CGMagazine's Scores

  • Games
For 583 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Oxenfree
Lowest review score: 20 Gemini: Heroes Reborn
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 23 out of 583
583 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    VA-11 Hall-A is a funny, thought-provoking, and sometimes tragic work of art, with truly original gameplay and a beautiful aesthetic unlike anything else on the market.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy XV is a challenge to modern game design and traditional masculine gaming narratives, on top of being a truly phenomenal, enriching experience. Square Enix has reclaimed its throne.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    By daring to make a statement, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided succeeds in being a nuanced, mature gaming experience that pushes the medium forward in major ways.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s the most innovative shooter I’ve played in years.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Oxenfree takes the best parts of supernatural 1980's teenage horror films and combines it with believable characters, beautiful set pieces, and a haunting VHS synth-pop soundtrack to create a masterpiece.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will be regarded in the same light as Ocarina of Time and Grand Theft Auto III as a game that pushed the industry to new heights we’ve never seen before.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Considering that it’s both free and quite probably the best ARPG that we’ll ever see, I can think of no valid excuse not to give it a whirl. To be honest, every time I get lost for a weekend in refining a new build, only to die and start again, I wonder why I bother playing anything else. There’s always been something for everyone in Path of Exile; now there’s even more.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Bravely Second takes concepts from it’s predecessor and improves on them completely, making this the best game on the 3DS.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A lack of a total visual overall barely detracts from the fact that Valkyria Chronicles Remastered is a total bargain, and the definitive version of the best in strategy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Its retro inspired aesthetic and difficulty make it a blast for anyone who grew up playing Metroid, and its straight-up fun factor make it a great time for anyone else.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Metroid Prime: Federation Force is not only the best FPS on the 3DS, but perhaps one of my favorite FPS games ever.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A visually resplendent strategy game that makes every turn feel important and every approach viable.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is the best entry in the series. While the campaign isn't my favourite it still has a lot of character, the graphics are unmatched, the new Horde mode is fantastic, and it is all around one heck of a good time.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Truly, Layers of Fear is a masterpiece to behold. Buy it. Play it. Buy it and have a friend play it while you watch if you’re faint-of-heart.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The ridiculousness of plants facing off against zombies but the serious controls and competitiveness of any triple AAA shooter,
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game is exactly what Souls fans have been hoping for in this new generation of consoles. It’s gorgeous, terrifying, relentless and highly addictive. There’s so much depth to this game that it’s impossible to go over everything, and there will be many surprises in store over the next few months as swarms of Hunters descend on Yarnham and explore its twisted alleyways and endless secrets.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Star Fox Zero is the most fun I’ve had with any Wii U game to date. The title more than makes up for Fox McCloud’s conspicuous absence for a decade and proves just what a uniquely satisfying gaming experience the gamepad offers when treated as an asset by game designers, rather than a bulky requirement to work with Nintendo’s mascots. It’s beautiful, challenging, deep, addictive, and plays unlike any other space shoot em’ up I’ve ever experienced.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    After several of the tournament-style sessions, I never once cared if I won or lost, as it was just so bloody fun.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It’s as much a living homage as it is a natural successor to Nintendo’s 2D Metroid games.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Just Cause 3 is a joy to play and is easily a candidate for game of the year.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    SOMA is one of those once-in-a-generation experiences that so wildly defies both expectation and assumptions that I can say with confidence that it will forever impact how we define video games.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Stardew Valley has been the most rich and heartwarming experience I’ve had in a game in years.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Song of the Deep is also a great game. Its spunky protagonist had me rooting for her until the heartwarming conclusion, and I didn’t want to leave the game’s enthralling world. It’s one of the most original titles of this year, and certainly one of the most fully realized.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Super Mario Maker delivers everything you could want from it’s endearingly simple concept and it’s likely a gift that will keep on giving for years to come.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest is another feather in the cap of Nintendo and is another top-notch title on the 3DS. It lives up to its franchises reputation and even if you don’t want to spend the extra money to unlock the entire experience, the individual game without the DLC is worth it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It’s originality and charm make it stand out from the rest of the XBLA marketplace’s indie titles.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Far Cry Primal is a fantastic standalone title that also has enough historical research meat to keep history nerds happy.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Arkham Knight is quite simply the Batman game that anyone who obsesses over the caped crusader always dreamed would exist.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Afterbirth is basically a love letter to the base game, introducing items and mechanics that perfectly entwine themselves with the main game to improve and compliment the already unforgettable experience that is The Binding of Isaac. If you liked Rebirth, you’d be doing yourself a major disservice by not treating yourself to Afterbirth.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Owlboy is a phenomenal adventure that succeeds in telling a captivating story with interesting characters and enjoyable gameplay.