User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.42/10

Total of 89 user ratings spread across 89 releases

  1. 10
    (3)
  2. 9
    (34)
  3. 8
    (35)
  4. 7
    (15)
  5. 6
    (1)
  6. 5
    (1)
  7. 4
    (0)
  8. 3
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  9. 2
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  10. 1
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  • Review Score:7
    An unusual experience that could've been great with better writing.

    Catherine

    An unusual experience that could've been great with better writing.

    I think I'm finally getting to the stage where I'm a bit cynical of gaming, and tired of paying for the same game several times over (I'm looking at you, Assassin's Creed!). However, there are still occasional games that... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Catherine

  • Review Score:7.5
    Completely solid in the nuts and bolts, but missing all the imagination of its predecessors.

    Unreal Tournament III

    Completely solid in the nuts and bolts, but missing all the imagination of its predecessors.

    I was dying to get Unreal Tournament 3 when it first came out, but sadly, my poor old PC just wasn't up to scratch - gaming left it behind in 2004! However, having recently upgraded to a beast of a machine, and happening... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    A fascinating game that still feels fresh and original today.

    Beyond Good & Evil

    A fascinating game that still feels fresh and original today.

    As it was with Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, I'd heard good things about Beyond Good & Evil from various reviews, but still did what practically everyone else did: never get round to buying it. Eventually, though, I re... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

  • Review Score:8
    Adds a few nice features, but still not much of a step on from its fantastic predecessor.

    Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (PS3 Slim Bundle)

    Adds a few nice features, but still not much of a step on from its fantastic predecessor.

    So, having gone the topsy-turvy route of playing Assassin's Creed II before the original, I'm finally properly up to date with the series, with a true sense of how it's really evolved this time round. So what's new? ~... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    The best tennis game currently available, though there are still improvements to be made.

    Top Spin 4

    The best tennis game currently available, though there are still improvements to be made.

    Once upon a time, I was into Virtua Tennis 2, and all was good. Then I discovered Top Spin 3, and after I'd spent a week or two learning how to play the damn thing, it turned out to be better. I couldn't really go back t... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    BioShock

  • Review Score:8.5
    Fantastic setting, theme and writing, but a few little niggles hold it back.

    BioShock

    Fantastic setting, theme and writing, but a few little niggles hold it back.

    As I tend to be with most games nowadays, I was a good few years late to the BioShock party - but all through that time, I kept hearing from all over the place what an amazing game it was meant to be. So, all this time a... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Assassin's Creed

  • Review Score:8
    A solid foundation for the rest of the series, but definitely rough around the edges.

    Assassin's Creed

    A solid foundation for the rest of the series, but definitely rough around the edges.

    Having started the series with Assassin's Creed 2 (which I very much enjoyed), and waiting for its sequel to go down in price before buying it, I decided to invest a fiver in the original and see how it all began: of cou... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Red Dead Redemption

  • Review Score:9
    A few little changes could have made it better, but still an amazing experience.

    Red Dead Redemption

    A few little changes could have made it better, but still an amazing experience.

    I don't have the greatest knowledge of Western movies, but just seeing the Dollars Trilogy is enough to make me want to visit that world in greater depth - so what could be a better way to take a more active step into th... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    There's a few good changes, a few bad ones, but it's Virtua Tennis as usual.

    Virtua Tennis 3

    There's a few good changes, a few bad ones, but it's Virtua Tennis as usual.

    As with Virtua Tennis 2, I was half a decade late to the party with its follow-up - having looked at Virtua Tennis 2009 and decided it didn't look like anything had changed to justify my money, I came across this one on ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    One of the scariest games ever made, and still one of the best in the series.

    Resident Evil (Value)

    One of the scariest games ever made, and still one of the best in the series.

    I may have been fairly young when this came out, but even so, it's the only game to have ever given me actual nightmares - and believe me, that's a good thing in this case! ~ Pros: + Scary Atmosphere: This is st... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Bushido Blade

  • Review Score:7.5
    A very unusual and original fighting game, though flawed in its execution.

    Bushido Blade

    A very unusual and original fighting game, though flawed in its execution.

    I've always had a soft-spot for a good sword fight, but in terms of mano-a-mano combat, it's hard to find a good game dedicated to it - so naturally, Bushido Blade caught my eye when it was released! ~ Pros: + D... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Silent Hill 2

  • Review Score:9
    Not quite as gut-wrenching as the original, but the storytelling and production is second-to-none.

    Silent Hill 2 (Special 2 Disc Set)

    Not quite as gut-wrenching as the original, but the storytelling and production is second-to-none.

    Being a massive Zero Punctuation fan, I knew I would have to play Silent Hill 2 at some point - it has to be pretty special to warrant such gushing praise from Yahtzee! So, having finally finished (and been very impresse... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    An absolutely terrifying experience, even to this day.

    Silent Hill

    An absolutely terrifying experience, even to this day.

    I first played this game many years ago, as a rental - it terrified me witless, and I didn't manage to finish it in the couple of days I had. Finally, I tracked it down in a charity shop, and got the chance to see if it ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Silent Hill

  • Review Score:8
    About as linear as an RPG can be, but still a step in the right direction after FFXII.

    Final Fantasy XIII

    About as linear as an RPG can be, but still a step in the right direction after FFXII.

    I was honestly wondering whether or not to keep buying Final Fantasy games before this came out, having been let down rather badly by FFXII - and having played this now, I'm still wondering, but a bit more optimistic tha... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    Because some disputes can only be settled with Clubber Lang vs Ivan Drago.

    Rocky: Legends

    Because some disputes can only be settled with Clubber Lang vs Ivan Drago.

    A few different elements combined to encourage me to buy Rocky Legends out of the blue so long after its release: memories of playing the original briefly at university, the desire to play a game revolving entirely aroun... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    A bit of a let-down, thanks to some mislaid priorities.

    Tekken 6

    A bit of a let-down, thanks to some mislaid priorities.

    I've been playing Tekken right from the very start of the series, and have seen it through both the glorious highs and uninspired lows with dedication. However, while it tried a few new things in the PS2 installments, th... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

  • Review Score:9
    A really solid FPS, with some moments of surprising ambition.

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

    A really solid FPS, with some moments of surprising ambition.

    It's been a while since I bought a new FPS, and while I think the genre has been over-saturated for a while now, there comes a time when you simply have to start shooting people in the face again; and this was certainly ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    It may not be as immediately dazzling as its PS1 brothers, but stick with it and you'll be richly rewarded.

    Final Fantasy IX

    It may not be as immediately dazzling as its PS1 brothers, but stick with it and you'll be richly rewarded.

    This was a big change of pace for me when I first played it: I'd only previously played FFVII and FFVIII, so the straightforward fantasy setting was new to me. I didn't quite know what to make of it at first... ~ P... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Like a medieval GTA, where you can scale the tallest buildings and ram a wristblade through someone's back!

    Assassin's Creed II

    Like a medieval GTA, where you can scale the tallest buildings and ram a wristblade through someone's back!

    I was new to Assassin's Creed when I bought this game - I had thought about getting the original, but was put off by the niggling complaints most reviewers seemed to have. Thankfully, though, playing the original wasn't ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Assassin's Creed II

  • Rating:7.5

    Final Fantasy XII

  • Review Score:7.5
    Brilliant in many ways, but a let-down in just as many others.

    Final Fantasy XII

    Brilliant in many ways, but a let-down in just as many others.

    While I have always had high expectations of each new Final Fantasy game, FFXII almost took the biscuit in terms of just how great it looked in development (nothing beats the lead-up to FFVIII though, partly because it t... Read Full Review

    7 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10
    A brilliant game, and deserving of just about all the praise it gets.

    Final Fantasy VII

    A brilliant game, and deserving of just about all the praise it gets.

    This was the first Final Fantasy game I ever played, and as you might be able to guess from the score, I certainly made sure to play the rest... ~ Pros: + Story: This probably has the best story of any Final Fan... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    A great mix of realistic tactics and brutal firefights.

    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield

    A great mix of realistic tactics and brutal firefights.

    I had always been a big fan of the Rainbow Six series, but as much I loved the intricate planning, I always felt the actual FPS part of the game could have been executed much better - so when Raven Shield came out and th... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield

  • Review Score:9
    An utterly unique game, which anyone with a bit of patience should love and cherish.

    Shadow of the Colossus

    An utterly unique game, which anyone with a bit of patience should love and cherish.

    I'd heard many good things about this game (along with Ico) when it came out, but somehow never got round to buying it til now - maybe because it hasn't been in stores for 3 years! Regardless, the advance in technology d... Read Full Review

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

    ICO

  • Review Score:8.5
    Perhaps it's been a teensy bit over-hyped over the years, but this is still a brilliant, evocative experience.

    ICO

    Perhaps it's been a teensy bit over-hyped over the years, but this is still a brilliant, evocative experience.

    I remember spotting Ico for £10 at a Virgin Megastore a few years ago, but deciding against - later, I saw it for £12 at GAME, but thought I should be able to get it for £10 since I'd already seen it at that price before... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Not quite as brilliant as it could have been, but still a quality entry to the series.

    Final Fantasy X (Mega Hits!)

    Not quite as brilliant as it could have been, but still a quality entry to the series.

    This is one of the few Final Fantasy games that I don't actually own (my brother did the honours of buying it), but I still played it a great deal while it was around. Coming after the glorious run of PS1 games, it had v... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Final Fantasy meets X-Com, via World War 2, drawn in watercolor!

    Senjou no Valkyria

    Final Fantasy meets X-Com, via World War 2, drawn in watercolor!

    Outside of Final Fantasy, there are very few RPGs I'm interested in trying, so it takes something pretty special to get me to give one a go. Valkyria Chronicles was one such game, and with it's unique blends of setting, ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Valkyria Chronicles