User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.75/10

Total of 60 user reviews spread across 60 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
    (9)
  6. 5
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  7. 4
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  • User Rating:9
    The thinking mans First Person Shooter.

    Far Cry 3

    The thinking mans First Person Shooter.

    What is it about the dull corridor nature of Call of Duty that makes children think it's the best game they've seen since the last one? Is there something beyond the repetitive multiplayer that I'm missing? Is there s... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Cracking DLC until they unleash yet another Level 50+ boss into a game that already has 3

    Borderlands 2: Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage

    Cracking DLC until they unleash yet another Level 50+ boss into a game that already has 3

    First things first… I love Borderlands and Borderlands 2, they're great games and the blend of FPS and RPG is enough to keep me happy when I'd normally ignore a FPS like the plague. As such I lap up extra content for ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    Way too short for the price, average at best

    Mass Effect 3: Omega

    Way too short for the price, average at best

    While Bioware have proven that they are up there with the Gods when it comes to producing RPGs they have also repeatedly proven themselves to be down with the tramps in the gutter when it comes to DLC. Here, yet again... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Not just a simple expansion... they added a glorified patch as well.

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dawnguard

    Not just a simple expansion... they added a glorified patch as well.

    An expansion for Skyrim you say? Tell me more! More content for a game that can already take over hundreds of hours of your life? Keep going! You can play as a Vampire? Sounds a bit like that horrible Twilight nons... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Everything about the game screams "AVERAGE" but some elements can't even master those lofty heights

    The First Templar

    Everything about the game screams "AVERAGE" but some elements can't even master those lofty heights

    Well… it's not a Skyrim beater that's for sure. Everything about the game is average, the voice acting, the animations, the graphics, plot… average. Yet there are areas where even hitting those heady heights is a s... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The best DLC you'll find for New Vegas

    Fallout: New Vegas - Old World Blues

    The best DLC you'll find for New Vegas

    If you've played Fallout: New Vegas then chances are you've got an interest in sci-fi in general, and Old World Blues turns the level of sci-fi up to 11. Whisked away to a mysterious Mountain location, covered with a ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Wasted opportunities and characters.

    Fallout: New Vegas - Honest Hearts

    Wasted opportunities and characters.

    Honest Hearts could have been something really special… something magnificent… instead it ends up as a wasted opportunity that makes little use of a potentially brilliant character. As you wander the Mojave in the mai... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3
    One idea stretched very, very, very thin and ruined by overuse of a terrible gaming mechanic.

    Fallout: New Vegas - Dead Money

    One idea stretched very, very, very thin and ruined by overuse of a terrible gaming mechanic.

    Dead Money is the first expansion released for Fallout: New Vegas… if all DLC for the game were as bad as this one then frankly it would have been by far more kind to kill the beast now save the torture of having to knoc... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Definately benefits from a second play.

    Fallout: New Vegas

    Definately benefits from a second play.

    When this was first released I dived in… Fallout 3 was one of the best Western RPG's I'd played since I originally loaded Oblivion so a whole new landscape to explore was something I couldn't resist. Whilst keeping wi... Read Full Review

    0 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Next time how a bout including a useful map?

    The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (Enhanced Edition)

    Next time how a bout including a useful map?

    You look at the review scores and you just know that this game will be in the shake up when it comes to the "Game of the Year" awards come November/December time… yet it doesn't really deserve to be. Don't get me wron... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    You won't please everybody when ending a series like this... but they don't appear to have pleased anybody.

    Mass Effect 3

    You won't please everybody when ending a series like this... but they don't appear to have pleased anybody.

    The original Mass Effect was an example of near perfect story telling… Mass Effect 2 was an example of a near perfect balance between a shooter and an RPG… so surely Mass Effect 3 will bring these two elements together t... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Triumphs despite itself!

    Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

    Triumphs despite itself!

    There are plenty of things that work in the favour of this game… the story has been penned by one of the key figures in Elder Scrolls history, a lot of the visuals were crafted by one of the great artists of the comic bo... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    So much fun on just one disk... proof Blu-Ray isn't needed for gaming.

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    So much fun on just one disk... proof Blu-Ray isn't needed for gaming.

    Okay… so this review is headed up with a huge "10" sitting there as being the rating… yet there are so many things in this game that annoy, so many little things that grate on your nerves… yet you keep playing, keep expl... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Where's The Second Half Gone/

    Dungeon Siege III

    Where's The Second Half Gone/

    Being an RPG fan the wait for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to arrive has been hell… worse as the number of days ticks down to single figures, with the fabled date approaching many have revisited Oblivion… I've taken a differe... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Everything screams AVERAGE!

    Arcania: Gothic 4

    Everything screams AVERAGE!

    With the release of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim getting closer I needed to get into full on RPG mode so, with Oblivion having already taken up over 400 hours of my life, I chose to play an older RPG that had passed me by… in... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A lack of imagination when it comes to boss fights stops this being one of the best games of the generation.

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution

    A lack of imagination when it comes to boss fights stops this being one of the best games of the generation.

    The game starts slowly, your place of work is attacked the day before a big unveiling of a biological break through, the scientists involved are killed and their bodies smashed beyond all recognition… you survive but at ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    The biggest "Art" in this game is getting to the end without dieing of boredom first.

    L.A. Noire

    The biggest "Art" in this game is getting to the end without dieing of boredom first.

    There is an art to playing a dull game… an art to escaping the constant repetition of going through the same motions over and over again… it is an art that you need to put into full force here. If you ignore the Patro... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    You get out what you put in... play it as a button masher, that's what you'll get... the choice is up to you.

    Dragon Age II

    You get out what you put in... play it as a button masher, that's what you'll get... the choice is up to you.

    Simply put you get out of this game what you put in… if you run around like a headless chicken hammering the face buttons to attack then you'll get a button mashing RPG with very little depth… if you take your time, set ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    I don't do First Person Shooters.... normally.

    Borderlands

    I don't do First Person Shooters.... normally.

    As a rule I don't do first person shooters, all too often they stick to a horrible generic pattern that requires very little thought to progress, just allowing the player to run forward full tilt blasting all that is put... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    A good story can only carry a game so far... and it struggles to carry this game over the cobbles of dull gameplay.

    Final Fantasy VII

    A good story can only carry a game so far... and it struggles to carry this game over the cobbles of dull gameplay.

    Final Fantasy VII is the perfect example of why you should never, ever, go back to playing an old game you had fond memories of… especially if you never really got that much enjoyment out of it in the first place. Whi... Read Full Review

    3 of 19 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Typical Bioware Brilliance!

    Dragon Age: Origins

    Typical Bioware Brilliance!

    It's game like this and Fallout 3 that make you wonder just why it is that Japanese developers struggle to fit a whole adventure on one disk, it's massive. Bioware have never let me down, at least not with a full game... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Benefits immensely from dropping all that platforming nonsense.

    Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts

    Benefits immensely from dropping all that platforming nonsense.

    What do you get if you take one of the most successful platform game franchises on the market and rip all the platforming out of it? A Bloody good vehicle based game… that's what. There are those who have berated R... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Major League Disappointment

    Tales of Vesperia

    Major League Disappointment

    Not for the first time this year I load up a new RPG that comes with a reputation built on the back of numerous titles on other systems… not for the first time I end up wondering what the fuss was all about. Once you'... Read Full Review

    3 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A perfect demonstration that a licensed game doesn't have to be a bad game.

    Batman: Arkham Asylum

    A perfect demonstration that a licensed game doesn't have to be a bad game.

    I don't normally bother with any game which carries a license... take the Lego games out the equation and the number of quality licensed games can be counted on the fingers of Captain Hook's bad hand. Hell, if it were... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    The more I see of Tri-Ace's current generation output the more I wonder how they came to deserve it.

    Star Ocean: The Last Hope

    The more I see of Tri-Ace's current generation output the more I wonder how they came to deserve it.

    There are some people who frequent Gamespot who think that when a game is reviewed you should automatically start with the game being considered a 10 out of 10 game and then knock points off if you find fault with a game... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Could have been better, but a great little game all the same.

    Golf: Tee It Up!

    Could have been better, but a great little game all the same.

    Back when the original PlayStation was the console to own there was a golf game that was charming and enjoyable… Everybody's Golf or Hot Shots Golf depending which region you lived in. Cartoon characters playing a var... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:2
    Two Worlds... Two Words... both of them rude.

    Two Worlds

    Two Worlds... Two Words... both of them rude.

    I remember when the previews of this started to appear, all very Oblivion like and the promise of a vast world to explore and battle through. It all sounded wonderful. It all ended in tears. Having spent 10 minu... Read Full Review

    8 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Too short to be anything above average.

    Rise of the Argonauts

    Too short to be anything above average.

    The story is legendary, literally… the quest for the Golden Fleece aboard the Argo to bring back to life Jason's wide who has been taken out by an Assassin… I can't be the only one who, having played this even for a shor... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4
    They nearly got the title right... It's a Dark Mess

    Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements

    They nearly got the title right... It's a Dark Mess

    Straight to the point… this is a bad game, the sort of game that makes you wonder what the hell you were thinking of when you handed over your cash at the till, the sort of game where you'd almost appreciate the greasy h... Read Full Review

    5 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Almost everything you could ask for in a game!

    Fable II

    Almost everything you could ask for in a game!

    The original Fable suffered in that the developers were very quick to boast of all the features they planned to include in the game… but which then failed to appear as, one by one, they were dropped as the Xbox was simpl... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    You'll feel more cheated and abused the further you get into this dull un-inspired mess.

    The Last Remnant

    You'll feel more cheated and abused the further you get into this dull un-inspired mess.

    The Last Remnant… so called because it will strip the Last Remnant of sanity from your mind and soul… this is not a game for a beginner. I'm not a beginner… but not too far removed from one, when it comes to strategy ... Read Full Review

    8 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Top Quality

    Professor Layton and the Curious Village

    Top Quality

    I don't normally do handheld games, to me gaming is something you do with a pad, a console the sixe of an attache case and a big colour TV... not something the size of a diary that has a 3 inch screen and a pointy stick.... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Worth Sticking With.

    Fallout 3

    Worth Sticking With.

    Any game which gives you the option to make a moral choice between good and evil always has one thing going against it… no matter how you may be as a person, it's always so much more fun to be evil. In Fallout 3 this ... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    How to make something that was fun... feel like a chore.

    Infinite Undiscovery

    How to make something that was fun... feel like a chore.

    This was supposed to be the game that kept me occupied for a couple of months until Fallout 3 is released… not too much to ask surely, so its somewhat of a disappointment that I've reached the end after a week and a half... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Not as naff as you'd expect.

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

    Not as naff as you'd expect.

    So what if I only picked this up to add an easy 1000 points to my Gamerscore... its not as if I've gone and rented Avatar like other people I could name. I was pleasantly surprised to find that despite its age the gam... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Cliche ridden, hard as nails RPG not suitable for beginners.

    Lost Odyssey

    Cliche ridden, hard as nails RPG not suitable for beginners.

    Lets get this out of the way early doors... this game is as flexible as an iron sword, it welcomes beginners as warmly as the Jlan would welcome a visit from Martin Luther King... if you're not prepared to put in a hell ... Read Full Review

    2 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Does away with a lot of the dross that stifled San Andreas so badly.

    Grand Theft Auto IV

    Does away with a lot of the dross that stifled San Andreas so badly.

    There are some misguided individuals who think that the release of GTA: San Andreas was a pinnacle in video gaming, they believe that it was quite possibly the best game ever released… they are invariably 14 years old, p... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Quirky, but worth it

    Blue Dragon

    Quirky, but worth it

    Having bought this on the back of Lost Odyssey (at least after a few hours of Lost Odyssey) I almost instantly regretted it when I discovered how unforgiving Lost Odyssey is. As such it sat on the shelf unplayed for a... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Irritatingly Average

    Brian Lara International Cricket 2007

    Irritatingly Average

    It's an annoying tendency with Codemasters sports games that they never quite seem to know the rules of the sport they are attempting to recreate. It's never a major error, but for people that know the game they can be ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Change is not always good.

    Resident Evil 4

    Change is not always good.

    I'm a huge fan of the first three games, and Code Veronica on the Dreamcast, so was looking forward to this so much, Capcom did a great job re-writing the original on the Gamecube anhad hoped this would live up to all my... Read Full Review

    2 of 9 users found the following review helpful