User Reviews & Ratings
Total of 58 user reviews spread across 58 releases
XBC is ambitious, addictive and engaging, and with all you can see, do and experience, it's in a league of its own.
SCORE: 9.5/10.0 Pros: +Fantastic battle-system with plenty of customization options +Long, high-stakes story, filled with interesting characters +Wonderful music score and great voice-acting +Hundreds of side-ques... Read Full Review3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
Limbo is artfully crafted, with clever puzzles and an oppressive but endlessly intriguing atmosphere.
Pros: +Engrossing visual and aural presentation +Clever puzzles +Scary atmosphere +Surreal story Cons: -Short adventure in comparison to asking price It takes special talent to make a game focused on sadness a... Read Full Review7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
Lords of Shadow is more than just a successful 3D transfer, it's a great action game with charm, beauty and smarts.
SCORE: 8.5/10.0 Pros: +Long, engrossing story with some interesting twists +Smooth, meaty, entertaining combat +Fantastic presentation +Great soundtrack +Plenty of challenges and secrets Cons: -Some bewilderi... Read Full Review10 of 12 users found the following review helpful
Resonance of Fate mixes exciting combat with expansive extras, only failing at telling a satisfying story.
SCORE: 8.0/10.0 Pros: +Absolutely brilliant combat system +Great customization options +A lot of extra stuff to do +Great music +A heap of value Cons: -Uneventful story -Sometimes repetitious fighting -Poor... Read Full Review7 of 9 users found the following review helpful
Cinematic, deep and beautiful, Mass Effect 2 stands as one of the definitive experiences of this generation.
SCORE: 9.5/10.0 Pros: +Amazing story and storytelling +Fantastic variety of characters +Entertaining shooting mechanics +Superb presentation +Great voice acting +Lots of extra content +Incredibly detailed world... Read Full Review10 of 13 users found the following review helpful
Ridiculously short, repetitive, lazy and boring. Ignition has very little going for it and is a huge disappointment.
SCORE: 3.5/10.0 Pros: +Clean presentation +Some extras for Dead Space 2 Cons: -A glorified collection of minigames, of which there are only three -Sloppy animation -Dull story for the most part -Incredibly sh... Read Full Review5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
It lacks some of the ambition of its predecessor, but it's a robust sequel with classic Mega Man gameplay.
SCORE: 8.0/10.0 Pros: +Entertaining, challenging gameplay +Varied levels and fun bosses +Wonderful visuals +Fantastic music +Lots of extra content Cons: -Level design isn't as memorable as in previous titles ... Read Full Review3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
An essential noire adventure, filled with detail and cIass, with some amazing technology topping it all off.
SCORE: 9.0/10.0 Pros: +Incredible face-recognition technology +Cool, brilliantly paced story +Authentic atmosphere +Great presentation +Lots of extra content Cons: -Investigations can be very part... Read Full Review7 of 9 users found the following review helpful
SCORE: 8.6/10.0 Pros: +Engrossing and exciting story +Realistic and detailed environments +Beautiful soundtrack fits the mood perfectly +Much of the voice acting is very well-done +The amount of branching paths i... Read Full Review9 of 10 users found the following review helpful
A beautiful, touching adventure awaits in Red Dead Redemption, filled with action, styIe and finesse.
SCORE: 9.1/10.0 *multiplayer is not discussed in detail* Pros: +A sprawling, detailed and beautiful world to explore +Smooth, entertaining combat +A touching story with great characters +Large variety of missio... Read Full Review9 of 10 users found the following review helpful
Herdy Gerdy is a peculiar game. It strays far from the norm and there really has never been a game just like it. By using peculiar but smart, new gaming mechanics, Herdy Gerdy manages to make a charming, fun and difficul... Read Full Review3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
In the reign of Call of Duty and Medal of Honor, coming up with a brand new shooter IP is brave, even slightly daring. Insomniac took a big step, from their popular and great Ratchet and Clank to a full-on military force... Read Full Review1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
It's not as good as the former two Metroid Prime games, but it is a Wii game all Metroid fans have to play.
Score: 8.8 Pros: +The series looks as good as ever +Motion control has never felt this good +A little more human approach to the Metroid series +Detailed environments and great boss fights +A great stor... Read Full Review3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
Moody but inviting, complex yet accessible, Dragon Age: Origins is an RPG that knows its core audience.
