Extreme Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,076 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Ninja Gaiden
Lowest review score: 20 Godzilla Unleashed: Double Smash
Score distribution:
1,076 game reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The bottom line is Oblivion is probably the only game besides Halo that gamers will still have in their drives a year from now, an after running around the world for 50hrs I can see why.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Halo crushed all my expectations of what a FPS should be. I love this game.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It has the feel of an action game and the depth of an RPG. My advice: Don't bother renting it. Just buy it.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This game is cooler than ice cream stored in a fridge on Pluto. It look cools, it plays cool, it sounds cool.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From the deep stat tracking to the games ability to match you up with people your own ability,the clan and party support, and huge number of game modes, Halo 2's multiplayer is definitely a revolution for console multiplayer games.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Super Mario Galaxy will go down as one of the greatest games of all time. It brings innovation to the table, while keeping true to the roots of what makes a platforming experience fun.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    This bottom line is that this game is borderline perfect.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Grand Theft Auto IV is simply the must have game for all mature gamers with a gaming console. Either on the Xbox 360 or PS3 you will be blown away with the vast impressive world Rockstar games has concocted in the unique-cool style that only Rockstar games can provide.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Grand Theft Auto IV is simply the must have game for all mature gamers with a gaming console. Either on the Xbox 360 or PS3 you will be blown away with the vast impressive world Rockstar games has concocted in the unique-cool style that only Rockstar games can provide.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    For 1600 MS points gamers will get a entirely new perspective on one of last years most engaging title. The Lost and Damned goes above the call of duty providing an excellent adventure back in the city that really never sleeps, Liberty City.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is more than a step up from its original adventure, it's a complete package filled with memorable moments, death defying gameplay and online multiplayer modes.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Assassin’s Creed II is a worthy successor of one the most intriguing new franchises we have seen in a long time.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Assassin’s Creed II is a worthy successor of one the most intriguing new franchises we have seen in a long time.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Almost everything about Halo: Reach is perfect. The campaign feels great other than a few slow spots and stupid AI - and the multiplayer and matchmaking set a standard that all FPS games should be following. On top of that, the customization that Bungie has given players access to is second to none.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    This is gaming making at its finest; a worthy follow-up to the previous editions and a big booming end note for the trilogy.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Unparalleled in its representation of the Bat, Batman: Arkham City is a pedigree of gaming making and content adaption that no Batman fan should be without.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Unparalleled in its representation of the Bat, Batman: Arkham City is a pedigree of gaming making and content adaption that no Batman fan should be without.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is a fitting final chapter in Solid Snake’s run in the series.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Bioware has made another successful role-playing game that will please fans of the genre, science fiction advocates and any gamer who is looking for an engaging new experience.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    There are no downsides to Dead Space, the story is intense, the graphics are great, sound is perfect, action sequences are intense and the list goes on.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    If you’re a fan of traditional role-playing games, or love games with an endearing story then you will likely fall in love with the dynamic intimacy Lost Odyssey provides.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Nothing can replace the initial awe of literally running around a planet, or long jumping into orbit that we experienced in the first game, but Galaxy far and away succeeds in refining a near perfect experience.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The simplistic yet gorgeous art direction, the scant yet absolutely effective sound cues, the limited yet engrossing storytelling and the unsettling atmosphere all come together to build a full experience, one that will not be forgotten for quite some time.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    There isn't really anything that I can say that I personally dislike about the game. The length, difficulty, and corny story will turn a lot of people off, but the incredible gameplay and thrill of climbing the leaderboards is more than enough to keep this gamer engaged.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    There isn't really anything that I can say that I personally dislike about the game. The length, difficulty, and corny story will turn a lot of people off, but the incredible gameplay and thrill of climbing the leaderboards is more than enough to keep this gamer engaged.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a role-playing fans paradise.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A breathtaking graphical masterpiece.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    PGR3 stays close to the concept that made the first two a hit and gives us more online flavor with a major boost to the graphics and audio.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    High Kicks and breast physics don't hurt either. If you don't buy this game, you'll end up renting it repeatedly, so save yourself the money in the long-run and buy it outright.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of the most intense experiences I've had with game in a while.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The fun and challenging Amped series lives on with a new strange and beautiful side. Besides the missing online multiplayer Amped 3 is one of the launch bests titles for the Xbox 360. Don't pass this one up.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A fantastic effort, and worth the cash to own this one outright.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Halo 3 gives a deeper, smoother and grander ride then ever before.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    So far, Daxter is the most fun I've had on my PSP this year, and Daxter is a sure in for PSP game of the year.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Now that Prime 3 is at our disposal, it is quite safe to say that Wii has an official flagship title that was built from the ground up to take advantage of the Wii’s control scheme and graphical capabilities.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Phantom Hourglass is the perfect adventure, accessible to all ages from the novice adventure to the hardcore Zelda fan.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Bioshock delivers an outstanding adventure deep into a psychotic world filled with wonder and interesting plot developments and characters.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Ubisoft Montreal's Assassin's Creed feels the second coming of the Prince. Darker and more compelling, Assassins Creed gives the player a world of hidden agendas, deception, and murder.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The PS3 version is just as grand and impressive as the previous versions, if not slightly better in the graphics department.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Expands and improves on the original game with more multiplayer options, a refined single player game, and even more impressive visuals.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The only set back to not purchasing Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune the game length, besides that you won’t find a more polished game on the Playstation 3. This is one treasure that you need to seek out for yourself, you won’t be disappointed.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With the beauty of this game, the amazing sound, script and voice-acting, this is definitely one game you would be –ahem- batty to not buy.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With the beauty of this game, the amazing sound, script and voice-acting, this is definitely one game you would be –ahem- batty to not buy.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    LocoRoco 2 is a shining example of how the PSP can be used to grab a share in the casual market along with hardcore gamers. LocoRoco 2 has so much charm that it is near impossible to hate. LocoRoco 2 can be enjoyed in long sittings, or quickly in a one-level run.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    'Red Dead Redemption' is a must buy. Every Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 owner should play this game (as long as they're over 18 and not a member of PETA). The only reasons I can't give this game a full 10 are the annoying glitches, connection issues and the lack of difficulty.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    'Red Dead Redemption' is a must buy. Every Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 owner should play this game (as long as they’re over 18 and not a member of PETA). The only reasons I can’t give this game a full 10 are the annoying glitches, connection issues and the lack of difficulty.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero 5 is the most refined version of an instrument based music game you can find. From the hardcore Guitar Hero fanatics to the casual gamer, Guitar Hero 5 has more features built into its gameplay to suit everyone.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero 5 is the most refined version of an instrument based music game you can find. From the hardcore Guitar Hero fanatics to the casual gamer, Guitar Hero 5 has more features built into its gameplay to suit everyone.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Turn 10 Studios has been working hard in the shop since its last release of Forza, and it shows. Forza Motorsport 3 is a racing fans type of game that is also accessible to the causal racer.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you like the thought of Megan Fox on your lap hating A.D.D. kids with you, if you are in touch with your inner nerd, if you are intelligent and can actually pay attention to a story, and if you love awesome things that are truly full of awesomness that last for a million hours, then get Dragon Age: Origins.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you like the thought of Megan Fox on your lap hating A.D.D. kids with you, if you are in touch with your inner nerd, if you are intelligent and can actually pay attention to a story, and if you love awesome things that are truly full of awesomness that last for a million hours, then get Dragon Age: Origins.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    To those of you that may have scoffed at flying games in the past, I urge you to give this one a try. I have a feeling you will become an aerial combat convert.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Who would ever thought you can run around with horns and a dress an punt chickens... lol The mojo is maxed out for Fable; there is so much to love and so little time.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Most of the mojo comes in the in game feeling of being the hunted then into the predator, it's exhilarating running through the jungle like a wild beast on the hunt, loose and intense.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Taking a screaming fast car and driving it into a busy intersection creating a massive car pile up costing millions of dollars is not only fun, but addictive.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A fully fleshed out multiplayer, realistic and fun driving, tons of variety, and an interesting drivatar feature Forza has everything you could have asked for in a racing game and is bound to please anyone who was looking forward to it, or anyone who likes driving games at all.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Easily the best Splinter Cell game released yet, from the jaw dropping graphics to the pulse pounding action Chaos Theory goes above and beyond the call and creates one of the best experiences yet for the Xbox.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Bigger and badder then ever.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An accumulation of over 6 years of love poured onto disc, Forza Motorsport 4 is an easy purchase for any car enthusiasts with a Xbox 360.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Gears of War 2 is a darker and larger experience then the first game which will please all the gamers looking for a “bigger and better” version of the original.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    In all its blazing glory, Call of Duty: World at War powers up with the Call of Duty 4 engine to push the boundaries of the franchise.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    In all its blazing glory, Call of Duty: World at War powers up with the Call of Duty 4 engine to push the boundaries of the franchise.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    What the Lost and the Damned pulled away from, The Ballad of Gay Tony embraces. Going out in a bang TBOGT is a larger than life rollercoaster ride into the dangerous underbelly of Liberty City with Gay Tony as your guide.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Heavy Rain is an experience like no other, and one that will be different for everyone who lethemselves fall into its spellbinding narrative. Quantic Dream has done an amazing job engrossing the player into a deeply felt story that has all the care and production of a feature film.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    PixelJunk Monsters: Deluxe is one game strategy fans should not overlook.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    From all its frustrating jumps to news ways to create, LittleBigPlanet 2 is one of the must-have purchases for the PS3.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Left 4 Dead is a great addition to the zombie game genre. It’s a complete other direction from Dead Rising, which is a good thing since Left 4 Dead is one of the best co-op shooters around.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    DMC4 returns showcasing how action games should be made. Staring a new hero and a few faces from the past, Devil May Cry 4 has everything you would expect out of your demon slaying, button-mashing game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    DMC4 returns showcasing how action games should be made. Staring a new hero and a few faces from the past, Devil May Cry 4 has everything you would expect out of your demon slaying, button-mashing game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The bottom line is that this game is near-perfect and if you love looting then this is the game for you.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The bottom line is that this game is near-perfect and if you love looting then this is the game for you.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Bioshock is still one of the best shooters ever released and it goes without saying, if you haven’t played Bioshock yet, you need to experience what the hype is all about.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2 is excellent, a visual and audio experience which should be played by any gamer.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    'UFC 2010 Undisputed' improves on an already impressive 2009 offering thorough additional fighting styles, an online camp mode, and updated gameplay and presentation.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    ‘UFC 2010 Undisputed’ improves on an already impressive 2009 offering thorough additional fighting styles, an online camp mode, and updated gameplay and presentation.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The Writer simply offers a lot of really cool amazing general stuff. Combat takes a bit of a backseat in favour of gigantic spectacle, but you will still have your fair share of frantic reloads and cinematic dodges.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    'Alan Wake' is a stellar experience that will live on in your mind days after the final credits role. The pacing, storytelling, and light based gameplay is astounding, making 'Alan Wake' any fan of narrative driven games shouldn't miss.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Patapon is true blending of genres creating a unique and special game exclusively on the PSP.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Batman Lego is awesome, simply awesome. It’s great to play alone or with a friend in the story mode or without restrictions in free play.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Batman Lego is awesome, simply awesome. It’s great to play alone or with a friend in the story mode or without restrictions in free play.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    inFAMOUS takes everything you’ve come to expect from a well done super-hero tale and presents it in the shell of a video-game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Prince of Persia has pulled away from its previous trappings to become its own true game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Prince of Persia has pulled away from its previous trappings to become its own true game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It should be more than obvious if you read any the above review that we are standing behind Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars 100%. Rockstar Leeds did an amazing job bringing the Grand Theft Auto franchise to life on the Nintendo DS platform.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Before heading into Bioshock 2, you had to wonder if a sequel was necessary. The original Bioshock was so perfect that fans couldn’t even imagine how '2K Games' would approach a sequel. Well, 2K and its collaborating studios have pulled off a brilliant sequel that holds up to the critical acclaim of the first game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Before heading into Bioshock 2, you had to wonder if a sequel was necessary. The original Bioshock was so perfect that fans couldn't even imagine how '2K Games' would approach a sequel. Well, 2K and its collaborating studios have pulled off a brilliant sequel that holds up to the critical acclaim of the first game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The four years Shadow Complex spent in development was well worth the effort. Shadow Complex is absolutely amazing and shouldn’t be disregarded because it’s only available for download.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The Beatles: Rock Band is a must have game for Beatles fans. Harmonix has done an excellent job putting together a fun package that highlights the career of one of the most successful bands in our history.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The Beatles: Rock Band is a must have game for Beatles fans. Harmonix has done an excellent job putting together a fun package that highlights the career of one of the most successful bands in our history.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The PSP version of Chinatown Wars is easier to play, more precise, and visually more outstanding than the Nintendo DS version.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    EA Canada offers up another big hug of hockey love in NHL 11. Simply put, this is how you do hockey!
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    EA Canada offers up another big hug of hockey love in NHL 11. Simply put, this is how you do hockey!
    • 80 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Fable III might not be the ultimate edition of Fable that 'Peter Molyneux' had in mind, but it is a shining example of a masterfully made action adventure game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Max Payne 3 is a triumph; an action game that is supremely polished, filled with adrenaline pumping gunplay and several memorable milestones.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you’re in the market for a fun racing game that’ll keep you busy for quite some time, this is your game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Visually outstanding, a varied and satisfying single player campaign, seamless action, and sweet online features make Ghost Recon the total package.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even with its portable limitations Liberty City Stories steps up to the plate a delivers a solid single player game with the same addictive continuity as its other versions.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nintendogs is surreal, endearing, and clever.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A one of kind strategy war game that brings the cute into the battlefield.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new moves, power-ups and graphics are just enough to make this game feel original while keeping its roots in the past. Even though New Super Mario Bros. isn't a revolution, it's still a great fun platforming game.