FiringSquad's Scores

  • Games
For 245 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 81
Highest review score: 100 Law & Order: Dead on the Money
Lowest review score: 35 Stronghold 3
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 245
245 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It runs well, it’s almost completely bug-free, the servers are good, the game scales mob spawn rates to keep up with demand, the quest log always has something for you to do and the instances are brief and enjoyable. There’s no clearing of crap before you get to the Dead Mines or Maraudon proper, you no longer need to get 40 people together for a raid... it’s not next-generation, but The Burning Crusade is as good as this generation of MMOs is going to get.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It’s balanced, it’s fun, and I can’t wait to get to level 140 again!
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Yes, there are only four levels of co-op and we're tempted to tear into Ubi for not including more, but on the other hand the mere inclusion of co-op play is already a major achievement. If only the development team would be so nice as to release some level design tools.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The multiplayer in UO is revolutionary compared to CoD, and while we might wish Activision released this as a stand-alone for the sake of the community, we’re not about to punish an excellent expansion pack for adding so much to the original.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Those looking for a completely new gameplay experience will be disappointed, as will those hoping for more realism. However, if you're looking for a faster, cleaner and more polished Battlefield, this is it. Digital Illusions didn't roll any dice on this one (pardon the pun), they stuck to the formula but fleshed it out and polished it up.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    From the Olympics and World Cup down to trying to avoid relegation from Poland’s 2nd League, you can lead your manager to compete anywhere.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It’s been a long time since a developer has taken such risks in development and it is deeply impressive that so many of these risks have paid off for the members of Ironclad.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Resident Evil 5 is a must-have game. It isn’t without minor flaws, but they do little to undermine everything that Capcom did so very right.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The best simulation we've played in years. It retains accessibility while offering remarkable levels of detail and realism... It is visually attractive, aurally satisfying and quite simply a breathtaking experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Though it bears similarities in style and setting to its predecessor, at heart is a new game with incredible depth that is accessible to any dedicated strategy gamer now, thanks to the completely overhauled interface.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Once you toss in the graphics, sound effects, quality core rules and the toolset, it’s easy to understand how we came up with 91.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    [The single player game is c]ertainly not comparable to the evolutionary changes we expected Blizzard to put it through.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    We loved everything about the game. We loved everything from the silly fez wearing guards right down to the random dissertations on the meaning of life.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We’d be tempted to give the game another editor’s choice award, actually, but what holds us back most is that the expanded timeline and the cataclysmic war between the Allies and Warsaw Pact is really only for those who love the burden of taking on such a massive conflict.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best robot game, ever... The excellent singleplayer campaign is perfectly complemented by an equally competent multiplayer game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Combining all the best features of a genre AND adding evolutionary improvement to them is in fact, revolutionary...The clean interface, astounding gameplay depth, and narcotic addictiveness of SMAC all prove that it deserves one of our highest ratings.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is enough repetitive, standard fare about Max, coupled with its short play time, that makes it hard to flat-out recommend.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    EMI's combination of great graphics, hilarious story and solid gameplay is a tough one to beat. If you like adventure games this one's a no-brainer.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    New weapons, new vehicles, amazing graphics, stunning sound, and gameplay that really encourages teamwork... it's almost perfect!
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    AOK is as addictive as crack, but at the same time, as refined as a 30 year old cognac. Package all that into a drop dead gorgeous graphics engine and it's easy to see that Ensemble and Microsoft have a real winner on their hands; AOK is going to be around for a long time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We loved this game! As far as 3-D RTS games go, this is the best one we have ever played. With very few flaws this game pleases in almost every aspect.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Left 4 Dead 2 is better than the original in virtually every way and every bit as replayable. I would say there is enough new stuff to justify it being released as a sequel, but on the other hand I agree with many that say this is what L4D should’ve been.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Probably the only thing keeping Thief from 5 stars is a better graphics engine...The incredible sound engine, innovative design and game play lift Thief above all others as a single player adventure.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A management nut’s dream. It doesn’t have quite all the depth options of Worldwide Soccer Manager 2006 (better known as "Football Manager 2006"), but the number of options and the veracity of the simulation are staggering compared to anything that EA or 2K Games have come out with.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not just a fun adventure game on its own but also an impressive example of how the growing episodic game trend could evolve.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A gaming triumph...More astonishingly, they've created a system of classes and abilities that are so varied that there's a compelling reason to actually play through the game more than once.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Seriously Sweet.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is much more accessible and deeper at the same time, but doesn’t force too much simplicity or complexity on anyone. In those regards, it’s perfect.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The level design is fantastic with an eye not just on good looks, but good gameplay as well.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare had a longer single player campaign our score would have been even higher. As it stands Infinity Ward's latest game still is worth the money to buy and experience for yourself.

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