Tag: ps2

Review: Mafia (Definitive Edition)

For my readers who follow my backlog reviews, I need to apologize. As you may suspect, my attention has recently been distracted by a handful of new blockbuster games and this has derailed my progress when it comes to grinding out older titles. But fear not! I haven’t been completely derelict on my duty of playing classic games – or...

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Review: Contra – Shattered Soldier

A little over three years ago I played through and reviewed all of the console titles in the Contra Anniversary Collection. In case you’re unfamiliar with this compilation, it includes the first five console games in the Contra series as well as the original arcade Contra title. But if you think that collection encompasses every Contra game there is to...

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Review: Samurai Shodown V

It doesn’t seem like that long ago, but it’s actually been a little over three years since I reviewed the last game in the Samurai Shodown series. In the genre of arcade fighting games, Samurai Shodown has always been one of the underdogs here in the west. At first glance, it may be difficult to determine why. After all, the...

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Review: Kingdom Hearts

At long last, the time has come for me to review one of the most beloved games of all time, Kingdom Hearts. This is a game that combines the worlds of Final Fantasy with the Disney cartoon universe. If that seems like a rather odd combination, that’s because it is. The two franchises have almost nothing at all to do...

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Review: Blood Omen 2

I tried my best to have this review complete by Halloween, but I fell short by a few days. Despite missing my goal, I’m here with a review for yet another chapter in the Legacy of Kain series, this time with Blood Omen 2. If you’re a bit confused by the variety of sequels this series has to offer, don’t...

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Review: Devil May Cry

I’m going to start the month off with a review for a game that was added to my backlog after being requested from multiple readers. The game in question is Devil May Cry. This is one that I’ve never played before and one that was not originally on my list. As I said above, about a year ago I asked...

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Review: Mortal Kombat – Deadly Alliance

The Mortal Kombat games have long been arcade staples. Next to the Street Fighter series, there’s very few arcade brawlers that could hold a candle to Mortal Kombat. I suppose that’s why the gaming industry took notice when Midway announced that the fifth entry in the Mortal Kombat series was going to be a home console exclusive. And true to...

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Review: Soul Reaver 2

Chugging onward through my backlog, I’ve finally reached the next chapter in the Legacy of Kain series, Soul Reaver 2. To date, my opinion of the games in this series has been pretty varied. If I’m being honest, I didn’t care for Blood Omen, at all. The next game, Soul Reaver, fared a little better. But it still didn’t capture...

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Review: Silent Hill 2

Today is a special day. My backlog has finally brought me to a game that is nothing short of legendary. I’m talking about Silent Hill 2. As most of my readers will know, the Silent Hill series is held in high regard among gamers. But this particular chapter in the series is often considered to be one of the greatest...

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