User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.59/10

Total of 16 user reviews spread across 16 releases

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  • User Rating:6
    Legendary games marred by sub-par presentation and a few glitches which range from amusing to intolerable.

    Half Life 1: Anthology

    Legendary games marred by sub-par presentation and a few glitches which range from amusing to intolerable.

    This is a review of this compilation only. Reviews of the individual titles will be posted separately from this. Pros: • Three Half-Life titles and a multiplayer mod in one box • Huge modding community means tons ... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    If you can get past the dated presentation, this is a game everybody needs to play. Even on the PS2.

    Half-Life

    If you can get past the dated presentation, this is a game everybody needs to play. Even on the PS2.

    Half-Life Epic: • Simple, tightly-woven story • Fantastic atmosphere • Excellent level and enemy design • Balanced arsenal means each weapon is useful • Set-pieces are still cool today (Blast Pit, anybody?) • T... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Chrono Trigger is an addictive and unforgettable adventure that any DS-owner should play.

    Chrono Trigger

    Chrono Trigger is an addictive and unforgettable adventure that any DS-owner should play.

    Pros: • Includes all the extras from the PlayStation re-release, minus the aggravating loading times • The battle system is still unique after all these years; double- and triple-techs remain as some of the coolest RP... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Budokai 3 is still the definitive Dragon Ball Z fighter.

    Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3

    Budokai 3 is still the definitive Dragon Ball Z fighter.

    Pros: • Collecting skills and using them to tweak characters is addictive • Dragon Universe is a great single-player fighting game mode • The special attacks are brutal, cinematic, and wonderfully satisfying to pull... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    For anyone looking to kill some time on a bus with bite-sized bursts of action, it's a wonderful title. <br />

    Gunstar Super Heroes

    For anyone looking to kill some time on a bus with bite-sized bursts of action, it's a wonderful title. <br />

    Pros: • Awesome graphics for the GBA • Super-slick gameplay with sharp controls • Satisfying explosions and a constant stream of enemies to shoot • You can replay individual sections of levels Cons: • Short, ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    The most innovative and definitely most fun 3D Sonic ever made is not without its flaws.

    Sonic Heroes

    The most innovative and definitely most fun 3D Sonic ever made is not without its flaws.

    Good: • Colorful levels provide some crazy speed and lots of opportunities to feel like a super-sonic hedgehog • Team mechanic brings variety to levels. • Real sense of speed not seen since the old Genesis titles ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    It is doubtful if any other Star Fox sequel will manage to dethrone Star Fox 64 from its place as best in series.

    Star Fox 64

    It is doubtful if any other Star Fox sequel will manage to dethrone Star Fox 64 from its place as best in series.

    Pros: • Awesome on-rails shooting mayhem • Branching levels make playthroughs different • Level design and pacing is great • Some of the best graphics of the fifth generation Cons: • Controls are frustratingl... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    DK64 stands proudly as one of the last great platform games before the onslaught of the sixth console generation.

    Donkey Kong 64

    DK64 stands proudly as one of the last great platform games before the onslaught of the sixth console generation.

    Pros: • Vivid and bright colors • Large levels that beg exploration • Some really neat gameplay mechanics • Memorable level music Cons: • Too many characters and items lead to a lot of sometimes frustrating b... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    A by-the-books sophomore effort.

    Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time

    A by-the-books sophomore effort.

    Toads (Pros): • Overall higher difficulty level • Beautiful sprites and winsome animation • Great sense of bizarre humor Shroobs (Cons): • No more overworld • Smaller enemy variety • Late game becomes a l... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    A stylish game whose beauty and atmosphere make up for its shortcomings, Dragon Sword is worth a go.

    Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword

    A stylish game whose beauty and atmosphere make up for its shortcomings, Dragon Sword is worth a go.

    Hot: • Awesome pre-rendered environments • Smooth animation and next to no frame rate issues • Great music • Combat is fast and fun Cold: • Stylus-based control scheme occasionally slips up • Very short • Flow... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Does Wario Land 4 stand the tests of time? Hell yes.

    Wario Land Advance: Youki no Otakara

    Does Wario Land 4 stand the tests of time? Hell yes.

    When it comes to the GBA, the system is getting on in years; I play my old carts on DS now, which does wonders for the colors. That aside, I finally decided to re-purchase Wario Land 4, as it's been MIA ever since an ill... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    An oftentimes downright entertaining fighting game which is nevertheless hard to recommend to non-Bleach fans.

    Bleach DS 2nd: Kokui Hirameku Requiem

    An oftentimes downright entertaining fighting game which is nevertheless hard to recommend to non-Bleach fans.

    Wholes: • The best fighting game on the DS system • Huge character roster • Great sound effects • Very cool story mode Hollows: • Saying it's the best fighting game on the DS system is like saying something i... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    The most diabolical Contra yet is also the most satisfying shooter on DS and the best game in the series.

    Contra 4

    The most diabolical Contra yet is also the most satisfying shooter on DS and the best game in the series.

    Pros: • Flawless controls • Extremely memorable levels with heavy doses of nostalgia and plenty of "Oh crap" moments • Bright graphics with zero slowdown • Piles of great unlockables include Contra and Super C • ... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Hands-down the best retro compilation on PS2.

    Sega Genesis Collection

    Hands-down the best retro compilation on PS2.

    Pros: • Budget price • Perfect emulation • Games from a very wide variety of genres – RPGs, beat 'em ups, shmups, fighting, adventure, platformers, and puzzle – mean that there's something appealing for everyone C... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4
    Oh, Star Fox, what have they done to you?

    Star Fox Command

    Oh, Star Fox, what have they done to you?

    Pros: • Touch screen controls fit the game well • Lots of different enemies • Multiple endings and many paths through the game • Being able to play as almost every Star Fox character is pretty cool Cons: • Te... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    This is a review of this compilation package, NOT explicitly of the games it contains. As such, why is it inferior?

    Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection

    This is a review of this compilation package, NOT explicitly of the games it contains. As such, why is it inferior?

    This is a review of this compilation package, NOT explicitly of the games it contains. I will put up reviews of those separately, and in greater detail. The Solid (Good) • This can be bought for $20, and if you have ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful