User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.65/10

Total of 27 user reviews spread across 27 releases

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  • User Rating:9
    This game does everything well.

    Max Payne

    This game does everything well.

    I might have laughed, if I had remembered how. --Max Payne Just recently Max Payne was an undercover DEA agent infiltrating the biggest drug ring in New York. Now, after being framed for murdering another officer, h... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    A fun game that stands out from the crowd.

    Darwinia

    A fun game that stands out from the crowd.

    It could be argued that independent works, be they in the medium of games, music, or film, should be judged on a different scale than their counterparts with corporate backing. I think this argument is nonsense. Works ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    One of the most stylish shooters around, and also one of the most tense.

    F.E.A.R.

    One of the most stylish shooters around, and also one of the most tense.

    fear (noun) – an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat -- The New Oxford American Dictionary Modern first person shooters have done a really... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A candid look at the worst side of high school.

    Bully

    A candid look at the worst side of high school.

    Jimmy Hopkins is not your typical 15 year old boy. After being kicked out of several schools Jimmy's mother decides to dump him off at Bullworth Academy while she and her new husband go on a year long honeymoon. The pl... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.4
    A heavy focus on extreme combat, along with highly challenging gameplay, make God Hand a must buy for hard core gamers.

    God Hand

    A heavy focus on extreme combat, along with highly challenging gameplay, make God Hand a must buy for hard core gamers.

    Lately it seems that a game's success is highly dependent on graphical flash, which consumers are quick to lap up, while games with solid gameplay are often avoided due to lack of polish. God Hand falls into the latter ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.2
    A great game marred by minor details.

    Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones

    A great game marred by minor details.

    If you've played the first two Prince of Persia games then you're aware that the series' protagonist, simply known as The Prince, has been messing around with the flow of time. The Two Thrones sees The Prince's adventur... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.9
    An immersive tale lacking in gameplay.

    The Longest Journey

    An immersive tale lacking in gameplay.

    Adventure games were once a staple of PC gaming. They didn't rely on action at all, but instead focused on good stories, memorable characters, and some incredibly imaginative puzzles. The Longest Journey seems to be tr... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.6
    Great characters, art, music, and some of the most creative platforming around make this game shine.

    Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves

    Great characters, art, music, and some of the most creative platforming around make this game shine.

    I'm not quite sure how big the market is for sneaky platforming heist games, but the Sly Cooper series definitely has it cornered. No other games come to mind that have provided the sort of acrobatic platforming this fr... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.2
    A wonderful game and a work of art.

    Shadow of the Colossus

    A wonderful game and a work of art.

    Although video games have become part of mainstream media, many people, gamers included, do not see the potential for art within the medium. Just as a movie may be art and entertain at the same time, so too can games. ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.9
    A great game, and a fitting end to the series.

    Jak 3

    A great game, and a fitting end to the series.

    The first two games of the Jak & Daxter series took place in two different worlds. The first was set in various natural locations, from meadows to caves, while the second took place in a sprawling metropolis, includ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.2
    Although it's a sequel, it has a unique style and combat system.

    Chrono Cross (PSOne Books)

    Although it's a sequel, it has a unique style and combat system.

    Chrono Trigger was both commercially and critically successful, so it's understandable that Square wanted to make a sequel. The strange part is that its sequel doesn't look, feel, sound, or play anything like the origin... Read Full Review

    0 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.2
    A highly cinematic experience with lots of emotion and plenty of choice.

    Indigo Prophecy

    A highly cinematic experience with lots of emotion and plenty of choice.

    While many games of late have attempted to achieve a cinematic look, many of them suffer from serious problems. Sometimes there will be so many cutscenes that the player is forced to watch a movie when they expect to ha... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.4
    One of the greatest adventures in years.

    God of War (Greatest Hits)

    One of the greatest adventures in years.

    The stories from Greek mythology provide a great setting for an action/adventure game. The mythos contains loads of heroes, monsters, and adventures. God of War has managed to tap into this great resource. This game d... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.9
    The best Ratchet & Clank experience to date.

    Ratchet & Clank 3 (Platinum)

    The best Ratchet & Clank experience to date.

    The original Ratchet & Clank was a step forward for platforming/adventure games. Not only was the gameplay tight, but developer Insomniac raised the standard of design and voice acting in the industry with that title. ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.8
    Loads of acrobatics, a new fighting system, and a great narrative make this a worthy sequel.

    Prince of Persia: Warrior Within

    Loads of acrobatics, a new fighting system, and a great narrative make this a worthy sequel.

    Since the boom of Nintendo in the 80's, video games have matured along with their audience. The prince of Persia series is no exception. The Sands of Time was presented as a fairy tale, love story and all; the second i... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.8
    Going Commando does a great job of expanding on the gameplay and charm of Ratchet & Clank.

    Ratchet & Clank 2: Locked and Loaded

    Going Commando does a great job of expanding on the gameplay and charm of Ratchet & Clank.

    The problem with making a great game is trying to produce a great sequel to it. Ratchet & Clank excelled in so many ways that it must have been a feat to improve every aspect. In fact Going Commando's story is not as i... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.4
    Gaming doesn't get any better than this.

    Jak II: Renegade

    Gaming doesn't get any better than this.

    Few games have managed to be as fun and as simple as Jak & Daxter was. Jak II maintains that wonderful simplicity but takes the series in a different direction. The green hills and deep caverns of the first game have b... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.3
    A quirky RPG with a unique cast of characters and a great combat system.

    Shadow Hearts II

    A quirky RPG with a unique cast of characters and a great combat system.

    Many games take themselves too seriously, while others can not be taken seriously at all. Shadow Hearts: Covenant manages to address concepts such as the soul, love, and war in a mature tone without sounding preachy. F... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.3
    Viewtiful Joe gets straight to the heart of what an action game should be.

    Viewtiful Joe

    Viewtiful Joe gets straight to the heart of what an action game should be.

    I thought the 2D action game had died years ago. It seems instead that it was just taking a really long nap. Viewtiful Joe has shaken the genre wide awake, and in turn it has shown how much potential the action genre h... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.2
    Ratchet & Clank is a defining game of the genre.

    Ratchet & Clank (Platinum)

    Ratchet & Clank is a defining game of the genre.

    I like games where I get to run around blowing stuff up as much as anyone else. Throw in some platforming, exploration, engaging characters and clever dialogue, and now you've got a game I love. Somehow the people at I... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.6
    DMC is everything an action game should be.  If you're looking for a story, look elsewhere.

    Devil May Cry (Platinum)

    DMC is everything an action game should be. If you're looking for a story, look elsewhere.

    Devil May Cry is one of those rare games that manages to take old concepts and put them into a new framework, creating something entirely fresh in the process. This game takes the action found in old side scrolling game... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.7
    Jak and Daxter has everything you love about platformers, and nothing you hate.

    Jak and Daxter: the Precursor Legacy

    Jak and Daxter has everything you love about platformers, and nothing you hate.

    Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, is one of those games that are so well made, and such a great example of their genre that it doesn't matter that the game is stripped down to its bare essentials. It has colourful c... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    With it's mix of amazing graphics and intense firefights, Far Cry is one of 2004's best shooters.

    Far Cry

    With it's mix of amazing graphics and intense firefights, Far Cry is one of 2004's best shooters.

    If you're worried that Far Cry is a technical marvel with nothing much in the way of gameplay, then you'll be pleased to know you're wrong. There's plenty of great level designs, and the combat is some of the most inten... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.7
    A stylish game with some remarkable levels and memorable characters.

    Psychonauts

    A stylish game with some remarkable levels and memorable characters.

    Although Psychonauts doesn't offer anything new in terms of core gameplay, its presentation is phenomenal. The characters are unforgettable and the level designs are amazing. If you are a fan of stylish, clever games w... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.6
    VF4: EVO is one of the greatest fighting games ever made.  Period.

    Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution

    VF4: EVO is one of the greatest fighting games ever made. Period.

    Every so often, a game comes along that is so well made and addictive that you lose sleep, your social life, and any semblance of decent personal hygiene. This is one of those games. The graphics and animation are very... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.2
    A hit and miss game, although it has some interesting new concepts for the series.

    Final Fantasy VIII (Platinum)

    A hit and miss game, although it has some interesting new concepts for the series.

    Final Fantasy VIII is, by the series' standard, and average game. However, an average game of a great series is still great. Although FFVIII's story is not on of the best of the series, it offers some interesting chang... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    FFT has an epic story, slick graphics, a fantastic score, and engaging characters.  A must for any fan of the series.

    Final Fantasy Tactics (PSOne Books)

    FFT has an epic story, slick graphics, a fantastic score, and engaging characters. A must for any fan of the series.

    Not being a fan of the strategy genre, and being used to the previous versions of FF, I was somewhat skeptical of how FFT would play. I was pleasantly surprised to find that FFT is one of the best games in the series I'... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful