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 Valkyria Chronicles
Lowest review score: 1 FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction
Score distribution:
694 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Amazing Alex is not as brilliant as Armadillo Run, or charming like Crayon Physics Deluxe.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In my mind, I do understand that Endless Space is not without its flaws. But the mere sight of such a coherent space strategy game is mesmerizing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Multi Massacre looks and plays exactly like its boring 2009 predecessor, Foreign Legion: Buckets of Blood. In fact, this is not a sequel, just a bunch of new levels and multiplayer modes that should have been released three years ago.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Look past the thick veil of colorful visual effects, and you'll see Dead Trigger for what it really is – a compilation of the worst features of freemium shooters that plague the App Store.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A few years ago, we had three very distinct shooter franchises: Call of Duty, Battlefield, and Ghost Recon. Now we have just one: Call of Duty from Activision, Call of Duty from EA, and Call of Duty from Ubisoft. I'm willing to accept this new direction of the series, but Future Soldier hasn't got a single memorable moment.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The weak narrative sucks all the emotional drama from the game's story, while beautiful hand-drawn backgrounds are saddled with the ugliest examples of character animation.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    London 2012 is almost an exemplary sports compilation – nice-looking, somewhat challenging, with a good selection of disciplines.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    A short campaign is the only downside of this otherwise amazing platformer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The already excellent Crusader Kings 2 just got a second wind – now with a spicy Middle-Eastern flavor!
    • 65 Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    The Act is a cute, but very short animated cartoon disguised as an experimental "game".
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Duels is the still the best gateway drug to collectable card games out there.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its modest amount of improvements, Gods & Kings is an excellent reason to come back to Civilization 5.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Blades of Time is a step forward compared to X-Blades, Gaijin Entertainment's previous offering. Alas, the hack and slash action is too monotonous to enjoy, and there is nothing else to draw you in.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Remove the original premise and beautiful sand-swept skyscrapers of Dubai, and all that remains is a humdrum TPS with Marcus Fenix's DNA at its core.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Fray in its current state is hardly a game at all - just snippets of code and someone's unfulfilled dreams.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    "Just another Sonic game" is the best description of Episode 2. A colorful, but flavorless platformer.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The game's endearing visual style and amusing (albeit clichéd) story are let down by the overall laziness of its creators.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    And yet again, the only bright spot in a game about zombies is a CG promo that has nothing in common with the actual gameplay.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    There is a guy with a gun, and he is going to punish anyone who stands in his way, be it corrupt politicians, New Jersey gangsters or rotten cops of Sao Paolo. Max Payne 3 is basically gun porn with a semblance of a dramatic story. It looks and plays like a Hollywood blockbuster, though.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Close Quarters was definitely made for fans of Call of Duty – it offers everything that Modern Warfare had from the beginning. Smart tactics is thrown out the window and replaced by confined spaces and fast-paced shootouts.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I'm not sure if we should be calling Iron Front a game. It's more like a huge target range where people can run around, drive tanks and shoot each other.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Captain Morgane is a bland story with one-dimensional characters, weak attempts at humor and mini-games that reek of desperation.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Repetitive levels, same-looking explosions and faked car damage kill all the fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You will be done with eight maps in just one evening. It's a nice game, but it could have been longer.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Derivative, buggy, boring. N.O.V.A. 3 is nowhere near console quality.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    A really boring TD game that wanted to be original.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Burnout CRASH! is just a silly mess of fire, numbers and wrecked cars.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A well-written story could have transformed Rayman Origins into a beautiful fairytale. Without it, it's an incredibly fun ride and a great party game.

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