User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.89/10

Total of 49 user reviews spread across 49 releases

  1. 10
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  6. 5
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  • User Rating 9.5
    Grand Theft Horse or maybe something altogether better?

    Red Dead Redemption

    Rated on September 19, 2010 by mattsnibbs

    Grand Theft Horse or maybe something altogether better?

    I loved Red Dead Redemption, there it is upfront. I drew me in quickly and in a way that GTAIV never did. I don't know what it is but it creates a world that is infinitely more interesting than many o...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
     More of the same from Infinity Ward

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

    Rated on July 14, 2010 by mattsnibbs

    More of the same from Infinity Ward

    There was so much hype surrounding this game that you couldn't avoid it. Now that it has been here and played does it live up to the hype and did it improve on the formula? Essentially the answer on b...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    An improvement in time

    Assassin's Creed II

    Rated on June 23, 2010 by mattsnibbs

    An improvement in time

    Ok I'll admit it, I never finished the first Assassins Creed, it was visually fantastic and some of the areas you were in and could look out over were just stunning, but the game was just boring and r...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Shephard has a brand new look

    Mass Effect 2

    Rated on June 14, 2010 by mattsnibbs

    Shephard has a brand new look

    I hadn't played Mass Effect until late last year, I had never been that interested and then I played it and man was it good? You bet. Mass Effect 2 quickly became a meh to a must have in the space of...

    1 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Chainsaw + Gun = Win?

    Gears of War

    Rated on June 09, 2010 by mattsnibbs

    Chainsaw + Gun = Win?

    Gears of War is a game that I have mixed feelings about, on one hand it is super fun cover-based shooter and on the other it is a game that has dated and does not feel as fresh as it did when first re...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Interactive Drama makes its mark

    Heavy Rain

    Rated on May 02, 2010 by mattsnibbs

    Interactive Drama makes its mark

    There has been a lot said in the weeks that have passed since Heavy Rain has been released. While my two cents possibly count for very little, this game will probably not be considered the best of thi...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    A JRPG for the ages or an aged JRPG?

    Final Fantasy XIII

    Rated on April 29, 2010 by mattsnibbs

    A JRPG for the ages or an aged JRPG?

    It's been written about endlessly since release and I don't se any reason why I shouldn't also but Final Fantasy 13 is one of those games that will divide and for various reasons needs to be discussed...

    4 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    The MMO comes to the single player realm (sort of).

    Borderlands

    Rated on April 29, 2010 by mattsnibbs

    The MMO comes to the single player realm (sort of).

    Borderlands is slick, fun and stylised and an awesome game to boot. I must say that when I heard of a RPG shooter I was sceptical. I was interested of course, and shooters have had RPG aspects for a...

    4 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    This game could be considered wrong on so many levels, but together, it is a fine package

    Bayonetta

    Rated on April 29, 2010 by mattsnibbs

    This game could be considered wrong on so many levels, but together, it is a fine package

    I saw on Giantbomb, the best way to describe this game was 'effing ridiculous' and ignoring the colourful language it is no far wrong all truth be told. By all rights this game shouldn't work. The sto...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Hack and Slash fun

    God of War (Greatest Hits)

    Rated on March 22, 2010 by mattsnibbs

    Hack and Slash fun

    God of War is one of those games that sneaks up on you. It's easy to dismiss it as a hack and slash game or a button masher and sure you can play it that way, but to do so is at your own peril. The...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    The Beatles Rock Band is how band based rhythm game should be treated

    The Beatles: Rock Band

    Rated on December 30, 2009 by mattsnibbs

    The Beatles Rock Band is how band based rhythm game should be treated

    The Beatles are one of the most enduring acts in rock and roll history and have one of the biggest fan bases from all walks of life. It's safe to say that Harmonix had a huge task ahead of them to ple...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Uncharted 2 is an outstanding action-adventure game, and a worthy successor to Uncharted.

    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

    Rated on November 10, 2009 by mattsnibbs

    Uncharted 2 is an outstanding action-adventure game, and a worthy successor to Uncharted.

    There is no denying that I was waiting with bated breath for Uncharted 2 and in almost every respect it delivered. The story is quite strong, and really gets you involved with the characters, you...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Call of Duty 4 is the most intense shooter experience so far this generation, but not quite as good as the hype sugests

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

    Rated on October 26, 2009 by mattsnibbs

    Call of Duty 4 is the most intense shooter experience so far this generation, but not quite as good as the hype sugests

    Call of Duty 4 is a game that throws you into the action has some massive set pieces and gives you some solid shooting mechanics. Having had time to reflect on the hype of this game and it does fail ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 does everything Marvel Ultimate Alliance did, just not as well.

    Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2

    Rated on October 19, 2009 by mattsnibbs

    Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 does everything Marvel Ultimate Alliance did, just not as well.

    I won't deny that I love the Marvel Comics. I can't claim that I know every little piece of esoteric information but I am a fan. When I heard about MUA2, I was hyped, I loved the first one, and was ex...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Batman: Arkham Asylum is an outstanding game, plain and simple.

    Batman: Arkham Asylum

    Rated on September 22, 2009 by mattsnibbs

    Batman: Arkham Asylum is an outstanding game, plain and simple.

    I'll admit that I was filled with some trepidation when it came to Batman: Arkham Asylum. Licence based Superhero games have a tendency to be a little campy and bar Spider-Man 2 they had been average...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Red Faction: Guerrilla is a blast (Pun intended)

    Red Faction: Guerrilla

    Rated on September 07, 2009 by mattsnibbs

    Red Faction: Guerrilla is a blast (Pun intended)

    It's a shame Red Faction: Guerrilla is a game that does play heavily on it's building destruction mechanic and don't get me wrong, it's a great mechanic unfortunately some of the aspects of this game...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Vice City took one of the greatest open world games and made it better in almost every conceivable way.

    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

    Rated on July 08, 2009 by mattsnibbs

    Vice City took one of the greatest open world games and made it better in almost every conceivable way.

    I'll preface this review by stating that this game, technically, doesn't stack up as well as it once did. The graphics are fairly ugly by today's standards; the draw is agonizingly short and pop in is...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Ghostbusters: The Video Game is an enjoyable romp and will satisfy fans of the Movie series immensely.

    Ghostbusters: The Video Game

    Rated on July 05, 2009 by mattsnibbs

    Ghostbusters: The Video Game is an enjoyable romp and will satisfy fans of the Movie series immensely.

    Ghostbusters: The Video Game is an enjoyable romp and will satisfy fans of the Movie series immensely. Outside the blatant fan service there is an enjoyable game that does give a bit of a different ta...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4.5
     Terminator Salvation is a game that is decidedly average, at best

    Terminator Salvation

    Rated on June 23, 2009 by mattsnibbs

    Terminator Salvation is a game that is decidedly average, at best

    Terminator Salvation is a game that is decidedly average. It never does anything very well, but strives for competency; for the most part it succeeds. Unfortunately there is not too much more posi...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Infamous is a game that every PS3 owner should play, regardless of your gaming preferences.

    inFamous

    Rated on June 21, 2009 by mattsnibbs

    Infamous is a game that every PS3 owner should play, regardless of your gaming preferences.

    InFamous is a great game, it provides the gamer with many various choices that can actually be quite gut wrenching to pick at times. It is by no means perfect but it is a game that you will want to pl...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Wolverine: Origins is not a particularly good game but, damn, is it a blast for a while.

    X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Uncaged Edition)

    Rated on June 02, 2009 by mattsnibbs

    Wolverine: Origins is not a particularly good game but, damn, is it a blast for a while.

    Wolverine: Origins is not a particularly good game but, damn, is it a blast for a while. I've got it out of my system there I enjoyed this game. Should I feel dirty? Maybe. It will hardly be consid...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    A beautiful, but easy game

    Prince of Persia

    Rated on May 21, 2009 by mattsnibbs

    A beautiful, but easy game

    Prince of Persia is a visually stunning game with a bit of a twist on the saving the world motive, that many will see as lacking challenge, but some how it makes sense. The story that surrounds the...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Call of Duty: World at War is a serviceable First person shooter that leans too heavily on Modern Warfare.

    Call of Duty: World at War

    Rated on March 29, 2009 by mattsnibbs

    Call of Duty: World at War is a serviceable First person shooter that leans too heavily on Modern Warfare.

    WaW is a great game that deals with its setting really well with some great set pieces although on the lower difficulties it shows that this game has been designed mostly for the multiplayer experienc...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    A new console Graphics king? or a great game in its own right?

    Killzone 2

    Rated on March 22, 2009 by mattsnibbs

    A new console Graphics king? or a great game in its own right?

    Killzone 2 in almost every respect is a damn fine game, but it has a few flaws that not only frustrate, but also border on being cheap. It is a stunning looking game, gritty, grimy and so believable ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    The hack and slash king turns out for another iteration and boy is it amazing.

    Diablo II

    Rated on December 04, 2008 by mattsnibbs

    The hack and slash king turns out for another iteration and boy is it amazing.

    This game is the epitome of cool. I took the best hack and slash game ever, tweaked, tuned and improved on it in almost every conceivable way. I still go back to it so often it's hard to believe th...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5
    Too broken and buggy to be fun

    Enter the Matrix

    Rated on December 01, 2008 by mattsnibbs

    Too broken and buggy to be fun

    I brought this game day one and boy was I mad...It had to, just had to be good. It was not. The story went very well in conjunction with both the Animatrix and the Matrix Reloaded but aside from th...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    The greatest turn based strategy game to ever

    Civilization II

    Rated on December 01, 2008 by mattsnibbs

    The greatest turn based strategy game to ever

    I'll admit it this game took me a while to get into it. I was 14 or 15 and everyone else was playing Age of Empires and then I got THIS.... The game was slow and it wasn't particularly pretty (then...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    This iteration has added further realism but does it translate to a better game?

    FIFA 09: World Class Soccer

    Rated on November 09, 2008 by mattsnibbs

    This iteration has added further realism but does it translate to a better game?

    The FIFA series has always had me hooked. I've played almost every version since 98 and I've loved every minute of it. FIFA 09 is another strong version but it is still not perfect and still has a fe...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    While it may not be the longest game, it is a truly great game.

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

    Rated on November 03, 2008 by mattsnibbs

    While it may not be the longest game, it is a truly great game.

    There is no denying that SW:TFU is a short game and it will never be regarded as a true classic. Having placed these caveats on the beginning this is one of the better, if not the best games ever p...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    THE original Hack and Slash

    Diablo

    Rated on October 28, 2008 by mattsnibbs

    THE original Hack and Slash

    Ok so maybe this wasn't the original Hack and Slash adventure but damn it was good. It had some great characters and some awesome quests to undertake. The random levels made replayability a must in...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    This game is quite simply brilliant

    Bully

    Rated on October 23, 2008 by mattsnibbs

    This game is quite simply brilliant

    I'll admit I completely missed the hype when this game first came out. With all the issues with the makers of GTA putting out a free roaming game centered around a school, and the renaming of the game...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    This game should not be on consoles

    Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution

    Rated on October 23, 2008 by mattsnibbs

    This game should not be on consoles

    OK I'll admit it I'm biased. I have been a massive fan of civilization since number 2. This will in fact read more like a blog than a review, I have blogged about this thing before. Fist of all this ...

    1 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.5
    Great Movie, Game not so much

    300: March to Glory

    Rated on October 02, 2008 by mattsnibbs

    Great Movie, Game not so much

    OK I'll admit I should have read the Reviews and not gone and blindly Brought this game. I was swept on a wave of movie promotion. That being said this is not a terrible game just not a good one. The...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    It is good

    Madden NFL 09

    Rated on September 28, 2008 by mattsnibbs

    It is good

    OK so I'm not an NFL fan by any stretch of the imagination (it is hard to be from Australia) but I find this game to be really enjoyable. For those not familiar with the game it's simple you try and g...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Creation = Good Game play = Average

    Spore

    Rated on September 28, 2008 by mattsnibbs

    Creation = Good Game play = Average

    This is a game that is disappointing. This could have been so much more than what it is. The game does have great features and you can play it over and over, just to see what wacky creations you need ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    One of the all time greats.

    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Platinum)

    Rated on August 28, 2008 by mattsnibbs

    One of the all time greats.

    This is a game of so many contradictions (in a good way). It's a stealth, tactical shooter than can be played as a shooter that may or may not utilize and sneaking at all. It's a game that takes its...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    A good game but nothing here that long term FIFA players won't recognize.

    2006 FIFA World Cup Deutsch Taikai

    Rated on August 14, 2008 by mattsnibbs

    A good game but nothing here that long term FIFA players won't recognize.

    While there is nothing really wrong with this game there is a feeling that this really amounts to FIFA'06 rehashed. The game play is satisfying though, being able to guide your team through qualifica...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Frustratingly OK

    PixelJunk Eden

    Rated on August 13, 2008 by mattsnibbs

    Frustratingly OK

    I must start off that I love the concept of this game. It's a very relaxed game with cool visuals and an extremely chilled out soundtrack.. But sadly this is all ripped apart but the frustratingly s...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    The greatest soccer sim

    FIFA: Road to World Cup 98

    Rated on August 05, 2008 by mattsnibbs

    The greatest soccer sim

    This was the game that really kicked it off for the FIFA franchise, and soccer sims in general. No other game had taken it to this level. First of all every nation that took part in world cup qualifyi...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 3
    It's a grab for cash

    South Park

    Rated on August 05, 2008 by mattsnibbs

    It's a grab for cash

    Unfortunately this was a blatant grab for cash to try and make some money when the popularity of South Park reached it's peak. The game was almost completely clean, which is defiantly not in the sp...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.