User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.39/10

Total of 33 user reviews spread across 33 releases

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  • User Rating:7
    While it isn't perfect, Portrait of Ruin should be given credit for its ambitions. Execution is where it falls short.

    Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

    While it isn't perfect, Portrait of Ruin should be given credit for its ambitions. Execution is where it falls short.

    Some things are better off left alone. But if games always followed that trend, then we wouldn't have Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin, now would we? Portrait of Ruin is definitely a game that isn't afraid to step out of th... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A remarkable entry in the long-running Castlevania series that walks the fine line between the new and the old.

    Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia

    A remarkable entry in the long-running Castlevania series that walks the fine line between the new and the old.

    Castelvania has always been about innovation - about doing something dfiferent. Throughout the years, many drastic changes have been made to the series to set each game apart from the others to produce a wholly new and r... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A timeless classic.

    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

    A timeless classic.

    Konami's Castlevania series has seen quite some history. Ever since its unforgettable debut on the Famicom Disk System in 1986 and later onto other home consoles, handhelds, and other systems that have spanned multiple g... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Even as a victim of being overshadowed by its predecessor, it does manage to hold up well as a noteworthy sequel.

    Final Fight 2

    Even as a victim of being overshadowed by its predecessor, it does manage to hold up well as a noteworthy sequel.

    Considered by many as the overshadowed sequel in the dawn of its predecessor's undeniable success, Final Fight 2 deserves at least some credit for its efforts. It does practically reuse the same formula story-wise and ga... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Quite simply one of the finely-crafted fighters to ever grace the genre. Its fast, fun, and endlessly exhilarating.

    Capcom vs. SNK 2: Millionaire Fighting 2001 (Modem Pack)

    Quite simply one of the finely-crafted fighters to ever grace the genre. Its fast, fun, and endlessly exhilarating.

    Few fighting games manage to achieve excellence. And to put it simply, Capcom has done it again.Capcom vs. SNK 2 was originally released in the arcades as a sequel to Capcom vs. SNK on Sega's NAOMI hardware back in the a... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    To say that Darkstalkers 3 is just a solid fighting game would be a definite understatement.

    Darkstalkers 3

    To say that Darkstalkers 3 is just a solid fighting game would be a definite understatement.

    This isn't your average, run-of-the-mill fighting game. In fact, it's not what you'd really call your average fighting game franchise, either. Darkstalkers has always been something different, and Capcom has always given... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:1
    To say that Darkstalkers 3 is just a solid fighting game would be a definite understatement.

    Darkstalkers 3

    To say that Darkstalkers 3 is just a solid fighting game would be a definite understatement.

    This isn't your average, run-of-the-mill fighting game. In fact, it's not what you'd really call your average fighting game franchise, either. Darkstalkers has always been something different, and Capcom has always given... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    High production values and loads of single-player content make Soul Calibur III one of the finest entries in the series.

    SoulCalibur III

    High production values and loads of single-player content make Soul Calibur III one of the finest entries in the series.

    "A tale of souls and swords, eternally retold..." After the critically-acclaimed Soul Calibur II, released in 2003 for the Sony PlayStation, Nintendo GameCube, Microsoft Xbox, and for the arcades, Namco has taken a st... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    The game that will always strike a chord of fear in my heart.

    Silent Hill

    The game that will always strike a chord of fear in my heart.

    It made me cringe. I yearned to play it, but at the same time I dreaded gripping my hands on the controller to do so. I loved and despised playing it. This is the game that made me question if pressing on was really ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Few words can describe the genuine survival-horror feel of Resident Evil 2.

    Resident Evil 2

    Few words can describe the genuine survival-horror feel of Resident Evil 2.

    Resident Evil 2 is a spectacular experience. It feels so much like a movie, that you nearly forget it's a game. Franchises such as Metal Gear Solid, Ace Combat, and Resident Evil all pretty much pioneered the cinematic v... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Resident Evil 5's already-short length isn't really made much better even with the DLC that comes with the Gold Edition.

    Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition

    Resident Evil 5's already-short length isn't really made much better even with the DLC that comes with the Gold Edition.

    Let me get this straight: I am a fan of the Resident Evil games, and the Survival Horror genre that it pioneered. Even though I haven't played many of the games (just REmake and RE2), I've played enough to know that this... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Armored Core: Master of Arena is innovative, setting the bar of how sequels should be handled - with intensive care.

    Armored Core: Master of Arena

    Armored Core: Master of Arena is innovative, setting the bar of how sequels should be handled - with intensive care.

    After 1998's disappointing sequel to the original Armored Core, "Project Phantasma" was deemed by many as more of an "add-on" rather than a full game. It was roughly half the length of the previous game and - in general ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Medal of Honor: European Assault stands out as a game that is nothing short of non-stop action and a muddled story.

    Medal of Honor: European Assault

    Medal of Honor: European Assault stands out as a game that is nothing short of non-stop action and a muddled story.

    Medal of Honor has transformed. Like many other early Electronic Arts franchises, they were starting to hit the dust at around 2005-2006. Medal of Honor, as a franchise, is no exception - as the series itself has begun t... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    There's a lot of fun to be had in LA, but unfortunately Midnight Club doesn't have enough to round out its rough edges.

    Midnight Club: Los Angeles

    There's a lot of fun to be had in LA, but unfortunately Midnight Club doesn't have enough to round out its rough edges.

    I'm reviewing the Complete Edition. Midnight Club has come a long way since its first installment in 2000 back on the Sony PlayStation 2. It received decent reviews and RockStar went on to produce some sequels, includ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Venture into the eerie depths of the unknown with this unique Nuclear Horror indie game Erie, from Master Games Studio.

    Erie

    Venture into the eerie depths of the unknown with this unique Nuclear Horror indie game Erie, from Master Games Studio.

    I think Erie's broke some ground here. Developed by Master Games Studio, Erie is a Nuclear Horror indie game for the PC. And yes, it's free. You play as someone who - somehow - ended up in an underground nuclear facil... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Insert Title Here is a little-known indie game that focuses on the player's ability to react to different situations.

    Insert Title Here

    Insert Title Here is a little-known indie game that focuses on the player's ability to react to different situations.

    Don't be misled by the "10 Hours or Less" text in the Time Spent Playing, to Date category. There's even less than that. "Insert Title Here" is an indie game developed by Anothink on the Unity Engine, and it tests you... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Never before has a game of any genre had me so engrossed in the first thirty minutes of play than Soul Calibur II.

    SoulCalibur II

    Never before has a game of any genre had me so engrossed in the first thirty minutes of play than Soul Calibur II.

    When I first played this at a friend's house back in 2004 I knew that this game was bound to forge new memories that I would remember years and years later. Soul Calibur II is one of the most engrossing and most amazing ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Sadly, Armored Core: Project Phantasma is more of a chapter in a book than a book in its entirety like its predecessor.

    Armored Core: Project Phantasma (PSOne Books)

    Sadly, Armored Core: Project Phantasma is more of a chapter in a book than a book in its entirety like its predecessor.

    "Because these days, baby, you gotta have a sequel!" Time to hop back into the '90s time machine, fellas. We're stopping in the United States in '98. This is Armored Core: Project Phantasma. About a year later afte... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Definitely one of the most defining games in its genre, Armored Core is a mecha game with obsessive attention to detail.

    Armored Core (PlayStation the Best)

    Definitely one of the most defining games in its genre, Armored Core is a mecha game with obsessive attention to detail.

    Armored Core is a game that is easy to pick up but hard to put down. While the initially sluggish and clunky gameplay and the hours spent purchasing parts and swapping them around for the perfect fighting machine might s... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Parsec Productions marks its debut with such a well-done minimalist take on the infamous Slender Man mythos.

    Slender

    Parsec Productions marks its debut with such a well-done minimalist take on the infamous Slender Man mythos.

    I'm reviewing v0.9.6. "Slender" (retitled to "Slender: The Eight Pages for v0.9.7) is a minimalist horror game that's quite different from the rest of the crowd. It's got no blood, no gore, no cliche screams, and espe... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Step into the eye of the gun barrel as James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) in "James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing".

    James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing

    Step into the eye of the gun barrel as James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) in "James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing".

    Bond. James Bond. One of the most well-known names in cimema history and one of the most recognized characters in the field as well. Fortunately, the Bond name has also adopted a video game persona as well - so expect... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is "a tale that will be forged by your own hand".

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is "a tale that will be forged by your own hand".

    Possible minor spoilers ahead. Don't say I didn't warn you. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is an adventure of true courage, wisdom and power. It's pretty much been the same standards for each game, but in each and... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Get ready to don the rider's helmet once again and brace yourself for the immersive and great game that MX Unleashed is.

    MX Unleashed

    Get ready to don the rider's helmet once again and brace yourself for the immersive and great game that MX Unleashed is.

    Growing up when I was younger I've always dreamed of being a motorcyclist. Not exactly street-bike wise, but kind of like the gritty, gravel-paved and adrenaline-inducing Motocross racing trend. And guess what? It was al... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A fine example of what a shoot-'em-up should be. The game still retains the over-the-top action the series is known for.

    Metal Slug 2

    A fine example of what a shoot-'em-up should be. The game still retains the over-the-top action the series is known for.

    A long while back in Seventh Grade, my friend asked me, "What's the first thing that comes to mind when I say 'Halloween'?" My reply was "cardboard box." He thought I was insane - but yeah - I said "cardboard box".... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    As expected of something like Call of Duty, the online multiplayer overshadows the lackluster single-player campaign.

    Call of Duty 3

    As expected of something like Call of Duty, the online multiplayer overshadows the lackluster single-player campaign.

    I've never really been a First-Person Shooter fan, but seeing that this was my second FPS video game, I guess you could say Call of Duty 3 got me into the FPS genre, along with Medal of Honor: Frontline (though I liked F... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Two of the greatest games of all time on one PS3 HD remastered disk. I urge you to get this game if you haven't already.

    The ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection

    Two of the greatest games of all time on one PS3 HD remastered disk. I urge you to get this game if you haven't already.

    From what I can say these are two of the greatest video games on the PlayStation 2, but it doesn't stop there. These two video games aren't exactly games, but they're works of art. You heard me. ART. It's just hard... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Snake and co. plot to take down the criminal mastermind, Liquid Ocelot in this thrilling stealth-action game.

    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Platinum)

    Snake and co. plot to take down the criminal mastermind, Liquid Ocelot in this thrilling stealth-action game.

    "War has changed." Thing is, so have video games. "Metal Gear Solid" - created by the highly-acclaimed video game director Hideo Kojima - has always been one of my favorite video game franchises. I remember playing th... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    It's actually not that bad if you look past the box art and the slapped-on title. Spoilers ahead.

    Shadow the Hedgehog (Player's Choice)

    It's actually not that bad if you look past the box art and the slapped-on title. Spoilers ahead.

    Shadow the Hedgehog is one of those games that you'll (almost) remember long after the credits roll. Especially if you're a fan of the Sonic the Hedgehog series. See it this way: As a Sonic fan you'd probably hate this g... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The Cooper Gang steals the show! One of the finer additions to the Sony PlayStation 2 library. In short? A great game.

    Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves

    The Cooper Gang steals the show! One of the finer additions to the Sony PlayStation 2 library. In short? A great game.

    Hear about any bank robberies on the news lately? Chances are it's Sly Cooper and the Cooper Gang. The Cooper Gang is back, my friends. And they're here to steal the show on the PlayStation 2. First of all, Sly ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The best driving simulator on the Sony PlayStation 2. Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec is perfect in almost every possible way.

    Gran Turismo 3 A-spec (Platinum)

    The best driving simulator on the Sony PlayStation 2. Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec is perfect in almost every possible way.

    Ever wanted to slip behind the wheel of an exotic car you've always wanted to drive? Have you ever stayed awake for countless nights just thinking how it would be like to just take a drive in the car you're aspiring to o... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A behind-the-visor review for a behind-the-visor game. A First Person Adventure game with some kicks - literally.

    Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

    A behind-the-visor review for a behind-the-visor game. A First Person Adventure game with some kicks - literally.

    Before I start off this review, let me say that I've never played Metroid Prime 1 for the Nintendo GameCube. Not yet, anyway. Take control of Samus Aran behind the visor in one of Retro Studios' most immersive and inn... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Undoubtedly one of the best games in its series and arguably one of the greatest video games ever made. I recommend it.

    Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence (First Print Limited Edition)

    Undoubtedly one of the best games in its series and arguably one of the greatest video games ever made. I recommend it.

    About seven years ago in 2004, one of the world's most cinematic, action-packed, and almost completely story-driven games were unleashed to the general gaming public. That game happened to be none other than Metal Gear S... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    If you've been wanting to witness Solid Snake at his best, this remake is perfect for you.

    Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes

    If you've been wanting to witness Solid Snake at his best, this remake is perfect for you.

    I've been a MGS fan ever since purchasing my first MGS game Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence. Satisfied by its wonderful presentation, I wanted to enhance my experience by purchasing MGS:TTS, an essential to the series. I... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful