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 5.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 79
Highest review score: 100 Far Cry 2
Lowest review score: 30 Dead or Alive Paradise
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 614
614 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Spore is more construction kit than game, but a very fascinating one. The missing depth and often too easy gameplay doesn’t make it the brilliant game everyone expected.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The age of this game is way too obvious. After 15 years the dungeons seem too small and the story is not spectacular. But training monsters to fight alongside your party is still fun!
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Boobs and violence - a true Tecmo game. But don't be fooled, this game is pretty difficult.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite the community feature it’s not Buzz at its best, but real fun if you bring friends along.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Great atmosphere, but the game looks outdated and has some flaws.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Strong survival horror game, but the controls could do better.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unfortunately the huge potential that slumbers within a snowboard legend and a global publisher hasn’t been used. Shaun White is something for the hardcore boarder – only the balance-board-controls truly have their unique feeling.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Grand Slam Tennis is fun, but it’s hard to master for beginners. Wii MotionPlus works very good and gives the game an extra touch.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kung Fu Panda is not really hard to play, but it is a perfect game for your leisure time. Especially younger gamers will be happy with it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Action fans with a desire for strategy and historical correctness should give Battlestations: Pacific a try. All others might find the game way too slow.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The neat but dated graphics let us overlook the stupid dialogues.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Catching the Eledees is motivating, despite the dated graphics and the uninspired music, but fails to reach the quality level of the Pokémon games.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kung Fu Panda is not really hard to play, but it is a perfect game for your leisure time. Especially younger gamers will be happy with it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Action fans with a desire for strategy and historical correctness should give Battlestations: Pacific a try. All others might find the game way too slow.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The new role playing game provides a nice sci-fi setting, but still lacks certain issues.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans will be drooling over the huge hero ensemble, but others may feel disappointed by the missing overview during the bigger fights.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Funny jokes and logical riddles can't work up the bad wii port.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dungeon brawling in a new way: A nice PSP game with deep humour and a sick difficulty setting.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kung Fu Panda is not really hard to play, but it is a perfect game for your leisure time. Especially younger gamers will be happy with it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bouncing through the levels of LocoRoco Midnight Carnival is quite fun.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is okay for adventure fans but it suffers from bad visuals and clunky controls.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans will be drooling over the huge hero ensemble, but others may feel disappointed by the missing overview during the bigger fights.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Race Pro’s got its fair share of stuttering, but the motor sounds are awesome. Unfortunately Simbin wasn’t able to carry over the brilliance from its PC games to the console.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you’re a big a fan of blowing things up, then you’ll love this game. Literally everything can be turned into flames, but the longer you play the more you realize that Venezuela is not the real deal when it comes to “virtual paradise”.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Star Ocean has got nice graphics and dynamic fights, but the old checkpoint-system and the flat story and characters narrow the fun you'll have with this game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dragon Ball Z Burst Limit looks nice and is easy to play. The story is nothing for newbies in the Dragonball universe, because the game gets right into it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you’re a big a fan of blowing things up, then you’ll love this game. Literally everything can be turned into flames, but the longer you play the more you realize that Venezuela is not the real deal when it comes to “virtual paradise.”
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A neat mixture between sports, tactics and the famous Warhammer franchise, but overall too hard for beginners.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Killing Floor is a zombie game that lacks brain and own ideas. In the main part it's simply a Left 4 Dead clone with boring maps and graphics. But Killing Floor's emphasis on tactical gameplay, the solid coop mode and the cheap prize make the game worth a look.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dragon Ball Z Burst Limit looks nice and is easy to play. The story is nothing for newbies in the Dragonball universe, because the game gets right into it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Basically a nice Action-RPG which is its own worst enemy with repetitive gameplay, complicated inventory and a dull story.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is good enough for some fighting action. For more, it lacks the diversity.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Basically a nice Action-RPG which is its own worst enemy with repetitive gameplay, complicated inventory and a dull story.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kung Fu Panda is not really hard to play, but it is a perfect game for your leisure time. Especially younger gamers will be happy with it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun multiplayer-game that's easy to get control of, but the fun only lasts for a short time.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Puritas Cordis is fun and offers many puzzles to master. The controls are very good, adventure fans are going to like it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is good enough for some fighting action. For more, it lacks the diversity.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Instead of creating another awful 3D resurrection of Sonic, Sega gives you a chance to relive the classic titles. Unfortunately, the port isn't perfect, the graphics aren't smooth and there's no additional content.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Basically a nice Action-RPG which is its own worst enemy with repetitive gameplay, complicated inventory and a dull story.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sim Animals might be nice for kids, but fails to convince others by its lack of goals and the bad visuals.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nice visuals, varied levels and a tight atmosphere - only the needlessly hard sword duels and some minor quirks prevent the Shadow Assassins from scoring higher.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The new Moto GP update still lacks exciting graphics and and a well-balanced difficulty level. The career mode nonetheless is a good and challenging expansion to last years’ Moto GP .
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kung Fu Panda is not really hard to play, but it is a perfect game for your leisure time. Especially younger gamers will be happy with it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wet
    Some parts of Wet are pretty decent, but the game clearly lacks highlights. There are way too many quick time events, especially during the final bossfight. To be accurate, the whole bossfight is a quick time event. However, everyone who enjoyed Stranglehold will have fun with Rubi too.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you’re a big a fan of blowing things up, then you’ll love this game. Literally everything can be turned into flames, but the longer you play the more you realize that Venezuela is not the real deal when it comes to “virtual paradise."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not the best rhythm game, but one of the better.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This could have been a great game, but the very short song list and the insufficient multiplayer-part really drags it down.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Excite Truck meets F-Zero – entertaining future-racer, but too short.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you liked Harry Potter and Animal Crossing at the DS, Enchanted Folk will also entertain you.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Ducati Moto gives you a boring career mode, terrible controls and very little game play for your money.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wet
    Some parts of Wet are pretty decent, but the game clearly lacks highlights. There are way too many quick time events, especially during the final bossfight. To be accurate, the whole bossfight is a quick time event. However, everyone who enjoyed Stranglehold will have fun with Rubi too.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This online shooter motivates with its experience system, but only four maps won't keep you interested very long.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unspectacular graphics despite the 3D dragons, but an interesting plot till the end!
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sam is eager to bring ultimate mayhem over the legions of his enemies. If you do not own the old game and hate lifting your trigger finger take a shot.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A mixture of genres that is neatly put together but has annoying slowdowns.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The inflexible camera and the annoying trial&error gameplay will freak you out after a while.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Aliens vs. Predator provides a nice multiplayer part and a good marine campaign. Nevertheless, it doesn’t live up to its expectations at all.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sam is eager to bring ultimate mayhem over the legions of his enemies. If you do not own the old game and hate lifting your trigger finger take a shot.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Square Enix' attempt to create a great action-roleplaying experience is a little disappointing. The game's world is big and the characters interesting, despite the lengthy story and lame graphics. Nier wants to be a great game, but it doesn't even get Nier to that.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The eternal fight between good and evil – but this time there is no winner.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Godfather II was meant to be big competitor to the dominating GTA series, but it feels like a lousy rip-off. You got to be doing more than that, EA!
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This puzzle game has a good multiplayer mode but bad graphics.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The story is typical for a Square Enix RPG, which is okay. The characters are designed with love, the atmosphere is good. The stuttering was acceptable as well. But there are too many decisions, that I’d rather have taken myself.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though it’s fun at first due to the arcade steering, Wheelman quickly decelerates to a halt, because of the dull story and the imbalanced difficulty.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tries to be a simulation and an arcade-game at the same time, but founds on the details.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Star Trek Online is a nice MMORPG for Trekkies. Every other gamer will be haunted by its flaws.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Spyborgs offers some great co-op action for Wii.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Half-hearted port that doesn't excel in any category.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The good controls don't motivate enough to play through the repetitive missions and the irrelevant story.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Aliens vs. Predator provides a nice multiplayer part and a good marine campaign. Nevertheless, it doesn’t live up to its expectations at all.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Godfather II was meant to be big competitor to the dominating GTA series, but it feels like a lousy rip-off. You got to be doing more than that, EA!
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Half-hearted port that doesn't excel in any category.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Aliens vs. Predator provides a nice multiplayer part and a good marine campaign. Nevertheless, it doesn’t live up to its expectations at all.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A short and boring collection of minigames.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Half-hearted port that doesn't excel in any category.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though it’s fun at first due to the arcade steering, Wheelman quickly decelerates to a halt, because of the dull story and the imbalanced difficulty.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Darkstar One was good four years ago, today the space-action is fair average at best. The graphics are dated and the mission design is too repetitive.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Half-hearted port that doesn't excel in any category.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Godfather II was meant to be big competitor to the dominating GTA series, but it feels like a lousy rip-off. You got to be doing more than that, EA!
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    SOCOM is the right game for the hardcore onliner, but doesn't deliver a good experience for novices of the series.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The mix between strategy and puzzle is entertaining, but not a highlight.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The eternal fight between good and evil – but this time there is no winner.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unfortunately the huge potential that slumbers within a snowboard legend and a global publisher hasn’t been used. Shaun White is something for the hardcore boarder – only the multiplayer offers some unique features.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A mediocre action game that should have had more time to get polished. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen feels unfinished, with the same repetitive missions and missing cutscenes.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The cool Hollywood touch is fun for some time, but the action quickly gets repetitive.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Puzzle Chronicles reminds us of the Puzzle-RPG-mix Puzzle Quest . But poor presentation and bad balancing make Puzzle Chronicles not quite as entertaining as that game .
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    In this submarine simulation which takes place in WWII your biggest enemy is the game itself. Tons of bugs like disappearing foes and the annoying copy protection kill every ounce of fun. Nice graphics, though. Maestro!
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is okay for adventure fans but it suffers from bad visuals and clunky controls.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The cool Hollywood touch is fun for some time, but the action quickly gets repetitive.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Poképark Wii is an entertaining game for every fan of the pokemon series, but too unambitious for other players that aren't related to Pokémon.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even Fans of Middlearth will find it difficult to recognize famous locations in this Lord of the Rings game. The epic story and battles of the trilogy suffer further from bad graphics and inaccurate controls.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A neat mixture between sports, tactics and the famous Warhammer franchise, but overall too hard for beginners.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The cool Hollywood touch is fun for some time, but the action quickly gets repetitive.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Venetica has a fascinating story, however, the game is not innovative enough to beat rival games of the same genre.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A mediocre action game that should have had more time to get polished. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen feels unfinished, with the same repetitive missions and missing cutscenes.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The clunky controls make this game pretty hard to play. Most of the time, all you need is Button Mashing.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There might be five games with a lot of unlockable content in this compilation, but the long loading times and the dull multiplayer part ruin a lot of the fun.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unfortunately the huge potential that slumbers within a snowboard legend and a global publisher hasn’t been used. Shaun White is something for the hardcore boarder – only the multiplayer offers some unique features.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Dead to Rights sequel starts with entertaining ideas and mission variety , but really loses its drive during the second half. Retribution is an average shooter/fighting mix with a cool dog as your partner.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Bermuda Traingle lets you throw nutrients into the sea to save the animals living there. But in the end, it's just another puzzle game with little content. You'd better save the corals in real life.

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