User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.28/10

Total of 298 user ratings spread across 298 releases

  1. 10
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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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  7. 4
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  • Review Score:8
    Moving forward in the genre though still not totally up to speed

    Beyond: Two Souls

    Moving forward in the genre though still not totally up to speed

    I really enjoyed the pace of Heavy Rain. Too, I enjoyed a break away from the standard FPS formula by attempting to do something a bit different. In Beyond:Two Souls attempts are made to move the game play forward a b... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    What started off a bit bland concluded in solid form

    The Last of Us

    What started off a bit bland concluded in solid form

    Like many, I've been a big fan of the UC series. So, when this game was announced along with subsequent fan fare I found myself quite excited to play it. However, I held off until I had caught up on some of my back log... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    A lot of fun and an entertaining reboot

    DmC: Devil May Cry

    A lot of fun and an entertaining reboot

    I tend to enjoy Japanese action games. They just have a way of really pushing things over the top and making for some exciting gaming. Too, they put some energy into the characters and story to construct some enjoyabl... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    OK but the series is losing steam at this point

    God of War: Ascension

    OK but the series is losing steam at this point

    I played this episode, well, because I felt like my commitment to series' I enjoy should continue as long as new entries are made. Unfortunately, the series is now starting to feel its age and, though fun, just did not ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    A beautifully made game that's a total blast

    Far Cry 3

    A beautifully made game that's a total blast

    I had a lot fun in this game though I wasn't expecting as much going in. I read the hype but, at first, I was not interested. I finally decided to take a look and found myself surprised at how much fun I was having.On... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    Definitely a good start to this new story series

    The Wolf Among Us

    Definitely a good start to this new story series

    For a while I was completely into The Walking Dead so that story series was great. I was playing it while reading the comics while watching the show. I was interested to see what would come next from Telltale and this... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    Though it feels a lot like GTA, that isn't necessarily a bad thing...

    Sleeping Dogs

    Though it feels a lot like GTA, that isn't necessarily a bad thing...

    Since I saw the previews for this game I was pretty excited to play it. Now that I've played it, I'm glad to say it was worth the time. There are certainly a lot of play elements that feel like GTA but it is refreshin... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    More of an interactive story than a true game.  Fun but not as enjoyable as the first.

    Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs

    More of an interactive story than a true game. Fun but not as enjoyable as the first.

    I'm a big fan of the survival-horror genre. Through the years there have been plenty of games that strive to harness one's emotions and provide a different type of tension found in most games. When the original Amnesi... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    The same formula as before but still fun with an enjoyable story.

    Batman: Arkham Origins

    The same formula as before but still fun with an enjoyable story.

    As a long running Batman fan, of course, I had to play this entry from top to bottom. Admittedly, the series is starting to lose some of its freshness as this one feels a lot like the previous but with a focus on the o... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    It's fun but a bit overrated in my opinion

    Dishonored

    It's fun but a bit overrated in my opinion

    I can really enjoy games like this where you don't just run-and-gun through the whole game. Honestly, I just appreciate that there are options in how one proceeds in a game rather than being entirely forced down a track... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    A game with multiple scripts is still scripted.  Freedom should be real and not forced.

    The Stanley Parable

    A game with multiple scripts is still scripted. Freedom should be real and not forced.

    Openly, the concept of this game is entertaining as is the philosophical take on the power/control people often have over us. In relation to this, it is clear that this game is investigating the challenge often apparent ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6
    This will be the last in the series that I play...

    Call of Duty: Black Ops II

    This will be the last in the series that I play...

    So, after many years of playing this series I have decided it is time to quit. Honestly, this is the first series I think I have ever officially chosen to quit. It's just gotten that bad. I am typically a committed game ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Darksiders II

  • Review Score:8
    A beautifully environmental sequel that tends to draw on and ends with an anti-climactic end sequence.

    Darksiders II

    A beautifully environmental sequel that tends to draw on and ends with an anti-climactic end sequence.

    I really appreciated the artistic direction of the first Darksiders though I did find it a bit too drawn out particularly at the end. In the sequel, many things were polished making for a better balanced game from start... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Guacamelee!

  • Review Score:8
    A challenging 2D platformer in a comical style guaranteed to push you to work harder.

    Guacamelee! Gold Edition

    A challenging 2D platformer in a comical style guaranteed to push you to work harder.

    So many games today feel contrived and simply copies of other options available. It's refreshing to have a game like Guacamelee to offer an oldie-but-a-goodie gameplay format along with some challenging design that push... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    Mix some Tomb Raider with Mirror's Edge and splash in a bit of memory remixing and get ready for future Paris.

    Remember Me

    Mix some Tomb Raider with Mirror's Edge and splash in a bit of memory remixing and get ready for future Paris.

    When I initially saw this game previewed I was intrigued by the concept and looked forward to a mildly different sort of game. Any game that isn't just a bunch of meat heads running around shooting each other looks like... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Assassin's Creed III

  • Review Score:7.5
    A declining entry in the series where primary development time seems to have been simply in creating the environment.

    Assassin's Creed III

    A declining entry in the series where primary development time seems to have been simply in creating the environment.

    I have played every AC game up to this point and this one is just a bit clunky and not as well created as other entries in the series. While the environment is beautifully done and demonstrates the effort of the creativ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Borderlands 2

  • Review Score:8
    Some good and some bad make this game worth playing but not everything goes as planned.

    Borderlands 2 (Deluxe Vault Hunter's Collector's Edition)

    Some good and some bad make this game worth playing but not everything goes as planned.

    I sort of have a love-hate relationship with this game. On the one hand, it is fantastically diverse with an all-star cast of wonderful characters. The interesting mix of RPG + FPS makes this game a certainly unique ad... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    This game excels in its environments and in its story.  However, what makes it less than perfect is average game play.

    BioShock Infinite

    This game excels in its environments and in its story. However, what makes it less than perfect is average game play.

    For a good portion of this game I found myself enjoying the lush environment created in Columbia. However, as things wore on I found myself becoming a bit bored with the overall progression and somewhat menial game play... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    BioShock Infinite

  • Review Score:8
    As an action-adventure game I quite enjoyed it.  As a Dead Space game, things are simply not the same as they used to be

    Dead Space 3

    As an action-adventure game I quite enjoyed it. As a Dead Space game, things are simply not the same as they used to be

    I absolutely loved DS1. With DS2, I'll admit, I got a bit annoyed with it and quit playing. However, after concluding DS3 I had renewed excitement for the series and went back and finished DS2 which, it turns out, is a... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Beautiful like the first but not quite as good.

    Dead Space 2

    Beautiful like the first but not quite as good.

    I had an interesting experience with this. At first I was really enjoying it. Then, I got annoyed by just how many times I died on one of the particular bosses mid-way through the game so I put it down for quite a whil... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Dead Space 3

  • Rating:8.5

    Dead Space 2

  • Review Score:7.5
    A strong final scene doesn't make up for the fact that this episode is short and a bit limited.

    The Walking Dead: Episode 5 - No Time Left

    A strong final scene doesn't make up for the fact that this episode is short and a bit limited.

    In the final episode of this "season" of the Walking Dead you knew that some type of tragedy was coming to Lee. However, you weren't quite sure how it play out. Ultimately, the final scene of this episode is the stand ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    The Walking Dead: Episode 5 - No Time Left

  • Review Score:8
    Filled with more action and a solid ending it paves the way for Ep5.

    The Walking Dead: Episode 4 - Around Every Corner

    Filled with more action and a solid ending it paves the way for Ep5.

    At this point Ep.3 has been my least favorite. It just seemed too simplistic and more like watching a cartoon. This episode ramps up the zombie attacks and adds a unique environment as you reach Savannah. Importan... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    The Walking Dead: Episode 4 - Around Every Corner

  • Review Score:7
    Some important decision making but, generally, not as exciting of an episode

    The Walking Dead: Episode 3 - Long Road Ahead

    Some important decision making but, generally, not as exciting of an episode

    As the Walking Dead series continues this episode requires some very important decisions as you watch your initial group dwindle. It seems that this episode is made to set up a transition between segments as while it do... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    The Walking Dead: Episode 3 - Long Road Ahead

  • Review Score:8
    Though it starts off a bit dull, it ends in true Walking Dead style, character, and moral challenge.

    The Walking Dead: Episode 2 - Starved for Help

    Though it starts off a bit dull, it ends in true Walking Dead style, character, and moral challenge.

    This game series certainly might be classified more as an interactive narrative or story than truly a game. Too, while it carries some similar features to games like Heavy Rain, it just does not stand up in the same way... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    The Walking Dead: Episode 2 - Starved for Help

  • Review Score:8
    In an attempt to work with some great source material and provide a unique style of art and gaming, this is a fair entry

    The Walking Dead: Episode 1 - A New Day

    In an attempt to work with some great source material and provide a unique style of art and gaming, this is a fair entry

    A few things drew me into this game. First, the comments made by others. Second, being interested in something a little different. Third, just coming off of playing the Testament of Sherlock Holmes. Fourth, I love th... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    An extremely well done story and adventure though it tires the farther in you get.

    The Testament of Sherlock Holmes

    An extremely well done story and adventure though it tires the farther in you get.

    I needed a break from some of the similar genre of games I had playing that, well, were made up of running around and shooting people. So many of these types of games that some different was required. Though this game ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    Mass Effect 3

  • Review Score:9.5
    An epic ending to an amazing trilogy.  Sure, not without some glitches along the way but still an incredible series.

    Mass Effect 3

    An epic ending to an amazing trilogy. Sure, not without some glitches along the way but still an incredible series.

    ME2 was simply in my Top 10 favorite games of all time. I intentionally held off on playing this one just so I could savor things a little longer. I had an absolute blast with the final part of Shepherd's story! The... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    An expansion of the first, it is a game of utter creativity and development.  Yet, the concept seems to be losing steam.

    LittleBigPlanet 2

    An expansion of the first, it is a game of utter creativity and development. Yet, the concept seems to be losing steam.

    I quite enjoyed the first LBP and had hoped to do the same with this one. Though it is a great game with vast amounts of creative opportunity, I just didn't find myself as into this one as the original. It can be s... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful