Total of 19 user reviews spread across 19 releases
The Last of Us
Hearts of Darkness Among Hearts of Gold
Pros:+ engaging, impactful story in a relentlessly brutal setting+ excellent voice acting and well-realized characters+ tense, dynamic, open-ended combat+ limited resources and crafting require strate...
Bioshock instantly draws you into a city that commands your attention as you discover its rich history and dark secrets.
Pros: + great attention to detail in both visuals and audio that creates a striking, cohesive atmosphere + excellent voice-acting and an amazing story that more often shows than tells + interesti...
Unlike some other games that allow the freedom to experiment, Dishonored makes all its play styles worthwhile.
Many modern games offer a certain amount of player choice-multiple ways to complete tasks or progress the story-but few manage to achieve the satisfying consistency of Dishonored. Some games often onl...
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
El Shaddai is a memorable and unique experience that doesn't forsake substance for style as much as you might think.
Pros: + varied and amazingly surreal visuals + combat is surprisingly rhythmic and satisfying + soundtrack that is equally as diverse and excellent as the visuals + interesting storytelling devi...
Outland presents all the fundamentals of a great platformer and so much more at an excellent value not to be missed.
Pros: + tight, fluid controls, making platforming a breeze + brilliant level design that makes excellent use of the game's unique mechanics + top-notch pacing and spot-on difficulty + compelling...
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
Ghost Trick provides an experience that is not only worthy of the legacy of the DS, but ultimately defines it.
Pros: + interesting premise paves the way for both a compelling plot and a highly original gameplay mechanic + the mystery builds at a fantastic pace and ends in a shocking, satisfying manner + a...
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
This it what we've been waiting for--a 2D side-scrolling Mario game on a home console that can be fun for everyone.
Gameplay: 9.5/10 New Super Mario Bros. Wii's gameplay, for the most part, has not been changed from its classic predecessors. The basic rules remain the same. The objective is to get from the start o...
Okamiden: Chisaki Taiyou
It doesn't reach the glory of its predecessor, but Okamiden is a joyful, satisfying adventure that is worth playing.
Pros: + heart-warming story with lovable characters and many adorable moments + beautiful environments and a fantastic soundtrack that reflect ancient Japanese culture + exciting boss battles + l...
It's easy to see the unique art styIe of Okami, but what's behind its pretty face is what makes it truly shine.
Pros: + great length, at least 30 hours from start to finish with side quests that extend the length even further + beautiful graphics and outstanding soundtrack suck you into the world + lovable ...
Ratchet & Clank Future 2
Don't hesitate buying this game if you like platformers!
Gameplay: 9.6/10 Most platformers revolve around their gameplay. Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time is no exception. The game plays as good as or even better than any of its predecessors. The core ga...
Layton Kyouju to Saigo no Jikan Ryokou
Improved or expanded on almost every front, the Unwound Future is Professor Layton's greatest adventure yet.
Pros: + truckloads of the usual clever and diverse puzzles that are more addicting than ever + an expanded memo function and a refined hint system + the most engaging and intricate Layton plot to d...
Kirby's Epic Yarn
With outstanding visuals and gameplay literally stitched together, Kirby's Epic Yarn is a mesmerizing delight.
Pros: + a marvelous yarn aesthetic that makes mundane platformer obstacles fresh and exciting + levels varying greatly in design, all showing off mounds of creativity + an array of transformations ...
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Naughty Dog strikes gold once again.
Pros: + fast-paced combat is brutally satisfying + balanced pacing, including the exhilarating gunplay and steady platforming + good amount of mission variety + varied visuals brimming with detai...
Layton Kyouju to Akuma no Hako
Professor Layton returns in a sequel worthy of a gentleman.
Pros: + larger and even more varied collection of brainteasers than its predecessor's + another mind-blowing mystery to unravel in the game's brilliant story + marvelous visual presentation, inclu...
Mario Power Tennis
Great gameplay, variety, and lasting appeal make Mario Power Tennis "Game, set, and match" for Nintendo.
Pros: + challenging for skilled players and accessible for newcomers + all the charm of a Mario sport game is included + plenty of options for organizing matches + large roster of Mario characters...
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
Despite some faults, Spirit Tracks is a worthwhile Zelda adventure for its fans.
It's difficult keeping a long-running series fresh and interesting, especially when that series is over 20 years old. But this is exactly what The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks does. Spirit Tracks ma...
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Even though it lacks some of what made its predecessors so special, Corruption is an impressive game worth playing.
Pros: + excellent control scheme that is utilized exceptionally well + new and old gameplay mechanics work quite nicely together + hand-holding can be appreciated by those who thought Prime and Ec...
Professor Layton and the Curious Village
Professor Layton and the Curious Village is a true gentleman's puzzle game.
Pros: + loads of enjoyable puzzles varying in difficulty and in objectives + surprisingly charming story, especially considering the game's genre + good amount of replay value + stunning visuals i...
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Super Mario Galaxy 2 combines the success of the original with new, unique content to reach new heights in platforming.
Pros: + unrivaled level design + variety of mission types further spurred by new items and power-ups + difficulty that is never frustrating but is challenging even for long-time platformer fans + d...