Total of 250 user reviews spread across 250 releases
Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy
It wraps up an an everlasting saga in a magnificent way
After six years and six games that made up two fantastic trilogies that blended incredible storytelling with challenging puzzles, Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy marks the end of the very succes...
Retro City Rampage: DX
As a homage to an era when great pop culture was born, it is glorious; as a game, it is playable, yet forgettable
It is easy to qualify Retro City Rampage as a self-aware 8-bit ripoff of the Grand Theft Auto franchise. After all, both take place in large cities on which players are free to roam around, star char...
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Immensely challenging, invariably creative, and fully packed with great content
Immensely challenging, invariably creative, and fully packed with great contentWhen it came out in 2010, Donkey Kong Country Returns had a pretty tough challenge to face. Not only was it supposed to r...
Fire Emblem: Awakening
Packed with loads of content and powered by its incredible character development, Awakening is a resounding success
Strategy games and handhelds form one of gaming's finest pairings. Gameplay that is centered around grid-based movements and automatic battles does not shine through the addition of frills. On the con...
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
On the fascinating pirate universe, the Assassin’s Creed franchise finds fertile waters for rehabilitation
For a franchise that is so overwhelmingly popular, it is easy to forget how Assassin's Creed awkwardly stepped into the gaming world. The original game did show a lot of promise, but its bright spots ...
Super Mario 3D World
The truest and strongest translation of sidecrolling gameplay into a 3D environment
Super Mario Galaxy was grand. It was a surprisingly effective step forward for the Mario 3D gameplay after the irregular Super Mario Sunshine. More importantly, it was a series that understood that ev...
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
In the midst of a clear reliance on the past, the game carves its identity in surprisingly effective way
Being part of The Legend of Zelda series is already pretty hard. After all, any title that receives the series' stamp and stars the famous Hyrule characters gets endlessly dissected by fans. Even game...
By taking big steps in visuals and connectivity, it further illustrates the irresistible charm of the Pokemon world
After having two generations released on the very same portable - a somewhat rare occurrence for the Pokemon franchise, Pokemon X arrives on the Nintendo 3DS and marks, without any drop of doubt, the ...
The Wonderful 101
Action-packed and fast-paced, The Wonderful 101 features a stellar battle system and amazing characters
The latest in a line of games that includes the overwhelmingly beautiful Okami, the gory Madworld, and the thrilling Viewtiful Joe, The Wonderful 101 shares one trait in common with all those titles: ...
Rayman Legends goes beyond drawing comparisons to great sidescrollers of the past, it carves its own legendary status
At some point in Rayman Legends, our brave limbless hero wanders into a world where rotten food beautifully encounters fabulous skeleton foes coming straight out of a "Cinco de Mayo" party, all - obvi...
An overall stunningly well-crafted game harmed by poor balance between gameplay and storytelling
The first two Bioshock games were neatly crafted and very engaging titles. Underneath the surface of their gameplay, which displayed the regular quirks of average action games, Irrational's works feat...
Overwhelmingly dangerous, yet delightfully light-hearted
For nearly a decade following the release of the critically acclaimed Pikmin 2, Nintendo fans have patiently waited for the next installment of the series. Initially planned to hit the Nintendo Wii, t...
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
As it reaches its fourth installment, the Mario and Luigi series is still able to surprise and produce the unexpected
Where once there were two Mario RPG series, now there is only one. With both Super Paper Mario and Sticker Star pushing the Paper Mario series further away from a role-playing gampeplay, Mario and Lui...
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
A Virtual Daily Joy
At some point during most games, when faced with the simple question "What are you playing this for?" most gamers will proudly state that they are either aiming to finish the main storyline or looking...
LEGO City Undercover
The materialization of many people's childhood dreams: a charming city of Lego coming to glorious colorful life
Any child who has ever toyed around with a Lego set has eventually dreamed of building something huge with those glorious tiny pieces, and in our youthful lack of skill we tried - and most likely fail...
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
It's not just a temporary replacement for Mario Kart, it is a very worthy competitor
In all of the gaming industry, there is no niche where there is a domination as huge as the one that exists on the kart racing one. All games and teams that venture into the realm know exactly what ne...
More than a blueprint for what is to come, Nintendo Land is a full-fledged game packed with content
It is undeniable that Wii Sports is one of the most successful games of all time. That statement may sound outrageously exaggerated - especially when the fact that its sales were inflated by the fact ...
Assassin's Creed III
Its focus on character development harms its gameplay, but one cannot deny the extent of the game's world and content
The Assassin's Creed franchise is known for its size and ambitions. In fact, the franchise is so remarkably big that it took Ubisoft two games to get all of its details down, and the result was one un...
New Super Mario Bros. U
Gaming at one of its purest forms, but packed with a refreshing and valuable social component
After a lull of two generations, Nintendo has decided to go back to its roots and release, alongside a brand new system, a fresh Mario game. Differently from what other Mario games that kicked off a n...
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
A very well-designed mixture of darkness and humor
Differently from every single home console released by Nintendo up to that point, the Nintendo Gamecube did not feature a major Mario adventure among its starting lineup of games. Coincidentally, the ...
Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask
After playing Miracle Mask, all we should ask for is: keep coming and stay the same
The Professor Layton series reaches its fifth installment in as many years, and - differently from many other famous franchises of this day and age - the professor has somehow manage to stumble upon a...
Paper Mario: Sticker Star
As part of a series that has been nothing short of spectacular, Sticker Star is quite a disappointment
They say you don't change a winning team, and it is incredibly hard to find a team more successful than the first two Paper Mario games. Born in the shadow of the doubt that surrounded Nintendo's abil...
Kaze no Klonoa: Door to Phantomile
Like any great masterpiece, Klonoa and its greatness stand the test of time
Cuddly characters that could star on any Saturday morning cartoons, ridiculously silly plots that are there to just serve as an excuse to do some jumping around and enemy-whacking, and stages that are...
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
Its good heart, concept and ambition are precariously held together by uninspired gameplay
Sequels always carry some degree of intrigue. If they are the continuation of a memorable title, they present a remarkable challenging of not only achieving, but trying to find a way to surpass the ga...
New Super Mario Bros. 2
It fails to capitalize on the potential of its supposed coin-collecting insanity, but it is a great entry in the series
What started, in the Nintendo DS, as a nice little homage to Mario's glories of the past, has suddenly developed into a best-selling series of games that proves the strength and relevance that sidescr...
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle
Its vibrant and unique personality transcends its limited gameplay and powers the game onto greatness
In a way, designing a game, like building pretty much anything from the ground up, comes down to doing a lot of little things right - or wrong - and then finding a way to integrate them nicely - or po...
de Blob 2
When it comes to a game with a concept as good as De Blob, more of the same can only be a good thing
There are many kinds of dictatorship: there is the kind that tries to control the press and stop any criticism towards the government from being published; there are the ones neatly disguised as a dem...
Fragile: Sayonara Tsuki no Haikyo
An incredible concept that is marred by poor execution
Seto is a young boy living in a post-apocalyptic world where pretty much the entire world population has vanished for unexplained reasons. Living with an old man Seto refers to as his grandfather, the...
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
Its overwhelming tension wears out as the game progresses, but when it thrills, it does so in remarkable fashion
Harry Mason, a somewhat unsuccessful writer, drives through a snowy night when, suddenly, he loses control, skids off the road and hits the metal fence of an old warehouse. A few moments later, he wak...
It ends up being one of those games that, while good, has to forever live under the shadow of what it could have been
It is no secret that, when compared to other systems of its generation, the Nintendo Wii tremendously lacks power. Still, even with the limited hardware, a number of developers have been able to show ...
Dead Space: Extraction
Extraction is the perfect example of the benefits a console environment can bring to a genre mostly dedicated to arcades
On-rails shooters have always been considered as more of an arcade experience than a domestic one. Whether it is the fact that those games thrive when they are played through short bursts of time, or ...
A very colorful and beautiful kind of sandbox, and a true delight to both mind and soul
Winning and losing is part of what makes games so blindingly exciting. Dealing with the constant threat of failure, and the looming possibility that any slip up will force players to start a stage fro...
Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D
Despite its flaws Snake Eater remains as gaming's best implementation of stealth gameplay
Out of all the games of the very successful Metal Gear franchise, Snake Eater is probably the one to which most fans will flock once discussions over which is the best game of the series ensue. Beside...
Batman: Arkham City
Arkham City both reconfirms the classic status of Arkham Asylum and transcends it into historical gaming greatness
Batman Arkham Asylum was not just a great game, it was the ultimate proof that when handled by companies that want something more than simply taking advantage of a famous character, superhero licenses...
It does not simply stand out among JRPGs, it ventures into new areas and clears the path for exciting possibilities
Once upon a time, the world was nothing but a big blue ball of water, then, seemingly out of nowhere two entities sprung up from the very bottom of the sea: Mechonis, the mechanical menacing giant; an...
Kid Icarus: Uprising
Pit manages to find his place among Nintendo's stellar rank of gaming heroes
Deciding which way a gaming series should head next is a pretty tough process for most companies, even if said series has been going through a reasonably long stretch of constant releases that have be...
Resident Evil: Revelations
By contrasting two opposing gameplay styles, Revelations brings out the very best and the worst in the series
During the course of its life, the Resident Evil series has gone through some polarizing changes that stranded some of its most conservative fans, but that opened up the gates for a large group of out...
Mario Party 9
By changing the series, Mario Party 9 becomes the one guest everyone wants to see on any party's invitation list
Stale has, unfortunately, become a sad synonym for the Mario Party series. Little did we know that what started back in the early days of the Nintendo 64 era as a rough, but still fun, combination of ...
Psychonauts finds, in the twisted human mind, the perfect flourishing grounds for the wackiness of the platforming genre
The great thing about platformers is that no other genre in the gaming realm gives developers nearly as much creative freedom. Gamers expect a certain degree of realism on pretty much all genres, from...
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Arkham Asylum comes to stop super villainy from throwing superhero names in the gutter due to shameful games
With time and experience, gamers develop some useful rules of thumb in order to deal with the big amount of games that flow into the market, those rules help us determine when a game is worthy of a pu...