citadel isn't a bad game, but it's not particularly worthy either, it's confined to the roots of modest fun.

    I have a soft spot for the side-scrolling beat-em-up genre. It started way back on the Super Nintendo and the Sega Mega Drive with my love for – in my eyes, two of the best entries in the genre – Teenage Mutant Ninja Tur... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    More of the same, yeah, it sounds like a bad case of deja vu, but that is exactly what Dead Island: Riptide is.

    Dead Island: Riptide

    More of the same, yeah, it sounds like a bad case of deja vu, but that is exactly what Dead Island: Riptide is.

    In an industry that likes to shout out about making things bigger, improving mechanics to make games better or coming up with an innovative idea, it's highly amusing that the sequel to 2011's rather popular Dead Island s... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Scoring this re-release budget as an expansion for existing players - it's only recommended for the hardcore.

    Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen

    Scoring this re-release budget as an expansion for existing players - it's only recommended for the hardcore.

    Last year's Dragon's Dogma was a huge surprise for me. I had not paid much attention to the title, but due to my inherent love of role-playing games, I simply had to check it out upon its release. Lo and behold, it ended... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is the best entry in the franchise and a great place to start if you've never played them.

    Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

    Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is the best entry in the franchise and a great place to start if you've never played them.

    The Monster Hunter franchise is one of the more polarising games when considering the differences in tastes of the Japanese and Western video game market. There are a multitude of reasons about why it is so popular in th... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    It's a game for the hardcore fans that love complex and challenging strategy RPGs.

    Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked

    It's a game for the hardcore fans that love complex and challenging strategy RPGs.

    If there is one thing that bothers me when it comes to living in the UK, it's the late releases of RPGs. Before the 3DS arrived, I was happy to import the vast amount of DS RPGs that were released across the shore in Ame... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Anyone who is looking for a good and enjoyable platformer should give Thieves in Time a chance.

    Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time

    Anyone who is looking for a good and enjoyable platformer should give Thieves in Time a chance.

    The Sly Cooper series made its début for us UK gamers back on the PlayStation 2 in early 2003. On release, it was met with enough positive feedback about its easy and responsive controls, gameplay variety and lovely look... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    It's hard to put Runner2 down once you are trapped in its trance and find yourself "in the zone."

    Bit.Trip Presents...Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien

    It's hard to put Runner2 down once you are trapped in its trance and find yourself "in the zone."

    Runner games have become extremely popular on mobile platforms, normally going for free but incorporating some kind of in-app purchasing as a way to get money from people addicted to the game. Looking at the PC platform,... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.5
    The gameplay in Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2, with its "be told what to do" mentality, certainly wasn't for me.

    Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2

    The gameplay in Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2, with its "be told what to do" mentality, certainly wasn't for me.

    There are two kinds of people in this world: those who like being a sniper and those who despise it. Okay, so it might not be quite like that, but for fans who like using such virtual weapons in military games, there isn... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Iron Galaxy has done no wrong with this beautifully cared for port of the two Darkstalkers games.

    Darkstalkers Resurrection

    Iron Galaxy has done no wrong with this beautifully cared for port of the two Darkstalkers games.

    Looking at recent news from Capcom it seems that the company is embracing its huge collection of historic IPs and bringing them back as downloadable releases. This is especially important to fighting game fans, as there ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    I was ready to expect "just another Gears game," except I was pleasantly surprised by what I got to play.

    Gears of War: Judgment

    I was ready to expect "just another Gears game," except I was pleasantly surprised by what I got to play.

    If you read my God of War: Ascension review, then you will know that I mentioned the strange spectacle that seems to be plaguing upcoming sequels, and the seeming lack of hype around them. If there was one title on Micro... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    It's never been as easy for me to award a game a high score as it has with Persona 4: Golden – this is a gaming classic.

    Persona 4: The Golden

    It's never been as easy for me to award a game a high score as it has with Persona 4: Golden – this is a gaming classic.

    When it comes to naming the greatest games, I am not at all afraid to say that the PlayStation 2 release of Persona 4 ended up as not only one of the best RPGs I had ever played, but one of my favourite games of all time... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    As a complete package, God of War Ascension has its fair shares of excitement and disappointment.

    God of War: Ascension

    As a complete package, God of War Ascension has its fair shares of excitement and disappointment.

    There is no doubt that this generation has been lengthy compared to what we have experienced in the past, but as the year moves on towards the release of the PS4 and whatever Microsoft are going to call their next Xbox, ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    It's a different style of hunting – an experience that is based on fast speed rather than methodical strategy.

    Ragnarok Odyssey

    It's a different style of hunting – an experience that is based on fast speed rather than methodical strategy.

    There is no doubt that the Monster Hunter games were the killer app for Sony's PSP in Japan. It sold buckets upon buckets of copies, as the Japanese ate every version of the game. By the look of things the Monster Hunter... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
     I think you will find it a pleasantly surprising cooperative game, here.

    Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army

    I think you will find it a pleasantly surprising cooperative game, here.

    In this day and age, nearly every zombie-based videogame slots into the "unoriginal" category. We've had these walking undead featured in first-person shooters, survival horror, tower defence, puzzlers, twin-stick shoote... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful