User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.94/10

Total of 201 user reviews spread across 201 releases

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  • User Rating:7
    Long and generic JRPG with extremely long boss fights.

    Star Ocean: The Last Hope

    Long and generic JRPG with extremely long boss fights.

    Star Ocean: The Last Hope is a generic JRPG which has some fun in it, but ultimately it just feels dated. In the past few years role playing games have taken huge leaps forward with games like Mass Effect and Fallout 3, ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Way too short trip to the past.

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled

    Way too short trip to the past.

    Turtles in Time Re-Shelled is a remake of the SNES classic from 1992. Gameplay is intact and visuals have seen an update, but everything else in intact and this means that the side scrolling beat'em up genre is starting ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Monitor your weight and train your balance.

    Wii Fit

    Monitor your weight and train your balance.

    Wii Fit demonstrates what the Wii Balance Board can do and at the same offers a fun way to monitor your weight and balance. It doesn't make you a fitness model, but it will encourage you to do regular exercise. PLAY F... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    The Conduit has a set of excellent tools, but the game itself is not great.

    The Conduit

    The Conduit has a set of excellent tools, but the game itself is not great.

    High Voltage Software has been working for about three years to bring us The Conduit, pretty much the only pure first person shooter on the Wii. Controls are excellent and online play is functional, but the game itself i... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    You either love or hate it.

    Bionic Commando

    You either love or hate it.

    Bionic Commando is a linear third person action game. In it you either love the swinging mechanic and have a great time or struggle with the controls and walk away hating it. This is how Jeff Gerstmann from GianBomb said... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    An Expansion pack done right, but still Halo Wars is better.

    Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath

    An Expansion pack done right, but still Halo Wars is better.

    Kane's Wrath is a stand alone expansion pack to Command & Conquer 3 and in terms of features it's more than enough content for your money. Unfortunately it's not nearly as enjoyable to play as Halo Wars, so I recommend y... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Light and funny action adventure based on a popular movie.

    DreamWorks Kung Fu Panda

    Light and funny action adventure based on a popular movie.

    Kung Fu Panda follows the movie of the same name while taking some liberties in storytelling. The end result is a linear third person action game with bright graphics. Come and relax with Po and friends! Story is divi... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    An exceptional platforming game with outstanding physics and a great level editor, but that's it.

    LittleBigPlanet

    An exceptional platforming game with outstanding physics and a great level editor, but that's it.

    Media Molecule's LittleBigPlanet is truly a great platforming game, but nowhere near as grande and must-have as the media hyped it to be like. There doesn't seem to have much of a story in LBP which is a shame, becaus... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Grandfather of Mario themed role playing games is simple, but functional and addictive.

    Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

    Grandfather of Mario themed role playing games is simple, but functional and addictive.

    Super Mario RPG was released on SNES back in 1996 and it was in a few ways ahead of its time. Core gameplay is pretty simple in modern standards, but it's surprisingly well survived the test of time. Story is forgetta... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Still as good as it was back in 1992.

    Super Mario World: Super Mario Bros. 4

    Still as good as it was back in 1992.

    Super Mario World was released on SNES in 1992 and it was a great success following equally great game called Super Mario Bros. 3. Time has passed, but the quality of this Mario game has not. It's still as good as ever. ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Nintendo fans: support these kinds of games!

    Deadly Creatures

    Nintendo fans: support these kinds of games!

    Back in 1996 I played a PC game called Bad Mojo. It was about a lonely guy in San Francisco who was transformed into a roach and was forced to navigate in an apartment while avoiding all kinds of traps like broken electr... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    First FPS in Wiiware and it certainly feels like it.

    Onslaught

    First FPS in Wiiware and it certainly feels like it.

    Onslaught is the first first person shooter in Wiiware, but hopefully not the last. Story of Onslaught is irrelevant. You are a member of a military team sent to search a research colony after contact has been lost. O... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Grand Theft Auto in private school is a success.

    Bully: Scholarship Edition

    Grand Theft Auto in private school is a success.

    Bully: Scholarship Edition is an enhanced PS2 port of a successful game Bully, which features an open world design and a unique setting in a world of youngsters studying in a private school. The end result is a good game... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Designed for Halo fans, who haven't played lots of PC's RTS games.

    Halo Wars

    Designed for Halo fans, who haven't played lots of PC's RTS games.

    Since I was in a hurry getting this review out, it can also be found in GiantBomb. --- Halo Wars is a benchmark in gaming: it finally brings a real time strategy game genre to consoles in a successful way. Trade-of... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Prettiest among the classic Castlevania games on the NES, and perhaps also the hardest.

    Akumajou Densetsu

    Prettiest among the classic Castlevania games on the NES, and perhaps also the hardest.

    First Castlevania on the NES was a platformer, while the second, called Simon's Quest, was a non-linear adventure game similar to Metroid or Zelda. Castlevania 3 returns to its platforming roots and it's a success, but a... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Be evil and command your army of minions much like in Nintendo's Pikmin.

    Overlord

    Be evil and command your army of minions much like in Nintendo's Pikmin.

    Overlord resembles a lot of Nintendo's Pikmin and it's a weird mixture of third person action game, puzzle game and a real time strategy game. Unfortunately the save system, the lack of a map and clunky controls make thi... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Light saber slashing in GTA style.

    No More Heroes

    Light saber slashing in GTA style.

    No More Heroes is an over-the-top third person action game and one of the better games on the Wii. Travis Touchdown lives in Santa Destroy, California in a motel called No More Heroes. His room is decorated with pro w... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Just swim and relax.

    Endless Ocean

    Just swim and relax.

    Endless Ocean is a relaxing experience and an extremely welcome change of pace among all of these intense action shooters. Story puts you as a professional scuba diver in Manaurai Sea and you need to collect your pers... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    A different, but very short strategy game on the DS.

    Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution

    A different, but very short strategy game on the DS.

    Civilization Revolution brings Sid Meier's legendary series to consoles and its DS version is just as good as other versions of it. For once in a strategy game you don't need to wage war, if you don't want to. Story i... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Simple and satisfying co-op fun with a group of friends.

    Left 4 Dead

    Simple and satisfying co-op fun with a group of friends.

    Left 4 Dead is a simple first person shooter that takes co-op gaming to a whole new level. Absolute best with friends, but absolute crap with random people or AI controlled bots. Story of Left 4 Dead is kept to a mini... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Manhunt 2 is not the worst action game out there, but there are also a lot better titles to choose from.

    Manhunt 2

    Manhunt 2 is not the worst action game out there, but there are also a lot better titles to choose from.

    Manhunt 2 seems to trust almost everything to its incredible shock factor, but after 15 minutes of gameplay it's not working anymore. End result is just an average action game that tries to be intimidating. Story is n... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Light RPG for kids who have lots of friends playing the same game.

    Mega Man Star Force: Leo

    Light RPG for kids who have lots of friends playing the same game.

    Mega Man Starforce Leo, Pegasus and Dragon are three different versions of Capcom's Mega Man series effort in the world of hand-held RPGs. In this respect it reminds a lot of Nintendo's Pokemon series. Story reminds m... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Quality game, but this time the boss fights can be too much.

    Akumajou Dracula: Ubawareta Kokuin

    Quality game, but this time the boss fights can be too much.

    Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia is the third game in series on Nintendo DS and it's very similar when compared to the previous titles. Unfortunately this time around the brutal boss battles can be a bit too much. Story... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Open world to have fun in, but make sure you know what you're doing.

    Riot Act

    Open world to have fun in, but make sure you know what you're doing.

    Crackdown puts you as a futuristic agent to clean up the Pacific City from all crime. Story seems to be an afterthought and the main focus of this game is to wreck havoc in GTA style. Story is very simple: Pacific Cit... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    More the same, but still as good as ever.

    Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2

    More the same, but still as good as ever.

    Trauma Center: Under the Knife brought successfully the sense of drama of a TV's hospital series into a game format. Experience was essentially a puzzle game that required lots of trial and error gameplay. Sequel is here... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    First person survival horror on your DS is a nice attempt, but a clunky control scheme hinders it down.

    Dementium: The Ward

    First person survival horror on your DS is a nice attempt, but a clunky control scheme hinders it down.

    Dementium is a first person survival horror game on the DS and it's actually quite a nice effort in bringing some horror on a hand-held form. Something terrible has happened and you wake up in a mental institution. Su... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Nice add-on for the franchise.

    Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles

    Nice add-on for the franchise.

    Hand-held version of Assassin's Creed is a nice add-on that doesn't try to compete with the console version. DS version is a prequel that takes place just before the actual game released in 2007. There is a mysterious... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Everything works great, but still…

    Call of Duty: World at War

    Everything works great, but still…

    Call of Duty: World at War in my opinion has only one major problem in it: its setting is getting old fast. After a successful year of using modern guns and gadgets in Call of Duty 4 it's hard to get excited about these ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Short but nonstop shooting action from start to finish. Max Payne meets Black.

    Stranglehold

    Short but nonstop shooting action from start to finish. Max Payne meets Black.

    Stranglehold is a sequel to director John Woo's Hong Kong action film Hardboiled. It's also Max Payne featuring constant shooting and heavy use of bullet-time effects. Story of Stranglehold is not so great, but consid... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Bigger, better and more badass.

    Gears of War 2

    Bigger, better and more badass.

    Gears of War 2 keeps everything that was right in the first game and improves on those aspects that were not so great. The end result is a better game in every way than the first one. Story in Gears of War was really ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    Not interesting, not satisfying and not fun to play.

    Kane & Lynch: Dead Men

    Not interesting, not satisfying and not fun to play.

    Kane & Lynch: Dead Men is a crime filled story of two unlikely heroes: a flawed mercenary Kane and a medicated psychopath Lynch. The end result is average graphics, flawed AI and some bad shooting action. Story starts... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Nice graphics and story, but gameplay is not so great.

    Call of Juarez

    Nice graphics and story, but gameplay is not so great.

    Call of Juarez has an interesting setting and story, but its gameplay started to irritate me just after 10 or 15 minutes. GUN is still the king of western games. Year is 1882 in Texas and a man named Billy returns to ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Open world full of shooting, but also glitches and bugs.

    Mercenaries 2: World in Flames

    Open world full of shooting, but also glitches and bugs.

    Mercenaries 2: World in Flames continues the story of three mercenaries from the original game, but luckily you don't need to know anything about it to enjoy this sequel. Story starts in August 2010 in Venezuela. A me... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Flying is fun, but gameplay is extremely repetitive.

    Iron Man

    Flying is fun, but gameplay is extremely repetitive.

    Iron Man is based on the movie of the same name offering some fun to the fans of that movie. Others should look elsewhere for their share of third person action. Story follows pretty closely the story of the movie, bu... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A different RPG experience.

    Fable II

    A different RPG experience.

    Fable 2 is an RPG where your actions manifest themselves in main character's appearance and in the gaming world itself. Story of Fable 2 is, quite surprisingly, not that interesting. You start 500 years after first Fa... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    C&C makes its debut on consoles quite successfully.

    Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars

    C&C makes its debut on consoles quite successfully.

    Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars honours its heritage as one of the great real-time strategy games, but you don't need to know anything about that to enjoy this third installment of this sci-fi soap opera. In the ye... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    A very fast-paced puzzle game.

    Meteos

    A very fast-paced puzzle game.

    Meteos is a simple, but very fast-paced puzzle game in which you save the whole universe from a total annihilation. An evil sentient planet called Meteos is attempting to destroy as many worlds as possible. In time th... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A full package of more the same.

    Advance Wars: Days of Ruin

    A full package of more the same.

    Advance Wars: Days of Ruin (known as Dark Conflict in Europe) offers a little more dark and serious story than you might expect from the series, but other than that this is just another polished turn-based strategy game ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Horrible frame rate issues and clunky controls may ruin your experience.

    The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth II

    Horrible frame rate issues and clunky controls may ruin your experience.

    The Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle-Earth II on the Xbox360 was a bold try to bring real time strategy games to consoles. Luckily this genre of games has seen lots of improvements in EA's titles that came after this... Read Full Review

    0 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Save system is terrible.

    Destroy All Humans!

    Save system is terrible.

    Downloaded from Live Arcade's Xbox Originals, Destroy All Humans! has still some original charm, that makes it unique and fun experience. Unfortunately there's also a big risk that the punishing save system will leave so... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful