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 God of War III
Lowest review score: 1 FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction
Score distribution:
695 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 83 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The biggest merit of Undisputed as a simulator - you can’t beat it using the “arcade” approach. To win a serious match, you will have to use tactics that place your opponent at a disadvantage.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The biggest merit of Undisputed as a simulator - you can’t beat it using the “arcade” approach. To win a serious match, you will have to use tactics that place your opponent at a disadvantage.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By (re)introducing some of the original ideas that never made it into Fantasy Wars, Elven Legacy became even more captivating than its predecessor.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    “The game that plays you” is the core idea of Shattered Memories. And it is really so, apart from some quirks. Climax has succeeded in adding a second layer to a Silent Hill game.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Duels of the Planeswalkers (which bears the same title as the 11-year old expansion to MicroProse’s adaptation of M:TG) is a neat, albeit simplified, adaptation of the classic game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Half-Minute Hero is brilliant parody of genre clichés, sped up 10000 times. It will take you just a couple of tram stops to save the world twice, break the analog nub, and learn to value time.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Metro 2033 is a collection of unforgettable images, a shining example of a great book-to-game conversion, and last but not least, amazingly gruesome post-apocalyptic world.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lionhead carefully preserved everything that made Fable 2 so good. Though it's a pity that the "king simulator" concept is totally wasted here.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Super Meat Boy is one of the trickiest, difficult but incredibly interesting games of 2010. But you'd have to be a real geek to enjoy it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Assasssin's Creed: Brotherhood has great atmosphere, beautiful visuals, and overall excellent craftsmanship… Just don't expect anything new beyond the multiplayer.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Assasssin's Creed: Brotherhood has great atmosphere, beautiful visuals, and overall excellent craftsmanship… Just don't expect anything new beyond the multiplayer.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only serious drawback of this DLC is that you cannot change the outcome of its story.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all, Heroes 6 is a game worthy of its legendary name.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Programmers, designers and other people at Sports Interactive worked even harder than last year, and improved the game with several great features.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Limbo is a beautiful, intense experience.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If it weren't for the amazing Real Racing 2, we would have crowned Reckless Racing 2 the best car-based arcade for iOS.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A simple, yet very endearing game. If Botanicula were a living creature, you'd want to hold it in your arms and pet it around the neck. What a cutie! If only it were a wee bit smarter.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So far, Cubemen is the best "tower defense" of 2012.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid expansion pack, although it is not as game-changing as Victoria: Revolutions was.
    • 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.