Game Almighty's Scores

  • Games
For 340 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 The Orange Box
Lowest review score: 22 Jenga World Tour
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 37 out of 340
340 game reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Regardless of whether you enjoy first-person shooters or not, The Orange Box is one title that every gamer must experience. If you buy one game this year, make it The Orange Box.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    One of the most significant changes lies in the combat. The awkward auto-aiming of previous titles is replaced by a useful cover system and excellent lock-on aiming. The usefulness of the cover system cannot be overstated.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Every objective feels fresh, and enjoyably chaotic, because more than anything, Modern Warfare illustrates the constant state of FUBAR that war often is.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    One of the most significant changes lies in the combat. The awkward auto-aiming of previous titles is replaced by a useful cover system and excellent lock-on aiming. The usefulness of the cover system cannot be overstated.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Bioshock has got everything that a great triple-A title needs, and it’s got it in spades. Intense combat, amazing and deep story, beautiful graphics, awesome sound – yes please. Add to that the level of customization and the multiple endings, and you’ve got something worth talking about.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The players are all modeled with such care and effort that it will make your jaw drop. The clothes will ripple when the pitcher raises his leg mid-throw, and dirt will cake on the uniforms of the players who have made a few diving saves in the infield.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Bioshock has got everything that a great triple-A title needs, and it’s got it in spades. Intense combat, amazing and deep story, beautiful graphics, awesome sound – yes please.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    All in all, Elite Beat Agents is easily one of the best games on the DS and just about everyone should like it, whether they enjoy rhythm games or not.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero II is one of the greatest games ever created. It's innovative, addicting, polished and just plain awesome.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Xbox Live support is great here as well. Online play is great, and you can jam with a band halfway across the world, which is seriously technically impressive. The downloadable content support is fantastic as well, even this soon after the game’s been released.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    From the prospecting to fighting, to the huge game world begging for exploration, tons of secrets and hidden features, Spectrobes offers an incredible amount of gameplay.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Accompanying all of the great gameplay and astounding visuals is an amazing score. The music behind God of War II is as epic as any other component, and it serves to make the game a much more intense and immersive experience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It’s simply the best kid’s game that isn’t a kid’s game that has been released in years.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    In the end, Gears of War isn't perfect, but it does what it does so incredibly well that you just can't help but love it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Visually, Super Stardust is stunning. It's easily the best-looking downloadable game for the PS3 and I'll go so far as to call it a killer-app, much like Geometry Wars for the 360.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The combat is all very smooth and familiar, and feels like a return to an old friend. But, when placing this combat into the intensely long Subspace Emissary mode, it doesn’t quite mesh.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    While this game is not perfect, it comes close to touching it on several points, and absolutely nails it on the story. This tale is gripping the whole way through, and has the value to be revisited over and over again, just like any DVD movie on your shelf.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    What makes this type of play so much fun is the fact that the levels are so huge.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    I'm helplessly addicted...Catan is a god send of a game, filling a void in Xbox Live's offerings that will hopefully lead to more strategic board games in the near future.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    NBA 2K8 is easily the best hoops game on the market this year, a tremendous leap over last year’s game, and one of the best sports games ever made. Bravo Visual Concepts.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    An excellent way to spend some quality time with your DS and genuinely worth the small investment from your bank account.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A game that’s built on a foundation of great gameplay with an intense and unique story. The look and sound of the game are awesome as well.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Open Warfare 2 combines the franchise’s polished gameplay with several new modes and a robust online component to create the best Worms title in many years.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sins of a Solar Empire makes no apologies for being ambitiously massive and deep.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass is a phenomenal Zelda game, pure and simple. The creative minds at Nintendo have managed to take classic gameplay and infuse it with all of the Nintendo DS’ unique capabilities to create an adventure for Link unlike any before.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the end, Gears of War isn't perfect, but it does what it does so incredibly well that you just can't help but love it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Open Warfare 2 combines the franchise’s polished gameplay with several new modes and a robust online component to create the best Worms title in many years.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's one of the strongest titles I've seen yet for the handheld and, frankly, one of the better games to be released on any platform in quite some time.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s loaded with extras and great touches that push it over the edge of greatness, so much so that the bland graphics are quickly forgotten.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You're going to need the patience of Job to persevere in the early stages, but if you manage it then you're in for one of the best multiplayer experiences available.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game is just absolutely beautiful, and I can’t wait to see what types of things this will inspire over the next generation.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It won’t give you an experience like one you’ve had before, but it’s one you won’t soon forget. You won’t be pulling off the crazy impossible stunts you may have in Tony Hawk, but it’s equally – if not more – fun to pull off something really technically challenging in skate. With a little patience and perseverance this game can provide a really great experience.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Company of Heroes has revitalized the concept of what an RTS can be, positioning it as a contender for game of the year. Strategy gamers rejoice!
