User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.62/10

Total of 46 user reviews spread across 46 releases

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  • User Rating:5.5
    What a shame it doesn't live up to it's console cousin!

    WRC 3

    What a shame it doesn't live up to it's console cousin!

    So I'd like to start by saying I am a big fan of the WRC series and have the last 3 iterations for the Xbox. I was excited to see a Vita version but decided to rent it first just in case it was identical to the console v... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Lego Batman 2 is a great addition to the ever growing Lego series!

    LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

    Lego Batman 2 is a great addition to the ever growing Lego series!

    The first thing I want to make clear is that this is a different type of review! Different I hear you ask....in what way different? Well I haven't actually played the game - nor have I played any of the Lego games! How ... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Anyone who has played Asphalt before will not be surprised!

    Asphalt 3D: Nitro Racing

    Anyone who has played Asphalt before will not be surprised!

    So this latest game in the Asphalt franchise was a launch title for the 3DS here in the UK. If you have played Asphalt games before then this will be no real shock to you. Gameplay Very arcadey racing with plenty of dr... Read Full Review

    19 of 19 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    nail'd is an off-road arcade racer that has an insane sense of speed

    nail'd

    nail'd is an off-road arcade racer that has an insane sense of speed

    nail'd is an off-road arcade racer following on from the likes of Pure and MotorStorm but doesn't quite live up to the standard set by those games. Environment - the tracks are very well designed with multiple routes ... Read Full Review

    11 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Arcade racing at it's very best!

    Split/Second

    Arcade racing at it's very best!

    Split/Second is so much more than a one trick pony - it has taken the basic concept of Ridge Racer and improved upon it while adding some new modes to the mix! Story: Do arcade racers need a story? Well not really bu... Read Full Review

    21 of 22 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Definitely the best MotoGP game to date, still not perfect though.

    MotoGP 09/10

    Definitely the best MotoGP game to date, still not perfect though.

    First I'd like to make it clear that I am not a major MotoGP fan nor have I ever owned a motorbike. I do however like playing racing games on my PS3 and it is from that point of view I have written this review. Genera... Read Full Review

    13 of 14 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    After a long wait we have a decent Kart racer on the PS3

    Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing

    After a long wait we have a decent Kart racer on the PS3

    So any kart racer on any console inevitably draws comparisons with Mario Kart and until now all have come up short - Madagascar Kart Racing anyone?? So what does Sonic and SEGA All-star Racing ( SASASR ) have to offer... Read Full Review

    17 of 18 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.5
    It's a shame that a nice idea was ruined by load times and unnecessary story line and cut scenes!

    Puzzle Chronicles

    It's a shame that a nice idea was ruined by load times and unnecessary story line and cut scenes!

    I'm always on the look out for good puzzle games but, having read the reviews already on here I rented it first - and was that one of my better decisions? YES! Gameplay: An interesting sideways entering "colour match... Read Full Review

    15 of 16 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Great addition to the NFS (PSP) collection with just one major flaw......

    Need for Speed: Shift

    Great addition to the NFS (PSP) collection with just one major flaw......

    As a fan of NFS I was looking forward to this title and initial impressions were positive. It has a nice arcade feel to it without being over the top. A good selection of cars, tracks and race modes and the only thing la... Read Full Review

    12 of 15 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A major improvement on the previous iteration!

    Forza Motorsport 3

    A major improvement on the previous iteration!

    So where shall I start? Well Forza 3 is an excellent racing game and by far the best offering on the Xbox 360. There are over 400 cars to choose from and many different tracks and track variations. There are many ways t... Read Full Review

    14 of 18 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Awesome racing sim - possibly the best racer on the PSP

    Gran Turismo

    Awesome racing sim - possibly the best racer on the PSP

    So after many long years of waiting Gran Turismo for the PSP has finally arrived, so the question is....was it worth the wait? The answer to that is a resounding yes, with 800 cars, 35 tracks with a total of 72 course v... Read Full Review

    8 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    So could the MotorStorm series transfer to the PSP?? Read on to find out.

    MotorStorm Arctic Edge

    So could the MotorStorm series transfer to the PSP?? Read on to find out.

    I was a fan of the MotorStorm series on the PS3 so was looking forward to picking up my copy of this and it does NOT disappoint! In a nutshell the graphics are superb, track design is inspired and speed is awesome withou... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A game with personality disorder - but brilliant none the less

    Need for Speed: Shift

    A game with personality disorder - but brilliant none the less

    NFS Shift goes to sleep at night thinking "am I a sim or am I an arcade racer" to which there are two sensible answers: 1. Enough of both to please fans of both 2. Who cares because the game is brilliant. So this it... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3.5
    OMG a DS game for the PSP

    DiRT 2

    OMG a DS game for the PSP

    Well having already got the PS3 version and in desparate need of a new racer for my PSP it was with some excitement I picked this up - but boy was I in for a shock. None of the fantastic graphics, far too easy, drab even... Read Full Review

    9 of 14 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    A review said "better than Hot Shots Golf" and I though nah can't but....well read on but I'm convinced!

    Pangya Fantasy Golf

    A review said "better than Hot Shots Golf" and I though nah can't but....well read on but I'm convinced!

    I don't normally buy games without renting first but since this game isn't out in the UK and as far as I know there aren't any plans to I had to make a "leap of faith" based on te reviews - and boy am I glad I did!!! ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Good improvement on the original!

    Intelligent License 2

    Good improvement on the original!

    Well I currently have a copy of this on rental and am enjoying it! I played the original game but it got boring after a while so I was looking forward to trying this out. Concept: Simple - you are a little white man ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Better than I expected given the reviews!!

    Fuel

    Better than I expected given the reviews!!

    Well I have been playing my rental copy of Fuel for the past 2 days and thought it was about time I put "pen to paper" so to speak. Overview: In summary an offroad racing game with the largest (to date) free roam are... Read Full Review

    5 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    If you liked Wii Sports you'll love this follow up!

    Wii Sports Resort (w/Wii MotionPlus)

    If you liked Wii Sports you'll love this follow up!

    Well where to start? In short 12 mini-games all of which are sports based, each with 2 or 3 variations showing off the new motion plus to perfection. As the official review says, this game is much better served with 2... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:1
    Glad I rented this first!

    Akiyama Jin Kyouju Kanshuu: Zennou JinJin 2

    Glad I rented this first!

    As a fan of puzzle/brain training type games I always look forward to new releases. However, particularly in the brain training category, games over the last few years have been a bit hit and miss to say the least. It wo... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Is it the best off road racer on PS3 to date? Well I have rated it the same as Pure since I can't decide between them!

    MotorStorm: Pacific Rift

    Is it the best off road racer on PS3 to date? Well I have rated it the same as Pure since I can't decide between them!

    I should start by saying I didn't play the original game - although I may now pick up a bargin priced copy! So overall - Wow and wow. Lots of fun and a must have title for any serious off road fan and indeed most racing... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Easily the best open world racer on PS3 to date

    Midnight Club: Los Angeles

    Easily the best open world racer on PS3 to date

    As a fan of racing games but with a tendancy to prefer the more perscriptive type game rather than open world I went into this game not expecting too much - but boy was I mistaken. Graphics: 1 word - Awesome. LA is beua... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Much Much Much better than SBK!

    MotoGP 08

    Much Much Much better than SBK!

    Having enjoyed the previous Motogp title on the PSP and having been disappointed by the SBK title for the PS3 (see my review for that) I had high hope for this and it didn't disappoint! All 18 tracks have been faithfu... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    Great idea, lousy implementation

    Baja: Edge of Control

    Great idea, lousy implementation

    Well where to start? I love this type of game and had been looking forward to it's release with a great deal of anticipation. The gamespot review put me off a little so I rented it first....and boy am I glad I did. I'll... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Good fun to start with. Challenging. Good fun if you have a competitive spouse

    Dr. Reiner Knizia's Brainbenders

    Good fun to start with. Challenging. Good fun if you have a competitive spouse

    I normally feel that the official reviews of this type of game are overly critical and this one was no exception. However some good points were made. General: Bunch of puzzles wrapped up in a "sort of story". Some a... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Given the wealth of off road driving games would Pure cut it! Oh baby it surely did!!

    Pure

    Given the wealth of off road driving games would Pure cut it! Oh baby it surely did!!

    As a fan of this type of game I was looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of Pure...and it did not disappoint. I'll start by saying that the graphics are amazing and a lot of detail has gone into the breathtakin... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    As a fan of the racing genre I had high hopes....was disappointed!

    SBK-08 Superbike World Championship

    As a fan of the racing genre I had high hopes....was disappointed!

    OK so I had been long looking forward to this as I do to most new racing games and here are my initial thoughts. Grapics: Good and framerate seems solid Sound: Fine (I don't think sound is that important in a game so..... Read Full Review

    1 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Good solid racer with plenty of options

    NASCAR 09

    Good solid racer with plenty of options

    Firstly I am British and have never seen a Nascar race in my life, nor have I ever played a Nascar game before, BUT I love racing games. So I rented this title first...I love it and it's now top of my "must buy" list. W... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    YES! Finally a "break the block" game for a handheld that works!

    Arkanoid DS

    YES! Finally a "break the block" game for a handheld that works!

    There have been several attempts to bring this sort of game to the DS (nervous brickdown/brick 'em all to name a couple) but this is the first one that really works. The Good: Controls are excellent whether using th... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Much better than Bejing Olympics - fun like this sort of game should be!

    Summer Athletics

    Much better than Bejing Olympics - fun like this sort of game should be!

    My wife and I have fond memories of playing international track and field on the PS1 back in the day and so we had been looking forward to some of this summers offerings. Bejing Olympics was overall disapointing so we we... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Wow and Wow again.

    GRID

    Wow and Wow again.

    Well where to start. Not having been a great fan of the series previously I was curious to see how it stood up on the PS3 compared to other great racing titles such as Ridge Racer, Burnout and of course GT. Firstly the ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Hard on the fingers or arms but some of the games are great fun

    Beijing 2008 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games

    Hard on the fingers or arms but some of the games are great fun

    I think some of the "official" review comments were spot on but overall I think worth a slightly higer score. Graphics are excellent and a lot of time has clearly been pumped into the detail, so a plus. A wide range o... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.5
    Not what you hoped for!!

    Namco Museum Remix

    Not what you hoped for!!

    Well I am a big fan of Namco Museum games (the one for the PSP still remains one of my top 5 PSP titles) but I am so so so very glad that I rented this first!! So where to start: There are several games in their origin... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Awesome! The racing game the PSP has been waiting for

    FlatOut: Head On

    Awesome! The racing game the PSP has been waiting for

    What a great racing game. A must for every fan of the genre! With it's lengthy career mode and the excellent carnage mode with a whole variety of mini games from bowling to darts to the high "jump" there's enough to keep... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Great graphics, tough controls! Not many of the top players!

    Top Spin 3

    Great graphics, tough controls! Not many of the top players!

    As a long time fan of the Virtua Tennis series it was with interest that I finally tried a topspin game. I was very impressed with the level of detail in the graphics and some neat career options. However the player rost... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Great budget priced game. Well worth a look.

    Touch Darts

    Great budget priced game. Well worth a look.

    Well, where to start. I rented this game over the weekend and very rapidly got to 25% complete and hardly dropped a leg, never mind having to replay a level. I was just starting to think - bit easy then when it all kicke... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Good attempt to bring "Brain Training" to the PSP

    Hot Brain

    Good attempt to bring "Brain Training" to the PSP

    Whilst the DS market is a little overcrowded with this type of game, for the PSP they are few and far between. I agree with the gamespot comment about 15 not being very many games but in the practice mode there is a cert... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.1
    Great Idea. A nice new take on an old concept

    Nounai Kakusei Honeycomb Beat

    Great Idea. A nice new take on an old concept

    Once again I feel that GS have been overly harsh on an inovative DS game that makes good use of the touch screen. Honeycomb Beat is a nice little puzzle game that starts off a touch on the easy side and then hits you wit... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.4
    Cute puzzler with some nice touches

    Kimochi yosa Rensa Puzzle: Trion Cube

    Cute puzzler with some nice touches

    Yeah, ok so everyone says it's a bit on the easy side. On the other hand not everyone who plays games is a gaming addict and as such might well see this as a bit more of a challenge. There is plenty of unlockable content... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.1
    Awesome speed sensation - contender for best racer on PSP

    Burnout Dominator

    Awesome speed sensation - contender for best racer on PSP

    I didn't rush out and buy this straight away as I thought the Legends version was a bit over rated and have never been a huge fan of the series. My curiosity got the better of me though and I picked it up - I am a huge f... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.2
    Superb! Best in the series! A must for all serious drivers

    ATV Offroad Fury Pro

    Superb! Best in the series! A must for all serious drivers

    An excellent driving game for the PSP. With lots of vehicles to unlock in many different classes - from bikes to buggies to trucks and more in between with many different competitions and tracks this is the all round pac... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful