User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.89/10

Total of 21 user reviews spread across 21 releases

  1. 10
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  2. 9
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  3. 8
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  4. 7
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  5. 6
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  6. 5
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  • User Rating:5
    Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock sadly feels too much like GH trying to force something that doesn't need to be.

    Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock

    Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock sadly feels too much like GH trying to force something that doesn't need to be.

    Guitar Hero needs no introduction. If you've honestly missed the music/rhythm game fad of the last few years, Warriors of Rock will knock your socks off, but for almost everyone else it is not going to set the world on f... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Guitar Hero 80s is a blast, but for fans only.

    Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s

    Guitar Hero 80s is a blast, but for fans only.

    I have a great fondness for rhythm games and 1980's Time Life infomercials, so Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s was really a no-brainer for me. The fun-as-ever gameplay is identical to Guitar Hero II and there's nothing... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    God of War II delivers on all levels, improves on the first game in many bloody ways and is a creation of genius

    God of War II

    God of War II delivers on all levels, improves on the first game in many bloody ways and is a creation of genius

    God of War II is an incredible example of improving on the first game while not drastically altering gameplay in any major way. The main gameplay elements of visceral combat and challenging-but-not-difficult puzzle solvi... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Exception to the FPS rule

    XIII

    Exception to the FPS rule

    I don't play many first-person shooters, but XIII (thirteen) is an exception to the rule of space marines and alien hunters. I received it as a gift several months ago and let it sit on my shelf until I had the idea to d... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.4
    A blast for fans of the show, but the "Game" part doesn't really work

    24: The Game

    A blast for fans of the show, but the "Game" part doesn't really work

    It’s kind of a stretch to call 24: The Game a “game” because that is not the reason that anyone has played it. As a piece of the 24 universe it is meant to fill in some gaps and tie up some loose threads between seasons ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    The epitome of awesome that was the Game Boy

    Tetris

    The epitome of awesome that was the Game Boy

    Tetris is possibly one of the greatest puzzle games ever created. Even today, nearly two decades after its original release on Game Boy, a copy of it sits on my bedside night-table inside my GBA SP, ready to be played an... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.9
    "Though my eyes could see I still was a blind man, though my mind could think I still was a madman..."

    Guitar Hero II

    "Though my eyes could see I still was a blind man, though my mind could think I still was a madman..."

    When I first saw the videos and buzz about Guitar Hero in late 2005, I was intrigued. A year later I asked for a PlayStation 2 for Christmas and Guitar Hero was the first thing I thought of. However, its sequel Guitar He... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.6
    Just like the pied piper, who led rats through the streets...

    Guitar Hero (w/Guitar)

    Just like the pied piper, who led rats through the streets...

    When I first saw Guitar Hero on the PS2 in late '05, I was intrigued. When at last the time came for me to own a PlayStation 2 Guitar Hero was the first thing I thought of. When I finally found it and popped it into my s... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.6
    If you're strong, you can fly, you can reach the other side...

    Sonic Mega Collection

    If you're strong, you can fly, you can reach the other side...

    I was weaned on games in the 16-bit era, and the few games I played will always stick in my head and have a place in my heart. I was a SNES fan but I always liked a few games on the Sega Genesis, especially the Sonic the... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.7
    Whether a Metroid novice or a seasoned veteran, you should play this game

    Metroid Fusion

    Whether a Metroid novice or a seasoned veteran, you should play this game

    To be entirely truthful, Metroid Fusion was my first real experience with the Metroid franchise. I played Super Metroid back in the day, but until recently it didn't have an impact on me. When I finally got bored of Zeld... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    What else can I say?

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

    What else can I say?

    There's nothing I can say about Ocarina of Time that's not already been said, but this is the game that defined its respective era for me. What made me the most awe-struck is that it was able to take all the amazing thin... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.4
    All these years later, Pokémon still works

    Pocket Monsters Emerald

    All these years later, Pokémon still works

    It's hard to believe that Pokémon has been around for as long as it has. Memories of everyone I know caught up with Red and Blue, talking about their collections, tricking each other into trading for bad creatures and si... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    NT's goal is to present to card game in video game form, and thanks to the DS hardware, it does this better than ever.

    Yu-Gi-Oh! Nightmare Troubadour

    NT's goal is to present to card game in video game form, and thanks to the DS hardware, it does this better than ever.

    Yu-Gi-Oh! Nightmare Troubadour was unveiled by Konami at E3 2004 as the first game of its kind on the newly-unveiled Nintendo DS and now, more than a year later, it has been presented to us. As usual, its goal is to pres... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.3
    The small things make this version the best

    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory

    The small things make this version the best

    When opportunity knocks, one has to be a fool not to answer it. Despite the fact that the GC version was just fine, when I finally purchased an Xbox I felt I needed to exchange it for the Xbox version. And while from mo... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.9
    Inferiority is in the eye of the beholder; this is a great game

    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory

    Inferiority is in the eye of the beholder; this is a great game

    The politics of gaming is something that many of us in the online community have to deal with on a daily basis. There are those who will always favour one system, or one company, or one game above all others, and this be... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    If you've got the accessories required, there's no reason you shouldn't experience this game

    Zelda no Densetsu: 4tsu no Tsurugi+

    If you've got the accessories required, there's no reason you shouldn't experience this game

    As far back as 2000, when the Gamecube was first unveiled to the public at that fateful Spaceworld, Nintendo was saying how amazing they could make the connectivity between Gamecube and the forthcoming Game Boy Advance, ... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    NHL 2004 is fun and exciting, no matter how you ice it

    NHL 2004

    NHL 2004 is fun and exciting, no matter how you ice it

    **Originally written October 6, 2003.** Being a sports fan with a Gamecube isn’t as easy as it is for my PS2 or XBOX counterparts, but fortunately for myself and those of you like me, EA Sports has created an impressi... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    A shot of nostalgia; one of the best games of 1998.

    Zelda no Densetsu: Yume o Miru Shima DX

    A shot of nostalgia; one of the best games of 1998.

    December 25, 1993. The first present I opened that morning was my first Game Boy, along with two games: Tetris, a staple in those days, and The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, the newest chapter in Nintendo's successf... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    All the fun of golf (and Mario), with none of the drawbacks (of either)

    Mario Golf: Advance Tour

    All the fun of golf (and Mario), with none of the drawbacks (of either)

    A sports game is never really something I'll pay much attention to, with an exception popping up here or there once in a while. It helps if the sport isn't the only part of the game, and there are many things to enrich t... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Whether you're a Sonic freak or haven't played Sonic in years, you'll love this game

    Sonic Advance 3

    Whether you're a Sonic freak or haven't played Sonic in years, you'll love this game

    Being a Nintendo loyalist all my life, I never enjoyed Sonic in it's full glory. There was a time years ago when I had a Sega Genesis temporarily, and Sonic 2 was all I'd ever want to play. Having only recently caught up... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.4
    Not earth-shakingly different from Metroid Prime, but that's how I like it anyway

    Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

    Not earth-shakingly different from Metroid Prime, but that's how I like it anyway

    I'd been anticipating Echoes for a long while by the time it was released, and it was everything I expected from Retro's follow-up to Prime. The game essentially starts like every other Metroid game: something has run af... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful