User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.57/10

Total of 48 user reviews spread across 48 releases

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  • User Rating:7
    Better on the PSP, but still a solid adventure

    Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters

    Better on the PSP, but still a solid adventure

    I'll just state this right off the bat, I love the Ratchet & Clank games. It may be my favorite series ever, at least in the top three. I've played thru all 4 PS2 iterations, 100% thru Up Your Arsenal and Deadlocked, and... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Cole McGrath, the Electric Man is back, this time preparing to face his toughest enemy yet, the BEAST.

    inFamous 2

    Cole McGrath, the Electric Man is back, this time preparing to face his toughest enemy yet, the BEAST.

    As a big fan of the original inFamous, as well as developer Sucker Punch's prior series Sly Cooper, I was eagerly awaiting its recent release of inFamous 2. Was I disappointed? Did it hold up to the first game? In sho... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Nowhere near as good as EA's Bond games, and a disappointing entry for the great British spy, might as well play CoD: GE

    James Bond 007: Blood Stone

    Nowhere near as good as EA's Bond games, and a disappointing entry for the great British spy, might as well play CoD: GE

    As a big fan of the James Bond franchise (literary and cinematic), I am eager for new entries in the series. With the latest releases, Blood Stone and GoldenEye Wii, it was up to Blood Stone to carry the torch for me, a... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The Origami Killer is at large.  4 people are investigating to find out who it is.  Can you help them find the killer?

    Heavy Rain

    The Origami Killer is at large. 4 people are investigating to find out who it is. Can you help them find the killer?

    How can you really review something that's more of an interactive drama/murder mystery than a game? Well I'll give it a shot. This is the second offering from developer Quantic Dream. Their first was called Indigo P... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Another good Final Fantasy entry, with LOST-like storytelling, good characters, and great battles

    Final Fantasy XIII

    Another good Final Fantasy entry, with LOST-like storytelling, good characters, and great battles

    It took awhile to arrive, and you can argue about some of the design choices that were made, but Final Fantasy XIII finally released, and after having played through it, I believe it was definitely worth the wait. It ma... Read Full Review

    3 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    A disappointing finish to the God of War trilogy, not bad by any stretch, just not as good as first two games

    God of War III

    A disappointing finish to the God of War trilogy, not bad by any stretch, just not as good as first two games

    The original God of War was a breath of fresh air to me back upon its release in 2005. Pretty much everything about it was cool, particularly the epic storyline of the Ghost of Sparta, Kratos, going after the god of war... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Spiritual successor to Baldur's Gate is a great, at times challenging, and very enjoyable RPG

    Dragon Age: Origins

    Spiritual successor to Baldur's Gate is a great, at times challenging, and very enjoyable RPG

    I am not a D&D fan, so Baldur's Gate and Neverwinter Nights were not high priority games for myself. I remember trying Neverwinter Nights, but stopped playing it for whatever reason. When BioWare made Star Wars: Knight... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Bigger and better, Assassin's Creed is back with more of everything, and less repetition

    Assassin's Creed II

    Bigger and better, Assassin's Creed is back with more of everything, and less repetition

    In my review of Assassin's Creed, I was a little disappointed compared to how hyped the game was, but I still really enjoyed it, if only it wasn't so repetitious. The gameplay was fun, if not easy, but it looked great, ... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    The World's Greatest Detective finally gets a worthy game treatment, Arkham Asylum is one of the best games this year

    Batman: Arkham Asylum

    The World's Greatest Detective finally gets a worthy game treatment, Arkham Asylum is one of the best games this year

    Comic book superheroes haven't translated all that well into the video game realm. There have been plenty of decent titles, some dreadful ones (Superman 64), but very few real good ones. The X-Men Legends/Marvel Ultima... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Play as an electrical-based superhero and decide the fate of your city, save it or destroy it?

    inFamous

    Play as an electrical-based superhero and decide the fate of your city, save it or destroy it?

    I loved the Sly Cooper series from developer Sucker Punch. It was a great trilogy, with fun stealth platforming, a good, funny storyline and great characters. For their follow up to Sly Cooper, they announced inFamous,... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Not as good as Legend, but still a fine effort, with a great finish

    Tomb Raider: Underworld

    Not as good as Legend, but still a fine effort, with a great finish

    After playing last year's Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, I couldn't help but be eager to play Tomb Raider: Underworld. Well, I have to say I was disappointed, but at the same time, the finish to the game was fantastic for ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    One of the best games of the year, a great RPG with a terrific setting and equally great atmosphere

    Fallout 3

    One of the best games of the year, a great RPG with a terrific setting and equally great atmosphere

    I didn't have any interest in Fallout 3 when it first came out. I had seen some stuff on it and thought about it seeing as there were few RPGs coming out for the PS3. But upon release, I didn't bother. Luckily for me,... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Same Lego gameplay, but its the best Batman game in quite awhile

    LEGO Batman: The Videogame

    Same Lego gameplay, but its the best Batman game in quite awhile

    First off, if you've played any of the Lego Star Wars games or the Lego Indiana Jones game, you know what to expect out of Lego Batman. If you haven't played any of those yet, Lego Batman is a fine place to start. Th... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    The Force is fun to play with, but the story hurts the saga more than it helps, its fun but too short.

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

    The Force is fun to play with, but the story hurts the saga more than it helps, its fun but too short.

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is fun, but its way too short, and honestly, while the story was pretty cool, it doesn't help the original trilogy out at all. Still, you get to play as a secret apprentice to Darth Vader ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Downloadable R&C title that's fun for what it is, a lead in to the sequel to last year's great Tools of Destruction.

    Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty

    Downloadable R&C title that's fun for what it is, a lead in to the sequel to last year's great Tools of Destruction.

    I love the Ratchet & Clank series. Its my favorite game series of all time. So when I heard at this year's E3 that R&C would be coming to the PSN in a downloadable title, I was thrilled. I would've been happier with a... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A great return to Liberty City, now even more fleshed out with landmarks and fun missions.

    Grand Theft Auto IV

    A great return to Liberty City, now even more fleshed out with landmarks and fun missions.

    This is gonna be a shorter review than my other reviews. I was a big fan of Grand Theft Auto III even though I never finished it. But for whatever reason I couldn't get into its two followups, Vice City and San Andreas... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Okami is awesome!

    Okami

    Okami is awesome!

    I can remember back in early 2006 and seeing brief previews and screen shots of Okami in Game Informer, not really paying attention to it. I heard more about it at that year's E3. Still I didn't pay much attention to i... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Great point & click adventure game for the Wii, with some innovative uses of the WiiMote, fun clever puzzle game

    Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure

    Great point & click adventure game for the Wii, with some innovative uses of the WiiMote, fun clever puzzle game

    I didn't really know anything about Zack & Wiki until reading some positive things about it during GameSpot's Best of 2007 feature, but then I got to see it in action at a friend's house around the same time. I was impr... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Simple, but fun, point & click adventure RPG featuring Penny Arcade characters, like PA, you'll like this.

    Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Episode One

    Simple, but fun, point & click adventure RPG featuring Penny Arcade characters, like PA, you'll like this.

    Seems like you either like Penny Arcade or you don't. At least that's what I kept hearing in reviews for On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness. The people behind the web comic teamed up with Hothead Games, creating a... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Mario is back, in another good title, Super Mario Galaxy.  Suits are back (Bee Mario rules) and galaxies are explored.

    Super Mario Galaxy

    Mario is back, in another good title, Super Mario Galaxy. Suits are back (Bee Mario rules) and galaxies are explored.

    I was not gaming when Super Mario 64 arrived on the scene, so I never got the chance to play one of the best platformers in history. I was around for the release of Super Mario Sunshine, which I really enjoyed. It was ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Promising title that fails to fully deliver on that promise.  Still a pretty good JRPG  for the RPG-starved Xbox 360.

    Lost Odyssey

    Promising title that fails to fully deliver on that promise. Still a pretty good JRPG for the RPG-starved Xbox 360.

    I usually don't start my reviews this way, but I just can't sugarcoat this so I'll get this out of the way to begin: I had high hopes for Lost Odyssey, along with Blue Dragon and Mass Effect. Mass Effect delivered, I di... Read Full Review

    5 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Devil May Cry is back, with a second playable character, more demons and bosses to slay, and the same great action.

    Devil May Cry 4

    Devil May Cry is back, with a second playable character, more demons and bosses to slay, and the same great action.

    After Devil May Cry 3, I wasn't sure I would be able to get back into the series. I loved the original Devil May Cry, as it stood as one of my favorite action games for a few years, until the release of the original God... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Mass Effect is an incredibly well developed RPG, and may be BioWare's best console effort so far

    Mass Effect

    Mass Effect is an incredibly well developed RPG, and may be BioWare's best console effort so far

    Last we saw BioWare on a console, they provided us with the best Star Wars RPG made so far, Knights of the Old Republic. They have returned in a big way, with their own original property, Mass Effect. And they have an ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A great, yet short, action adventure game that feels a lot like Tomb Raider, with some National Treasure mixed in

    Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

    A great, yet short, action adventure game that feels a lot like Tomb Raider, with some National Treasure mixed in

    Naughty Dog has been pretty quiet since their last big release, Jak 3. They're back with their latest release, Uncharted. And Uncharted proves that Naughty Dog can produce more than just the mascot platform type of ga... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Really good game with lots of potential, could've been great, and it could've been awful, but its still really good

    Assassin's Creed

    Really good game with lots of potential, could've been great, and it could've been awful, but its still really good

    The early previews of Assassin's Creed sounded so amazing. Tracking down your target, the moving in for the kill followed by escaping before you were surrounded by guards. It all sounded so good. Plus add in the fact ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Heavenly Sword is a solid, yet short, interactive martial arts like experience which is worth playing despite its length

    Heavenly Sword

    Heavenly Sword is a solid, yet short, interactive martial arts like experience which is worth playing despite its length

    Its been mostly compared to God of War, yet with a female heroine, but that's only from a gameplay perspective. Heavenly Sword is more comparable to an interactive martial arts movie, like Hero or Fist of Legend or Crou... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    A surprisingly good RPG with a very interesting premise of a dream within Frederic Chopin's mind while on his deathbed

    Trusty Bell: Chopin no Yume

    A surprisingly good RPG with a very interesting premise of a dream within Frederic Chopin's mind while on his deathbed

    Very rarely does the idea of an RPG starring a famous musician end up being a surprisingly good game with a few twists on the conventional RPG. That happened here with Eternal Sonata. At its gameplay heart, it is a lot... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Stuntman is back, with much better loading times, and all the fun of performing movie stunts.

    Stuntman Ignition

    Stuntman is back, with much better loading times, and all the fun of performing movie stunts.

    I can still remember trying to play the original Stuntman for the PS2 back in 2002, it was such a frustrating game because of how long it took to load everything. The fact that the game was really hard made the load tim... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Rogue Galaxy had alot of hype, it meets most of that hype, but could have been better, yet its still a solid RPG.

    Rogue Galaxy

    Rogue Galaxy had alot of hype, it meets most of that hype, but could have been better, yet its still a solid RPG.

    Last time we saw developer Level 5, they were delivering one of the best RPG experiences on the PS2 in the form of Dragon Quest VIII. They return once again with an almost spiritual successor to their Dark Cloud series ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.6
    Another solid entry in one of my favorite game series, and one of the top PSP games released

    Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters

    Another solid entry in one of my favorite game series, and one of the top PSP games released

    I'll just state this right off the bat, I love the Ratchet & Clank games. It may be my favorite series ever, at least in the top three. I've played thru all 4 PS2 iterations, 100% thru Up Your Arsenal and Deadlocke... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.6
    Incredible sequel to an incredible game, and likely the last great game for the PlayStation 2

    God of War II

    Incredible sequel to an incredible game, and likely the last great game for the PlayStation 2

    Two years ago the original God of War was released in the wake of the releases of Devil May Cry 3 and the Prince of Persia series. God of War took a little from both series, and created a tremendous title that would go ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.1
    Daxter takes center stage in his own platfomer that faithfully continues the Jak & Daxter series

    Daxter

    Daxter takes center stage in his own platfomer that faithfully continues the Jak & Daxter series

    Jak & Daxter The Precursor Legacy was the first big platforming adventure game for the PS2, and it turned into a pretty big trilogy after the releases of Jak 2 and Jak 3. Now that the trilogy is over, there was stil... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.7
    5 years after X, Final Fantasy returns with one of the best RPG experiences for the PS2

    Final Fantasy XII

    5 years after X, Final Fantasy returns with one of the best RPG experiences for the PS2

    It has been 5 years since the release of the last official Final Fantasy game. Since then, the road to Final Fantasy XII did have rough spots, like people leaving. But in the end, an absolutely amazing RPG was released... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.9
    Same X-Men Legends formula, this time throw in over a hundred Marvel heroes and villains for another epic action RPG

    Marvel: Ultimate Alliance

    Same X-Men Legends formula, this time throw in over a hundred Marvel heroes and villains for another epic action RPG

    A little over two years ago, Raven Software released an action RPG based on the X-Men. The success of the original X-Men Legends brought about a sequel last year, X-Men Legends 2 Rise of Apocalypse, which added a number... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    The greatest DC superheroes team up to save the world, its just that you save the world rather quickly.

    Justice League Heroes

    The greatest DC superheroes team up to save the world, its just that you save the world rather quickly.

    There are not many good DC superhero video games. Okay, there are not that many DC superhero games period. Alot of the Superman games flop, same goes for most of the Batman games. But after the success Activision and ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.1
    Trade in your old air guitar for a plastic guitar and play one of the best rhythm games there is

    Guitar Hero (w/Guitar)

    Trade in your old air guitar for a plastic guitar and play one of the best rhythm games there is

    I normally stay away from the rhythm based games, aka the DDR games, but from time to time a game comes out that can change my opinion. For the rhythm game genre, Guitar Hero is that game. It is fun, you play a virtual... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    While not a great JRPG, Enchanted Arms is a pretty good RPG and worth looking into if you're JRPG-starved on the X360

    Enchanted Arms

    While not a great JRPG, Enchanted Arms is a pretty good RPG and worth looking into if you're JRPG-starved on the X360

    The one genre that the original Xbox and the Xbox 360 have been lacking has been the traditional JRPG, basically think the Final Fantasy games. The annoucement of two titles from Mistwalker Studios, created by the found... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.4
    An improvement over Hitman Contracts, and a surprisingly good title that is definitely worth playing.

    Hitman: Blood Money

    An improvement over Hitman Contracts, and a surprisingly good title that is definitely worth playing.

    I usually shy away from the stealth action genre, but the Hitman series has always intrigued me. Probably because you play as a Hitman, duh, and there is no other game where you can play as a Hitman. The original Hitma... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.3
    The sequel to prolly the last great Nintendo 64 game.  And its just as good, if not better, than its predecessor.

    Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

    The sequel to prolly the last great Nintendo 64 game. And its just as good, if not better, than its predecessor.

    The original Paper Mario was released near the end of the N64's lifespan and stands as prolly the last great N64 game. It definitely was a bit of a surprise hit b/c it didn't sport the best graphics, as all the characte... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.7
    Tomb Raider is a viable franchise yet again in the great, yet short, Tomb Raider Legend.

    Tomb Raider: Legend

    Tomb Raider is a viable franchise yet again in the great, yet short, Tomb Raider Legend.

    Basically a resurrected franchise, the Tomb Raider series was in very, very bad shape following the utterly awful Angel of Darkness. But Crystal Dynamics, makers of the Legacy of Kain games, swooped in and saved Lara Cr... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful