User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 6.93/10

Total of 37 user reviews spread across 37 releases

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  • User Rating:5
    Dodgy physics and no story make what could be a merely polarizing title something to avoid

    Blood Drive

    Dodgy physics and no story make what could be a merely polarizing title something to avoid

    Vigilante 8 with Zombies Twisted Metal Z Carmageddon 4 Blood Drive is the latest attempt to resurrect the once titanic genre of car combat, with the added zest of zombies! Yeah, this isn't really a new thing or an origin... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Ultra-Viloent, highly stylized, delightfully offensive. It's worth having around for those bad days when you need it.

    MadWorld

    Ultra-Viloent, highly stylized, delightfully offensive. It's worth having around for those bad days when you need it.

    It's a mad, mad, mad, mad, mad world. Sorry, I felt obligated to do that. My love of awful jokes made me do it. Welcome to Madworld. The focus of Madworld is a gameshow called "DeathWatch". A large, metropolitan c... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    The cheesy Grindhouse style, classic railed shooter action, and extra enhancements make this a must have for PS3 owners

    The House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut

    The cheesy Grindhouse style, classic railed shooter action, and extra enhancements make this a must have for PS3 owners

    House of the Dead: Overkill Extended Cut is the PS3 port of the arcade token-taker turned Wii game with some added bonuses to fill out the Blu-Ray. The "Extended Cut" for the Playstation 3 features new levels, added leng... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Has the absence of more Carmageddon games left you feeling empty inside? Targem's title will easily fill that emptiness.

    Armageddon Riders

    Has the absence of more Carmageddon games left you feeling empty inside? Targem's title will easily fill that emptiness.

    A Large Hadron Collider mysteriously explodes and the UN declares the ruins of the city a disaster area, off limits to the world. The official statement was that there were no survivors, but independent and largely unsub... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Those among you with a penchant for B-Movies will find enough to enjoy in this game's blood drenched drenched innards.

    Splatterhouse

    Those among you with a penchant for B-Movies will find enough to enjoy in this game's blood drenched drenched innards.

    In keeping with the running trend of resurrecting old franchises to give them a "next-gen" make-over and hopefully tap into the nostalgia of those who played the original, Namco has reissued Splatterhouse. This return to... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The addition of an open world to the Burnout franchise makes this a must buy for racing fans looking for something great

    Burnout Paradise

    The addition of an open world to the Burnout franchise makes this a must buy for racing fans looking for something great

    I prefaced my Flatout review by saying that the demolition racing genre was dead. I simply didn't enjoy that game, at all. Well, as Tarantino says in Four Rooms: "The less a man makes declarative statements the less like... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    This open-world romp through Empire City has an incredible story and excellent play control system. A definite must play

    inFamous

    This open-world romp through Empire City has an incredible story and excellent play control system. A definite must play

    In inFamous you control Cole McGrath, originally a bicycle courier in the sprawling metropolis that is Empire City. He gets a call to deliver a package and he feels uneasy about the whole deal from the start. Sadly, he i... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.5
    While everything about Naughty Bear seems enjoyable on paper, the actual application falls very short of the mark.

    Naughty Bear

    While everything about Naughty Bear seems enjoyable on paper, the actual application falls very short of the mark.

    I have to preface this review by pointing out that I am writing this from my experience playing Naughty Bear: Gold Edition. In the gold edition many of the more horrific crash bugs, camera issues, framerate lapses, and w... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Travis and the UAA are back for another go, coated in blood and gore and plenty of off-beat humor and ultra-violence!

    No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle

    Travis and the UAA are back for another go, coated in blood and gore and plenty of off-beat humor and ultra-violence!

    The opening cinematic of this game picks up after even the events of this game. The first in-game cut-scene is from the perspective of a mystery patron at a peep show, booth 13 to be specific (a self-reference from the c... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    These two games return you to a simpler time when light-guns ruled video games and tokens were the ONLY way to play.

    The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return

    These two games return you to a simpler time when light-guns ruled video games and tokens were the ONLY way to play.

    House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return for the Nintendo Wii is a faithful reissue of two of Sega's old arcade shooters. I view these games through the rose-colored lenses of nostalgia so my review will be wrapped in the glossy ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Incredibly ambitious title with an amazing story, but the glitches are a massive hurdle to overcome towards enjoying it.

    Red Dead Redemption

    Incredibly ambitious title with an amazing story, but the glitches are a massive hurdle to overcome towards enjoying it.

    Red Dead Redemption is Rockstar's open-world western epic. It has the incredibly compelling story that you've come to expect from Rockstar titles; not to mention all of the extra activities that you can partake of outsi... Read Full Review

    2 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    This game is fun, funny, and chocked full of references to excite fans of the movies. A must have. Who you gonna call?

    Ghostbusters: The Video Game

    This game is fun, funny, and chocked full of references to excite fans of the movies. A must have. Who you gonna call?

    Hello, rookie. You are the proud new probationary recruit of the world-reknowned ghost busting force known as the ...err...Ghostbusters. This game uses the same basic idea we've seen in titles like the old Goonies gam... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    This is Capcom's first foray back into cross over fighting in a while, but they haven't lost a single step.

    Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars

    This is Capcom's first foray back into cross over fighting in a while, but they haven't lost a single step.

    Here it is, kids, another impressive feather in Capcom's errr...cap. This sound little gem almost snuck onto the Wii past us. The hype for it was fairly minimal, overshadowed largely by the afterglow of Street Fighte... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Off-beat, offensive, quirky, and gory. This title is a well-made must-have for all mature Wii owners.

    No More Heroes

    Off-beat, offensive, quirky, and gory. This title is a well-made must-have for all mature Wii owners.

    Since I bought and started playing this title before other M rated games (and this one's sequel) began making a splash on the Wii but I am posting this review afterwards, I will attempt to write this as if it were still ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Cut-scenes that seem almost like satire belie a magnificent game with a sound story and user friendly scaling controls.

    Bayonetta

    Cut-scenes that seem almost like satire belie a magnificent game with a sound story and user friendly scaling controls.

    The premise of Bayonetta seems straight forward and simple but the story gets impressively deep. Bayonetta is apparently the last surviving member of a clan known as the Umbra Witches. She was imprisoned in a tomb ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    This is a Katamari Knock-Off and nothing more.  It's got its charm but it has it has more than enough flaws as well.

    The Wonderful End of the World

    This is a Katamari Knock-Off and nothing more. It's got its charm but it has it has more than enough flaws as well.

    Welcome to the Wonderful End of the World. This game is available as a download through the popular Steam service. I'm not sure if you can download it anywhere else or get a hard copy in stores. You play the role of a... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    skate. is EA's attempt to unseat the THPS series.  I think it has established a new standard for fans of this genre.

    Skate

    skate. is EA's attempt to unseat the THPS series. I think it has established a new standard for fans of this genre.

    skate. is EA’s attempt to take the title from Neversoft’s long standing king of skateboarding games. They arranged everything with an ingenious trick interface and a vast living world with some unique twists on the goal... Read Full Review

    5 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Short, sweet, and to the point.  However, the short play time is a real weak point for anyone who really enjoyed it.

    Stranglehold

    Short, sweet, and to the point. However, the short play time is a real weak point for anyone who really enjoyed it.

    John Woo’s “Stranglehold” follows the format laid out by “The Goonies II” for the NES. It is a tried and true sequel to a film done entirely in the digital realm. This one is the sequel to John Woo’s action film “Hard ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Six disciplines, over 40 cars, and tons and tons of good, old fashioned filth all come together to make a great game.

    Colin McRae: DiRT

    Six disciplines, over 40 cars, and tons and tons of good, old fashioned filth all come together to make a great game.

    Welcome to DiRT! This game is an excellent piece of Rally and off-road racing work from the geniuses at Codemasters. For those of you who had no interest in Rallycross Racing until Travis Pastrana threw his hat in the ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    This was an excellent, masterfully done game, but it was too short to fully realize its potential.

    Half-Life 2

    This was an excellent, masterfully done game, but it was too short to fully realize its potential.

    This is going to be a look back at Half-Life 2. This will be my fifth time completing the single player element of the game which does include all patch updates and their resulting bugs and bug fixes. I hope that the r... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:2.1
    The first one showed promise.  This one was just awful, almost painful.

    Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes the Neighborhood

    The first one showed promise. This one was just awful, almost painful.

    Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes the Neighborhood is the sequel to Backyard Wrestling: Don’t try this at home. The original BYW showed gobs of potential to be a respectable franchise…provided that BYW 2 was used to impr... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:2
    This game takes the worst elements of the series, removes the best, and gives you a useless husk of a marketing gimmick.

    Carmageddon TDR 2000

    This game takes the worst elements of the series, removes the best, and gives you a useless husk of a marketing gimmick.

    Carmageddon 3: TDR 2000 is the next and final installation in Stainless interactive’s “Racing series for the Chemically Imbalanced”. The series was also handed off in large part from Interplay to Xicat. It attempts to ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.3
    This game had a lot of potential.  However, it's rush job feel and glitchy nature make it hard to enjoy.

    Backyard Wrestling: Don't Try This at Home

    This game had a lot of potential. However, it's rush job feel and glitchy nature make it hard to enjoy.

    Backyard Wrestling: Don’t Try This at Home was supposed to be the video incarnation of a homegrown hardcore wrestling series. It tries to incorporate things bordering on unreal and others that are just plain silly. How... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.7
    I think this game could have done well being based on the original comic instead of the movie, it would have helped.

    Spider-Man 2

    I think this game could have done well being based on the original comic instead of the movie, it would have helped.

    Spiderman 2 for the PS2 is a lofty, ambitious undertaking for a licensed movie to video game deal that started out as a comic book to movie license. It’s the interactive, digital adaptation of the sequel to the first Sp... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.6
    Unique peripherals are a dime a dozen, but Guitar Hero's polished execution make this game a total blast.

    Guitar Hero (w/Guitar)

    Unique peripherals are a dime a dozen, but Guitar Hero's polished execution make this game a total blast.

    Welcome to the world of rhythm games. In this universe those who can do, and those who can’t look like morons. When you hear about a new rhythm game you ultimately think of the DDR series and similar games. Games wher... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    Budget price or not, with it's repetitive missions and obnoxious characters, it just doesn't cover its short-comings.

    Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

    Budget price or not, with it's repetitive missions and obnoxious characters, it just doesn't cover its short-comings.

    Welcome back to Liberty City. This was a starting point in the original GTA and was revisited in GTA 3. Now we’re back again...and we should have gone elsewhere. Let’s start by getting this out of the way. The game... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:1
    Worst. Collection. Ever.

    Sega Classics Collection

    Worst. Collection. Ever.

    I'm not even going to bother with actually typing a full review for this game. It's not worth the effort. These are not emulated games. And if they are, they're not the original games. They've been remastered with ... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Simple interface, simple style graphics, mind-boggling depth.  This is an incredible video game worthy of all praise!

    Darwinia

    Simple interface, simple style graphics, mind-boggling depth. This is an incredible video game worthy of all praise!

    Darwinia is an action packed real time strategy game with a simple, straight-forward concept and a painfully simple interface. But don’t let any of that fool you. This game is bursting at the seams with action, enterta... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.2
    That was short, ungratifying, and almost painful.

    SiN Episodes: Emergence

    That was short, ungratifying, and almost painful.

    Sin Episodes: Emergence is the lead-in for a series of video games from Ritual. These are also supposed to form the sequel to the old, under appreciated PC Game simply titled “Sin”. The hype behind this game was pretty... Read Full Review

    6 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.1
    You've gotta love commitment!  This game has the best presentation I have ever seen!!

    Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse

    You've gotta love commitment! This game has the best presentation I have ever seen!!

    I have to say that I love this new wave of “retro” games which use old concepts such as 1950's sci-fi and horror and make them into new video games. Stubbs the Zombie falls right in line with a fellow old-skool-made-new... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.6
    Jaw dropping...and I'm not simply referring to the female characters.

    BloodRayne 2

    Jaw dropping...and I'm not simply referring to the female characters.

    How Majesco salvaged a “ho-hum” beat ‘em up and made this game, I’ll never know…but I’m not complaining. The sequel to the “average-at-best” action game, Bloodrayne, is a total revolution. It’s almost like they read ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:1.5
    Between the overly linear gameplay and the hideous crash bugs this one had potential and then just fell terribly short.

    Postal 2: Apocalypse Weekend

    Between the overly linear gameplay and the hideous crash bugs this one had potential and then just fell terribly short.

    Postal 2: Apocalypse Weekend is the attempt at a single player expansion to their apparently popular enough Postal 2 and Postal 2: Share the Pain games. Let me say this. The cheapest price at which I found the game was... Read Full Review

    3 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:2.8
    Stick a fork in the Demolition Racer Genre, it's done.  "Flatout" is flatout bad.

    FlatOut

    Stick a fork in the Demolition Racer Genre, it's done. "Flatout" is flatout bad.

    Demolition racing is dead. This game may not have killed it, but it’s attempts at CPR are NOT helping anything. This game has a few highpoints which are so overshadowed by the horrid glitches and frustrating issues tha... Read Full Review

    1 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.6
    This game will ruin your eyesight and make you ruin your shorts!

    Doom 3

    This game will ruin your eyesight and make you ruin your shorts!

    Doom 3, the latest in the classic gaming franchise. Not bad for a series that began with a group of 12 people. Let’s cut straight through the BS and get right to the meat, shall we? You are a marine sent to the UAC ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.9
    In an era of carbon copies, rip-offs, and fads this is the true archetype.  Others only wish they were the TXR series.

    Shutokou Battle 01 (PlayStation 2 the Best)

    In an era of carbon copies, rip-offs, and fads this is the true archetype. Others only wish they were the TXR series.

    Street Racing games…what can be said about these The Fast and The Furious rip-offs that hasn't already been said? Nothing. What can be said about the street racing game showcasing Japan’s devout hardcore underground th... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.9
    When you just wish everyone around you was a walking target.

    Postal 2: Share the Pain

    When you just wish everyone around you was a walking target.

    Postal 2: Share the Pain…tasteless, vulgar, violent, and pretty pointless. This is not a bad thing! This is a great game for those days when you’re just so PO’ed that you can’t take it anymore. Let’s get into the game... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Just because it's by the numbers doesn't mean it can be good!

    Area 51

    Just because it's by the numbers doesn't mean it can be good!

    I have to first point out that I am at least partially influenced by the game's $20 price point. This comes after I shelled out $30 for UT2004 and $55(!) for HL2 (which I found 3 weeks later for $34.99). Area 51 is ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful