User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.21/10

Total of 35 user reviews spread across 35 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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  5. 6
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  6. 5
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  7. 4
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  8. 3
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  • User Rating 6.5
    surprising amount of fun

    ESPN National Hockey Night

    Rated on April 30, 2012 by iowastate

    surprising amount of fun

    During the year of the strike I used this game more than any of the others, and I bought and tried them all, the fighting was was a bust on just about any game except Hitz., here it was ok cuz they d...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    Halo: CE looks pretty and starts off interesting.

    Halo: Combat Evolved

    Rated on November 18, 2011 by iowastate

    Halo: CE looks pretty and starts off interesting.

    You play the Master Chief who leaves for the Halo world to rescue Captian Keyes. after crash landing on and you have to fight off the flood and other rather unintelligent Covenenant A.I on the Halo ...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
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I found it reminiscent of Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask -  a time loop - the same days replay multiple

    Ephemeral Fantasia

    Rated on November 07, 2008 by iowastate

    <br /> <br /> I found it reminiscent of Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask - a time loop - the same days replay multiple

    You play a combination thief - musician invited to play for a wedding on an island nation of Xelpheropolis. you either select a name for your character or take the default name of "Mouse". The b...

    1 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Sail the seas to sink the Navy make gold perform quests and have a blast - you will love this game.

    Pirates of the Caribbean Online

    Rated on August 14, 2008 by iowastate

    Sail the seas to sink the Navy make gold perform quests and have a blast - you will love this game.

    Disney did an update and now basic members can buy light galleons and get the voodoo doll. Makes pirating even more fun. That means you don't have to be a paying member to have a blast and get great ...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.2
    A good game

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    Rated on July 24, 2006 by iowastate

    A good game

    Prisoner of Azkaban is a must if you're a Harry Potter fan and even if you aren't it can still be quite a bit of fun. You can operate most of the time as either Harry or one of his two best friends R...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 2.8
    Could be the worst sports game ever

    Simple 1500 Series Vol. 26: The Tennis

    Rated on June 14, 2006 by iowastate

    Could be the worst sports game ever

    This has to be the worst game ever, the sound is poor and the graphics are worse. The players are the same and they just stand there and sort of swing overhand. There is not a great response betwee...

    4 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    It is beyond being a god, this game teaches strategy and how all your actions have consequences.

    Black & White

    Rated on May 27, 2006 by iowastate

    It is beyond being a god, this game teaches strategy and how all your actions have consequences.

    It takes things way beyond the old game Populous by moving into an entirely 3D world. Like Populous you play as a god who's trying to convert as many followers as possible. There are eight different...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 2.4
    This game is one big snore!!

    Dark Cloud

    Rated on May 08, 2006 by iowastate

    This game is one big snore!!

    I was afraid I was in trouble right from the start when the villagers started that oh so long retard, spazoid dance but I had the game recommended so on I went walking, and walking, and walking, and w...

    5 out of 11 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.6
    While away the time if you are bored

    Snood

    Rated on May 01, 2006 by iowastate

    While away the time if you are bored

    There are several different games to take up your time here, it is one of the better tetris rip-offs I have played on either the Mac or the PC. Some of them are like a straight tetris and take no tim...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.6
    Immersive, You'll find this one hard to put down.

    Dark Chronicle

    Rated on May 01, 2006 by iowastate

    Immersive, You'll find this one hard to put down.

    Dark Cloud 2 is a fantastic game, a must for any RPG fan. If you were kind of disappointed or very let down by the first game of the series this will more than make up for it. The graphics and gamep...

    9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.6
    This game Totally Rocks

    Shadow Hearts: From the New World

    Rated on April 24, 2006 by iowastate

    This game Totally Rocks

    If you liked Shadow Hearts:Covenant you will absolutely love Shadow Hearts: From the New World. Any RPG fan will go ape for this addition to the series. The combat system has been tweaked to add hei...

    6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4.1
    Looks like this was rushed into production.

    Ford Racing 2

    Rated on March 28, 2006 by iowastate

    Looks like this was rushed into production.

    The game has some great cars if you're a Ford fan. The graphics are good, at least on the track. The further away from the track you get the less attention to detail there is. Most of the missions...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.3
     similar to the previous GTA but adds something special to the series.

    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

    Rated on March 25, 2006 by iowastate

    similar to the previous GTA but adds something special to the series.

    Its not really a bad game but each of the previous GTA games had something special that made them innovative and you just couldn't put them down. The only thing added to San Andreas is the ability to...

    5 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.8
    This game had potential

    Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness

    Rated on March 21, 2006 by iowastate

    This game had potential

    I thought this was going to be a great game and it almost is, instead it is a good game. Lara has some great moves, especially the stealth mode which is similar to Snake in Metal Gear Solid(can even...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Simply Fantastic

    Silent Hill 2 (Special 2 Disc Set)

    Rated on March 06, 2006 by iowastate

    Simply Fantastic

    If you like horror movies you'll love this game. If you like Resident Evil you 'll like this also. This is the best of the 4 Silent Hill games to date. The story line is outstanding. James Sunderla...

    2 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.3
    A must for Lord of the Rings Fans. This one is Great.

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    Rated on March 06, 2006 by iowastate

    A must for Lord of the Rings Fans. This one is Great.

    If you loved the movie you'll love the game, it has cut scenes and sound taken from the movie that are used in the right place. You can recognize tha characters throughout the gameplay. Graphics and...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.7
    Could be worse

    ATV Offroad Fury 2

    Rated on March 06, 2006 by iowastate

    Could be worse

    This game has excellent graphics and sound. The water and mud look realistic. A variety of tracks that range from easy to challanging and quite a good array of choices for ATVs to race with. The ma...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.6
    Solid Game

    Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K. 2

    Rated on February 24, 2006 by iowastate

    Solid Game

    Excellent Graphics and a very nice landscape to play in even if a bit limited in scope at times. The controls can get a little clunky and confusing, hard to change weapons especially during a fight. ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.8
    This is so much fun you'll never want to stop.

    Grand Theft Auto III

    Rated on February 24, 2006 by iowastate

    This is so much fun you'll never want to stop.

    It might take a little while to get used to everything but there's just so much to do in this game you'll never get bored. If the regular missions aren't enough for you you can get rewards for rescui...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.7
    Surprising good game that is a total blast to play

    Spy Hunter

    Rated on February 24, 2006 by iowastate

    Surprising good game that is a total blast to play

    The graphics on the MAC version of this game are excellent, makes you wish you could get out of the Spyhunter vehicle and explore the cities and landscape. Same problem a lot of games have is you are...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 1
    What a disapointment

    Puzznic

    Rated on February 21, 2006 by iowastate

    What a disapointment

    I was hoping for something moderately interesting , it just plain silly. Very simplistic. The puzzles don't even have a time limit to them. You can earn bonus points but it doesn't matter toward...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Pretty good FPS, Interesting concept

    Darkwatch

    Rated on February 21, 2006 by iowastate

    Pretty good FPS, Interesting concept

    Interesting concept, you have to fight off and defeat the vampires or you become one yourself. Hard to get a handle on some of the weapons and its a good thing the handle of you weapon has a blade cu...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.3
    Solid WWII FPS. entertaining, loads of action. realistic.

    Brothers In Arms: Road To Hill 30 (Platinum)

    Rated on February 16, 2006 by iowastate

    Solid WWII FPS. entertaining, loads of action. realistic.

    Biggest gripe is with those cut scenes, a lot of them don't seem to make any kind of sense. Like they cut out half of the script at random without worry over its affect on the outcome of the result. ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.9
    Not a bad game at all

    Cro-Mag Rally

    Rated on February 16, 2006 by iowastate

    Not a bad game at all

    A pretty good game, especially considering it has a captive audience of all iMac G3 owners! Nanosaur and Cro-Mag Rally came on the G3, of the 2 I preferred Cro-Mag Rally. A cave man race for one or...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.8
    Immersive experience - total fun

    Doom 3

    Rated on February 16, 2006 by iowastate

    Immersive experience - total fun

    The graphics are fantastice and the gameplay is superb. If you like the Horror Action Series like Silent Hill or Resident Evil you'll like Doom. Doom3 is about the best I've been able to find for ...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    This is a great game, Cate Archer is better than 007

    The Operative: No One Lives Forever Game of the Year Edition

    Rated on February 14, 2006 by iowastate

    This is a great game, Cate Archer is better than 007

    I have this on both MAC and PC this applies to both. The gameplay is well worth the fairly long load times. The missions are complicated and immersive but amazinly fun. It is a hoot and one of the...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Almost spot on.

    Rugby 2005

    Rated on February 13, 2006 by iowastate

    Almost spot on.

    Was glad to see a great improvement over the 2004 version here. For the mostpart the gameplay is pretty darn good and graphics are just fantastic. The choice of teams is incredible, whoever your f...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    A lot of fun, almost great

    God of War (Greatest Hits)

    Rated on February 10, 2006 by iowastate

    A lot of fun, almost great

    The bad tempered Kratos who rips his way through everything and everyone on his way to success and gory if not glory in God of War is fun if not exactly a hero. Not a hero cuz he's not a nice guy. ...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 3.6
    Highly over-rated

    ESPN NHL 2K5

    Rated on February 08, 2006 by iowastate

    Highly over-rated

    Graphics are o.k., but not much better than ESPN National Hockey Night. Some of the skaters look more like they're trying to scoot around on roller rather than ice skates. As opposed to the simplist...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.3
    Good for young kids who really like the movie and books

    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

    Rated on February 04, 2006 by iowastate

    Good for young kids who really like the movie and books

    The game is fun to play with the kids (nieces in my case)after you've just watched the movie. If was 9 years old I'd have found it challanging, like I said I played it with my nieces the younger one...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.8
    Pretty realistic hunting game

    Cabela's Big Game Hunter

    Rated on February 04, 2006 by iowastate

    Pretty realistic hunting game

    If you're looking for an arcade shoot em up action packed game where you move around plunking away at targets constantly forget BGH right now. This is fairly realistic, right down to buying equipmen...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.7
    Didn't quite hit the mark

    Corvette

    Rated on February 04, 2006 by iowastate

    Didn't quite hit the mark

    Got some great looking cars in this game and it is fun, it just could be so much more. There are so many really good racing games out there already, why make one that has the potential and falls just...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4.8
    At least is sounds like the Simpsons

    The Simpsons: Road Rage

    Rated on February 04, 2006 by iowastate

    At least is sounds like the Simpsons

    It's kind of fun for about a week-end, then you realize you are continuallly doing the same thing over and over again. The choice of cars is fun, I did especially like Lisa and her environmentally fr...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Red Ninja is a fine game and a lot of fun.

    Red Ninja: End of Honor

    Rated on February 02, 2006 by iowastate

    Red Ninja is a fine game and a lot of fun.

    Red Ninja does get a little awkward sometimes and the gameplay tends to become repetetive due to the lack of variation in weaponry. But what you have is a blast, especially if you like cute young gir...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.6
    Madden 2004 is the best of the football games.

    Madden NFL 2004

    Rated on January 31, 2006 by iowastate

    Madden 2004 is the best of the football games.

    Unlike the 2006 version Madden NFL 2004 isn't a struggle, it's just fun! When I first picked it up it took approx 2 hours to get the hang of it. And while I've gotten a couple more, ESPN 2K5 and the ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.