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 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 18 Rogue Warrior
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 872
872 game reviews
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The lackluster execution could be partially forgiven if Fairytale Fights were an Xbox Live Arcade title. But as a full-priced retail release it feels like a missed opportunity.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Movie games have a generally shady reputation and as a result, rarely get a fair shake with the gaming public. Sadly, Clash of the Titans: The Videogame, while much more polished and ambitious than most movie-based titles, is still unable to buck the trend.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    APB is a collection of seemingly solid ideas that disappointingly, just doesn't gel.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, Stacked is a mixed bag of experience.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Wet
    What disappoints me about WET is that the developers seemed to sabotage the fun factor in their own game by insisting on too many video game and film stereotypes.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    I don't think that the plan to make this a full-priced Wii game was bad, as the musical selection is ambitious, but in the final product the implementation of such simplistic Wii controls just don't work and really drag the fun factor down.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Alpha Protocol suffers from a lack of focus and its insistence on eccentricities over basic, solid action.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    While I like the idea of online play with real voice chat (as opposed to most PC versions of the game), Tikgames' rendition of the game is just too basic and empty to be worth it to most Xbox Live players.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    While Roads to Victory is pretty polished, it's neither very exciting nor very original. And in this rather tired genre, originality goes a long, long way.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Quantum of Solace certainly showed some great promise before its release (in preview events, Activision made sure to show off the absolute best levels in the game) and the console versions play a bit more solidly, but the PC port is one that should be avoided.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Developers like Bethesda and Bioware seem to have found something that works with console RPG fans the best, and if Risen was an experiment to see if they can be pushed further in the direction of discovering the game all by themselves, I think we can call this one a failure.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Everything, aside from the main character and his fighting skills are unremarkable, and there’s definitely a last-gen feel to the overall presentation.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The sad part is that the most exciting portion of Spider-Man 3 is still the ability to swing around the city at high speeds. And since the swinging system hasn't really changed since the last game, it's frustrating to see the game's best feature be overlooked by the developers.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Alpha Protocol suffers from a lack of focus and its insistence on eccentricities over basic, solid action.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Even with the modest $20 price tag for Puzzle Quest: Galactrix, it's not worth the frustration after a taking a couple of losses that are completely out of your hands.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Beside the impotent addition of music videos, it's the lack of new puzzles, online scoreboards, or just plain online play that really frustrates me about Lumines II.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    I can only recommend Guitar Hero: Aerosmith to fans of both Guitar Hero and Aerosmith.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Simply put, the price tag is too high for what amounts to little more than a patch for a four-year-old game.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Yes, D-A-C can be fun when everything aligns up just right, but you'll get into way too many frustrating or lop-sided games to make it worth it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Rebellion had the right idea with AvP, but they just didn't fit all the pieces together properly.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    As is, it's an average entry that had potential, but due to poorly implemented mechanics and sub-par visuals, will likely be forgotten soon after Metal Gear Solid 4 arrives.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Interplay's Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel is an action/RPG title that seems like it's less than the sum of its parts. Not only is the action disjointed, but it's just a bit too much of a chore to bash your way through it.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Transformers does have a few redeeming moments, like when you get to play as Scorponok, but there are just way too many long stretches of mediocrity for me to be able to recommend this one.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Overall, Summer Athletics isn't a horrible game but it suffers the lack of creativity its ho-hum name implies.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    I'd recommend Harmony of Despair only to the savviest of Castlevania fans, as they'll probably stick with the multi-player long enough to appreciate its moderate value and admirable, but flawed evolution of the classic formula.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    In the end, though, I really can't recommend this game to anyone other than those that are already fans of the Tales games.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Sorry wizardry fans; if you're looking for magical mystery, I suggest you re-read Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. Magician's Quest just doesn't deliver.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Overall, MillionHeir isn't a bad game but it lacks the interest of a Phoenix Wright, the challenge of a Professor Layton and the depth of a classic PC adventure game.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Lux-Pain is an ambitious title that suffers from a problem called, “biting off more than it can chew”. Although the game has interesting ideas and looks and sounds good, it's weighed down by an overlong and convoluted storyline and conspicuous lack of game play.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    In the end, Elite Forces: Unit 77 is an uneven effort that takes you on a roller-coaster ride of lowered expectations, a reasonable level of fun, a bit of trouble with the clunky pathfinding, a note of admiration for the level design and finally a feeling of defeat at the seemingly built-in annoyances.

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