Total of 81 user reviews spread across 81 releases
Grand Theft Auto IV
It's easily the least successful in the franchise. Good, but not great.
Now that GTA V has been released to fabulous reviews (and earned $800 mil on Day One!!), I thought I'd go back and re-review its predecessor. Well, this isn't so much a review as much as brief look ba...
Far Cry 3
It's like "Black Ops II" meets "Assassin's Creed" with a dash of "Dead Island".
You could say "Far Cry 3" plays like a streamlined version of its ambitious, but ultimately flawed predecessor. The result is a definite improvement. Now "Far Cry 2" was a very good game, but the mono...
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Collection 3
For $15, you get 3 Face-Off maps, 4 Spec Op missions and Chaos Mode.
"Modern Warfare 3 - Collection 3: Chaos Pack" was not made for players who have multiplayer mayhem in mind. It was designed for those who prefer the co-op aspect of COD. Unfortunately, the new mode in...
It doesn't surpass "Bioshock", but it's still one of 2013's best games.
The original "Bioshock" is considered to be one of the greatest games ever made. Ken Levine's sci-fi/horror opus transcended the boundaries of the FPS genre with two aspects; the gorgeous but horrifyi...
Gears of War: Judgment
"Judgment" is fun, but inferior to its predecessors.
"Gears of War: Judgment" is the fourth GOW game and the least satisfying in the series. A direct prequel to the original GOW, its spotlight lands on the supporting character of Lt. Damon Baird and hi...
A worthy addition to the "Hitman" franchise.
11 years ago, Agent 47 sneaked onto retail shelves in "Hitman 2: Silent Assassin". An improved sequel to a mediocre PC game, it combined the stealth mechanics of "Splinter Cell" with the arsenal of "M...
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
More of a sequel to "Burnout Paradise" than a reboot of "Most Wanted".
Criterion's "Need for Speed: Most Wanted" has more in common with their own "Burnout Paradise" than the classic "Need for Speed: Most Wanted". That'll either disappoint you or thrill you. Personally, ...
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
It's just as good if not better than the original "Black Ops".
The most ambitious "Call of Duty" ever produced is Treyarch's best entry yet despite a few misteps. In 2010, the development team finally hit gold with their own spin on modern warfare with the origin...
BioShock Infinite: Clash in the Clouds
"Clash" is good DLC at a great price ($5).
I didn't rate "Bioshock Infinite" with a perfect 10 due to the combat. While it's great fun, it's also obviously flawed. I felt that shield regeneration was much too slow, while the Handymen were over...
A simple shoot 'em up that feels dated.
"God Mode" is a downloadable game that recalls "Smash TV" and other arcade-style co-op shooters. It looks great, but the gameplay lacks major depth. It also carries a satirical tone (complete with out...
Injustice: Gods Among Us
A fun, over-the-top fighting game. DC and MK fans will love it.
"Injustice: Gods Among Us" is everything you could want in a DC Comics-based fighter. At least when it comes to the core gameplay. It's much like Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" in that it delivers eye-p...
Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Nuketown Zombies (w/ Season Pass)
At only $5, Nuketown Zombies is a must buy for fans.
To be quite honest, I was expecting a rather bare-bones map for only five bucks. Something akin to the very first zombies mode which was featured as an unlockable bonus in "Call of Duty: World at War"...
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
A fun action game that'll appeal to "Gears of War" fans.
A lot of stuff blows up real good in "Transformers: Fall of Cybertron", a third-person shooter in the tradition of "Gears of War". So if you're a fast-paced action junkie, then you're in for a surpris...
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
An updated version of the XBOX classic with a great exclusive level.
"Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell" debuted on Microsoft's XBOX in November of 2002. One year after the highly-anticipated sequel "Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty" had been released on Sony's PlayStation...
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Over-the-top and highly cinematic, it's the FPS version of "The Rock".
"Modern Warfare 2" had such media hype that some gamers maybe be expecting the best action action game ever. Does it live up? Yes, but with a cost. You see, Infinity Ward set the level so high, that a...
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (Collector's Edition)
The classic "Splinter Cell" gameplay isn't here, but it's still fun.
"Splinter Cell" for the XBOX was one of the great visual games for Microsoft's first console. The demo left my jaw on the floor and I couldn't wait for the PS2 port since I was a Sony faithful during ...
Medal of Honor: Warfighter
It plays like "Battlefield"-lite. Generic, but somewhat entertaining.
One could call Danger Close's 2010 reboot of "Medal of Honor" a piss-poor attempt at warring with Activision's "Modern Warfare" juggernaut. The developer (along with Battlefield's DICE) was given the ...
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
The visuals pop and the adventure soars in this next-generation version of "Tomb Raider".
"Uncharted: Drake's Fortune" is the second game I've played for my newly purchased PS3 (I'm really got it for MGS 4, of course). But in my book, the game feels just like a "Tomb Raider" game with some...
Need for Speed Underground
Visually awesome. It ranks up with "Hot Pursuit II" in terms of quality and fun.
The cars, graphics, soundtrack, race types, tracks, customization options and sense of speed are all great in the original "Need for Speed Underground". Since its release, retail stores have seen floo...
Rockstar's open-world comical opus is charming fun.
