User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.58/10

Total of 70 user reviews spread across 70 releases

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  • User Rating:6
    Though the PC version of Nightfire falls far short of its console counterpart, Bond fans may still enjoy it.

    007: NightFire

    Though the PC version of Nightfire falls far short of its console counterpart, Bond fans may still enjoy it.

    In this era of big-budget AAA multiplatform games, it is interesting to reflect that some publishers around a decade ago found it more cost-effective to finance an entirely different version of a game for a specific plat... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    Aliens: Colonial Marines is somewhat better than its reputation suggests. Somewhat.

    Aliens: Colonial Marines

    Aliens: Colonial Marines is somewhat better than its reputation suggests. Somewhat.

    As has been extensively documented by the gaming press over the last few months, Colonial Marines was something of a Frankenstein's monster in terms of development. Sega attached Gearbox Software to it from the outset, b... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Aliens vs. Predator is far from the best game in the series, but it still packs plenty of gory fun.

    Aliens vs. Predator

    Aliens vs. Predator is far from the best game in the series, but it still packs plenty of gory fun.

    The first Aliens versus Predator PC game, which was developed by Rebellion Developments in 1999, was one of the best licensed games of its era. Packing three tense campaigns into a single package (one for each of the tit... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A spectacular and intricate action game at an unbeatable price.

    MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries

    A spectacular and intricate action game at an unbeatable price.

    Now available legally free on MekTek.net, MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries is a stand-alone expansion pack to MechWarrior 4: Vengeance. A part of the BattleTech universe, the MechWarrior games are basically giant bipedal robot... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Lockdown is still one of the worst entries in the Rainbow Six series, but it feels more at home on consoles than on PC.

    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown

    Lockdown is still one of the worst entries in the Rainbow Six series, but it feels more at home on consoles than on PC.

    2006 was a whiplash-inducing year for fans of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six franchise. PC gamers who had been spending their time with Raven Shield and its expansions finally got a taste of the "consolized" Rainbow Six courte... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Heroes 2's superb controls and fluid shooting mechanics compensate for its cliché levels and inactive multiplayer.

    Medal of Honor Heroes 2

    Heroes 2's superb controls and fluid shooting mechanics compensate for its cliché levels and inactive multiplayer.

    Released in 2005, Medal of Honor: European Assault was one of my favorite entries in EA's long-running war franchise. Reviving the series after the dreadful Rising Sun, the game presented a more colorful and cartoonish t... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Invisible War's problems prevent it from surpassing the original Deus Ex, but the good still far outweighs the bad

    Deus Ex: Invisible War

    Invisible War's problems prevent it from surpassing the original Deus Ex, but the good still far outweighs the bad

    Few games have exhibited a greater disconnect between their critical responses and user ratings than Deus Ex: Invisible War. Both the Xbox and PC versions currently have Metacritic scores in the 80% range, with many site... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Deus Ex's deep gameplay and engrossing story make for a game that's just as fun now as it was over a decade ago.

    Deus Ex

    Deus Ex's deep gameplay and engrossing story make for a game that's just as fun now as it was over a decade ago.

    Easily the most acclaimed product to come out of the short-lived developer Ion Storm, Deus Ex is the sort of title that makes most old-school PC gamers giddy whenever it is mentioned. Combining elements of RPGs, FPSs and... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Elite Force II is a great follow-up to one of the best Star Trek games. Fans of the franchise should not miss this one.

    Star Trek: Elite Force II

    Elite Force II is a great follow-up to one of the best Star Trek games. Fans of the franchise should not miss this one.

    Developed by Raven Software, Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force was easily one of the best-received Trek games ever, pleasing both fans and critics with its fluid shooting and pitch-perfect atmosphere. I put a lot of time ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4
    Vengeance is a laughably inept addition to the Far Cry series that's packed with so-bad-it's-good value.

    Far Cry Vengeance

    Vengeance is a laughably inept addition to the Far Cry series that's packed with so-bad-it's-good value.

    "Ubisoft" and "port" are typically not two words you want to hear in the same sentence. The French publisher has a long history of turning its own great games into rushed cash-ins, especially when there's a new console o... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Though its superhuman A.I. and sparse checkpoints can be infuriating, Far Cry is a tense and rewarding shooter.

    Far Cry

    Though its superhuman A.I. and sparse checkpoints can be infuriating, Far Cry is a tense and rewarding shooter.

    Before Crytek wowed the world with the graphical masterpiece that was Crysis, the developer got its start with a critically-acclaimed shooter called Far Cry. Along with Half-Life 2 and Doom 3 (the other "next-gen" last-g... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Red Faction II is underwhelming as a sequel, but it still contains plenty of intense, enjoyable action scenes.

    Red Faction II

    Red Faction II is underwhelming as a sequel, but it still contains plenty of intense, enjoyable action scenes.

    Volition's original Red Faction was an extraordinarily entertaining shooter, never letting up for a second as the player explored (and subsequently demolished) an immersive Martian setting. It was the kind of game I foun... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Strike Force isn't as rewarding as its challenging predecessors, but it's a solid game on its own merits.

    Commandos Strike Force

    Strike Force isn't as rewarding as its challenging predecessors, but it's a solid game on its own merits.

    Seeing beloved strategy and adventure franchises become commercialized first-person shooters is not a sight that thrills most fans. The upcoming X-COM and Syndicate reboots have attracted plenty of complaints, with peopl... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Total Overdose's insane gun battles make this Latin American-themed adventure an entertaining and memorable experience.

    Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico

    Total Overdose's insane gun battles make this Latin American-themed adventure an entertaining and memorable experience.

    Open-world action games seem to be a dime a dozen these days, forcing each new entry in the genre to do more and more to distinguish itself from the pack. Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico isn't innovative in... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Despite its numerous flaws, BioWare's science fiction epic is a must-play experience.

    Mass Effect

    Despite its numerous flaws, BioWare's science fiction epic is a must-play experience.

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is a tough act to follow - among the most successful licensed games ever, BioWare's amazing 2003 RPG remains one of the most critically acclaimed games of all time. Four years (and ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    Though you can blow through it in around an hour, Pacific Liberator is an above-average example of Wii shovelware.

    Pacific Liberator

    Though you can blow through it in around an hour, Pacific Liberator is an above-average example of Wii shovelware.

    Here it is: my first real Wii shovelware review. I'd previously tried to limit myself to writing about Wii games that got a little critical praise or were at least released by a major publisher (which is why I don't thin... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Parallel Lines is a solid, if unspectacular, continuation of the Driver franchise.

    Driver: Parallel Lines

    Parallel Lines is a solid, if unspectacular, continuation of the Driver franchise.

    To say the Driver franchise has had its ups and downs would be an understatement. The original game was a smash hit on the PlayStation in 1999, providing a ridiculously challenging throwback to the 70's car chase flicks.... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    With breakneck pacing, powerful guns and an interesting setting, the original Red Faction is a winner.

    Red Faction

    With breakneck pacing, powerful guns and an interesting setting, the original Red Faction is a winner.

    Red Faction has some of the best pacing I've ever found in a video game. That sounds like hyperbole, but it's difficult to overstate just how skillfully Volition's sci-fi FPS sucks you in. After the optional tutorial and... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    While Raven's ludicrous FPS isn't very original or especially attractive, it's still a wildly entertaining ride.

    Singularity

    While Raven's ludicrous FPS isn't very original or especially attractive, it's still a wildly entertaining ride.

    I've always had a soft spot for games from Raven Software. From Star Trek: Elite Force to Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy to the latest Wolfenstein title, Raven's shooters are rarely innovative, but they almost alwa... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Cool weapons and plenty of gore largely compensate for Dark Sector's messy story and PC-exclusive glitches.

    Dark Sector

    Cool weapons and plenty of gore largely compensate for Dark Sector's messy story and PC-exclusive glitches.

    There's nothing wrong with being a one-trick pony if your trick is good enough. With so many third-person cover shooters on the market these days, developer Digital Extremes wisely chose to set Dark Sector apart from... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Advent Rising is a fun game with a lot of potential, and it's a shame the planned sequels never materialized.

    Advent Rising

    Advent Rising is a fun game with a lot of potential, and it's a shame the planned sequels never materialized.

    Given how dependent the video game business is on reliable blockbusters these days, it's unsurprising that so many big-budget titles feel the need to set up sequels, even if their IP is new and unproven. When the sales n... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Staff of Kings is a very problematic, but ultimately fun Indy adventure. Worth buying for the Fate of Atlantis port.

    Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings

    Staff of Kings is a very problematic, but ultimately fun Indy adventure. Worth buying for the Fate of Atlantis port.

    I'm having a hard time selecting a numeric rating for Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings. On the one hand, this game makes more bad design choices than every other Wii game I've reviewed. The 3.5/10 score it's gotten h... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    If you can deal with a lack of polish, Pandemic's swan song is a ridiculous, entertaining open world adventure.

    The Saboteur

    If you can deal with a lack of polish, Pandemic's swan song is a ridiculous, entertaining open world adventure.

    It's hard to think of a subject (with the possible exception of space marines) that has been portrayed in video games more often than the Second World War. The final game from Pandemic Studios (who also developed Star Wa... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Killing dinosaurs in Turok can be very fun, but you should probably skip this sloppy port and play the console versions.

    Turok

    Killing dinosaurs in Turok can be very fun, but you should probably skip this sloppy port and play the console versions.

    Based off the comic series of the same name, the Turok games on the N64 were must-play titles for anyone who owned that system. Along with the first two Burnout entries, they were also among the few noteworthy games to b... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Max Payne can feel dated and unbalanced in 2011, but this dark noir adventure still packs some very intense shootouts.

    Max Payne

    Max Payne can feel dated and unbalanced in 2011, but this dark noir adventure still packs some very intense shootouts.

    How much does being innovative years ago count for when waves of newer imitators have depleted most of the innovation's novelty value? That was a question I kept asking myself while I was trying to review Max Payne, Reme... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Excellent brawling mechanics make The Emperor's Tomb a must-play game for Indiana Jones fans.

    Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb

    Excellent brawling mechanics make The Emperor's Tomb a must-play game for Indiana Jones fans.

    While LucasArts has developed and commissioned dozens of titles based on the Star Wars series, Lucas's other big franchise hasn't gotten nearly as much virtual love. Most of the Indiana Jones games have varied from being... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    If you're a Trek fan who enjoys point and click adventure games, there's little reason not to own Judgment Rites.

    Star Trek: Judgment Rites

    If you're a Trek fan who enjoys point and click adventure games, there's little reason not to own Judgment Rites.

    Released in 1992, Interplay's Star Trek: 25th Anniversary was a dream come true for Star Trek fans. The game featured the original series cast (with the actual actors' voices In the CD-ROM version) and a neat episodic fo... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Jade Empire's sometimes repetitive combat is more than made up for by the game's fun dialogue and beautiful setting.

    Jade Empire: Special Edition (PC GAMER)

    Jade Empire's sometimes repetitive combat is more than made up for by the game's fun dialogue and beautiful setting.

    For a sci-fi geek like me, Knights of the Old Republic and the Mass Effect series are some of the coolest things since the creation of Star Trek. Those games introduced me to BioWare, and I have rarely been disappointed ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Put simply, Metro 2033 is one of the most atmospheric games ever released.

    Metro 2033

    Put simply, Metro 2033 is one of the most atmospheric games ever released.

    There are many different ways for developers to immerse players in their virtual worlds. Games like Crysis draw gamers in with spectacular visuals, while titles in the vein of Mass Effect favor player choice and the GTAs... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Conduit 2 isn't quite an excellent game, but it is an excellent example of how to do a sequel.

    Conduit 2

    Conduit 2 isn't quite an excellent game, but it is an excellent example of how to do a sequel.

