Watch Dogs 2

Platforms: PS4, XB1 Release date: 11/15/16 Rating: 3.5 (out of 5) Watch Dogs 2 is an entertaining, open-world puzzle game severely harmed by its excessively cringey vibe and ham-fisted attempts to be “hip”. Similar to Grand Theft Auto V, it takes place in an open-world rendition of California (except Watch Dogs 2 takes the realistic […]

Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard

Platforms: PS3, 360 Release date: 2/26/09 Rating: 1.0 (out of 5) Take every annoying cliché featured in action games such as quick-time events and backtracking. Add in grating, unfunny “humor” reminiscent of such comedy film parody “masterpieces” such as Meet the Spartans. Then, combine them together in one low-budget third-person shooter with numerous frustrating mechanics. […]

Onimusha: Warlords

Platforms: PS2 (original version), XB (substantially altered director’s cut released as Genma Onimusha), PS4, NS, XB1 (HD remastered versions) Release date: 3/13/01 (PS2), 1/28/02 (XB), 1/5/19 (PS4, SW, XB1) Rating: 4.0 (out of 5) Onimusha: Warlords was one of the first truly great PS2 games back in 2001. Similar enough to the old-school Resident Evil […]

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn

Platforms: PS3, NS, XB1 Release date: 6/5/18 Rating: 4.0 (out of 5) I don’t care if Shaq-Fu is a meme. I don’t care if the gaming journalist snobs gave it poor reviews. I don’t care if people criticize me for enjoying this game. Shaq-Fu: A Legend Returns is an underrated gem that will appeal to […]

Perfect Dark Zero

Platform: Xbox 360 Release date: 11/17/05 Rating: 4.5 (out of 5) The original Perfect Dark (Rare’s unofficial follow-up to Goldeneye 007) was one of the last triple A titles released for the Nintendo 64. As such, the stakes were high for the sequel, Perfect Dark Zero. The fact that it was a Xbox 360 launch […]

NPPL Championship Paintball 2009

Platforms: PS2, PS3, Wii, Xb360 Release date: 11/18/08 Rating: 1.0 (out of 5) Despite being a PS3 and Xbox 360 release with the year 2009 in the title, NPPL Championship Paintball 2009 has more in common with shovelware games released on the PSX in 1999. Yes, the PSX was an amazing platform known for some of […]

Medal of Honor

Platforms: PS3, XB360 Release date: 10/12/10 Rating: 2.5 (out of 5) I’ve never been a fan of the Medal of Honor series. To me it’s always been a case of “style over substance” with great presentation and production values but lackluster gameplay. Say what you will about it, but at least the series had its […]

Saints Row 2

Platforms: PS3, XB360 Release date: 10/14/08 Rating: 5.0 (out of 5.0) Forget Grand Theft Auto IV. The Saints Row series (at least the first two games) were the true (albeit unofficial) successors to the more humorous and zany original Grand Theft Auto trilogy. Saints Row 2 took the foundation from the enjoyable but flawed first […]

Medal of Honor Frontline

Platforms: PS2, PS3, GC, XB Release dates: 5/29/02 (PS2) 11/7/02 (GC and XB) 10/12/10 (PS3) Rating: 2.0 (out of 5) Medal of Honor: Frontline received a positive reception when it was originally released on the PS2 back in the spring of 2002. However, the reviewers were a bit less gracious when the title was ported […]

Madden NFL 13

Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, Wii U, Vita Release date: 8/28/12 Rating: 4.0 (out of 5) Madden 13 is where the series peaked during the PS3 and Xbox 360 generation. It tweaks the already solid gameplay from the last few years and overhauls the franchise mode (now career mode) so it doesn’t feel like you’re […]