User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.87/10

Total of 99 user ratings spread across 99 releases

  1. 10
    (23)
  2. 9
    (17)
  3. 8
    (21)
  4. 7
    (17)
  5. 6
    (9)
  6. 5
    (3)
  7. 4
    (4)
  8. 3
    (1)
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    (4)
  10. 1
    (0)
  • User Rating:10
    For a Brighter Sunrise

    Afrika

    For a Brighter Sunrise

    Videogames are usually about action, about competitive confrontation and about the glory of victory. "Afrika" may be a videogame, but isn't about either of these, it is about mere contemplation. As an intrepid wild-life ... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Hail the King of Thieves

    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

    Hail the King of Thieves

    "Uncharted 2's" introductory moments are an absolute marvel. Most importantly, they represent a clear break from traditional game design logic, showing off exciting new possibilities in terms what a video game can (shoul... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Holy Similarities, Batman!

    Batman: Arkham Asylum

    Holy Similarities, Batman!

    Franchise adaptations into videogame terrain are usually characterized by a meaningless boxing of the original work's aesthetic universe into a stereotyped gameplay genre. Rocksteady Studios nails the aesthetic translati... Read Full Review

    5 of 24 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7

    Resident Evil 0

  • User Rating:9
    Revisiting Horror

    Resident Evil

    Revisiting Horror

    Today, the name "Resident Evil" can only be associated with a modern brand of derivative military shooters. This is true regarding the main entries of the series – that slowly, but consistently, shed their adventure lega... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9

    Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil

  • User Rating:9
    Revisiting Horror

    BioHazard

    Revisiting Horror

    Today, the name "Resident Evil" can only be associated with a modern brand of derivative military shooters. This is true regarding the main entries of the series – that slowly, but consistently, shed their adventure lega... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    G.I. Joe Complex

    Shadow Complex

    G.I. Joe Complex

    More than a modern take on "Metroid" (as were the "Prime" entries), "Shadow Complex" is a faithful homage to what is one of the most beloved videogames ever made [in all fairness, I am not a big fan]. Like so many player... Read Full Review

    4 of 18 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8

    Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

  • User Rating:8
    One-Eyed Jack

    Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

    One-Eyed Jack

    From the title screen to the final credits, you can feel "Snake Eater" is Kojima's land: the virtuous cut-scene directing, the stylized visuals, the characters with their brooding voices and dramatic performances, the cr... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Out of the Light and into the Darkness

    King's Field: The Ancient City

    Out of the Light and into the Darkness

    There's a consensual, yet unspoken rule of modern game design which states that for a game to be enjoyable and entertaining, it can't ever become hard or frustrating, lest players feel bad and lose interest. Surely, such... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:2
    Condemned We Are

    Condemned 2

    Condemned We Are

    Like its predecessor, "Condemned 2″ is (supposedly) a first-person survival horror game, with hand to hand combat sequences and "C.S.I." inspired puzzles. The original "Condemned" was a moody ambiance piece; its on... Read Full Review

    4 of 22 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:2

    Condemned 2: Bloodshot

  • User Rating:9.5

    D

  • User Rating:9.5
    A deranged horror masterpiece

    D no Shokutaku

    A deranged horror masterpiece

    Let's be honest, "D" isn't the sort of game that will entertain you the way video-games usually do. It's slow paced and introspective, and it simply isn't meant to be fun in any way; it's the sort of game that tries tryi... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Childish Fiction

    Snatcher

    Childish Fiction

    Back in the 80's, games couldn't stand further from cinema; while film had already achieved its pinnacle as an art form, the state of the art for the video-game realm was embodied in the likes of Miyamoto's "Legend of Ze... Read Full Review

    1 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7

    Snatcher

  • User Rating:10
    Journeying Through Ages Past

    Myst

    Journeying Through Ages Past

    When I first laid my eyes on the Miller brothers' "Myst", I knew it was something different. I couldn't quite grasp what it was at the time – I was only twelve you see – but it was powerful enough to stay lurking in the ... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10

    Myst

  • User Rating:8
    Dark Corners

    Project Zero II: Crimson Butterfly

    Dark Corners

    Japanese folklore is riddled with ghost stories, dark tales of the occult about strange rituals that occur somewhere in the long forgotten villages of the Japanese countryside, where the light of rationalism hasn't yet s... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8

    Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly

  • User Rating:9

    Final Fantasy XII

  • User Rating:9
    Braving New Skies

    Final Fantasy XII

    Braving New Skies

    When Hironobu Sakaguchi left Square, he left an authorial void for the "Final Fantasy" series. Though he had relinquished his place as director many years before, he had assured a coherent evolution of the work through h... Read Full Review

    1 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Do Not Stray from the Path

    The Path

    Do Not Stray from the Path

    There's a growing consensus that traditional video-game forms aren't permeable to an adult, artistic interpretation of interactivity. Games' design matrix, with its its schemata of objectives, rewards and penalties, and ... Read Full Review

    9 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    A Lighter Shade of Siren

    SIREN: New Translation

    A Lighter Shade of Siren

    "Siren Blood Curse" is a remake of the original "Forbidden Siren", intended to present a greater appeal to western audiences. Despite the series predominant Japanese style, someone at Sony apparently found that the serie... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7

    SIREN: Blood Curse

  • User Rating:7

    Gears of War

  • User Rating:8

    Resident Evil 4

  • User Rating:10

    Resident Evil (Long Box)

  • User Rating:7

    Mass Effect

  • User Rating:6

    Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Bose

  • User Rating:7

    Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra

  • User Rating:8.5

    Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht

  • User Rating:7

    Fatal Frame

  • User Rating:7.5

    Jade Empire

  • User Rating:9.5

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

  • User Rating:9

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

  • User Rating:7.5

    Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare

  • User Rating:3.5

    Alone in the Dark

  • User Rating:8.5

    Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty