Computer Games Online RO's Scores

  • Games
For 447 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 69% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 25% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 79
Highest review score: 97 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Lowest review score: 30 Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 447
447 game reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    One of the best RPG’s ever made, and for me it’s definitely the RPG of the year.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The attention to detail is simply staggering and I'm not referring just to City 17. The sky is beautiful, regardless of the time of day, a lot of the surfaces are bump-mapped and I often found myself using the zoom to see just how good the objects looked in the distance.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The most advanced, complete and realistic strategy game out there. No matter if you are looking for a great single player campaign which can fill weeks or even months with continuous challenges and new experiences, or you just want realistic cinematic multiplayer skirmishes of epic scale, this game delivers.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The success of Guild Wars lays in the lack of a monthly fee as well as in its core principles and game mechanics. This has attracted an important number of casual players, which are very happy that they can play PvP without having to invest a lot of time into repetitive actions, focusing instead on learning and developing new tactics and strategies.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The best Hitman game I’ve ever played. If you add the surprising ending to the mix, then you’ll be in for quite a treat.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game will most likely leave you the same sweet taste should you be one of the chosen few that understood it's message and enjoyed it's humor, and bitter because once you let go of it you have to go back to your everyday life, with it's ups and downs, with prejudice and misery, poverty and worries, in a real east-European city, with no politically correct crap to worry about.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Gentlemen, I think we’re looking at a masterpiece, in the same sense in which Portal is one too. A cerebral and pleasant experience, never frustrating without proper reward, never dull or monotonous.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Thus, I warmly recommend the Saboteur not only to sandbox fans, but also to people looking for a special atmosphere beyond anything else, placed at the beginning of World War II.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Just as LucasArts took the fans' complaints into consideration in regard to the briefness of the first title of the series back in '91, they have now proven that they're able to listen twenty years later as well. The main complaints towards the first title were the unworthy graphics of a contemporary remake and the lack of voice work in the classic game version. Which essentially means that they fixed the problems and polished this new sequel to the border of perfection.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The very short duration and lack of multiplayer were the most important shortcomings signaled by the community regarding its predecessor, so Portal 2 came to directly solve these problems, while at the same time further evolving the gameplay that was so beloved by millions of fans. If Portal was an experiment, a child who didn't know if he'll reach adulthood, Portal 2 can be seen as the teen years of the series. And if the evolution will continue in the same manner, I can't wait to see what it will look like when he'll be all grown up.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It is the most captivating game I have played lately.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Battlefield 1942 is a living proof of an exceptional game in its simplicity.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The outstanding combination of stealth, adventure, exploration and action, correlated with a superb technical presentation has created a game unlike anything before it, raising the bar in regards to how a console port or a movie based game should be made. Is it better than Doom 3? Without a doubt.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    In the end, even if most of you (myself included) will go out on other adventures, be it exploring a tropical island in a hi-tech nano-suit, duking it out in professional arenas or fighting hordes of aliens on distant planets, Rapture will stay with you long after you will leave it.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    You only need to take one look at the producer recommended specs (3Ghz CPU, 1GB RAM and a 6800 series graphics card or better with at least 256 Ram) to get chills down your spine.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The freedom of movement may be a tribute to Elite, but strategy fans will be amused by the depth of the land battles, arcade freaks will complain that hyperspace is way too short, and adventure fans will have a condescending smile at most.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Call of Duty 4 is a undoubtedly an important mark in the history of this genre and it will take something special in the future to compete with the powerful impression it makes on every player that comes into contact with it.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Wrath of the Lich King is a casual MMORPG. It’s a vast game, in which you can still easily get to see all content playing 8 hours a week, slipped in here and there, because of the low difficulty and free structure.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Watch out though, if you get the taste of it, eventually you might end up telling your boss „Take it like a man, shorty!”.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Frictional made an interactive adventure that always pushes you to descend deeper and deeper towards the heart of evil, balancing the exploration of your own mind towards the point of maximum dementia with the exploration of a castle perhaps older than we are initially led to believe...
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    After Fallout 3, veterans of the series had lost any kind of hope they would ever set foot in a new post-apocalyptic world that they could appreciate without the help of mods. That's why New Vegas is all the more impressive, because despite its problematic foundation, it turned into a game that even the most elitist and conservative of fans will play until exhaustion.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If it wasn't clear by now, WoW is still WoW. Cataclysm has the same merits and mannerisms that every expansion has separately shown and it's the same evolution on old mechanics.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The mix of turn based strategy (with economical, political and diplomatic ramifications) and real time battles is still wonderful, but the need to balance timing and aggression is more important than ever. Aggressive players will feel a little cheated, while diplomats will hate Realm Divide stage. Still, Total War was always about realism and the AI's scripted actions make logical and historical sense.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    With superb graphics and sound, good storyline and an above average AI, F.E.A.R is without a doubt the best first person shooter of the year and probably one of the scariest games ever made, topped only by the likes of "Aliens vs. Predator 2" (another Monolith masterpiece) or "Clive Barker’s Undying."
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    I wish you all the fun in the world playing GTA: SA but I should also warn you about its length. Be prepared with lots of smokes and beers around (I’d rather have a few bottles of tequila, but that’s just me), because it could keep you busy for a very long time.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A rock solid game, both on a technical and design level (it is advisable however to install the v1.09 patch, which eliminates some video and memory leak problems).
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A lot of new content clearly tailored based on the community requests.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    So here’s the perfect recipe for creating an expansion-pack: sprinkle lots of new units, add a large chunk of single-player campaign and place the already excellent mutiplayer mode in the community oven that now makes it even tastier.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    In the end, what we have here is probably the best Total War in terms of concept, but with a launch shadowed by a multitude of technical issues and the fact that it didn’t have a multiplayer campaign.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Aside from the small bugs and the controversial tech-tree redesign, Twilight of the Arnor delights us with lots and lots of new features, and I believe that even months from now I won’t discover all its secrets.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It’s a rare thing to come across such an excellent game which offers a steady supply of adrenaline and a brilliant sensation of speed. Especially considering that it’s a port.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    In short, the best Grand Theft Auto so far and an interesting platform for a sequel in the spirit of Vice City or San Andreas. A pity that its launch on the PC was eclipsed by so many technical issues.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Long story short, if you're still not convinced that Batman: Arkham Asylum deserves your precious time, grab the demo, play it, then run to the store and buy it.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Even without the update, however, we have great graphics, new spectacular moves and the intensity with which the matches are disputed is also very good. So until the launch of King of Fighters XII, we can safely say that Street Fighter IV is the best 2D fighting game on the market.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    I am sure that the PC owners who didn’t get to play the console version will be amazed by the quality and will be happy to receive at least the same things as their "mortal enemies" on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but as someone who played the console version for quite a bit, I can say that I expected something more.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    TellTalle keeps proving for some time now (even more so in the past three months) that the episodic game format works. Tales of Monkey Island came out more or less on deadline, the content disappointed few people (statistically speaking) and, in my opinion, you can see a clear evolution from one episode to the next.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's true that fights are maybe too simple, the GUI a bit awkard at first and the difficulty will kill you, so you need a little patience until the game is released from its shackles. And when it is… dark and loving, brave and treacherous, Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings offers almost everything you could want from a fantasy RPG.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Though the ending is surprising, in a way, the story isn't the main focus of Batman: Arkham City. Exploring and adventuring come first, you have so much to do that you that the hours just slip by you. Yes, the boss fights are probably too easy, the narrative too short, the framerate goes down on occasion and not all the players will appreciate searching through every nook and cranny to find trophies. But it's all up to you and Arkham City offers a variety that not a lot of new games have nowadays.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Even so, Rayman: Origins is the best designed, most accessible, vast, gameplay rich and fun platformer that I've played in a very long time. It's nothing short of a Nintendo A-list (which I still think of as the best platforming game developer ever to have graced the market) and could be the beginning of a beautiful series.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The 3D graphics is exceptional, the units, the buildings, their animations also and the visual effects are very detailed and very well done for such a game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    On the one hand we have the brilliant graphics, excellent physics and devious AI, while on the other we have the disappointing sound department, a few glitches in the AI, the save system that will probably not be to everyone’s liking and the system requirements which can prove too great for some gamers out there.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Playing Myst V was one of the saddest moments in my life. This game is nothing but a prolonged agony. Each puzzle you solve is one more step towards the end. The Myst universe is one of the most beautiful manifestations of human imagination.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Portal is a sum of contradictions: it’s an FPS game with no weapons, no human characters, no complex scenery, but one that uses a simple and incredibly fun concept, with a well thought-of story and accessible to people of all ages (given they have minimal notions of moving the character around with the mouse and keyboard).
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you’re one of those who don’t get moved by the atmosphere and lyrical construction of the game, know this – it’s without a doubt a very good sequel, and the standard it set will make it very hard for Requiem, the last episode, to live up to the Penumbra name.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The decision whether to buy it or not is fairly easy to make: Just Cause 2 is a dynamic sandbox game, very gritty and not big on demands, losing some points in the atmosphere and storyline departments, but totally making up for those by aesthetic variation, fiery car chases and grappling hook gymnastics.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The attention to detail is impressive, even if we’re talking about the floating boats in the ethereal realm or just the white dragon bones. And BioWare sprinkled some new enemies into the expansion.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The missions are very well linked between them and in the background you thought of a very interesting but somehow sad story.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The interface was very simple, it was the same point 'n click system but from what I understood, characters had some problems with their paths. The voices used were just perfect and the ambient sounds used to freeze your heart for a moment.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Forza 2 is an exceptional game, realistic, difficult and complex, with features rarely found in other racing titles. It's the type of game which has managed to attract people who otherwise wouldn't have touched a racing sim for the life of them, and showed them the "path". A must buy, for sure.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The waypoint / ferry system and the strategic view of the battlefield are three features from Supreme Commander that I will sorely miss in any RTS, including "Company of Heroes."
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Aside from the battle system and the childish battle sounds, Dark Avatar is a complex experience with an excellent replay value, thanks to the multitude of available options and the AI which sports quite a personality.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although there are some good racing titles on the Xbox 360, Burnout Paradise entertained me the most.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Frankly, if your pocket allows it, skip the demo version and just buy the game directly - I guarantee you won't regret it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Aside from that, if you’re in just for a relaxing skirmish or looking to conquer the whole world of Calradia, Mount and Blade is a stable product from early beta with great replay value which offers a level of entertainment that few titles with overinflated budgets fail to provide.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Through the effort put at all levels of the game, BioWare has proven that it’s trying to transform Dragon Age into a new cult, but also into a new, rich imaginary culture.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Personally, I feel Bad Company 2 is much more satisfying, especially when you’ve got a few friends to cooperate with, or happen to have teammates who understand their classes.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So if you want to enjoy the looks of a Tiger tank and watch it perform exactly like the Discovery boys told us it did, then you don’t miss out on Men of War. For anything.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The lack of minigames is a bit dissapointing right now, but there's still time to implement them. The interface wasn't improved at all, and although I don't mind that, others have complained about a few bits. What's certain however is that no pixelhunting is involved, no elusive hot spots and from this standpoint nothing will get in your way of solving puzzles
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I rarely come across a title with such an atmosphere, competent AI, interesting combat system and fleshed out characters.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It has its faults, yes, but Wings of Liberty will certainly be "THE game" for some time to come.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although you can't say that it's an impressive evolution compared to Assassin's Creed II, Brotherhood is without a doubt a more polished version of its predecessor, and the introduction of a captivating multiplayer has turned it into the best game of the series yet.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So despite the odds being stacked against it, Eidos Montreal accomplished the impossible and brought us a Deus Ex in the true sense of the word, probably the best one that we could have hoped for considering the current "requirements" for being commercially successful nowadays.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The matter is simple – the game is free to play and, if you take my word for it, an excellent shooter. In a perfect world, it would knock the CoD series on its ass. Of course, in a perfect world its name wouldn't be Blacklight: Retribution and in a perfect world, it would have better ballistics and the graphics would be equally as good on all lanes.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In its own niche, Orcs Must Die! 2 is king. You may not be inclined towards tower defense games, but in this genre, the three-dimensional approach (your ability to use the walls and ceiling, to place down guardians, forming synergy between traps and character spells), the attractive graphics and the fast-paced gameplay are way above any other similar title.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    There isn't a more painful torture than to try a mission for 30 times without any luck. There were moments when I felt that if I hadn't spend a fortune on my computer I would have thrown it outside and I'm really seeing the world from above, from the 8th floor. On the other hand I think I'd go nuts without games like GTA.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Fans that wanted nothing more than a remake of the old titles, with updated graphics and the same horror atmosphere will not be disappointed. But by comparison, Doom 3 doesn’t bring anything new to the table, and in some respects it feels obsolete compared the FPS that were released in these last years.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Can you forget "Medal of Honor" and "Call of Duty" by playing this game? Of course not, but Brothers in Arms marks a new beginning for the Second World War shooters. It's an extraordinary game, one that will change the history of war shooters forever.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Matter have managed to keep the original Call of Duty formula, with great graphics, feeling and atmosphere, while at the same time spicing up the recipe with larger battles and multiplayer goodness.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The game’s finale however left me a little disappointed, because it ends too abruptly, leaving behind more questions than answers.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    In order to prevent standard strategies, multiple victory conditions can be set in a single scenario, so the battles are very fast paced, with each commander trying to get the upper hand for as long as possible.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A stunning game. It's not original nor it does feature innovative ideas, but it managed to push this type of gameplay to heights we've never imagined before.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Well, it’s a good game, even though some of the purists will say that it’s not a genuine adventure.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    If you liked Doom 3, then Resurrection of Evil is exactly what you've been expecting all these years. The new weapons, levels, monsters and multiplayer are attractive even for a non-hardcore Doom fan.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The best thing about Age of Conan is its potential.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    And even though the single-player is extremely linear and might be a bit short for certain tastes – you can complete it in less than 6 hours – Prey manages to avoid being a game released just for financial reasons. And considering its finale – the one after the Credits mind you – I sincerely hope that Human Head will continue the series with even more wackier ideas.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    From a technical standpoint, Quake 4 exceeds all expectations, especially in multiplayer. Considering the game’s excellent performance on even the most modest rigs, cumulated with the traditional gameplay and countless modding options, I have no doubt that Quake 4 is here to stay.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The unit AI is a mess, especially that of the vehicles. If they’re attacked by long range artillery for instance, they’ll usually just stay were they are, not moving an inch to get out of firing range.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Everything is more realistic, more spectacular and more detailed. In addition to this, you can see clearly that the producers have focused more than usual this time around, adding new game modes, especially online.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    If you add the two new Last Stand heroes that actually change the overall mechanics of the mode (you can now spawn creatures yourself) to the overall package, I think you’ll be pretty satisfied with what Chaos Rising has to offer.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It's true that the soul trees offer outstanding flexibility for character development and the rifts bring a welcome sense of insecurity into Telara's everyday life, but for some players this simply might not be enough.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Skyrim is a spectacular game. Huge, full of rewards and things to see, read and do. Still, the "console friendly" approach did leave its mark and the technical problems, coupled with some excessive simplification don't bode well for Bethesda's reputation.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A good story never hurts and this is what the Rainbow series lacks right now, storyline and emotional involvement of the player.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Despite the excellent technical aspects however, Battlefront ends up as a game without much of a soul, which without extra game modes or mods made by the fans will not last long in the multiplayer arena, where the battle is already heating up and where second place just doesn't cut it anymore.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The complexity of the game is very natural, which is a side-effect of the producers desire to make the game as real as possible. But despite this, the complexity of the game doesn’t seem forced or overwhelming for a minute.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The overall result is excellent and probably this game together with "Rome: Total War" and "Warhammer 40k" represent the best of the RTS genre these days. Unfortunately, the system requirements proved too high sometimes, the AI had its bugs despite its quality, and this is why Battle for Middle Earth will not be one of the greatest RTS games in computer games history.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    One of the best games of the year and an action adventure that I would recommend to anyone, even if they’re not fans of the genre.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    One of the best arcade racing games ever. The quantity and quality of the options available to you, the level design and the freedom of movement, the cars and their handling through traffic, the details, all these make NFS: U2 a winner.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Fans of the Dark Ages will definitely get a nice playing experience, and for them as well as for the rest of the RTS fans, Medieval 2 can easily be considered one of the best games this genre has to offer.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Even though the beginning is a little slow, the second half is downright exhilarating and the ending is a bit surprising as well.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    For veteran players, Factions offers little in terms of PvE but more than makes up for it in PvP, especially if you’re a member of an experienced guild.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Content wise, Guild Wars Nightfall is an excellent purchase for the Guild Wars community, but also for those who want to see why Guild Wars is so popular with MMORPG players who prefer competitive PvP gameplay above all else.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Summing it up, Tomb Raider: Anniversary is what Legend should have been: a game with less emphasis on action and more on puzzles which require a combination of brains and agility.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    So Left 4 Dead is basically the „Royale with Cheese” of this year’s multiplayer shooters. Just that the french fries next to it aren’t covered in mayo, but blood.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Regardless of these problems however, Mask of the Betrayer is a triumph which should be saluted by all RPG fans, since it proves once and for all that “old school” RPG principles – wonderful story, interesting characters, great dialogues – which seem to have been forgotten by newer “RPGs”, are still as valid as ever.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you were expecting an Oscar story and dialogues that would show you the meaning of life on earth, you’re in the wrong place. But if you want non-stop action, uglier than death enemies, visceral fights and the possibility, in multiplayer, to execute your adversaries in the most barbaric ways ever known, please, do come in.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Is it worth buying? Definitely. Is it better than the first? That’s debatable.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    At this point however, it’s just a good title, an interesting experiment in the real-time strategies genre for which Relic should be congratulated, having the boldness to execute it, but it’s really not for everyone. Hardcore classic strategy fans will probably shove it aside and get back to their favorite titles, while rookies or people bored of said RTS games will appreciate it for having the guts to do things “differently”.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The concept is as bizarre as it is successful, the gameplay is well fleshed out, and I'll be totally honest and tell you that sometimes it's best to kid around, if only we'd be blessed with products such as this more often.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The Witcher Enhanced Edition is an excellent purchase for RPG fans that haven't come in contact yet with the universe created by Andrzej Sapkowski. Players that have finished The Witcher won’t have much reason to replay the game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It aims for deep unconscious fear, and not for the superficial Goosebumps. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle, but whatever the conclusion, Resident Evil 5 is surely the best nightmare of the year, one you can experience with your eyes wide open.