User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.11/10

Total of 67 user ratings spread across 67 releases

  1. 10
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  2. 9
    (17)
  3. 8
    (27)
  4. 7
    (11)
  5. 6
    (7)
  6. 5
    (0)
  7. 4
    (1)
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  • Review Score:8
    Minecraft is an excellent example of sandbox gaming in its purest form and a great game all together.

    Minecraft (Classic)

    Minecraft is an excellent example of sandbox gaming in its purest form and a great game all together.

    This review is based on the beta version 1.4. Many people have asked me, "So, what's the point of Minecraft?" and then I tell them, "Well, here's the thing. There is no point." Some people take that in stride, others ... Read Full Review

    8 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6
    The Arrival is a serviceable but ultimately disappointing conclusion to Mass Effect 2.

    Mass Effect 2: Arrival

    The Arrival is a serviceable but ultimately disappointing conclusion to Mass Effect 2.

    Spoiler Alert: I don't make any attempts to hide or gloss over any potential spoilers so if you want to go into this DLC unaware of plot details, avoid reading this review. You have been warned. Being the massive Mass... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6

    Mass Effect 2

  • Review Score:7.5
    Gran Turismo 5 is an unmistakable joy to drive but numerous poor design decisions may hamper your ability to enjoy it.

    Gran Turismo 5

    Gran Turismo 5 is an unmistakable joy to drive but numerous poor design decisions may hamper your ability to enjoy it.

    Gran Turismo 5, a game that was long speculated to be vaporware by many people within the gaming community, is finally here. Polyphony Digital's follow up to 2005's Gran Turismo 4, released on the PS2 was nearly six year... Read Full Review

    9 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    While Halo 2 isn't without its faults and does fall short in some areas, there's no doubt that this is an excellent game

    Halo 2

    While Halo 2 isn't without its faults and does fall short in some areas, there's no doubt that this is an excellent game

    Editor's Note: Halo 2 was released on the Xbox on November 9, 2004. Thus, I will be treating this review as if I am reviewing it in 2004. All comments are made in regards to the standards of that time period, as I don't ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Halo 2

  • Review Score:7.5
    Splinter Cell Conviction is a decent game that feels like it could've been so much more.

    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (Collector's Edition)

    Splinter Cell Conviction is a decent game that feels like it could've been so much more.

    For nearly four years, Ubisoft had been hard at work on Splinter Cell: Conviction. Originally unveiled as a very different game from what the Splinter Cell series has represented in games prior, Splinter Cell: Conviction... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Super Street Fighter IV is an excellent revamp of Street Fighter IV which contains a great deal of new content.

    Super Street Fighter IV

    Super Street Fighter IV is an excellent revamp of Street Fighter IV which contains a great deal of new content.

    I'll admit it; I'm not a huge fan of fighting games. I've never been a fan of memorizing long lists of combos and special moves for each of any one game's roster of fighters, heck I've never been a fan of memorizing the ... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    While it's not the console FPS perfection it once was, Perfect Dark has aged well and is still a great experience today.

    Perfect Dark

    While it's not the console FPS perfection it once was, Perfect Dark has aged well and is still a great experience today.

    The original Perfect Dark for the Nintendo 64 is perhaps my favorite game of all time. I remember fondly playing it with my friends, all of us huddled around a television, the Nintendo 64's oddly shaped three prong contr... Read Full Review

    11 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10
    A fantastic narrative, deep character interaction and great RPG and TPS mechanics combine into a phenomenal experience.

    Mass Effect 2

    A fantastic narrative, deep character interaction and great RPG and TPS mechanics combine into a phenomenal experience.

    When does a game become more than just a game? When can a game invoke the same emotional response from a player that cinema can from viewers or a piece of music can from its listeners? In this humble reviewer's opinion, ... Read Full Review

    12 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.5
    Gran Turismo PSP is a game that gets the fundamentals down but drops the ball in its execution.

    Gran Turismo

    Gran Turismo PSP is a game that gets the fundamentals down but drops the ball in its execution.

    Originally announced as one of the flagship titles of the then yet to be released PSP, Gran Turismo Mobile quickly dropped off of the radar into vaporware territory. Well, imagine everyone’s surprise when, at E3 20... Read Full Review

    9 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Saints Row 2

  • Review Score:8
    Saints Row 2 may be immature, rude and obnoxious but that's just part of why this game is so fun.

    Saints Row 2 (Collector's Edition)

    Saints Row 2 may be immature, rude and obnoxious but that's just part of why this game is so fun.

    The story picks up five years after the events of the first Saints Row. The player character has been in a trauma induced coma (players who finished the first game should know why) for the past five years, in which time ... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Portal: Still Alive

  • Rating:8

    Mega Man 9

  • Rating:8.5

    Pure

  • Rating:6.5

    Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3

  • Review Score:6.5
    Commando 3 is a by-the-numbers shooter that takes no risks and, while fun, doesn't truly stand out in its crowded genre.

    Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3

    Commando 3 is a by-the-numbers shooter that takes no risks and, while fun, doesn't truly stand out in its crowded genre.

    A long while has passed since the humble arcade beginnings of the Commando series. Back in those days, shoot em ups were all the rage in arcades and this title is content to stay true to its origins. Unfortunately, this ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.5
    While the violence and atmosphere may be over the top, the rest of the game feels unremarkable and average in comparison

    Manhunt 2

    While the violence and atmosphere may be over the top, the rest of the game feels unremarkable and average in comparison

    Prior to its release, Manhunt 2 was the subject of much controversy and scrutiny, having received an "Adult's Only" rating from the ESRB. This taboo rating prompted console manufacturers, retail outlets and even entire c... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Dark Sector

  • Rating:8

    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2

  • Rating:8.5

    Devil May Cry 4

  • Rating:8.5

    Devil May Cry 4

  • Review Score:9.5
    Forza Motorsport 2 delivers engaging simulation racing that never fails to impress. <br />
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True Score: 9.3

    Forza Motorsport 2

    Forza Motorsport 2 delivers engaging simulation racing that never fails to impress. <br /> <br /> True Score: 9.3

    When Forza Motorsport debuted on the Xbox, it was Microsoft's first foray into the racing simulator subgenre and surprisingly, the first time was the charm. Forza Motorsport earned many accolades from reviewers and ga... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    GripShift

  • Rating:9

    Undertow

  • Rating:1

    Kane & Lynch: Dead Men

  • Review Score:9
    Mario's greatest 3D adventure ever makes its way to the Virtual Console in excellent form. This is a must buy title.

    Super Mario 64

    Mario's greatest 3D adventure ever makes its way to the Virtual Console in excellent form. This is a must buy title.

    Back in 1996, with the launch of the Nintendo 64, gamers witnessed the birth of a new era for one of gaming's most powerful and well-known franchises. Before then, Mario did his platform hipping in the second dimension, ... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Tony Hawk's Proving Ground

  • Rating:7.5

    Mutant Storm Empire

  • Rating:9

    Project Gotham Racing 4

  • Rating:8.5

    Skate

  • Rating:7.5

    Medal of Honor: Airborne

  • Rating:7

    Stuntman Ignition

  • Rating:7

    Marathon: Durandal

  • Review Score:4.5
    As the Xbox 360's answer to Mario Party, Fuzion Frenzy 2 ultimately falls flat with a sub par collection of minigames.

    Fuzion Frenzy 2

    As the Xbox 360's answer to Mario Party, Fuzion Frenzy 2 ultimately falls flat with a sub par collection of minigames.

    Throughout a console’s lifespan it sees its share of bad games, games that are bland, uninspired or just plain boring. Well, Fuzion Frenzy 2 is an unfortunate combination of all three. One begins to wonder who bought eno... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Formula One Championship Edition

  • Rating:8.1

    Crackdown

  • Review Score:8.1
    Crackdown is a unique and undeniably fun sandbox game that doesn't quite live up to its amazing potential.

    Riot Act

    Crackdown is a unique and undeniably fun sandbox game that doesn't quite live up to its amazing potential.

    On the surface, Crackdown may seem like another fish in a sea of clones of the quintessential open world, sandbox series, Grand Theft Auto. The core gameplay is similar to that of Grand Theft Auto in that there are cars ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.4
    Dead Rising is a great and original game for the Xbox 360, but a few flaws hold it back from being truly excellent.

    Dead Rising

    Dead Rising is a great and original game for the Xbox 360, but a few flaws hold it back from being truly excellent.

    Capcom’s latest entry into the action-adventure genre comes in the form of Dead Rising, a brutally gory and amazingly fun game. Dead Rising is what you make of it and if killing zombies is your thing, you’ll be in paradi... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful