User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.8/10
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  • Rating:8.5
    A classic RPG that started one of the best RPG series in gaming history.

    Final Fantasy

    A classic RPG that started one of the best RPG series in gaming history.

    *** FINAL FANTASY *** THE GOOD -Great story -Great music -Plenty of good weapons and spells -Epic Boss fights THE BAD -Too many random battles -Not enough experience gained for your troubles with random b... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10
    StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is an incredible sequel that definitely exceeds expectations.

    Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty

    StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is an incredible sequel that definitely exceeds expectations.

    *** STARCRAFT II: WINGS OF LIBERTY *** THE GOOD -Highly addictive and competitive multiplayer -Exciting story -Three well-balanced races -Powerful map editor -Plenty of extras -Incredible graphics and sound ... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    The game that made ripping off limbs acceptable in society.

    Cyborg Justice

    The game that made ripping off limbs acceptable in society.

    *** CYBORG JUSTICE *** THE GOOD -Ripping off limbs and torsoes of the enemy is lots of fun -Plenty of good attacks to use -Good selection of weapons THE BAD -Backgrounds are very dull -Very repetitive game... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    Alan Wake is a well written and action packed psychological thriller.

    Alan Wake

    Alan Wake is a well written and action packed psychological thriller.

    *** ALAN WAKE *** THE GOOD -Thrilling and Suspenseful story -Innovative combat system -Well written dialog -Creepy atmosphere (sound and graphics) THE BAD -Viewing can get obstructed OVERVIEW Alan Wa... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5
    This game doesn't do the TV show justice.

    American Gladiators

    This game doesn't do the TV show justice.

    *** AMERICAN GLADIATORS *** THE GOOD -The Wall is a fun event THE BAD -Poor controls for most events -Difficulty is more cheap then a challenge OVERVIEW American Gladiators is a game that is easily ove... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5
    The under-appreciated Zelda game that originated Link's patented Up and Down Thrust.

    Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

    The under-appreciated Zelda game that originated Link's patented Up and Down Thrust.

    *** ZELDA II: THE ADVENTURE OF LINK *** THE GOOD -Excellent level design -Solid controls -Epic boss fights -Great leveling system -Large world of Hyrule to explore THE BAD -When you "Game Over" you lose ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    A thrilling zombie shooter with a huge emphasis on teamwork.

    Left 4 Dead

    A thrilling zombie shooter with a huge emphasis on teamwork.

    *** LEFT 4 DEAD *** THE GOOD -Excellent multiplayer/versus mode -Great atmosphere -Enemies generated randomly ensures a unique experience every time -Changing difficulty based on skill keeps things exciting T... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    The glorious game that started it all for one of Nintendo's favorite characters, Link.

    The Legend of Zelda

    The glorious game that started it all for one of Nintendo's favorite characters, Link.

    *** THE LEGEND OF ZELDA *** THE GOOD -Great boss fights -Excellent level design -Great music -Challenging puzzles THE BAD -Later dungeons have a perfect combination of annoying enemies OVERVIEW The ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    Baseball with fighting robots... Awesome!

    Cyber Stadium Series: Base Wars

    Baseball with fighting robots... Awesome!

    *** BASE WARS *** THE GOOD -Fighting robots and baseball are a great combination -Lots of cool upgrades -Multi-player season is lots of fun THE BAD -Mcycle robots have horrible fielding controls OVERVIE... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    A highly addictive puzzle game.

    Tetris

    A highly addictive puzzle game.

    *** TETRIS *** THE GOOD -Highly addictive gameplay -Puts your brain to the test -Very strategic -Superior controls THE BAD -Music is nauseating OVERVIEW Tetris is a game that tests your intelligenc... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    Turtles 3 combined with some greasy pizza will surely have you yelling "Cowabunga!"

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Manhattan Project

    Turtles 3 combined with some greasy pizza will surely have you yelling "Cowabunga!"

    *** TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES III: THE MANHATTAN PROJECT *** THE GOOD -Fun Multiplayer -Incredible level design -Solid controls -Good graphics and sound -Special moves a nice plus THE BAD -Bosses battl... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    An extremely fun third person shooter with a great online interface.

    SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs

    An extremely fun third person shooter with a great online interface.

    *** SOCOM II: U.S. NAVY SEALS *** THE GOOD -Online play is highly addictive -Awesome online user interface -Great selection of weapons -Fun realistic feel -Good controls THE BAD -Glitches and bugs in onl... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5
    An addictive and relaxing town building game.

    A Kingdom for Keflings

    An addictive and relaxing town building game.

    *** A KINGDOM FOR KEFLINGS *** THE GOOD -Relaxing gameplay -Upbeat music -Fun multiplayer THE BAD -Repetitive -Music gets nauseating in long sessions OVERVIEW A Kingdom for Keflings (AKFK) is a nice... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5
    Same awesome Resident Evil game but with much better controls.

    BioHazard 4: Wii Edition

    Same awesome Resident Evil game but with much better controls.

    *** RESIDENT EVIL 4: WII EDITION *** THE GOOD -Excellent graphics -Outstanding controls -Interesting story -Great sound effects -Mercenaries is a great mini-game THE BAD -You can't move your character wh... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5
    Battletoads would have been a cool game if you could change the difficultly down from "Next to Impossible".

    Battletoads

    Battletoads would have been a cool game if you could change the difficultly down from "Next to Impossible".

    *** BATTLETOADS *** THE GOOD -Cool beat'em up fighting style -Good sound effects THE BAD -Difficulty that will make you cry or throw the game out the window -You don't get to play as Pimple OVERVIEW ... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5
    With a great story, characters and leveling system it is no wonder why this game is one of the best games for the PS2.

    Final Fantasy X (Mega Hits!)

    With a great story, characters and leveling system it is no wonder why this game is one of the best games for the PS2.

    *** FINAL FANTASY X *** THE GOOD -Exciting story and lovable characters -Beautiful music -Awesome graphics (cut-scene and in-game) -Sphere Grid leveling system is fun and easy to use -Blitzball is highly addic... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    The exciting sequel that reuses many good things from its predecessor along with adding some fantastic new content.

    Gears of War 2

    The exciting sequel that reuses many good things from its predecessor along with adding some fantastic new content.

    *** GEARS OF WAR 2 *** THE GOOD -Horde mode is extremely fun -Exciting story -Good cover system -Excellent variety of weapons and melee attacks -Fantastic team builder -Superb graphics and sound THE BAD ... Read Full Review

    9 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    Great hack and slash game with an awesome leveling system.

    Champions of Norrath

    Great hack and slash game with an awesome leveling system.

    *** CHAMPIONS OF NORRATH *** THE GOOD -Awesome leveling system -Great selection of unique characters -Wide variety of skills, weapons, and armor -Multiplayer (1-4 players) online and offline is lots of fun T... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5
    Halo 3 is and will always be one of the kings of first person shooters.

    Halo 3

    Halo 3 is and will always be one of the kings of first person shooters.

    *** HALO 3 *** THE GOOD -Exciting story with 4-player option -Excellent graphics -Dynamic multiplayer -Great selection of guns, vehicles, and support items -Superb graphics and sound THE BAD -Lag is unbe... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5
    A simple, fun game that even your 80 year old grandmother can play.

    Wii Sports

    A simple, fun game that even your 80 year old grandmother can play.

    *** Wii Sports *** THE GOOD -Good controls -Easy to pick up and play all the games -The game is FREE! THE BAD -Some games are too simplified -Graphics are plain OVERVIEW Wii Sports is a good game fo... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5
    An amazing adventure, with solid controls, that really makes you feel like you are a part of the game.

    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

    An amazing adventure, with solid controls, that really makes you feel like you are a part of the game.

    *** THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS *** THE GOOD -Solid controls -Enjoyable story -Challenging puzzles -Excellent level/dungeon design -Memorable soundtrack THE BAD -Weak bosses OVERVIEW The... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is truly an epic masterpiece.

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is truly an epic masterpiece.

    *** THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: OCARINA OF TIME *** THE GOOD -Hyrule is a vast place to explore -Epic boss fights -Solid controls -Beautiful graphics and musical score -Challenging puzzles -Exciting story -A great s... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:3.5
    This anticipated sequel was marred by a reckless camera and other technical annoyances.

    BioHazard: The Darkside Chronicles

    This anticipated sequel was marred by a reckless camera and other technical annoyances.

    *** RESIDENT EVIL: THE DARKSIDE CHRONICLES *** THE GOOD -Interesting story with plenty of RE nostalgia -Nice assortment of weapons and upgrades -Good audio THE BAD -Shaky camera generates many other issues ... Read Full Review

    11 of 15 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    Mario is at it again in another exciting adventure.

    Super Mario Galaxy

    Mario is at it again in another exciting adventure.

    *** SUPER MARIO GALAXY *** THE GOOD -Amazing musical score -Fun multiplayer mode -Excellent level design -Nice variety of cool suits -Superb graphics -Comet modes and secret levels add a nice challenge THE... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    It may not be as much fun as the arcade version but it is still a great game for the NES.

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game

    It may not be as much fun as the arcade version but it is still a great game for the NES.

    *** TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II: THE ARCADE GAME *** THE GOOD -Great Multiplayer -Fun Ninja combat -Solid Controls -Good graphics and sound THE BAD -All the turtles are the same OVERVIEW Anyone w... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10
    Mario, the king of the platformer, has set a new lofty standard for the genre.

    Super Mario Galaxy 2

    Mario, the king of the platformer, has set a new lofty standard for the genre.

    *** SUPER MARIO GALAXY 2 *** THE GOOD -Outstanding level design -Intense platforming in later galaxies -Seamless transition between 2D and 3D elements -Sweet power-ups -Memorable soundtrack with some nostalgia ... Read Full Review

    13 of 15 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10
    Not only is Final Fantasy VII one of the best RPGs of all time, but one of the best games of all time.

    Final Fantasy VII

    Not only is Final Fantasy VII one of the best RPGs of all time, but one of the best games of all time.

    *** FINAL FANTASY VII *** THE GOOD -Excellent Story and characters -Beautiful Music and Graphics (Cut-Scene and In-game) -Materia Leveling System is Unique and Fun -Lots of good Mini Games to play -Lots of goo... Read Full Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5
    Halo: Reach is the exciting culmination to one of the best shooter series of all time.

    Halo: Reach

    Halo: Reach is the exciting culmination to one of the best shooter series of all time.

    *** HALO: REACH *** THE GOOD -Outstanding multiplayer experience -Plenty of customization -Many exciting game variants and modes -New armor abilities alter the gameplay in a positive way -Superb controls -Out... Read Full Review

    6 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5
    Portal is, without a doubt, one of the most innovative games of the decade.

    Portal

    Portal is, without a doubt, one of the most innovative games of the decade.

    *** PORTAL *** THE GOOD -Fantastic and innovative puzzles -Witty and highly entertaining dialog -Different ways to solve each problem -Delightful music during the credits THE BAD -Really short OVERVIEW... Read Full Review

    15 of 15 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    The much improved sequel that makes the road to winning the Super Bowl much more enjoyable.

    Tecmo Super Bowl

    The much improved sequel that makes the road to winning the Super Bowl much more enjoyable.

    *** TECMO SUPER BOWL *** THE GOOD -Fast pace gameplay -Excellent league and multiplayer mode -Large playbook that is customizable -Fun music and animations -Good controls THE BAD -Some glitchy stuff with ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5
    A fun, fast paced football game.

    Tecmo Bowl

    A fun, fast paced football game.

    *** TECMO BOWL *** THE GOOD -Fast pace gameplay -Challenging single player mode -Fun music -Good controls THE BAD -Blitzes are way too strong and happen too frequently -Small play book OVERVIEW Tecm... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Completely obliterating your opponents with a crazy, "Super Dodge Ball" power shot is so fulfilling.

    Nekketsu Koukou Dodge Ball Bu

    Completely obliterating your opponents with a crazy, "Super Dodge Ball" power shot is so fulfilling.

    *** SUPER DODGE BALL *** THE GOOD -Cool special attacks -Great music and sound -Solid controls -Couple different styles of play add to replay value -Fun multiplayer THE BAD -Catching balls is too easy ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    Borderlands offers a highly additive adventure that'll surely keep FPS and RPG fans coming back for more.

    Borderlands

    Borderlands offers a highly additive adventure that'll surely keep FPS and RPG fans coming back for more.

    *** BORDERLANDS *** THE GOOD -Amazing multiplayer aspect -Wide variety of weapons, abilities and loot -Leveling system offers plenty of freedom -Solid controls -Creative level design THE BAD -Story is un... Read Full Review

    10 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5
    Nick and Tom need your help in one of the "coolest" games on the NES.

    Snow Bros.: Nick & Tom

    Nick and Tom need your help in one of the "coolest" games on the NES.

    *** SNOW BROTHERS *** THE GOOD -Excellent multiplayer -Fun level design -Challenging boss battles -Good controls -Great graphics and sound THE BAD -Some of the later levels set you up to easily to die ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5
    The Wind Waker offers a memorable adventure as you embark on a heroic journey across the open sea.

    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Limited Edition)

    The Wind Waker offers a memorable adventure as you embark on a heroic journey across the open sea.

    *** THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: THE WIND WAKER *** THE GOOD -Huge world that's extremely fun to explore -Exciting boss battles -Fun puzzles, accessories and mini-games -Charming story and characters -Memorable soundt... Read Full Review

    12 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5
    Enchanted Arms is a lackluster RPG that is easily forgettable.

    Enchanted Arms

    Enchanted Arms is a lackluster RPG that is easily forgettable.

    *** ENCHANTED ARMS *** THE GOOD -Unique battle system -Golem hunting is fun THE BAD -Weak story -Annoying characters (except for Toya) -Way too many random battles -Lots of maintenance OVERVIEW Ench... Read Full Review

    7 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:4.5
    I'm canceling my newspaper subscription.

    Paperboy

    I'm canceling my newspaper subscription.

    *** PAPERBOY *** THE GOOD -Groovy music THE BAD -Depth perception is hard to judge -Clunky controls -Bad Camera angles OVERVIEW Paperboy is a game about, yep you guessed it, delivering newspapers. As... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7
    It may not be the complete party game you're looking for, but there is still plenty of goofy entertainment to enjoy.

    Rayman Raving Rabbids

    It may not be the complete party game you're looking for, but there is still plenty of goofy entertainment to enjoy.

    *** RAYMAN RAVING RABBIDS *** THE GOOD -Rabbids add plenty of comic relief -Fun and intuitive control scheme -Great audio -Story mode is highly entertaining THE BAD -Subpar visuals -Mini-games get repeti... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:4.5
    Chomp, chomp, chomp... ugh…

    Pac-Man

    Chomp, chomp, chomp... ugh…

    *** PAC-MAN *** THE GOOD -Some strategy involved THE BAD -Eating ghosts isn't very advantageous -Extremely repetitive -Poor sound OVERVIEW Pac-Man for the Nintendo Entertainment System is a port from... Read Full Review

    1 of 4 users found the following review helpful