AusGamers' Scores

  • Games
For 372 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 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Lowest review score: 18 AMY
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 24 out of 372
372 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If The Walking Dead keeps producing episodes this strong, though, I’ll happily keep playing it for years to come.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whichever way you look at it Infamous 2 is an electrifying sequel that consistently improves upon every single facet of its predecessor. Couple this with the near-limitless, free DLC potential of the new UGC system and this is one shockingly good must-buy for any PS3 enthusiast.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In terms of narrative it’s as dizzying, exhilarating, and divisive as the series has always been, arguably providing some of its most memorable sequences yet, and for fans it’s something that not only has to be experienced, but savoured.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The verbose characters and clue interactions provide several hours of likeable humour per case. This is the perfect game for sitting in your favourite chair with a hot drink and a soft chuckle just hovering, perhaps even spilling into a quiet giggle.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The odds are never in your favour, but that's the whole point. In Spelunky, suffering is addictive.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    ShootMania loads quickly, alt-tabs like a champ and is a fantastic example of a game that can take five minutes to learn, but countless hours to master in its addictive gameplay formula.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Its humour may be slightly weak and unlocks spread far and wide, but LEGO City Undercover is a thoroughly enjoyable and refreshingly innocent open-world game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Zer0 Sum is probably the best first episode Telltale have ever done.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    If you need it in bite-sized terms, combine the likes of movement in Mirror's Edge, the combat and crafting of Dead Island and Dead Rising with the open-world sides of both Fallout 3 and the most recent Far Cry games, with zombies, and you have a basic idea of what Dying Light is. It also combines all of this very well.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    For this fantasy lover, LEGO The Lord of the Rings ticks all the right boxes.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    On PS4 Watch Dogs is gorgeous. Whether it’s a gusty, sunny Chicago day or a rainy night, the game never ceases to amaze. Its draw-distance is second-to-none and the engine always feels like it’s two steps ahead of what you’re doing.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The separate co-op missions are well worth checking out.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A fantastic game which showcases why this series is at the top at the moment. It includes several great additions but no major overhauls from last year, which isn't a bad thing as FIFA 11 was a superb game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    We won’t know for sure just how effective the set-up here was until the full season is complete sometime next year, but as it stands right now, we’re totally on board.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The Arcade mode and multiplayer alone add enough to the single-player campaign to keep you coming back for more, but for me the selling point of the game came in its presentation.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Overall Cry Wolf is an exciting, successful finale, one that patches over enough of The Wolf Among Us’ problems for us to deem the full season a success.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    All I know is that the world would probably be a better place if we all treated words with the same reverence Quarrel does.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    There may not be much actual “game” in Broken Age Act 1, but as a window into two interesting and charming adventures it easily fulfills the Kickstarter promise.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Sunset Overdrive may not be the deepest experience, but it’s a game that shows evidence of immaculate craft.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    As first impressions go, Civilization Beyond Earth makes a staggeringly poor one. After a few games -- after you get your head around the affinities and the tech web and the dos and donts of living on an alien planet -- it becomes a gorgeous and engaging, if not revolutionary, 4X game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Despite the fact we’re finally getting Mortal Kombat here in Australia next month, you couldn’t go much better than Injustice: Gods Among Us for your fighting game fix. It feels like a classic NetherRealm game with all the mechanics and balance they’re known for when they bring their A-Game, and it has Batman duking it out with Superman. Honestly, what’s not to love here?
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    NBA 2K14 is a truly next-gen experience -- it looks and plays amazingly, it offers a better connection to the real world of basketball than ever before and the way they've added in relationship management elements to both the MyCareer and MyGM modes makes the game feel significantly better.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Personally I’ve found the experience to be a visceral and engaging one. I’m a huge fan of the mythical sci-fi fusion and have eaten up the planetary environments -- on a visual level -- like they’re going out of fashion (though I can’t really buy cars being on Venus, Bungie).
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    While part of me is disappointed at the lack of multiplayer (more Enemy Territory anyone?), the lengthy (by shooter standards) and cinematic campaign was an absolute riot from start to finish, tainted only by the strange inclusion of back-at-base missions that included jarring fetch quests. Wolfenstein: The New Order is a fantastic blend of old-school tropes and contemporary improvements that warrants a second play-through.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A game that reveals its depth gradually, and one that is also set to spark some fantastic community support in the coming weeks and months thanks to the available mod tools and support.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Titanfall is a very good shooter, and I'm always a fan of any game that lets players use movement to separate themselves from the herd. Nevertheless, I feel like Respawn is simply setting the foundation here -- what they really want is for us to prepare for Titanfall 2.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Still, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is one hell of a game. It leads the way for action RPGs bringing with it a whole new level of awesomeness to combat without sacrificing expansive plotlines or an incredibly immersive world.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The core gameplay remains solid with flashes of excellence and the game not only creates interest in the whole escape from Cybertron story, but creates excitement and a foundation for the inevitable sequel.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It's certainly not a huge expansion over the previous game, despite the addition of 12 new characters (who could have been delivered via DLC), but it makes sense to rebalance the original roster in the face of the new playable options, so fighting game fans needn't worry too much about justification.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It's a wonderfully old-school RPG, something fans of a bygone era can use to scratch that nostalgic itch and new gamers can use to acquaint themselves with how things once were.