User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.84/10

Total of 69 user reviews spread across 69 releases

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  • User Rating 9
    A grand galactic adventure that provides action, intrigue and a superbly immersive storyline that is yours to shape.

    Mass Effect

    Rated on July 21, 2013 by pigfish2

    A grand galactic adventure that provides action, intrigue and a superbly immersive storyline that is yours to shape.

    Many games claim to offer real player choice that affects the way the game progresses but in reality they don't quite live up to that claim. Mass Effect does achieve that goal though. The choices you ...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4
    Absolution marks a long awaited return for Agent 47 but on this evidence you'll wish he never came back.

    Hitman: Absolution

    Rated on July 14, 2013 by pigfish2

    Absolution marks a long awaited return for Agent 47 but on this evidence you'll wish he never came back.

    Seven years after the last Hitman game in 2006, Hitman Blood Money, Agent 47 finally returns in Hitman Absolution. Unfortunately, it was not worth the wait. Absolution falls down on several levels and...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Bioshock infinite provides both a great first person shooter and a thought provoking and powerful narrative.

    BioShock Infinite

    Rated on July 13, 2013 by pigfish2

    Bioshock infinite provides both a great first person shooter and a thought provoking and powerful narrative.

    Bioshock Infinite is the third game in the Bioshock franchise but chronologically it comes first, set in 1912 compared to the 1950s/60s setting of the first two games. It also swaps the underwater cit...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Fun but shallow gameplay surrounded by a superb setting and cast of characters.

    Red Dead Redemption

    Rated on May 26, 2013 by pigfish2

    Fun but shallow gameplay surrounded by a superb setting and cast of characters.

    Red Dead Redemption is best described as Rockstar taking the formula of their Grand Theft Auto games and transplanting it into a Wild West setting. That may seem like an easy way of describing it but ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Luigi comes to the fore in a game that is simultaneously funny and scary but also vastly improves on its predecessor.

    Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

    Rated on May 22, 2013 by pigfish2

    Luigi comes to the fore in a game that is simultaneously funny and scary but also vastly improves on its predecessor.

    Luigi is a man who is used to living in his brothers shadow. Most of the time he is confined to supporting roles in Mario's adventures or is just one of numerous characters in the likes of Mario Kart ...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    A shining example in how to do a successful reboot.

    Tomb Raider (The Final Hours Edition)

    Rated on May 17, 2013 by pigfish2

    A shining example in how to do a successful reboot.

    It is easy to say that hitting the reboot button is the easy option with a franchise as it enables the developers to start from scratch once more. However in reality it is a difficult task to pull off...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    A funny and enjoyable, if simplistic game open to all. Not a classic but a fine addition to the Wii U's library.

    LEGO City Undercover

    Rated on April 28, 2013 by pigfish2

    A funny and enjoyable, if simplistic game open to all. Not a classic but a fine addition to the Wii U's library.

    Lego City Undercover marks the first entirely original game in Travellers Tales series of Lego games that began with Lego Star Wars back in 2005 and for the most part its better for this. Much of the ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    The most refined and enjoyable Animal Crossing yet

    Machi e Ikouyo: Doubutsu no Mori

    Rated on October 30, 2009 by pigfish2

    The most refined and enjoyable Animal Crossing yet

    If you've played an Animal Crossing game before then you know exactly what to expect from Lets Go To The city. Anyone looking for a radical change to the series is going to be left feeling disappointe...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Second opinion isn't in need of any surgery<br />

    Trauma Center: Second Opinion

    Rated on May 27, 2009 by pigfish2

    Second opinion isn't in need of any surgery<br />

    Trauma centre: Second opinion is one of those games that you just wouldn't see on any other console. If it wasn't on the wii then it wouldn't be worth buying, it's as simple as that. The wii controls ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Fifa makes it's transition to the wii and for the most part works very well

    FIFA Soccer 08

    Rated on May 27, 2009 by pigfish2

    Fifa makes it's transition to the wii and for the most part works very well

    Fifa 08 is EA's popular football series first outing on the wii and it's everything you would expect. The gameplay is solid, the visuals decent and it packs lots of fun and replay value. It's huge ros...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Fun all the way to the finishing post<br />

    G1 Jockey Wii

    Rated on May 27, 2009 by pigfish2

    Fun all the way to the finishing post<br />

    G1 Jockey is hardly a game that will be getting gamers excited, sure horse racing fans might rush out to buy it on release but it's not even going to be their most wanted. It wasn't a big seller eithe...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Patronising and cutesy, yet still a joy to play.<br />

    Elebits

    Rated on May 27, 2009 by pigfish2

    Patronising and cutesy, yet still a joy to play.<br />

    Eledees is Konami's first wii game and unlike many developers they haven't simply made some cheap knock-off and tacked on motion sensing controls. Infact the motion sensing controls are key to the gam...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Konami redefines football games on the Wii

    Pro Evolution Soccer 2008

    Rated on May 27, 2009 by pigfish2

    Konami redefines football games on the Wii

    There have been countless football games released on almost every formtat going over the years and most have stuck to the same play mechanics because after all it's football, what can you change? Step...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    A scaled down strategy offering it may be but for sheer fun and enjoyment it's got everything you need.

    Battalion Wars 2

    Rated on May 22, 2009 by pigfish2

    A scaled down strategy offering it may be but for sheer fun and enjoyment it's got everything you need.

    Battalion Wars 2 is the console spin off from the popular handheld franchise and like the original Battalion Wars offers a more action orientated version of the strategy franchise. It has strategy ele...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Zack and Wiki is the kind of game the Wii was made for

    Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure

    Rated on May 19, 2009 by pigfish2

    Zack and Wiki is the kind of game the Wii was made for

    Zack and Wiki might not sound like the name of a challenging, innovative and simply fun to play videogame but don't let it fool you. It is one of the most unique and charming games not just on the Wii...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    The best online Nintendo effort to date

    Mario Kart Wii

    Rated on May 16, 2009 by pigfish2

    The best online Nintendo effort to date

    Mario Kart Wii is the latest installment in the long running Mario Kart franchise and continues in the vain of it's predecessors by being easily accessible and highly playable yet decidely tough to ma...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    It's not for everyone, but Endless Ocean offers a truly unique and immersive experience

    Endless Ocean

    Rated on May 15, 2009 by pigfish2

    It's not for everyone, but Endless Ocean offers a truly unique and immersive experience

    A game that's sole premise is to go deep sea diving and swim with a variety of ocean creatures might not seem like the best gaming material but Endless Ocean is much more than what it first seems. The...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Super Mario Galaxy manages to breath life back into the tired platforming genre <br />
Real score= 98%

    Super Mario Galaxy

    Rated on January 01, 2008 by pigfish2

    Super Mario Galaxy manages to breath life back into the tired platforming genre <br /> Real score= 98%

    Super Mario 64 was amazing and with Super Mario sunshine everyone expected the same again. Sadly it wasn't to be and whilst Sunshine wasn't a bad game it couldn't live up to Super Mario 64. With the a...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Croc is an often overlooked playstation platformer but so many people are missing out

    Croc: Legend of the Gobbos

    Rated on January 01, 2008 by pigfish2

    Croc is an often overlooked playstation platformer but so many people are missing out

    The premise of Croc Legend of the Gobbos is a little strange so let me start by explaining it. As the opening cinematic shows Croc is a baby crocodile who has washed up on the shores of a Gobbo island...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Pure retro gold<br />
Real Score= 94%

    Super Mario Bros. 3

    Rated on December 29, 2007 by pigfish2

    Pure retro gold<br /> Real Score= 94%

    Super Mario bros 3 has finally come to the virtual console and it's a fantastic addition to the already quality packed library. Super Mario bros 3 was the third Mario bros game to be released and is a...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Wii play is fun for a while but offers little lasting value<br />
Real score= 61%

    Hajimete no Wii (w/Remote)

    Rated on December 26, 2007 by pigfish2

    Wii play is fun for a while but offers little lasting value<br /> Real score= 61%

    Some reviwers make out that Wii play is full price and comes with a free wii remote. However why would Nintendo do that? Especially when the game tries it's upmost to tell you all the time that it's o...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    After the brilliance that was Halo upon it's release, Halo 2 really should have been better <br />
Real Score=78%

    Halo 2

    Rated on November 21, 2007 by pigfish2

    After the brilliance that was Halo upon it's release, Halo 2 really should have been better <br /> Real Score=78%

    Upon launch the original Halo was magnificent and in some respects it still is today. So imagine the hype surrounding Halo 2 especially as it's release came nearer. Everyone was really excited to say ...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    It's not as good as the original reviews suggest but it's one of the better xbox games nevertheless<br />
Real score=91

    Halo (Xbox Collection)

    Rated on November 17, 2007 by pigfish2

    It's not as good as the original reviews suggest but it's one of the better xbox games nevertheless<br /> Real score=91

    Halo was an original xbox launch title and the reviewers simply lapped it up. Gamespot themselves gave it 9.7. It may be good but when you see what you can get today and what has been on the xbox sinc...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Smash through traffic in this high speed action packed racer<br />
Real score=88%

    Burnout Revenge

    Rated on November 11, 2007 by pigfish2

    Smash through traffic in this high speed action packed racer<br /> Real score=88%

    Burnout revenge is a game that doesn't really offer anything new but simply chooses to refine an already proven formulae. It feels more like a seasonal update then an all new game but if like me you'd...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.5
    Not as good as I remember<br />
Real score=57%

    LEGO Racers

    Rated on November 10, 2007 by pigfish2

    Not as good as I remember<br /> Real score=57%

    Lego racers is one of those games that I loved when I was young. IT had everything I could want then, lego, colour and basic gameplay. Nowadays however that just isn't enough. Granted the fact that it...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    A masterclass in the FPS genre<br />
Real score=97%

    Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

    Rated on November 10, 2007 by pigfish2

    A masterclass in the FPS genre<br /> Real score=97%

    From the start Metoid prime 3 blew me away. The visuals, the sound, the controls, the gameplay, it has everything and more. The plot is that the evil Dark Samus is infecting the galaxy with phazon. A...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    A fantastic start for the wii, that is sure to remain one of the best games around for some time.<br />
Real score=97%

    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

    Rated on November 09, 2007 by pigfish2

    A fantastic start for the wii, that is sure to remain one of the best games around for some time.<br /> Real score=97%

    The first Zelda game on the wii is certainly the best Zelda game for a long time. I'll start with the graphics, in game they are superb and I only noticed one problem in a cutscene and that was more t...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4
    A complete letdown

    Gran Turismo 3 A-spec (Platinum)

    Rated on October 28, 2007 by pigfish2

    A complete letdown

    Gran turismo 3 is supposed to be one of the best racers on playstation 2. All I found was a boring racing sim that doesn't offer as much as many say and cars that handle like bricks. It's not a scratc...

    2 out of 10 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Lego football mania offers fun and exciting football but it's not without problems<br />
Real score=76%

    LEGO Soccer Mania

    Rated on October 28, 2007 by pigfish2

    Lego football mania offers fun and exciting football but it's not without problems<br /> Real score=76%

    Lego football mania in brief is a arcade football game in which you play as lego characters in a variety of fun and exciting game modes. It does have drawbacks though. The game modes in Lego soccer...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5
    Good in theory, bad in practice<br />
Real score=48%

    LEGO Rock Raiders

    Rated on October 25, 2007 by pigfish2

    Good in theory, bad in practice<br /> Real score=48%

    Lego rock raiders sounds look it should be fun, at least for younger gamers and at some points it is but it's far to frustrating and won't keep anyones attention for long. The game follows the story o...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Top spin loses it's edge on playstation 2

    Top Spin

    Rated on October 24, 2007 by pigfish2

    Top spin loses it's edge on playstation 2

    Top spin tennis on xbox was fantastic. I only ever got to play a demo but instantly I was sold. Top spin on ps2 was just a dream for me but when it was announced I was ecstatic. When it came out I was...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    It may have a story but it's all about the multiplayer<br />
Real Score=93%

    TimeSplitters: Future Perfect

    Rated on October 24, 2007 by pigfish2

    It may have a story but it's all about the multiplayer<br /> Real Score=93%

    Timesplitters future perfect is the third installment in the succesful timesplitters series. The second game is one of the best games ever and while Future perfect isn't up to that standard it is stil...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    The king of iron fist tournament<br />
Real score=86%

    Tekken 3 (PlayStation the Best)

    Rated on October 23, 2007 by pigfish2

    The king of iron fist tournament<br /> Real score=86%

    Tekken 3 sees many familiar combatants battling it out to become the king of iron first tournament for a third time. In addition to the returning cast you'll see many new faces who'll you be eager to ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    A quality remake of the original pokemon games<br />
Real Score=89%

    Pocket Monsters LeafGreen

    Rated on October 23, 2007 by pigfish2

    A quality remake of the original pokemon games<br /> Real Score=89%

    Don't be put off by Pokemon's childish perception. That could be said about the show or even the trading cards. However it definitely can't be said about the games and Leaf Green version is a prime ex...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Not quite as good as silver/gold but a great game nevertheless<br />
Real score=92%

    Pocket Monsters Ruby Version

    Rated on October 22, 2007 by pigfish2

    Not quite as good as silver/gold but a great game nevertheless<br /> Real score=92%

    Don't be put off by Pokemon's childish perception. That could be said about the show or even the trading cards. However it definitely can't be said about the games and Ruby version is a prime example ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    A fun yet flawed high speed racer<br />
Real score=72%

    Aqua GT

    Rated on October 22, 2007 by pigfish2

    A fun yet flawed high speed racer<br /> Real score=72%

    Aqua GT is a game that whilst being fun to play won't keep you hooked for a long time. It's one of those that you'll dip into every now and then for a bit of fun but that doesn't mean it's without dep...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    The AI is flawed but get together with someone else and you're in for a treat<br />
Real score= 77%

    Brian Lara International Cricket 2005

    Rated on October 21, 2007 by pigfish2

    The AI is flawed but get together with someone else and you're in for a treat<br /> Real score= 77%

    Brian Lara 2005 is one of those games that's designed for multiplayer. Sure it has a wealth of single player options but the AI is either too easy or too hard and it never manages to strike the right ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    A fun while it lasts fighting game<br />
Real score= 59%

    WarPath: Jurassic Park (Classics)

    Rated on October 21, 2007 by pigfish2

    A fun while it lasts fighting game<br /> Real score= 59%

    Warpath: Jurassic park is a Tekken type fighting game for dinosaurs. With 14 dinosaurs, 10 arenas and 4 game modes to choose from as well as a museum it doesn't offer hordes of depth but will satisfy ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Brilliant graphics and a gimmick that ain't just a gimmick make this stand out.<br />
Real score=94%

    Okami

    Rated on October 17, 2007 by pigfish2

    Brilliant graphics and a gimmick that ain't just a gimmick make this stand out.<br /> Real score=94%

    What instantly hits you about Okami is it's very different yet superb water-paint art style. It really allows it to stand out and get noticed. What also stands out is the way you attack and perform ma...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    The sims attempts to do Animal crossing<br />
Real score=66%

    MySims

    Rated on October 17, 2007 by pigfish2

    The sims attempts to do Animal crossing<br /> Real score=66%

    Mysims is one of those games that doesn't compel you to play it but when you do you always have fun. There's no reason to come back straight away because you know what's going to happen. Your going to...

    7 out of 10 found this review helpful.