User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.91/10

Total of 87 user reviews spread across 87 releases

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  • User Rating:9
    Link's newest adventure is the best Zelda game in years.

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

    Link's newest adventure is the best Zelda game in years.

    Making a sequel to a highly influential and beloved video game is always a difficult task, but when it has been over 20 years since the game was first released, that makes the task creating a sequel worthy enough to live... Read Full Review

    5 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Aside from being a great Star Wars property, Knights of the Old Republic is a sublime role-playing game.

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

    Aside from being a great Star Wars property, Knights of the Old Republic is a sublime role-playing game.

    Star Wars games are more often than not disappointing and forgettable, released for the sole purpose of trying to make a quick buck. We've been subjected to countless bad games bearing the brand name over the years that ... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Crash Team Racing is the perfect refinement of the mascot racing genre.

    Crash Bandicoot Racing (PSOne Books)

    Crash Team Racing is the perfect refinement of the mascot racing genre.

    Crash Team Racing is a mascot racing game for the Crash Bandicoot series, developed by Naughty Dog for the PlayStation, and it's also the last Crash Bandicoot game Naughty Dog ever created. While the game is, obviously, ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Ocarina of Time 3D is the best remake of a video game I have ever played.

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

    Ocarina of Time 3D is the best remake of a video game I have ever played.

    How can you improve upon perfection? This is a question which has been asked numerous times by Zelda fans in the run up to the release of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. In truth, you can't improve upon perfecti... Read Full Review

    36 of 44 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Halo: Combat Evolved is certainly one of the greatest First-Person Shooters ever made.

    Halo (Xbox Collection)

    Halo: Combat Evolved is certainly one of the greatest First-Person Shooters ever made.

    Halo: Combat Evolved is a Frist-Person Shooter developed by Bungie for the XBox, and it's the first installment in the Halo series. Halo is regarded by many as one of the best First-Person Shooters to ever be released. M... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Super Mario Galaxy 2 surpasses it's superb predecessor in almost all aspects.

    Super Mario Galaxy 2

    Super Mario Galaxy 2 surpasses it's superb predecessor in almost all aspects.

    In late 2007 Nintendo released the superbly designed and brilliantly executed Super Mario Galaxy for their fifth generation console the Nintendo Wii. Super Mario Galaxy was a vastly superior title compared to their previ... Read Full Review

    5 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Skyward Sword is a good game by any standards, but it is a rather disappointing Zelda experience.

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

    Skyward Sword is a good game by any standards, but it is a rather disappointing Zelda experience.

    Console Zelda titles aren't a regular occurrence. It has been a long 5 years since Twilight Princess hit store shelves, by the standards of a series such as Call of Duty or Assassin’s Creed we would have received 4... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Because of the endless great new features, Pokemon Silver and Gold are easily the best games in the Pokemon series.

    Pokemon Silver Version

    Because of the endless great new features, Pokemon Silver and Gold are easily the best games in the Pokemon series.

    Pokemon Silver and Gold were the first of the proper Pokemon RPG's on the GameBoy Colour, and they were follow-ups to the highly successful GameBoy titles Pokemon Red and Blue. Silver and Gold carried on where their pred... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Because of the endless great new features, Pokemon Gold and Silver are easily the best games in the Pokemon series.

    Pocket Monsters Kin

    Because of the endless great new features, Pokemon Gold and Silver are easily the best games in the Pokemon series.

    Pokemon Gold and Silver were the first of the proper Pokemon RPG's on the GameBoy Colour, and they were follow-ups to the highly successful GameBoy titles Pokemon Red and Blue. Gold and Silver carried on where their pred... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Super Mario 3D Land does what the Mario games do best, delivers a gaming experience that is simply a blast to play.

    Super Mario 3D Land

    Super Mario 3D Land does what the Mario games do best, delivers a gaming experience that is simply a blast to play.

    It's always a happy time whenever a new Mario game is released. Nintendo's biggest mascot has been at the forefront of the industry now for over a quarter of a century in his own IPs, and even longer if you trace his roo... Read Full Review

    8 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    The fight to save Earth from the Covenant threat continues in Halo 2.

    Halo 2

    The fight to save Earth from the Covenant threat continues in Halo 2.

    Halo 2 is a console First-Person Shooter developed and published by Bungie for the Microsoft Xbox, and it's the second instalment in the Halo trilogy, as well as the second game in the Halo franchise. Halo 2 continues th... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Xenoblade Chronicles is the best JRPG in over a decade and signals a bright future for the stagnant genre.

    Xenoblade

    Xenoblade Chronicles is the best JRPG in over a decade and signals a bright future for the stagnant genre.

    This generation has been a miserable time for Japanese RPG developers. The once mighty titans Square-Enix have gone down the road of re-hashing and milking dry Final Fantasy while Atlus seem to think their RPGs are no lo... Read Full Review

    19 of 22 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    I'd find it impossible to not recommend Final Fantasy IV to anyone remotely interested in either Adventure or RPG games.

    Final Fantasy IV Easytype

    I'd find it impossible to not recommend Final Fantasy IV to anyone remotely interested in either Adventure or RPG games.

    Final Fantasy IV (released as Final Fantasy II in America) is a 2D console RPG developed and published by Square (now Square-Enix) for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1991, and it was a release title for the c... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    You don't really get any better than this.

    Final Fantasy VI

    You don't really get any better than this.

    Final Fantasy IV was an impressive debut for the series on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It greatly enhanced the game play mechanics of the first three games by introducing a battle system called 'Active Time ... Read Full Review

    8 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3
    The only thing I can say about Red Steel is this, don't play it. I wish I never did.

    Red Steel

    The only thing I can say about Red Steel is this, don't play it. I wish I never did.

    Red Steel is a First-Person Shooter developed and published by Ubisoft for the Nintendo Wii as a release title for the console. Red Steel was one of the very games shown for the Wii at E3 and it's footage was pretty well... Read Full Review

    7 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Secret of Mana's brilliant battle system and easy to navigate menu systems make it a really accessible RPG.

    Seiken Densetsu 2

    Secret of Mana's brilliant battle system and easy to navigate menu systems make it a really accessible RPG.

    Secret Of Mana is a 2D Action RPG developed by Squaresoft and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, and it is the second game (behind Final Fantasy Adventure, or as people now call it Sword O... Read Full Review

    6 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    The driving force behind Xenogears is it's strong story and anime-like feel, which made the game unique.

    Xenogears: Elyhaym Van Houten Edition (Square Millennium Collection)

    The driving force behind Xenogears is it's strong story and anime-like feel, which made the game unique.

    Japanese role-playing titans Square will always be remembered most for their achievements with Final Fantasy. The series was born back in 1987 and was the creation of one Hironobu Sakaguchi. It was a traditional turn-bas... Read Full Review

    9 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    You don't play EarthBound, its more then a video game it's an experience – it's something you love.

    Mother 2: Gyiyg no Gyakushuu

    You don't play EarthBound, its more then a video game it's an experience – it's something you love.

    If there's one thing that EarthBound is then it is certainly an underappreciated role-playing game. The game was released for the Super NES in 1995 but never really bathed in success outside of Japan – mainly because its... Read Full Review

    11 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    This is what role playing is all about!

    Dragon Quest VIII: Sora to Umi to Daichi to Norowareshi Himegimi

    This is what role playing is all about!

    Dragon Quest VIII: Journey Of The Cursed King was the first ever Dragon Quest (formerly known in the US as Dragon Warrior) game I have played, and some might find this quite surprising really because I am a huge fan of r... Read Full Review

    12 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty is every bit better than its predecessor.

    Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (Mega Hits!)

    Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty is every bit better than its predecessor.

    The original Metal Gear Solid is one of the most celebrated PlayStation games of all time – but if you've read my review you'll know that I felt the game suffered from problems which kept it out of gaming's elite. Metal ... Read Full Review

    2 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The Zelda faithful, in their millions, should adore every last minute of it.

    Zelda no Densetsu: Majora no Kamen (w/Memory Pack)

    The Zelda faithful, in their millions, should adore every last minute of it.

    The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask is quite a hard game to describe in a review, if you really want to do the game justice you have to ideally talk to somebody about it face to face. So I found it pretty hard to write a ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Metal Gear Solid is indeed revolutionary, but it lacks a good balance between game play and story.

    Metal Gear Solid (Premium Package)

    Metal Gear Solid is indeed revolutionary, but it lacks a good balance between game play and story.

    Metal Gear Solid: one of the most celebrated PlayStation games of all time. Since its release the game has received unanimous praise from gamers and critics alike, but is the game really worth all the praise? Sure, certa... Read Full Review

    7 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Spyro the Dragon is a great little platform game despite it's minor flaws.

    Spyro the Dragon

    Spyro the Dragon is a great little platform game despite it's minor flaws.

    Before Spyro the Dragon was released there wasn't really any free-roaming 3D platform games available for the PlayStation. The best 3D platform games only seemed to make their way to the Nintendo 64 – the likes of Super ... Read Full Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Sonic Adventure 2 is a more traditional Sonic experience compared to that of its predecessor.

    Sonic Adventure 2

    Sonic Adventure 2 is a more traditional Sonic experience compared to that of its predecessor.

    The original Sonic Adventure was a great 'true' 3D debut for Sonic. Sonic Adventure 2 follows the same basic structure of that of its predecessor, and although I didn't find it to be as good it is still a great 3D platfo... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Prior to this Nintendo DS release Final Fantasy III had never been released on European or American shores.

    Final Fantasy III

    Prior to this Nintendo DS release Final Fantasy III had never been released on European or American shores.

    Final Fantasy III is a Role-Playing Game developed and published by Square-Enix for the Nintendo DS, and it's a re-make of the third instalment in the Final Fantasy series (which was originally released in Japan for the ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Gears of War is a Sci-Fi, tactical third-person shooter rather like nothing you've ever seen before.

    Gears of War

    Gears of War is a Sci-Fi, tactical third-person shooter rather like nothing you've ever seen before.

    Gears of War is a console Third-Person Shooter developed by Epic for the Xbox 360, and it's the first game in the Gears Of War franchise. Gears of War completely changed Third-Person Shooters. Before Gears Of War First-P... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Chrono Cross is a lovingly crafted RPG that makes me wander why Sqaure won't make a new game in the Chrono series.

    Chrono Cross (PSOne Books)

    Chrono Cross is a lovingly crafted RPG that makes me wander why Sqaure won't make a new game in the Chrono series.

    By now, if you class yourself as a fan of role-playing games, you should have heard of the legendary Chrono Trigger. Released in 1995, for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Chrono Trigger was instantly recognised ... Read Full Review

    16 of 17 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Shenmue is possibly be the most immersive video game you'll ever play.<br />

    Shenmue: Isshou Yokosuka

    Shenmue is possibly be the most immersive video game you'll ever play.<br />

    Yu Suzuki had a clear vision when he started developing Shenmue – he wanted to recreate a real-life experience in a video game. When Shenmue was released everyone realised that he achieved his goal, but not every one tho... Read Full Review

    9 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Jet Set Radio totally kicks ass.

    De La Jet Set Radio (Dreamcast Direct)

    Jet Set Radio totally kicks ass.

    Jet Set Radio is one of the best games developed for the Dreamcast, which is in turn one of the greatest consoles of all time. So, with that out of the way I'll just get right down to why Jet Set Radio is such an awesome... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Illusion of Time is a laudable Zelda-esque epic!

    Illusion of Gaia

    Illusion of Time is a laudable Zelda-esque epic!

    Illusion of Time is the second game, before Terranigma but after Soul Blazer, in Quintet and Enix's 'unofficial' Gaia trilogy. It was released in 1994 for the Super Nintendo to decent reviews, but never really earned the... Read Full Review

    5 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Sonic's true 3D debut is another worthy game in the series but, unfortunately, it was one of the last great Sonic games.

    Sonic Adventure International

    Sonic's true 3D debut is another worthy game in the series but, unfortunately, it was one of the last great Sonic games.

    Sega's Dreamcast is one of the greatest consoles ever made. What makes the console great is that it introduced elements that all consoles today still use (such as the ability to play games online) but it still kept the f... Read Full Review

    9 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    By all means try the game for yourself, but I wasn't overly impressed with it.

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

    By all means try the game for yourself, but I wasn't overly impressed with it.

    Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is a first-person shooter developed by Infinity Ward for the PC, PS3 and XBox 360. At the time of release Call of Duty 4 was an odd title in the Call of Duty series for it dropped the serie... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Finish the fight in the last installment of Bungies gaming trilogy, with Halo 3.

    Halo 3

    Finish the fight in the last installment of Bungies gaming trilogy, with Halo 3.

    Halo 3 is a console First-Person Shooter developed and published by Bungie for the Xbox 360, and it's the final instalment in the Halo trilogy. Halo 3 is without a doubt the most highly anticipated videogames in history.... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Metroid Prime 3: Corruption brings a fitting end to a magnificent gaming trilogy.

    Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

    Metroid Prime 3: Corruption brings a fitting end to a magnificent gaming trilogy.

    Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is a First-Person Shooter developed by Retro Studios and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Wii. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is the third and final game in the fantastic Metroid prime tril... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Metroid Prime delivers all you'd expect from a typical Metroid game and adds a whole lot more to the series.

    Metroid Prime

    Metroid Prime delivers all you'd expect from a typical Metroid game and adds a whole lot more to the series.

    After playing Metroid Prime I had to stop and think to myself what it exactly was that made the game so awesome. Now I was never a fan of the Metroid games before I started playing Metroid Prime, I had played Metroid II:... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    All in all Echoes accommodates everything you'd want for a sequel to a game as brilliant as Metroid Prime.

    Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

    All in all Echoes accommodates everything you'd want for a sequel to a game as brilliant as Metroid Prime.

    When released back in 2002 the original Metroid Prime broke new ground for the Metroid franchise. The game successfully transferred the series in to 3D using a new found way of adventuring through a first-person perspect... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    The tactical, Sci-Fi, 3rd person shooter series continues with the critically acclaimed Gears of War 2 for the Xbox 360.

    Gears of War 2

    The tactical, Sci-Fi, 3rd person shooter series continues with the critically acclaimed Gears of War 2 for the Xbox 360.

    Gears of War 2 is a fantastic achievement. Not many game sequels are as good as this. Epic have added just the right amount of new items, guns and moves to this game, but haven't gone over the top and complicated the gam... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Half Life is the most important First-Person Shooter ever made.

    Half-Life

    Half Life is the most important First-Person Shooter ever made.

    Half-Life is a First-Person Shooter developed by Valve and released for the PC in 1998. Half-Life is the game that started the boom of First-Person Shooter's on the PC, it is widely regarded as one of the greatest and mo... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Sonic fans around the world rejoice, Sega have finally made another good 3D Sonic game.

    Sonic Colours

    Sonic fans around the world rejoice, Sega have finally made another good 3D Sonic game.

    Sonic the Hedgehog is one of the most iconic gaming figures. He's Sega's main man, their Mario. His early 16-bit titles on the Mega Drive were platforming classics almost, if not as good, as the Super Mario games on the ... Read Full Review

    10 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Despite its linearity Resident Evil 4 is an absolute blast from start to finish.

    BioHazard 4

    Despite its linearity Resident Evil 4 is an absolute blast from start to finish.

    I'll start this review by pointing out that I'm no expert on survival horror games. I played the original Resident Evil years back and didn't like it, and for that reason I've pretty much skipped the entire genre for the... Read Full Review

    6 of 8 users found the following review helpful