User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.7/10

Total of 58 user reviews spread across 58 releases

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  • User Rating:9.5
    XBC is ambitious, addictive and engaging, and with all you can see, do and experience, it's in a league of its own.

    Xenoblade

    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 Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Limbo is artfully crafted, with clever puzzles and an oppressive but endlessly intriguing atmosphere.

    LIMBO

    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 Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Lords of Shadow is more than just a successful 3D transfer, it's a great action game with charm, beauty and smarts.

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

    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 Review

    10 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Resonance of Fate mixes exciting combat with expansive extras, only failing at telling a satisfying story.

    Resonance of Fate

    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 Review

    7 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Cinematic, deep and beautiful, Mass Effect 2 stands as one of the definitive experiences of this generation.

    Mass Effect 2

    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 Review

    10 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3.5
    Ridiculously short, repetitive, lazy and boring. Ignition has very little going for it and is a huge disappointment.

    Dead Space Ignition

    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 Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    It lacks some of the ambition of its predecessor, but it's a robust sequel with classic Mega Man gameplay.

    Mega Man 10

    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 Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    An essential noire adventure, filled with detail and cIass, with some amazing technology topping it all off.

    L.A. Noire

    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 Review

    7 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Emotionally gripping and immersive, Heavy Rain is a masterpiece of presentation, despite its flaws.

    Heavy Rain

    Emotionally gripping and immersive, Heavy Rain is a masterpiece of presentation, despite its flaws.

    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 Review

    9 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A beautiful, touching adventure awaits in Red Dead Redemption, filled with action, styIe and finesse.

    Red Dead Redemption

    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 Review

    9 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    An innovative game that with some slight polish could have been incredible.

    Herdy Gerdy

    An innovative game that with some slight polish could have been incredible.

    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 Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A surprisingly fresh and entertaining experience.

    Resistance: Fall of Man

    A surprisingly fresh and entertaining experience.

    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 Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    It's not as good as the former two Metroid Prime games, but it is a Wii game all Metroid fans have to play.

    Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

    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 Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Moody but inviting, complex yet accessible, Dragon Age: Origins is an RPG that knows its core audience.

    Dragon Age: Origins

    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 Review

    8 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    A gory, adrenaline-fuelled and intense thrill ride which only falters in terms of story pacing and variety.

    God of War (Greatest Hits)

    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 Review

    7 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Indigo Prophecy is a creative, ambitious and fantastic experience, despite its noticeable flaws.

    Indigo Prophecy

    Indigo Prophecy is a creative, ambitious and fantastic experience, despite its noticeable flaws.

    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 Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    The much emphasized story is nothing spectacular, but smooth, entertaining gameplay and design make it a worthwhile ride

    Metroid: Other M

    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 Review

    7 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A sleeker, more accessable Metal Gear Solid that perfectly utilizes and adapts to the PSP's limitations.

    Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

    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 Review

    11 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    If you love adventures with both humor and smarts in bucketloads, you can't go wrong with Secret of Monkey Island: SE.

    The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

    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 Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Final Fantasy 7 is a monumental role-playing game that's just as good today as it was over ten years ago.

    Final Fantasy VII

    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 Review

    6 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Surprisingly compelling and exciting, inFamous manages to amaze despite a few faults.

    inFamous

    Surprisingly compelling and exciting, inFamous manages to amaze despite a few faults.

    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 Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Though short, Flower blends audio and visual artistry so well that it creates something beyond explanation.

    flower

    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 Review

    10 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Super Mario Galaxy 2 is an ode to gaming pleasure which will forever remain one of the highlights of video game history.

    Super Mario Galaxy 2

    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 Review

    15 of 17 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Boring sandbox elements and tedious side-quests aside, No More Heroes offers more than meets the eye.

    No More Heroes

    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 Review

    8 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    An engrossing atmosphere, smooth gameplay and stellar presentation make Super Metroid a cIassic.

    Super Metroid

    An engrossing atmosphere, smooth gameplay and stellar presentation make Super Metroid a cIassic.

    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 Review

    8 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A beautiful and exciting experience marred only by uneven pacing and the odd annoying character.

    Final Fantasy XIII

    A beautiful and exciting experience marred only by uneven pacing and the odd annoying character.

    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 Review

    10 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Final Fantasy X is simply one of the best RPGs you can play today.

    Final Fantasy X (Mega Hits!)

    Final Fantasy X is simply one of the best RPGs you can play today.

    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 Review

    13 of 16 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    With tighter gameplay and a great multiplayer addition, Bioshock 2 is a worthy successor of the Bioshock name.

    BioShock 2

    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 Review

    11 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Brutally challenging, fantastically unforgiving and utterly amazing, Demon's Souls is a game like no other.

    Demon's Souls

    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 Review

    11 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    An understated masterpiece that never ceases to amaze and surprise.

    Braid

    An understated masterpiece that never ceases to amaze and surprise.

    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 Review

    11 of 14 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    A robust, incredible sequel that seamlessly blend atmosphere, story and great gameplay. An essential purchase.

    Assassin's Creed II

    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 Review

    6 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Not only is it a fresh take on the JRPG scene, but also a whole new direction for the genre itself. Riveting and superb.

    Subarashiki Kono Sekai: It's A Wonderful World

    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 Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    An ultra-polished adventure that will keep your adrenaline flowing to the very end.

    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

    An ultra-polished adventure that will keep your adrenaline flowing to the very end.

    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 Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    It may remove some of what made the other Paper Mario games a hit, but it makes up for it with humor and innovation.

    Super Paper Mario

    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 Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    An on-rails Dead Space doesn't sound good, but it is executed with the utmost skill and panache. Fresh and exciting.

    Dead Space: Extraction

    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 Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Both as a work of art and as a game, Shadow of the Colossus fires on all cylinders.

    Shadow of the Colossus

    Both as a work of art and as a game, Shadow of the Colossus fires on all cylinders.

    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 Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Tense and terrifying, this is how survival horror should be.

    BioHazard 4: Wii Edition

    Tense and terrifying, this is how survival horror should be.

    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 Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Luigi's first adventure is a fun, albeit limited, adventure.

    Luigi's Mansion

    Luigi's first adventure is a fun, albeit limited, adventure.

    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 Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A game that faithfully introduces modern gamers to the granddad of gaming.

    Game Boy Gallery 4

    A game that faithfully introduces modern gamers to the granddad of gaming.

    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 Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    It may not reach the same level of excellence as its predecessor, but it comes close enough to make it essential.

    Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

    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 Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful