Destructoid's Scores

  • Games
For 2,239 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 Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions
Lowest review score: 10 Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir
Score distribution:
2,239 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The main plot is average, lacking any real standout moments worth discussing. It exists as a vehicle to get players between gunfights or to the more entertaining optional missions. This won't go down in history as an example of exceptional DLC, but it does what it does well and it's worth the time to play through.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a new time waster, Fish Out of Water is a decent experience, despite its lack of depth. If you require something with a little more meat on its bones, feel free to wait, because in all likelihood, just like Jetpack Joyride, this will go free at some point given the fact that in-app-purchases are already featured.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The titular Goo race is one of the freshest aspects of the genre in a long time, and I hope that Petroglyph has some more great ideas up its sleeves for the future.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As mindless as it is, Injustice iOS is a very easy way to get reacquainted with your favorite DC Comics characters.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a superb game in a mildly disappointing new package.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bound By Flame is the midnight snack that sates, but leaves you wanting something a bit more savory. But when the snack is this tasty, you may find yourself coming back for a second helping a lot quicker than you might think.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whether you are a fan of fast-paced, challenging puzzle games or an old-school RPG fan, Dungeon Hearts' charm will rub off on you. And if you are a fan of both of those things, you won't even mind its shortcomings, in time.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Deus Ex: The Fall works far better with touch controls than one would think, and it offers up a lighter, if a little bare-bones Human Revolution experience. In many ways though this experiment feels like a waste, as it would really be stronger as either a PlayStation Vita game or even a downloadable console title.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In a game like this where mastering the mechanics is key, there's a lot to learn early on in Abyss Odyssey and it can feel slightly overwhelming.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Getting everyone or everything to behave how you want in a mission or a puzzle makes thing just extra aggravating.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Evil Empire is a small expansion that benefits largely from your desire to play as the Soviets, with their variations on level-three artillery and anti-air turrets, and the Trauma modifier for Survival maps.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I liked the addition of dancing Miis and club-style classical music remixes, and the graphical presentation and 3D novelties were neat, but none of this really satisfied my craving to play some good ol' Tetris. Somehow the standard-ish Marathon mode wasn't doing it for me.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fine game. It seems to lack a bit of polish and charm, the game does become a bit repetitive, and there's some flaws in the game design in some areas, but the experience was still fun overall. Moon won't win any awards for its story, either. But the spot-on control, slick interface, and impossibly smooth FPS play on this little portable game system should be commended.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Risk of Rain is a lot of fun. Though it is held back by its technical faults (which can be reasonably expected from a project created by two students), it has the right stuff to elicit the "just one more run" response that roguelike games are known for. With a little more polish, it could be truly great.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The puzzles featured in Puzzle Agent 2 are not bad overall. They simply could have been so much better. Rather than being the perfectly cooked, delicious steak that you miss immediately after you finish, they are the breakfast cereal that is palatable and will tide you over until lunch time.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it sometimes loses focus, and at other time frustrates, Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time is an engaging, rewarding PSP SRPG. But, again, give it some time. There's a big world, a solid story with crazy plot twists, some great key battles and hours of gameplay to be found here. You'll just have to work through a couple of hours of dull and limited introductory play first.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It took things that already worked perfectly and shook them until they cracked. Not shattered completely, but undoubtedly broken, just a little bit.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In terms of balance, it’s brilliant.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although charming and admirable, Toki Tori 2 at times is almost too minimal.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It does most of what it sets out to do, and it does that very well. However, the broad appeal is lacking, as the long learning curve likely outweighs what most are willing to put up with.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Signal Ops is far from the game it could have been. The concept is great and for the most part delivers, but the Bolt character class and his job of carrying a radio does a lot of damage to the overall design. It feels incredibly restrictive, refusing to let the player go where they please and take their time getting there. It definitely has some moments of brilliance, but they are often quickly forgotten.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Star Command is an addictive sci-fi simulation experience, provided you're willing to stick it out until the second playthrough to get to the real meat of the game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Meteos Wars is a fast puzzle game that has a refreshing presentation and good gameplay execution, but it lacks substance.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Heavy Rain is an experiment that both succeeded and failed, when it could easily have been a total success if the brains behind it weren't trying so hard to be smart, and cared more about providing a sensible plot as opposed to a shocking one.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's a very specific sort of audience that will gleefully devour Pokémon Art Academy, however, and I surmise that these players will only be interested in learning more about the craft, with elements that attract "regular" Pokémon fans acting as icing on the cake.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you are no stranger to the type of punishment you remember from playing arcade games in the '80s, Choplifter HD is definitely worth checking out. This is game that doesn't mess around, and doesn't allow you to mess around either. I only wish it would have allowed you to mess around just a little bit more without mutilating your psyche in the process.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It contains its fair share of flaws, not the least of which are some gameplay unbalances and curious lack of interesting unlockable content. But if you’re looking for silly, lighthearted fun to kill a few hours with friends over a few laughs, you could certainly do a lot worse than Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's a lot to like here, and I think the game could be great in a year or two, but the quality level simply varies too much. If you're a Franchise nut who's been aching for a broadcast look and better visuals, you're in luck this year. Those seeking a significantly improved on-the-field experience, well, hey... be thankful that you can watch the NFL on Sundays.