User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 6.92/10

Total of 80 user reviews spread across 80 releases

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  • User Rating:8
    NeoGeo Heroes: Ultimate Shooting is far from perfect, but it's an incredibly fun top-down bullet hell shooter.

    NeoGeo Heroes: Ultimate Shooting

    NeoGeo Heroes: Ultimate Shooting is far from perfect, but it's an incredibly fun top-down bullet hell shooter.

    Despite the PSP and the DS seeming the ideal platforms for bullet hell games - portable consoles allowing for gaming in short bursts - the shoot 'em up libraries of both consoles are tragically undernourished, barring a ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Whether you play it for the crossover cast or as just another RPG, Project X Zone is fun, funny and overall excellent.

    Project X Zone

    Whether you play it for the crossover cast or as just another RPG, Project X Zone is fun, funny and overall excellent.

    Do you remember Namco X Capcom? If you don't, I don't blame you. Released as a crossover between two giant game developers for the PS2, it was never officially released outside of Japan, leaving non-Japanese fans looking... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The 3rd Birthday'll teach you to fear the Reaper.

    The 3rd Birthday

    The 3rd Birthday'll teach you to fear the Reaper.

    The 3rd Birthday was one of the PSP games for which I actually counted the days before its release. This third entry into the Parasite Eve franchise has been a long time coming, because the previous Parasite Eve game was... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Killing zombies against the clock is as fun as ever, but some poor design choices and meager content hold it back.

    Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D

    Killing zombies against the clock is as fun as ever, but some poor design choices and meager content hold it back.

    Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D was one of the earliest major releases for the 3DS that wasn't a launch game. For those who don't know, the Mercenaries first appeared as a score-attack bonus mode in Resident Evil 4. It... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    Xevious was a genre-shaping game once. Now it's so dated, it barely even deserves a place in the genre it helped make.

    3D Classics: Xevious

    Xevious was a genre-shaping game once. Now it's so dated, it barely even deserves a place in the genre it helped make.

    The Nintendo eShop suffered from a very skimpy line-up around the time 3D Classics: Xevious was released. Most of the games were unembellished re-releases of games from older platforms. Nintendo managed to make remakes o... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Ikki Tousen: Xross Impact is perverted as heck, but it's also one of the best beat-em-ups to be on a handheld.

    Ikki Tousen: Xross Impact (New Gentei Bakuretsu Pack)

    Ikki Tousen: Xross Impact is perverted as heck, but it's also one of the best beat-em-ups to be on a handheld.

    If you remember games like Final Fight and Streets of Rage, Ikki Tousen: Xross Impact will feel both instantly familiar and completely alien to you. The gameplay, at its core, is the 2D side-scrolling beat-em-up action t... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:1
    It may not be the worst game of all time, but it would definitely make the play-offs.

    Spider-Man: Friend or Foe

    It may not be the worst game of all time, but it would definitely make the play-offs.

    A random character voice, obviously meant to be witty, sums up Spiderman: Friend or Foe for the PSP in the very first level: "Don't you think this gets boring, with us winning all the time?" I cannot agree more. It is bo... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Isn't this where we PSP gamers came in?

    Rock Band Unplugged

    Isn't this where we PSP gamers came in?

    For the people who haven't listened to Pink Floyd, the review deck is a reference to Pink Floyd's concept album, The Wall. Now that we have gotten over the embarrassment of explaining that, let's move on to the review. ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    The game's great art style and huge amount of cards is overshadowed by a crippling difficulty and a bad localization.

    Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 5

    The game's great art style and huge amount of cards is overshadowed by a crippling difficulty and a bad localization.

    I used to be one of those kids who would take to anything, as long as there were spiky-haired characters in it. Naturally I developed a love for anime, though I never managed to really finish any. Over time, I gave up on... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Persona 3 Portable combines a beautiful story with great gameplay, the winning formula for any role-playing game.

    Persona 3 Portable

    Persona 3 Portable combines a beautiful story with great gameplay, the winning formula for any role-playing game.

    Persona 3 Portable is an enhanced port of the PS2 version of Persona 3. And when I say enhanced, I mean practically doubled in content. There's a whole new female protagonist with an adventure of her own, to go with the ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Beyond a doubt one of the most enjoyable games in existence.

    Senjou No Valkyria 2: Gallia Ouritsu Shikan Gakkou

    Beyond a doubt one of the most enjoyable games in existence.

    Valkyria Chronicles 2 is the sequel to the PS3 game Valkyria Chronicles. Unlike what many would have you believe, the game doesn't lose anything in story, given its setting, and even if you do feel it lost a bit in the s... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Black Rock Shooter's excellent presentation and gameplay more than make up for its slightly dated graphics.

    Black * Rock Shooter: The Game

    Black Rock Shooter's excellent presentation and gameplay more than make up for its slightly dated graphics.

    Black Rock Shooter: The Game was released on Japanese PSPs in August 2011. A day after its release, its localization was announced, and after a relatively silent year and a half, it finally was released on the PlayStatio... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    An underappreciated gem, made even better by the fact that it's a good game despite being licensed.

    Happy Feet

    An underappreciated gem, made even better by the fact that it's a good game despite being licensed.

    To be honest, when I played Happy Feet I hadn't watched the movie and when I did watch the movie, I didn't like it. I just bought it for the cute penguins. I was gullible then, and actually bought licensed games. But sur... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Say hello to our little friend: one of the best open world games around.

    Scarface: The World Is Yours

    Say hello to our little friend: one of the best open world games around.

    Older gamers might remember a movie called Scarface, released in 1983. One of the most controversial and memorable films in those days, it featured the rags-to-riches Tony Montana. To spoil the movie 29 years later, it e... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3
    In the game industry, you gotta think of the money first.

    Scarface: Money. Power. Respect.

    In the game industry, you gotta think of the money first.

    Like a lot of people, I'll stick my hand up and admit, I thought Scarface on the PSP would be a port of the PS2 game, open world action and all. But when I found out it was totally different, a strategy game (actually it... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    It's Diner Dash and it's portable, and while the new art style isn't as good as the original game's, it's still as fun.

    Diner Dash: Sizzle & Serve

    It's Diner Dash and it's portable, and while the new art style isn't as good as the original game's, it's still as fun.

    Diner Dash is a pretty successful casual game series. It deserves to be because it is as fun as it's made out to be, if not more. When I found out that it was on the PSP as a remake of the original, I was worried that th... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    You'd think the developers would have done better with touch screen controls, but the DS version is still worth a look.

    Diner Dash: Sizzle & Serve

    You'd think the developers would have done better with touch screen controls, but the DS version is still worth a look.

    Diner Dash is a pretty successful casual game series. It deserves to be because it is as fun as it's made out to be, if not more. While I thought the touch screen controls would do well for the game, they don't really, a... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The PlayStation 2 gets its own House of the Dead. Or rather, its House of the Undead.

    Vampire Night

    The PlayStation 2 gets its own House of the Dead. Or rather, its House of the Undead.

    When you mix together separate awesome things, the result is usually... not so spectacular, like when three of Roald Dahl's short stories, amazing pieces of literature by themselves, became a play called The Honeys. Ugh.... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Dead to Rights II is nothing but pure action, which is why it's such a fun game.

    Dead to Rights II

    Dead to Rights II is nothing but pure action, which is why it's such a fun game.

    You would expect snobbish people who always look at everything down the length of their nose to dislike a simple game like Dead to Rights II, and many of them did. Their reasons for dislike happen to be, "There's no mini... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Dead to Rights II is nothing but pure action, which is why it's such a fun game.

    Dead to Rights II

    Dead to Rights II is nothing but pure action, which is why it's such a fun game.

    You would expect snobbish people who always look at everything down the length of their nose to dislike a simple game like Dead to Rights II, and many of them did. Their reasons for dislike happen to be, "There's no mini... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    An impressive port, and a decent stealth game.

    Tenchu 4

    An impressive port, and a decent stealth game.

    Tenchu: Shadow Assassins for the PSP is actually a port of the Wii game. Now, you'd imagine all sorts of sacrifices for getting the game on the PSP, but the truth is that there are surprisingly few. It's still fun, chall... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:2
    Gangs of London fails not only because of its dull missions, but because of the way they're put together.

    Gangs of London

    Gangs of London fails not only because of its dull missions, but because of the way they're put together.

    Gangs of London ... I first thought that it was a movie based game, so I didn't play it. Then I found out it wasn't, so I did. Then I realized it was a poor game. One of the good things about the game is that there ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Shorter and less challenging than the Dark version, but nevertheless an amazing game.

    DemiKids: Light Version

    Shorter and less challenging than the Dark version, but nevertheless an amazing game.

    DemiKids, an old-school RPG, was released for the GBA in 2003 in two versions: Light version and Dark version. Both versions are very much worth playing. While the Light version is slightly shorter and less challenging ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    The bridge between Resident Evil and Silent Hill.

    Obscure: The Aftermath

    The bridge between Resident Evil and Silent Hill.

    Survival horror... the term instantly conjures up thoughts of low ammo and health supplies, avoiding enemies, jump-scares ... and some bad dialogue (cough, Resident Evil, cough). Obscure: The Aftermath has all of these e... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    The bridge between Resident Evil and Silent Hill.

    Obscure II

    The bridge between Resident Evil and Silent Hill.

    Survival horror... the term instantly conjures up thoughts of low ammo and health supplies, avoiding enemies, jump-scares ... and some bad dialogue (cough, Resident Evil, cough). Obscure: The Aftermath has all of these e... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    A fun game for a lazy afternoon. It was enjoyable enough to play through more than once.

    Army of Two: The 40th Day

    A fun game for a lazy afternoon. It was enjoyable enough to play through more than once.

    Sometimes you get that feeling. You want a game that is satisfying, but not excessively challenging. Usually you associate it with a good licensed game, like back in the PS1 days, but good licensed games are hard to come... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3
    Abandon hope, all ye who enter here.

    Dante's Inferno

    Abandon hope, all ye who enter here.

    Were that there were copyrights for gameplay. Sony's God of War franchise, as I have always stated, sucks - but they might have gleaned even more cash by suing EA for making such an absolute rip off of their games. ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:2
    It'll make you angry if anything.

    Angry Birds

    It'll make you angry if anything.

    "Angry Birds is so cute!" "Angry Birds is so awesome!" "Little birdies, take wing..." How many times have you heard sentences like these in the past half-decade? I would guess around 950, 000 times. But Angry Birds ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    An impressive port of an excellent game.

    BioHazard: Deadly Silence (Limited Pack)

    An impressive port of an excellent game.

    Resident Evil: Deadly Silence is a port of the original Resident Evil on the PS1. What's truly impressive is that everything - the FMV cutscenes, the gameplay and the sound - all of it from the PS1 is intact. This is an ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:1
    The biggest menace to society.

    Facebook

    The biggest menace to society.

    Facebook... Why is it so successful? Because it encourages people to waste time. It is a menace to society. People visit it, everyday, posting things like, 'Brushing my teeth', 'having my breakfast' ... I mean, who cares... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Aside from its good graphics, the DS version of Tomb Raider Underworld doesn't really succeed in any department.

    Tomb Raider: Underworld

    Aside from its good graphics, the DS version of Tomb Raider Underworld doesn't really succeed in any department.

    It's easy to see that unlike other developers, Santa Cruz really did try (a little) to make this a good handheld version of a console game. But for whatever reason, whether out of laziness or because it was rushed to mee... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The last game in the original series got the same justice on the PS2 as it did on seventh gen consoles.

    Tomb Raider: Underworld

    The last game in the original series got the same justice on the PS2 as it did on seventh gen consoles.

    Poor Lara. While I enjoyed every single Tomb Raider game in the original series, her popularity has been plummeting for a while now. People just can't be satisfied that easily. So what do the developers do? Do they just... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Even with multiple endings, this game doesn't last very long.

    Samurai Dou 2: Way of the Samurai 2

    Even with multiple endings, this game doesn't last very long.

    Samurai. The legends of Japan. People who would commit suicide instead of surrendering, if my history book told me the truth. Way of the Samurai 2 is not about samurai. That may be surprising, but it seems the devel... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    A worthy tribute to our unsung heroes, the street cleaners.

    Street Cleaning Simulator

    A worthy tribute to our unsung heroes, the street cleaners.

    I first played Street Cleaning Simulator about a year ago, and I have been playing it over and over ever since like a man possessed. So anyway, when I first played it it was with my best friend. We popped it in and start... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Revelations is the best portable Resident Evil game yet, but aside from its graphics it doesn't live up to its potential

    Resident Evil: Revelations

    Revelations is the best portable Resident Evil game yet, but aside from its graphics it doesn't live up to its potential

    Resident Evil: Revelations is a Nintendo 3DS exclusive that was released in February 2012 by Capcom, and while it was promoted for 'returning the series to its survival horror roots' it doesn't. It's not a scary game. Ev... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    Can a game be both impossibly hard and unbelievably easy at the same time? If Strikers 1945 Plus is any indication, yes.

    Strikers 1945 Plus Portable

    Can a game be both impossibly hard and unbelievably easy at the same time? If Strikers 1945 Plus is any indication, yes.

    Strikers was a series of bullet hell games before bullet hell games were cool. Now, I happen to be a big fan of bullet hell games, and since the PSP has a tragically undernourished library of bullet hell games, of course... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Cho Aniki Zero is more than a little creepy. A unique game, of course, but in a very unsettling way.

    Zero Choaniki

    Cho Aniki Zero is more than a little creepy. A unique game, of course, but in a very unsettling way.

    Cho Aniki has been around since the mid-1990s, but was never released outside of Japan, and what we'll get to in a second will prove why. Anyway, this is one of those games that never made a buzz and is lucky to get loca... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Not in the same league as the other games, but it'll do.

    Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

    Not in the same league as the other games, but it'll do.

    Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is the first Tomb Raider game Square Enix made when they bought out Eidos and its franchises. It happens to be the only Tomb Raider games not to have Tomb Raider in the title, and it ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4
    They wouldn't dare call it Inzamam-ul-Haq Pressure Play here.

    Ricky Ponting 2007 Pressure Play

    They wouldn't dare call it Inzamam-ul-Haq Pressure Play here.

    Have you ever wondered why people like you are so fat and flabby? Why you can't walk more than a few yards without having to draw breath? Why you're always lounging around on your broad-beamed backside reading the review... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Near-perfect gameplay and a good song list makes for an excellent game, even if it recycles a lot from its predecessor.

    Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd

    Near-perfect gameplay and a good song list makes for an excellent game, even if it recycles a lot from its predecessor.

    If you didn't get the first Hatsune Miku: Project Diva, then the good news is that Project Diva 2nd contains 19 of the songs from the previous game, so you can get it and not miss most of the better songs in the first ga... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful