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  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 Review

    When you’re as good as Tiger Woods is, does it really matter if there are other golfers on the course or not? The same approach can be taken with the Tiger Woods PGA Tour franchise. Year after year, EA Sports rolls out yet another improved entry in this venerable franchise, attracting legions ...

  • NHL 2K9 Review

    It feels like only yesterday that I was playing 2K Hockey on the Dreamcast and reveling in the fact that it was superior to the competition in every facet. Fast-forward seven years and NHL2K has taken a backseat to the competition in terms of realism and authenticity. For the past four months, 2K ha...

  • Ferrari Challenge Review

    Have you ever owned a Ferrari? Well, neither have I. Since you clearly can’t afford to spend $217,310 on a brand new 2008 Ferrari F430 (and if you can, why are you reading this review instead of driving your awesome car?), should you pick up a $60 video game instead? Ferrari Challenge Trofe...

  • TNA iMPACT! Review

    TNA iMPACT! came running out of the gate swinging in early February of this year when Kurt Angle, who happens to be one of TNA’s biggest superstars, was quoted saying, “It's a no brainer. We're going to win the war definitely (against THQ’s upcoming title).” It’s been s...

  • The Last Guy Review

    Proof that big things come in small packages is no less apparent in The Last Guy, a decidedly simple, yet horribly addictive PlayStation Network offering from the boys over at Sony Computer Entertainment’s Japan Studio. However, don’t let this stripped-down affair deceive you; The Last G...

  • PAIN Amusement Park Review

    With the Amusement Park finally open for business, it was time to put my season pass to good use and jump back into a world of PAIN. Despite some glaring setbacks in the original title, The Amusement Park expansion takes a firm step in the right direction, essentially representing everything that PA...

  • NHL 09 Review

    The pinnacle of video game hockey has always been NHL 94. Delivered by EA Sports almost 15 years ago, NHL 94 offered an amazing balance of gameplay, entertainment and replay value that most sports games seem to lack…until now. Finally, EA Sports has truly done it again. With the release of NH...

  • FaceBreaker Review

    Electronic Arts’ inaugural title in the publisher’s Freestyle brand name is none other than FaceBreaker. Developed by the team that brought you Backyard Boxing, FaceBreaker's crowning highlight is an innovative technology called "real-time facial deformation," allowing gamers t...

  • Bionic Commando Rearmed Review

    How often have you heard the word “remake” and cringed? Most likely more than you’d care to remember. It’s been 20 years since Capcom first released Bionic Commando for the original NES, and it's making a return in the form of a PlayStation Network download. While remakes oft...

  • Ratchet and Clank Future: Quest for Booty Review

    While our favorite Lombax’s tail is as long as ever, his latest tale has been cut down in length significantly. Insomniac’s downloadable Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty is shorter and cheaper than a full retail game, yet it still retains that high-end console quality that we ...

  • 1942: Joint Strike Review

    1942: Joint Strike is the next installment in Capcom’s successful 194X series. Much like its predecessors, Joint Strike is a classic vertical shooter that also enables you to play with another person via the internet or from the comfort of your own home. Though some may confuse this iteration ...

  • Madden NFL 09 Review

    The Madden football franchise has come a long way since its inception in 1988 when it became the first 11-on-11 football experience. With the release of Madden 09, EA Sports is celebrating the 20th season in Madden football history, something that is unheard of in the gaming industry. Not only has M...

  • Siren: Blood Curse Review

    Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment Japan’s internal studio, the release of Siren: Blood Curse signals the influx of several horror-theme outings on PS3 in 2008, preceding forthcoming entries such as Silent Hill: Homecoming and Electronic Arts’ forthcoming Dead Space. More than just...

  • PixelJunk Eden Review

    Druggies, take notice; I’ve discovered a quicker, cheaper, and legally acceptable way to get your fix of psychedelic imagery. It’s called PixelJunk Eden, and it’s really, really fun. Developed by Q-Games of PixelJunk Monsters fame, PixelJunk Eden is a revolutionary platformer fo...

  • Soul Calibur IV Review

    A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a tale of souls and swords was eternally retold. Namco Bandai has just released the latest installment in its critically acclaimed fighting franchise, Soul Calibur IV. Apart from getting groovy with the force, the basic formula of the series remains the...

  • NCAA Football 09 Review

    Author's note: Unlike any review previously done here on PlayStation Universe, I feel that this review will need to be divided into several parts. The first part will handle the bulk of the title including Dynasty mode, Campus Legend mode, gameplay elements and mini-games. However, the second par...

  • Battlefield: Bad Company Review

    Welcome to the 222nd Army battalion, otherwise known as B-Company. This “elite” group of America’s finest is what other soldiers like to call Bad Company. It’s a G.I. task force that is compiled of misfit soldiers and rebels that the government is basically just sending out t...

  • Top Spin 3 Review

    Tennis may be the only sport in the world where grunts are common practice with each successful play of the ball. However, does Top Spin’s transition into the next-generation on PlayStation 3 happen to be grunt worthy for tennis fans and enthusiasts alike? We happen to think so, and though the...

  • Metal Gear Online Review

    War has changed. It's not about nations, or ideologies. It's not even about profit, resources, or ethnicity. It's an endless series of proxy battles fought by mercenaries and machines. War, and its vast consumption of human life, has become a rational, well-oiled business transaction. War has change...

  • Civilization Revolution Review

    Civilization Revolution is Sid Meier’s latest attempt at bringing his Civilization franchise to console crowd. While the strategy genre often translates poorly to consoles, but Meier’s has taken this challenge very seriously, and it shows. For those of you that are unfamiliar with the w...

  • NASCAR 2009 Review

    Ricky Bobby and Tom Cruise couldn’t save NASCAR 08 from the disaster that was EA Sports’ first attempt at next generation stock car racing. That disappointing entry hasn't exactly paved the way for NASCAR 09. With a year of development under its belt, the question still remains: Is it si...

  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Review

    [Editor’s note – PSU will be covering Metal Gear Online in a separate review in the near future] As the latest installment in Konami’s critically acclaimed stealth franchise, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots arrives on the scene accompanied by a substantial weight. By th...

  • NovaStrike Review

    The PlayStation Network has seen a plethora of top-down shooters since its materialization in late 2006. It began with Blast Factor, the average yet enjoyable cellular shoot-em-up with innovative motion controls. Next came the beautifully addictive Super Stardust HD, a game that caused many (includi...

  • GRID Review

    Welcome David, your car is ready in your garage. This is what I was treated to every single time I loaded up Codemasters' latest racing title, GRID. Whether your vehicle is one of the new Audis fresh off the lot or just a low-end Lacetti, GRID will welcome you into its world and prepare you for what...

  • LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures Review

    Tired of playing in a galaxy far, far away? If so, Traveller’s Tales is back with an all new addition to their LEGO franchise. LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures offers up fans of the series one game packed with every adventure from the 1980s films. While the game does take you throug...

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