Destructoid's Scores

  • Games
For 2,008 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 1.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Halo 4
Lowest review score: 10 Thundercats
Score distribution:
2,008 game reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    The game is boring for long stretches, has an uneven level of difficulty and no worthwhile story.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    While the game is utterly terrible, it has that B-Movie sentiment to it that does make you laugh at just how horribly bad it is.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Any game that makes me listen to P.O.D.’s “Boom” every damn time someone kicks off (and Refused’s “New Noise” at the beginning of every game) is going to draw my ire. For all its lifelike hits, Backbreaker simply isn’t fun to play.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Managing the flaws might not have been a chore had the story been compelling, but this is where the game commits one of the worst sins an RPG can in my eyes: it’s just average, and often it feels forced.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Dreary and annoying in equal parts, this is a game best left avoided.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Pirates Vs. Ninja Dodgeball is a waste of time.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    So, is Prinny worth it? Perhaps if you're into this hard-to-be-hard sort of thing. You masochist. But for the rest of us, the game is going to be too much of a pain to really enjoy.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    A miserable little game that does nothing for anybody.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Realtime Worlds is so much better than this, and it's horrible to see that years of effort have produced this substandard, outdated, thoroughly pointless game.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Hydrophobia isn't straight-up, unforgivably dreadful. It's mostly just boring, uninspired, and vapid. Were it not for the combat, one could get away with calling it an almost decent waste of time and money. The whole package, however, amounts to a tedious and frustrating exercise in futility.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    There are average hack & slash games that have their faults, like Conan or Viking: Battle for Asgard, but fans of the genre can usually overlook them in favor of having fun. Garshasp, however, sadly doesn't come close to being one of those games.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Even once I worked past the game's convoluted, tutorial-free systems and understood how to build a mech, I found myself in a constant state of despondency. I just can't get myself to care about the customization and persistent world when everything surrounding it so poorly designed and not the least bit fun. I mean, at least give me loot. Give me something!
    • 55 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Fable Heroes is merely boring beyond belief.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    One of the worst games I've played in a long time. And it's not necessarily because of the clunky controls, vapid shooting, or myriad of other issues that are at play here. The Expendables 2 Videogame just isn't fun. It's a long and tedious slog through the mud and a thousand enemy corpses, where time is the only thing that separates you from the end credits.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    The Journey wants so desperately to impress you, but it can only ever ruin your day.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    There's no escaping the issue of this being a shameful followup to a genuinely great brawler. I like Koei, but I'm the first to admit it can cut corners wherever it feels able to get away with doing so -- and even for that particular studio, this is a notably substandard effort. Uglier, more boring, as stale as week-old French bread, Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 is best ignored by fans of both Dynasty Warriors and Hokotu no Ken alike.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    All the potential was wasted on missions that amount to simple copy-and-paste tactics punctuated by jokes that are an acquired taste, to say the least. It's stitched together with big ideas and interesting concepts, but it never even comes close to being the sum of its parts.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Time and Eternity is a wasted opportunity. The premise of a Japanese role-playing game that looks and feels like an interactive anime is a sound one. But this game is anything but sound. A vapid story, obnoxious characters, and heaps of unrealized potential awaits those that fall for Time and Eternity's glossy veneer.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    It's contemptuously pissed all over what Rocksteady accomplished with the previous Arkham games and shat out a soulless wreckage of a game. The only good in Origins comes from work already accomplished in previous games, with a whole lot of bad added in.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    All in all, Kane and Lynch is a bad game. With characters like Kane and Lynch, we should have seen more variety in the plot and gameplay -- with developers like IO Interactive, we should have seen better shooting mechanics and level design.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The camera can often become an obstacle, the moves can be difficult to pull off or memorize, the flair outside of dancing is lackluster, the time spent on loading screens is ridiculous, and the dancing itself can be at times, pretty damn derivative.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Valhalla Knights is a struggle to play, learn, and involve yourself in. I think there is an opportunity for crazy RPG players to enjoy themselves, but I also know that the game lacks so much substance that the marriage cannot last for long.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Condemned 2 is bad. It's got one or two fun mechanics, which it absolutely refuses to let the player enjoy for any significant length of time. The story sucks, the level design is even worse, and the graphics are grimy to the point of being ridiculous.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Its gameplay mechanics are abysmal in almost every conceivable way. Its story is nonsensical at best, sacreligious at worst. Its entire running time is completely disrespectful to the player's intelligence, assuming that if the character models and locations change, the player won't realize he's getting into the exact same gun battles and fistfights he engaged in at the very start of the game. Looking at The Bourne Conspiracy as a list of bullet points, it is an undoubtedly awful game...But why, then, did I have fun with it?
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Destroy All Humans is, at best, a mediocre exercise in boredom and at worst, a glitchy mess of incompetent design. It's lazy, it's dull and it's hideous to look at. Clearly rushed out in time for the holidays, you will effectively be abusing a loved one if you give them this as a holiday gift.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The combat system is too watered down to be compelling and the strategic aspect too simplistic. The only real challenge derived from the game lies in balancing these two aspects, which is satisfying for brief moments.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Just another ruined idea to throw on the ever-increasing pile. Not even the fact that one of the lines includes the term, "Satan's little piss-pot," could save this.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    In summary, Armored Core: For Answer is a bland game that only exhibits brief periods of satisfaction, namely blowing things up, amidst its numerous flaws. For Answer has some particularly testy controls, poor mission structure, aggravating battles, and a complete lack of flair in its levels.