Here at Video Games Blogger we do what we can to provide you, the reader, with unique, original and highly in-depth reviews of all our favorite titles. We don’t pretend to be up to date reviewing the latest releases, we simply do not have that amount of time or money, that’s why you’ll sometimes see video reviews listed in the meantime. But what we can do is spend far more time with each title than most publications get to, and then we can write a review that goes far more in-depth than what you’d find at your typical game web-site or in your typical mainstream gaming magazine. Please note that we only list multiplatform titles for the system we reviewed the game on. So if your game seems missing, press both the Ctrl and F button on your keyboard to search for your game’s title.
Below you will find quick links to each review we have on the site for easy access. Games rated between 9 to 10 out of 10 will have a behind their name to indicate their high fun factor. As reviews are added to the site, we will add them to this list. Keep reading below for more comments and info on our rating system.
Battalion Wars 2
Battle of the Bands
Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree
Call of Duty 3
Donkey Kong Jungle Beat: New Play Control
Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Link’s Crossbow Training
Mario Kart Wii
Mario Party 8
Mario Power Tennis: New Play Control
Mario Strikers Charged Football
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
Medal of Honor Heroes 2
Metal Slug Anthology
Metroid: Other M
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Metroid Prime Trilogy
Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution
Pikmin: New Play Control
Pokemon Battle Revolution
Rayman Raving Rabbids
Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
Sin & Punishment 2: Star Successor
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
Super Paper Mario
The Sims 2: Castaway
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08
Trauma Center: Second Opinion
WarioWare: Smooth Moves
Wii Play [Wii Remote bundle pack-in]
Wii Sports [Wii console pack-in]
Wii Sports Resort
Worms: A Space Oddity
Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros’ Treasure
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
Big Brain Academy
Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day
Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day
Custom Robo Arena
Dementium: The Ward
Donkey Kong Jungle Climber
DSi XL System Review
Elite Beat Agents
Flash Focus: Vision Training in Minutes a Day
Freshly-Picked Tingle’s Rosy Rupeeland
Kirby Squeak Squad
Mario Kart DS
Mario Party DS
Metroid Prime Pinball
My SAT Coach
Orcs and Elves
Planet Puzzle League DS
Pokemon Diamond and Pearl
Prince of Persia: The Fallen King
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command
Wario: Master of Disguise
Worms: Open Warfare 2
Yoshi’s Island DS
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
Alone in the Dark
Army of Two
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Bully: Scholarship Edition
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
De Blob 2
Dead Rising 2
Devil May Cry 4
FIFA Soccer 08
FIFA Street 3
Frontlines: Fuel of War
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra – The Video Game
Gears of War
Grand Theft Auto IV
James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace: The Game
John Woo Presents Stranglehold
Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
Madden NFL 08
Mass Effect 2
NBA Live 08
Need for Speed: ProStreet
Perfect Dark Zero
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
Soul Calibur 4
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled
The Orange Box (includes Half-Life 2, Episode One, Episode Two, Portal and Team Fortress 2)
PS3 (PLAYSTATION 3)
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Dead Space 2
Enslaved: Odyssey To The West
God of War 3
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue
Hot Shots Golf 5: Out of Bounds
King of Fighters XII
Medal of Honor 2010
Mortal Kombat 2011
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
Resistance: Fall of Man
The Simpsons Game
Turning Point: Fall of Liberty
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
Farscape: The Game
Grand Theft Auto 1 (FREE!)
Grand Theft Auto 2 (FREE!)
Portal 2 (NEW!)
Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance
The Sims 2: Double Deluxe (also includes Nightlife and Celebration Stuff)
PS2 (PLAYSTATION 2)
Burnout 3: Takedown
Buzz: The Hollywood Quiz
Buzz! The Mega Quiz
Devil May Cry
Disgaea: Hour of Darkness
Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories
EyeToy Kinetic Combat
EyeToy Play 2
EyeToy Play 3
Final Fantasy X
God of War
God of War 2
Grand Theft Auto 3
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
La Pucelle Tactics
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty
Onimusha 3: Demon Siege
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
Silent Hill 2
The Getaway: Black Monday
SNES (SUPER NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM)
NES (NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM)
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom
Nintendo World Cup
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Mario Bros. 3
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: The Manhattan Project
The Legend of Zelda
Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link
GAME BOY ADVANCE
Everything Is Fair Game!
We here at VGB love ourselves some classic gaming! So expect reviews from all spectrum’s: Be it PC, console, or handheld; New, old or ancient; Popular, obscure or shunned . . . All games will get the in-depth review you expect from Video Games Blogger, be them classics or newly released titles.
Past Review Experience & What I’ve Learned
I know that I’m always disappointed when a cool game that I was looking forward to (or one from the past that I highly enjoyed) only receives a small review from publications that I read. So my philosophy is to give as much information as I can and not worry about length. Thus you will find that our reviews can get really long (I hope you enjoy reading!).
I also believe that reviews should not only tell you a person’s opinion on a game, but also how that game is played. I remember when I used to rent games, inspired by a good review, yet when I got the game home I didn’t know how to play it (often times they didn’t come with the instruction book), and the review didn’t offer me any help. So from then on I made it a point to make sure I not only offer my opinion of the game, but also delve into the controls and give the reader a good idea of how exactly the game is played. Maybe even drop a few hints along the way to save them from frustration and keep them from turning to a faq or guide to get their answers (where they might also receive spoilers or the like).
Explanation Of Rating System
Each category is given a score independent of the others, meaning one category DOES NOT effect another. The scale is one to ten with ten being the best, and “.5″ designating in between . . . better than the whole number, but not good enough to go up an entire rating. If there was any one category to be a “main” score it would be Fun Factor. Fun Factor means exactly that, how FUN the game is.
Roughly, the point system would go something like this:
0.0 – Completely & utterly fails at all that it does.
1.0 – Avoid like the plague.
2.0 – No.
3.0 – Way too many problems to be worth any value.
4.0 – Very few redeeming qualities and way too many flaws.
5.0 – Average, nothing special. Not much going for it.
6.0 – Above Average, this game will appeal to some despite flaws.
7.0 – Pretty good. Easy to recommend for people who like this style.
8.0 – Great!
9.0 – Must have! Everyone should love this and have it in their collection.
10 – Masterpiece. Doesn’t get any better than this.
7.0 Pretty Good
10 Absolutely Awesome!
Games are broken down by system for easy categorization. Normally we do not review the same game on multiple platforms. However, just because a game is listed under a certain platform (typically the platform the game was originally released on) does not mean that the review won’t contain info on the same game for other platforms, nor does it mean that the game was reviewed on that specific platform. If I do not own an original version of the game, then that game’s review will be listed under the system that I reviewed it on.
My Philosophy and Reviewing Convictions
As a general rule we WILL NOT (I repeat, WILL NOT) review a game via PC emulator. We do not believe in emulation generally and am a staunch believer in giving developers and publishers the money they need through the actual purchase of their games, not supporting piracy by playing games on emulators. Besides, some games can only get a sequel if enough people buy them!
Also, due to my own convictions, I do not review games unless I play through them again specifically for reviewing purposes. What this means is that I will not delve deep into my memory and review a game based solely on that (like I’d actually trust my memory). No. I will legitimately fire the game up, play through it again (often more than once) and write my review based off those fresh and recent impressions (this is Astro speaking).
So you may see far fewer reviews here at VGB than at other web-sites (although our list is slowly but surely growing), but you have my word that what you read is based off my completely recent opinion of the game as a whole (no “beta copies” here).
Last, but definitely not least, thank you, the reader, very much for your support. It is for you that we write, and our only wish is that our work can contribute to your gaming purchases and that you get some enjoyment out of reading it, even if you aren’t planning on buying the game in question.
We spend many long hours working on these reviews. Not only writing, but scouring the net for pictures and videos (which we try our best to make them fit into the context of the text) and spending time to upload and re-edit the text until it flows in a manner we’re happy with. So any and all feedback or comments are greatly appreciated. Enjoy the site and keep your eyes on this page as more games get reviewed.