User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.06/10

Total of 286 user ratings spread across 286 releases

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  • Rating:9.5
    Mass Effect 3 caps the trilogy in epic fashion, delivering a superb experience that lives up to the previous games.

    Mass Effect 3

    Mass Effect 3 caps the trilogy in epic fashion, delivering a superb experience that lives up to the previous games.

    When Mass Effect was first released, it felt very much like a BioWare game, a kind of sci-fi shooter RPG that didn't feel too different from previous BioWare efforts while also paying direct homage to the halcyon days of... Read Full Review

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

    Halo Wars

  • Rating:9
    Sounds wonderful, looks great, and is clever enough to hold the player's interest from start to finish.

    Kirby's Epic Yarn

    Sounds wonderful, looks great, and is clever enough to hold the player's interest from start to finish.

    When first seen at E3, the buzz surrounding Kirby's Epic Yarn was the stunning visual design. The Nintendo Wii is never going to render a more realistic game than the XBox 360 or PlayStation 3, but Nintendo has long made... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    Bastion is a beautiful, moving game that players of all skill levels (and most ages) can enjoy.

    Bastion

    Bastion is a beautiful, moving game that players of all skill levels (and most ages) can enjoy.

    Most long-time fans of GameSpot have probably had Bastion on their radars for a long time. When Greg Kasavin is creating something, it's probably worth paying attention to. Bastion plays like an old-school 16-bit action-... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    Pandemic's swan song isn't the most innovative or polished game around, but it's an incredible amount of fun.

    The Saboteur

    Pandemic's swan song isn't the most innovative or polished game around, but it's an incredible amount of fun.

    The now-defunct Pandemic Studios had a knack for getting to the core of what made a game experience fun. There might be some missing polish to get a game out in time, and the graphics on the largely multi-platform games ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    GameDevStory is an addictive little gem- while it lasts.

    Game Dev Story

    GameDevStory is an addictive little gem- while it lasts.

    There are two basic foundations to a good game, in my opinion. One is fun. I look forward to playing it, I enjoy my time with it, and when I'm not playing it, I'm looking forward to having a good time when I am playing i... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Sol Survivor

  • Rating:7.5

    Ace Combat 6: Kaihou e no Senka

  • Rating:8.5
    Gears of War is a great shooter with gorgeous visuals, intense sound, and some real clever tricks.

    Gears of War

    Gears of War is a great shooter with gorgeous visuals, intense sound, and some real clever tricks.

    When one system gets the next Unreal game and another gets a new IP from shooter specialist developer Epic, it's hard to tell who "wins", really. While Gears of War has stood out as Microsoft's Halo stand-in fo... Read Full Review

    9 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    BioShock

  • Rating:8.5
    The gameplay is more evolutionary than revolutionary, but BioShock is  a sure step forward for storytelling in games.

    BioShock

    The gameplay is more evolutionary than revolutionary, but BioShock is a sure step forward for storytelling in games.

    I'm not sure I quite understand the creative obsession with crumbling societies, worlds, and dreams, the sunset of mankind's ambition, but it's definitely pervasive. Whether it's the fading planet of George R. R. Martin'... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Field Commander

  • Rating:8

    Dropship: United Peace Force

  • Rating:8.2

    Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords

  • Rating:9.4

    Guitar Hero II (Game only)

  • Rating:10
    Chrono Cross is a masterful RPG that mixes gorgeous aesthetics with an engaging cast and plotline.

    Chrono Cross (PSOne Books)

    Chrono Cross is a masterful RPG that mixes gorgeous aesthetics with an engaging cast and plotline.

    This review is in progress - 3/26/07 In 1995, the men behind Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and Dragon Ball joined forces to create what has become an endearing classic, one of the best games of the 16-bit genre, and an... Read Full Review

    3 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Chrono Cross

  • Rating:8.1

    X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse

  • Rating:6.3
    The Burning Crusade is a feast of new and exciting content for hardcore players. Not so much for everyone else.

    World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade

    The Burning Crusade is a feast of new and exciting content for hardcore players. Not so much for everyone else.

    Blizzard's World of WarCraft was the breakout title massively multiplayer online RPG's were waiting for, an accessible and enjoyable game that took players to the popular world of Azeroth. This is the very same land in w... Read Full Review

    11 of 14 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Freelancer

  • Rating:8

    Sid Meier's Railroads!

  • Rating:9.6

    Sid Meier's Civilization IV

  • Rating:6.8

    Crackdown

  • Rating:6.8
    Uninspired aesthetics, some sloppy design, and a general lack of innovation relegate this title to second-class status.

    Riot Act

    Uninspired aesthetics, some sloppy design, and a general lack of innovation relegate this title to second-class status.

    The first few months of the year are always rough for games, as a few titles miss the holiday mark to little fanfare and are followed by months with relatively barren release calendars. While 2007 is marginally better, a... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.3

    Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony

  • Rating:8.6

    Age of Empires: The Age of Kings

  • Rating:7.6

    Final Fantasy XII

  • Rating:8.5

    Final Fantasy III

  • Rating:8.5

    Sid Meier's Pirates!

  • Rating:8

    Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime

  • Rating:7.9

    LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy

  • Rating:8.2

    Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception

  • Rating:9.2
    WoW is both a gold-standard MMORPG and an indication that the current genre model as is has reached its limit.

    World of Warcraft

    WoW is both a gold-standard MMORPG and an indication that the current genre model as is has reached its limit.

    The MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online RPG) genre has come a long way since it first gained public fame and notoriety with the launch of Sony's Ever Quest all those years ago. It has also evolved greatly since Blizzard... Read Full Review

    6 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.4
    New Super Mario Bros. capitalizes on the core essence of what makes platform games fun.

    New Super Mario Bros.

    New Super Mario Bros. capitalizes on the core essence of what makes platform games fun.

    While Nintendo has released a Super Mario somewhat recently with 2002's Super Mario Sunshine, it's been ages since they've made an original side-scrolling Mario game. After seeing remake after remake of older Mario games... Read Full Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.8
    Grandia III isn't terribly original, and the plot's a clunker, but great battles and a charming cast make it fun anyway.

    Grandia III

    Grandia III isn't terribly original, and the plot's a clunker, but great battles and a charming cast make it fun anyway.

    Grandia has always been something of a dark horse franchise against the Final Fantasies and Dragon Quests of the world since it made its Saturn debut seven years ago. Published in the US by Sony, then Ubi Soft, and then ... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.3
    Oblivion finds the sweet spot between ambition and playability the series has been searching for.

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

    Oblivion finds the sweet spot between ambition and playability the series has been searching for.

    A long-standing PC franchise that tested out the console waters first on the original XBox, The Elder Scrolls series has always touted as much open-ended playability as possible. While it has grown a hardcore PC fanbase ... Read Full Review

    15 of 15 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.3

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

  • Rating:8.6

    Star Wars: Battlefront II (DVD Edition)

  • Rating:8.6
    Battlefront II manages to capitalize on the license extremely well, making for a fantastic action experience.

    Star Wars: Battlefront II

    Battlefront II manages to capitalize on the license extremely well, making for a fantastic action experience.

    While Star Wars games have generally had a solid representation over the last 25 years, none of the games had really capitalized on the chaotic firefights until Battlefront was released, finally putting the player in the... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.3
    The Show is an excellent baseball game with a compelling Career mode and a polished overall gameplay experience.

    MLB 06: The Show

    The Show is an excellent baseball game with a compelling Career mode and a polished overall gameplay experience.

    Sony's first handheld baseball offering in 2005 was a competent game of baseball, but it came up short on player options, bonus modes of any kind, and long-term replayability. Players couldn't create characters, nor were... Read Full Review

    8 of 8 users found the following review helpful