User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.81/10

Total of 45 user reviews spread across 45 releases

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  • User Rating 4
    Some mobile games should remain that way

    Red Bull X-Fighters

    Rated on September 24, 2011 by Elk

    Some mobile games should remain that way

    Two iPhone games released on the Xbox 360 in as many months might be the start of a worrying trend but there are some mobile games that would make a fine transition to consoles. Fruit Ninja is a fair ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Feed Me Oil offers up a slick serving of puzzler that you don't want to miss.

    Feed Me Oil

    Rated on July 16, 2011 by Elk

    Feed Me Oil offers up a slick serving of puzzler that you don't want to miss.

    The idea of a physics based puzzler on a mobile device doesn't sound like the revolutionary new idea that should have you running to the iTunes store, but bear with me, as Feed Me Oil offers up a slic...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    It's about time someone made a sequel to Sonic drift!

    Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing with Banjo-Kazooie

    Rated on April 18, 2010 by Elk

    It's about time someone made a sequel to Sonic drift!

    Who doesn't like kart racing? Lots of studios have used them to show off their mascots over the years: Bomberman, Mega Man, Sims, even Mortal Kombat. This type of game tends to score quite a few more ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    The adventures of the two overgrown teenage frat boys continues, but now all the dude is a little more subdued

    Army of Two: The 40th Day

    Rated on April 18, 2010 by Elk

    The adventures of the two overgrown teenage frat boys continues, but now all the dude is a little more subdued

    Army of Two: The 40th day stars Tyson and Elliot as the muscle for a PMC (Private Military Corporation) performing a routine mission in Shanghai when explosions start to wreck the city and the two par...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Is it wrong to love a game this much?

    Dragon Age: Origins (Collector's Edition)

    Rated on April 05, 2010 by Elk

    Is it wrong to love a game this much?

    The creators of Dragon Age: Origins have an epic history when it comes to its role playing games. If the name Bioware doesn't sound familiar then perhaps you'll better recognise games such as Baldur's...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    New Super Mario Bros Wii keeps this simplicity that has made the Mario series so popular.

    New Super Mario Bros. Wii

    Rated on April 05, 2010 by Elk

    New Super Mario Bros Wii keeps this simplicity that has made the Mario series so popular.

    There's a charming simplicity to seeing Mario run across the screen in a two dimensional platformer. New Super Mario Bros Wii keeps this simplicity that has made the Mario series so popular while addi...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Almost every game on the shelves is derivative of another, some games try to hide from it, others fully embrace it.

    Darksiders

    Rated on April 05, 2010 by Elk

    Almost every game on the shelves is derivative of another, some games try to hide from it, others fully embrace it.

    The world of Darksiders is a world of Demons and Angels locked in an endless battle. You play the role of War, one of the four horseman of the apocalypse, tasked with bringing balance back to the war ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    There aren't many games based on poems. There are even fewer that give you an achievement for killing unbaptized babies.

    Dante's Inferno: Shinkyoku Jigoku-Hen

    Rated on April 05, 2010 by Elk

    There aren't many games based on poems. There are even fewer that give you an achievement for killing unbaptized babies.

    There's no shortage of hack 'n' slash games that have already appeared on the market this year but none have been quite as shocking as Dante's Inferno, both in build up and in content. It's not the bi...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Rapture may no longer have the mystery but it still has some surprises.

    BioShock 2

    Rated on April 05, 2010 by Elk

    Rapture may no longer have the mystery but it still has some surprises.

    Rapture feels a little different the second time around as you see through the eyes of Subject Delta, one of the cities armoured abominations known as a Big Daddy. Life as a Big Daddy really keeps you...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Adding a jet pack to a video game can open the window to some innovative ideas and unique gameplay mechanics.

    Dark Void

    Rated on March 08, 2010 by Elk

    Adding a jet pack to a video game can open the window to some innovative ideas and unique gameplay mechanics.

    Adding a jet pack to a video game can open the window to some innovative ideas and unique gameplay mechanics, just as long as there's enough game underneath to hold them. When a new game character ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    When is more Zelda a bad thing?

    The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

    Rated on March 03, 2010 by Elk

    When is more Zelda a bad thing?

    A couple of years ago before Phantom Hourglass was released it was easy to be skeptical of a purely touchscreen Zelda game, especially after the wagglefest of Twilight Princess on the Wii. Despite alm...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Open world games and World War II games have been done to death, but put the two together and it seems somehow, new?

    The Saboteur

    Rated on February 25, 2010 by Elk

    Open world games and World War II games have been done to death, but put the two together and it seems somehow, new?

    The Saboteur takes place in Nazi occupied Paris with you in the shoes of Sean, an Irish race driver with a talent for scaling buildings, playing with explosives and making life miserable for the Nazis...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Rachet and Clank continue to bring that classic platformer feeling.

    Ratchet & Clank Future 2

    Rated on February 25, 2010 by Elk

    Rachet and Clank continue to bring that classic platformer feeling.

    Rachet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time is the final part of the PS3's Rachet and Clank trilogy and despite some small deviations it's about as pure of a platformer as you can expect to find. There a...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    GTA returns to its roots of glorious, overhead mayhem in this PSP port of the acclaimed Nintendo DS game.

    Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

    Rated on December 07, 2009 by Elk

    GTA returns to its roots of glorious, overhead mayhem in this PSP port of the acclaimed Nintendo DS game.

    Way back in 1997 when mankind was ruled by animatronic squirrels the Grand Theft Auto (GTA) series of video games were born into existence as a pair of overhead PC games. But since GTA 3 was released ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    Monte Cristo continues to try and breathe new life and new features into this stagnant genre.

    Cities XL

    Rated on December 07, 2009 by Elk

    Monte Cristo continues to try and breathe new life and new features into this stagnant genre.

    Cities XL may not be as in depth and as refined as such games as Sim City 4K but with the online features that promise a lot of upcoming content this average game has the potential to be great. City-...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    The racing rival to Gran Turismo arrives early to the starting line. Will it slip into pole position or crash and burn?

    Forza Motorsport 3

    Rated on December 07, 2009 by Elk

    The racing rival to Gran Turismo arrives early to the starting line. Will it slip into pole position or crash and burn?

    The Forza series has taken pride in being one of the most technically advanced racers on the market. It's hard to argue with that fact when one of the most talked about features of this sequel is some...

    4 out of 8 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Role Playing Shooting with four players, online co-operative play, splitscreen and 87 bazillion guns.

    Borderlands

    Rated on December 07, 2009 by Elk

    Role Playing Shooting with four players, online co-operative play, splitscreen and 87 bazillion guns.

    Why have twenty guns when you could have - millions? That's the question behind role-playing-shooter Borderlands. But Borderlands brings more than just an excessive amount of choice for blowing your ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Why should you play with six shooters when there are games with lasers? Beacuse westerns can still be cool.

    Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood

    Rated on October 08, 2009 by Elk

    Why should you play with six shooters when there are games with lasers? Beacuse westerns can still be cool.

    Call of Juarez shows of its beginnings in the new prequel: Bound in Blood Western themed games have never gotten the same attention as modern day shooters or World War 2 games. Perhaps it's the unatt...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4
    The Godfather returns with an offer you might want to refuse.

    The Godfather II

    Rated on October 08, 2009 by Elk

    The Godfather returns with an offer you might want to refuse.

    Back when the current generation of consoles were still dubbed 'next gen', EA dared to release a game based on one of the highest rated movies of all time, The Godfather. The game fared reasonably wel...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    When a game is released with the Fallout name in the title it brings with it a certain level of expectation,

    Fallout 3

    Rated on October 08, 2009 by Elk

    When a game is released with the Fallout name in the title it brings with it a certain level of expectation,

    Now finally after 10 years we have the chance to see if Bethesda has cooked up something worth the wait. For those that cannot remember, or simply weren't gaming when Interplay began the series in ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Grand Theft Auto brings back its roots with overhead glorious mayhem

    Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

    Rated on October 08, 2009 by Elk

    Grand Theft Auto brings back its roots with overhead glorious mayhem

    It might be surprise many to find that GTA: Chinatown Wars is actually the forth forth GTA game to appear on a Nintendo system. Really, it's true. You could well be forgiven for forgetting the previou...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Street Fighter IV attempts to revive the fighting genre with a killer Haduken.

    Street Fighter IV

    Rated on October 08, 2009 by Elk

    Street Fighter IV attempts to revive the fighting genre with a killer Haduken.

    The Street Fighter name has been stretched pretty thin since Capcom started releasing spin offs and long titled updates until they ran out of Supers and Turbos to stick on their games. Over these year...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Return once again to the Bullsworth you knew

    Bully: Scholarship Edition

    Rated on October 08, 2009 by Elk

    Return once again to the Bullsworth you knew

    Bully is based in and around the schoolyard of one of the roughest schools in the world, at the beginning you'll be dropped off outside Bullsworth academy by your Mother and stepdad, this will be your...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    The four years of twice-yearly expansion packs for the Sims 2 have come to a close. The Sims 3 has arrived.

    The Sims 3

    Rated on October 08, 2009 by Elk

    The four years of twice-yearly expansion packs for the Sims 2 have come to a close. The Sims 3 has arrived.

    When a sequal is announced for the followup to the two best selling PC games of all time, expectations are beyond high. Fans of previous games will notice that The Sims 3 doesn't break into a lot of n...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Monolith's bringing the F.E.A.R. back home with their new sequel.

    F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin

    Rated on October 08, 2009 by Elk

    Monolith's bringing the F.E.A.R. back home with their new sequel.

    It's been a rocky road for the F.E.A.R. franchise over the last three years, squabbles over the game's ownership between Monolith and Vivendi made it seem that a true sequel with the F.E.A.R. name had...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Not God of War

    Rise of the Argonauts

    Rated on January 02, 2009 by Elk

    Not God of War

    I consider myself to be rather well informed about upcoming games but there’s always a few that manage to creep up out of nowhere, for me Rise of the Argonauts is one of those games. Very loosel...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Everyone ready for some more fighting in the streets?

    Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix

    Rated on January 02, 2009 by Elk

    Everyone ready for some more fighting in the streets?

    In my book if you want to be called a gamer then you've already played some iteration of Street Fighter II, as well as the original Mario Brothers, Pong and have completed your pilgrimage to find a wo...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Nintendo's mortgage simulator arrives on the Wii with new places to visit and greater connectivity options.

    Machi e Ikouyo: Doubutsu no Mori

    Rated on January 02, 2009 by Elk

    Nintendo's mortgage simulator arrives on the Wii with new places to visit and greater connectivity options.

    Animal Crossing keeps the formula from the previous two games, make a life for yourself in a village full of anthropomorphic creatures with some bizarre dispositions. In your new village you'll experi...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.5
    After a long hiatus, Midnight Club brings the LA streets to the PS3 and 360

    Midnight Club: Los Angeles

    Rated on January 02, 2009 by Elk

    After a long hiatus, Midnight Club brings the LA streets to the PS3 and 360

    When the Midnight Club series first started back in 2000 it didn't have much notable competition in the street/import style racing games, however since then Need for Speed underground has stepped in a...

    2 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Finally the Fallout series returns with a boom!

    Fallout 3

    Rated on January 02, 2009 by Elk

    Finally the Fallout series returns with a boom!

    When a game is released with the Fallout name in the title it brings with it a certain level of expectation, now finally after 10 years we have the chance to see if Bethesda has cooked up something wo...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    We get to see how its sequel stands up in a post GTA4 world

    Saints Row 2 (Collector's Edition)

    Rated on November 07, 2008 by Elk

    We get to see how its sequel stands up in a post GTA4 world

    Saints Row received a lot of success as the first open world game for this current generation of consoles, now, two years later we get to see how its sequel stands up in a post GTA4 world. Let me ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Now that the day is here does Spore live up to the tremendous hype? Or after 8 years is it overripe?

    Spore

    Rated on September 12, 2008 by Elk

    Now that the day is here does Spore live up to the tremendous hype? Or after 8 years is it overripe?

    Way back in 2000, when we could count the hundreds of MHz of our computers had with just one hand, Will Wright had just wrapped up work on Sim City 3000 and the original Sims to begin work on Spore. H...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4.5
    McGee's next attempt is free on GameTap

    American McGee's Grimm

    Rated on July 31, 2008 by Elk

    McGee's next attempt is free on GameTap

    McGee's last title of Bad Day L.A. wasn't too well received, after winning coaster of the year award and getting a Metacritic score of under 3/10 it seems things can only get better. In Grimm you a...

    7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Being a Ninja is at its coolest with the latest entry in the Ninja Gaiden franchise

    Ninja Gaiden II

    Rated on July 26, 2008 by Elk

    Being a Ninja is at its coolest with the latest entry in the Ninja Gaiden franchise

    After a long 4 years with the Ninja Gaiden 1 iterations of Ninja Gaiden Black, Ninja Gaiden Sigma Turbo and Ninja Gaiden: Championship Edition (where you place the bosses), Team Ninja has released the...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    GTA4 is the 1st release on current generation hardware and has been anticipated for nearly 4 years since GTA:San Andreas

    Grand Theft Auto IV

    Rated on May 06, 2008 by Elk

    GTA4 is the 1st release on current generation hardware and has been anticipated for nearly 4 years since GTA:San Andreas

    The Grand Theft Auto series was the first notable series to introduce open world gameplay outside of the RPG genre back in ’97 with the release of GTA 1, now fast forward 11 years to today, GTA ...

    6 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Minor gameplay additions make this a minor upgrade to a decent merge of both Pokemon and old skool dungeon crawling.

    Pokemon Fushigi no Dungeon: Yami no Tankentai

    Rated on April 28, 2008 by Elk

    Minor gameplay additions make this a minor upgrade to a decent merge of both Pokemon and old skool dungeon crawling.

    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Darkness/Time represent the latest incarnations of the fifteen year old mystery dungeon series, which has once again been given the Pokemon treatment and offers a ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Minor gameplay additions make this a minor upgrade to a decent merge of both Pokemon and old skool dungeon crawling.

    Pokemon Fushigi no Dungeon: Toki no Tankentai

    Rated on April 28, 2008 by Elk

    Minor gameplay additions make this a minor upgrade to a decent merge of both Pokemon and old skool dungeon crawling.

    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Darkness/Time represent the latest incarnations of the fifteen year old mystery dungeon series, which has once again been given the Pokemon treatment and offers a ...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    No cage can contain these Hamsterz!

    Hamster to Kurasou

    Rated on February 26, 2008 by Elk

    No cage can contain these Hamsterz!

    Petz Hamsterz 2 is unsurprisingly the sequel to last years hit Petz Hamsterz 1, those of you who missed the first game in the series would do well to go back and play it before starting on this, as th...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    So Bioshock hit the stores a couple of weeks ago and the hype on release was immense.

    BioShock

    Rated on September 16, 2007 by Elk

    So Bioshock hit the stores a couple of weeks ago and the hype on release was immense.

    So Bioshock hit the stores a couple of weeks ago and the hype on release was immense, the game was expected to be popular since the dramatic trailer. Bioshock has surpassed expectations when it was sn...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.2
    Kratos is as crazy as ever in God of War II for the Playstation II,

    God of War II

    Rated on June 23, 2007 by Elk

    Kratos is as crazy as ever in God of War II for the Playstation II,

    Kratos is as crazy as ever in God of War II for the Playstation II, for players of the the original game this will be recognised as more of the same, if you are new to the series, now is a really good...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.