User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.05/10

Total of 52 user reviews spread across 52 releases

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  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating:8
    The TRUE Genesis Jones adventure

    Instruments of Chaos starring Young Indiana Jones

    The TRUE Genesis Jones adventure

    After playing Last Crusade on the system, I was awaiting another Jones disappointment. I bought this game, even though I didn't care for the show, and half-expected to be slapped in the face again. Stupendously, I was pl... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    "The name (was) Bond, James Bond."

    From Russia With Love

    "The name (was) Bond, James Bond."

    From the start, I was skeptical. Sure, it was a great film, but would it translate into a 21st Century 3rd-person shooter? I kept my wits about me as I dropped the disk into the black tray. The infamous first opening le... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    "Hail to the King, Baby."

    Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick

    "Hail to the King, Baby."

    Many people think this game is horrible. Some say it doesn't do anything to revolutionize the game or series. Most say it isn't really anything new. I say that is because it isn't trying to be. Evil Dead Fistful of Booms... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    "It's Good to be the King!"

    Pocketbike Racer

    "It's Good to be the King!"

    As I inserted the humble disk into the XBOX 360, my expectations were already low. I turned it on and the funny main screen greeted me. The King is driving a pocketbike through outrageous locales (provided by a backgroun... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3
    "2 Outta 3 Ain't Bad"

    Big Bumpin'

    "2 Outta 3 Ain't Bad"

    The other two BK games are great investments. Truly! But this is the black sheep of the family. The title screen is about the best feature of this game. The humor of the king is nearly absent (unlike in the other 2) whic... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Splinter Cell meets Ronald MacDonald

    Sneak King

    Splinter Cell meets Ronald MacDonald

    Call me old-fashioned, but I was always interested in "advertisement video games." Games like "Yo Noid! (of Pizza Hut fame)", The Mic and Mac series (NES-GEN, for MacDonald's) were some of the earlier examples. But this ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    "Two in the box, ready to go. We be fast and they be slow!"

    Ghostbusters II

    "Two in the box, ready to go. We be fast and they be slow!"

    After playing the original game, the second one seems to be destined to fail. The first movie produced a crummy game and the second movie wasn't as good. What abomination could be produced? Actually, this game ain't bad.... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    The GBA's definitive action game- utterly amazing, fun, and reminescent of the SNES era.

    CT Special Forces

    The GBA's definitive action game- utterly amazing, fun, and reminescent of the SNES era.

    From the moment you play the first level, you'll be hooked. The slick, crisp graphics impress and make you think of Metal Slug. But these visuals make it easy to see who is an enemy and who's scenery. The controls are sp... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    "Now THAT's a boomstick!"

    Evil Dead: Regeneration

    "Now THAT's a boomstick!"

    I had seen this game everywhere. At rest stops, malls, stores, garage sales, etc. But I was apprehensive. The other games were OK, but how would this one be? I waited it out and finally bought it. Patience is a virtue th... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    "I'm a blast from the past!"

    Demolition Man

    "I'm a blast from the past!"

    Wesley Snipes was pretty much describing this game in the movie. We all know the pattern of movie tie-in games. Slap something together resembling the movie in two seconds and ship it immediately. And most turn out like ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    One of the few instances where the game is better than the movie.

    Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever II

    One of the few instances where the game is better than the movie.

    From the get-go, this game really rocks. Yes it has the familiar "vague characters from a distance and pixelated monsters up close" graphics, but they are noticeably better. You can recognize the shapes as people. The ar... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Never in my life have I yearned to buy some green metal armor, pick up an axe, and go zombie hunting before this series.

    Chou Makai-Mura R

    Never in my life have I yearned to buy some green metal armor, pick up an axe, and go zombie hunting before this series.

    "Dum Dum Dum, dum dah dum dah, dum dah, dum dah dah dah dah" Is what you'll be singin' for days after you play this game. You see, if you've played the original you've basically played this game too. However, t... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    "Why are you torturing me like this? Why?"

    Evil Dead: Hail to the King

    "Why are you torturing me like this? Why?"

    The quote above is both true and false. You see, when it was announced that an Evil Dead game was being made, I was really excited. I bought it, put the beautiful disc in my PSone, and pressed the magic butoon. I was rea... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    If you've always wanted to pull of a flanking, soldier ambush on the Death Star, this is your game.

    Star Wars: Battlefront II

    If you've always wanted to pull of a flanking, soldier ambush on the Death Star, this is your game.

    "FALL BACK!!!" "I hear something" "RIGHT BETWEEN THE EYES!" These are just some of the things you can expect to hear and possibly even yell out during any battle. Star Wars Battlefront w... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.8
    Not just a sequel to Jurassic Park,  but a darn good one too!

    Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition

    Not just a sequel to Jurassic Park, but a darn good one too!

    JP RE is a direct sequel to the first GEN game. Even though it isn't a movie-based game, it is a very excellent JP game. If you enjoyed the first then you'll love this sequel. But, instead of the dinosaur tranqs, gas gre... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful