User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.95/10

Total of 98 user ratings spread across 98 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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  • Review Score:6
    The video game equivalent of a direct-to-DVD bargain movie, Bullet Witch is at best a one-night rental.

    Bullet Witch

    The video game equivalent of a direct-to-DVD bargain movie, Bullet Witch is at best a one-night rental.

    Under no circumstances should you pay $50 or even $20 to buy a copy of Bullet Witch. Owning this game is pointless as the replay value is really non-existent and even the initial run-through is only good for an evening o... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5.8
    A fun game to play but a nightmare to try and follow the single-player "plot."

    Lost Planet: Extreme Condition

    A fun game to play but a nightmare to try and follow the single-player "plot."

    The question of whether a game is essentially valuable for its play mechanics alone as opposed to being the sum of parts that include interface, pacing, story, features and gameplay among others has never been as pertine... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.7
    King Kong is a curious blend of first-person action adventure and third-person ape brawler that more or less works.

    Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie

    King Kong is a curious blend of first-person action adventure and third-person ape brawler that more or less works.

    The intro to the clumsily-titled Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie (or just King Kong if you're lazy) contains a clip from the actual movie that sets up the plot of the game. This is somewhat jarr... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.2
    A high quality game with fantastic visuals and fun gameplay that still manages to fall just short of true greatness.

    Gears of War

    A high quality game with fantastic visuals and fun gameplay that still manages to fall just short of true greatness.

    If it is possible for a game to be merely great, Gears of War is that game. Heaped with praise and numerous Game of the Year awards, Gears might seem like a game that has nothing but polish. The truth is that it most cer... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.3
    Dead Rising is a deep and enjoyable game, but some of the design decisions may not be for everyone.

    Dead Rising

    Dead Rising is a deep and enjoyable game, but some of the design decisions may not be for everyone.

    Dead Rising features a fairly unusual disclaimer on the cover: "This game was not developed, approved or licensed by the owners or creators of George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead." Of course it is necessary to ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10
    A few minor flaws can't stop this game from being essentially the best role-playing game ever created.

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

    A few minor flaws can't stop this game from being essentially the best role-playing game ever created.

    With a game like Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, it can be easier to list the bad parts first and get them out of the way. Fortunately, none of the game's few problems are really more than nitpicks, so it won't be a long lis... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

  • Review Score:9.1
    Despite working with relatively primitive visuals, this game is a true gem and worth anyone's time.

    Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem

    Despite working with relatively primitive visuals, this game is a true gem and worth anyone's time.

    Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem is very much a story-driven game. The plot unfolds through a series of chapters from The Tome of Eternal Darkness read by Alex Roivas, a young woman who is trying to find answers about ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.1

    Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem

  • Review Score:8.8
    A brief but ceaselessly enjoyable adventure/platformer with style and substance to spare.

    Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow

    A brief but ceaselessly enjoyable adventure/platformer with style and substance to spare.

    The spectre of Dracula is always hanging around--one way or the other--in Castlevania games. In Dawn of Sorrow he manifests by being the object of affection for a secretive cult who wish to resurrect him for nefarious en... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.4
    The graphical facelift alone would make this game worth renting, but the extra touches make it a strong buy contender.

    Resident Evil

    The graphical facelift alone would make this game worth renting, but the extra touches make it a strong buy contender.

    The problem with re-issues and re-releases is that usually the graphical improvements are relatively minor and the gameplay tweaks are either middling or actually make the game worse than the original. Consider the Super... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.4

    Resident Evil (Long Box)

  • Rating:4.9

    Indigo Prophecy

  • Review Score:4.9
    A brilliant game concept that ultimately fizzles and winds up painfully disappointing.

    Indigo Prophecy

    A brilliant game concept that ultimately fizzles and winds up painfully disappointing.

    Just picture it: You come to in a diner restroom, a dead man at your feet and a a bloody knife in your hands. What do you do? Suddenly, out in the dining room, a cop stands up to go to the bathroom. He's on his way and y... Read Full Review

    3 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.8
    Almost the perfect video game.

    Half-Life

    Almost the perfect video game.

    There is one part of Half-Life that is not utterly enjoyable: Late in the game you travel to an alien world and are forced to perform a series of platform jumping maneuvers before you can get back to Earth. The control s... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.2

    Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds

  • Review Score:6.2
    Star Wars RTS? Your initial thought may be "Yes, please!" But not so fast: It isn't what you were expecting.

    Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds

    Star Wars RTS? Your initial thought may be "Yes, please!" But not so fast: It isn't what you were expecting.

    Initial reports of Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds was that it was going to use the Age of Empires II engine to create a Star Wars real time strategy game. Being that AoE II was brilliantly executed, it seemed like such... Read Full Review

    3 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    As good as the Metroid Prime series is, it's nice to get back to some 2D Metroid action, warts and all.

    Metroid Fusion

    As good as the Metroid Prime series is, it's nice to get back to some 2D Metroid action, warts and all.

    Metroid Prime managed for a woefully neglected series during the N64 era to storm into the next generation. But while having fully realized 3D approximations of the classic 2D platformers is exciting, there are plenty of... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Metroid Fusion

  • Review Score:8.8
    Fun and at times very challenging, this game is not to be missed, especially if you didn't catch it on the SNES.

    Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi Island + Mario Brothers

    Fun and at times very challenging, this game is not to be missed, especially if you didn't catch it on the SNES.

    You could be forgiven for missing out on Yoshi's Island back in 1995 when it came out for the Super Nintendo. After all, there were dozens of high quality platformer titles on that system and 1995 was the year Sony dippe... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.8

    Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3

  • Review Score:9.3
    It is almost scary how incredibly deep and rich this game is. Looking for a tactical turn-based battle game? Stop here.

    Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

    It is almost scary how incredibly deep and rich this game is. Looking for a tactical turn-based battle game? Stop here.

    Final Fantasy Tactics Advance sort of cheats by calling itself Final Fantasy. Generally speaking the FF title has been applied to a number of actually quite different games so it shouldn't come as much surprise that you ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.3

    Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

  • Rating:9.6

    Metroid Prime

  • Review Score:9.6
    Capturing the spirit of the classic Metroid games with a whole new approach couldn't have been easy, but Retro did it.

    Metroid Prime

    Capturing the spirit of the classic Metroid games with a whole new approach couldn't have been easy, but Retro did it.

    The formula is familiar: Stranded alone on an isolated world with only your upgradeable suit and a mission to keep you company, you begin to explore. Little by little you learn more about what's going on. You gain power ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:3.8
    Maybe a better game than the first, but with no checkpoints in the co-op missions it is practically unplayable.

    Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers

    Maybe a better game than the first, but with no checkpoints in the co-op missions it is practically unplayable.

    The main thing about FSW that made it worth buying was the co-op multiplayer over Live. There is so little real co-op available out there that having a game you could play identically with a friend and solo was a welcome... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.7
    How does this game stack up against the tabletop inspiration? Surprisingly well, as a matter of fact.

    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War

    How does this game stack up against the tabletop inspiration? Surprisingly well, as a matter of fact.

    Playing Warhammer 40,000, the tabletop miniatures game, requires a certain dedication to the cause. The game is complex and detailed... more so than many pen and paper role-playing games. And that's just the basic game m... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.7
    It's hard to say who this game is really for, but for ex-PC gamers looking for a fix, it might work in a pinch.

    Counter Strike

    It's hard to say who this game is really for, but for ex-PC gamers looking for a fix, it might work in a pinch.

    Counter-Strike, the Half-Life mod that took the online gaming world by storm back in the halcyon late 90s, gets the XBox Live treatment here and the end result is a bit of a head scratcher. On one hand CS was a simple... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.7

    Halo 2

  • Review Score:8.7
    Halo 2 might actually live up to the name of its predecessor, but it stumbles a little in the face of its own hype.

    Halo 2

    Halo 2 might actually live up to the name of its predecessor, but it stumbles a little in the face of its own hype.

    If you care to pay attention, the storyline of the Halo games is actually pretty intriguing. The problem is, paying attention is often difficult because most of the story unfolds via radio chatter and in-game voice over ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.4
    A slow but deep RPG that will appeal primarily to fans of 8-bit era role-playing.

    Dragon Quest VIII: Sora to Umi to Daichi to Norowareshi Himegimi

    A slow but deep RPG that will appeal primarily to fans of 8-bit era role-playing.

    Loading up the latest Final Fantasy game has gotten to be a chore for a lot of gamers who remember what Final Fantasy I was like on the NES. The beautiful graphics have overwhelmed a lot of the gameplay and the cutscenes... Read Full Review

    2 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.4

    Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

  • Rating:9.4

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

  • Review Score:9.4
    Fans of role-playing games, Star Wars, great stories and people looking for good value on XBox, here's your game.

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

    Fans of role-playing games, Star Wars, great stories and people looking for good value on XBox, here's your game.

    There are two paths you can take in Knights of the Old Republic: The light side and the dark side. While the fundamentals of the game remain the same regardless of how you choose, the experience is very different for eac... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.8

    Resident Evil 4

  • Review Score:9.8
    A fantastic series finally fixes some long-standing problems and comes out with one of the best games, ever.

    BioHazard 4

    A fantastic series finally fixes some long-standing problems and comes out with one of the best games, ever.

    The atmosphere and mood set even among technological limitations (remember the graphics of the very first Resident Evil for PS1?) have always been this series' strong suit. The creepy, foreboding sense that RE games can ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.2
    It's more of the same if you've played previous versions, but it feels like the polishing for this gen may be done.

    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

    It's more of the same if you've played previous versions, but it feels like the polishing for this gen may be done.

    If you strip away the profanity, the ultra-violence, the controversy (hot coffee included) and look at Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for what it actually is, you might be a bit surprised at what you find. Nestled betw... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.1

    God of War

  • Review Score:9.1
    Not the best video game ever made, but very possibly the best 3D platform/fighter to date.

    God of War (Greatest Hits)

    Not the best video game ever made, but very possibly the best 3D platform/fighter to date.

    It's hard to summarize a gaming experience like God of War. Sure there are a lot of button-mashing fight scenes. The combo fight system has never been a wonderful gameplay mechanic because it boils down to either memorzi... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Mario Kart: Super Circuit