User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.23/10

Total of 62 user reviews spread across 62 releases

  1. 10
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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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  • User Rating:7
    Broken multiplayer and disappointing zombie modes saved by a great campaign.

    Call of Duty: Black Ops II

    Broken multiplayer and disappointing zombie modes saved by a great campaign.

    Activision continues to release more Call of Duty games. This time, Treyarch, the makers of World at War and Black Ops, are back at the helm. Black Ops 2 is certainly the most ambitious game in the series so far when it ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Gears of War 3 gives the fans everything they could've hoped for.

    Gears of War 3

    Gears of War 3 gives the fans everything they could've hoped for.

    Epic Games and Microsoft have joined up once again and have released the next entry in the "epic" Gears of War franchise. This entry delivers every thing a fan could possibly want while being welcoming to new players at ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4
    Poor handling and physics destroy Shift 2 Unleashed's potential.

    Shift 2: Unleashed

    Poor handling and physics destroy Shift 2 Unleashed's potential.

    Shift 2 Unleashed is the sequel to the original Shift game. Need for Speed Shift was a out of nowhere surprise with a great cockpit view that provided a new sensation for driving. Now, EA made a sequel. Shift 2 unleashed... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Portal 2 is a superb game that shouldn't be missed.

    Portal 2

    Portal 2 is a superb game that shouldn't be missed.

    Valve has developed a reputation over the last few years. From their famous Half-Life franchise to Team Fortress 2 and their beloved game Portal. Portal 2 is a sequel that is lovingly crafted in every way. Valve goes out... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Gears of War 2 is a sequel that delivers on all fronts.

    Gears of War 2

    Gears of War 2 is a sequel that delivers on all fronts.

    Microsoft and Epic games made a lot of money with the original Gears of War, so it's no surprise that a sequel was made. Cliffy B stated that the game was going to be bigger, better, and more badass and that's exactly wh... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Crysis 2 has a terrific single player campaign that manages to outshine the game's flaws.

    Crysis 2

    Crysis 2 has a terrific single player campaign that manages to outshine the game's flaws.

    The original Crysis is like a trophy for PC gamers. They showboat the game around, rubbing it in console gamers faces, and bragging about the state-of-the-art technology. Well, Crytek and EA have brought this PC juggerna... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Pokemon Gold adds in some nice additions to the formula, but is just as addictive as its predecessor.

    Pocket Monsters Kin

    Pokemon Gold adds in some nice additions to the formula, but is just as addictive as its predecessor.

    Pokemon Red was a revolution to be sure, so Nintendo was bound to make a sequel to it's hit game. Pokemon Gold followed and adds in some nice additions like nighttime, new pokemon, and makes a couple of tweaks here and t... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Pokemon Red was truly the start of something big.

    Pocket Monsters Aka

    Pokemon Red was truly the start of something big.

    Back in 1998, Nintendo released Pokemon Red for the Game Boy. It started a massive phenomenon including trading cards and a television series. But Pokemon is best known for being crazy addictive game boy games. Pokemon R... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Resistance Retribution is a solid game that features a control scheme that mostly succeeds!

    Resistance: Retribution

    Resistance Retribution is a solid game that features a control scheme that mostly succeeds!

    The Resistance franchise has typically been exclusive to the Playstation 3, but Sony Bend has successfully brought the franchise where shooters don't usually work. They've done this by switching to a third-person perpect... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    Test Drive Unlimited 2 promises so much, but almost a month after launch, still doesn't live up to it's potential.

    Test Drive Unlimited 2

    Test Drive Unlimited 2 promises so much, but almost a month after launch, still doesn't live up to it's potential.

    Atari and Eden games have surprisingly made a sequel to Test Drive Unlimited. If you're not familiar with the series, the original Unlimited game was a massive multiplayer online racing game where you could meet other pl... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Great content, but the 1200 Microsoft point price tag is too expensive.

    Call of Duty: Black Ops - First Strike

    Great content, but the 1200 Microsoft point price tag is too expensive.

    Activision has been "so kind" to release the first map pack of Call of Duty Black Ops. If you don't like Black Ops, there's no need to read this review since you will have no interest in it. Now if you still play Black O... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Gears of War is a different and refreshing take on 3rd person action games.

    Gears of War

    Gears of War is a different and refreshing take on 3rd person action games.

    Epic games came up with a brilliant idea back when they came up with Gears of War. An unique concept with the horror themes of Resident Evil 4 mixed with a tactical shooter with heavy reliance on a cover system that ever... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Techincally flawed, yet Mass Effect still provides an engrossing role-playing experience that's not to be missed.

    Mass Effect

    Techincally flawed, yet Mass Effect still provides an engrossing role-playing experience that's not to be missed.

    Back in 2007, Bioware released Mass Effect, one of the most critically acclaimed games from the year. A lot of the praise is well deserved. Mass Effect was a ground breaking game ahead of its time in many ways. It's the ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Blur is a functional racing game that feels like it's missing something.

    Blur

    Blur is a functional racing game that feels like it's missing something.

    Bizarre Creations has created a mario-kart clone in Blur, a more mature cart racing game. Instead of go-karts, you'll be driving real licensed vehicles on a variety of different courses. Blur has an in-depth multiplayer ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    This is retro gaming done right! Pac-Man Championship Edition DX is a must own for any gamer looking for retro gaming.

    Pac-Man Championship Edition DX

    This is retro gaming done right! Pac-Man Championship Edition DX is a must own for any gamer looking for retro gaming.

    Namco Bandi has recently released Pac-Man Championship Edition DX for xbox live arcade and the playstation network. The problem with reinventing classic franchises is that developers often screw with too much of the succ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Rock Band 2 is the king of the music genre with an amazing set of game modes and great songs. This is why we play games!

    Rock Band 2

    Rock Band 2 is the king of the music genre with an amazing set of game modes and great songs. This is why we play games!

    Harmonix released the original Rock Band back in 2007 to massive critical reception and sales and has followed up with an amazing sequel. Rock Band 2 removes all the bells and whistles of gaming like story, fancy graphic... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Burnout 3 is an amazing achievement in gaming and a game that needs to be played by any gamer!

    Burnout 3: Takedown

    Burnout 3 is an amazing achievement in gaming and a game that needs to be played by any gamer!

    The Burnout series started back in 2001 with the original Burnout which was a pretty decent racing game. Criterion followed up with Burnout 2, which added a crash mode where players could cause massive destruction in des... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Burnout 3 is an amazing achievement in gaming and a game that needs to be played by any gamer!

    Burnout 3: Takedown (Platinum Hits)

    Burnout 3 is an amazing achievement in gaming and a game that needs to be played by any gamer!

    The Burnout series started back in 2001 with the original Burnout which was a pretty decent racing game. Criterion followed up with Burnout 2, which added a crash mode where players could cause massive destruction in des... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    What Medal of Honor delivers simply won't cut it in the shooter genre in 2010.

    Medal of Honor

    What Medal of Honor delivers simply won't cut it in the shooter genre in 2010.

    Medal of Honor is a desperate attempt to reboot the series from Electronic Arts. Danger Close created the single player campaign with DICE handling the multiplayer portion. Somehow, something didn't go right. While the g... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Hot Pursuit is a huge return to form for the Need for Speed series!

    Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

    Hot Pursuit is a huge return to form for the Need for Speed series!

    Electronic Arts and Criterion have been listening to fans over the last few years, so they have teamed up to bring us arguably, the best Need for Speed since Hot Pursuit 2 and personally my favorite game in the entire se... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Mafia 2 is an excellent story-driven adventure that does the Mafia name proud.

    Mafia II

    Mafia 2 is an excellent story-driven adventure that does the Mafia name proud.

    Mafia 2 is the long awaited sequel to the original Mafia, which was a massive hit with gamers. Now in 2010, 2K games has brought us the sequel, Mafia 2. But have the developers grown with the times, or should have Mafia ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    While familiar, World at War delivers more solid Call of Duty action.

    Call of Duty: World at War

    While familiar, World at War delivers more solid Call of Duty action.

    Treyarch has made a very solid and fun addition to the Call of Duty series. While obsolete compared to Modern Warfare 2, and may be considered inferior to COD 4 by some, waw does bring some new ideas to the table. Co-op ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Black Ops is a very good game, but we have been playing the same game for years now.

    Call of Duty: Black Ops

    Black Ops is a very good game, but we have been playing the same game for years now.

    Call of Duty has once again released another game in the series. Activision continues the milk the series for everything it's worth. But the game itself is actually great and still is a ton of fun, has lots of content, a... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Not the best shooter ever made, but very enjoyable, especially for Bond fans.

    Quantum of Solace

    Not the best shooter ever made, but very enjoyable, especially for Bond fans.

    Quantum of Solace is a combination of a 3rd person shooter (Gears of War) and a FPS. While hardly innovative or daring, it's really fun. While the story won't make sense to some of us, fans of Quantum of Solace will find... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Halo Reach is a stellar game and has so much content, you could be playing for years!

    Halo: Reach

    Halo Reach is a stellar game and has so much content, you could be playing for years!

    Halo Reach is Bungie's last Halo game sadly, but Bungie went out with a bang. They spared no expense with Reach with a new graphics engine, firefight matchmaking, new weapons, maps, locations, vehicles, storyline, and mu... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Some flaws notwithstanding, Simcity 4 is simply an amazing strategy game for city builders and strategy gamers alike.

    SimCity 4

    Some flaws notwithstanding, Simcity 4 is simply an amazing strategy game for city builders and strategy gamers alike.

    Maxis and Electronic Arts put out Simcity 4 back in 2003. After all these years, the game holds up extremely well. It's a fantastic City-Building game and strategy game that will provide hundreds or hours of entertainmen... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    A gaming experience not to be missed by any gamer!

    Red Dead Redemption

    A gaming experience not to be missed by any gamer!

    Red Dead Redemption is the latest game from Rockstar and they have done it again. They set a pretty high bar with previous games like Grand Theft Auto 4, but somehow they managed to outdo themselves. Red Dead Redemption ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    There is fun to be had with Split Second, but it's severely flawed.

    Split/Second

    There is fun to be had with Split Second, but it's severely flawed.

    Black Rock and Disney Interactive have teamed to produce Split Second, a racing game that takes place in the midst of a reality show. Knocking down power plays and destroying opponents sounds like an amazing game, but br... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Stands up to the new games in the series. And for $20, this game is terrific!

    Call of Duty 2

    Stands up to the new games in the series. And for $20, this game is terrific!

    Back in 2005 with the release with Microsoft's new xbox 360, a new shooter from Infinity Ward was launched called Call of Duty 2. It's been half a decade since release, so does the game still hold up, or does it feel dat... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    There's lots to enjoy if you can get past the punishing difficulty.

    FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage

    There's lots to enjoy if you can get past the punishing difficulty.

    Flatout Ultimate Carnage is basically Flatout 2 at the core. But Bugbear added new gameplay modes and vastly improved the visuals. For a relatively unknown developer, this is a very good game. There is tons of destructio... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Great SIngle Player and Spec-Ops, but multiplayer is frustrating and full of glitches and cheaters.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

    Great SIngle Player and Spec-Ops, but multiplayer is frustrating and full of glitches and cheaters.

    Modern Warfare is one of the most hyped video games of all time. Sales have just reached 20 million and millions still play the game online. Anticipation was huge for the game at launch, but how has the game fared over t... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    The story non-existant, but you won't care playing Just Cause 2

    Just Cause 2

    The story non-existant, but you won't care playing Just Cause 2

    Avalanche studios has recently released Just Cause 2, sequel to the original Just Cause, no surprise there. Let's make one thing clear right off the bat. While there is a story in Just Cause 2, you won't remember it. In ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    Moments of Brilliance can't overcome a less-than compelling story and cumbersome controls.

    Assassin's Creed II

    Moments of Brilliance can't overcome a less-than compelling story and cumbersome controls.

    Assassins Creed 2 starts out amazing, like no other game you have ever played before. The free-running is exhilarating and the world is alive with stunning visuals, beautiful music, and sweet assassinations. But somethin... Read Full Review

    3 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    If you're looking for a good multiplayer shooter, look no further.

    Battlefield: Bad Company 2

    If you're looking for a good multiplayer shooter, look no further.

    Battlefield Bad Company 2 is the sequel to the popular Battlefield Bad Company by Electronic Arts and Dice out in Sweden. What made that game so special was a fully fledged single player campaign full of over the top hum... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is easily one the best games ever made.

    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

    Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is easily one the best games ever made.

    The Grand Theft Auto series has always been great, but not this great. San Andreas takes things to a whole new level. The depth and variety in the gameplay, the characters and storyline, and hundreds of side activities m... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Burnout Legends is one of the most addicting games on the Playstation Portable.

    Burnout Legends

    Burnout Legends is one of the most addicting games on the Playstation Portable.

    Burnout Legends is a portable version of the critically acclaime series. It takes Burnout 3 as it's core, adds cars and tracks from Burnout 1 and 2, and puts in the soundtrack from Burnout Revenge. But how does it come t... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Midnight Club Los Angeles is easily the best game in the series.

    Midnight Club: Los Angeles

    Midnight Club Los Angeles is easily the best game in the series.

    There isn't much of a story in Midnight Club LA, but that's fine. You are an east coast driver looking to make it big in the City of Angels. You'll meet several drivers along the way. The gameplay is great. It's open ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Grand theft auto 4 is simply an amazing game, one of the best of this generation.

    Grand Theft Auto IV

    Grand theft auto 4 is simply an amazing game, one of the best of this generation.

    In Grand theft auto 4, you play as an immigrant named Niko Bellic who steps off the boat in Liberty City expecting to live the American dream. That is what his cousin Roman has told him anyway. He quickly finds out he wa... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    The gameplay and setlist are rock solid, but honestly, do we really need another music game?

    Guitar Hero 5

    The gameplay and setlist are rock solid, but honestly, do we really need another music game?

    The Guitar Hero franchise has always been strong. Despite too many releases as full retail products instead of DLC, the gameplay has been solid all the way along. Guitar Hero 5 plays just as great others and the setlist ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Shadow Complex is an unique experience that's definitely worth experiencing, but some flaws hold it back from greatness.

    Shadow Complex

    Shadow Complex is an unique experience that's definitely worth experiencing, but some flaws hold it back from greatness.

    Shadow Complex is basically a 2D side scrolling adventure like the early metroid games, but made for a new generation with fancy visuals. The game is a nice throwback to the glory days of gaming with great visuals to boo... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful