User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.3/10

Total of 45 user reviews spread across 45 releases

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  • User Rating 8
    Give Half Life 2 the chance and you will be floored

    Half-Life 2

    Rated on October 15, 2009 by Toriko42

    Give Half Life 2 the chance and you will be floored

    Half Life 2 is the sequel to Half Life, a classic PC game released in 1998. Half Life 2 lives up to the original in every way and brings with it a cast of strong characters and many cinematic moments....

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Assassin's Creed is a unique and inventive action adventure game bogged down mostly by some slight repetition issues.

    Assassin's Creed

    Rated on July 04, 2009 by Toriko42

    Assassin's Creed is a unique and inventive action adventure game bogged down mostly by some slight repetition issues.

    Assassin's Creed is a new intellectual property from Ubisoft Montreal, the developers best known for the Splinter Cell and Rainbow Six series. Assassin's Creed though has a totally different feel from...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Resident Evil 5 has managed to jump to the next generation superbly with only minor stumbles.

    Resident Evil 5

    Rated on March 26, 2009 by Toriko42

    Resident Evil 5 has managed to jump to the next generation superbly with only minor stumbles.

    バイオハザード 5, also known as Biohazard 5 which is also known here in North America as Resident Evil 5 is to say the least, the latest and greatest from Cap...

    5 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Condemned: Criminal Origins is a solid horror game which will send genuine chills up your spine

    Condemned: Criminal Origins

    Rated on March 16, 2009 by Toriko42

    Condemned: Criminal Origins is a solid horror game which will send genuine chills up your spine

    To get right to the point, Condemned: Criminal Origins is one of the scariest and most atmospheric games I have ever played. The presentation is excellent and the story is quite compelling. The charac...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 3.5
    It's hard to believe Scarface would make a bad video game but low and behold...it does

    Scarface: The World Is Yours

    Rated on March 16, 2009 by Toriko42

    It's hard to believe Scarface would make a bad video game but low and behold...it does

    Who'd have though Scarface, the inspiration for Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (One of the most lauded games of all time) would make such an awful video game. You'd think a game with so many great shooto...

    2 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Fallout 3 is not only of the best RPG's of 2008 but it is also a well done revival of a classic franchise.

    Fallout 3

    Rated on March 04, 2009 by Toriko42

    Fallout 3 is not only of the best RPG's of 2008 but it is also a well done revival of a classic franchise.

    Fallout 3 is the latest role playing game released by Bethesda. Like Oblivion though I wouldn't consider it a true RPG. I'd consider it to be more of an action role playing game relying on simple comb...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned is both a stellar expansion and an example of what DLC should be.

    Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned

    Rated on March 03, 2009 by Toriko42

    Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned is both a stellar expansion and an example of what DLC should be.

    Given that Grand Theft Auto IV received universal acclaim, The Lost and Damned has mighty big boots to fill. In fact, the standard's of Grand Theft Auto IV were so high, it was seemingly impossible th...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Gather the group, don the plastic instruments, and get ready to rock!

    Rock Band 2

    Rated on February 27, 2009 by Toriko42

    Gather the group, don the plastic instruments, and get ready to rock!

    Rock Band essentially reinvented the way rhythm games were played in North America by adding in drums and vocals. While Rock Band 2 doesn't nearly innovate to this level in the sequel, it is undeniabl...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes further proves that Metal Gear Solid is indeed one of the best games ever made.

    Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes

    Rated on January 25, 2009 by Toriko42

    Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes further proves that Metal Gear Solid is indeed one of the best games ever made.

    It's been said that Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes is the spawn of a conversation between Miyamoto and Kojima. Legend has it that Miyamoto proposed to Kojima that he port the PS1 classic, Metal Gea...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Even though Call of Duty: World at War is not the most unique Call of Duty, it's still a fantastic entry into the series

    Call of Duty: World at War

    Rated on January 13, 2009 by Toriko42

    Even though Call of Duty: World at War is not the most unique Call of Duty, it's still a fantastic entry into the series

    To the dismay of some, Call of Duty: World at War (Hereby referred to as World at War) takes the series back to its World War 2 roots. Treyarch did a smart but somewhat lazy move this time around. Ins...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Gears of War 2 is an excellent action game that improves enough on the original for it to be the best Gears game so far.

    Gears of War 2

    Rated on January 11, 2009 by Toriko42

    Gears of War 2 is an excellent action game that improves enough on the original for it to be the best Gears game so far.

    Gears of War 2 is a continuation of the smash hit 360 game Gears of War. Unlike the trend these days though of rehashed sequels, Gears of War 2 offers the same intuitive and easy to play cover and sho...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Half-Life 2: Episode 1 is an decent improvement over the original but still has some faults

    Half-Life 2: Episode One

    Rated on December 30, 2008 by Toriko42

    Half-Life 2: Episode 1 is an decent improvement over the original but still has some faults

    Half Life 2: Episode 1 improves on the original in a variety of meaningful ways. It removes the tedious puzzling sequences of the original and instead puts more emphasis on platforming and intense act...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Ninja Gaiden II is one of the best action games of the year

    Ninja Gaiden II

    Rated on December 30, 2008 by Toriko42

    Ninja Gaiden II is one of the best action games of the year

    Ninja Gaiden 2 is one of the best action games I have ever played. The game plays like no other game and has a very simple but engaging story to boot with some great characters including some of the m...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Episode 2 is the best the Half Life 2 series has to offer so far.

    Half-Life 2: Episode Two

    Rated on December 22, 2008 by Toriko42

    Episode 2 is the best the Half Life 2 series has to offer so far.

    Episode 2 improves on many of the faults of Half Life 2 and Episode 1. It not only ramps up the action to provide a more frentic and exciting experience but it also brings back the puzzles and driving...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Fable is an epic game with a lot of ambition

    Fable: The Lost Chapters

    Rated on December 20, 2008 by Toriko42

    Fable is an epic game with a lot of ambition

    Fable is an excellent game and it is easily one of Peter Molyneux's best works. The game is a work of art and it's a blast to play. The story is engaging and there is a lot of incentive for you to car...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Braid is one of the most unique platformers seen in a long time.

    Braid

    Rated on December 19, 2008 by Toriko42

    Braid is one of the most unique platformers seen in a long time.

    Braid is hands down one of the most unique games to come out this year. The puzzles in it are creative and will have you banging your head against the wall. The platforming is well done, the game is c...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Fable 2 improves enough on the first one to make it superior overall despite some short comings.

    Fable II

    Rated on December 09, 2008 by Toriko42

    Fable 2 improves enough on the first one to make it superior overall despite some short comings.

    Fable was a game with epic scope and a lot of ambition. The issue that come along with that though was the fact that many of the features Peter Molyneux promised simply did not happen. Luckily this is...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Gears of War is an excellent game with a great campaign and stellar co-op.

    Gears of War

    Rated on December 06, 2008 by Toriko42

    Gears of War is an excellent game with a great campaign and stellar co-op.

    Gears of War could have been a perfect game in my opinion. It has everything an action junkie could want. The campaign is really fun and it's a blast to play over and over again. The co-op is the best...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Left 4 Dead is a game any zombie loving, online aficionado should own

    Left 4 Dead

    Rated on December 03, 2008 by Toriko42

    Left 4 Dead is a game any zombie loving, online aficionado should own

    When it was announced that Valve was working on a zombie game using the source engine, unprecedented excitement occurred. Many wondered what the creators of many beloved games would do next. When it w...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    There is no doubt that Portal is a highly innovative game. Sadly though, it is also one that is slightly disappointing.

    Portal

    Rated on December 02, 2008 by Toriko42

    There is no doubt that Portal is a highly innovative game. Sadly though, it is also one that is slightly disappointing.

    Portal is Valve's 2007 sleep hit that garnered massive acclaim and became AAA title seemingly overnight. There was little fanfare leading up to the game but when it finally arrived and people got to f...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Though Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 doesn't do enough to top it's predecessor, it's still an awesome experience

    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2

    Rated on November 29, 2008 by Toriko42

    Though Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 doesn't do enough to top it's predecessor, it's still an awesome experience

    These days sequels to video games often do not stray from their predecessor's original formula. This is quite true for Rainbow Six Vegas 2. Though Vegas 2 is an excellent game and equal to the origina...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Bioshock supplies an awesome first person action experiences inside one of the most immersive stories this generation

    BioShock

    Rated on November 29, 2008 by Toriko42

    Bioshock supplies an awesome first person action experiences inside one of the most immersive stories this generation

    Simply put, Bioshock is an outstanding game in many ways. It has stellar production values, amazing voice acting, an immersive story, a haunting and creepy atmosphere, and a non-punishing difficulty s...

    2 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Soul Calibur IV provides a fun and engaging fighting experience for veterans and newcomers.

    SoulCalibur IV

    Rated on November 29, 2008 by Toriko42

    Soul Calibur IV provides a fun and engaging fighting experience for veterans and newcomers.

    Soul Calibur is the premier fighting series. The original game garnered wide critical acclaim and even earned a perfect score from Gamespot. Since then we've had a great sequel (Soul Calibur 2) and an...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Far Cry 2, though a disappointment, is still a good game.

    Far Cry 2

    Rated on November 15, 2008 by Toriko42

    Far Cry 2, though a disappointment, is still a good game.

    Far Cry 2 is the long awaited sequel to the original game done by Crytek. Far Cry 2 though is not by Crytek, rather it is being developed by Ubisoft Montreal; the same team behind the Splinter Cell an...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Tales of Vesperia is an epic role playing game which will delight fans of Japanese Role Playing Games.

    Tales of Vesperia

    Rated on October 12, 2008 by Toriko42

    Tales of Vesperia is an epic role playing game which will delight fans of Japanese Role Playing Games.

    Tales of Vesperia is one of the best Japanese role playing games to come out this year. Even though the game didn't sell well in America unlike in Japan, Tales of Vesperia is still an amazing game and...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Simply put, World of Warcraft is the best game I have ever played.

    World of Warcraft

    Rated on September 20, 2008 by Toriko42

    Simply put, World of Warcraft is the best game I have ever played.

    World of Warcraft is one of the few games that shatters the high level of hype. People regard this game as the best massively multiplayer online role playing game, and well they are right to do so. Wo...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    A great game that is short sided by a frustrating campaign

    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas

    Rated on September 06, 2008 by Toriko42

    A great game that is short sided by a frustrating campaign

    Rainbow Six Vegas is the first next generation Rainbow Six game released by Ubisoft for the Xbox 360 and PS3. The game leaves a great first impression as the first level is a well designed level with ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Team Fortress 2 is the paragon of online gaming

    Team Fortress 2

    Rated on August 27, 2008 by Toriko42

    Team Fortress 2 is the paragon of online gaming

    Paragon: model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal; a perfect embodiment of a concept. This is the only word I can think of that describes how Team Fortress 2 handles online ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4
    An uninspired action game with some fun to be found

    Saints Row

    Rated on August 27, 2008 by Toriko42

    An uninspired action game with some fun to be found

    Had the Grand Theft Auto games never existed it's proper to say that Saints Row could have been one of the best games released on the Xbox 360. Sadly Grand Theft Auto does exist and you can't help but...

    0 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Dead Rising, simply put, is one of the best 360 exclusives out there despite one large issue.

    Dead Rising

    Rated on August 20, 2008 by Toriko42

    Dead Rising, simply put, is one of the best 360 exclusives out there despite one large issue.

    Dead Rising does a lot of things perfectly, it's never pretentious, it's challenging, and it's a hell of a lot of fun. You'd think the premise of a free roam game with Zombies would have been done a l...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Counter-Strike: Source is a great game if you can handle it's deplorable community and sometimes unbalanced gameplay.

    Counter-Strike: Source

    Rated on July 30, 2008 by Toriko42

    Counter-Strike: Source is a great game if you can handle it's deplorable community and sometimes unbalanced gameplay.

    Counter-Strike: Source is the newest version of the series which uses the source engine, a first for the series. Though it does not surpass the quality of the original, Counter-Strike 1.6, it is still...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is an adrenaline rush of a game...

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

    Rated on July 22, 2008 by Toriko42

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is an adrenaline rush of a game...

    ...But is it a good game? No it's not, it's a superb game worthy of all the accolades it's received and the praise it's been given. Call of Duty 4 takes all the of the short comings of previous Call o...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    You'd think from the critical reception Oblivion would be one of the best games ever, sadly this is far from the truth..

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

    Rated on July 21, 2008 by Toriko42

    You'd think from the critical reception Oblivion would be one of the best games ever, sadly this is far from the truth..

    I recall a time where The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion was considered the messiah of gaming, somewhat of a savior for the Western Role Playing Game. It had great reviews and was heavily hyped as one of ...

    5 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Battlefield: Bad Company truly is one of the best console shooters available right now despite some irksome features

    Battlefield: Bad Company

    Rated on July 03, 2008 by Toriko42

    Battlefield: Bad Company truly is one of the best console shooters available right now despite some irksome features

    Battlefield: Bad Company has something for all fans of FPS. It has a funny and engaging single player campaign which is short and sweet. It also has a very engrossing and fun multiplayer portion which...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4
    Just Plain Bad

    Counter-Strike: Condition Zero

    Rated on July 02, 2008 by Toriko42

    Just Plain Bad

    Condition Zero tried really hard, but sadly all this effort amounted to a game that simply wasn't very good and could be easily skipped. Especially when Half Life 2 was less then a year away and a muc...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    If you have the slightest interest in real time strategy, you owe it to yourself to play this game.

    Warcraft III: Battlechest

    Rated on July 02, 2008 by Toriko42

    If you have the slightest interest in real time strategy, you owe it to yourself to play this game.

    Warcraft 3 is one of the Blizzard classics. It's one of the trio of amazing games Blizzard created that made the company the power house that it is today. Of course this isn't without merit, Warcraft ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    As much as I hate to say it, Halo 3 is a very fun game and well worth buying

    Halo 3

    Rated on June 19, 2008 by Toriko42

    As much as I hate to say it, Halo 3 is a very fun game and well worth buying

    Halo 3 is one of those games people love to hate. It's up there in the league of World of Warcraft and Grand Theft Auto where it's considered to be somewhat trendy to express your hate of the game whe...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    To call this game amazing would be a gross understatement

    Grand Theft Auto IV

    Rated on May 12, 2008 by Toriko42

    To call this game amazing would be a gross understatement

    Grand Theft Auto in my eyes is one of the best game series of all time and is destined to be a classic remembered twenty years down the road and beyond. It was to my great joy that Grand Theft Auto IV...

    4 out of 8 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    An ambitious game which by all means is an excellent one at that

    Bully: Scholarship Edition

    Rated on April 17, 2008 by Toriko42

    An ambitious game which by all means is an excellent one at that

    Bully: Scholarship Edition is by all means a very different game. Almost everything about is unique and fresh from the structure of the game, to the plot, to the game-play. The game has this almost bo...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    A great RPG with notable flaws

    Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines

    Rated on March 23, 2008 by Toriko42

    A great RPG with notable flaws

    Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines is in my mind a great achievement in my eyes. Made by the now dead Troika, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines is a solid RPG game which lets the player indulge i...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.