User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.18/10

Total of 60 user ratings spread across 60 releases

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  • Review Score:8.5
    A disturbing look into how society may just function when it breaks down completely.

    The Walking Dead: Episode 2 - Starved for Help

    A disturbing look into how society may just function when it breaks down completely.

    The Walking Dead Episode Two: Starved for Help follows in the footsteps of Episode One: A New Day, but in terms of quality is leaps and bounds ahead. With A New Day, Telltale introduced Lee Everett, a heretofore unkn... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    The gameplay is shallow, the mini-games repetitive. Yet Kinectimals will win you over with it's impressive cute factor.

    Kinectimals

    The gameplay is shallow, the mini-games repetitive. Yet Kinectimals will win you over with it's impressive cute factor.

    Frontier and Microsoft have taken a stab at the pet simulator market with the new Kinect hardware, and while Kinectimals is certainly endearing, this isn't the slam-dunk that Nintendogs released to 4 years ago. As one of... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.1
    A solid addition to the Arcade, Carcassonne is a great rendition of a great board game.

    Carcassonne

    A solid addition to the Arcade, Carcassonne is a great rendition of a great board game.

    With fellow German Board game Catan, Carcassonne is another head-scratcher revamped and enhanced for Xbox Live Arcade. Unlike Catan, Carcassonne is easier to get into, and games rarely last longer than 10 minutes. You wo... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    Peter Jackson's King Kong makes up for it's brevity by being a great experience that compliments the movie wonderfully.

    Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie

    Peter Jackson's King Kong makes up for it's brevity by being a great experience that compliments the movie wonderfully.

    Perhaps Michael Ancel and his development studio at Ubisoft believe there is a similarity between art and gaming, and if gaming were indeed art, Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Official Game Of The Movie (quite a mouthful... Read Full Review

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

    Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie

  • Rating:7.9

    Kameo: Elements of Power

  • Review Score:7.9
    While not everything gamers have been waiting all this time for, Kameo is a fun game that should appeal to most anyone.

    Kameo: Elements of Power

    While not everything gamers have been waiting all this time for, Kameo is a fun game that should appeal to most anyone.

    A platform game would surely feel amiss if the elements ceased to exist. Perhaps the real world that we keep ourselves away from to play great titles such as these would be in a spot of trouble, but gaming just wouldn’t ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.7
    The best Rare game on Xbox yet, Viva Pinata is a fun trip through a virtual garden of delights.

    Viva Pinata

    The best Rare game on Xbox yet, Viva Pinata is a fun trip through a virtual garden of delights.

    Rare's latest gaming creation, Viva Pinata, is a leisurely game that gives you a spade and assigns you a plot of land, a tabula rasa of untouched earth for which you must mould a paradise, an ecosystem that will cultivat... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.7

    Call of Duty 2

  • Review Score:8.7
    On the Xbox 360, war is better than ever before. Its just as good as the PC version, and control is perfect.

    Call of Duty 2

    On the Xbox 360, war is better than ever before. Its just as good as the PC version, and control is perfect.

    Erasmus once said “War is delightful to those who have not experienced it“. Obviously, he didn’t much care for war when he lived back in the 1500’s. Back then, war was ugly and hell, featuring slapped together battle tac... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.2
    Does it live up to the hype?

    Gears of War

    Does it live up to the hype?

    There are few games that have garnered as much interest as Epic Games Gears of War. First shown behind closed doors in 2004, the hype meter has since gone into overload, and Microsoft along with it. This is the game that... Read Full Review

    5 of 19 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.3
    The action packed game play hides a engaging storyline that is over far too fast.

    Gun

    The action packed game play hides a engaging storyline that is over far too fast.

    As you pull back on the reigns, your steed skids to a dusty halt atop an overhang with a view of the grassy plains below and the grazing buffalo. A large valley is crisscrossed by a beautiful river that ends in a set of ... Read Full Review

    8 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.3

    Gun

  • Review Score:9.3
    *Insert glowing adjectives here*<br />
Best. Arcade. Racer. Ever.

    Burnout 3: Takedown (Platinum Hits)

    *Insert glowing adjectives here*<br /> Best. Arcade. Racer. Ever.

    The pulse of the throttle - the thrill of the chase - the open road..... It means nothing when you're trying to ram the competition into oncoming traffic. Welcome to Burnout 3: Takedown, where the above justifies the ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.2

    Indigo Prophecy

  • Review Score:7.2
    Redefines cinematic gaming, lending context to a well written and high impact story.

    Indigo Prophecy

    Redefines cinematic gaming, lending context to a well written and high impact story.

    Indigo Prophecy stars Lucas Kane, an everyday bank worker who happens upon a diner in the opening minutes to take shelter from the biting cold. This frosty temperature upholds inside the men's room, where we see our prot... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.6
    Resident Evil is redesigned and repackaged for the next generation. It's better than ever.

    Resident Evil 4

    Resident Evil is redesigned and repackaged for the next generation. It's better than ever.

    Upon it's release all the way back in 1996, Resident Evil was hailed as a fusion between gameplay and movies. Playing as a fully polygonal character in beautifully designed 2D backdrops, it featured a nasty story of a sc... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.6

    Resident Evil 4

  • Review Score:7.7
    Diner Dash 2 adds new features and refines the gameplay that made the original as charming and addictive as it was.

    Diner Dash 2: Restaurant Rescue

    Diner Dash 2 adds new features and refines the gameplay that made the original as charming and addictive as it was.

    Diner Dash was one of those little addictive games that were a minor download. A title which is easy to learn and yet incredibly hard to master, let alone put down. A million downloads and a port to cell phones later, an... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8
    Breakout clones, take a bow. You have a new champion...

    Ricochet: Lost Worlds Recharged

    Breakout clones, take a bow. You have a new champion...

    Ricochet: Lost Worlds Recharged follows in the well-worn shoes (boots, sandals, take your fancy) of classic titles like Arkanoid and Breakout, and gives them a new-age twist. Essentially, Ricochet is a 21st century incar... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.2
    The Movies proves an accessible and fun game, a deep tycoon experience and a movie-maker you'll keep coming back to.

    The Movies

    The Movies proves an accessible and fun game, a deep tycoon experience and a movie-maker you'll keep coming back to.

    I'm not one to normally buy a new release title. It's rare that I do, for possibility of being disappointed. Why should I bother, I ask myself, when I can pick up several cheaper alternatives and lessen the chance of not... Read Full Review

    6 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.1
    Oddworld continues by introducing the next unlikely hero to rise against the evil Magog Cartel. Abe also features.

    Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee

    Oddworld continues by introducing the next unlikely hero to rise against the evil Magog Cartel. Abe also features.

    Anyone remember Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee? Or Abe's Exoddus? They were enjoyable simple games that were the indie equivalent of a 3D gaming world. While gamers were going gaga over platformers like Mario 64 and Crash Bandi... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.6
    One of these days, beautiful games like Beyond Good and Evil will cease to exist. Keep them alive... play this gem!

    Beyond Good & Evil

    One of these days, beautiful games like Beyond Good and Evil will cease to exist. Keep them alive... play this gem!

    Peter Jackson is a name filmgoers would be familiar with now, but a few years ago he was but a dot on a very large canvas of filmmakers. Now known as the highly successful director of King Kong and Lord of the Rings tril... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.6

    Beyond Good & Evil

  • Review Score:9
    An intense recreation of WWII battlefields, Call of Duty is a compelling action game and is satisfying to the very end.

    Call of Duty

    An intense recreation of WWII battlefields, Call of Duty is a compelling action game and is satisfying to the very end.

    Capitalising on popular genres is gaining in popularity - and WWII-themed first-person shooters are red hot at the moment. With their current and future popularity, Call of Duty has to be pretty special to garner interes... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.4
    Doom 3 is a gripping ride through hell and back, but relies too much on old school mechanics and gameplay.

    Doom 3

    Doom 3 is a gripping ride through hell and back, but relies too much on old school mechanics and gameplay.

    However impressive the graphics and sound may be whenever you play a game, what makes it replayable and memorable is it's gameplay. Everything from the layout, to it's use of gameplay innovation - everything must come in... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8
    Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction is just that - a rip roaring action adventure taken straight from the headlines.

    Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction

    Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction is just that - a rip roaring action adventure taken straight from the headlines.

    Known for their close work with Lucasarts on bringing out Star Wars themed titles - Mercenaries is a complete departure for development studio Pandemic. Known as much for their quirky use of a gas mask in their corporate... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8
    Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction is just that - a rip roaring action adventure taken straight from the headlines.

    Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction

    Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction is just that - a rip roaring action adventure taken straight from the headlines.

    Known for their close work with Lucasarts on bringing out Star Wars themed titles - Mercenaries is a complete departure for development studio Pandemic. Known as much for their quirky use of a gas mask in their corporate... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.8
     It's roots lie within Theme Park and Transport Tycoon, but Rollercoaster Tycoon has improved upon a winning formula.

    RollerCoaster Tycoon

    It's roots lie within Theme Park and Transport Tycoon, but Rollercoaster Tycoon has improved upon a winning formula.

    Chris Sawyer's developmental work is highly regarded in PC simulation circles. After all - he was the key man behind the Transport Tycoon series - which is more the forebear to his latest work. Those familiar with that s... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.2
     THUG 2 adds some new features and style to a series which is becoming a pale imitation of it's former self.

    Tony Hawk's Underground 2

    THUG 2 adds some new features and style to a series which is becoming a pale imitation of it's former self.

    Tony Hawks Underground 2, or THUG 2 is actually the 6th title in the series in as many years from Skating visionaries Neversoft. The change in name with last year's Tony Hawk's Underground brought a significant change in... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.2
    THUG 2 adds some new features and style to a series which is becoming a pale imitation of it's former self.

    Tony Hawk's Underground 2

    THUG 2 adds some new features and style to a series which is becoming a pale imitation of it's former self.

    Tony Hawks Underground 2, or THUG 2 is actually the 6th title in the series in as many years from Skating visionaries Neversoft. The change in name with last year's Tony Hawk's Underground brought a significant change in... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.3
    Equal parts "Ghost Ship" and "Alone in the Dark" - with a side of "Alien", "Cold Fear" is a great game for pick up play.

    Cold Fear

    Equal parts "Ghost Ship" and "Alone in the Dark" - with a side of "Alien", "Cold Fear" is a great game for pick up play.

    Anyone seen the movie "Ghost Ship"? Remember "House on the Haunted Hill"? Or "Thirt33n Ghosts"? All made by the same company who revelled in B Grade shocks and horror entertainment. Darkworks, developer of games like Alo... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.2

    Need for Speed Underground 2

  • Review Score:7.2
    Get the original Need for Speed Underground instead.

    Need for Speed Underground 2

    Get the original Need for Speed Underground instead.

    The Need for Speed legacy now spans 10 years - ever since we got our first glimpse at high speed thrills on the console way back when the 3DO was the home console of choice. Following on - Need for Speed has undergone se... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.7

    Manhunt

  • Review Score:7.7
    A hard stomach and nerves of steel required....

    Manhunt

    A hard stomach and nerves of steel required....

    Rockstar North are no stranger to controversy. The developers of Grand Theft Auto appear to shrug off the concerns of those who actively pursue them in the courts (hello Jack Thompson) - to deliver the most brutal, and i... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.6
    A near arcade-perfect port of a near arcade-perfect game.

    Tekken 3 (PlayStation the Best)

    A near arcade-perfect port of a near arcade-perfect game.

    Where have you been if you have not heard of or played the Tekken series? This is a series which has seriously lifted the Playstation's profile, with the first coming out just months after the Playstation's debut and sel... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.6

    Tekken 3

  • Review Score:9.4
    One of the best games I have ever played. An immersive, cinematic experience that will draw you in like no other before.

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

    One of the best games I have ever played. An immersive, cinematic experience that will draw you in like no other before.

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic hails from Bioware, creators of some of the best PC RPG titles such as the Baldur's Gate and Neverwinter Night's series. Being delegated the daunting task of setting a game in the S... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.4

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic