AusGamers' Scores

  • Games
For 404 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 35% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 18 AMY
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 24 out of 404
404 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I would be reasonably loathe to consider Guild Wars 2 a "revolution" in MMO mechanics, since at its core there is still a theme park here, albeit an extraordinarily well-designed one. But it's obvious that its creators took on and smashed existing tropes with an aim to significantly improve on that experience that many millions of players currently fork out money for every month.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    By itself, as just a game for someone that has no interest in learning guitar, it’s probably no more or less engaging than past rhythm games, but for those who dream of shredding, I can’t think of a better starting point.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    BioWare have remarkably pulled a rabbit out of the hat with Star Wars: The Old Republic. While they haven't revolutionised MMO gameplay as we know it, they have delivered one of the best looking, most playable and most polished MMOs in history -- in fact, a level of polish you just don't expect from the genre.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is the level of ‘DLC’ other publishers and developers should be offering post-release.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Be warned though, this is a very addictive game, and it could spoil your previous favourite shooter with its incredible sense of scale. It's astonishing to see a free to play game deliver such a polished package, that also breaks new technological boundaries.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Though it may be thin on the extracurricular activities, Cole Phelps' journey from flatfoot to crime-buster is the interactive equivalent of a good whodunit book. Once it begins, you won't be able to put it down.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The year’s not over yet, but this is the best game I’ve played in 2014 so far, and I’m not even a huge car person. Well, I wasn’t before...An absolute must-own.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    As far as value for your money goes, Black Ops II is a veritable waterslide of enjoyment, and for a change, actually does a lot different to what we've come to expect.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    What SimCity offers is so much potential for so much expanded and persistent gameplay that its mindboggling. All I can actively offer you is what the game offers you upon firing up, and in that sense it’s a fricking addictive affair.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Battlefield 4 is visually amazing, with plenty of pretty that is often simultaneously aesthetic and practical, while the DICE sound wizards continue to forge a second-to-none soundscape that complements the eye candy. If you’re a Battlefield fan, this purchase is a given, but even the smaller, faster-paced modes give Call of Duty a run for its money on its FPS formula.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Ultimately, it's the combination of accessible gameplay with riveting depth that makes World of Tanks so engrossing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    These gripes really do pale in comparison to the overall achievement of a sequel that is absolutely well worth the wait. Even now, I can’t wait to finish this review and sink some more hours into the multiplayer which, coming from an avid admirer of the original games, is testament to how well Relic Entertainment has made a game for the fans, but also presented a whole lot more.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It's love that makes The Walking Dead not only Telltale's best game by a mile, but also one of the best adventure games ever.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It's well worth the hefty XBLA asking price, and if you don't already own this on any of its other platforms, or just want to relive the experience in glorious HD, Resident Evil 4 should be high on your "must play" list.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It still astounds me that a couple of hours of gameplay left such a profound impact.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The greatest compliment I can afford Black Flag, though, is that I wanted more at the end of my time with it. With such an expansive map to explore and so many alluring distractions on offer, this is the kind of game a player could easily lose scores of hours exploring.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Drake's Deception is driven -- like previous Uncharted games -- by the compelling and flawlessly executed story which is matched perfectly by the stunning visuals. Without doubt it's at the pinnacle of storytelling in video games. The puzzle solving is also a boon, intricate in detail with enough leeway to let you do all the thinking. It's a little disappointing then, that the shooting mechanics have the same shortcomings as Uncharted 2 and that it takes too long to get going.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It combines the simple elegance, bountiful content and colourful enjoyment of so many indie works with the production values and design genius of the generation’s best Triple-A titles into a game that feels fresh and contemporary, but also mindful of what has come, and worked, before.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Aside from these niggling flaws, the game is bloody amazing, and easily the best instalment in the Monster Hunter series to date. I've got over 80 hours on my save file already, but I feel like I'm still scratching the surface.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Best platformer I've played, experienced and ogled at in a long while.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Trials Evolution is one of the most complete packages on the Xbox Live Arcade. Were it a full retail release, I'd still have no qualms recommending it. As a cheap downloadable release, it's an incredible reminder of just how good we have it as modern gamers.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Getting online and into the game though, rewards players with one of the most engaging single-player and co-op experiences in the business, so if you have patience and can look past Blizzard's biggest oversight, you're in for one of the year's best games.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    With other games offering multiple story paths and upgradeable characters Deus Ex no longer stands alone in its field, and it's not perfect by any means. But, with the mix of different choices, multiple paths and wholly addictive game play mechanics it's hard to put down.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Handheld gaming doesn’t get much better than this.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    An epic experience that haunts you between play sessions, enticing you to come back for more. It may not hit the lofty heights of Skyrim, but it comes bloody close and, unlike its most obvious comparison, boasts consistently fantastic characters, a memorable and compelling storyline, and breathtaking visual fidelity out of the box.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It screams replayability and I just can't wait to get back to it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Borderlands 2 is a FPS/RPG fusion the rest of the videogame development world should stand up and pay attention to, because Gearbox has backed a real winner in this IP. A must-buy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Its nuances are deep, the layered gameplay is incredibly satisfying and there really is nothing quite like it out there. Now if you'll excuse me, I've got another 350 or so hours to knock out.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Whether playing by yourself or against others, Trials Evolution is an addictive blast that should not be missed.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It has a sneaky depth to it, a crafty addiction about it, where you'll start out just playing a game a day and then suddenly you're browsing the forums on your phone during the intervention your wife is holding because your addiction to Heroes of the Storm has affected her in the following ways...