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
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    King of Fighters XII is just not ambitious enough of a project. If this were a highly successful series with millions of sales, maybe SNK could get away with this middling revival of classic action.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The result is an uneven hodge-podge where the ninja concept isn't particularly fresh and where the good bits are undermined by the game’s undeniable issues in the areas of feedback, controls and targeting.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    This one simply has almost no replay value and its action isn't as refined as I expected it to be.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    I like the game, but unless you’re comfortable with the cost to take advantage of the multiplayer functionality – the entire point of the game – I can’t recommend it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    The game tries to seriously make you believe that this mohawk-lite-sporting tough guy fits in this sci-fi world, and then expects you to slog through one annoying or frustrating encounter after another.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    It feels like a budget game and it really should have been one. Unless you're just dying to play yet another shooter with the same old stuff you've seen in all the rest, then just avoid this one.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    If Hudson had worked on making more compelling mini-games and improved the presentation, then I think the online play might actually be a hit.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Overall, Band Hero on the DS is a step in the wrong direction for portable music games. They've tried to go big on the peripheral front, but in doing so they've excluded a huge chunk of gamers in a wide range of ages.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    This is a decent little distraction for the right kind of board game-playing, Star Trek-nerd, Wii-owning gamers out there, but most of the rest will probably want to stay away.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Gothic 3 feels like a missed opportunity. It's the biggest RPG tragedy I've seen in years, honestly, as this game could have been so much more enjoyable without all of these issues constantly plaguing it.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sometimes nostalgia isn't enough.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In the end, though, the game fails to become a megahit because of controls that are lacking, performance snags in some areas and a story that is really not much more than standard RPG fare (albeit, in a space shooter).
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Rearmed 2 is far from a bad game and it can be a decent value at $15, but it never really excels past the standard set by its predecessor.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Zeno Clash II isn't amazing, but for twenty bucks, it gets the job done - if only barely.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I feel that Danger Close is a talented, dedicated and well-meaning studio and I do hope they can stay together and make more games, but at this point, I think it's probably a good idea that EA helps them come up with a new IP or new style of game. This current revival of Medal of Honor just isn't working out.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Those looking for a stroll, a punch, and a bow down memory lane will enjoy the many throwbacks to the original, but even those gamers will likely come away at least a little disappointed.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Is Dawnguard worth your money? Yes because it's more Skyrim, no because it's really only that: a bit more Skyrim. For twenty bucks, I was expecting more.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is a mostly-linear romp that's shorter than Old World Blues, less interesting, and feels more, well, lonely than any Fallout game ever made.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is a mostly-linear romp that's shorter than Old World Blues, less interesting, and feels more, well, lonely than any Fallout game ever made.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's the perfect example of a video game status quo being maintained if I've ever seen it, and if there's one game series that desperately needs better than that after nearly a decade, it's Call of Duty.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I really had hope for Medal of Honor and I was excited at the prospect of Call of Duty getting some competition, but I think we'll have to wait for the ex-Infinity Ward guys to be the ones to do it. Simply put, Medal of Honor is kind of a mess, and the whole is worth less than the sum of its component pieces.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I really had hope for Medal of Honor and I was excited at the prospect of Call of Duty getting some competition, but I think we'll have to wait for the ex-Infinity Ward guys to be the ones to do it. Simply put, Medal of Honor is kind of a mess, and the whole is worth less than the sum of its component pieces.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Edge of Reality seems to simply not have had enough time or money to do anything original with The Incredible Hulk.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In the end, Painkiller HD is only a half-measure, and it doesn't do everything it could have to modernize the classic fast-paced action of the original. It's worth the twenty bucks if the overhaul you want is visual, but otherwise, it's best to pass.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There are some nice nuances and a couple of "neutral"-type choices that can be made, but overall I'm not impressed with any of the possible end results, not when this DLC costs a rather princely sum of $15.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you want to play a Transformers game with your friends, then you need to play War for Cybertron instead. But if you're excited for the upcoming movie and want to get a head start on hyping yourself up, well, maybe you want to rent Dark of the Moon, since it's going to feel like a pretty empty purchase after you've finished it in a single sitting.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The additions that Tate Multimedia have added are interesting and the chaotic scenes you traverse are entertaining - or at least they are the first few times - but I have to keep coming back to those frame rate issues. Jump in if you've got a powerful video card, but if not, just hold off, watch the UTF page on Steam, and see if any improvements come along.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I don't think that this DLC's partial failure is necessarily a bad sign for the third game, but it seems clear that all the new ideas and original content are going into ME3 rather than something like "Arrival".
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Run's attempt to use a cross-country road race to break free of conventions comes packaged with a few crippling flaws, the biggest of which is simply that even with its tense moments and high-powered supercars, it's just not as exciting as it should be.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While I'm still not sold on the idea of yet another Wii peripheral making it into millions of homes, I don't think that's through any fault of the UDraw tablet, which works flawlessly and winds up being a lot of fun to use. Spongebob Squigglepants is a great game to showcase this device, especially with the huge number of ways it uses the tablet and even pokes fun at other, more "mature" video games now and then.