Destructoid's Scores

  • Games
For 2,349 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 2.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Tales From The Borderlands: Episode 4 - Escape Plan Bravo
Lowest review score: 10 Beer Pong!
Score distribution:
2,349 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 73 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Without a doubt, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is a masterpiece of storytelling and fits magnificently into the Star Wars universe. Unfortunately, as a video game, the gameplay issues in The Force Unleashed are extremely noticeable and hinder a lot of the enjoyment that is derived from the narrative.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The final surprise the game offered was its at first vanilla, then definitively Vanilla Sky storyline.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I can't promise you a perfect horror FPS in Jericho, in fact I can promise you that it won't be, but somewhere between the dense oppression of its atmosphere, the unapologetically, almost decadently horrific nature of its production design, the satisfaction of its gameplay when it's firing on all cylinders, and some rather broken protagonist characters who I was surprised to grow rather attached to by the end despite the script not making the most of their backstories, I find myself unable to write it off.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, it's a very solid title. Flawed, certainly, but a lot of fun to play if you don't mind a little repetitive combat and a story that feels a bit slow.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite a poor beginning and ending, I can't shake off the warm feeling Deponia left me with. It's a game with a big heart and some clever puzzles that recall a special time in the history of adventure games.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mediocre multiplayer aside, Burn Zombie Burn is still a very fun to play and has an impressive amount of complexity for what it is. The zombies are charming, funny caricatures with outlandish behavior which are sure to bring a smile.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I really do love SlashDash, but only when playing with four people.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Praises and complaints aside, Heroes of Ruin does exactly what it wanted to do -- give 3DS users a solid hack n' slash RPG. While it flounders on the way to that simple goal, it's a goal that has been undoubtedly reached. Better may come along in the future, but right now, this does the trick.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a deeply flawed game, to be sure, wasting a wellspring of potential for no discernible reason, but one that should be played for being unafraid to show people at their weakest and most vicious. If the metric of a good game is that I keep coming back to it despite it's faults, Dragon Age II certainly qualifies.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In many basic ways, Armageddon is a superior game to Guerrilla. It makes strides in a number of key areas that are hard to ignore, including more polished visuals and a broader range of spectacular weapons and abilities. But ultimately, it manages to miss the mark when it comes to the core elements that made the open world game so great: freedom and ample opportunities to simply trash the game's world.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    My biggest complaint is the length. I don’t know what I was expecting at this price point, but I completed the game in just under three hours.