User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.76/10

Total of 33 user ratings spread across 33 releases

  1. 10
    (5)
  2. 9
    (9)
  3. 8
    (5)
  4. 7
    (6)
  5. 6
    (2)
  6. 5
    (3)
  7. 4
    (1)
  8. 3
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  9. 2
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  10. 1
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  • User Rating:5
    Being stuck in the past really is that bad.

    Dark Sector

    Being stuck in the past really is that bad.

    I went into Dark Sector with high, but well restrained, hopes. It looked like a decent Resident Evil 4/Gears of War clone that would be an enjoyable blast for about seven or so hours. What I got however, was a game that ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    The ultimate rhythm game.

    Rock Band

    The ultimate rhythm game.

    Harmonix, the former developers of the Guitar Hero series, left their publisher, Red Octane, for greener pastures. Now partnered with EA and MTV Games, Harmonix set out to make the ultimate rhythm game, and for all inten... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8

    Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (w/Guitar)

  • User Rating:8
    Fun, but overdone.

    Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

    Fun, but overdone.

    Guitar Hero III is the first attempt at being at trying to reinvent the series. After Harmonix, the developers of the first two Guitar Heroes, left their publisher and joined with EA and MTV Games, Activision put Neverso... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.5
    Cybermorph sets the tone for the rest of the system.

    Cybermorph

    Cybermorph sets the tone for the rest of the system.

    Imagine this: You've just paid £250 for the brand new Atari Jaguar. Its 64-bit, a good four times the power of the SNES and Megadrive, and what do you know, the good people at Atari have bundled in a game to get you star... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7

    Guitar Hero II

  • User Rating:7
    GH II still has that timeless gameplay, but everything surrounding it is disappointing.

    Guitar Hero II (Game only)

    GH II still has that timeless gameplay, but everything surrounding it is disappointing.

    When the first Guitar Hero was released, it was something completely different. While there had been other rhythm games long before Guitar Hero, they hadn't made much of a splash outside the arcades or Japan. Guitar Hero... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9

    Sonic the Hedgehog

  • User Rating:9
    Sonic is an absolute blast to play!

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    Sonic is an absolute blast to play!

    Although the Megadrive had made somewhat of a splash during the 1989-1990 period, the fact that the much older NES was still doing much better wasn't good, and with the Super Nintendo just around the corner, Sega needed ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10

    Metroid Prime

  • User Rating:10
    While it may be slightly cumbersome at first, once you get into it, everything about Metroid Prime feels very natural.

    Metroid Prime

    While it may be slightly cumbersome at first, once you get into it, everything about Metroid Prime feels very natural.

    Internal politics was what stopped the Metroid series from ever making an appearance on the N64, so there was much excitement when finally, after 8 years, a brand new console Metroid was released, and it really was worth... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3

    Shaq-Fu

  • User Rating:3
    Well....at least its fun to say.

    Shaq-Fu

    Well....at least its fun to say.

    You wouldn't picture former basketball star Shaquille o' Neal in a one on one fighter, but somehow EA got hold of the licence, and instead of making a basketball game with Shaq's face on it, they for some reason decided ... Read Full Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5

    Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins

  • User Rating:8.5
    A vast improvement, but one that's far too easy.

    Super Mario Land 2: 6 Tsu no Kinka

    A vast improvement, but one that's far too easy.

    Super Mario Land, as much as it tried to bring the Mario experience to the Game Boy, lacked the tight controls needed to be a truly superb Mario title. Super Mario Land 2 sorts out almost every problem with the original,... Read Full Review

    5 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5

    Super Mario Land

  • User Rating:7.5
    Super Mario Land tries so hard, but just doesn't make it.

    Super Mario Land

    Super Mario Land tries so hard, but just doesn't make it.

    After the phenomenal success that the original Super Mario Bros. brought the NES, it came as no surprise that the Game Boy also launched with a Mario game in the form of Super Mario Land, but it doesn't live up to expect... Read Full Review

    5 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    The best game ever to rock out with!

