Game Over Online's Scores

  • Games
For 2,982 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: 78
Highest review score: 100 INSIDE
Lowest review score: 10 The Apprentice
Score distribution:
2982 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed the original LittleBigPlanet, you're going to love LittleBigPlanet 2. Everything's either been polished or seen substantial improvement in the form of easier navigation or welcome additions.
    • 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.
    • 88 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A must-own for any Switch owner and is worth buying the console for on its own. It combines two franchises together wonderfully and gives Mario fans seeking another console-centric RPG-style game more thrills. Everything about the concept gels together surprisingly well, with the only weakness in the whole package being the story.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Anyone who enjoyed EA UFC should give this a shot because they’ve fine-tuned everything that made it great, while those who missed out should give the series a shot here.
    • 91 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Excellently produced, with intuitive, responsive controls, a deep, engaging storyline and immersive sound.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    So if you’re looking to do some playing, creating, and sharing this holiday on your PlayStation 3, I totally recommend picking up LittleBigPlanet.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is one of those sequels that feels like a mission pack for the original. There’s a distinct feeling, as you go through Dishonored 2, that we’ve been here before, which even the characters themselves remark upon from time to time. That doesn’t make it a bad game, but it’s a slight sour note in what’s otherwise just as dense, manipulable, and customizable an experience as the original Dishonored.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    You'll need to bring your A game, as this is unapologetically difficult, but you'll be rewarded for your effort with one of the most polished shooters of this console generation.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Everything, from the brutal police state of the city, to the rundown tenements, to the ugly toxic sludge, to the gleaming sci-fi labs, looks beautiful. The textures are rich and sharp, bricks actually look like bricks and wood looks like wood.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is the PS4’s best exclusive to date, and one of the best reasons yet to own the console.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Gears of War 3 is without a doubt the best installment in the Gears of War franchise.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Titanfall 2 fixes the content-lean issues that plagued the original game while delivering an even more action-packed experience. The addition of a full campaign allows players to finally invest themselves in the Frontier vs. IMC war while new game modes make multiplayer more fun than before. It’s a tougher game with a bit more strategic thinking required than the first, but remains a top-shelf shooter that is a must buy for any fan of the genre.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Somehow where a lot of 4X games fail (I'm looking at you Master of Orion 3), Civilization keeps changing the game without losing the magic.
    • 94 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Considering that the original was a perfect balance of maneuverability and speed, this really turns TMB Online into an awesome title.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    If you’ve been impressed by just the visual style, you’ll be glad to know that it’s worth buying for that at first, and then turns into an RPG you won’t be able to turn away from.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    If you happen to be a fan of football, even if you bow down to the altar of "Madden", you should go out and buy 2K5 simply because this is a great simulation of football.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Was the return to Rapture worth it? Absolutely. Although the odds seemed stacked against the developers, having to do without both Ryan and Levine, they have delivered a rich, awesome trip through one the most fantastic video game environments ever built.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It’s a fantastic game overall, and owners of any platform should have fun with it – although Xbox One owners may want to stick with that version since that would then be the ultimate way to play all the B-K and B-K-style games on one device.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Simply a brilliant game. Sacrifice seems to be a relatively flawless experience, perhaps because there's nothing like it out there, but also because this game exhumes quality.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Combining a great storyline, great gameplay, great graphics and an enjoyable multiplayer experience, Age of Mythology is guaranteed to delight RTS fans everywhere.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    With an enormous amount of customizable options, absorbing story mode and large mod community, T.H.U.G. provides just about anything a gamer could want in a skateboarding title without grabbing a board and hitting the streets. Combine that with the ability to "place" yourself into the game with the face mapping feature, and you have a product that could easily be considered one of the best games of the year.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The many improvements made by Yuke's make this the smoothest-playing MMA game yet, and its robust amount of features and modes will keep players entertained for months.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It's atmosphere and unique style have changed the face of PC gaming.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    There was a time in PC gaming when A-list titles regularly pushed the limits of what computers were capable of. This might've been a necessity, but it forced developers to deliver new experiences. Crysis harkens back to that mindset, reminding me of why I became addicted to PC gaming in the first place.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Was the return to Rapture worth it? Absolutely. Although the odds seemed stacked against the developers, having to do without both Ryan and Levine, they have delivered a rich, awesome trip through one the most fantastic video game environments ever built.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit is one of the generation's best racing games.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit is one of the generation's best racing games.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Yet another astounding title out the doors of the Black Isle factory.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Was the return to Rapture worth it? Absolutely. Although the odds seemed stacked against the developers, having to do without both Ryan and Levine, they have delivered a rich, awesome trip through one the most fantastic video game environments ever built.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Everquest has an extremely long replay value simply because there is so much to explore and so many classes to play. So what the hell are you waiting for?
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Definitely not as "out of this world" as SC1 was... But the gripes aside, I love this game. That's one (fault? feature?) of my reviews: the more I like the game, the more faults I try to find with it. [Japanese Import]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Truly, after playing, I'm surprised why it wasn't the first Mario convert put on the Game Boy Advance. Marvelous in all aspects, it is everything a game from this genre should be.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The many improvements made by Yuke’s make this the smoothest-playing MMA game yet, and its robust amount of features and modes will keep players entertained for months.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    With this title Lucasarts has completely revolutionized the adventure game genre much like Sierra did when it invented the clickable mouse interface.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It’s an incredible game well-worth its $15 asking price on any platform you desire – although the symmetrical sticks of the PS3 may be a bit easier to get used to than the 360′s design.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The gameplay and atmosphere in NHL 13 is something every hockey fan should experience for him/herself. If you haven't already, go out and pick this one up. After all – unless we see some progress fast, it may be the only NHL action we get this season.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Portal 2 has an enormous warmth that makes it easy to adore, even when you're up against its many frustrating brainteasers. An amazing gameplay experience merged with a very unique, engrossing concept. Truly an exceptional experience that almost any gamer should give at least one go.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Despite a few flaws, Yakuza is the most enjoyable game I’ve played all year. It’s got a deep plot that keeps you guessing and features a deeper cast of fleshed-out characters than any other game I can recall.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Despite some rough edges, Heavy Rain is an unforgettable experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Every game in the franchise looks great, sounds even better, and will have you chuckling with the spot-on chemistry of the cast in each entry.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The gameplay is plain wicked - with no environments ever repeating (except for some cities), it's always fun to see what's around the corner.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Saints Row is worth your money, plain and simple. Its "Grand Theft Auto" inspired gameplay is not only very well done here, but through many refinements and advances in the feature set, Volition has delivered a game that is... dare it be said... better in some respects.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    In the end, Forza Motorsport 3 succeeds at offering up the best entry in the series to date. It should please everyone who plays it and beyond just making sim racing fans happy, the increased emphasis on user-friendly gameplay makes it an easy recommendation for anyone who is usually intimidated by sim racers. There’s a lot to do here, much of it is quite awesome, and this is definitely a game worth playing for racing game fans of any experience level.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    An amazing game. I mean, seriously, wow. Expect to invest an absurd amount of time getting to the end of the game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The new features and additions give this game more replayability than the combination of all the single player games collecting dust on my shelf.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    There’s an unbelievable amount of things to do and fun to be had, much of it at the player’s whim.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Definitely deserving of every accolade it gets, but many of the complaints against its content seem absurd after playing it. There’s no graphic violence, and much of the fighting is done out of either self defense or in defense of someone weaker than their attacker.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A fantastic boxing title that really delivers the action in a realistic way for fight fans, and those discovering the sweet science for the first time on their home console.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Very near the perfect game. It’s engrossing, has a speedy learning curve, and is packed with action. You can play for just an hour, or be sucked in for hours on end.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Despite its slight gameplay and extensive loading problems, DiRT still delivers the most exciting and rewarding racing action I’ve experienced on the 360, and the finest rally racing experience I’ve ever had in a game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    L4D2 may be more of the same, but in a thoroughly pleasing sense.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Revamping the action platformer genre with plenty of action, wacky, impressive gadgets and an interesting storyline, this is what the future of action games should be.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If you like to have fun playing games, and even if you like to laugh, there are a few parts in MDK 2 that are simply FUNNY, not the normal supposed-to-be-funny crap that you see in a lot of games, but clever humour, something that is generally very rare.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The plane physics and world realism are incredible.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Anyone who loved the original should pick this up as soon as possible, and if you’re new to the genre, at least download the demo and give it a shot. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it once you’ve gotten used to the controls, and find that the game’s wide variety of well-done events result in an incredibly fun experience that should please nearly anyone.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    With an enormous amount of customizable options, absorbing story mode and large mod community, T.H.U.G. provides just about anything a gamer could want in a skateboarding title without grabbing a board and hitting the streets. Combine that with the ability to "place" yourself into the game with the face mapping feature, and you have a product that could easily be considered one of the best games of the year.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    BioWare did a nice job of balancing combat and questing in the game, and of giving you options for playing different types of characters.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    With true AD&D rules, emmersive gameplay, incredible depth of the story and graphics to beat, this is definitely one RPG worth playing.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Ok, so the Gibson X-Plorer guitar controller isn’t wireless, there’s currently no online play, and the downloadable Track Packs are a little pricey. Big deal. Xbox 360 gamers are still in for a real treat.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    L4D2 may be more of the same, but in a thoroughly pleasing sense.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A huge leap forward in the evolution of street basketball. It has numerous options, solid control, and engaging gameplay that will appease hardcore fans and casual ballers alike.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Fight Night Round 3 is a fantastic boxing title that really delivers the action in a realistic way for fight fans, and those discovering the sweet science for the first time on their home console.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    As a fan of Bizarre’s racing exploits since MSR, I’d say that this this their finest effort since "PGR 2."
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A huge leap forward in the evolution of street basketball. It has numerous options, solid control, and engaging gameplay that will appease hardcore fans and casual ballers alike.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Nearly every facet of the spy game is more mature and polished. Pandora Tomorrow shouldn't disappoint and had such a great effect on me, I found myself trawling the NSA website for jobs the next day. Like fine wine, this franchise has definitely become better with age.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If you've ever been on the fence about these games, this collection is a must because it is the best version of them there will likely ever be. Even if you've got either of them, or both, this is still a must-buy because playing them in the remastered format is almost like playing them again for the first time.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    All in all, Splosion Man is a definite must-buy. Its combination of challenging, but addictive gameplay, impressive graphics, and humor combine to form a memorable experience that stands out and sticks in your head long after you’ve shut the system off.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Anyone who loved the original should pick this up as soon as possible, and if you’re new to the genre, at least download the demo and give it a shot. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it once you’ve gotten used to the controls, and find that the game’s wide variety of well-done events result in an incredibly fun experience that should please nearly anyone.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Deep, customizable gameplay along with a number of innovative features go a long way to giving "Madden" a run for its money.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    There has been only a handful of times when I’ve been absolutely spellbound by a game. Be it for graphics or gameplay or a straight up solid game. In this category of acclaim, I would have to list "Mario 64," "Soul Calibur" (DC), and now Resident Evil: Zero.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    An intriguing juxtaposition of pieces of incredibly intense FPS action that had me on the edge of my seat combined with puzzle-like sections of such opacity that they made me want to kill myself.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Excellent visuals, innovative racing features and accessibility to drivers of all skill levels make this title stand out from its competition, including games with more tracks and vehicles.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If you've loved the Forza series before, you'll enjoy this, and if you thought it was a bit too stuffy but wanted to get into it, this is the perfect starting point for you. There's a ton of content here, and thanks to its lack of an online pass, it actually makes for a great rental as well.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Capcom's reinvented the wheel in high style, and while they've traded in their usual attempts at horror in favor of intensely creepy action, the game's better for it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    DmC was one of the best action games of the last generation, and it’s remained fantastic two years later. It’s a better overall value now than it was then thanks to the addition of the DLC campaign and is still a must-play game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    With an enormous amount of customizable options, absorbing story mode and large mod community, T.H.U.G. provides just about anything a gamer could want in a skateboarding title without grabbing a board and hitting the streets. Combine that with the ability to "place" yourself into the game with the face mapping feature, and you have a product that could easily be considered one of the best games of the year.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The folks at Bethesda have built themselves quite a world, and while not perfect it is a joy to inhabit for a couple of hundred hours.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Rainbow Six Vegas represents a return to glory for the franchise, with a renewed emphasis on tactics, a brilliant cover system, new high-tech gadgets, challenging missions and a multiplayer component that’ll keep you coming back for more.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The folks at Bethesda have built themselves quite a world, and while not perfect it is a joy to inhabit for a couple of hundred hours.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    NHL 12 is, in my opinion, the best hockey game to date. It looks vivid and sharp, but the true-to-form NHL gameplay is what pushes it over the top. With a fast-paced game like hockey, it's not easy to recreate the experience in a video game, but with this title, EA has managed to do so quite successfully, making this one easy to recommend without thinking twice.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    NHL 12 is, in my opinion, the best hockey game to date. It looks vivid and sharp, but the true-to-form NHL gameplay is what pushes it over the top. With a fast-paced game like hockey, it's not easy to recreate the experience in a video game, but with this title, EA has managed to do so quite successfully, making this one easy to recommend without thinking twice.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Young kids will enjoy the exaggerated looks of the characters, while older players will chuckle at some of the jokes the kids won’t get. There’s a wide variety of gameplay types to enjoy, so you’ll never get bored, and they’re executed very well – which is saying something since it goes from platforming, to shooting, to racing and they all feel natural. Whether you’re now to the franchise or an experienced veteran, Ratchet and Clank is a must-own.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Overall, I’d say that Virtua Fighter 5 Online is a remarkable game with a few missteps, but no fatal flaws. The intricate gameplay is better than ever, while the addition of online play adds an incredible amount of replay value to the game, even if it does need some improvement.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A huge leap forward in the evolution of street basketball. It has numerous options, solid control, and engaging gameplay that will appease hardcore fans and casual ballers alike.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A fantastic boxing title that really delivers the action in a realistic way for fight fans, and those discovering the sweet science for the first time on their home console.

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