User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.63/10

Total of 154 user reviews spread across 154 releases

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  • User Rating 8
    Mass Effect: I love this game a bit too much.

    Mass Effect

    Rated on July 11, 2013 by gamefreak197

    Mass Effect: I love this game a bit too much.

    Six. That is the number of playthroughs I have completed for Mass Effect alone. For as many times as I have tried to break away from this game, I always get the sudden urge to go ahead and start up a...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Kid Icarus: Uprising is the welcomed return of a nearly forgotten hero.

    Kid Icarus: Uprising

    Rated on May 20, 2012 by gamefreak197

    Kid Icarus: Uprising is the welcomed return of a nearly forgotten hero.

    It's been 21 years since the angelic hero Pit has appeared in an original game of his own. His appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl gave hope for the possibility of a new Kid Icarus game in the futur...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Splatterhouse is a brutal, challenging, underrated gem.

    Splatterhouse

    Rated on May 06, 2012 by gamefreak197

    Splatterhouse is a brutal, challenging, underrated gem.

    In 1988, the arcades were introduced to Splatterhouse, a new, frightening, and gory experience that no one has ever seen in a video game. You played as a man named Rick Taylor who's on a quest to resc...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    With friends to enhance the experience, All 4 One makes for another great entry in the series.

    Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One

    Rated on April 24, 2012 by gamefreak197

    With friends to enhance the experience, All 4 One makes for another great entry in the series.

    Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One certainly shows ambition for the series. While the series' main focus of zany weaponry and comical style are tried and true here, the game's primary focus is now on teamwork...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Combine New Super Mario Bros. with Super Mario Galaxy, and you get the best portable Mario title to date.

    Super Mario 3D Land

    Rated on April 22, 2012 by gamefreak197

    Combine New Super Mario Bros. with Super Mario Galaxy, and you get the best portable Mario title to date.

    Mario never ceases to impress when it comes to providing us with quality platformers. This time around Mario enters into the true third dimension in order to save his beloved princess (again....). Wha...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    While not quite as satisfying as the HD versions, Sonic Generations 3DS is a fun version in its own right.

    Sonic Generations

    Rated on April 14, 2012 by gamefreak197

    While not quite as satisfying as the HD versions, Sonic Generations 3DS is a fun version in its own right.

    The HD releases of Sonic Generations have managed to put Sonic back in the spotlight and give people hope for more great games in the future. For the past ten years, Sega's iconic mascot has, ironical...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Old School collides with New School to create one of the very best Sonic experiences ever.

    Sonic Generations

    Rated on April 12, 2012 by gamefreak197

    Old School collides with New School to create one of the very best Sonic experiences ever.

    It's easy for one to begin a review on a new Sonic game without first pointing out the series' more rotten titles like Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) and how there hasn't been a good game in the series sin...

    6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Take an already fantastic adventure and make it even better (and portable).

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

    Rated on March 30, 2012 by gamefreak197

    Take an already fantastic adventure and make it even better (and portable).

    When the topic of the best games of all time ever crop up, many lean their heads toward The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. It was the Nintendo 64's killer app at the time of release and it was high...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Nintendo opted to create something new and unique, and they certainly succeeded with Super Mario Sunshine.

    Super Mario Sunshine

    Rated on March 24, 2012 by gamefreak197

    Nintendo opted to create something new and unique, and they certainly succeeded with Super Mario Sunshine.

    The success of "Super Mario 64" for the N64 left a major impact in the world of gaming. It helped to define the way that a 3-D platformer should be made. Many people were eagerly awaiting for the anno...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    The latest installment in the on-going series still shows to bring good old button-mashing fun despite technical issues.

    Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires

    Rated on March 23, 2012 by gamefreak197

    The latest installment in the on-going series still shows to bring good old button-mashing fun despite technical issues.

    I have been a fan of the Dynasty Warriors series for many years now. I have always been a fan of hack-and-slash games and beat-'em ups, and this series certainly doesn't disappoint in that perspective...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4
    Shadow's first solo adventure could have done better.

    Shadow the Hedgehog

    Rated on March 20, 2012 by gamefreak197

    Shadow's first solo adventure could have done better.

    After the smash success of Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2, the series looked to have a bright future ahead of them for the 3-D age. However, that wouldn't be the case. For many people, Sonic He...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Not only is this perhaps the best Gamecube game, but perhaps the best game in the Metroid series.

    Metroid Prime

    Rated on March 18, 2012 by gamefreak197

    Not only is this perhaps the best Gamecube game, but perhaps the best game in the Metroid series.

    Metroid has certainly changed quite a bit since its debut on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987. While not only providing a new gameplay experience compared to most other games, the series help...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Ninja Gaiden 2 shows a few frustrations thanks to the camera, but it serves as a great addition to the series.

    Ninja Gaiden II

    Rated on March 16, 2012 by gamefreak197

    Ninja Gaiden 2 shows a few frustrations thanks to the camera, but it serves as a great addition to the series.

    Ninja Gaiden 2 is the sequel to the series' big revival back on the original Xbox released in 2004. Ninja Gaiden 2 brings back much of the same great elements that made the first Ninja Gaiden so great...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Mass Effect 2 is, quite simply, a sci-fi epic.

    Mass Effect 2

    Rated on March 06, 2012 by gamefreak197

    Mass Effect 2 is, quite simply, a sci-fi epic.

    Mass Effect was released back in 2007 with plenty of great ideas and brought us a story of political intrigue featuring an excellent dialogue system that helped raise the bar in cinematic experiences ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    While a very short lived experience, Sonic 4: Episode 1 makes for a good beginning in a new 2-D adventure.

    Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I

    Rated on February 21, 2012 by gamefreak197

    While a very short lived experience, Sonic 4: Episode 1 makes for a good beginning in a new 2-D adventure.

    After a decade of experimentation with 3-D gameplay (debateably failed attempts), Sega and Sonic Team decide to put Sonic back into two dimensions with a sequel to the critically acclaimed Sonic 3 & K...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Mind-bending gameplay and an engaging story help to make Catherine one of the most unique games ever devised.

    Catherine

    Rated on February 21, 2012 by gamefreak197

    Mind-bending gameplay and an engaging story help to make Catherine one of the most unique games ever devised.

    Literally, you never have experienced a game such as this. As far as creativity and originality goes, Catherine is definitely somewhere at the top of a list. It's both a challenging puzzle game and a ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    It may not have the staying power it once had, but Sonic Adventure is still a good buy, especially for Sonic fans.

    Sonic Adventure

    Rated on February 17, 2012 by gamefreak197

    It may not have the staying power it once had, but Sonic Adventure is still a good buy, especially for Sonic fans.

    When it was first released as a launch title for the Dreamcast, Sonic Adventure was made to be a long awaited comeback for Sonic after only a minor presence on the ill-fated Sega Saturn. Sonic Adventu...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Shank is a prime example of beat-'em up badassery.

    Shank

    Rated on February 12, 2012 by gamefreak197

    Shank is a prime example of beat-'em up badassery.

    The goal of many great hack-and-slash beat-'em up games is not based around an engrossing story and character development, but rather on mindlessly fighting your way through horde after horde of mooks...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4
    After 14 long years, Duke Nukem Forever treats us with mediocrity.

    Duke Nukem Forever

    Rated on February 05, 2012 by gamefreak197

    After 14 long years, Duke Nukem Forever treats us with mediocrity.

    Duke Nukem is one of gaming's oldest and most recognizable icons. Known more for the groundbreaking Duke Nukem 3D, he is the ultimate symbol of every popular action star and American "Badassery". He's...

    5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 1
    With Big Rigs, no one is winner.

    Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing

    Rated on February 03, 2012 by gamefreak197

    With Big Rigs, no one is winner.

    It's a shame that I can't go any lower than 1.0 on Gamespot's rating system, because a game like "Big Rigs:Over The Road Racing" deserves something lower. This game.....scratch that; this mess, is the...

    6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    A timeless classic

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

    Rated on January 21, 2012 by gamefreak197

    A timeless classic

    The Legend of Zelda series has always brought us games of critical praise and admiration, and "The Ocarina of Time" raises the bar bigger than any prior Zelda title. It was revolutionary enough for th...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    What's better than Star Fox 64? How about Star Fox 64 on the go.

    Star Fox 64 3D

    Rated on January 21, 2012 by gamefreak197

    What's better than Star Fox 64? How about Star Fox 64 on the go.

    To this day, Star Fox 64 has remained one of the most cherished and addicting Nintendo 64 titles, and certainly one of the few titles found in the N64 library that has gracefully stood the test of tim...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Perfect Dark improves upon the core Goldeneye gameplay and makes it a must own for the N64.

    Perfect Dark

    Rated on January 15, 2012 by gamefreak197

    Perfect Dark improves upon the core Goldeneye gameplay and makes it a must own for the N64.

    Goldeney 007 lived on to become one of the most influential games ever created. It broke the curse of console shooters, which before were considered lackluster ports of PC classics, and helped to crea...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    While similar in many areas, Banjo-Kazooie's charm and worlds make this a stand-out platformer.

    Banjo to Kazooie no Daibouken

    Rated on January 12, 2012 by gamefreak197

    While similar in many areas, Banjo-Kazooie's charm and worlds make this a stand-out platformer.

    Ever since the grand debut of Super Mario 64, there have been, predictably enough, other games of similar structure. You would have wacky character placed in strange worlds collecting tons of items. B...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    If one wants to experience true horror action, Dead Space has you covered.

    Dead Space

    Rated on January 08, 2012 by gamefreak197

    If one wants to experience true horror action, Dead Space has you covered.

    Ever since the release of Resident Evil 4, survival has slowly but surely begun to loose its edge. Many games no longer take advantage of actually trying to truly scare a player, but rather to simply ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Samus' first adventure has a few hiccups, but it is ultimately a satisfying adventure.

    Metroid

    Rated on January 05, 2012 by gamefreak197

    Samus' first adventure has a few hiccups, but it is ultimately a satisfying adventure.

    In less than a year Nintendo had soon become a household name in the video game industry. The success of Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, and many others helped to make the NES a s...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Place some talking animals in an original Star Wars-themed adventure and you'll get a highly addictive classic.

    Star Fox 64

    Rated on December 30, 2011 by gamefreak197

    Place some talking animals in an original Star Wars-themed adventure and you'll get a highly addictive classic.

    After Star Fox made its smash debut on the Super Nintendo in 1993, Nintendo had already opted to create a sequel that could not only top the original, but to also fully push the Super Nintendo to its ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4
    To put it bluntly, Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) is a disgrace to the franchise.

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    Rated on November 27, 2011 by gamefreak197

    To put it bluntly, Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) is a disgrace to the franchise.

    What is the best way for Sonic Team to celebrate the 15th anniversary of one of gaming's most beloved icons? By rushing a hyped game to meet a deadline and becoming a step backwards for the series. Fo...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    With some fine tuning, Sonic Heroes' team-based mechanic can be an excellent step forward for the series.

    Sonic Heroes

    Rated on November 25, 2011 by gamefreak197

    With some fine tuning, Sonic Heroes' team-based mechanic can be an excellent step forward for the series.

    Sonic Heroes takes on a much different approach to the series' 3-D gameplay that was praised by fans of the Sonic Adventure series. It's primary focus is centered around a unique team-based mechanic t...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Continue the SSB universe with more characters, more stages, and more highly addictive entertainment.

    Super Smash Bros. Melee

    Rated on November 19, 2011 by gamefreak197

    Continue the SSB universe with more characters, more stages, and more highly addictive entertainment.

    SSB Melee fleshes the SSB experience and it definitely raises the bar even higher than what its predecessor could do. The core concept and gameplay mechanics have not really changed since the first ga...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Metal Gear Solid 2 is a cinematic-driven, though a little too familiar, adventure worth experiencing.

    Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (Mega Hits!)

    Rated on November 16, 2011 by gamefreak197

    Metal Gear Solid 2 is a cinematic-driven, though a little too familiar, adventure worth experiencing.

    Metal Gear Solid for the Sony Playstation broke tremendous ground when it was first released back in 1998, bringing forth a unique cinematic presentation that blends with excellent stealth gameplay. W...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Take out anything frustrating from the first two Metroid titles, enhance the depth, and you instantly get Super Metroid.

    Super Metroid

    Rated on November 05, 2011 by gamefreak197

    Take out anything frustrating from the first two Metroid titles, enhance the depth, and you instantly get Super Metroid.

    In August of 1986, a renowned bounty hunter would be isolated on a large, dark, and grim planet full of dangerous creatures and environmental hazards; and all she would have is her wits and skills in ...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Sonic's journey through the realm of king Arthur is short, but it shows to be surprisingly decent.

    Sonic and the Black Knight

    Rated on October 19, 2011 by gamefreak197

    Sonic's journey through the realm of king Arthur is short, but it shows to be surprisingly decent.

    Sonic and the Black Knight is a continuation of the storybook series previously started by Sonic and the Secret Rings, which was met with mixed results. This time around Sonic Team wanted to focus mor...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
     SMB3 helped to re-revolutionize platforming, and to this day it remains one of the very best in the series.

    Super Mario Bros. 3

    Rated on October 18, 2011 by gamefreak197

    SMB3 helped to re-revolutionize platforming, and to this day it remains one of the very best in the series.

    When Super Mario Bros. was first released back in 1985 it became a colossal hit and recaptured peoples interest in video games. After that came a hard as all hell sequel in Japan known later in the U....

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    Behold, the definition of Nintendo hard.

    Makai-Mura

    Rated on October 14, 2011 by gamefreak197

    Behold, the definition of Nintendo hard.

    Castlevania, Contra, Battletoads, Ninja Gaiden; these are considered to be the hardest games on the NES, as well as some of the hardest games period. Those games, however, are a massive cakewalk compa...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Sonic is a fun, fast-paced platformer that launched Sega into superstardom.

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    Rated on October 09, 2011 by gamefreak197

    Sonic is a fun, fast-paced platformer that launched Sega into superstardom.

    Back in the 80s, no console could even touch Nintendo. With popular games and franchises like Mario, Link, and Mega Man, Nintendo basically dominated the video game industry. One of its competitors at...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    This, combined with Sonic & Knuckles, is the best classic Sonic game of all time.

    Sonic the Hedgehog 3

    Rated on October 09, 2011 by gamefreak197

    This, combined with Sonic & Knuckles, is the best classic Sonic game of all time.

    After two amazing releases on the Genesis and several successful portable titles on the Game Gear, Sonic the Hedgehog went on to become one of the biggest video game stars in the world. In 1994 Sega o...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Marsupial gives plumber and hedgehog a run for their money.

    Crash Bandicoot (Platinum)

    Rated on October 08, 2011 by gamefreak197

    Marsupial gives plumber and hedgehog a run for their money.

    Throughout most of the 90s Nintendo's Mario and Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog dominated the platforming market. Many mascots came and went, trying to compete with them but never really making an absolute ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Aside from obvious visual upgrades, added control tweaks help make this the best version of original Resident Evil.

    Resident Evil

    Rated on October 03, 2011 by gamefreak197

    Aside from obvious visual upgrades, added control tweaks help make this the best version of original Resident Evil.

    In 1996, Capcom essentially redefined the horror gaming genre by creating the original Resident Evil. While it has not aged well over the years it is still regarded as one of the most influential game...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Like Metroid Prime, pre-skepticism didn't stop this addition to the series from becoming total greatness.

    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Limited Edition)

    Rated on October 01, 2011 by gamefreak197

    Like Metroid Prime, pre-skepticism didn't stop this addition to the series from becoming total greatness.

    The massive success of both the Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask only made fans crave even more for a new game to be released on Nintendo's upcoming console. In 2000 Nintendo showed tech demos of the...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.