Canadian Online Gamers' Scores

  • Games
For 454 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 The Last of Us Remastered
Lowest review score: 15 Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 31 out of 454
454 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A game that I curiously found myself having a hard time putting down. I actually drained my 3DS battery more than a few times as I got so carried away playing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    With two enormous franchise names coming together in one expansive and extremely satisfying title, I think it’s safe to say that LEGO and Marvel has brought us a game that doesn’t come by often and shouldn’t be missed.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    At a purchase price of $39.99 Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare is easily the most lighthearted approach to a shooter anyone has ever seen and you’re getting an immense amount of value for your hard earned dollar.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It will inevitably leave you itching for your next race.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Konami has provided a great portable reboot of the Metal Gear Series and a near console quality experience of two amazing games for $40 that you can take on the go.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With all the content included in the game, the superb quality of the gameplay, and the fantastic soundtrack, SQUIDS Wild West is one game you should absolutely download for you iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The biggest concern I usually have with free to play games is that they are actually "pay-to-win". That doesn't seem to be the case here, and while yes, you'll have more fun early on if you spend some real cash on the game, you're not held back by any barrier if you decide to not pay a cent other than your time. Download the game on steam and try out Blacklight: Retribution, as it is a very good game and the price is right.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Endless Space is a tribute to intelligent design and meticulous polish, offering endless hours of micro management goodness on all fronts. Whether you are duking it out against an accomplished AI in the games single player or vying for cultural dominance online, this 4X turn based wonder accommodates all levels of experience and play styles, providing countless sessions of entertainment for newbies and pros alike.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Simply a must buy for fans of PopCap games and of course for those that enjoyed the original Zuma game. When you take into consideration how much content you get for 800 Microsoft Points you cannot go wrong.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Don't get me wrong, Madden 13 is a great game as evidenced by the review score but the franchise has yet to make that leap where gamers can call this the definitive Madden experience.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Like a silent assassin, you won't see Mark of the Ninja coming, and by the time it hits you, you'll already be hooked.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With its vast array of characters, its solid online play, the online World Tekken Federation, and its breadth of modes, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 has much to offer making it one heck of a solid fighting game. I expect that folks will be tooling around with all that it has to offer for quite some time.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While I did find some disconnect with the main character I found the game did a remarkable job at telling the story and setting the stage for Corvo's relentless pursuit of those who set him up. The amount of character interaction in the game is impressive and the experience can go as deep as you'd want it to go.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Although not quite perfect, WWE '13 is probably the best in the franchise that I have played to date and I can't wait to see what lies in store for future iterations.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Although far from being technically perfect, Need For Speed: Most Wanted is a solid arcade racing experience. Whether solo or within its unique approach to multiplayer there is more than enough here to keep players entertained for a long time.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Surprisingly there are graphical issues that are very noticeable and I really thought that there were some gameplay missteps that could use some retooling in the future; however, in the end this is another great addition to the Assassin's Creed series.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Not only is Lego The Lord of the Rings an immense and entertaining piece of content with great cooperative play and a boat load of secrets and unlockables, it also makes an excellent first impression to kids and adults alike who have yet to experience this epic literary series.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Absolution is not flawless as the AI has some occasional odd issues and portions of the mission design can be questionable. The narrative also struggles a bit at the end too, leaving some storyline gaps that could use some conclusion. All in all however, Hitman: Absolution is a technically sound title that brings back what players fell in love with in the first place, while simultaneously bringing forward new mechanics that work in harmony with the old.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    After working my way through the multitude of options and modes this game has to offer, I can say conclusively and with confidence that while there's still a few wrinkles to work out in the combat system, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is an outstanding example of an approachable fighting game that surely deserves your consideration, and easily earns the right to step into the winners circle and stand with the big boys.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you have yet to pick Assassin's Creed and you recently picked up Nintendo's newest home console it is definitely worth looking at. The perk of playing on your GamePad is a plus and apart from the lack of achievement/trophy hunting (if you're into that sort of thing) I found it to be a solid experience that matches up well with its counterparts.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It is a fun game that will challenge your gaming prowess, especially the Hyper Mode levels, but it's a very short title without being too complicated. In the end it is quite a fun game for ten bucks, and I have no problem recommending it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It doesn’t take itself too seriously and it doesn’t stretch itself out to try and be anything more than what it is, a fantastic platformer. The real kicker here, in my mind, is the low price tag. Hitting your wallet at a mere $40, please excuse the obvious pun here, you are quite literally getting a steal of a deal.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There isn’t much that the developers at Ubisoft Montreal got wrong in this one. They took everything that made an old summer popcorn flick great and they transcribed it into an interactive feast for the senses. A potty mouthed blast from start to finish I’d have a hard time believing anyone could hate this game. Do yourself a favour and pick this one up, you’ll be glad you did.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    State of Decay is certainly not without its flaws, but if you can see past them you’ll find that there is a boatload of entertaining gameplay that awaits you in this unique zombie survival simulator.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As a newcomer to this series, this game was a thrill to play. The single player campaign is engaging and enjoyable. I also found it difficult to put down as I was always curious what the next map would bring.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Surprisingly deep gameplay, plenty of game modes and unlockables to keep you coming back earn Pool Nation high marks.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Hands down the most ambitious game in the series to date. Ubisoft Toronto made a very bold choice to try and appease fans of every past game we’ve seen and create a ‘Splinter Cell For All’ style game. By and large they’ve succeeded fairly well at their task.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Is it far from a perfect experience but it is great fun for anyone who enjoys shooters or merely slashing away with a katana sword. Fans of 80’s action movies will unquestionably appreciate what Shadow Warrior has to offer.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The single player campaign is a wild ride despite its underwhelming storyline and short play through while the multiplayer aspects of the game take the cake and raise the franchise to even higher heights. It's jam packed with all sorts of new content from an engaging squads mode, a hectic Extinction mode and a new slate of multiplayer features to keep the core Call of Duty gamers playing for hours on end.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Not only does it look significant better than its little brother on the current generation systems, Madden 25 on the Xbox One seems more authentic and more true to life.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    In the end this game could have indeed been a bit more, but what is there is damn good and driving fans will be impressed that is for sure. Make no bones about it, Forza Motorsport 5 should be a game that you should definitely consider when buying your shiny new Xbox One.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It might not be perfect but this is probably the most underrated “next-gen” feature I’ve seen on the new consoles. Xbox Fitness succeeds in “gamifying” its workouts like no fitness game before it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As for the audio, it complements the game’s visuals. From the sound of each weapon (pilot or Titan), the minions chattering on the battlefield, to the sound of distant battles across the level or Titans exploding, it’s pretty awesome.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Having FFX, FFX-2, and all that extra content splashed together with a fresh coat of paint lends itself to a game that is simply fantastic value for the buck.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The motion control is impressively accurate and the various inputs involved are simple enough to provide wide accessibility for all players.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ultimately though, GRID Autosport is a consistently satisfying, intense and rewarding game, one that I can’t wait to continue playing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While Dynasty Warrior: Gundam Reborn is somewhat fun, the combat is a little lackluster with extremely basic and repetitive moves and constant hovering from one side of the map to the other to complete objectives and missions.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I had a great time allowing Diablo III to steal my life. With its action packed dungeon diving, very engaging loot system and allowing you the ability to sit down and play with friends on your couch as well as playing online, this game chewed up entire days of my life before I realized I hadn’t eaten in 27 hours (sadly, true story).
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    When all is said and done, this is an awesome collection and one that any gamer should check out. After playing through both of these all week long, it makes the wait for another installment just that little bit harder.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    At only 1200 points you should experience the beautiful hand painted work of art that Dean Dodrill so delicately crafted. I have to say that this title is a wonderful final offering in this year's Summer of Arcade and you would be crazy to not to consider it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Playing Rock Band Blitz with the standard Xbox 360 controller was a hoot as the fast gameplay, enjoyable set list and the ability to play your existing Rock Band tunes from your library (for a price) makes Rock Band Blitz a solid buy for fans of the franchise.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Sure, the included games could have used a visual makeover, but the charm and attraction of the original games is intact, and many will overlook the simple visuals as the gameplay and nostalgia is what is important here. Add to this the music disc, collectible book, and the interactive museum on the game disc, and you have a pretty good anniversary compilation that is well worth the price of admission.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    There is no doubt there are times that Episode 4 does feel a little stale, and frankly the combat sequences do come up short, but at the end of the day fans of the previous three episodes will walk away dying to find out what happens in the final installment to one of the better video game experiences of 2012.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    If you have yet to experience Batman: Arkham City on the Xbox 360 and PS3, then Batman: Arkham City – Armored Edition is a no brainer purchase; yet, if you have already ventured a few rounds with the cape crusader through this adventure on a previous console than I have a hard time recommending the $50 plunge.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    With good looking visuals, solid sound, and gameplay that manages to buck the trend of "boring" or "childish" as it offers up challenge and reward, All-Stars Transformed is a game that many should not overlook as you'd be crazy to ignore all the good that it brings.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It really gives some recent Action RPG’s like Diablo III a run for their money, at a fraction of the cost. It truly felt like I was playing a full retail title.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Living up to its name it is an unrelenting punishing experience. Yet just as difficult as it can be, it is equally rewarding.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles is a 4-table DLC pack worth the asking price and any virtual pinball fan will be content with the addition of the four included tables as they all offer some very unique elements in each one.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Dead Or Alive 5 is accessible both to casual players and hardcore fans of the genre and it feels very rewarding when given enough time. Underneath all of the saucy attire, it is definitely a frantic fighting game with both depth and substance and one worth playing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Though I feel Dead Space 3 may not be the strongest of all the three Dead Space games I found I still enjoyed it thoroughly and feel that it is definitely a title that should be on every action gamer’s radar.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    With its wild punk rock vibe, Charlie Murder is a solid game offering up more then the average Xbox Live arcade title. The lengthy campaign is a lot of fun to tear through with friends, and the great soundtrack makes for a fun atmosphere.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Sure, there is nothing incredibly original about the game but the sheer size and magnitude of this zombie outbreak is undeniably impressive and certainly gives us a glimpse of what we can expect from these next generation consoles.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    That feeling of greatness when beating a particularly troublesome level is a reward in itself. Where Tropical Freeze seems to miss a beat or two is in its implementation of cooperative play, which personally I could do without.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy, is a great, even perspective changing game that showed me that games don’t need endless action to be fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    95% of this game is pure excellence.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Gravity Rush is by no means a perfect game, as there are certainly some areas that could have used some tweaking, but when you flush it all out it is a pretty darn good game and one worthy of any Vita owners attention and money.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Whether it is tackling the single player chapters, collecting comic book pages throughout the city, or breaking up crimes, the amount of variety and replay value in the game is endless. The Amazing Spider-Man is not an amazing game, it but is a very good game that Spidey fans will absolutely want to pick-up this summer.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Some of the technical issues hold the game back; however, I for one will keep coming back to Deadlight as it is an experience I will want to enjoy for weeks if not months on end.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It won't win any beauty pageants or appraisal for artistic ingenuity, and it probably won't be marveled at for its in-depth story and character development; but if you crave that old fashioned, non-stop mayhem of an old school first-person shooter, no one does it better and with more attitude then Serious Sam.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Sure it does not look as good as the PS3 version of the game and there are some technical issues that rear their ugly head from time to time, yet there is no mistaking this is an amazingly deep game for gamers on the go and one baseball fans with a PS Vita can purchase with confidence.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Although Metro: Last Light does have a ‘been there and done that’ feeling to it, this is not a bad thing as developer 4A Games has managed to smooth out all the rough edges from the first Metro game. Last Light’s sprawling mix of shooter, combat, stealth, survival horror and exploration all manage to do the job, but the visuals and story-driven narrative in many ways steals the show. This is not to say that the actual gameplay itself is not enjoyable because it is; I just found that some of the issues I experienced along the way somewhat dampened the game a bit.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    When you compare NCAA Football 14 with last year’s game there is no question the franchise has moved forward in the right direction. The enhanced running game, new physics driven animations, and the re-engineered spread and read option game make for an unparalleled NCAA football experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    While I am terribly bummed I find that I am also quite excited at the same time after playing this new DLC from Telltale Games. The Walking Dead 400 Days is far too short, just as the ride begins to get real exciting it ends. The DLC answers no real questions, but it does open one’s eyes to other viewpoints along the Walking Dead’s timeline.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A competent arcade racer that is sure to get the heart rate up with some real ‘edge of your seat’ cops vs racers action.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    If ‘Faith’ was the setup to the story then ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ is where the plot gets into the meat and potatoes of what’s to come.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Though the framerate can bog down the experience, Warlords offers a fun game to battle with friends and enemies alike. The controls are well designed and the shredding metal soundtrack sits well with the chaotic essence of the game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    While they didn’t necessarily reinvent the wheel (well, in one scene they kind of did) this installment in the LEGO series of games does what LEGO does best and it’s purely fun to play. Now if I could only get this stupid song out of my head.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It’s laid back and it’s a good, clean, silly-fun game that will no doubt appeal more towards a social like audience. As for the hardcore gamers out there, I issue you a challenge: pick up Tomodachi Life, whether you rent, borrow, or play some form of demo, and tell me you haven’t cracked smile.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    You definitely won't find anything else like Retro/Grade on PSN, so if you're a fan of either genre (schmup or rhythm), definitely download the demo and give it a fair shot as you should find that you will be intrigued and drawn to its premise and gameplay elements that you will want buy the full game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The potential for a solid party game experience is present as the game is accessible for all skill levels. Looking for an enjoyable dance game this holiday season? Then The Hip Hop Dance Experience for the Kinect should be right up your alley.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    There is no doubt that God of War fans will certainly find much to enjoy in this latest installment, but when standing next to its colossal brethren, this game is the weakest link in this long standing iconic series.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    In the end this 3DS port is a solid game and both fans of the original and those new to the game will enjoy all that this portable version has to offer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Memoria is a great title, and is a high water mark for Daedelic Entertainment. By providing challenging puzzles and an engaging story while largely avoiding frustrating scenarios, Memoria hits a sweet spot that should appeal to almost anyone interested in the adventure or puzzle genres.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Despite some of Thief’s annoyances, the game is rich in detail and hard to put down.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Despite my lack of excessive enthusiasm for half of what this collection offers, Tales of Symphonia Chronicles is still an awesome bundle to have, if only for the first game alone.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    With a solid suite of online and multiplayer features, great use of the 3D power, and that simple but yet addictive gameplay, one can’t go wrong picking this game up.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    With three very different maps Respawn has shown that they take pride in their level design.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    I find it kind of ironic to have a pixilated old school themed shooter find its way on to a shiny new and very powerful Xbox One console; however, Super Time Force represents itself commendably.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This may seem like a lackluster method of implementing multiplayer, but its implementation is exceptionally good.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is a title with a real time strategic element that is blended into the shooter action that originated from the first game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game looks and sounds absolutely amazing and the countless hours players can spend exploring, collecting and achievement unlocking is endless. While the lack of character customization and reduction in the amount of players you can have in a room is a bit of a let-down; the reality is Diablo pushes the series forward in the right direction.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In a season where game releases generally slow down, gamers should take a close look at Spec Ops: The Line as it has some great qualities that most should enjoy, but the ride may be over a little too quickly for those who those who invest the money and don't play online.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At the end of the day Tactical RPG fans and Pokémon fans alike should give this title a try as it can be quite fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So my advice would be if you own NCAA 12, there is a good chance you may just want to skip this year, but if you don't own last years game then feel free to purchase NCAA Football 13 with confidence as it is a rock solid gridiron game.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Death Rally is a fantastic example of how you can play a game for two minutes at a time or an hour or two, as you will find yourself addicted and wanting to play again. This is a enjoyable PC game seriously worth downloading, as you will have lots of fun with it.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Being that it has it's own story, own objectives, and that it is a platform game, it is a whole different experience then the version you play on your TV. Even with some of the technical issues I noted, and a lack of any co-op multiplayer, Skylanders fans with a 3DS can do little wrong by picking this up as there is fun to be had here.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though Paper Mario: Sticker Star may not be a game that I return to upon completion, I definitely enjoyed it and would recommend that fans of the series and those looking to enter into the Mario universe in a unique way on the 3DS pick this title up.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Liberation sounds just as good as it looks, with or without the use of headphones.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sine Mora is not a long game, but it has a lot replayability thanks to it's several modes of play, particularly if you're eager to challenge yourself beyond simply finishing the game. I feel this game should be experienced and enjoyed by all fans of the arcade shooter genre due to its detail and production values.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2013 may not have as many of the more fun activities as the previous games on the Kinect, there is a little bit of everything here to keep things fresh and keep you interested while you work towards your customized fitness goals.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the end I see Wonderbook: Book of Spells as being a a hit with the kids and it is a good start for the peripheral that makes it all come alive. Sure, there is certainly some room for improvement; however, the future is bright for future "books" that utilize this unique peripheral and I cannot wait to see what is next.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If this review hasn't spelled it out for you already, there is a lot of content and potential included in this package to make it more than worth your while and keep you coming back for more as Nintendo Land is a pretty darn good game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    FIFA 13 on Nintendo's new hardware is a surprisingly robust experience. Nintendo junkies will be able to fully appreciate the HD visuals and sounds in this game; however, there are a few issues that pop up and the omission of key features from other consoles make it more like FIFA 12.5.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you don’t play Black Ops 2 online all that much anymore or you have moved on to other games, then you may likely will want to pass as this batch of DLC does not break any new ground; yet for the price, I felt like I got my money’s worth and in the end that is what matters the most.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mirror of Fate is as enjoyable reboot, if you will, to an age-old franchise. The game has all the right elements to make it fun and enjoyable. Sure, it has a few issues but fans of the series, and genre as a whole, will most likely love it even if it does bristle with the liberties in the storyline. That being said, the casual fan may have trouble with the sometimes-tough control and dark undertones of the subject material.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is a good game, but not a great game. It does some good things for the series, but yet misfires a few steps along the way. Sure, the visuals and sound are solid, and there is an interesting story, but this same story manages to miss a beat now and then, like the lack of a details for Baird and Cole at this juncture in the Gears timeline, and not enough of a story at all for the new characters Sofia and Paduk. At the end of the day fans of the franchise will no doubt enjoy much of what is offered, as will newbies to the series, but I can’t help but feel that it is somewhat less than the games released before it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Uprising DLC is certainly not the most innovative piece of DLC we have seen from Activision, but it certainly follows a successful formula and manages to bring in enough new to the table to keep the CoD faithful happy until the next batch of new maps drop.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Knife of Dunwall takes an already great game and pushes it in an unexpected direction – playing as the bad guy. Although the story is a little spotty, the sense of openness and discovery are refreshing, especially in what is largely a linear experience.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    GRID 2 may not meet the expectations set by the original game but overall it is still a solid racing experience.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Admittedly my expectations for Deadpool going into it weren’t exceptionally high. Considering the overall lack of hype gearing up to release day I half expected a rush job that had the odd shining moment but not much more than that. I’m more than happy to report that I was wrong and that High Moon gave Deadpool the treatment he deserved.