Game Over Online's Scores

  • Games
For 2,896 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 70% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 25% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Transistor
Lowest review score: 10 The Apprentice
Score distribution:
2896 game reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Considering the product they started with was already a masterpiece, it becomes apparent that the title deserves the ultimate praise, as do those who created it.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Much like Limbo, Inside also has a timeless quality to it and is yet another must-play experience from Playdead.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Anyone who loved Bastion is going to adore Transistor. The storyline is far more compelling and the combat feels like a natural extension of it. Transistor gives you faster and slower-paced ways to play, and that means it’s going to have a broader appeal.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It effectively closes out this generation on a high note while simultaneously raising expectations for gaming storylines and their presentation in the next console generation.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    It's refreshing to play a title that is both old school in its gameplay, but new school in its storytelling.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Super Mario Galaxy 2 is a tremendous game and definitely the best one on the Wii.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    This is very nearly the perfect game. This game is as close to 100% as I've ever seen.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    It will go down in gaming history as a classic that defined its generation.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Ori and the Blind Forest is a must-own for anyone who loves Metroidvania games.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    While not everything about the Anniversary versions is better, the overall look of Halo 1 and 2 has never been more impressive. It feels like you can finally see the worlds you were meant to see then, but that technology couldn’t properly display.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    A masterpiece on so many different levels, and this review is barely able to convey my sheer respect for this game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Unravel is the best puzzle-platformer since Journey, and the best side-scrolling one since LIMBO.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    If this is the last piece of story we get from The Last of Us and the franchise ends with one installment, it’s a good way to go out.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Visually, Vice City is truly amazing, portraying a living, breathing city with unbelievable depth. Every building, from the lowliest storefront to the largest skyscraper, seems to have its own history, personality and flavor.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    One of the darkest, angriest, most action packed adventure platformer ever. The result is a game that literally turns the stereotypical revenge story upside down, with a complex plot, an expansive setting and an anti-hero that you’ll love and hate at the same time... I can’t even explain how beautiful this game is.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The only possible flaw I can really find with it is that it is over relatively quickly - it took me about six hours to beat it. However, in that time, LIMBO delivered an incredible experience from beginning to end, had no filler, and provided more memorable moments in that short time than many games of a far greater length.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    A phenomenal game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Gears of War 2 delivers on every one of its promises, combining a rich and intimate story, brutal, visceral combat, incredible graphics, outstanding audio design, a strong soundtrack, and a robust multiplayer suite.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    It's a beautiful game with fantastic design and writing that's a little short but delivers boatloads of action in what time you do end up playing.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The driving portion of the game is not as sharp or nuanced as the latest Need for Speed from Criterion. The gunfighting isn’t as crisp or thrilling as nearly any FPS you’d care to mention. There are games that are better at recreating the mechanics of pulling off heists. Yet somehow Rockstar has taken all of these ingots of lead and spun them into gaming gold.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    I started playing Halo early one afternoon. Several hours in, I figured I should probably take a break to get a bite to eat, so I said to myself, "I'll just finish this one level first". Suffice to say, I never did get around to eating much that day.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    I can’t stress how many risks needed to be taken to make a title like this, but it is extremely successful at every single one. If you own a PS2, you owe it to yourself to get this title.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Stunningly-stupendous, amazingly-brilliant.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Not only is Snake Eater a triumphant return to the PS2, it's perhaps the best installment of the franchise to date. The inclusion of camouflage and greater attention to hand to hand combat via the CQC system are great additions to gameplay.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Beyond: Two Souls is one of the PS3′s finest games and is neck-and-neck with The Last of Us for telling the best story and having the best graphics of the console generation.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Thanks to the sheer level of detail and the amount of gameplay you'll be able to engage in during C.J.'s adventures, San Andreas surpasses just about any game that’s come along in the PS2’s history.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Oblivion is by far the closest I have come to playing D&D Sunday afternoons with my friends (yes, I did that, though I’m on medication now), all wrapped up in a stunning package with tens of thousands of lines of spoken dialog and good music.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The single player story is one of the most memorable I've experienced in a long time, and the new multiplayer component is far from a tack on. It's a significant addition that presents tremendous replay value. Simply put, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is the complete package.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The controls are perfect, the visuals are stunning and the action is just as thrilling as its PS2 brethren.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Everything in the game is utter perfection. Whether you're in it for the single player quest or the online extravaganza Unreal Tournament doesn't have what you need -- IT IS what you need.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    I strongly recommend this game. It is the best, most enjoyable and most addictive game I have seen in 19 years.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Most impressive of all is the obvious care and planning put into the maps, which are large without being cavernous, and intricate without being overly confusing (though I’ve got to say that it’s a good thing that they’ve included vehicles, because some maps would involve a lot of long walks if you couldn’t steal a vehicle somewhere).
    • 87 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Forza Motorsport 6 rights a lot of Forza 5’s wrongs.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Every environment is created with jaw dropping detail that makes every single one a visual feast. I spent a good amount of time just looking at the surroundings trying to take everything in.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    It's short, at about 8 hours in length, and the last level and a half seems abrupt. I still feel like there’s a rail sequence missing when the squad tears away from the mansion in the APC... It also doesn't necessarily take the third-person shooter to new heights. What it does, however, is present one of the best looking and sounding games whose gameplay is as polished as it gets, with intense shootouts, exciting boss battles, and sleep-depriving online play.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A worthy successor to Fallout 1, and for those who loved the original they're in for a whole new experience.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    No battlefield is ever the same, because the permutations of capabilities across all the players in a given game are just astronomical, and making choices that fit your play style is crucial.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Excellently produced, with intuitive, responsive controls, a deep, engaging storyline and immersive sound.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    NBA 2K13 is a love letter to basketball fans everywhere. 2K Sports continues to impress, resist the urge to rest on its laurels, and produce a fantastic product that innovates in unforeseen ways.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Seldom do games combine top notch single player and multiplayer experiences, but truly Call of Duty 4 has done just that.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    It simply combines the best parts of Halo (wide-open, diverse environments) and Halo 2 (dual wielding weaponry), and throws a few new weapons, vehicles and enemies to the mix. The result is a thrilling and ultimately satisfying conclusion to the trilogy.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Seldom do games combine top notch single player and multiplayer experiences, but truly Call of Duty 4 has done just that.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Square’s unique story telling ability and their magic to completely immerse us into a world of fantasy and awe gives this game the power to bring a grown man to tears and a crazed gamer to fall in love.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    NBA 2K11 does not do anything earth-shattering or drastic. There are no highly-touted changes to the controls, animations, or gameplay. This is because none was needed. 2K Sports has tweaked a few things here and there, beefed up Association mode and online features, streamlined My Player mode into a manageable affair, introduced new presentation elements that create a true-to-life NBA experience, and spanned decades of greats with a Legends mode that is simply awesome.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    NBA 2K11 does not do anything earth-shattering or drastic. There are no highly-touted changes to the controls, animations, or gameplay. This is because none was needed. 2K Sports has tweaked a few things here and there, beefed up Association mode and online features, streamlined My Player mode into a manageable affair, introduced new presentation elements that create a true-to-life NBA experience, and spanned decades of greats with a Legends mode that is simply awesome.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is easily the best 3D action game on the Xbox One, and hopefully it isn’t swept under the rug sales-wise in a crowded holiday season.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Freelancer’s approach and style is one of the best examples, par excellence, of the formula Chris Roberts left behind: flashy visuals, first-rate Hollywood talent fleshing out the story, and a compelling world seemingly created from scratch.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An anecdote: I was in the grocery store this past weekend when I heard a song playing over the P.A. I don’t remember the name of it, just that it was an old 80s rock tune. As I stood there in the dairy section, all I could think of at that moment was how cool it would be to play that song in Guitar Hero II. That’s the kind of infectious effect this game has, you’ll never listen to another rock song the same way again.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    TOD is a gorgeous, compelling and exciting title that seems to do everything right and does so with the style and grace seen very rarely these days.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Resogun has definitely lived up to the hype and is one reason everyone who buys a PS4 early will be glad they did so. It’s a short, but sweet game that is well-worth replaying on numerous difficulties and in online co-op.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Anyone who loved Team Ico's games or thatgamecompany's other efforts like fl0w and Flower will love this – it's easily worth the $15 asking price.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Combining the proven play of the Unreal franchise with the mechanics of a fighting game, Unreal Championship 2 elevates the first person shooter genre to a completely new level.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Rockstar has delivered everything they needed to here—bigger, better, and most importantly more, more, more GTA. Simply put, it rocks.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The Final Score is indicative of content quality and not the package itself.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If the GTA style of sandbox gameplay set in the old west excites you at all, have no reservations about picking yourself up a copy.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    MLB 11: The Show doesn't change a ton of content from last year, but that's not a bad thing. It makes enough small improvements to the visuals, animations, and gameplay mechanics to keep the experience fresh while advancing the series. It is by far the best baseball game ever made, without a doubt. If you're a baseball fan, sports fan, or even if you simply own a PS3, this game is a must-have.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Excellently produced, with intuitive, responsive controls, a deep, engaging storyline and immersive sound.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It goes without saying Kratos has etched a place for the God of War franchise in the pantheon of video games.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Some may find that it’s too realistic, but I believe that Madden purists won’t be able to get enough of it.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion takes everything that was great about its predecessors and improves upon it while delivering its own brand of RPG style and substance on a new console with all the power and beauty you would expect.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It’s a top-notch game and one that furthers the Vita’s library of exclusives, while also making the PlayStation TV a good buy since it’s compatible with that device as well and SRPGs are generally a bit easier to play on a larger screen.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Despite its flaws, I'd say that the game as a whole is a must-buy for fans of the series.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Batman: Arkham City is an absolute must for anyone who loved Arkham Asylum. If you didn't play that, then do that first because the storylines tie into each other.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Batman: Arkham City is an absolute must for anyone who loved Arkham Asylum. If you didn't play that, then do that first because the storylines tie into each other.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Newcomers should give it a shot on the PS4, while those who already played through it might want to give it another go and see it look better than ever before.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    GTA5’s main single player story mode delivers the best Grand Theft Auto experience to date.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A wild, edge of your seat, white knuckle ride that fulfills any speed freak’s cravings. What’s more, it’s also one of the best games that’s been released this entire year.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Redefines the team-based warfare genre with its vehicle combat, high-adrenaline missions, and mind-blowing graphics that will have you drooling over your keyboard, while dodging spinfusor discs. Shazbot, this game kicks ass!
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Complaints aside, Ninja Gaiden is a great taste of old school, hardcore gaming wrapped in a beautiful package with solid control and combat mechanics.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Offers amazing gameplay with no serious flaws and that makes it one of the best games of the year.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    NBA 2K11 has managed to piece together the best parts of past basketball video games to create an experience that is immersive, rewarding, and novel. Though there are frustrations that mostly stem from the level of difficulty, these are changes for the better. Without the addition of Michael Jordan, this would have been a great basketball sim. Add MJ to the mix, and you've got a complete package that will satisfy any fan of the game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Halo 5 is an outstanding game and one of the finest first-person shooters ever made. Its design is versatile, and it’s the best-playing entry in the series so far.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If the GTA style of sandbox gameplay set in the old west excites you at all, have no reservations about picking yourself up a copy.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    As has already been pointed out in many other places by many other people, The Orange Box may be the single greatest value in gaming history.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Easily one of the best sports titles that have come along recently. The expansive and highly replayable Street Challenge mode can absorb gamers for months, and the level of customization is truly massive.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Excellently produced, with intuitive, responsive controls, a deep, engaging storyline and immersive sound.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There was a lot of hype leading up to the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and for the most part the sequel lives up to it’s billing.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    NBA 2K11 has managed to piece together the best parts of past basketball video games to create an experience that is immersive, rewarding, and novel. Though there are frustrations that mostly stem from the level of difficulty, these are changes for the better. Without the addition of Michael Jordan, this would have been a great basketball sim. Add MJ to the mix, and you've got a complete package that will satisfy any fan of the game.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Rockstar has delivered everything they needed to here—bigger, better, and most importantly more, more, more GTA. Simply put, it rocks.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    3D Land delivers an experience that will satisfy long-time fans of the franchise while also making it accessible enough for newcomers to enjoy.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Worth the hype it received? Well, it definitely is worth it for the multiplayer, for the augmented gameplay features and for the vocal delivery by the Hollywood talent in the title. It isn't, however, thanks to the weakly developed storyline, similarity to the original title and the long duration that we'll have to wait through for the continuation of the saga.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Quantum Break is Remedy’s best game to date. It is their most-polished game so far and accomplishes every goal it sets out to from a narrative perspective.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The bottom line here is that Assassin’s Creed 2 is one of the best games of this year or any other, period. The first game was great in its own right and this one is better in almost every way. Even the finale is brilliant in how it provides a satisfying conclusion to this chapter while dropping huge bombshells that demand the series continue. This is a gamer’s game from start to finish, and if you don’t like it you might need to consider a new hobby.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Overall, Black Ops 3 is an outstanding entry in the franchise.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    God of War: Ghost of Sparta takes the PSP's previous high-mark and raises it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Batman: Arkham Knight closes out Rocksteady’s trilogy in a big way. It’s the most epic entry in the series to date in terms of sheer scope for the world and the story it’s telling.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Rare Replay is one of the best compilations ever created even if it does have some less-than-stellar games in it.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Anyone who has loved prior entries will fall in love with this, and if you’re a lapsed fan, you’ll be reminded of why you loved the series.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The most interesting element of the Sims is the random, life-like quality of it all. Your Sims do things you never told them to do – never even thought of them doing.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Replay value is enormous with the in-game collections, trophy support, and online stat tracking.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The graphics are buoyed by the exceptional voice acting for the characters in the game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The Mega Man Legacy Collection may seem lacking in core game content given how vast the Mega Man franchise is, but what it delivers is executed perfectly.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The Awakened Fate Ultimatum is an absolute must-buy for anyone who enjoys dungeon-crawlers.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The end result is the best Halo title since Combat Evolved. Halo: Reach isn't about to convert any of the Halo haters out there, but it will keep fans of the franchise busy for months if not years to come.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A lot of imagination, work, and care has gone into it, and your best bet is to slow down, explore it, and see what you can find. It's one of the better games this year, and will probably still be discussed ten or twenty years from now.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Forza 4 has its flaws, but they're relatively minor in the grand scheme of things. The latest entry in the series does everything right that prior ones did, but adds some new things that are surprisingly well-executed.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Forza Horizon 2 takes everything that made the original game great, includes it here without removing anything and then adds some new stuff to boot.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The console version is without a doubt the Diablo III you should get, even if you already have it for PC. The controls work brilliantly on the controller and its painterly style still looks as vibrant and gorgeous as ever. Thanks to a few smart changes, Blizzard has managed to remedy essentially every problem I initially had with the game, leaving me to enjoy Diablo III the way it was meant to be played.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Even at this early stage (1 of 5), Tales of Monkey Island earns a full recommendation for adventure fans that are pining for the days when games had a strong mental challenge and the payoff was completely hysterical lunacy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Overall, Dead or Alive 5 is not only the best entry in the series yet, but my favorite fighting game this generation. It's got the smoothest gameplay of anything out there now and delivers the goods online more often than not. It also raises the bar for graphics in fighters and has some great animation too. The story mode's a blast to play through and provides the right mix of drama and B-movie wackiness to make it fun to get through despite its epic length. If you've ever loved the series before, make this a part of your collection ASAP, and if you've been turned off by it before, at least give it a rental – I'm positive it'll win you over.