CalmDownTom's Scores

  • Games
For 204 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 12% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Transistor
Lowest review score: 10 Natural Doctrine
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 94 out of 204
  2. Negative: 20 out of 204
204 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Oddworld New ‘n Tasty is the perfect example of what a remake should be; it keeps a fantastic game and just adds every conceivable thing to improve it. There are too many awesome little touches to mention.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    So many puzzle platformers suffer from issues like length and boring puzzles but The Swapper delivers on all fronts and then also adds an intriguing story with questions about morality and humanity that are incredibly interesting.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A slick combat system and beautiful visuals help blend with an unobtrusive yet uplifting musical score to make this a wonderful little title.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Not only is The Last of Us technically brilliant, it has little things that just drag you further into the world. They are by no means important to the progression of the story of the game but the make the character seem more human and less one dimensional.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Gaming gold. It may be short, I clocked my first play through in around 6 hours, but it’s a beautiful 6 hours.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Forget your One Million Years Dungeons, Charlemagne DLC really does add 100 years to the game, adding the total up to almost 700 years of historical gameplay.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There are jokes, puns, quips, slapstick, a cool Resogun section, puzzles, laughs, cheesy character flight tunes (Superman flying to his theme tune is amusing) and a ton of Adam West to keep a smile on your face for hours.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Still not enough? OK, I have two words for you: War Elephants. WAR ELEPHANTS! Everything is better with War Elephants.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I could go on all day about Cities: Skylines, much like I could go on all night playing it. It has restored my faith in the City Building Simulator genre. It’s everything that fans of the genre were hoping for and more.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The graphical style is reminiscent of 90s cyberpunk game Speedball, the rules of the game are Bloodbowl-esque American football lite, but the turn-based strategy is as deep as a glacier, only with a ball and a clock to watch.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While there are a limited number of genuinely memorable landmarks in the world of Mordor, the real points of interest is the captains being hunted.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Do yourselves a favour folks; spend three quid on this game and immerse yourself in it, or merely dip into it whenever you have five minutes, and make your merry way around the world. You’ll either thank me the introduction or hate me for getting you addicted.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall GRID Autosport has taken a step backwards, but in a good way.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Minor criticisms aside, I think This War of Mine is the last great game of 2014. Representing a horrid subject in an honest way, its as effective a critique of war as any movie I’ve ever seen or book I’ve ever read.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    F1 2014 may have some graphical flaws, but it’s a fantastic game. Possibly the best F1 game of recent times thanks to the radical changes to the sport itself and the ease of access F1 2014 has to players.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Believe me when I say you will sink days into this game. I got so wrapped up in playing it that I forgot to write the review and if that doesn’t say much for it’s wonderful mix of minecraft style building and RPG then I don’t know how to convince you.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One word sums up this game, fun. It truly is a lovely game to play, with enough adventure and fun to keep kids happy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The art, UI and sound all match the minimalist style of the game perfectly, and with a potentially endless selection of user generated levels to play Socioball is a game that will never get old.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Insomniac Games have just given a masterclass in taking a tried and tested game genre and making it feel fresh and fun.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Never Alone attempts to portray the message that the connection between individuals and communities and how the ties that bind them together, can overcome the most seemingly impossible tasks. And whether you play by yourself or with a friend, the journey will be just as exciting and thrilling for the players as it is for Nuna.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderful game. Very well designed and highly playable. The only thing letting it down (and this is probably merely a matter of taste) was the boss fights.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s funny, well written, good looking, has great music and will keep you busy for months. It is an essential purchase for those who haven’t played it before and a huge recommendation for those who have.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re on the look out for a slightly different JRPG experience, a challenge or an entry point to games like Etrian Odyssey and Shin Megami Tensei, then Persona Q is a great choice.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all with the great graphic novel level intros and the nice little story and wit the protagonist displays, Veocity 2X is an engaging experience. I was glued to it till I was at level thirty six, then I realised I should really write something before I get to the end and spoil it for everyone here.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The music fits in perfectly as well. It has a great synth sound straight out of the 80’s, and nothing else would have done this game justice.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Now comes my favourite part of the game. Better than the combat. Better than the graphics style. Better even than the NPCs who fight by your side. It’s the soundtrack. It does exactly what it’s supposed to do. It takes me back to a time when a much younger version of myself was ineptly running through games like The Legend of Zelda and Mario Brothers.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, this is probably the best game in the Tropico series, and one of the best city builders currently available.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall the War Thunder tank battles are great even at this early stage.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a melting pot of nostalgia, and the result is an amazingly well executed and polished title, which builds the mechanics of these other titles into something new.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With over sixty hours of campaign to play, and the variety of the missions, there’s plenty here to satisfy your turn based strategy needs.