User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.4/10

Total of 185 user ratings spread across 185 releases

  1. 10
    (3)
  2. 9
    (74)
  3. 8
    (77)
  4. 7
    (23)
  5. 6
    (7)
  6. 5
    (0)
  7. 4
    (0)
  8. 3
    (0)
  9. 2
    (0)
  10. 1
    (1)
  • Rating:10
    Got any paper?

    The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

    Got any paper?

    The tagline for this review refers to one of the many side quests in Majora’s Mask 3d. There’s an inn where, if you go to the bathroom after midnight, a hand comes out of the toilet begging you for paper. Sh... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6
    Really not that great.

    Outlast

    Really not that great.

    Outlast has been hailed as the best survival horror game in years, one that has managed to reinvigorate the genre. And at first glance, it certainly looks like a winner. It uses a well-known horror setting, an asylum, t... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Binding of Isaac is a fun but frustrating Rogue like shooter, with dashes of Zelda tossed in the mix.

    The Binding of Isaac

    Binding of Isaac is a fun but frustrating Rogue like shooter, with dashes of Zelda tossed in the mix.

    Isaac is a small boy who is frequently picked on at school and general ostracized by his peers. In spite of this, he manages to have fun by himself in his room playing with toys or his cat. But one day, his mother is wat... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7
    A well made game that unfortunately is too in love with itself.

    Grand Theft Auto V

    A well made game that unfortunately is too in love with itself.

    Grand Theft Auto V begins with a heist. Three guys rob a bank in a backwater, frozen town and when they try to make their getaway, one of their men dies and two others are gravely injured from gunshot wounds. Things are... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    Hotline Miami is what would happen if David Lynch created a game adaptation of the film Drive.

    Hotline Miami

    Hotline Miami is what would happen if David Lynch created a game adaptation of the film Drive.

    Hotline Miami is a drug in game form. It is bizarre, addicting, infectious, and it will leave you wanting more. Like a drug, when things go right, it’s exhilarating and makes you feel great. But it’s also a ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    SM3d Land is a solid platformer that's elevated by the platform it's on.

    Super Mario 3D Land

    SM3d Land is a solid platformer that's elevated by the platform it's on.

    Mario is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable mascots in the history of forever. He has invaded just about every gaming genre- sports, platforming, RPG, racing, party… Just about everything except shooters an... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    EO: Untold is another great RPG on the 3DS that's worth any fan's time.

    Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl

    EO: Untold is another great RPG on the 3DS that's worth any fan's time.

    The 3DS is quickly becoming a must own system for fans of JRPGs. With great titles like Bravely Default, Pokemon, and Shin Megami Tensei IV, along with many others, there’s no shortage of games to occupy people wh... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Dark Souls is back, and pretty much as good as the first.

    Dark Souls II

    Dark Souls is back, and pretty much as good as the first.

    Dark Souls II is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated games of the year. The first Souls games, Demon Souls and the follow up, Dark Souls, are easily some of the most well received, well reviewed and most challenging... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7
    Steamworld Dig is a solid, exploration driven platformer that could be more.

    SteamWorld Dig

    Steamworld Dig is a solid, exploration driven platformer that could be more.

    Steamworld Dig begins with the main character, a steam powered robot named Rusty, traveling to the backwater town of Tumbleton following a letter from his uncle. You see, Tumbleton is a mining town; there’s a cave... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Bravely Default manages to stand apart despite a few issues.

    Bravely Default

    Bravely Default manages to stand apart despite a few issues.

    Bravely Default is, in essence, an old school Final Fantasy game. All that’s missing is the Final Fantasy name and a character named Cid. With enemies named Cait Sith and items named Phoenix Downs, it’s hard... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Bravely Default manages to stand apart despite a few issues.

    Bravely Default

    Bravely Default manages to stand apart despite a few issues.

    Bravely Default is, in essence, an old school Final Fantasy game. All that’s missing is the Final Fantasy name and a character named Cid. With enemies named Cait Sith and items named Phoenix Downs, it’s hard... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Screw balance, I've got a body exploding punch.

    Saints Row: The Third

    Screw balance, I've got a body exploding punch.

    Saints Row the Third begins in an absurd but explosive way. The Saints, a gang in the city of Stillwater, are robbing a bank, all dressed in large headed costumes of one of their members named Johnny Gat. They gun down ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Screw balance, I've got a body exploding punch.

    Saints Row: The Third

    Screw balance, I've got a body exploding punch.

    Saints Row the Third begins in an absurd but explosive way. The Saints, a gang in the city of Stillwater, are robbing a bank, all dressed in large headed costumes of one of their members named Johnny Gat. They gun down ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    A great sequel to the original (GOTY Edition review).

    Borderlands 2

    A great sequel to the original (GOTY Edition review).

    Borderlands 2 begins in a more explosive fashion than the original. Four new Vault Hunters have come to the legendary Pandora after news of a new Vault being discovered reaches them. All four are on a train, when they a... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Another great entry, serving as a reminder of why we love Pokemon.

    Pokemon Y

    Another great entry, serving as a reminder of why we love Pokemon.

    The Pokemon games have certainly had a good run; Ever since the original Red and Blue were released in 1998, the series has been a JRPG juggernaut. Played by both young and old alike, each new game sells millions of cop... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6
    Decent enough for the desired audience, but lacking.

    Scribblenauts Unlimited

    Decent enough for the desired audience, but lacking.

    Scribblenauts, released for the original Nintendo DS back in 2009, intrigued many gamers, including myself, with its unique premise; you can conjure up just about any object you can think of, provided it’s kid fri... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Not quite a God send, but an interesting step for the series.

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

    Not quite a God send, but an interesting step for the series.

    A Link Between Worlds (ALBW) is the sequel to the much beloved, universally acclaimed Zelda game A Link to the Past (ALttP). And this game does, indeed start out similarly. Right from the get go, Link is told to deliver... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Another great entry, serving as a reminder of why we love Pokemon.

    Pokemon Y

    Another great entry, serving as a reminder of why we love Pokemon.

    The Pokemon games have certainly had a good run; Ever since the original Red and Blue were released in 1998, the series has been a JRPG juggernaut. Played by both young and old alike, each new game sells millions of cop... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6
    Decent enough for the desired audience, but lacking.

    Scribblenauts Unlimited

    Decent enough for the desired audience, but lacking.

    Scribblenauts, released for the original Nintendo DS back in 2009, intrigued many gamers, including myself, with its unique premise; you can conjure up just about any object you can think of, provided it’s kid fri... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    As good as the first one, but in different ways.

    The Darkness II

    As good as the first one, but in different ways.

    The original Darkness video game was a surprisingly great game; it featured slightly nonlinear exploration, a great cast of characters and good story, as well as some fun and unique gameplay, thanks to the powers given ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Not quite a God send, but an interesting step for the series.

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

    Not quite a God send, but an interesting step for the series.

    A Link Between Worlds (ALBW) is the sequel to the much beloved, universally acclaimed Zelda game A Link to the Past (ALttP). And this game does, indeed start out similarly. Right from the get go, Link is told to deliver... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    SMTIV is a terrific RPG that manages to overcome its flaws.

    Shin Megami Tensei IV (Limited Edition)

    SMTIV is a terrific RPG that manages to overcome its flaws.

    Shin Megami Tensei IV begins with a truly surreal set up. Your character (a protagonist you can name yourself) has two different dreams. One about a man in a desert asking you to help him save the world, and another abo... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    The Darkness is a fun FPS despite its flaws.

    The Darkness

    The Darkness is a fun FPS despite its flaws.

    The Darkness is based off a comic series of the same name. You play as Jackie Estacado, a hitman in his uncle’s crime family. On his 21st birthday, Jackie is set up during a heist, and, eventually, his uncle is ou... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Shadows of the Damned is a bizarre and fun ride through hell.

    Shadows of the Damned

    Shadows of the Damned is a bizarre and fun ride through hell.

    In the opening moments of Shadows of the Damned, we learn that Garcia Hotspur is a bona fide demon hunter and all around badass. He is covered with arcane tattoos, has a smoking hot girlfriend, and a demon companion nam... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    Sleeping dogs is a smash hit of an open world game.

    Sleeping Dogs

    Sleeping dogs is a smash hit of an open world game.

    Sleeping dogs puts players in the role of undercover cop Wei Shen. His mission is to invade the triads of Hong Kong from the inside out by any means necessary. This set up has been used in several movies and TV shows, a... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6
    Unlimited is a solid enough entry for its target audience, but the lack of certain features holds it back.

    Scribblenauts Unlimited

    Unlimited is a solid enough entry for its target audience, but the lack of certain features holds it back.

    Scribblenauts, released for the original Nintendo DS back in 2009, intrigued many gamers, including myself, with its unique premise; you can conjure up just about any object you can think of, provided it’s kid fri... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    Awakening is everything a handheld game should be.

    Fire Emblem: Awakening

    Awakening is everything a handheld game should be.

    Fire Emblem: Awakening is the first game in the series for many, including myself. This is mostly because the series is almost notorious for its difficulty, and the previous games in the series are quite rare and, becau... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Pokemon Y brings the series into 3D, serving as a reminder of why we love Pokemon.

    Pokemon Y

    Pokemon Y brings the series into 3D, serving as a reminder of why we love Pokemon.

    The Pokemon games have certainly had a good run; Ever since the original Red and Blue were released in 1998, the series has been a JRPG juggernaut. Played by both young and old alike, each new game sells millions of cop... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    It doesn't stand out like other games in the series, but Dream Team is still a fun Mario RPG.

    Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

    It doesn't stand out like other games in the series, but Dream Team is still a fun Mario RPG.

    Mario and Luigi: Dream Team is the fourth entry in the popular RPG series. It started back on the GBA with the critically and commercially successful Superstar Saga. Since then, the other two games in the series, Partn... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

  • Rating:8.5
    Virtue's Last Reward is a great follow- up to 999, even if it doesn't quite reach its lofty ambitions.

    Kyokugen Dasshutsu ADV: Zennin Shiboudesu

    Virtue's Last Reward is a great follow- up to 999, even if it doesn't quite reach its lofty ambitions.

    Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors was a rarity for the video game medium; it was a visual novel. In an era where games have become highly action oriented and focused on fulfilling power fantasies, 999 came along and ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Tales of the Abyss

  • Rating:8
    Like the cast, Tales of the abyss has some flaws but is too charming and fun for any RPG lover to ignore.

    Tales of the Abyss

    Like the cast, Tales of the abyss has some flaws but is too charming and fun for any RPG lover to ignore.

    Tales of the Abyss is a port from the Play Station 2, only updated with better loading times and 3D visuals. The game, a part of the somewhat popular Tales series from Namco, didn't receive a ton of attention due to its... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Pokemon White Version 2

  • Rating:7.5
    More of an expansion pack than a brand new game. But this is still Pokemon, and it's still tons of fun.

    Pocket Monsters White 2

    More of an expansion pack than a brand new game. But this is still Pokemon, and it's still tons of fun.

    Pokemon White 2 is a first for the popular Pokemon series. In previous generations, the games would typically follow a pattern of releasing the first two versions, then a "third complete" version that features all the t... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Max Payne 3 has some issues, but it's worth playing if you can overlook them. (singleplayer review only)

    Max Payne 3

    Max Payne 3 has some issues, but it's worth playing if you can overlook them. (singleplayer review only)

    Max Payne 3 tells the story of, you guessed it, Max Payne. He is an ex-cop who is now working with a man named Passos, taking on various odd jobs like guarding various rich folks. From the opening, we learn that Max is... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Dark Souls is one hell of a tough game, but not impossible. (Offline review)

    Dark Souls

    Dark Souls is one hell of a tough game, but not impossible. (Offline review)

    When was the last time a game really challenged you? When was the last time defeating a boss felt like the end all, be all triumph? When was the last time a game forced you to consider death as a tactic and not necessa... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Dark Souls

  • Rating:8
    Zero Mission is fun while it lasts... Unfortunately, it doesn't last very long.

    Metroid: Zero Mission

    Zero Mission is fun while it lasts... Unfortunately, it doesn't last very long.

    The Metroid series arguably created the 2D side scrolling action/ adventure genre, back when the original was released in 1986. It featured a wide open world, with no particular order you had to do things in, and the pl... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Metroid: Zero Mission