CalmDownTom's Scores

  • Games
For 141 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 19% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Swapper
Lowest review score: 10 Natural Doctrine
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 64 out of 141
  2. Negative: 15 out of 141
141 game reviews
    • 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
    Still not enough? OK, I have two words for you: War Elephants. WAR ELEPHANTS! Everything is better with War Elephants.
    • 70 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you are an Ultimate Team die-hard then maybe 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil won’t be for you, but if you are a FIFA fan and excited about the upcoming World Cup then definitely give this one a try. The only thing there is to dislike about it is the new podcasters that you can have talking during the menus.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall GRID Autosport has taken a step backwards, but in a good way.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, if you’ve never played Guacamelee then this updated version is the one you should jump into, but fans of the original shouldn’t miss out on the Super Turbo Championship Edition either as it offers enough upgrades and content to stand apart and above what came before.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall the War Thunder tank battles are great even at this early stage.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Playing this for the first time gave me a similar feeling to playing the first Bioshock, where you were scared about what was around the next corner, but still intrigued to find out.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s certainly not going to be a game for everyone but it undoubtedly resonated with me.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hyrule Warriors looks great, sounds great and plays great. While hack-and-slash games have never been my personal preference, I lost an entire weekend to Hyrule Warriors without even realising it.
    • 85 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.
    • 66 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Offering up new challenges and features keeps us entertained, and the unlimited supply of tracks via Track Central ensures that the game will never die. Trials Fusions downfall is that of the new FMX trials. It is an unnecessary addition to a game still provides the player with the same fun factor as its predecessors without it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Last Tinker: City of Colors provides a great splash of nostalgia for gamers who grew up playing games like Spyro and Crash Bandicoot. There are plenty of puzzles in there to keep you on your toes, but the gameplay can be easy enough to let your kids loose on it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tower of Guns offers a fresh and exciting blast of satisfying thrills with each play-through, all delivered in easily digestible, rogue-like chunks. That this is essentially the work of just one guy, and that the price is right (currently £11.99 on Steam), makes Tower of Guns easy to recommend to PC gamers looking for something just a little bit different.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I really enjoyed my time with Monochroma. I found it charming, intriguing and most importantly, very well done.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ionball 2 is a really well polished and generally decent Breakout game, there’s enough interesting ideas and customisation in the active and passive upgrades to give you a few playthroughs and still have you enjoy it every time. If you’re interested in a little bit of brick breaking action you can’t go wrong here.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all, it’s a visually good game, easy to pick up and worth a try not only for fans but also those who like adventure games.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Battle Princess of Arcadias is an incredibly fun game that you should definitely give a shot.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    EA have got their hands on UFC, and for their first release have promised to deliver a complete revamped engine; from the physics to damage modifiers, the fatigue system to the artificial intelligence. This game packs a serious wallop in terms of its features!
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sniper Elite 3 is one of the most taxing and rewarding games you will play this year.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In short, Mighty Adventure is a great wee game from a newly formed team and I look forward to their next offering.