Destructoid's Scores

  • Games
For 2,215 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 Persona 4 Golden
Lowest review score: 10 Deep Black: Reloaded
Score distribution:
2,215 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, RACE Pro doesn’t transcend the hardcore audience that it’s intending to ingratiate, despite the amount of assists that the lower levels of play allow. If you’re looking for the kind of game that doesn’t let you or other players swing around a corner at 240 km/h, this is a very safe bet.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 is a mixed bag, with plenty of good things soured by a sprinkling of bad. While the majority of the game is enjoyable, there are certain aspects that simply should not have been allowed to enter the final product.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With too many enemies present, Sir, You Are Being Hunted would simply be an open-world shooter, but with too few, it would be boring. While many might find its empty spaces dull, they always carry with them a hidden threat that a pipe-smoking robot has you in its crosshairs with its steely finger on the trigger.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a nice little slice of Dead Rising which stands perfectly fine on its own and I can honestly recommend it to people who want to kill zombies for a few hours but would not otherwise enjoy the time-based mechanics and rigid scheduling necessary to complete a longer Dead Rising title.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pain junkies can get a quick fix of MotoHeroz methadone, but it will only tide them over until the next hit of Trials heroin shows up.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While testing Banner Saga through Factions is not exactly social work, it's not what you've been waiting for, either. Call it a scenic detour that gives the dinner hosts at Stoic some extra time to cook more side dishes while testing out the current ones on guests. Don't worry: Factions is plenty of fun on its own and will only get better as updates roll out.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If the more mundane parts of Heavy Rain left you unenthused -- and if they didn’t, that’s even better -- you’ll enjoy this exhilarating condensed experience.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Try FNR4 if you’re looking for a good boxing game or want to experience the glory of current generation pugilism all over again. It’s worth it. Just don’t venture online with wide eyes and innocence. You’ll be rocked.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I would recommend anyone with a little bit of interest in the sport and a lot of patience check out EA Sports UFC. There is a fun game in here somewhere -- it's just behind a lot of barriers.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is a solid, creative FPS that brings a lot of new ideas to the genre, despite its minor flaws. Unfortunately, due to the short story, and multiplayer overshadowed by better games, spending more than you'd need to to rent this thing from Blockbuster would just be a waste of money that you'll probably need to purchase food, or paper towels for some reason.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite its short length, The Shivah is worth playing for its story and to see how far adventure games have come in the last few years.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A limited romp, but its core selection of minigames are fun to play. It's enjoyable for what it is, whether you have a creative mind or just want to blow shit up. I can see myself going back from time to time to top my best score -- I just won't be creating things for months on end.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The maps alone in the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Havoc DLC are an average affair, but Exo Zombies rises this package slightly above the cut. I love the new cast, the Exosuits makes a world of difference, and I'm digging the Hollywood cheese of the story.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The most egregious of all faults lies in the enemy AI. Nearly all creatures in Dark Souls are hyper-aggressive and many of them to a fault. Some will completely ignore a gap between you and them, running off a cliff.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you like old-school third-person action games with horror elements, I'd recommend picking up The Evil Within on a console, possibly at a price cut. It will definitely scratch the itch of someone who has been pining for a return to the older days of gaming, but everyone else who has come to expect that certain layer of polish likely won't be amused.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is beautiful and charming in many respects, but an absolute drudgery in others.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's certainly worth the $10 if you're willing to let your imagination fly!
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still a good game, even if it does feel like a wasted creative opportunity. It steals liberally from the Bat, but it does so with a high enough degree of skill and style that it can be forgiven.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tengami is a decent way to spend a soothing afternoon, but overall left me wanting more from what was there.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You're not getting a sports sim here; this is about simple Wiimote-swinging fun. Those looking for a high level of challenge need to look elsewhere.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With a lot of polish in terms of the controls through a future update, this could be one of the finest games on the App Store. Otherwise, just stick to the other incredible versions if possible.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a very uneven package in the sense that there could have either been a few more games and a few could have been better, but honestly -- $15 isn't a terrible price just for Joust alone.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mahjong Cub3d is simply mahjong in fully rotatable 3D. I can tell you that it's easy to get into and control, and that it seems to have this gravitational pull on me as a puzzle game fan. I've always liked mahjong, and this 3D twist on the classic formula makes it even more enjoyable and challenging.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Beyond a breath of fresh air, it will provide a chuckle for some and a tear for others. Well done, Vicious Cycle. Well done indeed.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dying Light often boils down to "Zombies: The Videogame," but it's fun to flip around like a ninja and cause havoc while you shuffle from one mission to the next. For many of you out there, that's basically all you'll need.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A flawed, but ultimately good game. However, here we come to the major malfunction. Barely anybody is playing this thing. Even with 32-player matches available, it's really hard find a game populated by even half that number.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a surprisingly meaty title that'll have you coming back again and again to best one difficulty level after another, even if it's just to collect special accessories with which you can outfit your girls.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Really, the thrill of the crawl is this game's only reward. For me, that's more than enough as the dungeon crawling play fits the bill exactly as a Vita game. But if you're new to this genre, there are many better places to start.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a damn solid game, with bright and beautiful graphics, simple but fun gameplay and a significant wad of content.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One other major issue with the game is the horrible navigational map that just shows everything as a circle of cluttered brown mess. With so much going on during a standard mission, it's understandably difficult to create a map that reads clearly and informs the player of what's happening. However, this impossible creation doesn't even come close.