Destructoid's Scores

  • Games
For 2,316 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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Lowest review score: 10 Revelations 2012
Score distribution:
2,316 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's by no means Windows 8's killer app, but provided you have access to a Windows 8 device, you could do much worse than Spartan Assault.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The collection is actually quite good, despite my finding it difficult to recommend.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of the LEGO games should basically know what to expect, and Jurassic Park fans should be more than happy with the story, cutscenes, characters, and references. It captured all of my favorite Jurassic Park moments and added its own unique sense of humor into the mix, and that's essentially all I really wanted.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The streamlined campaign may raise many an eyebrow while the text adventure quests will elicit more smiles than frowns, and any fan of this genre of strategy will still spend countless hours both on and off the battlefield. It's not quite the diamond in the rough that many have hoped for, perhaps, but you'll be hard pressed to keep yourself from playing just one more turn.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're the type of gamer who worked tirelessly in the past for a top Stardust score and can't get enough, this is the smoothest package yet. While I may be slowing down with my love for the franchise in light of recent competition, the light isn't entirely extinguished.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Is The Conduit disappointing? No, not at all. I think it turned out to be exactly what we all thought it was going to be: a well executed Wii FPS with some ups and downs that's fun to play.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Escape Goat 2 isn’t the best puzzle game of the year. It’s not even the best goat game of the year. But for the price, it’s worth picking up if you find yourself craving a pleasant-enough puzzler.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fall of Cybertron has a lot of what made the original game so great, but it suffers from generation loss, relinquishing a portion of its quality in the cloning process. The decision to give players more of the same is made less palatable by the fact that its story is nowhere near as engaging and the multiplayer has not expanded in any way -- and even been scaled back in the case of Escalation.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Without the issues surrounding the use of screen space and controls, Castlevania Puzzle would have been a phenomenal title.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mass Effect is a good game which will disappoint nearly everyone who plays it. Immensely flawed in its design choices, but absolutely fantastic in its attention to character and atmosphere, Mass Effect is enjoyable, but not a masterpiece; entertaining, but not revolutionary; epic and emotionally involving, but disappointing. It is not a great game -- but it is, generally, a good one.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Book of Shadows employs a point-and-click mechanic and objects that can be interacted with are highlighted with a blue hue. It's still tedious, but at least the days of mashing the X button over every pixel in a Where's Waldo-esque fashion are over.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although the game doesn't outstay its welcome, that can be difficult to appreciate. I was left wanting more, particularly in terms of level variety, but the essence of the game is great.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you like tower defense games and have $20 to spend, Defense Grid: The Awakening is absolutely worth checking out and will provide you with some solid entertainment - just don't expect to get 40 hours of playtime out of it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Predators is a fun game, and with a more reliable combo system along with more maps, it could have been a great game. As it stands, Predators is still surprisingly good and well worth the considerably cheap asking price. Three bucks for some simple Predator-themed violence isn't too bad at all.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I'll be blunt -- I wish the other two DLCs were just like this one, as it offers up a fairly satisfying series of events that actually feel different from the main game. From a unique environment to a satisfying conclusion, barring a few missteps, I was thoroughly satisfied with The Redemption.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a default experience, Metro: Last Light is a good game that forgets why Metro 2033 was a great one.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Taken as an entity on its own, Super Mega Worm vs. Santa is a good game and if you've never played Super Mega Worm before, this comes recommended and I'd probably put it above the first title just because it's slightly more sadistic in its scenario. If you have the original title, however, then don't bother. You only need one of these games, not both.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Arkham Knight is a solid, if uneven send-off for Rocksteady's trilogy. Combat and predation are still satisfying. The narrative mixes unsurprising, but well done segments with unsurprising and uninteresting elements. It's full of nods, winks, nudges for batfans, even if certain super villain side missions feel needlessly tossed in.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of the original Alice will find plenty of here to love, and will certainly want to return to Wonderland to work towards a satisfying narrative conclusion. For others, putting up with the game's monotonous design may prove to be a personal spiral into madness they may want to avoid.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a very by-the-book rhythm game that's been done many times before, but the unique pairing of SNK properties and the included tracks mesh together better than it would seem at first glance.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A perfectly servicable, if unspectacular finale to Telltale's great Wallace and Gromit series. A new puzzle structure, improved writing, and more challenging brain-twisters make this episode feel entirely fresh. The series may not end with a bang, but The Bogey Man sure as heck isn't a whimper.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fine game which presents a grueling challenge, Aaru's Awakening is perfect for the player who thinks 2D platform games today just aren't difficult enough.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Blade Wolf rides on the coattails of an interesting character, but suffers from some of the same issues as the Jetstream DLC in that it doesn't do enough. With all new environments and maybe some more of the aforementioned old-school VR mission action, this would be a must-buy. As it stands, only the most hardcore should apply here, but at least it offers up some good old-fashioned robotic chainsaw-hacking fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tales of Hearts R isn't going to shatter anyone's perceptions of the genre. But it isn't trying to do that either. It's a solid, traditional experience that should satisfy fans of classic JRPGs.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Arena rounds out a varied package that, some looseness to the controls aside, manages to be fun in a few different ways.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With the improved control, you can now feel like the blame is on the player when you lose, making this a much better game than the last. It's crazy addictive, too.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What it does to differentiate itself from previous entries in the series is mostly superficial, but Layton fans and puzzle lovers do not really need or want a great departure for the series. All we want is a puzzle-solving adventure, and Azran Legacy delivers a good one.