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 +H...
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 ...
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 Co...
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 repetit...
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 +Incre...
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 ...
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...
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: -Investigati...
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 ...
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 +Lar...
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 charmi...
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 fu...
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 fig...
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 ...
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 a...
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 f...
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 ...
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: ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 complete...
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 +Beautif...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 lev...
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 th...
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 se...
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: ...
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...
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 adve...
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 sound...
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 e...
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 ...
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 ...
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 g...
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 ...
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...
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 ad...