User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.76/10

Total of 175 user reviews spread across 175 releases

  1. 10
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  3. 8
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  4. 7
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  5. 6
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  6. 5
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  • User Rating:8
    An enjoyable little gem that uniquely blends music with on-rails shooting.

    Child of Eden

    An enjoyable little gem that uniquely blends music with on-rails shooting.

    Child of EdenThe GoodEnjoyable soundtrackBrilliantly combines rhythm and shootingBeautiful level designThe BadKinect shortcomingsA young girl with a gentle breeze blowing in her hair looks at planet Earth with immense lo... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    DOTA 2 is a brilliant and highly addictive MOBA with a heavy emphasis on team-based strategy.

    Dota 2

    DOTA 2 is a brilliant and highly addictive MOBA with a heavy emphasis on team-based strategy.

    *** DOTA 2 *** THE GOOD -Highly strategic -Plethora of fun heroes -Excellent team builder -Large replay value THE BAD -Matchmaking issues The pounding of war drums, the clashing of swords, the constant ... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Mirror's Edge is a fast paced platformer that unfortunately trips over its own two feet.

    Mirror's Edge

    Mirror's Edge is a fast paced platformer that unfortunately trips over its own two feet.

    *** MIRROR'S EDGE *** THE GOOD -Thrilling fast pace platforming -Visually striking environment THE BAD -Weak combat elements -Many slow puzzle segments ruin the pace -Story only scratches the surface In... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Explosive action, dynamic characters, and a memorable story are what make Bioshock Infinite an illustrious masterpiece.

    BioShock Infinite

    Explosive action, dynamic characters, and a memorable story are what make Bioshock Infinite an illustrious masterpiece.

    *** BIOSHOCK INFINITE *** THE GOOD -Rich story and characters -Memorable ending -Gratifying combat elements -Skyline and dimensional tears are a fun and unique gameplay aspect -Columbia is an enthralling place ... Read Full Review

    14 of 18 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Not only is Final Fantasy VII one of the best RPGs of all time, but one of the best games of all time.

    Final Fantasy VII

    Not only is Final Fantasy VII one of the best RPGs of all time, but one of the best games of all time.

    *** FINAL FANTASY VII *** THE GOOD -Excellent Story and characters -Beautiful Music and Graphics (Cut-Scene and In-game) -Materia Leveling System is Unique and Fun -Lots of good Mini Games to play -Lots of goo... Read Full Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    LEGO LOTR proves that this franchise is capable of more than just lighthearted fun.

    LEGO The Lord of the Rings

    LEGO LOTR proves that this franchise is capable of more than just lighthearted fun.

    *** LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS *** THE GOOD -Expansive free roaming world to traverse -Fantastic dubbed in movie dialog -Plenty of unlockables to discover THE BAD -Depth perception irritations The brand ... Read Full Review

    10 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Tomb Raider is a brilliant and action-packed adventure that reboots the franchise with style.

    Tomb Raider (The Final Hours Edition)

    Tomb Raider is a brilliant and action-packed adventure that reboots the franchise with style.

    *** TOMB RAIDER *** THE GOOD -Superb story -Intense and thrilling cut scene events -Stunning graphical presentation -Solid platforming THE BAD -Lackluster multiplayer -Slight flaws in the shooting mecha... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3
    Duke Nukem Forever has turned one of the industry's favorite heroes into a laughable joke.

    Duke Nukem Forever

    Duke Nukem Forever has turned one of the industry's favorite heroes into a laughable joke.

    *** DUKE NUKEM FOREVER *** THE GOOD -Fun arsenal of weapons THE BAD -Awful writing -Terrible shooting mechanics -Boring boss fights -Tedious and boring puzzles, driving, and platforming breaks up the pace ... Read Full Review

    4 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Exploring the vast lands of Pandora as a crazed Vault Hunter the second time around is just as addicting as the first.

    Borderlands 2

    Exploring the vast lands of Pandora as a crazed Vault Hunter the second time around is just as addicting as the first.

    *** BORDERLANDS 2 *** THE GOOD -Insanely fun dialog -Addicting gameplay and loot system -Excellent multiplayer experience -Huge world to explore THE BAD -Frame rate issues Welcome back Vault Hunters to ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Commander Shepard's final performance gracefully concludes the brilliant Mass Effect saga.

    Mass Effect 3

    Commander Shepard's final performance gracefully concludes the brilliant Mass Effect saga.

    *** MASS EFFECT 3 *** THE GOOD -Engaging story and characters -Enhanced leveling system -Improved combat flexibility -Powerful dialog options and past game choices personalize the experience -Beautiful graphics... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Diablo III is a highly addictive dungeon crawler that truly tests the skills of the PC gamer.

    Diablo III

    Diablo III is a highly addictive dungeon crawler that truly tests the skills of the PC gamer.

    *** DIABLO III *** THE GOOD -Addicting/challenging gameplay -Superb leveling/loot system -Community driven Auction House -Incredible atmosphere THE BAD -Online connection issues OVERVIEW The mysterio... Read Full Review

    8 of 15 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Still a shallow experience but much improved over its predecessor.

    Kinect Sports: Season Two

    Still a shallow experience but much improved over its predecessor.

    *** KINECT SPORTS: SEASON TWO *** THE GOOD -Fun party game -Good controls THE BAD -Shallow gameplay OVERVIEW Playing sports on Microsoft's controller-less system seemed like a neat way to test your ath... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Skyward Sword is rich on adventure and another worthwhile installment to the Zelda series.

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

    Skyward Sword is rich on adventure and another worthwhile installment to the Zelda series.

    *** THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: SKYWARD SWORD *** THE GOOD -Clever level design -Engaging puzzles -Thrilling boss battles -Beautiful musical score THE BAD -Motion control problems -Too much back tracking OVER... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Bastion is proof that the small Indie guy can also make a profound impact on the gaming industry.

    Bastion

    Bastion is proof that the small Indie guy can also make a profound impact on the gaming industry.

    *** BASTION *** THE GOOD -Gorgeous artistic level design -Plenty of customization -Smooth controls -Cleaver narration THE BAD -Tricky targeting system OVERVIEW The Xbox Live Arcade, in the past coupl... Read Full Review

    8 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Battlefield 3 lives up to franchise expectations and continues to be a leader in the genre.

    Battlefield 3 (Limited Edition)

    Battlefield 3 lives up to franchise expectations and continues to be a leader in the genre.

    *** BATTLEFIELD 3 *** THE GOOD -Addicting multiplayer -Superb level design -Balanced vehicle/infantry abilities -Stunning visual and audio THE BAD -Gameplay bugs and glitches -Boring single player campaig... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    The lack of new material and other multiplayer setbacks hurt this otherwise solid shooter

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

    The lack of new material and other multiplayer setbacks hurt this otherwise solid shooter

    *** CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 3 *** THE GOOD -Solid shooting mechanics -Exciting story -Incredible graphics and sound THE BAD -Multiplayer adds only minor tweaks to the formula -Awful map design and oth... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    The Kinect shines brightly with this upbeat and fun dance party title.

    Dance Central

    The Kinect shines brightly with this upbeat and fun dance party title.

    *** DANCE CENTRAL *** THE GOOD -Entertaining for parties and all skill levels -Great song selection -Motion tracking works well THE BAD -Workout mode feels like a rushed afterthought -Photo capturing is aw... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    This epic finale to the Gears' saga is one that gamers will be enjoying for a very, very long time.

    Gears of War 3

    This epic finale to the Gears' saga is one that gamers will be enjoying for a very, very long time.

    *** GEARS OF WAR 3 *** THE GOOD -Superb shooting and cover mechanics -Exciting campaign with 4-player co-op -Outstanding Horde mode -Terrific graphics and sound -A plethora of fun weapons and gruesome execution... Read Full Review

    8 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    A thrilling zombie shooter with a huge emphasis on teamwork.

    Left 4 Dead

    A thrilling zombie shooter with a huge emphasis on teamwork.

    *** LEFT 4 DEAD *** THE GOOD -Excellent multiplayer/versus mode -Great atmosphere -Enemies generated randomly ensures a unique experience every time -Changing difficulty based on skill keeps things exciting T... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The exciting sequel that reuses many good things from its predecessor along with adding some fantastic new content.

    Gears of War 2

    The exciting sequel that reuses many good things from its predecessor along with adding some fantastic new content.

    *** GEARS OF WAR 2 *** THE GOOD -Horde mode is extremely fun -Exciting story -Good cover system -Excellent variety of weapons and melee attacks -Fantastic team builder -Superb graphics and sound THE BAD ... Read Full Review

    8 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    If you want to be a fruit slaughtering assassin, purchase the much cheaper mobile version and not this rip-off.

    Fruit Ninja Kinect

    If you want to be a fruit slaughtering assassin, purchase the much cheaper mobile version and not this rip-off.

    *** FRUIT NINJA KINECT *** THE GOOD -Fun controls THE BAD -Not enough substance -No new content OVERVIEW Fruit Ninja Kinect is a showdown between you and various forms of produce. Using your hands as ... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Puzzle Quest surpasses a lot of other puzzle games with its fun puzzle combat and abundance of extra features.

    Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords

    Puzzle Quest surpasses a lot of other puzzle games with its fun puzzle combat and abundance of extra features.

    *** PUZZLE QUEST: CHALLENGE OF THE WARLORDS *** THE GOOD -Nice variety of characters, skills and spells -Crisp graphics -Fun puzzle fighting -Plenty of side quests THE BAD -The computer gets all the breaks... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    L.A. Noire's memorable adventure completely immerses you in an authentic crime fighting experience.

    L.A. Noire

    L.A. Noire's memorable adventure completely immerses you in an authentic crime fighting experience.

    *** L.A. NOIRE *** THE GOOD -Extraordinary Facial Recognition System -Thrilling story with memorable investigations -Exciting and memorable criminal investigations -Fantastic soundtrack -Incredible 1940s atmosp... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Mario, the king of the platformer, has set a new lofty standard for the genre.

    Super Mario Galaxy 2

    Mario, the king of the platformer, has set a new lofty standard for the genre.

    *** SUPER MARIO GALAXY 2 *** THE GOOD -Outstanding level design -Intense platforming in later galaxies -Seamless transition between 2D and 3D elements -Sweet power-ups -Memorable soundtrack with some nostalgia ... Read Full Review

    13 of 15 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    The Wind Waker offers a memorable adventure as you embark on a heroic journey across the open sea.

    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Limited Edition)

    The Wind Waker offers a memorable adventure as you embark on a heroic journey across the open sea.

    *** THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: THE WIND WAKER *** THE GOOD -Huge world that's extremely fun to explore -Exciting boss battles -Fun puzzles, accessories and mini-games -Charming story and characters -Memorable soundt... Read Full Review

    12 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Powerful dialog and story mixed with an improved combat system makes Mass Effect 2 a dynamic sequel.

    Mass Effect 2

    Powerful dialog and story mixed with an improved combat system makes Mass Effect 2 a dynamic sequel.

    *** MASS EFFECT 2 *** THE GOOD -Incredible AI -Much improved combat system -Intense story with great dialog options -Incredible graphics -Great audio THE BAD -Probing planets for minerals is time consumi... Read Full Review

    8 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Mario is at it again in another exciting adventure.

    Super Mario Galaxy

    Mario is at it again in another exciting adventure.

    *** SUPER MARIO GALAXY *** THE GOOD -Amazing musical score -Fun multiplayer mode -Excellent level design -Nice variety of cool suits -Superb graphics -Comet modes and secret levels add a nice challenge THE... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    An amazing adventure, with solid controls, that really makes you feel like you are a part of the game.

    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

    An amazing adventure, with solid controls, that really makes you feel like you are a part of the game.

    *** THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS *** THE GOOD -Solid controls -Enjoyable story -Challenging puzzles -Excellent level/dungeon design -Memorable soundtrack THE BAD -Weak bosses OVERVIEW The... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    A simple, fun game that even your 80 year old grandmother can play.

    Wii Sports

    A simple, fun game that even your 80 year old grandmother can play.

    *** Wii Sports *** THE GOOD -Good controls -Easy to pick up and play all the games -The game is FREE! THE BAD -Some games are too simplified -Graphics are plain OVERVIEW Wii Sports is a good game fo... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Halo 3 is and will always be one of the kings of first person shooters.

    Halo 3

    Halo 3 is and will always be one of the kings of first person shooters.

    *** HALO 3 *** THE GOOD -Exciting story with 4-player option -Excellent graphics -Dynamic multiplayer -Great selection of guns, vehicles, and support items -Superb graphics and sound THE BAD -Lag is unbe... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Great hack and slash game with an awesome leveling system.

    Champions of Norrath

    Great hack and slash game with an awesome leveling system.

    *** CHAMPIONS OF NORRATH *** THE GOOD -Awesome leveling system -Great selection of unique characters -Wide variety of skills, weapons, and armor -Multiplayer (1-4 players) online and offline is lots of fun T... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    With a great story, characters and leveling system it is no wonder why this game is one of the best games for the PS2.

    Final Fantasy X (Mega Hits!)

    With a great story, characters and leveling system it is no wonder why this game is one of the best games for the PS2.

    *** FINAL FANTASY X *** THE GOOD -Exciting story and lovable characters -Beautiful music -Awesome graphics (cut-scene and in-game) -Sphere Grid leveling system is fun and easy to use -Blitzball is highly addic... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    Battletoads would have been a cool game if you could change the difficultly down from "Next to Impossible".

    Battletoads

    Battletoads would have been a cool game if you could change the difficultly down from "Next to Impossible".

    *** BATTLETOADS *** THE GOOD -Cool beat'em up fighting style -Good sound effects THE BAD -Difficulty that will make you cry or throw the game out the window -You don't get to play as Pimple OVERVIEW ... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Same awesome Resident Evil game but with much better controls.

    BioHazard 4: Wii Edition

    Same awesome Resident Evil game but with much better controls.

    *** RESIDENT EVIL 4: WII EDITION *** THE GOOD -Excellent graphics -Outstanding controls -Interesting story -Great sound effects -Mercenaries is a great mini-game THE BAD -You can't move your character wh... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    An extremely fun third person shooter with a great online interface.

    SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs

    An extremely fun third person shooter with a great online interface.

    *** SOCOM II: U.S. NAVY SEALS *** THE GOOD -Online play is highly addictive -Awesome online user interface -Great selection of weapons -Fun realistic feel -Good controls THE BAD -Glitches and bugs in onl... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Baseball with fighting robots... Awesome!

    Cyber Stadium Series: Base Wars

    Baseball with fighting robots... Awesome!

    *** BASE WARS *** THE GOOD -Fighting robots and baseball are a great combination -Lots of cool upgrades -Multi-player season is lots of fun THE BAD -Mcycle robots have horrible fielding controls OVERVIE... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The glorious game that started it all for one of Nintendo's favorite characters, Link.

    The Legend of Zelda

    The glorious game that started it all for one of Nintendo's favorite characters, Link.

    *** THE LEGEND OF ZELDA *** THE GOOD -Great boss fights -Excellent level design -Great music -Challenging puzzles THE BAD -Later dungeons have a perfect combination of annoying enemies OVERVIEW The ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    The under-appreciated Zelda game that originated Link's patented Up and Down Thrust.

    Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

    The under-appreciated Zelda game that originated Link's patented Up and Down Thrust.

    *** ZELDA II: THE ADVENTURE OF LINK *** THE GOOD -Excellent level design -Solid controls -Epic boss fights -Great leveling system -Large world of Hyrule to explore THE BAD -When you "Game Over" you lose ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    This game doesn't do the TV show justice.

    American Gladiators

    This game doesn't do the TV show justice.

    *** AMERICAN GLADIATORS *** THE GOOD -The Wall is a fun event THE BAD -Poor controls for most events -Difficulty is more cheap then a challenge OVERVIEW American Gladiators is a game that is easily ove... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    The game that made ripping off limbs acceptable in society.

    Cyborg Justice

    The game that made ripping off limbs acceptable in society.

    *** CYBORG JUSTICE *** THE GOOD -Ripping off limbs and torsoes of the enemy is lots of fun -Plenty of good attacks to use -Good selection of weapons THE BAD -Backgrounds are very dull -Very repetitive game... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful