Absolute Games' Scores

  • Games
For 694 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 23% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 72% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 10.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 63
Highest review score: 95 Portal 2
Lowest review score: 1 Tunnel Rats: 1968
Score distribution:
694 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Corvo Attano and Agent 47 couldn't possibly have expected that a platformer from the creators of Shank would stab them in the backs and claim the title of this year's best stealth game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The three acts of Deadlight cater to three different tastes. One is for the people who love rainy film noir, the other is for fans of hardcore platformers, the third one feels like a summer blockbuster. It's a pity that Deadlight is too short to satisfy the appetites of even one of these groups.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    In the end, you are forced to entertain yourself, because all levels look the same, differing only in gravitational force and the amount of enemies. What's worse, the game ignores the traditions of the arcade genre. Monsters randomly walk about levels instead of moving along pre-determined routes, and there are no bonuses or pick-ups except for boring med kits and ammo.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    In theory, every new idea introduced in Hitman: Absolution is a good one and, technically, should make a Hitman game more enjoyable. But the reality is that when combined, Absolution's overbearing story, "Instinct", over-reliance on scripted events and a weird checkpoint system take a lot of fun away.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Lacking innovations and overly simplistic, Hell & Damnation is still much better than other Painkiller games – the abominable Redemption, Resurrection, and Recurring Evil.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    FIFA Manager 13 is worth buying only if you suddenly feel the urge to throw away some money. You'll get a slightly retouched FM 12 with one interesting, but non-working idea and Lucien Favre on the box cover.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    If it weren't for some very unfortunate flaws, Fallen Enchantress would have been a great game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    To take Black Ops 2 seriously is to admit that this collection of absurd ideas, worn-out gameplay clichés, and soapy plot twists bears any significance to the first-person shooter genre.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Natural Selection 2 has quite a few things to be nitpicky about. Pared down strategy elements, scanty arsenal of weapons, lack of single-player missions and decent tutorials – yep, it's all there, but, in contrast to shooters that come off big assembly lines, the developers put love and effort into making of this game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Harvey's New Eyes is ridiculously easy to beat, but fun, not quite beautiful, but very stylish, never gets boring, but goes out with a whimper.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Liberation feels like it was made only to honor the agreement between Sony and Ubisoft that required the latter to produce a Vita-exclusive Assassin's Creed game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    I wonder if the developers themselves knew what exactly they were trying to create. Is it a stealth game? a tactical strategy? a top-down arcade? Kitschy, bold artwork is only there to cover up the lack of cohesive ideas, and crude execution.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The subtitle is the weakest part of Need for Speed: Most Wanted, because it invites comparisons. That's when you realize that the new game is a step down from its 3- and 7-years old predecessors.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Four years is a long time. The once humdrum, but spectacular console slasher is now a humdrum, plain-looking PC game.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    What is the point of this "improved" edition if it looks much worse than the original DOOM 3 with the fan-made Sikkmod installed?
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's a pity that for such a good-looking game, Lili is absolutely lifeless.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Babel Rising is equally boring in Survival, competitive and cooperative modes.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Judging by the empty servers, no one wants to play a Battlefield 2 clone with very few gameplay features and outdated graphics.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Chivalry is, hands down, the best online slasher set in the Middle Ages out there right now.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Secret Files 3 looks and plays as if even its creators did not give a damn about the final product.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Medal of Honor: Warfighter is a slavish imitation of Call of Duty, while its multiplayer doesn't hold a candle to EA's own Battlefield 3.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Revolution is not without its flaws, but you can live with them, because finally, this is a real successor to Worms World Party.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    R.A.W. is aeons away from both Diablo 3 and Torchlight 2. Even finding a new shiny trophy is not fun here.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    Bad Piggies is a mediocre arcade/puzzle hybrid that really wants to look smart.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Dishonored rarely challenges the players, but it doesn't take them for fools, either, so that's an achievement compared to other games in the genre. Just don't expect strokes of genius like the Shalebridge Cradle level from Thief: Deadly Shadows.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Crossfire is such a shallow, boring, predictable experience that asking money for it should be a crime.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    FIFA 13 offers good arcade-style football, and its multiplayer is next to exemplary. But it needs to grow up if it wants to become a simulator.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Their Finest Hour doesn't come with flashy new features, but every change that it brings is meaningful.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    First thing that you notice upon launching Dungeon Lords MMXII is that it's plagued by the same many flaws as the original game 7 years ago.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    This game is just an awkward attempt to mimic Eufloria.

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