User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.71/10

Total of 184 user reviews spread across 184 releases

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  • User Rating:7.2
    The game has style and humor but not lots of great gameplay.

    Armed and Dangerous

    The game has style and humor but not lots of great gameplay.

    The biggest thing that Armed and Dangerous has going for it is its wacky sense of humor. That and its story. Everything else is kind of average. You play as Roman, the leader of a group of bandits called “The Lionhe... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Mafia has a great story and great presentation.  It's sadistically and insanely hard in some parts though.

    Mafia

    Mafia has a great story and great presentation. It's sadistically and insanely hard in some parts though.

    Mafia is a great game. It looks beautiful, it has incredible style, and a fantastic story. Its gun battles are thrilling, even though they sometimes get really frustrating. It's too bad that there is no difficulty sli... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.3
    Despite the PC port being so sloppy, Halo deserves to be called a great game for a lot of reasons.

    Halo: Combat Evolved

    Despite the PC port being so sloppy, Halo deserves to be called a great game for a lot of reasons.

    If you were like me, then you have heard about what a great game Halo is, but you couldn’t figure out what was so great about it or what made it so special. It first glance, it looks so ordinary. You look at the box an... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.1
    "Knights of the Old Republic" is the best RPG since Baldurs Gate 2.

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

    "Knights of the Old Republic" is the best RPG since Baldurs Gate 2.

    You don’t have to be a Star Wars fan to appreciate what a great RPG this is, but it can’t hurt. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is the best RPG that I have played at least since Baldurs Gate 2, and it is the best... Read Full Review

    1 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    The game is beautiful to look at and listen too.  It's too bad that the combat is so simple and "blah".

    Enclave

    The game is beautiful to look at and listen too. It's too bad that the combat is so simple and "blah".

    In general, the Gamespot review sums it up pretty good -- this game looks incredible and sounds wonderful, but it has so-so gameplay. This is mainly due to the combat, which has its moments, but is somewhat weak. F... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.2
    "Invisible War" isn't bad, but it's disappointing because it could have been so much better.

    Deus Ex: Invisible War

    "Invisible War" isn't bad, but it's disappointing because it could have been so much better.

    I have seen the description “Deus Ex Lite” for this game, and for the most part, it’s a very accurate. This game has merits that make it worth playing, but it’s still vastly inferior to the first game, which I gave a 9.... Read Full Review

    5 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.2
    The production values are pretty bad, but the game ends up being pretty fun.

    Red Faction II

    The production values are pretty bad, but the game ends up being pretty fun.

    I call this: "Testosterone: The Game". "Red Faction 2" is a very enjoyable, action-packed, and somewhat mindless shooter full of big weapons and lots of explosions. Were it not for the mediocre graphics and short lengt... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.2
    Unreal 2 looks incredible and has a lot of cool weapons, but the gameplay is so-so, and level design is mediocre.

    Unreal II: The Awakening

    Unreal 2 looks incredible and has a lot of cool weapons, but the gameplay is so-so, and level design is mediocre.

    Overall, Unreal 2 is a decent run-and-gun shooter that is at least worth picking up in the bargain bin. It doesn’t have a lot of substance or originality to it, but if you are an FPS player, then you are going to enjoy ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Max Payne has fun moments, but it literally only has about 2 or 3 hours of genuine action.

    Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne

    Max Payne has fun moments, but it literally only has about 2 or 3 hours of genuine action.

    If there was an award for most overrated game of the year, then Max Payne 2 would certainly be my pick. It has some great moments, and it has some great qualities, but it has some glaring flaws that nobody has mentioned... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.2
    Lionheart is an ugly and poorly put together RPG that is not fun in any way.

    Lionheart: Legacy of the Crusader

    Lionheart is an ugly and poorly put together RPG that is not fun in any way.

    Gamespot's review does not quite describe what a terrible game this is. Lionheart has a very interesting premise, and it uses a very cool roleplaying system, but it is a poor game in every aspect. How you could take su... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    This is a great hack-and-slash game brought down to earth by lots of bugs and poor documentation.

    The Temple of Elemental Evil

    This is a great hack-and-slash game brought down to earth by lots of bugs and poor documentation.

    Temple of Elemental Evil is a very promising game, but it lacks some basics. For better or worse, this is unlike any game you have ever played. This is a true, nut-and-bolt recreation of pen and paper Dungeons and Drag... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.8
    Divine Divinity was the best RPG of 2002, and since then, nobody has made a great epic like this.

    Divine Divinity

    Divine Divinity was the best RPG of 2002, and since then, nobody has made a great epic like this.

    I wish that “Divine Divinity” had won RPG of the year on 2002, because it was the best. When you play this game, you can tell that the developers are RPG fans, and they truly know what makes a great RPG. If you have ev... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.9
    Arx Fatalis is average as an RPG, but oustanding as a creepy, atmospheric adventure game.

    Arx Fatalis

    Arx Fatalis is average as an RPG, but oustanding as a creepy, atmospheric adventure game.

    Arx Fatalis is JoWood’s dark-themed 1st-person RPG: The game is set in a dark world where the sun has burnt out, and the inhabitants of Arx have moved underground to survive. The different races -- humans, goblins, dw... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.8
    "Jedi Academy" has lots of cool levels and is nonstop fun.

    Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy

    "Jedi Academy" has lots of cool levels and is nonstop fun.

    I agree with pretty much everything in the Gamespot review. This is not just a rehash of Jedi Outcast. This is a great game!! If you like Star Wars or any of the Star Wars action games that have come out, then Jedi Ac... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.7
    Schizm is boring, ugly, and derivative.

    Schizm

    Schizm is boring, ugly, and derivative.

    Yuck This might have been a great game: if it had been released about six years ago. Schizm: Mysterious Journey is a Myst clone that came out about five years too late. “Clone” is a bit too much of a compliment. “W... Read Full Review

    3 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    The game is gorgeous and sounds awesome.  Gameplay wise, it feels like "Jack of all trades, master of none."

    WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos

    The game is gorgeous and sounds awesome. Gameplay wise, it feels like "Jack of all trades, master of none."

    Warcraft 3 is usually called a real-time strategy game with some RPG elements. I found that the game combines a lot of elements, but in a mediocre way. The strategy in the game ends up being kind of simple and shallow,... Read Full Review

    1 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.3
    Freedom Force is a must-have for superhero fans.  The game is simply a blast.

    Freedom Force

    Freedom Force is a must-have for superhero fans. The game is simply a blast.

    I’ll start by reiterating the introductory line of Gamespot’s review. This game gets EVERYTHING right. There is nothing ugly, klunky, or unfun about it. Freedom Force is the closest you can get to stepping inside of a... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.2
    Dungeon Siege looks nice, but it's linear, devoid of story, and mind-numbingly repetitive.  I couldn't finish the game.

    Dungeon Siege

    Dungeon Siege looks nice, but it's linear, devoid of story, and mind-numbingly repetitive. I couldn't finish the game.

    Dungeon Siege is a simple hack-and-slash game, like a 3D version of Diablo. It is a good game to pick up for maybe a half hour or hour at a time and mess around with for a while, but it gets dull before too long. This ... Read Full Review

    13 of 15 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5

    Neverwinter Nights

    The single player campaign for “Neverwinter Nights” is fun and enjoyable, but you can’t help but be frustrated by thinking about what it could have been. This game could have been a perfect 10, like Baldurs Gate 2 or th... Read Full Review

    3 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.4
    Splinter Cell is a very cool game that looks and sounds awesome.  It's just too short.

    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell

    Splinter Cell is a very cool game that looks and sounds awesome. It's just too short.

    Splinter Cell is simply the most satisfying stealth game that I have played since "Thief". In fact, I like it better in some ways. You can see how that classic stealth game influenced Splinter Cell. The game play is e... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Allied Assault can be fun but it's way too short.  It also has a few terrible levels.

    Medal of Honor: Allied Assault

    Allied Assault can be fun but it's way too short. It also has a few terrible levels.

    Chalk me up as another gamer who just doesn’t get it. If this is all that it takes for a first-person shooter to earn such high praise, then the genre is in serious need of an overhaul. MOHAA certainly gets a 10 fo... Read Full Review

    3 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.7
    Deus Ex is an unforgettable game, and it's my favorite PC game of all time.

    Deus Ex

    Deus Ex is an unforgettable game, and it's my favorite PC game of all time.

    Two and a half years after buying “Deus Ex”, I am playing it again for the fourth time. Nothing has, or ever will diminish my love for this spectacular game. It’s impossible to overstate what a great and unique game it... Read Full Review

    10 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.2
    If you can get past the learning curve, you'll find that System Shock 2 is a terrifying and unique game.

    System Shock 2

    If you can get past the learning curve, you'll find that System Shock 2 is a terrifying and unique game.

    I started playing this game 2 times and quit because I got so frustrated early on. It took me years to finally finish it and I can say that I am glad that I finally did. Every sci-fi horror game that I play is going to... Read Full Review

    2 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Postal 2 is more of an anti-social behavior simulator than an actual game.  If you accept this, then you'll like it.

    Postal 2

    Postal 2 is more of an anti-social behavior simulator than an actual game. If you accept this, then you'll like it.

    At the risk at being judgmental, I wonder if Gamespot gave Postal 2 a low score to cover their butts and avoid the controversy of plugging such a violent game. The final product is actually amusing, and fun to play. Th... Read Full Review

    2 of 5 users found the following review helpful