User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.26/10

Total of 47 user reviews spread across 47 releases

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  • User Rating:9
    Solidifies itself as another quality installment in a venerable series.

    Halo 4 (Wireless Controller Bundle)

    Solidifies itself as another quality installment in a venerable series.

    Master Chief might have gotten a long nap, but even he has yet to earn actual retirement. The arrival of Halo 4 came on wheels equal parts heavy and shaky, with the question of whether 343 Industries could deliver being... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    A polished but unfulfilling solo experience.

    Gears of War 3

    A polished but unfulfilling solo experience.

    *This review is strictly for the single player. www.recaphub.com For a while, Gears of War was considered THE technical marvel to top, especially for home consoles. Aside from a stiff learning curve and uneven diff... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Nanosuits and stiff, clunky movement shouldn't go hand-in-hand.  But in Crysis 2, they do.

    Crysis 2

    Nanosuits and stiff, clunky movement shouldn't go hand-in-hand. But in Crysis 2, they do.

    A tired yet important notion comes to mind when playing Crysis 2; a game can have all the pretty looks in the world, but if it doesn't play well, then it's a wasted opportunity. This isn't to say that Crytek's first seq... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    An ironic and ultimately compromised sequel.

    Saints Row: The Third

    An ironic and ultimately compromised sequel.

    Regardless of where allegiances might lie, most gamers probably realize and agree that Volition's Saints Row franchise has lived in GTA's shadow. Despite this, the series has gathered a strong following thanks to a soli... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    It's hard to swallow a $20 value when you need to shell out more than twice what it's worth.

    Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s

    It's hard to swallow a $20 value when you need to shell out more than twice what it's worth.

    Guitar Hero has established itself as a pretty huge franchise now, making even the most talentless amateurs feel like they're the next Slash. The first two games in the series were rather expensive investments thanks to... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.4
    It's not particularly lengthy, but The Darkness does well with the few hours it lasts; offering plenty of "wow&quot

    The Darkness

    It's not particularly lengthy, but The Darkness does well with the few hours it lasts; offering plenty of "wow&quot

    Jackie Estacado isn't exactly someone you'd want to be, especially for the first twenty-one years of his life. First off, the man's a contract killer, and I don't think we need imagination to predict what that has to be... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.1
    Sometimes sick customization is all you need to make a fun game; this is where Underground steps in.

    Need for Speed Underground

    Sometimes sick customization is all you need to make a fun game; this is where Underground steps in.

    It seems that with each year at least one Need for Speed game hits store shelves, which is more true than some may think. Need for Speed Underground is EA's arrival into the street racing scene of racing games. While t... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Guitar Hero on the 360 makes a welcoming next-gen debut, one that both series veterans and newcomers should check out.

    Guitar Hero II (Game only)

    Guitar Hero on the 360 makes a welcoming next-gen debut, one that both series veterans and newcomers should check out.

    Guitar Hero has had a pretty solid run thus far, managing two mega hits on the PS2. The first Guitar Hero was what one could call the quintessential rock ‘n roll experience in a videogame. Guitar Hero II released late ... Read Full Review

    12 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.6
    While it still falls short in a few areas, GRAW2 is an ultimately exciting experience that makes for a great rental.

    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2

    While it still falls short in a few areas, GRAW2 is an ultimately exciting experience that makes for a great rental.

    The Xbox 360 had a tough time holding people’s attention in the many weeks following its launch. While games like Full Auto and Dead or Alive 4 came out they did little to hold much attention. But then March rolled aro... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.8
    Imagine a short story of Peter Parker, except he's a cop rather than a photographer and you've got Crackdown.

    Riot Act

    Imagine a short story of Peter Parker, except he's a cop rather than a photographer and you've got Crackdown.

    Being a cop isn’t easy, just about everybody’s on their case and hates them. For many years, particularly in videogames, cops have often been looked at as some of the most annoying opponents. Well, Crackdown has decide... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.3
    It boils down to this: Gears of War is a must-play for anyone even remotely interested in any kind of shooter.

    Gears of War

    It boils down to this: Gears of War is a must-play for anyone even remotely interested in any kind of shooter.

    By now it’s hard to talk about the Xbox 360 without mentioning Gears of War. Ever since the game was first unveiled, expectations for Epic’s latest shooter were set to great heights. So much, that some even predicted t... Read Full Review

    10 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.1
    While it lacks a feel of evolution, Double Agent on the 360 is another solid installment for the Splinter Cell series.

    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Nijuu Spy

    While it lacks a feel of evolution, Double Agent on the 360 is another solid installment for the Splinter Cell series.

    It’s tough to look at the Splinter Cell games as good representations of author Tom Clancy’s strengths. Despite holding the name of the New York Times best-selling storyteller, the games haven’t exactly shared that aspe... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.4
    The soundtrack is all that may keep you from fully enjoying the game, and even then it's still completely exhilirating.

    Guitar Hero II

    The soundtrack is all that may keep you from fully enjoying the game, and even then it's still completely exhilirating.

    It’s not easy being a rock star; just ask Dave Williams and Kurt Cobain. Despite being able to rock out like a king, the fame achieved when in a band isn’t always so sweet. If you were one that wanted the rockin’ feel ... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.3
    Ushers as an amazing and mind-blowing experience.  A must-have 360 title.

    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter

    Ushers as an amazing and mind-blowing experience. A must-have 360 title.

    Ubisoft is no stranger when it comes to delivering technically advanced games. Their most famous games being Rainbow Six, Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon, which are also sponsored by New York Times best-selling author, To... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.1
    Despite being a year-old port, FEAR on the 360 is an engrossing and excellent shooter filled with tons of excitement.

    F.E.A.R.

    Despite being a year-old port, FEAR on the 360 is an engrossing and excellent shooter filled with tons of excitement.

    Obscurity, isolation, apprehension and fear; all are attributes that compose games associated with the horror genre. But containing these elements is one thing, actually utilizing them to create that effect on the playe... Read Full Review

    5 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.2
    The path of speed, destruction and recklessness is satisfying, if you call frustration satisfying.

    Burnout 3: Takedown (Platinum Hits)

    The path of speed, destruction and recklessness is satisfying, if you call frustration satisfying.

    It's not everyday that a new installment proves to be worse than its predecessor. Then again, the same could be said for how often it is for a sequel to be better than its predecessor. Takedown is the third installmen... Read Full Review

    1 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.7
    If taking more time to get to races than it does to complete races is your style, dive right in.

    Need for Speed Underground 2

    If taking more time to get to races than it does to complete races is your style, dive right in.

    Need for Speed Underground 2 is the sequel to EA's highly successful racer Need for Speed Underground. Underground featured some of the most exciting races experienced in a game. While Underground 2 is fun to play the ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Despite a lackluster single-player, Call of Duty 3's explosive online multiplayer really helps to make the game shine.

    Call of Duty 3

    Despite a lackluster single-player, Call of Duty 3's explosive online multiplayer really helps to make the game shine.

    Last year's Call of Duty 2 proved to be one of the most satisfying World War II shooters in a good while. The game skillfully blended a stellar, intense single-player with a relatively simply but deeply enjoyable multip... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.9
    While its campaign is nothing to get excited about, Halo 2 will send you on a wild ride with each multiplayer deathmatch

    Halo 2

    While its campaign is nothing to get excited about, Halo 2 will send you on a wild ride with each multiplayer deathmatch

    It’s only so often that we come across a game that’s so remarkable and revolutionary that the bar for future games is set to new heights. Titles such as Super Mario Brothers, The Legend of Zelda, and Goldeneye 007 have ... Read Full Review

    6 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    While not as solid or impressive as Most Wanted, Carbon is still a fun and exciting game well worth checking out.

    Need for Speed Carbon

    While not as solid or impressive as Most Wanted, Carbon is still a fun and exciting game well worth checking out.

    If there’s one game franchise you can expect to see released with each year, it’s Need for Speed. Electronic Arts isn’t exactly a company that’s willing to let one of their biggest series go on without hitting store she... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.3
    Condemned serves up an exceptionally dark and unsettling experience, but offers little beyond its short single-player.

    Condemned: Criminal Origins

    Condemned serves up an exceptionally dark and unsettling experience, but offers little beyond its short single-player.

    Condemned: Criminal Origins marks the birth of next-gen action/horror games with its release on the Xbox 360. The game comes to you courtesy of Sega and Monolith who were responsible for the PC hit FEAR. As a launch ga... Read Full Review

    8 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.6
    Dead Rising's unlimited zombie-killing methods, coupled with it's many crazy moments make for one frantic experience.

    Dead Rising

    Dead Rising's unlimited zombie-killing methods, coupled with it's many crazy moments make for one frantic experience.

    It’s fairly evident that Capcom are the real masterminds as far as bringing zombies to life in their games; clearly demonstrated with their everlasting Resident Evil franchise. Capcom’s infamous zombie-killing series ha... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.7
    Greatest RPG ever it isn't, but this us one of the more enjoyable adventures you can find on the Xbox.

    Fable

    Greatest RPG ever it isn't, but this us one of the more enjoyable adventures you can find on the Xbox.

    Hyped as "the greatest RPG ever", Fable set high expectations for itself, resulting in plenty of hype as the Xbox's latest RPG. The actual game isn't anything truly spectacular but you'll get a well-rounded experience o... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.8
    While Modern Combat had potential, most of it is overshadowed by the game's major flaws.

    Battlefield 2: Modern Combat

    While Modern Combat had potential, most of it is overshadowed by the game's major flaws.

    It’s not unlikely for one to associate Battlefield as a great PC first-person shooting series. The Battlefield games have been strictly PC titles for awhile, but that’s changed with Battlefield 2: Modern Combat, which i... Read Full Review

    4 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.6
    While it hits more than it misses, Perfect Dark Zero just doesn't manage to live up the tremendous hype surrounding it.

    Perfect Dark Zero

    While it hits more than it misses, Perfect Dark Zero just doesn't manage to live up the tremendous hype surrounding it.

    Back when the Nintendo 64 was still a relatively new system, it saw the release of two phenomenal shooters. The first was Goldeneye 007 which was followed by Perfect Dark from Rare three years afterward. Both games off... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    This enhanced iteration of an already spectacular racer takes gaming to a whole new level of speed, intensity and destru

    Burnout Revenge

    This enhanced iteration of an already spectacular racer takes gaming to a whole new level of speed, intensity and destru

    You’re barreling down traffic-filled streets, clenching your hands on the steering wheel. What lies in front of you is a line-up of cars waiting to be shattered, but what’s left behind you is destruction and ruin. As y... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.8
    Dead or Alive 4 is a solid game, but as far as being recommendable to veterans and newcomers it’s a hit-or-miss.

    Dead or Alive 4 (Platinum Hits)

    Dead or Alive 4 is a solid game, but as far as being recommendable to veterans and newcomers it’s a hit-or-miss.

    Japanese developer Team Ninja is no slouch when it comes to deliver quality titles. With games like Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive, the company is one that’s widely known, especially among Xbox fans thanks to the latest... Read Full Review

    4 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Prey has some interesting aspects and ideas, but it doesn't quite tap into it's full potential.

    Prey (Collector's Edition)

    Prey has some interesting aspects and ideas, but it doesn't quite tap into it's full potential.

    Prey’s history is one that you don’t hear about too often in the videogame industry. The game was originally announced over ten years ago, but production came to a silent halt when 3D Realms went to work on Duke Nukem. ... Read Full Review

    7 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.7
    Killer explosions and destructibility can only last so long in Black.

    Black (Platinum Hits)

    Killer explosions and destructibility can only last so long in Black.

    Through the years we’ve seen shooting games rise beyond expectations or fall to the worst disappointment. We’ve defended Earth from ferocious aliens, gone to other worlds fighting to survive and have been taken back to ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.4
    If you're new to Quake, have Live and want a fast-paced game with lots of thrills, then you'll find Quake 4 a great fit.

    Quake 4

    If you're new to Quake, have Live and want a fast-paced game with lots of thrills, then you'll find Quake 4 a great fit.

    With being accountable for the Doom and Quake series, Id’s a company that’s been known for really delivering a strong first-person shooter experience. It’s no small fact that the Quake series has always been a construct... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.8
    Despite the great visual flair and seemingly endless dogfighting, the repetition and frustration hold this title back.

    Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII

    Despite the great visual flair and seemingly endless dogfighting, the repetition and frustration hold this title back.

    Blazing Angels is an air-combat game from Ubisoft set during the World War II era, which we all know and either love or hate. While the game has a couple nice touches they don't do much to help the game rise above your ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.6
    You won't be closing the doors shut on this immersive and colossal RPG anytime soon.

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

    You won't be closing the doors shut on this immersive and colossal RPG anytime soon.

    It’s only so often that a game so amazing, ground-breaking and revolutionary comes around, one that absolutely astonishes gamers beyond their wildest dreams. Well, we’ve just now seen the release of one of these games, ... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.7
    Killzone comes out as a good shooter but the game is plagued by many problems and graphical glitches.

    Killzone

    Killzone comes out as a good shooter but the game is plagued by many problems and graphical glitches.

    Killzone is a dramatic first-person shooter from Guerrilla and Sony as the PS2’s answer to Halo. While Killzone certainly got a lot of hype, most were able to tell it would fall short, especially in comparisons to the X... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.1
    Those wanting a Western shooter that balances great single-player and multiplayer will find what they want in Red Dead

    Red Dead Revolver

    Those wanting a Western shooter that balances great single-player and multiplayer will find what they want in Red Dead

    Between the success of all the GTA's and Midnight Clubs, you'd figure Rockstar would let the success go to their heads. Not quite, in fact, they make what I'd say is their best game yet: Red Dead Revolver. This wester ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.2
    If you've never gotten to experience Counter-Strike and have an Xbox, this is a good place to start if you have Live.

    Counter Strike

    If you've never gotten to experience Counter-Strike and have an Xbox, this is a good place to start if you have Live.

    Out of all the online PC shooters ever released, Counter-Strike is easily the most popular. While each Counter-Strike was much like the last, each proved to become a huge hit and the name is one that’s easily associated... Read Full Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Instincts is a "Far Cry" from you typical first-person shooter.

    Far Cry Instincts

    Instincts is a "Far Cry" from you typical first-person shooter.

    The original Far Cry on the PC was one of the most highly-acclaimed first-person shooters back in 2004. The game combined well-used stealth mechanics and fast action with state-of-the-art technology. With that, a lot o... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Most Wanted is easy to recommend to any racing enthusiast and is arguably the best Need for Speed yet.

    Need for Speed Most Wanted

    Most Wanted is easy to recommend to any racing enthusiast and is arguably the best Need for Speed yet.

    If there’s one franchise that you can expect to make at least one appearance on every system, it’s more than likely going to be Need for Speed. EA’s long-running racing series is taken to new heights with the fast, beau... Read Full Review

    22 of 27 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.1
    While not perfect, Snake Eater manages to combine an unforgettable cinematic presentation with an excellent storyline.

    Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

    While not perfect, Snake Eater manages to combine an unforgettable cinematic presentation with an excellent storyline.

    Before delving into the masterpiece that is Metal Gear Solid 3 one has to ask themselves if they’ve ever experienced a game that has been so cinematically and emotionally impressive that it’s better than your typical Hol... Read Full Review

    12 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.2
    Revenge is so fast, destructive and mind-blowing that the game practically borders on next-gen gaming.

    Burnout Revenge

    Revenge is so fast, destructive and mind-blowing that the game practically borders on next-gen gaming.

    Ever since the first Burnout was released, gamers were taken in by the game's mesmerizing crashes. Burnout never did make its big splash until Takedown was released, and the game is still considered by many to be one of... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    It doesn't do much out of the ordinary, but Ridge Racer 6 is worth a test drive for any avid racing game enthusiast.

    Ridge Racer 6

    It doesn't do much out of the ordinary, but Ridge Racer 6 is worth a test drive for any avid racing game enthusiast.

    Ridge Racer 6 is the latest installment in the long-running Ridge Racer series and is also the first to debut on a Microsoft console. While the series has been alive for some time, this installment is easily accessible ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful