User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.64/10

Total of 67 user reviews spread across 67 releases

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  • User Rating:9.1
    Sonic Adventure is a blast from start to finish.

    Sonic Adventure International

    Sonic Adventure is a blast from start to finish.

    Sonic the Hedgehog has been one of those flagship game characters that everyone who knows anything about games has come to appreciate in some way or another. He's the "other" Mario. Never quite gathering the success or... Read Full Review

    9 of 17 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.4
    God of War is, simply put, one of the most extraordinary games to come out for the PS2.

    God of War (Greatest Hits)

    God of War is, simply put, one of the most extraordinary games to come out for the PS2.

    Originality comes in spades these days. It’s rare that a game comes out and actually boasts something that sets it apart from a gaggle of ugly ducklings as the beautiful swan. Well, that was something some of us were s... Read Full Review

    11 of 28 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.3
    A highly original, highly recommendable sequel to one of the better RPGs around.

    Grandia II (Limited Edition)

    A highly original, highly recommendable sequel to one of the better RPGs around.

    Grandia came out at a time when RPGs were still just making their breakthrogh. Game Arts wasn't, and still pretty much isn't a big time developer like their chief competition SquareSoft. Final Fantasy VII was Grandia's... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.9
    A complete letdown.

    Kingdom Hearts

    A complete letdown.

    Kingdom Hearts had the making of a cross-over classic. It had it all. Two of the largest companies on the planet teaming up on one action-adventure epic. SquareSoft and Disney are heralded by their fans as the top of ... Read Full Review

    6 of 43 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.2
    Ys VI is a decent game, it's just not for everybody.

    Ys: Napishtim no Hako

    Ys VI is a decent game, it's just not for everybody.

    The Ys series has been around now for almost eighteen years. It has been a mainstay overseas in the land of the rising sun, and hasn’t seen a domestic release in the states in nearly a decade, that is, until now. Ys: T... Read Full Review

    2 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.3
    Xenosaga Episode II may not be the most remarkable game around, but it's charming story will win you over.

    Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Bose

    Xenosaga Episode II may not be the most remarkable game around, but it's charming story will win you over.

    Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht came out roughly two years ago now, and while it was met with both high critical praise and a good target market that ate it up, it put off a lot of gamers in a number of ways. Ja... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Gran Turismo is where it all started, and it never has been better than this.

    Gran Turismo

    Gran Turismo is where it all started, and it never has been better than this.

    Gran Turismo is the defining achievement in the racing genre. It's not just the birth of the best series in racing games, but it's also the best game to ever hit the scenes that holds the sole purpose of racing. Gran T... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.8
    I forgot, what's good about ICO?

    ICO

    I forgot, what's good about ICO?

    This game is really overrated. So overrated, in fact, that I wouldn't be afraid to call it the most overrated game of this generation. It's not that bad, per se, but it doesn't really have much going for it outside of ... Read Full Review

    7 of 32 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Though it isn't without flaws, it's still the best game from 2003.

    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Limited Edition)

    Though it isn't without flaws, it's still the best game from 2003.

    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker -- perhaps Nintendo's most anticipated game this generation, perhaps their most anticipated game ever, who knows, all I know is; this game is remarkable. In 2001 Nintendo showed off a ... Read Full Review

    2 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Did you know this is the best Super Nintendo game.. ever?!

    Zelda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Triforce

    Did you know this is the best Super Nintendo game.. ever?!

    Hello Link, how are you doing? I haven't seen you since we last went on an adventure together on the Nintendo. Are you ready to save Hyrule and Princess Zelda from Ganandorf and his evil minions?! Because you better b... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.1
    Scrumptious!

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

    Scrumptious!

    The Legend of Zelda is a classic series. Everything about the franchise screams "classic". It's like Mario, Final Fantasy, and... Cool Boarders, all classic franchises that will be remembered and cherished forever. ... Read Full Review

    5 of 14 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.8
    This bundle has a lot of really good games on it.

    The Legend of Zelda Collector's Edition

    This bundle has a lot of really good games on it.

    Don't be frightened by the low score. This one time, I ate boiled peanuts. Like a whole lot of them, right? I saw my friend eat a stick of butter once, he said it was good. You see, there's a reason behind everything... Read Full Review

    3 of 16 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.4
    Undying is one of the most memorable and enjoyable games ever made.

    Clive Barker's Undying

    Undying is one of the most memorable and enjoyable games ever made.

    Clive Barker is a known scaretator, by that, I mean someone who knows how to make something that scares you. He has made movies like Hellraiser, that, while not that impressive cinematically, are going to make you jump ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.7
    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas nails its setting and style so perfectly that it might just be the best action game ever.

    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas nails its setting and style so perfectly that it might just be the best action game ever.

    In 1996, a small-time video game developer called Rockstar Games released a top-down, two-dimensional crime-spree action-adventure game called Grand Theft Auto. The game was met with little fanfare, but it stirred up Mo... Read Full Review

    4 of 14 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.3
    This is the defining game for the GameCube.  Everything here on out will be compared to it.

    BioHazard 4

    This is the defining game for the GameCube. Everything here on out will be compared to it.

    Resident Evil has always been an awesome series, but after last generation, things needed to change. Resident Evil 1-Code Veronica were wholly acceptable because standards were much lower back then. We still hadn't see... Read Full Review

    3 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:2.8
    One of the worst games this generation.

    Grabbed by the Ghoulies

    One of the worst games this generation.

    Grabbed by the Ghoulies is an attrocious game from a has-been developer. It tries to be a brawler and it fails miserably. Actually, it tries to be fun, but it fails miserably at that too. On no level is this game acce... Read Full Review

    2 of 18 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.6
    While World of Warcraft is a fun game, it isn't for everyone.

    World of Warcraft

    While World of Warcraft is a fun game, it isn't for everyone.

    [Edit] Before you get upset about the score, realize this is completely representative of my experience with the game rather than the overall quality. I'm aware that the game deserves higher than a 7.6 based on technica... Read Full Review

    6 of 44 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.6
    On every level, this game is superb.

    Half-Life 2

    On every level, this game is superb.

    I'm a self proclaimed super-fan of the run-and-gun stylized first-person-shooters of the olden days, that's why I like Halo, and that's why I like Unreal. Half-Life, though it was a evolutionary game for the genre, was ... Read Full Review

    18 of 47 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    In 2002, Resident Evil needs a lot of work.

    Resident Evil

    In 2002, Resident Evil needs a lot of work.

    On a technical level, Resident Evil for the GameCube is a stunning representation of the console's capabilities at an early stage of its life. However, the gameplay of Resident Evil, though tried and true, is entirely b... Read Full Review

    2 of 18 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.4
    Brave Fencer Musashi is one of the best games ever made.

    Brave Fencer Musashiden

    Brave Fencer Musashi is one of the best games ever made.

    Though it's more of a fan-favorite, Brave Fencer Musashi is one of the best games ever made. It uniquely blends role playing, action, and adventure elements in to one. Similarily to Zelda, all combat is in real-time, t... Read Full Review

    2 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.1
    Katamari Damacy is quite strange, yet surprisingly accessable.

    Katamari Damacy

    Katamari Damacy is quite strange, yet surprisingly accessable.

    From the moment I was told about this game from one of my friends, I knew it was going to be something to see. It's no looker, it's nothing really all that special on the outside, but it's the heart that counts, and thi... Read Full Review

    3 of 15 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.6
    Metroid Prime superbly blends the adventure and action genres, although it can get a little monotonous at times.

    Metroid Prime

    Metroid Prime superbly blends the adventure and action genres, although it can get a little monotonous at times.

    Metroid Prime may not be the best game of 2002, and it may not be the best game on the GameCube, but it certainly is one of the most creative mixes of two genres that has ever been seen in the video game industry. Tho... Read Full Review

    2 of 20 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.1
    Fable is an amazing game in just about every aspect.

    Fable

    Fable is an amazing game in just about every aspect.

    Throughout Fable's long, hype-filled, development, we've learned tons about it. Perhaps a little too much. That's the main problem with Fable, it doesn't deliver everything it promised. But, let that be known, isn't a... Read Full Review

    9 of 92 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.6
    The Sims 2 is a very fun game, that's all there is to it.

    The Sims 2

    The Sims 2 is a very fun game, that's all there is to it.

    Fans of the original are obviously looking forward to this game. If a expansion pack can sell millions of copies, it's quite apparent a full-fledged sequel is wanted even more. That's true, and The Sims 2 is finally he... Read Full Review

    12 of 105 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.4
    Experience is limited thus far, but it's an amazing game that should be enjoyed by all!

    Burnout 3: Takedown (Platinum Hits)

    Experience is limited thus far, but it's an amazing game that should be enjoyed by all!

    This is basically a first-impressions review, so I'll explain that right now. I just felt like I should let some of you know that this game is fantastic. If you can't tell from the other reader-reviews and GameSpot's f... Read Full Review

    5 of 28 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.6
    Tekken 3 was the first big step towards perfection in the genre.

    Tekken 3 (PlayStation the Best)

    Tekken 3 was the first big step towards perfection in the genre.

    Though it was rather quickly outclassed by Soul Calibur, which was later outclassed by Virtua Fighter 4, Tekken 3 when it first came out was undisputably the best 3D fighter on the block. It featured great fighting mech... Read Full Review

    1 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.2
    Devil May Cry is one of the best action games to ever be made.

    Devil May Cry (Platinum)

    Devil May Cry is one of the best action games to ever be made.

    Capcom hasn't exactly had the best reputation in this generation. With a slew of mediocre titles, they certainly aren't up to snuff as far as they used to be. They decided to bite the big one and take a little time off... Read Full Review

    0 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.1
    Not the best game of all time, but it's definitely not far from it.

    Chrono Trigger

    Not the best game of all time, but it's definitely not far from it.

    Chrono Trigger is perhaps the most critically acclaimed RPG on the super Nintendo. It takes a step above almost every game in the genre that was out at the time and tries something completely new. The gameplay, gra... Read Full Review

    2 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.3
    Final Fantasy VI is by far the greatest of the old era Final Fantasy games.

    Final Fantasy VI

    Final Fantasy VI is by far the greatest of the old era Final Fantasy games.

    Though it has been outdone since its release, when it came out in 1994 it was the undeniable king of RPGs. It had the look, it had the story, and it had the heart. It was an imaginative, creative role-playing game that... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.6
    Final Fantasy VIII -- does it live up the hype?  No.

    Final Fantasy VIII (Platinum)

    Final Fantasy VIII -- does it live up the hype? No.

    Final Fantasy VIII has perhaps the greatest problem that can occur for any game. It has to live up to a predecessor or in this case predecessors that have not just been well acclaimed, but also paved the way for all gam... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.7
    Xenogears is an original title from Squaresoft.  It's also quite possibly the best.

    Xenogears: Elyhaym Van Houten Edition (Square Millennium Collection)

    Xenogears is an original title from Squaresoft. It's also quite possibly the best.

    Many years have passed since Squaresoft released Final Fantasy for the Nintendo Entertainment System. In a final attempt at hitting it big, Square got lucky and started one of the most successful franchises in video gam... Read Full Review

    10 of 20 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    UT2k4 is the followup to the best multiplayer FPS of all time.  And it lives up to its predecessor!

    Unreal Tournament 2004 (DVD Version)

    UT2k4 is the followup to the best multiplayer FPS of all time. And it lives up to its predecessor!

    Unreal Tournament is without a doubt the single most critically acclaimed multiplayer focused first person shooter ever made. It came out at a time in the genre lifespan when not just the typical run and gun single play... Read Full Review

    10 of 21 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.9
    Doom 3 has been a crowning achievement in PC gaming on many levels, but does it stack up to the top-tier games today?

    Doom 3

    Doom 3 has been a crowning achievement in PC gaming on many levels, but does it stack up to the top-tier games today?

    Fans of the series have been clamoring for a new installment for about a decade now. Doom came out first in 1993 and was met with mass hysteria and was widely considered to be the turning point in PC gaming as we know it... Read Full Review

    7 of 37 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.3
    The GameCube version of THPS3 isn't as good as the rest, but is still one of the best games out there.

    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3

    The GameCube version of THPS3 isn't as good as the rest, but is still one of the best games out there.

    For the last few years, Neversoft’s highly popular, critically acclaimed Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series has been paving the way for the extreme sports genre almost single-handedly. Debuting on the Playstation in 1999, Ton... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    THPS3 is one of the most fun and versatile games for the Xbox.

    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (Classics)

    THPS3 is one of the most fun and versatile games for the Xbox.

    For the last few years, Neversoft’s highly popular, critically acclaimed Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series has been paving the way for the extreme sports genre almost single-handedly. Debuting on the Playstation in 1999, Ton... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.2
    Hot off of the success of the nearly-flawless Tony Hawk series.  Neversoft once again tries to reinvent itself.

    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (Platinum)

    Hot off of the success of the nearly-flawless Tony Hawk series. Neversoft once again tries to reinvent itself.

    For the last few years, Neversoft’s highly popular, critically acclaimed Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series has been paving the way for the extreme sports genre almost single-handedly. Debuting on the Playstation in 1999, Ton... Read Full Review

    1 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Tales of Symphonia uniquely blends action and RPG elements in to one game.  Is it worth the wait?

    Tales of Symphonia

    Tales of Symphonia uniquely blends action and RPG elements in to one game. Is it worth the wait?

    Tales of Symphonia is a relatively unique game. Nothing it does hasn't really been done before, but what it does isn't done often. The gameplay is rather intuitive and original, though it stems off of the Valkyrie Prof... Read Full Review

    0 of 30 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8

    Mega Man Anniversary Collection

    This game is sooo fun! It's just all of the old mega man games wrapped in one nifty package. The gameplay is still fantastic, all of the old bosses are still hard as hell, actually all of the games are hard as hell. Me... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.6

    Ninja Gaiden

    Well ain't that a hum-dinger. The review score worked out to a 8.6, not a 9.0+ like I thought. I guess if I was to just tilt this game it would be AAA, but the game really isn't as good as lot of people crack it up to ... Read Full Review

    3 of 34 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.3

    Star Wars Dark Forces

    A 7. something?!? What in the world is that about? This is one of the greatest first person shooters ever made. Everything about it is fantastic. From the gameplay to the graphics, it's top notch. This is by far the... Read Full Review

    1 of 5 users found the following review helpful