User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.65/10

Total of 48 user reviews spread across 48 releases

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  • User Rating 9.3
    Games are rarely as compulsive, engrossing and fun as Guitar Hero II.

    Guitar Hero II

    Rated on June 21, 2007 by Shleco

    Games are rarely as compulsive, engrossing and fun as Guitar Hero II.

    Who wouldn’t want to be a rock star, unleashing liquid licks from your guitar to a crowd of screaming fans? Unfortunately for most of us, the reality isn’t quite like that and managing to just pluck o...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    While the game remains as entrancing as ever, Lumines Live! is hindered by shortcomings and a poor pricing structure

    Lumines Live!

    Rated on October 19, 2006 by Shleco

    While the game remains as entrancing as ever, Lumines Live! is hindered by shortcomings and a poor pricing structure

    Tetsuya Mizuguchi is a name that not might be familiar to you but this genius has been responsible for bringing together music and games to create hypnotic, charismatic titles with stunning soundtrack...

    15 out of 17 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Kameo might be gorgeous to look at, showing off the Xbox 360's power, but the actual content is more Plain Jane.

    Kameo: Elements of Power

    Rated on February 10, 2006 by Shleco

    Kameo might be gorgeous to look at, showing off the Xbox 360's power, but the actual content is more Plain Jane.

    When talking about Kameo it appears a reviewer must mention the following: how much Microsoft paid for Rare ($375 million), how often their games are delayed (this was first revealed on the GameCube i...

    17 out of 22 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.2
    If soccer is the beautiful game then Super Mario Strikers has given it a black eye with its fierce five-a-side action.

    Super Mario Strikers

    Rated on January 30, 2006 by Shleco

    If soccer is the beautiful game then Super Mario Strikers has given it a black eye with its fierce five-a-side action.

    If soccer is the beautiful game then Super Mario Strikers, known as Mario Smash Football in Europe, has given it a black eye. The game is really aggressive; it’s as if it has taken anger management le...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.1
    Kong is no Donkey but in the end it is brevity, not beauty, which kills the beast.

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

    Rated on January 05, 2006 by Shleco

    Kong is no Donkey but in the end it is brevity, not beauty, which kills the beast.

    We can’t wait for the Extended Edition of King Kong to come out on DVD. The film is already fantastic in the cinema but if the game is anything to go by we’re in for at least 30 minutes of Carl Denham...

    7 out of 10 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.4
    A one way ticket to Hell and back – and it’s quite the ride!<br />

    Doom 3

    Rated on December 24, 2005 by Shleco

    A one way ticket to Hell and back – and it’s quite the ride!<br />

    Don’t believe the hype. Or, better still, completely ignore it. Doom 3 was a victim of great expectations from a number of gamers who had fawned over the lavish graphics for years and were then surpri...

    6 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.7
    Burnout Legends is at times enjoyable but at others feels like it's running on empty.

    Burnout Legends

    Rated on December 04, 2005 by Shleco

    Burnout Legends is at times enjoyable but at others feels like it's running on empty.

    It wasn’t meant to be like this. The PSP is already home to numerous brilliant racing games and Burnout Legends was meant to sit proudly side-by-side with Ridge Racer as a shining example of how to br...

    3 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4.3
    Even if you come in to it with low expectations Shadow the Hedgehog is an utter disappointment.

    Shadow the Hedgehog

    Rated on December 03, 2005 by Shleco

    Even if you come in to it with low expectations Shadow the Hedgehog is an utter disappointment.

    Your first five minutes of Shadow the Hedgehog will probably play out like this: That’s a really slick cut scene. Who is this Maria and why did some guards murder a defenceless child? Game begins, Sha...

    8 out of 15 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.2
    Top breeders recommend it!

    Nintendogs: Chihuahua & Friends

    Rated on October 23, 2005 by Shleco

    Top breeders recommend it!

    Meet Honey. She’s a German Shepherd who can shake her paw, jump and sneeze on command. She wears a pirate hat, likes to take long walks in the street and gets a bit scared if she sees an empty juice b...

    8 out of 10 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.6
    A wonderful little adventure, with a bit too much emphasis on the "little".

    Another Code: Futatsu no Kioku

    Rated on September 27, 2005 by Shleco

    A wonderful little adventure, with a bit too much emphasis on the "little".

    Do you remember what you got for your fourteenth birthday? A bike? A video game? Clothes? Ashley Mizuki Robins got something a bit different from the norm - a letter from her father who she thought ha...

    8 out of 14 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8
    WarioWare: Twisted! is everything we ever wanted from a sequel - and it scores highly on tilt (arf arf).

    WarioWare: Twisted!

    Rated on August 21, 2005 by Shleco

    WarioWare: Twisted! is everything we ever wanted from a sequel - and it scores highly on tilt (arf arf).

    WarioWare: Twisted! is a surprise departure for the series, as the wicked Wario embarks on a series of bizarre five-second long microgames, from drowning a sack full of kittens in the river to watchin...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.2
    Become a 'psychepath' through the (ab)use of your psychic powers in Second Sight, the sleeper hit of the year.

    Second Sight

    Rated on December 02, 2004 by Shleco

    Become a 'psychepath' through the (ab)use of your psychic powers in Second Sight, the sleeper hit of the year.

    John Vattic is very much a man who places mind over matter. Then again, that is to be expected of someone who can choke you to death from the other side of the room with his psychic abilities. Unfortu...

    2 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    F-Zero GP Legend breaks the sound barrier and the speed limit but we can't help but feel that pang of disappointment...

    F-Zero: Falcon Densetsu

    Rated on September 24, 2004 by Shleco

    F-Zero GP Legend breaks the sound barrier and the speed limit but we can't help but feel that pang of disappointment...

    It’s not often America gets a game last but unbelievably this has been out in Japan and Europe for months – and there we were thinking F-Zero was all about speed… you needn’t worry about the quality o...

    0 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.3
    Sega show you just can't go wrong with the irresistable combination of monkeys and maracas.

    Samba de Amigo

    Rated on September 23, 2004 by Shleco

    Sega show you just can't go wrong with the irresistable combination of monkeys and maracas.

    Humans are evolved from monkeys. We do lots of things they do. Both communicate, have sex, scratch parts of their anatomy, eat bananas and shake maracas. What? You think monkeys don’t shake maracas?! ...

    1 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.9
    Expendable is not terrible neither is it terrific... this is what the word 'average' was made for.

    Seitai Heiki Expendable

    Rated on September 23, 2004 by Shleco

    Expendable is not terrible neither is it terrific... this is what the word 'average' was made for.

    You were manufactured to kill, born to annihilate and kick ass. Above all you are expendable. Shoot from the hip, daddy-cool. One of the launch titles, Expendable is reminiscent of the Mega Drive cla...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.1
    There was something about this unassuming title which attracted me - that's because I'm magnetic. (NB: This is a lie.)

    Super Magnetic NiuNiu

    Rated on September 23, 2004 by Shleco

    There was something about this unassuming title which attracted me - that's because I'm magnetic. (NB: This is a lie.)

    By looking at the box art and graphics, you may think you're in for an easy ride. Wrong! Super Magnetic Neo is tougher than chewing an extra large Good Year tyre! Extremely frustrating in places, it w...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.3
    Fur goodness sake, this was an ace title and look at the score Jeff gave it! Tsk, some people...

    Fur Fighters

    Rated on September 23, 2004 by Shleco

    Fur goodness sake, this was an ace title and look at the score Jeff gave it! Tsk, some people...

    Fluffing hell! This really is a rather good thing and Gamespot's review really doesn't do it justice. You can expect from this more superb brain rattling puzzles, bullet ridden shootouts and big eyed ...

    1 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.1
    It truly is a Marvel...

    Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes

    Rated on September 23, 2004 by Shleco

    It truly is a Marvel...

    Dreamcast is undoubtedly THE machine for beat ‘em’ ups. There are gallons of them ranging from the legendary Soul Calibur to the senses shattering Dead or Alive 2. Capcom are the main source of these ...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Jet Set sounds much better than Jet Grind - it rhymes you see. Anyways, it's time to paint the town red.. green, blue...

    De La Jet Set Radio (Dreamcast Direct)

    Rated on September 23, 2004 by Shleco

    Jet Set sounds much better than Jet Grind - it rhymes you see. Anyways, it's time to paint the town red.. green, blue...

    “JET SET RAAADDDDIIOOO!” Tokyo-to’s most popular pirate radio station and one of the best games on Dreamcast. Quite a reputation! A game of exhilaration, incredible precision and oozing cool all on on...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.1
    You already know Sega's game of tennis is more Pete Sampras than Tim Henman but that doesn't stop me making a racquet...

    Sega Professional Tennis: Power Smash

    Rated on September 23, 2004 by Shleco

    You already know Sega's game of tennis is more Pete Sampras than Tim Henman but that doesn't stop me making a racquet...

    Tennis can hardly be called exciting with the amazing personalities of monkey boy Pete Sampras and the useless Tim Henman. However Sega’s ‘ace’ effort is indeed a ‘smash’. I don’t think I’m going to k...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.6
    Kudos to the developers for trying something else (ho-ho) but does Metropolis Street Racer drive like a dream or a Ford?

    Metropolis Street Racer

    Rated on September 23, 2004 by Shleco

    Kudos to the developers for trying something else (ho-ho) but does Metropolis Street Racer drive like a dream or a Ford?

    Metropolis Street Racer is a racing game like no other. Yes such statements have been used for any racing game that’s come out in the last 20 years but this one really is different. For this game is a...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.3
    This review does not make any mention to 'quaking in your boots'. Phew. Comes with bonus guide to Quakeology!

    Quake III Arena

    Rated on September 23, 2004 by Shleco

    This review does not make any mention to 'quaking in your boots'. Phew. Comes with bonus guide to Quakeology!

    We as humans are fascinated by the dead and horrific events. We can’t help but stare at road accidents and masses of gore. Yet when it comes to games it seems strangely satisfying to blow someone apar...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.1
    Mario is a versatile fellow - he karts, parties, plays golf and tennis... and he wants you outside. Now.

    Super Smash Bros. Melee

    Rated on September 23, 2004 by Shleco

    Mario is a versatile fellow - he karts, parties, plays golf and tennis... and he wants you outside. Now.

    It is often easy to dismiss a sequel as looking nicer with little new to offer and serves only to line the pockets of executives who take their holidays – where else? – in the Bahamas. Thankfully Nint...

    1 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Does this capture the fright-geist of the gaming age and does it stand a ghost of a chance against other Cube titles?

    Luigi's Mansion

    Rated on September 23, 2004 by Shleco

    Does this capture the fright-geist of the gaming age and does it stand a ghost of a chance against other Cube titles?

    It’s hard to think that people got in such a hissy fit over this launch game. Luigi took centre stage over the infinitely more popular Mario – it was akin to being offered an ice cream and being serve...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.7
    Gardening? Surely that's for old people? But mention Miyamoto and you've cultivated our interest... a cult classic.

    Pikmin

    Rated on September 23, 2004 by Shleco

    Gardening? Surely that's for old people? But mention Miyamoto and you've cultivated our interest... a cult classic.

    Some genres just don’t work well on a console and this usually seems to be the case with real time strategy titles. Often a game will be converted from the PC and then the developer will try to squeez...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8
    Super Monkey Ball has something to offer for everyone - it really is 'well rounded'!

    Super Monkey Ball

    Rated on September 22, 2004 by Shleco

    Super Monkey Ball has something to offer for everyone - it really is 'well rounded'!

    Board meetings at Sega must be really bizarre if a crazy game idea like this actually hits the shelves. Just imagine it for a second... EXECUTIVE: “We need a great idea for game that’ll put Sega’s ...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.7
    It's the Fox Force Five! McCloud, Slippy, Peppy, ROB and Krystal sit pretty but for fox sake, where's the rest of it?

    Star Fox Adventures

    Rated on September 02, 2004 by Shleco

    It's the Fox Force Five! McCloud, Slippy, Peppy, ROB and Krystal sit pretty but for fox sake, where's the rest of it?

    We’ve been waiting a long time for this one. Back in the days of the N64, Rare announced Dinosaur Planet, which aped Zelda: Ocarina of Time’s gameplay mechanics and melded it with fantastic creatures ...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 3.6
    Nintendo have Pokeballsed this up...

    Pokemon Channel

    Rated on September 02, 2004 by Shleco

    Nintendo have Pokeballsed this up...

    If you thought Big Brother was as moronic as television gets, think again. Pokemon Channel plonks you and your buddy Pikachu in front of the gogglebox where you’re forced to watch painfully dull shows...

    2 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.2
    A rollercoaster game? It's bound to have it's ups and downs! Er, and it does.

    Coaster Works

    Rated on August 29, 2004 by Shleco

    A rollercoaster game? It's bound to have it's ups and downs! Er, and it does.

    What is the coolest job in the universe? Astronaut? Porn star? Loafer? No, no, no. The career of choice has to be (insert drum roll) rollercoaster designer. Alas, this will never be you - unless you i...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 2.3
    It's Capcom, it's a top down shooter - what could possibly have gone wrong? Judging by this, quite a lot actually.

    Giga Wing

    Rated on August 29, 2004 by Shleco

    It's Capcom, it's a top down shooter - what could possibly have gone wrong? Judging by this, quite a lot actually.

    Retro is cool and retro games are cooler. You know that, Capcom knows that and so provide you with such treats as Street Fighter. So this top down shooter must be brilliant. Except it’s a diabolical m...

    1 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.8
    Wait, it isn't as bad as you might think! Come back! Please! It's lonely here...

    Disney's Dinosaur

    Rated on August 29, 2004 by Shleco

    Wait, it isn't as bad as you might think! Come back! Please! It's lonely here...

    Half Life is not coming out on Dreamcast. Get over it. There’s still plenty of great stuff to get. Ooh, just like Dinosaur! All joking aside Dinosaur is actually not too bad. Instaed for opting for...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 2.1
    The reason Sonic's shuffling is because he's embarassed by this Mario Party clone, which is an abomination to mankind.

    Sonic Shuffle

    Rated on August 29, 2004 by Shleco

    The reason Sonic's shuffling is because he's embarassed by this Mario Party clone, which is an abomination to mankind.

    Sega can be relied upon to innovate with fresh ideas; ‘pioneers’ of the industry, if you will. So stealing the premise of Mario Party and the graphics of Jet Set Radio seems an odd stratagem. The more...

    2 out of 10 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8
    Break open the bread and milk ice-cream, Sonic the Hedgehog is ten, making him an elder statesmen of videogames.

    Sonic Adventure 2

    Rated on August 29, 2004 by Shleco

    Break open the bread and milk ice-cream, Sonic the Hedgehog is ten, making him an elder statesmen of videogames.

    Break open the bread and milk ice-cream, Sonic the Hedgehog is ten (well he was in 2001), making him an elder statesmen of the videogames world. Other blatant copycats such as Bubsy the Bobcat, Aero t...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.3
    By the time you finish reading this sentence you'll have been lapped five times... actually, make that six.

    F-Zero GX

    Rated on August 29, 2004 by Shleco

    By the time you finish reading this sentence you'll have been lapped five times... actually, make that six.

    If you ever fancy a quick chuckle give your joypad to a parent or someone else who hasn’t had much gaming experience and just watch them play. It’s guaranteed that within seconds you’ll be giggling wh...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.1
    The difficulty's been toned down a little, so you'll only slam your joypad on the floor instead of breaking it in half.

    Maximo vs Army of Zin

    Rated on August 29, 2004 by Shleco

    The difficulty's been toned down a little, so you'll only slam your joypad on the floor instead of breaking it in half.

    If you thought you were good at games the original Maximo gave you a swift, deft kick in the groin to teach you a lesson. Waves of enemies and tonnes of platforms to leap across made it one hellish ad...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.2
    It tries so hard to be Zelda and you can't say pharoah than that but unfortunately it's flaws detract from the gameplay.

    Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy

    Rated on August 29, 2004 by Shleco

    It tries so hard to be Zelda and you can't say pharoah than that but unfortunately it's flaws detract from the gameplay.

    I really want to like this. There are too many average platformers on the market and we thought Eurocom’s yarn looked very promising indeed, melding Mario and Zelda together in an epic adventure. It s...

    1 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8
    Jak II throws a whole slew of genres into the blender and it all comes out as a fine smooth blend.

    Jak II : Renegade

    Rated on August 29, 2004 by Shleco

    Jak II throws a whole slew of genres into the blender and it all comes out as a fine smooth blend.

    Jak and Daxter was a great, if not particularly original, platformer. It stood out for having no loading times at all, which was a very impressive trick. But that is nothing compared to the mecca of H...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8
    One of the most annoying things in gaming is when untalented developers latch onto the latest fad and put it anywhere...

    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow

    Rated on August 29, 2004 by Shleco

    One of the most annoying things in gaming is when untalented developers latch onto the latest fad and put it anywhere...

    One of the most annoying things in gaming is when untalented developers latch onto the latest fad and put it anywhere in their game, even if it’s totally inappropriate (want to skulk in the shadows du...

    2 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.7
    Games from Western developers are a pretty formulaic bunch really. Colour palettes of 756,000 shades of greys...

    Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

    Rated on August 29, 2004 by Shleco

    Games from Western developers are a pretty formulaic bunch really. Colour palettes of 756,000 shades of greys...

    Games from Western developers are a pretty formulaic bunch really. Colour palettes of 756,000 shades of greys and browns – hmm, realism – guns, gore and lashings of macho men in stories as shallow as ...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.8
    Retro compilations are usually just a cynical attempt to snatch your cash and give you little in return...

    Midway Arcade Treasures

    Rated on August 29, 2004 by Shleco

    Retro compilations are usually just a cynical attempt to snatch your cash and give you little in return...

    Retro compilations are usually just a cynical attempt to snatch your cash and give you little in return. Thankfully Midway’s offering bucks this trend by giving you an incredible 24 games for a mere £...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.