User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.56/10

Total of 137 user reviews spread across 137 releases

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  • User Rating:7
    You'd be insane to not want to leave this place.

    Outlast

    You'd be insane to not want to leave this place.

    There's a saying that's been said on occasion. "Don't be afraid of the dark. Be afraid of what it's hiding." Few games bring that saying into life better than Outlast, a survival horror game that grips you in the dark t... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The Old West.  Rockstar style.

    Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition

    The Old West. Rockstar style.

    For more than a decade, Rockstar's been making open-world sandbox games that let you do whatever you wanted, for good or for bad. Back in 2004, Rockstar published a game called Red Dead Revolver, a Western-themed third-... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    Vin Diesel is... the Wheelman, in an average game.

    Wheelman

    Vin Diesel is... the Wheelman, in an average game.

    Vin Diesel has had a dream of getting into video games for years. He starred in the critically acclaimed Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay and its sequel Assault on Dark Athena. Now, he's in another game cal... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Help the Mini Marios rescue Pauline (again) from the clutches of Donkey Kong!

    Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem

    Help the Mini Marios rescue Pauline (again) from the clutches of Donkey Kong!

    Mario's been battling Donkey Kong far longer than he's been battling his other nemesis Bowser. At first, it was just a bunch of ladders and barrels between him and Donkey Kong but over the recent years, he's been taking... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Dr. Ryuta Kawashima returns, this time adorning devilish horns....

    Tohoku Daigaku Karei Igaku Kenkyuusho - Kawashima Ryuuta Kyouju Kanshuu - Mono Sugoku Nou o Kitaeru 5-Funkan no Oni Training

    Dr. Ryuta Kawashima returns, this time adorning devilish horns....

    Do you remember Brain Age? Wouldn't it be funny had you played Brain Age but forgotten all about it? The DS was treated with two Brain Age games, designed by Japanese neuroscientist Dr. Ryuta Kawashima. Using the DS's... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Level-5 and Studio Ghibli join forces to make some truly extraordinary magic.

    Ninokuni: Shiroki Seihai no Joou

    Level-5 and Studio Ghibli join forces to make some truly extraordinary magic.

    PS3 owners have gone quite some time without a good, quality old-fashioned JRPG, and now their wait is finally over. In 2010, Level-5 in collaboration with Studio Ghibli, released a game on Nintendo's DS called Ni no Ku... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Resident Evil makes its franchise debut on Nintendo's 3DS.

    Resident Evil: Revelations

    Resident Evil makes its franchise debut on Nintendo's 3DS.

    The long running survival horror franchise Resident Evil shows no signs of slowing down. Having started its birth on the PlayStation, it has made appearances on the Saturn, the Nintendo 64, the Dreamcast, the PS2, Wii, ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Afro's deadly adventure fails to leave a lasting impact.

    Afro Samurai

    Afro's deadly adventure fails to leave a lasting impact.

    Ever heard that saying, "Where there's smoke, there's fire"? Well, where there's blood, there's swords. Afro Samurai's carrying a really large sword, so it's only logical there's gallons of blood. Afro Samurai is base... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Halo Reach is a prequel to Halo and chronicles Reach's final moments as it fell to the Covenant.

    Halo: Reach

    Halo Reach is a prequel to Halo and chronicles Reach's final moments as it fell to the Covenant.

    Disclaimer: The author of this review has not explored any of the online features, thus no mention of those features will be covered in this review. The score and text reflect Halo Reach as a single player game only. ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Scribblenauts Unlimited is game where you let loose the limits of your imagination.

    Scribblenauts Unlimited

    Scribblenauts Unlimited is game where you let loose the limits of your imagination.

    Scribblenauts all started back in 2009 on the Nintendo DS. It featured a young boy named Maxwell who was able to literally create objects out of thin air using his notebook. He thought up just about anything to overcom... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Take a trip through time and relive one of the greatest adventures Nintendo's ever made.

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

    Take a trip through time and relive one of the greatest adventures Nintendo's ever made.

    Not too many games are remembered so fondly by grown-up gamers as The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. When the game was first released on the Nintendo 64, it took an already well established franchise and completely r... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    For what could have been the series' most interesting character, Aveline de Grandpre deserved a far better game.

    Assassin's Creed III: Liberation

    For what could have been the series' most interesting character, Aveline de Grandpre deserved a far better game.

    DISCLAIMER: No amount of time has been spent exploring the multiplayer aspects of the game, and as such, this review is representative of the single-player game only. The Assassin's Creed games have been going on for ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    The Xbox classic receives an HD facelift as it's crammed into the tiny constraints of the Vita handheld.

    Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath

    The Xbox classic receives an HD facelift as it's crammed into the tiny constraints of the Vita handheld.

    Lorne Lanning. If you're familiar with the name, you know of his works. The Oddworld franchise, which spawned on the PlayStation with Abe's Oddysee, was most notably odd. It featured a cast of bizarre creatures in for... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Mario makes a triumphant return to form on the Wii U!

    New Super Mario Bros. U

    Mario makes a triumphant return to form on the Wii U!

    It is a great time to be a Mario fan right now. Earlier this year, we've seen New Super Mario Bros. 2 and Paper Mario: Sticker Star on the 3DS, and now we have yet another Mario game, this time on the Wii U. It's also ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Paper Mario's newest adventure is fun, but its flaws are a constant reminder of how much greater Sticker Star could be.

    Paper Mario: Sticker Star

    Paper Mario's newest adventure is fun, but its flaws are a constant reminder of how much greater Sticker Star could be.

    It all began with one Nintendo 64 game in 2001: Paper Mario. It was considered by many to be the spiritual successor to Super Nintendo's Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. Its charming art style and excellent ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Paper Mario sets foot on yet another adventure, but an entirely new play style doesn't make it as fun.

    Super Paper Mario

    Paper Mario sets foot on yet another adventure, but an entirely new play style doesn't make it as fun.

    It's been several years since the first Paper Mario was released on the Nintendo 64. Paper Mario was a role-playing game that had Mario and Co. roaming through the Mushroom Kingdom and was later followed by The Thousand... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Sound Shapes is an incredible adventure of sights and sounds, but a short campaign and lack of challenge hold it back.

    Sound Shapes

    Sound Shapes is an incredible adventure of sights and sounds, but a short campaign and lack of challenge hold it back.

    Among the indie developer scene, the 2D platforming genre is quite popular. Not having to pour excessive resources into making graphical powerhouses allow the makers to focus on gameplay and creative level design. As ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    It's the same old Mario, only with a lot more coins!

    New Super Mario Bros. 2

    It's the same old Mario, only with a lot more coins!

    In 2006, there was New Super Mario Bros. In 2009, there was New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Now in 2012, there's New Super Mario Bros. 2. Confused? Well, you should be because later this year, there will also be a New Sup... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    This sleeping dog is one you'll find yourself wanting to wake.

    Sleeping Dogs

    This sleeping dog is one you'll find yourself wanting to wake.

    The open-world sandbox genre has exploded since the days of Grand Theft Auto III. Every newcomer has to do something new to distinguish themselves from the pack. United Front Games has managed to do just that simply by... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    Mario and Co. return to the court... but they forgot the rest of their game!

    Mario Tennis Open

    Mario and Co. return to the court... but they forgot the rest of their game!

    Mario's been in everything imaginable. Board games, baseball, soccer, basketball, even the Olympics. The world of tennis is something Mario knows well, having appeared on the Nintendo 64, the Game Boy Advance, the Game... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Just like Lego Star Wars, except as Batman, and not as fun.

    LEGO Batman: The Videogame

    Just like Lego Star Wars, except as Batman, and not as fun.

    Traveler's Tales does one thing, and one thing only. They make Lego games based on movie and comic book franchises, but they don't necessarily do it all that well. Their games are full of broken gameplay mechanics and ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    The King of All Cosmos and the Prince returns, but their visit is extremely short.

    Katamari Damacy No-Vita

    The King of All Cosmos and the Prince returns, but their visit is extremely short.

    In 2004, the world was introduced to Katamari Damacy, a game truly like no other. The concept of the game was to take a katamari, which is pegged ball that picks up whatever it touches, and roll it around objects to inc... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Gravity Rush is thrilling, but a lack of refinement and missed opportunities keeps it from being as great as it could.

    Gravity Daze

    Gravity Rush is thrilling, but a lack of refinement and missed opportunities keeps it from being as great as it could.

    With every new system released, there's a game that's highly anticipated by everyone for its promising concept. The Vita's library has been debatably underwhelming, so when a project like Gravity Rush (or Gravity Daze a... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    What goes up must come down,  unless you know the Art of Balance.

    Art of Balance Touch!

    What goes up must come down, unless you know the Art of Balance.

    Gravity is a force that we all know. This invisible energy tends to pull things straight down to Earth. There's a special force known as balance that allows objects and creatures to remain upright. One could say that ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Max Payne is B.A.D.  Bald. Angry. Drunk.

    Max Payne 3

    Max Payne is B.A.D. Bald. Angry. Drunk.

    DISCLAIMER: No amount of time was invested in the multiplayer aspect of this game. Therefore, review and score will be reflected accordingly. Max Payne's been out of commission for quite some time. Remedy's third... Read Full Review

    1 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    James Heller is no Alex Mercer.

    Prototype 2

    James Heller is no Alex Mercer.

    Prototype. The very definition of the word means the first of something that other greater things are based upon. You would then expect Prototype 2, a follow up to Activision's hit 2009 sandbox action game, to build on... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Disgaea makes it debut on the PS Vita with the third installment, packed with extra content.

    Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention

    Disgaea makes it debut on the PS Vita with the third installment, packed with extra content.

    Disgaea is not your typical role-playing game franchise. Not as popular as Final Fantasy in the East or Elder Scrolls in the West, Nippon Ichi Software's Disgaea series still manages to hold a strong cult following due ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Beautiful.  Elegant.  Challenging.  One of the best platformers around and it ain't a Mario game.

    Rayman Origins

    Beautiful. Elegant. Challenging. One of the best platformers around and it ain't a Mario game.

    Rayman's been having a nice sabbatical for the past several years. Once the platforming periling protagonist, he slowly bowed out and let the Raving Rabbids have their time in the limelight. The days of party games and... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Disgaea returns on the PS2 in the form of Cursed Memories.

    Makai Senki Disgaea 2

    Disgaea returns on the PS2 in the form of Cursed Memories.

    Demons are serious. They're all about darkness and death and destruction, unless they're in the universe of Disgaea, and then they're about darkness and death and destruction with an infusion of whimsy and humor. It's ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Motorstorm RC is  just as fun driving RC cars, with just as much lasting appeal - in other words, no so much.

    MotorStorm RC

    Motorstorm RC is just as fun driving RC cars, with just as much lasting appeal - in other words, no so much.

    Motorstorm debuted back in 2006 alongside the launch of the PlayStation 3. It was an off-road racing game featuring a number of rusty vehicles that shattered in a splendorous shower of shrapnel as they raced across sadi... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Virtua Tennis 4 gets set to tour the world on the Vita.

    Power Smash 4

    Virtua Tennis 4 gets set to tour the world on the Vita.

    It's been more than 10 years since Virtua Tennis has debutted on the Dreamcast. Since that time, the franchise has seen installments appear on just about every system from the PSP to the N-Gage, to the current consoles ... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Unit 13 feels more like a group of people who only show up to do their jobs instead of a tight group of operatives.

    Unit 13

    Unit 13 feels more like a group of people who only show up to do their jobs instead of a tight group of operatives.

    When you think of covert operatives, you think of armed and dangerous men sneaking around hallways and hiding behind walls waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike. This is exactly the kind of feeling Unit 13 puts ... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Speed.  Danger.  Beauty.  Portability.  This is Wipeout 2048

    WipEout 2048

    Speed. Danger. Beauty. Portability. This is Wipeout 2048

    Wipeout is a racing franchise as old as Ridge Racer, both making their home console debuts on the PlayStation in 1995. Wipeout is loved for its great sense of speed, futurist combat racing and anti-gravity physics. Fea... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Little Deviants serves its purpose as a tech demo, but falls considerably short of an actual game.

    Little Deviants

    Little Deviants serves its purpose as a tech demo, but falls considerably short of an actual game.

    With every new piece of tech, there lies a game that takes advantage of what it can do. Certain games don't excel past the level of merely showing off the new hardware's tech. These games are known as tech demos, and i... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    What a lonely road trip...

    ModNation Racers: Road Trip

    What a lonely road trip...

    Combat kart racers are a dime a dozen these days. In order to make your racer stand out among the crowd, you have to offer something unique. What's more unique than allowing the gamers to make their own cars, tracks an... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Sony's biggest franchise makes its debut on the freshly released Vita.

    Uncharted: Chizu no Bouken no Hajimari

    Sony's biggest franchise makes its debut on the freshly released Vita.

    In 2007, Sony started its own brand of action adventure games called Uncharted. Featuring a fearless treasure hunter by the name of Nathan Drake, it had the player traversing steep cliff sides and dilapidated buildings ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    A worthwhile addition to the series, but a couple lacking features prevents it from truly shining.

    Lumines: Electronic Symphony

    A worthwhile addition to the series, but a couple lacking features prevents it from truly shining.

    In 2005, Sony released its first handheld gaming device, the PlayStation Portable, or PSP for short. Among its bevy of launch titles, one such game made a big splash with puzzle gamers and that title was Lumines. It is ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Prepare to be the fastest hero there ever was!

    Yuusha 30

    Prepare to be the fastest hero there ever was!

    Role-playing games are notorious for requiring hours from the gamer to accomplish one quest. You must cross barren wastelands and delve into dank dungeons and defeat hoards of monsters to become powerful enough to finis... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Golden Sun returns to the DS with Dark Dawn.

    Golden Sun: Dark Dawn

    Golden Sun returns to the DS with Dark Dawn.

    If you never owned a Game Boy Advance, chances are you never played Golden Sun and its successor Golden Sun: The Lost Age. These two fine role-playing games served as some of the best RPGs ever published by Nintendo, a ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Help Zack Zero use the power of fire, ice and stone to thwart Zulrog and rescue his girlfriend Marlene.

    Zack Zero

    Help Zack Zero use the power of fire, ice and stone to thwart Zulrog and rescue his girlfriend Marlene.

    Space faring wouldn't be that much fun if you weren't combating an evil overlord and trying to rescue your kidnapped girlfriend. Luckily for Zack Zero, he's doing just that, so he's kept plenty busy. It all started whe... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful