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  • Rating:8.4
    A unique and fun experience, Psychonauts should not be missed, but its brevity makes it more recommendable as a rental.

    Psychonauts

    A unique and fun experience, Psychonauts should not be missed, but its brevity makes it more recommendable as a rental.

    The Good: Great writing, dialogue and voice acting, characteristic of a Tim Schafer game; very creative throughout with diverse and intriguing level design; an ideal rental. The Bad: Seems padded near the end to in... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:1.8
    If your favorite feature of mobile gaming is hitting the 5 button on your phone, this game is absolutely for you.

    Aqua Teen Hunger Force Destruct-O-Thon

    If your favorite feature of mobile gaming is hitting the 5 button on your phone, this game is absolutely for you.

    Aqua Teen Hunger Force, the home of the Mooninites, Carl, Balloonenstein and Master “Who bothered to spawn you? And why?” Shake, comes to your cell phone in the form of Aqua Teen Hunger Force Destruct-o-Thon. This is l... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.4
    Bloody and brilliant, God of War is an absolute must-have for PS2 owners and a must-play for everyone else.

    God of War (Greatest Hits)

    Bloody and brilliant, God of War is an absolute must-have for PS2 owners and a must-play for everyone else.

    Credit should be given to the design team on God of War for the introduction of its memorable main character Kratos, and specifically for his unique and undeniably cool weapons. A Spartan in ancient Greece, Kratos appro... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.9
    The best basketball game, and best 'Street' game, for the GCN.

    NBA Street V3

    The best basketball game, and best 'Street' game, for the GCN.

    EA Big is back to serve up another helping in the original and best 'Street' series around: NBA Street. Vol. 3 introduces a new level of polish and some sweet, sweet unlockables. The amount of customization ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.7
    For those of us who associate real challenge with real entertainment, Alien Hominid is a blast.

    Alien Hominid

    For those of us who associate real challenge with real entertainment, Alien Hominid is a blast.

    Many of us remember the days when games like Contra pushed the limits of graphics, when the one-hit kill was standard. Alien Hominid, a very popular flash-based game on newgrounds.com, has been developed and released f... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.7
    For those of us who associate real challenge with real entertainment, Alien Hominid is a blast.

    Alien Hominid

    For those of us who associate real challenge with real entertainment, Alien Hominid is a blast.

    Many of us remember the days when games like Contra pushed the limits of graphics, when the one-hit kill was standard. Alien Hominid, a very popular flash-based game on newgrounds.com, has been developed and released f... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.4
    A unique and fun experience, Psychonauts should not be missed.

    Psychonauts

    A unique and fun experience, Psychonauts should not be missed.

    The Good: Great writing, dialogue and voice acting, characteristic of a Tim Schafer game; very creative throughout with diverse and intriguing level design; an ideal rental. The Bad: Seems padded near the end to incre... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.4
    A unique and fun experience, Psychonauts should not be missed, but its brevity makes it more recommendable as a rental.

    Psychonauts

    A unique and fun experience, Psychonauts should not be missed, but its brevity makes it more recommendable as a rental.

    The Good: Great writing, dialogue and voice acting, characteristic of a Tim Schafer game; very creative throughout with diverse and intriguing level design; an ideal rental. The Bad: Seems padded near the end to incre... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.1
    Mario Power Tennis does a great job of mixing Nintendo personality into the game of tennis, and provides some solid fun.

    Mario Power Tennis

    Mario Power Tennis does a great job of mixing Nintendo personality into the game of tennis, and provides some solid fun.

    Mario Power Tennis, the latest Mario sports offering from the Nintendo/Camelot team that brought you Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, is a great translation of tennis into the vibrant colors and wackiness of the Mario genre.... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.8
    Simultaneously creates and defines survival-action-horror. Among the top tier of games for the Gamecube.  Delivers!

    BioHazard 4

    Simultaneously creates and defines survival-action-horror. Among the top tier of games for the Gamecube. Delivers!

    Without a doubt, Resident Evil 4 is the most intense game I’ve ever played. The praise this game has received is not undeserved. The game moves seamlessly throughout and manages to keep its edge and intensity - eve... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.2
    Gimmicky, tedious, and frustrating, 'Sunshine' is a low point for the Mario franchise, despite its ebullient personality

    Super Mario Sunshine

    Gimmicky, tedious, and frustrating, 'Sunshine' is a low point for the Mario franchise, despite its ebullient personality

    With the release of a new Nintendo console, a handful of games are basically prerequisites: a few Mario and Zelda titles, until the next generation comes along. The N64 had its phenomenal Super Mario 64 (as well as The... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    Encouraging exploration in a fun world make this a solid entry to the Zelda series, despite a minor control issue.

    The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

    Encouraging exploration in a fun world make this a solid entry to the Zelda series, despite a minor control issue.

    As a longtime fan of the older 2D Zeldas, notably The Legend of Zelda for NES and A Link to the Past for SNES, I have been pleasantly surprised with the latest entry to the series, which is likely both the last GBA Zelda... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.2
    A sublime gift for fans of Tolkien and real-time strategy, Battle for Middle-Earth is a great use of the film license.

    The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth

    A sublime gift for fans of Tolkien and real-time strategy, Battle for Middle-Earth is a great use of the film license.

    Though there are some noticeable omissions (where is Minas Morgul?) the game does a good job of using the Command & Conquer: Generals engine. Some additions could have made the game very balanced, like giving Mordor def... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.7
    The pinnacle of PC gaming to date, Half-Life 2 is among the best first-person shooters ever created.

    Half-Life 2

    The pinnacle of PC gaming to date, Half-Life 2 is among the best first-person shooters ever created.

    The return of Gordon Freeman has not gone as smoothly as some would like. Between the infamous source-code theft and subsequent tightening of registration through Valve's proprietary Steam service, Half-Life 2 went thro... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.3
    A top-notch Western adventure while it lasts, GUN is too short to recommend purchasing, but is an ideal rental.

    Gun

    A top-notch Western adventure while it lasts, GUN is too short to recommend purchasing, but is an ideal rental.

    Clocking in at around ten hours, GUN is the perfect rental. An interesting storyline with varied and entertaining missions and a healthy amount of side quests, GUN will keep you busy and entertained until you reach 100%... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.2
    Creative, fun, and polished.

    Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

    Creative, fun, and polished.

    There is definitely something to be said for a game with which you can sit down and pass hours without realizing it, a game that draws you in to the extent that you have to finish the next goal, before you can bear to tu... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.4
    An absolutely top-tier side-scrolling action game, Astro Boy will both enthrall and challenge the most seasoned gamers.

    Astro Boy: Tetsuwan Atom - Atom Heart no Himitsu

    An absolutely top-tier side-scrolling action game, Astro Boy will both enthrall and challenge the most seasoned gamers.

    Treasure, the master developer of side-scrolling action, has done it again with Astro Boy: Omega Factor, a game which manages to kindle a nostalgia for the über-tough shooters of the eight- and sixteen-bit eras, and to a... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.7
    The Neverhood stands as one of the most eminently playable and imaginative games ever made.

    The Neverhood

    The Neverhood stands as one of the most eminently playable and imaginative games ever made.

    Despite an unfortunate review from Gamespot, The Neverhood has been a favorite game of mine since its release in 1996, and it inspired me to upgrade my hardware to include, yes, an 8x CD-ROM drive. As a fan of Doug TenN... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.1
    Unapologetically hard, but beautiful in its difficulty.

    Ikaruga

    Unapologetically hard, but beautiful in its difficulty.

    Any dyed-in-the-wool old-school gamer is nostalgic for the days of frustratingly hard space shooters like R-Type and Gradius, and it is unfortunate that so few games in this generation have catered to this deathless, if ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.6
    Among the absolutely best games in the GBA library.

    Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising

    Among the absolutely best games in the GBA library.

    Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising does not have big time marketing backing it, but it has consistently been one of the top sellers among GBA games for one reason: it is addictive and fun. Featuring a turn-based battle ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7
    Fun, creative and original, especially for fans of Spumco, but lacks lasting replayability.

    Go! Go! Hypergrind

    Fun, creative and original, especially for fans of Spumco, but lacks lasting replayability.

    Go! Go! Hypergrind marks Spumco's entrance to the world of skateboarding games, and adds its own perverse and unique twist: scattered throughout the game's handful of levels are a variety of deadly traps that decapitate... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.6
    Despite some noticeable failures to improve on its predecessor, Mario Kart: Double Dash is simply a lot of fun.

    Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

    Despite some noticeable failures to improve on its predecessor, Mario Kart: Double Dash is simply a lot of fun.

    Double Dash is a solid offering in the Mario Kart series, with a host of unlockable characters and karts. Many of the race tracks through the circuits are fun, though some stand out above the rest, including a track in w... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful