User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.91/10

Total of 71 user reviews spread across 71 releases

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  5. 6
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  6. 5
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  • User Rating:10
    Brawl Simply Must be Bought

    Super Smash Bros. Brawl

    Brawl Simply Must be Bought

    Over the past two years, Nintendo has managed to hold its own in the console wars by relying on home-grown titles and sequels to already popular games. With the success of games like "Wii Sports," "WarioWare: Smooth Move... Read Full Review

    8 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Mario Kart is Back and Better than Ever

    Mario Kart Wii

    Mario Kart is Back and Better than Ever

    A staple in the Nintendo library for over a decade, "Super Mario Kart" has established itself as a top-shelf video game franchise by consistently giving gamers what they want. Through the years, every game in the series ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Old Classic Revitalized on the 360

    Xevious

    Old Classic Revitalized on the 360

    Originally released in 1982, "Xevious" is one of the first vertical shooters in video game history. Released on a plethora of consoles over the past 20 years like Nintendo, Game Boy Advance and Sony PlayStation, it was o... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Undertow Fails to Catch the Wave

    Undertow

    Undertow Fails to Catch the Wave

    Back in January, 360 owners were given a free game after the Live system succumbed to an overload of new gamers over the Christmas holiday. That free game was "Undertow." For those who got it for free, there were mixed f... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    It's not a Long Adventure, but it is a Fun One

    Spider-Man: Friend or Foe

    It's not a Long Adventure, but it is a Fun One

    By Patrick Hickey Jr. Ever since the days when games like "Ninja Turtles II" and "Double Dragon" hit the shelves in the mid-80s, beat-em-ups have always been a popular choice among gamers. However, over the past decad... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:1
    Totemball's Price Tag Prevents It From Being A Waste of Money, But It's Definitely a Waste of Time and Energy

    TotemBall

    Totemball's Price Tag Prevents It From Being A Waste of Money, But It's Definitely a Waste of Time and Energy

    While several games in the 360 library have options that support the use of the Live camera, only one is designed specifically for it. The game, "Totemball," developed by Freeverse software and Strange Flavor, is suppose... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4
    Splatterhouse is Still Gruesome, But It's Just as Mediocre

    Splatterhouse

    Splatterhouse is Still Gruesome, But It's Just as Mediocre

    For some reason, throughout the short lifespan of the TurboGrafx-16, "Splatterhouse" was often considered one of the best games on the system. However, while it's arguably one of the bloodiest games released during it's ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Devil's Crush is an Underrated Gem that still Shines Bright

    Devil Crash

    Devil's Crush is an Underrated Gem that still Shines Bright

    Originally released on the TurboGrafx-16 in 1990, "Devil's Crush" was quietly regarded as not only one of the best console pinball games during that time, but one of the best games on the system. Now nearly 20 years late... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Aegis Wing Gets It Done With Killer Gameplay

    Aegis Wing

    Aegis Wing Gets It Done With Killer Gameplay

    Created by three Microsoft interns in the summer of 2006 and released midyear in 2007, "Aegis Wing" at its heart breathes the air of the classic shooters of yesteryear. Anyone with any solid foundation in gaming will be ... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:2
    Yaris is Easily one of the Worst Games Available on the 360 Live Arcade

    Yaris

    Yaris is Easily one of the Worst Games Available on the 360 Live Arcade

    Broken, boring and repetitive. Those are just three words that come to mind when trying to describe "Yaris," the X-Box Live Arcade game that was released at the same time Toyota's new car of the same name was late la... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Uno Makes a Seamless Transition to the X-Box Live Arcade

    Uno

    Uno Makes a Seamless Transition to the X-Box Live Arcade

    Since 1971, "Uno" has been a staple in the lives of everyone from bored teenagers to party-crazed college students looking for a fun way to pass the time. Now, it's a staple on the X-Box Live Arcade and is easily one of ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Rock Band Revels in Rhythmic Glory, But Doesn't Exactly Steal the Show

    Rock Band

    Rock Band Revels in Rhythmic Glory, But Doesn't Exactly Steal the Show

    For years, games like "Frequency," "Taiko Drum Master," "Guitar Hero" and "Karaoke Revolution" were stalwarts in the rhythm/music genre that turned the average Joe into everything from a fret-burning madman or a future A... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Smash TV is Back and Better Than Ever!

    Smash T.V.

    Smash TV is Back and Better Than Ever!

    A few years before Mark Turmell went on to co-create such classics as "NBA Jam" and "Mortal Kombat," the then little known game developer teamed up with "Robotron 2084" and "Defender" creator Eugene Jarvis and made what ... Read Full Review

    4 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Carcassonne's Simple Gameplay Provides Hours of Gaming Goodness

    Carcassonne

    Carcassonne's Simple Gameplay Provides Hours of Gaming Goodness

    On the surface, a game as simple as the obscure German board game "Carcassonne," doesn't look to be an enthralling addition to the X-Box Live Arcade library of games. But just like Uno was turned into a cult classic ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Arkadian Warriors Can't Cut it in Battle

    Arkadian Warriors

    Arkadian Warriors Can't Cut it in Battle

    At first glance, "Arkadian Warriors," Sierra's newest hack-n-slash title for the X-Box Live arcade, feels and plays like a scaled-down version of classics like "Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance," or "Champions of Norrath." H... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    All-Pro Football 2K8 Barely Makes the Playoffs

    All-Pro Football 2K8

    All-Pro Football 2K8 Barely Makes the Playoffs

    Throughout the early part of the millennium, gamers had their choice between two football games, Electronic Arts' John Madden and 2K Sports' NFL 2K series. The two both had different strong points, as Madden had the bett... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Guitar Hero Still Rocks, But Only for the True Rock Gods

    Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

    Guitar Hero Still Rocks, But Only for the True Rock Gods

    Over the past three years, the "Guitar Hero" franchise has become as evident in our society's pop culture as the slinky and "Seinfeld." However, this year's version, despite new additions like boss battles that add to th... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    No one has 'Scene' Anything like This on the 360!

    Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action

    No one has 'Scene' Anything like This on the 360!

    With the success of traditional games like Uno, Backgammon and Poker on the X-Box Live Arcade the past few years, it was only a matter of time until a game like Scene It? made its way to the 360. Packed with over 1,800 m... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Brain Teasers are Bigger and Better on the Nintendo Wii

    Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree

    Brain Teasers are Bigger and Better on the Nintendo Wii

    A smash-hit on the Nintendo DS last year, Big Brain Academy is now on the Nintendo Wii and is chock-full of the same brain-teasers and casual gameplay mechanics that made it so successful in the first place, thanks in pa... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.1
    The Bigs Hits a Grand Slam on the Wii

    The Bigs

    The Bigs Hits a Grand Slam on the Wii

    Considering the intuitive controls of the Nintendo Wii, it was only a matter of time until someone besides Nintendo made a baseball game for the system. While 2K’s The Bigs may not be exactly what hardcore baseball fans ... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    The Axe Still Hits Hard Nearly 20 Years Later

    Golden Axe

    The Axe Still Hits Hard Nearly 20 Years Later

    Almost 15 years before games like Baldur’s Gate and Champions of Norrath revolutionized the hack and slash genre, Sega’s Golden Axe was at the forefront of that revolution and was the best beat-em up available on any sys... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Playing God is Still a Blast!

    Actraiser

    Playing God is Still a Blast!

    One of the most underrated games ever on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Enix’s Act Raiser has been re-released on the Nintendo Wii Virtual Console, giving millions of gamers a golden opportunity to experience t... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Trauma Center Succeeds in Bringing its Additive Gameplay to the Wii

    Trauma Center: Second Opinion

    Trauma Center Succeeds in Bringing its Additive Gameplay to the Wii

    Anyone that played the original version of Trauma Center on the Nintendo DS when it was released two years ago, knows how fun, challenging and entertaining the series can be. However, when the game was released for the N... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    SingStar Pop is Solid, But Does it Beat the Competition?

    SingStar Norske Hits

    SingStar Pop is Solid, But Does it Beat the Competition?

    Given the popularity of American Idol and karaoke in general over the past few years, it was only a matter of time until Sony decided to take a piece of the pie for themselves. SingStar Pop, the second game in Sony’s Kar... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Kirby's Adventure Stands the Test of Time

    Hoshi no Kirby: Yume no Izumi no Monogatari

    Kirby's Adventure Stands the Test of Time

    Almost 15 years after Kirby’s Adventure was originally released on the Nintendo Entertainment System, everyone’s favorite pink powder puff/marshmallow superhero has been given a chance to strut his stuff again on Wii Vir... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.7
    Wii-Play? I Think Not!

    Hajimete no Wii (w/Remote)

    Wii-Play? I Think Not!

    After seeing what a huge success Wii Sports was when it was first released, it was the assumption by most gamers that Wii Play, the second installment in Nintendo’s series that features their unique Mii characters, would... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.8
    Tiger Woods 07 Hits the Green in Style

    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07

    Tiger Woods 07 Hits the Green in Style

    Considering the amazing functionality of the Wii controller, one can easily make the assumption that before its release, Tiger Woods 07 was one of the most anticipated Wii games of the year. Thankfully for the millions o... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    MLB 2K7 Misses the Black Due to Ugly Graphical Glitches and Boring Atmopshere

    Major League Baseball 2K7

    MLB 2K7 Misses the Black Due to Ugly Graphical Glitches and Boring Atmopshere

    For years, the people at 2K Sports have consistently released solid games that have accurately portrayed America’s pastime, filling each and every title with a bevy of unlockable content and gameplay modes to keep gamers... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.8
    Wii Sports Changes Way the World Plays Video Games

    Wii Sports

    Wii Sports Changes Way the World Plays Video Games

    When Nintendo revealed its first game for the Wii at the E3 in 2006, entitled Wii Sports, the entire gaming community was set ablaze. Implementing the latest motion-sensing technology, Wii Sports gives gamers the freedom... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.9
    American Idol’s Version of Karaoke Revolution Rocks, But the Melody May Be a Bit Too Familiar

    Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol

    American Idol’s Version of Karaoke Revolution Rocks, But the Melody May Be a Bit Too Familiar

    For the past five years or so, Konami has made a habit of releasing a new version of there uber-successful Karaoke Revolution series, jam-packed with new songs and characters and 2007 is no different, as the publisher ma... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.4
    PS2 Owners Find a New Best Friend in Bully

    Bully

    PS2 Owners Find a New Best Friend in Bully

    Your mother just remarried an old geezer and sent you off to boarding school, in hopes that you turn your little juvenile delinquent life around while she’s enjoying herself on her honeymoon. In this situation lie two ch... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Raven Continues To Impress With Marvel Ultimate Alliance

    Marvel: Ultimate Alliance

    Raven Continues To Impress With Marvel Ultimate Alliance

    Raven Continues To Impress With Marvel Ultimate Alliance By Patrick Hickey Jr. A few years ago, a small company named Raven software created the best super hero game to come out in ages: X-Men Legends. Not only did... Read Full Review

    6 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Killzone Liberates PSP Owners Desperately Looking For Great Shooting Action

    Killzone: Liberation

    Killzone Liberates PSP Owners Desperately Looking For Great Shooting Action

    Hardcore shooter fans remember the original Killzone on the PS2 as a game with a ton of promise that couldn’t provide the gameplay experience many were looking for. Backed by a strong marketing campaign and a solid story... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    WTF Succeeds In Taking Simple Gameplay to the Next Level

    Baito Hell 2000

    WTF Succeeds In Taking Simple Gameplay to the Next Level

    Over the course of video game history, there hasn’t been anything quite like WTF. Covered in Japanese eccentricities and the most unusual gameplay to ever be featured in a video game, WTF, or Work Time Fun, on the PSP pr... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.8
    Smackdown vs. Raw 2007 Barely Gets the Pin on PS2

    WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007

    Smackdown vs. Raw 2007 Barely Gets the Pin on PS2

    Well, it finally happened. After six solid games, the Smackdown series on the PS2 has finally reached its peak. While the sixth installment in the series, Smackdown vs. Raw 2007 isn’t a bad game by any means, it doesn... Read Full Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.4
    Tekken Dark Resurrection  Knocks Out the Competition

    Tekken: Dark Resurrection

    Tekken Dark Resurrection Knocks Out the Competition

    Over the past ten years, Tekken has distinguished itself as one of the premiere 3-D console fighting games in the industry. Combining amazing graphics with a host of colorful characters the series has done everything its... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Family Guy’s Control Problems Limit the Fun

    Family Guy

    Family Guy’s Control Problems Limit the Fun

    Over the past few years, the uber-popular Fox adult cartoon, “Family Guy,” has become entrenched in pop culture, gaining a massive cult-following, spawning not only a made for DVD movie a few months ago, but also a new v... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    NHL 2K7 Gets the Job Done, Does Little Else

    NHL 2K7

    NHL 2K7 Gets the Job Done, Does Little Else

    Over the past five years, the NHL 2K series has been the standard for which all other hockey games have graded on. Unmatched in levels of computer intelligence and in-game depth, the NHL 2K series has consistently domina... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.2
    Bounty Hounds Offers An Average Handheld Shooting Experience, But Nothing Else

    Bounty Hounds

    Bounty Hounds Offers An Average Handheld Shooting Experience, But Nothing Else

    When gamers usually think of Namco, they’re reminded of either the classics of yester-year like Pac Man or Galaga, or the playstation classics Ridge Racer, Soul Calibur and Tekken. Trying desperately to shake the repu... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.3
    Burnout Legends: A Greatest Hit in the Making

    Burnout Legends

    Burnout Legends: A Greatest Hit in the Making

    A staple in the Electronic Arts stable of games for the past half-decade, Burnout Legends continues the success of the series on the PSP, where it may be the best version of the game available on any console to date. EA ... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful