User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.57/10

Total of 114 user ratings spread across 114 releases

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  • Review Score:8.5
    Back to Silent Hill's "Origins"

    Silent Hill: Origins

    Back to Silent Hill's "Origins"

    For a while now, I've felt that the Silent Hill series is dead. For me at least, the beginning of the end was in Silent Hill 3, a game that moved the horror away from psychological terror and put it squarely into the are... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Back to Silent Hill's "Origins"

    Silent Hill: Origins

    Back to Silent Hill's "Origins"

    For a while now, I've felt that the Silent Hill series is dead. For me at least, the beginning of the end was in Silent Hill 3, a game that moved the horror away from psychological terror and put it squarely into the are... Read Full Review

    3 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5
    The World's First Videogame Console!

    Interplanetary Voyage

    The World's First Videogame Console!

    While this review is for an Odyssey game, you can't really review that games individually apart from a generic review of the console on which it ran, namely the original Magnavox Odyssey. The games for that system, the f... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5
    The World's First Videogame Console!

    Cat and Mouse/Football/Haunted House/Invasion/Win

    The World's First Videogame Console!

    While this review is for several Odyssey games, you can't really review those games individually apart from a generic review of the console on which they ran, namely the original Magnavox Odyssey. The games for that syst... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5
    The World's First Videogame Console!

    Shootout/Dogfight/Prehistoric Safari

    The World's First Videogame Console!

    While this review is for several Odyssey games, you can't really review those games individually apart from a generic review of the console on which they ran, namely the original Magnavox Odyssey. The games for that syst... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5
    The World's First Videogame Console!

    Volleyball

    The World's First Videogame Console!

    While this review is for an Odyssey game, you can't really review that games individually apart from a generic review of the console on which it ran, namely the original Magnavox Odyssey. The games for that system, the f... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5
    The World's First Videogame Console!

    Ski/Simon Says/Fun Zoo/Percepts

    The World's First Videogame Console!

    While this review is for several Odyssey games, you can't really review those games individually apart from a generic review of the console on which they ran, namely the original Magnavox Odyssey. The games for that syst... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5
    The World's First Videogame Console

    Shooting Gallery

    The World's First Videogame Console

    While this review is for an Odyssey game, you can't really review that games individually apart from a generic review of the console on which it ran, namely the original Magnavox Odyssey. The games for that system, the f... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5
    The World's First Videogame Console!

    Submarine/Invasion/Wipeout

    The World's First Videogame Console!

    While this review is for several Odyssey games, you can't really review those games individually apart from a generic review of the console on which they ran, namely the original Magnavox Odyssey. The games for that syst... Read Full Review

    6 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5
    The World's First Videogame Console!

    Tennis/Analogic/Hockey/Football/Baseball/Brain Wave

    The World's First Videogame Console!

    While this review is for several Odyssey games, you can't really review those games individually apart from a generic review of the console on which they ran, namely the original Magnavox Odyssey. The games for that syst... Read Full Review

    9 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    A Hint at Action Adventure Games to Come

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    A Hint at Action Adventure Games to Come

    Early video games were based on simple concepts. Pong was a smash success not because it was a complex in-depth game, but because it was simple. We were dealing with a time when games on a television set was in itself su... Read Full Review

    7 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    The First Survival Horror?

    Halloween

    The First Survival Horror?

    "Halloween" was perhaps one of the most terrifying movies of its day. Unlike many thrillers of the 70s and early 80s, the original "Halloween" and perhaps its first sequel, didn't dwell on blood and gore as primary eleme... Read Full Review

    14 of 18 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Castlevania in Glorious 3D

    Akumajou Dracula Mokushiroku

    Castlevania in Glorious 3D

    I have played Castlevania games since the original games on the Nintendo Entertainment System, and thus, I consider myself to be a Castlevania aficionado. That's why I was extremely excited after reading the announcement... Read Full Review

    6 of 14 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    An "Improved" Version of "Castlevania 64"

    Akumajou Dracula Mokushiroku Gaiden: Legend of Cornell

    An "Improved" Version of "Castlevania 64"

    Unlike most Castlevania fans, I loved the original "Castlevania 64" quite a bit. It stands as my second most-loved of the series. So of course I rushed at the chance of getting a game that acted as both a prequel to that... Read Full Review

    5 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    The First Real Adventure Game for the Atari 2600

    Adventure

    The First Real Adventure Game for the Atari 2600

    Rewind back to 1980 for a moment. The videogame console that holds the largest marketshare (and the free time of most kids) is the Atari 2600. Yours truly was one of its fanatical followers. Simultaneously, an extremely ... Read Full Review

    7 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    An Atari 2600 All-Time Favorite

    Yars' Revenge

    An Atari 2600 All-Time Favorite

    I am not a great fan of shooting games in general. I don't mind short shooting segments, but an entire shooting game isn't one of my favorites. However, in the old arcade days of the early '80s, that's pretty much what w... Read Full Review

    8 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5
    The World's First Videogame Console!

    Roulette/States/Invasion

    The World's First Videogame Console!

    While this review is for several Odyssey games, you can't really review those games individually apart from a generic review of the console on which they ran, namely the original Magnavox Odyssey. The games for that syst... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    A True Simulator on the Atari 2600

    Space Shuttle: A Journey Into Space

    A True Simulator on the Atari 2600

    The '80s was a time of renewed interest in bedrock American ideals founded in rugged individualism, entrepreneurism, and invention. The decades of essential spiritual growth America had gone through from the '60s up to t... Read Full Review

    8 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5
    The World's First Videogame Console!

    Handball/Basketball

    The World's First Videogame Console!

    While this review is for several Odyssey games, you can't really review those games individually apart from a generic review of the console on which they ran, namely the original Magnavox Odyssey. The games for that syst... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5
    3D Platformer Gone Wild

    Conker's Bad Fur Day

    3D Platformer Gone Wild

    "Conker's Bad Fur Day" is a game that will live in my own private "hall of fame" as one of the greatest games of its console generation. That it appeared on a platform like N64, which was heavily ridiculed for a lack of... Read Full Review

    4 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Not as Good as the Original, But Still @#$% Good!

    Conker: Live & Reloaded

    Not as Good as the Original, But Still @#$% Good!

    "Conker's Bad Fur Day" is a game that will live in my own private "hall of fame" as one of the greatest games of its console generation. That it appeared on a platform like N64, which was heavily ridiculed for a lack of ... Read Full Review

    7 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.5

    Still Life

  • Review Score:6.5
    Great Premise, but Lacking in Execution

    Still Life

    Great Premise, but Lacking in Execution

    I am a lover of adventure games, and typically jump at the newest titles in the genre. This title, "Still LIfe", is one of those that I had been eagerly anticipating. It had an interesting premise of a copycat murder m... Read Full Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10
    Adventure Gaming Defined

    Circle of Blood

    Adventure Gaming Defined

    This is the game that introduced me to the adventure gaming genre on the PC. Its charming love story, with political intrigue containing both present and historic elements, and its well-developed down-to-earth less-than-... Read Full Review

    7 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Console Adventure Gaming Defined

    Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars

    Console Adventure Gaming Defined

    This is the game that introduced me to the adventure gaming genre on the PC. Its charming love story, with political intrigue containing both present and historic elements, and its well-developed down-to-earth less-than-... Read Full Review

    7 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    Handheld Adventure Gaming Defined

    Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars

    Handheld Adventure Gaming Defined

    This is the game that introduced me to the adventure gaming genre on the PC. Its charming love story, with political intrigue containing both present and historic elements, and its well-developed down-to-earth less-than-... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    In Defense of the "Unplayable Game"

    E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial

    In Defense of the "Unplayable Game"

    A little over a year ago, I wrote a review for one of my favorite games from my childhood. It was a game I had fond memories of, and was one of the first games I had encountered which actually had a quest structure that ... Read Full Review

    44 of 58 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Scissorman Returns

    Clock Tower

    Scissorman Returns

    This game stands alone as the horror game that actually kept me on the edge of my seat during play. Yes other games did a great job of scaring me, bewildering me, or really creeping me out, but this is the only game that... Read Full Review

    7 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Scissorman's Beginnings

    Clock Tower

    Scissorman's Beginnings

    Having played the sequel to this game, which in the United States and Europe was the only one of the two released and thus the "first" in the series, I was left with a lot of unanswered questions. Where did Sci... Read Full Review

    8 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Scissorman's Beginnings

    Clock Tower: The First Fear

    Scissorman's Beginnings

    Having played the sequel to this game, which in the United States and Europe was the only one of the two released and thus the "first" in the series, I was left with a lot of unanswered questions. Where did Sci... Read Full Review

    8 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    Pac-Man

  • Review Score:9.5
    Pac-Man Fever!

    Puck-Man

    Pac-Man Fever!

    When I was a kid, arcades were the place to be. All the kids in town flocked to them and around them. It was the after-school and weekend joint for everyone I knew, and we made the most of it. It was a virtual holy templ... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem

  • Review Score:10
    Psychological Horror

    Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem

    Psychological Horror

    I bought "Eternal Darkness" half-heartedly. It just didn't seem like a genre I was interested in. I had never been one who played survival horror games. The closest I came was the "Castlevania" ser... Read Full Review

    11 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Casual Gamers Need Not Apply

    Forbidden Siren

    Casual Gamers Need Not Apply

    These days it seems like the Japanese have become the torch-bearers for quality horror movies. Frankly, the American formula was getting a bit old, a bit unimaginative, and a bit too action-oriented. Often times, I canno... Read Full Review

    11 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Siren

  • Review Score:9.5
    The "Star Wars" Trilogy Recycled, yet Completely Original

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

    The "Star Wars" Trilogy Recycled, yet Completely Original

    "Star Wars" games are extremely hit and miss. More often than not, I am extremely disappointed at any given "Star Wars" themed game, whether it be due to awkward gameplay ("Bounty Hunter"), ... Read Full Review

    12 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    The "Star Wars" Trilogy Recycled, yet Completely Original

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

    The "Star Wars" Trilogy Recycled, yet Completely Original

    "Star Wars" games are extremely hit and miss. More often than not, I am extremely disappointed at any given "Star Wars" themed game, whether it be due to awkward gameplay ("Bounty Hunter"), ... Read Full Review

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

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

  • Review Score:7.5
    The World's First "Pong" on The World's First Videogame Console!

    Table Tennis

    The World's First "Pong" on The World's First Videogame Console!

    For anyone who doesn't know about the "Pong" craze from the '70s, it was literally a zeitgeist that sweeped the nation. The Christmas of 1975 made "Pong" a household name with the sale of the Sears/At... Read Full Review

    18 of 20 users found the following review helpful