User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.32/10

Total of 75 user reviews spread across 75 releases

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  • User Rating:9.5
    A game that rightfully deserves its "Game of the Year" title.

    Red Dead Redemption

    A game that rightfully deserves its "Game of the Year" title.

    Good: -Genuinely funny dialogue, and characters with amusing and unique personalities -Top notch Rockstar voice acting and facial animation -Engaging, emotional story with numerous climaxes and an amazing ending -R... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The definition of "more than your money's worth".

    Fallout 3

    The definition of "more than your money's worth".

    Good: -endless types of weapons, gadgets, and armors (both custom built using Wasteland junk parts and schematics, or rewarded for completing certain missions) -an impressively detailed environment that portrays the ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The best gameplay since Half Life 1.

    Half-Life 2: Episode Two

    The best gameplay since Half Life 1.

    Good: -great soundtrack that stands out -better balance of puzzle solving and shooting compared to the last two installments -same immersive and detailed environment, incredible visual design, and great voice actin... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Worth playing if you're interested in finishing all of the Half Life installments.

    Half-Life 2: Episode One

    Worth playing if you're interested in finishing all of the Half Life installments.

    Good: -same fun, fast paced gameplay from Half Life 2 -new team based "co-op" feel with Alyx is a nice change -overall AI of Alyx is impressive -same immersive and detailed environment, incredible visual design, a... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Superior in its visual design, but dull in other areas.

    Half-Life 2

    Superior in its visual design, but dull in other areas.

    Good: -immersive and detailed environment (e.g. graffiti and blood splattered walls, etc.) -incredible visual design (e.g. textures, animations, physics, etc) -great voice acting and facial animation -engaging game... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Blue Shift doesn't really offer anything new and refreshing, but it's still worth playing by Half Life fans.

    Half-Life: Blue Shift

    Blue Shift doesn't really offer anything new and refreshing, but it's still worth playing by Half Life fans.

    Good: -same great gameplay -a couple new weapons (e.g. M16) -cool experiencing the first Half Life through a different perspective -same mysteriously intriguing story -some tweaks that improve minor annoyances ove... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The same great gameplay, from a different perspective.

    Half-Life: Opposing Force

    The same great gameplay, from a different perspective.

    Good: -same great gameplay -fun new weapons (e.g. chain gun, portal gun, magnum, grapple hook, etc.) -cool experiencing the first Half Life through a different perspective -same mysteriously intriguing story -some... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Gameplay so simple, yet so fun.

    Half-Life

    Gameplay so simple, yet so fun.

    Good: -simple, yet extremely fun gameplay -good balance of shooting and puzzle solving -good variety of weapons and equipment -mysteriously interesting story that makes you want to keep playing -numerous types of ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    AC: Revelations offers the same great package as its predecessors, but with some noticeable flaws.

    Assassin's Creed: Revelations

    AC: Revelations offers the same great package as its predecessors, but with some noticeable flaws.

    What AC: Revelations continues to do well when compared to its predecessors: -great looking and detailed environments/scenery with great textures -great intuitive controls -large world to explore and tackle objectiv... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    It's disappointing to see where Infinity Ward's priorities have gone.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

    It's disappointing to see where Infinity Ward's priorities have gone.

    Campaign Good: -same well-scripted cinematic action sequences and cut scenes -varying environments -slightly varied mission approaches (e.g. stealth, assault, etc.) -overall good storyline that incorporates the la... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Kind of like if Assassin's Creed and Grand Theft Auto had a baby...

    The Saboteur

    Kind of like if Assassin's Creed and Grand Theft Auto had a baby...

    Good: -beautiful landscapes and scenery -detailed and authentic looking European surroundings -surprisingly good visuals and realistic cinematic effects (explosions, fire, smoke, etc.) -ability to choose play styles ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    L.A. Noire will have you feeling like you're controlling the events of an action-packed, suspenseful, realistic movie.

    L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition

    L.A. Noire will have you feeling like you're controlling the events of an action-packed, suspenseful, realistic movie.

    The Good: -increasing difficultly as you progress in missions (e.g. suspects in vehicle chases take sharper turns, more civilians get in the way, suspects are better at concealing their emotions and lies, etc.) -length... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    As many of the other reviews agree on, Rage looks great and plays well, but lacks depth in every other aspect.

    Rage

    As many of the other reviews agree on, Rage looks great and plays well, but lacks depth in every other aspect.

    The Good: -Outstanding artistic design and visuals which create an immersive and detailed environment -Great voice acting and facial animation -Tons of different weapons and utilities to use, as well as numerous pur... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Anyone who enjoys an entertaining and fun action game should definitely try this one out.

    Batman: Arkham Asylum

    Anyone who enjoys an entertaining and fun action game should definitely try this one out.

    Good: - compelling and entertaining story - characters are intriguing and The Joker is genuinely funny - fun and satisfying combat with tons of combat moves - numerous unlockable and upgradable gadgets - environme... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    This game leaves much to be desired, but it definitely doesn't deserve a 3.5.

    Duke Nukem Forever

    This game leaves much to be desired, but it definitely doesn't deserve a 3.5.

    The Good: - some humorous qualities (such as witty help tips during loading screens or some dialogue) - fast (although frequent) loading screens - varied environments (e.g. desert canyons, underwater dams, construct... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Bulletstorm offers some short-lived enjoyment, but the unique and fun aspects of the game are hindered with flaws.

    Bulletstorm

    Bulletstorm offers some short-lived enjoyment, but the unique and fun aspects of the game are hindered with flaws.

    Pros: - unique and rewarding "Skillshot system" encourages stylish kills and keeps game play interesting (new Skillshots are unlocked when acquiring a new weapon/upgrade for the first time or completing already availa... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    [Singleplayer Review] If you were a fan of past battlefield games, you'll most likely enjoy this too.

    Battlefield: Bad Company 2

    [Singleplayer Review] If you were a fan of past battlefield games, you'll most likely enjoy this too.

    Pros: + beautiful graphics + variety of good looking environments (e.g. jungle, desert, snow, etc.) + tons of weapons and vehicles + same great destructible environment with explosive barrels/crates just asking to ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Much like its predecessors, AC: Brotherhood is another enjoyable and satisfying game in the series.

    Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

    Much like its predecessors, AC: Brotherhood is another enjoyable and satisfying game in the series.

    What AC: Brotherhood continues to do well when compared to its predecessor (AC II): + great looking and detailed environments/scenery + great intuitive controls + large world to explore and tackle objectives in the ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Bad Company's campaign is decent, but the multiplayer just isn't for me.

    Battlefield: Bad Company

    Bad Company's campaign is decent, but the multiplayer just isn't for me.

    Good: + some innovative aspects (e.g. using a syringe to heal yourself or using special equipment such as a drill to repair vehicles, a laser designator to call in aerial missiles, a GPS to call in mortar strikes, etc... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Dead Space 2 does little to advance over its predecessor, but then again, there wasn't much wrong with the original.

    Dead Space 2

    Dead Space 2 does little to advance over its predecessor, but then again, there wasn't much wrong with the original.

    Elements that Dead Space 2 Continues to Succeed in from the Original Dead Space: - intriguing story - great visuals with non-steep PC requirements - amazing audio that sets the atmosphere - intuitive game pad contr... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    The overall atmosphere combined with the brutal and satisfying game play really had me hooked.

    Dead Space

    The overall atmosphere combined with the brutal and satisfying game play really had me hooked.

    Good: intriguing story, great graphics with non-steep PC requirements, amazing audio that sets the atmosphere, intuitive game pad controls and user interface (e.g. menu layout and navigation), great voice acting and char... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Discover the answers to all of the questions you've had about GTA IV's story, with some refreshing game play.

    Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City

    Discover the answers to all of the questions you've had about GTA IV's story, with some refreshing game play.

    Both Episodes: + new radio stations/songs pertaining to each game (e.g. rock stations on TLAD and techno on TBOGT) + quicker loading times + new characters that are entertaining, funny, and intriguing + great story... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Lacks the depth of SA, but makes up for it in other areas. A fantastic must-play game with tons of things to do and see.

    Grand Theft Auto IV

    Lacks the depth of SA, but makes up for it in other areas. A fantastic must-play game with tons of things to do and see.

    Good: amazing voice acting and dialogue; interesting characters; great story with an intriguing protagonist; game pad support; implementation of your own personal cell phone to call friends, arrange events, receive messa... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Just as GameSpot says: extremely entertaining and varied game play that shouldn't be missed.

    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

    Just as GameSpot says: extremely entertaining and varied game play that shouldn't be missed.

    Good: fast loading times; variety of missions in the main story (e.g. incorporates stealth, 'hitman'-like, flying, and assault missions, plus many, many more); great dialogue and interesting characters; great story and ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    If you've hated the past few games in this franchise, don't buy this one. Enjoyed the past few? You'll enjoy this too.

    Call of Duty: Black Ops

    If you've hated the past few games in this franchise, don't buy this one. Enjoyed the past few? You'll enjoy this too.

    Good: new killstreaks and equipment (e.g. jammer, RC car, etc.), new weapons (e.g. crossbow, ballistic knives, explosive shotgun rounds, nova gas, etc), killstreak kills don't count toward overall killstreak, overall goo... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A great shooter that started a great series.

    Halo: Combat Evolved

    A great shooter that started a great series.

    Good: great story, fun game play, loads of weapons, numerous operable vehicles, a few different environments, good controls, decent graphics for its time, great music/audio, decent length campaign, numerous types of enem... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    This game will offer a couple of hours of some casual enjoyment, but not much more.<br />

    Mirror's Edge

    This game will offer a couple of hours of some casual enjoyment, but not much more.<br />

    Good: good soundtrack/music, good game pad controls, interesting/clean visual design, half-decent story, exciting action-packed moments, climbing puzzles aren't too challenging, but still quite fun, the game's use of Nvi... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    God of War: Ghost of Sparta offers a lengthy, fun, and satisfying campaign with much to do.

    God of War: Ghost of Sparta

    God of War: Ghost of Sparta offers a lengthy, fun, and satisfying campaign with much to do.

    Good: great environments, scenery, and graphics for a PSP system; great controls; puzzles, mini games, and boss battles add much to the game's satisfying and fun game play; variety of game play such as battling, climbin... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Amazing graphics, gorgeous environments, and tons of destructible items....but average game play.

    Crysis

    Amazing graphics, gorgeous environments, and tons of destructible items....but average game play.

    Good: amazing graphics and destructible environments, (even playing on medium settings which most decent PCs can handle, the game still looks amazing), interesting/funny characters and dialogue, overall good story, leng... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    A fast-paced, brutal, and innovative shooter that offers some fun.

    Stranglehold

    A fast-paced, brutal, and innovative shooter that offers some fun.

    Good: amazing game physics (destructible environments, particle effects, etc.), numerous weapons (pistols, shotguns, machine guns, automatic rifles, rocket launchers, etc.), numerous moves and abilities, rewarding and sa... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Simply put, MoH should have been better.

    Medal of Honor

    Simply put, MoH should have been better.

    Good: decently interesting campaign story, great audio, voice acting and music, variety of environments, solid weaponry, controller support, some fun sniping moments Bad: AI look the same and sometimes act unrealisti... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    The overall atmosphere, satisfying combat, and great story make this game worth playing.

    Metro 2033

    The overall atmosphere, satisfying combat, and great story make this game worth playing.

    Good: great scenery, stunning graphics (a decent PC is needed), great voice acting and characters, unique weapons, some innovative elements (such as pumping your "generator" every now and then to recharge your light, re... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    If you liked Mass Effect even a little, you will surely LOVE this sequel.

    Mass Effect 2

    If you liked Mass Effect even a little, you will surely LOVE this sequel.

    Good: intriguing and intricate story, great voice acting and cinematics, many weapons, unlockables, upgrades, and powers, smart squad members and enemy AI, tons of dialogue options that allow you to choose how the game p... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    One of those games where you say "just one more level...", but end up playing ten more missions.

    Assassin's Creed II

    One of those games where you say "just one more level...", but end up playing ten more missions.

    Good: great looking and detailed environments, large world to explore, great voice acting and character personalities, tomb puzzles are actually fun, yet still challenging and rewarding, tons of things to do around numer... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Overall, Mass Effect is a pretty decent shooter, even for non-RPG fans, such as me.

    Mass Effect

    Overall, Mass Effect is a pretty decent shooter, even for non-RPG fans, such as me.

    Good: intriguing and intricate story, great voice acting and cinematics, many weapons, unlockables, upgrades, and powers, smart squad member and enemy AI, fun driving sequences, tons of dialogue options that allow you to... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Mafia II is a must play for those who would like to experience the "dog-eat-dog" world of Mafia crime.

    Mafia II

    Mafia II is a must play for those who would like to experience the "dog-eat-dog" world of Mafia crime.

    Good: interesting and intriguing plot line with some nice plot twists and interesting characters, good selection of weapons to choose from (able to carry up to three), great voice acting and dialogue, great looking envir... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Even if you have played Gears 2 without playing this one, you'll still get some fun out of it.

    Gears of War

    Even if you have played Gears 2 without playing this one, you'll still get some fun out of it.

    Good: great story, fun and satisfying game play, great graphics and environments, funny/interesting characters, good voice acting, large selection of weapons, good sound effects. Bad: slow loading times, a couple glit... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Prototype is a fun game with an intriguing story and many different objectives and activities to be completed.

    Prototype

    Prototype is a fun game with an intriguing story and many different objectives and activities to be completed.

    Good: able to use different weapons (e.g. rocket launcher, assault rifle, etc.) combined with one's own "viral enhancements", able to use different vehicles such as helicopters and tanks, great storyline and cut-scenes, ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    If you enjoyed the original Bioshock even a little, you will certainly enjoy Bioshock 2.

    BioShock 2

    If you enjoyed the original Bioshock even a little, you will certainly enjoy Bioshock 2.

    Good: the same amazing storyline, scenery, environments, visual design, music, graphics, voice acting, large variety of weapons and powers, and upgrades/enhancements as the original Bioshock, improved aspects compared to... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    If you enjoy intriguing and well thought out story-lines, you will certainly love Bioshock.

    BioShock

    If you enjoy intriguing and well thought out story-lines, you will certainly love Bioshock.

    Good: amazing storyline, scenery, environments, visual design, music, graphics, voice acting, so many different places to explore, large variety of weapons and powers to use with upgrades and enhancements, fun game play,... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful