User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.04/10

Total of 51 user reviews spread across 51 releases

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  • User Rating:7
    Absolution is a fun, third-person action-adventure game; it just isn't worthy of the Hitman name.

    Hitman: Absolution

    Absolution is a fun, third-person action-adventure game; it just isn't worthy of the Hitman name.

    Hitman: Absolution tries to be something it shouldn't. Instead of following the conventional Hitman approach of silence, stealth and subtlety, it opts instead for thrills and action, not exactly failing, but not exactly ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Hotline Miami is a stylistic, gory top-down game, and certainly one of the top games of 2012.

    Hotline Miami

    Hotline Miami is a stylistic, gory top-down game, and certainly one of the top games of 2012.

    Hotline Miami, compared to the triple-A titles released this year, may seem to pale in contrast. It's pixelated style is reminiscent of 8-bit shooters, and its gameplay is technically quite simple. If we examine solely t... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Forget Fallout 3; this is the definitive Fallout experience

    Fallout: New Vegas

    Forget Fallout 3; this is the definitive Fallout experience

    Before I start the review, I'd like to point out that I played the game with every piece of DLC installed as found in the Ultimate Edition. As such, my experiences, and thus my opinion of the game, may differ from your o... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    A great short-form game that captures your imagination.

    FTL: Faster Than Light

    A great short-form game that captures your imagination.

    FTL is a game unlike any I've ever played. On the surface, the game seems simple enough; you act as the commander of a vessel, controlling every crew member, every weapon, and every decision you come upon. You'll come ac... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    With Mass Effect 3, the epic, spanning narrative finally comes to an end. But is this a good thing? *spoiler-free*

    Mass Effect 3

    With Mass Effect 3, the epic, spanning narrative finally comes to an end. But is this a good thing? *spoiler-free*

    The Mass Effect games were almost immediately elevated to the halls of RPG perfection with the release of the first game, which not only incorporated great gameplay and action, but an interactive story with real, measura... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Alpha Protocol, with its intriguing story, multiple methods of completion, and astounding customization, is almost there

    Alpha Protocol

    Alpha Protocol, with its intriguing story, multiple methods of completion, and astounding customization, is almost there

    Alpha Protocol is one of those games that is almost there, but fails, and fails hard, on a few aspects that mark the game as bad. Despite this, I gave Alpha Protocol an 8.0 for a few reasons as follows. Story-wise, Al... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Any Bond game is a good Bond game, and Blood Stone sure does satisfy.

    James Bond 007: Blood Stone

    Any Bond game is a good Bond game, and Blood Stone sure does satisfy.

    I'd like to get something out straightaway; I'm a self-confessed Bond-fan; I've seen every movie, played most every game, and just love to death the franchise as a whole. When I heard about Blood Stone, I knew I had to g... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Crysis certainly lives up to its reputation as a gorgeous game, but it falls flat in every other area.

    Crysis

    Crysis certainly lives up to its reputation as a gorgeous game, but it falls flat in every other area.

    I recently built my new gaming computer around a week ago, and I saw Crysis on sale, so I decided it would be pretty cool to test to see if I could run the Holy Grail of Graphics, aka Crysis. Upon starting it up, I was a... Read Full Review

    9 of 16 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Sadly, not the Medal of Honor you remember.

    Medal of Honor

    Sadly, not the Medal of Honor you remember.

    It was inevitable that this game was going to get compared to Call of Duty, and it's hard to avoid such an occurrence. What CoD lacks in depth it does make up in fun, something that this recent iteration of Medal of Hono... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    Everything that made Kane and Lynch at least passable is removed in this game, and what's left is a shoddy rip off

    Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days

    Everything that made Kane and Lynch at least passable is removed in this game, and what's left is a shoddy rip off

    I was a big fan of the original Kane and Lynch game. Despite all its criticisms, I felt like the game really put me in the vein of movies like Heat, and at the time, the Fragile Alliance multiplayer was really a great an... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    Once you get past the nice environments and so-so story, all you're left with is a boring combat system.

    Alan Wake

    Once you get past the nice environments and so-so story, all you're left with is a boring combat system.

    I would like to get one thing out of the way now; I bought this game used from Gamestop, with the full intention of returning it once I beat it. However, I'm exceptionally glad I bought used, because if I had bought new,... Read Full Review

    5 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3
    A fresh take on the superhero game? Yes, but it's more stale than fresh

    inFamous

    A fresh take on the superhero game? Yes, but it's more stale than fresh

    Once you get past the absurd reasoning and false marketing behind InFamous, you'll realize the game is just another open world shooter with electricity instead of guns. False marketing, you say? Yea, the back of the box ... Read Full Review

    6 of 23 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Travel to beautiful locales, meet gorgeous women, and try to overlook the awful mechanics of Alpha Protocol.

    Alpha Protocol

    Travel to beautiful locales, meet gorgeous women, and try to overlook the awful mechanics of Alpha Protocol.

    I had such high expectations for this game that I nearly waited until midnight to get it at my local retailer. Thank god I didn't, and instead borrowed it from a friend. The game's concept is certainly intriguing enough;... Read Full Review

    2 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Doesn't seem very different from the rest, but it has its charms, and oh boy, are they great.

    Battlefield: Bad Company 2

    Doesn't seem very different from the rest, but it has its charms, and oh boy, are they great.

    I got Battlefield Bad Company 2 the day it came out; March 2nd. My friends and I were so excited about getting it, because it marked the day we would stop playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which had consumed our fr... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Mostly fun, but a few oversights leave the player frustrated

    Kingdom Hearts

    Mostly fun, but a few oversights leave the player frustrated

    I picked up Kingdom Hearts for the PS2 many years back, and it's one of my oldest games for the system. That being said, the game is still one of a kind, and boldly went where no other game had dared to go before: a game... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Breakdown aspires to do many things; it certainly does, but none of them are executed correctly.

    Breakdown

    Breakdown aspires to do many things; it certainly does, but none of them are executed correctly.

    I picked up Breakdown in 2005, a few years after its release. By that time, I had played Halo, Far Cry, and all the other great FPS' that are highly publicized. So when I saw Breakdown and its offering of a blend of hand... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    If you're looking for a tropical archipelago adventure setting, turn back. You're in the gritty African wilderness now.

    Far Cry 2

    If you're looking for a tropical archipelago adventure setting, turn back. You're in the gritty African wilderness now.

    I had high hopes for Far Cry 2. I really did. Having played the excellent original game by Crytek, and just gazing in wonder at the amazing tropical setting, seeing that this game had no involvement whatsoever with Cryte... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3
    Looking for Oblivion with Guns? Maybe try a mod, because this is no worthy successor to the Fallout series.

    Fallout 3

    Looking for Oblivion with Guns? Maybe try a mod, because this is no worthy successor to the Fallout series.

    Fallout 3 was very highly anticipated a couple years back, and I can't really blame them. Fallout 1 and 2 were amazing games that pushed the barrier of immersion and virtual reality with their strong stories and amazing ... Read Full Review

    6 of 16 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A sleeper hit that sneaked up on me but turned out to be a great game

    MAG

    A sleeper hit that sneaked up on me but turned out to be a great game

    I want to get this out of the way before I start the review: I'm currently renting the game from gamefly, so my experience may differ from that of buyers of the game. MAG is, when it comes down to it, a fairly by-th... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    One of a kind; however, a few flaws in the story cause Heavy Rain to dissapoint.

    Heavy Rain

    One of a kind; however, a few flaws in the story cause Heavy Rain to dissapoint.

    Heavy Rain truly is a masterpiece of art. The graphics are amazing, taking full advantage of the Cell processor of the PS3. The gameplay is innovative, using the Sixaxis controller to its full potential. The sound is ama... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Extremely dissapointing for fans of the series, Conviction tries to pull the series into a more modern style, but fails.

    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (Collector's Edition)

    Extremely dissapointing for fans of the series, Conviction tries to pull the series into a more modern style, but fails.

    I, like many others, were awaiting the arrival of Splinter Cell: Conviction for many years. I would read through my gaming magazines, see a preview article about Conviction, and get really pumped for it. I thought the ga... Read Full Review

    4 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Simply amazing, don't even rent, just buy it right now

    Borderlands

    Simply amazing, don't even rent, just buy it right now

    I got this game from gamefly a few days ago and figured it would just be your standard fare rpg loot 'n grab game; a half ass diablo 2 with more guns, basically. Boy was I wrong. My friend from class told me that he had ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    An excellent game, and for 15 dollars, an extraordinary bargain

    Battlefield 1943

    An excellent game, and for 15 dollars, an extraordinary bargain

    I was online a few weeks ago, and noticed something new. A game called Battlefield 1943 was out, and, strangely, I didn't see it on Gamefly. After a bit more research, I found out it was an Arcade game for X360 (or PSN g... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    At first, you will not really like it, but after a few hours, you'll love it!

    Fable II

    At first, you will not really like it, but after a few hours, you'll love it!

    I know most of you who are reading this review have already seen the video review on gamespot, or maybe some other websites, like ign. Well just forget everything they told you about fable 2. It is a vast game, with so m... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    I thought this game was on the right track, but it got derailed first.

    Fallout 3

    I thought this game was on the right track, but it got derailed first.

    I recently purchased this game, thinking that it was the king of all games, like so many of my peers said. But as I got deeper in the game, this game really just pissed me off. Here we go. Well, in my opinion there ar... Read Full Review

    4 of 25 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    GTA 4 boring after completion??? Welcome to Stilwater!

    Saints Row

    GTA 4 boring after completion??? Welcome to Stilwater!

    GTA 4 was heavily anticipated by many, including myself. Unfortunately, after the game was completed, there was almost nothing to do except some stuff in Niko's house and maybe, you know, some risq`ue material. My friend... Read Full Review

    2 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Same city, same setting, same cars, for more money.

    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

    Same city, same setting, same cars, for more money.

    GTA Vice City is my favorite of all the games throughout the city. THe music was great, the setting was great, the cars were great, and the voice acting was amazing(Michael Madsen Rulz!) lIBERTY cITY stories was ok, but ... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    An amazing example of third-person kick-butt action!

    Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne

    An amazing example of third-person kick-butt action!

    Max Payne, the original, was great on the story side and a little awkward on the gameplay side. The animations and AI were okay, but the graphics were a little out of date. Now, with Max Payne 2, this has been resolved. ... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    GTA-killer? Think again.

    True Crime: New York City

    GTA-killer? Think again.

    True Crime- the series has always been touted as the GTA- killer games that will end that series forever. Think again. Its funny how the games, streets of la, and this one always look good in previews but stink in the e... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    The best PSP game to date. Worthy of the MG name.<br />

    Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops

    The best PSP game to date. Worthy of the MG name.<br />

    Over the past years, PSP games have been relatively... well, bad. This is mostly due in part to the one analog stick, but in MGS PO, this has all changed. With the d-pad, you can move the camera. No more holding the circ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Not as good as the Pc version.

    Mafia

    Not as good as the Pc version.

    So I bought this game for xbox for a few reasons. First, I heard the story was excellent, and that the game received high rewards when it first came out. It was only 4.99, so I handed over my money and went home to play ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3.5
    Absolutely Revolting! Seriously, what happened?

    DRIV3R

    Absolutely Revolting! Seriously, what happened?

    Okay, so we have all heard of the Driver series right? So no need for an introduction. Well, I bought this game looking for... well, what was I looking for? This game stinks! Let's start with story, which is pretty de... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4
    Look somewhere else for a good shooter.

    Red Faction II

    Look somewhere else for a good shooter.

    I was at an EB Games, and I saw this game in the bargain bin for 4.99, and I said it must be as good as the original game. I put in the disc tray , and I was apalled. I had read the above average reviews, but I cannot se... Read Full Review

    0 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    ok but hey is that the blah blah blah of the blah sword i've spent 50 hours looking for?

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

    ok but hey is that the blah blah blah of the blah sword i've spent 50 hours looking for?

    oblivion's main quest is fun, but it's faction quests aren't. for example, the ultimate heist in the thieves guild has you steal an elder scroll, but my 360 thought i had it and made me go onto the escape from the palace... Read Full Review

    3 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.7
    The best game I have ever played in my ENTIRE life!!!

    Call of Duty

    The best game I have ever played in my ENTIRE life!!!

    Where do I start? Call of Duty. Recently, the games, *cough 2 and three cough* have been okay, but didn't capture the fine moments Call of Duty has to offer. The graphics are outstanding. I'll actually go out on a lim... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.3
    WWII. Fun.. WWII game- could be fun. Sweet WWII game with tons of action? Checkmate.

    Medal of Honor Frontline (Platinum)

    WWII. Fun.. WWII game- could be fun. Sweet WWII game with tons of action? Checkmate.

    WWII. Just thinking about it brings many horrors. Gas chambers, torture, and decapitation with arms and limbs everywhere. Thankfully though, EA games has not chosen the low and gritty game you would expect, and instead c... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:1.6
    Counter-Strike. What went wrong. Do you need a therapist?

    Counter Strike

    Counter-Strike. What went wrong. Do you need a therapist?

    Counter-Strike. That name sounds cool, doesn't it? When I was younger, and when the original Counter-Strike mod was released for Half-Life, I severly wanted to play it, did, and still do. Sadly, when I saw this in the ba... Read Full Review

    3 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.8
    Not what you would think of a(n) WWII game.

    Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30

    Not what you would think of a(n) WWII game.

    After picking up Road to Hill 30 for 10 bucks, I thought this would be an excellent game. What it turned out to be surprised me quite a bit. After reading about the Brothers in Arms series and how great it was in OXM, I... Read Full Review

    0 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:2.4
    Okay, if you're looking for some backstory after playing the free Enemy Territory expansion, look elsewhere.

    Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Tides of War

    Okay, if you're looking for some backstory after playing the free Enemy Territory expansion, look elsewhere.

    I'll admit it. I had some great expectations from Castle Wolfenstein. Really, I did. Okay, zombies and &quot;X monsters&quot; don't make up a realistic WWII- esque shooter, but at least it had some decent guns and looked... Read Full Review

    1 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:1.9
    &quot;Okay, just not fun&quot; Actually on second thought, pretty terrible!!!

    RLH: Run Like Hell

    &quot;Okay, just not fun&quot; Actually on second thought, pretty terrible!!!

    Okay. I was at Gamestop, and what did i see, but RLH. I had seen the game about a year ago, but didin't feel like getting it so i got it this year on Black Friday. First, the gameplay. The camera angles are abysmal, a... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful