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
    • 76 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Battles are fast and furious, but you never feel overwhelmed or pulled in too many directions at once.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    I really did enjoy the game, but I can't help but wonder what it would have been like if Volition didn't have to make sacrifices for the sake of the console versions.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    They replicated a lot of the surface that made the original so good but F.E.A.R. Extraction Point ultimate feels hollow when you finish it, thanks in large part to a storyline that’s less of an expansion and more of an extended ending to the original.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    The bottom line is that Unreal 2 is saddled with unmemorable weapons and enemies, disappointing AI, a dull lead character, underdone level design, and a lack of technical polish, all wrapped around the same old stuff you’ve seen in so many first person shooters, most of which are better than this game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    There are a lot of little reasons to get Black & White 2, but none of them comes together with quite the synergy that would make them more than the sum of their parts.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    If Ritual can improve the plotting of future chapters, add more variety to the enemies and weapons and maybe make the game a tad longer per episode (we would have preferred six to eight hours for the price) we could see this becoming a successful new way to present PC games.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I have no desire to punish myself repeatedly trying to beat a game. On the other hand, if you do crave that kind of challenge, I cannot think of a game better suited to deliver than Shadowgrounds.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though Kingdoms addresses all of the original criticisms of Total Annihilation, it continues to suffer from extremely high system requirements.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, all of this is marred by a buggy game (even after the v1.1 update) and incredibly stupid computer AI (which controls your teammates).
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not terrible. Not stellar. Just average. There’s quite a bit to like about this game, but there’s just as much that makes you say, “meh.”
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a great recreation of the old Marvel comic book to which geeks like myself will quickly warm, and the best use of a movie license in at least a couple of years.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The multiplayer just isn't interesting enough to bother with while the single player game offers no replayability to speak of.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game itself is remarkably well put together. Graphics, sound and gameplay come together to create a terrifying yet intriguing experience. You'll be on edge of your seat and scared as you play even during "safe" areas, just because of previous experiences or the feeling that something is about to happen.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The ability to be the cop and call up backup such as the chopper and spike strips is a noble attempt but just not enough. They are fun to use but a few tweaks do not make a game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Oni
    Oni does present a truly awesome hand to hand combat system, certainly the best on the PC.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    One of the key features, the Crusades, are utterly broken in this reviewer's opinion and the game would be much better without them enabled.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Dark Crusade had done everything already, but the two new races and better campaign are a decent addition when the price gets down to a decent level, that is.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    This game has so many good things going for it that it hurts to rant about the shortcomings. To start, the controls are severely jacked.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Doesn’t live up to its illustrious predecessors. So many changes has cost the game its identity.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    It's not that there's all that much terribly wrong with Breakthrough, it's more that there’s nothing all-that-right right about it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's very admirable for Futuremark to make an exclusively PC game that is DX10 only, to boot, but I'm not quite sold on the longevity of the zero-G concept. It's a new and exciting spin on the competitive FPS genre, but I don't think it will keep me away from games like Borderlands or Dragon Age for long.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Very few games had the perfect soundtrack (and yes I love "Doom's" original soundtrack as well); Blood II does. Its eerie tunes add to gameplay by "epic proportions."
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What Nuclear Dawn does best is perhaps how it requires each team of players work together.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Instead of being a restriction on what they can do, the license is nothing but a positive effect on the game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Too short to justify its current MSRP.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    I really enjoy the action and gameplay that Combat Arms has to offer. And with a free admission price, it’s kind of difficult to not at least try it out for a few matches. At the very least, you will respect the ability of the game to be fun, fast paced, and highly addictive.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It's quite gritty, has some surprisingly creative missions and even offers historical lessons about the Vietnam conflict. Now if only it was prettier and fixed the "realistic" walking motion.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    The chat interface is a poorly organized mess. Guiding your sim through necessary activities requires too much real time hand-holding and should have been better automated.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. could be better in almost every way, with the exception of graphics, where it features some pretty impressive vistas. It’s just a shame the view’s horrible.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Dead on the Money is one of the finest police procedural or detective adventure games ever created.