User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.13/10

Total of 89 user reviews spread across 89 releases

  1. 10
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  5. 6
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  • User Rating:8.7
    A classic with a great story and solid battle system.

    Final Fantasy VII

    A classic with a great story and solid battle system.

    Playing Final Fantasy VII for the first time a decade after its release did not take away the games brilliance. The story, atmosphere, environments, battle system and everything else are superb. Now, I've never been... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    An amazing game when compared to anything but previous entries in the series.

    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

    An amazing game when compared to anything but previous entries in the series.

    Twilight Princess is a very good game, a great game, but as far as Zelda games go its a disapointment. It follows the same formula thats been in place since A Link to the Past and even the original game but where it devi... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    A solid return to the classic Mario platforming.

    New Super Mario Bros.

    A solid return to the classic Mario platforming.

    NEW Super Mario Brothers successfully returns to the series' 2D roots but keeps a lot of advances in place that have been around since the transition to 3D. The game borrows from all the old titles and while its more lik... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.6
    A strange but good title that is one of the best available for download on the 360.

    Wik: The Fable of Souls

    A strange but good title that is one of the best available for download on the 360.

    Wik is one of the few really unique titles on Live Arcade and so it really stands out. The point of the game is to protect certain bugs from other bugs so that you can send them down to your companion below. To do this y... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.2
    Not quite as good as Metroid Prime but still an enjoyable game.

    Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

    Not quite as good as Metroid Prime but still an enjoyable game.

    Echoes is a very good game but its not quite the game Metroid Prime 1 was. The problem here is that while it seemingly improves on the original in every way theres too much detracting from it to make it as good of a game... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.6
    One of the best games on the DS and one of the better adventure games in a long time.

    Hotel Dusk: Room 215

    One of the best games on the DS and one of the better adventure games in a long time.

    Hotel Dusk is a new take on the old point and click adventure genre that is done very well. The graphics are nice enough but its more the presentation that won me over with characters animated uniquely and beautifully. ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.4
    Beautiful but shallow. Not a bad game but certainly an overrated one.

    Gears of War

    Beautiful but shallow. Not a bad game but certainly an overrated one.

    Clearly in the presentation department Gears is incredible. No game has ever looked as good and few have sounded this great. The story seems deeper than it is as you mostly focus on the combat and your unit rather than t... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.1
    Not quite as good as the first but still an amazing title.

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

    Not quite as good as the first but still an amazing title.

    Like the first KOTOR, The Sith Lords is amazing. The story, characters, combat, and leveling, as well as the freedom of choice are unprecedented in video games. There are problems with this sequel however, namely the gam... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.7
    A good game overall, but its getting old in its 4th installment. The same problems exist today that did in the 1st game.

    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Nijuu Spy

    A good game overall, but its getting old in its 4th installment. The same problems exist today that did in the 1st game.

    Double Agent doesn't stray too far from standard Splinter Cell gameplay. The average level is still sneaking around getting stealth kills and completing the same sort of objectives which by now is starting to get a bit o... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.2
    Overall Wii Sports is a fun multiplayer experience and more often than not a good showcase for the wiimote.

    Wii Sports

    Overall Wii Sports is a fun multiplayer experience and more often than not a good showcase for the wiimote.

    Wii Sports has 5 games: Baseball, Golf, Boxing, Tennis and Bowling. As well as training mini-games for each and daily tests of your overall skill in these games. The quality of each of these parts differs greatly but as ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.3
    One of the best DS games and worthy of the franchise.

    Mario Kart DS (DS Bundle)

    One of the best DS games and worthy of the franchise.

    Mario Kart DS is worthy of the franchise for certain. While it doesn't live up to its Nintendo 64 predecessor I feel it surpasses Double Dash. The graphics are reminiscent of Mario Kart 64 but with full 3D character mod... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.3
    Stays true to its predecessor and adds a amazing physics engine. You can look past the technical problems.

    Half-Life 2

    Stays true to its predecessor and adds a amazing physics engine. You can look past the technical problems.

    Review based on play with the Xbox 360 console after the emulation fix Half-Life 2 is really great at keeping you immersed in the game better than any other FPSs out there and even better than its predecessor whi... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.8
    A deep 2D fighter for fans of SNK fighters but not for anyone else.

    Capcom vs. SNK 2: Millionaire Fighting 2001

    A deep 2D fighter for fans of SNK fighters but not for anyone else.

    I really shouldn't write a review for this game as this clearly isn't a game meant for me. I didn't mind Marvel vs. Capcom but my fighter is more the Super Smash Brothers than this. Honestly though this game seems to be ... Read Full Review

    0 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.6
    Absolutely the deepest game I have every played. And unlike Morrowind its pretty and accessable too.

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

    Absolutely the deepest game I have every played. And unlike Morrowind its pretty and accessable too.

    I got rid of Morrowind after a week. It was too Dungeons and Dragons-ish for me and thats not what I wanted. The open-ended-ness was cool but at the same time I didn't feel like there was a point to the on screen action.... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Call of Duty 2 isnt a killer app but it is definitely the best 360 launch title and certainly a whole lot of fun.

    Call of Duty 2

    Call of Duty 2 isnt a killer app but it is definitely the best 360 launch title and certainly a whole lot of fun.

    Call of Duty 2 may very well be the best historic WWII shooter yet. Throughout the game I found myself in awe of the AI and the presentation. Enemies are always on the move providing each other covering fire and attempti... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.2
    GRAW has amazing presentation, superb graphics, and great gameplay.

    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter

    GRAW has amazing presentation, superb graphics, and great gameplay.

    I have always been a fan of the games in the Tom Clancy brand series, both those done by Red Storm and the Splinter Cell series. However the Ghost Recon games never really impressed me. The graphics were muddled, the gam... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.4
    A forgotten masterpiece that changed gaming.

    Out of This World

    A forgotten masterpiece that changed gaming.

    Another World may not be well known but it is certainly one of the best games ever made. It pioneered the idea of fully 2D polygon based characters and environments which alone makes it deserving of mention when discussi... Read Full Review

    9 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.8
    An amusing but very lacking game that could have been much more.

    Armada

    An amusing but very lacking game that could have been much more.

    Armada isn't a very typical game and its not really all htat great of a game either. However, it does get credit for being pretty cool in some of the things it does. You fly around the galaxy doing missions in order to ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4
    Not a decent throwback to the original game and not worth buying.

    Asteroids Hyper 64

    Not a decent throwback to the original game and not worth buying.

    Asteroids was a great game but Asteroids Hyper 64 doesn't expand upon it enough to make it worth owning. Basicly you get colorful backrounds and 3D graphics to make the game look nice. The extra gimmicky additions actua... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.2
    Aerofighters Assault is sometimes fun but more often underwhelming

    Sonic Wings Assault

    Aerofighters Assault is sometimes fun but more often underwhelming

    Aerofighters Assault is a somewhat entertaining but very flawed air combat game. It is more simulation then typical on consoles but at the same time it is almost entirely arcadey and the premise is very farfetched which ... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    One of the great early games for the Nintendo 64

    Star Fox 64

    One of the great early games for the Nintendo 64

    Starfox 64 was one of the best games in the N64 library in its early days. It had its share of problems ranging form a quick and easy single player and an underutlized multiplayer mode, but despite all this it still was ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.6
    A unique and interesting puzle game that is worth playing.

    Blast Dozer

    A unique and interesting puzle game that is worth playing.

    Although I may have not appreciated it at the time, Blast Corps was really a good game and was very unique. The premise is that there is a nuclear equiped truck that you need to clear a way for or else it will cra... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.3
    It has to be said that DOOM still remains at the top of the list for the best games of all time even today.

    The Ultimate Doom

    It has to be said that DOOM still remains at the top of the list for the best games of all time even today.

    As DOOM is probably the best game ever made, it follows that the Ultimate DOOM would certainly be great as well. My review is based on my original go through on DOOM I and the extra episode. Compared to the shooters ou... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.1
    An amazing multiplayer fighter and a very deep long game.

    Super Smash Bros. Melee

    An amazing multiplayer fighter and a very deep long game.

    Super Smash Brothers Melee is an impressively deep and fun game that keeps you interested and busy months after tis release and personally I still play it regularly today. The selection of stages and characters are massi... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:2.5
    Stupid, mindless, and frustrating

    Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace

    Stupid, mindless, and frustrating

    The Phantom Menace is a disgrace of a game that admittedly has a small ammount of appeal to me. I like the running around as a Jedi deflecting laser blasts and such but the game is an exercize in poor platforming gamepl... Read Full Review

    1 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.4
    Great compilation of the classic Genesis Sonic games.

    Sonic Mega Collection

    Great compilation of the classic Genesis Sonic games.

    Your enjoyment of Sonic Mega Collection is based on how much you love classic Sonic. I am a huge fan of the Genesis Sonic titles so this game is really great for me. Sonic 1-3 and Sonic and Knuckles are amazing titles t... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.1
    Rome is a deep very immersive simulation like RTS and really defines what a war strategy game should be.

    Rome: Total War

    Rome is a deep very immersive simulation like RTS and really defines what a war strategy game should be.

    Rome: Total War is the best real time strategy game I have ever played and that includes all of the games in the Command and Conquer series. What really made me like the game is how deep and intricate it is. The actual... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.7
    The fighting system is amazing but the game could have benefited from being deeper.

    Fight Night Round 2

    The fighting system is amazing but the game could have benefited from being deeper.

    As much as I don't really care that much about boxing or understand too much about the sport in general, besides watching the occasional fight, I thought that Fight Night Round 2 was a very solid and quite fun game. ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.4
    Shadow of the Colossus is the years best PS2 game and may be one of the top few games of this generation.

    Shadow of the Colossus

    Shadow of the Colossus is the years best PS2 game and may be one of the top few games of this generation.

    After reading everything I could find about this game for the months preceding my purchase I was still unprepared for just how incredible the battles with the colossi were. From beginning to end this game has you hooked... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.9
    The title is deceptive because if you're exoecting a Sonic game like on Genesis you'll be disapointed.

    Sonic Adventure 2

    The title is deceptive because if you're exoecting a Sonic game like on Genesis you'll be disapointed.

    The sequel to Sonic Adventure improved on the good parts of its prequel but the weaknesses were made even worse. The Sonic/ Shadow speed based stages were exactly like you'd want them to be. If the original Genesis games... Read Full Review

    2 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.7
    Unique, fun, and underrated. ED is one of the GC's best games.

    Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem

    Unique, fun, and underrated. ED is one of the GC's best games.

    Despite how unpopular it is, Eternal Darkness is probably one of the best games on the GameCube. The story is great, the characters interesting, the sound very good, pretty much all aspects of the game are well done. T... Read Full Review

    0 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.7
    Great Dreamcast launch title with some high points ands several low points.

    Sonic Adventure International

    Great Dreamcast launch title with some high points ands several low points.

    As a Dreamcast launch title Sonic Adventure realy advanced the Sonic franchise. The graphics were crisp and certainly worthy of the label next generation. The sense of speed was also quite impressive. The levels were the... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    Repetitive and ridiculous all around.

    WarioWare: Touched!

    Repetitive and ridiculous all around.

    Warioware Touched is a great diversion but not much of a game. The problem is that it lacks substance and it has a pseudo-story that is so stupid and irrelevant that having to sit through it pissed me off. The minigames ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.8
    Still confusing, still frightening and still disturbing. But this game does it beter than the others.

    Silent Hill 4: The Room

    Still confusing, still frightening and still disturbing. But this game does it beter than the others.

    Silent Hill 4 changes the formula from the previous Silent Hill games which is a good thing for anone who suffered through the muddled and annoyingly confusing third installment in the series. The room as a hub is a welc... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.3
    Scary, disturbing, confusing and addictive. You'll like it even if you dont know why.

    Silent Hill 2: Inner Fears

    Scary, disturbing, confusing and addictive. You'll like it even if you dont know why.

    I didn't understand the story in this game, it was confusing to the point where it seems like the writers didnt want anyone to know what they were thinking. I never could get what was going on in that respect. The puzzle... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    After the poor RE2 and RE3 Code: Veronica revives the series. May be dated but still great.

    Resident Evil Code: Veronica X

    After the poor RE2 and RE3 Code: Veronica revives the series. May be dated but still great.

    Resident Evil Code: Veronica does more with engaging players in the story than any other Resident Evil ever has. Despite how much everyone will hate the awful voice acting in one of the main character (Steve) the story i... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.1
    By changing the entire Resident Evil playstyle Capcom made one of the generations best games.

    BioHazard 4

    By changing the entire Resident Evil playstyle Capcom made one of the generations best games.

    As everyone knows, Resident Evil 4 is a huge departure from the traditional survival horror formula and takes on a control scheme more like Metroid Prime than Resident Evil. The game is basicly a shooter now but what it ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    More of a sidestory and lacks the scare factor almost entirely. Still good fun though.

    BioHazard 3: Last Escape

    More of a sidestory and lacks the scare factor almost entirely. Still good fun though.

    Resident Evil 3 is almost the same game as Resident Evil 2. The only major difference is that a new enemy, the Nemesis, stalks you ocnstantly which adds some tension especially since he can chase you from scene to scene ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.2
    While not a great game in respect to the series as a whole, RE2 is still a solid game.

    BioHazard 2

    While not a great game in respect to the series as a whole, RE2 is still a solid game.

    My review for this game is not affected at all by the fact that it is anchient and unimproved in a technical sense because I played it for the first time on the GameCube. I went into the game knowing it was old and I can... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.7
    Doesn't live up to its series namesake.

    Resident Evil 0

    Doesn't live up to its series namesake.

    Afte playing Resident Evil on the GameCube the next thing I did was run out to grab Resident Evil 0. The first thing I liked were the graphics which were even better than the amazing visuals in the original's remake. The... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful