User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.92/10

Total of 74 user reviews spread across 74 releases

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  • User Rating 7.5
    4 Years on, people still play this open-world racer! A great bargain if you like exotic cars, and lots of roads to drive

    Test Drive Unlimited

    Rated on September 03, 2010 by PixelHunter

    4 Years on, people still play this open-world racer! A great bargain if you like exotic cars, and lots of roads to drive

    I picked up TDU a couple years ago used and never got around to finishing off all the races until recently. I was shocked to find quite an active community for a game this old. In case you don't know,...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    A better value than the first DLC, but I still can't help feel this should have been included with the original game.

    Assassin's Creed II: Bonfire of the Vanities

    Rated on September 03, 2010 by PixelHunter

    A better value than the first DLC, but I still can't help feel this should have been included with the original game.

    This DLC is a collection of missions that helps flesh out the story of ACII in the second of the two "missing" memories, but really should have been included with the main game. Luckily, the cost o...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    This DLC fleshes out the ACII story, but really should have been included with the game.

    Assassin's Creed II: Battle of Forli

    Rated on September 03, 2010 by PixelHunter

    This DLC fleshes out the ACII story, but really should have been included with the game.

    The best part of The Battle of Forli is when an angry Caterina tells some invaders to her home what she really thinks about them and their boss! Beyond that, this DLC is a small collection of missions...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    An excellent puzzle-platformer with a unique style all its own. Part game, part art-house, one of the best XBLA games.

    LIMBO

    Rated on September 03, 2010 by PixelHunter

    An excellent puzzle-platformer with a unique style all its own. Part game, part art-house, one of the best XBLA games.

    Limbo is, at its core, a very simple game. It is a side-scrolling platformer where you simply progress to the right while avoiding living and mechanical obstacles. But much like last year's Braid, Lim...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Fear Alma again. And again, and again. F.E.A.R. seems to retell itself over and over, but this is the best retelling yet

    F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin

    Rated on June 08, 2010 by PixelHunter

    Fear Alma again. And again, and again. F.E.A.R. seems to retell itself over and over, but this is the best retelling yet

    F.E.A.R. 2 is pretty much the same game as F.E.A.R. and the F.E.A.R. Files expansion. Each time you play, you are a different protagonist doing basically the same thing. But this time around, things l...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Brutal Legend's humor, music and atmosphere make up for the mashup of game styles. A few quirks keep it from being great

    Brutal Legend

    Rated on June 08, 2010 by PixelHunter

    Brutal Legend's humor, music and atmosphere make up for the mashup of game styles. A few quirks keep it from being great

    If you've played the Brutal Legend demo, you'd think you are getting into an action-adventure dripping with 70's and 80's album cover atmosphere and a witty sense of humor. But shortly into the game, ...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    What should have been an outrageously fun racer turns out to be flawed and frustrating.

    Split/Second

    Rated on June 08, 2010 by PixelHunter

    What should have been an outrageously fun racer turns out to be flawed and frustrating.

    Split Second has all the ingredients to be a wonderfully fun and over-the-top arcade racer, but half-baked design decisions hamper it in almost every way. The premise is simple: Race around a city on ...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Who knew a game for a phone could be this good? A terrific throwback for Diablo fans that is portable.

    Dungeon Hunter

    Rated on April 26, 2010 by PixelHunter

    Who knew a game for a phone could be this good? A terrific throwback for Diablo fans that is portable.

    Playing games on your phone is nothing new. For years we've been treated to all manner of games from cards to strategy to action. Mostly with 1980's graphics and controls that hurt your hands. All pla...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    It's more Borderlands, with a slightly different angle. But there's still plenty of shooting and looting!

    Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx

    Rated on April 22, 2010 by PixelHunter

    It's more Borderlands, with a slightly different angle. But there's still plenty of shooting and looting!

    Borderlands was a great game, taking the best aspects of shooters and RPGs and fusing them into one game. This third DLC installment takes the original game's formula, twists it a bit, freshens it som...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Borderlands' first DLC amps up the humor, loot, and zombie level of the game, making for a worthwhile add-on!

    Borderlands: The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned

    Rated on March 16, 2010 by PixelHunter

    Borderlands' first DLC amps up the humor, loot, and zombie level of the game, making for a worthwhile add-on!

    Borderlands is not a serious game. With tons of over-the-top combat, weapons, characters and humor, it is an enjoyable romp for anyone who loves to shoot things. The Zombie Island of Doctor Ned takes ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    A good mix of game genres that works really well, and is a ton of fun playing with one or more friends.

    Borderlands

    Rated on March 04, 2010 by PixelHunter

    A good mix of game genres that works really well, and is a ton of fun playing with one or more friends.

    Borderlands does some genre-bending to appeal to a wide variety of gamers. On the surface it is a first-person shooter. But look a little deeper, and you'll find elements of role-playing games with an...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5
    An absolutely huge game, perfect for those who like to grind for levels and loot. But lacking polish and full of bugs.

    Sacred 2: Fallen Angel

    Rated on February 14, 2010 by PixelHunter

    An absolutely huge game, perfect for those who like to grind for levels and loot. But lacking polish and full of bugs.

    Not everything is bad about Sacred 2. I feel that it is an improvement over the quirky and buggy first game in the series. You are able to choose from a selection of predefined characters, ala Diablo,...

    4 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Fallout 3's final DLC takes you to new heights. Literally. But expect it to be a bit monotonous after a while.

    Fallout 3: Mothership Zeta

    Rated on January 28, 2010 by PixelHunter

    Fallout 3's final DLC takes you to new heights. Literally. But expect it to be a bit monotonous after a while.

    This final Fallout 3 DLC takes you into orbit. You'll get to fight pesky "Mars-Attacks"-esque aliens bent on doing strange things for no reason and building an army of robotic ponies! Yes... there's s...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Fallout 3's fourth DLC is like a mini-Fallout 3 with lots to explore and lots of quests.

    Fallout 3: Point Lookout

    Rated on January 28, 2010 by PixelHunter

    Fallout 3's fourth DLC is like a mini-Fallout 3 with lots to explore and lots of quests.

    Point Lookout lets you take a boat to Maryland to participate in some exploration and questing much like you did in the main game. I've never been to the real Point Lookout before, but Fallout 3's ver...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Fallout 3's third DLC pack should really be the first one you load. It opens up the game and gives you 10 more levels!

    Fallout 3: Broken Steel

    Rated on January 28, 2010 by PixelHunter

    Fallout 3's third DLC pack should really be the first one you load. It opens up the game and gives you 10 more levels!

    I played the Fallout 3 DLC in the order they were released. But I made sure this one was loaded first. Broken Steel removes the end-game from the original game, allowing you to continue past the compl...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Fallout 3's second DLC is an improvement over the first, and worth the purchase price.

    Fallout 3: The Pitt

    Rated on January 28, 2010 by PixelHunter

    Fallout 3's second DLC is an improvement over the first, and worth the purchase price.

    The Pitt takes you to what's left of Pittsburg PA to battle slavers. The first DLC tried to make the game into a shooter. The Pitt takes you back to where Fallout 3 is comfortable. With a good mix of ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    Fallout 3's first DLC is a mixed bag of story and shooter elements.

    Fallout 3 - Operation: Anchorage

    Rated on January 28, 2010 by PixelHunter

    Fallout 3's first DLC is a mixed bag of story and shooter elements.

    After playing Operation Anchorage, I feel like I just finished a pretty mediocre first person shooter. The premise of going into a computer simulation of the liberation of Anchorage battle sounds like...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Both GTA IV downloadable expansions packaged in a stand-alone game. Better than some full retail games! A must-play.

    Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City

    Rated on January 14, 2010 by PixelHunter

    Both GTA IV downloadable expansions packaged in a stand-alone game. Better than some full retail games! A must-play.

    Individually, I rated The Lost and Damned as an 8.0, and The Ballad of Gay Tony a 9.0. Each expansion is better than some full games. Read on for the details of each expansion included on this stand-a...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    This expansion for GTA IV sets a high bar for every other expansion to meet. A must play if you own GTA IV or not.

    Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony

    Rated on January 14, 2010 by PixelHunter

    This expansion for GTA IV sets a high bar for every other expansion to meet. A must play if you own GTA IV or not.

    Grand Theft Auto IV was a great game, but my biggest complaint was that Niko's story just didn't compel like previous chapters of the franchise. The Ballad of Gay Tony returns GTA IV to it's fun and o...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    This expansion to GTA IV has more meat to it than some full retail games costing 3x more!

    Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned

    Rated on January 06, 2010 by PixelHunter

    This expansion to GTA IV has more meat to it than some full retail games costing 3x more!

    The Lost and Damned can be purchased as a $20 DLC pack, or comes with the Ballad of Gay Tony in the $40 Tales from Liberty City retail disk package. Either way, you get your money's worth. I easily sp...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Take a classic adventure game, remaster the audio and visuals, and you wind up with an even better classic!

    The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

    Rated on December 29, 2009 by PixelHunter

    Take a classic adventure game, remaster the audio and visuals, and you wind up with an even better classic!

    We know how it is when things get remade. TV shows, movies, and other remakes usually aren't as good as the original, or have been changed so much that you barely recognize the link with the source ma...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Single player: A far-fetched story and over the top action make for the game equivalent of a summer blockbuster movie.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

    Rated on December 22, 2009 by PixelHunter

    Single player: A far-fetched story and over the top action make for the game equivalent of a summer blockbuster movie.

    This review focuses strictly on the single-player campaign of Modern Warfare 2. While not the most popular component of the game, I feel it certainly deserves at least one play-through before moving o...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    This sequel fixes the bad parts of the first game, and takes the best parts and makes them better!

    Assassin's Creed II

    Rated on December 22, 2009 by PixelHunter

    This sequel fixes the bad parts of the first game, and takes the best parts and makes them better!

    I liked the first Assassin's Creed a lot. But it had some flaws, including repetitive and uninspired missions and infuriating collection quests. Despite that, the game was well reviewed, well liked, a...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    This expansion turned retail game is good, but fails to fill Master Chief's shoes. More spin-off than expansion.

    Halo 3: ODST

    Rated on November 16, 2009 by PixelHunter

    This expansion turned retail game is good, but fails to fill Master Chief's shoes. More spin-off than expansion.

    I loved all three Halo games. Being a person who enjoys single-player campaigns more than multiplayer, I thought the story told in the Halo trilogy was a good one, with some great characters. Sure, it...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Crystal Dynamics' third entry in the series completes the story, yet takes a couple steps back in gameplay.

    Tomb Raider: Underworld

    Rated on November 09, 2009 by PixelHunter

    Crystal Dynamics' third entry in the series completes the story, yet takes a couple steps back in gameplay.

    Crystal Dynamics rebooted the Tomb Raider series with Tomb Raider: Legend, which was a worthy entry into the once venerable series, making it worth playing again. Legend told the story about the fate ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Crystal Dynamics first entry in the Tomb Raider series unearths a treasure that has been lost for far too long!

    Tomb Raider: Legend

    Rated on November 09, 2009 by PixelHunter

    Crystal Dynamics first entry in the Tomb Raider series unearths a treasure that has been lost for far too long!

    Way back in the day, Tomb Raider was hailed as one of the best games on the PC. Over the years and after many sequels, the venerable Tomb Raider series decayed into a mess of bad stories and even wors...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Not much fun playing alone, but with a room full of friends, Avatar Drop will have you rolling on the floor.

    Avatar Drop

    Rated on November 05, 2009 by PixelHunter

    Not much fun playing alone, but with a room full of friends, Avatar Drop will have you rolling on the floor.

    Every now and then you want to play a game for a few minutes that is fun and brainless. Or you may need to entertain some friends who are over your place and aren't really into gaming. Avatar Drop may...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    The second of two Fable II expansions, there's enough here for the Fable fan.

    Fable II: See the Future

    Rated on October 30, 2009 by PixelHunter

    The second of two Fable II expansions, there's enough here for the Fable fan.

    See the Future adds a couple quests, four magic items to explore, and some interesting combat. Murgo the trader from the beginning of Fable II is back, and he's got some magic items for you. First you...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    The first of two Fable II expansions, there's enough here for the Fable fan.

    Fable II: Knothole Island

    Rated on October 30, 2009 by PixelHunter

    The first of two Fable II expansions, there's enough here for the Fable fan.

    Knothole Island opens up a short series of new quests for your to partake in during or after your main adventures in Albion. If you play KI while working on your main quest, like I did, you may find t...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Epilogue extends Prince of Persia, but doesn't really add much. For someone who loved PoP, I was let down by this DLC.

    Prince of Persia: Epilogue

    Rated on October 30, 2009 by PixelHunter

    Epilogue extends Prince of Persia, but doesn't really add much. For someone who loved PoP, I was let down by this DLC.