    In my opinion, High Voltage Software's 2009 FPS The Conduit was the most disappointing game yet released on the Wii. While it wasn't an outright bad title (it was certainly head and shoulders above the ocean of shovelwar... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Star Trek fans looking for a more cerebral gaming experience will definitely want to check this one out.

    Star Trek: 25th Anniversary

    Star Trek fans looking for a more cerebral gaming experience will definitely want to check this one out.

    Contrary to popular belief, there have been a good number of solid Star Trek games over the years, with titles like Elite Force, Bridge Commander and The Fallen providing slick, action-packed visions of Gene Roddenberry'... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    The Conduit is a potential killer app that has been crippled by poor design decisions.

    The Conduit

    The Conduit is a potential killer app that has been crippled by poor design decisions.

    Ah, The Conduit. Though I didn't own a Wii back in 2009, I still remember all the hype surrounding Sega and High Voltage Software's Nintendo-exclusive FPS. It was going to be console's Halo-killer. It was going to pack v... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3
    Even by the standards of free FPS games, PRISM: Guard Shield falls flat.

    Prism: Guard Shield

    Even by the standards of free FPS games, PRISM: Guard Shield falls flat.

    A free-to-download FPS from the National Guard, PRISM: Guard Shield contains all the cheesy patriotism one might expect it to. Unlike the ever-popular America's Army, this is a single-player-focused affair, with players ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven is a superb game that features an emotional story and intense action scenes.

    Mafia

    Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven is a superb game that features an emotional story and intense action scenes.

    As the bottom line says above, Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven is an instant classic. That's really all that needs to be said, but for the sake of reaching GameSpot's hundred word requirement for user reviews, I'll elabor... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A PC gaming enthusiast's dream.

    Crysis

    A PC gaming enthusiast's dream.

    I just finished building a new computer a few weeks ago, and there wasn't any question at all of what game I would pick up to test my machine's graphical abilities. Despite being three years old, Crysis is still a drop-d... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Mass Effect 2 is a wonderful experience that I highly recommend to anyone who can tolerate video games.

    Mass Effect 2

    Mass Effect 2 is a wonderful experience that I highly recommend to anyone who can tolerate video games.

    Every once in a while, a game comes out that is so good, so awe-inspiring in almost every way, that it redefines the scale by which I assess other games. Examples include titles like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Mission: Impossible – Operation Surma is a shameless Splinter Cell clone that's surprisingly fun to play.

    Mission: Impossible: Operation Surma

    Mission: Impossible – Operation Surma is a shameless Splinter Cell clone that's surprisingly fun to play.

    Mission: Impossible – Operation Surma is the fifth Mission: Impossible game and the third to be based on the theatrical films. I played through the 1998 movie tie-in on my N64 about a year ago and liked it quite a bit in... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Those seeking a brief diversion from Activision and EA's modern warfare blockbusters will have fun with Frontlines.

    Frontlines: Fuel of War

    Those seeking a brief diversion from Activision and EA's modern warfare blockbusters will have fun with Frontlines.

    Anyone who frequented a gaming website would have had a hard time missing the advertisements for THQ's Homefront earlier this year. Developed by the now-defunct Kaos Studios, the game had a lot of trouble living up to th... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Rabbids Go Home is a zany platformer that overcomes its repetitious nature with a great sense of humor.

    Rabbids Go Home

    Rabbids Go Home is a zany platformer that overcomes its repetitious nature with a great sense of humor.

    Those zany Rayman antagonists are at it again, this time in their very own "comedy adventure" (not a minigame collection like the recent Raving Rabbids: Travel in Time). A hybrid platformer/driving game, Rabbids Go Home ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    RPG fans willing to put up with a laundry list of flaws may enjoy Alpha Protocol for its engrossing branching storyline.

    Alpha Protocol

    RPG fans willing to put up with a laundry list of flaws may enjoy Alpha Protocol for its engrossing branching storyline.

    When Alpha Protocol was released last June, I remember being extremely disappointed with the game's critical reviews. As a big fan of spy movies, political thrillers and WRPGs, I'd been looking forward to Obsidian's espi... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful