User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.08/10

Total of 49 user reviews spread across 49 releases

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  • User Rating:7.5
    Overall, the story behind Black Ops II felt believable despite the fiction and the occasional hollywood explosion fest.

    Call of Duty: Black Ops II

    Overall, the story behind Black Ops II felt believable despite the fiction and the occasional hollywood explosion fest.

    OVERVIEW Call of Duty: Black Ops II is a first-person shooter developed by Treyarch and published by Activision. This is a direct sequel to Call of Duty: Black Ops and ties into the story arc started in Call of Duty: ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Final Fantasy series has always been about the characters first then battle systems and production. Does it deliver?

    Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Limited Collector's Edition)

    Final Fantasy series has always been about the characters first then battle systems and production. Does it deliver?

    Moments I've experienced in the Final Fantasy series has always been about the characters. Say what you want about battle systems but without its characters and their personal nuances, those wonderful summon attacks or l... Read Full Review

    13 of 15 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Fighting games have tread the common ground of multiplayer first. Mortal Kombat breaks this trend and then some.

    Mortal Kombat

    Fighting games have tread the common ground of multiplayer first. Mortal Kombat breaks this trend and then some.

    Nowadays, fighting games have followed the common trend of improving the multiplayer experience and it's completely understandable. Great fighting games boast a wide variety of characters that not only contrast in fighti... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Portal 2 was specifically designed to make you lose sleep and distract you from work.

    Portal 2

    Portal 2 was specifically designed to make you lose sleep and distract you from work.

    In a world cluttered with constant releases of military-based First Person Shooters, Portal 2 turns away from the tried and true prepubescent notion that body count, gun upgrades and health buffs are fun routines. Instea... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A classic beat-em-up that no one has played.

    Guardian Heroes

    A classic beat-em-up that no one has played.

    Yes. It's been awhile since we've stepped back on memory lane but here we are with another retrospective look at another old classic. Developed by the guys behind Alien Soldierand Radiant Silvergun comes Guardian Heroes ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    GT5 is a game that mostly sticks to its traditions and pays tribute to its legendary lineage of racing sims.

    Gran Turismo 5

    GT5 is a game that mostly sticks to its traditions and pays tribute to its legendary lineage of racing sims.

    Intro NOTE: This review includes the 1.03 update There are two ways to look at this review. If you are a long time car and driving enthusiast, chances are you will be playing this game for months to come, no matt... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Heavenly cutscenes. One short ride.

    Heavenly Sword

    Heavenly cutscenes. One short ride.

    For a first generation PS3 game, Heavenly Sword is a tour-de-force in cutscene graphics and high production values. It takes many pages from several well-known adventure games while complimenting them at the same time. M... Read Full Review

    3 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    IGN's review as well as the reviews above 8 are wrong. Find out from a tennis player's detailed review. *long*

    Grand Slam Tennis

    IGN's review as well as the reviews above 8 are wrong. Find out from a tennis player's detailed review. *long*

    GREAT EXPECTATIONS I bought Grand Slam Tennis (GST) with the anticipation of seeing actual habits translate onto screen especially for someone who plays real tennis. While I'm not Pete Sampras on the court, I can defi... Read Full Review

    12 of 29 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A review from a gamer who has played fighting games since Karate Champ

    Street Fighter IV (Collector's Edition)

    A review from a gamer who has played fighting games since Karate Champ

    The Street Fighter franchise has had a long history of success. Since Street Fighter 2 debuted, hacked versions of the arcade were being played by many gamers in 7-Elevens and pizza parlors. This prompted other game comp... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    One of the better tactical shooters in the market with some flaws that fortunately take little away from the experience.

    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas

    One of the better tactical shooters in the market with some flaws that fortunately take little away from the experience.

    Rainbow Six Vegas (RSV) starts out strong and puts you right in the fire. You begin in Mexico trying to bring a criminal to justice. Sounds simple enough until you begin to go through the number of political twists and t... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Your enjoyment of Rock Band 2 will be dependent on which songs you have the most fun with.

    Rock Band 2

    Your enjoyment of Rock Band 2 will be dependent on which songs you have the most fun with.

    Familiarity is a double-edged sword. On one hand, you will feel that this has all been done before. Same graphics and same gameplay mechanics. Gameplay is mostly the same as you sing, strum or drum your way through a var... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    MGS2 is actually the 4th Metal Gear game in the Metal Gear Saga.

    Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (Mega Hits!)

    MGS2 is actually the 4th Metal Gear game in the Metal Gear Saga.

    MGS2 continues the faithful tradition of lengthy cutscenes and codec discussions. Kojima began faithful attempts in experimenting with new characters, deeper and complex storylines, and a refined cover/stealth system tha... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    An honest review from a gamer who tried his best to like this game.

    Assassin's Creed

    An honest review from a gamer who tried his best to like this game.

    They wanted to do everything right. The concept was to create a 3rd person stealth action game in a cohesive believable world and weave this package into believable story. You've probably already read about the repet... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.4
    The Wii Edition is the only version that should be played. No exceptions. *long*

    BioHazard 4: Wii Edition

    The Wii Edition is the only version that should be played. No exceptions. *long*

    Resident Evil 4 has now been reincarnated for the Wii and if you haven't played the game yet, the Wii Edition is, by far, the best version (and hopefully the last) to date. In the original GameCube version, Leon Kennedy ... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    It'll take more than nostalgia to redeem the horrid gameplay of Blaster Master. *long*

    Blaster Master (Value 1500)

    It'll take more than nostalgia to redeem the horrid gameplay of Blaster Master. *long*

    Blaster Master: Blasting Again (BMBA) is an appropriately titled game since it does exactly what its predecessor did - more of the same. Your name is Roddy - the son of a badass who drove the alien threat known as &quot... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    As an actual AutoCross driver and seasoned GRAN TURISMO driver I am thoroughly impressed.

    Forza Motorsport 2

    As an actual AutoCross driver and seasoned GRAN TURISMO driver I am thoroughly impressed.

    The original Forza Motorsport was a good foundation but lacked content to really extend its stay against the behemoth Gran Turismo. Now, in its second iteration, Forza 2 has made some very impressive improvements. Forza... Read Full Review

    54 of 65 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    A worthy experience despite the ugly box art? Only if it's cheap enough to buy.<br />
*long*

    Argus no Senshi

    A worthy experience despite the ugly box art? Only if it's cheap enough to buy.<br /> *long*

    Forget the fact that the last Rygar game was released way back in 1987. Rygar's new Legendary Adventure breaks away any resemblance from its much older prequel with the exception of three things - the &quot;yo-yo weapon... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.8
    It's snazzy and unique looks for a racing game doesn't carry over to its core mechanics...which is racing.

    Auto Modellista

    It's snazzy and unique looks for a racing game doesn't carry over to its core mechanics...which is racing.

    Auto Modellista (AM) is Capcom's take into the world of racing. The introductions are top notch. The presentation is very unique. Even its loading screens are a pleasure to look at. After you browse through the many dif... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.3
    The pacing in this game is unbelievable.  I'm not a huge fan of FPS but this is one game you should try.

    Call of Duty

    The pacing in this game is unbelievable. I'm not a huge fan of FPS but this is one game you should try.

    The pacing in this game is unbelievable. I'm not a huge fan of FPS but this is one game you should try. *long* There are many good elements in this game - most of which are already covered in many other reviews. Cal... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.7
    A good game in certain aspects. But is still very short compared to other games of this type.

    Rise to Honour

    A good game in certain aspects. But is still very short compared to other games of this type.

    I think the score is about right. The game has its charm when you start but when you get near the end of the game you start to see the differences in how the stories are handled and how the difficulty of the game change... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    A nice Beat-em-up with no multiplayer co-op. Only head-to-head. *long*

    The Bouncer

    A nice Beat-em-up with no multiplayer co-op. Only head-to-head. *long*

    The Bouncer is noble attempt at revitalizing the beat-em-up genre that was dominant in the olden days - the days when Double Dragon and Final Fight were extremely popular. The Bouncer tries to extend itself by giving th... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    I may not say that this is a 3.5 game but it is mediocre at best. *medium-sized review*

    Pocket Fighter (PlayStation the Best)

    I may not say that this is a 3.5 game but it is mediocre at best. *medium-sized review*

    Pocket Fighter stands out due to its cute wackiness. Whether it 's the cameos in the backgrounds or the exagerrated costumes. It's a super deformed extravaganza. It's more novel and meant to attract attention through its... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.1
    So Random! Yet....so Hilarious!  ** long **

    Katamari Damacy

    So Random! Yet....so Hilarious! ** long **

    This is probably one of the most esoteric games you will ever play in your entire life. This is just from watching the introduction. I have never seen anything so random. The game makes you wonder what goes through the m... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.4
    A huge departure what from what people are used to with Front Mission. Side scroller? Yes. *long with minor spoilers*

    Front Mission: Gun Hazard

    A huge departure what from what people are used to with Front Mission. Side scroller? Yes. *long with minor spoilers*

    Don't believe me? Google "Front Mission Gun Hazard Screenshots" and you'll see. Front Mission Gun Hazard (FMGH) is very different. It feels like a mix of games and after playing the game for a couple of days it definite... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.8
    This was probably the last honest upgrade of Madden...*short*

    Madden NFL 2005

    This was probably the last honest upgrade of Madden...*short*

    ...before EA started milking the franchise. With the hit stick and refinements on defense, 2005 was a good upgrade from 2004. There were still a couple of cheezy money plays that still worked its way around the franchis... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.9
    It was a good game that made Doom look and play like garbage. *long*

    Star Wars Dark Forces

    It was a good game that made Doom look and play like garbage. *long*

    This game plays so much better than Doom. You can actually have rooms above rooms. The levels were artistic and the game had a good feel for some of the weapons, especially the standard Stormtrooper rifle. The story i... Read Full Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Even if you're not into sports games, NBA 2K6 really shows off the 360's power. It's actually fun too.

    NBA 2K6

    Even if you're not into sports games, NBA 2K6 really shows off the 360's power. It's actually fun too.

    After the NFL license was swiped by EA, Visual Concepts had to really stick it to the NBA Live franchise. With no ESPN or NFL game to work on, 2K6 competes so well with so much precision, NBA Live is pretty much dead thi... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    This is probably one of the weakest versions of NBA Live I have played thus far on the PS2

    NBA Live 06

    This is probably one of the weakest versions of NBA Live I have played thus far on the PS2

    I have played NBA Live since 94 and I have been always impressed with its varied animations but for some reason this version seems to be handled by a bunch of rookie developers. At default settings, Live 06 makes an over... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.9
    Yes. It's another FPS. However, this game will truly screw with your head.

    F.E.A.R.

    Yes. It's another FPS. However, this game will truly screw with your head.

    The good: I'm a person who can watch some pretty disturbing scenes but to actually interact in them is a whole different thing altogether. What amazes me is how the game quickly changes tone from cautious to horrific ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.2
    Can't be more solid than this.

    Metal Gear Solid (Premium Package)

    Can't be more solid than this.

    Metal Gear Solid (MGS) pulled out the stops to push the PSX to its limits. Despite the warped textures and boxy heads bobbing for dialogue, the game did what it was supposed to do - immerse the player. Sure, MGS could ha... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    It is a good solid game but it is also the least improved version of Madden in years.

    Madden NFL 06

    It is a good solid game but it is also the least improved version of Madden in years.

    In terms of pure football graphics and presentation, Madden 2006 does what its predecesors have done - more varied animations. The running back still looks like he's on a treadmill when he's running full speed behind the... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.1
    Good game. Annoying antagonist. *long*

    Z.O.E.: Zone of the Enders (PlayStation 2 the Best)

    Good game. Annoying antagonist. *long*

    Zone Of the Enders (ZOE) is the new franchise conceived by none other than Metal Gear's creator Hideo Kojima. ZOE places the player in the shoes of Leo Stenbuck, a kid from Atilla who tragically witnessed the deaths of ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.9
    Grand Theft Auto gives it the Miami Vice look...

    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

    Grand Theft Auto gives it the Miami Vice look...

    Since Grand Theft Auto III, alot of expectation has been made of the series. In this latest incarnation, Vice City, you are given a whole new character/persona and this time your in "Miami" Vice City. That's right. You h... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.6
    Stunt Island is one of those unique games that has tried to be a mainstream game.

    Stunt Island

    Stunt Island is one of those unique games that has tried to be a mainstream game.

    You have your Sims, Populous, and other esoteric games that have reached a moderate level of success but Stunt Island is in a world of its own. Whether that's good or not is dependent on whether the player is open enough... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Diablo is one of those games that was good for its time.

    Diablo

    Diablo is one of those games that was good for its time.

    Even after the dawn of World of Warcraft and Diablo II, Diablo seems to be more of a nice collector's item than it is game worth playing. However, there's more to Diablo than meets the eye. There's no doubt that Diabl... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Viewtiful Joe is an impressive form of art that also happens to be a great yet challenging game.

    Viewtiful Joe

    Viewtiful Joe is an impressive form of art that also happens to be a great yet challenging game.

    The gameplay of Viewtiful Joe (VJ) is not entirely original but its style and execution is. Viewtiful Joe literally puts you in the limelight of the action and although the camera is a flat panning 2D, the characters and... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.9
    The Chronicles of Riddick is a game best appreciated with no expectation.

    The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay - Developer's Cut

    The Chronicles of Riddick is a game best appreciated with no expectation.

    Let's get right down to it. Chronicles is no Half Life 2. It will never have the commercial success HL2 has. Unfortunately, the game also encounters unfair scrutiny because many gamers assume that most games based on mov... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.9
    A milestone for the PS2. You can also own it too. *very long review*

    Final Fantasy X (Mega Hits!)

    A milestone for the PS2. You can also own it too. *very long review*

    FFX was directed by Yoshinori Kitase, who also helped design FF VIII on PSX. FFX started development back in 1999. No online features so a broken promise there but that will be another story in itself. FFX marks the fir... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.1
    The fresh and arguably better alternative to the Wing Commanders and the X-Wings. *long review*

    Descent: Freespace - The Great War

    The fresh and arguably better alternative to the Wing Commanders and the X-Wings. *long review*

    Descent: Freespace is deceiving mostly because of its name. Aside from the fact that both games use physics, Freespace does not have any references or common ship designs from Descent which is actually a great thing. If... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.1
    Another WWII Shooter? It's actually pretty good thanks to its tactical elements...and its multiplayer. *long review*

    Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30

    Another WWII Shooter? It's actually pretty good thanks to its tactical elements...and its multiplayer. *long review*

    How can I say it is different? It is still 1st person and it is still based on WWII. I do have to admit I was a bit coy knowing this is another game in the saturated market of WWII based games but it does have something ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful