User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.24/10

Total of 188 user ratings spread across 188 releases

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  • User Rating:9
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    Transistor

  • User Rating:8
    It evokes the feeling of a grim, desperate dystopia that takes a cue from the likes of Blade Runner and Cowboy Bebop.

    Gemini Rue

    It evokes the feeling of a grim, desperate dystopia that takes a cue from the likes of Blade Runner and Cowboy Bebop.

    Gemini Rue is an adventure game that doesn't care to hide its influences. The title screen – set to the sight and sounds of the rain-stricken planet of Barracus – evokes the feeling of a grim, desperate dystopia that tak... Read Full Review

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

    Cthulhu Saves the World

  • User Rating:8
    A refreshing twist in a genre where save-the-world is passé.

    Cthulhu Saves the World

    A refreshing twist in a genre where save-the-world is passé.

    HP Lovecraft's tentacle-clad, insanity-invoking alien isn't what you'd call a typical hero. After rising from the sunken city of R'lyeh, his nefarious plans are foiled by a righteous wizard who seals his powers away. The... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Bar Oasis is a far more enjoyable experience if you think of it as an interactive story rather than a game.

    BAR OASIS

    Bar Oasis is a far more enjoyable experience if you think of it as an interactive story rather than a game.

    Bar Oasis is a far more enjoyable experience if you think of it as an interactive story rather than a game. Creating virtual cocktails isn't the height of gaming excitement or sophistication, but that is just the vehicle... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    You Don't Know Jack puts all its chips on an extremely idiosyncratic sense of style and humour.

    You Don't Know Jack

    You Don't Know Jack puts all its chips on an extremely idiosyncratic sense of style and humour.

    Once you've played a quiz game, you've pretty much played them all. It's not easy to put a fresh twist on the question and answer format, which makes You Don't Know Jack evade the mundanity other quiz games frequently su... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Simple shoot 'em up with a tower-defense twist and very slick animation.

    Who's That Flying?!

    Simple shoot 'em up with a tower-defense twist and very slick animation.

    Who's That Flying?! (or WTF?!) is a scrolling shoot 'em up that tasks you with saving the Earth from a horde of invading space ravagers. The story begins with you – Guardian of Earth – standing trial at the Galactic Coun... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    The beauty of Super Meat Boy is when all those botched jumps pay off...

    Super Meat Boy

    The beauty of Super Meat Boy is when all those botched jumps pay off...

    Super Meat Boy pays homage to old-skool gaming in many ways, but unlike many tribute acts, it isn't a one-trick-pony that tries to dig in with the hooks of nostalgia. The steady stream of gaming references gives this har... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Puzzle Quest 2's real improvement is in its presentation (which ironically creates some new problems).

    Puzzle Quest 2

    Puzzle Quest 2's real improvement is in its presentation (which ironically creates some new problems).

    Puzzle Quest brought together two genres – puzzle and RPG – and made them work so well that we all asked "why hasn't this been done before?" Three years and a poorly received spin-off (Puzzle Quest: Galactrix) later and ... Read Full Review

    8 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6

    Puzzle Quest 2

  • User Rating:8
    It's a bold move, and one for the better, but it's not without its problems...

    Final Fantasy XIII

    It's a bold move, and one for the better, but it's not without its problems...

    The Final Fantasy series has been challenging our perceptions of what a role-playing game is since the tenth incarnation, but Final Fantasy XIII is by far the most radical yet. It's to a modern audience – that have commi... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8

    Final Fantasy XIII

  • User Rating:8.5
    Don't be fooled into thinking this is a forgettable experiment to bring goodwill and gaming together.

    Chime

    Don't be fooled into thinking this is a forgettable experiment to bring goodwill and gaming together.

    Charity and video games might seem like an unusual combination, but it's one that works if Chime is anything to go by: no less than 60% of the five pound/400 point charge goes to various charities around the world. But d... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    As a game and an experience, Peggle succeeds tremendously in what it set out to achieve.

    Peggle

    As a game and an experience, Peggle succeeds tremendously in what it set out to achieve.

    As much as I hate to admit it, I'm a bit of an elitist gamer at heart. There's a part of me that feels enlightened and superior because I'm playing Street Fighter IV and Chrono Trigger DS, rather than mixing it up with t... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9

    Dragon Age: Origins (Collector's Edition)

  • User Rating:9
    If you're into RPGs, Dragon Age: Origins is a must have.

    Dragon Age: Origins

    If you're into RPGs, Dragon Age: Origins is a must have.

    Dragon Age: Origins is grand in every sense of the word. The land of Ferelden and its associated legends and lore create a strong, if slightly predictable, high-fantasy setting that will quite easily consume in excess of... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    You might say it's the black-sheep of the SNES Final Fantasy games...

    Final Fantasy V Advance

    You might say it's the black-sheep of the SNES Final Fantasy games...

    You might say it's the black-sheep of the SNES Final Fantasy games; sandwiched between two notably story-driven entries, Final Fantasy V doesn't have a memorable lead akin to Cecil of IV or Terra of VI. Furthermore, you'... Read Full Review

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

    Final Fantasy V Advance

  • User Rating:9
    If you're remotely interested in action games with a healthy dose of exploration, Shadow Complex is for you.

    Shadow Complex

    If you're remotely interested in action games with a healthy dose of exploration, Shadow Complex is for you.

    In the last year, titles like Braid, Bionic Commando Rearmed, and 'Splosion Man have really propelled the Xbox Live Arcade forward in terms of quality and value. Cynics that claim the best of the arcade caters only for t... Read Full Review

    10 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10

    Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • User Rating:9

    Street Fighter IV

  • User Rating:8

    Roogoo

  • User Rating:7.5

    Fire Emblem: Shin Ankoku Ryuu to Hikari no Ken

  • User Rating:9

    Fallout 3

  • User Rating:9
    If you have a DS and any degree of interest in RPGs, you need to play Chrono Trigger.

    Chrono Trigger

    If you have a DS and any degree of interest in RPGs, you need to play Chrono Trigger.

    It's always difficult to cast an objective eye over a game more than a decade old, especially one as celebrated as Chrono Trigger. Nostalgia often has the effect of wearing rose-tinted glasses, but I think this revival o... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    It may not top its predecessor, but Ninja Gaiden II is a fantastic action game in it's own right.

    Ninja Gaiden II

    It may not top its predecessor, but Ninja Gaiden II is a fantastic action game in it's own right.

    2004 saw the rebirth of the Ninja Gaiden franchise on the Xbox, Team Ninja setting a new benchmark for the action-adventure genre in the process. Four years later and Ninja Gaiden II hasn't had quite the same groundbreak... Read Full Review

    16 of 16 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    For the most part, it's the same old Mario Kart you know and love, with a generous helping of online goodness.

    Mario Kart Wii

    For the most part, it's the same old Mario Kart you know and love, with a generous helping of online goodness.

    After Mario's five-year hiatus from home console karting, expectation for the latest in the beloved spin-off series has had plenty of time to bubble and simmer. So, half a decade later and well into the current console c... Read Full Review

    12 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5

    Ikaruga

  • User Rating:3

    AMF Bowling Pinbusters!

  • User Rating:5

    Sega Superstars Tennis

  • User Rating:9
    After the false promise that was Blue Dragon, Mistwalker has delivered a truly enjoyable RPG in Lost Odyssey.

    Lost Odyssey

    After the false promise that was Blue Dragon, Mistwalker has delivered a truly enjoyable RPG in Lost Odyssey.

    The endless flow of time is a harsh master to us all. Its relentless nature makes every second of life precious because, ultimately, every second that goes by takes us closer to death. So imagine if you weren't constrain... Read Full Review

    25 of 26 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Slick, stylish, and bursting with content, N+ is one of the finest games to hit Xbox Live Arcade yet.

    N+

    Slick, stylish, and bursting with content, N+ is one of the finest games to hit Xbox Live Arcade yet.

    Ninjas sit pretty high up on many dream job lists. Gaming icons like Ryu Hayabusa (of Ninja Gaiden fame) and Shinobi have no doubt contributed to the glamorous image of the ninja; N+ might not be on that same epic scale,... Read Full Review

    28 of 28 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9

    Burnout Paradise

  • User Rating:8.5

    Assassin's Creed

  • User Rating:8

    Undertow

  • User Rating:8.5

    Advance Wars: Days of Ruin

  • User Rating:7.5

    Secrets of the Ark: A Broken Sword Game

  • User Rating:9.5

    Super Mario Galaxy

  • User Rating:7

    Eternal Sonata

  • User Rating:7
    The dream world of Eternal Sonata is gorgeous to look at, but consistent progression problems hamper it significantly.

    Trusty Bell: Chopin no Yume

    The dream world of Eternal Sonata is gorgeous to look at, but consistent progression problems hamper it significantly.

    When you walk upon this world, its beauty will leave you lost for words. The dazzling ambience of rich colour, every shade of the rainbow, is quite a sight to behold. It's almost as if Eternal Sonata is a vibrant dream, ... Read Full Review

    25 of 28 users found the following review helpful