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 8.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 82
Highest review score: 100 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Lowest review score: 18 Rogue Warrior
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 872
872 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This is still an excellent title, but to me it just doesn't hold up on the Wii quite like I expected it to.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This is absolutely the best Street Fighter seen in years, but just be ready for a beatdown and you'll be fine.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    In the end, Mario Party 8 is a fun game that I'd recommend to most Wii owners. Given that, this review was written from the perspective of having multiple people playing the game. With that out of the way, I'll just say one last time – Pick this one up, you and your friends will have a great time with it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    With hundreds of great new items, some simple but effective new features, and a dozen hours or more of gameplay (which multiplies with the new difficulty levels), any fan of the game will likely find this to be a worthy addition.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Fight Night 2004 makes huge strides compared to EA's previous Knockout Kings games. While there is plenty of room for improvement, EA has done an excellent job making those who want a sim-style boxing title happy.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A silky smooth 60 frames-per-second performance benchmark.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    In the end, the biggest draw for Saints Row 2 is the smooth online cooperative play that lets people experience the full story, cutscenes, free-roaming the whole city and all, while playing together.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Pick up Wii Fit expecting a party and you'll be disappointed, but buy it as you would any other piece of fitness equipment and you'll likely enjoy Nintendo’s innovative approach to getting in shape.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Get over the hardcore challenge, though, and you’ll discover one of the most satisfying racers on the market for car nuts and noobs alike.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Battlefield: Bad Company doesn't do everything, but what it does, it does right.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    River City Ransom EX is a hilarious, complex beat-em-up with a ton of options and plenty of options for fun combat.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While I found that a lot of things that made Half-Life 2 notable – going it alone in many places, using vehicles, interacting with a host of characters – are missing in Episode One, I still really enjoyed the experience, and appreciated how Valve this time made it feel almost like a survival horror game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Halo PC is a fairly functional port of an excellent game. The lack of co-op and the sluggish frame rate are the big disappointments, but the solo campaign is a must-play for any respectable FPS fan.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Dirt 2 is an exceptionally well made, accessible racing game. While some hardcore racing fans may not like some of the arcade-style aspects of it, most gamers will be won over by the brilliant graphics and addictive gameplay.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While Sins of a Solar Empire probably isn't a big deal to those who have already played the hell out of a large-scale, turn-based space strategy game, those of us who never got too far into those games will find the RTS action of Sins to offer something with a little more action and excitement.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime is a game that will make DS owners smile.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you've enjoyed zombie games of the past and want to see a different take on what cooperative zombie horror games should be like, then I think you will enjoy Killing Floor too.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of fast-paced action complemented by gluttonous gore, do yourself a favor and allow Dark Sector to infect you.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    With a great new campaign and smooth multiplayer modes, Company of Heroes is an easy choice for RTS fans to make.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you're even remotely interested in games where people shoot things, punch things, walk, run, or drive around - is that just about everything yet? - then you owe it to yourself to check out Prototype.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Either way, if you enjoyed most GTA games but felt like Liberty City Stories was just missing a few too many features, then you'll really get into GTA Vice City Stories.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The end result is simply that Warhammer Online is a big deal for those who want to kill other players, but may be ho-hum for those who want the most compelling, charming, content-filled fantasy world out there.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    On one hand, you have a game missing the most vital element of any sports game – the career mode. On the other hand, Rockstar has put together a game with great graphics and sound, excellent ball physics and incredible multiplayer options.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Peggle is probably the biggest surprise game of the year for me so far. Normally, I avoid PopCap stuff because it is so simple and makes me want more 15 minutes in. Peggle, however is different – while it is simple and seems to not offer much on the surface, there’s a whole other game buried deep within for the hardcore gamer.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While the gameplay is somewhat linear, the gadgets are fun to mess with and there are plenty of different moves to do to finish the missions.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    For its budget price, it won't work if you're looking for great graphics or a lot of all-out action, but once you get into the game's wacky style of play I think you'll find it's wonderful and very satisfying.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Either way, Far Cry 2 should be pretty close to the top of any console FPS fan's list this holiday season.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Overall, I feel Rock Band is a great game that will please many a music fan. The available songs and the vast amount of promised downloadable songs in the future will ensure that you play this for a long time to come.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    When you’ve gotten your fill of saving our world and all those fictional ones in this season’s blockbusters, find some time to wield the powers of ancient gods in this tiny title that packs big, addictive fun.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    As far as console launch games go, I've seen better (Soul Calibur, Lumines, Halo, and a few Mario titles come to mind), but Resistance: Fall of Man is certainly up there with some of the best.