Destructoid's Scores

  • Games
For 2,356 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Company of Heroes 2
Lowest review score: 10 Deep Black: Reloaded
Score distribution:
2,356 game reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game just isn’t fun. The spotty controls, rigid character movement, and frail character creation drag Smash Court into the ground.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The latency, disconnects, freezing, and generally poor structure cripples the game’s ability to deliver its characteristic style of play.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Test Drive Unlimited 2 isn't a horrible game. It's just surrounded by a bug filled world, glitchy gameplay, and a core mechanic that doesn't function.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sloppy, glitchy controls and graphics, tedious gameplay, and spotty co-op makes for one adventure you'll wish would boldly go away. It's dumb, Jim.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A big mess of a strategy role-playing game, as it seems to fall short on just about every level. Fans of strategy games can easily overlook a lackluster presentation, but Zoids Assault also suffers a severe lack of appealing game play, making it hard to recommend to anyone.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In retrospect, I like having this unique story to tell. However, I found little joy in actually playing it. Frustration, irritation, and boredom, sure. But little joy. I might have been better off playing the slots in my local, dilapidated amusement arcade. At least then there would have been a chance I could have won a few quid, and with my winnings, I could just have bought a book.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Somewhere, hidden in foreboding mountain peaks, deep under a gloomy cave, or in the back of a forgotten whorehouse, there is fun to be had in Risen. To be honest, I'll probably keep looking for it -- but I'll do so armed with a walkthrough and the knowledge that playing Risen might be a game of diminishing returns.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    For a game about a bunch of girls finding their voices and path in the world, it has distressingly little "voice" of its own.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Apart from its visuals and recognizable voices (when they're heard at all), there's nothing South Park about it and could have easily been any other multiplayer platform game; a pretty mediocre one at that.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A beautiful intro does not a great game make, and the full product is a disappointment to say the absolute least. Tequila clearly has a lot of talent and an ability to craft genuinely intimidating, memorable environments -- Deadlight demonstrates the wealth of inventiveness the studio possesses. Yet it feels squandered on lazy design in the second chapter and mistreatment of player trust in the third.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Hail to the Chimp is a collection of decent ideas, all poorly executed to some degree. The satire, while welcome to the genre, has been managed in a much better capacity by other games. The mini-games are all weak, mundane, and especially repetitive.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The old school charm quickly wears off and gives way to a game that simply does not want you to have fun. It's absolutely tragic, because I was just starting to really get into it before the game basically slammed the door in my face and said "f..k off." So I fu..ed off.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    At around three hours, it's hard to recommend Corpse of Discovery to starved sci-fi fans, let alone the general public, and especially at full price. With some optimization patches it would be at least worth a play through for sci-fi fans, but as it stands I'd let this one get lost in space.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unlike its predecessors, Escape Dead Island feels devoid of heart or identity. It is a cruel reminder of the shovelware that plagued the PlayStation, PlayStation 2, and the Wii and behind its generic facade hides a malnourished newborn of a game starved for nutrition and attention.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a huge shame, because Dungeon Keeper is such a great franchise. I vividly remember getting hooked on the original for the very first time, and hooking in non-strategy fans with its unique perspective and visual style. But you're getting none of that here, as you're instead presented with a hollow freemium shell of what once was.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Fracture feels like a concept forged many years ago, but it just doesn’t stack up with any conventional standards. If you enjoy shooters, feel free to rent. Otherwise, it’s safe to pass this one up.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In its current state, No Time To Explain is in serious need of polish. One day, this might be a solid platformer, because the concept is fun and worth iterating upon. For now, though, the annoyances aren't worth putting up with.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Take out the Mutators and you have one of the most generic-looking FPS games ever designed. I get nauseated looking at the uninspired player models and wimpy guns, yet the game seems aware of where it came from. Like the original 2005 Nexuiz, this is a game made by a community. It's just that it's an enclosed community of people who seem to misunderstand what made the classics so good.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It can be fun, but the pacing is annoying and the difficulty will frustrate all but the devoted.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Cartoon Network really needs to re-evaluate the developers it chooses for the Adventure Time license, because this series deserves better, and has performed poorly for far too long.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, I spent most of my experience with the title cursing in frustration at all the bugs, or wishing I was doing something -- anything -- other than sitting in front of my PC, watching ships move with the haste of a geriatric. With enough patches it could be a perfectly serviceable RTS, if not a particularly fun one.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If The Last Story is the Wii's swan song, it is a miserable dirge, full of regret and remorse.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Despite its impressive audiovisual presentation, it fails in the areas that make a game a game. It is beautiful in its own dismal way, and the story it tells is decent, but I could not wait for it to end so I would not have to deal with the frustrating control and dull design decisions.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Tappingo is a semi-clever idea held back by its lack of ambition and amateurish presentation.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The first twenty minutes of playing this game, I detested every second of it.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    For the relatively low price of four bucks, Dolphin Up is a fair purchase, but I feel it's better suited for mobile devices where it already exists at a slightly lower price. This is exactly the kind of game I could see myself enjoying far more on bus rides rather than on the couch in my living room.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    The game is boring for long stretches, has an uneven level of difficulty and no worthwhile story.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    A lethargic combat experience marred further by grotesque bugs, The Cursed Crusade is a game that truly does feel cursed, like no amount of hard work would put it right.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    One of the dumbest ideas in this game is the “Shut ’Em Down” move. Basically, you fill a “special” meter by doing well (hitting shots and dunks, and doing jukes), and you can build up three different levels of Shut ’Em Down moves.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Fable Heroes is merely boring beyond belief.