User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.66/10

Total of 277 user ratings spread across 277 releases

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  • Review Score:8
    If you need more Peggle, Peggle Nights is a great grab for ten bucks.

    Peggle Nights

    If you need more Peggle, Peggle Nights is a great grab for ten bucks.

    Peggle is one of the finer casual games to show up in a long time. If you liked it, and you are tired of playing those levels, then Peggle Nights is exactly what you are looking for. It has a ton of new levels, one new... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    Peggle is the ultimate in casual, mindless entertainment.

    Peggle Deluxe

    Peggle is the ultimate in casual, mindless entertainment.

    If you are a Gamespot subscriber and you are reading this review, then chances are, you aren't what could be termed a "casual gamer". You know the "casual gamers" -- they are the housewives playing Tetris and the frat b... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.5
    Condemned 2 is a lot more frustrating and less fun than its terrifying predecessor, and its story doesn't add much value

    Condemned 2

    Condemned 2 is a lot more frustrating and less fun than its terrifying predecessor, and its story doesn't add much value

    I am a huge fan of the first "Condemned". It was one of the scariest games in years and it had a very interesting story to go along with its intense, brain-bashing first person melee combat. "Condemned 2" tries to addr... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5
    Okami is unlike any game that you have ever played.  It is a glorious marriage of art, innovation, and gameplay.

    Okami

    Okami is unlike any game that you have ever played. It is a glorious marriage of art, innovation, and gameplay.

    It doesn't take very long to see that Okami is unlike any game that you have ever played. The game oozes eccentricity and surrealism from the moment that you begin watching the opening cutscene. Soon thereafter, you f... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    If there has ever been a game worth playing just for its brilliant humor and witty satire, Sam and Max would be it.

    Sam & Max: Season One

    If there has ever been a game worth playing just for its brilliant humor and witty satire, Sam and Max would be it.

    If anyone tells you that video games aren't a valid medium for social commentary, then you might want to steer that person towards Sam and Max: Season One. On top of being a fun and competent adventure game, Sam and Max... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Sam & Max: Season One

  • Review Score:8.5
    The crazy weapons, the charm, the beauty – they make it impossible not to love this game.

    Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

    The crazy weapons, the charm, the beauty – they make it impossible not to love this game.

    Light-hearted humor, charming characters, and wacky weapons have made the Ratchet and Clank series a solid fixture of the Playstation platform. The first entry of the series onto the Playstation 3 is a resounding succes... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.5

    Grand Theft Auto IV

  • Review Score:6.5
    This is an irritating and disappointing port of what could have been the best game in the series.

    Grand Theft Auto IV

    This is an irritating and disappointing port of what could have been the best game in the series.

    Before this game came out, Rockstar was one of the few developers that PC aficionados could always trust to provide the best possible content. Manhunt and the previous Grand Theft Auto games always put their best foot f... Read Full Review

    14 of 15 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    It would be a superb game, were it not for Nintendo's slavish devotions to some outdated game design conventions.

    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

    It would be a superb game, were it not for Nintendo's slavish devotions to some outdated game design conventions.

    I think that there are two crowds who will play The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. There are longtime Zelda and Nintendo fans who will gleefully greet another faithful entry to the series with full accolades. Then... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Dead Space

  • Review Score:8.5
    It makes up for problems like boring level design and horror clichés with lots of thrills and excellent combat.

    Dead Space

    It makes up for problems like boring level design and horror clichés with lots of thrills and excellent combat.

    Dead Space is EA's new entry into the survival horror genre and the decidedly "M" rated game, after a long hiatus since System Shock 2 and Clive Barker's Undying. It is a game that takes few risks, opting mostly to lift... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Super Mario Galaxy

  • Review Score:8.5
    The game's focus on level design and pacing pays off in spades.

    Super Mario Galaxy

    The game's focus on level design and pacing pays off in spades.

    With the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 pushing technology more and more each year, observers and both lamented and praised the Wii for eschewing the technology race and focusing instead on value and gameplay. A lot of Wii games... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5
    World of Goo is incredibly innovative and fun.  It's a mind-bending masterpiece.

    World of Goo

    World of Goo is incredibly innovative and fun. It's a mind-bending masterpiece.

    You probably haven't heard much about World of Goo yet, but I predict that you soon will. Once the word spreads about this mind-bending masterpiece, I believe that World of Goo will be recognized as one of the best puzz... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    World of Goo

  • Review Score:7.5
    It's a worthy demo for the console, but only a couple of the games have depth or lasting value.

    Wii Sports

    It's a worthy demo for the console, but only a couple of the games have depth or lasting value.

    Since Wii Sports comes packed in with the Nintendo Wii, this might be the most worthless review that you will ever read. Nonetheless, it is worth commenting on the game, since there will almost certainly be a Wii Sports... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5

    Wii Play

  • Review Score:5
    The only worthwhile part of this package is the controller.  The minigames in Wii Play are almost worthless.

    Hajimete no Wii (w/Remote)

    The only worthwhile part of this package is the controller. The minigames in Wii Play are almost worthless.

    At first, Wii Play plus the controller seems like a great deal. Since a controller costs $40, why not pay just an extra $10 to get a minigame collection with it? Is the collection of minigames in the package worth the ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.5
    The source material isn't as good as Star Wars, and the Lego game formula is getting a bit stale.

    LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures

    The source material isn't as good as Star Wars, and the Lego game formula is getting a bit stale.

    When the first Lego Star Wars game showed up in 2005, it was one of the most surprisingly good licensed games ever made. The charm of the children's toys, the ability to play as a huge variety of action hero characters,... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    Terrific style and spectacularly destructible environments make Stranglehold a solid and underrated action game.

    Stranglehold

    Terrific style and spectacularly destructible environments make Stranglehold a solid and underrated action game.

    With Max Payne 2 having come out five years ago, it looks like we will never see a Max Payne 3. In the meantime, we have Stranglehold, a fine action game that matches and in some ways, exceeds the cinematic carnage of t... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Stranglehold

  • Review Score:8
    Despite its unimpressive presentation, the series offers up another great puzzle game for a budget price.

    Crazy Machines 1.5

    Despite its unimpressive presentation, the series offers up another great puzzle game for a budget price.

    Puzzle games such as Lemmings and Lode Runner used to be a huge staple of PC gaming, but they have gradually disappeared in favor of more complex experiences offered by genres such as the first person shooter and the MMO... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    Combat is awful.  It almost spoils what is otherwise a memorable experience.

    Mass Effect

    Combat is awful. It almost spoils what is otherwise a memorable experience.

    Mass Effect is a daring, innovative game in a few important ways. It has a creative role-playing system, a brand new setting, a lot of well-written dialog, and a beautiful presentation, and that is why it is at least to... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Link's Crossbow Training (w/Zapper)

  • Review Score:8
    The Zapper and the game make for a fun diversion that is well worth the budget price.

    Link's Crossbow Training

    The Zapper and the game make for a fun diversion that is well worth the budget price.

    Ever since the first ads for the Wii came out, we have been waiting to see whether the Wii-mote would make a good point-and-shoot controller. The Wii Zapper and Link's Crossbow Training are a decent attempt to make the ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    It's a charming and mostly a well-designed platformer.

    Super Paper Mario

    It's a charming and mostly a well-designed platformer.

    Super Paper Mario isn't going to revolutionize gaming, and it could have just as easily been a Gamecube game as a Wii game (this game doesn't even use the Nunchuk). However, it's a charming and mostly well-designed plat... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    No More Heroes is a better-than-solid, funny, adult action game with a couple of serious flaws.

    No More Heroes

    No More Heroes is a better-than-solid, funny, adult action game with a couple of serious flaws.

    Ever since it came out, many Wii fans have been clamoring for more mature titles to offset the deluge of games aimed at family-oriented audiences. The fans have also been hoping for a lightsaber game that uses the Wii-m... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Bully: Scholarship Edition is yet another excellent game by Rockstar, and the best third party game on the Wii.

    Bully: Scholarship Edition

    Bully: Scholarship Edition is yet another excellent game by Rockstar, and the best third party game on the Wii.

    Rockstar is the king of the hill when it comes to the open-ended action game, and Bully is yet another jewel in that crown. It is an excellent game, and the best third party game yet on the Wii (admittedly, that's not s... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Bully: Scholarship Edition

  • Review Score:8
    Assassins Creed is so beautiful, ambitious, and unconventional that it is possible to look past its glaring problems.

    Assassin's Creed: Director's Cut Edition

    Assassins Creed is so beautiful, ambitious, and unconventional that it is possible to look past its glaring problems.

    I wish that I could have been in the Ubisoft board meeting where the "Assassins Creed" project was approved. I wonder if it went something like this… "CEO: Okay, guys, we need some surefire winners to keep our stock... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5
    Boiling Point is huge and ambitious, but it's not very good.

    Boiling Point: Road to Hell

    Boiling Point is huge and ambitious, but it's not very good.

    Sometimes, a unique game comes along for the PC that was designed by a small developer with the grandest of visions – games like Gothic, Arcanum, and Vampire – The Masquerade: Bloodlines. Frequently, these games deliv... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    The brief adventure/horror series comes to a close with improved gameplay and a very satisfying end to the story.

    Penumbra: Black Plague

    The brief adventure/horror series comes to a close with improved gameplay and a very satisfying end to the story.

    The Penumbra series is one of the most pleasant surprises in the recent months of PC gaming. This pair of games is a cross between a traditional adventure and 1st person survival horror. The combination of gameplay sty... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    You'll enjoy this chapter of the creepy and intriguing Penumbra adventure, despite some irritating controls.

    Penumbra: Overture

    You'll enjoy this chapter of the creepy and intriguing Penumbra adventure, despite some irritating controls.

    The Penumbra series is one of the most pleasant surprises in the recent months of PC gaming. This pair of games is a cross between a traditional adventure and 1st person survival horror. The combination of gameplay sty... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Crysis is a technical masterpiece that just made every other shooter obsolete.  The gameplay is pretty darn good too.

    Crysis

    Crysis is a technical masterpiece that just made every other shooter obsolete. The gameplay is pretty darn good too.

    Years from now, Crysis will probably be remembered as a technical masterpiece with fantastic graphics. This reputation is well-earned, as Crysis sports an amazing engine that made every other shooter obsolete the day th... Read Full Review

    7 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Call of Duty 4 is one short-lived but incredibly thrill-packed ride.

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

    Call of Duty 4 is one short-lived but incredibly thrill-packed ride.

    I am not a huge fan of games where you pay $50 for a 6-8 hour experience, but if there is one game that gets this formula right, it might be Call of Duty 4. It is one short-lived but incredibly thrill-packed ride. This... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6
    A great story is Dreamfall's only saving grace.  The gameplay ranges from broken to nonexistent.

    Dreamfall: The Longest Journey

    A great story is Dreamfall's only saving grace. The gameplay ranges from broken to nonexistent.

    Most games build gameplay from the ground up and add a story after that. Dreamfall, like most adventure games, has been designed in the opposite manner. It begins with the story and then fits a variety of gameplay elem... Read Full Review

    2 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Gears of War

  • Review Score:7.5
    Gears of War conceals some problems with its incredible presentation.  The gameplay is enjoyable, but not great.

    Gears of War

    Gears of War conceals some problems with its incredible presentation. The gameplay is enjoyable, but not great.

    "Gears of War" has arrived on the PC after making quite a splash on the Xbox 360. In addition to widespread critical acclaim and numerous Game of the Year awards, the game also enjoyed huge sales numbers as one of the m... Read Full Review

    6 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Kane & Lynch: Dead Men