User Reviews & Ratings
Total of 50 user reviews spread across 50 releases
While no real innovation is present, MW3 takes the best of CoD and wraps it into one content-filled package.
Overall: 8.8/10 Difficulty: Easy Time spent to date: 40+ hours Bottom Line: The most CoD Activision could cram into an annual release Pros: + The story and campaign are engaging, fast-paced, and smooth + Some of ... Read Full Review0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
A spectacular visual feast, but has polish issues. Still changes the expectations of what modern shooters should be.
Pros: + Absolutely stunning visuals and realistic physics + Great multiplayer experience + Mission design keeps things fresh and moving at an amiable pace + Flow of the story is expertly paced and engaging + Integra... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Resistance 3 ultimately fails at what it set out to do: wrap up a superb series and improve vastly on its predecessor.
Resistance 3 Review Pros: + Breath of fresh air that does not include regenerating health + Weapon wheel is back + Great variety of weapons and secondary fire modes + Mission design and variety are among the best in... Read Full Review2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
Lords of Shadow proves it is not just another God of War clone, offering the best 3D experience in the franchise.
Overall: 7.8/10 Pros: + Great story + Memorable moments abound + Sensibly violent in a not "over the top" kind of way + Perfect length + Immersive and finely detailed environments + Fun and challenging puzzles ... Read Full Review1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
Dead Space 2 improves on every aspect of the original while providing a significantly horrifying experience.
Overall Score: 9.3/10 (closer to 9.5 than 9.0) Pros: + More open and varying environments + Protagonist finally found a personality and some emotion + More weapons and variations to dismember and kill + Greater v... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Guerrilla Games takes three steps forward, but one big step backwards in this superb installment of the beloved series.
Pros: + One of the best (if not the best) looking PS3/console shooter to date + Physics engine is further refined without the glitching in KZ2 + Game crosses multiple environments instead of a single, drab urban setti... Read Full Review2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
Despite showing its age, it should still be experienced by fans of all ages of the genre and franchise.
Final Fantasy IV Advance is a re-release of the classic 1991 SNES game on the GameBoy Advance. There have been very few changes to the actual game, which has been ported over as it was presented on the SNES. Among the ne... Read Full Review0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Dead Space Ignition is a decent story that conceals a poor collection of mini-games. The aforementioned story details the happenings between Dead Space and the much anticipated sequel. You step into the shoes of Franco D... Read Full Review4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
As the ending credits rolled from the Zombie Island of Dr. Ned, Borderlands fans had every reason to be sad. One of the greatest new intellectual properties created in the past few years appeared to be over… UNTIL NOW!!!... Read Full Review5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
Pros: + Intense action; and tons of it + Great selection of weapons + Rocket/Boost sliding one of the great new elements of gameplay + Surprising moments (especially the ending) + Beautiful, varied environments ... Read Full Review4 of 7 users found the following review helpful
Black Ops is the latest of the annual releases in the Call of Duty series, a game that tasked Treyarch with topping the record-breaking release of Modern Warfare 2 a year ago. Not only did they manage to top the daunting... Read Full Review9 of 10 users found the following review helpful
Pros: + Missions offer more variety than many other FPS games + Vehicles seamlessly integrated into gameplay + Well written story and identifiable characters + Team and enemy AI is top-notch + Best team-based multi... Read Full Review2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
Pros: + Amazing environment and characters + Moral system actually works throughout the game with associated consequences + Game of the Year Edition gives you three expansion packs plus original game + Excellent si... Read Full Review4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
Blur successfully merges three of the most addictive games in history, but one glaring fault will turn off casual gamers
Pros: + Challenging and varied campaign will keep most gamers busy for up to 30 hours + Over 50 fully licensed, real-life cars + Multiplayer that is more addictive and comprehensive than most first person shooters + ... Read Full Review8 of 9 users found the following review helpful
I know a bunch of the members are fairly new to the idea of hard core (HC) gaming. While it is a shame you missed so many good games from the first generation of the next generation consoles, this game is not a game to b... Read Full Review0 of 5 users found the following review helpful
Pros: + Massively open world + J. Marston is one of the most ambitious and adventurous characters since Link + Story is the main attraction to the game + Varied and entertaining multiplayer will add hundreds of hours... Read Full Review6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
Assassin's Creed II improves every aspect of the original. The product is a near flawless gem that shouldn't be missed.
Overall: 8.8/10 Difficulty: Overly Easy Bottom Line: Despite the few complaints most gamers will have, this game is a real contender for game of the current generation. Pros: + Gorgeous and expansive environments ... Read Full Review3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
Don't listen to the haters and overzealous fanboys of other FPS's, this game should not be missed by any type of gamer.
Overall: 8.7/10 Pros: + Realistic combat, environments, and animations + Tons of weapons, grenades, and launchers to choose from + Tons of online modes to play in + Great story and character development + Addicti... Read Full Review4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
BioShock does a lot of things right, but the things that not done right take this game from great to mediocre quickly.
BioShock is a game that makes your brain work harder than your skills as a gamer. However, the visit to Rapture is more than worth the reduced price of admission. Pros: + Rapture is one of the most immersive and gorg... Read Full Review3 of 7 users found the following review helpful
Pros: + MORE BORDERLANDS!!!! + New guns, enemies, and story worth paying for + Proves there are other areas of Pandora other than the desert + Hysterical take on horror genre Cons: - $10 Cost - Easy difficulty ... Read Full Review3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
A trilogy-ending achievement that falls short of the height of Olympus, due to the issue of unattainable expectations.
Overall Score: 8.8/10 Time Spent to Date: 10-15 Hours Difficulty: Just Right Bottom Line: Ambitious and technical, but not the same caliber when compared to the previous installment Pros: +Improved combat, Quick T... Read Full Review5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
Pandora is a wasteland plagued with vagabonds, radiation-ridden creatures, and bandits. However, this abysmal, arid planet is also home to the most valuable treasure in the universe - The Vault. Corporations, mercenaries... Read Full Review2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
Overall: 8.7/10 Time Spent to Date: 5-10 hours Bottom Line: Progressive, Pixilated Art Pros: + Great, innovative game design + One of few games to exclusively use the motion control in the PS3 sixaxis + Col... Read Full Review4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
God of War II finally lives up to the hype the series receives from the gaming community and critics.
Bottom Line: God of War II accomplishes what the first was unable to do, provide gameplay to equal the jaw-dropping story Pros: - Addressed 98% of the issues plaguing the first game - Story improves on the previo... Read Full Review4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
Overall: 9.2/10 Difficulty: Hard Time Spent to Date: 40+ Hours Bottom Line: Untraditional, most surprising entry of the year Pros: -Best boss fights since "Shadow of the Colossus" -Non-linear/"choose your own adv... Read Full Review6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
Uncharted 2 opens with a quote from Marco Polo while on his deathbed that reads "I do not tell half of what I saw because no one would have believed me." The same can be alleged when trying to describe Uncharted 2 to any... Read Full Review6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
Pros: -Action platform game with RPG elements seamlessly integrated -Difficulty guides you to areas where you belong -Three ending possibilities -Tons of weapons, accessories, and armor combinations -Large environm... Read Full Review3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
Pros: - Real physics and application of science - Realistic control movements and timing - Scary as hades - While game is difficult, it is also fair - Variety of enemies and bosses - Weapons are modified engineerin... Read Full Review4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
While a step in the right direction, CV: LoI has a long way to get before earning the CV title it bears.
Overall: 71% Difficulty: Easy (until final fight) Time spent playing to date: ~12 hours Pros: • Solid textures and model design • Beautiful, open environment are combined with linear and directed story progressio... Read Full Review1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
World of Goo is a game that emphasizes gameplay, fun, and scientific mechanics over realistic visuals and story.
World of Goo is a game where simple mechanics and real world physics apply to structural formation. These structures are created and supported with the use of "Goo Balls," who are at the center of the game and story. The... Read Full Review3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
Super Castlevania 4 boasts better graphics, a superb challenge, and a new set of tricks for the illustrious Simon Belmont. Pros: - Graphics were much needed upgrade to series - New gameplay elements took series ... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Pros: • Great graphics and animation • Gory theme and execution • First real use of 5.1 surround sound to add to the immersion of the game Cons: • Multiple deaths are inevitable • Inventory shuffle and weapon se... Read Full Review3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
The Soul Edge/Calibur series was one of the first series to introduce weapons based fighting into the next generation consoles. A 3D based engine provided a character to move around using the "up" and "down" controls to ... Read Full Review3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
Background: Starcraft was originally released when I was in middle school to a moderate release. This was relatively speaking before online gaming was widespread and RTS games consisted of custom LAN games for the most p... Read Full Review2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
PROS: Um, it IS Batman!!! The storyline is on queue with an actual comic/graphic novel and wasn't modified Tons of discoverables All bosses fit in nicely to story Length was just right Combat system was new, but ... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Graphics and Gameplay: While relatively ground breaking for the time and release date, the graphics really did not have anything that really set itself apart from the other game releases. This may be a jaded look from me... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Pros: - Great Graphics - Superb Story and Twists - Very open and non-linear gameplay - Great action and gameplay for bosses - Scary as $h!t!!!! Cons: - Learning curve on controls - Bad scripting o... Read Full Review2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
Background/Overview: inFamous is a game that has taken a comic book hero/villain approach to gaming. While letting you make moral decisions along the way, you create a path for Cole based not only in these moral decision... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Typically, I will write a review full of criticism and key performance indicators... but this is going to be purely emotional and an extension of my WCIII review. Graphically, there is no real difference between the ... Read Full Review2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
I'm sure my first comments will be about my "Bottom Line" comment. However, I will address all of you in a bit. Overview: This much awaited sequel to the second installment was a true masterpiece, and it should have ... Read Full Review4 of 4 users found the following review helpful