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Speaking of looks, this game is quite visually impressive. It looks great, especially for an arcade download. The lighting effects are spectacular and really give off a great underwater ambience.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Excellent graphics, gameplay and variety are definitely SMG's strengths, though it's certainly not perfect. The game may feel a little too easy for most gamers, as you only need to collect 60 stars to complete it and many of the boss battles are very simple. Also, the auto-camera, which functions great most of the time, does have a few hiccups at certain points.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brave Story stands tall not so much as a brand new experience with innovative gameplay, but a solid homage to the genre that manages to get every aspect just perfect.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Any gamer casually interested in RTS games should pick this one up, as it provides a unique look back at the genre's roots in an entertaining and polished manner.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The outstanding combination of tight gameplay and a first-rate presentation make it a great game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Glory Days 2 took me completely by surprise. It's the perfect game that I didn't even know I needed. If you're looking for an action game with more depth than just moving and shooting, you should definitely take a look.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    With graphics and sound like this, only the staunchest of racing-game-haters will be able to skim over this game on the shelves of their local retailer. When you get into the gameplay, it’s pure fun and pure fast – the perfect combination for a racing game. DiRT is easily one of the best looking racing games we’ve ever seen, and provides an amazingly challenging and fun experience – at least in single player mode.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you had any fun with GTA whatsoever, or enjoy the game play of a sandbox type game but long for tamer content, you’ll have a great time with this one.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Enough challenge and a well executed story to keep hardcore gamers interested, but interesting, unique and intuitive enough to draw in the Brain Age crowd as well.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If every mini-game collection was as solid and cohesive as this one, it would be a beautiful time to be a mini-gamer.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While this game is pretty shallow in terms of content, it still becomes a great pickup for some mindless fun and destruction.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This game is a ton of fun, and feels like a definite improvement to some of GTA’s core elements. Rather than just smush a GTA game onto the PSP, it seems like some thought was put into this one specifically to make it a great handheld game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    With its deep yet surprisingly simple gameplay, DEFCON is an addictive title that deserves a spot on any strategy gamer’s hard drive.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The Dracula X Chronicles is simply a great package for old school Castlevania fans and newcomers alike.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    One of the most enjoyable, unique, and visually appealing titles the veteran PS2 has ever seen. With a brawler foundation and borrowing from several other gameplay styles, Odin Sphere should appeal old-school gamers, RPG fans, and even button-mashers alike.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Ubisoft has corrected past mistakes, much too their credit, and have delivered one of the strongest Rainbow Six games yet.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Nothing short of spectacular.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Flight Simulator X: Acceleration really is a must-buy for fans of the series. For $30 you get a great amount of content, and the improvements to FSX overall make it worth purchasing both Acceleration and the original game if you’ve still been cruising in FS2004.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Not that it isn’t fun, but aliens are a little -too- human, even the really really weird ones. These problems are thankfully not nearly big enough to drag Mass Effect down, as in reality, they amount to little more than petty but necessary gripes about an otherwise great title – it’s a fantastic experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    This game is one of those rare instances where the stars align and every element combines to create something fresh, original and great. Kudos to the entire crew at Triumph Studios...you've lived up to your name.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Overall, Prey is an excellent game, bringing new, innovative ideas to the gaming market. I highly recommend this game to all FPS enthusiasts looking for a twist on the typical shooter.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A very solid game in terms of pure fun. I wasn’t sure of what to expect of this amorphous blob when I was handed it, but once I logged in a few hours I found I couldn’t pull myself away.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    There are some programming errors on the game that some veterans find game breaking. Any simple moves such as throwing a stone during battle, causes this relatively long slow down.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The most well-rounded and customizable game currently available on Xbox Live Arcade. The graphics are crisp, the animations fun and the options are many. It's so good, it even makes up for Bomberman Act Zero. Yes, it's THAT good.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    An extremely fun and well-designed game that sets a new standard in terms of graphics and sound. If it proves successful, we will hopefully see a slew of shooters arrive for the platform, shooters that will hopefully implement WiFi Connect so we can all start going head-to-head.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    With so many missions available, Dead Rising is sure to keep its players busy.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    With its expanded Epic Game, 12 new scenarios, tons of mods from the community, 10 new civilizations, 16 new leaders, corporations, espionage, random events, 5 new wonders, enhanced space victory, Apostolic Palace diplomacy and enhanced AI, this is the best $29 you'll spend all year.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I came into this chomping at the bit to play “Knights of Cydonia” but I have found so much more with this game. I’m positive that I will be shredding on this until the next Hero graces my presence, unless a certain Rock Band can steal me away.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Remember kids - dinking alcohol is not big, nor is it clever, but in conjunction with SingStar Pop it will probably be a great deal of fun.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There will likely be some songs you don’t like, but jamming along with them just might give you a whole new appreciation for the subtle nuances of classics like "Cherry Pie."
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Hitman: Blood Money is an enjoyable sequel that doesn’t take too many risks in regards to changes to its now successful formula. So fans who were content with most of Agent 47s methods should be happy. For those neophytes out there considering some experience with murder-for-hire, you will find getting Blood Money to be very rewarding.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    But with a patch here and there, MLB 2K7 is easily on the path to being the greatest baseball game ever made. There. Someone had to say it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    All in all, the work and innovation that was put in to this game really shows.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    All in all, the work and innovation that was put in to this game really shows.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Just as the film industry has had David Lynch and Stanley Kubrick, or the music industry Laurie Anderson and Phillip Glass, or the art world its Salvador Dali, so to does the videogame industry have its own creative maverick in Jeff Minter. I'm glad he exists and I'm ecstatic that he's still doing what he wants, how he wants. Best 400-points I've ever spent.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One of the best games of its type on the DS. Though I personally prefer the direction that Puzzle Quest offers, Planet Puzzle League holds its own by offering so many ways to play and all presented in a style that would make Q Entertainment proud.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    In short, Zack and Wiki made me love these adventuring, puzzle-solving games all over again. Here’s hoping for a sequel and even more innovation.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The innovations and online aspects have shown that this series is once again a force to be reckoned with.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It is very well designed, challenging and fun as long as it sticks to combat. I look forward to a proper sequel that keeps the focus on what it does well, hopefully abandoning the weak spots and catering to a wider age-demographic.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    All in all, the work and innovation that was put in to this game really shows.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    From the depth of field effects to the smoke, the textures on the guns and even the grass, it all simply looks smashingly better on the 360.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This game is substantially harder than the previous two, and may cause a newcomer to the series to reconsider their purchase.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The work and innovation that was put in to this game really shows.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The gameplay is where this title shines, and it shines bright. The game doesn’t last as long as a GTA title, and the variety of other sandbox games just isn’t here, but that doesn’t mean it’s not fun. If you’re looking for some mindless explosions or an amazing co-op game, this will hit the spot.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Hitman: Blood Money is an enjoyable sequel that doesn’t take too many risks in regards to changes to its now successful formula. So fans who were content with most of Agent 47s methods should be happy. For those neophytes out there considering some experience with murder-for-hire, you will find getting Blood Money to be very rewarding.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Persona 3 is an amazingly unique title for the Playstation 2. Even if you're not a fan of dungeon crawls, Persona 3 deserves your attention for its maturity alone. Gamers that are sick of typical JRPG settings will love the new atmosphere and relish the creepy style.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Hitman: Blood Money is an enjoyable sequel that doesn't take too many risks in regards to changes to its now successful formula. So fans who were content with most of Agent 47s methods should be happy. For those neophytes out there considering some experience with murder-for-hire, you will find getting Blood Money to be very rewarding.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Hitman: Blood Money is an enjoyable sequel that doesn’t take too many risks in regards to changes to its now successful formula. So fans who were content with most of Agent 47s methods should be happy. For those neophytes out there considering some experience with murder-for-hire, you will find getting Blood Money to be very rewarding.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    If you enjoy mindless fun and playing games with friends, then Rockstar’s Table Tennis is the right game for you. If Rockstar continues to churn out sports titles, EA and 2K Sports may be ousted from their throne of sports games with gameplay.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Everything about the world appears more detailed, and the fantastic lighting effects from the first game appear even better here.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The sound is also unfortunately not quite up to snuff compared to the rest of the game. It’s done well enough, and it sounds crisp, but the music is just not memorable.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If you tossed "Geometry Wars," "Lunar Lander" and "Joust" into a digital blender then the result would come pretty close to Jetpac Refueled.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Easily the best puzzle game yet released on the DS.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    For fans of the gameplay found in the earlier games in the series or someone looking for a good place to jump on board, one of the best racing franchises on any platform, Burnout: Dominator is a good place to start.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The key to Nervous Breakdown is that it continuously introduces new challenges and concepts that keep it from feeling stale.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Although Trials and Tribulations is essentially the same gameplay as the previous games, let’s admit it…the series is innovative. Who would have thought that the courtroom could be entertaining, better yet enjoyable?
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Now, this iteration of the classic game shows that with some love and polishing, these old favorite games of ours really do stand the test of time, and even outperform some new games.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    NBA 2K7 brings together the total package for any gamer.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Kudos to Bethesda for going the extra mile and delivering an expansion pack worthy of their history...as well as taking a risk on such a bizarre setting.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This game is so solid that it will almost definitely convert a few more gamers into DBZ fans.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Though Tiberium Wars fails to push the envelope like recent competitors "Supreme Commander" and "Company of Heroes," it's nonetheless a solid title and brilliant homage to its series' heyday.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Out of all the platforms you can now play Godfather on, the Wii comes out on top for its great implementation of controls, new features and refinements. Best of all, The Godfather finally brings some mature content to the Wii, catering to gamers like myself who cringe at the idea of playing one more mini-game of "Super Monkey Ball."
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Really, anyone that loved those side-scrolling beat-‘em-ups from arcades past owes it to themself to give Marvel: Ultimate Alliance a spin.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This rounds out a lot of the mysteries of the events leading up to FF7 and it is a fun treat for a fan to go through and remember a lot of the flashbacks from the original game being fleshed out in this installment.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It may be too over-the-top for some, but if you’re a fan of the Grand Theft Auto series, this will keep you securely fastened in the free-form third-person action genre… just don’t let the kids act this one out.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Crush stands tall as a successful experiment in game design, offering up a shiny new puzzle concept that could very well set a new standard for future clones.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    GRAW2 may be a few months late but the wait was definitely worth it and patient PS3 owners have been rewarded with one of the best titles for the console yet.