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 10.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 63
Highest review score: 95 Portal 2
Lowest review score: 1 Tunnel Rats: 1968
Score distribution:
694 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Street Fighter 4 is definitely the best fighting game on PC since Guilty Gear #XX Reload. (Which is kind of ironic, because other offerings on this platform are shareware titles and certified trash.) However, the stagnation in the genre does not depreciate Capcom’s merits. Street Fighter 4 is a fast, beautiful game with an intricate combat system and a great soundtrack.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The best racing blockbuster on PC since Burnout Paradise.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Get hooked up on Legend of Grimrock, and it will not let you go until the end.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Fall of the Samurai is what every expansion pack should be. There is nothing that will make you gasp with awe, but every one of the new features fits the game perfectly. Evolution at its finest.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom is a stylish farce. Its sheer originality and incredibly low price are enough to overlook clumsy gameplay balance and poor code optimization.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Deponia is a refined adventure game – beautifully drawn, creative, incredibly funny and so close to the classic definition of the genre that it takes your breath away.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    With a lot of previous mistakes corrected by the mini-expansion, Europa Universalis: Rome got its second wind. Vae Victis is worth a look even for those grand strategy fans who dismissed the original game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Amnesia offers an experience so rich that we're willing to forgive its weak ending, imperfections of the engine, and low-bugdet production values.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Unity of Command is a looker. Its minimalistic, but stylish visual design is sure to please the fanciful "iPhone generation" of gamers. The map is clean and accurate, and the interface is a picture of user-friendliness. Beyond this delightful façade, there is a wargame that's deep enough for experienced armchair generals and welcoming for newcomers.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Despite a few problems, Civilization 5 is a great game and a worthy sequel with a very bright future.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    While BattleForge is quite costly to play and has some shortcomings, it is one of the most thought-out and engaging multiplayer RTS of the last few years. And it is definitely the most original one.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Rocksteady and Paul Dini created a game which is open for both fans and those who never heard of Batman. Arkham Asylum is the middle between animated series and Chris Nolan's movies. But don't let the "Teen" rating push you away: the gloomy hospital/prison where criminals are literally monsters and doctors are crazier than their patients, is more atmospheric than some "horror" flicks.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It's fun to freely explore the gloomy city now that Amanita Design got rid of their bite-sized locations. This is a full-fledged, mature adventure game. Hang around just for a minute, and you'll take a liking to this odd-looking world.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Divine Wind is the expansion for the oldest fans of the franchise. The changes it introduces are really nice, but they aren't as exciting as Heir to the Throne and In Nomine.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Shatter’s Story Mode is really just an appetizer. Additional modes are the most addictive things in this game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Despite a few questionable ideas, Dungeon Defenders is an entertaining, fresh, vivid (and I mean literally vivid) game. It lacks the ingenious simplicity of Orcs Must Die, but if you prefer to play with friends, then this is what you want.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    UFC Undisputed 2010 is definitely a step above its predecessor.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Warp is a unique example of a stealth-based arcade game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Battlefield 3 is the most spectacular shooter of this fall, and I doubt that anyone will come even close.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Only the most hardcore fans will appreciate all the changes and improvements that Arsenal of Democracy brings to Hearts of Iron 2.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Those who unlocked all roads in Test Drive Unlimited will appreciate the scope of Burnout Paradise. Just like on Oahu, you just want to aimlessly drive around the city, poking your nose everywhere, set local records from time to time, and enjoy incredibly diverse soundtrack. If only I could see this world from inside of my car!
    • 74 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Developers of family games often do hackwork and resort to oversimplification. IO Interactive didn’t succumb to temptation and made a game that stands head and shoulders above its rivals.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Everything here is so Monkey Island, so classic LucasArts. Telltale not only resurrected an old series, but also proved that none of the recent imitators will ever become Monkey Island.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Technically, New Vegas is a spin-off, but in fact, it is the real third game in the Fallout series.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Global Offensive is a decent modern online shooter as far as convenience goes, but in terms of content, it's Counter-Strike v1.6 with slight improvements.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The makers of Tropico 3 managed to update the original game while preserving its spirit.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    A short campaign is the only downside of this otherwise amazing platformer.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Napoleon is a great gift to fans of the genre. If only at least some of its innovative ideas would seep into Empire.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    For a game that was made without financial infusions from top-tier publishers, The Witcher 2 looks much, much better than all recent role-playing blockbusters combined.

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