Destructoid's Scores

  • Games
For 2,967 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
Score distribution:
2967 game reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    The beginning of Typoman showed promise, full of amusing and creative moments, something that anyone could enjoy. But unfortunately it wasn't able to hold that momentum for very long and quickly devolved into tedium and confusion, and lots of standing around doing nothing.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    A lethargic combat experience marred further by grotesque bugs, The Cursed Crusade is a game that truly does feel cursed, like no amount of hard work would put it right.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    So we've got a game that I don't enjoy from any angle (which sucks), but it's also dominating the cultural conversation right now (which is great). I'm torn on this one, honestly! See, I don't recommend Pokémon Go the video game. But I can't get enough of Pokémon Go the cultural artifact. It's a Videodrome-esque obsession, and I'm very disappointed in how excited I am to play my part. Long live the new flesh.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    One of the dumbest ideas in this game is the “Shut ’Em Down” move. Basically, you fill a “special” meter by doing well (hitting shots and dunks, and doing jukes), and you can build up three different levels of Shut ’Em Down moves.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Fable Heroes is merely boring beyond belief.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    The Journey wants so desperately to impress you, but it can only ever ruin your day.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    There's no escaping the issue of this being a shameful followup to a genuinely great brawler. I like Koei, but I'm the first to admit it can cut corners wherever it feels able to get away with doing so -- and even for that particular studio, this is a notably substandard effort. Uglier, more boring, as stale as week-old French bread, Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 is best ignored by fans of both Dynasty Warriors and Hokotu no Ken alike.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Hydrophobia isn't straight-up, unforgivably dreadful. It's mostly just boring, uninspired, and vapid. Were it not for the combat, one could get away with calling it an almost decent waste of time and money. The whole package, however, amounts to a tedious and frustrating exercise in futility.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    As far as endless runners go, the only thing Shred It! has going for it is the art style, and even that is feeling old hat these days. The gameplay follows the same formula as all the other runners you've played.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    A miserable little game that does nothing for anybody.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Managing the flaws might not have been a chore had the story been compelling, but this is where the game commits one of the worst sins an RPG can in my eyes: it’s just average, and often it feels forced.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Even once I worked past the game's convoluted, tutorial-free systems and understood how to build a mech, I found myself in a constant state of despondency. I just can't get myself to care about the customization and persistent world when everything surrounding it so poorly designed and not the least bit fun. I mean, at least give me loot. Give me something!
    • 31 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    As for the base game in Soda Drinker Pro, just don't.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Time and Eternity is a wasted opportunity. The premise of a Japanese role-playing game that looks and feels like an interactive anime is a sound one. But this game is anything but sound. A vapid story, obnoxious characters, and heaps of unrealized potential awaits those that fall for Time and Eternity's glossy veneer.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    One of the worst games I've played in a long time. And it's not necessarily because of the clunky controls, vapid shooting, or myriad of other issues that are at play here. The Expendables 2 Videogame just isn't fun. It's a long and tedious slog through the mud and a thousand enemy corpses, where time is the only thing that separates you from the end credits.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Sadly, this game seems just so woefully misguided, though I take comfort from the fact I can at least see a solid game attempting to happen. Athyr's heart is in the right place, but its body is a total shambles...I'll keep rooting for better.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Mech Land Assault falls completely flat. The mechs are great, but they also make missions and liberating towns way too easy (the same way the jetpack made flying way too easy and thereby less interesting). There are only two missions, both of which are completely bland. Oh, and also you're forced to liberate the entire DLC island because if there is one thing that people were clamoring for, it was more town liberations. Good lord, is this season pass over yet?
    • 56 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Anything truly enjoyable about the game is ruined by the microtransactions.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    So, is Prinny worth it? Perhaps if you're into this hard-to-be-hard sort of thing. You masochist. But for the rest of us, the game is going to be too much of a pain to really enjoy.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    All the potential was wasted on missions that amount to simple copy-and-paste tactics punctuated by jokes that are an acquired taste, to say the least. It's stitched together with big ideas and interesting concepts, but it never even comes close to being the sum of its parts.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    The title lacks the series’ corny exchanges between the Rangers and the villains that we know and love. Instead, we’re hit with an underwhelming Web flash game that fails to capture the show’s spirit.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Pirates Vs. Ninja Dodgeball is a waste of time.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Realtime Worlds is so much better than this, and it's horrible to see that years of effort have produced this substandard, outdated, thoroughly pointless game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    While it looks astounding, it's at its best when it isn't trying to immerse the player with "gameplay" segments that only serve to take away from what it's trying to accomplish. If it were much cheaper, or at least longer, it would be a great way to demonstrate VR for someone uninitiated with it. As it stands, it's a lot of money for a paltry few broken moments. [Tested with HTC Vive]
    • 54 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Any game that makes me listen to P.O.D.’s “Boom” every damn time someone kicks off (and Refused’s “New Noise” at the beginning of every game) is going to draw my ire. For all its lifelike hits, Backbreaker simply isn’t fun to play.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    While the game is utterly terrible, it has that B-Movie sentiment to it that does make you laugh at just how horribly bad it is.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    It's contemptuously pissed all over what Rocksteady accomplished with the previous Arkham games and shat out a soulless wreckage of a game. The only good in Origins comes from work already accomplished in previous games, with a whole lot of bad added in.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Dreary and annoying in equal parts, this is a game best left avoided.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    I'm sure it can and probably will get better over time with polish, but what's here at launch is disappointing. I struggle to picture Slain! ever becoming genuinely good barring major reworks.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    There are average hack & slash games that have their faults, like Conan or Viking: Battle for Asgard, but fans of the genre can usually overlook them in favor of having fun. Garshasp, however, sadly doesn't come close to being one of those games.