Destructoid's Scores

  • Games
For 2,930 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 God of War III
Lowest review score: 10 Commander Cherry's Puzzled Journey
Score distribution:
2931 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Pony Island messes with players in unexpected ways that stuck with me for days. It took a number of unexpected turns that caught me off guard and was constantly filling me with a sense of inescapable unease. It wasn't on my radar at all before it released, but at under $5 it's a wonderful use of two hours of your life...So long as you like the idea of Satan trying to steal your soul post purchase.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I haven’t felt this surge of nostalgia and excitement about a game in a long time, and I truly think Broken Age will be looked back fondly as one of the greats. That being said, the first Act is only a few short hours and ended on a nail-biting cliffhanger with no word on how long we’ll be waiting for the rest of the game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It truly is one of those special games that not many will discover, but those that do will fall in love with it. Like I have.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    FRU
    If you have a Kinect, you owe it to yourself to buy FRU.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Heroes has a ton of depth, it's very well balanced (though not perfect), and nearly every cast member is a blast to play. It achieves almost everything it sets out to accomplish, so I really hope it catches on with the non-believers and continues to grow.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Also of note is the game’s wicked cool take on stat and achievement tracking. Things like how many enemies you’ve performed a melee attack on or mini spider bots you’ve kicked are tracked, and you’re shown updates as they happen.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Capcom could easily have charged $59.99 for this, and I would have bought it in a second. At $39.99, it's a crazy deal. Any Street Fighter fans, even those who quit playing the original and moved on, should be picking up Super.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It’s an eye-searing blur of a loop that you’ll be happy to jump into again and again. Don’t miss it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    From a mechanical standpoint, Ori and the Blind Forest isn't an evolution of the genre, and you've seen most of what's on offer here before. But aesthetically it's in a league of its own, and everything it does, it does well. If you're looking for a metroidvania, I'd consider this a new classic.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of adventure games, this is a no-brainer -- just don't be surprised if you spend an entire afternoon tearing through it, longing for more.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Shovel Knight is one of the best platformers I've ever played, period.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Oh, and it's still gorgeous, more so given that this was built from the ground up for the PS4. There's some pop-in but I've always been bigger on draw distances, especially with a game that puts such an emphasis on traversal like Gravity Rush 2 -- I love being able to see where I'm headed while boosting into the sky.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I've not had this much fun with a console FPS in a long time, and feel confident in saying that Killzone 2 is probably the best of its kind to come out this generation. While some flaws are evident in the story and a number of design choices, they pale in comparison to the purity of the gunplay and the meaty action that prevails.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The core mechanics and relaxing aesthetic merge so well together that players will sink in to the experience and never want to leave.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It may not be as instantly satisfying as your standard action title, but after just a few minutes of play, World of Goo makes you feel like a genius, a general, and a god all rolled into one.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Evokes the feeling of old ghost stories told around a campfire. There's the familiarity of friends and family around a warm, man-made fire, but with it comes the unnerving tale of the strange and unusual. Kentucky Route Zero is beautifully bizarre and perfectly poignant, and most of all, deserves your attention.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There really isn't one negative thing I can say about PixelJunk Shooter 2. The game is even better than I thought it was going to be. And after loving the original, I had high expectations!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With its flowing, open approach to mission structure, thoroughly engrossing story and gorgeous visuals, this is the kind of game that all others should strive to be. While there are some elements that don't feel quite as developed as they should have been, and augmentation is more Hobson's choice than true choice, Human Revolution provides a level of quality that only the most adamant cynic could fail to be impressed by. More importantly, it is everything a fan of Deus Ex could want in a game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's extremely well crafted from beginning to end, and rarely (if ever) sacrifices fun for delivering a message. No More Heroes 2 still makes me laugh, scream, think, and violently wank, even more so after the first play-through. That's more than I can say for almost any game this generation.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Nobody has demonstrated they can do Pokemon better than Pokemon can. X and Y does everything it needs to remain relevant, to prove why it's the top of its field, and if that's not good enough for you, there's nothing Ekans say to change your mind.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It delivers a near-perfect competitive experience, in a way that few games -- racing or otherwise -- can. Hot Pursuit is not only a defining moment for the series, but for arcade-style racing, period.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Some of us love the "stale" old Pokemon foundation, and we're happy to get it looking as good as it's ever looked. I want to walk around in grass and toss my balls in a magic dog's face, and that's exactly what I get from X and Y. That I get it with beautifully animated combat and gorgeous, vivid colors just totally seals the deal.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The models look great, especially on a high-end PC with all of the settings jacked up. It blows the GameCube version out of the water, and looks incredibly smooth and fluid.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    No Vita should be sold without a copy of this game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The Pikmin series does things that no other games do, and Pikmin 3 does those things better than ever before.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Offers the simplicity and elegance of "One Note Samba" or "Blister in the Sun," the directness of the art of Mike Mignola or Pendleton Ward, and the understated but endlessly variable gameplay design of arcade titles like Pac-Man Champion Edition DX or Super Mario Bros. It's one of my favorite games of this generation -- a title that offers a much stronger education in game design and a more pure, direct, and genuine experience than most games on the market.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It delivers a near-perfect competitive experience, in a way that few games -- racing or otherwise -- can. Hot Pursuit is not only a defining moment for the series, but for arcade-style racing, period.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you do have some local friends who can come over and hold a controller, buy this game immediately and invite them over, because TowerFall: Ascension is easily one of the best things you can do on a couch.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I really can't think of any other games that I'd recommend more. The originals are both so lovingly crafted and inspiring that I think gamers 50 years for now will still be talking about them. No, they're not perfect, but they're both fine examples of brilliant game design, and they both put forth an experience you won't soon forget. Please, play these games.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A new story, battle improvements, new troops, and a ton of missions are exactly what Valkyria Chronicles fans were asking for.
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    • 86 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    This game is a classic in every sense of the word, and I'm overjoyed that it's available for a new generation to get their hands on.