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
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Only those who never saw previous games in the Prince of Persia series, will find The Forgotten Sands interesting. By ripping off their 2008 Prince of Persia in everything except for backdrops, the developers failed to keep their promise and didn't even try to fill in the blanks between The Sands of Time and Warrior Within. Ah well, who cares about some old plot holes when there is a Hollywood blockbuster to milk?
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    If you love Monopoly, but couldn't care less about online play, get a 2008 version. It makes no sense to pay extra for pretty much the only new feature.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    You will not remember Risen 2 when you're done with it. No exciting moments, no pleasant surprises, no great one-liners, not even hilarious bugs… Twenty hours of your life will drown in dark waters.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    There is a slim chance that Fatshark will eventually manage to fill Lead and Gold with content, like Valve did with Team Fortress 2. But right now the game is not worth its $15.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The weak narrative sucks all the emotional drama from the game's story, while beautiful hand-drawn backgrounds are saddled with the ugliest examples of character animation.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    All the sore spots that we hated in Sacred Underworld have found a new home in the sequel. Take any modern MMORPG, and it will offer you all the same things as Sacred 2: rudimentary story, copy/pasted quests, constant grinding. And much more than that.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Medal of Honor: Warfighter is a slavish imitation of Call of Duty, while its multiplayer doesn't hold a candle to EA's own Battlefield 3.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Frequent boss fights, excellent cinematics and great animation keep you glued to the screen for the first thirty minutes. Alas, oversized bugs which use the same attacks over and over, tiresome QTE sequences, useless combos and weapon upgrades will get under your skin.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    WRC feels like an unfinished game, and many of its ideas, whether they're good or bad, are poorly fleshed out.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Rebellion is clearly an improvement over the original Sins of a Solar Empire, but it's still a not very successful attempt to cross an RTS with a 4X strategy game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Great artwork and inspired writing are not enough to outbalance repetitive battles which really lack in the tactics department.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Call of Duty is not just an annual assembly-line product; it's now a digital opposite of imagination, originality and reason.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Hector: Badge of Carnage is a proof that Telltale Games knows a bit or two about mischief, and that Northern Ireland is home to talented foul-mouthed jokesmiths. Unfortunately, the combination of these two forces does not necessarily result in a brilliant adventure game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    The game is hardly longer than the movie, so, unless you're a hardcore Tintin fan, think twice before coughing up $6,99.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Warlock is just a failed attempt to reproduce Master of Magic.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    7554 deserves brownie points for trying to break the mold. Instead of the overused US invasion of 1965, the developers chose 1954 – the final year of the First Indochina War. Too bad this is the only original idea in the entire game. 7554 is just a carbon copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare sans multiplayer.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    FIFA Manager 13 is worth buying only if you suddenly feel the urge to throw away some money. You'll get a slightly retouched FM 12 with one interesting, but non-working idea and Lucien Favre on the box cover.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Warhammer 40.000 is a glorious celebration of military minimalism. In this universe, they cut off your hands, burn your legs, drown your head in plasma and then ask questions. But the official slogan, "There Is Only War", is not an excuse to make a game without a good story, memorable characters and varied gameplay situations.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Five years ago, The Saboteur would have been lauded for its fresh ideas. Today, the only praiseworthy thing is its out-of-time soundtrack.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Dark Meadow is the least milk-and-water clone of Infinity Blade that popped up in 2011.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    It took TimeGate two years to make a sequel to Section 8, but they never bothered to fully develop their concept of the orbital assault force. Only the moderate price tag and a lack of decent sci-fi multiplayer shooters keep it from burning out on entry.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The worst thing about Pride of Nations is that it has a much steeper learning curve than Victoria 2.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Get ready to fly on brooms, mix reagents in a pot and swing the magic wand… Until you yawn.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The title Sleeping Dogs is a reference to "let sleeping dogs lie". Well, the developers should have heeded this ancient wisdom and let True Crime: Hong Kong die.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Tower Wars looks colorful and steampunk-y, but doesn't offer much. Three maps, one race… And this is in a multiplayer-oriented game?
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At first, Serious Sam HD is a nostalgic experience, complete with familiar locations, low-poly monsters and terrible cinematics. The illusion is short-lived, though, because this 3rd generation Serious Engine remake lost all its original charm – as if it’s not a remake at all, but a poor clone.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The biggest drawback of Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier is not so much its boring, monotonous design as the overall lack of ideas. High Impact Games made a game “with cute little animals” instead of an epic adventure. It’s certainly playable, but it won’t make your heart skip a beat.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    According to Obsidian, Storm of Zehir is their way to show us what else can be squeezed from Electron Toolset. Well, as a technical demo this expansion is very impressive. As a game – not so much.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Geo-Mod 2.0, were it to fall into talented hands, could have given birth to a puzzle game not unlike Portal. For the sight of a high-rise building collapsing under its weight is the only thing that doesn’t get stale in Guerrilla. It’s entertaining even when feeble story and miles of boring rocky landscapes are firmly stuck in your throat and the sand from “sandbox” crunches under your teeth.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I don’t recommend buying Broken Steel, because it’s a matter of principle – let's not encourage trade in endings. You won’t miss anything important anyway – this DLC is only slightly better than its mediocre predecessors.