Absolute Games' Scores

  • Games
For 695 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 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:
695 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    I wonder if the developers themselves knew what exactly they were trying to create. Is it a stealth game? a tactical strategy? a top-down arcade? Kitschy, bold artwork is only there to cover up the lack of cohesive ideas, and crude execution.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The subtitle of this expansion is way more interesting than the actual game content.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Futuremark could have made a great multiplayer shooter out of this concept, but, alas, they decided to sell a glorified tech demo.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Too little, too thin, too derivative.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    Wild Blood is in a desperate need of Infinity Blade-style polish. The controls are abysmal, frequent slowdowns are annoying, and epic fights are few and far between.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The best way to describe Kaptain Brawe would have been "Monkey Island in space" if only these two games weren't hundred light years apart quality-wise.
    • 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".
    • 68 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Mothership Zeta is not as shabby as Operation: Anchorage, but it still not worth neither money, nor time.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Light brain teasers, minimal violence, furry characters… Just the thing for kids 3-5 years old. But the first four battles will bore even a child.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    The best word describing Gangstar Rio is used in the game as a fictional car brand – "Crapo". Stay away from it, chicos!
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Secret Files 3 looks and plays as if even its creators did not give a damn about the final product.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Establishing a new Family is a hard undertaking… and a tedious chore. Imagine spending 10+ hours on taking over one building after another! In GTA: San Andreas and The Godfather, this occupation was but a side attraction; here, it is everything.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Establishing a new Family is a hard undertaking… and a tedious chore. Imagine spending 10+ hours on taking over one building after another! In GTA: San Andreas and The Godfather, this occupation was but a side attraction; here, it is everything.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    All in all, Grotesque Tactics is a shoddy low-budget game.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Operation Anchorage offers three hours of uninspired action, turning Fallout 3 into a mediocre low-budget shooter without a trace of role-playing.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The main character of Inquisitor is quite creative when it comes to torturing heretics. You can rack people, make them drink boiling water, or put them into the iron maiden… But the game itself is an even worse torture – not everyone can suffer through 100 hours being bored and annoyed at the same time. Inquisitor is not a hardcore RPG; it just hates the player.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    At first, NecroVisioN seems like a fun game. But when you realize that the 1237th encounter with monsters is the same as the 561st, and that melee is just a polygon mess, all the fun goes away.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Establishing a new Family is a hard undertaking… and a tedious chore. Imagine spending 10+ hours on taking over one building after another! In GTA: San Andreas and The Godfather, this occupation was but a side attraction; here, it is everything.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Lost Planet 2 is a disjointed mess without style or substance. The developers don't bother themselves with well-designed levels, clever triggers and challenging AI. They just throw you into a hostile crowd, hoping that you'll have fun.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Rocket Knight requires perseverance and perfectionism, but offers nothing in return.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Besides the handy automap and the journal, the only other positive thing about Arcania is that it's at least better than Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods.