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 10.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 63
Highest review score: 95 Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
Lowest review score: 1 FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction
Score distribution:
694 game reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    A fantasy version of "Star Wars: Battlefront 2" with all the boredom intact. It’s like a poorly made pasty – too little jam, too much unleavened dough.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Try as they might, none can’t clear the bar that was set by Painkiller. Left to its own devices, without People Can Fly’s support, Mindware Studios created but a pale imitation. Some people can’t fly, indeed.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Hunted is one of those action games that fly into one ear and exit through the other without even touching your brain.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Legendary is a breakthrough, a revolution as compared to Spark Unlimited’s previous shooter - Turning Point. This one has a story, better graphics, more frequent checkpoints and almost no slowdowns. However, it still can’t hold a candle to more serious competition.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    This game will bring you only pain and humiliation. It will drive you insane, filling your nightmares with many-colored bears.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Predictable from the get-go, wrapped in a blanket of tired clichés, without an ounce of adrenaline in its blood, Dark Sector has finally surfaced after eight years of oblivion, yet nobody seems to care.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    There is a seed of wisdom hidden somewhere deep in Trauma, but it cannot break through the thick cement crust of a poorly executed concept.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    For an official game, UEFA Euro 2012 is chock-full of unlicensed teams. It's easy to swallow false strips and fake player names in a team from, let's say, Lichtenstein, but when the tournament's host nations, Poland and Ukraine, get the same treatment, it's just bad.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    This incarnation of AvP is a second-rate shooter in the most typical form, with overly repetitious game design, coding mistakes, threepenny visuals and dialogues scribbled on a rumpled napkin.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Short development cycle or utter lack of talent? The abrupt ending supports the first of these theories. But, no matter the case, $6.99 is way too much for this piece of "entertainment".
    • 60 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Six hours of your life, roughly one hour per each level, will drain away, leaving you only with disappointment.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Command & Conquer 4 developers tried to make a fast-paced game for a wide audience, but they failed miserably. For the fans of the “classic” C&C, this is an abomination. For the rest, it’s a worthless mediocrity with boring gameplay, lousy graphics, and an overly paranoid online DRM scheme.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    The makers of Kane & Lynch 2 cite homemade videos as their main source of inspiration for the game. Well, their mimicry of YouTube is really perfect. This game is just as empty and pointless as pimple-faced teenagers droning on camera about the meaning of life, as millions of touchy-feely videos starring kittens and puppies, and endless fan-made clips sliced from popular movies. It is, indeed, the white noise of the Internet.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Too little, too thin, too derivative.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    You'd have to be a very indiscriminate person to willingly step into this… game.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Despite the promising premise, an original character development system and spectacular finishing moves, The Cursed Crusade will scare away many people in just 20 minutes. The problem lies in poorly-placed checkpoints, stiff controls and overly annoying attempts at realism. Rapidly degrading weaponry is a definite buzz-kill.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Afterfall began its life as an ambitious CRPG, but turned into a mediocre shooter somewhere along the way.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Despite some interesting ideas and huge ambitions of its creators, APOX is just another low-budget RTS.
    • Absolute Games
    • 59 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Not every shooter gives you a chance to abuse the laws of physics. Too bad that Saber Interactive could not flesh out its original concept, leaving us with a mediocre Gears of War clone.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The subtitle of this expansion is way more interesting than the actual game content.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Despite its obvious superiority over Handball Simulator, this game severely lacks budget and class.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Even talented designers couldn’t have saved Killing Floor. The game is so low-budget that it evokes pity instead of nostalgia. The visuals aren’t bad for an Unreal Engine 2 game, but they are a far cry from modern shooters. Threepenny lighting and jerky animation are the worst horrors you’ll see here.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The developers tried to recreate the familiar sets from the movie, but the result is not worth even a fleeting glance. It’s better to listen than watch – High School Musical 3 offers about 30 songs. Unfortunately, there are too many slow tracks, which is not a good fit for a dancing game.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Mothership Zeta is not as shabby as Operation: Anchorage, but it still not worth neither money, nor time.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If it weren't for sci-fi elements, Darkest of Days would be indistinguishable from History Channel's Civil War shooters, although this game covers a wider period. Scenery changes, extras don different uniforms, but the lack of imagination is everywhere.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    All the charisma of the protagonists is not enough to make up for the lack of substance. The gameplay tactics are primitive, and there is no feeling of fellowship that made Army of Two so fun to play.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Asphalt 7 is basically Asphalt 6, only with more pathetic attempts at social integration and obnoxious offers to share your progress with your friends.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Despite the picturesque sights of the fictional Venice, Venetica is bleak and mediocre in everything, from two-bit quests and meager weapon selection to tiresome combat. Don't expect proper character development, because there are only four stats, two of which are health and mana. Don't expect colorful characters, because the entire city went through a copier two or three times. Don't expect brain-teasing puzzles, because there is only one variety: "Push four buttons in a correct order".
    • 47 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    The “alternative look” at the familiar events is hardly a bait for Prison Break aficionados. Other players will be turned off by horrible stealth, incoherent storytelling and outdated visuals.

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