User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.66/10

Total of 50 user reviews spread across 50 releases

  1. 10
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  2. 9
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  3. 8
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  4. 7
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  6. 5
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  • User Rating:8.5
    While no real innovation is present, MW3 takes the best of CoD and wraps it into one content-filled package.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

    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 Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    A spectacular visual feast, but has polish issues. Still changes the expectations of what modern shooters should be.

    Battlefield 3

    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 Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Resistance 3 ultimately fails at what it set out to do: wrap up a superb series and improve vastly on its predecessor.

    Resistance 3

    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 Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Lords of Shadow proves it is not just another God of War clone, offering the best 3D experience in the franchise.

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

    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 Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Dead Space 2 improves on every aspect of the original while providing a significantly horrifying experience.

    Dead Space 2

    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 Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Guerrilla Games takes three steps forward, but one big step backwards in this superb installment of the beloved series.

    Killzone 3

    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 Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Despite showing its age, it should still be experienced by fans of all ages of the genre and franchise.

    Final Fantasy VI Advance

    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 Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:2
    Ignition proves that even great franchises can have crappy spin-offs associated with them.

    Dead Space Ignition

    Ignition proves that even great franchises can have crappy spin-offs associated with them.

    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 Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Gearbox delivers another quality add on to their already addicting franchise.

    Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx

    Gearbox delivers another quality add on to their already addicting franchise.

    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 Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Vanquish marvelously delivers action as it should be: fast, fun, chaotic, and in your face!!!

    Vanquish

    Vanquish marvelously delivers action as it should be: fast, fun, chaotic, and in your face!!!

    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 Review

    4 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Black Ops takes a trusted formula and improves on it in almost every single way… almost.

    Call of Duty: Black Ops

    Black Ops takes a trusted formula and improves on it in almost every single way… almost.

    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 Review

    9 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    BC2 does something other games cannot… force you to use team-based military tactics

    Battlefield: Bad Company 2

    BC2 does something other games cannot… force you to use team-based military tactics

    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 Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    A game that aimed for the stars, but hit the sun instead of Sirius<br />
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    Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition

    A game that aimed for the stars, but hit the sun instead of Sirius<br /> <br />

    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 Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Blur successfully merges three of the most addictive games in history, but one glaring fault will turn off casual gamers

    Blur

    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 Review

    8 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Top three games of all time...

    Final Fantasy VII

    Top three games of all time...

    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 Review

    0 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Rockstar has not just made a great game, but the best western game on any console to date.

    Red Dead Redemption

    Rockstar has not just made a great game, but the best western game on any console to date.

    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 Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Assassin's Creed II improves every aspect of the original. The product is a near flawless gem that shouldn't be missed.

    Assassin's Creed II

    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 Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Don't listen to the haters and overzealous fanboys of other FPS's, this game should not be missed by any type of gamer.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

    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 Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    BioShock does a lot of things right, but the things that not done right take this game from great to mediocre quickly.

    BioShock

    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 Review

    3 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Gearbox Software takes you… WHERE EVERY OTHER FPS DEVELOPER TAKES YOU AS WELL!!!!

    Borderlands: The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned

    Gearbox Software takes you… WHERE EVERY OTHER FPS DEVELOPER TAKES YOU AS WELL!!!!

    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 Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A trilogy-ending achievement that falls short of the height of Olympus, due to the issue of unattainable expectations.

    God of War III

    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 Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Borderlands is a game that delivers a unique, engaging, unforgettable, and surreal experience

    Borderlands

    Borderlands is a game that delivers a unique, engaging, unforgettable, and surreal experience

    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 Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Flower is a game that combines many different concepts into a single, sensual experience

    flower

    Flower is a game that combines many different concepts into a single, sensual experience

    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 Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    God of War II finally lives up to the hype the series receives from the gaming community and critics.

    God of War II

    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 Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Demon's Souls is a game that is as rewarding as it is difficult

    Demon's Souls

    Demon's Souls is a game that is as rewarding as it is difficult

    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 Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    A complete, epic masterpiece that should not be missed no matter what type of gamer you are.

    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

    A complete, epic masterpiece that should not be missed no matter what type of gamer you are.

    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 Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    What every handheld AND Castlevania game should be...

    Castlevania: Akatsuki no Minuet

    What every handheld AND Castlevania game should be...

    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 Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Dead Space reinvents a genre and creates an experience gamers have never before had.

    Dead Space

    Dead Space reinvents a genre and creates an experience gamers have never before had.

    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 Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    While a step in the right direction, CV: LoI has a long way to get before earning the CV title it bears.

    Castlevania

    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 Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    World of Goo is a game that emphasizes gameplay, fun, and scientific mechanics over realistic visuals and story.

    World of Goo

    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 Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    One of the greatest games of all time finally comes into the 16-bit console scene with a bang!!!!

    Akumajou Dracula

    One of the greatest games of all time finally comes into the 16-bit console scene with a bang!!!!

    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 Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Reinventing the Genre... again

    BioHazard 4

    Reinventing the Genre... again

    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 Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Best fighter ever with more depth than most RTS games.

    SoulCalibur

    Best fighter ever with more depth than most RTS games.

    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 Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Best executed RTS to date - lacks only based on current additions not available during development

    Starcraft

    Best executed RTS to date - lacks only based on current additions not available during development

    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 Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Best comic book game... ever, period.

    Batman: Arkham Asylum

    Best comic book game... ever, period.

    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 Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A game that should have created gameplay and depth to match those characteristics of the story

    God of War (Greatest Hits)

    A game that should have created gameplay and depth to match those characteristics of the story

    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 Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    A remake of the game that revolutionized and created a genre...

    Resident Evil

    A remake of the game that revolutionized and created a genre...

    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 Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    In a time of all flash, this game delivers the goods - in an under the radar kind of way

    inFamous

    In a time of all flash, this game delivers the goods - in an under the radar kind of way

    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 Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    One of the best expansions to an already epic game... well done Blizzard!!!

    Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne

    One of the best expansions to an already epic game... well done Blizzard!!!

    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 Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    With expansion... best RTS to date

    WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos

    With expansion... best RTS to date

    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 Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful