Destructoid's Scores

  • Games
For 2,309 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 The Swapper
Lowest review score: 10 Rambo: The Video Game
Score distribution:
2,309 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While Skulls of the Shogun does a great job of offering a decent amount of units, there's no inherent "wow" factor when it comes to gameplay. Although the traditional grid is tossed in favor of a circular movement shadow, it still feels about the same as the genre always has, minus the game's visual and vocal charm.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There's plenty of fun to be had in Lightning Returns if you're open to it, and are willing to overlook some of the messiness.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Resistance 2 is a great shooter with outstanding multiplayer components that transcend its lackluster single player campaign. The campaign’s scale and ingenuity displayed in the boss fights will giver players an experience they have never had before, but it ultimately collapses on itself with poor design and execution in both level and story progression.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It might not be the most exciting game on offer, but it's definitely among the more robust. Its course creator is terrific for an indie title and the multiplayer is a pleasant experience indeed.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Dementium II is the best FPS game I've played on the DS to date, eliminating many of the interface problems that have plagued previous attempts at bringing the genre to Nintendo's handheld. It's not the most original of games, and as in fact quite formulaic both in terms of its mechanics and its horror premise, but it's good at what it does regardless.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Fans of the genre should already be accustomed to the repetition that comes along with mercilessly (and sometimes pointlessly) pounding thugs into the ground, stage after stage. Unbound Saga is no different, but it certainly does it well.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Sure, Dead Space Extraction tells a good story, but at its heart, it's still an on-rails shooter, warts and all. Fans of the genre, or of the Dead Space world in general, will definitely want to add this game to their permanent collection, but everybody else may want to go with a rental first.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Arc System Works have improved on their formula at its core, but failed to make the package more appealing.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    With its incessant jiggly boobs, drab story, naughty baby-making imagery, and harem tropes-a-plenty, I'd get why some would steer clear of Conception II. But I'm here to recommend it.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Whether you want to casually roll through and blow up some insects on the easy setting, or wrack your brain to test your mettle with manual shooting and an insanely difficult campaign, BUGS vs. TANKS! offers a little something for everyone.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Despite the fact that it's depth is mostly an illusion, Double Dragon for iOS is a well produced, fun little beat 'em up that might not give you the classic retro experience you remember, but does present some kickass brawling action. With multiple characters and Achievements to unlock, there's plenty of action to keep dedicated gamers interested.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Shantae and the Pirate's Curse under-delivers on a few aspects of the overall package, but the fact remains -- genie or not, Shantae is still very much relevant in the current market. Just keep in mind that at times it feels like an appetizer for the upcoming Half-Genie Hero, which sees the full return of Shantae's powers as well as a fully playable Risky Boots.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Between managing your troops, attacking with the ballista, and choosing when to cast spells or send in your champion, there's a lot of challenge present.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    I can't guarantee Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser will blow you away, but I'm having a blast with it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The package doesn't reach the bar raised by Harmonix's first single-band outing.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Touch My Katamari looks and plays better than ever, has a hilarious new story, and new touchscreen controls give players additional ways to roll their own, but that all doesn't change the fact that this is basically the same game we've played so many times already.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    From first blood to knockout this is an exceptional fighting game. I just wish the rest of it was held to that same standard.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    So, here’s the deal: if you want a recreation of the Magic experience without having to fuss with booster packs or shuffling, or if you need a refresher on the M10 rules, Duels of the Planeswalkers should be a game to consider.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There are a few flashes of brilliance in the maps delivered in Havoc and Ascendance, but I'm hoping that John Malkovich and the crew won't have to carry so heavy a load for the next two add-ons.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    With better co-op, this could have been a truly great experience, but it's still highly enjoyable, and you can't demand much more than that.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Sonic Lost World can wildly swing from brilliant to horrific at the drop of a hat, but when one steps back and takes a look at the whole production, one sees far more to love than hate.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The Wolf Among Us: A Crooked Mile isn't as interesting as episode two, but the undeniable charm of the world and the characters is still ever present.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is worth checking out for PS3 owners who like hardcore action games and have never played the Xbox 360 version. The new additions, however, simply aren't worth replaying the game for if you have the original version, and the removal of the blood has done the game a significant disservice.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    t's a shame that 3D Dot Game Heroes does not have the lasting power required in order to be truly special. As it stands, this homage/plagiarism to/of The Legend of Zelda is an enjoyable little adventure that will give PS3 owners the retro fix they need. Unfortunately, and I hate to say it, 3D Dot Game Heroes may have benefited more from being half the length and coming out as a digital title.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It feels a little too much like a mobile game to stand out as a must-have title, but if you want an example of PS Vita controls done correctly, you won't find a better example than this. It doesn't hurt that you'll get some challenging -- if sometimes frustrating -- physics-based puzzles to boot.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    None of Dark Souls II's DLC is particularly spectacular compared to what was already in the base game, but they are great companion pieces to the proper package.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Glare confidently puts something notably different within the confines of a strict, conventional genre. Though it lacks any glaring faults, I'm not sure it always works. It it interesting, though, and doesn't overstay its welcome.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A solid game with a few frustrating flaws, which are not big or bad enough to topple my appreciation for what Recoil Games did here.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Armillo is a charming platformer that manages to do just enough to differentiate it from some of its predecessors. Although it didn't blow me away by any stretch of the imagination, it has a ton of content packed in it to the point where I'll be spending quite a while to find it all.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Online integration, what I think is the most fascinating new feature of the game.