User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.61/10

Total of 84 user reviews spread across 84 releases

  1. 10
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  3. 8
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  • User Rating:10
    It's arguably the PS3's best game.

    The Last of Us

    It's arguably the PS3's best game.

    Gripping. That's a generic one-word description for Naughty Dog's masterpiece. But it's true. A cross between Cormac McCarthy's "The Road" and Robert Kirkman's "The Walking Dead", Sony's "The Last of Us" is one of those ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    "Watch Dogs" is good, but not groundbreaking.

    Watch Dogs

    "Watch Dogs" is good, but not groundbreaking.

    Ubi Soft's new IP "Watch Dogs" was built for the next-gen consoles. It was hyped as the next big action franchise due to a spectacular demo shown at E3 2012. However, the final product isn’t exactly groundbreaking.... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    "Titanfall" is a breath fresh air for the FPS genre.

    Titanfall

    "Titanfall" is a breath fresh air for the FPS genre.

    BluePoint's XBOX 360 port of Respawn Entertainment's debut game for the XBOX ONE is a very good one. I've played both console versions and aside from the visuals, they are both identical in terms of content and performan... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    It's easily the least successful in the franchise. Good, but not great.

    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 back. GTA IV was the m... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    It's the best entry in the series.

    Far Cry 3

    It's the best entry in the series.

    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 monotonous driving, endl... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Collection 3 isn't up to "Call of Duty" DLC standards.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Collection 3

    Collection 3 isn't up to "Call of Duty" DLC standards.

    "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. It includes four Spec Ops missions, "Chaos" mode a... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    It's every bit as good, if not better, than the original "Bioshock".

    BioShock Infinite

    It's every bit as good, if not better, than the original "Bioshock".

    "Bioshock" is considered by many to be one of the greatest video games ever made. Lead designer Ken Levine's sci-fi-themed horror opus transcended the boundaries of the FPS genre with two major aspects; the gorgeous but ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    "Judgment" is fun, but inferior to its predecessors.

    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 his squad of soldiers.... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A worthy addition to the "Hitman" franchise.

    Hitman: Absolution

    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 "Max Payne". Uncommonl... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    More of a sequel to "Burnout Paradise" than a reboot of "Most Wanted".

    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 original "Most Wanted". That'll either disappoint you or thrill you. Personally, I think it's a great racer. But I d... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    It's just as good if not better than the original "Black Ops".

    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 original "Black Ops". With... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    "Clash" is decent DLC at a great price ($5).

    BioShock Infinite: Clash in the Clouds

    "Clash" is decent DLC at a great price ($5).

    "Clash in the Clouds" was made for fans of the shooter aspect of "Bioshock Infinite". It is not a story campaign but a horde/survivor mode. It contains four areas from the original game, each containing 15 rounds of hord... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    An old-school shooter that provides short-term fun.

    God Mode

    An old-school shooter that provides short-term fun.

    "God Mode" is a third-person downloadable game that recalls "Smash TV" and other similar arcade-style shooters. Graphically, it looks good, but the gameplay lacks major depth. This blast-a-thon carries a thick satirical ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    A fun, over-the-top fighting game. DC and MK fans will love it.

    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-popping, over-the-top... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
     Nuketown Zombies is a must own for fans.

    Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Nuketown Zombies (w/ Season Pass)

    Nuketown Zombies is a must own for fans.

    To be quite honest, I was expecting "Nuketown Zombies" to be a very basic and small map. Something similar to "Nazi Zombies" which was featured in "Call of Duty: World at War" as a bonus mini-game. But much to my surpris... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A fun action game that'll appeal to "Gears of War" fans.

    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 surprising treat. I haven't... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    An updated version of the XBOX classic with a great exclusive level.

    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 2. It was Ubi Soft'... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Over-the-top and highly cinematic, it's the FPS version of "The Rock".

    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 all they could do is ... Read Full Review

    1 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    The classic "Splinter Cell" gameplay isn't here, but the game is still fun.

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

    The classic "Splinter Cell" gameplay isn't here, but the game is 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 2002. And yet while ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    Just another generic military-themed FPS.

    Medal of Honor: Warfighter

    Just another generic military-themed FPS.

    One could call Danger Close's 2010 reboot of "Medal of Honor" a mediocre attempt at trying to make the series relevant again. The developer (along with DICE of "Battlefield") was given the assignment to modernize the ser... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The visuals pop and the adventure soars in this next-generation version of "Tomb Raider".

    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 "Prince of Persia" ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Visually awesome. It ranks up with "Hot Pursuit II" in terms of quality and fun.

    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 floods of street racing ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Rockstar's open-world comical opus is charming fun.

    Bully

    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 in the infamous "Gran... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A unique and delightful retro game from Capcom.

    Viewtiful Joe

    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 for the GameCube, but ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    "Burnout Revenge" is an astounding racer.

    Burnout Revenge

    "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 of great new features... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    An over-the-top sequel that will feel completely wrong to most RE fans.

    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 to borrow from every... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The formula is familiar, but the action is fantastic.

    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 rated it with a 9 o... Read Full Review

    1 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Criterion's re-launch of "Hot Pursuit" is a great NFS game.

    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" franchise) have basically... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The best MK since "Deception".

    Mortal Kombat

    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 first impression with ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    A great conclusion to a great trilogy.

    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 which still maintai... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    "Castlevania: Lords of Shadow" and "Kingdoms of Amalur" rolled into one.

    Darksiders II

    "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 establish its own ident... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    "Def Jam: Fight for NY" and GTA: San Andreas rolled into one.

    The Warriors

    "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' ups like "Double Dr... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Entertaining, but also the least in the Ezio Auditore trilogy.

    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 first two on XBOX) ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    It's "Halo" meets "Independence Day". Spectacular.

    Crysis 2

    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 own an expensive com... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Excellent gameplay. Even better than "Assassin's Creed II".

    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 franchise begun way... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Blends the epic storytelling of AC II with the expansive gameplay of "Brotherhood".

    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 good. However, this is ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    "God of War" meets "Fable". The combat is the highlight of this action RPG.

    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 Rolston, lead designer... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The best car combat game ever made!

    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 now painted as crazy... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Basically an interactive Guy Ritchie gangster movie.

    The Getaway

    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 horrible. This isn't "Gr... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    A fun, bare-bones throwback to the old-school MK games.

    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 cute diversion, but n... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful