User Reviews & Ratings
Total of 378 user ratings spread across 378 releases
One of the PS3's must-have titles, Insomniac generated a great game for launch. Nearly a hybrid of the two most common shooters (WWII and aliens), it melds everything nearly perfectly to provide a fun, fast-paced, challe... Read Full Review2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
While perhaps too exactly like earlier versions, the zany fun of gathering objects with a katamari never gets old.
Coming to a new wave of systems, the Katamari franchise rolls out the same old gameplay with very little twists. While that may seem terribly disappointing, the game is still so fun and the King so funny that you're just... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
A solid PS3 debut shows Ratchet and his robotic pal still have plenty to offer gamers in another humorous installment.
After falling a bit quality-wise towards the end of its PS2 life, and getting away from its roots a bit, the Ratchet and Clank series return in an adventure more like what series fans fell in love with. With some new mod... Read Full Review0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Already cornering the zombie market with Resident Evil, Capcom issued the zanier, more action-packed Dead Rising upon the first of the new consoles. With action at all times, a decent story, and a few engaging side tasks... Read Full Review2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
While the end game drags quite a bit, it doesn't tale away from the engrossing story and smart, brain-taxing gameplay.
To call this a Zelda clone is both accurate, yet unfair. For sure there are many similarities, but Alundra stands out on its own with smart writing, more vibrant surrounding characters, and larger dungeons to make it a '... Read Full Review4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
A solid game that will at least give you decent fun for your money, but don't expect much originality.
Set in the conspiracy hotbed of Roswell's infamous Area 51, the game may not break any new ground or tell a story that hasn't been told before, but solid mechanics and high-wattage voice talent still provide a lot of fun... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Twisted Metal: Black
After disappointing outings to wrap up the PS1, some original developers were back on board for Twisted Metal's PS2 debut. The result is a game that goes back to the series' glory days, and combined with the extra power ... Read Full Review4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!
While the story is nearly as threadbare, V8 is what the original Twisted Metal could've been with some refinement.
With slick graphics, a jammin' '70s-inspired soundtrack, and fast, fun vehicular combat, Vigilante 8 delivers an exceptionally fun, though repetitive, good time. Clearly inspired by Twisted Metal, Vigilante 8 ups the ... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
While it may not have stood the test of time in its own right, it's still a decent launch for some very good sequels.
Twisted Metal was one of the very first games to hit the infant PlayStation (it doesn't even use a memory card), and one of the early days' most violent, too. Held together by a threadbare story and a few sound snippets,... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Twisted Metal (Long Box)
While this 'GTA, but only the driving' game is rather unoriginal and has some flaws, there's still enough fun to be had.
Driver follows a simple premise: it's Grand Theft Auto, without the walking and shooting. There's some major gaffs, and there's not much original (nor much of a story), but the game still generates some fun. As Tanner... Read Full Review1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
A poorly-designed endgame greatly diminishes the overall fun factor in an otherwise excellent Zelda outing.
Looking to try something a bit different with Zelda for its next iteration, Nintendo created two games meant to be played as a matched set (but still capable of being played individually). Though it's chock full of fun a... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages
The superior half of a two-part saga hits a home run by cleverly adding season-shifting to classic Zelda gameplay.
Looking to try something a bit different with Zelda for its next iteration, Nintendo created two games meant to be played as a matched set (but still capable of being played individually). While the other half falls shor... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
LoZ's leap to 3D is handled with near perfection in a lengthy, awe-inspiring adventure to save Hyrule from Ganondorf.
With the leap to true 3D capabilities on the N64, 3D Zelda was near the top of everyone's wish list. Nintendo delivered big-time, and by mostly updating existing LoZ 2D game mechanics to 3D instead of trying to recreate ... Read Full Review0 of 3 users found the following review helpful
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
Bejeweled meets Dungeons & Dragons in this game that successfully marries two genres that couldn't be more different.
One day, at a meeting for new game ideas, someone said, "let's find a way to take a standard color-matching puzzle game and merge it with an RPG." Instead of the result you'd expect--being laughed out of the boardroom--t... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Call of Duty 3
Killing Germans in WWII just never gets old, and CoD3 provides a ton of fun and a great aural experience.
Dropping you into WWII's European Theater, the Call of Duty franchise puts you in an advance on German-held territory. Focusing on the days leading to the liberation of Paris, lots of options and stellar sound make this ... Read Full Review0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX
An impressive follow up to "A Link to the Past" that builds on the previous title to offer another fun experie
Remade in this "DX" version for the Game Boy Color, "Link's Awakening" takes all that its predecessor had and adds to it with new features. The result is a game with more options and larger environmen... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Following a switch to side-view dungeons in "The Adventure of Link" that had some fans grumbling, the series returns to the top-down perspective format fans fell in love with in the original. While the story is... Read Full Review1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
A period 'pulp noir' game that breathes new life into an old style of gameplay and keeps you interested the whole time.
Hotel Dusk sees a return to a form of gaming familiar with people who grew up when PCs were first hitting store shelves: the text-based "let's solve puzzles with seemingly random items" adventure. By updating i... Read Full Review0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
Challenging enough for an adult, benign enough for a child, and a ton of fun no matter how old you are.
Hidden among some more well-known franchises, Ape Escape is back and better than ever. This third installment see a host of new innovations to keep things fresh, and hopefully ensure that a fourth game will come down the... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
With greater emphasis on action than before, Capcom proves increased gunplay won't take away from the classic RE horror.
Returning to the franchise a 3rd time, Capcom yet again faced pressure to deliver an outstanding game. By exploring the next steps of the original's Jill Valentine and upping the action factor, they created a fun game th... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent
Moral dilemmas and conflicting objectives give Sam Fisher more than ever to think over as he fights to save the country.
Turns out the fourth time's the charm as Ubisoft churns out its best Splinter Cell yet. Better graphics and a great gameplay twist combine to make this a stealth adventure--spanning across Iceland, the Congo, Russian Sib... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Like a photocopied photocopy, this too-similar sequel of a game that ripped off from others doesn't shine like it could.
Syphon Filter wasn't the most original game out there; it pretty much ripped of good components from other titles and mashed them together to make a very good, fun game. The inevitable sequel unfortunately doesn't do any... Read Full Review0 of 2 users found the following review helpful