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 8.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 82
Highest review score: 100 Guild Wars 2
Lowest review score: 18 Rogue Warrior
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 872
872 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Once you kick in the mass numbers of units, a great soundtrack by Jeremy Soule, and plenty of challenge from the Skirmish AI, you'll find that Supreme Commander is a great full package.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Rez HD is a perfect fit for the 360 and its affordable 800 point ($10) price tag makes this one a must have.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    While I generally don’t often gravitate towards ultra-realistic military shooters, Modern Warfare 2 is easily one of my top games of the year.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Overall, I was very very pleased with Afternoon of Darkness. Welcome back to the front of the Strategy RPG pack, Disgaea. We missed you.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Putting Portal into the Orange Box package was a great idea on Valve's part.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Blizzard has really added a lot to the game – a ton of new quests, flying mounts, the ability to hit level 70, fun new zones and more.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The tense and exhilarating action is broken up perfectly by moments of true serenity that really make the world feel more real, even if it is "emptier" than what most gamers are used to.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    So what does Forza 3 do that no other game like it has ever really done? It's hard to explain, but for me it's a combination of the slick interface, extremely solid racing without a ton of special effects to complicate the experience, the ability to rewind in the single player mode, and amazing-looking cars that all adds up to one of the best racing experiences I've ever had on a TV screen.
    • 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.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Prime is an excellent single-player game that successfully follows the classic Metroid formula while modernizing the graphics, atmosphere, and non-linear style.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    While Ratchet and Clank's latest outing would serve as a great starting point for those just discovering the franchise, it's an even wilder ride for longtime fans. The story is packed with surprises, including some shockers about the duo's origins, as well as answers to some longstanding questions.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    DOOM 3 smashes through all the hype and delivers a grand slam of action, story, atmosphere, and pure terror.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    I would definitely recommend this one to anyone who has enjoyed a previous THPS game, as it is easily the biggest and best one yet. There are a ton of goals to complete, insanely hard challenges that'll keep you coming back, and the best online play yet.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Metroid: Zero Mission offers a perfect balance of retro gameplay with new graphics, sounds, story, and a few surprises.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The world is imaginative and beautiful, and the characters are very interesting and present many new options for the player. This one easily lives up to the Bioware name and goes alongside many of their past titles as instant classics.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The awesome new Gamebreaker system, revised trick system and incredible graphics make for what is arguably EA’s best next-gen sports title yet.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Braid may lack accessibility for some of its audience, but it's still a landmark in design that should stand as an example for how games can create stories in a way that no other medium can.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Better or equal, Guitar Hero 2 is a must have for any music lover, PS2 owner or person looking for a most excellent party game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Jeanne D'Arc is one of the best games to be released on Sony's portable system to date.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Knights of the Old Republic is a near-perfect execution of a new and bold idea: a traditional computer RPG, done in full 3D, brought to a console, imbued with the Force.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    UFC 2010 is an absolute knockout of a game and despite a few minor disappointments, I can wholeheartedly recommend it to pretty much anyone that's even remotely interested.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is the best game in the series yet, largely due to the change in setting and the level of emotion that Infinity Ward has embedded into their story.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    But combine all this with an excellent dynamic soundtrack, wonderful action, great voice acting for a pretty big range of characters, and an epic scale that will dazzle any PS2 gamer (and even a few Xbox 360 and PS3 players as well), and it quickly becomes clear that God of War II is just as much of a contender for Game of the Year as the first one was.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    There are a metric buttload of Pokemon to catch and you'll be hard pressed to finish everything this game offers in under 100 hours, much less 150 or maybe even 200.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    While the graphics will definitely pull you into the game at first, but the Japanese inspired world, the unique gameplay elements, the fun story with some roots in mythology and the excellent music will keep you there.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It doesn't matter whether you have or haven't played Tomb Raider before: you simply can't go wrong with Anniversary.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    You're not going to get more powerful guitars or more powerful characters (you will get different skins, though) – your rewards come in with the actual improvement of your manual dexterity and the sheer enjoyment you get from 5-starring a song like YYZ or Psychobilly Freakout on Hard or Expert.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Bioware's awesome RPG Knights of the Old Republic feels right at home on the PC with high-res graphics and an excellent control scheme.