User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.31/10

Total of 32 user reviews spread across 32 releases

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  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating:9
    The Metal Gear Solid series continues to impress on the PSP and is one of the best games available on the system.

    Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops

    The Metal Gear Solid series continues to impress on the PSP and is one of the best games available on the system.

    The Metal Gear Solid series has been around since its glory days on the original Playstation, to the excellent Playstation 2 sequels, and the fourth incarnation in the series is set to be released on the Playstation 3. T... Read Full Review

    10 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.8
    Wii Sports marks the triumphant return of the pack in game. Is it worth playing? Yes, but it's a little slim on depth.

    Wii Sports

    Wii Sports marks the triumphant return of the pack in game. Is it worth playing? Yes, but it's a little slim on depth.

    Thought to have gone the way of the dinosaur, the pack in game has made a triumphant return in the form of Wii Sports. Everyone who buys their Wii console (in the US at least) goes home with a free copy of the game. Does... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.4
    Gears of War is an amazing visual and technical achievement that stands out as one of the best games this year.

    Gears of War

    Gears of War is an amazing visual and technical achievement that stands out as one of the best games this year.

    Gears of War is probably the most hyped game this year. Since it was announced, and the first screenshots were debuted, the graphics were what took center stage every time it was shown. It was touted as one of the best l... Read Full Review

    6 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.1
    Perfect for fans of mech sims and those who have an interest in the genre. If you have Xbox Live that is...

    Chromehounds

    Perfect for fans of mech sims and those who have an interest in the genre. If you have Xbox Live that is...

    Chromehounds for the Xbox 360 is the first game of its kind on the console and a welcome addition to the Xbox 360’s library. This game hails from developers From Software, producers of hit mech series, Armored Core. Seei... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.3
    The evolution of a minigame found in Project Gotham Racing 2, Geometry Wars is an excellent and original arcade game.

    Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved

    The evolution of a minigame found in Project Gotham Racing 2, Geometry Wars is an excellent and original arcade game.

    Geometry Wars is one of the Xbox 360’s first Xbox Live Arcade games. Due to its simple nature it’s easy to pick up and play for casual gamers. Due to its depth and difficulty later in, it’ll hook even the most hardcore. ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Perfect Dark is one of the best shooters to ever grace a console and truly deserving of its namesake. FPS Perfection.

    Perfect Dark

    Perfect Dark is one of the best shooters to ever grace a console and truly deserving of its namesake. FPS Perfection.

    Perfect Dark is the spiritual successor to developer Rare’s hit shooter, Goldeneye 007. Goldeneye set the standard for multiplayer First Person Shooters on consoles and will go down in history as one of the best First Pe... Read Full Review

    11 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.9
    WipEout Pure is the portable revival of the classic series and a very challenging and entertaining racer.

    Wipeout Pure

    WipEout Pure is the portable revival of the classic series and a very challenging and entertaining racer.

    Out of the racer clogged PSP launch titles, this is arguably the best. Not only the best racer on the PSP at launch, but one of the best titles on the PSP period. WipEout Pure is a flat out awesome game. It’s also f... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.3
    The best Mario Kart game in the series, and one of the best DS games to date.

    Mario Kart DS (DS Bundle)

    The best Mario Kart game in the series, and one of the best DS games to date.

    The Mario Kart Series has appeared on nearly every Nintendo platform since the NES (with the exception of the Game Boy and Game Boy Color). Since the day the DS was revealed Mario Kart fans have been waiting for the DS i... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.7
    GTA San Andreas is one of the biggest games of this generation. Is it good? Most definitely.

    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

    GTA San Andreas is one of the biggest games of this generation. Is it good? Most definitely.

    I just got back into town and I’ve already got problems. The cops are on my back, trying to frame me for murder. No biggie. I’ll just head back to the hood and chill out for a bit. I’m looking like a bum right now and th... Read Full Review

    6 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.7
    Rare's highly anticipated prequel to the 2000 hit has finally arrived. Is it perfect? Not quite. Is it good? Definitely.

    Perfect Dark Zero

    Rare's highly anticipated prequel to the 2000 hit has finally arrived. Is it perfect? Not quite. Is it good? Definitely.

    Microsoft’s super-hyped launch shooter Perfect Dark has finally landed on the Xbox 360. As a huge fan of the original N64 hit Perfect Dark, I can attest to the fact that there is a tremendous amount of hype surrounding t... Read Full Review

    8 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.4
    The fourth installment in the Dead or Alive series is much improved over its predecessors and a great game overall.

    Dead or Alive 4 (Platinum Hits)

    The fourth installment in the Dead or Alive series is much improved over its predecessors and a great game overall.

    Dead or Alive 4 is the latest installment in the long running Dead or Alive franchise. I can say with confidence that this is the best game in the series so far. This game is the pinnacle of fighting game splendor boasti... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.8
    The SOCOM series is known for its excellent multiplayer. This portable version is no exception.

    SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo

    The SOCOM series is known for its excellent multiplayer. This portable version is no exception.

    The SOCOM series is considered by many to be the ambassador for the PS2’s online capabilities. The first SOCOM game for the PS2 unofficially launched Sony into the online world. Now, the PS2’s online killer app has made ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.2
    Next-gen racing at its finest.

    Project Gotham Racing 3

    Next-gen racing at its finest.

    Project Gotham Racing 3 is the Xbox 360’s premiere racing game at launch. Of course, there has been a relatively large amount of hype surrounding this game since it debuted. That being said, this game, without a doubt, l... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.3
    Advanced Warfighting indeed. The Tom Clancy series has landed on the Xbox 360 with an impressive first showing.

    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter

    Advanced Warfighting indeed. The Tom Clancy series has landed on the Xbox 360 with an impressive first showing.

    I’m running through the sweltering streets of Mexico City armed with the best equipment US tax dollars can pay for. My squad mates follow closely behind, checking the surrounding area for new threats. I situate myself be... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.6
    Next gen boxing has landed on the Xbox 360. Is it the best boxing game ever? In many ways, yes!

    Fight Night Round 3

    Next gen boxing has landed on the Xbox 360. Is it the best boxing game ever? In many ways, yes!

    It’s late in the fifth round. Frazier’s looking wobbly from all the punches I’ve landed on him throughout the fight. I figure now’s the time to put him down for the count. I go for a left hook to drop him. He parries the... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful