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 10.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 63
Highest review score: 95 Crusader Kings II
Lowest review score: 1 FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction
Score distribution:
694 game reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    «Meanwhile, you'd better spend your money on something better» - we usually reserve verdicts like this for amateur-made games. It's hard to believe that this empty shell of a game was made by a team of industry veterans.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Exhilarating in its opening sequence, The Darkness 2 quickly loses steam and turns into a 5-hour run through a long corridor.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Get ready to fly on brooms, mix reagents in a pot and swing the magic wand… Until you yawn.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite a lucratively low price, Blacklight has no future. Modern Warfare 2 and Bad Company 2 are much better replacements if you want to just shoot at somebody, and if you're itching for some classic multiplayer gameplay, Counter-Strike Source is an excellent remedy for nostalgia.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The entire Spanish campaign, despite the great music, colorful scenery and a handful of new features, is just a rehash.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If Blind Mind Studios continues to release new patches and more content, Star Ruler will one day become a great game in the 4X genre. But today it's just a $25 preform.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I don’t recommend buying Broken Steel, because it’s a matter of principle – let's not encourage trade in endings. You won’t miss anything important anyway – this DLC is only slightly better than its mediocre predecessors.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Tyler Bates' excellent music, great voice-overs and amusing banter of Jason's companions are the only things that elevate Rise of the Argonauts above value-priced drivel.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The biggest problem of F.E.A.R. 2 is the triteness of its gameplay rather than dumbed down enemies. Four years ago, F.E.A.R. stood out in a crowd with its then-novel slo-mo effects and bold AI. Nowadays you can find all this even in value-priced shooters from Poland.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Ultimate Sith Edition additions are nice, but nothing special. In fact, the same can be said about Star Wars: The Force Unleashed as a whole.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    So EA, what's next on your mind? Need for Speed Drag Racing with only one button – "Continue"?
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Uprising is Red Alert 3 sans its already weak merits. Cinematics with nice-looking aides and a few great tunes by Frank Klepacki and James Hannigan are not worth $20. It’s silly to expect much from a cheap DLC, but Uprising makes Kane’s Wrath look like a fine expansion, while Firestorm and Yuri’s Revenge are blockbusters compared to it.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Crow is just like its titular character – dark, gothic, and unfriendly. It's an uninvited guest that you can't stand in your house, but something compels you to get to know this person better.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    "Just another Sonic game" is the best description of Episode 2. A colorful, but flavorless platformer.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sniper: Ghost Warrior is unlikely to get a storm of applause anytime soon, but at least this CITY Interactive shooter can be played not only by game reviewers.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Tried-and-true gameplay formula, adherent to genre traditions, unchallengeable classic – it’s easy to come up with compliments. But there is a better word - stagnation. Even colourful visuals won't mask an old-fashioned, painfully boring game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Amazing Alex is not as brilliant as Armadillo Run, or charming like Crayon Physics Deluxe.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Instead of trying to cram everything but a kitchen sink into a low-budget game, the developers should have polished its core concept. Faery could have become a very beautiful, touching fairy tale, but turned into a weird made dish.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ten thousand square kilometers of crushing solitude. You drive on a track poorly lit by a full moon, and you desperately long for something interesting to happen. But no, there are no surprises at all.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Battlefield 1943 is the best multiplayer shooter for XBLA and PSN, but only by virtue of having no formidable competitors, except for the crippled CellFactor: Psychokinetic Wars.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Is it worth it to release a Quake 3 clone in 2012? I don't know. In fact, Nexuiz is doomed not because it lacks fresh ideas, but because it lacks people who want to play it.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Here is hoping that modifications and patches will turn East India Company into a good, captivating game, because right now it is shallow, vapid and monotonous if you’re not a venturesome sailor.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Only the most patient players will get to the meaty parts of the game. Fort Zombie is a textbook example of a squandered potential.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dragon Rising has enough silly conventions and simplifications to drive mad any die-hard fan of ArmA and the original Operation Flashpoint. On the other hand, its boring missions and poor multiplayer are a turn-off for those who just wants to shoot things. Releasing this game between ArmA 2 and Modern Warfare 2 is like spitting upwind.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Singularity feels almost like 2009's Wolfenstein: the same dull corridors, anemic shootouts with simple-minded AI, and feeble attempts at creating dramatic tension.