User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.51/10

Total of 98 user reviews spread across 98 releases

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  5. 6
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  • User Rating:7
    Limbo's just that kind of divisive game. I'm probably not on the popular side of the discussion. Here's my review.

    LIMBO

    Limbo's just that kind of divisive game. I'm probably not on the popular side of the discussion. Here's my review.

    When a game starts getting called art, something in my head just goes bananas. It's like a siren, warning me of an incoming air raid. That happens due to how often this has been happening over the past few years and how ... Read Full Review

    4 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Proving that a beautiful art style is not enough to carry a game.

    Lucidity

    Proving that a beautiful art style is not enough to carry a game.

    There's no denying it, Lucidity is a beatiful game. It started out as a side project among developers over at LucasArts, and quickly evolved into a full fledged Xbox Live Arcade release, combining the frantic pace of a L... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    "In war, you can only be killed once, but in table-top card games, many times."

    Panzer General: Allied Assault

    "In war, you can only be killed once, but in table-top card games, many times."

    Dubbed as "The War to End All Wars", World War II has more than seen its share of games, mostly in first person shooter form. Normandy Beach has been stormed through and through, Berlin invaded more times than can be cou... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Fable II is a mildly enjoyable fantasy game that ends up feeling more artificial than anything else.

    Fable II

    Fable II is a mildly enjoyable fantasy game that ends up feeling more artificial than anything else.

    After years in production, Peter Molyneux's piece, Fable II, is finally upon us on the Xbox 360. Following a similar mold from its 2004 predecessor, Fable II introduces new features and improves upon what the former game... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Quick wits and imaginative thinking go a long way in the Curious Village.

    Professor Layton and the Curious Village

    Quick wits and imaginative thinking go a long way in the Curious Village.

    Despite its looks, Professor Layton and the Curious Village is far from being a game just for kids. Developed by Level-5, the studio behind Dragon Quest VIII and Dark Cloud, it combines two brain twisting genres into an ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Restless Dreams provides very little new content for fans of Silent Hill 2.

    Silent Hill 2: Inner Fears

    Restless Dreams provides very little new content for fans of Silent Hill 2.

    In 1999, Konami introduced players to the city of Silent Hill. It's your typical Midwest American town, an isolated place, filled with fog and the occasional paranormal activity. The game was a mix between the survival h... Read Full Review

    3 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    God of War is bigger, badder and bloodier in this sequel.

    God of War II

    God of War is bigger, badder and bloodier in this sequel.

    God of War II's story starts in the same epic vein as the closing of the previous game. At the end of God of War, Kratos, a Spartan warrior turned into a 'do-it-all' of the gods, claimed his place among them in Olympus a... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A much needed breath of fresh air.

    LostWinds

    A much needed breath of fresh air.

    With the first crop of Wiiware games on the U.S Wii, comes LostWinds. Developed by Frontier, exclusively for Wiiware, it's one of the best looking games among the titles first put out on the service. LostWinds tells t... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    You won't have to theorize - Sam Fisher can provide all the chaos you need.

    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory

    You won't have to theorize - Sam Fisher can provide all the chaos you need.

    Along with Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon, Splinter Cell brings to the world of gaming all the international intriguing cloak and dagger of espionage. Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory is the third game in the long running Tom Cl... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    'BARF!' won't be enough to be beat this duo.

    Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari

    'BARF!' won't be enough to be beat this duo.

    Many game series are heralded as being influential to the beat 'em up genre. River City Ransom, the spiritual successor of Renegade, developed by Technos, is considered to be the start of the beat 'em up fever of the 199... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Harvest Moon proves that tending a farm can become a very satisfying game premise.

    Bokujou Monogatari

    Harvest Moon proves that tending a farm can become a very satisfying game premise.

    It's 4 A.M, your alarm clock rings. You get up, get yourself dressed and go feed the cows, chickens and water the crops. Not the typical routine for most video game players. Far from being your ordinary Super Nintendo... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Being a professional escapologist is no easy job,  and it's Mr. Esc's cup of tea... or better yet, coffee.

    Exit

    Being a professional escapologist is no easy job, and it's Mr. Esc's cup of tea... or better yet, coffee.

    EXIT is a 2D side scrolling puzzle game that started out as a PSP game and was ported over to the Xbox Live Arcade late last year. Its main premise is simple - Mr. Esc, the game's caffeine-driven main character, always s... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.2
    As far as console first person shooters are concerned, Halo fits the bill nicely.

    Halo (Xbox Collection)

    As far as console first person shooters are concerned, Halo fits the bill nicely.

    In 2001, a little known Apple-based developer called Bungie released a game that would be on of the launch titles for Microsoft’s first venture in the video game console business. Its name was Halo. Seven years later, wi... Read Full Review

    7 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.8
    Cryptosporidium-137 is back to show the earthling monkeys who's boss. Now complete with the funky '60s hair.

    Destroy All Humans! 2

    Cryptosporidium-137 is back to show the earthling monkeys who's boss. Now complete with the funky '60s hair.

    Whoever played last year's Destroy All Humans! enjoyed a great action adventure game filled with fun bits and bites into 1950's United States cultural background. From the nuclear paranoia to the American economic power ... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.7
    Cryptosporidium-137 is back to show the earthling monkeys who's boss. Now complete with the funky '60s hair.

    Destroy All Humans! 2

    Cryptosporidium-137 is back to show the earthling monkeys who's boss. Now complete with the funky '60s hair.

    Whoever played last year's Destroy All Humans! enjoyed a great action adventure game filled with fun bits and bites into 1950's United States cultural background. From the nuclear paranoia to the American economic power ... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.9
    Continue the saga that is Shenmue in an even better game than the original.

    Shenmue II (Limited Edition)

    Continue the saga that is Shenmue in an even better game than the original.

    Many people claimed the original Shemue was a low game to play. They didn't get many fights and they just nagged about the heavy Japanese culture that the game had. Almost a year later, SEGA-AM2 and Yu Suzuki released... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.6
    Say goodbye to my little friend...

    Scarface: The World Is Yours

    Say goodbye to my little friend...

    When someone talks about gangster movies, most people remember The Godfather, with its '40s representation of what the lives of gangsters were like. How about the '80s? How did those gangsters evolve? These were question... Read Full Review

    6 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.6
    Say goodbye to my little friend... just not so soon this time.

    Scarface: The World Is Yours

    Say goodbye to my little friend... just not so soon this time.

    When someone talks about gangster movies, most people remember The Godfather, with its '40s representation of what the lives of gangsters were like. How about the '80s? How did those gangsters evolve? These were question... Read Full Review

    9 of 19 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:2.7
    Countries and U.S states don't need to worry about banning this game... it's bad enough as it is.

    Reservoir Dogs

    Countries and U.S states don't need to worry about banning this game... it's bad enough as it is.

    Reservoir Dogs is the newest movie-to-game adaptation to hit the current generation of consoles (and in this case, the PC as well). The movie from 1992, directed by Questin Tarantino, is a violent tale of a group of bank... Read Full Review

    9 of 17 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:2.7
    Countries and U.S states don't need to worry about banning this game... it's bad enough as it is.

    Reservoir Dogs

    Countries and U.S states don't need to worry about banning this game... it's bad enough as it is.

    Reservoir Dogs is the newest movie-to-game adaptation to hit the current generation of consoles (and in this case, the PC as well). The movie from 1992, directed by Questin Tarantino, is a violent tale of a group of bank... Read Full Review

    7 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:1.5
    A game that doesn't do justice to the name American McGee.

    American McGee Presents Bad Day LA

    A game that doesn't do justice to the name American McGee.

    Bad Day L.A is the newest game by famed game developer American McGee. American, for those who don't know, used to work alongside John Romero and John Carmack at id Software. He made maps for DOOM and other games before ... Read Full Review

    11 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3.7
    The flair of this game comes out with a bit of elbow grease. It quickly fades into a mass of nothingness very quickly.

    Rumble Roses

    The flair of this game comes out with a bit of elbow grease. It quickly fades into a mass of nothingness very quickly.

    Ah, the valor of women... a fight that has been going on ever since women everywhere found out there's a world outside of the domain of the kitchen. Rights have been fought over over the years, making the two sexes equal... Read Full Review

    4 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.6
    The silent assassin is back for another couple of hits, in this that might be the  final chapter in the saga.

    Hitman: Blood Money

    The silent assassin is back for another couple of hits, in this that might be the final chapter in the saga.

    The Hitman series is one of the rare cases where the sequels improve the overall experience with each iteration. It all started in 1999, with a game called Hitman: Codename 47 - it was considered an innovative and orig... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.6
    The silent assassin is back for another couple of hits, in this that might be the  final chapter in the saga.

    Hitman: Blood Money

    The silent assassin is back for another couple of hits, in this that might be the final chapter in the saga.

    The Hitman series is one of the rare cases where the sequels improve the overall experience with each iteration. It all started in 1999, with a game called Hitman: Codename 47 - it was considered an innovative and orig... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Strike Force is a different take on a known conflict: the Second World War.

    Commandos Strike Force

    Strike Force is a different take on a known conflict: the Second World War.

    Commandos: Strike Force seems like blasfemy. Making a first person shooter off a successful real-time strategy game, that featured an isometric perspective. Well, sorry to pop your ballons, but this game feels just like ... Read Full Review

    9 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.4
    EA and the Don have an offer you can’t refuse, bambino… you better take it. Benvenuto alla Famiglia i alla Cosa Nostra.<

    The Godfather

    EA and the Don have an offer you can’t refuse, bambino… you better take it. Benvenuto alla Famiglia i alla Cosa Nostra.<

    When EA announced that a Godfather game was in the works, I have to admit I thought "What the heck are those guys thinking?!". It's hard to imagine a story like the movies and book that is told in a way to be made into a... Read Full Review

    14 of 16 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.3
    EA and the Don have an offer you can’t refuse, bambino… you better take it. Benvenuto alla Famiglia i alla Cosa Nostra.<

    The Godfather

    EA and the Don have an offer you can’t refuse, bambino… you better take it. Benvenuto alla Famiglia i alla Cosa Nostra.<

    When EA announced that a Godfather game was in the works, I have to admit I thought "What the heck are those guys thinking?!". It's hard to imagine a story like the movies and book that is told in a way to be made into a... Read Full Review

    16 of 18 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.4
    A fun game that is true to the source material, at least it tries to be the best it can.

    Die Hard

    A fun game that is true to the source material, at least it tries to be the best it can.

    Die Hard was a movie hit. It put Bruce Willis higher on the star-map than Bruce Wayne ever hoped to be. So, some years later, comes a game based on the movie for the most popular systems at the time. My review will fo... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.6
    Continue the saga that is Shenmue in an even better game than the original, converted over to the Xbox.

    Shenmue II

    Continue the saga that is Shenmue in an even better game than the original, converted over to the Xbox.

    Many people claimed the original Shemue was a low game to play. They didn't get many fights and they just nagged about the heavy Japanese culture that the game had. Almost a year later, SEGA-AM2 and Yu Suzuki released... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    An experience that has to be lived in order to claim you're a game lover.

    Shenmue: Isshou Yokosuka

    An experience that has to be lived in order to claim you're a game lover.

    Shenmue is a revolutionary game made by SEGA-AM2 that was released for the Dreamcast more than five years ago. Developed by arcade legend Yu Suzuki, the game inovates in all departments and is still impressive nowadays. ... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.8
    A totally toned-down version of the 360 game that doesn't really feel like the Ghost Recon games, if you look back.

    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter

    A totally toned-down version of the 360 game that doesn't really feel like the Ghost Recon games, if you look back.

    When everyone saw Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter running on a Xbox 360, they simply gone crazy. Awesome graphics, full city rendering and really cool effects with the gameplay. So, when Ubisoft anounced the game for th... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.3
    Spy Hunter is a classic for the ages. A game that doesn't miss its charm among today's offerings.

    Spy Hunter

    Spy Hunter is a classic for the ages. A game that doesn't miss its charm among today's offerings.

    Spy Hunter is another one of those games that people who owned a NES must have played at some time in their lives. If they didn't, they are unhappy. Simple fact. The game started out as a pet project by George Gomez, ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.6
    Spy Hunter is a classic for the ages. A game that doesn't miss its charm among today's offerings.

    Spy Hunter

    Spy Hunter is a classic for the ages. A game that doesn't miss its charm among today's offerings.

    Spy Hunter is another one of those games that people who owned a NES must have played at some time in their lives. If they didn't, they are unhappy. Simple fact. The game started out as a pet project by George Gomez,... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A new horror awaits players who dare to go into the darkness of Doom 3.

    Doom 3

    A new horror awaits players who dare to go into the darkness of Doom 3.

    Doom 3 was in development for as long as people could remember. It defined the word hype. People were just crazy for it. It almost set a record for longest time in development, if Duke Nukem Forever hadn't taken that cup... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.9
    Go back to the nightmare of a living Hell! This time, carry your heart along for the ride.

    Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil

    Go back to the nightmare of a living Hell! This time, carry your heart along for the ride.

    Doom 3 was a huge success on both the PC and the Xbox. Both versions showed a terrifying experience that sent chills through people's spine. Now, sometime later, id Software and Nerve are re-visiting the set of Doom for ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.9
    Go back to the nightmare of a living Hell! This time, carry your heart along for the ride.

    Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil

    Go back to the nightmare of a living Hell! This time, carry your heart along for the ride.

    Doom 3 was a huge success on both the PC and the Xbox. Both versions showed a terrifying experience that sent chills through people's spine. Now, sometime later, id Software and Nerve are re-visiting the set of Doom for ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.3
    Doom 3 leaps to the Xbox and tears it apart with an awesome conversion: Hell never looked this good on a home system!

    Doom 3

    Doom 3 leaps to the Xbox and tears it apart with an awesome conversion: Hell never looked this good on a home system!

    I have to admit I was skeptical when Doom 3 was finally released for the PC. I just didn't get into the game. It was too dark, the enemies were just annoyingly jumpy and the atmosphere didn't get me. Sometime later I ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.3
    Soldiers is a good alternative if you are through with Commandos and other RTS games.

    Soldiers: Heroes of World War II

    Soldiers is a good alternative if you are through with Commandos and other RTS games.

    Soldiers is a very promosing game. It offers realistic gameplay that makes you really think about human resources like any other game seen to date. You really have to think hard if you're gonna put that one little soldie... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.4
    Jak 3 is a worthy close to a great series that made the PS2 one of the most versatible consoles ever.

    Jak 3

    Jak 3 is a worthy close to a great series that made the PS2 one of the most versatible consoles ever.

    Jak 3 starts right after Jak II. After saving the city and all the parties, the city resumes its normal life and forgets who saved it in the first place. New management quickly blames Jak for the city's overrun of metal ... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.6
    Jak is back and now he surely has something to say. Really, he does.

    Jak II: Renegade

    Jak is back and now he surely has something to say. Really, he does.

    Jak and Daxter was one of the best platformers for the PS2. In fact, it still holds up to today's standards as a great game. A while after, its sequel, Jak II (ditched the Daxter name, humpf!) got released for the PS2. ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful