Destructoid's Scores

  • Games
For 2,274 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 1.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Plants vs. Zombies
Lowest review score: 10 Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir
Score distribution:
2,274 game reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While there is nothing fundamentally wrong with Sword of the Stars: The Pit, there just isn't anything that is really mind-blowing. It is a well-polished roguelike that doesn't stray far from expectations, but instead stays in a rather comfortable zone from a game design perspective.
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    • 75 Critic Score
    At the very least, you'll get your money's worth, which often cannot be said for the many games DLC Quest owes its creation to.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A surprising little game. It manages to rise above the status of a throwaway mictoransaction-begging App by providing a deep and compelling system at the core of the experience. With a few more tweaks, it would be worth spending more time with, but as it stands, depending on your ability to play with others it may be a more fleeting experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Normally, I could forgive Pokémon for so poorly handling a fairly legitimate moral issue, but the plot has been so deeply integrated, and spans such a large portion of the game that I really can't let it go.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It might not be the perfect console arcade combat flight sim experience, but Ace Combat: Assault Horizon remains a treat for any fan of the genre or fans of stupidly awesome looking air combat action. Where it breaks with tradition, it injects a shot of epinephrine straight into your heart and keeps it pumping until a mission is over.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Normally, I could forgive Pokémon for so poorly handling a fairly legitimate moral issue, but the plot has been so deeply integrated, and spans such a large portion of the game that I really can't let it go.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Though The Wise Monkey is not all it could have been, it's a strong second episode. Much of it, however, felt almost like filler.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A fun game that feels good to control, looks impressive and delivers some classic arcade racing that's perfect for quick bursts of portable play.
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    • 75 Critic Score
    It's a solid game, sure, but it still feels a little pricey for what it is. I could still recommend it for the iPad, but I feel like it's asking a bit much if you already have the iPhone version.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A game with 9.5/10 ideas delivered in a 6/10 package.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The planes feel right, and the combat, while not exactly in-depth, provides for some fun moments. This game may not be the best of its class, or put forth any noteworthy new concepts, but it shouldn't be allowed to slip into obscurity, either.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Though the game ends on a rather disappointing note, everything else up until then exudes that WayForward je ne sais quoi. A wonderful female lead, an inventive game mechanic, and a friggin' T-Rex that shoots laser beams are enough for me to recommend Mighty Milky Way.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    With better targeting, and less mentally sub-normal allies, I could very well find myself in Heaven. Until then, Strike Suit Zero will undoubtedly help you scratch that space combat sim itch you must have by now.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The refinement of the combat has gone a long way to mitigate the tedium of the first game, but the humor and plot won't do much to keep you engaged.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    I love the game in a fetish sort of way, in a way that I don't expect most people to relate with.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Despite the padding, there's plenty to do, and it should ultimately send the fans home happy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Super Stardust Delta isn't a revelation, and it doesn't do anything truly spectacular. It is, however, a solid and enjoyable experience that will keep players returning, providing simple arcade action perfectly suited to a portable system.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Capturing the breadth of the Dragon Ball Z franchise is no small feat, and Ultimate Tenkaichi does an admirable job. While combat can be a bit on the repetitive side, there's still that hint of satisfaction when you decimate your foe with an canyon-creating power move. There's a lot here for fans to enjoy, and while the story may be streamlined for new fans of the franchise, I can't really recommend it to anyone but the hardcore.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If Contra 4 was too frustrating for you, this could end up being your favorite Contra game of this decade. Fans of the series and the run-and-gun genre should pick this up without hesitation. Contra ReBirth is both a nice tribute for fans and the perfect place to start for those Contra virgins who've ever wondered what the series is all about.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    With They Bleed Pixels, Spooky Squid Games tried to cleverly blend hard-as-nails platforming with beat-em-up mechanics. Though the end result is not the perfectly balanced fusion the team was aiming for, it's still an intense adventure for anyone who doesn't mind repeated death and dismemberment.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Whether you are a Battlefield fanatic or a series scrub like me, you’ll get your money’s worth from Battlefield 1943, as well as an unrivaled experience in the realm of download-only games.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    What's remarkable is that No Goblin took what had all the makings of a gimmick mechanic and turned it into something that feels like a legitimately useful staple, something that requires patience and skill to figure out. Roundabout manages to be simultaneously cumbersome and stiff, and brilliant and endearing -- chances are you'll go 'round and 'round.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While the difficulty curve is smartly placed overall, there are some levels where you'll feel you've hit a brick wall and will have to try over and over again. Still, the leaderboards will offer dedicated players a reason to keep coming back and doing exactly that.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you don't find yourself getting excited at the prospect of L-shaped blocks or GamePad play though, you might as well just stick with Dr. Mario Online Rx. Either way, the Wii U's newest entry in the Dr. series is a nice cap on a great first Year of Luigi.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Crown of the Iron King didn't blow me away, but it's a very nice zone that feels like a natural extension of Dark Souls II, and it's meaty enough to feel like a real DLC and not just a bonus area.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you loved DmC, you really can't go wrong here. But if it wasn't everything you had hoped for, Vergil's Downfall will do little than give you a glimpse into the stylish Devil May Cry of old, at least from an aesthetic perspective.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It has a great story, high production values, and one of the most immersive worlds ever created in a videogame. Tragically, Origins' considerable high points have been squandered on a frustrating, unbalanced combat system, and a customizable A.I that's just too broken to adequately customize.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Knytt Underground is brilliantly-designed 2D platformer that offers a ton of content. Just don't think about the story too much.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Despite the fact that Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy can be a bit by-the-numbers inside dungeons, it's anything but in nearly every other facet of the game. While I probably won't be rushing to complete it again anytime soon, it was a lengthy enough adventure that will stay fresh in my mind for some time.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    I don't regret the engrossing, addictive, and often boring adventure I've had. No matter how tired I may be by the end of a day's excavating, stone smelting, and undead slaying, I can say that, overall, it was worth the effort. Just about.