User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.42/10

Total of 32 user reviews spread across 32 releases

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  • User Rating 6.5
    Each room feels like you're inside a bubble painted to look like a room.

    Safecracker: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure

    Rated on April 22, 2010 by globenstein

    Each room feels like you're inside a bubble painted to look like a room.

    After many years spent on console games, I seem to have returned to my roots. Since Braid and Machinarium renewed my interest in PC puzzle games, I have been avidly looking for similar works. Granted,...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Memorable game but the puzzles' solutions will often make you say "Oh come on!"

    Machinarium

    Rated on December 04, 2009 by globenstein

    Memorable game but the puzzles' solutions will often make you say "Oh come on!"

    I came across Machinarium through Gamespot. Seriously. I was looking at Borderlands which was connected to Torchlight which led me here. Since it looked like a fairly short game (and I am in exam peri...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    After shooting the 243rd camera, you might get annoyed by the presence of the 244th.

    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow

    Rated on July 20, 2009 by globenstein

    After shooting the 243rd camera, you might get annoyed by the presence of the 244th.

    Having not played any other Splinter Cell game than this one, I believe I can review it with a bit more insight than fans who will only try to compare it with PC or XBOX versions, machines millions of...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.2
    You say every RE fan should play it, I say every gamer should play it.

    BioHazard 4

    Rated on July 13, 2009 by globenstein

    You say every RE fan should play it, I say every gamer should play it.

    I am one of those people who started playing RE because they saw the movie first. I bought RE4 because it was the most popular at the time and I was not disappointed. It's one of those great games tha...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    If you can find this gem. Grab it.

    Ignition

    Rated on July 13, 2009 by globenstein

    If you can find this gem. Grab it.

    There was a time when I didn't buy new games. A time when me and friends would hunt for the cheapest old game we could find and play it to the maximum. Try every racing track with every car and beat o...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    An essential for anyone with a DS and a love of puzzles.

    Professor Layton and the Curious Village

    Rated on June 24, 2009 by globenstein

    An essential for anyone with a DS and a love of puzzles.

    I've just finished Professor Layton and the Curious Village and I have to say I spent a really good time playing it. The plot centers around Prof. Layton and his apprentice Luke. Called on to solve...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    The sheer intensity of this game covers all its flaws.

    Serious Sam: The Second Encounter

    Rated on December 21, 2008 by globenstein

    The sheer intensity of this game covers all its flaws.

    I am no great fan of 1st person shooters. In fact, I'm not a great fan of shooters generally since I've only played titles like Hitman, GTA or Resident Evil, none of which are really about shooting. B...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    A surprise hit and here's why:

    World of Goo

    Rated on December 15, 2008 by globenstein

    A surprise hit and here's why:

    World of Goo was released at a perfect time since I had begun to think that a game had to carry a number above 3 in its title to be considered "good". Well, WoG is the first of its kind and perhaps th...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    A true jewel of innovations.

    The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

    Rated on April 06, 2008 by globenstein

    A true jewel of innovations.

    With a platform like the Game Boy Advance and a fairly late release in the console's life, it was difficult to expect anything innovative out of The Minish Cap, even from a Legend of Zelda game. Yet, ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Don't be afraid of the "Lego" word, this game is fun for all ages!

    LEGO Racers 2

    Rated on April 04, 2008 by globenstein

    Don't be afraid of the "Lego" word, this game is fun for all ages!

    There is always going to be something awkward about a lego video game. Despite the fact that we all enjoyed playing legos when we were younger, it's like we're not exactly prepared to actually play a ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    There's a reason why this franchise is still around and it all starts here.

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    Rated on September 15, 2007 by globenstein

    There's a reason why this franchise is still around and it all starts here.

    Sonic the Hedgehog is a great classic every sonic fan should try at least once. Don't snob this game because its 2D, there's a reason why this franchise is still around and it all starts here. The ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.2
    Forget what they say; ground-based missions ARE fun!

    Star Fox: Assault

    Rated on July 20, 2007 by globenstein

    Forget what they say; ground-based missions ARE fun!

    Since Starfox 64, I had been waiting for a new starfox game for the gamecube. Starfox adventures was eventually released but after hearing it wasn't supposed to be a starfox game, I decided to wait fo...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.2
    Aimed for mediocrity, succeeded easily.

    Road to India: Between Hell and Nirvana

    Rated on March 24, 2007 by globenstein

    Aimed for mediocrity, succeeded easily.

    I was looking for an average puzzle game a while ago. Nothing expensive, nothing too challenging, just something interesting enough to spend a few days playing it. I eventually came across Road and (u...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8
    A mythical plot and extraordinary graphics are what Riven has to offer.

    Riven: The Sequel to Myst

    Rated on February 16, 2007 by globenstein

    A mythical plot and extraordinary graphics are what Riven has to offer.

    As the sequel of a grand game like Myst, one might have expected from Riven nothing but a copy of its predecessor, an identical concept to obtain the same fame. Fortunately, Cyan did not choose to do ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.4
    A graphical masterpiece still 12 years after its release!

    Myst

    Rated on February 04, 2007 by globenstein

    A graphical masterpiece still 12 years after its release!

    The first game of the great series that are the Myst game is still, in my opinion, the best to date. While its puzzles are certainly not the hardest, its strength lies in the realism it had and still ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Analyze, Resolve and Act in 4 seconds!!

    Wario Ware, Inc: Minigame Mania

    Rated on December 27, 2006 by globenstein

    Analyze, Resolve and Act in 4 seconds!!

    WarioWare Microgames really brought something new in gaming. With this title, Nintendo proved once again that innovation makes 80% of their business. This game countains in itself hundreds of small...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.9
    Short, button-mashing, cheap fighting game.

    Digimon Battle Spirit 2

    Rated on December 10, 2006 by globenstein

    Short, button-mashing, cheap fighting game.

    What kind of lazy developers make a game like that? It's a good thing I didn't buy that game. It's only objective was obviously to produce a cheap game barely entertaining, relying only on the name of...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.8
    Short entertainment for HP fans.

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Rated on December 10, 2006 by globenstein

    Short entertainment for HP fans.

    Chamber of secrets came out to be quite a good game to play on gameboy advance. Fans of the book will certainly enjoy the similar story, characters and places, all nicely done according to the best se...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Ever wanted to race in London's Underground? Cruise of San Francisco's roofs?

    Midtown Madness 2

    Rated on December 02, 2006 by globenstein

    Ever wanted to race in London's Underground? Cruise of San Francisco's roofs?

    I don't usually give perfect scores but this game is something special. I've spent a great deal of time playing everything it has to offer, and theres a lot. MM2 is a racing game set in two differe...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Many secrets to unveil in a game like this one..

    Pokemon Snap

    Rated on October 28, 2006 by globenstein

    Many secrets to unveil in a game like this one..

    I remember seeing the ads for this game, thinking this was probably another trap for pokemon fans (like i was) but I decided to try and rent it. It came out to be surprisingly fun to play! The obje...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.9
    You're not a Zelda fan if you haven't played this at least once!!

    Famicom Mini: Zelda no Densetsu

    Rated on October 24, 2006 by globenstein

    You're not a Zelda fan if you haven't played this at least once!!

    The first LoZ game I played was Ocarina of Time. Then I did Majora's mask, some of the handheld games, the gamecube. It's only recently that I tried the real, authentic, first in the series and I was ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.4
    A flawless gem from Blizzard!!

    Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

    Rated on September 17, 2006 by globenstein

    A flawless gem from Blizzard!!

    I am not an rpg fan but when I played Diablo 2 with a friend, I have to admit there is something greatly addictive about this game. The plot is rather interesting and is presented with a nice set o...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.6
    You'll need friends to enjoy this game to its fullest!!

    Mario Kart 64

    Rated on September 16, 2006 by globenstein

    You'll need friends to enjoy this game to its fullest!!

    Mario Kart for the 64 is one of the best racing game for that console. And not just because of the races but mostly because of all the fun you can have playing with others. While MK offers nice var...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.1
    A must for anyone who appreciates gaming classics.

    Super Mario 64

    Rated on September 10, 2006 by globenstein

    A must for anyone who appreciates gaming classics.

    Super Mario 64 is unquestionably a great game that has revolutionized gaming with its 3D environment. But that's not the only reason it's a classic. The story is not different from other Super Mari...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.8
    Pinball has never been so scary!

    3D Ultra Pinball: Creep Night

    Rated on September 06, 2006 by globenstein

    Pinball has never been so scary!

    There has been several 3D Ultra Pinball games and in my opinion, Creep Night is the best of them. You can easily spend hours of play every day even if you're not much of a pinball player. The gamep...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8
    Didn't expect much, I was surprised to see how much fun puzzles can be!

    Pandora's Box (Refresh)

    Rated on August 25, 2006 by globenstein

    Didn't expect much, I was surprised to see how much fun puzzles can be!

    Pandora's Box is a puzzle game. Not a game where you walk around a world solving puzzles. No, a real actual puzzle game. How could it possibly be interesting you ask? Well, first of all, there are ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.2
    Small cost for big fun!!

    Mini-Car Racing

    Rated on August 13, 2006 by globenstein

    Small cost for big fun!!

    Mini-Car Racing is a pretty simple game. You start with a mediocre car with some money and you race to win more. Eventually, you can start buying engine upgrades and a nice selection of weapons, used ...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.8
    Good for exploring...or studying French renaissance.

    Versailles 1685

    Rated on August 12, 2006 by globenstein

    Good for exploring...or studying French renaissance.

    Versailles puts you back in 1685 during the reign Louis XIV, king of France. There are rumors that a nobleman is plotting for the destruction of the Château de Versailles. It is your duty to unveil th...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.2
    Finally a game where you need to think before you shoot!

    Hitman 2: Silent Assassin

    Rated on June 29, 2006 by globenstein

    Finally a game where you need to think before you shoot!

    When I first received this game, I thought it would be another one of these grab the gun and shoot-em all games. I was wrong. This game adds a whole new dimension to stealth games, one without all the...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.1
    Finally a change from other LoZ games!!

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

    Rated on June 27, 2006 by globenstein

    Finally a change from other LoZ games!!

    I have owned this game for two years now and I'm still playing it. This game truly deserves to be among the best zelda games. Despite what everyone may think, the cel-shading adds an interesting feel ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.2
    The best in the series so far!

    Zork Grand Inquisitor

    Rated on January 14, 2006 by globenstein

    The best in the series so far!

    By entering the world of Zork, Grand Inquisitor, you will find a vast world of magical creatures and humorous characters. Activision has helped redefine the series of the Zork games, originally text a...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.9
    No matter how much you play it, you'll never stop having fun.

    SimCity 2000

    Rated on January 14, 2006 by globenstein

    No matter how much you play it, you'll never stop having fun.

    Simcity 2000 is a classic, a real one. Once you start playing this game, you won't be able to leave. The gameplay is fantastic. You can edit the terrain in any way you like: valleys, mountains, isl...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.