    Guitar Hero (w/Guitar)

    The best game ever to rock out with!

    Rhythm games have never been one to go beyond the J-Pop and Eurotrash, with the greatest example of the genre, Dance Dance Revolution regularly trawling and scraping the bottom of both of these genres. Guitar Hero comes,... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7

    Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse

  • User Rating:7
    Castle of Illusion's charm saves it from its poor controls.

    I Love Mickey Mouse: Fushigi no Oshiro Daibouken

    Castle of Illusion's charm saves it from its poor controls.

    In the beautiful and peaceful land of Vera, Mickey and Minnie Mouse are enjoying themselves, that is, until the evil witch Mizrabel kidnaps Minnie. Mickey follows her to her home, the Castle of Illusion, where he must re... Read Full Review

    6 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5

    Star Fox

  • User Rating:9.5
    One of the defining 16-bit games.

    Star Fox

    One of the defining 16-bit games.

    While the Super Nintendo had ushered in various graphical effects such as Mode 7, there weren't any huge leaps forward in technology until 1993, the year of the FX chip. The FX chip is a small chip which acts as a graphi... Read Full Review

    4 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9

    Wetrix

  • User Rating:9
    Wetrix does something that very few puzzle games do: something completely different!

    Wetrix

    Wetrix does something that very few puzzle games do: something completely different!

    The puzzle genre is one that is inundated with Tetris clones, or Tetris Attack clones, or clones of some variation of Tetris, so when something as revolutionary as Wetrix comes along, you just have to sit up and take not... Read Full Review

    8 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    Virtua Fighter is the most disappointing launch title of all time.

    Virtua Fighter

    Virtua Fighter is the most disappointing launch title of all time.

    First impressions are often the most important, and this sentiment lingered with the Saturn until its death in 1998. Virtua Fighter sold a great many Saturn in Japan on namesake alone, but the same didn't happen in the W... Read Full Review

    5 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5

    Virtua Fighter

  • User Rating:10
    Its called "Perfect" Dark for a reason.

    Perfect Dark

    Its called "Perfect" Dark for a reason.

    While most have probably never even heard of it, the French 1990 film "Nikita" is one of the most influential films on modern culture. Without this deadly female assassin, it would be difficult to imagine a world with Be... Read Full Review

    7 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10

    Perfect Dark

  • User Rating:6
    I'm just glad I didn't wait over a decade for this!

    NiGHTS: Hoshi Furu Yoru no Monogatari

    I'm just glad I didn't wait over a decade for this!

    Due to the Saturn's incredibly niche fanbase, any hugely popular game for the system such as NiGHTS: Into Dreams, was bound to be forever immortalized, steeped in nostalgic bliss for eternity, a memory constantly kept al... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    A fun fighter, but mainly for fans.

    The King of Fighters '94

    A fun fighter, but mainly for fans.

    Unsurprisingly, most game companies will simply chuck some of their best known franchises together to make a whole brand new franchise. Nintendo and Capcom have been doing this for year, but for once, SNK did something f... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    A truly Killer game!

    Killer Instinct

    A truly Killer game!

    The Super Nintendo port of Killer Instinct was not the intended version for release, as an arcade perfect port of Killer Instinct was promised as one of the premier titles for Nintendo's then soon to be released Ultra 64... Read Full Review

    6 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A wonderful, magical game.

    Viva Pinata

    A wonderful, magical game.

    A cursory glance at the Xbox 360's library will give a sight of a system inundated with shooters. To be fair though, a great deal of them are of a very high quality, but the 360 just has far too many after 2007, a sentim... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    A roller coaster, in terms of speed AND quality.

    Sonic and the Secret Rings

    A roller coaster, in terms of speed AND quality.

    In order for me to deliver a truly honest review, I must admit one thing before I continue. I didn't actually finish the game before setting out to write this here review, but I have a good excuse. I lost the will to liv... Read Full Review

    3 of 6 users found the following review helpful