Reviews

Mass Effect 3 |Review by Mania

Well folks, this article marks the ending week. We’ll pick back up Monday Sept. 1st. Until then, however, enjoy your friday with a review by The Ultimate Gamer in conjunction with pwnRank.com! In case you missed or forgot, pwnRank crunches the numbers and uses statistics and math to get the most reliable top game lists ever. We took a snapshot of his list on the 25th of August so there may be a more recently updated list on his website, go make him feel loved. Tell them The Ultimate Gamer sent you! The amazing 96 is…   Few games have done...

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Shenmue | Review By Gambit

Beginning to wrap up our first week of the 100 Top Games of all time as scientifically derived by pwnRank.com we come upon number 97. The Meandering 97 is… Looking back at a game like Shenmue is an interesting thing to do. There are so many ‘sand box’ games out these days that, if Shenmue were to have been released today, it likely would have gotten lost in the shuffle. Having been released on the Sega Dreamcast so many years ago, ahead of its time, it’s a wonder it didn’t shine more than it did… Perhaps, had it been released...

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Mega Man 2 | Review By Gambit

Movin right along to number 98 on our massive 100 Top Video Games of all time that have been mathematically broken down by pwnRank.com and reviewed by The Ultimate Gamer. If that’s not a killer team up, I don’t know what is!   Sliding in at 98 is… Another NES game hits the top 100. Amazing. I’ll be perfectly honest, I much prefer Mega Man to Punch-Out and I’m glad to be bringing this one to you! Mega Man is one of series’ that you just can’t get sick of. To be fair, I put many, many, many more hours...

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Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out | Review by Gambit

Taking our second step into our long journey of Gaming’s Top 100 Games figured out mathematically by the fine gentlemen over at pwnRank.com we move right into number 99! Like A Punch To The Gut, Number 99 is… Alright, let’s get this out of the way. I’m old, I remember getting this game when it first came out and being frustrated as all hell at it until I finally figured out that there actually was an intelligent way to play this thing without getting dished out a brutal serving every time I put it in the NES (then took it...

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Guitar Hero | Review by Mania

If you missed our announcement last week, The Ultimate Gamer has established a new friendship with pwnRank.com! pwnRank scours the web for top 100 lists and then crunches the numbers to truly find which games are the best games ever. Although the site is still young, the list they have complied via their algorithm is quite impressive. Keep pwnRank.com on your radar folks, it’s going to be a doozy. And without further ado, game 100 of our pwnRank reviews; Guitar Hero! The top 100 games list is something to look forward too. It is a great achievement for developers to get...

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Contrast | Review By Mania

Contrast Sometimes, a good puzzler is all a gamer needs to keep his sanity. If only to break up his first person shooter routine from Call of Duty, Battlefield, and Titanfall. After so much of the same thing, every gamer desires something a bit different sometimes. That’s where games like Contrast come in. Never mind the fact that very little of this particular game makes any sense. Costing just $15 USD on the Xbox One marketplace, Contrast may be worth your money if you’re looking for a solid storytelling puzzle-based platforming experience.  The Story The story of Contrast is… abstract,...

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Banished | Review By CAD

What would happen if Sim City and Oregon Trail were to have a love child? They would get “Banished.” Well, that’s probably the best way to describe the game in one line, and it’s what I’ve been telling people who look over my shoulder and ask what I’m playing. This game, however, deserves a lot more than a one liner. Here’s why: The Game: I started after the first two tutorials, telling myself that since I now knew how to place buildings and assign tasks, I’d pick the rest up without a problem. My town went great for a couple...

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Child of Light | Review by Mania

Every once in a while there is a small debate of whether video games are able to be called an art form. When the debate comes to fruition some tend to bring certain examples to the table to prove that they are in fact, works of art. Generally, amongst these examples are great titles such as Ico, Okami, and of course Braid. However, next time this conversation comes about, you may want to consider adding Child of Light to your list of examples. The art is simply amazing, the gameplay is smooth and doesn’t get in the way, and the...

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Watch Dogs | Review by Gambit

Alright, so, Watch Dogs has finally hit the shelves and as far as I’m concerned this is only the second big release of this new generation of consoles. Sure, we had our fill of launch titles… Everything from CoD (Boo!) to Lego: Marvel (Yay!). Getting straight to the meat of it; Watch Dogs is an entertaining game. Now, with it having been released less than twelve hours ago I’ve only gotten to play a couple of short hours into the campaign so I can’t comment yet on the multiplayer aspects of the game and obviously I haven’t gotten to any...

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Borderlands 2 – Sir Hammerlock vs. the Son of Crawmerax | Review By Gambit

From what we’re told, “Sir Hammerlock vs. the Son of Crawmerax” is the final piece of DLC that we’ll be seeing for Borderlands 2 which is a huge bummer for me… But, considering the fact that this game has been out for a year and a half I guess it had to end sometime. This game has gotten more support than any other that I can think of. Anyway, “Sir Hammerlock vs. the Son of Crawmerax” was awesome, simply put. Again, this wasn’t the biggest of DLCs but it was fairly large and used the area it had quite well....

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