User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.78/10

Total of 46 user ratings spread across 46 releases

  1. 10
    (1)
  2. 9
    (9)
  3. 8
    (16)
  4. 7
    (13)
  5. 6
    (2)
  6. 5
    (3)
  7. 4
    (0)
  8. 3
    (2)
  9. 2
    (0)
  10. 1
    (0)
  • Review Score:7
    Can this legitimately be called a Forza game?  Yes and no.

    Forza Horizon

    Can this legitimately be called a Forza game? Yes and no.

    Forza Motorsport - Microsoft's answer to Sony's iconic racing sim series Gran Turismo, does a spin-off from its traditions of track based, purely-realistic driving in favor of an open-world adventure the likes of a Test ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Forza Horizon (Limited Collector's Edition)

  • Review Score:7.5
    Modern Warfare 3, despite its changes and improvements, finds itself as a rehash of previous Call of Duty games.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

    Modern Warfare 3, despite its changes and improvements, finds itself as a rehash of previous Call of Duty games.

    Modern Warfare 3, or should I say MW2.5, is the finale of the Modern Warfare trilogy that has come to redefine the Call of Duty series from a simple WWII FPS to a billion-dollar innovative blockbuster. From perks and si... Read Full Review

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

    L.A. Noire

  • Review Score:8
    L.A. Noire is both a highly immersive take of 1947 Los Angeles police work as well as leaving you wanting more.

    L.A. Noire

    L.A. Noire is both a highly immersive take of 1947 Los Angeles police work as well as leaving you wanting more.

    Rockstar is, well, truly a rockstar when it comes to the big-name titles in video gaming. Although most famous for Grand Theft Auto III, its successors, and Grand Theft Auto IV, the company has since moved on, first by ... Read Full Review

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

    DiRT 3

  • Review Score:7.5
    Dirt 3 can be very fun to play, but it depends on what kind of racing game fan you are.

    DiRT 3

    Dirt 3 can be very fun to play, but it depends on what kind of racing game fan you are.

    The year is now 2011, and the Dirt series has finally seen its third installment. In building upon Dirt 2's success, you would expect a game to do what Dirt 2 did best in addition to new and exciting features. So does ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Black Ops expands upon MW2's success to bring a refined, new experience complete with what we loved from World at War.

    Call of Duty: Black Ops

    Black Ops expands upon MW2's success to bring a refined, new experience complete with what we loved from World at War.

    Pros +Improvements to perks, killstreaks, and the like +Storyline, the return of Zombies Cons -Step backwards graphics-wise -Veteran Difficulty is near-impossible once again Call of Duty: Black Ops, the sevent... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:3.5
    Nope... sucks.  I know it's GameBoy Color, but the graphical limitations just aren't an excuse.

    Star Wars Episode I: Racer

    Nope... sucks. I know it's GameBoy Color, but the graphical limitations just aren't an excuse.

    Simply put, this game is a bland, top-down, 2D version of Star Wars Podracing, made famous by the 1999 film The Phantom Menace. Unfortunately, its limiations are too much, and don't provide much atmosphere towards the g... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:3.5
    You have shamed Toyota, Microsoft!

    Yaris

    You have shamed Toyota, Microsoft!

    The Good: Semi-decent graphics, It's free The Bad: Is this even a driving game? Bland textures, repetitive music, no one plays online, you name it. Yaris is a free game available on the Xbox Live Arcade. And likewi... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    DiRT 2 delivers in the places its predecessor didn't: quality online racing with an expansive single-player tour.

    DiRT 2

    DiRT 2 delivers in the places its predecessor didn't: quality online racing with an expansive single-player tour.

    The original DiRT brought high-quality off-road racing two years ago. While it was fun to play, it just didn't have the online play people wanted. Now, up to 8 players can duke it out on collision-filled races in all d... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    Journey to the Pitt for 800 points, or stay in the Capital Wasteland - what's your pick?

    Fallout 3: The Pitt

    Journey to the Pitt for 800 points, or stay in the Capital Wasteland - what's your pick?

    Welcome to 2277 AD - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. An old industrial town has been taken over by Trogs, disease, and the Pitt Raiders. For 800 Microsoft Points, a trip here from the Capital Wasteland is yours, so what happ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    Last but neither least nor best, Fallout 3 provides a unique extraterrestrial experience.

    Fallout 3: Mothership Zeta

    Last but neither least nor best, Fallout 3 provides a unique extraterrestrial experience.

    Fallout 3 has grown, and grown far beyond the 16-square mile Capital Wasteland it started out as last October 28. An Anchorage War Simulation, a trip to post-apocalyptic Pittsburgh, and ultimately the level cap-raising ... Read Full Review

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

    Fallout 3

  • Review Score:9
    Of Fallout 3's five downloads, this is the keystone.

    Fallout 3: Broken Steel

    Of Fallout 3's five downloads, this is the keystone.

    Fallout 3 is known for its development life cycle content almost as much as it is known for its wasteland. From a simulation of the Anchorage War to a visit to post-apocalyptic Pittsburgh to a swamp to even an alien shi... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    A fun, intense, and explosive package that delivers well as a sequel to a groundbreaking game.

    Gears of War 2

    A fun, intense, and explosive package that delivers well as a sequel to a groundbreaking game.

    The good: Many new multiplayer modes and weapons, state-of-the-art graphics and textures, detailed leaderboards, a host of various different and interesting maps, you finally get to see the Locust Queen. The bad: Host... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    A much-needed revolution to the Call of Duty series done right.

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

    A much-needed revolution to the Call of Duty series done right.

    The good: Awesome multiplayer system that blows away whatever Call of Duty 3 could even dream of, top-notch graphics with new Call of Duty 4 engine, numerous weapons at your carnage disposal, short learning curve, ranked... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    World at War expands on the greatness of Call of Duty 4 in many new and invigorating ways.

    Call of Duty: World at War

    World at War expands on the greatness of Call of Duty 4 in many new and invigorating ways.

    The good: Level design is breathtaking, numerous fun and original multiplayer game modes, many different weapons, Nazi Zombie mode bound to immerse you, detailed leaderboards, actual rewards this time for prestige The... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    A plethora of multiplayer features and variety tainted by young kids, boredom, average graphics and the campaign.

    Halo 3

    A plethora of multiplayer features and variety tainted by young kids, boredom, average graphics and the campaign.

    I will say that the first few months after the game came out I was on it like crazy, playing almost nothing else and having tons of fun through the vast variety this game has to offer, from the intricate matchmaking and ... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    BioShock

  • Review Score:8.5
    An absolutely thrilling and fantastic adventure that you cannot lose at.

    BioShock

    An absolutely thrilling and fantastic adventure that you cannot lose at.

    Don't get me wrong, BioShock is a great game. It does a lot of groundbreaking; an underwater city set 48 years ago is quite intriguing and a nice departure from other games in its category. The gameplay is great; nothi... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5.5

    Legend: Hand of God

  • Rating:7.5

    Grand Theft Auto IV

  • Review Score:7.5
    Given how much San Andreas had to offer more than three years ago, there's much to be desired.

    Grand Theft Auto IV

    Given how much San Andreas had to offer more than three years ago, there's much to be desired.

    One of the most hotly anticipated games of 2008 ended up being good, but I really think there could have been more. The story mode is good and there are some fun missions, but other missions just simply have you go to s... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    Despite some innovations and multiplayer fun, there's more to be desired.

    Battlefield: Bad Company

    Despite some innovations and multiplayer fun, there's more to be desired.

    The latest game in the venerable Battlefield series is fun to play but also something that makes you wish the developers didn't do some of the stuff they did. First off, the game can be very fun online, with many creati... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Wing Commander Arena

  • Review Score:8.1
    Beautiful graphics and immersive gameplay, but also several multiplayer hick-ups and short length.

    Gears of War

    Beautiful graphics and immersive gameplay, but also several multiplayer hick-ups and short length.

    After playing Gears of War for over seven months now, I have to say that it has had its share of good moments and some not-so-good ones. The most prominent game to come out on the Xbox 360 thus far, it has indeed had an... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.8
    Though overrated and not “perfect”, Perfect Dark Zero still provides a thrilling FPS experience.

    Perfect Dark Zero

    Though overrated and not “perfect”, Perfect Dark Zero still provides a thrilling FPS experience.

    Even though Perfect Dark Zero is over one year old now, it still remains one of the top FPS shooters to hit the Xbox 360. You play the role of a girl named Jill Valentine, and you are sent on many missions of various ty... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5.3

    Crazy Taxi

  • Review Score:5.3
    Very little replay value and the fact that Crazy Taxi 2 is already out make this game very unworthy.

    Crazy Taxi

    Very little replay value and the fact that Crazy Taxi 2 is already out make this game very unworthy.

    I actually enjoyed this game - for the time being. In February 2002, I actually wanted to incorporate a game where I can be a taxi driver. This game immersed me, and I was always looking for high scores. However, I ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.3

    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • Review Score:8.3
    While it is a truly epic action-packed shooter, there still is much to be desired from the realism factor.

    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

    While it is a truly epic action-packed shooter, there still is much to be desired from the realism factor.

    GTA San Andreas, though already having been out on PS2 since 10/04, still is a great addition to have for a PC port. Some people like me don't own a PS2 or Xbox, and as long as you meet at least some of the recommended ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.7

    James Bond 007: Agent Under Fire

  • Review Score:6.7
    This game can be quite an entertaining shooter - while it lasts.  Once it's over, it's over.

    James Bond 007: Agent Under Fire

    This game can be quite an entertaining shooter - while it lasts. Once it's over, it's over.

    James Bond games have really gone downhill since Goldeneye. Tomorrow Never Dies didn't even come close. The World is Not Enough was a good game, though failed to match Goldeneye's excellence. Now, for the next entry i... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.4

    007: NightFire

  • Review Score:9.4
    After more than four years of glory, this game is a must-have with friends.

    007: NightFire

    After more than four years of glory, this game is a must-have with friends.

    Following the rather disappointing Agent Under Fire, its twin gets released, some eight months later. This new game, NightFire, is just as short (still only 12 missions) but these are 12 more bolstered and solidified mi... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.2
    Call of Duty 3 provides quite a realistic and action-packed WWII experience, even if not done perfectly.

    Call of Duty 3

    Call of Duty 3 provides quite a realistic and action-packed WWII experience, even if not done perfectly.

    Call of Duty 3 is definitely the thing to get if you are into World War II fighting. That is - if you like the on-foot components the best. Most of this game revolves around you on foot taking down the Axis forces with... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.4
    Burnout Revenge, even if coming short on some expectations, still manages to make an exciting racing experience for all.

    Burnout Revenge

    Burnout Revenge, even if coming short on some expectations, still manages to make an exciting racing experience for all.

    Burnout Revenge, which started out on the Xbox and PS2, is re-made for the 7th generation with its entry on the Xbox 360. The re-badged game does not offer that much in the way of improved graphics (well I don't have hi... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.1
    Although marginally not as breathtaking as previous Zelda games, it still nonetheless continues the epic series.

    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

    Although marginally not as breathtaking as previous Zelda games, it still nonetheless continues the epic series.

    Despite months of delays, it is the work of years of programming that has led to the next Zelda masterpiece. Meet Zelda: Twilight Princess, where you assume the role of a random villager who is given the legendary green... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.1

    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess