User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.48/10

Total of 25 user reviews spread across 25 releases

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  • User Rating:8.5
    Remedy's seminal shooter is a prime example of cohesive game design that stands up well over a decade later.

    Max Payne

    Remedy's seminal shooter is a prime example of cohesive game design that stands up well over a decade later.

    There is always the fear when going back to past classics that the game won't hold up. What was great all those years ago may not be great now; in fact it may not even be good. Supposedly influential games of the past ar... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    This modern day classic is a beautiful and engaging adventure game that will keep you engaged for hours on end

    Okami

    This modern day classic is a beautiful and engaging adventure game that will keep you engaged for hours on end

    A usual compliment levelled at great games is that they are a system seller, in other words the game in question is reason enough for you to buy a new console. Okami is not a system seller, and as strange as it sounds, t... Read Full Review

    13 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Though it doesn't stand up to its console brethren, Chains of Olympus does a great job of bringing Kratos to the PSP.

    God of War: Chains of Olympus

    Though it doesn't stand up to its console brethren, Chains of Olympus does a great job of bringing Kratos to the PSP.

    With the release of the second game in the series in 2007, God of War took an impressive step forward. The sequel capitalised on all that was good in the original and tightened up all the areas where it was lacking. To s... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Though it provides a great experience overall, Deus Ex has too many objective flaws to warrant a proper recommendation.

    Deus Ex

    Though it provides a great experience overall, Deus Ex has too many objective flaws to warrant a proper recommendation.

    Ion Storm's conspiracy laden sci-fi first person shooter Deus Ex is heralded as one of the finest games of its time. It fused shooting, stealth, story and many other elements to create a sandbox game that put a lot of po... Read Full Review

    8 of 16 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    This simplistic beat 'em doesn't stand up as a good adaption of the Watchmen franchise or a good game.

    Watchmen: The End Is Nigh

    This simplistic beat 'em doesn't stand up as a good adaption of the Watchmen franchise or a good game.

    Writer Alan Moore is well known for being anti-Hollywood and their adaption's of his work. Whereas Moore's distaste was not always fully understandable with the big screen interpretations of his master works, with Watchm... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Excellent game design makes this downloadable gem a must buy.

    LIMBO

    Excellent game design makes this downloadable gem a must buy.

    As far as game design goes, Limbo lives up to its name, combining heavenly visuals with hellish brutality to create a middle ground between the two. It is a game of point and counterpoint; beautiful yet disturbing, punis... Read Full Review

    7 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    This Sci-Fi shooter is not the best game you will play all year, but it's fun enough to warrant a purchase.

    Bulletstorm

    This Sci-Fi shooter is not the best game you will play all year, but it's fun enough to warrant a purchase.

    In your average shooter, the main aim is to take out the enemies in your way as quickly and efficiently as possible. Bulletstorm is not your average shooter; it swaps this tactical efficiency for a delightful form of sad... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Numerous issues mean that this force powered sequel doesn't live up to its predecessor, never mind the Star Wars name.

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II

    Numerous issues mean that this force powered sequel doesn't live up to its predecessor, never mind the Star Wars name.

    After two years of presumed imprisonment, the Force has been unleashed once more. However, this time its impact is far less powerful than you could possibly imagine. The original Force Unleashed was by no means an excell... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Ezio's return loses some of what made the previous game so special and makes only minor additions to the series.

    Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (PS3 Slim Bundle)

    Ezio's return loses some of what made the previous game so special and makes only minor additions to the series.

    Ubisoft's latest entry to the Assassin's Creed series is an odd sequel. Whereas Assassin's Creed 2 was a step up from the original in almost every way, complete with an all new time period, setting and protagonist, Broth... Read Full Review

    13 of 14 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Batman's latest adventure is not only an excellent super hero game but one of the best games of 2009.

    Batman: Arkham Asylum

    Batman's latest adventure is not only an excellent super hero game but one of the best games of 2009.

    There is a general rule in the gaming industry that a licensed game is usually a bad game. When you are working on a license it's far too easy to put in little effort due to the knowledge that the license will sell the g... Read Full Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Horror fans will find a lot to like in Dead Space but great core gameplay isn't enough to make up for its flaws.

    Dead Space

    Horror fans will find a lot to like in Dead Space but great core gameplay isn't enough to make up for its flaws.

    When it comes to fresh new ideas in gaming, publisher EA is not the first place you'd go to. One need only look at the annualised sports games, constant Sims expansions, numerous Need for Speed games, and countless other... Read Full Review

    12 of 17 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Solid gameplay and terrific visuals make for an excellent shooter but it never manages to reach its true potential.

    Crysis

    Solid gameplay and terrific visuals make for an excellent shooter but it never manages to reach its true potential.

    A truly excellent game is excellent because it provides the complete package. Fantastic visuals by themselves can boost an otherwise mediocre game, but these alone are not enough to reach greatness. It is far too easy to... Read Full Review

    9 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Although it is not the landmark shooter Sony fans were hoping for, Resistance is at least a solid shooter.

    Resistance: Fall of Man

    Although it is not the landmark shooter Sony fans were hoping for, Resistance is at least a solid shooter.

    The first person shooter genre is one infamous for a lack of innovation, since the significant addition of being able to look up and down the genre has very much been a known quantity. However, it is true that there have... Read Full Review

    9 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Despite its odd title there is nothing suspect about the Orange Box, infact it may be the best value in gaming to date.

    The Orange Box

    Despite its odd title there is nothing suspect about the Orange Box, infact it may be the best value in gaming to date.

    There are some things which just feel too good to be true, like five games on one disc that costs less than one new game. The amount of content here at such a relatively low price almost makes it feel like Valve is getti... Read Full Review

    12 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    The final installment in Bungies epic Halo trilogy is their best game yet and everthing you could want from a Halo game.

    Halo 3

    The final installment in Bungies epic Halo trilogy is their best game yet and everthing you could want from a Halo game.

    The Master Chief is back to finish the fight and it is the best one yet. Halo 3 is a sublime mix of fantastic single player, co-op, and multiplayer all in one package, providing you with enough content to keep you entert... Read Full Review

    4 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The latest installment in the Future trilogy is by far the best due to various improvements and sublime Clank levels.

    Ratchet & Clank Future 2

    The latest installment in the Future trilogy is by far the best due to various improvements and sublime Clank levels.

    The galaxy saving duo of Ratchet and Clank have already had two outings on the PlayStation three but up until now there appearances have been rather underwhelming, the release of a finale to this fun but flawed future tr... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Halo 3: ODST is- at its heart- more Halo, and this is a very good thing.

    Halo 3: ODST

    Halo 3: ODST is- at its heart- more Halo, and this is a very good thing.

    Since Halo: Combat Evolved on the original XBOX, the Halo first person shooters have all had a similar feel, although many changes were made to the Halo formula every iteration felt like a Halo game. This is in no way ... Read Full Review

    9 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Killzone 2 manages to live up to the hype and delivers the fantastic FPS experience the PS3's been waiting for

    Killzone 2

    Killzone 2 manages to live up to the hype and delivers the fantastic FPS experience the PS3's been waiting for

    Killzone 2 is a superb game; it's a simple as that. If you are a fan of the first person shooter genre and can handle a bit of a challenge then this is the game for you. It really is one of those games where the core gam... Read Full Review

    8 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    It is far from perfect, but the magic of Prince of Persia is fun from start to finish.

    Prince of Persia

    It is far from perfect, but the magic of Prince of Persia is fun from start to finish.

    Prince of Persia is the latest in the long running franchise of the same name and is a great addition to the series. However people looking for a sequel to the previous games will be sorely disappointed because Prince of... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Assassin's Creed 2 provides so much more depth than the first it makes it makes it impossible to return to the original

    Assassin's Creed II

    Assassin's Creed 2 provides so much more depth than the first it makes it makes it impossible to return to the original

    Assassin's Creed 1 to this day remains the fastest selling new IP in video games but despite its large sales opinions on the game were greatly divided. It quickly became one of those love it or hate it games, hated for l... Read Full Review

    10 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A flawed yet fantastic game

    Assassin's Creed

    A flawed yet fantastic game

    Assassin's Creed is a game like no other; it tries something daring and pulls it off with finesse. Assassin's Creed manages to give you the freedom of an open world without the sacrifices to character usually brought abo... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Uncharted is a truly fantastic game and a must buy for any PS3 owner.

    Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

    Uncharted is a truly fantastic game and a must buy for any PS3 owner.

    To get things started it's important to say that this game is amazing. If you are reading this review as advice to buying this game then you can stop here and go out and buy it now- you will not regret your purchase. Unc... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    It's far from being a masterpiece and most likely won't scare you but, you will have a blast!

    Resident Evil 5 (Collector's Edition)

    It's far from being a masterpiece and most likely won't scare you but, you will have a blast!

    The best way to start reviewing this game is by stating up front; this is a great game. However this game is plagued with some quite serious issues but in the end pure fun shines through. If you just want to shoot some z... Read Full Review

    5 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    If you like Star Wars you will love Knights of the Old Republic, if you don't like Star Wars it's still great!

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

    If you like Star Wars you will love Knights of the Old Republic, if you don't like Star Wars it's still great!

    It would be wrong to class this game as movie based. Yes it is part of the star wars franchise but it lacks the qualities which usually make up a movie based game. Firstly it's good and secondly it has no connatations wi... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    No More Heroes is a great game... in most aspects

    No More Heroes

    No More Heroes is a great game... in most aspects

    No More Heroes was a game I've seen on shelves for a long time and really didn't want. It looked tacky and I presumed it to be more Wii shovelware; however after many hotspot listenings I realised this game is supposed t... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful