AusGamers' Scores

  • Games
For 358 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Tribes: Ascend
Lowest review score: 18 AMY
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 23 out of 358
358 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Skylanders will be an influential series in years to come and successfully combines real world collectables with a fantastic platformer to deliver a rich and engaging experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    With a far more approachable career mode (as well as the title modes and awesome title defense mode which plays out like it sounds), robust and deep combat system, great atmosphere, sexy graphics bolstered by entertaining and spot-on commentary by Rogan and Goldberg, UFC Undisputed 3 is easily the best iteration of the series.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It’s a rarity when a title delivers engrossing, compelling, varied and highly replayable gameplay in both its single and multiplayer elements. Splinter Cell: Blacklist is such a manner of beast and other than a few graphical inconsistencies it remains one of the most solid all-around combat experiences I’ve snuck around behind and embedded my knife into.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is what Diablo III should have been at launch, a beautifully constructed, tightly honed experience designed to capture players and not let them go until it's 2am and they have work in the morning. With couch co-op, randomised dungeons, randomised enemies and a loot system worth actually using Diablo III: RoS: UEE on PS4 is the best way to play Diablo III.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An incredibly great looking game that is just as much fun to play.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Halo 4 stands as a particularly polished piece of fan fiction that not only deserves to be released, it carves its own way in an established universe, carefully paying homage to the tropes of what has come before, while boldly establishing its own mythology and gameplay lore.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While the inclusion of paratroopers and para-dropped items—that can be deployed anywhere on the map—are the most obvious new feature via specific US Commanders, there’s also a balanced emphasis on regular infantry and armour, too.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of online shooters on PC, then Natural Selection 2 not only comes highly recommended, but essential, and should sit right alongside other classic entries into the genre.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While we bitched and moaned about the angles attempted (and often failed) in Far Cry 3, Blood Dragon very skillfully promises very little and delivers quite a lot. It’s more than Far Cry 3 reskinned, and the effort gone into the soundtrack, voice-acting, scripting and all that unfortunate research the team probably had to do to get their references just right, is top-notch.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The pacing has been strong so far, and if the second half of the season starts to set in motion a potential end to the conflict – or at least make the success of the Forrester clan look like a realistic possible outcome – this could end up being one of Telltale’s very best seasons.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its accessibility over previous entries may be its biggest strength as for those who’ve always been curious about StarCraft multiplayer but may have felt too intimidated to give it a try will find that learning has never been easier, and is still a hell of a lot of fun, even if you’re not in it to climb ladders and make a name for yourself.

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