Destructoid's Scores

  • Games
For 2,246 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 Deadly Premonition
Lowest review score: 10 Thundercats
Score distribution:
2,246 game reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The highest praise one can afford this game is that it's playable. It's not broken, nor is it really that offensive. It's just a condensed exercise in bromidic game design, a brief waste of time squirted out of some mercenary developer's squalid hole.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A great credits sequence isn't enough to keep the game from getting a [40].
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    At first I started to enjoy it, but soon all I found was frustration. I can't recommend this game to anyone, and I don't want to play it anymore myself because I am afraid of seeing all my efforts lost due to server issues. It's a decent game if it worked right, but the online dependency, forced multiplayer, and DRM ruin it.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    he game is definitely built to favor more methodical, communicative teams over groups of lone wolves. However, aside from diehard fans of the genre, it's difficult to imagine someone convincing enough of his friends to buy Breach to form a cohesive team.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As much as I wanted to rave about this one, I must begrudgingly admit that those who love freedom would probably be better served hunting down a copy of the PS2 version or downloading it for PSP.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The story is too light to augment the game's core mechanical focus, while ideas like the follower system feel tacked-on and inconsequential to strategy. Fans of dungeon crawlers may squeeze some enjoyment from the grind, but most players will be turned off by the tedious progression and repetitive battles.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Eufloria is tough, but not impossible, to love. You may have to fight through (or altogether ignore) the campaign mode to get to the good stuff, and even then you may spend more time waiting and micromanaging than you'd like, but I can't possibly deny the strength of Eufloria's most basic design choices.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, nostalgia doesn’t operate in this game’s favor: it’s too faithful to the original. The broken levels, mundane combat, meager play options, and short play time are factors that dwarf the delicious presentation and whatever fond memories you may have.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There are many games that will only appeal to "fans of the genre," but this goes farther than that and becomes a game that appeals to "fans of the series." It's not really a terrible thing, but it's not a great thing, either.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The bad menus, controls, unplayable online component, and terrible campaign mode completely shroud any real accomplishments made in terms of the game's balance and feel.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Overall I felt as if Daylight was made as a jump-scare machine with a loosely tacked-on plot.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There are plenty of other more meaty and fulfilling visual novels out there that may be a little more expensive than this budget indie release, but you'll come out of those feeling much better about your purchase than you would about World End Economica.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I wanted to enjoy Uncanny Valley, especially with its opening concept and jump scares, but despite all the assurances and hard work with those patches, it just wasn't to be.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One should have been about $15, five hours shorter, and released on the PlayStation Network. It's a game that does a disservice to the high pedigree of the Ratchet & Clank series and takes too far a departure from what made such an excellent series. It's sad to see these fantastic characters appear in a poorly structured, mediocre game, full of camera issues and silly bugs that add insult to injury.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Warriors of Troy just about delivers some simple button mashing action without too much fuss, but hack n' slash fans would do best to wait for Dynasty Warriors 7. That game sports more character in a single trailer than this does in the entire experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Nothing about EVE is done poorly except for the fact that it isn't fun. If you like charts, reading directions, and being blown up for no reason, give EVE Online a try.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Buggy, unnecessary, and outstays its welcome before the credits close...Army of Two has never been an especially bad series, it's just never been an especially good one. The Devil's Cartel is the ultimate example of this. Is it bad? Not especially. But it's a far, far cry from good.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game we've been presented with works against itself more often than it does not.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    For long-time fans, Mega Man X on iOS is at best tolerable and at worst insulting. It's a "remake" rife with unnecessary alterations that only serve to make it feel more dated than the original game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you are truly desperate for good puzzles and sumptuous art, then you could do worse than play A New Beginning, but I found it impossible to look past the many issues and really enjoy the few things it manages to do right.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game just isn’t fun. The spotty controls, rigid character movement, and frail character creation drag Smash Court into the ground.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The latency, disconnects, freezing, and generally poor structure cripples the game’s ability to deliver its characteristic style of play.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Test Drive Unlimited 2 isn't a horrible game. It's just surrounded by a bug filled world, glitchy gameplay, and a core mechanic that doesn't function.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sloppy, glitchy controls and graphics, tedious gameplay, and spotty co-op makes for one adventure you'll wish would boldly go away. It's dumb, Jim.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A big mess of a strategy role-playing game, as it seems to fall short on just about every level. Fans of strategy games can easily overlook a lackluster presentation, but Zoids Assault also suffers a severe lack of appealing game play, making it hard to recommend to anyone.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In retrospect, I like having this unique story to tell. However, I found little joy in actually playing it. Frustration, irritation, and boredom, sure. But little joy. I might have been better off playing the slots in my local, dilapidated amusement arcade. At least then there would have been a chance I could have won a few quid, and with my winnings, I could just have bought a book.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Somewhere, hidden in foreboding mountain peaks, deep under a gloomy cave, or in the back of a forgotten whorehouse, there is fun to be had in Risen. To be honest, I'll probably keep looking for it -- but I'll do so armed with a walkthrough and the knowledge that playing Risen might be a game of diminishing returns.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    For a game about a bunch of girls finding their voices and path in the world, it has distressingly little "voice" of its own.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Apart from its visuals and recognizable voices (when they're heard at all), there's nothing South Park about it and could have easily been any other multiplayer platform game; a pretty mediocre one at that.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A beautiful intro does not a great game make, and the full product is a disappointment to say the absolute least. Tequila clearly has a lot of talent and an ability to craft genuinely intimidating, memorable environments -- Deadlight demonstrates the wealth of inventiveness the studio possesses. Yet it feels squandered on lazy design in the second chapter and mistreatment of player trust in the third.