User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.1/10

Total of 51 user reviews spread across 51 releases

  1. 10
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  3. 8
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  5. 6
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  6. 5
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  • User Rating:9
    Almost sickeningly cute, but so much fun.

    Candy Crush Saga

    Almost sickeningly cute, but so much fun.

    So, Candy Crush Saga is a "freemium" game for iOS that's basically an enhanced version of Bejweled. It has the standard match 3 of the gems, except they are in the shape of candy pieces. But depending on the combinat... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Poor gameplay designs and execution hamper an otherwise ambitious melding of Gears of War with fantasy hack n slash RPG.

    Hunted: The Demon's Forge

    Poor gameplay designs and execution hamper an otherwise ambitious melding of Gears of War with fantasy hack n slash RPG.

    You've heard it, I've just said it, the best comparison that you can draw to Hunted the Demon's Forge is to that of Gears of War. Sure Hunted has a nice fantasy RPG veneer but the cover mechanics, roadie run, mantling an... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    New school version of River City Ransom, Double Dragon, Streets of Rage and other venerable beatemups. Simply awesome.

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game

    New school version of River City Ransom, Double Dragon, Streets of Rage and other venerable beatemups. Simply awesome.

    Let's be honest, I've never read the comics or saw the movie, but Scott Pilgrim vs. The World the game gets almost everything right in terms of gameplay, sound and lots of clever references to video game and pop culture ... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    I can't believe people would miss a "gem" like this. Another old school RPG with substance for the iPhone.

    Crimson Gem Saga

    I can't believe people would miss a "gem" like this. Another old school RPG with substance for the iPhone.

    First I was pleasantly suprised to find out that Chaos Rings for the iPhone was quite good, now I come across the Crimson Gem Saga which I erroneously thought was developed specifically for the iPhone. No, it was ported ... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Another Tower Defense game, this time based on Final Fantasy job classes and enemies.

    Crystal Defenders

    Another Tower Defense game, this time based on Final Fantasy job classes and enemies.

    First off, this doesn't suck quite as bad as some Final Fantasy Spinoffs *cough My Life as King cough*, but it's no Final Fantasy Tactics. It's a tower defense game, what more can I say about it beyond that. You get S... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Probably the best RPG I've ever played on an iPhone or iPad. Seriously, this is a worthwhile investment from Square Enix

    Chaos Rings

    Probably the best RPG I've ever played on an iPhone or iPad. Seriously, this is a worthwhile investment from Square Enix

    Chaos Rings is just one of those things that I found while messing around on my iPad in the apps store. I came across it and said... hmm Square Enix? Damn I gotta check this out. The game looked cool and sounded interest... Read Full Review

    19 of 19 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Do you like MMO lites with no fee, plenty of questing and loot gathering all while making friends and slaying monsters?

    Shirokishi Monogatari: Inishie no Kodou

    Do you like MMO lites with no fee, plenty of questing and loot gathering all while making friends and slaying monsters?

    There are two parts to White Knight Chronicles. 1.) The story mode. This is easy to explain. 2.) The online mode. This is... sorta easy to explain after listening to the story mode's game mechanics. The story revo... Read Full Review

    12 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    More robots, sexual euphemisms and strange half animal half people than you can throw a cowboy and his android at...

    Mugen no Frontier: Super Robot Taisen OG Saga

    More robots, sexual euphemisms and strange half animal half people than you can throw a cowboy and his android at...

    Lemme get this right off the bat. This game is strange... in a very Japanese way. Lots of robots, lots of references to "sweater cows" and plenty of flying through the air with streaks of light and overexaggerated action... Read Full Review

    7 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3
    As a fan of Golden Axe, I am utterly disheartened as to what this game has done with the series. For shame...

    Golden Axe: Beast Rider

    As a fan of Golden Axe, I am utterly disheartened as to what this game has done with the series. For shame...

    Many of you growing up in the Golden Age of gaming will know Golden Axe. You know the game where you kick gnomes for food and magic points so as to rain terrible magical destruction from the heavens against your foes whi... Read Full Review

    12 of 17 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Listen Up Gamespot, your mission : Read this review and buy this game! Move out!

    Senjou no Valkyria

    Listen Up Gamespot, your mission : Read this review and buy this game! Move out!

    Valkyria Chronicles is easily one of the most unique games you will ever play. It is a delightful mish mash of First Person Shooting combined with turn based Strategy RPG elements wrapped up in a delightful water color a... Read Full Review

    12 of 15 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Personae, Social Links and Teddie bears oh my!

    Persona 4

    Personae, Social Links and Teddie bears oh my!

    Yea, that was a little joke there for anyone who's played the game. There's a character named Teddie... and he's a bear... and aw forget it... Persona 4 takes place in the exact same world in the year 2011, a year aft... Read Full Review

    17 of 18 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The most fun I've had in an open world crime simulator since Grand Theft Auto : Vice City.

    Saints Row 2

    The most fun I've had in an open world crime simulator since Grand Theft Auto : Vice City.

    I mean it when I said it, Saints Row 2 is the most fun I've had in an open world sandbox game since GTA Vice City. No, it is not the most polished, that would go to Grand Theft Auto 4, but as far as variety and fun is co... Read Full Review

    10 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Baby baby babaayyyy!!!! Persona 3 FES is best described as a testament to the value of life and friendship in RPG form.

    Persona 3: Fes

    Baby baby babaayyyy!!!! Persona 3 FES is best described as a testament to the value of life and friendship in RPG form.

    I really am at a loss for words on how to describe Persona 3 FES accurately. At first, I had no clue what to think with Coffins and Blood everywhere and some poor girl about to shoot herself in the face. It was too weird... Read Full Review

    17 of 18 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Sorry there Snake, "Solid" doesn't cut it when describing Metal Gear Solid 4...

    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Platinum)

    Sorry there Snake, "Solid" doesn't cut it when describing Metal Gear Solid 4...

    ... as nothing short of Masterpiece will suffice. And I expected nothing less than that from the culmination of a 20 year saga. And it's what Kojima productions delivered. Please note, while a fair and in depth review... Read Full Review

    14 of 15 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Easily one of the greatest RPGs of all time, even almost 13 years after it's release. Truly a masterpiece for the ages.

    Chrono Trigger

    Easily one of the greatest RPGs of all time, even almost 13 years after it's release. Truly a masterpiece for the ages.

    People often have debates on what game is good, or which sequel sucks or rocks or what not. But in my travels and times playing video games I have never seen a game so polarized. And by that I mean this. Either people... Read Full Review

    14 of 15 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    A hot goth chick + big guns = a sure win? No not necessarily. On the right track though.

    Bullet Witch

    A hot goth chick + big guns = a sure win? No not necessarily. On the right track though.

    Face it, most people who bought this game at launch were interested in the hot goth chick with a big gun on the cover (her name is Alicia by the way). A lot of people were probably disappointed by this game overall, espe... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Mass Effect transcends gaming, it transcends art. It is best described as an experience in humanity in video game form.

    Mass Effect

    Mass Effect transcends gaming, it transcends art. It is best described as an experience in humanity in video game form.

    Very rarely have video games ever left more of an impression upon me than "That was fun" or "OMG I JUST KICKED ASS!!!1111one" because you blew up some big bad monster and there was gush of blood and y... Read Full Review

    19 of 22 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Who knew a "physics engine" could be so much fun? Point and launch your character to inflict maximum pain.

    PAIN

    Who knew a "physics engine" could be so much fun? Point and launch your character to inflict maximum pain.

    This is a "value" game I suppose recently posted on the PSN. To be honest, this was one of the biggest reasons I purchased the PS3, and with the exception of a few tiny gripes, this game was what I was expecting and am g... Read Full Review

    10 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    The third game in the Paper Mario series is a combination the traditional Mario Bros Platformer with RPG elements.

    Super Paper Mario

    The third game in the Paper Mario series is a combination the traditional Mario Bros Platformer with RPG elements.

    Seeing as how the first two Paper Mario games, Paper Mario and Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door respectively, are my favorite Mario based games of all time (and favorite games overall even), this game has had some high... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A refreshing next gen take on the RPG Genre. Murder mysteries, amazing powers and wonder abound in this fantastic game

    FolksSoul: Ushinawareta Denshou

    A refreshing next gen take on the RPG Genre. Murder mysteries, amazing powers and wonder abound in this fantastic game

    Folklore is an RPG where you control two characters on divergent yet parallel paths surrounding a murder mystery in a small Irish town named Doolin. Ellen lost her mother 17 years ago and recieved a letter from her telli... Read Full Review

    18 of 19 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Heavenly Sword is a great game, however, don't expect a whole lot of value in terms of length or replayability.

    Heavenly Sword

    Heavenly Sword is a great game, however, don't expect a whole lot of value in terms of length or replayability.

    Heavenly Sword, a long line of hopefuls to carry the Sony crown forward... yet ultimately falling short of a given hype. Don't get me wrong, this game is fantastic, but at clocking in for most people playing 6 hours for ... Read Full Review

    9 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.7
    A very good example of what a licensed property can do with a little care and diligence in development.

    Marvel: Ultimate Alliance

    A very good example of what a licensed property can do with a little care and diligence in development.

    Marvel Ultimate Alliance is an RPG in the same style as Champions of Norrath featuring characters from all of the comics of the Marvel Universe, such as Wolverine, Spiderman, Thor, Iron Man, Storm, Electra, the Fantastic... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Remember Ninja Gaiden for the Xbox? Throw in playing as Rachel and a few more missions, and you have this. And 1080p.

    Ninja Gaiden Sigma

    Remember Ninja Gaiden for the Xbox? Throw in playing as Rachel and a few more missions, and you have this. And 1080p.

    I will say, to be honest, this game is not that much different from Ninja Gaiden on the Xbox, so chances are if you've played it, the only reason to play it here is because of Rachel (who plays differently and has differ... Read Full Review

    5 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.1
    Think Hunter : The Reckoning + Diablo 2 + Champions of Norrath. Put the setting in space. You get this game.

    Alien Syndrome

    Think Hunter : The Reckoning + Diablo 2 + Champions of Norrath. Put the setting in space. You get this game.

    Read the review deck, that is the most accurate 2 sentence description I can make do define this game. If you've played any or all of those, you will know what to expect. If not, please read on. For the breakdown of each... Read Full Review

    9 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Another foray into the stale world of Hyrule. A "fresh" coat of paint can't save this game from "Been the

    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

    Another foray into the stale world of Hyrule. A "fresh" coat of paint can't save this game from "Been the

    Preemptive Warning : Extreme Ranting and Criticism and possibly spoilers (although none will be game ruining... as there is nothing to ruin and chances are if you've played Legend of Zelda before, you've already played t... Read Full Review

    9 of 29 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.3
    More of the same Wario Ware you know and love, just with a different control scheme. Worth playing at the very least.

    WarioWare: Smooth Moves

    More of the same Wario Ware you know and love, just with a different control scheme. Worth playing at the very least.

    Wario Ware Inc for the GBA is my favorite hand held of all time, without a doubt, and one of my most played games outside of the MMO and traditional RPG realm. I was excited to get my copy of Wario Ware Smooth Moves once... Read Full Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Simply one of the greatest RPGs I have ever played. The pinnacle of Mario based gaming. Must play for Gamecube owners.

    Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

    Simply one of the greatest RPGs I have ever played. The pinnacle of Mario based gaming. Must play for Gamecube owners.

    I didn't know what to think about this game at first. The original Paper Mario was such a departure from the standard platforming fare, but a welcome change. Paper Mario : Thousand Year Door completely blew me away in i... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.7
    Old school in every sense of the word... literally. Confused by that statement? Read more inside.

    Chikyuu Boueigun 3

    Old school in every sense of the word... literally. Confused by that statement? Read more inside.

    This game is the essence of old school, revived on the Xbox 360. This is a good thing, and not so much a good thing at the same time. Forgive my cryptic words, just read on to get my opinion of this game. The game its... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.2
    Visually and sonically pleasing. Gameplay... not so much. Def Jam Vendetta, this is not.

    Def Jam: Icon

    Visually and sonically pleasing. Gameplay... not so much. Def Jam Vendetta, this is not.

    For those of you looking for an over the top hip hop based fighting game... you sort of found it. Looking for a next-gen Def Jam Vendetta? Well, look elsewhere. This is more akin to EA's Fight Night Round 3 with more rap... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.1
    A worthy sucessor to an groundbreaking predecessor. Barring some minor flaws a near "Perfect" game.

    Perfect Dark Zero

    A worthy sucessor to an groundbreaking predecessor. Barring some minor flaws a near "Perfect" game.

    Instead of going into details and reviewing the game itself I will simply break down the game why I gave it the scores I did. Gameplay: Almost perfect. I would have given it a 9.5 but the system doesn't operate that w... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.9
    Normally I wouldn't give a Castlevania game the time of day, but this one is actually good, especially for a hand held.

    Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

    Normally I wouldn't give a Castlevania game the time of day, but this one is actually good, especially for a hand held.

    I remember playing Castlevania as Simon or Trevor Belmont back in the days of the NES and SNES era and well... it was jumping around, grabbing items, swinging a whip and such, that's all. Yea, you had to kill Dracula, no... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.2
    A fresh new take on the Final Fantasy world. I welcome this new change in gameplay while honoring the past games legacy.

    Final Fantasy XII

    A fresh new take on the Final Fantasy world. I welcome this new change in gameplay while honoring the past games legacy.

    Whoa there, we are on Final Fantasy TWELVE? Has it really been that many games in the storied series? I know they all can't bit greatest hits, but FFXII lives up to that category. Where to start????? First off, Fin... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.3
    There's a lot of great wrestling action here, but be prepared for long loading times and other flaws that linger.

    WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007

    There's a lot of great wrestling action here, but be prepared for long loading times and other flaws that linger.

    I'd say Gamespot was more or less spot on with the latest outing of THQ published WWE licensed wrestling games. First off, let me say the game on the 360 is not Gears of War pretty, but it doesn't dissappoint in the leas... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.4
    For 4 dollars, this game isn't THAT bad. Not great, but for a promotional game, it's better than some games...

    Pocketbike Racer

    For 4 dollars, this game isn't THAT bad. Not great, but for a promotional game, it's better than some games...

    I really don't know what to say about these 4 Burger King promotional games. Lets face it, they do not deserve a 10 out of 10, not even an 8 out of 10... but for 3.99$ USD, Pocket Bike Racer isn't THAT bad. It's not g... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.2
    One of the most enjoyable games I have ever played. Period. 360 or any other system for that matter. A must play.

    Dead Rising

    One of the most enjoyable games I have ever played. Period. 360 or any other system for that matter. A must play.

    Before you freak out, let’s start with some math. "Dead Rising = State of Emergency + Fighting Force + Grand Theft Auto + Resident Evil". Well now that I have more room let me modify the statement. Dead Rising ... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:1.3
    Um... *remains speechless*

    Bomberman: Act Zero

    Um... *remains speechless*

    How many games leave you more or less speechless because of how awful they are? If you've never experienced one this would be it. I remember Bomberman as a little chubby guy with a moogle like antenna sticking out of ... Read Full Review

    6 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    To sum Metal Gear Solid 3 up in one word; "Masterpiece".

    Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence (First Print Limited Edition)

    To sum Metal Gear Solid 3 up in one word; "Masterpiece".

    Snake is back in the 5th installment of the Metal Gear series by legendary game designer Hideo Kojima. The Metal Gear experience has never been better than in Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence. Subsistence is a “remake” of... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.6
    Old School Beatem Up at its finest. They don't make em like they used to.

    Return of Double Dragon

    Old School Beatem Up at its finest. They don't make em like they used to.

    There are only a handful of old school beatem up games that withstand the test of time. Those are, River City Ransom, Final Fight (1-3), Streets of Rage (1-3), Fighting Force and the venerable Double Dragon Series, which... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.8
    An exellent example of an action adventure game done well on a next gen system.

    Kameo: Elements of Power

    An exellent example of an action adventure game done well on a next gen system.

    Don't let the game fool you, it is a lot like Mario games, with a ... Harry Potteresque feel, but it is certainly not kiddie in any sense of the word. Some complex gameplay and some animated gore and dark overtones. Exce... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.2
    A classic example of a seemingly cutesy, yet incredibly challenging and deep game play. Not to mention tons of fun.

    Bubble Bobble

    A classic example of a seemingly cutesy, yet incredibly challenging and deep game play. Not to mention tons of fun.

    People who haven't played this game would not know who Bub and Bob were, and if that's you, they are the dinosaur protagonists from Bubble Bobble. Two rosy cheeked dinosaurs who spit bubbles at their enemies and pop thos... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful