AtomicGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 872 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 74% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 21% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 8.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 82
Highest review score: 100 Stacking
Lowest review score: 18 Rogue Warrior
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 872
872 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    In a season relying so heavily on sequels and spin-offs to deliver its hits, EA earns kudos for taking a chance on an original IP that'll no doubt be remembered when it comes time to hand out game-of-the-year awards.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    I just can't find a good reason not to recommend Fallout 3 to any serious gamer out there.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The PC version's controls are certainly sharp and I found myself pulling off many more headshots and quick kills with a mouse and keyboard than I could on the console counterparts, but if you really do want to play with a gamepad, Fallout 3 does fully support the 360 controller on the PC as well.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Minor gripes aside, Arkham Asylum is a remarkable achievement both in design and in finally giving Bat fans the game they've been waiting for.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Sexual overtones or not, there’s never been anything quite like Bayonetta.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Mass Effect 2 delivers a story that's deeper than what many novelists are capable of, and its action is better than what most Hollywood directors are creating nowadays. It's an addictive, engrossing experience that many gamers will replay over and over while they hold their breath waiting for the third game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    This is not a game for Wii Fit-playing soccer moms. However, if you dug Travis' first blood-soaked spree, consider yourself a "gamer's" gamer, or just want to experience a Wii-enabled fever dream, then, by all means, take the Suda 51 express to crazy-town.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    It's still quite possibly the best game ever made, and Rockstar's done pretty much all they could to make San Andreas the best it could be on the Xbox.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind is an excellent game that should keep most players busy for weeks. Its open-ended gameplay style is revolutionary, and will surely be emulated by future RPG titles.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This last installment for Master Chief in the Halo trilogy isn't perfect, but it comes pretty close.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    But, more importantly, GTAIV offers such an addictive, polished, content-packed experience that previous non- to semi-fans (like myself) will finally want a piece of the gangsta' gaming action.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It has an addictive quality to it that I’ve yet to really find on the DS and it manages to show off just what the system was built for.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    In spite of frequent load times and imperfect characters, Fable II is in all respects, a new high watermark in single-player action RPG's.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    What this game lacks for in screen resolution, it makes up for in its excellent open world, beautiful art design, and grand architecture.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Either way, one-man armies and multi-player masses alike should all head to Helghan; I hear it’s beautiful this time of year, even if the locals are a bit restless.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    As it turns out, main character Cole's abilities are much cooler to wield than your typical electricity-spewing hero's, but it's some of the other goodies packed into this title that give it a real jolt.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Don't be stingy with those MS points; Rearmed is more than worth the tiny hole it'll burn in your bank account.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Mass Effect 2 is easily one of the most compelling, exciting and emotionally affecting interactive experiences you’ll ever have.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Its stellar design, eye-popping presentation, addictive gameplay and, of course, that very reasonable price tag, make it an easy purchasing decision for anyone looking for an endlessly engaging experience—you might find yourself playing start to finish in a single sitting.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    So right here, right now, I'm saying that everyone who isn't a sworn enemy of the Fab Four should try The Beatles: Rock Band, even if you could never get into them before or couldn't quite understand what some of your more rabid friends could see in them.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Missteps or not, Heavy Rain’s legitimacy to the medium is a commentary against the often too-myopic approaches to game design—a quality that should be both recognized and lauded.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Not only has it established a winning cast of characters, and a formula for fun-packed gameplay, its latest title, Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth shows that there are still lots of ways both cast and formula can be effectively improved and expanded upon.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Like previous offerings in the revered franchise, it brings plenty of new bells and whistles, but is still a mostly recognizable Zelda game at its core.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It is familiar, despite its amazing additions and PS3 paint job, but if you loved the previous games, this one will rank as your new favorite.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    RE5 will no doubt please those who unknowingly unleashed hell when they pried open the doors of that mysterious mansion more than ten years ago. But it should also satisfy unseasoned zombie slayers as well with its rich mix of gory action, creepy storytelling, and blockbuster production values.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Raven Software has taken a big chance, trying to cover all the bases with Jedi Knight 2. Luckily, it has paid off, as this is an excellent game. It's got tons of stuff that players have been wanting since the first Jedi Knight, includes an engaging and fun multiplayer game, and delivers it all on the very stable and solid Quake 3 engine.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Multiplayer modes would have made this game even better, but it seems Rockstar Studios didn't find it worth the time it'd have taken to finish it (plus, there's the chance they're planning a whole separate multiplayer GTA game for later). Despite its problems and lack of multiplayer, GTA3 is a wonderful title that'll keep you whacking gangsters and cops for weeks.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Rockstar Games have managed to do something very unique for a game: they captured the atmosphere of an era better than most movies could do, and simultaneously managed to pack in a wonderful, open-ended game.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The PC version of Vice City is just as much fun as the original, with great frame rates, better graphics, more control options, and all the content that made the PS2 version an instant classic.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    God of War is a must-have for any action gamer. It's a remarkable experience with plenty of depth, great graphics, intense and rewarding combat, and one of the biggest badasses you'll ever get to take control of in any action title.