Total of 42 user reviews spread across 42 releases
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
A blisteringly intense blockbuster thrill ride
I have to admit, I enlisted for duty in Modern Warfare 2 with a healthy dose of skepticism. Having played four previous Call of Duty games before, and not being particularly impressed with the first M...
Batman: Arkham Asylum
A solid and entertaining jaunt through comic books' most infamous madhouse
Batman: Arkham Asylum was a surprise hit from a relatively unknown developer when it launched in 2009. Critics universally lauded its voice work, solid beat 'em up action and well-paced adventure that...
Resident Evil 5
A flashy, but mediocre follow up to the Gamecube classic
When Resident Evil 4 arrived on the scene in 2005, it garnered nearly universal acclaim for its cinematic action, innovations and refined gameplay mechanics. Nearly four years later, Capcom sought to ...
Bioshock alone is enough to put a nail in the coffin of the "games aren't art" argument
A city under the sea. With this simple template, 2K created the dystopic world of Rapture, a setting that plays host to arguably the most artistically fearless game of this generation so far. Biosh...
Ninja Gaiden II
A step backwards from the indomitable Xbox original
The original Ninja Gaiden for Xbox is, for good reason, considered the greatest action game of all time. While not much of a storytelling achievement, the combat system that Tomonobu Itagaki and the d...
Mirror's Edge captures not just the motions, but the spirit of parkour
EA's new IP Mirror's Edge offers gamers a chance to step into the shoes of a parkour expert named Faith. The result is an experience that shifts from moments of frustration to sequences of pure exhila...
Quantum of Solace
007, Call of Duty 4 style
Quantum of Solace is a solid Bond game that mixed third-person and first-person shooter gameplay styles to deliver a satisfying single-player mission and a good selection of multiplayer types. The gam...
NBA Street Homecourt
NBA Homecourt is a fun basketball game with plenty of over-the-top, eye-popping dunks and maneuvers
Though short and light on content, NBA Homecourt is a fun basketball game with plenty of over-the-top, eye-popping dunks and maneuvers. The game takes its inspiration from street ball, as opposed to t...
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy
Captures the essence of Jason Bourne well, but the third-person shooter elements feel derivative
The Bourne Conspiracy is a relatively faithful rendering of its cinematic source in video game form through a combination of third-person shooter and beat-'em-up gameplay mechanics. The story traces t...
Saints Row 2 (Collector's Edition)
Technical hiccups mar an otherwise outlandishly fun GTA spin-off
With GTA IV, Rockstar North chose to stray away from the sillier themes of the franchise's earlier iterations in favor of a more gritty, realistic narrative setting. Saints Row 2 essentially takes the...
Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution
A must-have for any console gamer who loves strategy games
"Civilization Revolution" is a well-crafted turn-based strategy game that brings out the best the genre has to offer, without being handicapped by the limitations of console controls. Players build...
Cut out "down" from "Crackdown"
"Crackdown" is addictive. I can't attribute it to a singular reason, but one of them has gotta be the brilliant way the developers integrated rpg elements into a free-roaming action game. As an "en...
Kameo: Elements of Power
"Kameo" is a good game with a creative concept, but falls short of being a "Rare classic"
"Kameo" is a solid title geared towards a younger audience, but provides enough variety and challenge to satisfy gamers of any age. The game revolves around an elf princess named Kameo who sets out to...
Buy extra underwear. You're gonna need it.
"Dead Space" is a masterfully executed, freakishly thrilling survival horror action game that looks, plays and feels like your worst nightmare (in a good way). Suffice it to say I had no idea what ...
"Too Human" is a mindless hack-and-slash rpg with a broken camera and unwieldy gameplay mechanics
Few games in recent memory have been as controversial as the Norse mythology epic from Silicon Knights, "Too Human." Purportedly in conception across multiple platforms for close to a decade, the game...
Left 4 Dead
"Left 4 Dead" is the surprise hit of the year
At PAX 2008, I saw a booth for "Left 4 Dead" and passed it by, thinking it was some lame adaptation of "House of the Dead" from my childhood arcade days. Boy, did I eat my words. "Left 4 Dead" is w...
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
"The Force Unleashed" is a standout and memorable, though imperfect "Star Wars" experience
I have to admit up front, I've never been a huge "Star Wars" fan. But when I first saw the trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Unleashed," I was pumped. The prospect of harnessing and wielding the power...
A valiant effort at something truly different, but Assassin's Creed ultimately falls short
It's a rare thing in this day and age for game publishers to take a genuine risk and invest in a game concept that steps outside the norm. So I was extremely excited by the potential of Assassin's Cre...
Grand Theft Auto IV
Rockstar's crime drama has never been so visceral, but GTA IV falls short of greatness
With GTA IV, Rockstar intended to make its splash on the next-generation stage. In some ways, the game surpassed my expectations, but by and large, I was disappointed by the entry. Compared to past...
An epic campaign and addictive multiplayer combine to make Halo 3 one of the best games this gen.
If I had to rank the 3 Halo's, here'd be my ordering: 1. Halo 3 2. Halo: Combat Evolved 3. Halo 2 Halo: CE was Bungie's original masterpiece that pushed the console FPS genre to new heights by...
Army of Two
Army of Two features some fun co-op gunplay, provided you have a comrade
Army of Two is a pretty run-of-the-mill 3rd person shooter that doesn't try to stretch the boundaries of the genre, but nevertheless is a fun game if you have a friend. The game emphasizes coopera...
Halo (Xbox Collection)
A defining achievment for the console FPS genre.
When Halo first arrived, it was hailed as a revolution for the console first-person shooter genre. Seven years later, this game still holds up as one of the best console FPS's ever made. What makes...
An explosive mud-fest sure to please racing fans of all stripes
Motorstorm is a fantastically entertaining racer with great music, beautiful visuals, and heart-pumping racing action. The game conveys an immersive sense of speed and competition is fierce as AI oppo...
Oh no, the truck have started to move!
Metal Gear for the NES is a translation of the MSX2 version of the original game by Hideo Kojima. It follows the story of a rookie special forces agent named Solid Snake who must infiltrate the mercen...
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
An unforgettable thrill ride that features some of the best visuals and cinematic storytelling in videogames. Ever.
With the leap from the Playstation 2 to Playstation 3, Naughty Dog decided to chart a different course by breaking from their Jak & Daxter roots to create a completely different type of game. Uncharte...
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Oblivion is an ambitious game, but a number of technical and design issues prevent it from achieving its full potential.
Arguably the first true next-generation rpg, the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion sports a huge world to explore, countless npc characters to meet, and a mind-blowing array of quests to embark on. Howeve...
Successor to God of War? Not so much.
When the first Heavenly Sword trailer debuted, I thought that HS would rival God of War in greatness. Unfortunately, I was wrong. Heavenly Sword is a so-so experience with many flaws and a few insp...
A timeless (literally) classic
In Chrono Trigger, players follow the footsteps of Crono as he journeys through temporal dimensions to save the world from its seemingly inevitable demise at the destructive claws of Lavos, an evil sl...
Ninja Gaiden is simply one of the best action games of all time.
Ninja Gaiden is simply one of the best action games of all time. You play as Ryu Hayabusa, a young ninja out to exact revenge on the Vigoor empire for destroying your village and stealing the infamous...
Is The Godfather: The Game an offer you can't refuse? No, but it's a solid title with its fair share of fun
The Godfather: the Game is based on the 1972 cinematic masterpiece directed by Francis Ford Coppola, which is based on the classic novel by Mario Puzo. The world of the film is convincingly recreat...
God of War II
David Jaffe's bald-headed, albino badass returns
Several years ago, David Jaffe and the gang at Sony Santa Monica set out to create a game steeped in Greek mythology that would allow players to unleash their violent fantasies by playing as a bald-he...
Gears of War
Gears of War brings a style of gameplay truly new, innovative, and fun to the third-person shooter genre.
My eyes are blurry, my head is whoozy, and my ears hear the sound of gunfire when I sleep at night. Why? Because I've been playing Gears of War four nights in a row. So far, I've beaten the g...
Final Fantasy XII
FFXII's gameplay is not perfect, but the overrall experience is one that RPG fans shouldn't miss.
FFXII is a highly well-crafted RPG that any fan of the genre should enjoy. I'll evaluate the game category by category. The combat system (called gambits) is unique from other games in the series i...
Jade Empire: Hisui no Teikoku
Jade Empire is an RPG with its fair share of flaws, but its setting, artstyle, and core gameplay make it worthwhile
Jade Empire is martial arts-themed RPG from famed game creators Bioware. It has its share of flaws, but also many redeeming elements. Let me cover the flaws first. The biggest flaw in the game is t...
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
The return of "gangster" to Grand Theft Auto.
The last installment of GTA was "gangsta." GTA: Liberty City Stories is the return of "gangster" to the GTA franchise. If you've played GTA III, LCS is very alike. For a budget ...
Metal Gear Solid (Premium Package)
The one that started it all....
Metal Gear Solid is Hideo Kojima's masterpiece that set the stage for one of the most renowned series in videogames of all time. Kojima is one of the founding fathers of the stealth genre, and MGS was...
Fable: The Lost Chapters
Fable: The Lost Chapters has its flaws, but the overall rpg is an enjoyable and recommendable experience.
Fable: The Lost Chapters has its flaws, but the overall rpg is an enjoyable experience. Review: For starters, Fable is a relatively pretty game. Although it doesn't push the massive polygon coun...
Resident Evil 4
Shinji Mikami re-invents the survival horror genre.
When Shinji Mikami of Capcom set out to re-invent the survival horror genre, he did so by giving the player more bullets, then multiplying the number of enemies. The result is an experience that retai...
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
The seminal example of what aesthetic expression within the videogame medium aspires to be.
Gameplay: The gameplay in Snake Eater is reflective of its predecessors. Controls are basically the same as before, albeit the additions of CQC and throat-slitting. The control scheme might be qu...
Genji: Dawn of the Samurai
I'm sure you've already read in Gamespot's review that the game is short. However, if you like a solid samurai action...
I'm sure you've already read in Gamespot's review that the game is short. However, if you like a solid samurai action hack-n-slasher, this game does the trick. There is some limited replay value, if y...