User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.08/10

Total of 145 user reviews spread across 145 releases

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  • User Rating:7.3
    The more the merrier in this fast-paced trivia game.

    You Don't Know Jack

    The more the merrier in this fast-paced trivia game.

    The PC classic "You Don't Know Jack" finally hits the consoles, with most of it's charm intact. One to three players compete in a 21 question trivia challenge, loaded with humor and off-color, though never outright offen... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.1
    It's amazing to see how far the Wizardry series has come since its beginnings on the Apple II.

    Wizardry 8

    It's amazing to see how far the Wizardry series has come since its beginnings on the Apple II.

    This game is simply a top-notch RPG, incredibly fun and addictive, and providing a worthy challenge for all who play. To think that the Wizardry franchise started out with pictures of monsters made from straight lines on... Read Full Review

    3 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.9
    Sadly, games like these have been ignored by developers in recent years.

    Syberia

    Sadly, games like these have been ignored by developers in recent years.

    This game is a wonderful trip back in time to what adventure games used to be, and proves that games don't need overly loud soundtracks and overly bright, flashy visuals to be immersing and entertaining. Those who have f... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    There should be more games like this. Very fun, mentally challenging, and one of the best storylines in videogames.

    ICO

    There should be more games like this. Very fun, mentally challenging, and one of the best storylines in videogames.

    A surprisingly great game. The gameplay is very simple, the graphics fine, but the story is the true star and one of the best on PS2, or any other system. You play as a small child, rescuing a small girl, and yourself, f... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.2
    A fantastic game that offers lots to do, both mandatory and optional. Innovative and addictive.

    Dark Chronicle

    A fantastic game that offers lots to do, both mandatory and optional. Innovative and addictive.

    Dark Cloud 2 is an example of how a game can have so many differences from similar games, but have them come together perfectly. The goal is to rebuild the past to save the future, accomplished by acquiring raw materials... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.8
    A fun JRPG that lasts as long as you want it too!

    Makai Senki Disgaea

    A fun JRPG that lasts as long as you want it too!

    What a wonderful game for fans of RPGs and great value even at full price. The box claims over 40 hours of gameplay. Well, unless you're The Flash you're not getting near the end of this game in 40 hours. It's packed ful... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7

    Boggle

    There's really not much that you can say about this game. It's good old Boggle. Sure, they try to gussy it up with new play modes that could only be done in a computer-generated environment, but really you end up playing... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.3

    Hitman: Contracts

    An interesting follow-up to the previous PS2 Hitman game, all but the last mission are actually flashbacks to the events previous to the serialized cut-scenes before each mission, with the last being the only actual "in ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.9
    A sad attempt to update a 2D '80s arcade classic.

    Contra: Shattered Soldier

    A sad attempt to update a 2D '80s arcade classic.

    This was supposed to be a return to the great 2D sidescrollers of days past. Sadly, the game is not so much of a game as it is a memorization excercise. While we accept those things in many games for small portions (i.e.... Read Full Review

    3 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.7

    Onimusha 3

    The cream of the crop for Onimusha games, which have all been excellent. The addition of time shifting between Samonosuke in the present day and a Frenchman 500 years in the past, and the ability/necessity to shift betwe... Read Full Review

    1 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.7

    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow

    This really is a stunning game. The sheer number of options to evade or dispatch of enemies is truly amazing. Controls are easy to pick up and the inventory system is very easy to navigate. The plot revolves around a pot... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.7

    James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing

    This is a superb game, maybe the best of the Bond titles. There's a little bit of everything: driving, stealth, heated gun battles, motorcycling, hand-to-hand combat and more. The variety of gadgets creates many options ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.1
    An enhanced version of a cartridge game that offered the first glimpse of what sports videogames would become.

    NHL '94

    An enhanced version of a cartridge game that offered the first glimpse of what sports videogames would become.

    NHL '94 for the Genesis itself was a great game in its own right, but this could honestly only be called an upgraded version. The enhanced sound made this the first time a sports game really made me feel like I was in th... Read Full Review

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

    Sonic the Hedgehog CD

    This was one of the few truly great games offered for the Sega CD system. Right from the opening movie, you knew you had something special. In terms of controlling Sonic, nothing had really changed, but it still felt so ... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    One of the greatest videogame franchises falls on its face

    Medal of Honor: Rising Sun

    One of the greatest videogame franchises falls on its face

    Wow. Rarely have I looked forward to the next in a series of games so much and been so disappointed. As soon as the Europe was taken out of the Medal of Honor series, so was the quality. I think the developers did not re... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    A puzzle game not quite like any other, but fun to play and with a distinctive Japanese flair.

    Spin Jam

    A puzzle game not quite like any other, but fun to play and with a distinctive Japanese flair.

    At the bargain ba****t price this game was offered at, it made a good addition to any puzzle-afficionado's collection. The gameplay took some getting used to, involving the arrangement of colored beads onto a rotating ce... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.2

    NARC

    Boy, did this game eat a lot of quarters during my teen years. Exceptionally fun, especially with a second player to assist. Very violent for the time it came out. Very difficult in spots, but unlimited continues allow a... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5

    Columns

    Packaged as part of the original Sega CD offering, this is perhaps the best of the Tetris knockoffs. This game is so simple, yet gets so frantic and fast-paced that you have fun without even trying. Head-to-head play was... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.2

    Sewer Shark

    For its time, the SEGA CD system was incredible. Too bad they ruined it by having games such as this whose gameplay came nowhere near matching the technological acheivement. The sound and graphics were far ahead any othe... Read Full Review

    4 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.3
    While it really adds nothing except to complete the story from Syberia, it's still a fine game.

    Syberia II

    While it really adds nothing except to complete the story from Syberia, it's still a fine game.

    A bit of "been there, done that" feel? Yes. Easy to miss important items and still miss them after checking areas multiple times? Yes. The frustration of knowing exactly how "Problem B" will be solved, but not being able... Read Full Review

    1 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.3
    A worthy and worthwhile sequel to a good first game.

    Maximo vs Army of Zin

    A worthy and worthwhile sequel to a good first game.

    A great sequel to the original! Gameplay improved along with sound. Graphics mostly the same. As in the original, you collect "koins" to purchase new equipment and upgrades to existing equipment. All the while you are be... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.1
    A hidden gem that all should seek out and play.

    Beyond Good & Evil

    A hidden gem that all should seek out and play.

    This was a rather good, even if brief, game, and certainly different from many other games I've played. It plays rather easily, and you shouldn't die more than a handful of times. Falling off ledges is actually impossibl... Read Full Review

    1 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.3
    A new take on the traditional puzzle game that's addictive and fun.

    Bombastic

    A new take on the traditional puzzle game that's addictive and fun.

    A nice entry to the puzzle gaming genre. Flipping dice to make matching combos sounds both easy and boring, but this game is certainly neither of those things. The graphics are nothing to write home about, but for a puzz... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.3

    Galaga

    I'll admit this is my favorite arcade game of all time, and I'm also the proud owner of the real arcade machine. This is also the only arcade game I was good enough to "turn over". This is the game Space Invaders wishes ... Read Full Review

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

    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

    What can be said? Gaming perfection. Great gameplay and a great plot, combined with a soundtrack that captures the 80s mood just right. Any facet of gameplay that needed upgrading from previous editions of this series go... Read Full Review

    2 of 5 users found the following review helpful