User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.23/10

Total of 131 user reviews spread across 131 releases

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  3. 8
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  4. 7
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  • User Rating:7.5
    While Mass Effect 3 improves upon the combat,its appalling ending and missteps make it the weakest of the trilogy by far

    Mass Effect 3

    While Mass Effect 3 improves upon the combat,its appalling ending and missteps make it the weakest of the trilogy by far

    The Mass Effect series has perhaps been my favorite on this generation of gaming. Its wonderfully rich and fulfilling story, numerous likeable characters, and implementation of character choice have raised the bar for i... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Mass Effect 2 is well-made, but with a weaker story and too many changes, it feels inferior to its predecessor.

    Mass Effect 2

    Mass Effect 2 is well-made, but with a weaker story and too many changes, it feels inferior to its predecessor.

    The original Mass Effect was one of the best role-playing games on the next generation consoles. It featured very interesting and original characters, set pieces, and a fast-paced story that dragged you in right from th... Read Full Review

    4 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Mass Effect is a great game that should satisfy both shooter and RPG fans with its immersive, well-crafted world.

    Mass Effect

    Mass Effect is a great game that should satisfy both shooter and RPG fans with its immersive, well-crafted world.

    Having never played a game made by BioWare before, I wasn't exactly sure if I should purchase Mass Effect. However, since it looked from the various reviews I saw of it like a combination of Star Wars and Halo, I was ab... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Despite some design flaws and its repetitive nature, L.A. Noire is an innovative title that's worth checking out.

    L.A. Noire

    Despite some design flaws and its repetitive nature, L.A. Noire is an innovative title that's worth checking out.

    Rockstar games has been at the forefront of third-person sandbox games over the past decade. From the Grand Theft Auto series to Red Dead Redemption released last year, their open-world games have all received high prai... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Resident Evil 5 is simply a fantastic action game that no one who enjoys playing video games should miss out on

    Resident Evil 5

    Resident Evil 5 is simply a fantastic action game that no one who enjoys playing video games should miss out on

    The Resident Evil series has always been at the forefront for survival-horror games. That is, until Resident Evil 4 came out in 2005. It changed the series dramatically, being a more action-orientated game rather than ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    The Bourne Conspiracy thrives on its hand-to-hand combat system, making it enjoyable for any action fan despite flaws.

    Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy

    The Bourne Conspiracy thrives on its hand-to-hand combat system, making it enjoyable for any action fan despite flaws.

    If you've been a big fan of watching secret agent thriller movies for the past decade, then you've had a good chance of running into the Jason Bourne series. Based off the original book "The Bourne Identity" written by ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    While the single player is still short and is lacking, the multiplayer is still fun if you play with the right people

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

    While the single player is still short and is lacking, the multiplayer is still fun if you play with the right people

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was undoubtedly one of, if not, the best multiplayer games of all-time on any console. The campaign, while short, featured great set pieces, interesting and likable characters, and was a l... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    While it isn't fresh to the genre of first-person shooters, Call of Duty fans will appreciate what World at War is

    Call of Duty: World at War

    While it isn't fresh to the genre of first-person shooters, Call of Duty fans will appreciate what World at War is

    If you strip out its World War II setting, Call of Duty: World at War is very much like its predecessor, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. For the most part, this is a good thing. The action is intense, the tone is gritt... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The new environments, gameplay tweaks and multiplayer modes make Gears of War 2 an outstanding achievement

    Gears of War 2

    The new environments, gameplay tweaks and multiplayer modes make Gears of War 2 an outstanding achievement

    Despite its obvious ending, there's no denying that Gears of War reset the bar for what we, as a gaming society, expect out of a good console-based third-person shooter. More specifically, Gears of War was made a classi... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Left 4 Dead is a great action game, despite its short campaign and forgettable versus mode.

    Left 4 Dead

    Left 4 Dead is a great action game, despite its short campaign and forgettable versus mode.

    Fighting zombies has always been appealing to me. Resident Evil 4 was the greatest survival-horror game ever created (in my opinion). What kept me playing it was the sense of danger, creating excitement, and the satisf... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Saints Row 2 improves upon its predecessor while featuring new and exciting content

    Saints Row 2 (Collector's Edition)

    Saints Row 2 improves upon its predecessor while featuring new and exciting content

    Just to let you know, my original review for Saints Row 2 got removed for some reason, so I won't be going into as much detail as I did in that review. Anyway, pretty much anyone who's looking to buy this game has alrea... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood is an OK shooter but certainly wasn't the experience I was looking for.

    Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood

    Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood is an OK shooter but certainly wasn't the experience I was looking for.

    I've never played the first Call of Juarez game, but after playing this, I don't really want to. Being a fan of the Indiana Jones series and of the movie "The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly," I thought I'd give this game a... Read Full Review

    4 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    Boring, repetitive, frustrating.  You do the math.

    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Boring, repetitive, frustrating. You do the math.

    I've been a fan of Harry Potter ever since the first book, Sorcerer's Stone, came out. I've read all the books and seen all the movies. I thought the first two movies were really good, the third decent, the fourth mere... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Prototype is a good game until you realize its lack of variety and sometimes frustrating combat mechanics.

    Prototype

    Prototype is a good game until you realize its lack of variety and sometimes frustrating combat mechanics.

    The sandbox genre has always been my personal favorite in gaming. Ever since the release of Grand Theft Auto IV about a year and a half ago, I've bought pretty much every game with the words "open-world" inscribed somew... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Ghostbusters: Gargantuan Slugfest With A Proton Pack

    Ghostbusters: The Video Game

    Ghostbusters: Gargantuan Slugfest With A Proton Pack

    If you're a die-hard Ghostbusters fan, you'll most likely rush to the Blockbuster, Best Buy or GameStop store nearest to your house without even bothering to read anyone's review. So, with that fact in mind, the people... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4
    A 300-minute simulation of life in a garbage disposal

    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

    A 300-minute simulation of life in a garbage disposal

    Okay, let me just get this out of the way right now: Everyone loves Transformers, whether it be from the '80s cartoons or from the huge blockbuster hit two summers ago, or from this recent film, Revenge of the Fallen, t... Read Full Review

    4 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    The Godfather II is a good game, but most people will probably get bored of its design within a few hours.

    The Godfather II

    The Godfather II is a good game, but most people will probably get bored of its design within a few hours.

    The Godfather was undoubtedly one of the best movies of all time. Whether it be the plot or the characters or simply the concept of mobsters shooting at each other, everyone loves the Godfather. The first Godfather gam... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    It's action-packed  to say the least, but the repetitive gameplay and frustrating combat bring the experience down.

    The Lord of the Rings: Conquest

    It's action-packed to say the least, but the repetitive gameplay and frustrating combat bring the experience down.

    I've always been a fan of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I loved the trilogy even more than Star Wars, and that's really saying something. Speaking of Star Wars, one of my favorite Playstation 2 games was Star Wars Bat... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Halo Wars is a good game, but hardcore RTS fans may be put off by its simple game design.

    Halo Wars

    Halo Wars is a good game, but hardcore RTS fans may be put off by its simple game design.

    Halo, Halo, Halo. The series has been known for its exciting gameplay, cinematic storytelling and engaging multiplayer. Halo 3, released nearly two years ago, excelled to its fullest potential in pretty much every cate... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    NBA 2K9 remains a strong basketball game yet again, but more new features could've definitely been added in.

    NBA 2K9

    NBA 2K9 remains a strong basketball game yet again, but more new features could've definitely been added in.

    I've been a fan of the NBA Live series ever since NBA Live 20003. That is, until NBA 2K6 came out for the PS2. It came off to me as a more realistic basketball game that was easy yet fun to play. Now we have NBA 2K9 f... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    GTAIV: Lost & Damned is a good game add-on, but the bad story and recycled mechanics certainly mar the experience

    Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned

    GTAIV: Lost & Damned is a good game add-on, but the bad story and recycled mechanics certainly mar the experience

    Time always seems to fly by quickly when you're having fun, right? Time seemed to fly by particularly fast for me while I was playing Grand Theft Auto IV, the smash hit that came out nearly a year ago that received incr... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Mirror's Edge is a bold leap in the platformer genre that doesn't quite nail the landing

    Mirror's Edge

    Mirror's Edge is a bold leap in the platformer genre that doesn't quite nail the landing

    Mirror's Edge tries to make a bold leap in the platformer genre, but unfortunately, it doesn't always have a smooth landing. The game does offer the occasional sense of thrill and momentum while you slide under pipes, b... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    The Godfather is a lengthy open-world adventure game that shouldn't be missed out by any fan of the Godfather movies

    The Godfather

    The Godfather is a lengthy open-world adventure game that shouldn't be missed out by any fan of the Godfather movies

    Save for a very small percentage of people, almost everyone would agree that the Godfather is one of the greatest movies of all time. Right off the bat, it's quite risky to make a licensed game out of such a well-known ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:1
    Turning Point: Fall of Liberty has an interesting premise, but the poor visuals and broken gameplay make this game suck.

    Turning Point: Fall of Liberty (Collector's Edition)

    Turning Point: Fall of Liberty has an interesting premise, but the poor visuals and broken gameplay make this game suck.

    Turning Point: Fall of Liberty proves to be a good example of how a great concept doesn't always make for a great game. The game's premise is intriguing, though at the same time, it never happened: Hitler's Nazi army ha... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Quantum of Solace is generally a good, but clunky, first-person shooter with a few annoyances.

    Quantum of Solace

    Quantum of Solace is generally a good, but clunky, first-person shooter with a few annoyances.

    The James Bond series has definitely had its ups and downs in the past, but Treyarch's newest effort brings back the 007 agent with some style. It's based off the Call of Duty 4 engine with a Gears of War cover system a... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    Fallout 3 definitely disappointed me as an RPG game, but a lot of people apparently love it.  I certainly don't.

    Fallout 3

    Fallout 3 definitely disappointed me as an RPG game, but a lot of people apparently love it. I certainly don't.

    I've never played a Fallout game before, so I'm not exactly sure if the story carries on from those games. This game is supposedly all about choice, and I have to admit, they do a great job in this game on the character... Read Full Review

    5 of 14 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Crackdown gives you cool abilities to toy with, but there probably isn't enough content to keep you interested for long

    Riot Act

    Crackdown gives you cool abilities to toy with, but there probably isn't enough content to keep you interested for long

    Crackdown has a cool idea of giving the player control of a superhuman cop to wipe out various gang factions throughout an open-world city. Adding to this is a two-player co-op feature, but it does feel a bit too rushed... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Far Cry 2's visuals are superb, but the game design and tedious traveling hinder the experience quite a bit.

    Far Cry 2

    Far Cry 2's visuals are superb, but the game design and tedious traveling hinder the experience quite a bit.

    Having never played the first Far Cry game, I wasn't sure if I should buy the game or not, since I wouldn't understand the plot. Then I learned that Far Cry 2, a highly-anticipated first-person shooter to come out this ... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Rainbow Six Vegas is a great tactical shooter with top-notch production values

    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas

    Rainbow Six Vegas is a great tactical shooter with top-notch production values

    The Rainbow Six Vegas series has always been the go-to source for a good tactical shooter (aside from Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter.) It's safe to say that this is, indeed, a good tactical shooter--actually, it's a g... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:1
    I have no idea why I even bothered picking this one up!  If you know what's good for you, stay away from this title.

    Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

    I have no idea why I even bothered picking this one up! If you know what's good for you, stay away from this title.

    I mildly enjoyed the second Fantastic Four movie, but I still don't know why I bought this game. Is worth buying at all, even for fans of the FF? Absolutely not. Is is worth renting? No way! I'll give you the reason... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    At least it's not Iron Man

    Spider-Man: Web of Shadows

    At least it's not Iron Man

    Less than a year after the release date of Spider-Man 3, Treyarch has been working on a new Spider-Man game, Web of Shadows. It's usually a bad sign when a game gets released this quickly, and unfortunately, this happen... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.5
    For any Harry Potter fans who expected this to be like the third, you'll be disappointed<br />
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Score: 4.3/10

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    For any Harry Potter fans who expected this to be like the third, you'll be disappointed<br /> <br /> Score: 4.3/10

    Harry Potter returns for his fourth year at Hogwarts in this anticipated movie-based game. However, if you expected this game to be like the third installment, you'll just be disappointed. The game doesn't tie itself i... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.5
    For any Harry Potter fans who expected this to be like the third, you'll be disappointed<br />
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Score: 4.3/10

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    For any Harry Potter fans who expected this to be like the third, you'll be disappointed<br /> <br /> Score: 4.3/10

    Harry Potter returns for his fourth year at Hogwarts in this anticipated movie-based game. However, if you expected this game to be like the third installment, you'll just be disappointed. The game doesn't tie itself int... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Army of Two is a decent shooter, but the awkward aiming and poor AI ruin what could've been a great game.

    Army of Two

    Army of Two is a decent shooter, but the awkward aiming and poor AI ruin what could've been a great game.

    Army of Two is a good third-person shooter but it lacks in mission variety and excitement. Most of the time it just feels too "played out," if you understand my meaning. The missions are lacking in variety, your partne... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Turok features tons of dinosaur hunting action, but the aiming and checkpoint system hinders the game

    Turok

    Turok features tons of dinosaur hunting action, but the aiming and checkpoint system hinders the game

    When I bought Turok, I had some high expectations from this game--tons of intense dinosaur action, good multiplayer, great graphics and an immersive story. Unfortunately, Turok doesn't live up to most of those expectati... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    While the gameplay is genuinely entertaining, the game feels like a missed opportunity

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

    While the gameplay is genuinely entertaining, the game feels like a missed opportunity

    Being a huge Star Wars fan, I've been excited for this game ever since I heard Lucas Arts would be making it. The game has been getting mixed critic reviews but good player reviews, I wasn't really quite sure on what to... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A great basketball game for any NBA fan's collection

    NBA 2K6

    A great basketball game for any NBA fan's collection

    Being a basketball fan all my life, I always buy both the EA and 2K games. I won't compare the two games, but I'll tell you that this game does not disappoint. Graphics: The player models look great, even now. The ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4
    Game of the year?  What a joke!

    BioShock

    Game of the year? What a joke!

    Bioshock. Sound familiar? It probably does since this game is supposedly the #1 game of 2007 with the most hype and praise. The lowest score this game got was an 8/10 from some website that no one really cares about. ... Read Full Review

    15 of 42 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    One of the greatest games I've played.  Game of the year for 2008 so far.

    Grand Theft Auto IV

    One of the greatest games I've played. Game of the year for 2008 so far.

    Not being a GTA fan, I wasn't quite sure if I'd be interested in this game for long. GameSpot gave it a 10/10, and I agree. Simply put, Grand Theft Auto IV is the best game to come out in 2008 so far and is a must play... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    While not as good as GTA 4, this game still holds up great in its own way

    Saints Row

    While not as good as GTA 4, this game still holds up great in its own way

    Most people might think that this is just another GTA rip-off, but it isn't. The game's setting takes place in a rough city called Stilwater, where gangs are fighting against each other. You get recruited to help out a... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful