Destructoid's Scores

  • Games
For 3,350 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Her Story
Lowest review score: 10 Calvin Tucker's Redneck Jamboree
Score distribution:
3361 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a nice little slice of Dead Rising which stands perfectly fine on its own and I can honestly recommend it to people who want to kill zombies for a few hours but would not otherwise enjoy the time-based mechanics and rigid scheduling necessary to complete a longer Dead Rising title.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    That's the unpredictable allure to Candleman. Its obvious hook is in its unique mechanic, but that's not enough to carry it to the conclusion. Then, there's a Rudy-like emotional investment that takes over when everything stops revolving around gameplay. Fittingly, Candleman burns out prematurely. But, that doesn't mean that it stops shining.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're craving an RTS on a console, or perhaps aren't particularly well-versed in the genre, Halo Wars 2 has you covered. It doesn't offer much that other games in the same space have given us over the past 10 years, but it's polished and fun to play.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Translating cover shooters into 2D makes for a good mix of contemporary and classic sensibilities. It's nice to play a shooter where avoiding enemy bullets is a bit more necessary and I like the tools Not a Hero provides with its slick cover system, mechanically varied cast, and constant chain of slide kicks and executions.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pain junkies can get a quick fix of MotoHeroz methadone, but it will only tide them over until the next hit of Trials heroin shows up.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It can be tough at times, but that just makes it more gratifying when it all works out and the balls go in the hole.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While testing Banner Saga through Factions is not exactly social work, it's not what you've been waiting for, either. Call it a scenic detour that gives the dinner hosts at Stoic some extra time to cook more side dishes while testing out the current ones on guests. Don't worry: Factions is plenty of fun on its own and will only get better as updates roll out.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels works even though it occupies a weird space. It doesn't play to Forza Horizon's strengths and, eventually, it doesn't even feel much like Hot Wheels anymore. It's claustrophobic and constricting in a way this franchise hasn't been before. In a twist of irony, it's the Hot Wheels aspect that prevents this expansion from ever performing anything spectacularly perilous.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If the more mundane parts of Heavy Rain left you unenthused -- and if they didn’t, that’s even better -- you’ll enjoy this exhilarating condensed experience.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Try FNR4 if you’re looking for a good boxing game or want to experience the glory of current generation pugilism all over again. It’s worth it. Just don’t venture online with wide eyes and innocence. You’ll be rocked.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Freedom Planet isn't a perfect experience, it is still a very enjoyable and easily one of the best Sonic the Hedgehog-esque games I've played in years. If you were looking for something to scratch that 16-bit Sonic itch this might be it. Just don't say I didn't warn you about the questionable story, voice acting, and late game bosses.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The core mechanics are great, but the latter half feels too repetitive, and there's not much real incentive to replay the game, despite there being many new things to uncover. It is certainly worth the time invested into it, though it may not have players screaming for more.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I would recommend anyone with a little bit of interest in the sport and a lot of patience check out EA Sports UFC. There is a fun game in here somewhere -- it's just behind a lot of barriers.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's the best Yoshi game on the 3DS, and if you don't already own it on the Wii U, I would suggest picking it up.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is a solid, creative FPS that brings a lot of new ideas to the genre, despite its minor flaws. Unfortunately, due to the short story, and multiplayer overshadowed by better games, spending more than you'd need to to rent this thing from Blockbuster would just be a waste of money that you'll probably need to purchase food, or paper towels for some reason.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you've skipped over the last few Worms games but pine for the nostalgic feeling of ripping apart cute little critters across a gigantic map with precision bank shots, you'll be able to relive those memories here. Especially so if you love Armageddon, which this one is trying hard to emulate.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite its short length, The Shivah is worth playing for its story and to see how far adventure games have come in the last few years.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Trials is a hodgepodge of stuff that should have been patched in and stuff worthy of extra development time.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A limited romp, but its core selection of minigames are fun to play. It's enjoyable for what it is, whether you have a creative mind or just want to blow shit up. I can see myself going back from time to time to top my best score -- I just won't be creating things for months on end.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Quite a good show for a new studio. Tasteful presentation and a great sense of atmosphere manage to elevate it above the issues I had with the scope of the game.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If finding the perfect furniture for your house in Animal Crossing was your favorite part of the series, then you'll surely get some enjoyment out of this game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tachyon Project isn't a remarkable shooter, but it's well-designed on several levels. There's no multiplayer to speak here, but with a decent campaign, lots of customization, and New Game+/Endless modes, you'll be perfectly fine going at it solo.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Without company, the initial dungeons begin to blend together a bit, and restarting isn't so much a pain from a pure skill-based roguelike standpoint, but a crisis of variety.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice isn't the worst Sonic game I've ever played. It isn't terrible. The platforming and sense of speed are here, though just not as fun as you might remember them. The whole affair is rather ugly -- which can't only be blamed on the 3DS, though it doesn't help -- and the game isn't exactly long at a few hours to complete, if that. Hardcore fans of the series will probably get some enjoyment out of this, but for the full price of $40, it is hard to recommend to anyone else.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The maps alone in the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Havoc DLC are an average affair, but Exo Zombies rises this package slightly above the cut. I love the new cast, the Exosuits makes a world of difference, and I'm digging the Hollywood cheese of the story.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The most egregious of all faults lies in the enemy AI. Nearly all creatures in Dark Souls are hyper-aggressive and many of them to a fault. Some will completely ignore a gap between you and them, running off a cliff.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you like old-school third-person action games with horror elements, I'd recommend picking up The Evil Within on a console, possibly at a price cut. It will definitely scratch the itch of someone who has been pining for a return to the older days of gaming, but everyone else who has come to expect that certain layer of polish likely won't be amused.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is beautiful and charming in many respects, but an absolute drudgery in others.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I wasn't super impressed by Monster Hunter Stories but I don't think the developers intended for it to be a game-changer.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's certainly worth the $10 if you're willing to let your imagination fly!

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