User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.59/10

Total of 81 user ratings spread across 81 releases

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  • Rating:9

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

  • Review Score:9
    A blisteringly intense blockbuster thrill ride

    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 Modern Warfare, I did... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    A solid and entertaining jaunt through comic books' most infamous madhouse

    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 takes players deep ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    A flashy, but mediocre follow up to the Gamecube classic

    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 recapture the magic ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    BioShock

  • Review Score:9
    Bioshock alone is enough to put a nail in the coffin of the "games aren't art" argument

    BioShock

    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. Bioshock's setting is so ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Ninja Gaiden II

  • Review Score:8
    A step backwards from the indomitable Xbox original

    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 design whizzes at Tea... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Mirror's Edge

  • Review Score:8
    Mirror's Edge captures not just the motions, but the spirit of parkour

    Mirror's Edge

    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 exhilaration. For a first-... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    007, Call of Duty 4 style

    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 game runs on the Call o... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    NBA Street Homecourt

  • Review Score:8
    NBA Homecourt is a fun basketball game with plenty of over-the-top, eye-popping dunks and maneuvers

    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 the usual NBA Live or... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    Captures the essence of Jason Bourne well, but the third-person shooter elements feel derivative

    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 the narrative of The ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy

  • Review Score:8.5
    Technical hiccups mar an otherwise outlandishly fun GTA spin-off

    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 opposite route, opt... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Saints Row 2

  • Review Score:9
    A must-have for any console gamer who loves strategy games

    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 their own civilizat... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Cut out "down" from "Crackdown"

    Riot Act

    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 "enforcer" for "the Age... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    "Kameo" is a good game with a creative concept, but falls short of being a "Rare classic"

    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 free members of her... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Buy extra underwear. You're gonna need it.

    Dead Space

    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 I was in for when I ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Dead Space

  • Review Score:6
    "Too Human" is a mindless hack-and-slash rpg with a broken camera and unwieldy gameplay mechanics

    Too Human

    "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 generated incredibl... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    "Left 4 Dead" is the surprise hit of the year

    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 without a doubt the s... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Left 4 Dead

  • Rating:8.5

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

  • Review Score:8.5
    "The Force Unleashed" is a standout and memorable, though imperfect "Star Wars" experience

    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 of the Force first-... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Assassin's Creed

  • Review Score:8
    A valiant effort at something truly different, but Assassin's Creed ultimately falls short

    Assassin's Creed

    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 Creed when I first saw ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Grand Theft Auto IV

  • Review Score:9
    Rockstar's crime drama has never been so visceral, but GTA IV falls short of greatness

    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 GTA's, GTA IV is mu... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5
    An epic campaign and addictive multiplayer combine to make Halo 3 one of the best games this gen.

    Halo 3

    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 refining game mecha... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    Army of Two features some fun co-op gunplay, provided you have a comrade

    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 cooperation, and its object... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5
    A defining achievment for the console FPS genre.

    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 Halo great is not o... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    An explosive mud-fest sure to please racing fans of all stripes

    MotorStorm

    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 opponents constantly try... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    Oh no, the truck have started to move!

    Metal Gear

    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 mercenary stronghold of Ou... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Metal Gear

  • Review Score:8.5
    An unforgettable thrill ride that features some of the best visuals and cinematic storytelling in videogames. Ever.

    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. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune c... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Oblivion is an ambitious game, but a number of technical and design issues prevent it from achieving its full potential.

    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. However, the core of Obliv... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion