User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.25/10

Total of 60 user ratings spread across 60 releases

  1. 10
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  2. 9
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  3. 8
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  4. 7
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  5. 6
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  6. 5
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  • Review Score:6.5
    Despite its best efforts, Final Fantasy XIII-2 is an ambitious sequel that fails more than it succeeds.

    Final Fantasy XIII-2

    Despite its best efforts, Final Fantasy XIII-2 is an ambitious sequel that fails more than it succeeds.

    Final Fantasy XIII was a polarizing role-playing title when it was released in 2010. The linearity, auto-combat, and story were both panned as much as they were praised. Overall, I thought it was a good, but flawed game;... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.5

    Final Fantasy XIII-2

  • Review Score:7.5
    There's a great deal to enjoy about Revelations, but it unfortunately doesn't quite live up to its title.

    Assassin's Creed: Revelations

    There's a great deal to enjoy about Revelations, but it unfortunately doesn't quite live up to its title.

    The success of Assassin's Creed II can be attributed to Ubisoft's motivation to address the core problems of the original game. Along came Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood shortly afterwards, and surprised many by adding el... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Batman: Arkham City - Catwoman Bundle Pack

  • Review Score:9
    Rocksteady sets the bar high for action adventure games, expanding on an already excellent Batman formula.

    Batman: Arkham City

    Rocksteady sets the bar high for action adventure games, expanding on an already excellent Batman formula.

    Good: +Dark, well-written story with a colorful cast of familiar characters +Enjoyable side missions that flesh out Rocksteady's take on the Batman mythology +Freeflow combat system is fluid and accessible; notable im... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    Sideway is a unique, creative take on the platforming genre while  managing to still feel familiar.

    Sideway: New York

    Sideway is a unique, creative take on the platforming genre while managing to still feel familiar.

    Good: +Unique blend of 2D/3D platforming twist in the platforming genre +Variety on enemy strategies +Great street graffiti visual style; original, detailed character designs +Good hip-hop influenced soundtrack +Col... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    Portal 2

  • Review Score:9.5
    A cleverly-written story and a broader, crazier set of puzzles makes this the definitive Portal experience.

    Portal 2

    A cleverly-written story and a broader, crazier set of puzzles makes this the definitive Portal experience.

    Good: + Well-written, humor-filled story and characters + Crazier and more challenging puzzles, with new elements to deal with + Very good graphics with solid physics and fluid animations + Great electronic/ambient s... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Hector: Badge of Carnage - Episode 3: Beyond Reasonable Doom

  • Review Score:9.5
    Kingdom Hearts is like a fantasy dream come true.

    Kingdom Hearts

    Kingdom Hearts is like a fantasy dream come true.

    Whether you want to fly across Neverland alongside Peter Pan, or terrorize Halloween Town with Jack Skellington himself, Kingdom Hearts has something to offer many Disney fans, who can expect some nostalgia from their fa... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    This stylish 2D action platformer is brutal, but satisfying combat and solid controls make it a fun experience.

    BloodRayne: Betrayal

    This stylish 2D action platformer is brutal, but satisfying combat and solid controls make it a fun experience.

    Good: +Fast-paced, solid gameplay & sharp controls +Satisfying combat +Stylish new look with nice, gothic level designs and detailed parallax backgrounds +Levels aren't that long, in regards to its hard difficulty +... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Hector: Badge of Carnage - Episode 2: Senseless Acts of Justice

  • Rating:8.5

    Xbox 360 Hardware

  • Rating:8

    Pokemon Black Version

  • Review Score:8
    While it has nothing really new to offer, catching, trading, and battling Pokémon remains as addictive as ever.

    Pocket Monsters Black

    While it has nothing really new to offer, catching, trading, and battling Pokémon remains as addictive as ever.

    Good: + Catching, trading, and battling Pokémon is still surprisingly fun + Significant graphic overhaul + Minor enhancements that speed up battles and leveling up, as well as grinding in-between dungeons + Cool, int... Read Full Review

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

    Pokemon White Version

  • Review Score:8
    While it has nothing really new to offer, catching, trading, and battling Pokémon remains as addictive as ever.

    Pocket Monsters White

    While it has nothing really new to offer, catching, trading, and battling Pokémon remains as addictive as ever.

    Good: + Catching, trading, and battling Pokémon is still surprisingly fun + Significant graphic overhaul + Minor enhancements that speed up battles and leveling up, as well as grinding in-between dungeons + Cool, int... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    PlayStation 3

  • Review Score:8
    While many of its key points could've been better, Legend of Dragoon is still a satisfying journey from start to finish.

    The Legend of Dragoon

    While many of its key points could've been better, Legend of Dragoon is still a satisfying journey from start to finish.

    Legend of Dragoon shows a world that has a lot of heart, but it's not to say that this game doesn't have its share of problems. While its gratifying storyline and enjoyable game play mechanics are definitely attention-gr... Read Full Review

    16 of 16 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6

    Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

  • Review Score:8
    Crude, sarcastic, and vulgar, though an otherwise good way to start a potentially fun adventure series.

    Hector: Badge of Carnage - Episode 1: We Negotiate With Terrorists

    Crude, sarcastic, and vulgar, though an otherwise good way to start a potentially fun adventure series.

    The Good: + Funny story and clever dialogue + Hector is a cynical yet likable character + Great, crisp visuals and cutscenes + Deliberate though good voice acting + Addition of hint system makes game more accessible... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5.5
    It's interesting the first couple levels or so, but the rest of what it has to offer leaves something to be desired.

    Pirate Blast

    It's interesting the first couple levels or so, but the rest of what it has to offer leaves something to be desired.

    Good: + Fairly interesting premise Bad: + Gameplay and presentation could've been better + Not much content to offer + Loses its fun factor quickly; gets boring after a while It's pretty hard for me to recomm... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    There's a ton of enjoyment to be had in this Sierra classic adventure, despite having to cope with a few drawbacks.

    King's Quest III Redux

    There's a ton of enjoyment to be had in this Sierra classic adventure, despite having to cope with a few drawbacks.

    Good: + Great story full of twists and turns + Major gameplay improvement/transition from keyboard to point-and-click; fun magic spells to try out + Decidedly dark, sarcastic humor (via narrator) + Graphic overhaul i... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5
    This unique arts & crafts-like adventure greatly improves on everything its predecessor has since accomplished.

    LittleBigPlanet 2

    This unique arts & crafts-like adventure greatly improves on everything its predecessor has since accomplished.

    Good: + Features a more robust creation tool that expands on everything great about the first LBP + More variety on levels such as strategy, first-person shooter, RPG, and everything else in between + Charming, unique... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    It's a game that definitely needs more polish, but still an enjoyable story-driven adventure that shouldn't be missed.

    Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

    It's a game that definitely needs more polish, but still an enjoyable story-driven adventure that shouldn't be missed.

    Good: + Remarkable storyline + Memorable, well-written characters + Great voice acting and dialogue + Outstanding cinematic visuals + Well-detailed environments Bad: + Gameplay could've used some improvement + ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Bioshock 2 is a worthwhile game thats more spin-off than sequel; perfect for fans that just cant get enough of Bioshock.

    BioShock 2

    Bioshock 2 is a worthwhile game thats more spin-off than sequel; perfect for fans that just cant get enough of Bioshock.

    I'm sure many people share the thought of creating a Bioshock sequel needless to begin with. Andrew Ryan's terrifying yet captivating underwater dystopia that is Rapture was a masterpiece through and through. Rapture was... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    BioShock 2

  • Rating:8.5

    Beyond Good & Evil

  • Review Score:8.5
    When all is said and done, BG&E will stick out as one of the more memorable games to come out in this day and age.

    Beyond Good & Evil

    When all is said and done, BG&E will stick out as one of the more memorable games to come out in this day and age.

    Most of the government's activities are undeniably a great, big mystery to us. One must wonder if the everyday news we receive is actually the truth, or a heap of rotten lies designed to control what we believe. Before y... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    Legend is an enjoyable adventure game that will feel like a breath of fresh air for longtime fans of the series.

    Tomb Raider: Legend

    Legend is an enjoyable adventure game that will feel like a breath of fresh air for longtime fans of the series.

    Tomb Raider's success has lost its luster over the years; evident in titles such as Chronicles and Angel of Darkness. But with a new developer, Crystal Dynamics at the helm, I think it was about damn time for Lara to hav... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    Despite its drastic flaws, Reflex still feels and breathes like Call of Duty 4.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Reflex Edition

    Despite its drastic flaws, Reflex still feels and breathes like Call of Duty 4.

    The Nintendo Wii hasn't had a good standing reputation in regards to mature shooters lately, mainly because they're a rare sight on the platform. A handful of those first-person/rail shooters such as the Metroid Prime se... Read Full Review

    7 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10
    Uncharted 2 is easily one of the finest games of its generation.

    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

    Uncharted 2 is easily one of the finest games of its generation.

    As soon as you pop the game in, you're immediately thrown in the middle of it. As Nathan climbs up the train wreck, every pipe and railing he grabs onto either break or bend, forcing you to look for another way up. Then ... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

  • Review Score:7.5
    Extraction maintains the horrific atmosphere of the original, making it enjoyable in an entirely different way.

    Dead Space: Extraction

    Extraction maintains the horrific atmosphere of the original, making it enjoyable in an entirely different way.

    Electronic Arts' Dead Space was a horrifying survival third-person shooter experience to go through; an extremely satisfying game that left me cowering in fear from beginning to end. With strategic dismemberment as its s... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Modern Warfare 2 delivers the awesome and satisfyingly rewarding shooter experience much like its predecessor did.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

    Modern Warfare 2 delivers the awesome and satisfyingly rewarding shooter experience much like its predecessor did.

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare's success has indeed made a huge impact in the first-person shooter genre. With its realistic settings, superior graphics, and an extremely addictive multiplayer, you had to be out of your ... Read Full Review

    9 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

  • Review Score:8
    While its flaws are hard to miss, an outstanding narrative and lively characters makes the game truly shine.

    Tales of the Abyss

    While its flaws are hard to miss, an outstanding narrative and lively characters makes the game truly shine.

    Namco is recognized for bringing the Tales series to life, each installment well-known for their impressive way of storytelling and unique role-playing combat mechanics. Once again Namco has lived up to its reputation, b... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Modern Warfare 2 delivers the awesome and satisfyingly rewarding shooter experience much like its predecessor did.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

    Modern Warfare 2 delivers the awesome and satisfyingly rewarding shooter experience much like its predecessor did.

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare's success has indeed made a huge impact in the first-person shooter genre. With its realistic settings, superior graphics, and an extremely addictive multiplayer, you had to be out of your ... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5
    A sequel as massive and breathtaking as this just proves that size definitely does matter.

    Resistance 2

    A sequel as massive and breathtaking as this just proves that size definitely does matter.

    If you enjoyed Resistance: Fall of Man's great first-person shooter experience, you will definitely benefit from this sequel that surpasses its predecessor--in several ways possible. Resistance 2 takes the same formulas ... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare