User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.21/10

Total of 53 user reviews spread across 53 releases

  1. 10
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  3. 8
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  4. 7
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  5. 6
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  6. 5
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  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating:9.5
    Channeling the Great Horror Authors

    Silent Hill

    Channeling the Great Horror Authors

    I am a late-comer in the survival horror genre of video games. Up until 2002, the closest I came to survival horror was in the action horror games, such as the Castlevania series. It wasn't until I played "Eternal... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:1.5
    The Misadventure of Link

    Link: The Faces of Evil

    The Misadventure of Link

    Link: Gee, it sure is boring around here! King of Hyrule: My boy, this peace is what all true warriors strive for! Link: I just wonder what Gannon's up to! Mystic on a Flying Carpet: Your majesty, Gannon and his... Read Full Review

    58 of 61 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:1.5
    "The Legend of Zelda" in Name Only!

    Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon

    "The Legend of Zelda" in Name Only!

    Imagine a warped-alternate universe in which one of the most beloved (and Nintendo's most successful and admired) gaming series, namely "The Legend of Zelda", was reduced from its status as the "Holy Grail... Read Full Review

    77 of 80 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:2.5
    The Battle of "Little Bighorn"

    Custer's Revenge

    The Battle of "Little Bighorn"

    Large mountains, blue skies, and fluffy white clouds loom large against the yellow sands of the desert. An Indian teepee sits off in the distance, putting out a regular smoke signal. The sound of the American Cavalry's b... Read Full Review

    27 of 28 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:2.5
    Pac-Man Fiasco!

    Pac-Man

    Pac-Man Fiasco!

    I remember Christmas 1981 so well. It was a season of anticipation for one of the few gifts I wanted that year -- a copy of the Atari 2600 port of "Pac-Man". That game had literally dominated the arcades since ... Read Full Review

    11 of 11 users found the following review helpful