User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.44/10

Total of 119 user reviews spread across 119 releases

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  • User Rating:6.5
    A Tony Hawk game that doesn't utilize broken technology that nobody bought?

    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD

    A Tony Hawk game that doesn't utilize broken technology that nobody bought?

    The Good: Controls are solid; nostalgic soundtrack and maps; fantastic visual upgrade; online can be a lot of fun with friends; completing some of the tougher objectives is incredibly rewarding. The Bad: Only seven ma... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King is a game that manages to do everything right.

    Dragon Quest VIII: Sora to Umi to Daichi to Norowareshi Himegimi

    Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King is a game that manages to do everything right.

    The Good: Amazing graphics, character and enemy design; fantastic battle system is a blast from beginning to end; great character customization options; plenty of side activities and loot to find; memorable orchestrated ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    I Am Alive has some great ideas, but they're bogged down by a host of poor design choices.

    I Am Alive

    I Am Alive has some great ideas, but they're bogged down by a host of poor design choices.

    The Good: Interesting combat mechanics challenge you to make tough decisions; awesome animation for a downloadable title; managing inventory can be quite interesting; great music from time to time. The Bad: Terrible d... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Portal 2 is a marked improvement over its predecessor, and manages to meet and exceed all expectations.

    Portal 2

    Portal 2 is a marked improvement over its predecessor, and manages to meet and exceed all expectations.

    The Good: Incredibly well designed puzzles will truly test your ability to think outside of the box; outstanding voice work compliments the unique characters; absolutely hilarious script; main story is twice the length o... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    With a winding story and fluid gameplay to back it up, Assassin's Creed is a worthy addition to your collection.

    Assassin's Creed

    With a winding story and fluid gameplay to back it up, Assassin's Creed is a worthy addition to your collection.

    The Good: Climbing and fighting mechanics are intact and quite fun; graphics look great; amazing soundtrack and voice acting; story is extremely innovative; gigantic world to explore; a lot of different ways to approac... Read Full Review

    4 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Brink's overall premise is promising, but intense lag and technical issues keep it from greatness.

    Brink

    Brink's overall premise is promising, but intense lag and technical issues keep it from greatness.

    The Good: A lot of customization options for each character; parkour element is interesting; shooting mechanics work fine; fun objective based combat. The Bad: Lag ruins half of the games that you try to participate i... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Bastion's clever design and addictive role playing elements make it an unforgettable adventure.

    Bastion

    Bastion's clever design and addictive role playing elements make it an unforgettable adventure.

    The Good: Incredible art design is simple, yet elegant; amazing soundtrack; fantastic use of RPG elements allows you to customize the experience to your liking; fast, exhilarating combat; tons of items to collect and upg... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Modern Warfare 3 is filled with questionable design choices.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

    Modern Warfare 3 is filled with questionable design choices.

    The Good: Probably the best campaign in the series; intense shooting through all modes; great graphics and animation; awesome soundtrack fuels some of the finer moments in the campaign. The Bad: Some of the better ide... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Despite the monumental expectations stacked against it, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception does not disappoint.

    Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

    Despite the monumental expectations stacked against it, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception does not disappoint.

    The Good: Insane, over-the-top moments will keep you on the edge of your seat; great new melee mechanics; unbelievable graphics set a new bar for interactive entertainment; interesting characters and excellent voice acti... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Enslaved struggles in a few key areas, but its story and atmosphere rank up there with the best.

    Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

    Enslaved struggles in a few key areas, but its story and atmosphere rank up there with the best.

    The Good: Believable characters drive a compelling story that's hard to forget; graphics look fantastic; combat is brutal and engaging; a good amount of gameplay variety. The Bad: A few visual glitches; camera is occa... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Batman: Arkham Asylum is by far the best three dimensional Batman game to ever be released.

    Batman: Arkham Asylum

    Batman: Arkham Asylum is by far the best three dimensional Batman game to ever be released.

    The Good: Free-flow combat looks and feels good; a great story that's easy to follow; great voice acting done by a stellar cast; graphics look incredibly good; tons of secrets that are actually fun to find; character bio... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Undead Nightmare's take on the zombie apocalypse is brutally satisfying and outrageously fun

    Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Pack

    Undead Nightmare's take on the zombie apocalypse is brutally satisfying and outrageously fun

    The Good: A wealth of new content for a reasonable price; new style of gameplay forces you to think on your feet; great new multiplayer and co-op modes. The Bad: Repetitive mission design; bad script that can't decide... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Rainbow Six Vegas is one of the best tactical shooters to hit the Xbox 360.

    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas

    Rainbow Six Vegas is one of the best tactical shooters to hit the Xbox 360.

    Pros: Amazing Tactical Shooting, Graphics Look Great, Multiplayer and Co-op Rock, Many Weapons and Gadgets, Directing Your Team is Easy Cons: A Little Hard, Directing and Battle Cries Get Repetitive, Strange Music ... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Just when quality XBLA games are hard to come by; along comes Braid.

    Braid

    Just when quality XBLA games are hard to come by; along comes Braid.

    The Good: Time powers work excellently; a deep story with an unexpected ending; graphics look very good for a downloadable game; music portrays emotion and adventure; extremely rewarding puzzles that will constantly make... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Annihilation offers a fairly good zombie experience and great multiplayer maps, but the price for admission is steep.

    Call of Duty: Black Ops - Annihilation

    Annihilation offers a fairly good zombie experience and great multiplayer maps, but the price for admission is steep.

    The Good: Great new multiplayer maps; new map for Nazi Zombies is large and fun to play cooperatively; fun new weapons to play with. The Bad: Bamboo traps are annoying; too much effort required to get to the Pack-a-Pu... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Even by today's standards, the absolute lack of anything proper or humane makes Conker's adventure a memorable one.

    Conker: Live & Reloaded

    Even by today's standards, the absolute lack of anything proper or humane makes Conker's adventure a memorable one.

    The Good: Absolutely hilarious through its use of disgusting scenarios and coarse language; tons of gameplay variety; amazing graphics for its day and age; memorable characters drive a stupid, but humorous story; great v... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Super Mario Galaxy is unlike anything you've ever seen before, and it's quite possibly Mario's greatest adventure yet.

    Super Mario Galaxy

    Super Mario Galaxy is unlike anything you've ever seen before, and it's quite possibly Mario's greatest adventure yet.

    Please listen to: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/132302.html on another tab while reading this review. It heightens the experience! The Good: Amazingly unique and clever platforming abilities ... Read Full Review

    6 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is an action-packed adventure that's over far too quickly.

    Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

    Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is an action-packed adventure that's over far too quickly.

    The Good: Platforming works great and drives some of the more defining moments in the game; incredible production values show off the Playstation 3's capabilities; believable characters; awesome music supports the advent... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Imagine you had electrical superpowers.  Now, imagine how you'd use them.

    inFamous

    Imagine you had electrical superpowers. Now, imagine how you'd use them.

    The Good: Fluid controls make navigation and combat a blast; nice variety of powers; great graphics for an open world game; brooding soundtrack sets the perfect mood; many different choices to make; lots to do outside of... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Uncharted 2 improves upon its predecessor in every way, providing a cinematic adventure that you won't soon forget.

    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

    Uncharted 2 improves upon its predecessor in every way, providing a cinematic adventure that you won't soon forget.

    The Good: The best graphics of any console game to ever be released; shooting mechanics remain intact; multiplayer is incredible, offering many different modes that'll keep you hooked for a long time; environments give y... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Twilight Princess is an incredibly unique adventure despite its numerous design flaws.

    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

    Twilight Princess is an incredibly unique adventure despite its numerous design flaws.

    The Good: Incredibly detailed graphics stand out from an artistic perspective; a long adventure spanning about fifty hours if you ignore the side quests; Dungeon and temple design is superb; new items create exciting gam... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Linearity and some generic shooting and driving sequences mar an otherwise unforgettable experience.

    L.A. Noire

    Linearity and some generic shooting and driving sequences mar an otherwise unforgettable experience.

    The Good: Incredibly realistic facial animations set a new standard in interactive entertainment; fantastic script brings every character to life; wonderfully realized 1940s setting; interrogation system is very interest... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    It's epic and it looks amazing, yet sometimes it feels like God of War III is playing it safe with the series' formula

    God of War III

    It's epic and it looks amazing, yet sometimes it feels like God of War III is playing it safe with the series' formula

    The Good: Some of the best graphics you'll see on any console; incredible sense of scale creates some truly awesome moments; orchestrated music creates a very angry, malicious mood that makes ripping apart undead soldier... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Limbo is a game to be experienced by the individual, which is why no review can ever do it justice…not even this one.

    LIMBO

    Limbo is a game to be experienced by the individual, which is why no review can ever do it justice…not even this one.

    The Good: Puzzle platforming at its finest; artistic visuals portray a dark, lonely atmosphere; incredible sound design heightens the sense of isolation; interesting secrets with cryptic achievements. The Bad: Ending ... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Kirby's Epic Yarn is able to distinguish itself through great level design and a fantastic sense of creativity.

    Kirby's Epic Yarn

    Kirby's Epic Yarn is able to distinguish itself through great level design and a fantastic sense of creativity.

    The Good: Creative level design; gameplay is diverse and very fun; fantastic art direction; superb soundtrack; co-op is very enjoyable and a welcome addition to the franchise. The Bad: Not long enough to warrant a buy... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Despite its lack of modes, Alan Wake proves to be one of the most engaging games of the year

    Alan Wake

    Despite its lack of modes, Alan Wake proves to be one of the most engaging games of the year

    The Good: Great graphics bring the dark and dreary setting to life; intense gameplay will have you frantically searching for a safe haven; tons of ways to take out your enemies; story will keep you guessing; incredible s... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Fallout 3 has its flaws, but what it has to offer is beyond anything that you've ever seen before.

    Fallout 3

    Fallout 3 has its flaws, but what it has to offer is beyond anything that you've ever seen before.

    The Good: Unique atmosphere and environment; characters are detailed in what they do and say; a variety of different quests that are as engaging and immersive as the main story; graphics look pretty incredible; VATS is s... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Gears of War 2 is an extremely satisfying shooter with plenty of intense moments, but it has a few kinks in its armor.

    Gears of War 2

    Gears of War 2 is an extremely satisfying shooter with plenty of intense moments, but it has a few kinks in its armor.

    The Good: Graphics are some of the best that you'll ever see on the Xbox 360; solid third person shooting action; tons of new weapons and new multiplayer modes; amazing voice acting and sound design; same non-stop, gor... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Battlefield 1943 succeeds in capturing both the authenticity of World War II and the enjoyment of online competition.

    Battlefield 1943

    Battlefield 1943 succeeds in capturing both the authenticity of World War II and the enjoyment of online competition.

    The Good: Graphics look great for a downloadable game; destructible walls and buildings make for a more realistic experience; amazing audio that puts you right in the middle of the war; different vehicles are fun to driv... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    The series' trademark "hide and go seek" mechanic, along with various improvements, give MGS2 a slick and polished feel.

    Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (Mega Hits!)

    The series' trademark "hide and go seek" mechanic, along with various improvements, give MGS2 a slick and polished feel.

    The Good: Gameplay is just as fun as in the previous installment; cool scenarios and characters really drive the plot along nicely; tons of improvements added from the last game such as first person shooting; graphics lo... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.5
    Yoshi's Story is an unexciting adventure that just doesn't follow in line with Nintendo's past titles.

    Yoshi's Story

    Yoshi's Story is an unexciting adventure that just doesn't follow in line with Nintendo's past titles.

    The Good: Yoshi's look, and sound cute; music changes with life depletion; some of the levels are interesting The Bad: Platforming designs get old quick, and some of the decently fun ones are used only once or twice; ... Read Full Review

    7 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Resident Evil 5 is an action packed adventure that definitely pushes the series further into the next generation.

    Resident Evil 5

    Resident Evil 5 is an action packed adventure that definitely pushes the series further into the next generation.

    The Good: Nonstop action; some of the best graphics that you'll ever see on any console; cutscenes look incredible; co-op approach is welcomed and works most of the time; terrific voice acting and music design; most of t... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Call of Duty: World at War rewinds the clock back to World War II with mixed results.

    Call of Duty: World at War

    Call of Duty: World at War rewinds the clock back to World War II with mixed results.

    The Good: Graphics are detailed and look nice; many unique and thrilling moments in campaign; a good amount of guns and equipment; four player co-op and Nazi Zombies are extremely fun additions; multiplayer is interest... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Imagine a futuristic Resident Evil 4, and the blood-soaked isolation of Bioshock...That, in a nutshell, is Dead Space.

    Dead Space

    Imagine a futuristic Resident Evil 4, and the blood-soaked isolation of Bioshock...That, in a nutshell, is Dead Space.

    The Good: Creepy atmosphere keeps you immersed in the interesting story; strategic dismemberment is a unique aspect; graphics look eerily realistic; Great voice acting and sound effects; upgrading weapons, powers and you... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Prince of Persia is a magical masterpiece that's as much fun to watch as it is to play.

    Prince of Persia

    Prince of Persia is a magical masterpiece that's as much fun to watch as it is to play.

    The Good: Looks absolutely amazing; combat and platforming are both fun and easy; great story with a twist that you won't see coming; a top notch script; voice acting is incredible; smooth animation; a long journey that'... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    GTA IV builds upon its predecessors' reputation and ideas to create one of the best games of 2008.

    Grand Theft Auto IV

    GTA IV builds upon its predecessors' reputation and ideas to create one of the best games of 2008.

    The Good: Gameplay is a lot easier and more enjoyable this time around thanks to the easy to use cover system; some of the best online play to hit the 360; a wide range of vehicles and guns at your disposal; lengthy stor... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    With its fluid control and beautiful graphics, Wave Race brings racing to a new level with great results.

    Wave Race 64: Kawasaki Jet Ski (Rumble Pak Version)

    With its fluid control and beautiful graphics, Wave Race brings racing to a new level with great results.

    The Good: Controls are simple and satisfying; graphics are fluent and detailed; great soundtrack that gives a tropical feel to the game. The Bad: More tracks would've been nice. Racing games have been spread throu... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    FF XII presents some new ideas and a unique combat system to create an RPG that some will hate and others will embrace

    Final Fantasy XII

    FF XII presents some new ideas and a unique combat system to create an RPG that some will hate and others will embrace

    The Good: Graphics are nice and clean; combat is very unique and interesting once you get the hang of it; some of the characters are pretty cool; amazing orchestrated music, and voice acting isn't too bad either; a lengt... Read Full Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Paper Mario and the Thousand Year Door is one of the best RPGs that you'll find on the Gamecube.

    Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

    Paper Mario and the Thousand Year Door is one of the best RPGs that you'll find on the Gamecube.

    The Good: Fun combat system; stories and characters shine; enjoyable music; a long adventure to journey through. The Bad: Backtracking in some areas; battles get a bit repetitive Paper Mario for the N64 was strange... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Elder Scrolls Oblivion is an extremely addictive RPG, and, with only one or two minor flaws, it's possibly the best

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

    Elder Scrolls Oblivion is an extremely addictive RPG, and, with only one or two minor flaws, it's possibly the best

    The Good: Graphics look amazing; gameplay is extremely addictive; unlimited amount of items up for grabs; endless role playing possibilities; music and voices are extremely well done; the game will easily consume any tim... Read Full Review

    10 of 11 users found the following review helpful