EGM's Scores

  • Games
For 820 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Gears of War 3: RAAM's Shadow
Lowest review score: 5 Ride to Hell: Retribution
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 69 out of 820
820 game reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Incredibly short, forgettably bland, and wholly unnecessary, Operation Broken Eagle does almost nothing to meaningfully expand or enhance the core experience offered by Dead Rising 3.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Nothing new in terms of game play when dealing with the basics of the LEGO series, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for the PS Vita is one of the more dull adventures set in a world crafted from the classic building blocks. Combine this with no multiplayer, tacked on touch controls, and the fact that the game has been available on consoles for months already, and this port is barely worth anyone's time.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Sing Party flounders between niches, with too little depth to make for a decent music game and too few songs to serve as a replacement for an actual karaoke machine.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    There is a core idea here that could’ve worked, but Metroid Prime: Federation Force is nothing short of a disaster due to horribly thought out implementation and shoddy execution.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    The overall journey drags on in mind-numbing fashion, until you just wish someone would drop a giant Pokéball on your head and end it all.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Entwined spins a single passable mechanic into an overlong (but still quite short) experience with absolutely none of the emotional heft or art-game cred it feigns having.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Actively unpleasant to play, embarrassingly buggy, and wholly devoid of any personality, Eidos Montreal’s Thief reboot certainly isn’t the worthy continuation fans waited almost a decade for.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    A few interesting puzzles can’t save Nero from being an overwritten, mawkish plod that runs so poorly on the Xbox One it’s tough to play without feeling sick.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    AMY
    Amy is a game that I absolutely believe was originally conceived and designed with the best of intentions-but one which horrifically fell apart into a broken mess by the time it landed on our consoles.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    A cheap port of a mobile game with glaring flaws at its very core that does a disservice to the Halo brand, Spartan Assault should be avoided like the Flood.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Utilizing the DualShock 4’s gyroscope and light sensor is a great gimmick, and it’s a concept I hope other rail shooters implement. Beyond that, though, Blue Estate is a boring shell full of cheap, unfunny stereotypes that isn’t worth a single playthrough.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Plagued by constant bugs and poor design decisions, Krater unfortunately never lives up to the full potential of its old-school gameplay ideals.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 does a disservice to returning fans and newcomers alike by removing most of what gave the original games flare while being simultaneously riddled with glitches.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Ragnarok Odyssey ACE tries its best to salvage last year’s disappointing Vita-only action-RPG with a few new gameplay mechanics and expanded content, but the minor fixes can’t come close to patching the fundamentally boring core.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Even if you want to buy this because you're an MMA fan, I'll just warn you to try this game first before committing the hard drive space. If this is what Bellator's bringing to the small MMA sub-genre in the video game market, I don't think EA has anything to worry about when they start working on the next UFC game.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    R.I.P.D.: The Game is really nothing more than a crappy movie tie-in game in the longstanding tradition of crappy movie tie-in games. There’s not much substance here, and what you do get is so unpolished and unrewarding that it’s not worth your time.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A few of the mini-games are fun, but none are fantastic. In a game with little style or substance, the only way to win is not to play.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    For something that was supposed to celebrate 50 years of the world's favorite super spy, it sure seemed more like a slap in the face. Poor visuals, bland game play, and a generic multiplayer seem to have become the gaming standard for 007 with Legends just being the latest example.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Although it handles well enough, the fact of the matter is this game has barely been tweaked over its 99 cent iOS brethren and is ridiculously overpriced for it as it sits amongst a field of a half-dozen better racing games for the Vita launch.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Despite all its promise, Star Trek proves to be a spectacular sci-fi letdown: bugs and glitches galore, unresponsive controls, and a phoned-in story traveling at warp zero. Set phasers to “disappointment.”
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Old Time Hockey is more style than substance. Its heart was in the right place, but shoddy controls, glitches, and poor gameplay design make this an arcade-style game hockey fans just don’t need in their lives.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There is a lot of historical gravitas that Dragon's Lair carries, but with over five dozen ports since its 1983 arcade launch, the game lacks punch, especially on modern consoles. There may be a nostalgia factor here for some, and it might be a good history lesson for others, but the game really doesn't stand the test of time.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    While there’s really nothing broken in Archangel, the game suffers from a clear lack of follow-through on any of the interesting ideas it tries to bring to the table. Its slow, plodding pace stands out even more against the backdrop of mediocre gameplay and one-note characters that made me thankful when the game came to its abrupt end.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    LocoCycle is a next-gen debut that’s uncomfortable to watch and boring to play from a developer I honestly expect better of. That it isn’t outright broken or unplayable from a technical perspective is just about the only accolade I can muster for what has otherwise been a miserable first experience on the Xbox One.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Beyond the creative art style's unique take on Fable III's Albion and seeing everyone's favorite characters return in puppet form, the downright boring and uninspired game play keeps this from being worth anyone's time.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A waste of potential, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate is a broken, boring game and a stain on the Metroidvania genre. Its positives are few and far between, buried under a mountain of glitches, tedious gameplay, and poor level design.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Even with its cheap price of only 400 Microsoft points ($5), when you combine the game's poor recognition of your body movements and a severe lack of content, there just isn't enough of a game here to warrant any sort of purchase.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Easily Beenox’s worst outing with the Spider-Man brand. Nearly every game system is a step backward from the previous three Spidey games—this one isn’t worth your time or effort.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    There seem to be the beginnings of some good ideas in TMNT: Out of the Shadows, but none of them are properly fleshed out. Instead, these shortcomings are simply covered up with more half-followed-through mechanics, resulting in a mess of a game.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    What looks like a harmless return to the Bubsy franchise quickly becomes a clear lesson in laziness. Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back takes no time to show how little effort was put into a simple platformer. From the controls to the overall spirit of the game, it’s hard to recommend anyone try it out, even at its “low” price.

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