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 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 30 Dead or Alive Paradise
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 614
614 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Assassin's Creed 2 manages to surpass its predecessor in almost every way.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Truly epic singleplayer RPG with great tactical gameplay (PC version, that is) and compelling story.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Assassin's Creed 2 manages to surpass its predecessor in almost every way.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Action game Bayonetta lavishly provides ravishing graphics and a bunch of fearsome enemies.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Okami resembles a fairy tale more than a videogame. It reminds us more than once of Twilight Princess.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    GTA Chinatown Wars delivers on PSP! Liberty City is always a lot of fun.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Beatles: Rock Band is a decent party game and the best choice for everyone who is new to music games. The overall presentation is charming, but there are only 45 songs to enjoy.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Mirror's Edge is a great example for the way games should be on the iPad: Intuitive and fun.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The co-op works better than ever, the atmosphere is dense and the scale is more massive than expected.
    • 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.