User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.56/10

Total of 54 user reviews spread across 54 releases

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  3. 8
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  • User Rating:8.5
    L.A. Noire is a unique experience that should be played by all fans of crime games

    L.A. Noire

    L.A. Noire is a unique experience that should be played by all fans of crime games

    As a general rule, I like it when developers take risks when making new games. While some level of familiarity is never a bad thing, there is a bit too much stagnation in the modern gaming industry - and, like always, we... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    If the campaign was longer than roughly 90 minutes, MOH: Heroes could've lived up to some serious potential.

    Medal of Honor Heroes

    If the campaign was longer than roughly 90 minutes, MOH: Heroes could've lived up to some serious potential.

    Medal of Honor: Heroes was EA's first attempt at bringing the famed World War II series to Sony's PSP, and while it is plagued by some serious issues, fans of the series will definitely want to check it out. Those famili... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Though the sadistic difficulty will likely turn off casual fans of the genre, Liberation is a great shooter for your PSP

    Killzone: Liberation

    Though the sadistic difficulty will likely turn off casual fans of the genre, Liberation is a great shooter for your PSP

    Killzone: Liberation is the only entry in the Killzone series for the PSP, and while it is not flawless by any stretch, fans of isometric shooters should definitely consider adding it to their collections. This 2006 titl... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A worthy sequel to one of the best action RPG's of all time

    Fallout: New Vegas

    A worthy sequel to one of the best action RPG's of all time

    After spending multiple weeks thoroughly exploring the vast landscape of post-apocalyptic Washington D.C. in Fallout 3, I immediately went out to my local game store to check Fallout: New Vegas, the sequel to the 2008 ro... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:2
    Surprisingly enough, this licensed GBA game is an incredibly lazy and boring cash-in title

    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

    Surprisingly enough, this licensed GBA game is an incredibly lazy and boring cash-in title

    At its core, the most important part about a video game is that it is fun - if it isn't fun or enjoyable in any way, then it simply isn't worth playing. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl for the Game... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.5
    While not quite the atrocity some make it out to be, Van Helsing for the GBA is still an unremarkable effort

    Van Helsing

    While not quite the atrocity some make it out to be, Van Helsing for the GBA is still an unremarkable effort

    As a general rule of thumb, I try to avoid bad games like the plague - throughout the forty year history of gaming, far too many excellent games have been released to waste any time on titles universally regarded as rubb... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    The Sims makes a smooth transition onto the GBA in this unique open-ended adventure

    The Sims Bustin' Out

    The Sims makes a smooth transition onto the GBA in this unique open-ended adventure

    While the GBA version of The Sims Bustin' Out only vaguely resembles the PC original, or even the series' home console releases, this 2003 port from Griptonite and EA games is a surprisingly great playthrough on the go. ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    TimeShift is a completely average, though still competent, first-person shooter.

    TimeShift

    TimeShift is a completely average, though still competent, first-person shooter.

    The current generation of consoles has seen a remarkable amount of first-person shooters, and while quite a few of them are excellent, most of them feel rather average and uneventful. TimeShift is one of the games that u... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    California Speed is a flawed arcade racer that still manages to be quite a bit of fun

    California Speed

    California Speed is a flawed arcade racer that still manages to be quite a bit of fun

    Although Sega's consoles may always be most fondly remembered for their arcade-style driving games, the Nintendo 64 also saw quite a few fun arcade racers throughout its lifespan. Midway's California Speed from 1999, whi... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Fallout 3 is one of modern role-playing games' defining masterpieces

    Fallout 3

    Fallout 3 is one of modern role-playing games' defining masterpieces

    Though gaming may be more than a mere 'pastime' for most of the folks reading this review, it's still rare to come across a game that can glue your eyes to a television for weeks on end - Fallout 3 is one of those games.... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Resident Evil: Director's Cut is the definitive version of this survival horror classic!

    Resident Evil: Director's Cut

    Resident Evil: Director's Cut is the definitive version of this survival horror classic!

    If you're interested in playing the original Resident Evil for the Playstation, the Director's Cut version is probably the one to get. The DualShock support, arranged mode, and multiple difficulty settings means that thi... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    This isn't an excellent game by any stretch, but it's a decent bargain bin purchase for all hack-and-slash fans

    Viking: Battle for Asgard

    This isn't an excellent game by any stretch, but it's a decent bargain bin purchase for all hack-and-slash fans

    Viking: Battle for Asgard may not have been the most well-received game in the world, but since I'm admittedly a cheap bastard, I couldn't pass up this game for a mere five dollars at my local game store. I spent a fair ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Resident Evil 5 is a disappointment compared to RE4, but it's still a worthy playthrough for any fan of the series

    Resident Evil 5

    Resident Evil 5 is a disappointment compared to RE4, but it's still a worthy playthrough for any fan of the series

    Resident Evil 5 is the sort of game that, while definitely a spectacular experience in its own right, will always live in the shadows of its brilliant predecessor. Resident Evil 4 is one of the very best games ever creat... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    One of the most criminally underrated games I've ever played... Hail to the King, Baby!

    Duke Nukem Forever

    One of the most criminally underrated games I've ever played... Hail to the King, Baby!

    When Duke Nukem Forever finally released after fifteen years of development hell in mid-2011, the gaming community wasn't all that impressed with the king's long awaited return. Though the game (as expected) sold pretty ... Read Full Review

    6 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Wolfenstein 3D is a revolutionary masterpiece that still manages to hold up well, even 20 years after its release

    Wolfenstein 3D

    Wolfenstein 3D is a revolutionary masterpiece that still manages to hold up well, even 20 years after its release

    Few games can be credited for almost single-handedly inventing a genre like Wolfenstein 3D did. Although first-person perspectives and shooting-based games existed prior to 1992, Wolfenstein 3D was the first game to mix ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Risk: Global Domination is a decent video game rendition of the classic board game

    Risk: Global Domination

    Risk: Global Domination is a decent video game rendition of the classic board game

    If you like the board game Risk, but are too lazy to set up the board and invite your friends over for an intense play session, Risk: Global Domination for the Playstation 2 may be the perfect solution. Essentially offer... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Doom 3 brings the Doom series into the 21st century with tremendous success.

    Doom 3

    Doom 3 brings the Doom series into the 21st century with tremendous success.

    Prior to playing Doom 3, I was a bit skeptical because the game looked so different compared to any previous entries in the series. The graphics were sleek and modern, the story was an integral part of the game, and the ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Forza Motorsport is one of the best driving games available on the Xbox!

    Forza Motorsport

    Forza Motorsport is one of the best driving games available on the Xbox!

    Forza Motorsport was Microsoft's response to Sony's wildly successful Gran Turismo series, and although the Forza franchise has since expanded quite a bit, this debut entry was one of the most notable racing titles on th... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    An above average on-rails shooter marred by a below average camera

    BioHazard: The Darkside Chronicles

    An above average on-rails shooter marred by a below average camera

    After the Resident Evil series was brought into an on-rails shooter setting with 2007's The Umbrella Chronicles, Capcom decided to further explore this genre with 2009's The Darkside Chronicles. Whereas the first game fo... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    If you can get past the glitches... this game is awesome!

    True Crime: New York City

    If you can get past the glitches... this game is awesome!

    I played and reviewed True Crime: Streets of LA a few months ago, and although the game had a few shortcomings, I was generally very impressed and definitely excited to play its sequel. When I saw True Crime: New York Ci... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Sonic Advance is a solid throwback to old school, 16-bit platforming!

    Sonic Advance

    Sonic Advance is a solid throwback to old school, 16-bit platforming!

    While the idea of putting a Sonic game on a Nintendo console would've been unimaginable during the notorious rivalry between Sega and Nintendo in the 16-bit era, Sonic Advance was released exclusively for the Game Boy Ad... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Quite simply one of the best video games you'll ever play

    BioHazard 4

    Quite simply one of the best video games you'll ever play

    Though I'll admit that I'm a pretty avid gaming enthusiast, it's rare that I'll come across a game as artistically stunning and emotionally striking as the legendary Resident Evil 4. This bone-chilling horror masterpiece... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    A short, easy, and infectiously enjoyable platformer

    Hoshi no Kirby

    A short, easy, and infectiously enjoyable platformer

    It seems to me that, generally speaking, 2-D platforming is not my genre of choice when talking about video games. I do enjoy Super Mario and Castlevania from time to time, but I often find games in the genre to just be ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    It's time to kick some ass and chew bubblegum... and I'm all out of bubblegum!

    Duke Nukem Advance

    It's time to kick some ass and chew bubblegum... and I'm all out of bubblegum!

    Duke Nukem is one of the most awesome characters in video game history - his incredible ability to always overcome the odds, constantly defeating alien scum while saving all of the attractive females in the world makes h... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    A brutally unforgiving, yet enjoyable, old school shooting game

    Gun.Smoke

    A brutally unforgiving, yet enjoyable, old school shooting game

    Capcom was a word that could immediately be associated with the word 'brutal' back in the late eighties'. This company created some of the most brutally unforgiving video games back in the day, and 1988's Gun.Smoke is no... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    This classic 16-bit platformer is not flawless, but it's still an essential playthrough for all fans of the genre

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    This classic 16-bit platformer is not flawless, but it's still an essential playthrough for all fans of the genre

    After Nintendo had dominated the gaming market for numerous years with their legendary NES console, Sega made their big commercial breakthrough with 1991's Sonic the Hedgehog for the Genesis. The company's shiny 16-bit c... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    An amazing sequel to one of gaming's finest achievements - another timeless masterpiece from id Software

    Doom II

    An amazing sequel to one of gaming's finest achievements - another timeless masterpiece from id Software

    Doom II undoubtedly had some pretty massive shoes to fill when it was released back in 1994. As the sequel to one of the greatest and most groundbreaking video games of all time, id Software really had to out-do themselv... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Another solid racing game for the Sega Genesis

    Road Rash

    Another solid racing game for the Sega Genesis

    The Sega Genesis featured plenty of awesome racing games back in its heyday, and one of the many classic driving titles for the console is 1992's Road Rash. This game was quite different from most other early nineties' r... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Roadblasters is an excellent arcade-style driving game!

    RoadBlasters

    Roadblasters is an excellent arcade-style driving game!

    Like a lot of home console racing games from the early nineties', 1991's Roadblasters for the Sega Genesis was originally a title released in the arcades. Roadblasters was subsequently ported to numerous consoles, but at... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Castlevania is an essential landmark from the 8-bit era of gaming

    Akumajou Dracula

    Castlevania is an essential landmark from the 8-bit era of gaming

    The Nintendo Entertainment System was not known for having a particularly 'easy' library of games, but Castlevania still stands today as one of the most challenging titles for the legendary system. This is a brutal, brut... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    A decent racing game if you can find it for a good price

    Rock 'N Roll Racing

    A decent racing game if you can find it for a good price

    After looking at quite a few reviews for Rock 'N Roll Racing on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, I'm afraid my rather lukewarm opinion will put me in a pretty small minority among other retro gamers. This 1993 dr... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    If you can deal with the brutal arcade-style difficulty, Spy Hunter is a very good racing game for the NES

    Spy Hunter

    If you can deal with the brutal arcade-style difficulty, Spy Hunter is a very good racing game for the NES

    Spy Hunter is one of the most legendary arcade racing games ever, and it was subsequently ported to tons of home consoles after its release in 1983. While I admittedly haven't played all of them, the NES version is typic... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Wolfenstein is some of the most fun I've ever had with a first person shooter on the Xbox 360

    Wolfenstein

    Wolfenstein is some of the most fun I've ever had with a first person shooter on the Xbox 360

    Any game with Wolfenstein in its title has a pretty massive legacy to live up to, considering that 1992's Wolfenstein 3D is often credited for creating the first-person shooter as we know it today. Raven Software's 2009 ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    This game took Super Mario Bros into intriguing new territory, and did so very successfully.

    Super Mario USA

    This game took Super Mario Bros into intriguing new territory, and did so very successfully.

    The follow-up to the classic Super Mario Bros for the NES was probably shocking to a lot of players when it first came out because, characters aside, Super Mario Bros 2 bears very little resemblance to its predecessor. T... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3.5
    Rampage 2: Universal Tour for the GBC is a bad version of an already mediocre game

    Rampage 2: Universal Tour

    Rampage 2: Universal Tour for the GBC is a bad version of an already mediocre game

    I've heard it said before that if you've played one Rampage game, you've played them all. While I wouldn't go as far as to say this is 100% accurate, it's not at all far from the truth. This game franchise has had you pl... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Destroy All Humans is a pretty hilarious, and well worth playing, third-person shooter

    Destroy All Humans!

    Destroy All Humans is a pretty hilarious, and well worth playing, third-person shooter

    As both a history buff and a fan of fifties' horror films, the concept behind Destroy All Humans strikes me as one of the coolest ideas in video game history. In this 2005 game for PS2 and Xbox, you play as an alien name... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Super Mario Kart is a landmark racing game, but a few flaws keep the game from feeling like a timeless masterpiece

    Super Mario Kart

    Super Mario Kart is a landmark racing game, but a few flaws keep the game from feeling like a timeless masterpiece

    Super Mario Kart for the SNES was a pretty important game back in 1992. Not only did it mark the beginning of one of gaming's most famous series, it also is typically credited as the first kart-racer ever - which, consid... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Mario's first adventure for the SNES is one of the best platforming games ever created

    Super Mario World: Super Mario Bros. 4

    Mario's first adventure for the SNES is one of the best platforming games ever created

    Mario's first adventure for Nintendo's shiny new 16 bit machine made a massive impact on the gaming world when it was released in 1991, and many gamers still consider this to be an essential masterpiece over twenty years... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3.5
    This is a barely-acceptable companion title to one of the greatest skateboarding games of all time

    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

    This is a barely-acceptable companion title to one of the greatest skateboarding games of all time

    Like virtually all Game Boy Color ports of home console titles, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater on Nintendo's handheld console bears hardly any resemblence to the N64 and PSX versions, aside from... well... they're all skateboard... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    While it's not flawless in my mind, Super Mario Bros is an undisputed NES classic

    Super Mario Bros.

    While it's not flawless in my mind, Super Mario Bros is an undisputed NES classic

    When talking about truly iconic and revolutionary video games, you'll have a tough time coming up with a title more significant than 1985's Super Mario Bros for the Nintendo Entertainment System. In addition to single-ha... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful