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 God of War III
Lowest review score: 1 FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction
Score distribution:
694 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Battlefield: Bad Company is the most enthralling online shooter for consoles to date, and a good role model for many of its PC brethren. While it’s hardly the best multiplayer offering in the Battlefield series, it will be remembered not for the weak single-player campaign or annoying details, but for destructive battles and great sense of humor.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pretty graphics, solid gameplay, a well-developed setting – Neocore Games hit a bull's-eye. Despite some rough edges and a tacked-on multiplayer, King Arthur is much more interesting than Neocore's previous effort and head-and-shoulders above Warhammer: Mark of Chaos.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Flight model is the strongest point of Wings of Prey, even despite its arcade-style single-player campaign.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shift plays to the gallery perhaps even more often than GRID. But when 16 glossy black Lamborghini Reventions, not yet spread along the track, are trying to squeeze into a narrow S-curve, high speed blurring the view, mixing dust with sun rays, and the driver is looking at the road from the incredibly detailed inside of a car… At this moment, you forget that crashes are unrealistic and that race will be over in just a few minutes. And let the theorists decide whether it is NFS or not.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a pity that Hamilton's Great Adventure never got its 15 minutes of Internet fame, because it has tons of charm and it's very fun to play.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stainless Games simply retooled the 2009 version in accordance with the latest edition of the original CCG - Magic 2012. Even with all the changes, this game is basically a big glorified DLC, but, on the other hand, it costs only $10, and offers a lot of fun for this kind of money.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Online multiplayer is what keeps Blur afloat. Without it, this somewhat blocky and unshowy game would have been forgotten even faster than a one-trick pony called Split/Second. So far it is the best online racing experience you will have this year.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Truth be told, Semper Fi is just a ginormous patch that should have been given out for free to all Hearts of Iron 3 owners. Its improvements and new features are unarguably great, but it is not a good sign when you have to shell out $20 more in order to enjoy the game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The only big drawback is the hacking puzzle which is required travel between star systems. You have to replay this timed mini-game as many times as there are stars in the sky – literally!
    • 86 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Instead of building upon ideas introduced in Bad Company 2, Vietnam rolls everything back to the decade-old Battlefield 1942.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    If you like fast-paced combat and weird-looking worlds, and you're already tired of walking about fjords and snowy forests, move on to Kingdoms of Amalur. It's almost the same as Skyrim, give or take a couple of details.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Online multiplayer is FIFA 12's saving grace. Without it, it's a reasonably good game with fair graphics, deep defense system and a promising, albeit somewhat unnatural, player impact mechanics. With multiplayer, it's the best soccer game in quite some time.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Were it not for obtrusive hints and copy/pasted design, Prince of Persia would have taken its rightful place in our Hall of Fame.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    An art connoisseur will be in raptures over the perfect, highly stylized look of The Path. A gamer will walk about the forest for 10 minutes and uninstall it. And both will be right in their own way.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    It is so nice to finally stumble upon a game with a well-written, well-presented story, even though To the Moon is more an animated movie than a videogame.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Wargame is definitely not a masterpiece, but for is Eugen Systems it is the first game with such a high level of quality.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Despite its shortcomings, Fable 2 is a worthy choice for those adventurers who don’t know what “RPG” stands for.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    If you have never played Panzer General, this almost carbon copy of SSI's masterpiece may easily blow your mind.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    This Lara Croft is an exciting, nice-looking game. It's a pity that some of its nagging shortcomings weren't fixed before the release.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Darksiders 2 managed to rise above the original game by fixing broken gameplay elements and adding good new ones.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Halo 4 may be utterly derivative, but it is the best Halo so far.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    You will have to spend dozens of hours to fully explore Skyrim. Like any other Bethesda game, it has its share of imperfections and broken promises, but it's exciting and fascinating nevertheless. Wait for a couple of patches to come out, download the best mods, tighten the screws in the SkyrimPrefs.ini file, and you're good to go for a virtual Christmas vacation.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Funny and boring, exciting and annoying, beautiful and ugly, The Ballad of Gay Tony is as dissonant as the strange relationship between Louis and Tony. But still, Rockstar North is head and shoulders above its competitors.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    An original, unconventional arcade that caters to the visceral needs of a modern gamer. Yes, it lets you go with ease, but every show has an ending, right?
    • 60 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    With only a few shortcomings, Reign is a good excuse to get familiar with the grand strategy sub-genre.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Fate of the World offers not only good entertainment but also food for thought about our way of life.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Stylish, challenging, original, and nice to look at.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Torchlight 2 is a very player-friendly action/RPG. It could have gotten a better score if not for its truncated Act IV.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The Next Big Thing is an ode to classic Hollywood horror movies.