Total of 71 user reviews spread across 71 releases
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," "Wa...
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...
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 P...
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...
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,...
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 Strang...
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 r...
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 ...
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 foundatio...
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 s...
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 a...
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 ...
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 J...
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 ...
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 "Cham...
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...
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 ba...
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. Pack...
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...
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 har...
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 ...
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 opportu...
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 wa...
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 secon...
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 st...
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 M...
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. Thankfull...
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 ...
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 give...
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,...
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 ...
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 L...
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 campai...
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 Tim...
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...
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...
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 a...
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...
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 desperate...
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 ...