User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.91/10

Total of 140 user reviews spread across 140 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:6
    It would be fantastic if I knew what kind of story Rapid Angels was trying to tell, but it is still an okay game. Kinda.

    Kaisoku Tenshi: The Rapid Angel

    It would be fantastic if I knew what kind of story Rapid Angels was trying to tell, but it is still an okay game. Kinda.

    Of all the years I spent gaming, there have been many firsts: playing an action game for the first time, playing a platformer for the first time, chasing a floating ghost in bondage gear down the basement of a mobile hom... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    While it has stunning production values, Lords of Shadow fails to provide original, intuitive, and engaging gameplay.

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

    While it has stunning production values, Lords of Shadow fails to provide original, intuitive, and engaging gameplay.

    Castlevania is a series that has gone through very little changes over its lengthy history. Up until now, the memorable brunt of the series pitted players against cIassic horror icons (most notably Dracula) in a challeng... Read Full Review

    9 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Though difficult to pick up at first, Resonance of Fate provides one of the most refreshing RPG experiences to date.

    Resonance of Fate

    Though difficult to pick up at first, Resonance of Fate provides one of the most refreshing RPG experiences to date.

    When the term "RPG" is thought of, gamers will usually associate it with big names like Final Fantasy, usually also associating the turn-based system it utilizes in most of its titles as well. However, there are entries ... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    While Origins is more enjoyable as a portable title, the flaws in the console version still remain.

    Silent Hill: Origins

    While Origins is more enjoyable as a portable title, the flaws in the console version still remain.

    Silent Hill has been on a long and winding road for the past years. Whether it be going in the hands of developers or having major staff changes, the people behind the series has been shifting more and more over the past... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:1
    To call Superman for the Nintendo 64 a piece of garbage would be an insult to garbage.

    Superman: The New Superman Adventures

    To call Superman for the Nintendo 64 a piece of garbage would be an insult to garbage.

    What can I honestly say about Superman for the Nintendo 64 (shorthanded as "Superman 64" for those lucky enough to not know the game well enough) that hasn't been said? Everything from the controls to the horrible graphi... Read Full Review

    18 of 18 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Killer 7 is one of those rare games that blends artistry with astonishingly original game play and an intricate story.

    Killer7

    Killer 7 is one of those rare games that blends artistry with astonishingly original game play and an intricate story.

    Killer 7 is, by all means, one of the finest examples of a game being developed as a creative endeavor rather than a run-of-the-mill action game. If anything, Killer 7 is the antithesis of your stereotypical action title... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:2.5
    Advent Rising is so derivative and has so many persistent technical issues that it should simply be avoided.

    Advent Rising

    Advent Rising is so derivative and has so many persistent technical issues that it should simply be avoided.

    Science fiction is such a diverse genre with seemingly limitless potential. The technology, interesting worlds, and awe-inspiring creativity that go into such works left me wondering where the lowest point of such a fasc... Read Full Review

    1 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Though it has a predictable story, Tales of Symphonia boasts an enjoyable combat system and wonderful multiplayer.

    Tales of Symphonia

    Though it has a predictable story, Tales of Symphonia boasts an enjoyable combat system and wonderful multiplayer.

    Role-playing games have certain rules they tend to abide by: a level-up system, a long story (preferably with good writing), and some form of combat system to make the first rule relevant. Tales of Symphonia follows the ... Read Full Review

    4 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Even though it has it's ups and downs, Jeanne d'Arc is an amazing strategy game worth picking up.

    Jeanne d'Arc

    Even though it has it's ups and downs, Jeanne d'Arc is an amazing strategy game worth picking up.

    History and fantasy tend to mix together in society. Exaggerations, dubious claims, and even outright lies can make it into the history books. However, providing an alternative to what we already know opens paths for exc... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Peace Walker contains multitudes of content and replay value never before seen in a portable title. A must-buy on PSP.

    Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

    Peace Walker contains multitudes of content and replay value never before seen in a portable title. A must-buy on PSP.

    The Metal Gear series has a strange relationship with portable gaming platforms: whether its a card battle game or a cIassic-styIe iteration with nuances via RPG elements, Kojima's series has taken a few left turns on th... Read Full Review

    19 of 21 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Bayonetta has everything good in the 3D Beat-'Em-Up genre whilst adding interesting nuances...Though the story is dumb.

    Bayonetta

    Bayonetta has everything good in the 3D Beat-'Em-Up genre whilst adding interesting nuances...Though the story is dumb.

    Bayonetta is a special sort of game, and the definition of the word "special" varies depending on which aspect of the game is being discussed. While the gameplay elements are "special" in a kind of enjoyable, highly addi... Read Full Review

    4 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Devil May Cry 4 provides all the elements that made the series great despite repetition and erratic difficulty.

    Devil May Cry 4

    Devil May Cry 4 provides all the elements that made the series great despite repetition and erratic difficulty.

    Devil May Cry is a series that has gained a great deal of prestige throughout its lifespan. From the groundbreaking styIe of the first installment to the various nuances added in the sequels, experimentation with the ori... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Ape Quest is not quite an RPG, but rather a collection of highly varied minigames with RPG elements thrown in.

    Ape Quest

    Ape Quest is not quite an RPG, but rather a collection of highly varied minigames with RPG elements thrown in.

    The Ape Escape series has taken many left turns in its lifespan. From the original ape-nabbing formula to the Warioware-esque minigame presentation, the chronicles of the cute little monkeys have been filled with variety... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Illbleed is abound with creativity, providing an incredibly unique take on the horror genre despite some game play flaws

    Illbleed

    Illbleed is abound with creativity, providing an incredibly unique take on the horror genre despite some game play flaws

    Horror has been done before in video games with varying results. From the passive-aggressive, puzzle-based pacing of psychological horror to the action-packed, tension-filled madness of action games, games have found mul... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    The content of FEAR 2 is far removed from the title's implication, which is the most depressing issue of all.

    F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin

    The content of FEAR 2 is far removed from the title's implication, which is the most depressing issue of all.

    Video games and horror have been proved to mix quite well if done correctly, creating a highly involving experience that stays with the player throughout the course of the game and, if of high enough quality, even after ... Read Full Review

    2 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    Galerians benefits from an interesting concept but is haunted by poor controls and a noticeable lack of direction.

    Galerians

    Galerians benefits from an interesting concept but is haunted by poor controls and a noticeable lack of direction.

    Horror: A genre that has become one of the most popular in video games had some growing up to do before reaching its modern status. Although, in the beginning, horror games did not have impressive graphics until pre-rend... Read Full Review

    1 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Although flOw suffers from a painfully short length, the presentation is slick enough to keep you hooked until the end.

    flOw

    Although flOw suffers from a painfully short length, the presentation is slick enough to keep you hooked until the end.

    In the world of gaming there are a wealth of games which are easy to cIassify such as shooters, RPGs, and so on. However, there are select titles whichare difficult to pidgeonhole into a single genre and flOw is one of t... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4
    Krazy Ivan is one of the shortest, shallowest games of all time but is slightly redeemed by its cheesy brand of humor.

    Krazy Ivan

    Krazy Ivan is one of the shortest, shallowest games of all time but is slightly redeemed by its cheesy brand of humor.

    Video games released in the early-mid 90s usually had certain traits, mainly live-action cutscenes (FMVs) with horrible actors and graphics that blended 2-D and 3-D with varied, but usually eye-straining, results. Krazy ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Fallout 3 is one of the most engaging titles in years but is tragically bogged down by serious technical issues.

    Fallout 3

    Fallout 3 is one of the most engaging titles in years but is tragically bogged down by serious technical issues.

    Before I begin my review, let me first state that Fallout 3 provided many hours of enjoyment for me and, in lieu of the Game of the Year Edition, I bought four of the five expansions (Operation Anchorage being the only o... Read Full Review

    4 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Saints Row 2 is ludicrously enjoyable, impressively varied, cheaply priced, and simply way too much fun.

    Saints Row 2

    Saints Row 2 is ludicrously enjoyable, impressively varied, cheaply priced, and simply way too much fun.

    The Grand Theft Auto series, particularly the third installment, has spawned a wealth of sandbox-style titles throughout the years with varying quality. While there have been a great deal of low-quality games based on th... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.5
    Proving Ground rejects a wealth of tried and true ideas from previous titles, making it insufferable for longtime fans.

    Tony Hawk's Proving Ground

    Proving Ground rejects a wealth of tried and true ideas from previous titles, making it insufferable for longtime fans.

    Before I carry on, I would like to state that Tony Hawk games have always held a special place in my heart. From the arcade-esque Pro Skater entries to Underground and American Wasteland, the Tony Hawk series has always ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Silent Hill is an excellent mix of disturbing ambience, well-placed scares, and eerie visuals despite minor flaws.

    Silent Hill

    Silent Hill is an excellent mix of disturbing ambience, well-placed scares, and eerie visuals despite minor flaws.

    A title was overlooked in its time, Silent Hill was a prime example of psychological horror that switched between passive-agressive oppression and full-blown freak outs. Though the graphics may seem dated by today's stan... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Jumping Flash! is a quirky, charming, and grossly overlooked PSone title that's worth digging up.

    Jumping Flash!

    Jumping Flash! is a quirky, charming, and grossly overlooked PSone title that's worth digging up.

    Jumping Flash! is a special case for the Playstation. For one, its one of the first titles to take advantage of 3D platforming while mixing in a bit of FPS action. Also, the blatant absurdity of the story is strangely co... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Though graphically advanced, Homecoming abandons Silent Hill's psychological element in favor of cheap startle scares

    Silent Hill: Homecoming

    Though graphically advanced, Homecoming abandons Silent Hill's psychological element in favor of cheap startle scares

    Silent Hill has been a part of the video game industry for a decent amount of time now. Ever since the late 90s, Silent Hill has provided a psychological alternative to the usual action-packed horror games it shared the ... Read Full Review

    7 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    Army of Two, despite a fair multiplayer run, is crippled by unlikable characters and horrid partner AI.

    Army of Two

    Army of Two, despite a fair multiplayer run, is crippled by unlikable characters and horrid partner AI.

    Budget titles are always a dodgy alley of game purchasing. Albeit there are gems to be found in almost every bargain bin, there are titles that are the video game equivalent of a long-running and generic movie series tha... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Condemned 2, though suffering from a few bugs, contains mind-blowing production values and top-notch AI for a scary ride

    Condemned 2

    Condemned 2, though suffering from a few bugs, contains mind-blowing production values and top-notch AI for a scary ride

    Horror games tend to bring out the worst in people at times. From desolate feelings of isolation to outright brutally maiming those who are seen as the enemy, the fear that springs from each title worthy of the genre is ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Portable Ops is not without issues, but the few that surface are easily silenced by its depth and enjoyability.

    Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops

    Portable Ops is not without issues, but the few that surface are easily silenced by its depth and enjoyability.

    With a distinguished reputation in the video game industry, Metal Gear has undeniably been a key series in the history of video games. From its deep (and convoluted) story to the smooth stealth action, Metal Gear holds a... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4
    While Sudeki is a pretty game, there are far too many issues pulling it down into an abyss of mediocrisy and frustration

    Sudeki

    While Sudeki is a pretty game, there are far too many issues pulling it down into an abyss of mediocrisy and frustration

    Let's face it, the Xbox is ancient and by now, most people have moved on to the shiny consoles of today. However, there are a few gems that withstand the test of time and deliver an experience like none anyone has ever s... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Daxter sports some of the greatest mini games and platforming ever grace the PSP to make up for some very minor issues.

    Daxter

    Daxter sports some of the greatest mini games and platforming ever grace the PSP to make up for some very minor issues.

    The Jak and Daxter series has always put out its own brand of surprisingly hard, yet fluid platformers. From its start on the PS2 to its dramatic finale on the same system, the main story always kept a sort of childish c... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    The Dracula X Chronicles can range from decent to frustrating depending on which of the three games are being played.

    Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles

    The Dracula X Chronicles can range from decent to frustrating depending on which of the three games are being played.

    Before I start analyzing The Dracula X Chronicles, I would like to start off with a note: I'm fond of the Castlevania series. Although I've only played one game in the series (Portrait of Ruin), I found it to be a fine g... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Although Jade Empire is an interesting experience, its hampered by annoying combat controls and a lack of longevity.

    Jade Empire: Hisui no Teikoku

    Although Jade Empire is an interesting experience, its hampered by annoying combat controls and a lack of longevity.

    BioWare has been (and still is) a producer of great games. The first Knights of the Old Republic and Mass Effect both are astounding, deep, and entertaining RPGs that brim with the effort every gamer expects from a devel... Read Full Review

    1 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Cold Fear manages to cover up its shortcomings quite well despite a seeming lack of inspiration and poor execution.

    Cold Fear

    Cold Fear manages to cover up its shortcomings quite well despite a seeming lack of inspiration and poor execution.

    Now, there's been a lot of horror games and movies in history. Some were excellent, some were horrible, and then you've got the ones balancing inbetween. Cold Fear is the best example of the third in any medium of entert... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3
    The sad truth is that Altair's Chronicles is a shallow handheld port that only serves to undermine a great gaming name

    Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles

    The sad truth is that Altair's Chronicles is a shallow handheld port that only serves to undermine a great gaming name

    We've all had something we regret buying. Everyone's most likely bought a defective stereo, a boring movie, or a TV with a broken remote. The examples are fitting, considering that Altair's Chronicles plays like a combin... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    The Room begins as a promising experience but gets bogged down by repetition, clunky controls, poor AI, and other issues

    Silent Hill 4: The Room

    The Room begins as a promising experience but gets bogged down by repetition, clunky controls, poor AI, and other issues

    The greatest asset of the Silent Hill series is how each installment is unique in its own way. Most of the time, this can provide an entertaining, suspenseful, and deep experience for the player. However, some alteration... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    While Morrowind is incredibly immense, the various bugs that plague the gameplay and lag sap the enjoyment a while later

    The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

    While Morrowind is incredibly immense, the various bugs that plague the gameplay and lag sap the enjoyment a while later

    To be perfectly honest, I've never been a devout fan of the RPG genre. Sure, I played through a few of the Final Fantasy games for kicks when I was younger but I never actually followed the game to such a depth that it w... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Silent Hill 2 manages to provide a dark and sobering perspective on human behavior while hinting Kubric-style imagery

    Silent Hill 2 (Special 2 Disc Set)

    Silent Hill 2 manages to provide a dark and sobering perspective on human behavior while hinting Kubric-style imagery

    With all of the new "horror" games mainly consisting of a unrealistic character in an unrealistic situation that very few people can identify with, it would seem impossible to find a game that provides a normal person ca... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    With enough patience, you'll find an amazing and unique experience underneath the extreme difficulty.

    Forbidden Siren

    With enough patience, you'll find an amazing and unique experience underneath the extreme difficulty.

    I've played plenty of horror games in the past. The creepy atmosphere of the Silent Hill games made me sit on the edge of my seat and the sudden "BOO!" scares from the Resident Evil series kept me on my toes. However, I'... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.5
    Silent Hill with a western spice leaves a bitter taste due to the stripped-down content and awkward storytelling.

    Silent Hill: Origins

    Silent Hill with a western spice leaves a bitter taste due to the stripped-down content and awkward storytelling.

    Let me say this first before I start: I'm a fan of the Silent Hill series. I've played Silent Hill 2 and 3 multiple times. The wondrous storytelling and atmosphere of those installments left me on the edge of my seat and... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Most of the mechanics are well-done, but some blatant issues keep this game from greatness.

    Scarface: The World Is Yours

    Most of the mechanics are well-done, but some blatant issues keep this game from greatness.

    Let me just say this before I go any further: I have watched the movie and loved it. Given that, I expected this game to be slightly better than it is. However, it doesn't mean that The World Is Yours falls into the cate... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The same old classic gameplay with a few new tricks.

    Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

    The same old classic gameplay with a few new tricks.

    Running into the same castle feels like a new experience with Portrait of Ruin. The familiar art and gameplay style is still present, but a new mechanic in the game allows for some extra strategy. While I myself have nev... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful