Total of 53 user reviews spread across 53 releases
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith (Bundle)
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is more Guitar Hero, but it is overpriced being a shorter game with a hit and miss soundtrack.
The Guitar Hero juggernaut is pretty much everywhere being the cultural phenomenon it is in media today. With Activision and Neversoft in charge of the franchise, it feels like deja vu releasing game ...
Soulcalibur is still fun, but missing modes and lack of the online play prevent it from being a complete package.
1999 may seem like a long time ago, but it was the year Soul Calibur came out exclusively on Dreamcast and changed the fighting game landscape for a number of years. To this day, it is still the most ...
Ninja Gaiden II
Despite being a technical nightmare, Ninja Gaiden II is still a great game with its deep and satisfying gameplay.
There are games that you feel you can get away from any situation unscathed. Then there are games that just wants to kill you at any instant. Ninja Gaiden II is that such game that where lots of skill...
Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3
Commando 3 is just another twin stick shooter that plays it safe, but it is still a fun multiplayer experience.
Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 is actually the third game in Capcom's Commando series with Mercs as the last game. It definitely lives up to the Commando name of being an old-school style shooter...
Grand Theft Auto IV
Liberty City = America's New Playground
If anyone were to sum up gaming this decade, they would think of three words: Grand Theft Auto. These games that started with GTA III ushered a new era because of its open-world game design and pushed...
Dr. Mario Online RX
Dr. Mario Online Rx is a great and addictive puzzler for fans of the series while the online runs simply and smoothly.
Nintendo's first entry to their own WiiWare service is a classic updated for the current generation, which is Dr. Mario. As for their first game for the service, it is a good start revitalizing an est...
Mario Kart Wii
Mario Kart Wii is still worthy to the series, but feels just like another rehash for Nintendo to check off the list.
Nintendo's tradition of rehashing games every generation continues with the latest entry in the famed Mario Kart series, unoriginally titled Mario Kart Wii. From the get go, the case of deja vu sets i...
The King of Iron Fist tournament returns again and the new gameplay additions make it a worthy entry in the franchise.
Namco Bandai brought back the Tekken games to their glory with Tekken 5 and its upgrade, Dark Resurrection. It focused on what made them great and also delivered on the storyline, which I think does t...
The "Last Great Shump" Returns and arguably a good contender for downloadable game of the year.
Ikaruga is quite arguably the last great 2D shoot-em-up ever having started in the arcades, then came console versions on Dreamcast and GameCube. While few have appreciated this classic of bullet spam...
Mr. Driller Online
Mr. Driller Online could of been the Driller game we have been waiting for, but ends up simply rushed and broken.
Namco's Mr. Driller series has found success at Japan, but none of that was found in the United States. It is basically a spin-off of the old-school classic Dig Dug starring Mr. Driller and he simply ...
Rocketmen: Axis of Evil
Rocketmen: Axis of Evil tries too hard to differentiate itself from a normal twin stick shooter despite its efforts.
In a world where twin stick shooters run rampant in this generation of consoles, only a handful of them stand out of everything else. Capcom's Rocketmen: Axis of Evil tries to be more than just your t...
If you're a fan of true shoot-em-ups, Triggerheart Exelica is a good one for Xbox Live Arcade.
The shoot-em-up genre or the "shump" if you want to be fancy is pretty much meant for the hardcore audience. Lately, it feels like a resurgence of these shumps is happening this year for Xbox Live Arc...
Devil May Cry 4
Devil May Cry 4 is great and fun game, but the usual flaws that prevent the series from perfection are still here.
In 2001, Capcom introduces Dante to the gaming world in the first Devil May Cry, a hero unlike no other at the time with a cocky personality and fights with lots of style. Since then, the series has g...
Burnout Paradise changes the script for the franchise with the open city approach and it works well despite minor flaws.
When EA and Criterion Games first announced Burnout Paradise early last year, the reception was mixed to fans of previous games. Some would say that the developers sold out with the decision of Burnou...
Not only Rez HD is a steal at 800 MS Points, it is perhaps the best game available on Xbox Live Arcade right now.
Before Lumines, Meteos, and Every Extend Extra, Q Entertainment released Rez earlier this decade for the Dreamcast and the Playstation 2. It became a sleeper hit and a revolutionary game at the same t...
Virtua Fighter 5 Online
The best fighting game gets better with online play, but an arcade stick is highly recommended for a better experience.
Virtua Fighter 5 has been the best fighting game out on this current generation of consoles, but the best gets better with the XBOX 360 version with the huge addition of online play. Sure, the series ...
Omega Five is a great 2D shooter with old-school gameplay and new-school controls even if it is hard for casual players.
It is almost rare in this day to see a new 2D side scrolling shooter in this generation of consoles and Omega Five for Xbox Live Arcade is like a breath of fresh air especially from the folks of Hudso...
After all the hype and wait for almost two years, Mass Effect is truly worth it despite its technical shortcomings.
When Mircosoft announced Mass Effect, BioWare's newest RPG, back at X05 before the 360 even launched, fans of BioWare's past successful projects, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Jade Empire...
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy is Nintendo at its best delivering an special exprience like no other. This is Mario at its best.
When Super Mario Bros. started a new generation of video games in 1985, it was revolutionary. Super Mario 64 started another new generation in 1996 being the first influential 3D game. Even though Sup...
Halo 3 is a huge package full of memories and custom features all packed in a single disc. This is why you bought a 360.
When you think of the Xbox, you think of Halo, the game that launched Microsoft into console gaming and why they are still around. Halo ushered a new era into first person shooters with an epic storyl...
Skate's realistic approach to skateboarding is an innovative experience worth playing for any skating fan.
The skateboarding genre of video games was pushed to a new level with the Tony Hawk series. It made skateboarding popular again reaching out to a new audience. As the years go by, yearly installments ...
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 is probably the pinnacle of the series and a reminder why Sonic was great during the Genesis days.
Sonic The Hedgehog as a character needs no introduction. It was Sega's answer to Nintendo's Mario and delivered what Nintendo never done during the 16-bit console days, which is going along with the a...
Garou Densetsu Special
Fatal Fury Special is a solid 2D fighter for Xbox Live Arcade despite its hard difficulty and missing features.
SNK's Fatal Fury series is the first significant fighting game series after Street Fighter II. It became a staple of the Neo-Geo and offered a different take on the fighting game genre. Sure, you may ...
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption ends the Prime trilogy in solid fashion as the Wii controls make the experience worth it.
The first Metroid Prime for Gamecube was more of Nintendo proving something to its audience that Metroid can be done beautifully in 3D. It actually created its own genre, the first-person adventure, w...
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
Despite the long name, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix is the best competitive puzzle game on Xbox Live Arcade.
Capcom must be crazy at first making a game about Street Fighter characters being midgets and beating each other up by puzzle pieces in the late 1990s. That is basically Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo ...
Streets of Rage 2
With its surprise showing on XBOX Live Arcade, Streets of Rage 2 is the best beat-em-up on any downloadable service now.
The Streets of Rage series was another reason to own a Genesis back in the 16-bit system wars. Many considered it a ripoff of Capcom's Final Fight, but the polish in terms of everything made the serie...
Super Metroid is considered one of the greatest games of all-time. It stays that way on the Wii Virtual Console.
It was 1994 when the first console Metroid since the original on the NES came out. Fans of the series have waited patiently for Super Metroid's release on the Super Nintendo and it eventually became o...
BioShock is one of those special games that suck you in an epic experience and never lets go.
In the crowded mesh of first person shooters, there are only a handful of games that stand out from everything else. Now one more shooter can added to that list and it is BioShock. Straying away from ...
Sonic the Hedgehog (Live Arcade)
Sonic The Hedgehog finally makes its way into XBOX Live Arcade and it is worth the year wait.
At E3 2006, the original Sonic The Hedgehog was shown during a XBOX Live Arcade montage. This year's E3, Sonic finally arrives on XBLA and it is worth the wait. Even to this day, the first Sonic game ...
Golden Axe has finally made its way to XBOX Live Arcade, but the short replay value keeps it from being a hit.
Sega has finally released games for XBOX Live Arcade, but while Sonic The Hedgehog is still good today, Golden Axe just another beat-em up that is up for download being 400 Microsoft Points (cheaper t...
Star Fox 64
Star Fox 64 was awesome in 1997 and while it is not as awesome today, it still remains fun as the best Star Fox game.
In the spring of 1997, Nintendo brought back one of their innovative series from the Super Nintendo to the Nintendo 64 with Star Fox 64. The original that came out on the SNES was innovative for its d...
Guitar Hero II (Game only)
Guitar Hero II gets the next-gen treatment on the 360 and it delivers in a superb way for fans and newcomers.
Last year's Guitar Hero II for the PS2 was a satisfying sequel from the original in 2005. Five months later, this same game is now on the Xbox 360 and it is not just another PS2 to 360 port. The addit...
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is the biggest XBLA game in terms of size and also the best game on the service now.
In 1997, The Playstation was all about Sony bringing 3D graphics to the console market in a big way, then this little game known as Castlevania: Symphony of the Night stayed 2D and took the console to...
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on XBOX Live Arcade is more of a dream becoming a reality with online co-op.
1989 was arguably the golden age of the beat-em-ups at the arcades with Konami leading the charge with licensed co-op classics such as X-Men, The Simpsons, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. One of the...
God of War II
God of War II gives everyone what they want that was missed in the original and delivers almost flawlessly.
Nearly two years ago, the first God of War came out and took the action adventure genre to a whole new level. It was arguably Sony's best first party game on the Playstation 2 which consisted of great...
Street Fighter II
This version of Street Fighter II is not worth your time if you have played better versions on other consoles.
The Super Nintendo version of Street Fighter II is probably the greatest console version of that game because of its controls and gameplay at the time in the early 1990s. Even though it was not as arc...
F-Zero is still a great racing game today with its challenging difficulty and memorable music.
The Wii's Virtual Console service only had two games at launch from the Super Nintendo and F-Zero is one of them. F-Zero is Nintendo's futuristic racing franchise that changed the way of console racin...
Ms. Pac-Man on XBOX Live Arcade is another good classic, but has the same flaws like the earlier Namco games on XBLA.
The first XBOX Live Arcade release in 2007 is another classic by Namco Bandai known as Ms. Pac-Man. Ms. Pac-Man has some history being on the XBOX platforms because this was a pack-in when the origina...
Super Mario Bros.
Even though it is released many times before, Super Mario Bros. still never gets old in 2007.
The original Super Mario Bros. that made its debut on the NES has been re-released in different forms many times. There was the SNES makeover in the Mario collection, Super Mario All-Stars. Then there...
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Nintendo sticks to what worked in 1998 and Twlight Princess lives up to the series, but the series needs a change.
The Legend of Zelda series has been considered the greatest franchise of all of video games to many people. It carried Nintendo to the promised land every time a new entry comes out since the NES days...