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 Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
Lowest review score: 1 Tunnel Rats: 1968
Score distribution:
694 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    It took TimeGate two years to make a sequel to Section 8, but they never bothered to fully develop their concept of the orbital assault force. Only the moderate price tag and a lack of decent sci-fi multiplayer shooters keep it from burning out on entry.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The Next Big Thing is an ode to classic Hollywood horror movies.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With Fire and Sword is a definite purchase if you want to play Warband's multiplayer with a Ukrainian flavor.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even with all its collection of flaws, Darkspore is not a bad game. The only real mistake that EA made was releasing it on PC with a $50 price tag. This game belongs on XBLA or PSN. But if you're into some mindless time-killing before going to bed, by all means, pick it up.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    MLB 2K11 has plenty of nifty concepts, it is reasonably complex, and has a solid look, but it wouldn't hurt to inject a few fresh ideas into the old formula.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's impossible to take Anomaly: Warzone Earth seriously. It's a distraction for a couple of evenings at best, and I wish it had more emphasis on interesting gameplay modes than superfluous radio chatter. Alas, as soon you move on to skirmish battles, the game quickly loses its sparkle.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Crytek's motto is "Maximum Game". Alas, Crysis 2 is anything but. Well, it happens when you activate the "Maximum Profit" mode instead of "Maximum Creativity".
    • 77 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Compared to other Sims spin-offs, The Sims Medieval is a bold game. But once you complete your first playthrough, you will hardly crave for a second helping.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Even though it is clearly still a work in progress, Shogun 2 is a beautiful, deep, incredibly stylish, enthralling game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Shift 2 is Need for Speed: Shift with some welcome upgrades and old issues. The overall experience is not as fresh and intense second time around, but multiplayer races are a blast if you play with friends.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    While Lair of Shadow Broker is a brilliant example of a properly made DLC, Arrival will be appreciated by only the most devout fans. If you want a completely tricked out save file for Mass Effect 3, then please pay $6.99.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Too little, too thin, too derivative.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    GLaDOS sang it best back in 2007: "I'm making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS. It's hard to overstate my satisfaction". Huge success indeed.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A meditative, unworldly, overly formulaic shoot 'em up. It won't keep you occupied for hours, but it's nice enough to help you kill time until Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet arrives.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The only drawback of Darkest Hour is that it has only two starting points – 1914 and 1936. If you are completely new to the Hearts of Iron series, this is game you need.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Dead Space for iOS is a game with a simple design born on a Procrustean bed of budgetary and technical constraints, although its creators did their best to recreate the atmosphere of the big console brethren.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Dead Space for iOS is a game with a simple design born on a Procrustean bed of budgetary and technical constraints, although its creators did their best to recreate the atmosphere of the big console brethren.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Infinity Blade as it stands now is simply an intriguing test of a very promising technology. I'm not sure that you'll get your $6 of fun from Infinity Blade, but if you want to impress your friends, this is the app to buy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Lost Horizon is like a good summer blockbuster. Analyze it under the microscope, and you will see a myriad of small flaws, but the action is explosive and gripping until the very end.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A surprisingly well-made platformer, albeit simple and extremely short.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The new playable race and nifty multiplayer additions compensate for the disappointingly short, boring campaigns.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you love Monopoly, but couldn't care less about online play, get a 2008 version. It makes no sense to pay extra for pretty much the only new feature.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    If you love Monopoly, but couldn't care less about online play, get a 2008 version. It makes no sense to pay extra for pretty much the only new feature.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    THQ should have made a deal with MGM to turn Homefront into a tie-in for the upcoming Red Dawn remake. That game would have been way better than what we have now.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    THQ should have made a deal with MGM to turn Homefront into a tie-in for the upcoming Red Dawn remake. That game would have been way better than what we have now.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Despite some interesting ideas and huge ambitions of its creators, APOX is just another low-budget RTS.
    • Absolute Games
    • 38 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    1.5 Gbytes of data. 10 US dollars. 45 minutes of gameplay. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new winner for the title of the shortest commercially available first-person shooter. You've seen the bad movie – now play a crappy game.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Severed is not bad for a $6 DLC, but I can't shake the feeling that this (severed) piece is just to whet our appetite for bigger things to come.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Severed is not bad for a $6 DLC, but I can't shake the feeling that this (severed) piece is just to whet our appetite for bigger things to come.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Fate of the World offers not only good entertainment but also food for thought about our way of life.

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