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 7.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 80
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
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Dead on the Money is one of the finest police procedural or detective adventure games ever created.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Let me clear things up by assuring you that none of the quest bugs, graphical issues, gameplay glitches, or unexplained crashes I've encountered can change the fact that I played this amazing RPG for well over 100 hours in the past couple weeks and absolutely loved it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Complex combat, climbing the tech tree, and resource management (commonly found in RTS games) make Civ III a deep strategy game – far beyond a simple Simulation game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The first multiplayer game to make me completely abandon "Battlefield." In fact I haven’t played a multiplayer shooter so much since "Quake" and "Tribes."
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's more polished, refined and spit-shined than any game since "StarCraft"...The most remarkable thing about Half-Life 2 is that it manages to perfectly recapture that magical feeling from the original of being there.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Best of all, Vice City isn’t quite what we expect from a PC game today. It doesn’t fit neatly into any genre, so a freshness factor makes gunning down cops and knocking over banks seem even more innovative and new.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There’s certainly room for improvement, we could in fact stand to enjoy some randomly generated quests like in Daggerfall and a bigger game world, but Oblivion is as close to free-form RPG perfection as you can get nowadays.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It’s not too often anymore that you see an RPG with so much character depth, well-written spoken dialogue, and engaging story arcs on top of such brutally enjoyable combat.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The best thing about it is the presentation, though; only Blizzard can make an RTS feel like an epic adventure.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The writing is without peer and its execution brilliant, with the voice-over performances and details in visuals/animations rivaling anything Pixar has done on film. On top of all that, it's hilarious!
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Human Revolution does exactly what it set out to do. That is, perfectly capture the spirit of Deus Ex and transplant it into a fresh, modern experience on all platforms, while staying true to its roots in the PC version.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Game of the Year...Like "Deus Ex" two years ago, there is simply nothing on the same level.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Deus Ex has raised the standard for first person adventure games with its open ended design, and seamless integration of the story into the game play.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Yes folks, we have played BioShock and we loved it. The minor flaws in the game's design didn't keep us from having an all night session to get to the end and we think that will be your conclusion as well.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The gameplay of the Homeworld series is now cemented as revolutionary. Games in the future will either draw upon this series as influence, or out and out steal its ideas. Homeworld and its sequel, Cataclysm, have done more for RTS than all others save perhaps Herzog Zwei and the PC Classic "Dune 2000."
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The new "Medal of Honor." Squad combat, iron sights, the incredible tactile feel of the game, the sound effects, the graphics, the intense levels - it’s done for first-person shooters in 2003 what "Medal of Honor" did two years ago.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A stunning work of art, full of creativity and originality. It is faithful to the rules of both AD&D and Planescape yet bends them enough to make for a different experience for hardcore veterans without ruining the game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Diablo II isn't a perfect game - the save system and battle.net are the two major issues we had, though we are still baffled by the lackluster graphics. However, when it comes down to it, Diablo II is undeniably fun.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A masterpiece of game design and development. Like its Black Isle-developed "Planescape" cousin, BG2 is a tour-de-force in computer roleplaying.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It has a seamless blend of strategy and tactics, giving the player the power to choose whether he wants to enjoy one or the other, the 11 civilizations to play – and it does this all in a very refined fashion.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    For the casual gamer, Allegiance finally gives you a space shooter that's fun to play in multiplayer. It has a point, it has huge furballs with dozens of fighters flying around and it can be played at any time. Just fire up the computer, find a public or premium match, join in and fly.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    There are very few games I recommend outright to anyone without hesitation. So let me just qualify: if you have any interest in first-person shooters, go get Riddick. Now.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A great game and a fresh, new experience. Just about every single problem from previous titles, especially the lackluster "Civ III," has been adjusted or outright replaced. Whether it’s the endless city spamming, the lack of good multiplayer, or the AI cheating in obnoxious ways, it’s been addressed in Civilization IV.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Fast, fun, and unapologetically crass, this is the best game I’ve played in a long time, and is truly deserving of the moniker “role-playing shooter.”
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Even though I’m sad to see the role-playing elements were neutered, there is no doubt this game is an improvement over the first in almost every way. That’s quite an achievement, considering ME1 is a great game in its own right.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If you had fun playing SimCity years ago but don't know if Sim gaming is still for you, give Tropico a whirl. Heck, if you just like Latin Jazz/Mambo music, you should pick up Tropico.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A refreshing and at times thought-provoking human-scale simulation.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The single best strategy game released since "Civilization II" (and perhaps even the original "Civilization.")
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    What's different about it is that Blizzard has made the game very accessible and really put together an amazing system of quests that aren't just part of the depth, but actually a tutorial. All this is done in a world rich in landmarks, characters, races and enemies.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    We’re impressed with how simple the game has stayed while adding so much depth.