    Players of the Prince of Persia reboot have had very polarized opinions on the game. Many gamers did not like the new visual style, new world and characters, or the ease of the game with the "can't di...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    With dozens of solitaire choices on the iPhone, Solitaire City stands above the rest with slick visuals and a refined UI

    Solitaire City

    Rated on October 14, 2009 by PixelHunter

    With dozens of solitaire choices on the iPhone, Solitaire City stands above the rest with slick visuals and a refined UI

    Solitaire: simple card games, yet so often gotten wrong by developers who try to reinvent them. Solitaire City preserves the key fundamentals of solitaire, and does it with graphics that are easy on t...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    A satisfying 2D shooter that is well worth the price.

    Shadow Complex

    Rated on October 02, 2009 by PixelHunter

    A satisfying 2D shooter that is well worth the price.

    If you own an XBOX 360, go download Shadow Complex right now. Don't worry, you can come back to this review after you're done. This has got to be one of the best Arcade downloads to date. Chair has cr...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Mirror's Edge offers enough freshness to the action/adventure genre to deserve notice.

    Mirror's Edge

    Rated on August 25, 2009 by PixelHunter

    Mirror's Edge offers enough freshness to the action/adventure genre to deserve notice.

    Mirror's Edge is the first parkour-based game I have ever heard of. While that in of itself is very unique, there are elements of the game that remind you of what has come before. Yet, Mirror's Edge o...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    This Lego spin on the entire Star Wars epic is a lot of fun for all ages. Simple enough for kids, lots to do for adults.

    LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga

    Rated on July 13, 2009 by PixelHunter

    This Lego spin on the entire Star Wars epic is a lot of fun for all ages. Simple enough for kids, lots to do for adults.

    Lego Star Wars is not a difficult game. You could blast though the entire campaign in just a few hours. There are six chapters for each of the six episodes (movies) which cover all the key events in t...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Gameplay may be lacking, but the story makes up for it... and is the better prequel over movies (Episodes I through III)

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

    Rated on June 29, 2009 by PixelHunter

    Gameplay may be lacking, but the story makes up for it... and is the better prequel over movies (Episodes I through III)

    From the moment you start a new game in The Force Unleashed, you know you are playing a Star Wars game. The traditional scrolling text and John Williams score greet you as they should, and pans to a f...

    2 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Best blend of zombie killing, cooperative multiplayer, action-horror-survival gaming ever!

    Left 4 Dead

    Rated on June 15, 2009 by PixelHunter

    Best blend of zombie killing, cooperative multiplayer, action-horror-survival gaming ever!

    Left 4 Dead is a lot of things: It's a 4-player buddy game, a zombie game, an action-packed shooter, a tense survival-horror game, and best of all, a heck of a lot of fun! The best part is, it takes a...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    A perfect start if you've never played Tomb Raider before. Another good entry from Crystal Dynamics in this franchise.

    Tomb Raider: Anniversary

    Rated on June 11, 2009 by PixelHunter

    A perfect start if you've never played Tomb Raider before. Another good entry from Crystal Dynamics in this franchise.

    Years ago, when the first Tomb Raider game came out, I missed playing it. Now, Tomb Raider: Anniversary gives you a second chance. While the basic principle, story and settings are they same, they hav...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    One of the most fun, and funny games available on XBLA. A must-have for any gamer.

    Castle Crashers

    Rated on June 10, 2009 by PixelHunter

    One of the most fun, and funny games available on XBLA. A must-have for any gamer.

    Remember back in the day when pretty much every game was a side-scroller? Well, Castle Crashers returns to the those glory days, yet somehow infuses modern elements and makes a game that is better tha...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    A fun little puzzle game, especially for free. But not as compelling as some classics like Bejewelled.

    Hexic HD

    Rated on June 09, 2009 by PixelHunter

    A fun little puzzle game, especially for free. But not as compelling as some classics like Bejewelled.

    Hexic HD comes on hard drive equipped XBOX 360 consoles. And this is a fun little time-waster. You can't beat free games The high-definition graphics are nice, but almost wasted here. The game play is...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    A first person shooter that tried to break the mold.

    Prey (Collector's Edition)

    Rated on June 09, 2009 by PixelHunter

    A first person shooter that tried to break the mold.

    The premise of Prey is fairly common gaming fare. Aliens invade Earth and it is up to you, the hero, to save the world. Where Prey tries to be different is with some of the game mechanics such as the ...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.