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2.61 stars 2.61/5 Stars Average score of 18 user reviews spread across 7 releases and 0 DLC

So So Shooter 0

You know I went into this game with low expectations and didn’t think it was all that bad. The story is cheesy with Matt Hazard being a washed up video game hero making fun of the very video game he is in. I think the game was long enough that this didn’t get too annoying. I think one of the funnier lines was when your character tells you he is going to finish things up and get the so and so achievement.About the achievements,  you can’t beat getting 60 achievement points for just watching the c...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Eat Lead - Review 0

Eat Lead is one of those games that flew under the radar of most peoples "games for 2009" list. I for one didn't even realise it was due for release. So I popped it into my 360 and had a look, what I found was a fun game that made me laugh throughout the entire campaign.Eat Lead is a story about Matt Hazard, a "retro gaming hero of 25 years" that is back after a 6 year break from making games. This is Matt's first next gen game but there is a twist. The CEO of the gaming company has completely t...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

I liked it 0

I like it. Really, I did. Although the game may be short, and the achievements are a joke to get, the gameplay itself really wasn't too bad. I beat it in 6 hours. Its short, but the game overall was fun. The graphics are fine, the gameplay is fine, the physics are fine, the humor was a little stupid, but still, fine. The boss battles aren't the type where you sit there for 10 hours ripping out your hair, kicking and punching the air, and screaming at your game because you keep dying. Only one bo...

0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

From my blog... please check out: seanevansblog.wordpress.com 0

As much as I love the industry, I’m very much aware that a lot of games are fundamentally stupid. Even within the few decades of the medium’s existence, a lot of our most revered titles are absolutely ripe for parody. Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard solely exists to riff on the things we know and love about our favourite past time, no less in videogame form. With the hope of scoring laugh after laugh from those in the know, it’s supposed to be a game for gamers – but evidently not exactly on...

0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

I still recommend renting it, despite the low score. 0

The ShortPros- Entertaining parody game that lampoons almost every major franchise- The "JRPG" boss is probably one of the funniest things I've seen in a while- Graphics are on the Unreal 3 Engine and thus look pretty good- Matt Hazard is voiced by Will Arnett of Arrested Development fame, and the big bad is voiced by Neil Patrick Harris of Dr. Horrible fame.- Many of the gags are genuinely entertaining and the game has a large handful really, really funny moments- It parodies Halo where they ar...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Only Minute Fun 0

The concept of this game seems to be an achievement whore's dream, but I just could not bear to plod through this redundant mess.  Not only are the controls lackluster in so many ways, the presentation shows it age almost immediately.  While I understand what the developers where trying to go for, they did not press the "inside" jokes enough if they were really trying to go for a lampoon of the gaming industry in the past 20 or so years.The true joy of an experience like this is if it would have...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A very limited FPS 0

The game doesn't really have much going for it.  I would call it your standard FPS if it had come out 5 years ago, but games have evolved a lot since then and what we have come to expect has changed.  Short of the basic cover system, the game has pretty much nothing else besides shooting wave after wave of enemies that spawn out of nowhere.  The nowhere spawning is at least addressed in the story, but its still nowhere spawning.  Even the cover mechanic isn't all that great, I didn't even use it...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Axl Rose of gaming. 0

Eat Lead : The Return of Matt Hazard : A Meta-third person Meta-cover-based Meta-shooter. Forgetting that Eat Lead is billed as a spoof of the video game industry, lets talk about the gameplay first. Your objective, more often than not, is to go from Point A to Point B in a level and shoot…well most of the enemies that move. If the chance to run by an enemy presented itself, I sure as hell took it. The game has a cover mechanic akin to Gears of War, but it’s certainly not as well thought out as...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Full of unrealized potential, Eat Lead disappoints on many fronts 0

Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard is a game that should have been better.  Despite excellent voice talent, a (mostly) humorous script, and writers who are obviously passionate about games, Eat Lead is a jangled mess of a game that falls victim to many of the foibles and clichés it seeks to parody.Eat Lead focuses on the latest exploits of 80’s video game superstar, Matt Hazard.  Once the hottest commodity in the video game world, Hazard has faded into relative obscurity, buoyed only by a lifet...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Just watch Dr. Horrible again instead 0

Cross-posted with my site gammatesting.com. I say this a lot: “Comedy is hard.” I don’t do comedy in my own writing. I throw in some funny here and there, sure, but usually to relieve the tension or because some amusing moment grows out of the larger narrative. But I can’t imagine writing a full on piece of comedy. It’s just too easy to screw up, because few things grate more than bad jokes. Weirdly enough then, the worst part of Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard (Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3)i...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Charming, but Boring 0

While this title tries to be a pastiche on gaming past and present, what it ends up being is a relatively boring game with cute little quirks that lose their humor due to the simple fact that the game is still a 3rd person cover shooter.StoryYou play as the has-been action character Matt Hazard who has ended up doing whatever games he can to stay on the good side of his company after his own attempts at diversifying.  After a quick tutorial on the gaming mechanics on an otherwise derivative game...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Generic shooter with an interesting twist 0

You take on the role on Matt Hazard a washed up gaming action hero who's career has taken a slid recently. Like all washed up gaming action heroes you now eat and drink too much and stay at home all day watching TV. Suddenly the game developer you work for wants to make another Matt Hazard game and you jump at the chance but not everything is as it appears. It's Hazard Time!Good Points:Some laugh out loud moments.A good mixture of achievements, both easy and hard.Interesting and unusual story.Ni...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Stick With Gears of War 0

 Parodies are not known as anything new in video games. Some games even focus almost entirely on pop-culture references (including the highly acclaimed Conker's Bad Fur Day) and blatant inspirations from the world of film and music (like the now infamous bullet time gameplay feature in Max Payne). But ultimately you can only depend on parodying and mocking others so long before it grows repetitive and stale regardless as would be the case with Vicious Cycle's Eat Lead on PS3 and Xbox 36...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

GP for pressing pause?! 0

Very very funny....and it get's old pretty fast. Will Arnette is hillarious as the lead voice though.... Amazing potential lost but I feel the plain wit is good enough as an in between game.  It is pure madness to behold. I kept playing just to see what kind of glitch or off the wall shit would happen next.Pause button offers a GP....I am still laughing.......

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Funny Enough To Overcome Problems 0

 In one of the more original ideas, D3 publishes a game with a starring character who comes with his own back story. Matt was a long-time action game star throughout the 80's who made some poor games in the 90's (a kart racer killed his career) and is trying to launch a comeback. However, the developers aren't fans and are trying to kill him.Eat Lead is not a great game ... but it IS one of the funniest games made in years. Will Arnett did an amazing job as the lead character, a rather ja...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Yet Another Atrocious PS3 Port 0

 Parodies are not known as anything new in video games. Some games even focus almost entirely on pop-culture references (including the highly acclaimed Conker's Bad Fur Day) and blatant inspirations from the world of film and music (like the now infamous bullet time gameplay feature in Max Payne). But ultimately you can only depend on parodying and mocking others so long before it grows repetitive and stale regardless as would be the case with Vicious Cycle's Eat Lead on PS3 and Xbox 36...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Game Parody, Bland Shooter 0

 I’ve always felt there was a difference between being humorous and having a sense of humor. It is actually a slight distinction because to be funny you need to be talented enough to craft a good joke. Having a sense of humor though is different, because you’re willing to take a joke from any angle, and appreciate what it is, even if it fell flat. Well you might be wondering why the hell I’m talking about this at the start of a review. Well, the game were dealing with has a sense of humor about ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Can a cliche ridden game jokingly be any good? 0

Don't be fooled by the title, Matt Hazard is a new video game character. One riddled with all the clichés you'd expect in a video game that pokes fun at video game clichés. The only problem is by poking fun through it's incredibly dumb AI and ridiculously trivial and repetitive gameplay you get a game that is rife with those clichés… in a bad way. The story in Eat Lead is probably its strongest feature. You play a fictional video game character that is finally making his return to video ga...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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