User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.9/10

Total of 205 user reviews spread across 205 releases

  1. 10
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  3. 8
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  6. 5
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  • User Rating 8
    Resogun; the first must own PS4 exclusive?

    Resogun

    Rated on February 21, 2014 by SR71halo

    Resogun; the first must own PS4 exclusive?

    Now this is a classic formula done right. Space shooters were all the rage back in the 80’s and 90’s; with big hits such as Defender, Galaga and Asteroids dominating the arcades. Since the...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5
    How did this potentially wonderful game fall apart?

    Knack

    Rated on February 20, 2014 by SR71halo

    How did this potentially wonderful game fall apart?

    With the launch of a brand new console, it goes without saying that you want a large variety to play on it once its released. For the release of the Playstation 4, you had your choice of shooting thin...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    If only Shadow Fall’s gameplay was as ground breaking as its graphics

    Killzone: Shadow Fall

    Rated on January 16, 2014 by SR71halo

    If only Shadow Fall’s gameplay was as ground breaking as its graphics

    Upon the new Playstation 4’s arrival, it seems as though Sony was banking on the fourth addition to the Killzone franchise; Killzone Shadow Fall. This flagship series of theirs is best known for...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    The ultimate Pokemon experience we've been waiting for?

    Pokemon Y

    Rated on December 31, 2013 by SR71halo

    The ultimate Pokemon experience we've been waiting for?

    Ever since the franchise started 15 years back, we have always dreamed of a 3D Pokemon adventure. The game works so well with sprites but just imagine the possibility of taking the experience to a 3 d...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Everything you could ever want in a Grand Theft Auto game is right here

    Grand Theft Auto V

    Rated on December 19, 2013 by SR71halo

    Everything you could ever want in a Grand Theft Auto game is right here

    What else is there to be said about the Grand Theft Auto series that hasn’t been said already? Whether you’re a gamer or not, surely you’ve at least heard of it. Aside from revolutio...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Who says crime doesn't pay?

    Grand Theft Auto III

    Rated on November 24, 2013 by SR71halo

    Who says crime doesn't pay?

    It’s really no surprise that open world games have pretty much taken over the game market today. From Red Dead Redemption to Just Cause, to even Batman Arkham City and the upcoming Metal Gear So...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Welcome back to the now bigger, richer and better Unova region

    Pokemon White Version 2

    Rated on November 23, 2013 by SR71halo

    Welcome back to the now bigger, richer and better Unova region

    Every generation of Pokemon follows the same pattern as far as the games are concerned; two versions that are pretty much the same with minor differences and eventually, a third reenhanced version is ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Pokemon White contains a vast world with an all too familiar experience

    Pokemon White Version

    Rated on November 22, 2013 by SR71halo

    Pokemon White contains a vast world with an all too familiar experience

    Most Pokemon games seem to start the same as the last anymore, and Pokemon Black/White is no different. You start off by meeting the professor of your town, obtain your first Pokemon friend and take o...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    The Dark Knight returns for a second helping of super hero greatness

    Batman: Arkham City

    Rated on November 21, 2013 by SR71halo

    The Dark Knight returns for a second helping of super hero greatness

    In 2009, Rocksteady shocked everyone with Batman Arkham Asylum. I don’t think anybody expected that game to be as fun and intuitive as it was but Rocksteady really hit the ball out of the park ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Beyond Rearmed's astounding visuals are faulty controls that hinder what could have been a solid game

    Bionic Commando Rearmed

    Rated on September 30, 2013 by SR71halo

    Beyond Rearmed's astounding visuals are faulty controls that hinder what could have been a solid game

    Before I begin, I should probably point out that I didn't grow up with the original Bionic Commando for the NES nor did I know anything about it until this remake was announced. Even then, Bionic Com...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    This classic castle is worth exploring once more

    Disney Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse

    Rated on September 12, 2013 by SR71halo

    This classic castle is worth exploring once more

    Perhaps one of the most memorable classics on the Sega Genesis was Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mous, made by Sega themselves. The game seemed more like a Mario clone, namely the typical rescue...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Braid will forever be a timeless classic

    Braid

    Rated on September 05, 2013 by SR71halo

    Braid will forever be a timeless classic

    By now, you know what to expect from a typical platformer; start from the left side of the level, get to the right side of the level, jump on platforms to progress and jump on the heads of your enemie...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    This new Tomb Raider is just the reboot that this series needed

    Tomb Raider (The Final Hours Edition)

    Rated on August 23, 2013 by SR71halo

    This new Tomb Raider is just the reboot that this series needed

    The first Tomb Raider practically redefined the action adventure genre. For such an old game, it was brimming with adventure and discovery as you guide Lara Croft through ruins and ancient tombs. La...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    New Super Mario Bros. is a fantastic successor to the classics

    New Super Mario Bros.

    Rated on August 15, 2013 by SR71halo

    New Super Mario Bros. is a fantastic successor to the classics

    New Super Mario Bros. is exactly what it sounds like; a new 2D side scrolling Super Mario Bros. game that was supposed to act as a true successor to the NES games. Don't think of it is a cheap cash-i...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Hearthfire finally allows you to build your dream house in the world of Skyrim.....kind of

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Hearthfire

    Rated on July 28, 2013 by SR71halo

    Hearthfire finally allows you to build your dream house in the world of Skyrim.....kind of

    In a large and vast game world like Skyrim, how many of you wish you could add to it by constructing your own house? Well, for the price of $5 (400 mp), now you can. Enter Hearthfire, a simple but f...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    "No eyes, always watches!"

    Slender

    Rated on July 28, 2013 by SR71halo

    "No eyes, always watches!"

    For those who don't know about Slender, it is a free downloadable horror game inspired by the internet-based legend of "Slender Man", a faceless man who appears in several photographs across the inter...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    What happens when you take Spyro the Dragon and make it even better in almost every way?  You get Ripto's Rage!

    Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!

    Rated on July 17, 2013 by SR71halo

    What happens when you take Spyro the Dragon and make it even better in almost every way? You get Ripto's Rage!

    The original Spyro the Dragon was a technical feat for the first Playstation. It proved that a full 3D platformer in a full 3 dimensional world could work just as well on the Playstation, as opposed ...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    With rich atmosphere and intense action, LotSB is the best DLC money can buy for Mass Effect 2

    Mass Effect 2: Lair of the Shadow Broker

    Rated on July 11, 2013 by SR71halo

    With rich atmosphere and intense action, LotSB is the best DLC money can buy for Mass Effect 2

    When switching from the first Mass Effect to the second, I was disappointed that I wasn't going to be able to use my old squad mates from the first game. One of them was the smart and beautiful asari...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Undead Nightmare adds a unique twist to the already amazing formula

    Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Pack

    Rated on July 11, 2013 by SR71halo

    Undead Nightmare adds a unique twist to the already amazing formula

    There are so many games based around a zombie apocalypse today that it might as well be its own separate genre. Even other games are adapting to this new trend like the Call of Duty series, and now R...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5
    Spartacus Legends is worth the price, but is it worth your time?

    Spartacus Legends

    Rated on July 09, 2013 by SR71halo

    Spartacus Legends is worth the price, but is it worth your time?

    I don't know anything about the recent Spartacus series but looking at the trailers for this free-to-play fighting game, it really did have a lot going for it for no cost whatsoever. Gladiator fights...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Sonic does what Sonic does best in Sonic Dash

    Sonic Dash

    Rated on June 25, 2013 by SR71halo

    Sonic does what Sonic does best in Sonic Dash

    As soon as the Endless Runner genre started with Temple Run, we knew it was inevitable. No other video game character could be any more perfect for this new app genre than everyone's favorite blue bl...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    "You had me at SPLODE!"

    Ms. 'Splosion Man

    Rated on June 10, 2013 by SR71halo

    "You had me at SPLODE!"

    Let's be honest, who doesn't like blowing crap on in video games? How about games where you play as a character that is constantly blowing up himself? And this is why Splosion Man was the perfect co...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    This fun platformer is just sploding with excitement

    'Splosion Man

    Rated on June 10, 2013 by SR71halo

    This fun platformer is just sploding with excitement

    There seems to be a dwindling number of platformers this generation. What was once the king genre of video games has been pushed aside by shooters or RPG's nowadays. Well, if you're tired of mindles...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    If you can look past the frustrating difficulty, Comic Jumper is full of comedic, action packed fun

    Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley

    Rated on June 05, 2013 by SR71halo

    If you can look past the frustrating difficulty, Comic Jumper is full of comedic, action packed fun

    The life of a comic book super hero is a difficult and frustrating one. Having to save the day from countless villains who plan on destroying the world, while saving a damsel in distress every now an...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    The Maw is a delightful adventure, but it's nothing without its charm

    The Maw

    Rated on June 02, 2013 by SR71halo

    The Maw is a delightful adventure, but it's nothing without its charm

    The Maw is one of those games that relies much more on its charm than its gameplay. Looking around you, you'll see a colorful world brimming with personality supported by two expressive characters in...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 2.5
    More like "Not-So-Awesome Possum"

    Awesome Possum

    Rated on May 26, 2013 by SR71halo

    More like "Not-So-Awesome Possum"

    There seemed to have been a strong push to "saving the environment" back in the 80's and 90's. The message has been in quite a few movies at that time like Ferngully and Once Upon a Forest, and I eve...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    The sky is the limit with Bioshock Infinite

    BioShock Infinite

    Rated on May 11, 2013 by SR71halo

    The sky is the limit with Bioshock Infinite

    Creating a follow up to a game as immerse and sophisticated as the original Bioshock is no easy task. How could you recreate that atmosphere and gameplay that stunned millions almost 6 years ago? We...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Busting makes Luigi feel good

    Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

    Rated on May 04, 2013 by SR71halo

    Busting makes Luigi feel good

    It must be rough being Luigi. Always following in his brother's foot steps, Luigi was usually portrayed as the cowardly sidekick who always relies on Mario to hog the spotlight and save the day. Wel...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    While Generations HD takes a step forward, the 3DS version takes two steps back

    Sonic Generations

    Rated on May 02, 2013 by SR71halo

    While Generations HD takes a step forward, the 3DS version takes two steps back

    It's funny. For the last decade, Sonic was struggling to find himself on the console versions. Every major 3D Sonic release got panned and fans declared that Sega couldn't do anything right. Meanwh...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    This fun app game jumps past its expectations

    Sonic Jump

    Rated on April 30, 2013 by SR71halo

    This fun app game jumps past its expectations

    Never has the idea of a Sonic game been so odd. A game where you jump all the way through the stage? Doesn't sound like a Sonic game to me. Luckily, the game is even more fun and addictive than exp...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    With a bigger cast, bigger brawls and the addictive chaotic gameplay we all know and love, SSB has never been better

    Super Smash Bros. Brawl

    Rated on April 30, 2013 by SR71halo

    With a bigger cast, bigger brawls and the addictive chaotic gameplay we all know and love, SSB has never been better

    When it comes to fan service, very few games have even come close to the amount of fun and chaos that is the Super Smash Bros. series. An instant success on the Nintendo 64, this game was a dream com...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Skyward Sword takes this legendary series to new heights

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

    Rated on April 27, 2013 by SR71halo

    Skyward Sword takes this legendary series to new heights

    For the past 25 years, it seems as though The Legend of Zelda could do no wrong. It succeeded in almost era of gaming imaginable; from the overhead games on the NES and SNES to the 3 dimensional worl...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    This DLC gives you plenty of reason to return to the wonderful world of Skyrim

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dawnguard

    Rated on April 05, 2013 by SR71halo

    This DLC gives you plenty of reason to return to the wonderful world of Skyrim

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was an amazing RPG experience with a huge world to explore with various environments to travel to and many enemies to encounter. It was simply a master piece. Since then,...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4.5
    Steel Diver's lack of content and tedious gameplay isn't worth more than a bargain bin price

    Steel Diver

    Rated on April 04, 2013 by SR71halo

    Steel Diver's lack of content and tedious gameplay isn't worth more than a bargain bin price

    It is difficult to review a launch title for any system. The technology of the console or handheld was young and nothing has really set the bar yet, so of course there's going to be a few flops. Nev...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Come and join the Revolution in the best Assassin's Creed game since AC2

    Assassin's Creed III

    Rated on April 01, 2013 by SR71halo

    Come and join the Revolution in the best Assassin's Creed game since AC2

    I never thought the Assassin's Creed series would become one of my favorite game franchises of this generation. It started with the first Assassin's Creed and while the visuals were stunning, the mec...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Sonic Adventure 2 was amazing back in 2001, but it's only "decent" nowadays

    Sonic Adventure 2

    Rated on March 31, 2013 by SR71halo

    Sonic Adventure 2 was amazing back in 2001, but it's only "decent" nowadays

    Every time a new 3D Sonic game comes out, it always gets compared to Sonic Adventure 2. "Why can't this game be as good as Sonic Adventure 2?" "Sonic Adventure 2 was the last good 3D Sonic game!" S...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Whether its gameplay, story or atmosphere, Bioshock is a hit on all fronts

    BioShock

    Rated on March 30, 2013 by SR71halo

    Whether its gameplay, story or atmosphere, Bioshock is a hit on all fronts

    Back when Bioshock was first announced, it seemed like an ordinary FPS on the surface. Upon playing the game back in 2007, we learned that it was so much more. What this game offers is more than jus...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    It may be the same Pokemon formula as always, but Platinum's tweaks and changes make it one of the best yet

    Pocket Monsters Platina

    Rated on March 23, 2013 by SR71halo

    It may be the same Pokemon formula as always, but Platinum's tweaks and changes make it one of the best yet

    How long has Pokemon been around now? And yet somehow capturing a team of monsters and training them to fight one another is still this much fun? Although the gameplay has remained the same, one thi...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    It's too bad that such a beautiful looking game can feel lacking in both gameplay and content

    Paper Mario: Sticker Star

    Rated on March 23, 2013 by SR71halo

    It's too bad that such a beautiful looking game can feel lacking in both gameplay and content

    I must admit; I've never played a single Paper Mario game before. I'm sure it has always been a great series but for whatever reason, it just never caught my attention before. That being said, while...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    A fun game by yourself, but an excellent game with your friends

    Borderlands

    Rated on February 18, 2013 by SR71halo

    A fun game by yourself, but an excellent game with your friends

    There seems to be this trend going around of mixing the shooter with the RPG genre as of late. Before this game came Fallout 3 and the Mass Effect series by Bioware. Luckily, it proves to be a great...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.