User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.75/10

Total of 32 user reviews spread across 32 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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  7. 4
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  • User Rating:8.5
    If you're sitting on the toilet with your Gameboy Advance, you better be playing Duke Nukem...

    Duke Nukem Advance

    If you're sitting on the toilet with your Gameboy Advance, you better be playing Duke Nukem...

    I confess. Despite my faintest memories of playing Duke Nukem 3D with an old friend back in elementary school, I've never really followed Duke Nukem. I remember reading in Focus on the Family's media analysis magazine, P... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    While it may not be the most balanced 2D fighting game, it's by far the coolest!

    Shin Samurai Spirits: Haohmaru Jigokuhen

    While it may not be the most balanced 2D fighting game, it's by far the coolest!

    I am so thankful that this game is on Gamespot's Greatest Games of All Times list, which is surprising because Gamespot, in general, hasn't been too friendly to anything done by SNK. Gamespot justified their bigotry on t... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    What would happen if Orson Welles and Tim Burton created a video game...

    Grim Fandango

    What would happen if Orson Welles and Tim Burton created a video game...

    Finally! I have the opportunity to sit down gather my thoughts and write about one of the greatest video games of all time! Now your first reaction should be a pessimistic one. That is... if your smart. After all, it's n... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    4 KBs of pure brilliance and an outstanding testimony of how well thought out gameplay exceeds graphical accomplishments

    Adventure

    4 KBs of pure brilliance and an outstanding testimony of how well thought out gameplay exceeds graphical accomplishments

    It seems that the games I expect the least from end up being the greatest games I've ever played. There is just something so extraordinary when a game that you don't expect to get much out of flips your world upside down... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Visible scanning lines, muffled sounds, flickering graphical blotches and terrible loading times =  bad PS emulation!

    Final Fantasy Chronicles

    Visible scanning lines, muffled sounds, flickering graphical blotches and terrible loading times = bad PS emulation!

    It's almost 5 o'clock in the morning, so I'm going to make this quick. I feel like I have to warn people about this package from Sqauresoft. I bought it at a pawn shop for $6.99, and I didn't have to pay a thing because... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Bruce Campbell meets Deadpool in this slick, stylish, and hilariously cheesy B-class Japanese horror flick...

    Devil May Cry (Platinum)

    Bruce Campbell meets Deadpool in this slick, stylish, and hilariously cheesy B-class Japanese horror flick...

    When our family first got back to the States from Africa in 2006, I remember entering Wal-Mart for the first time in 5 years and being blown away by all the games in the electronics section. While glancing through the ai... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A mystical, charming, and remarkably original adventure that leaves you craving for more.

    Syberia

    A mystical, charming, and remarkably original adventure that leaves you craving for more.

    Straight up, Syberia is one of the most mysterious, unique, and astonishingly original game worlds ever concieved. Picture each of these words in your head as you read them: lawyer, robots, Swiss Alps, funeral, mammoths,... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Clunky combat, meticulous backtracking, dull boss fights and a goofy ending makes this the most overrated GC game ever!

    Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem

    Clunky combat, meticulous backtracking, dull boss fights and a goofy ending makes this the most overrated GC game ever!

    After my first play through with Resident Evil 4, I remember thinking that I would donate my money and time solely to the survival horror genre. Back in high-school I spent hours playing and eventually beating Tecmo's wo... Read Full Review

    3 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3.5
    Justin Calvert... I love you, but I hate your game.

    Sensible World of Soccer

    Justin Calvert... I love you, but I hate your game.

    The Sensible World of Soccer has to be the most disappointing game that I've played from "Gamespot's Greatest Games of All Time." Granted, I played it on DOS instead of the Amiga so I can't give a completely fair account... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    One of the greatest and last original 2D Metroid adventure. Metroid 4 is wonderful...

    Metroid Fusion

    One of the greatest and last original 2D Metroid adventure. Metroid 4 is wonderful...

    Samus Aran is my long running favorite Nintendo character, so I was a little confused when my brother sent me an e-mail [referring to Team Ninja's recent Metroid: Other M] saying, "Nintendo is determined to ruin the lege... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    This NES title screams for Co-op multiplayer and doesn't deliver! One of the worst ports from ARC to NES.

    Double Dragon

    This NES title screams for Co-op multiplayer and doesn't deliver! One of the worst ports from ARC to NES.

    If I remember correctly, the reason why one of the greatest arcade games of all time was called "Double Dragon" was because two people could play at the same time. Billy and Jimmy are one of the most iconic arcade heroes... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    "Jesus loves me this I know... for the Bible tells me so..."

    BioShock

    "Jesus loves me this I know... for the Bible tells me so..."

    Bioshock is one of the most innovative, unique, and immersive games I've experienced since my first play through with Resident Evil 4 back in 2007 (I know I'm behind in the times considering Resident Evil 4 was released ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Taking Mega Man and turning him into a tank isn't enough to make this title worthy of a replay... or of a download.

    Blaster Master

    Taking Mega Man and turning him into a tank isn't enough to make this title worthy of a replay... or of a download.

    I felt completely misled after downloading this game. No matter where I looked, I had received nothing but postive reveiws for this game even though I had never heard of it till I saw it advertised on the Wii Shop Channe... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    One word: Frustration!

    The Super Shinobi

    One word: Frustration!

    This game is HARD! Normally, I like hard games because of the gratification that comes with it... but this game, I was more than ready to be done with it. Don't get me wrong. It was and is a great game. I do not at all f... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    This game alone should throw out any reservations you had about buying a Nintendo Wii... It is simply phenomenal!

    Akumajou Dracula X: Chi no Rondo

    This game alone should throw out any reservations you had about buying a Nintendo Wii... It is simply phenomenal!

    Before I say anything else I need to say this: Throw out everything bad you've heard about the Wii! Go to the nearest retail store or pawn shop! Buy a Nintendo Wii! Connect to the internet! Go to Wii Shop Channel, and do... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Make sure your INTELLIGENCE is HIGHER than (4) to enjoy this game!!!

    Fallout

    Make sure your INTELLIGENCE is HIGHER than (4) to enjoy this game!!!

    When I first played this game, I was more interested in increasing my strength attribute than my intelligence, so I chipped off some intelligent points to add to my strength. BAD MOVE!!! For the longest time I couldn't f... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Ridiculously simple, and yet strangely compelling! Maybe it's the music?

    Ys I + II

    Ridiculously simple, and yet strangely compelling! Maybe it's the music?

    Why do I like Ys Book I and II? I really can't figure that out. Technically, I shouldn't. The game consists almost completely of nothing but mazes. The story is as generic as any RPG can get. Other than the impressive cu... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    I have revised this review, since my feelings for the NES version has changed dramatically.

    Top Secret

    I have revised this review, since my feelings for the NES version has changed dramatically.

    If you've played the NES version of Bionic Commando then you are well aware of the fact that this is one of the first video game protagonists who can't jump. Ever since Dirty Harry from the classic Atari game Pitfall and... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    One of the most satisfying and least frustrating experiences on the NES

    RockMan 2: Dr. Wily no Nazo

    One of the most satisfying and least frustrating experiences on the NES

    Mega Man 2 is "Just Right." There really isn't any other way to describe it. From its addictive platforming, to its quirky memorable boss fights, to its spectacular soundtrack, Mega Man 2 is nothing short of a phenomenon... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Theologically deep ending for a Nintendo game. Surprised me.

    Actraiser

    Theologically deep ending for a Nintendo game. Surprised me.

    It should be noted right off the bat that ActRaiser contains some of the most beautiful music in gaming history with the most impressive tunes during "sim" mode. I wikipedia-ed the game and was astonished to find out tha... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.5
    This game is completely obsolete!

    Sid Meier's Civilization

    This game is completely obsolete!

    If you enjoy commanding an army represented by one square with a pixelated hieroglyphic of what is supposed to be a man on it, then this game is for you. If you enjoy moving your army around, not with a mouse, but with t... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    A cult game? ... it's good, but not that good.

    Mortal Kombat II

    A cult game? ... it's good, but not that good.

    Lets just face it. If it weren't for the infamous fatalities and exaggerate dispersion of blood this game would have easily fallen into the passe within in the first year, maybe even into oblivion. The only thing that gi... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Totally over-the-top... but WHO CARES!!!

    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Platinum)

    Totally over-the-top... but WHO CARES!!!

    Hideo Kojima has created a masterpiece which largely depends on nostalgia, but I still bought into it. Yes, I've grown to love these characters, and their faces have largely impacted my mind and heart. The game is riddl... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Even in the midst of my depression, this game entertained me.

    Metroid: Zero Mission

    Even in the midst of my depression, this game entertained me.

    Last year, I went through a severe mental depression that I just could not escape from. I was on three different kinds of medication, I was seeing a psychiatrist, and even reading the Bible. I would lay in bed and just t... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:1.5
    If you enjoy pumping quarters to battle the same friggin' robots over and over again. This game is for you!

    X-Men

    If you enjoy pumping quarters to battle the same friggin' robots over and over again. This game is for you!

    This game sucks. It sucks because it's a beat 'em up. It sucks as a beat 'em up because it has no variety. It has no variety because you battle the same robot sprites over and over and over and over again. Occasionally, ... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Get jacked up on Mountain Dew, and this brainless beat 'em up will take you for a ride.

    Double Dragon

    Get jacked up on Mountain Dew, and this brainless beat 'em up will take you for a ride.

    What can I say? It's brainless, but so is the whole genre of "beat 'em up?" I announce you, Double Dragon, as the King of brainless gaming. I mean the game has the potential to be fun. For example, you and another friend... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    For the boss fights, there is a complete lack of variety.

    Batman: Arkham Asylum

    For the boss fights, there is a complete lack of variety.

    I love Batman, and I love the Joker even more. I was even put in Austin State Hospital down in Texas for believing that I was the Joker (it's a long story). So when I found out that this game had come out almost the exac... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    It's more a touchstone of history than a entertaining experience...

    Doom

    It's more a touchstone of history than a entertaining experience...

    Doom can only be fully appreciated if the player understands it's contribution to the genre of FPS. Though it was not the first FPS, it was the most atmospheric first person game of its time. With the detailed level desi... Read Full Review

    1 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    This game has NOT stood the test of time!

    California Games

    This game has NOT stood the test of time!

    I can see why this game would have been a hit during its respective time period. But even then, it is still pretty clunky when compared to classics like Super Mario and Mega Man 2. This would be a great downloadable game... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    The greatest fighter of all time!

    SoulCalibur II

    The greatest fighter of all time!

    This will probably be the last and only time I will ever use the phrase "The greatest " " of all time," because games are subject to change and eventually, like all technology, be deemed obsolete. However, I can't think ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Far better than Donkey Kong...

    Lode Runner

    Far better than Donkey Kong...

    Dear gentle reader, I actually started playing Lode Runner while I was bored on a plane flight from Israel back to the United States. I was super excited to find a 110v outlet under my seat where I could plug my compute... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    What Brothers Are For...

    Super Mario Bros. 3

    What Brothers Are For...

    Dear gentle reader, You probably don't know that I have been living overseas in the African country of Kenya for the past 10 months. I suffered a serious illness and was required by my physician to stay with my family f... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful