Curt Alderson

Reviews By Curt Alderson

WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008 Review (DS)

By Curt Alderson () - 6.1 out of 10

Perhaps the most interesting of the different versions of Smackdown, the 2008 version is available on the DS for the first time. But get this, it doesn't use any buttons. It is played entirely with the stylus and the touch screen. The DS version is essentially a stripped down version of the console edition, no character creation, and it only offers one-on-one matches. Read More.

WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008 Review (X360)

By Curt Alderson () - 7.7 out of 10

For most sports games today, every new year means a new version. All we need are better graphics, updated characters, and hopefully some new system of play to justify the need for an upgrade. Smackdown VS RAW 2008 is the latest wrestling game to hit the market. Read More.

Virtua Fighter 5 Online Review (X360)

By Curt Alderson () - 8.3 out of 10

The original Virtua Fighter was released by Sega in 1993, and is the forerunner for polygon based fighting games. From its meager arcade eight character beginnings, and its 100 poly count original characters, Virtua Fighter 5 now boasts seventeen playable characters, gorgeous scenery and online play. Read More.

Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe Review (X360)

By Curt Alderson () - 3.0 out of 10

Classic Speedball was created by Bitmap Brothers for the Amiga in 1990. While the first version enjoyed some success, the sequel: Brutal Deluxe originally sold over two million units. Unsurprisingly, the game has been renewed with twice as many teams, enhanced graphics, and of course, being a XBLA title, online play. Read More.

The Red Star Review (PS2)

By Curt Alderson () - 7.4 out of 10

Some may remember posters and standees at the local video game store for the Red Star over a year ago. Sadly this was the last game Akklaim almost finished. For whatever reason the company folded without completing the title, but thankfully, XS games picked up, and released it for the PS2. Read More.