User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.35/10

Total of 36 user reviews spread across 36 releases

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  • User Rating 8.5
    For World at War, Treyarch's third time actually is a charm.

    Call of Duty: World at War

    Rated on April 20, 2009 by TonicBH

    For World at War, Treyarch's third time actually is a charm.

    When it comes to many game franchises I've played, such as ones I'm casually a fan of like Resident Evil, to ones I follow the story mythos heavily like Half-Life, there is one other franchise that I'...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Quantum of Solace is a half-decent action flick. But is it a half-decent video game?

    Quantum of Solace

    Rated on January 09, 2009 by TonicBH

    Quantum of Solace is a half-decent action flick. But is it a half-decent video game?

    James Bond games always get a bum rap. Ever since 1997's Goldeneye hit the Nintendo 64, every subsequent Bond game has to be put up to those very high standards Rare made so long ago. As a result, the...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Far Cry Instincts shows that it's a competent shooter with some decent replay value.

    Far Cry Instincts

    Rated on November 09, 2008 by TonicBH

    Far Cry Instincts shows that it's a competent shooter with some decent replay value.

    You know how we seem to define some games as "generic?" The word itself seems to bring a negative tone to it, like it doesn't innovate enough. Well, sometimes games don't need to innovate and blow our...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    One of the most enjoyable and must-play games of the PlayStation 3.

    Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

    Rated on September 08, 2008 by TonicBH

    One of the most enjoyable and must-play games of the PlayStation 3.

    The year is 2007. After probably sick of working with platformers (and one racing game) with an angst-filled elf-like character and his small wise-cracking animal sidekick, developer Naughty Dog decid...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    My open letter to Criterion involving this game. Also helpful if you're wondering if it's worth your money.

    Black (Platinum Hits)

    Rated on May 05, 2008 by TonicBH

    My open letter to Criterion involving this game. Also helpful if you're wondering if it's worth your money.

    Dear Criterion Games, Before I begin, I would like to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the Burnout series of games, even if I have only played one installment as I write this letter (Burnout 3: Takedo...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    An action game that's a true NES classic.

    Contra

    Rated on March 15, 2008 by TonicBH

    An action game that's a true NES classic.

    Back in the days when the Nintendo Entertainment System was king, there were a lot of awesome games that, if you played them way back when, you'd have fond memories of when you were 8 or 9 years old. ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5
    There's so many problems with this game that even Jack Bauer can't solve this.

    24: The Game

    Rated on January 08, 2008 by TonicBH

    There's so many problems with this game that even Jack Bauer can't solve this.

    24 is an action television show that premiered a few years back, has become one of those popular TV shows on the FOX Network. Starring Kiefer Sutherland, it features a whole mess of action, espionage,...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.5
    As an action game fan, this game is a literal slap in the face to me.

    Dead to Rights: Reckoning

    Rated on November 25, 2007 by TonicBH

    As an action game fan, this game is a literal slap in the face to me.

    So I recently got a PlayStation Portable, and one thing that I had heard complaints of was that action games were unable to get a decent control scheme down due to having only one analog nub. Well, ex...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    With five games bundled together at $50, five terrific games at that, you cannot go wrong.

    The Orange Box

    Rated on November 06, 2007 by TonicBH

    With five games bundled together at $50, five terrific games at that, you cannot go wrong.

    In 2004, Valve released a long overdue sequel to the fantastic 1998 game Half-Life with the aptly titled Half-Life 2. Since then, Valve has been releasing small expansion packs in a vague attempt to t...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.1
    For a GTA knockoff, True Crime isn't that bad of a game.

    True Crime: Streets of LA

    Rated on July 23, 2007 by TonicBH

    For a GTA knockoff, True Crime isn't that bad of a game.

    Ahh, Grand Theft Auto. When the third game came out in 2001, it was considered by many to be a milestone in the gaming industry. It was even considered to be one of the greatest games of all time. Whi...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Darwinia is a game I would not have heard of thanks to Valve and Steam, and it's a great game.

    Darwinia

    Rated on June 28, 2007 by TonicBH

    Darwinia is a game I would not have heard of thanks to Valve and Steam, and it's a great game.

    Ahh, Steam. Most of us know it as a fantastic program that brings Valve games and games from other publishers together in perfect harmony. Often imitated, but never duplicated. But until 2006, Stea...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.2
    While it fails in terms of variety, it does succeed in having lots of content.

    Battlefield 2

    Rated on May 02, 2007 by TonicBH

    While it fails in terms of variety, it does succeed in having lots of content.

    Right, Battlefield 1942 was a very popular game. Capture control points, drop tickets down, kill enemies with fighter planes and tanks, lather, rinse, repeat. I was not particularly fond of the game f...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.3
    Euro Force is a booster pack that needed to be fleshed out to be worth a purchase.

    Battlefield 2: Euro Force

    Rated on April 29, 2007 by TonicBH

    Euro Force is a booster pack that needed to be fleshed out to be worth a purchase.

    Starting with Battlefield 2, EA thought to themselves: "What if we were to sell a smaller expansion at a premium price, which is completely optional to the player?" Battlefield 2 ended up re...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.1
    $10 is $15 too much for this pack that should've had more content added to it.

    Battlefield 2: Armored Fury

    Rated on April 29, 2007 by TonicBH

    $10 is $15 too much for this pack that should've had more content added to it.

    After testing the waters with the previous booster pack for Battlefield 2, Euro Force, EA decided to put out another booster pack, Armored Fury. Like before, this booster pack features a few new thing...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.6
    Like Battlefield 2, Special Forces adds new content to an existing game, and succeeds in it.

    Battlefield 2: Special Forces

    Rated on April 29, 2007 by TonicBH

    Like Battlefield 2, Special Forces adds new content to an existing game, and succeeds in it.

    I think somewhere out there, there's a checklist that all developers of first-person shooters go by. Such as "Have a stealth segment in the game even if the engine isn't made for it", "...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 3.9
    What not to do when converting a console game over to a handheld.

    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

    Rated on April 03, 2007 by TonicBH

    What not to do when converting a console game over to a handheld.

    I am not a skateboarder. I do not do any extreme sports, but this doesn't bother me. As there's always a video game that covers that sport, so it saves me time, money and all my body parts. Activision...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.9
    Phoenix Wright's general quirkyness and fun gameplay makes this a must-have DS title.

    Gyakuten Saiban: Yomigaeru Gyakuten (Limited Edition)

    Rated on March 23, 2007 by TonicBH

    Phoenix Wright's general quirkyness and fun gameplay makes this a must-have DS title.

    The internet is a wonderful thing, isn't it? Sometimes the most under-looked games can somehow gain a lot of underground popularity due to word-of-mouth. Thanks to fan sites and a site where you can i...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    This game breaks all the fundamentals of a Call of Duty game, but it's a decent game regardless.

    Call of Duty 2: Big Red One

    Rated on February 22, 2007 by TonicBH

    This game breaks all the fundamentals of a Call of Duty game, but it's a decent game regardless.

    For some reason, in 2005, Activision decided to grace the home consoles and PC with two games cleverly titled "Call of Duty 2". One had a subtitle, one without. The one without a subtitle wa...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.6
    How do you improve the aspects of the first-person shooter genre? The ways Valve did it with Half-Life is astounding.

    Half-Life

    Rated on February 01, 2007 by TonicBH

    How do you improve the aspects of the first-person shooter genre? The ways Valve did it with Half-Life is astounding.

    I will start by saying this: I love Half-Life. Ever since I first played it back in 2002, I had a fondness for the game. Now, about a few years later, I still play the darn thing. So for me to review ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    EA and DICE get a bachelor's degree in "Making a cheap cash-in."

    Battlefield 2142

    Rated on December 31, 2006 by TonicBH

    EA and DICE get a bachelor's degree in "Making a cheap cash-in."

    Electronic Arts does this thing I hate so much, and that is "Release a new game in an existing franchise yearly." It doesn't just apply to their sports games like Madden or FIFA, where it's ...

    3 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4.3
    The Super NES gets a port of Doom, but it's not all it's cracked up to be.

    Doom

    Rated on December 20, 2006 by TonicBH

    The Super NES gets a port of Doom, but it's not all it's cracked up to be.

    Doom. One of the classic first person shooters has the notoriety of having many console ports. During the final years of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Williams Entertainment and Sculptured ...

    5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.9
    This game was one of the most popular games of 2005. Are they right?

    F.E.A.R.

    Rated on December 03, 2006 by TonicBH

    This game was one of the most popular games of 2005. Are they right?

    F.E.A.R. was one of the most heavily-hyped and must-have first-person shooters of 2005. Made by Monolith, this game shows off some of the new features of their game engine, LithTech, and tries to put ...

    3 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4
    This game looks like a 2001 game, acts like a 2001 game, except it's a 2005 game. Not good.

    Delta Force: Xtreme

    Rated on September 10, 2006 by TonicBH

    This game looks like a 2001 game, acts like a 2001 game, except it's a 2005 game. Not good.

    Ah, the budget title. For $20 or less, you can find games you’ve never heard of to Popcap Games to very old games on clearance such as Half-Life and Hitman 2: Silent Assassin. Sometimes a more familia...

    7 out of 8 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.8
    A sequel that's drastically different from the original game, and suffers because of it.

    Quake II

    Rated on September 07, 2006 by TonicBH

    A sequel that's drastically different from the original game, and suffers because of it.

    Quake II is the sequel to the 1996 hit game Quake. However, it’s not like the Quake you remembered playing. It’s an amusing story, this game was not really supposed to be the sequel, it was supposed t...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.6
    Purists may not like it, but the Gamecube remake of Resident Evil is an acceptable entry into the series.

    Resident Evil

    Rated on September 03, 2006 by TonicBH

    Purists may not like it, but the Gamecube remake of Resident Evil is an acceptable entry into the series.

    Resident Evil is a classic game for the Sony PlayStation that popularized the genre of “Survival Horror.” In the game, you played as either Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine of S.T.A.R.S., taking shelt...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.6
    Deus Ex is one of those games that once you play, you get sucked into its enjoyability.

    Deus Ex

    Rated on August 08, 2006 by TonicBH

    Deus Ex is one of those games that once you play, you get sucked into its enjoyability.

    Deus Ex is a game for the PC that seamlessly mixes two genres, the role-playing game, and the first-person shooter, all into a fantastic mix. In the game, you play as the protagonist “JC Denton”, work...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.2
    One of the best old-school FPS games.

    Duke Nukem 3D

    Rated on June 22, 2006 by TonicBH

    One of the best old-school FPS games.

    (Please note: Since the original program itself was primarily made for DOS and early versions of Windows, Windows XP may have problems running the original executable. So for this, I used Jonathon Fow...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    A fun and simple helicopter sim where it proves how fun it is to blow stuff up.

    Black Dawn

    Rated on June 01, 2006 by TonicBH

    A fun and simple helicopter sim where it proves how fun it is to blow stuff up.

    Black Dawn is a helicopter-based shooter made for the Sony PlayStation in the early years of its life. In the game, you step inside an AH-69 Mohawk helicopter and complete objectives to fight crime an...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.2
    A game with a great concept plagued with horrible problems.

    GoldenEye: Rogue Agent

    Rated on March 21, 2006 by TonicBH

    A game with a great concept plagued with horrible problems.

    Alright, so EA has had the James Bond license for several years now. After some mediocre games such as Tomorrow Never Dies and 007 Racing, they bounce back with Everything or Nothing. However, they fa...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.1
    A whole bunch of Sonic stuff for a not-so-popular game console.

    Sonic Jam

    Rated on March 14, 2006 by TonicBH

    A whole bunch of Sonic stuff for a not-so-popular game console.

    Sonic the Hedgehog has had a rough ride since 1994's Sonic & Knuckles. His popularity was slowing waning. Sonic 3D Blast opened to mixed reviews and Sonic X-Treme was cancelled. Sonic Team decided to ...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Gamecube owners can finally have Solid Snake on their Nintendo console.

    Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes

    Rated on February 14, 2006 by TonicBH

    Gamecube owners can finally have Solid Snake on their Nintendo console.

    In 1998, gamers were wowed with Hideo Kojima's new pet project: Metal Gear Solid. This Playstation game was innovative, with cinematic cutscenes that showed how much the series is less of a "game" and...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    After a hiatus, the Quake series returns in all its glory.

    Quake 4

    Rated on February 13, 2006 by TonicBH

    After a hiatus, the Quake series returns in all its glory.

    The Quake series has been distinctively known for two aspects: a passable but action-packed singleplayer and adrenaline pumping multiplayer. After several years without a true "sequel" to Quake II (Qu...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.2
    One of the best World War II first-person shooters out there.

    Call of Duty

    Rated on January 09, 2006 by TonicBH

    One of the best World War II first-person shooters out there.

    World War II video games have been becoming popular, with many games coming and going, some games getting popularity and others biting the dust. Call of Duty is one of the best World War II games ever...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5
    A game with great concepts, but falls too short.

    XIII

    Rated on January 08, 2006 by TonicBH

    A game with great concepts, but falls too short.

    XIII is an FPS that's based off the French comic of the same name, loosely based off The Bourne Identity. In the game, you play as a man who killed President Sheridan, but then you end up with amnesia...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Soldier of Fortune does something that's hard to do: Unintentionally be campy and enjoyable.

    Soldier of Fortune

    Rated on October 12, 2005 by TonicBH

    Soldier of Fortune does something that's hard to do: Unintentionally be campy and enjoyable.

    While I was running out of new games to play, I decided to pick up Soldier of Fortune (and its sequel). I had played the demos to both games, and had wanted to find them and check them out. This is a ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.1
    After four years without a new handheld Zelda, we get The Minish Cap.

    The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

    Rated on June 27, 2005 by TonicBH

    After four years without a new handheld Zelda, we get The Minish Cap.

    Okay, it's been about time we get a new 2D Zelda. The last one we got was the Oracle of Ages/Seasons series back in 2001. the Four Swords multiplayer addon with the GBA rerelease to A Link to the Past...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.