User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.51/10

Total of 59 user reviews spread across 59 releases

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  • User Rating 9
    Addictingly awesome. Flight Control pulls you in right away and will keep you coming back.

    Flight Control

    Rated on April 27, 2009 by Thorpe89

    Addictingly awesome. Flight Control pulls you in right away and will keep you coming back.

    Such a simple concept works great with an iPhone and iPod Touch. Flight Control isn't complicated at all. In fact, it's rather easy to get into and gradually you'll find things get more intense but th...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Pure offers a detailed looking set of environments to participate in and plenty of tricks to execute.

    Pure

    Rated on October 12, 2008 by Thorpe89

    Pure offers a detailed looking set of environments to participate in and plenty of tricks to execute.

    When it comes to off-road racing titles, some can be frustrating, some can be fairly good. Pure manages to pull off an easy learning curve but as you progress, some things do tend to get frustrating. ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5
    Hard Evidence offers an interesting set of cases but it's certainly lacking in many other areas.

    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Hard Evidence

    Rated on September 12, 2008 by Thorpe89

    Hard Evidence offers an interesting set of cases but it's certainly lacking in many other areas.

    Hard Evidence is yet another title in the CSI franchise. Now, we see CSI making its debut on Xbox 360. Those who have played the PC games, will be familiar with the 'point and click' style of it. Inde...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Braid is a lush, memorable title that will easily be remembered.

    Braid

    Rated on August 12, 2008 by Thorpe89

    Braid is a lush, memorable title that will easily be remembered.

    Braid was released on Xbox LIVE Arcade and what it does has been executed so great. The gameplay, the concepts, the music and the story are all at high standards. Wait? This is an Xbox LIVE Arcade tit...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Roogoo uses a simple but fun control scheme in a game that can appeal to just about anyone.

    Roogoo

    Rated on July 16, 2008 by Thorpe89

    Roogoo uses a simple but fun control scheme in a game that can appeal to just about anyone.

    It's cute, it's funny and it's easy to get into. Roogoo uses a simple control scheme, which is sure to make this a fun title to pick up and play from the Xbox LIVE Arcade. Roogoo revolves around falli...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Brain Challenge probably isn't the best "brain training" title out there but still does well.

    Brain Challenge

    Rated on June 16, 2008 by Thorpe89

    Brain Challenge probably isn't the best "brain training" title out there but still does well.

    Clearly with the success of the Brain Age titles on Nintendo DS, more and more companies are wanting to use the "brain training" concept and try to do it successfully. Brain Challenge doesn't do that ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    Car combat is fun but the "last-gen" look, cheesy dialogue and no online components make it feel out-dated.

    Crash Time

    Rated on June 02, 2008 by Thorpe89

    Car combat is fun but the "last-gen" look, cheesy dialogue and no online components make it feel out-dated.

    Crash Time doesn't just revolve around one concept. It has you going through various "cases" that involve taking down the bad guys by chasing them, racing them and taking them out. It's certainly not ...

    5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Undertow takes you deep into the oceans but all is not so peaceful.

    Undertow

    Rated on May 11, 2008 by Thorpe89

    Undertow takes you deep into the oceans but all is not so peaceful.

    The premise of Undertow is to clear each level by either taking over all the control points or killing a set amount of enemies. The latter usually takes a lot longer but capturing points requires you ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    N+ is easy to get used to but one of those hard to master titles.

    N+

    Rated on April 12, 2008 by Thorpe89

    N+ is easy to get used to but one of those hard to master titles.

    Ninjas are awesome. Ninjas are far more than that with N+. Originally a web-based title, N has turned into N+ for Xbox LIVE Arcade. It's a very simple to control title but certainly revolves around tr...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Army of Two shines the most when you're playing through the various missions on co-op multiplayer.

    Army of Two

    Rated on March 13, 2008 by Thorpe89

    Army of Two shines the most when you're playing through the various missions on co-op multiplayer.

    If you've ever wanted to fight terrorists in Afghanistan or use a hovercraft in a flooded Miami, then Army of Two shouldn't disappoint you. However, Army of Two's six missions it has to offer can well...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    An enjoyable experience for the most part - good storyline and good visuals but sadly it comes to an end so soon.

    Lost: Via Domus

    Rated on March 10, 2008 by Thorpe89

    An enjoyable experience for the most part - good storyline and good visuals but sadly it comes to an end so soon.

    The popular television series makes its debut as a video game. This time focusing on a different character who was involved in the Oceanic Airlines 815 crash. Lost: Via Domus features seven episodes w...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Crystal Quest does prove to be quite fun but its novelty wears off thin in a matter of hours.

    Crystal Quest

    Rated on March 07, 2008 by Thorpe89

    Crystal Quest does prove to be quite fun but its novelty wears off thin in a matter of hours.

    Crystal Quest has a simple goal for every phase. That is to collect all the crystals whilst trying to avoid enemies and mines. Movement is done by using the left stick but you can also use a few abili...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Call of Duty 4 offers an intense journey through Modern Warfare.

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

    Rated on February 13, 2008 by Thorpe89

    Call of Duty 4 offers an intense journey through Modern Warfare.

    The Call of Duty series makes a big change by entering into the Modern Warfare. This is a good change from the popular World War II time setting used in the previous games. The campaign is short but v...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    If you're up for a brief and easy adventure, then Spider-Man: Friend or Foe looks to be your...friend.

    Spider-Man: Friend or Foe

    Rated on January 22, 2008 by Thorpe89

    If you're up for a brief and easy adventure, then Spider-Man: Friend or Foe looks to be your...friend.

    Spider-Man: Friend or Foe puts Spider-Man against some of his most famous villains. It does good on many points but unfortunately its lasting value isn't much because of how easy and short the title i...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Rolling a marble proves fun for a while but can get slightly annoying later on.

    Marble Blast Ultra

    Rated on December 23, 2007 by Thorpe89

    Rolling a marble proves fun for a while but can get slightly annoying later on.

    Marble Blast Ultra provides many levels where you have to roll a marble across the course. It controls simple but don't let that fool you into making it seem easy. The courses have deathtraps plotted ...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Lara's Anniversary adventure arrives on Xbox 360 but could have taken more use of the technology.

    Tomb Raider: Anniversary

    Rated on October 30, 2007 by Thorpe89

    Lara's Anniversary adventure arrives on Xbox 360 but could have taken more use of the technology.

    Back in June, Tomb Raider: Anniversary was released for PC and PlayStation 2. Now, a few months down the line - it arrives for the Xbox 360. Pretty much, Tomb Raider: Anniversary on this platform is t...

    5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    Tetris splashes its way onto Xbox Live Arcade.

    Tetris Splash

    Rated on October 12, 2007 by Thorpe89

    Tetris splashes its way onto Xbox Live Arcade.

    You've all probably seen so many different variants of Tetris - some turning out good and some turning out disastrous (think: Tetris Worlds). In this version, titled Tetris Splash, it offers a solid g...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    BioShock invites you to a mysterious underwater world that you'll be gripped to.

    BioShock

    Rated on September 28, 2007 by Thorpe89

    BioShock invites you to a mysterious underwater world that you'll be gripped to.

    BioShock is something you'll want to fully explore to find out all the hidden surprises along the way. It does very well on many levels - the story, the graphical feel and the level design. It is set ...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Just Cause presents you with a beautiful, tropical environment but doesn't hold up so well in the gameplay aspects.

    Just Cause

    Rated on September 18, 2007 by Thorpe89

    Just Cause presents you with a beautiful, tropical environment but doesn't hold up so well in the gameplay aspects.

    Here you are in San Esperito where it seems to have a corrupt government and lots of trouble. Just as you would have thought - it is your mission to help try and takeover San Esperito with its various...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Gears of War certainly shows you what the Xbox 360 is capable of.

    Gears of War

    Rated on August 25, 2007 by Thorpe89

    Gears of War certainly shows you what the Xbox 360 is capable of.

    Gears of War certainly shows how well a game can graphically be on an Xbox 360. It holds up well on the gameplay and sound too. Not to say its perfect but some elements of it seem impressive. Of cours...

    6 out of 8 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.5
    Spider-Man 3 does have those moments that make it feel unfinished.

    Spider-Man 3

    Rated on August 17, 2007 by Thorpe89

    Spider-Man 3 does have those moments that make it feel unfinished.

    Spider-Man 3 borrows elements from the motion picture and manages to put in some other cool things too. You've got the enemies from the motion picture such as Venom and Sandman included. As well as th...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.1
    A Sims game with some negative effects included.

    The Sims 2

    Rated on August 02, 2007 by Thorpe89

    A Sims game with some negative effects included.

    Interesting to know how great The Sims 2 was on the PC and PlayStation 2 for me but for the PlayStation Portable, it’s a bit of a letdown. The game features some stuff from The Sims 2 on consoles but ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.6
    With most of the features from the PlayStation 2 version this is worth getting.

    WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2006 (Platinum)

    Rated on August 02, 2007 by Thorpe89

    With most of the features from the PlayStation 2 version this is worth getting.

    I've been playing the game for a few hours now. The first thing I noticed when I first saw the game is that it is very similar to the PlayStation 2 version. The text and intro are all very similar. Th...

    2 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.4
    An all in one game.

    Burnout Legends

    Rated on August 02, 2007 by Thorpe89

    An all in one game.

    Burnout Legends brings us Burnout 3 with all the legendary stuff included. We get maps and cars from the previous games in the series but in a Burnout 3 gameplay style. From playing Burnout 3: Takedow...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.7
    "Get ready to race!"

    Ridge Racer

    Rated on August 02, 2007 by Thorpe89

    "Get ready to race!"

    Now, I have been playing video games for quite a while now and this was my first game on the PlayStation Portable. Having not played any other Ridge Racer games, this is one where you can sort of join...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.6
    Aegis Wing is free and worth playing too.

    Aegis Wing

    Rated on August 01, 2007 by Thorpe89

    Aegis Wing is free and worth playing too.

    Aegis Wing is a side-scrolling shoot 'em up game which lets you take command of a ship to help save planet Earth. Your ship is pretty simple to use. You simply move using either the d-pad or left thum...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Certainly a racing game not to be ignored this year on the Xbox 360.

    Forza Motorsport 2

    Rated on July 23, 2007 by Thorpe89

    Certainly a racing game not to be ignored this year on the Xbox 360.

    Forza Motorsport 2 manages to squeeze in hundreds of vehicles, a good variety of tracks, an advanced car modification system and much more. This game is your world of motorsport on Xbox 360. Forza Mot...

    7 out of 8 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.9
    Cars isn't all that bad but far from perfect.

    Cars

    Rated on July 03, 2007 by Thorpe89

    Cars isn't all that bad but far from perfect.

    Cars is fun. It's fun for a while until it's all over in a matter of hours. With Cars, you can do more than just racing. The main gameplay of Cars revolves around you racing to earn yourself some trop...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.7
    Lara's original adventure is executed well in this edition.

    Tomb Raider: Anniversary (Platinum)

    Rated on June 23, 2007 by Thorpe89

    Lara's original adventure is executed well in this edition.

    With 2006's Tomb Raider: Legend being successful for reinventing the series thanks to developer Crystal Dynamics stepping in, they now bring their second Tomb Raider game to retail. Tomb Raider: Legen...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.1
    Yet another great addition to the Burnout series.

    Burnout Revenge

    Rated on June 04, 2007 by Thorpe89

    Yet another great addition to the Burnout series.

    Now I have played Burnout and Burnout 3: Takedown. Both of these games were very good and Burnout Revenge is no letdown in the series. As with other Burnout games I found that it is yet another add...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.3
    Some great level designs and dialogue are present in TMNT but it can all lead to one frustrating experience.

    TMNT

    Rated on May 16, 2007 by Thorpe89

    Some great level designs and dialogue are present in TMNT but it can all lead to one frustrating experience.

    TMNT seems to be that sort-of game that kids will just love. It can be a great experience for anyone but the designs of some levels lead to frustration. There are sixteen levels to complete. Some of t...

    8 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.1
    Tetris DS brings us a new generation of Tetris.

    Tetris DS

    Rated on April 16, 2007 by Thorpe89

    Tetris DS brings us a new generation of Tetris.

    Tetris DS is definitely a game worth buying. Tetris was made for the handheld and not for the console (see how bad Tetris Worlds was). There are several different modes in the game. Single player g...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    An often fun and challenging music-based game that should of lasted.

    Boom Boom Rocket

    Rated on April 16, 2007 by Thorpe89

    An often fun and challenging music-based game that should of lasted.

    If you've ever played any other music games such as Guitar Hero, Gitaroo-Man, Fantavision and PaRappa the Rapper, then you'll pretty much get used to Boom Boom Rocket. It follows on the formula on hav...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    King Kong is an often thrilling adventure over in a matter of hours.

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

    Rated on April 03, 2007 by Thorpe89

    King Kong is an often thrilling adventure over in a matter of hours.

    King Kong, the video game based on Peter Jackson's King Kong movie is an adventure that's often thrilling and surprising that will leave you gripped to your seat at times. Best of all - play as man an...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    An experience that does not last very long.

    Fuzion Frenzy 2

    Rated on March 19, 2007 by Thorpe89

    An experience that does not last very long.

    Fuzion Frenzy 2 is a party game that offers you the choice of several mini-games to try and successfully complete. During your course you'll always be confronted by the host of the "game show&quo...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.1
    Finally, a decent WWE game arrives on a Microsoft platform.

    WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007

    Rated on March 11, 2007 by Thorpe89

    Finally, a decent WWE game arrives on a Microsoft platform.

    Here we are at last. We have finally seen a decent WWE game come to a Microsoft platform. As you may remember, some of the previous WWE games on Xbox did not perform as good as the WWE SmackDown! seri...

    8 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Proves to be educational and fun for anyone who likes sea creatures.

    Odell Down Under

    Rated on March 10, 2007 by Thorpe89

    Proves to be educational and fun for anyone who likes sea creatures.

    Odell Down Under is an undersea fish eating game that can be educational and fun to play for anyone. Basically, the main concept is to eat fish and learn from it. There are several varieties of fish t...

    6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Easy to learn...difficult to master.

    Root Beer Tapper

    Rated on March 04, 2007 by Thorpe89

    Easy to learn...difficult to master.

    Root Beer Tapper is something you can easily get the hang of. The only problem is being able to master the game. There are a great selection of levels in the game and as you progress further they obvi...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Lara makes her way onto next-generation and proves that the franchise is still continuing to grow.

    Tomb Raider: Legend

    Rated on December 12, 2006 by Thorpe89

    Lara makes her way onto next-generation and proves that the franchise is still continuing to grow.

    So, here we are with Lara's first adventure onto the Xbox 360. It proves pretty good and you'll notice some bits look much better on this console than the other consoles. Tomb Raider: Legend on the Xb...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    State of Emergency would be better if they sorted out a few problems.

    State of Emergency

    Rated on November 29, 2006 by Thorpe89

    State of Emergency would be better if they sorted out a few problems.

    State of Emergency looks likes a violent video game and is but a few problems have not made it last for me. However, the joy of smashing in store windows in the mall or smashing up cars can be quite f...

    6 out of 7 found this review helpful.