User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.76/10

Total of 139 user ratings spread across 139 releases

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  • Review Score:9
    Burnout is back, and much, much different.

    Burnout Paradise

    Burnout is back, and much, much different.

    As was the case with a lot of other people, I was pretty disappointed/concerned about the state of the Burnout franchise when I started messing with the demo. That said, I've spent a lot of the past 2 days playing it, an... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.6
    Unnecessary capitalization issues aside, DiRT is an absolute blast.

    Colin McRae: DiRT

    Unnecessary capitalization issues aside, DiRT is an absolute blast.

    It's hard to know what to expect out of a "next-gen" driving title; ultimately, the point of every driving game ever made, from Night Rider / Pole Position on down, is to get from point A to point B, and genera... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.6

    DiRT

  • Review Score:5.8
    Not quite soul-crushing, but a very disappointing game and a disheartening direction for a promising franchise.

    Major League Baseball 2K6

    Not quite soul-crushing, but a very disappointing game and a disheartening direction for a promising franchise.

    My 360 library is not comprehensive, but it is top-quality - until yesterday, I'd yet to have a sub-par experience with it. Sure, some (if not most) of the 360 library isn't really "next-gen" beyond some noticeable grap... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.3
    Sure to please Tomb Raider fans; will please Prince of Persia fans as well; a good time for anyone, really.

    Tomb Raider: Legend

    Sure to please Tomb Raider fans; will please Prince of Persia fans as well; a good time for anyone, really.

    I never played the original Tomb Raider games, though I probably would have if I'd owned a PS1 or whatever other systems it was on. I was interested in the new one not because of Lara Croft's boobies but because I love... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.6

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

  • Review Score:9.6
    Not perfect, but pretty damn close

    Burnout Revenge

    Not perfect, but pretty damn close

    Burnout 2 seemed to go largely unnoticed when it was first released; it was my first entry in the series, and I was amazed at how helplesslly addicted I was. Burnout 3 was a much bigger deal when it launched, as EA thre... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.2
    The poor man's Burnout - more than just a tech demo, but not quite brilliant enough

    FlatOut

    The poor man's Burnout - more than just a tech demo, but not quite brilliant enough

    There are quite a few moments when FlatOut is an absolute blast, and they generally involve mid-air collisions - be it with another car, a wall of tires, or the carnage left over from another wreck a few laps ago. The p... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.7
    It could've been brilliant; instead, it's pretty good.

    Destroy All Humans!

    It could've been brilliant; instead, it's pretty good.

    [There are a number of comparisons to Mercenaries in this review; bear with me. Mercenaries was made by Pandemic, as was DAH; Mercenaries is a GTA-ish sandbox game, which DAH is as well; they appear to be using the same... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8
    The whole is much more than the sum of its parts.

    Sid Meier's Pirates!

    The whole is much more than the sum of its parts.

    In a way, one could look at Pirates! as simply a collection of mini-games; there's a ship battle mini-game, a swordfighting mini-game (not to be confused with Soul Calibur), a DDR mini-game (set to 17th-century waltzes),... Read Full Review

    5 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.4

    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • Review Score:9.4
    The definitive GTA experience.

    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

    The definitive GTA experience.

    [Note: This review is based on only 3:30 of playtime; clearly not enough to review the game on its story, but certainly enough to describe the gameplay, graphics, controls and general impressions.] Here's the thing w... Read Full Review

    5 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.2
    More than a platformer/adventure/RPG hybrid - it's a Tim Schafer experience, and it will blow your mind.

    Psychonauts

    More than a platformer/adventure/RPG hybrid - it's a Tim Schafer experience, and it will blow your mind.

    Psychonauts is the incredibly long-awaited, long-in-development game from Tim Schafer. I read somewhere that it's somewhat inappropriate to credit a game to just one person, but if you're familiar with Tim's previous wo... Read Full Review

    0 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.3
    There's a lot more to this game than the pretty face.

    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory

    There's a lot more to this game than the pretty face.

    (This review is copied from my journal, hence the relative informality.) "Saving The World, One Crappy Cut-Scene At A Time" Finished Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory last night. Final mission complete percentage: 71%. A... Read Full Review

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

    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory

  • Review Score:8.7
    My Xbox could do this?

    Doom 3

    My Xbox could do this?

    If there's one thing I've learned to accept about myself over the past week or so, it's that I'm a graphics wh0re. I'd like to think that I have nobler intentions when it comes to this incredibly expensive and time-consu... Read Full Review

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

    Doom 3

  • Review Score:9.3
    It might not be groundbreaking, but that doesn't mean it isn't TOTALLY FREAKING AWESOME.

    Jade Empire: Hisui no Teikoku

    It might not be groundbreaking, but that doesn't mean it isn't TOTALLY FREAKING AWESOME.

    Jade Empire is Bioware’s stunning follow-up to 2003’s KOTOR, a game that sated the starving appetites of Xbox-owning RPG fans everywhere. Jade Empire is clearly built on KOTOR’s mighty foundations, but while it might no... Read Full Review

    4 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.3

    Jade Empire

  • Review Score:7.6
    Your left thumb will start to hurt after a while, and your ears might start bleeding, but you'll still be having fun.

    Super Monkey Ball Deluxe

    Your left thumb will start to hurt after a while, and your ears might start bleeding, but you'll still be having fun.

    There aren't many words that can describe the Monkey Ball gameplay experience, besides the obvious: roll your monkey ball towards the goal. It doesn't get much simpler than that. Fortunately, the act itself is pretty ... Read Full Review

    3 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.9

    Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath

  • Review Score:8.9
    Triumphant return of the Oddworld franchise.

    Oddworld Stranger's Wrath

    Triumphant return of the Oddworld franchise.

    As a long-time fan of the Oddworld games, I'm thrilled to see that the franchise has regained its former glory. Stranger is a bold, unique and quite wonderful gaming experience, and while it's a completely different type... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    The prettiest baseball game around gets more than just a facelift; should be pleasing for fans of the series.

    Major League Baseball 2K5

    The prettiest baseball game around gets more than just a facelift; should be pleasing for fans of the series.

    Here are my impressions. For context, I should point out that I'm only 3 games into my franchise, and I've only played one game online. Graphics / Presentation This is, without a doubt, the best looking baseball ga... Read Full Review

    4 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.3
    GTA + Ghost Recon + MechAssault = awesome

    Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction

    GTA + Ghost Recon + MechAssault = awesome

    Take the free-form sandbox environment of Grand Theft Auto, add the near-future military setting and political intrigue of Ghost Recon 2, and throw in the explosive power of MechAssault and you'll arrive somewhere in the... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.7

    Burnout 3: Takedown

  • Review Score:9.7
    One of the all-time greats - already!

    Burnout 3: Takedown (Platinum Hits)

    One of the all-time greats - already!

    Burnout 3 is a breakthrough title, a sequel that vastly outperforms its predecessors while single-handedly raising the bar for the arcade driving genre in nearly every regard. What makes Burnout 3 so awesome? You mean,... Read Full Review

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

    Pure Pinball

  • Review Score:8.3

    Pure Pinball

    Pure Pinball is pretty much what it says it is: 4 different "virtual" pinball tables. As a big pinball fan who lives in a pinball-less neighborhood, I was intrigued at the prospect of having pinball access 24/7 without h... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.7

    MVP Baseball 2004

    Yes, I'm an EA-hater. But I love baseball a lot more than I hate EA, and being that ESPN Baseball is still a month away, I had my baseball jones on big-time. MVP's been getting incredible reviews, so last night I took ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.7

    MVP Baseball 2004

  • Rating:8.9

    The Sims

  • Review Score:8.9

    The Sims

    New platform, improved crack. The Xbox version of "The Sims" benefits from 3D and enhanced gameplay modes, including a mission-based single player mode and a bevy of multiplayer modes, including 2-person co-op. The mis... Read Full Review

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

    Stupid Invaders

  • Rating:8.7

    Thief: Deadly Shadows

  • Rating:9.1

    Syberia

  • Rating:7.8

    Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 (2 Bonus e-Reader Cards)

  • Rating:9.3

    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell

  • Rating:9

    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

  • Rating:9.3

    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3

  • Rating:9.4

    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow