Destructoid's Scores

  • Games
For 2,011 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 Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES
Lowest review score: 10 Darkest of Days
Score distribution:
2,011 game reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At a relatively low price of around $10, those who get their kicks out of zombie massacres will find that Zombie Apocalypse is a good time. But for those over the whole "zombie thing" it's unlikely Zombie Apocalypse will change your mind, despite Nihilistic's solid arcade framework.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It can be needlessly frustrating at times thanks to the control, but it's a good little game that demonstrates exactly what PSP Minis should have been doing from the outset.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Beyond a breath of fresh air, it will provide a chuckle for some and a tear for others. Well done, Vicious Cycle. Well done indeed.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Beyond a breath of fresh air, it will provide a chuckle for some and a tear for others. Well done, Vicious Cycle. Well done indeed.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    When a game comes along that is this visually, audibly, and mentally pleasing, it's not something to ignore. I recommend checking Chime out. For five bucks, it's really not bad, you're supporting a good cause, and maybe we can get the sequel that would really make Chime ring.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Suffers from being compared to other comical racing games like Mario Kart, and it is unlikely that you'll prefer it over those games. However, it manages to bring enough of its own flavor through its design to make it feel like a strong competitor.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If they make light trax 2 with a little more to do, a more consistently fair camera, and a versus mode, that game could get a 10.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Surprisingly good. It's definitely not as great in the gameplay department as War for Cybertron, with a lot less to do and a far more restricted format, but its superior narrative and decent arcade action is at least enough to make it worth picking up on its own.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Arc Rise Fantasia is the perfect RPG to play "between" RPGs. Something to pick up before the next big AAA experience hits and scratch an itch that one gets during the genre's common dry periods.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hardcore simulation fans – the kind of people who build dedicated racing seats and set-ups for their games -- will likely walk away from this a little disappointed in that it's not exactly like driving one of these beasts in real life, but for everyone else, it's an absolute blast and a demanding challenge, all in the same game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a title that packs a ton of content and gameplay onto a single disc, and its import options for songs from previous titles will pad your song selections nicely. But it's also an experience that feels remarkably similar to last year's offering, and that's unfortunate.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a title that packs a ton of content and gameplay onto a single disc, and its import options for songs from previous titles will pad your song selections nicely. But it's also an experience that feels remarkably similar to last year's offering, and that's unfortunate.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a title that packs a ton of content and gameplay onto a single disc, and its import options for songs from previous titles will pad your song selections nicely. But it's also an experience that feels remarkably similar to last year's offering, and that's unfortunate.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If this is your kind of genre, then you'll get plenty out of this game.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It doesn't break any new ground, but what it does, it does well enough.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Epic Mickey falls short of brilliance, but because it stands on such a strong concept, it doesn't always need brilliance to remain compelling.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    But despite its lack of any real innovation or complexity, Nail'd succeeds in being one of the most approachable and entertaining racers of the year.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The most open-minded adult will likely only find a few hours of amusement here. But for a child with an active imagination (and a soft spot for all things cute and fuzzy), Kinectimals goes a long way in making Kinect "a must have" this holiday.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    But despite its lack of any real innovation or complexity, Nail'd succeeds in being one of the most approachable and entertaining racers of the year.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    EA seems like it wants to make this work and if this first shot is any indication of the future of the series, they have come to fight hardcore.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The lack of content, despite some clever ideas, makes it feel like it would have been better suited for a WiiWare title at a downloadable game price.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For me, Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! scrapes by.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    chick chick BOOM is fast and furious at the outset but slows down way too soon and way too abruptly. It's fun if a bit lacking. But hey, you get to murder baby chickens, so that's gotta count for something, right?
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Thankfully, the designs of the bulk of Lost in Shadow's platforming trials are clever enough, providing a mostly fun and memorable experience, if not an emotionally empty one.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a lot easier to play through a imperfect game when you've got an army of demon penguins calling you "dood" to keep you company.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Without the issues surrounding the use of screen space and controls, Castlevania Puzzle would have been a phenomenal title.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of the Rearmed will find there's a lot to love about the follow up, despite a few shortcomings. Because it's ultimately not as impressive as the original, that doesn't mean Bionic Commando Rearmed 2's not worth checking out.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of the Rearmed will find there's a lot to love about the follow up, despite a few shortcomings. Because it's ultimately not as impressive as the original, that doesn't mean Bionic Commando Rearmed 2's not worth checking out.