Yes, my first few hours with "Bully" has pretty much been what I expected from a Rockstar game. The adolescent comic mischief is more in line with the "Tony Hawk Underground" games than what is seen i...
A unique and delightful retro game from Capcom.
I remember first playing "Viewtiful Joe" on my PS2 back in August of 2004. I was not impressed. This unique cel-shaded actionier is a tribute to retro side-scrolling brawlers. It was first released fo...
"Burnout Revenge" is an astounding racer.
Though not nearly as fresh as its classic predecessor "Burnout 3: Takedown", "Revenge" still manages to practically blow its racing arcade rivals out of the water! Criterion Games has added a number o...
Resident Evil 6
An over-the-top sequel that will feel completely wrong to most RE fans.
The most ambitious installment in the "Resident Evil" franchise proves to be a wrongheaded attempt to modernize the series. While it occassionally finds the right note, the bulk of the gameplay seems ...
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
The formula is familiar, but the action is fantastic.
I don't know why users are giving this a low score on this site. If you read the critics' opinions, then you'll be informed that "Modern Warfare 3" is good. In fact, it's so good that most journalists...
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
Criterion's re-launch of "Hot Pursuit" is a great NFS game.
"Hot Pursuit" was one of the gifts I recieved this past Christmas. As of now, I have played it for a few hours and believe it's the best NFS game in years. The developers at Criterion ("Burnout" franc...
The best MK since "Deception".
I've played the 2011 revival of "Mortal Kombat" for a only a few hours. And thanks to the PSN being down, my experience with it has been restricted to local play. However, I felt like expressing my fi...
Gears of War 3
A great conclusion to a great trilogy.
"Gears of War 3" comes after "God of War III" and "Halo Reach". And while it's not as evolved as either of those two, it's still a great game. Cliffy B's trilogy comes to a close with this installment...
"Castlevania: Lords of Shadow" and "Kingdoms of Amalur" rolled into one.
"Darksiders II" is one of the most derivative action games I've ever played. It's a patchwork of "God of War", "Prince of Persia", "Shadows of the Colossus" and "Zelda". However, it does manage to est...
"Def Jam: Fight for NY" and GTA: San Andreas rolled into one.
Rockstar Toronto's "The Warriors" is a great urban brawler with a bit of "Grand Theft Auto"-type gameplay thrown in for good measure. This isn't an updated throwback to classic side-scrolling beat em'...
Assassin's Creed: Revelations
Entertaining, but also the least in the Ezio Auditore trilogy.
Not as epic as "Assassin's Creed II" nor as exciting as "Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood". That's how I would describe the fourth console release of the lucrative series. I've played all four games (the...
It's "Halo" meets "Independence Day". Spectacular.
Like many others, I never did play the original PC game. Released in 2007, the critically-acclaimed "Crysis" was infamous for it's high-end requirements. If you didn't play it, chances are you didn't ...
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (PS3 Slim Bundle)
Excellent gameplay. Even better than "Assassin's Creed II".
Expansion not innovation. That pretty much sums up "Assassin's Creed Brotherhood", the third and latest chapter in the period stealth series from Ubi Soft. It also makes it the best of the series. The...
Assassin's Creed III
Blends the epic storytelling of AC II with the expansive gameplay of "Brotherhood".
I've played AC III for about 14 hours now. I'm a little more than halfway done with the campaign and have ranked up to level 12 online. To get straight to the point, I'll just say that it's pretty goo...
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
"God of War" meets "Fable". The combat is the highlight of this action RPG.
"Kingdoms of Amalur" is not the best of the action-oriented RPG games. It's far from it. But it's also not a bad one either. This project comes from three men who are innovators in their field: Ken Ro...
Twisted Metal: Black
The best car combat game ever made!
"Twisted Metal Black" is easily the best installment of the series. This is a great car combat game. It is also has a great horror movie-like setting. It's dark, rainy and violent. The characters are ...
Basically an interactive Guy Ritchie gangster movie.
"The Getaway" is loaded with cutscenes that are similar to Guy Ritchie's hard boiled British gangster movies. The narrative is done well, but the gameplay is lacking and the control mechanics are horr...
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
A fun, bare-bones throwback to the old-school MK games.
Two years ago, I purchased the limited edition of "Mortal Kombat: Armageddon" and as a casual fan of the series, I liked it. It wasn't "God of War II" good, but it was good. The "Motor Kombat" was a c...
Need for Speed Underground 2 (Greatest Hits)
It's more expansive than the original, but not as thrilling.
"Need for Speed Underground 2" is one of those sequels that expands upon the original in every way. Yet, it's not exactly an improvement. It has better graphics, a smoother framerate, deeper customiza...
"Soul Calibur III" is a great PS2 exclusive.
I would say that the highest compliment I could give a game is to say that it is legendary. "Soul Calibur" was just that for the Sega Dreamcast. It was absolute perfection. There was no way a sequel c...
An ultra-slick and spectacular shooter in the vein of Hollywood action blockbusters.
"Black" is an FPS that could've been a Tom Clancy property. Criterion Games, the makers of "Burnout 3: Takedown" and "Burnout Revenge", have created a visceral, cinematic shooter. The real-life guns a...