User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.05/10

Total of 378 user ratings spread across 378 releases

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  • Review Score:9
    Insomniac's FSP PS3 launch title doesn't disappoint, with rockin' old-school and alien technology.

    Resistance: Fall of Man

    Insomniac's FSP PS3 launch title doesn't disappoint, with rockin' old-school and alien technology.

    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 Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    While perhaps too exactly like earlier versions, the zany fun of gathering objects with a katamari never gets old.

    Beautiful Katamari

    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 Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    A solid PS3 debut shows Ratchet and his robotic pal still have plenty to offer gamers in another humorous installment.

    Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

    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 Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    It's Resident Evil, but with less thinking to do and a lot more action.

    Dead Rising

    It's Resident Evil, but with less thinking to do and a lot more action.

    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 Review

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

    Gauntlet

  • Rating:8.5

    Alundra

  • Review Score:8.5
    While the end game drags quite a bit, it doesn't tale away from the engrossing story and smart, brain-taxing gameplay.

    The Adventures of Alundra

    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 Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.5
    A solid game that will at least give you decent fun for your money, but don't expect much originality.

    Area 51

    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 Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.5

    Area 51

  • Rating:9.5

    Twisted Metal: Black

  • Review Score:9.5
    The pinnacle of car combat games.

    Twisted Metal: Black

    The pinnacle of car combat games.

    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 Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!

  • Review Score:8
    While the story is nearly as threadbare, V8 is what the original Twisted Metal could've been with some refinement.

    Vigilante 8

    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 Review

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

    Vigilante 8

  • Review Score:7
    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

    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 Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Twisted Metal (Long Box)

  • Rating:6.5

    Driver

  • Review Score:6.5
    While this 'GTA, but only the driving' game is rather unoriginal and has some flaws, there's still enough fun to be had.

    Driver: Sennyuu! Car Chase Daisakusen (Spike Library #007)

    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 Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    A poorly-designed endgame greatly diminishes the overall fun factor in an otherwise excellent Zelda outing.

    Zelda no Densetsu: Fushigi no Ki no Mi - Jikuu no Shou

    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 Review

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

    The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages

  • Review Score:9
    The superior half of a two-part saga hits a home run by cleverly adding season-shifting to classic Zelda gameplay.

    The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons

    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 Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons

  • Review Score:9.5
    LoZ's leap to 3D is handled with near perfection in a lengthy, awe-inspiring adventure to save Hyrule from Ganondorf.

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

    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 Review

    0 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

  • Rating:8

    Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords

  • Review Score:8
    Bejeweled meets Dungeons & Dragons in this game that successfully marries two genres that couldn't be more different.

    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 Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Call of Duty 3

  • Review Score:8.5
    Killing Germans in WWII just never gets old, and CoD3 provides a ton of fun and a great aural experience.

    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 Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX

  • Review Score:8.5
    An impressive follow up to "A Link to the Past" that builds on the previous title to offer another fun experie

    Zelda no Densetsu: Yume o Miru Shima 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 Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

  • Review Score:9
    By returning to his top-down roots, Link returns to greatness in another quest to rescue Zelda.

    Zelda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Triforce & Yotsu no Tsurugi

    By returning to his top-down roots, Link returns to greatness in another quest to rescue Zelda.

    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 Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    A period 'pulp noir' game that breathes new life into an old style of gameplay and keeps you interested the whole time.

    Hotel Dusk: Room 215

    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 Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    Challenging enough for an adult, benign enough for a child, and a ton of fun no matter how old you are.

    Ape Escape 3

    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 Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

  • Review Score:8.5
    With greater emphasis on action than before, Capcom proves increased gunplay won't take away from the classic RE horror.

    BioHazard 3: Last Escape (CapKore)

    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 Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.3

    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent

  • Review Score:8.3
    Moral dilemmas and conflicting objectives give Sam Fisher more than ever to think over as he fights to save the country.

    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 Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.7
    Like a photocopied photocopy, this too-similar sequel of a game that ripped off from others doesn't shine like it could.

    Syphon Filter 2 (Platinum)

    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 Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.7

    Syphon Filter 2