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 5.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 78
Highest review score: 100 Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
Lowest review score: 30 Dead or Alive Paradise
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 614
614 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Mario Kart meets Project Gotham Racing – Blur is fascinating with its power-ups and his motivational factors. Sad but true: the graphics are no highlight.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    No objection needed. Exciting and extensive cases with fascinating characters and a humorous presentation. We approve.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Blood for the Bloodgod ! This Dawn of War Add-on continues the tradition of the Warhammer RTS series with action-packed missions and clean graphics. The gameplay hasn’t changed at all.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Undisputed 2 has a much better career mode than his predecessor. It’s a lot of fun to level up your own fighter and learn new techniques. Only the poor soundtracks trouble the good gameplay and graphics.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Much better than the average Japanese role-playing game. The unusual setting and the amusing story guarantee a fresh experience, but we hope for more weapon options in the sequel.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The coop mode of Lost Planet 2 rocks the crap out of you. The giant boss fights are one of the videogame highlights of the year. But speaking of crap: The enemy AI and save game system could be much better solved.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Demon's Souls: Unbelievably hard and unbelievably satisfying at the same time. If you accomplish to get through your initial rage attacks, you will experience an outstanding action-RPG with a tense and dark atmosphere.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The story is a bit confusing and the levels are quite difficult. However, after a little while playtime, you could easily become addicted to the fast-paced action and the great level-design.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    No more Heroes 2 proves that the Wii is not a kiddo console. Especially the visual style rocks.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game scores with a good multiplayer and lots of content. Unfortunately, the story could be better.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    During my first trials, I was shocked: how could it be that GT 5 is suffering from tearing and lags, after five years of development? A few days ago, I was admiring Yamauchi, but now I just feel sorry for him. Over the full-hd-graphics and the photorealistic car models, he lost his sense of the other parts that matter. A good damage model belongs to a racing simulation, just as a cockpit-view for all (!) cars. What remains are the best controls and the most beautiful cars in the whole genre. Anyway, Gran Turismo 5 is the best racing simulation on PS3.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The newest version of the wrestling simulation is convincing due to its new story-features, good controls and the original licenses.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The return of the realism is very welcome, but PES 2011 isn't yet as round as a football should be.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's Oldschool in every aspect – very challenging, but worth every frustrating moment.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    No doubt, Two Worlds 2 is a great role-playing game with a fantastic presentation, an enormous world and an innovative magic-spell system. But on the other side, the inventory is very confusing and the characters are missing some details. Also there are also lags in the PS3 version.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit reminds me of the first part of the assassin's creed-series. In general, the game is great, but it's missing variety and long-time motivation. Especially the number of time trials shouldn't have been this high. Races and pursuits are much more fun. The small amount of about 100 cars doesn't really matter, because all of them were done well, although some them have only 300 PS. Altogether, it's a great action-racing-game, but there is maybe more potential for Hot Pursuit 2.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit reminds me of the first part of the assassin's creed-series. In general, the game is great, but it's missing variety and long-time motivation. Especially the number of time trials shouldn't have been this high. Races and pursuits are much more fun. The small amount of about 100 cars doesn't really matter, because all of them were done well, although some them have only 300 PS. Altogether, it's a great action-racing-game, but there is maybe more potential for Hot Pursuit 2.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 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!