User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.14/10

Total of 25 user reviews spread across 25 releases

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  • User Rating:9.5
    This game is fantastic, despite being slightly let down by various bugs

    Red Dead Redemption

    This game is fantastic, despite being slightly let down by various bugs

    Red Dead Redemption is highly immersive, with varied missions and visuals that are so cinematic you'll feel like you're watching a movie. The story is good, although not terribly original. However, it's the characters th... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    Shift 2 feels like a game that could have used a few more months of development

    Shift 2: Unleashed

    Shift 2 feels like a game that could have used a few more months of development

    As a fan of NFS: Shift, I really wanted to love this game. I was excited by the new helmet cam feature, the reported ugraded graphics, the night racing. However, this is what I discovered: The helmet cam was a huge le... Read Full Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Pretty good but not as good as Web of Shadows

    Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions

    Pretty good but not as good as Web of Shadows

    So I finally got around to playing Shattered Dimensions. The game has a great premise and a good plot. However, it does get quite stale after a while because every level follows a very rigid formula which goes as follows... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Beautiful visuals, compelling story and engaging characters are ruined by a jittery camera and imprecise controls

    Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

    Beautiful visuals, compelling story and engaging characters are ruined by a jittery camera and imprecise controls

    This game could have been great, and actually in places it is. However, any enjoyment will be marred by the spastic camera, shoddy controls and too much trial and error. This is a shame because the visuals are fantast... Read Full Review

    3 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Not as good as the first game...

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II

    Not as good as the first game...

    I really wanted the GS review to be wrong. I loved the first game, mainly because of the compelling story and real characters. I couldn't believe that the sequel could be at all bad, having such a great starting block. A... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Behind nice graphics and quality production is a very shallow experience

    Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy

    Behind nice graphics and quality production is a very shallow experience

    Run, run, run, run. Punch, punch, punch, block, punch, punch, punch, block, punch, punch, punch, takedown. Use 'Bourne Sense'.(seriously?) Run, run, run, run. Punch, punch, punch, block, punch, punch, punch, ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Pretty good...but not amazing

    Tomb Raider: Underworld

    Pretty good...but not amazing

    If you liked TR Anniversary and Legend, and are itching for more of the same, Underworld will not disappoint. In terms of gameplay experience, Underworld is neither better nor worse than previous games, although the ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    First SC game I've played, and I liked it (although it is too short)

    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (Collector's Edition)

    First SC game I've played, and I liked it (although it is too short)

    I was never a fan of stealth games, and consequently never gave the Splinter Cell series more than a cursory glance. Recently, I've been making a concerted effort to broaden my gaming horizons, trying new kinds of games.... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Forgotten Sands is a poorly disguised remake, but loads of fun nonetheless.

    Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

    Forgotten Sands is a poorly disguised remake, but loads of fun nonetheless.

    How excited was I when I heard that a new PoP game was coming, and a (supposedly) original one to boot, not simply the obligatory movie tie-in. I rented it (because having been burned so many times in the past with ne... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    From a single player perspective, DiRT 2 is overall a good game, but severe lack of variety lets it down

    DiRT 2

    From a single player perspective, DiRT 2 is overall a good game, but severe lack of variety lets it down

    DiRT 2 does almost everything right. The graphics are excellent, vehicle models are nicely detailed, damage modelling is extensive and realistic, and the driving engine is for the most part great (although the trucks and... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    Although it takes less than 6 hours to complete, those hours feel like a drag

    Dante's Inferno: Shinkyoku Jigoku-Hen

    Although it takes less than 6 hours to complete, those hours feel like a drag

    OK, so this game has been out for ages, and it has probably all been said in a hundred other reviews, but I wanted to add my two pence. The truth is I avoided this game for a long while, partly because I had a stack of m... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    On the whole, a great sequel that improves upon many of the original's shortcomings

    Mass Effect 2

    On the whole, a great sequel that improves upon many of the original's shortcomings

    I've just finished ME2, and have to say I am impressed. They managed to keep just about everything that was great about the original (ie, epic storyline, great characters, fantastic visuals) and stripped away most of wha... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    Wasted potential

    Dark Sector

    Wasted potential

    DarkSector has the foundations of a great game - an intriguing story, solid gameplay mechanics, nice visuals. Unfortunately, you'll become both bored and annoyed with it before it manages to fulfil its potential. The ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Arkham Asylum is overall a great game, though slightly overrated...

    Batman: Arkham Asylum

    Arkham Asylum is overall a great game, though slightly overrated...

    The GS review pretty much covers everything that is good about this game, so I will just mention two things I found annoying/disappointing: 1.The over-the-shoulder camera view when walking around - I found this made i... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    A great story makes this otherwise frustrating, glitchy game worth playing

    Mass Effect

    A great story makes this otherwise frustrating, glitchy game worth playing

    OK, so I believe that whilst Mass Effect is overall a good game, it is a little overrated. Most people seem quite happy to overlook the game's many flaws and annoyances - I'm not. Having just completed the game, here is ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    GS gave this an overly harsh review...

    Need for Speed: Shift

    GS gave this an overly harsh review...

    How much enjoyment you get from this game all depends on how you approach it. Look at it as a sim-style arcade racer. OK, so most of what GS said is true, however the flaws in this game are mostly easy to get past, a... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.5
    Am I the only one who found this game so very tedious?

    Forza Motorsport 3

    Am I the only one who found this game so very tedious?

    I love racers, although I will admit first off that I'm not into hardcore sims. However, Forza 3 was supposed to be a middle ground between arcade and sim - it supposedly caters to fans of both with the highly customisab... Read Full Review

    11 of 24 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The best action-adventure game I've played since God of War.

    Darksiders

    The best action-adventure game I've played since God of War.

    Forget Dante's Inferno (so dull), Darksiders is one of the best 3rd person action games to have come out in years. Although it does have a few flaws, they are not serious or numerous enough to impact the overall quality ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    Compared with previous games in the series, Paradise feels hollow. This game caters only to the online multiplayer.

    Burnout Paradise

    Compared with previous games in the series, Paradise feels hollow. This game caters only to the online multiplayer.

    I've been a Burnout fan for years, Revenge being the pinnacle of the series in my opinion. I was excited about Paradise when it came out. From the what I'd heard it would combine the insane speed and metal-crunching cras... Read Full Review

    3 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    Prototype should be a great game, but...

    Prototype

    Prototype should be a great game, but...

    This game was fun for about an hour. The story is compelling, the presentation is nice, the characters interesting. Unfortunately, it is let down by dull and uniform-looking environments that all seem to be the same ... Read Full Review

    2 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Midnight Club LA is fun, challenging and immersive - though like every arcade streetracer ever made, not without flaws.

    Midnight Club: Los Angeles

    Midnight Club LA is fun, challenging and immersive - though like every arcade streetracer ever made, not without flaws.

    I think Gamespot gave this game an overly harsh review. I have played through MCLA from start to finish about 4 times now, and never did I find it too difficult. Challenging, certainly, but not unfairly so. The bigge... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    AC2 is as close to a perfect sequel as it's possible to get.

    Assassin's Creed II

    AC2 is as close to a perfect sequel as it's possible to get.

    Assassin Creed was a milestone in visual presentation, but lacked depth and variety. Happily, AC2 takes everything that was great about the first game (ie, graphics and story) and drops everything that wasn't (repetitive... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Assassin's Creed is a visual masterpiece, and highly immersive, but is let down by repetitive missions.

    Assassin's Creed

    Assassin's Creed is a visual masterpiece, and highly immersive, but is let down by repetitive missions.

    Assassin's Creed is undoubtedly one of those landmark games that will be remembered primarily for its breath-taking visuals. The game presents a believable and immersive recreation of 12th century, Crusade-torn Israel an... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Scaler is a satisfying and light-hearted adventure that is underrated

    Scaler

    Scaler is a satisfying and light-hearted adventure that is underrated

    Whilst Scaler is not quite in the same league as Jak & Daxter or Ratchet & Clank, it is nevertheless a fun and rewarding 3D platformer. The difficulty ramps up quite a lot in the later levels, requiring quite a bit of tr... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Devil May Cry 4 is beautiful to behold, but ultimately a standard and uninspiring hack'n'slash.

    Devil May Cry 4

    Devil May Cry 4 is beautiful to behold, but ultimately a standard and uninspiring hack'n'slash.

    Devil May Cry 4 is a graphical showcase, and is bolstered by a fairly complex storyline, but is ultimately a fairly by-the-numbers hack'n'slash. The outstanding graphics will dazzle you throughout the first few levels... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful