User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8/10

Total of 115 user reviews spread across 115 releases

  1. 10
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  3. 8
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  • User Rating:8
    Metro: Last Light is an emotional and memorable adventure.

    Metro: Last Light (Limited Edition)

    Metro: Last Light is an emotional and memorable adventure.

    The Metro series has become a surprise success story over the last few years, pushing strong production values, an interesting and moody world as well as an atmosphere that evokes a sense of sadness rarely seen in modern... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    BioWare have crafted a game that lets you truly roleplay a character as you see fit.

    Dragon Age II

    BioWare have crafted a game that lets you truly roleplay a character as you see fit.

    I played Dragon Age II on a whim, when so many people actively hate a game it's difficult to expect it to be any good. After playing Dragon Age II I can now safely say all of those people are insane. Dragon Age II is a... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Clicking the mouse button ad nauseum was never this much fun before!

    Diablo II

    Clicking the mouse button ad nauseum was never this much fun before!

    Diablo was a pretty good game. It wasn't anything particularly amazing, offering only one town and one very long dungeon that seemed almost endless. But despite that, it was still rather fun. Then comes along Diablo I... Read Full Review

    9 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is a fast-paced and fun fighting game.

    BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger

    BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is a fast-paced and fun fighting game.

    BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is the perfect beginning to what has the potential to become one of the biggest names for the fighting genre. This is a new IP unlike any other and one that will influence the competition from... Read Full Review

    8 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Gears of War is a visceral thrill-ride that, as of this writing, is the single most beautiful game ever made.

    Gears of War

    Gears of War is a visceral thrill-ride that, as of this writing, is the single most beautiful game ever made.

    When does a game deserve to be recognized as a masterpiece, what separates a great game from a masterpiece? Does it need to do something new to be called a masterpiece, some new innovation that'll purportedly "change th... Read Full Review

    16 of 17 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    As a whole, Eternal Sonata is simply beautiful.

    Trusty Bell: Chopin no Yume

    As a whole, Eternal Sonata is simply beautiful.

    Eternal Sonata came out of nowhere. It had nothing going for it aside from some fantastic artwork. That and it had the misfortune of being released a mere eight days before Halo 3. How fitting then, that Eternal Sonat... Read Full Review

    20 of 22 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Jet Set Radio Future provides an audio-visual experience unlike any other.

    Jet Set Radio Future

    Jet Set Radio Future provides an audio-visual experience unlike any other.

    Jet Set Radio Future is the epitome of cool. Games as hip as this don't come along very often and it is Future's happening marriage of graphics, gameplay and music that ultimately proves to be so sublime that it raises ... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Warning: Hitchhikers may be escaped convicts.

    Halo 3: ODST

    Warning: Hitchhikers may be escaped convicts.

    Originally intended as a three-hour expansion to the superb Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST finally arrives and is anything but an expansion pack. Taking place mere moments before Master Chief destroyed the first Scarab in Halo 2,... Read Full Review

    8 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    F'ing badass!

    No More Heroes

    F'ing badass!

    No More Heroes is different. That's the first thing you should know before getting into this game. The moment Grasshopper's logo comes up with the words "punk's not dead" written around it, you should know you're in fo... Read Full Review

    11 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Tales of Vesperia is the kind of game that once you start playing it you simply can't stop.

    Tales of Vesperia

    Tales of Vesperia is the kind of game that once you start playing it you simply can't stop.

    Tales of Vesperia is the kind of game that once you start playing it you simply can't stop. Vesperia doesn't really do anything new for the genre, but it manages to be everything you could ask for in a videogame. From ... Read Full Review

    12 of 14 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    This is without a doubt in my mind, the single greatest action game ever made.

    Ninja Gaiden

    This is without a doubt in my mind, the single greatest action game ever made.

    There's definitely something special about a game when it achieves the title of "greatest." Ninja Gaiden is one such game where the title of "greatest" is truly deserved. This is without a doubt in my mind, the single ... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Final Fantasy XIII feels as if it were guided by a singular vision, making for a game where nothing feels out of place.

    Final Fantasy XIII

    Final Fantasy XIII feels as if it were guided by a singular vision, making for a game where nothing feels out of place.

    Final Fantasy XIII defies tradition while never straying from the path of an RPG. Square-Enix has done what few studios can: create a wholly unique experience within the confines of a tried genre. Final Fantasy XIII is... Read Full Review

    11 of 18 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Melee stands as one of the greatest party games ever created.

    Super Smash Bros. Melee

    Melee stands as one of the greatest party games ever created.

    Back in 2001 when the GameCube launched it lacked a definitive killer-app to go up against Microsoft's formidable Halo and Sony's excellent line-up. But the GameCube's savior wasn't too far off as a mere two weeks after... Read Full Review

    2 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    An inspired and exhilarating adventure, Dishonored is a modern classic.

    Dishonored

    An inspired and exhilarating adventure, Dishonored is a modern classic.

    "Valentine, having died as she has, needs not only a priest, but an avenger. You send for a priest, Monsieur de Villefort; I shall be her avenger." In the shadows of a dystopian city, a masked man leaves his mark and ... Read Full Review

    5 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Crysis is an idea that stands for the days when games on the PC were far superior to games on the consoles.

    Crysis

    Crysis is an idea that stands for the days when games on the PC were far superior to games on the consoles.

    Crysis is the best looking game ever made. With that single statement all other arguments can be put to rest. Yes, there's an expansion with some slight refinements graphically, but the impact of Crysis was first noted... Read Full Review

    11 of 14 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Halo: Reach is the result of excellent design decisions making it one of the most comprehensive shooters ever created.

    Halo: Reach

    Halo: Reach is the result of excellent design decisions making it one of the most comprehensive shooters ever created.

    Near the beginning of ever Halo game there comes a moment that draws you into the experience, a moment that states, "There's no turning back from here." In Halo: Combat Evolved that moment came at the end of the first le... Read Full Review

    21 of 27 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4
    Though Star Fox: Assault is a fairly enjoyable shooter; it fails to live up to the standard set by its predecessors.

    Star Fox: Assault

    Though Star Fox: Assault is a fairly enjoyable shooter; it fails to live up to the standard set by its predecessors.

    Ever since the SNES days Star Fox has been blasting bogeys out of the sky, and Fox McCloud has always managed to make his dogfights fun and enjoyable. Many older gamers will remember that the original Star Fox was one o... Read Full Review

    13 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    Despite the relative ease and brevity of the game, Prey creates a unique world with some excellent gameplay to match.

    Prey

    Despite the relative ease and brevity of the game, Prey creates a unique world with some excellent gameplay to match.

    Originally revealed in 1997, Prey was touted as a revolutionary shooter that brought in mind-bending portals into the game's very design. The liberal use of those portals still figures into the design of Prey, but it co... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Max Payne 3 is an exceptional shooter that fans of the series and genre will enjoy immensely.

    Max Payne 3

    Max Payne 3 is an exceptional shooter that fans of the series and genre will enjoy immensely.

    Max Payne lives! While Remedy have moved on to Alan Wake, another series named after its title character, Rockstar have taken it upon themselves to resurrect one of the most fondly remembered shooters from years gone by.... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    The Thousand Year Door is a truly memorable gaming experience; this is one game that shouldn't be missed by anyone.

    Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

    The Thousand Year Door is a truly memorable gaming experience; this is one game that shouldn't be missed by anyone.

    Nintendo's beloved mascot returns for one more gig on the Gamecube in The Thousand Year Door and honestly this may be Mario's best adventure on the purple purse. The Thousand Year Door is the sequel to Paper Mario on th... Read Full Review

    7 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    El Shaddai is one of the most surreal games ever created.

    El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

    El Shaddai is one of the most surreal games ever created.

    El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron helps prove the point that graphics do matter in videogames. El Shaddai feels like a traditional game when it comes to the combat and platforming, but the visuals are surreal and th... Read Full Review

    7 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.5
    It's unremarkable, but still a good time.

    Evoland

    It's unremarkable, but still a good time.

    Evoland is the definition of a guilty pleasure. It is one of the most unremarkable games I have played, and yet I am so pleased that I played it. The game chronicles the evolution of the action-adventure genre. What t... Read Full Review

    1 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Chaos Rings is an expertly crafted game that provides dozens of hours of entertainment.

    Chaos Rings

    Chaos Rings is an expertly crafted game that provides dozens of hours of entertainment.

    At first glance Chaos Rings feels like a game that's too good to be played on your phone. It's an epic role-playing experience that will last anywhere from 25 to 30 hours. Something of this magnitude couldn't possibly ... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Dragon Age is more than just a fresh new game that's fun to play, it is the best game of an entire generation of games.

    Dragon Age: Origins (Collector's Edition)

    Dragon Age is more than just a fresh new game that's fun to play, it is the best game of an entire generation of games.

    Upon completing Dragon Age: Origins a sudden feeling swept over me. It was a realization of sorts that went beyond the typical "finished that game time for a new one" mentality that most people have. It was something d... Read Full Review

    9 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    Perfect Dark Zero is better than most would have you believe, but it could have been so much more.

    Perfect Dark Zero

    Perfect Dark Zero is better than most would have you believe, but it could have been so much more.

    Perfect Dark Zero is a prequel to the original Nintendo 64 shooter and puts you in the tennis shoes of a young Joanna Dark learning the ropes about espionage from her father as they get mixed up with the likes of dataDyn... Read Full Review

    7 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    For everything Halo Wars does right it ultimately ends up being the catalyst of change the genre needs.

    Halo Wars

    For everything Halo Wars does right it ultimately ends up being the catalyst of change the genre needs.

    Much to the disbelief of many, Halo was originally envisioned as an RTS game. Somewhere along the way Bungie decided it would be good fun to make an FPS instead and an entire genre thrived on consoles since then. Eight... Read Full Review

    11 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Ridiculous Fishing follows the PacMan design philosophy to craft one of the greatest fishing games ever made.

    Ridiculous Fishing - A Tale of Redemption

    Ridiculous Fishing follows the PacMan design philosophy to craft one of the greatest fishing games ever made.

    Ridiculous Fishing- A Tale of Redemption is a blast to play on your phone. It might just stand as the greatest fishing game ever made, although the question of substance remains as well. There's a narrative told throu... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Gameplay simplicity and low-budget aesthetics aside, Shadowrun Returns feels like the type of game the genre needs.

    Shadowrun Returns

    Gameplay simplicity and low-budget aesthetics aside, Shadowrun Returns feels like the type of game the genre needs.

    Shadowrun Returns is a low-budget, turn-based RPG with bare-bones gameplay mechanics and an interesting campaign story included in Dead Man's Switch. It's impossible to describe Shadowrun Returns as any other way. But ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    As a goofy action game, Tomb Raider is a blast.   As a story-driven game it ends up a grand failure.

    Tomb Raider (The Final Hours Edition)

    As a goofy action game, Tomb Raider is a blast. As a story-driven game it ends up a grand failure.

    Tomb Raider begins as we expected, as a quivering, shaking, tortured Lara Croft, assaulted by savage men, learns to hunt for her survival, defending herself from stronger opposition and explores the mysterious island of ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Beautiful artwork, fast-paced combat and tantalizing exploration make Dust a must play game.

    Dust: An Elysian Tail

    Beautiful artwork, fast-paced combat and tantalizing exploration make Dust a must play game.

    Dust: An Elysian Tail is one of the best adventures of its kind. Impressively, the game is largely the work of a single man and yet with its beautiful visuals, fascinating exploration and fun combat the game feels like ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Anyone with an interest in gaming history needs to play Ys.

    Ys I & II Chronicles

    Anyone with an interest in gaming history needs to play Ys.

    Ys I and II Chronicles is a history lesson from the 1980's worth discovering for the first time for those who have never played the games. The story of Adol Christin, the ancient land of Ys, its twin goddesses and the p... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Ys Origin is a spectacular dungeon crawl that can be both beautiful and poignant while providing exciting combat.

    Ys Origin

    Ys Origin is a spectacular dungeon crawl that can be both beautiful and poignant while providing exciting combat.

    Ys Origin is set 700 years before the events of the first two games in the Ys series. As demons swarm the land of Ys, the two goddesses, Reah and Feena, raise Solomon Shrine into the sky. But just as quickly, the demon... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    BioShock Infinite is a game full of the kind of wonder that the shooter genre has been missing for years.

    BioShock Infinite

    BioShock Infinite is a game full of the kind of wonder that the shooter genre has been missing for years.

    BioShock Infinite is not the game that I thought it would be, nor is it the game that I wanted. Before diving into this shooter a few things need to be made clear: BioShock Infinite has very little of importance to say o... Read Full Review

    9 of 14 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Resident Evil 4 is the kind of game that comes along once in a console generation and it absolutely needs to be played.

    BioHazard 4

    Resident Evil 4 is the kind of game that comes along once in a console generation and it absolutely needs to be played.

    Every now and then a game comes along that within the first minute of playing it you know it's going to be something truly special. To say that Resident Evil 4 is the greatest thing to happen to survival-horror games si... Read Full Review

    7 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Mass Effect stands as BioWare's crowning achievement.

    Mass Effect

    Mass Effect stands as BioWare's crowning achievement.

    To say that Mass Effect draws inspiration from the best of sci-fi is not an understatement. You have seen this tale before, you have met these characters before but you have never seen it all told quite like this before... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Mass Effect stands as BioWare's crowning achievement.

    Mass Effect

    Mass Effect stands as BioWare's crowning achievement.

    To say that Mass Effect draws inspiration from the best of sci-fi is not an understatement. You have seen this tale before, you have met these characters before but you have never seen it all told quite like this before... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    The idea behind BioShock amazes like no other, but the execution for the game just isn't up to par.

    BioShock

    The idea behind BioShock amazes like no other, but the execution for the game just isn't up to par.

    It was back in E3 2006 when the world was introduced to BioShock. All it took was a demonstration and suddenly no other game mattered. BioShock held promise, it showed potential, the very potential to be one of the gre... Read Full Review

    13 of 18 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Mark of the Ninja is as close to perfect as any modern game has come.

    Mark of the Ninja

    Mark of the Ninja is as close to perfect as any modern game has come.

    When was the last time that a game based entirely on stealth was released? Certainly not Metal Gear Solid, or Deus Ex: Human Revolution, or even Dishonored. In these games stealth tends to be an option, but not a requi... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    No military shooter should ever be judged the same way again.  No military shooter should be praised the same way again.

    Spec Ops: The Line

    No military shooter should ever be judged the same way again. No military shooter should be praised the same way again.

    I remember when I was younger, enrolled in an AP Literature course in high school. Every week there was a new work to read, whether it was Hamlet, Things Fall Apart or Beloved. But one work in particular always stood o... Read Full Review

    2 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Brutal and violent, Hotline Miami is a game that offers one of the greatest studies of violence ever presented in games.

    Hotline Miami

    Brutal and violent, Hotline Miami is a game that offers one of the greatest studies of violence ever presented in games.

    Hotline Miami is the greatest study of violence presented in videogame form, ever. At its core, it is a beat-em-up where your nameless character checks his answering machine for instructions on who to kill and where to ... Read Full Review

    6 of 8 users found the following review helpful