User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.29/10

Total of 116 user reviews spread across 116 releases

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  • User Rating 7.5
    Spectacular to look at, but ultimately spoilt by "rubberband" AI.

    Split/Second

    Rated on May 23, 2010 by wonderboy_46

    Spectacular to look at, but ultimately spoilt by "rubberband" AI.

    So you think you've seen everything that racing games have to offer? You've attacked the corners of the Nordschleife and you've launched yourself from the roof of a Paradise City parking garage, but h...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Remedy's latest is well worth the wait, but lacks refinement in places.

    Alan Wake

    Rated on May 17, 2010 by wonderboy_46

    Remedy's latest is well worth the wait, but lacks refinement in places.

    The wait is finally over. It's been five years since Alan Wake was first shown and seven years since Remedy's last game but this intriguing thriller has finally arrived in our clammy hands. Can it rea...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Have DICE reclaimed their FPS throne? It's hard to say for sure, but this is definitely their best game for some years.

    Battlefield: Bad Company 2

    Rated on March 08, 2010 by wonderboy_46

    Have DICE reclaimed their FPS throne? It's hard to say for sure, but this is definitely their best game for some years.

    Only a few years ago, DICE's Battlefield series was considered to be the height of first person shooters, particularly on the PC. However, the success of Activision's Call of Duty franchise has been l...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    If you own a PS3 then you owe it to yourself to play this game.

    Heavy Rain

    Rated on February 28, 2010 by wonderboy_46

    If you own a PS3 then you owe it to yourself to play this game.

    Five years ago Quantic Dream and Atari released David Cage's Fahrenheit and caught the game industry's attention with their intriguing take on video game storytelling and control. By using clever anal...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Tremendously charming. One of the best downloadable games available.

    PixelJunk Shooter

    Rated on December 15, 2009 by wonderboy_46

    Tremendously charming. One of the best downloadable games available.

    Since the launch of the PlayStation 3 it has become home to some of the most intriguing downloadable games on any of the major home consoles. PixelJunk Shooter from Q Games is latest in a series which...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    If you need more Rock Band songs and have been disappointed by DLC offerings in recent times then LRB is worth a look

    LEGO Rock Band

    Rated on December 09, 2009 by wonderboy_46

    If you need more Rock Band songs and have been disappointed by DLC offerings in recent times then LRB is worth a look

    It's time to break out your fake plastic instruments again for some more musical fun, but this time you play with fake plastic people as well! Whatever you think of previous Lego games, you're best ad...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Great for fans, possibly daunting for new-comers.

    Tekken 6

    Rated on November 04, 2009 by wonderboy_46

    Great for fans, possibly daunting for new-comers.

    "Enter…The Tekken." Tekken 6 is the latest home version of one of the most popular arcade fighting franchises of all time. The PS3, 360 and PSP versions of the game contain all of the content from ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    The best football game of this generation, despite not being a massive leap forward from FIFA 09.

    FIFA 10

    Rated on October 07, 2009 by wonderboy_46

    The best football game of this generation, despite not being a massive leap forward from FIFA 09.

    "World leading soccer franchise." FIFA 10 is the latest annual update to EA Sports' world-leading soccer franchise and this year the gap between FIFA and the competition is bigger than ever before....

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Let's get dirty!

    DiRT 2

    Rated on September 15, 2009 by wonderboy_46

    Let's get dirty!

    DiRT 2 is Codemasters' second game in their reinvented Colin McRae franchise. On the original PlayStation and PlayStation 2, Colin McRae was a name synonymous with the highest quality rally racing gam...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Finally, the definitive Batman game

    Batman: Arkham Asylum

    Rated on August 28, 2009 by wonderboy_46

    Finally, the definitive Batman game

    Batman: Arkham Asylum is only the second game from Rocksteady Studios, but the developer is already showing a maturity well beyond their years in what is certainly the best Batman game ever made. Y...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Are you ready to become inFamous?

    inFamous

    Rated on June 03, 2009 by wonderboy_46

    Are you ready to become inFamous?

    Developed by famed studio, Sucker Punch, masterminds of the Sly Cooper franchise, inFamous is a PlayStation 3 exclusive open-world superhero game in the same vain as Activision's Spiderman series. The...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    8-bit meets HD in a remade classic

    Space Invaders Extreme

    Rated on May 14, 2009 by wonderboy_46

    8-bit meets HD in a remade classic

    Space Invaders Extreme was originally released on the PSP and DS in 2008 to mark the 30th anniversary of the arcade classic and it quickly found its niche as a superb pick-up-and-play action title for...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Drift into a sunny arcade classic.

    OutRun Online Arcade

    Rated on April 20, 2009 by wonderboy_46

    Drift into a sunny arcade classic.

    OutRun has long been one of SEGA's classic arcade racers alongside an impressive collection which includes games like Super Hang On, Crazy Taxi, Daytona and SEGA Rally. What makes it stand out from th...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    A great piece of nostalgia for Sega fans

    SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection

    Rated on April 14, 2009 by wonderboy_46

    A great piece of nostalgia for Sega fans

    Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection is a compilation of 49 first-party games released for the Sega Genesis console in the 1980s and '90s. The major selling point, as the title suggests, is that the co...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    A title that's good for a rainy weekend's gaming, but not much more.

    Wheelman

    Rated on March 31, 2009 by wonderboy_46

    A title that's good for a rainy weekend's gaming, but not much more.

    Since the release of The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay on the original Xbox in 2004, Tigon Studios and their founder, Hollywood star - Vin Diesel, have set the standard for videogame ...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    An outstanding game and a prime of example of just how powerful the PlayStation 3 really is.

    Killzone 2

    Rated on March 05, 2009 by wonderboy_46

    An outstanding game and a prime of example of just how powerful the PlayStation 3 really is.

    It's been a long time coming, but after a 4 year wait, Killzone 2 is finally out on store shelves. Developed by Guerrilla Games, this is a PlayStation 3 exclusive sci-fi FPS, set in a galactic war bet...

    5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    A game with great premise that is never completely fulfilled.

    Resistance 2

    Rated on February 18, 2009 by wonderboy_46

    A game with great premise that is never completely fulfilled.

    The original Resistance: Fall of Man was a flagship PS3 launch title for Sony. The sequel comes at a time when the market's most expensive system is crying out for another killer-app in the wake of th...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    An example of a sequel that fails to learn from the first game's mistakes.

    Skate 2

    Rated on February 02, 2009 by wonderboy_46

    An example of a sequel that fails to learn from the first game's mistakes.

    In 2007, while Activison's Tony Hawk franchise was hitting a slump, EA Black Box revolutionised skateboarding games with Skate and its innovative "flick-it" control system. Now, more than a year later...

    6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Another reinvention for the Prince, with mixed results.

    Prince of Persia

    Rated on January 07, 2009 by wonderboy_46

    Another reinvention for the Prince, with mixed results.

    Prince of Persia is most certainly one of the great classic franchises. In it's heyday it was the pinnacle of 2D platforming and the brain child of just one man, the ingenious Jordan Mechner. These da...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    A risky new IP with great potential for the future.

    Mirror's Edge

    Rated on December 17, 2008 by wonderboy_46

    A risky new IP with great potential for the future.

    When you think about risk taking in the games industry you could certainly be forgiven for not immediately thinking of EA. Recent history though has seen the once sequel-obsessed publisher come to rea...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    A voyage into the unknown, but a fantastic journey nonetheless.

    LittleBigPlanet

    Rated on November 07, 2008 by wonderboy_46

    A voyage into the unknown, but a fantastic journey nonetheless.

    Since it was first announced at the 2007 Game Developer's Conference, LittleBigPlanet has become Sony's poster boy for the company's next-gen offerings. Media Molecule's charming creation, Sackboy, ha...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    "Where does he get those wonderful toys?"

    LEGO Batman: The Videogame

    Rated on November 06, 2008 by wonderboy_46

    "Where does he get those wonderful toys?"

    The Lego franchise has been providing a new take on "kids' games" since the first Lego Star Wars in 2005. However, after several iterations using different source material there's a real feeling that ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    The best football game for the current generation of systems.

    FIFA 09: World Class Soccer

    Rated on October 16, 2008 by wonderboy_46

    The best football game for the current generation of systems.

    Another football season has kicked off and the title race for the footie game crown is underway. In the last few years Konami has been making small incremental changes with its Pro Evolution Soccer fr...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    The best 3D platformer of all time

    Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

    Rated on September 16, 2008 by wonderboy_46

    The best 3D platformer of all time

    Prince of Persia on the Sega Genesis was the most demanding game of its time, needing extreme precision and speed as you race against the clock. Prince of Persia on PlayStation 2 really captures the s...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Highly entertaining for Bourne fans, but it may not be to everyone's tastes.

    Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy

    Rated on September 15, 2008 by wonderboy_46

    Highly entertaining for Bourne fans, but it may not be to everyone's tastes.

    Movie games have been on a downhill slide in recent years, but can The Bourne Conspiracy turn this around, just as the film series did for spy thrillers back in 2002? The Bourne Conspiracy, publish...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Flawless. A perfect end to Snake's story.

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

    Rated on June 22, 2008 by wonderboy_46

    Flawless. A perfect end to Snake's story.

    "Kept you waitin' huh?" Over the last twenty years the Metal Gear series has influenced and changed the action / adventure genre with every new entry in the series. Without it, stealth-action would...

    6 out of 11 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    A beautiful game. But not perfect.

    Grand Theft Auto IV

    Rated on May 13, 2008 by wonderboy_46

    A beautiful game. But not perfect.

    GTA IV is the latest entry in Rockstar Games' "Grand Theft Auto" franchise and is also the biggest game ever released in-terms of hype and sales. While it is truly stunning and much improved over it's...

    4 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    A great expansion of the single-player experience from the first game but lacking in other areas.

    Condemned 2

    Rated on April 16, 2008 by wonderboy_46

    A great expansion of the single-player experience from the first game but lacking in other areas.

    Condemned 2 follows hot on the heels of the original Condemned. You play disgraced Serial Crimes Unit (SCU) detective Ethan Thomas who has become an alcoholic since losing his job and coming to terms ...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    A near perfect game engine, but there are many other issues to resolve before the final release.

    Gran Turismo 5 Prologue

    Rated on April 08, 2008 by wonderboy_46

    A near perfect game engine, but there are many other issues to resolve before the final release.

    Gran Turismo 5: Prologue is the official preview build for Polyphony Digital's racing uber-sim Gran Turismo 5, which is due out in early 2009. Don't be turned off by thinking of Prologue as a "demo." ...

    5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    A good start for a new IP, but it's too clunky in places to be a truly great game.

    Mass Effect

    Rated on April 03, 2008 by wonderboy_46

    A good start for a new IP, but it's too clunky in places to be a truly great game.

    This day and age in games, it is hard to find interesting new IPs with publishers less willing to take risks as development costs rise. Thankfully though Microsoft took a risk with Bioware's Mass Effe...

    5 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Tries to be GT for the Xbox but never quite reaches the same levels of perfection

    Forza Motorsport 2

    Rated on March 23, 2008 by wonderboy_46

    Tries to be GT for the Xbox but never quite reaches the same levels of perfection

    Forza Motorsport is Microsoft's attempt at providing an hardcore racing simulator for the 360 in competition with the long-standing PlayStation exclusive, Gran Turismo. Unfortunately, it doesn't match...

    3 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    Has lots of John Woo style, but not a lot of substance to go with it

    Stranglehold

    Rated on March 02, 2008 by wonderboy_46

    Has lots of John Woo style, but not a lot of substance to go with it

    Stranglehold is the sequel to John Woo's 1992 movie, "Hard Boiled." Like that film this game-based sequel stars Chow Yun-Fat as Inspector Tequila. This time around Tequila's daughter has been kidnappe...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    The best Burnout since the original

    Burnout Paradise

    Rated on February 04, 2008 by wonderboy_46

    The best Burnout since the original

    The original Burnout was a game focussed on fast, furious racing and really shook-up the racing genre. Over time though the series became bogged-down in creating over-the-top crash animations and the ...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Simply beautiful. Game of the year.

    Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

    Rated on December 27, 2007 by wonderboy_46

    Simply beautiful. Game of the year.

    Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is the latest game from famed developer, Naughty Dog. The team behind Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter. Story (7.5) : In Uncharted you play Nathan Drake, an explorer s...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Great multiplayer, but struggles to hold up in single-player.

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

    Rated on December 19, 2007 by wonderboy_46

    Great multiplayer, but struggles to hold up in single-player.

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is the first game in this established franchise to be set outside The Second World War. Its also developer, Infinity Ward's, return to the series after Call of Duty 3 wa...

    3 out of 10 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    The best songs of the series and also the most intense difficulty.

    Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

    Rated on November 26, 2007 by wonderboy_46

    The best songs of the series and also the most intense difficulty.

    Guitar Hero III is the third game in the GH franchise, but the first to be developed not by Harmonix, but by famed Tony Hawk developers, Neversoft. The new Les Paul guitar controller (8.0) : The...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Borrows too much from Crackdown but still entertains

    Assassin's Creed

    Rated on November 18, 2007 by wonderboy_46

    Borrows too much from Crackdown but still entertains

    Assassin's Creed is the long-awaited adventure game from Ubi Soft's Montreal Studio. The team behind the superb Prince of Persia: Sands of Time. The setting in AC isn't too unfamiliar to PoP fans, as ...

    3 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    One of the biggest disappointments in gaming

    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

    Rated on November 02, 2007 by wonderboy_46

    One of the biggest disappointments in gaming

    Story: GTA: San Andreas follows a character known as CJ as he tries to re-establish his family as the dominant gang in the State of San Andreas which includes three cities of rougly the same size a...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    The peak of the NFS series

    Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2

    Rated on November 02, 2007 by wonderboy_46

    The peak of the NFS series

    Graphics: NFS:HP2 is a game which took me by complete surprise on the PlayStation 2, with visuals that really were much better than most other driving titles on the system, aside from Gran Turismo....

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    An evolution rather than a revolution

    Pro Evolution Soccer 2008

    Rated on November 01, 2007 by wonderboy_46

    An evolution rather than a revolution

    Konami's first attempt at next-gen football, Pro Evolution Soccer 6, was an example of what not to do. The game was essentially the PS2 version upscaled (badly) for the 360. This year though Pro Evo h...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.