Total of 49 user reviews spread across 49 releases
Tomb Raider (The Final Hours Edition)
Tomb Raider is an emotional and exhilarating look into the birth of a gaming legend.
Crystal Dynamic's Tomb Raider reboot accomplishes many things, but among them it establishes one principle, an absolute truth: Legends aren't born, they're made. Through trials that will test Lara Cro...
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Rising's intense action and relentless speed set a precedent for the franchise as a whole.
The famous proverb states that "revenge is a dish best served cold." Take a child soldier trained to be a killing machine, give him a sword and cybernetic implants, then set him loose on a corporation...
Ninokuni: Shiroki Seihai no Joou
Ni no Kuni's fondness for tradition and its remarkably mature story prove that the industry still has a beating heart.
Do you remember the last game to make you cry? The last one to make you laugh? Can you recall a game that has done both? It's a remarkable endeavor to strive for, and one that few in the industry have...
Like a lump of coal, ugly and dark, Dragon's Dogma will one day become a diamond.
Oft compared to open-world games like those of the Elder Scrolls series, or the visceral combat of Dark Souls, a more apt comparison would be to say this is the conceit of Monster Hunter and Shadow of...
Max Payne 3
Cinematic storytelling, hard boiled narrative, and precise gunplay form the trifecta of Max Payne 3's brilliance.
"The sun went down with practiced bravado. Twilight crawled across the sky, laden with foreboding." These words set a chilling preface for the original Max Payne released in 2001. The titular anti-her...
Mass Effect 3
Mass Effect 3 goes out not with a bang, but with a whimper.
Earth is being ravaged by the Reapers, intergalactic warfare is on the brink, and Martin Sheen just wants some attention: that about sums up Mass Effect 3. But where do I truly begin to adequately ...
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Amalur's combat is what sets this otherwise average fantasy tale of war and power apart from the rest of the pack.
Like the greatest fantasy worlds in video games, Kingdoms of Amalur relies heavily on tradition and familiarity to craft its Nordic-inspired world. From the lush Dalentarth kingdom to the wastelands o...
Dragon Age II
In an effort to capitalize on the success of Origins, Dragon Age 2 does not fully realize what kind of game it is.
Hell Hath No Fury Like A Dragon Scorned In the midst of the fifth Blight, as refugees from the besieged nation of Ferelden flock north to the neighboring Kirkwall, a powerful empire in the Free Mar...
To the Moon
Few games have as much heart and soul as To the Moon.
What would your dying wish be: To meet a famous person? To travel to an exotic location? To visit the wonders of the world? This is the premise that sets the stage for To the Moon, a humble adventure ...
There is no greater feeling of accomplishment in games than there is when playing Dark Souls.
Console: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Genre: Action/Role-Playing Release Date: October 4, 2011 Developed by: From Software Published by: Bandai Namco Reviewed: October 19, 2011 You died. Two sim...
Xenoblade Chronicles is one of the finest role-playing games this generation.
Long before there was time, there existed two ancient gods locked in an eternal struggle across a vast ocean of emptiness – the Bionis and the Mechonis. Their fierce battle shook the very core of the ...
Portal 2 isn't just the funniest game you'll play all year, it's one of the best.
"I hope we can put our differences behind us, for science...you monster." - GLaDOS Putting an end to GLaDOS's dictatorial reign over Aperture Science in the original Portal, Chell escapes the confi...
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
The puzzle genre learns some new tricks in this soon-to-be classic adventure game.
Once More With Feeling Death. Some fear it, others embrace it. It is an inevitable part of our tiny existence. Such is the fate of Sissel, an enigmatic and eccentric yellow-haired man whose life wa...
Disney Epic Mickey
While the adventure lives up to its name, the experience is hampered by serious fundamental flaws.
The Mischievous Mickey Mouse Lewis Carroll's classic tale of Alice in Wonderland is a bizarre reflection of the real world consisting of uncanny encounters with peculiar individuals. It is appropri...
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Masterful level design and classic platforming make this return one to last a lifetime.
Return of the Kong The land of the Kongs is once again under siege, this time by a mysterious group of hypnosis-inducing Tikis of the Tiki Tak Tribe. With their precious golden banana hoard abducte...
Robox is a gorgeous looking game that fails to fully capitalize on the potential of its interesting features.
Think Outside the Box Robox is a simple game that has you assume the role of a probe sent down to an alien planet to investigate the strange life forms and ecosystem of this otherworld. There's no ...
Vanquish is the new standard for third-person shooters.
War Has Accelerated The Russians are at it again. In the near future when Earth's population has reached critical mass, humanity engages in a global scavenger hunt for any and all available resourc...
Kirby's Epic Yarn
Visually impressive and unique, Kirby's Epic Yarn is also an incredibly fun platformer.
Life's Like a Box of Yarn Something's amiss in the world of Dream Land. On a stroll through the Whispy Woods, Kirby hungrily eyes a peculiar looking tomato hanging ominously alone in a bush on the ...
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is a remarkable cinematic achievement if nothing else.
Odyssey to the West Set 150 years in the future, Enslaved tells the tale of star-crossed captives who must help each other tread across the desolate American frontier in search of Pyramid, the glob...
Sid Meier's Civilization V
The turn-based strategy juggernaut adopts a new and improved policy.
The One Civ to Rule Them All It's the dream of any leader: take your fledgling nation and turn it into the world's greatest superpower. The Civilization franchise has gone through some significant ...
Layton Kyouju to Saigo no Jikan Ryokou
The Unwound Future is the biggest and most heartfelt Layton game yet.
Back To the Future Off the cusp of their last grand revelation, world-renowned puzzle master Hershel Layton and his apprentice Luke Triton are among the privileged guests of a live demonstration of...
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Absolute fear is unforgettable.
Paint the Man, Cut the Lines Castle Brennenburg, a twisting, malevolent foundation in which dark secrets of unspeakable acts were performed: practices of the occult, temptation of the forbidden, an...
Metroid: Other M
Samus may have developed emotional instabilities, but she still knows how to kick ass.
Genesis of a Heroine Following the aftermath of the destruction of Planet Zebes, the death of Mother Brain, and the extinction of the Metroid race along with the galaxy's long-standing space pirate...
Tsumi to Batsu: Uchuu no Koukeisha
Treasure's latest game is the Holy Grail of arcade shooters.
A Story of Succession… There exists in the universe both an Inner Space and an Outer Space: the former contains many Earths, inhabited by humans and watched over by their guardians known as the Cre...
Dragon Quest IX: Hoshizora no Mamoribito
Dragon Quest IX is the most accessible, and also most restrained installment of the franchise yet.
The Fall From Grace… The guardians of the Protectorate, the earthly realm upon which all living mortals and creatures dwell, are the divine Celestrian race, an ancient coalition of angels sworn to ...
Alan Wake: The Signal
Though short and aimless, the intensity of Alan Wake's first downloadable adventure is worth playing.
Some Kind of Monster The first downloadable episode of Alan Wake picks up immediately following the full game's perplexing and sudden ending, but don't expect all of the pieces to start falling int...
Red Seeds Profile
Deadly Premonition is at once a terrible game but an absolutely fascinating experience.
A Little Slice of Twin Peaks… In a quiet town tucked away deep in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, the sudden and bizarre murder of a local girl sends the villagers of Greenvale into hysteria an...
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
Brilliant platforming alone saves The Forgotten Sands from being buried in the desert.
Much Has Been Forgotten in The Forgotten Sands… Situated somewhere in the seven-year gap between The Sands of Time and Warrior Within, our nameless hero once again finds himself amidst a terrible a...
Professor Layton and the Curious Village
Over 130 riddles, puzzles, and brainteasers come together to make Professor Layton one of the best games on the DS.
The Search for The Golden Apple… It takes a gentleman to solve the world's greatest mysteries, and his name is Professor Layton. In the town of St. Mystere, the residents greet you with a riddle ...
Alan Wake is a superb tour de force of story, gameplay, and emotion.
The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword Famous novelist Alan Wake and his wife Alice yearn for a bit of peace and tranquility away from the bustling New York City life. While on vacation out in the Paci...
Singularity provides an experience that is just plain fun.
Prevent the Past to Save the Future In the early years of the Cold War, the Soviet Union discovers a rare and powerful new mineral known as E99 hidden on the small, remote island of Katorga-12 just...
Red Dead Redemption
Red Dead Redemption is the king of the wild west and may have just staked its claim for the throne of sandbox games.
The Wild West Is Full of Life… Former outlaw-turned government slave, John Marston is plucked away from his wife and son after resigning from his life of gang robbery and mayhem. At the risk of los...
Monster Hunter 3
Monster Hunter Tri is unconditionally a must-have game for Wii owners.
There Are Hunters, and Then There Are Monster Hunters… A quant fishing village is unceremoniously attacked by a creature of immense proportions. This event creates a stir among the townsfolk, their...
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey
The journey is far from perfect, but with all of its flaws, there is still a great experience to be had.
A Strange Journey Into Darkness… At the dawn of the 21st century, a strange phenomenon occurs in the South Pole that opens a dark void around the Antarctic, expanding slowly and consuming everythin...
End of Eternity
Resonance of Fate is a worthy addition to the tri-Ace brand and a welcoming breath of fresh air for jaded players.
A Slice of Life With Spunk… The future of Earth is a bleak and crowded one; in a time distant from now, the planet's terrain becomes ravaged by environmental changes that render it inhospitable. Po...
Heavy Rain is, despite its shortcomings, a game worth experiencing at least once.
Story The story is perhaps the most drawing aspect of Heavy Rain and the main reason why anyone should want to play it. It picks up fairly slowly but does a great job of letting you into the lives ...
Mass Effect 2
The perfect assimilation of roleplaying and shooting set Mass Effect 2 in a whole other galaxy of gaming.
Humanity's Savior Has Been Reborn… A threat looms in the outer galaxy as the Geth still roam in small numbers and an even larger problem waits in the nothingness of deep space. On a routine mission...
Sexual, absurd, and outrageous are three words to describe Bayonetta. Magnificent is a fourth.
Fly Me To The Moon… Legend tells of two ancient organizations bound by the will of the Creator to maintain the order of light and darkness in the world: The Lumen Sages and the Umbra Witches, respe...
Demon's Souls is relentlessly difficult, brutal, and unforgiving. It's also one of the best games this generation.
Soul of the Mind, Key to Life's Ether… A thick, colorless fog engulfs the kingdom of Boletaria. The brave King Allant XII, renowned for his success in bringing prosperity to the city, channeled the...
Dragon Age: Origins (Collector's Edition)
This is a game that so rarely comes along, and when it does, the gaming world is all the better because of it.
We Are The Grey Wardens… There is a Blight approaching; a terrible, looming catastrophe that promises to envelop the land of Ferelden in a plague of Darkspawn. The Archdemon is building an army to ...