D+PAD Magazine's Scores

  • Games
For 572 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 1.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Lowest review score: 20 Final Exam
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 49 out of 572
572 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With that being said, it's extremely difficult to complain too much about a game that is as pumped-up, gratifying and shameless as this and that features a skillshot-system with the potential to launch an entire franchise.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With that being said, it's extremely difficult to complain too much about a game that is as pumped-up, gratifying and shameless as this and that features a skillshot-system with the potential to launch an entire franchise.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is an eight year old game and it shows, with frequent camera issues that rear their head at the most inopportune moments, but to be too critical would be to do the game a disservice given its charm.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Epic Yarn is a title for the player looking to be reminded what it's like to have the emotion of curiosity triggered by a videogame. A game cut from the finest Nintendo cloth.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For underneath the rage of Mother Nature at the heart of Apocalypse lies a racing game whose visceral impact is almost unlike anything in the modern genre, an anarchic experience built on both arcade simplicity and technical complexity.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While DodoGo! Robo may not do a great deal to expand on the ideas laid down by the original, it delivers a cheap, cheerful and challenging package that is more than worthy of a place on your DSi. It's a prime example of a simple premise being taking to a satisfying and engaging conclusion, and stands head and shoulders above most of its 200 DSi Point brethren. Extinction would be a cruel fate for this particular Dodo.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mortal Kombat is back and this time it's pulling no punches.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mortal Kombat is back and this time it's pulling no punches.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If there's anything to take away from Lego Pirates of the Caribbean, it's that it represents a culmination of style of design that Traveller's Tales has been tweaking for years now, and does so in the most positive way possible. Every working part of the Lego series has been nigh-on perfected here, but if the formula has never won you over before, then not only will it fail to do so now, but it probably never will.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If there's anything to take away from Lego Pirates of the Caribbean, it's that it represents a culmination of style of design that Traveller's Tales has been tweaking for years now, and does so in the most positive way possible. Every working part of the Lego series has been nigh-on perfected here, but if the formula has never won you over before, then not only will it fail to do so now, but it probably never will.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dimensions is a consummate example of the handheld fighting game. It's packed with content (the highlight of which is a Chronicle mode which recaps stories from past DOA games), and brings back fond memories spent playing the Dead Or Alive games across previous generations.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a free-roaming title intent on affording gamers the experience of a supercharged, structure-hopping badass, Infamous 2 succeeds in a variety of ways.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though it may have its faults, the vast majority of the content is a first-person shooter fan's wet dream, even if it doesn't deliver the kind of nightmares you may be hoping for.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though it may have its faults, the vast majority of the content is a first-person shooter fan's wet dream, even if it doesn't deliver the kind of nightmares you may be hoping for.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At 800 Microsoft Points, some might turn their nose up at this Kinect-enabled version of the mobile favourite, but Fruit Ninja Kinect genuinely doesn't deserve such quick dismissal.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The series might have been written off by many gamers after the lacklustre Driv3r, but in embracing the fantastic and relocating the series to San Francisco – arguably the spiritual home of the car chase – Ubisoft Reflections have re-acquired John Tanner's mojo, and his tires are well and truly smoking again.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Make no mistake though Human Revolution, for all its modern trappings, remains a game that requires commitment, offering the sort of long and deep single player experience that seems to be so rare these days.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There can be no doubting he pleasure in revisiting the wonders of gaming past, and Starfox 64 3D still stands today as a beacon of impeccable design, but at this present moment the 3DS's balance seems too heavily skewed towards looking back, retromania over reinvention. On the other hand, this is a superb package, and a robust reminder of just what the 3DS is capable of. Starfox 64 3D, then: it's the console's second-best game, just behind Ocarina Of Time 3D.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For now though this is the definitive Forumla 1 videogame, and pretty damn essential for fans of the sport.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It looks great, has a suitably OTT plot, plenty of explosions, a solid online experience and has enough depth to reward committed pilots – all of this adds up to make it a very tempting alternative for anyone who fancies kicking off the bloody, muddy boots of the foot soldier to instead soar high into azure blue skies.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Secret Of The Unicorn is an extremely successful tie-in to what is a controversial film.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its unquestionable quality however, the praise we can lavish on Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is tempered slightly by a sense that the template might be reaching its breaking point and that even more treasure could be found with a little more diversity to accompany the astonishing moments of technical and cinematic wizardry.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At no point does Forza Motorsport 4 feel as impactful as its predecessor did two years ago, but that certainly doesn't mean it's an inferior game. In fact, its refinements and production values are executed so well that it is arguably not only the best game in the series, but the best driving simulator on the market. If you missed out on the third entry, then Forza 4 is highly recommended. But if you're not quite ready to delve back into an experience that is largely unchanged from the last outing, then you might not find much worth coming back for.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The final compliment we can pay to the game is this: if George Lucas needs any tips on how to make a PlayStation Move Star Wars game…he need look no further than Medieval Moves for an ideal template.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Camera issues and the trial-and-error nature of the gameplay won't appeal to everyone, plus the release price doesn't quite fit with the length of the game, but fans will be more than pleased with what's been accomplished here as it's almost entirely for the good of the franchise.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Joe Danger: Special Edition is the definitive version of the game and one that the plucky stuntman can be proud of.