User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.87/10

Total of 60 user reviews spread across 60 releases

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  • User Rating:8.5
    Pokemon bids goodbye to the DS and to its past one final time.

    Pocket Monsters White 2

    Pokemon bids goodbye to the DS and to its past one final time.

    It's really hard to justify Pokemon Black 2 and White 2′s existence. To the Pokemon maniac, they come as a bit of a slap in the face, coming off barely a year after the incredible Pokemon Black/White, and flying in... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Pokemon bids goodbye to the DS and to its past one final time.

    Pocket Monsters Black 2

    Pokemon bids goodbye to the DS and to its past one final time.

    It's really hard to justify Pokemon Black 2 and White 2′s existence. To the Pokemon maniac, they come as a bit of a slap in the face, coming off barely a year after the incredible Pokemon Black/White, and flying in... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    After more than a decade, Game Freak have crafted a game that finally trumps Pokemon Gold and Silver.

    Pocket Monsters Black

    After more than a decade, Game Freak have crafted a game that finally trumps Pokemon Gold and Silver.

    Let's get this out of the way, here and now- Pokemon Black and White are the best handheld games ever created. No other game has had this compelling craft of deep and addictive gameplay that is equally inviting to newcom... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    After more than a decade, Game Freak have crafted a game that finally trumps Pokemon Gold and Silver.

    Pocket Monsters White

    After more than a decade, Game Freak have crafted a game that finally trumps Pokemon Gold and Silver.

    Let's get this out of the way, here and now- Pokemon Black and White are the best handheld games ever created. No other game has had this compelling craft of deep and addictive gameplay that is equally inviting to newcom... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    For the first time in its long history, the Final Fantasy series manages to disappoint outright.

    Final Fantasy XIII

    For the first time in its long history, the Final Fantasy series manages to disappoint outright.

    Call it the curse of the number thirteen. I swear, it's got to do with this game having that number in its title. It is inconceivable otherwise that the Final Fantasy series, known for producing consistently high quality... Read Full Review

    19 of 23 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    For the first time in its long history, the Final Fantasy series manages to disappoint outright.<br />

    Final Fantasy XIII

    For the first time in its long history, the Final Fantasy series manages to disappoint outright.<br />

    Call it the curse of the number thirteen. I swear, it's got to do with this game having that number in its title. It is inconceivable otherwise that the Final Fantasy series, known for producing consistently high quality... Read Full Review

    5 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    It may be the most modern and different Dragon Quest game yet, but it remains the truest JRPG we've had in years.

    Dragon Quest IX: Hoshizora no Mamoribito

    It may be the most modern and different Dragon Quest game yet, but it remains the truest JRPG we've had in years.

    Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest provide for a fascinating study in contrasts. Both are classic RPG franchises, over two decades old, and both have churned out consistently great games over the years. Both of these have, o... Read Full Review

    5 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    An enthralling mixture of deft storytelling and dexterous gameplay, Professor Layton can be recommended to everybody.

    Professor Layton and the Curious Village

    An enthralling mixture of deft storytelling and dexterous gameplay, Professor Layton can be recommended to everybody.

    Professor Layton and the Curious Village is a wonderful game. It's a game that leaves you positively enthralled, an experience deep enough to command the player's attention for hours at end, an experience that lasts more... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    In the end, ModNation Racers really is what it is- a kart racer that may not be extraordinary, but is certainly unique.

    ModNation Racers

    In the end, ModNation Racers really is what it is- a kart racer that may not be extraordinary, but is certainly unique.

    The kart racing genre is a one man show, as anyone can attest to. Since 1992, it has been Nintendo's mascots starring Mario Kart series that has essentially come to epitomise the entire genre at large, and that has come ... Read Full Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver is a flawless masterpiece- it is, quite simply, the greatest handheld game ever created.

    Pocket Monsters SoulSilver

    Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver is a flawless masterpiece- it is, quite simply, the greatest handheld game ever created.

