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 Valkyria Chronicles
Lowest review score: 1 FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction
Score distribution:
694 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Bend Studio brought not only Uncharted's familiar gameplay mechanics, but also its rich atmosphere to Vita's 5-inch screen.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Warband is not just a great expansion pack that makes this medieval "sandbox" even more enticing. By adding multiplayer, the developers cemented the game's cult status.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Valkyria Chronicles' transition to a handheld platform went surprisingly smooth. The developers preserved everything that made the original game so great, and added many nice little touches. The gameplay and even the key maps are the same as before, so fans of the series will feel right at home.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is an honest DLC – 4-5 hours of joy for 10 bucks guaranteed!
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Limbo is a beautiful, intense experience.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only serious drawback of this DLC is that you cannot change the outcome of its story.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its modest amount of improvements, Gods & Kings is an excellent reason to come back to Civilization 5.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all, Heroes 6 is a game worthy of its legendary name.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A few nitpicks aside, Armored Kill is the best Battlefield 3 expansion so far.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unlike its rogue-like brethren, FTL is not a game that you'll be enjoying for hundreds of hours, but still, saving The Federation is a lot of fun for a first few times.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Natural Selection 2 has quite a few things to be nitpicky about. Pared down strategy elements, scanty arsenal of weapons, lack of single-player missions and decent tutorials – yep, it's all there, but, in contrast to shooters that come off big assembly lines, the developers put love and effort into making of this 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Chivalry is, hands down, the best online slasher set in the Middle Ages out there right now.