User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.94/10

Total of 102 user ratings spread across 102 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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  7. 4
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  • Review Score:7
    A valiant return of the Shadowrun universe, but hurt by linearity and a frustrating checkpoint system.

    Shadowrun Returns

    A valiant return of the Shadowrun universe, but hurt by linearity and a frustrating checkpoint system.

    In hindsight, it seems unthinkable that a universe of Shadowrun's cyberpunk/fantasy stature has gone so unheralded in the world of gaming. Since the 16-bit era, almost 2 decades have passed without a game properly set in... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5
    Likely to go down in history not only as one of the best RPGs of all time, but as one of the best games, period.

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    Likely to go down in history not only as one of the best RPGs of all time, but as one of the best games, period.

    When The Elder Scrolls: Arena saw its release in 1994 for DOS computers, it arrived under the pretext that you could be who you want and do what you want, the essence of the RPG genre. In the games that followed, – Dagge... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.5
    Shallow and short, but attractive and littered with explosions-a-plenty.

    Hard Reset

    Shallow and short, but attractive and littered with explosions-a-plenty.

    With modern shooters becoming increasingly complex and experimental, it's easy to forget the mechanics that dominated the FPS scene in the days of Quake and Unreal Tournament. Developer The Flying Wild Hog remembered. Th... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Years ago, DICE defined the multiplayer war shooter, and they have redefined it with Battlefield 3.

    Battlefield 3

    Years ago, DICE defined the multiplayer war shooter, and they have redefined it with Battlefield 3.

    The multiplayer war FPS might be a dime-a-dozen these days, but believe it or not, this wasn't always the case. When DICE released Battlefield 1942 9 years ago, these games weren't the norm. Up until then, supernatural s... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5
    Fantastic presentation with sluggish controls. It's fun to look at, but not much fun to play.

    The War of the Worlds

    Fantastic presentation with sluggish controls. It's fun to look at, but not much fun to play.

    Ah, the cinematic platformer. Its invention can be credited to Broderbund's Prince of Persia in 1989, which made its way to pretty much every conceivable platform under the sun. Its fluid animation and puzzle-solving gam... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    The learning curve is painful, but the payoff is worth it.

    Nuclear Dawn

    The learning curve is painful, but the payoff is worth it.

    There's a certain satisfaction to conquering a steep learning curve. Sometimes, the games that are the most difficult to learn are also the ones that become the most engaging when enough time and energy is spent. Nuclear... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    Rage might not be what we'd hoped, but it's a solid ride. That said, the PC is not the platform to play it on.

    Rage

    Rage might not be what we'd hoped, but it's a solid ride. That said, the PC is not the platform to play it on.

    id Software: legends of gaming. Many consider them the fathers of the first-person shooter genre, one that has gone on to dominate the industry. Their games have become famous for incredible presentation value, standard-... Read Full Review

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

    Camping Mama: Outdoor Adventures

  • Review Score:5
    Minigames are still fun, but a new overworld that should bring depth instead injects more monotony.

    Camping Mama + Papa

    Minigames are still fun, but a new overworld that should bring depth instead injects more monotony.

    Mama sure gets around. Since the original Cooking Mama released in 2006, the franchise has seen several sequels across the Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, and iOS platforms. Each iteration has had slightly different themes be... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:4.5

    Supremacy MMA

  • Review Score:4.5
    Should've been the NFL Blitz to the UFC. Instead, it's a confused and buggy brawler short on content.

    Supremacy MMA

    Should've been the NFL Blitz to the UFC. Instead, it's a confused and buggy brawler short on content.

    No sport in the world is growing faster than mixed martial arts. With the major name brand of the UFC poised to hit network television on Fox Sports along with the burgeoning popularity of brands like Strikeforce and Bel... Read Full Review

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

    Dead Island

  • Review Score:7
    The PC version is somewhere between a masterful adventure and a sloppy mess.

    Dead Island

    The PC version is somewhere between a masterful adventure and a sloppy mess.

    It's not hard to find zombies in the gaming industry. From the war-torn Call of Duty to the wild west Red Dead Redemption, zombies have a knack for finding their ways into even the most unlikely titles. In the case of Te... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    At a bargain, Serious Sam Double D reminds us that sometimes, all you need is lots of guns and lots of enemies.

    Serious Sam Double D

    At a bargain, Serious Sam Double D reminds us that sometimes, all you need is lots of guns and lots of enemies.

    Back in 2001, Serious Sam clocked us over the head with a ridiculous amount of enemies and a frenetic pace in an FPS that reminded us of why games don't always need brilliantly-acted characters and engrossing stories to ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.5
    An inexpensive trip through the old-school with lots of content, though most of it is passable.

    Boulder Dash-XL

    An inexpensive trip through the old-school with lots of content, though most of it is passable.

    1984 was a long time ago, so the fact that Boulder Dash has continued to see new iterations of its classic gameplay until now is commendable in and of itself. In many ways, now is a great time for one of those new versio... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Street Cleaning Simulator

  • Review Score:7
    It's easy to become enthralled with the new game of Mythic Poker, and you can only find it here.

    Runespell: Overture

    It's easy to become enthralled with the new game of Mythic Poker, and you can only find it here.

    In a sea of imitators, it's always nice to find a true innovator. With Runespell: Overture, Mystic Box gives us a familiar fantasy blanket covering a truly new and engaging game mechanic that most anyone will be able to ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Solid sequel. New locales, characters, and mechanics without forgetting what made the first game a hit.

    inFamous 2

    Solid sequel. New locales, characters, and mechanics without forgetting what made the first game a hit.

    A great title comes around every so often. A great franchise? That's a bit harder to come by. Developers that happen upon a new hit IP occasionally have a hard time keeping themselves grounded, attempting to launch the s... Read Full Review

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

    inFamous 2

  • Review Score:8.5
    A sometimes repetitive but absolutely rewarding tale of corruption and deceit through the eyes of the law in 1940s L.A.

    L.A. Noire

    A sometimes repetitive but absolutely rewarding tale of corruption and deceit through the eyes of the law in 1940s L.A.

    The standard sandbox game is often one that somewhat glorifies lawlessness and violence. You typically find yourself running from the cops while attempting to get away with murder. Team Bondi turns the tables on you with... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    This game doesn't always play fair, but it rarely ceases to be fun.

    Magicka

    This game doesn't always play fair, but it rarely ceases to be fun.

    Every now and then, an inexpensive title crops up from under the radar and catches everyone by surprise. Magicka is a game that very much fits into this oft-unheralded category. Its walk-around-and-blast-things gameplay ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Magicka

  • Review Score:6.5
    Rough around nearly every edge, but still an impressive feat for indie gaming.

    Garshasp

    Rough around nearly every edge, but still an impressive feat for indie gaming.

    Independent developers are becoming increasingly prevalent in the gaming industry. Digital download platforms like Steam, PSN, XBLI, and GamersGate have given would-be game creators an accessible method of distribution t... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.5
    Punishingly difficult, short on content, but with undeniable allure.

    Bit.Trip Beat

    Punishingly difficult, short on content, but with undeniable allure.

    There is something endearing about giant pixels and 8-bit music. Maybe it's the inherent hipness oozing from all things retro. Maybe it's the tickle of nostalgia for more seasoned gamers who remember their heyday. At any... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    The most important thing to note about Sanctum is that the first-person shooter/tower-defense combo really works.

    Sanctum

    The most important thing to note about Sanctum is that the first-person shooter/tower-defense combo really works.

    If you're a gamer, you're familiar with first-person shooter games. You may also be familiar with tower defense games. But no one has attempted to combine the two genres. Indie developer Coffee Stain Studios apparently n... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5
    Does Portal 2 have what it takes to justify its price tag? Emphatically, yes it does.

    Portal 2

    Does Portal 2 have what it takes to justify its price tag? Emphatically, yes it does.

    Valve's title Portal was somewhat of a minigame included in the 2007 bundle The Orange Box. At first considered an afterthought to the fact that more established names like Half-Life 2 and Team Fortress 2 were making the... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5.5
    This is a strategy game for hardcore fans of the genre, and only hardcore fans of the genre.

    Revolution Under Siege

    This is a strategy game for hardcore fans of the genre, and only hardcore fans of the genre.

    Positives: + Oustanding and authentic soundtrack + Follows a war that traditionally gets very little attention Negatives: - Overcomplicated for anyone but the most hardcore fans of the genre - Tutorials are long a... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6
    A smartly-crafted puzzle mechanic wrapped up in an interface that does more harm than good.

    Enigmo

    A smartly-crafted puzzle mechanic wrapped up in an interface that does more harm than good.

    To many puzzle game fans, Enigmo is not a new name. Pangea Software originally developed the game for Macintosh and Windows PC, which both saw their releases in 2003. Since then, Enigmo has made its way to the iPhone iOS... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6

    Enigmo

  • Review Score:6.5
    Save for the addictive multiplayer, Homefront is another derivative war shooter.

    Homefront

    Save for the addictive multiplayer, Homefront is another derivative war shooter.

    Positives: + Sound design gives each weapon a feeling a power + Battle Commander adds addictive twist to multiplayer + Introductory narrative sets a compelling backdrop Negatives: - Game does nothing to build on i... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.5

    Homefront

  • Review Score:5.5
    While fun at first, StarDrone gets too ambitious for its own good.

    StarDrone

    While fun at first, StarDrone gets too ambitious for its own good.

    The release of the Playstation Move motion controller has introduced some new options for games on the Playstation platform, but perhaps more than anything else, it has spawned affordable, small-budget content on the Pla... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Killzone 3

  • Review Score:9
    One of the best-looking shooters ever released, with the gameplay to match.

    Killzone 3

    One of the best-looking shooters ever released, with the gameplay to match.

    Positives: + Gameplay feels oustanding + Standard-setting visuals + Addictive competitive multiplayer + Well-paced and varied single player campaign Negatives - Short campaign - No online coop multiplayer - For... Read Full Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    A great sequel to an excellent game, and proof that the franchise is worth expanding.

    Dead Space 2

    A great sequel to an excellent game, and proof that the franchise is worth expanding.

    Positives: + Impressive visual quality + Excellent sound design + Creepy atmosphere + Great multiplayer mode Negatives: - Not much new from the first game - Some missed opportunities in fear factor - Combat get... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.5

    Breach

  • Review Score:6.5
    In order to stand out, Breach would need to do something new, or do something better. Unfortunately, it does neither.

    Breach

    In order to stand out, Breach would need to do something new, or do something better. Unfortunately, it does neither.

    Positives: + Varied gameplay + Low price point Negatives: - Dated visuals - Shoddy sound design - Picky cover mechanic If there was ever an over-saturated genre in current-gen video gaming, it would be the war... Read Full Review

    8 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Final Fantasy XIII

  • Rating:7.5

    Metro 2033

  • Review Score:7.5
    An immersive and gripping single-player experience, but not without its technical flaws.

    Metro 2033

    An immersive and gripping single-player experience, but not without its technical flaws.

    The post-apocalyptic setting in video games is hardly uncommon. The first-person shooter genre is also arguably the most over-saturated. Still, Metro 2033 from the Ukraine-based developer 4A Games manages to breathe new ... Read Full Review

    13 of 14 users found the following review helpful