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Mortal Kombat (Xbox 360)
Mortal Kombat (Xbox 360)
Offered by games-wizard
Price: £13.45

5.0 out of 5 stars Best fighter on the market, 1 Jun 2011
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
The Mortal Kombat series of fighting games have been a common trend-setter of the genre for nearly two decades, although some of the more recent titles have deviated from what made the series famous.
In this (9th) installment, the gameplay returns to a 2D plane (which most of the series' fans wished for), while the game is presented in 2.5D with fully rendered 3D character models.
The game can be a bit difficult to pick up immediately, but with some practice it's easy to grasp the basics and from there it just keeps getting better.
It also may not be very easy to get the most out of the multiplayer, unless all participants have had an adequate amount of practice. If that can be realized, though, the game can be a lot of fun.
It is worth mentioning, that the game is very violent and gruesome, so it might not 'sit well' with some people.
What really makes the game great is that the gameplay has remarkable depth, as you can learn things that aren't preset in the game, like coming up with your own combos.

Overall, it's clearly one of the best fighters on the market and -- if you ask me -- the very best.

Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii)
Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii)
Offered by Gameseek
Price: £21.58

5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgic awesomeness, 4 Jan 2011
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
After more than a decade has passed from the Donkey Kong Country days on the SNES, this game is not only real nostalgic, but also a side-scrolling platformer for the ages.
The upgraded, colorful graphics and innovative, but yet classic gameplay, coupled with both nostalgic and new music make this a real gem in the platformer department. Basically put, if you own the Wii, enjoy good platformers and/or are a fan of the old DKC series on the SNES then it's nothing short of a no-brainer that you'd really enjoy this.
It is definitely one of the better games on the Wii.

Monster Hunter Tri (Wii)
Monster Hunter Tri (Wii)
Offered by APE-GAMES
Price: £14.94

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Monster Hunter Tri: The best game on the Wii, 6 Oct 2010
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
Before I bought MH3, I had thought it was one of the most overrated games I had ever heard of.

Man was I wrong. It is a real well made and engaging game with remarkable depth.

At the start of the game, you create a hunter or huntress and are put through a tutorial-ish series of tasks that pretty much show you the ropes about hunting, gathering resources, managing your inventory and other important aspects of the game. After that you start off completing guild quests to earn experience, money and fame along with more resources that you can use to craft supplies, armor, weapons and accessories, or use as trade-items. It doesn't take long for it to become apparent, that managing your equipment and supplies is a necessity to be successful in the game.

You're able to combine resources to make tons of new ones, customize equipment to change your hunter's appearance or obtain various gameplay-enhancing skills, utilize the specialties of other villagers to make gathering resources that much easier and do several other things that further add to the depth of the game.

Besides killing monsters, you can utilize a wide range of equipment like traps to wear them down and even capture them. The ability of wounding different parts of larger monsters adds a strategic approach to fighting them and earns you more resources among other things. There are 7 different types of weapons in the game that range from the combination of a sword and shield to the ranged bowgun and they all have their own strategies, pros and cons.

There are dozens of different monsters to hunt, hundreds and hundreds of different resources to gather and tons of different armor, weapons and equipment to utilize.

The music/sounds of the game sound great and fit the theme real well, whereas the graphics are nice and colourful and at times quite beautiful.

The game might not suit very casual players too well, but experienced gamers will more likely than not find it to be the best title on the Wii.

Mass Effect 2 (Xbox 360)
Mass Effect 2 (Xbox 360)
Offered by passionFlix UK
Price: £11.34

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ME 2; Well worth the hype and one of the premier games in recent years., 30 Jun 2010
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
Bioware did it again.
Mass Effect was a pretty deep, variational and refined game, but the sequel just blows the roof off.

There are very few aspects to this game that aren't excellent or almost perfect. It's one of the best games ever released.
The graphics are well over the standard level of graphics for games in 2009/2010. The gameplay is involving and refined. The music and sounds are never out of place and real well done and add to the atmosphere at all times, and the plot is deep and has a lot of things to it that vary from playthrough to playthrough.

But more than anything, this game has sizable replay value for anyone willing to dig deeper into the game.
At the start of the game, you can either import your custom made character from the prequel, or make a new one.
You can't access all areas of gameplay in one playthrough, because there are different classes and specialties assigned to a character, but that doesn't mean a single playthrough wouldn't be a quality experience for anyone who understands what great games are about.

I definitely recommend this game to any xbox 360 owner with even an ounce of taste for great games.

GameCube Controller Purple (GameCube)
GameCube Controller Purple (GameCube)

4.0 out of 5 stars There's not much to say, other than that, this is the best gamepad to date, 30 Jun 2010
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
The Nintendo GameCube controllers are the best gamepads made for a video game console to date. Not much else to say.

The one I bought arrived in pristine condition, in good packaging and earlier than expected. Great work, guys.

Super Monkey Ball Deluxe (Xbox)
Super Monkey Ball Deluxe (Xbox)

4.0 out of 5 stars I finally got it!, 30 Jun 2010
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
I've been looking for this, albeit rather rare game for a long, long time, and I finally could get it on Amazon.
SMB2 was a lot of fun, but when I found out about an even more complete package of the same stuff, I just had to get it.

The 'main part' of the game is based on levels where you have to control the monkey ball across different kinds of obstacles to the goal in order to progress. I enjoyed this concept from the outset, but I can understand if someone feels different.

There are also 12 different 'party games' of varying quality.

It's truly a great game.

Alan Wake (Xbox 360)
Alan Wake (Xbox 360)
Offered by jakeboy1 -delivery from UK
Price: £15.29

4.0 out of 5 stars Remedy's latest title is a piece of art, 30 Jun 2010
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Alan Wake (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
(For starters, I'll mention that this is a single player game... no multiplayer.)

Remedy really put themselves on the map with Alan Wake.
Playing this game feels like playing a real good horror thriller. The graphics and effects are pretty awesome, considering that this game was made by a Finnish company.
Gameplay ranges from real well made movie-esque scenes to frantic action to chilling, suspenseful moments that put you on the edge of your seat.

This game's been hyped pretty heavily and rightfully so. It's definitely a real work of art with a deep and interesting plot.
Any owner of an Xbox 360 who has any idea what makes a great game should definitely get this.

Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites
Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites
Price: £12.79

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome record, 30 Jun 2010
I've been waiting for this record for some time and finally got it via Amazon sooner than I would've from a local CD store.
The record arrived earlier than what was estimated (along with the other item), which was of course a very nice thing.

I like the record, it's everything I expected it to be and more.
The packaging was flawless.
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Just Cause 2 Limited Edition (Xbox 360)
Just Cause 2 Limited Edition (Xbox 360)

5.0 out of 5 stars JC2; An explosive sandbox/open world game, 3 May 2010
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
Just Cause 2 could be considered a torchbearer when it comes to massive open world action games. I consider it a mix of GTA 4 and FarCry, which might sound a bit uncanny, but that's actually quite an accurate description.
Gameplay centers around attacking and taking over different military facilities using combat weapons, mounted guns, explosives and a whole bunch of different vehicles.
The game is a humongous improvement over the prequel. Everything's been refined and a bunch of stuff has been added to emphasize the gameplay experience.
You're equipped with a device that basically lets you fly anywhere, although long distances can be travelled a whole lot faster with a plane or a jet. There are also quite a few land vehicles that you can use for transportation.
This is without a doubt one of overall best games available for the Xbox 360. (It's also available for the PS3 and PC.)

The World Ends With You (Nintendo DS)
The World Ends With You (Nintendo DS)
Offered by Game Dealz
Price: £16.60

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars TWEWY; overall certainly one of the best games on the DS, 3 May 2010
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
If you're into Japanese RPGs, but would enjoy a somewhat less typical story and gameplay system, then this game is just what you're looking for.
Since it's an RPG, there's quite a bit of dialogue and the actual gameplay isn't all about skill, but also about strategic equipment setups and obtaining better equipment as the story advances.
The fights utilize the stylus and require fast reflexes and some good on-the-fly planning rather than just taking turns to select an action command; a common trend in RPG games from the past two decades.
The game is more linear than a sterling big title of the genre, like most Tales-series games, but that's to be expected of a DS game. This, however, doesn't mean that it isn't a quality RPG, definitely worth getting if you have a Nintendo DS and are familiar with Japanese RPGs.

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