User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.08/10

Total of 145 user reviews spread across 145 releases

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  • User Rating:7.4
    A 3D update on a 2D favorite makes for a fun experience.

    Akumajou Dracula Mokushiroku

    A 3D update on a 2D favorite makes for a fun experience.

    Castlevania makes its jump to 3D. It's a mostly solid title that suffers a tiny bit from some odd quirks that hold it back a bit. Like you would expect, Castlevania revolves around a Belmont's quest to kill a powerful v... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.4
    A technically great game whose value is greatly lessened by a too short, too easy single player campaign.

    Star Fox 64

    A technically great game whose value is greatly lessened by a too short, too easy single player campaign.

    After the success of the original on the SNES, Star Fox makes its return on the N64. While there is some multiplayer to be had, the single player mode can be conquered far too easily, and far too quickly. This is a fair... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.1
    A faithful port of an arcade classic, plus original content, will challenge and frustrate you, and provide hours of fun.

    Time Crisis

    A faithful port of an arcade classic, plus original content, will challenge and frustrate you, and provide hours of fun.

    Time Crisis took the arcades by storm, both with its innovative pedal "duck and reload" system, and frantic, fast-paced gameplay. The PS1 version is no different, and gives a new scenario to play to boot. The game sees ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Faithful to the original movie, great action, but lots of bugs and quirks keep it from true greatness.

    GoldenEye 007

    Faithful to the original movie, great action, but lots of bugs and quirks keep it from true greatness.

    Based on the movie GoldenEye, the game stays very true to the original movie plot-wise. Some liberties are taken for the sake of making an exciting game, but it gives you the real feel of being in the movie. However, a n... Read Full Review

    3 of 14 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Nippon-Ichi does it again, building on Disgaea to provide another low-tech, but enjoyable and engaging JRPG experience.

    Phantom Brave (Limited Edition)

    Nippon-Ichi does it again, building on Disgaea to provide another low-tech, but enjoyable and engaging JRPG experience.

    Following close on the heels of La Pucelle and Disgaea, Phantom Brave continues the Nippon-Ichi tradition of building upon a previous title by adding some new elements and tweaking existing elements. The result is, once ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.9
    Though we've seen plenty of games like this already, this game delivers solid and spooky play with a few neat twists.

    The Suffering

    Though we've seen plenty of games like this already, this game delivers solid and spooky play with a few neat twists.

    A quick and dirty review of the game would be "Resident Evil in a prison." While on the surface that is true, the game breaks out of that prison (literally and figuratively) to deliver a good experience that makes the ga... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.3
    EA's Medal of Honor series returns back to form after the disastrous Rising Sun, but an odd  ending spoils it a bit.

    Medal of Honor: European Assault

    EA's Medal of Honor series returns back to form after the disastrous Rising Sun, but an odd ending spoils it a bit.

    After the grossly disappointing Rising Sun edition of Medal of Honor, EA needed to right the apple cart in European Assault. They succeed in nearly every area, but an odd choice in the game's climax mars an otherwise gre... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.6
    A new story sees our Prince trying to escape his fate, though some late repetitiveness spoils the fun just a bit.

    Prince of Persia: Warrior Within

    A new story sees our Prince trying to escape his fate, though some late repetitiveness spoils the fun just a bit.

    After playing the first Prince of Persia title, most of us were clamoring for a sequel. This title fits the bill nicely with an intriguing story, beautiful graphics, and a satisfying ending, though some parts get too rep... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.1
    That sound you hear is the groans of disappointed children.

    Pac-Man

    That sound you hear is the groans of disappointed children.

    Atari has brought Pac-Man home to their 2600 console system, but it is near unrecognizable and a terrible waste of money. People expecting this game to be near its arcade counterpart will be sorely disappointed. Even co... Read Full Review

    8 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.3
    A fantastic journey to mythic ancient Greece that does everything right to bring out the fun.

    God of War (Greatest Hits)

    A fantastic journey to mythic ancient Greece that does everything right to bring out the fun.

    God of War could have been just another cookie-cutter hack-and-slash platform hybrid to pop in your PS2. However, fantastic action, levels that are nothing short of massive, an amazing musical score, and beautiful settin... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.7
    Acting almost as a default tutorial for everything your shiny new DS can do, this game doles out fun in 5 second bites.

    WarioWare: Touched!

    Acting almost as a default tutorial for everything your shiny new DS can do, this game doles out fun in 5 second bites.

    For many people, picking up a copy of WarioWare Touched! when getting their DS was a natural thing to do. They fell in love with the simplicity and addictive quality on the store's sample DS and had to have it for themse... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.4
    A collection of two updated classics takes you on a fun time trek to when story was king.

    Final Fantasy Chronicles

    A collection of two updated classics takes you on a fun time trek to when story was king.

    Square-Enix now has a package that takes old-school classics Final Fantasy II (now called Final Fantasy IV) and Chrono Trigger, adds some new animation effects, and puts them together as Final Fantasy Chronicles. The gra... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Speed is the name of the game in this exciting, fast-paced racer, that sadly also comes to an end a bit too fast.

    Jet Moto 3

    Speed is the name of the game in this exciting, fast-paced racer, that sadly also comes to an end a bit too fast.

    Take hoverbikes from the Star Wars movies, sprinkle some NASCAR on top, and serve with a side dish of frustration to create Jet Moto 3, a futuristic racing game that ends too soon and ultimately disappoints a bit. This ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.4
    A well-done port that comes very close to the real deal in the arcade.

    Qix

    A well-done port that comes very close to the real deal in the arcade.

    Simplistic gameplay, a simple goal, and an erratic enemy combine to make a fun, addictive game that's not like anything else out there. In Qix, the name of the game is acquiring territory, using lines drawn by a cursor.... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Challenging enough for a man; cute enough for a woman.

    Super Monkey Ball Deluxe

    Challenging enough for a man; cute enough for a woman.

    Super Monkey Ball Deluxe finally brings the whimsical "monkeys in a ball" game to the PS2. An intriguing mixture of "cute" gameplay and almost incomprehensible difficulty in some areas make this game an oddball. Combini... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Book a ticket to cross the Star Ocean. You won't forget it, or regret it.

    Star Ocean: Till the End of Time

    Book a ticket to cross the Star Ocean. You won't forget it, or regret it.

    Coming from Square-Enix, masters of the JRPG, this is the latest installment in the Star Ocean series. With tons to do in the main game, plenty of optional quests, and extra areas after game completion, you certainly get... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.4
    An unoriginal story gets lifted by fast-pacing and lots of options to provide a satifying, yet short, FPS experience.

    Project: Snowblind

    An unoriginal story gets lifted by fast-pacing and lots of options to provide a satifying, yet short, FPS experience.

    If you're looking for elements that make a great FPS, Project: Snowblind is a good place to start your research. While the story is forgettable, the large array of weapons and gadgets, combined with a number of assault o... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A worthy sequel that hits hard with non-stop, frantic action and a twisting storyline.

    Dino Crisis 2

    A worthy sequel that hits hard with non-stop, frantic action and a twisting storyline.

    When the original Dino Crisis came out, the comparisons to Resident Evil flew, and were fairly accurate. Swap the zombies with dinosaurs, and you pretty much explained the game. By going light on puzzles and clue collect... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.1
    GTA meets Red Faction in a superb, exciting, (and most importantly) fun game that refuses to take itself too seriously.

    Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction

    GTA meets Red Faction in a superb, exciting, (and most importantly) fun game that refuses to take itself too seriously.

    Take a dash of the overall mayhem generation of the GTA franchise, throw in a tablespoon of gang happiness from GTA 2, and lightly season with the "everything can be destroyed" sensibilities of Red Faction and you have a... Read Full Review

    1 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.4
    A game that got crushed under the weight of its own hype machine.

    Killzone

    A game that got crushed under the weight of its own hype machine.

    When the first screens and details of Killzone were released, it was dubbed a "Halo-killer." While the game certainly fell short of garnering the sort of praise that Halo received, it probably should not be as vilified a... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.7
    A PC classic comes to the PS2 and the result is a disappointing, frustrating mess.

    Call of Duty: Finest Hour

    A PC classic comes to the PS2 and the result is a disappointing, frustrating mess.

    I was excited to try Call of Duty: Finest Hour. I heard many great things about it, and not being much of a PC gamer, when it came out for PS2 I snatched it up soon after. While expecting it to lose a little in the trans... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.1
    A console classic is revived for the modern handheld. Has it withstood the test of time?

    Famicom Mini: Zelda no Densetsu

    A console classic is revived for the modern handheld. Has it withstood the test of time?

    The Legend of Zelda has spawned all manner of sequels and imitators over nearly two decades. As part of its plan to bring many ancient classics to the GBA, Nintendo brings the game that started it all to your GBA. This ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.1
    The team behind our favorite Lormax does it again, delivering another exciting, hilarious sequel.

    Ratchet & Clank 3 (Platinum)

    The team behind our favorite Lormax does it again, delivering another exciting, hilarious sequel.

    Coming right on the heels of Going Commando, Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal brings another fantastic adventure to your PS2. Filled with plenty of laughs, lots of action, and some new tweaks, this game demands to be p... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.9
    A simple, top-down perspective driving game.

    Stocker

    A simple, top-down perspective driving game.

    Stocker, Bally-Sente's mid-80s arcade offering was by no means a groundbreaking title, but still can prove to be fairly addictive. Simple controls and a simple objective add up to a simply good game. Possibly based at h... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.9
    An underappreciated platforming character gets his due in a trip to the portable realm.

    Kaze no Klonoa

    An underappreciated platforming character gets his due in a trip to the portable realm.

    Mario. Crash Bandicoot. Sonic the Hedgehog. In a more just world, Klonoa's name would share the love of gamers everywhere. Sadly ignored by console gamers and overshadowed by other, more flashy mascots, this is your chan... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    A simple, low frills gambling experience.

    Caesars Palace Advance: Millenium Gold Edition

    A simple, low frills gambling experience.

    This is a mildly watered down version of the Caesar's Palace videogames put out for PC and consoles, but does a respectable job of bringing a good simulation of classic casino games to your GBA. Gambling sim games alway... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.1
    A Solid Sequel to Solid Snake

    Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

    A Solid Sequel to Solid Snake

    Once again Konami has proved that the people behind the MGS games are possibly the best in the business. In an engrossing prequel to the franchise, they pull out all the stops to provide an amazing cinematic experience, ... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.1
    An improvement over the 2nd edition of the franchise and a satisfying end to a trilogy, but it could use more platfoming

    Jak 3

    An improvement over the 2nd edition of the franchise and a satisfying end to a trilogy, but it could use more platfoming

    After playing the disappointment that was Jak II, I was hoping that Jak3 would be an improvement. I am happy to report that it is. Though it strays a little much from the platforming, it lacks the total darkness of story... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Another frightening game that changes the Silent Hill formula slightly and doesn't disappoint.

    Silent Hill 4: The Room

    Another frightening game that changes the Silent Hill formula slightly and doesn't disappoint.

    This latest addition to the now venerable Silent Hill franchise maintains a number of the trappings of previous installments, discards a few, and still brings an overwhelmingly creepy atmosphere into your living room via... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.8
    7 Namco classics delivered to you living room!

    Namco Museum Vol. 1 (PlayStation the Best)

    7 Namco classics delivered to you living room!

    In the first installment of NAMCO's greatest hits, we find mostly classic arcade action delivered with great authenticity. Popular, well known hits such as Galaga and Pole Position are joined by less popular and lesser k... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.2
    A fantastic sequel to a fantastic original game.

    GunBarl

    A fantastic sequel to a fantastic original game.

    Point Blank 2 is one of those sequels that doesn't add all that much to its predecessor, but it doesn't really need to. Graphically and audiowise, the game is exactly the same, but there's nothing wrong with that. The g... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.4
    An arcade port that does justice to its source and puts a highly addictive game in your living room.

    Point Blank

    An arcade port that does justice to its source and puts a highly addictive game in your living room.

    When I first saw Point Blank in the arcades, I was hooked. When I saw it was available for home consoles, I was ecstatic. Even though light guns never get the support they should, I was willing to spend the extra money t... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.3
    A worthy sequel that adds a number of new touches, while keeping the core gameplay that made the original a classic.

    Sly 2: Band of Thieves

    A worthy sequel that adds a number of new touches, while keeping the core gameplay that made the original a classic.

    Sucker Punch managed to build upon the foundation created by the original Sly Cooper game to make a sequel that's even better, and one of the class acts of the platform genre. Sly and the gang return and once again are i... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.4
    The excellent graphics and sound almost obscure all this disappointing game's negatives. Almost, but not quite.

    Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone

    The excellent graphics and sound almost obscure all this disappointing game's negatives. Almost, but not quite.

    I'll start with the good. The game is fairly faithful to the Dungeons and Dragons universe, so it's extra accessible to those familiar with that realm, though you need not know D&D to play the game. The graphics are very... Read Full Review

    2 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.8
    Proof that a "quirky Japanese" game can be enjoyed greatly by a mainstream American audience.

    Katamari Damacy

    Proof that a "quirky Japanese" game can be enjoyed greatly by a mainstream American audience.

    What to say about this odd game? Simple game mechanics, a simple objective, and maybe the best soundtrack ever combine to make an addictive, fun game that can be enjoyed by all. Playing as the Prince, the son of the Kin... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.7
    A challenging SRPG set in the mold of the classic Battletech pencil-and-paper game.

    Front Mission 4

    A challenging SRPG set in the mold of the classic Battletech pencil-and-paper game.

    As a novice to the world of Front Mission, I was not entirely sure what to expect upon playing the game. The story seemed appealing and having recently played some of the more typical sword and spell SRPGs such as Diagae... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.3
    Likable characters and a decent story prop up a game that's a little on the short side.

    Sly Raccoon

    Likable characters and a decent story prop up a game that's a little on the short side.

    As a fan of platform games, I finally got around to playing this game. In most respects it's really no different from the Crash Bandicoot series. There is climbing. There is jumping. There are breakable items. There are ... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.2
    Disgaea's older, slightly annoying sibling.

    La Pucelle

    Disgaea's older, slightly annoying sibling.

    Released after Disgaea in the U.S., this fun Nippon-Ichi JRPG is actually the precursor to Disgaea. The game mechanics, which form the basis of Disgaea and even the recent Phantom Brave to some extent, are at their most ... Read Full Review

    12 of 15 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.6
    A dungeon-crawling blast from the past that doesn't disappoint.

    Wizardry: Tale of the Forsaken Land

    A dungeon-crawling blast from the past that doesn't disappoint.

    Anyone who played Sir-Tech's groundbreaking Wizardry franchise on old Apple computers is in for a huge treat, and any fan of RPGs should give this game a shot. There's nothing revolutionary about this game. You move alo... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.3
    A fantastic and original take on the FPS that, while immensely fun to play, suffers from a few too many bugs.

    Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy

    A fantastic and original take on the FPS that, while immensely fun to play, suffers from a few too many bugs.

    Upon first playing Psi-Ops, the combination of mental powers and guns seems so obvious its kind of hard to believe no one did it sooner. Playing as the somewhat-cleverly named Nick Scryer, you are a secret agent with vas... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful