User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.94/10

Total of 54 user reviews spread across 54 releases

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  • User Rating:8
    Killzone is still breathtaking, but a 4-hour campaign and a lack of anything new make this a disappointing follow up.

    Killzone 3

    Killzone is still breathtaking, but a 4-hour campaign and a lack of anything new make this a disappointing follow up.

    The initial hype for each of the previous two Killzone games reached extreme highs, and each game responded to the hype differently. The first game in the series was an admirable, visually impressive shooter with some bl... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    For lack of a better term, Red Dead Redemption is boss.

    Red Dead Redemption

    For lack of a better term, Red Dead Redemption is boss.

    This reviewer has never played Red Dead Revolver, but he was aware of it at the time of Red Dead Redemption's unveiling. So, although the Rockstar name caught my eye, as did the wild west setting, I let time go by withou... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    All considered: Madden NFL 11 is either way too easy or way too difficult. Play with a friend or leave it on the shelf.

    Madden NFL 11

    All considered: Madden NFL 11 is either way too easy or way too difficult. Play with a friend or leave it on the shelf.

    Gridiron football is one of, if not the most, popular sports in the United States. Because of the sport's fanbase in the West, Madden NFL has become one of the staple game franchises of North American culture. Madden NFL... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    The new gameplay is a step forward, but lingering glitches and stale features are two steps back.

    NCAA Football 11

    The new gameplay is a step forward, but lingering glitches and stale features are two steps back.

    The NCAA Football franchise took a leap ahead of its older brother Madden last year, with great new additions in the forms of Season Showdown and Online Dynasty. NCAA Football 11 does an admirable job of introducing new ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Devil May Cry 4 is one of the sleekest, most impressive action games on PS3.

    Devil May Cry 4

    Devil May Cry 4 is one of the sleekest, most impressive action games on PS3.

    There have been 3 previous Devil May Cry games, the first being one of the greatest action games of all time, the second being one of the most disappointing sequels of all time, and the third being one of the hardest act... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Mind blowing visuals and innovative new design choices make XIII one of the best Final Fantasy games ever.

    Final Fantasy XIII

    Mind blowing visuals and innovative new design choices make XIII one of the best Final Fantasy games ever.

    Let's get one thing out of the way first: If you're looking to play Final Fantasy XIII, you should go in with an open mind. As the first game from the heralded Japanese Role Playing series to appear on Playstation 3 and ... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    God of War III smashes the standards of the action adventure genre.

    God of War III

    God of War III smashes the standards of the action adventure genre.

    The God of War series set new high marks for action and presentation on Playstation 2, introducing gamers to a dark Greek-mythological universe complete with epic boss fights and intuitive combat. While the games probabl... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    An intelligent and genuinely scary adventure with sublime action and presentation that may or may not cause nyctophobia.

    Alan Wake

    An intelligent and genuinely scary adventure with sublime action and presentation that may or may not cause nyctophobia.

    Survival horror titles are so few and far between nowadays, and good ones are even more rare. Aside from Resident Evil 4 and Dead Space, not a lot of recent entries in the genre have been able to stand out. Luckily enoug... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Metal Gear Solid 4 is a work of art.

    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Platinum)

    Metal Gear Solid 4 is a work of art.

    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is lots of things. It's the best looking console game I've ever laid my eyes on, it has the best digital sound quality of any game before, it has the deepest yet confusing sto... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    NHL 08 is the best hockey game to come around in ages.

    NHL 08

    NHL 08 is the best hockey game to come around in ages.

    For quite a long time, EA's NHL franchise has played second fiddle to 2K's NHL franchise. However, the tables have harshly turned this time around, as NHL 2K8 is possibly the worst hockey game we have ever witnessed, and... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Blur is addictive and causes euphoric vertigo, but it's not measured in kilograms.

    Blur

    Blur is addictive and causes euphoric vertigo, but it's not measured in kilograms.

    Bizarre Creations' past racing games, all entries in the Project Gotham series, have merged realistic driving physics, real world locales, and licensed cars with a distinctly stylistic undertone. A handful of years after... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Mass Effect 2 is an extraordinary role-playing shooter that improves upon an already impressive universe.

    Mass Effect 2

    Mass Effect 2 is an extraordinary role-playing shooter that improves upon an already impressive universe.

    The original game in the Mass Effect series was a fantastic ride, one which had a fantastic story as well as great rpg depth and fine action. Although it did have its fair share of framerate hitches and graphical glitche... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Modern Warfare 2 is a highly entertaining and explosive shooter that will not underwhelm.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

    Modern Warfare 2 is a highly entertaining and explosive shooter that will not underwhelm.

    Call of Duty 4's release in late 2007 was a bit of a shocker, as it managed to burst straight past expectations, taking literal days out of the lives of gamers. Not only did Modern Warfare have the most exciting single p... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Modern Warfare 2 is a highly entertaining and explosive shooter that will not underwhelm.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

    Modern Warfare 2 is a highly entertaining and explosive shooter that will not underwhelm.

    Call of Duty 4's release in late 2007 was a bit of a shocker, as it managed to burst straight past expectations, taking literal days out of the lives of gamers. Not only did Modern Warfare have the most exciting single p... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is an undeniable masterpiece that only fools can miss.

    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is an undeniable masterpiece that only fools can miss.

    There are certain aspects of games that place smiles on faces. Whether it be explosions, world-class cinematography, addictive multiplayer, impressive visuals, dynamic gameplay, or unforgettable set pieces, good games ar... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday night's alright.

    NCAA Football 10

    Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday night's alright.

    Electronic Arts' college football series has often been looked upon as a cash-in, or some sort of catering to those who live for Division I play. For a very long time, that was true. NCAA Football games have not been ver... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Battlefield 1943 provides fun multiplayer battles at a good price.

    Battlefield 1943

    Battlefield 1943 provides fun multiplayer battles at a good price.

    The Battlefield series got its fame and fortune from its fantastically dynamic online multiplayer, so it's no real surprise that Digital Illusion's latest in the series returns to its roots as a multiplayer focused first... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Simply put: UFC 2009 is great.

    UFC Undisputed 2009

    Simply put: UFC 2009 is great.

    Ultimate Fighting is one of the fastest growing phenomenons in the world. It's growing in fanbase, it's growing in assets, it's growing in talent, and it's growing in entertainment. It's huge, and it's going to continue ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Homecoming's gameplay is so boring and stale that it abolishes any appeal to be found.

    Silent Hill: Homecoming

    Homecoming's gameplay is so boring and stale that it abolishes any appeal to be found.

    Silent Hill is a series that's always rattled the emotions and fear factor of gamers. The creepy fog, the disgustingly horrifying enemies, and the disorienting hallucinations are all patents of the hallowed franchise. An... Read Full Review

    4 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Skate 2 isn't as innovative as its predecessor, but it's much better. The new era of extreme sports games begins now.

    Skate 2

    Skate 2 isn't as innovative as its predecessor, but it's much better. The new era of extreme sports games begins now.

    When Skate was released back in 2007, it revolutionized the skateboarding game genre. With unparalleled realism in its approach, controls that radically changed the way the game is played, and a really awesome intro vid,... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Quest for Booty is one fourth the price of a normal game. It's also one fourth a normal game.

    Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty

    Quest for Booty is one fourth the price of a normal game. It's also one fourth a normal game.

    Ratchet and Clank, being part of Insomniac's one-two punch, has been given the PSN treatment instead of resting this year, but is that such a good thing? Occurring directly after the events of Tools of Destruction, Ra... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    LittleBigPlanet succeeds everywhere it attempts.

    LittleBigPlanet

    LittleBigPlanet succeeds everywhere it attempts.

    The Playstation brand has always been one that fully supported quirky new franchises, and with titles like WipEout and God of War, there's always been this certain charm of originality that other platforms have never bee... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    WipEout HD is chaotic, aggressive, tactical, and addictive. As such, it's one of the best reasons to play your Ps3.

    Wipeout HD

    WipEout HD is chaotic, aggressive, tactical, and addictive. As such, it's one of the best reasons to play your Ps3.

    The WipEout series has made its name off its intense speeds, ridiculous tracks, and outstanding presentation. Sony Liverpool's speeding beauty is the greatest thing that's ever happened to the racing genre. With some suc... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Resistance 2 is the essential game for the Ps3 this holiday, and you need to buy it.

    Resistance 2

    Resistance 2 is the essential game for the Ps3 this holiday, and you need to buy it.

    Two years ago, the Ps3's top launch title from Insomniac Games, Resistance: Fall of Man introduced us to an alternate history. Mankind's fate was on the line as the aggressive chimerans overtook all of Europe. The United... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Grand Theft Auto IV has a ton to offer, from a lengthy story, to addictive and chaotic multiplayer. It's all incredible.

    Grand Theft Auto IV

    Grand Theft Auto IV has a ton to offer, from a lengthy story, to addictive and chaotic multiplayer. It's all incredible.

    What is the American dream? For some, it's having a loving family, for others it's having their hobby as a career, for some it's having money, for some, it's having women, for me, it's playing Grand Theft Auto IV. Now... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Great graphics and controls make Euro 2008 a winner, unlike England.

    UEFA EURO 2008: Austria-Switzerland

    Great graphics and controls make Euro 2008 a winner, unlike England.

    Euro 2008 is underway, and that means another blatant rip off advertisement of a videogame, right? Licensed games just have that tendency to be crap, not even worthy of the slightest look. ,Actually, EA Canada's latest p... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Boring, repetitive gameplay, bland visuals, a piss poor story, and a lack of horror make F.E.A.R. less than stellar.

    F.E.A.R.

    Boring, repetitive gameplay, bland visuals, a piss poor story, and a lack of horror make F.E.A.R. less than stellar.

    When FEAR was first released for the PC, it was met with great critical praise for its unique gameplay and scare tactics, and when the Xbox 360 version was released, it was met with still good, yet slightly lower scores.... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    While it doesn't change much from the first game, it's still a whole lot of fun to breach and clear.

    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2

    While it doesn't change much from the first game, it's still a whole lot of fun to breach and clear.

    In 2006 (2007 for Ps3 owners), Team Rainbow stormed their way onto next gen consoles with a bang. Thousands have continued to flank each other online everyday of their lives. Now, in 2008, the year of battling Nintendo c... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    While it's just a taste of the real thing, Gran Turismo is Gran Turismo.

    Gran Turismo 5 Prologue

    While it's just a taste of the real thing, Gran Turismo is Gran Turismo.

    Every time there is a new Gran Turismo release, their is a huge amount of hype to go with it. Polyphony Digital's brought their baby onto this generation, with Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, and it hasn't been any different. F... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Its story and presentation overshadows its often lame gunplay.

    Kane & Lynch: Dead Men

    Its story and presentation overshadows its often lame gunplay.

    Developer Io Interactive is capable of creating an immersing tone and feel to their games, as previously seen with the Hitman series. Deep and twisted characters have always been an important factor. Nobody has come clos... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Don't forget to wipe the blood off your hands.

    Dark Sector

    Don't forget to wipe the blood off your hands.

    Dark Sector is possibly the coolest game to come out yet this year. That doesn't necessarily make it the best game, but it's a guarantee that a game where you control a superhuman, and battle men with guns, as well as mo... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Rock Band is innovative, but it isn't without it's issues.

    Rock Band

    Rock Band is innovative, but it isn't without it's issues.

    Games that force you to use a controller other than the one that came with your console have seen a surge last generation, with games like DDR, and Guitar Hero. Both franchises have seen success, especially the latter. D... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    While its the 2 player cooperative play that is the hook, 1 isn't the loneliest number in this standard yet fun shooter.

    Army of Two

    While its the 2 player cooperative play that is the hook, 1 isn't the loneliest number in this standard yet fun shooter.

    Electronic Arts is mostly known for its sports games, so it's very unlikely that an action title coming from the powerhouse is looked forward to. Army of Two, a highly anticipated action title from EA Montreal has comple... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Warhawk's terribly unbalanced design make it tough to recommend.

    Warhawk (w/Headset)

    Warhawk's terribly unbalanced design make it tough to recommend.

    Warhawk is sexified. Flying through the skies, which look phenomenal, in planes that are kick ass, doing all sorts of maneuvers, while chasing another kick ass plane, and trying to shoot it down, is sexified. Unfortunate... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Skate's innovative gameplay and expert design blow its competitors out of the water.

    Skate

    Skate's innovative gameplay and expert design blow its competitors out of the water.

    For nearly a decade, the Tony Hawk series has been running unopposed as the only worthy skateboarding title. EA's skate. was looking to change that last September, and for the most part, it succeeded that goal. As opp... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Ka-boom.

    Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

    Ka-boom.

    This has been a long time coming, but I've finally managed to get a review out on the highly anticipated debut of Ratchet and Clank on next gen consoles. Like every Ratchet and Clank game, it's blow up first, and platfor... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Oustanding production values and a fantastic story make Lair worth your time, despite some nearly broken controls.

    Lair

    Oustanding production values and a fantastic story make Lair worth your time, despite some nearly broken controls.

    Lair was hyped and hyped, but it just couldn't deliver. The game concept is refreshing and new, but it's incredible how much Factor 5 screwed up. You play as Rohn, a skyguard for Asyliia, and your job is to kill those... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.5
    The framework is here for a great sports game, but lackluster visuals and some unbalanced gameplay disappoint.

    Madden NFL 08

    The framework is here for a great sports game, but lackluster visuals and some unbalanced gameplay disappoint.

    Madden NFL 08 was supposed to be the best version of Madden to ever be released, and it showed the promise to do so. Unfortunately, it isn't. And in my opinion, it isn't even close. That doesn't mean that this year's ver... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Fable 2 is a charming, funny, and adventurous role playing game.

    Fable II

    Fable 2 is a charming, funny, and adventurous role playing game.

    Fable 2 is a game about choices. Some of them are easy and simple enough, such as whether to be boy or a girl. Some of them are tougher and will honestly and powerfully question the morality of the player. Throughout the... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Never have I been so awe-struck at a game this year. Fallout 3 will forever change the way we judge role playing games.

    Fallout 3

    Never have I been so awe-struck at a game this year. Fallout 3 will forever change the way we judge role playing games.

    Fallout 3. It's a lot of things. Ever since the game was announced to be in the hands and gentle care of Bethesda, plenty of hype has surrounded it. The game is set in a post apocalyptic era, where mankind is struggling ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful