User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.43/10

Total of 18 user reviews spread across 18 releases

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  6. 5
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  • User Rating 5
    A bad game that updated graphics couldn't salvage

    Killzone HD

    Rated on October 25, 2013 by donalbane

    A bad game that updated graphics couldn't salvage

    With all the excitement surrounding Shadowfall and its incredible visuals, many players are no doubt interested in exploring the Killzone series' roots to gain a deeper understanding of the lore and g...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Demon's Souls is a unique and challenging RPG with superb level design, terrific combat, and creative online play.

    Demon's Souls

    Rated on October 15, 2009 by donalbane

    Demon's Souls is a unique and challenging RPG with superb level design, terrific combat, and creative online play.

    This October, while Sony enthusiasts are vibrating with anticipation for the sequel to the PS3's critical darling Uncharted, another must-own Playstation exclusive has silently arrived in US stores......

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    A polarizing game which leaves pure action fans unsatisfied, but  apeal to fans of stealth action and ninjas in general

    Tenchu Senran

    Rated on June 25, 2007 by donalbane

    A polarizing game which leaves pure action fans unsatisfied, but apeal to fans of stealth action and ninjas in general

    Although Metal Gear Solid for the original Playstation is often sited as the first game to feature 3D stealth action on a home console, that honor actually belongs to Tenchu: Stealth Assassins, releas...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.4
    A thinking man's online FPS game where you can choose from a variety of abilities to suit a wide range of play styles.

    Shadowrun

    Rated on June 04, 2007 by donalbane

    A thinking man's online FPS game where you can choose from a variety of abilities to suit a wide range of play styles.

    Shadowrun is an online only shooter in which Tolkien-esque fantasy elements coexist alongside futuristic performance-enhancing technology. Although based off of the original FASA pencil and paper gam...

    3 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Red Steel serves up some unique action despite being rather launchy in places.

    Red Steel

    Rated on November 29, 2006 by donalbane

    Red Steel serves up some unique action despite being rather launchy in places.

    Despite the fact that Red Steel was heavily dissed by critics, I wanted a shooter for the Wii, and I already own Call of Duty 3 on the 360, so I purchased Red Steel with some trepidation. There are...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8
    Double Agent is to Chaos Theory as Halo 2 is to Halo: the single player is a slight step back, but multi player shines

    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Nijuu Spy

    Rated on October 24, 2006 by donalbane

    Double Agent is to Chaos Theory as Halo 2 is to Halo: the single player is a slight step back, but multi player shines

    While checking out the trailer for Double Agent months before the game was eventually released, I was a little concerned when I saw Sam Fisher, the master of gadgets, remove his trademark night visio...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.6
    Bully taps into the universal experience of attending high school, and gets an A+ in the process.

    Bully

    Rated on October 23, 2006 by donalbane

    Bully taps into the universal experience of attending high school, and gets an A+ in the process.

    Bully... the name alone brings with it sense of contraversy. As it turns out, instead of being a primer for kids to learn how to beat up their classmates, Bully is instead a highly entertaining, surp...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.9
    Great gameplay and tons of humor and personality, but lamentably restrictive design choices hinder the experience.

    Dead Rising

    Rated on August 30, 2006 by donalbane

    Great gameplay and tons of humor and personality, but lamentably restrictive design choices hinder the experience.

    Dead Rising is a 3rd person action game that puts players in the shoes of Frank, the game’s photo-journalist protagonist. Frank has 72 game-hours to uncover the mysteries of the recent zombie epidemi...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    N3 combines gorgeous visuals and perfect controls for a satisfying experience action fans shouldn't miss.

    Ninety-Nine Nights

    Rated on August 21, 2006 by donalbane

    N3 combines gorgeous visuals and perfect controls for a satisfying experience action fans shouldn't miss.

    Ninety Nine Nights is an action game in the spirit of Dynasty Warriors and Kindom Under Fire which tasks players with killing hundreds upon hundreds of enemy soldiers using powerful melee combos and a...

    7 out of 8 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Q4 2006 is a long way off, but Prey will help you survive the cruel summer's gaming drought

    Prey (Collector's Edition)

    Rated on July 25, 2006 by donalbane

    Q4 2006 is a long way off, but Prey will help you survive the cruel summer's gaming drought

    Prey has a lot of things going for it; it's the best application of the Doom 3 engine to date, it's got a unique character with some never before seen gameplay elements, the level design breaks some ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.4
    A fun online shooter that is engaging and varied, despite it's inferiority to the PC version.

    Battlefield 2: Modern Combat

    Rated on June 08, 2006 by donalbane

    A fun online shooter that is engaging and varied, despite it's inferiority to the PC version.

    I have played (and loved) the PC version for a while now. It's great, and although the console version of Battlefield is enjoyable, it is a streamlined experience with less emphasis on teamwork. Thi...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.8
    An offline game that feels so alive it seems like it's online.  Like a great MMORPG without the hassle of being social.

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

    Rated on March 23, 2006 by donalbane

    An offline game that feels so alive it seems like it's online. Like a great MMORPG without the hassle of being social.

    I could write a book on how much I love this game, but I will try to keep it short because the truth is, nobody really cares what I think, and I am really just writing this to silence the demon voices...

    10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.4
    It's not Halo, but that's good news for fans of Rare FPS games and those who just need a sold shooter for their new 360

    Perfect Dark Zero

    Rated on December 01, 2005 by donalbane

    It's not Halo, but that's good news for fans of Rare FPS games and those who just need a sold shooter for their new 360

    Let it first be stated that I am a huge fan of the original Perfect Dark, as well as it's predecessor, Goldeneye. Before these games came out, console gamers had to contend with poor control schemes ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    A classic game recieves a shiney new graphical upgrade, advanced physics, and some exciting new gameplay elements!

    Day of Defeat: Source

    Rated on September 27, 2005 by donalbane

    A classic game recieves a shiney new graphical upgrade, advanced physics, and some exciting new gameplay elements!

    To begin, I must say that I play a lot of FPS games, both online and off. However, I can honestly say that I have played Day of Defeat in it's numerous iterations more that any other game... ever. W...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Best Online FPS, period!  Amazing cooperative elements, graphics, and gameplay.

    Battlefield 2

    Rated on July 01, 2005 by donalbane

    Best Online FPS, period! Amazing cooperative elements, graphics, and gameplay.

    Although I am not generally a fan of squad combat games set in the present day (i.e. Delta Force, Rainbow 6), Battlefield 2 is far and away the best online shooter I have ever played, and I've played ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.1
    MOH:Euro Assault incorperates many features found in other popular shooters, but still manages to come off feeling fresh

    Medal of Honor: European Assault

    Rated on June 09, 2005 by donalbane

    MOH:Euro Assault incorperates many features found in other popular shooters, but still manages to come off feeling fresh

    It is important to note that I am a big fan of WWII themed shooters, hence the high reviewer's tilt. It is also important to mention that I have only played the 1st few levels of this game. This hav...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Not as great as I hoped, but not as bad as many reviews claim

    Advent Rising

    Rated on June 03, 2005 by donalbane

    Not as great as I hoped, but not as bad as many reviews claim

    Bottom Line: This game is worth renting if you like science fiction and action games, depsite the low score on this and other review sites. Sure, there are some things keeping it from being a terrifi...

    2 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.3

    James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing

    Rated on February 19, 2004 by donalbane

    THis game, like ea's successful LOTR:ROTK, is a well liscensed, highly polished game despite it's unremarkable gameplay. It is cool, but not overwhelmingly so. There are no real "WOW" moments (just ...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.