User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.08/10

Total of 302 user ratings spread across 302 releases

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  2. 9
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  3. 8
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  4. 7
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  5. 6
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  6. 5
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  • Rating:8
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    Titanfall

  • Review Score:4
    Games like this are the reason GRIN was closed.

    Terminator Salvation

    Games like this are the reason GRIN was closed.

    There is no shortage of shooters, whether they be first or third person. Terminator: Salvation is a third person shooter, but is of the sloppiest grade. Like other popular (and better) TPS games, you can take cover behin... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5
    If Castlevania: Symphony of the Night was a sci-fi shooter made today, it would come pretty close to Shadow Complex.

    Shadow Complex

    If Castlevania: Symphony of the Night was a sci-fi shooter made today, it would come pretty close to Shadow Complex.

    Despite my name dropping and classification, Shadow Complex isn't an old school game through and through. The game itself uses Epic's Unreal Engine to boost the graphics to make the game look better than some full retail... Read Full Review

    8 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Lost Odyssey is a throwback in almost every way, but in my eyes, that isn't a bad thing, and we will hopefully see more.

    Lost Odyssey

    Lost Odyssey is a throwback in almost every way, but in my eyes, that isn't a bad thing, and we will hopefully see more.

    It is tough reviewing an RPG, and not just because of the time it takes to play through one. How do you gauge whether or not the components work or not? What is the most important aspect of an RPG, the story or the comba... Read Full Review

    19 of 21 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    The best way to describe this game is "Call of Duty: Quantum of Solace".

    Quantum of Solace

    The best way to describe this game is "Call of Duty: Quantum of Solace".

    I was in middle school when the then-revolutionary Goldeneye hit the Nintendo 64. My friends and I spent countless hours playing this, and in terms of fun, few games have come close, and no other Bond game has even been ... Read Full Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    Fans of Clive Barker's work will feel instantly at home while fans of great first person shooters will be underwhelmed.

    Clive Barker's Jericho (Limited Edition)

    Fans of Clive Barker's work will feel instantly at home while fans of great first person shooters will be underwhelmed.

    I will be the first to admit that I originally had high hopes for Clive Barker's Jericho. I am a big fan of Barker's work, and I was hoping this game would capture not only his style, but be a very atmospherically creepy... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution

  • Rating:5.5

    Escape from Bug Island

  • Rating:8.5

    The Darkness

  • Review Score:4.6
    Fans of the quarter-cruncher be warned...These games won't share the same fond memories.

    Centipede & Millipede

    Fans of the quarter-cruncher be warned...These games won't share the same fond memories.

    At first glance, two games for the price of one sounds pretty damn good. Forget the fact that both Centipede and Millipede are essentially the same game, so are Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man and they were sold separately. So, ... Read Full Review

    4 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Guitar Hero II (Game only)

  • Review Score:9.1
    As the sequel to one of the greatest games this generation, it had some big shoes to fill...And it did a fair job.

    God of War II

    As the sequel to one of the greatest games this generation, it had some big shoes to fill...And it did a fair job.

    The original God of War was easily one of the greatest gaming experiences of the past generation and one of the best of all time. It combined easy, yet fun gameplay, the right amount of puzzles, good story, and a great d... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    It's more of a tech demo than a game...But that doesn't mean you'll have your fill after a few minutes of playing.

    Wii Sports

    It's more of a tech demo than a game...But that doesn't mean you'll have your fill after a few minutes of playing.

    For the first time in a looooong time a launch system comes packed with a game. Not just any game, but a collection of several games...Well, sort of. Wii Sports is a low budget, low tech way of showing off some of the un... Read Full Review

    4 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.5
    The most fun of the three BK games out there, but still reeks of  "you get what you pay for" syndrome.

    Pocketbike Racer

    The most fun of the three BK games out there, but still reeks of "you get what you pay for" syndrome.

    Take one part Mario Kart, one part Burger King and a dash of WTF and you get Pocketbike Racer for both the Xbox and Xbox 360. It's a fun little game for a while, but it ends up being quite shallow once you play it for mo... Read Full Review

    4 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    While it offers up some new stuff for the GTA-clones out there, it's too repetitive to be enjoyable for all that long.

    Just Cause

    While it offers up some new stuff for the GTA-clones out there, it's too repetitive to be enjoyable for all that long.

    While I understand the irony in what I'm about to say, calling Just Cause a GTA-clone doesn't really do the game justice. Sure, it has open ended gameplay in a large setting, but the game is different in more aspects tha... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.2

    Doom

  • Review Score:8.2
    In a surprise move, DOOM is quick to impress and quicker to bring you on a trip down memory lane.

    Doom

    In a surprise move, DOOM is quick to impress and quicker to bring you on a trip down memory lane.

    I still remember trading in my Commodore 64 for an actual PC and getting into Wolfenstein and DOOM...I have fond memories of both these games and had a mild heart attack when I was watching the X06 coverage and this was ... Read Full Review

    19 of 23 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.9
    While I was disappointed that they didn't bring out Ms. Pac-Man, this filled a small part of the void until they do.

    Pac-Man

    While I was disappointed that they didn't bring out Ms. Pac-Man, this filled a small part of the void until they do.

    Like the other oldy-but-goody Namco game in the Xbox Live Arcade, Galaga, Pac-Man is a pretty faithful rendition of a great game that is missing a few things that just don't make it a solid release. That isn't to say the... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.9

    Pac-Man

  • Review Score:6.6
    Good port...But where is the multiplayer?!

    Galaga

    Good port...But where is the multiplayer?!

    Namco did a pretty good job porting over one of my favorite arcade games for the Xbox Live Arcade. The sounds, graphics and controls are pretty tight and it's fairly faithful to the original...With one glaring exception.... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.6
    While Prey is a technically sound shooter, it almost feels like a throwback to classic FPSes while adding tons of new.

    Prey (Collector's Edition)

    While Prey is a technically sound shooter, it almost feels like a throwback to classic FPSes while adding tons of new.

    Prey...I'm at a loss as to how to start this review, so I'm just gonna jump right into it... Prey is a pretty good game, that takes lots of great ideas and kinda doesn't come through all the way with them (I'm looking a... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.3
    Great addition to the arcade that is fun while it lasts, but maybe not worth the 800 point "price" tag.

    Cloning Clyde

    Great addition to the arcade that is fun while it lasts, but maybe not worth the 800 point "price" tag.

    Cloning Clyde is so far unlike just about every other game out on the Xbox Live Arcade right now...And it's a damn fun game to boot. It plays like a typical web flash game, but a very well put together one. It is a side ... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Frogger

  • Review Score:7.5
    The first game due out for Xbox Live Arcade Wednesdays starts off with a bang...Fully intact and ready to go.

    Frogger

    The first game due out for Xbox Live Arcade Wednesdays starts off with a bang...Fully intact and ready to go.

    Lately I've become cynical to the fact that videogames aren't as fun as they once were. Growing up, videogames were simple to learn and play, yet challenging as hell to get through. This is one of those games. All you... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.7
    If Condemned isn't the damn scariest game out there...It's the damn scariest one I've ever played...That's for sure.

    Condemned: Criminal Origins

    If Condemned isn't the damn scariest game out there...It's the damn scariest one I've ever played...That's for sure.

    I procrastinated playing Condemned: Criminal Origins because I have a hard time playing scary/intense games. Movies don't affect me as much as games do...And, honestly, I don't enjoy being scared that much. Condemned is ... Read Full Review

    5 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5
    Movie tie-ins have a reputation for being bad...But this one doesn't even have anything in common with the movie.

    X-Men: The Official Game

    Movie tie-ins have a reputation for being bad...But this one doesn't even have anything in common with the movie.

    X-Men III is the latest (and last?) movie in the trilogy, and while some people haven't cared for it, I thought it wasn't all that bad a movie. After seeing it, I thought to myself "Self...Why don't we play the new game ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5

    X-Men: The Official Game

  • Review Score:9
    While the singleplayer is lacking compared to the multiplayer experience...that does not make this game any less fun.

    Perfect Dark Zero

    While the singleplayer is lacking compared to the multiplayer experience...that does not make this game any less fun.

    I waited a long time to write this review because I really wanted to take my time with the game and experience as much as I could to give the best review possible. After probably 20+ hours, I feel like I can do that. I h... Read Full Review

    4 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.3
    Being all but impossible to find a copy anywhere now, this truly is one of the hidden gems for the DS.

    Gyakuten Saiban: Yomigaeru Gyakuten (Limited Edition)

    Being all but impossible to find a copy anywhere now, this truly is one of the hidden gems for the DS.

    I regret not buying a copy of this game when it came out. It was on my "to buy" list and just never got picked. Now I am searching frantically for a non-eBay copy and I feel kinda like a nerdy Indiana Jones tracking some... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.3

    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

  • Review Score:7.5
    Like spades? Well, you won't find any surprises here...

    Hardwood Spades

    Like spades? Well, you won't find any surprises here...

    If you aren't familiar with the card game Spades, chances are you have a free version that comes pre-installed on your computer. The rules are simple enough, it's kinda like a mix between War and Go Fish. You can play wi... Read Full Review

    4 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.1
    The Mario franchise is a great thing...It's a wonder that 20 year old model for a game is still so much damn fun!

    New Super Mario Bros.

    The Mario franchise is a great thing...It's a wonder that 20 year old model for a game is still so much damn fun!

    The New Super Mario Brothers game isn't exactly revolutionary...Hell, it isn't even really all that new a concept...But it is one of the best DS games out right now and it is a definite must-buy for every DS owner. The g... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.7
    At least it has more personality than Spades and Hearts...It's a lot of fun, but it's still Uno at heart.

    Uno

    At least it has more personality than Spades and Hearts...It's a lot of fun, but it's still Uno at heart.

    Admittedly, I had forgotten the rules to Uno when I bought the full version. It took me all of one turn to have it flood back to me. Uno is a simple game that, while mostly luck, does have some strategic elements to it. ... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.7

    Uno

  • Rating:8.2

    Tomb Raider: Legend

  • Review Score:8.2
    Thankfully Eidos and Crystal Dynamics have pulled Lara Croft out of the sewer in one of the best comebacks in gaming.

    Tomb Raider: Legend

    Thankfully Eidos and Crystal Dynamics have pulled Lara Croft out of the sewer in one of the best comebacks in gaming.

    Tomb Raider is a fairly long running series, and with most long running series, has its ups and downs. All 10 of you that actually bought Angel of Darkness will be pleased to know that Legend is an actual, playable game.... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.2
    For a "last-gen" game, it really has some moments that stand par with some "next-gen" games.

    Black (Platinum Hits)

    For a "last-gen" game, it really has some moments that stand par with some "next-gen" games.

    **NOTE: I played this game on an Xbox 360, not an Xbox** So Black is a totally killer concept that just seems too shallow to be anything all that memorable. Blowing stuff up is an instant hit with me, but when you're ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.1

    Gun

  • Review Score:7.1
    Gun is far from groundbreaking but at least it does what it does and it does it well.

    Gun

    Gun is far from groundbreaking but at least it does what it does and it does it well.

    Gun is the latest from Neversoft, best known for the Tony Hawk franchise, and automatically shoots itself in the foot with expectations about any game other than that series...However, Gun does manage to be different eno... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.2
    Nintendogs is a killer concept that just didn't hold my interest for very long.

    Nintendogs: Chihuahua & Friends

    Nintendogs is a killer concept that just didn't hold my interest for very long.

    I absolutely loved Nintendogs for the first week I had it. I just got tired of taking my dog for a walk every day. It's a great game and a totally rad concept, but definitely not something I have time to invest in every ... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful