User Reviews & Ratings
Total of 188 user ratings spread across 188 releases
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 Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Cthulhu Saves the World
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 Review0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
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 Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
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 Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
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 Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
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 Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
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 Review8 of 8 users found the following review helpful
Puzzle Quest 2
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 Review3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
Final Fantasy XIII
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 Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
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 Review4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
Dragon Age: Origins (Collector's Edition)
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 Review3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
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 Review6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
Final Fantasy V Advance
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 Review10 of 10 users found the following review helpful
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Street Fighter IV
Fire Emblem: Shin Ankoku Ryuu to Hikari no Ken
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 Review4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
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 Review16 of 16 users found the following review helpful
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 Review12 of 12 users found the following review helpful
AMF Bowling Pinbusters!
Sega Superstars Tennis
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 Review25 of 26 users found the following review helpful
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 Review28 of 28 users found the following review helpful
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
Secrets of the Ark: A Broken Sword Game
Super Mario Galaxy
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 Review25 of 28 users found the following review helpful