ActionTrip's Scores

  • Games
For 1,095 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 98 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 10 Dungeon Lords
Score distribution:
1095 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    The great graphics and the pleasure you will get from leading the young lady through the world if imaginary history is sufficient to make this a generally good game. For one afternoon…
    • 70 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    The gameplay has vastly improved for this new genre, the game mechanics and puzzle solving are unique and fun, the voice acting was incredible, and it is visually stunning. It’s very unfortunate that the story has continuity difficulties, unnecessary padding, too many boring stretches, and repeated plot devices, as the story is what’s supposed to keep you going in an interactive drama.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    The unbalanced AI, weak diplomacy, poor combat, steep learning curve, are all pieces that draw the players attention away from the game and ultimately decreases any replay value.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    It features some nicely executed gameplay concepts, but all this is too shallow and repetitive to warrant a higher score.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Doesn't justify the relatively hefty price tag. Owners of the original game who are not fanatical about "Raven Shield" are better off downloading the patches and sticking to the original multiplayer.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    That doesn't mean you won't have some fun if you take the time to learn how each robot operates and in time you should get a kick out of the multiplayer. We regret the developers didn't iron out some of the technical issues, which often ruin the experience throughout the single-player campaign.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    When it works, it works really well and it's a better game than the original. Unfortunately, the expansion doesn't work well all the time. In addition to that, its single-player facet is not particularly lengthy even if it is a bit harder and has lengthier missions than the original.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The puzzles are your standard - "push-lever-break-thing-press-button" type of brain crackers, which will be about as challenging to a HL veteran as… well okay, some of them are somewhat inventive, but on aggregate they'd only be interesting to the DC crowd I guess.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A disk full of bugs, striving to be a slow "Diablo" based on AD&D third edition rules.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Make no mistake though, Servants of the Dark is fun; it's just that the whole experience is a bit short when compared to the lengthy and extensive original.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    In the end, the bad camera and the glitchy nature of Trine 3 just get in the way of a game that otherwise screams ‘huge potential’.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Blues and Bullets has a very rough start, but it has enough shining moments to keep players intrigued to see where Ness’s story will roll.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The co-op is actually very fun and leaves more room for tactics and combat variation, unlike the single-player segment. This may be enough to warrant a purchase or a rent for gamers who appreciate that type of entertainment. Those seeking a deeper experience with a richer story and generally more content will be sorely disappointed.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The game is also rather short, which is both good and bad; it's bad because… well, because *I* say it's bad; and good, because you'll get sick of that linear hack-and-slash action.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    This is a title that falls in an odd position in the spectrum of racing titles. It is far too ambitious to be considered an arcade racer, but too unpolished to be a simulation. Regardless of your level of skill, this may be one experience worth steering clear of.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    When the game is firing on all cylinders, it is one of the most refreshing new IPs this generation. The problem is that the charm begins to wear off with age and the mediocre loot system doesn’t do enough to incentivize excessive replay.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    If you are already an Xbox One owner, it would be nigh impossible to make the argument for buying the game on PC instead of on the console. Make no mistake: this is a buggier and less convenient way to consume something that was designed exclusively with the console in mind.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle never really lives up to the likes of long-established adventure franchises from LucasArts. Quite simply, they don't make 'em like they used to.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    I can only do so much collectible hunting and identical mini-games, and this is coming from someone who has loved the inFamous games. As such, Gat Out of Hell is strictly for fans of Saints Row IV, those who have been wanting to play more of exactly that.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    It's painfully obvious that the Half-Life 2 engine caused many problems, which weren't ironed out in time by the programming team. Consequently, players with modest rigs won't be able to experience the game in its true visual potential.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    After a while, it all turns into a dull routine, with precious little replay value. For an RPG, this is not good.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    As pretty as the game looks and sounds, it just doesn’t make up for shallow gameplay and a story that really fell flat for me in the end. At least I was able to complete it in six hours, so the tedium didn’t last for that long.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Despite its drawbacks, this is one of the better games in the Harry Potter series. Regrettably, it still lacks the kind of depth that would bring it closer to other competing games on the market.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Those of you who spent months playing "Caesar III" or "Zeus" can give this game a miss, as it won't bring them anything new at all.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Dead Island's saving grace is its open-world approach, cool custom weapons and fun coop. Nonetheless, Techland created a perfect foundation for a cool, RPG-flavored survival horror game, but forgot to polish it, in addition to providing a dull narrative.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    While the atmosphere can be great from time to time, on the whole, we just missed the post-apocalyptic sci-fi flavored ambience that’s heavily incorporated into games like Fallout.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    For a game that looks like it's striving to be Wing Commander under the sea, the designers still have a lot to learn about creating a game with decent cinematic appeal or good story presentation. I don't mind linear single-player gameplay, just as long as the events in between missions are not presented in such a basic and dated form.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The game lacks gameplay depth for an action RPG, which means more skills, weapons, and items are needed to grab the attention of the hardcore crowd.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Some more difficult puzzles are likely to turn less experienced players away, but the game was not really meant for them anyway. The players who are ready to invest a lot of time into this title will be rewarded by discovering a beautiful world.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Although it's always nice to see developers facing challenges and taking their talents across new ground, in Bizarre's case, it's safe to say they're far better off making racers.