ActionTrip's Scores

  • Games
For 937 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 39% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3 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:
  1. Negative: 50 out of 937
937 game reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Grand Theft Auto 5 defines what we want out of a free-roam action game. It also outshines all of its predecessors in every possible way, because it perfects the familiar formula and takes it to new heights.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    You cannot fly a plane though. But with the amount of stuff you can actually do in this game, mentioning something like that would be like complaining about the frame color on a Picasso painting.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The real fun of the Wind Waker is the side quests, extras and the mini-games. While the adventure portion of it is great, I found that playing the side stuff was actually more fun... This game is absolutely huge.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    L.A. Noire is still a video game at heart, and an excellent one at that, but it feels like it's more than that. It has almost reinvented a few genres while at the same time providing something entirely new and different.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    An incredible game.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The defining element of Skyrim is the choices that are given to players in every conceivable way. Weapon upgrades, character development, storyline progress, solving quests, exploration, NPC interaction, are all impressively crafted elements that almost feel like separate games molded into one unforgettable adventure.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Whether you're dual-wielding axes and swords, rapid firing a mighty crossbow, fist-fighting, throwing a spear, casting a powerful spell or indeed summoning a monster of your very own, this game will make you feel like a true hero - one that is caught in the eternal and epic struggle between light and dark. Diablo 3 is a truly memorable experience and one of the best video games we've played in recent times.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The Walking Dead represents a jewel in the realm of episodic adventures. This game will shock you. It'll make you cry and curse. One of the most memorable gaming experience we've had in a long time. Don't miss out on it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The story is exciting and reminds of a novel. Replay value is enormous, because when you pass the single player campaign, you can switch to Skirmish mode or Multiplayer.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I myself would be prepared to kill a reasonably large number of people to get my hands on it, so if you do happen to own the collectors edition, do pop by with it...alone... and unarmed...
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of the best team based multi-player games out there. They decided to build the whole experience around two teams. Instead of doing a lot of different modes "pretty good", they built one mode really good. The game is so balanced and fun you will never have to insist that the teams switch sides, on a poorly balanced map, for the next match.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The engrossing story blends perfectly with Splinter Cell's gameplay style, which can be best described as genre-redefining. And to top it all off, the visuals are gorgeous and completely intrinsic to the game's genre!
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Fez
    There’s a touch of brilliance to this game. You feel the incentive to play on, because solving a puzzle unlocks a new door and you enter into another uncharted and mysterious world. We love the music and the retro-style, pixelized art. Fez harks back to 2D classics, so if you’re anything like me, nostalgia should kick in almost instantly.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It takes a lot more skill to pass well in FIFA 2002, but that also gives the attacker a lot more options. It grants players more freedom, and consequently more ways of being creative.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It is the perfect crime game.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Even though Oblivion might hurt your PC in ways it hasn't been hurt or overheated before, and barring certain technical drawbacks, (one of which would be an occasional AI quirk from the friendly NPCs or a rough-around-the-edges side quest line), Bethesda just pushes the bar in every possible way.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    If there is anything that can be learned from Bully, it is how a good RPG should be designed. It captures an atmosphere, gives you characters you can approach with some emotion, and manages to contain itself, while not limiting itself, to a point where the game is acceptable for kids.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Just after I beat this game, after well more than twenty hours, I feel like I'm just scratching the surface.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The Orange Box is a mix of conceptually different products that when combined, provide great entertainment on so many different levels.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It comes down to one simple fact. Players won't be talking about this game much. Instead, they'll be playing it. And that's how it should be. Aside from a few sporadic AI glitches and I cannot honestly find anything really wrong with this game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    What DoA3 truly excels in is the variety of fighting styles and different moves.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    This game has some of the best atmosphere of any game I've played in recent memory. Everything really builds into playing a really good horror film... The game is simply a work of art.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Overall, Dues Ex Human Revolution is a must-play, regardless of which system you choose (PC, duh). The variable difficulty settings will allow you to choose how badly you get kicked in the crotch on the missions. The story, characters, visuals, awesome voiceovers and perfectly suited and executed soundtrack make for a gaming experience that no one should miss. Kudos to Edios Montreal!
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Infinity Ward has restored my faith in gaming by producing a very mature, complete and meaningful project. Call of Duty is action at its finest, but told well enough not to offend those of us looking for a little more meaning and substance in our gaming.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It is the total package. It has excellent gameplay, lighthearted humor, and flawless graphic and audio execution.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Half-Life 2 is not perfect. The bizarre decision to include teammates in the way that Valve has, as well as the many and annoying loading times can actually diminish some of the fun factor. That said, this is still a game you don't want to miss.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A profound storyline, in-depth characterization and dialogue, tons of RPG elements to experiment with, so many side quests that you'd be hard pressed to complete them all and the ability to choose your own destiny and affiliation with the force, makes Knights of the Old Republic an exemplary new chapter of the Star Wars saga, as well as a grand single-player experience that can stand very well on its own.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The huge assortment of high-tech weaponry and the variety of modes, coupled with the superiority of the Unreal technology, rightfully places UT 2004 amongst high-ranking online action games.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The game is addictive and considerably lengthy; a RPG fan's dream.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The game is brilliant and will keep you occupied for the rest of you gaming days. It's fun, addictive, original, and it merges genres very effectively.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Everyone can enjoy the easily accessible combat, the deep-as-you-want-to-go strategy elements of the skill and spell system and amazing visuals.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If you're shooter fan, you need to pick up United Offensive right now. You'd be a fool not to.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    I may not be the biggest fan of WWII strategy games, but this one just goes way beyond anyone's affinities towards a certain historical period.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    One of the best games I've played this year - a true labor of love; perfectly scalable difficulty levels, great AI, in addition to all of the abovementioned improvements. A definite must buy.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Everything BioWare did to improve the game has lead to satisfying results. Such efforts actually redefine how sequels should be made. This was one of the most memorable gaming experiences we've had in recent history.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Players can expect a thoroughly entertaining and deep single-player RPG experience with an intriguing plot, solid quest structure, exciting gameplay and an unbelievably vast world to explore.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The A.I. is amazing this time around. It was good in Halo; it is great in Halo 2.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Portal 2 is, in short, a terrific game, throwing you headfirst into a realm of intense and brain-teasing puzzles and great humor. The story is richer story this time around too.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It's funny, clever and totally lovable.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Valiant Hearts: The Great War is short, but anything longer would most definitely be padding.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    I’m enjoying the world and I’m having tremendous fun with the combat tactics. I do not want to put this one down and you can’t make me.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    HMM4 present a great combination of the old addictive gameplay, a new spell, combat and hero system and perfectly designed 2D isometric (the so-called 2½D) graphics, inspiring music and magical atmosphere which kept me glued to the screen constantly for thirty hours until I finished the first of the ten campaigns.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Spans over 80 hours of active gameplay, not to mention all possible variations of certain quests...definitely one of the best RPGs this year.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The movement and the animation of the lead hero in third person is by far the best I've seen in a video game to date...Raven managed to pull off something a few game companies ever managed, and that is to take a classic to the next level.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    I loved every minute of it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Apart from some minor bugs and several strange solutions Civilization III has to offer infinite possibilities and extreme replay value.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The biggest novelty in GP4 is the completely new, better and more efficient engine which provides higher level of detail, and more realistic effects.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The PC installment of the game is every bit as spectacular, if not even more intuitive, than the Xbox game. 'Nuff said people.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    An excellent game that retains all the qualities of the original while managing to polish some of its minor flaws and build on the technological aspect of it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's simply a fantastic sequel to an already good game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Fantastic horror game with great action and everything else that that might imply, you can use your flashlight AND your gun, and the game will STILL scare you! Hallelujah!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The story, as always, is fantastic. I think that this game might have one of the most interesting and involved plots of many games today.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    On the one hand, the level design feels absolutely superb, showing the sort of versatility and pacing that awesome shooters are made of. On the other hand, this is exactly the reason why single-player feels so short and why it IS so short.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Another thing worth mentioning about the expansion is definitely the inclusion of flying mounts. This is clearly more than a simple cosmetic addition to the game, as it adds a whole new dimension to world exploration.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    In a nutshell, beyond any shadow of doubt, BioShock is an excellent single-player shooter experience. The undeniable quality of this title and its emphasis on true and not pseudo-mature storytelling and character development make it a must-have for every self-respecting gamer.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    While many other games try for a Hollywood block-buster feel, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare pulls it off like no one else ever has and does so in great fashion.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Rocksteady Studios damn-nearly astonished us with this one. We expected it to be a decent summer action game. In all fairness, we never expected it to be this much fun. Batman: Arkham Asylum outshines every game we've seen this year (so far).
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    At last, a true RPG found a home in the rich Star Wars universe. Its amazing depth makes today's Star Wars movies look like a sitcom.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Regardless of the fact that I'm not a racing fan, I found this to be a very, very good game, and absolutely hilarious when you think about the fact that it promotes driving like a dick and taking down your opponents with underhanded and brutal tactics.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Finishing Batman: Arkham City was an immensely rewarding experience. It's a shame the main story didn't last a bit longer. However, we weren't bothered by this, because the game doesn't shy away from offering a ton of content even when you're done with your first playthrough.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    While Minecraft may not be everybody's cup of tea, I doubt anyone can deny that it's an important step into new territory.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Visually, it's a feast for your eyes. Gameplay wise, the skill-based action combat system keeps encounters exciting even when fighting creatures below your level. ArenaNet has gone to great lengths to provide a variety of ways for players to occupy themselves as they explore the game world, harvest resources, craft and so on.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Like its predecessor, Dark Souls 2 challenges players and pushes them until they scream in anguish, after having died for God knows how many times. Exciting boss fights, resilient enemies may test your patience more than once, although at the end of the day, so many treasures await in a delightful and mysterious new world.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Child of Light isn't perfect, but it’s a gorgeously fun RPG nonetheless.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Should serve as an example for other companies how an expansion pack should be done.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The most obvious improvement from the previous games is the interface, which is now far simpler than it was in any other SimCity title... This is without a doubt the best SimCity game so far.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A deep-involving and highly addictive space-combat sim. The game's sharp learning curve and its complexity shouldn't be unrightfully misinterpreted as a game flaw, but rather as an essential part of the whole experience.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    There is not even one aspect of it deserving disapproval, and it is with extreme partiality that I claim that it is one of the best RPG games ever made.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Gorgeous, polished, clever and exciting.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    There's just so much that when I think about the experience of Morrowind, my mind goes into sensory overload and shuts down. There is that much going on with this game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Offers a lot of content, much more so than what was available in "Road to Rome." The fact that it comes bundled with the v1.45 patch means that players will be treated to a slightly improved physics model, more player animation and better sounds, as well as numerous bug fixes and other minor tweaks.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The perfect example of what an expansion should be - it takes the original game to new heights, and lets us all find the joy of playing WarCraft all over again.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's like being stranded right smack in the middle of an action-packed B grade movie, and while I'd probably fall asleep half way through the flick, I stayed wide awake and my adrenaline was pumping as mad while playing Far Cry.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The "deadly" combination of awesome and versatile weapons..., fantastic model animation and gore effects, coupled with incredible outdoor environments and highly realistic weapon and environmental sound effects is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat right till the end.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The game's hardware requirements are high. Really. Take the Recommended settings, add 256MB of RAM and 500Mhz of CPU, and that's what I'd say is the Minimum hardware requirement for this game...Will a few technical issues keep you away from what is the best MMO on the market this holiday season?
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Take notes, Obsidian. This is how stuff should be done.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If we look past the minor bugs, the combat feels intense and the controls feel perfectly natural. The Chronicles of Riddick just feels right on the PC and it's as if this was a PC game from the get-go.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    What truly makes this game so enjoyable is the fact that it is incredibly clever and witty, with a gallery of fantastic (as well as bizarre) characters and some intelligently conceived details.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Everything that made "Far Cry" good was successfully taken to the next level in Crysis (with the possible exception of the AI). Even if we are looking at one of the biggest hardware hogs ever to grace the PC platform, and despite the AI issues, this first-person shooter comes highly recommended from us.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    From the great single player campaign the wide variety of multiplayer options, you should find every dollar you spend on this game well worth it, and then some. This is the best Rainbow Six game ever made.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Yet another noteworthy addition to the Command and Conquer license. With enough content to entangle you into an exciting single-player campaign and a satisfying multiplayer experience, C&C 3 is a strategy game I'd advise you all to pick up.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The unprecedented level of cinematic quality, the fun combat coupled with the customary insightfulness of writing is what makes this game a must-have. It's what makes BioWare still stand out as one of the top in their field.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If the 20-30 hours of fun doesn't quench your thirst for conquering and massive battles, you can look forward to 40 maps in skirmish mode as well as an extremely entertaining multiplayer - with matches playable in LAN and Internet variants (you'll have fun in online matches to be sure... at least we did). Without even the slightest doubt, GPG and good old Christ Taylor made a spectacular RTS that should keep you occupied for weeks.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The range of units and a vast number of air support that can be called in, makes for some exciting and well-balanced multiplayer battles. Also, it's easy to coordinate attacks with players via the built-in VOIP chat system.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Bottom line, with the introduction of the Death Knight, Blizzard has done a great job of adding another element of fun in the game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The AI, unlike many recent releases, works very well and is extremely persistent in tearing Isaac's body to shreds before letting him to escape. It's solid a challenge altogether, throwing a few interesting boss fights into the mix as well.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The ending is, of course, something I do not wish to spoil for you guys, but it needs to be said that Assassin's Creed 2 comes to a decent conclusion. So much so that I cannot wait to find out what the folks at Ubisoft Montreal have prepared for the franchise's next outing.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    You are missing out on so much if you decide not to play this game.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The most advanced all-around shooter I've played so far, in a sense that it successfully combines some of the most spectacular team based action and enemy AI, very good visuals and impressive sounds, and it does it all with a lot of style.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you're expecting "Knights of the Old Republic," or "Baldur's Gate," or "Neverwinter Nights," but with ancient magical Chinese warriors, you've come to the wrong place. This is a very different game. But a very good one.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It immerses players almost effortlessly thanks to its sleek design and delightfully subtle lighting effects and creepy-looking shadows.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    You don't have to be an avid racer to enjoy this one. Forza 4 is flexible in this matter, catering both to hardcore racers and those less experienced in racing games.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Currently the best biker game out there, defiantly deserving a place in your collection, but ONLY if you don't already have a copy of "Superbike 2000."
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply one great game!
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ghost Master turned out to be a successful mixture of various genres, which establishes excellent gameplay mechanics and presents an extremely challenging experience.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Music and sound effects are great.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The amount of additional features, characters, and units, is so impressive we don't have the space to get into the details. Suffice it to say, Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic displays a commendable variety of content that brought the franchise to new heights and effectively improved upon the excellent gameplay of the previous title.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    GTA3 suffers a bit from console porting syndrome, and the designers could've worked a bit more on the whole side-quest concept, but I think you'll find that in the end, this is one addictive, intelligent and original game that's definitely worth your money.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It would be a real shame if it ended up as unnoticed as "Grim Fandango."
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only does it feature some addictive and versatile gameplay, it also has depth and great cinematic quality.