SCORE: 9.3/10.0 Pros: +Long, superbly well-written story +Meaningful choices in both narrative and gameplay +Entertaining and addictive combat +Great voice acting +Beautifully designed world +Lots of content and... Read Full Review8 of 10 users found the following review helpful
A gory, adrenaline-fuelled and intense thrill ride which only falters in terms of story pacing and variety.
SCORE: 7.9/10.0 Pros: +Very satisfying and entertaining combat +Incredible technical presentation +Enchanting world and inventive setting +Suitably grand and exciting score +Great voice work across the board C... Read Full Review7 of 9 users found the following review helpful
SCORE: 7.8/10 Pros: +Sets the mould for cinematic experiences to come +A twisting story that keeps you guessing +Often impressive graphics and attention to detail +A fantastic soundtrack that fits the game very we... Read Full Review6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
The much emphasized story is nothing spectacular, but smooth, entertaining gameplay and design make it a worthwhile ride
SCORE: 8.5/10.0 Pros: +Great blend of platforming, shooting and puzzling +Easy-to-grasp but complex controls +Superb production values +Lots of extra items to collect +Fantastic boss battles Cons: -Relatively... Read Full Review7 of 9 users found the following review helpful
A sleeker, more accessable Metal Gear Solid that perfectly utilizes and adapts to the PSP's limitations.
SCORE: 9.3/10.0 Pros: +Exciting, superbly told story +Great controls +Large variety of missions +Lots of post-game content +Great voice-acting and score +Smooth and detailed visuals Cons: -Drab boss fights ... Read Full Review11 of 12 users found the following review helpful
If you love adventures with both humor and smarts in bucketloads, you can't go wrong with Secret of Monkey Island: SE.
SCORE: 8.3/10.0 Pros: +Incredibly funny story +Clever puzzles +Beautiful visuals and great soundtrack +Stellar voice acting Cons: -Awkward gameplay mechanics -Sometimes confusing goals Review: When it c... Read Full Review4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
Final Fantasy 7 is a monumental role-playing game that's just as good today as it was over ten years ago.
SCORE: 9.5/10.0 Pros: +Deep, compelling story with entertaining characters +Smart battle system +Materia adds a tactical element to the game +Superb design of environments +Amazing soundtrack +Bunch of minigames... Read Full Review6 of 8 users found the following review helpful
SCORE: 8.8 Pros: +A compelling and powerful story full of twists and turns +Smart implementation of good/evil scenarios +Lightning is a joy to both use and look at +Offers much replayability, due to karma changes... Read Full Review5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
Though short, Flower blends audio and visual artistry so well that it creates something beyond explanation.
SCORE: 9.3/10.0 Pros: +Incredibly engrossing gameplay +Gorgeous visuals +Stirring and adaptive soundtrack +Varied level design Cons: -Should only take around three to four hours to completely finish -Invisibl... Read Full Review10 of 12 users found the following review helpful
Super Mario Galaxy 2 is an ode to gaming pleasure which will forever remain one of the highlights of video game history.
Score: 10.0/10.0 Pros: +An immense array of imaginative worlds +Smooth, precise controls that never falter +Brilliant design and variety in objectives +A whopping 240 stars to collect +Beautiful presentation fill... Read Full Review15 of 17 users found the following review helpful
Boring sandbox elements and tedious side-quests aside, No More Heroes offers more than meets the eye.
SCORE: 8.2/10.0 Pros: +An absolutely crazy story with infinitely intriguing characters +Fun battle system with a lot of variety +Wonderful in both visuals and sound design +Intricately designed areas Cons: -Ho... Read Full Review8 of 12 users found the following review helpful
Score: 9.3/10.0 Pros: +A living world to explore +Smooth and simple controls +Plenty of variety in design of both the world and the enemies +Fantastic visuals and sound design +Lots of secrets to be uncovered ... Read Full Review8 of 9 users found the following review helpful
SCORE: 9.2/10.0 Pros: +A gripping, emotional story with glorious cut-scenes driving it forward +Unbelievably beautiful graphics and design +Inventive and clever enemies +One of the best battle systems in the serie... Read Full Review10 of 13 users found the following review helpful
SCORE: 9.9/10.0 Pros: +A riveting and engaging story, with plenty of twists and turns +One of the best battle systems out there +The ingenious Sphere Grid system is a smart, strategic way to level up +Inventive mo... Read Full Review13 of 16 users found the following review helpful
With tighter gameplay and a great multiplayer addition, Bioshock 2 is a worthy successor of the Bioshock name.
SCORE: 9.3/10 Pros: +A gripping and memorable story +The atmosphere is absolutely superb +Every gameplay change the sequel makes is an improvement +Both graphics and sound are unique and fit the game perfectly +T... Read Full Review11 of 12 users found the following review helpful
Brutally challenging, fantastically unforgiving and utterly amazing, Demon's Souls is a game like no other.
SCORE: 9.3/10 Pros: +Brutally challenging, but never unfair +Novel uses of online components +Riveting original score +Smart level and monster design +Addictive gameplay mechanics +Lots of secrets to discover ... Read Full Review11 of 13 users found the following review helpful
SCORE: 9.5 Pros: +Innovating use of time manipulation +Enchanting and smart story +Beautiful visual and audio presentation +Smart, cerebral puzzles that will twist and bend your mind Cons: -Costs slightly more... Read Full Review11 of 14 users found the following review helpful
A robust, incredible sequel that seamlessly blend atmosphere, story and great gameplay. An essential purchase.
SCORE: 9.5/10 Pros: +One of the most impressive, engrossing environments in recent years +The gameplay mechanics work wonders, being thrilling and refreshing +A story that is, without a doubt, a masterpiece of stor... Read Full Review6 of 8 users found the following review helpful
Not only is it a fresh take on the JRPG scene, but also a whole new direction for the genre itself. Riveting and superb.
SCORE: 9,5/10 Pros: +Engrossing and novel story +Unique urban setting and presentation +Surprisingly addictive and fun music +A fast-paced and different battle-system +A long and enduring adventure +Much to do a... Read Full Review3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
SCORE: 9,5/10 Pros: +Long, entertaining story with brilliant pacing and allure +Exciting and improved shooting mechanics and combat +Gorgeous visuals and varied environments +Mood-setting soundtrack +Fantastic mu... Read Full Review3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
It may remove some of what made the other Paper Mario games a hit, but it makes up for it with humor and innovation.
Score: 9,2/10 Pros: +The new gameplay is fun and, in a way, nostalgic +Wonderful humor and fun story +Charming presentation and great design +Quirky and terrific music Cons: -Considerably easier and shorter th... Read Full Review0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
An on-rails Dead Space doesn't sound good, but it is executed with the utmost skill and panache. Fresh and exciting.
Score: 8,7/10 Pros: +Tense, terrifying story +Great visuals and fluid animation +Sound design is outstanding +Addictive and easy-to-learn gameplay mechanics +Lots of extras, like video-comics and extra challenges... Read Full Review3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
SCORE: 8,6/10 Pros: +A beautiful and environmental world +Fighting the colossi is one of the most amazing things in gaming +Fitting musical score that sets the mood +Great visuals and design Cons: -The colossi... Read Full Review3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
Score: 9,2/10 Pros: +Intricate mix of action and horror +An intriguing story +Gorgeous visuals +Great soundtrack and sound effects +New and improved gameplay mechanic Cons: -The game can get too unforgiving a... Read Full Review1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
Score: 8,3/10 Pros: +Luigi finally gets his time in the spotlight +Innovative and fun gameplay +Smooth presentation and entertaining design +A suitably creepy (in a Mario sense) environment Cons: -The game is ... Read Full Review1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
Score: 8,6/10 Pros: +Both ports of many old G&W games and modern renditions of them in one package +Retro gaming at its absolute best +A large array of extras Cons: -None of the games really have much substance... Read Full Review1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
It may not reach the same level of excellence as its predecessor, but it comes close enough to make it essential.
Score: 9,6/10 Pros: +The game looks as brilliant as the former entry in the series +Light world-dark world concept adds great variety +The ing are varied and inventive +An ambient soundtrack adds an alien atmosphe... Read Full Review0 of 1 users found the following review helpful