Cynamite's Scores

  • Games
For 614 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 73% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 23% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 78
Highest review score: 100 Dragon Age: Origins
Lowest review score: 30 Dead or Alive Paradise
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 614
614 game reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Kratos slices himself amazingly through Gods and their Minions. God of War 3 is the Olympus of action games.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    To be honest, Rock Band is way too expensive. But is it less fun because of the price? No! The concept works perfectly, the story mode is motivating ‘till the end and the diversity of songs is excellent.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This game is a masterpiece! We have never seen such a harmonic virtual world before. The story is as good as a movie and the graphics offer tons of incredible moments. GTA IV is more than a game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is how DLC’s got to be. Over 20 new missions, new characters, new weapons and save points during missions (finally!) make this an extraordinary add on for an extraordinary game. Sadly it’s exclusive for 360.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Far Cry 2 has its annoying quirks, no doubt. But they can be solved via patch – the quality of fights, atmosphere, graphics and gameplay still reaches a very high level.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The recipe is easy: More action, less roleplaying. Oh boy, Mass Effect 2 is a fun game!
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Outstanding western-shooter, whose love for details, brilliant graphics and great variety make it an instant hit.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This game is a masterpiece! We have never seen such a harmonic virtual world before. The story is as good as a movie and the graphics offer tons of incredible moments. GTA IV is more than a game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Far Cry 2 has its annoying quirks, no doubt. But they can be solved via patch – the quality of fights, atmosphere, graphics and gameplay still reaches a very high level.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As much fun as Guitar Hero - and perfect for any party. The music is great, but we miss some more game modes.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    After this game-experience negative points are hard to find. Sure, the radio program is not mind-blowing and the third-person-view is suboptimal. But this doesn’t matter, as Fallout 3 is wonderful and even a class better than Bethesda’s last title - Oblivion.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Modern Warfare 2 offers epic gameplay, a stunning Spec-Ops mode and a huge amount of adrenaline.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Batman's trip to the asylum has hardly any flaws. The controls fit perfectly and the missions will entertain you every second you play this game. Buy it, play it, love it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Assassin's Creed 2 manages to surpass its predecessor in almost every way.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Everyone who likes Japanese RPG will love Final Fantasy 13.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Batman's trip to the asylum has hardly any flaws. The controls fit perfectly and the missions will entertain you every second you play this game. Buy it, play it, love it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As much fun as Guitar Hero - and perfect for any party. The music is great, but we miss some more game modes.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    After this game-experience negative points are hard to find. Sure, the radio program is not mind-blowing and the third-person-view is suboptimal. But this doesn't matter, as Fallout 3 is wonderful and even a class better than Bethesda's last title - Oblivion.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Truly epic single-player RPG with a compelling story.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Everyone who likes Japanese RPG will love Final Fantasy 13.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This game is a masterpiece! We have never seen such a harmonic virtual world before. The story is as good as a movie and the graphics offer tons of incredible moments. GTA IV is more than a game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Zelda fans are going to love this - but the multiplayer mode is a little bit boring.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As much fun as Guitar Hero - and perfect for any party. The music is great, but we miss some more game modes.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As much fun as Guitar Hero - and perfect for any party. The music is great, but we miss some more game modes.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The comfortable gameplay and brilliant cut scenes make Metal Gear Solid 4 a great stealth shooter. There are only two disadvantages: the story is confusing and the boss fights are not as tactical as before.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Assassin's Creed 2 manages to surpass its predecessor in almost every way.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Modern Warfare 2 offers epic gameplay, a stunning Spec-Ops mode and a huge amount of adrenaline.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    After this game-experience negative points are hard to find. Sure, the radio program is not mind-blowing and the third-person-view is suboptimal. But this doesn’t matter, as Fallout 3 is wonderful and even a class better than Bethesda’s last title - Oblivion.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Truly epic single-player RPG with a compelling story.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Great scope, nice car handling, awesome multiplayer – Rockstar delivers extraordinary GTA quality on a small display.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Outstanding western-shooter, whose love for details, brilliant graphics and great variety make it an instant hit.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Sims 3 is the perfect example for a brilliant, fun game that works without any violence.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Uncharted 2 is one of the most memorable video games ever created. Not because it is particularly innovative, but because the mixture of shooting, climbing, creeping, thinking, laughing and simple astonishment works perfectly.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    GTA Chinatown Wars delivers on PSP! Liberty City is always a lot of fun.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Little Big Planet is something for everyone. Inventors enjoy the extensive level editor, friends of action-packed Jump & Runs enjoy 50 levels. Still, the biggest fun is to explore the planet together with friends.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The story presentation is bleak, the cut-scenes weak. But these are my only two criticisms, because everything else rocks! Brilliant technology, suspenseful fights, a hard, but never unfair difficulty, nice weapons and stunning enemies. Shooter-heart, what more do you desire?
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The recipe is easy: More action, less roleplaying. Oh boy, Mass Effect 2 is a fun game!
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Truly epic singleplayer RPG with great tactical gameplay (PC version, that is) and compelling story.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Batman's trip to the asylum has hardly any flaws. The controls fit perfectly and the missions will entertain you every second you play this game. Buy it, play it, love it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Far Cry 2 has its annoying quirks, no doubt. But they can be solved via patch – the quality of fights, atmosphere, graphics and gameplay still reaches a very high level.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Outstanding western-shooter, whose love for details, brilliant graphics and great variety make it an instant hit.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Uncharted 3 is a must have title for every PS3 owner. Seriously, buy this game.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Portal 2 is a masterpiece and more than a worthy successor to one of the most innovative games in years.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Killzone 3 is the best entry in the series so far and one of the best shooters of all time. The game is the new genre king and sets the visual bar very, very high for future PS3 games.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The PC version of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is definitely the best one. Combined with the best game in the series, this is a must-buy title.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The king is dead. Long live the king! Red Dead Redemption is the new milestone in the history of Open-World-Games and an adventure that is epic in almost every respect – the suspenseful story, the exciting missions, the phenomenal panorama view – if you ignore the small glitches and bugs RDR could be your Game of the Year.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Starcraft 2 is the best RTS in years. It doesn't reinvent the genre, but pushes it to new heights due to the dense atmosphere, great balancing and diverse missions. Only one question remains: How long will we have to wait this time, Blizzard?
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Although there are not that many innovations - challenging levels, ingenious level design and a high degree of variety make Super Mario Galaxy the best Jump 'n' Run on the market.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Diversified missions, an exciting storyline, a smart enemy AI and the impressive visuals make Gears of War 3 the best Xbox 360 shooter to date. Period.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’ve never played Monkey Island, now you've got a very good reason to.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Resistance Retribution offers a lot of highlights. Great conversion of a great franchise.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The humor of Battlefield Bad Company 2 makes you laugh and the thrilling action makes you shiver – Great game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Drown your enemies in their own blood and besiege hell itself!
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Who’s the Daddy? You are - if you choose to play this brilliant action game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dirt 3 is an addictive Rallye spectacle with an impressive offroad atmosphere.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It doesn't reinvent the genre. But it's more fun than ever to play the game in band mode.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fighting with the iconic Marvel and Capcom characters is a fun experience for experts and players who are new to the genre. There could be more stages, though.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We enjoyed PES 2010's slower pacing, but FIFA 10 is slightly better. Especially FIFA's extensive licenses are missing from PES 2010.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fighting with the iconic Marvel and Capcom characters is a fun experience for experts and players who are new to the genre. There could be more stages, though.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The co-op works better than ever, the atmosphere is dense and the scale is more massive than expected.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA 10 is the reference for license-driven soccer. Intriguing gameplay, brilliant graphics and the huge amount of different modes are driving the series towards perfection.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Help Brian and Gina to solve their last adventure - It's definitely worth the while.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Silent Hill Shattered Memories is a special game, in which you don’t fight, you just run for your life. Not only Wii players looking for a nice thrill ride should have a look at this game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Okami resembles a fairy tale more than a videogame. It reminds us more than once of Twilight Princess.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Crazy and varied gameplay. Bangai-O Spirits is a must-have for shooter fans on the Nintendo DS.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Awakening is a superb expansion to Bioware's role-playing epic and delivers 20+ hours of exciting adventures in Ferelden. The gameplay changes compared to the main game are minimal.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you can’t wait to run to the next store and buy Mass Effect now, you should be aware of one thing: Its luxurious graphics need a luxurious PC.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A very good sequel to Assassin's Creed 2, with an impressive atmosphere, a lot of diversion and a great multiplayer-mode. There are some issues that could have been done better, but in the end they don't matter anyway.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    RPG unites with puzzle game and results in Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes - a very good DS game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The horror genre has a new king: Dead Space excels in all disciplines - whether it’s playability, atmosphere, tension or presentation. An absolute must-have for all horror- and action-fans.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Silent Hill Shattered Memories is a special game, in which you don’t fight, you just run for your life. Not only Wii players looking for a nice thrill ride should have a look at this game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Left 4 Dead proves that zombies don’t have to be dumb and slow! The game’s definite pro is its brilliant versus mode. The campaign mode is nice to have, but nothing more.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The humor of Battlefield Bad Company 2 makes you laugh and the thrilling action makes you shiver – Great game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A very good sequel to Assassin's Creed 2, with an impressive atmosphere, a lot of diversion and a great multiplayer-mode. There are some issues that could have been done better, but in the end they don't matter anyway.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Street Fighter IV doesn’t have the potential to dethrone genre kings like the Smash Bros. or Soul Calibur. Still, it’s a great game and one of the best Beat’em Ups out there.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Metro 2033 is a well-scripted shooter in a highly atmospheric post apocalyptic world. Well done, THQ!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Next gen graphics and successful innovations in the fighting system make this one a strong part of the cult series.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It doesn't reinvent the genre. But it's more fun than ever to play the game in band mode.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lots of action and stunning visuals, but fans of the earlier RE episodes could be disappointed by the lack of goose-bump moments.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are more highlights in the first two missions of Black Ops, then in Medal of Honor. The requirements of Treyarch seemed to be better, than in the past few years. They made an interesting setting. In addition, there's a nice zombie mode and an overwhelming multiplayer. No doubt, this is Treyarchs best Call of Duty ever!
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are more highlights in the first two missions of Black Ops, then in Medal of Honor. The requirements of Treyarch seemed to be better, than in the past few years. They made an interesting setting. In addition, there's a nice zombie mode and an overwhelming multiplayer. No doubt, this is Treyarchs best Call of Duty ever!
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great expansion for an already good game. Related Designs improved the Multiplayer and delivers a great RTS experience with a new bunch of missions and phenomenal graphics.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fascinating perspective-puzzler with stylish presentation and a high addiction-factor - unique!
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The F.E.A.R. series is top notch when it comes to digital horror. Very good sequel of a horror classic.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Colin McRae: DiRT 2 is a pretty good mixture between a complex simulation and an action-based racer thanks to its compelling presentation.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Drown your enemies in their own blood and besiege hell itself!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero: World Tour wants everything, but can’t reach one little thing: to dethrone the big competitor Rock Band in terms of group fun. Too many technical difficulties with the drum set , too little “We are rock gods”-feeling.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although the singleplayer mode has been improved, the game is most fun if played together with friends.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At first glance its graphics will simply blow you away. Unfortunately the looks are the only truly sensational thing about this game. Sure, level design and AI are outstanding. But whoever was hoping for the Uber-Shooter could be disappointed by the lackluster boss fights and the mediocre weapon and enemy variety. Still: Whoever owns a PS3 has to play this game!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Year after year FIFA 11 is getting a little better. EA has made probably the perfect football game with FIFA 11.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Who's the Daddy? You are - if you choose to play this brilliant action game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Year after year FIFA 11 is getting a little better. EA has made probably the perfect football game with FIFA 11.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even though it couldn't quite hold up to our expectations, Mafia 2 is a great game which is driven by the narrative. This is a big plus in a gaming world where deep, believable characters are the exception, not the rule. If you want a truly cinematic experience, go out and buy the game - you won't be disappointed.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Today is your lucky day, because you, dear Sir, have found a valuable advice: Don't miss this excellent Beat 'em Up! Maybe the anime style and the poor presentation of the story may scare you. But beyond that there lies a game with polished 2D optics, a deep fighting system and characters that feel unique and special.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The co-op works better than ever, the atmosphere is dense and the scale is more massive than expected.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you don't care for even more licenses, than you can also choose the predecessor. But Football Manager 2012 is the better game.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Compared with Gran Turismo 5, Forza 4 is the better title and one of the best racing games on the market.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    More realistic and a better atmosphere than ever – definitely the best FIFA-game up to date.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There a few things that we do not like on the PC (controls for example). But this conversion is a lot better than the catastrophe that Resident Evil 4 was on the PC.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a gripping fighting system, lots of diversity and a great atmosphere, Batman: Arkham City is one of the best superhero games out there. Some may even say it is one of the best games of all time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dragon Age 2 is a great RPG for PC and consoles, but it lacks a bit of complexity.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Graphics-wise, Battlefield 3 rocks. But not only are the visuals stunning. With a nice campaign and one of the best multiplayer modes out there, Battlefield 3 makes Call of Duty look old.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dragon Age 2 is a great RPG for PC and consoles, but it lacks a bit of complexity.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Go, NfS! I had serious doubts about this one, but it delivers like a Porsche.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The controls don't feel as dynamic as on the Playstation 3 but the game bursts with content and the story is just brilliant. Fans of the series should not miss MGS: Peacewalker.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you can’t wait to run to the next store and buy Mass Effect now, you should be aware of one thing: Its luxurious graphics need a luxurious PC.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brütal Legend comes with many cool ideas and a great soundtrack. Nevertheless, the boss fights could be more challenging and the controls are sometimes annoying.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Left 4 Dead proves that zombies don’t have to be dumb and slow! The game’s definite pro is its brilliant versus mode. The campaign mode is nice to have, but nothing more.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The open-world racer convinced us with its extensive tuning part and sophisticated graphics. Only the missions and events could offer more variation.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Heavy Rain is thoroughly unusual. Rarely before, a game has been as emotionally haunting as this one. Furthermore, the replay value is very high, because of the different endings.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Napoleon: Total War doesn't topple Empire: TW, but the new setting sets you back in the Napoleon Wars. The game is really worth a look.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kickass jumps and stunts as well as fun optimized courses bring you pure racing action. Some more gameplay modes would have made it a real hit.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Faster, Harder, Fisher. The new Splinter Cell is more action-oriented and offers an atmospheric presentation and high tension. Some will miss the traditional stealth gameplay, others welcome the fresh ideas.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The horror genre has a new king: Dead Space excels in all disciplines - whether it’s playability, atmosphere, tension or presentation. An absolute must-have for all horror- and action-fans.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Chrono Trigger rightfully climbs to the olymp of roleplaying games. Charming graphics, great story and a neat combat system make this classic an instant hit on the NDS!
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just Cause 2 is a good, but not perfect mixture of GTA and Boiling Point. It offers a huge playground for every action gamer - supported by beautiful graphics.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Street Fighter IV doesn’t have the potential to dethrone genre kings like the Smash Bros. or Soul Calibur. Still, it’s a great game and one of the best Beat’em Ups out there.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Who’s the Daddy? You are - if you choose to play this brilliant action game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The F.E.A.R. series is top notch when it comes to digital horror. Very good sequel of a horror classic.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Crysis is a great shooter and brings the current generation to its limits. The visuals offered are some of the best you will ever see and the gameplay doesn't lack behind. You won't be disappointed.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Crysis is a great shooter and brings the current generation to its limits. The visuals offered are some of the best you will ever see and the gameplay doesn't lack behind. You won't be disappointed.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    More realistic and a better atmosphere than ever – definitely the best FIFA-game to date.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I’m happy for you Pro Evo, and I’mma let you finish, but FIFA World Cup 2010 is the greatest Soccer-Simulation of all time. Excellent atmosphere and lots of improvements make FIFA the champion.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For those who never experienced Ocarina: Play this visually enhanced version. For those who already played it, there is little incentive to do it again on the 3DS, since there is nothing new.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Colin McRae: DiRT 2 is a pretty good mixture between a complex simulation and an action-based racer thanks to its compelling presentation.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I never knew it, but there's a killer beast inside me! And all it took was Fight Night Round 4: Stunning graphics, a thrilling soundtrack and a challenging career mode make this game an intense experience!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Great visuals, nice controls and electrifying action - That's how it's supposed to be. Granted, it’s not an innovation masterpiece but it delivers some great hours of fun.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Codemasters celebrates the racing circus with such enthusiasm that the gamer can’t resist. This game is surprisingly well done.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perfectly staged WWII shooter with impressive audio-visual quality. Nevertheless, we want a new, refreshing scenario for the sequel!
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA 10 is the reference for license-driven soccer. Intriguing gameplay, brilliant graphics and the huge amount of different modes are driving the series towards perfection.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Skate 3 is an (almost) perfect skateboard simulation. It eliminates many failures of its predecessor such as the bad walking controls. The skating is easy to learn and the create-a-park editor extends the experience. Well done!
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Why do cars, pedestrians and the menu structure still have to be so annoying? Nevertheless it’s a great sequel and arguably the best skating game out there.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Looking for errors in this game is pretty hard, but the sluggish controls and small AI quirks prevent Empire: Total War from scoring perfect. Still, it’s a feast for every strategist.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Crash and burn! Split/Second is action-packed and furious fun with a cool 'Powerplay' feature making it possible for you to cause gigantic explosions. This is the legitimate successor of Burnout! It's only obvious weakness is the spare multiplayer mode.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dawn of Discovery is very complex, but has a boring campaign. The interface is a bit confusing and there is no multiplayer mode. Still, it’s a great strategy game but not as good as the predecessor.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brütal Legend comes with many cool ideas and a great soundtrack. Nevertheless, the boss fights could be more challenging and the controls are sometimes annoying.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    More realistic and a better atmosphere than ever – definitely the best FIFA-game up to date.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even though it couldn't quite hold up to our expectations, Mafia 2 is a great game which is driven by the narrative. This is a big plus in a gaming world where deep, believable characters are the exception, not the rule. If you want a truly cinematic experience, go out and buy the game - you won't be disappointed.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Go, NfS! I had serious doubts about this one, but it delivers like a Porsche.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No doubt – Mass Effect 2 for PS3 is one of the best RPGs ever made. But compared to the older X360- and PC-versions, the differences are minimal.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The fall of the King! Although PES 2009 is better than its predecessor, it loses the duel against an extremely strong FIFA 09.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    More realistic and a better atmosphere than ever – definitely the best FIFA-game up to date.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just Cause 2 is a good, but not perfect mixture of GTA and Boiling Point. It offers a huge playground for every action gamer - supported by beautiful graphics.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The F.E.A.R. series is top notch when it comes to digital horror. Very good sequel of a horror classic.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Codemasters celebrates the racing circus with such enthusiasm that the gamer can’t resist. This game is surprisingly well done.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shogun 2 is the best game in the award-winning series! It looks fantastic and the campaign is really good. The AI isn't the greatest though.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The controls of Dawn of Discovery are pretty good and the exploration of the beautiful world makes lots of fun.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Risen is a great RPG with only minor flaws. A worthy sequel to the Gothic series.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All the pieces merge into one big picture, though it's not everyone's piece of cake to fiddle around with the quite complex editor.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What a great add-on. Bad Company 2 has already been able to grab more of my attention than Modern Warfare 2 ever could. Although in Vietnam, there aren't any gameplay changes or balance tweaks, but when i'm playing on the well designed maps, it feels kind of different – very nice! Moreover, the atmosphere is extraordinary, especially because of the sound.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What a great add-on. Bad Company 2 has already been able to grab more of my attention than Modern Warfare 2 ever could. Although in Vietnam, there aren't any gameplay changes or balance tweaks, but when i'm playing on the well designed maps, it feels kind of different – very nice! Moreover, the atmosphere is extraordinary, especially because of the sound.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The humor of Battlefield Bad Company 2 makes you laugh and the thrilling action makes you shiver – Great game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whoever enters Albion is going to find heaps of fun. The game draws a charming, coherent and above all extremely humorous fantasy world. Neither core nor casual, simply good!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    L.A. Noire is a fascinating interactive thriller that will suck you in with its story. With its fresh gameplay, L.A. Noire stands out from many other games that lack this kind of innovation.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perfectly staged WWII shooter with impressive audio-visual quality. Nevertheless, we want a new, refreshing scenario for the sequel!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    L.A. Noire is a fascinating interactive thriller that will suck you in with its story. With its fresh gameplay, L.A. Noire stands out from many other games that lack this kind of innovation.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We enjoyed PES 2010's slower pacing, but FIFA 10 is slightly better. Especially FIFA's extensive licenses are missing from PES 2010.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Colin McRae: DiRT 2 is a pretty good mixture between a complex simulation and an action-based racer thanks to its compelling presentation.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    CD Projekt has delivered a truly epic RPG, that seems perfect with the exception of some very minor annoyances such as the AI.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No matter weather you are a professional player or beginner: everyone will enjoy this game with its beautiful cars.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Action game Bayonetta lavishly provides ravishing graphics and a bunch of fearsome enemies.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Go, NfS! I had serious doubts about this one, but it delivers like a Porsche.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I never knew it, but there's a killer beast inside me! And all it took was Fight Night Round 4: Stunning graphics, a thrilling soundtrack and a challenging career mode make this game an intense experience!
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    2004, back when Gran Turismo PSP was announced, is a long time ago. Gran Turismo PSP delivers, but it doesn't fulfill our enormous expectations.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA 10 is the reference for license-driven soccer. Intriguing gameplay, brilliant graphics and the huge amount of different modes are driving the series towards perfection.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Codemasters celebrates the racing circus with such enthusiasm that the gamer can’t resist. This game is surprisingly well done.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The fall of the King! Although PES 2009 is better than its predecessor, it loses the duel against an extremely strong FIFA 09.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Very extensive add-on for the western game, with an enjoyable new scenario, new items and an unbeatable sense of humour. But in comparison to the original game, the story is too simple and the controls in melee combat are annoying.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Why do cars, pedestrians and the menu structure still have to be so annoying? Nevertheless it’s a great sequel and arguably the best skating game out there.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The landscape is unbelievably beautiful, the battles are full of action. But why doesn’t the PvP ranking work? Where are quests for high-level character? Somewhere in Age of Conan rests the great World-of-Warcraft-killer. It’s time to wake up!
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just Cause 2 is a good, but not perfect mixture of GTA and Boiling Point. It offers a huge playground for every action gamer - supported by beautiful graphics.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A very good port of a brilliant game with improved graphics and smooth gameplay . Unfortunately you have to stay connected to the internet due to Ubisoft’s anti-piracy protection.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The horror genre has a new king: Dead Space excels in all disciplines - whether it’s playability, atmosphere, tension or presentation. An absolute must-have for all horror- and action-fans.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It doesn't reinvent the genre. But it's more fun than ever to play the game in band mode.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Double Combos, Team-Matches and ten new Fighters – Super Street Fighter IV is an awesome and well-balanced Beat em Up that clearly beats standard Street Fighter IV.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super-realistic and complex simulation. A dream for every soccer fan.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Metro 2033 is a well-scripted shooter in a highly atmospheric post apocalyptic world. Well done, THQ!
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The fall of the King! Although PES 2009 is better than its predecessor, it loses the duel against an extremely strong FIFA 09
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We enjoyed PES 2010's slower pacing, but FIFA 10 is slightly better. Especially FIFA's extensive licenses are missing from PES 2010.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Short, but fun experience in the Halo universe.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At first glance, Dead Space 2 looks like its predecessor. But if you're looking at the fine details, this is an even better game than the original.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lots of action and stunning visuals, but fans of the earlier RE episodes could be disappointed by the lack of goose-bump moments.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At first glance, Dead Space 2 looks like its predecessor. But if you're looking at the fine details, this is an even better game than the original.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply addictive and fun with surprising complexity for a casual game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most authentic Formula 1 simulation to date – bravo, Codemasters!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fifa 12 may not be as well balanced as the predecessor, but the multitude of features compensates for that very well. A very good soccer simulation.