User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.39/10

Total of 139 user ratings spread across 139 releases

  1. 10
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  2. 9
    (44)
  3. 8
    (60)
  4. 7
    (24)
  5. 6
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  6. 5
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  • Review Score:7.5
    This has been the best baseball game of this generation every year, but there's nothing new in this version.

    MLB 13: The Show

    This has been the best baseball game of this generation every year, but there's nothing new in this version.

    There's only so much a great sports game can do to improve itself, and MLB: The Show has consistently been the best baseball game of this generation. On the other hand, if one looks at FIFA's progression from the great F... Read Full Review

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

    BioShock Infinite

  • Review Score:8
    A very solid but not incredible shooter married to a story that's one or two cuts above the typical fare.

    BioShock Infinite

    A very solid but not incredible shooter married to a story that's one or two cuts above the typical fare.

    After completing Bioshock Infinite, I couldn't help but think that Irrational Games' abilities might be better suited to the role-playing genre. Although they are pretty decent at creating fun combat scenarios, they neit... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    One gets the feeling that Santa Monica Studios is scared of moving on from their flagship franchise. Fun, but familiar.

    God of War: Ascension

    One gets the feeling that Santa Monica Studios is scared of moving on from their flagship franchise. Fun, but familiar.

    It's remarkable to think that Kratos has been around for eight years, slashing and hacking his way into the pantheon of legendary Playstation exclusive heroes. With Ascension, the series -- which is now on its fourth ite... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10
    An astonishing, powerful, and moving story, coupled with tight, cohesive, and varied gameplay. The best game of 2013.

    The Last of Us

    An astonishing, powerful, and moving story, coupled with tight, cohesive, and varied gameplay. The best game of 2013.

    One of the signs that gaming remains an immature medium (which is not to say that its devotees are children, merely that the art form is still a young one) is the paucity of serious narratives, and the willingness of gam... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Killzone 3

  • Review Score:9
    Far Cry 3 swims against the current by making a longer, more open-world shooter, and succeeding magnificently.

    Far Cry 3

    Far Cry 3 swims against the current by making a longer, more open-world shooter, and succeeding magnificently.

    Ubisoft Montreal is arguably this gaming generation's signature contrarian. While other games have become exceedingly linear, and shooters in particular have grown into very short, episodic affairs -- the Call of Duty se... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    13 proves to be a lucky number for this series and is the best FIFA yet, with many subtle improvements over last year.

    FIFA 13

    13 proves to be a lucky number for this series and is the best FIFA yet, with many subtle improvements over last year.

    If FIFA 12 was a sea change in the game millions of football fans have grown to love, FIFA 13 is a quiet consolidation of the series' title as this console generation's most consistently excellent sports game. Last year,... Read Full Review

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

    FIFA Soccer 13

  • Review Score:8
    Despite some flaws, Madden NFL 13 incorporates many radical changes that improve the game drastically.

    Madden NFL 13

    Despite some flaws, Madden NFL 13 incorporates many radical changes that improve the game drastically.

    As an experienced Madden gamer, I've reviewed the last four or five iterations of this franchise (pretty much all the 360/PS3 versions) and been alternately hopeful and disappointed with this generation's Madden games. S... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Crysis 2

  • Review Score:6.5
    Did Ensemble die of shame after making this game? It's not bad,exactly, but it's a far cry from their halcyon days.

    Halo Wars

    Did Ensemble die of shame after making this game? It's not bad,exactly, but it's a far cry from their halcyon days.

    It is essential for fans of the real-time strategy genre on the PC to understand what Halo Wars is. It is not an RTS, and expecting what you would ordinarily expect from a PC RTS will only lead to disappointment. To some... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Mass Effect 3

  • Review Score:8.5
    Following on the heels of a masterpiece, Mass Effect 3 provides an ambivalent, thoughtful ending to the series.

    Mass Effect 3

    Following on the heels of a masterpiece, Mass Effect 3 provides an ambivalent, thoughtful ending to the series.

    Mass Effect 3, like its predecessors, is remarkable because of Bioware's investment in world-building. Just as adding textures and bump-mapping transform simplistic 3D models into believable images, good story-telling tr... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5
    While short, Journey exhibits a more unified and elegant artistic vision than ThatGameCompany's Flower.

    Journey

    While short, Journey exhibits a more unified and elegant artistic vision than ThatGameCompany's Flower.

    Journey is a melancholic, mesmerizing experience that belongs in a class of its own. It is the rare game made for those who enjoy symbolism and suggestion rather than the over-wrought, sound-and-fury narratives that typi... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    Modern Warfare 3 maintains the same standards as prior Call of Duty titles, but the series is growing stale.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

    Modern Warfare 3 maintains the same standards as prior Call of Duty titles, but the series is growing stale.

    If you love Modern Warfare or the Call of Duty series, you'll find plenty to like here (or more precisely, you'll find more of the same). Modern Warfare 3 remains a multiplayer juggernaut -- albeit with some competition ... Read Full Review

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

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

  • Review Score:8.5
    The on-the-field product is excellent and, depending on how well you take to Tactical Defending, a big leap forward.

    FIFA 12 (PS3 Bundle)

    The on-the-field product is excellent and, depending on how well you take to Tactical Defending, a big leap forward.

    In this review, I'm going to assume some familiarity with past editions of the FIFA series. In other words, I would recommend reading this review if you've played and enjoyed FIFA in the past, and are deciding whether to... Read Full Review

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

    Portal 2

  • Review Score:9
    If you loved this series' quirky debut cameo in The Orange Box, you'll undoubtedly love its equally charming second act.

    Portal 2

    If you loved this series' quirky debut cameo in The Orange Box, you'll undoubtedly love its equally charming second act.

    When Valve released The Orange Box in 2007, most gamers lined up to experience Half-Life 2 and its episodes for the first time on the Playstation 3. The studio had also included the much-anticipated (and ultimately sligh... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    Superior to all its superlative predecessors, MLB 11 stretches the limits of the sports gaming genre.

    MLB 11: The Show

    Superior to all its superlative predecessors, MLB 11 stretches the limits of the sports gaming genre.

    In the spectrum of big-time professional sports, baseball relies the least on raw physical talent. To play football, you have to be immensely strong, fast, and agile; for basketball, you need freakish height and jumping ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    flOw

  • Rating:9.5

    Pocket Monsters Aka

  • Review Score:8
    After many years of waiting, console gamers can play Crysis. It's worth the time and money, but it's not revolutionary.

    Crysis

    After many years of waiting, console gamers can play Crysis. It's worth the time and money, but it's not revolutionary.

    There's something inherently alluring about that which we cannot have. For console gamers, the long wait for Crysis-and the developer's own insistence that the game could never run on current-generation hardware-has prod... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    The sequel to the Playstation 3's best adventure game makes a big splash. The Atlantis of the Sands awaits.

    Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

    The sequel to the Playstation 3's best adventure game makes a big splash. The Atlantis of the Sands awaits.

    Without a doubt, Uncharted 2 was the finest game experience I've enjoyed this generation. When I played that title in 2009, I was completely blown away by the cinematic imagination and scale of what Naughty Dog had creat... Read Full Review

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

    Madden NFL 10

  • Rating:8

    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (Collector's Edition)

  • Rating:7.5

    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2

  • Rating:7.5

    Call of Duty: Black Ops

  • Rating:9

    Fight Night Champion

  • Rating:9

    FIFA 10

  • Review Score:7.5
    If you have a recent edition, don't rush out to pick up this marginal "upgrade" on a stagnant franchise.

    Madden NFL 12

    If you have a recent edition, don't rush out to pick up this marginal "upgrade" on a stagnant franchise.

    If you've played Madden 11 before, then the in-game action of this edition is virtually indistinguishable from that edition of this series. Several of the notable improvements that came with 11 -- such as the improved pe... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    I won't deny that I'm a Madden apologist, but this really is the best version of the game to date.

    Madden NFL 11

    I won't deny that I'm a Madden apologist, but this really is the best version of the game to date.

    Madden is an incredibly frustrating series for newcomers and diehard fans alike. For newcomers, the learning curve is daunting; learning stick skills on both sides of the ball, which plays work (and which don't), and the... Read Full Review

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

    Mario Party

  • Review Score:9
    SCE Santa Monica changed very little about this game, but to fans of the series, that's a good thing. A very good thing.

    God of War III

    SCE Santa Monica changed very little about this game, but to fans of the series, that's a good thing. A very good thing.

    At its core, God of War III is unapologetic. That is, without a doubt, the best way to describe this game. It isn't bashful about its absurdly grandiose settings, bombastic dialogue, or outsized and almost absurd levels ... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Star Wars Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron II

  • Rating:9.5

    Mario Kart 64

  • Rating:9

    Star Wars: Rogue Squadron

  • Rating:8.5

    Re-Volt

  • Review Score:10
    Generation Seven finally has its killer app.

    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

    Generation Seven finally has its killer app.

    Before Uncharted 2: Among Thieves arrived on my doorstep, I believed this generation of games had by and large reached its full potential. The landmark games of the past two years have been a joy to play, but nothing has... Read Full Review

    5 of 9 users found the following review helpful