User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.22/10

Total of 81 user ratings spread across 81 releases

  1. 10
    (18)
  2. 9
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  3. 8
    (20)
  4. 7
    (12)
  5. 6
    (9)
  6. 5
    (1)
  7. 4
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  8. 3
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  9. 2
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  • Rating:7.5

    Ecks vs. Sever

  • Review Score:7.5
    Doom on the GBA tends to be expensive.  This does not.

    Ecks vs. Sever

    Doom on the GBA tends to be expensive. This does not.

    One of the first shooters on the GBA, Ecks vs. Sever manages to make excellent use of its tech. It plays like an espionage thriller mod for Doom, with office buildings, warehouses and hotels filled with black suited a... Read Full Review

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

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

  • Review Score:8
    The rarest of licensed games: one that's actually pretty good.

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

    The rarest of licensed games: one that's actually pretty good.

    After playing the first Pirates installment on the GBA, I didn't plan on looking into this one. But I found it for five bucks and picked it up. I was in a gambling mood. And it's actually a great, endlessly replayab... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    I'd like to know who decided that the one thing Battlefield was missing was Call of Duty.

    Battlefield 3

    I'd like to know who decided that the one thing Battlefield was missing was Call of Duty.

    This is my second foray into the Battlefield series, the first being Bad Company 2. I absolutely loved BC 2, offering a refreshing alternate take on modern warfare as opposed to, well, Modern Warfare. Emphasis shifted ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5.5
    I'd like to meet the executive that felt it would be a great idea to adapt a sitcom into a video game.  With dinosaurs.

    Home Improvement

    I'd like to meet the executive that felt it would be a great idea to adapt a sitcom into a video game. With dinosaurs.

    Home Improvement is soul-crushingly difficult. Plain and simple. Not only is the concept behind it absurd, it's just torture to try and play. Supposedly, as the story goes, somebody's stolen Binford's latest line of... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.5
    Pocket Sized Adventure, Silver Screen Sized Hero

    Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine

    Pocket Sized Adventure, Silver Screen Sized Hero

    Believe it or not, this game is pretty darn decent. Even though the bigger-sized N64 game was a solid, but rather lacking, adventure this version passes under the radar. It is a lengthy affair and maintains the vague... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    "Wowsers! What a game!"

    Inspector Gadget

    "Wowsers! What a game!"

    I always loved the Inspector Gadget show. I don't know if it was the cool gizmos built into him or the high-flying hijinks in each episode that drew me in, but I always tuned in when I could. Naturally, I couldn't wait t... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.5
    " You chose... poorly."

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    " You chose... poorly."

    "The Genesis version was frustrating to play," I reminded myself as I inserted the small grey square into my GBC. Apprehensively, I switched it on and braced myself. At first the tinny-yet-familiar IJ theme serenaded ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    Mortal Kombat finally regains its stride.

    Mortal Kombat: Deception

    Mortal Kombat finally regains its stride.

    Ever since MK4, I took a break from the series. 3D just didn't seem to fit the series, much like it never fit Street Fighter. A friend of mine hyped this game, so I found it at a bargain and tried it out. Good thing... Read Full Review

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

    Mortal Kombat: Deception

  • Rating:8.5

    Extreme Ghostbusters

  • Review Score:8.5
    The best "half-sequel" you'll ever buy!

    RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

    The best "half-sequel" you'll ever buy!

    Sure, it is painfully similar to the original. Sure, it uses the same mechanics to build rides. But, in this case, that's a good thing. If you played the first and couldn't put it down, this is your game. The graphics... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    The original Raider is back!

    Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb

    The original Raider is back!

    After Infernal Machine, LucasArts decided to keep with the 3D action style for Dr. Jones. And they improved on every level. ET (as I'll refer to it) is a superb, addicting platformer-adventure. The story deals with ... Read Full Review

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

    Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb

  • Review Score:10
    "I'll let you wear my hat."

    Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

    "I'll let you wear my hat."

    Indiana Jones. The greatest adventurer the 20th Century (in the fiction) ever knew. Yet most of his games seem to fall painfully short of capturing his dangerous, exciting exploits. Except this one. For all intents ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10
    The hedgehog's finest hour.

    Sonic the Hedgehog 3

    The hedgehog's finest hour.

    The first was unlike anything anyone had ever seen. Two somehow improved on that formula and created one of the greatest sequels of all time. Then came 3. All the graphics have been updated and redesigned. Sonic ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Sonic the Hedgehog 3

  • Review Score:9
    Play it just after 3 or with it locked-on for the full effect of the last true Sonic adventure...

    Sonic & Knuckles

    Play it just after 3 or with it locked-on for the full effect of the last true Sonic adventure...

    Originally intended to just be the second half of 3, it was too big to fit in the cartridge, so Sonic & Knuckles was released year or so later. And boy does it cook. It is still fast-paced, painfully colorful, and in... Read Full Review

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

    Sonic & Knuckles

  • Rating:7.5

    Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine

  • Review Score:7.5
    Not for the easily frustrated...

    Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine

    Not for the easily frustrated...

    Whoa does this game ramp up the challenge. Sonic and puzzle games probably don't mix well. But Robotnik and puzzle games work just fine. The blue blazer isn't even mentioned in the game, I don't believe. But you ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.5

    Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball

  • Review Score:6.5
    Finally, they took the ideas from the bonus stages and made a game!  Granted, not a great game...

    Sonic Spinball

    Finally, they took the ideas from the bonus stages and made a game! Granted, not a great game...

    Sonic seems like a perfect fit for pinball; moves fast, rolls into a ball, lots of loops and bouncing already. Plus, the first game's bonus stage, along with some of the later ones, are obviously pinball influenced. So... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Sonic 3D Blast

  • Review Score:8
    Sonic? In 3-D? BEFORE the CD-age?  Nonsense!

    Sonic 3D Blast

    Sonic? In 3-D? BEFORE the CD-age? Nonsense!

    Back in the day, Sonic 3 and Knuckles was the end of the true Sonic series. Naturally, the powers-that-be couldn't let such a cash cow end like that. So they added a dimension (kind of) and made Sonic into a isometric ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Ghostbusters: The Video Game

  • Review Score:10
    "The one, the only, the Ghostbusters!"

    Ghostbusters: The Video Game

    "The one, the only, the Ghostbusters!"

    Perhaps my rose-tinted nostalgia shades made me rate the earlier Ghostbusters games so highly. But in the new millenium, when the entire cast of the movies reunite to make one triumphant return, I had a skeptical optimi... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Sweet disco-dancin' monkeys does this game cook!

    TimeSplitters 2

    Sweet disco-dancin' monkeys does this game cook!

    The first game didn't really rock my world, but it was a rollicking ol' time with friends. And the developers promised a totally improved single-player with the sequel. I was convinced. Good thing I was. And single-... Read Full Review

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

    TimeSplitters 2

  • Review Score:10
    "It's time to split!"

    TimeSplitters: Future Perfect

    "It's time to split!"

    I was a tremendous fan of the second game, slightly less so of the original, but I was still excited to play the end of the trilogy. Supposedly it was going to finally deliver the series' claim of compelling single-play... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    For a launch title, it was perfect. As a game in general, it could've been better.

    TimeSplitters (Platinum)

    For a launch title, it was perfect. As a game in general, it could've been better.

    When the guys who made Goldeneye moved onto this quirky game called "Timesplitters," I was curious. And I gambled with buying it. It paid off, more or less. Timesplitters marches to its own beat. There's pretty muc... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    TimeSplitters

  • Rating:9

    Side Pocket

  • Review Score:9
    Racks and balls, you can't go wrong.

    Side Pocket

    Racks and balls, you can't go wrong.

    There are many pool and billiards simulations out there and very few of them are very good. The key is to be user friendly and not overly dominated by rules and complicated controls. Side Pocket is just this - easy to ge... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5
    Re-enlist today!

    CT Special Forces: Back to Hell

    Re-enlist today!

    Being a HUGE fan of the original, I was excited when I turned on the sequel. For once, the sequel didn't mess with the formula, just add some stuff. The graphics are still crisp and beautfully Metal-Sluggish. Now, ho... Read Full Review

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

    Dick Tracy

  • Review Score:8
    One of movie-tie-ins' best and brightest

    Dick Tracy

    One of movie-tie-ins' best and brightest

    If you hated the NES original, then you'll love this game. Unlike the original, punching and driving around, getting lost, this game is all about the action. You have unlimited pistol and tommy-gun ammo. There are drivin... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:1
    WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?!?!?!?!?!?

    Super Ninja Boy

    WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?!?!?!?!?!?

    Ninja Boys is the worst game of all time. Nothing more needs to be said. It is a combination of aimless wandering of a pathetic wanna be and the occcasional lackluster fighting experience with equally disgusting enemies... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10
    "Thank you for riding *fill in ride name here* and enjoy the rest of your day in Rollercoaster Tycoon!"

    RollerCoaster Tycoon

    "Thank you for riding *fill in ride name here* and enjoy the rest of your day in Rollercoaster Tycoon!"

    I first got this game for my birthday from an aunt. At the time, I didn't care for rollercoasters. But, just to see what the game was like, I set the colorful disk in the hard-drive and sent it inside. I've been playing ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful