User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.47/10

Total of 98 user ratings spread across 98 releases

  1. 10
    (8)
  2. 9
    (44)
  3. 8
    (28)
  4. 7
    (8)
  5. 6
    (6)
  6. 5
    (1)
  7. 4
    (3)
  8. 3
    (0)
  9. 2
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  10. 1
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  • User Rating:10
    Tomb Raider is a fluid, fun, and very atmospheric action adventure game

    Tomb Raider

    Tomb Raider is a fluid, fun, and very atmospheric action adventure game

    Tomb Raider is an action-adventure game very similar to Uncharted, but less scripted, more gritty and atmospheric, and more focused on exploration. Lara Croft is the best female lead I’ve played in a game. She isn&... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4
    The perfect example of how to NOT make a sequel

    Assassin's Creed III

    The perfect example of how to NOT make a sequel

    First, AC3 feels least like Assassin’s Creed game. From the overly specific full synchronization mission objectives to the walk-between-cutscenes missions, the player is stripped of the sandbox style of play. The ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    When the initial visual wow factor clears, we're left with a below average platformer

    Knytt Underground

    When the initial visual wow factor clears, we're left with a below average platformer

    An atmospheric platformer based on exploration is an idea that seems like something I'd really enjoy, but I did not like it. The game was fun for about an hour but after the initial wow factor for the visuals wore off, t... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    I couldn't help but feel reminiscent of Halo: Combat Evolved while playing Crysis 3

    Crysis 3

    I couldn't help but feel reminiscent of Halo: Combat Evolved while playing Crysis 3

    Crysis series single player is what the Halo series should have turned into. In fact, playing Crysis for the first time was a lot like what playing Combat Evolved was like for the first time: original story, awesome ope... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Great story, great set pieces, great combat, but terribly short

    DmC: Devil May Cry

    Great story, great set pieces, great combat, but terribly short

    I played DmC for free on PS+ and this was also my first DmC. I have played hack-n-slash games like God of War and never particularly liked them. However, I did like DmC and its combat mechanics. There are A LOT of weapo... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Stunning visuals, level design, and sound; however, it becomes boring and marred by outrageous difficulty

    Rayman Origins

    Stunning visuals, level design, and sound; however, it becomes boring and marred by outrageous difficulty

    At first this game seems like a godsend. It's visually beautiful with nice themed levels and fluid framerate. The audio is about as memorable as it'll ever be for a platformer. I found the controls to be too floaty for ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Here is the most underrated game of this generation

    Binary Domain

    Here is the most underrated game of this generation

    Binary Domain certainly has its faults (the dreadful cover art is definitely one of them), but it feels more original than many games I've played. I'm honestly not a huge Third Person Shooter fan, but I thoroughly enjoy... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A solid sequel that outdoes the original

    Dead Space 2

    A solid sequel that outdoes the original

    Dead Space 2 gives you a Bioshock feel especially early on. Whereas the Ishimura just gave the feeling of a functional ship, the environments in 2 feel like the sum of their parts. The sense of loss and the confusion of ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4
    A very large step backward.

    Call of Duty: Ghosts

    A very large step backward.

    Infinity Ward is no doubt resting on past successes. COD4 completely changed online multiplayer and Infinity Ward's COD games (Modern Warfare series and now Ghosts) has been almost unchanged while Treyarch has taken the ... Read Full Review

    9 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    'Burnout: Most Wanted' would have been a more appropriate title

    Need for Speed: Most Wanted - A Criterion Game

    'Burnout: Most Wanted' would have been a more appropriate title

    The first Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2005) is still my most favorite racing game of all time. The police chases were fast, frenetic, and fun and had a pretty decent story that was the first interesting one in a racing... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    An immersive horror/action/adventure/3rd Person Shooter hybrid game

    Dead Space

    An immersive horror/action/adventure/3rd Person Shooter hybrid game

    Is Dead Space a horror game with action, adventure, and 3rd Person Shooter elements or is it mainly a 3rd Person Shooter with the aforementioned elements? This identity crisis actually gives this game an extra edge jus... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    An underrated and under-appreciated franchise marred by bugs and glitches

    The Sly Collection

    An underrated and under-appreciated franchise marred by bugs and glitches

    During the PS2 era, I had played heavyweights like Jak and Ratchet & Clank whereas I had never heard much about Sly Cooper. I don’t know why because Sly Cooper is just as good if not better than those. This gam... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Short and terrible Campaign, and the multiplayer is more of the same

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

    Short and terrible Campaign, and the multiplayer is more of the same

    MW3 is easily the worst Call of Duty to date. The campaign is short (and story is absolutely terrible), multiplayer is more of the same, and the game's overall feel just seems like a slightly beefed up MW2. The original... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Best online multiplayer since COD4

    Call of Duty: Black Ops II

    Best online multiplayer since COD4

    Let me first say that I had no interest in Black Ops 2 initially. Like many, I thought I was done with the Call of Duty franchise as each year it became more of the same. However, I rented Black Ops 2 and that changed ve... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    A great game, but doesn't feel like the Max Payne we're used to

    Max Payne 3

    A great game, but doesn't feel like the Max Payne we're used to

    I was a huge fan of the first two Max Payne games. This game wasn't the overall slam dunk I had thought it would be. There are some things I absolutely loved and some I absolutely hated.First, we shall start with the po... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    A fun, moody adventure

    Dead Island

    A fun, moody adventure

    Overall the game is FUN. It's satisfying to bash zombies over the head with machetes, sickles, pans, really anything you can find or if you are more technical there are shotguns, grenades, rifles, etc. Not to mention tha... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    A solid, fun game that appeals to all ages

    Castle Crashers

    A solid, fun game that appeals to all ages

    Castle Crashers brings us back to why we love games. It is reminiscent of old-school side-scrollers like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles of regular Nintendo back in the early 90s. It is a simple game, so anyone can play... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
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    Forza Motorsport 4: January Jalopnik Pack

  • User Rating:6
    A frustrating DLC cash grab ruins a potential masterful game

    Forza Motorsport 4

    A frustrating DLC cash grab ruins a potential masterful game

    I have been a huge fan of the Forza series but 4 is basically a slightly upgraded Forza 3. Same old tracks, a few different vehicles, enhanced graphics that remain probably the best in the racing genre but definitely fee... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Will blow the minds of newcomers, but still leaves some to be desired for the veterans

    Animal Crossing: New Leaf

    Will blow the minds of newcomers, but still leaves some to be desired for the veterans

    If you've never played an Animal Crossing game, this game will absolutely blow your mind. I have had just about every Animal Crossing, so I wasn't as impressed. My overall sentiment is that there is just "more" than ther... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Ain't No Rest for the Wicked

    Borderlands 2

    Ain't No Rest for the Wicked

    Borderlands was one of my favorite games of all time because it was just FUN and was entertaining. It had its own atmosphere that was original. It blended RPG and FPS elements and I found it refreshing and well implement... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Gameplay not fun, buggy, not much more to say

    Battlefield 4

    Gameplay not fun, buggy, not much more to say

    This game is really 'meh' and I had very little fun with it. The gameplay is just so mediocre. I thought the SP story was actually its stronger element. The guns just all feel alike and I can't pinpoint it, but the comba... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    At the beginning, you feel like you're in for a treat, but unfortunately that sense of mystery quickly trails off

    Gone Home

    At the beginning, you feel like you're in for a treat, but unfortunately that sense of mystery quickly trails off

    Let’s begin by confirming what others have been saying that there is no way this game is a 9.5. Paying $20 for a few hours of gameplay inherently made me feel cheated. There is really no replay value.When you first... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Great game for the price

    Torchlight

    Great game for the price

    For the price of admission, the game is definitely a decent product. It can get pretty repetitive unlike its competitors, but its competitors are considerably more expensive. The cartoon-ish type graphics are great as it... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A solid game than everyone can enjoy, but I found it overrated.

    Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty

    A solid game than everyone can enjoy, but I found it overrated.

    I was introduced into the gaming world when I was very young with the original Command and Conquer and have been casually playing RTSs for the past 20 or so years. With so much hype, I got S2 Day-One as I had never playe... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5

    Crysis 2

  • User Rating:9.5
    The game does more for the FPS genre than it gets credit for.

    Crysis 2

    The game does more for the FPS genre than it gets credit for.

    PS3 Version: A disclaimer is that I had not played the original Crysis. The game does more for the FPS genre than it gets credit for. While the graphics are its known core competency, the gameplay, story, and replay-abi... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8

    SunFlowers

  • User Rating:8
    A great happy, colorful, fun game to play for a rainy day

    SunFlowers

    A great happy, colorful, fun game to play for a rainy day

    The game is pretty simple, yet fun. It's one of those games that really anyone can pick up and play. For the cost, it is great. It won't keep you busy for as long as some other pick-up-and-play titles, but it is a nice h... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10

    Jetpack Joyride

  • User Rating:10
    An "everyone" product. Casual and Hardcore gamers alike, young and old, and it's available on many devices

    Jetpack Joyride

    An "everyone" product. Casual and Hardcore gamers alike, young and old, and it's available on many devices

    This game is a must have. Addicting. It's also free. The Good: The gameplay is basically a new-school Helicopter, which was one of my favorite games growing up. Jetpack Joyride is simple with a high replayability. Th... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    The 6.5 GS review score for PS All Stars Battle Royale is absolutely asinine

    PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

    The 6.5 GS review score for PS All Stars Battle Royale is absolutely asinine

    This is a DIFFERENT game than Super Smash Bros. It is not a clone, but definitely draws from the original idea. First, the biggest WOW factor" for me is the cross-play/cross-buy between the Vita and PS3 version. This ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    The 6.5 GS review score for PS All Stars Battle Royale is absolutely asinine

    PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

    The 6.5 GS review score for PS All Stars Battle Royale is absolutely asinine

    This is a DIFFERENT game than Super Smash Bros. It is not a clone, but definitely draws from the original idea. First, the biggest WOW factor" for me is the cross-play/cross-buy between the Vita and PS3 version. This ... Read Full Review

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

    Heavy Rain

  • User Rating:9
    If you take the game for what it is, an "Interactive Movie", you will find this to be an awesome experience.

    Heavy Rain

    If you take the game for what it is, an "Interactive Movie", you will find this to be an awesome experience.

    If you take the game for what it is, an "Interactive Movie" then you will find this to be an awesome experience. The experience is unprecedented because you have an overall plot and continuously paced story like a mo... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4
    The user ratings are not wrong. This game is very mediocre at best.

    Diablo III

    The user ratings are not wrong. This game is very mediocre at best.

    I have never played any previous Diablo games, so I think that gives a fresh perspective since I have nothing to compare it to. The bottom line is that I had beaten it once and spent the entire time wondering how these D... Read Full Review

    10 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Free+Addicting=Everyone should play

    Tribes: Ascend

    Free+Addicting=Everyone should play

    Can't really complain about a free game can you? The game seems pretty straightforward as all FPS games are. The game modes are pretty traditional like CTF and Team Deathmatch. The addictive part is the leveling system. ... Read Full Review

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

    Red Faction: Armageddon

  • User Rating:9.5
    This ain't your grandma's pinball

    Pinball FX 2

    This ain't your grandma's pinball

    The game is very addicting for pinball. It blends in the old age pinball with new staff. While it does have more bells and whistles, the new effects add more functionality which make this game such a joy to play. It can ... Read Full Review

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

    Assassin's Creed II