D+PAD Magazine's Scores

  • Games
For 571 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 36% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
Lowest review score: 20 Scourge: Outbreak
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 49 out of 571
571 game reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, H.A.W.X. 2 is a must for Tom Clancy and flight-sim fans.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Decent by yourself, fantastic with friends.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The astounding visuals and deeper deviations from a simple arcade game keep Pure fresh, and while it isn’t perfect, it'll certainly take you for an exhilarating ride.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Flawed and silly, but also ambitious and heartfelt, this is a game with a clear vision, like it or not, that follows through with utter conviction to the end.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Obsidian had an admirable chance to re-define the Fallout experience but have really failed to enrapture our passions for the series. More of the same? Yes. But ultimately unlikely to be remembered as fondly as the third in the Fallout cannon.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Football Manager Live is a curious, audacious shot of adrenaline into a series that was bordering on stagnation.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just as it was with Super Stardust HD, with Dead Nation Housemarque has again proven that even the stalest of genres can be revitalised with the right execution…and the execution here is nothing short of deadly.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It will undoubtedly prove to be too much for some – whether it be too loud, too fast or just too out there; but should it sink its hooks in (pun intended), Dyad will foster obsession and with plenty of levels, Trophy challenges, a remix mode and the lure of online leaderboards, there is plenty of content here to feed the addiction.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Frantic, fast-paced and undeniably fun, Pacific Rift is a substantial enough improvement to win over doubters of the original, even if some of the track design and vehicle balancing still isn’t perfect.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Obsidian had an admirable chance to re-define the Fallout experience but have really failed to enrapture our passions for the series. More of the same? Yes. But ultimately unlikely to be remembered as fondly as the third in the Fallout cannon.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The 3D makeover does a solid job and there are enough effects and functional animations that nod to the title’s origins, balanced by an elegant presentation and a superb score.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With the arcade racing innovation of Split/Second and Blur just around the corner, and the simulation behemoths of Forza 3 and Gran Turismo 5 occupying the other end of the scale, DiRT 2 – with its ultimately well-judged balance between substance and style – is perfectly placed to occupy the niche that exists between both racing camps.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Elsewhere, the full offering of Guitar Hero 5's multiplayer and party play modes return, as do the addictive mini-challenges for each track (there's even a challenge which uses the Quest powers).
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Elsewhere, the full offering of Guitar Hero 5's multiplayer and party play modes return, as do the addictive mini-challenges for each track (there's even a challenge which uses the Quest powers).
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a heavily-tweaked version of last year’s game, FIFA 09 may not have arrived with as much flair as that of its predecessor, but nevertheless it’s a solid and impressive assertion of the ‘new’ EA’s intentions to be market-leaders, rather than simply settle for second-best.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Elsewhere, the full offering of Guitar Hero 5's multiplayer and party play modes return, as do the addictive mini-challenges for each track (there's even a challenge which uses the Quest powers).
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The cynic in me leads me to believe a combination of RPG and farming simulator will have little appeal to the fans of both genres, but Rune Factory: Frontier, like peanut butter and Marmite on toast, is an unlikely combination that works in ways better than I could have possibly imagined.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    However, it is also hard to deny that Marvel Pinball is a wonderful homage to the Marvel Universe and the game of pinball itself, and if you have even the slightest interest in either, then there is a mountain of content here to recommend.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    However, it is also hard to deny that Marvel Pinball is a wonderful homage to the Marvel Universe and the game of pinball itself, and if you have even the slightest interest in either, then there is a mountain of content here to recommend.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The fact that it works as well as it does is a testament to this, and shows there might well be some life left in the MMO genre after all.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The result is a game which has universal appeal – a return to the brightly-coloured skill tests that anyone who grew up with earlier generations of console will remember fondly. What is more, the constant emphasis on learning and mastering the game's rules and then improving on scores and times makes Joe Danger 2 a perfect game to return to time and again.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its stripped-down approach recants the necessity of plastic contraptions to enjoy the series' extensive and vast soundtrack; and assuming your catalogue is butch enough, Blitz has more than enough staying power to maintain a headline slot.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep deserves to be considered as a top-tier PlayStation Portable title that combines high production values with some strong mechanics.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In short, Monumental Games has done all the hard work – MotoGP 10/11 is genuinely deserving of a place alongside the cream of motorsport simulators; now all the series needs to do is pop open a magnum of Champagne and celebrate the sport just as confidently as it simulates it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Relic’s current RTS formula has almost become a subgenre of its own, and with Chaos Rising they effortlessly prove themselves masters of their domain.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Obsidian had an admirable chance to re-define the Fallout experience but have really failed to enrapture our passions for the series. More of the same? Yes. But ultimately unlikely to be remembered as fondly as the third in the Fallout cannon.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In short, Monumental Games has done all the hard work – MotoGP 10/11 is genuinely deserving of a place alongside the cream of motorsport simulators; now all the series needs to do is pop open a magnum of Champagne and celebrate the sport just as confidently as it simulates it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    BioShock 2 is an enjoyable experience in its own right regardless of the few niggles which hold it back from being a true masterpiece.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dirt 3 is overall a thoroughly impressive beast, both creatively and technically that will surely please most fans of the series.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cynics will point out the shortcomings of the single-player campaign and lament the fickle nature of the online experience, but both criticisms struggle to stand up to closer inspection; the former fulfils its role well enough and the latter is (sadly) a given with any game of this type. Through Starhawk's dynamic arenas of combat and broad, deep and well-implemented toolset, LightBox Interactive has delivered a call to arms that deserves to be heeded.