    It is perhaps hard to argue the fact that Pokemon today represents the most lucrative property in gaming. With sales having touched 200 million in little more than a decade, and each release running into the millions, Po... Read Full Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver is a flawless masterpiece- it is, quite simply, the greatest handheld game ever created.

    Pocket Monsters HeartGold

    Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver is a flawless masterpiece- it is, quite simply, the greatest handheld game ever created.

    It is perhaps hard to argue the fact that Pokemon today represents the most lucrative property in gaming. With sales having touched 200 million in little more than a decade, and each release running into the millions, Po... Read Full Review

    8 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Assassin's Creed is reborn in this powerful sequel that finally realises the series' full potential.

    Assassin's Creed II

    Assassin's Creed is reborn in this powerful sequel that finally realises the series' full potential.

    The original Assassin's Creed was a game that split gamers right down the middle. There were some who, though finding it to be interesting at least initially, were turned off by the game's inherent repetition and monoton... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Assassin's Creed is reborn in this powerful sequel that finally realises the series' full potential.

    Assassin's Creed II

    Assassin's Creed is reborn in this powerful sequel that finally realises the series' full potential.

    The original Assassin's Creed was a game that split gamers right down the middle. There were some who, though finding it to be interesting at least initially, were turned off by the game's inherent repetition and monoton... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Left 4 Dead 2 not only outdoes its predecessor in every way possibly, but it also qualifies as among Valve's very best.

    Left 4 Dead 2

    Left 4 Dead 2 not only outdoes its predecessor in every way possibly, but it also qualifies as among Valve's very best.

    Left 4 Dead 2 releases barely a year after the original title hit the Xbox 360 and the PC. For a company that is notorious for its almost unjustifiably long development times, and for never delivering a product when prom... Read Full Review

    7 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Left 4 Dead 2 not only outdoes its predecessor in every way possibly, but it also qualifies as among Valve's very best.

    Left 4 Dead 2

    Left 4 Dead 2 not only outdoes its predecessor in every way possibly, but it also qualifies as among Valve's very best.

    Left 4 Dead 2 releases barely a year after the original title hit the Xbox 360 and the PC. For a company that is notorious for its almost unjustifiably long development times, and for never delivering a product when prom... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized is, without question, the best first person shooter available on the system.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Mobilized

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized is, without question, the best first person shooter available on the system.

    It's quite strange, but the Nintendo DS hasn't seen a lot of first person shooters that actually stood out. True, we had Dementium: The Ward, and Moon, which were both pretty good, at least on a technical level, and of c... Read Full Review

    10 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    The World Ends With You is a solid and enjoyable ride of sheer perfection from start to finish.

    Subarashiki Kono Sekai: It's a Wonderful World

    The World Ends With You is a solid and enjoyable ride of sheer perfection from start to finish.

    Square Enix likes to milk its franchises- a lot. After over a hundred Final Fantasy titles, tons of Dragon Quest games and a plethora of Kingdom Hearts spin offs, that much at least becomes very clear. And while gamers a... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Advance Wars: Dual Strike is quite simply the best handheld game ever created.

    Advance Wars: Dual Strike

    Advance Wars: Dual Strike is quite simply the best handheld game ever created.

    Advance Wars made quite a name for itself when it first launched on the GBA many years ago. Reviewers cited its thorough design, players cited its deep gameplay and unbelieveable addictiveness, and the game became a smas... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Mario turns to his past to usher in a fresh new era of sidescrolling gaming.

    New Super Mario Bros.

    Mario turns to his past to usher in a fresh new era of sidescrolling gaming.

    The Mario series must hold the dubious record of being the most milked franchise across any platform ever. Nintendo's famous mascot has appeared in over a hundred games, spanning genres as varied as kart racing, party ga... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII pays a wonderful tribute to the greatest RPG of all time.

    Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII

    Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII pays a wonderful tribute to the greatest RPG of all time.

    I don't really like Final Fantasy VII all that much. It's not that I don't appreciate what the game did, or what it meant for the countless people who dabbled in RPG's for the first time with the milestone title- I do. I... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    The classic tale of redemption is reborn in glorious 3D, getting a new lease of life.

    Final Fantasy IV

    The classic tale of redemption is reborn in glorious 3D, getting a new lease of life.

    By this time, Final Fantasy IV has probably been released for more platforms than any other game. Square Enix have a thing for milking their most succesful titles, and in this game's relatively short eighteen year lifesp... Read Full Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story represents the perfection of the series' classic formula.

    Mario & Luigi RPG 3!!!

    Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story represents the perfection of the series' classic formula.

    If there's one thing that Nintendo has always been known for, it's for making fun games. From their (now rather obscure) arcade beginnings with Donkey Kong to Super Mario Bros and Duck Hunt, their breakthrough titles on ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass may be incredibly flawed, but it's all the more fun for that.

    Zelda no Densetsu: Mugen no Sunadokei

    The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass may be incredibly flawed, but it's all the more fun for that.

    Nintendo's Legend of Zelda series has seen little changes in its classic formula established over twenty years ago since its inception. Sure, there have been aberrations- Zelda II and Majora's Mask come to mind- and the ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Scribblenauts is a revolution, albiet with a few flaws.

    Scribblenauts

    Scribblenauts is a revolution, albiet with a few flaws.

    Few handheld games in the past, if any, have been as burdened with almost unreasonable hype and expectations as Scribblenauts has. The game, which shot its way into the spotlight when it outperformed big budget titles li... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny is a game best forgotten.

    SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny

    Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny is a game best forgotten.

    2009 is the year of the PSP. Or so we've heard. A spate of aggressively marketed new releases, an all new (and arguably useless) iteration of the hardware, and renewed third party support means that the PSP stands to act... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Arkham Asylum is an ethereal game, a treat for the senses that ranks as one of this generation's finest efforts.

    Batman: Arkham Asylum

    Arkham Asylum is an ethereal game, a treat for the senses that ranks as one of this generation's finest efforts.

    Last year, Batman shot into pop culture with the dazzling blow of a megaton's worth of explosions, thanks to the psychological masterpiece crafted by director Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight. The movie took us deeper ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Arkham Asylum is an ethereal game, a treat for the senses that ranks as one of this generation's finest efforts.

    Batman: Arkham Asylum

    Arkham Asylum is an ethereal game, a treat for the senses that ranks as one of this generation's finest efforts.

    Last year, Batman shot into pop culture with the dazzling blow of a megaton's worth of explosions, thanks to the psychological masterpiece crafted by director Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight. The movie took us deeper ... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Both, newcomers to the series and long time Pokeveterans should find something to satisfy them in FireRed and LeafGreen.

    Pocket Monsters LeafGreen

    Both, newcomers to the series and long time Pokeveterans should find something to satisfy them in FireRed and LeafGreen.

    The Pokemon series is really no stranger to remakes and reissuing of already released games with some minor improvements. Even before FireRed and LeafGreen, the series already had two remakes in the guise of Pokemon Crys... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Both, newcomers to the series and long time Pokeveterans should find something to satisfy them in FireRed and LeafGreen.

    Pokemon FireRed Version

    Both, newcomers to the series and long time Pokeveterans should find something to satisfy them in FireRed and LeafGreen.

    The Pokemon series is really no stranger to remakes and reissuing of already released games with some minor improvements. Even before FireRed and LeafGreen, the series already had two remakes in the guise of Pokemon Crys... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    The latest Mario Kart game is out. Does it live up to its predecessors?

    Mario Kart Wii

    The latest Mario Kart game is out. Does it live up to its predecessors?

    To say that Mario Kart DS, the last installment in the venerable kart racing franchise, is one of my favourites would be grossly underestimating my love and admiration for it. Mario Kart DS was my first Mario Kart game, ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    While not as outstanding as some of Link's previous outings, Twilight Princess is a solid game on its own merits.

    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

    While not as outstanding as some of Link's previous outings, Twilight Princess is a solid game on its own merits.

    The Legend of Zelda is undoubtedly Nintendo's biggest franchise today. Sure, Mario, Metroid and Pokemon figure in that list too, but Mario and Pokemon's overall standards have been somewhat tarnished by countless half ba... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.6
    While not as outstanding as some of Link's previous outings, Twilight Princess is a solid game on its own merits.

    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

    While not as outstanding as some of Link's previous outings, Twilight Princess is a solid game on its own merits.

    The Legend of Zelda is undoubtedly Nintendo's biggest franchise today. Sure, Mario, Metroid and Pokemon figure in that list too, but Mario and Pokemon's overall standards have been somewhat tarnished by countless half ba... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Nintendo attempts to show the way for FPS's on its dual screened portable. Just how succesful is it?

    Metroid Prime: Hunters

    Nintendo attempts to show the way for FPS's on its dual screened portable. Just how succesful is it?

    The Metroid series has seen its fair share of ups and downs, and nowhere more so than in the portable arena, where the quality of Metroid games has ranged from the appalingly bad to the surprisingly good. However, barrin... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    GTA returns to a Nintendo console after a five year hiatus. Just how succesful is its latest foray?

    Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

    GTA returns to a Nintendo console after a five year hiatus. Just how succesful is its latest foray?

    The Nintendo DS, in its five year lifespan, has been host to a number of games, each of them progressively increasing in quality as the platform ages, and the developers learn to program their software so as to take maxi... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Game Freak claimed Platinum would be the best Pokemon title yet. Was it just an empty boast?

    Pocket Monsters Platina

    Game Freak claimed Platinum would be the best Pokemon title yet. Was it just an empty boast?

    Pokemon Platinum marks the third entry into the fourth generation of the Pokemon RPG saga, in the tradition of Pokemon Yellow, Pokemon Crystal and Pokemon Emerald. However, unlike these three, which were so similar to th... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Sega and Platinum team up and deliver this generation's most insanely fun title yet.

    MadWorld

    Sega and Platinum team up and deliver this generation's most insanely fun title yet.

    Okay, so it's a fact that the Wii's been lacking in good hardcore titles a bit lately. It's missed out on some of this generation's masterpieces, like Bioshock, and the only games you can find at the Wii section at any s... Read Full Review

    13 of 15 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    The most technically pro efficient game of all times makes for an unforgettable experience on the PS3.

    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Platinum)

    The most technically pro efficient game of all times makes for an unforgettable experience on the PS3.

    Metal Gear Solid 4 is one of the greatest games ever conceived. There can be no doubts, no second thoughts, no double guessing about that. Snake's final chapter is a glorious epic, with remarkable set pieces, heart pound... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Insomniac returns for their second assault at the Chimera. Does Resistance 2 live up to the hype?

    Resistance 2

    Insomniac returns for their second assault at the Chimera. Does Resistance 2 live up to the hype?

    About two years ago, Insomniac gave players around the world a reason to actually buy the PS3 as a game system, rather than just an overpriced Blu-Ray player. Resistance: Fall of Man was actually, in all honesty, a very ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Epic and Microsoft return to give us one of the Xbox 360's best. Does the game live up to the promise? Read on.

    Gears of War 2

    Epic and Microsoft return to give us one of the Xbox 360's best. Does the game live up to the promise? Read on.

    The first Gears of War was a revolutin in the action genre. Featuring beautiful graphics, a compelling character, and violent, gory, over the top yet addictive gameplay, the game provided a much needed breather to Micros... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    The Force Unleashed makes for a technically proefficient, but otherwise quite unremarkable, experience on the PSP.

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

    The Force Unleashed makes for a technically proefficient, but otherwise quite unremarkable, experience on the PSP.

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed was arguably one of this year's most anticipated third party titles, apart from being the one game that LucasArts was pinning all its hopes on. We had been promised quite a lot. Star Wars: ... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful