Video Game Reviews

A list of video game reviews.
2022-07-25 – ⁠2022-09-04 in progress
⁠certainty: log ⁠importance: 1

Arcade

  • 1942 ★★
  • Daytona USA
  • Double Dragon ★★
  • Golden Axe ★
  • Ivan “Ironman” Stewart’s Super Off Road ★
  • Metal Slug ★
  • Mortal Kombat ★
  • Out Run ★
  • Pac-Man ★
  • Pang ★★
  • R-Type ★
  • Space Invaders ★
  • Street Fighter II
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ★
  • Tekken ★★
  • The Outfoxies

Game Boy

  • Alleyway
  • Batman ★★
  • Bubble Bobble ★
  • Donkey Kong Land ★
  • Dr Mario ★
  • Mega Man V ★
  • NBA Jam
  • Operation C ★
  • Super Mario Land ★
  • Tiny Toon Adventures: Babs’ Big Break ★
  • Tetris ★★

Game Gear

  • The G.G. Shinobi
  • Sonic the Hedgehog

iOS

  • Alto’s Odyssey ★ #videogames2021
  • Geometry Dash: worse than Meltdown. ★ #videogames2021
  • Geometry Dash Meltdown ★★ #videogames2019
  • Geometry Dash Subzero: worse than Meltdown ★ #videogames2021
  • Hearthstone
  • Kingdom Rush HD: Tower Defense
  • Plants vs Zombies 2
  • Words With Friends

Mac (OSX)

  • Civilization VI ★★★
  • Diablo 3 ★★★
  • Firewatch ★★
  • Hollow Knight ★★★
  • Stardew Valley ★★
  • Wingspan ★★
  • Worms W.M.D. ★★

Macintosh SE

  • Airborne ★
  • Apache Strike ★
  • Dark Castle ★
  • Deja Vu ★★
  • Pyramid of Peril ★★
  • StuntCopter ★
  • The Ancient Art of War ★

Nintendo

  • Arkanoid ★
  • Bubble Bobble ★
  • Castlevania ★
  • Donkey Kong ★
  • Duck Hunt ★
  • Excitebike ★★
  • Kung-Fu Master ★
  • Metroid ★
  • Nintendo World Cup ★★
  • Paperboy ★
  • Super Mario Bros ★★
  • Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? ★
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Nintendo 64

  • GoldenEye 007 ★★★
  • International Superstar Soccer 64
  • Killer Instinct Gold
  • Pilotwings 64
  • Shadow Man 64
  • StarFox 64
  • Super Mario 64 ★★★
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time ★★★
  • Turok: Dinosaur Hunter ★
  • Wave Race 64

Nintendo DS

PlayStation

  • Destruction Derby
  • Discworld ★★★★
  • Tomb Raider ★★
  • Wipeout ★
  • Tekken 2 ★

PlayStation 3

  • Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition ★
  • Overcooked ★
  • The Last of Us ★
  • Uncharted I, II, III & IV ★★★

PSP

Sega Megadrive

  • Altered Beast ★★
  • Ghouls ’n Ghosts ★★
  • Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2 ★★

Super Nintendo

  • Disney’s Aladdin ★
  • Donkey Kong Country ★
  • F-Zero ★
  • Mario Paint ★
  • Mega Man X ★
  • Mortal Kombat II ★
  • Myst ★
  • Street Fighter II: Turbo ★★
  • Super Bomberman ★
  • Super Castlevania IV ★★
  • Super Mario Bros. 3 ★★
  • Super Mario Kart ★★★
  • Super Mario World ★★★
  • Super Metroid
  • Super Scope 6
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV ★★
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past ★★★★
  • The Simpsons: Bart’s Nightmare ★★

Wii U

  • Super Mario 3D World ★★★
  • Mario Kart 8 ★★★★
  • Super Smash Bros ★
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker ★★

Windows & MS-DOS (PC)

  • Age of Empires I, II & III ★★
  • Black & White ★★
  • Caesar II ★
  • Command & Conquer ★★
  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert ★★
  • Commandos ★★
  • Counter-Strike ★★★
  • Creatures ★★
  • Diablo 2 ★★★
  • Discworld Noir
  • Doom ★★
  • Doom II ★★★
  • Duke Nukem 3D ★★★★
  • Dungeon Keeper ★★
  • Forsaken
  • Grand Theft Auto II ★★
  • Half-Life ★★★★
  • Half-Life 2 ★★★★★
  • Heroes of Might and Magic 2 ★★
  • Home World ★
  • Little Big Adventure
  • Max Payne
  • Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge ★★★
  • Mortal Kombat ★
  • Motorhead
  • Myst ★
  • Need For Speed
  • Portal ★★★★
  • Portal 2 ★★★
  • Prince of Persia ★★
  • Quake ★★★★★
  • Quake II ★★★
  • Quake III: Arena ★★★★★
  • Ragnarok Online
  • Return to Castle Wolfenstein
  • Rollercoaster Tycoon ★
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization II ★
  • SimCity ★
  • SimCity 2000 ★
  • Starcraft ★★★
  • Starcraft 2 ★★★
  • The Curse of Monkey Island ★★★★
  • The Need for Speed ★
  • The Secret of Monkey Island ★★★★
  • Theme Hospital ★
  • Tomb Rider ★★
  • Tribes
  • Tribes 2
  • Unreal ★★★★★
  • Unreal II ★★★★
  • Unreal Tournament ★★★★★
  • Unreal Tournament 2004 ★★★★
  • Unreal Tournament 3 ★★
  • WarCraft II ★★
  • WarCraft III ★★★
  • Wolfenstein 3D ★★
  • Worms ★★
  • Worms II ★★
  • Worms World Party
  • Worms Armaggedon
  • Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? ★
  • Z: The Game ★
  • X-Wing vs Tie Fighter

About the ratings

I rated these video games on Aug 15, 2022, using gwern’s resorter algorithm (implementation by Andrew Quinn). The algorithm asked me to make hundreds of comparisons between games to rank them. Then it bucketed them so that there would be about 50% of the games on bucket 1, 25% on bucket 2, 15% on bucket 3, 7% on bucket 4, and 3% on bucket 5. I manually adjusted about a dozen of the ratings. Games without stars are unrated.

Rscript resorter.r --progress \
  --input video-games-unrated.csv \
  --output video-games-rated-20220815-5l-1.csv \
  --quantiles '0 0.5 0.75 0.9 0.97 1'

Footnotes


  1. This is the only time I’ve bought a console to play one specific game. ↩︎