User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.04/10

Total of 154 user ratings spread across 154 releases

  1. 10
    (3)
  2. 9
    (50)
  3. 8
    (56)
  4. 7
    (29)
  5. 6
    (10)
  6. 5
    (2)
  7. 4
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  • Review Score:9
    Providing you're up for the challenge, this is the high point of the DS Castlevania series.

    Akumajou Dracula: Ubawareta Kokuin

    Providing you're up for the challenge, this is the high point of the DS Castlevania series.

    We won't deny that Castlevania: Order Of Ecclesia is a hard game, because it is. Given the amount of cursing that occurred as we played through it and were slaughtered by axe-wielding robots, giant skeletons, knights wit... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5
    As a remake this is recommended, but as it's a 'new' game in the UK it's essential.

    Chrono Trigger

    As a remake this is recommended, but as it's a 'new' game in the UK it's essential.

    You thought the wait for Super Smash Bros. Brawl was bad? Spare a thought for the RPG nuts who've been gaming since the NES and SNES days. When American games magazines started making a big deal of Chrono Trigger and pro... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5.5
    SimAnimals is a good idea but with poor visuals and fiddly controls, this is a wasted opportunity.<br />

    SimAnimals

    SimAnimals is a good idea but with poor visuals and fiddly controls, this is a wasted opportunity.<br />

    Nintendogs may turn off many gamers but you have to admit that Miyamoto's pet simulator is an impressive creation. Not only has it attracted many new gamers to the DS but it looks great, has bags of charm and even Ninten... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5
    It was great before and it's great now. One of the Wii's best.

    Okami

    It was great before and it's great now. One of the Wii's best.

    Okami is one of the greatest videogames ever made. Yes, it's that good. Of course, that's in general game terms rather than a comment specifically aimed at the Wii version. Okami jumped to the top of 'Best Games Ever' li... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    Okami

  • Rating:9

    Mario Golf

  • Review Score:9
    Mario Golf is a great spin-off and it remains a fun title nearly a whole decade later.

    Mario Golf

    Mario Golf is a great spin-off and it remains a fun title nearly a whole decade later.

    Although it can't be denied that the Virtual Console is a cracking service, providing a host of classic games, it has to be said that there's been a lack of N64 titles on it recently. In fact, believe it or not, we only ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    Once you understand what Exit is all about and adapt to its slow speed and unusual controls.

    Hijouguchi: Exit DS

    Once you understand what Exit is all about and adapt to its slow speed and unusual controls.

    Admit it - you've daydreamed about being a hero. About being the one who saves a small child and their puppy from a burning building before legging it just before the roof is blown into space. Which is why Exit has su... Read Full Review

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

    Exit DS

  • Review Score:9.5
    Not only is Chronicles a fantastic Sonic game, it's a superb RPG game in its own right.

    Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood

    Not only is Chronicles a fantastic Sonic game, it's a superb RPG game in its own right.

    We have two confessions. Our first is that when we were younger, back in the Mega Drive days, we used to love Sonic almost as much as we loved Mario. Our second is that in recent years we've grown less fond of him, partl... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood

  • Rating:8

    Pokemon Ranger

  • Review Score:8
    Pokémon Ranger isn't as deep and involving as the main Pokémon adventures.

    Pokemon Ranger

    Pokémon Ranger isn't as deep and involving as the main Pokémon adventures.

    Pokémon games - proper Pokémon games - are all about battling and collecting as many Pokémon as you can. They're role-playing collect 'em ups, basically, and when Pokémon games don't stick rigidly to that formula there's... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Great for Pokémaniacs and puzzle gamers

    Pokemon Puzzle League

    Great for Pokémaniacs and puzzle gamers

    There are already a number of puzzle games to choose from on the Virtual Console, but most of them are a bit bland now (Columns) or too basic (Mario & Yoshi). Thankfully Pokémon Puzzle League is both addictive and well-p... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Pokemon Puzzle League

  • Review Score:5
    The worst Pokémon game since Box<br />

    My Pokemon Ranch

    The worst Pokémon game since Box<br />

    While it's nowhere near as absurd as, say, Pokémon Box on the GameCube, we're struggling to see the point of My Pokémon Ranch. So, you transfer your Pokémon from your DS copy of Pokémon Diamond and/or Pearl... and tha... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Shake it like a Pokemon picture<br />

    Pokemon Snap

    Shake it like a Pokemon picture<br />

    Of all the Pokémon spin-offs that were released during the series' first big craze, Pokémon Snap is by far our favourite. It's great fun and really deserves a sequel. I think using the Wiimote as the camera would be a go... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Pokemon Snap

  • Rating:7

    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team

  • Review Score:7
    The idea is interesting and the thought of being a Pokémon instead of training one is a fun twist.

    Pokemon Fushigi no Dungeon: Ao no Kyuujotai

    The idea is interesting and the thought of being a Pokémon instead of training one is a fun twist.

    Any Pokémon fan worth their salt knows all about the core, 'proper' Pokémon games. We're talking about the likes of FireRed and LeafGreen, Gold and Silver, and Ruby and Sapphire. With the next 'proper RPG' Pokémon game s... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness

  • Review Score:7.5
    No, it's not that much different from last time, but that doesn't stop it being just as much fun.Definitely worth a look

    Pokemon Fushigi no Dungeon: Yami no Tankentai

    No, it's not that much different from last time, but that doesn't stop it being just as much fun.Definitely worth a look

    It would be very easy, and a little unfair, to just wade in and say that the two latest Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games - Explorers Of Time and Explorers Of Darkness - are almost identical to their predecessors, Red and Bl... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    A handful of niggles, but not enough to stop this from being more accessible and enjoyable than its predecessor.

    Pokemon Ranger: Batonnage

    A handful of niggles, but not enough to stop this from being more accessible and enjoyable than its predecessor.

    In our minds, the precise explanation as to why we didn't really get on with the original Pokémon Ranger and yet love its sequel, Pokémon Ranger: Shadows Of Almia, is likely to go down as one of the greatest mysteries of... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia

  • Review Score:9
    Overall Flawed in structure but magnificent to play, Paradise is within touching distance of vital.

    Burnout Paradise

    Overall Flawed in structure but magnificent to play, Paradise is within touching distance of vital.

    You won't know what to think to begin with. The first thing that hits you is how sprawling Paradise's map seems. (Burnout's entered the free-roaming age, in case you didn't know.) Then you realise you can drive from one ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Burnout Paradise

  • Review Score:9
    Not your average gaming experience - Mirror's Edge takes the FPS format and flips it on its head. A brilliant and unique

    Mirror's Edge

    Not your average gaming experience - Mirror's Edge takes the FPS format and flips it on its head. A brilliant and unique

    Mirror's Edge isn't just a shooter. It's actually a sort of anti-shooter. Only with guns. It takes the basic shape and feel of an FPS, but then ditches the focus on destruction and fury and instead goes for elegance and ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    Mercs 2 is disappointing because its execution doesn't live up to its ambition.

    Mercenaries 2: World in Flames

    Mercs 2 is disappointing because its execution doesn't live up to its ambition.

    Whoa. This is a PS3 game? The first impressions of Mercenaries 2: World In Flames aren't going to be dislocating anybody's jaws in amazement. Do not adjust your sets and all that, but this looks like a buttered-up PS2 ga... Read Full Review

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

    Mercenaries 2: World in Flames

  • Review Score:8
    Donkey Kong Jungle Climber is a fun little game that will keep you busy for a while.

    DK Jungle Climber

    Donkey Kong Jungle Climber is a fun little game that will keep you busy for a while.

    You may not be aware that this is a sequel. The original, DK King Of Swing, appeared and disappeared on the GBA quickly and didn't get the attention it deserved. The sequel offers more of the same but as the majority of ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Kirby's Dream Course

  • Rating:8.5

    Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

  • Review Score:8.5
    Time to be sucked into another adventure!

    Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

    Time to be sucked into another adventure!

    We feel a bit sorry for Kirby. While the likes of Mario and Link are household names, and other Nintendo series such as StarFox and Metroid have legions of dedicated followers, we think it's fair to say that Kirby, as a ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5
    Everything you could ever want from a Zelda game and more, plus it shows that there's plenty of life left in the series.

    Zelda no Densetsu: Mugen no Sunadokei

    Everything you could ever want from a Zelda game and more, plus it shows that there's plenty of life left in the series.

    Shall we just get the formalities out of the way right now then? Because, when it comes down to it, there's no denying the facts - Legend Of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass is brilliant. Or, rather, it's brilliant written in 16... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    Super Princess Peach can't hold a candle to classics like Mario World, but it's bolted onto a rock solid 2D blueprint.

    Super Princess Peach

    Super Princess Peach can't hold a candle to classics like Mario World, but it's bolted onto a rock solid 2D blueprint.

    A warning before we begin: don't expect Super Princess Peach to be the next Mario World. Using the 'Super' prefix might suggest that this is in some way comparable with classic SNES outings like Yoshi's Island, but in fa... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Mario Hoops: 3 on 3

  • Review Score:8
    Mario Slam Basketball is a fun Mario sports title and the best looking game on the DS.

    Mario Basket: 3 on 3

    Mario Slam Basketball is a fun Mario sports title and the best looking game on the DS.

    Another month, another bout of deja vu as we revisit a game that should have been out last year but is only hitting shops now. And straight off, the thing that's clear about Mario Slam Basketball is that these are the be... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    If you're looking for an enjoyable, almost relaxing puzzle game then March Of The Minis is worth a go.

    Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis

    If you're looking for an enjoyable, almost relaxing puzzle game then March Of The Minis is worth a go.

    Despite the popularity of Mario and his mates, the original Mario Vs Donkey Kong on the Game Boy Advance was largely overlooked. It was an addictive platformer with heaps of Mario charm but it seemed to pass under most p... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Mario Strikers Charged

  • Review Score:9
    While we can see some people getting frustrated with the tricky AI later in the game, it's still got some good online.

    Mario Strikers Charged Football

    While we can see some people getting frustrated with the tricky AI later in the game, it's still got some good online.

    Don't ever be too quick to judge - that's our motto in life. In the case of Mario Strikers Charged Football it would be a particularly apt adage, simply because a quick glance at the game would suggest little has changed... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful