User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.44/10

Total of 17 user reviews spread across 17 releases

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  • User Rating:9.2
    In 1988 Capcom unleashed a grappling hook in the form of Bionic Commando. Go-go Gadget Arm!

    Hitler no Fukkatsu: Top Secret

    In 1988 Capcom unleashed a grappling hook in the form of Bionic Commando. Go-go Gadget Arm!

    To call Bionic Commando a port of an arcade game would only be partially correct. The arcade game was a pure, scrolling platformer. Conversely, the NES version was an open-ended platformer, with some RPG elements. The gr... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.7
    Take one step into Darkstone and you find your way barely illuminated. You can look around, but there is nothing to see.

    Darkstone

    Take one step into Darkstone and you find your way barely illuminated. You can look around, but there is nothing to see.

    While Diablo (for the PC) was an amazing game despite faux 3-D graphics and satanic overtones, Darkstone was a pale imitation with true 3-D graphics that almost justified the time and money by following Diablo's trajecto... Read Full Review

    2 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.1
    Developer Bigbig Studios takes racing excitement over the top and into your opponents' vehicles.

    Pursuit Force

    Developer Bigbig Studios takes racing excitement over the top and into your opponents' vehicles.

    While the gameplay is easily described as exciting, it cannot be classified as deep. The ability to jump from one car to another, dispensing justice from your ever-changing arsenal of firearms, does not require a leap in... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.2
    Full-Motion Capture the Snake. An impressive story and exciting action combine to provide a necessary game experience.<b

    Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes

    Full-Motion Capture the Snake. An impressive story and exciting action combine to provide a necessary game experience.<b

    In a scene between the game’s hero, Solid Snake, and Meryl Silverbough, a tragic, independent tom-boy who represents a not-so-surprising love interest, Snake says, “I never forget a lady.” The same could be said of a goo... Read Full Review

    14 of 15 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.6
    The dragon combat is stellar and the melee gameplay is enjoyable, but the story and the presentation can be bothersome.

    Drakan: Order of the Flame

    The dragon combat is stellar and the melee gameplay is enjoyable, but the story and the presentation can be bothersome.

    Drakan could have been very bad. The developers had two different modes of gameplay tied together with a fantasy setting and a female main character not too long after Lara Croft was burning up game charts. Some have... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.8
    For those Raised on Radio or looking for new Frontiers, Journey represented a corporate-rock visual delight.

    Journey

    For those Raised on Radio or looking for new Frontiers, Journey represented a corporate-rock visual delight.

    In 1983, Journey followed up chart-topping album sales with their very own video game. Loyal fans found compelling guitar work by Santana legend Neal Schon, sultry vocals by Steve Perry, glamorous keyboarding by Jonathan... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.6
    Excellent graphics and a decent story establish this game within the Robotech milieu. Needed a better multiplayer.

    Robotech: Battlecry

    Excellent graphics and a decent story establish this game within the Robotech milieu. Needed a better multiplayer.

    Battlecry’s cel-shaded graphics are a perfect format for a Robotech game. Despite unfairly constrained multiplayer, and modest replay value this game is a justified purchase at almost any price. The story of Robotech:... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.6
    Excellent graphics and a decent story establish this game within the Robotech milieu. Needed a better multiplayer.

    Robotech: Battlecry

    Excellent graphics and a decent story establish this game within the Robotech milieu. Needed a better multiplayer.

    Battlecry’s cel-shaded graphics are a perfect format for a Robotech game. Despite unfairly constrained multiplayer, and modest replay value this game is a justified purchase at almost any price. The story of Robotech:... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.4
    An excellent romp through forests, creeks, ruins, and droves of enemies.

    Ikari Warriors

    An excellent romp through forests, creeks, ruins, and droves of enemies.

    What would otherwise be a very short, and punishing, fight through tropical jungles, and ancient ruins becomes an action-packed jaunt through unending blue-clad enemies. You are either a red-garbed Rambo look-alike, o... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Mind Flayers and Epic Levels and Robes and Skies. . . Oh My!

    Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark

    Mind Flayers and Epic Levels and Robes and Skies. . . Oh My!

    During the years Neverwinter Nights was in development, it was touted as the true game port of the legendary pen-and-paper game. When it emerged it was certainly impressive. However, the expansions incrementally included... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.3
    Lumines delivers an impressive, trance-like, puzzle experience every PSP owner should partake have.

    Lumines: Oto to Hikari no Denshoku Puzzle

    Lumines delivers an impressive, trance-like, puzzle experience every PSP owner should partake have.

    When I first experienced this game, I already wanted a PSP. The days which followed without Lumines created an increasing desire to get more of it. The high-definition visuals of blocks falling into grooves to form la... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    My first trip to the MMORPG was this game as a beta tester.

    EverQuest Online Adventures

    My first trip to the MMORPG was this game as a beta tester.

    Some people swear by Everquest, and Massively-multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games. I can see what all of the hulabaloo is about. After I was selected to beta test Everquest Online Adventures I went out and purchased... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Leonardo, Donatello, Michaelangelo, and Raphael star in the best Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game. . . ever.

    Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles

    Leonardo, Donatello, Michaelangelo, and Raphael star in the best Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game. . . ever.

    When neon was big, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles evolved from a gritty comic book series into a popular, Saturday morning cartoon. Their pop-culture phenomenon spawned toys, shirts, and the best four-person arcade gam... Read Full Review

    6 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.3
    Beneath the rough exterior is a gem that would pave the way for the more attractive iterations.

    Soul Edge (PSOne Books)

    Beneath the rough exterior is a gem that would pave the way for the more attractive iterations.

    This game set the stage of battle for what was to be one of the greatest fighting game franchises from Namco. Soul Blade was the same game as Soul Edge, except the latter was released in Japan and the former had the nudi... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.8
    Microsoft knows which side its bread is buttered on and the constant condiment is Halo. This is just in time for xbox360

    Halo Triple Pack

    Microsoft knows which side its bread is buttered on and the constant condiment is Halo. This is just in time for xbox360

    The Halo Triple Pack represents everything that is great about the X-Box system. The release of the Halo Triple pack mere weeks before the xbox360 should not be seen as a coincidence. A raw juxtaposition of list prices—f... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    It intended to be a 3-D Diablo for the PlayStation, it ended up being a $9.99 disappointment.

    Darkstone: Evil Reigns

    It intended to be a 3-D Diablo for the PlayStation, it ended up being a $9.99 disappointment.

    While Diablo (for the PC) was an amazing game despite faux 3-D graphics and satanic overtones, Darkstone was a pale imitation with true 3-D graphics that almost justified the time and money by following Diablo's trajecto... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.8
    Insanely Fun, Beyond Reason

    Salamander

    Insanely Fun, Beyond Reason

    Life Force won't win too many awards for originality. It was one in a long line of space shooters which relied upon twitch reflexes. The game does, however, succeed on many levels. You've seen it many times before. Yo... Read Full Review

    9 of 10 users found the following review helpful