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 The Last of Us
Lowest review score: 10 The Apprentice
Score distribution:
2982 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Easily the best game I’ve played so far this year. Its highly-stylish graphics, mostly-smooth gameplay, incredible music, and fantastic voice acting combined to create an experience that I won’t forget, and one that I hope is enjoyed by anyone with a love for RPGs.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It just shows a great deal of polish, few if any bugs, and a general level of completeness that it seems so few games present these days, exuding none of that get-it-out-the-door churning of so many game productions. I’m going to call it the best FPS I’ve played this year, though with "Half-Life 2" still on deck, that title might not stand for long.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    For $15, there's a lot here, and if you're in the mood for stunt racing, this is the game for you.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    With a larger career mode featuring more cities and greater tracks, additional gameplay modes and rock solid online play, this is the racer you want to cross the finish line with in your gaming console.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    On the whole, the creators of Trine took the safe route in crafting Trine 2. They strayed little from their original concept, resulting in a game that is equally as enjoyable as the first.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The interaction of great FPS storytelling mixed with light RPG elements has become a very successful formula and created some of my favorite games: System Shock, BioShock, Mass Effect, Half-Life and now Dead Space. The plotline of DS2 is clearly setting up for another sequel, and though I just finished playing this one, I'm already looking forward to the next. Bring it on!
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    On the basis of single-player alone, Chaos Theory earns a high recommendation. If you can conquer Versus or find a buddy for co-op, it could be a Game of the Year contender.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Yuke’s hard work has paid off in spades with UFC 2009: Undisputed. While the game may have taken more time than some fans would have liked to hit shelves, the wait was worth it as they delivered a top-shelf game in every area that counts and provided an amazing base that they can build upon in the future.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Where "C&C2" failed, Homeworld stuns. Where other games relied on contrived formula, Homeworld manages to shine above the crowd. Elements of strategy, space combat, and economics are combined perfectly in a fully 3D environment. A careful balance of fleet tactics, specific ship abilities and resource gathering make every game challenging and unique.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    On the basis of single-player alone, Chaos Theory earns a high recommendation. If you can conquer Versus or find a buddy for co-op, it could be a Game of the Year contender.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Perhaps the coolest gameplay addition to Aggressive Inline is the fact that you are no longer constricted by a 2-minute countdown clock in which to do objectives and rack up points. Rather, Inline relies on the ‘juice-meter” to determine how long you get to skate.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The best RPG I've played all summer. I love that I'm loving an RPG on the GameCube.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Simple, addictive, colorful, and cheap; twenty dollars gets you about ten hours of entertainment, and more if you're a completionist. It's also difficult to describe in any way that makes any sort of sense, since it's one of those uniquely Japanese games that seems to have been conceptualized in the depths of a fever dream.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Even with the pending release of Bioware titles on the Xbox, I see very few titles that are going to approach the scope, grandeur and majesty that this one is able to exude so naturally.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    I'm sorry I didn't review Warlords Battlecry earlier because I think it would have found its way onto our Game of the Year ballot under one heading or another.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Citizens of Earth is a must-have for anyone who loved Earthbound either in its heyday or has had a chance to play it with the Wii U re-release.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Yuke’s hard work has paid off in spades with UFC 2009: Undisputed. While the game may have taken more time than some fans would have liked to hit shelves, the wait was worth it as they delivered a top-shelf game in every area that counts and provided an amazing base that they can build upon in the future.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If you enjoy Civ V and Gods and Kings, this latest expansion is a must-buy, no-brainer. And while heaping massive amounts of glowing praise on a game might make for an unexciting review, I can’t help but to keep heaping. After all, Civilization V is now the most consistently fun game, from start to finish, in the series’ history. Well done, Firaxis.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    In Europe, Rayman can almost do no wrong. It is truly a European figurehead. Its style is a testament to that.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's not without its flaws--I think multiplayer could do with one more person on each team, given the size of the levels, and singleplayer has that issue with superhuman guards I was talking about--but it's still a pretty good purchase for stealth action gamers.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy XIII is an epic game that plays to its strengths by taking risks.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Even with the limited franchise feature, 2K5 is still one of the better sports titles on the market today, and extremely affordable for any baseball fans.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Maybe I didn't toll hard enough so I'll toll again: the Xbox is a fine platform for the next Grand Theft Auto to show up on.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    I would recommend this game to everyone, without any hesitation. What it does well, it does amazingly well and where it stumbles, it's only ever a minor hiccup.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    While Media Molecule is no longer directly in charge, the trio of new developers took the LittleBigPlanet spirit and ran with it. You wouldn't even know it was made by a veritable conglomerate of companies. I'll be honest, they should all be commended for making what could be the best LBP yet.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Beyond Good & Evil's gameplay is part and parcel of an elegantly imagined gameworld. The animation is so smooth as to be almost flawless.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It’s fun, vibrant, challenging, charming and rewarding. And the best part, it only costs $20.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The standard that expansion packs for RTS titles will be judged by. Not only did it advance and improve the story of Warcraft, but it also introduced an innovative campaign for one of gaming’s most respected factions. What’s more, the sheer number of enhancements makes each mission enjoyable to play from the first building placed to the last enemy destroyed.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Even with the limited franchise feature, 2K5 is still one of the better sports titles on the market today, and extremely affordable for any baseball fans.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Anyone expecting a purely frenetic racing game should pass, but this should provide sim racing fans with a satisfying game. There’s a lot to tinker with here, and gaming gearheads will be in heaven.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Thus, while Templar's precursor may have been merely good when it was initially released, in the face of new competition from much shallower titles, it is even better, like Citizen Kane's positive reappraisal.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy XIII is an epic game that plays to its strengths by taking risks.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The same beautiful artwork is there, but now there are more puzzles, better, deeper characters, and, I’m not sure how to describe this, but a wonderful mood to the game. In short, Syberia is the best adventure to come out in the last two years.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Dead or Alive 5 Plus is an incredibly accurate recreation of a modern console fighter, and suffers very little in the transition from the big to little screen.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    God of War II begins with a bang louder than a falling Kraken and does not let up for the next dozen or so hours you will spend engrossed in its mythos.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Series vets with fond memories of the Pro Race Driver/TOCA games on previous systems should pick this up immediately, and if you're unsure about it, there's a demo available for download that’ll give you a good idea as to how easily most of the cars can be controlled, but won't give you a very accurate view of just how many kinds of racing styles are represented in the full game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    All in all, Shadow Complex is a finely-crafted game that is sure to please anyone with a fondness for the older Metroids or the newer side-scrolling Castlevanias as this offers up a similar experience, with some of its own touches that help it stand out from the rest.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Despite the game’s short life span, it is still one of the most entertaining platform games for any system, past or present.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The largest change comes within the Draft section, which is much more defined and realistic for players wanting to track their prospects.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Involving, intriguing, solid, and just flat out fun. Who could ask for more?
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    #Reload, plain and simple, has it all. About the only thing I can say against it is that it's a bit laggy on Live.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It’s the little details in Rainbow Six 3 that really impress me.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    All in all, this is another great RPG on the PlayStation 2. The only thing keeping me from giving Digital Devil Saga 2 an unqualified recommendation is how hard it is to find its predecessor.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Simply put, Syphon Filter is the best PSP game to date. The singleplayer campaign is diverse and compelling, and what it lacks in terms of length is more than made up for by the equally wonderful multiplayer component.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Persona 3 is, despite that complaint, one of the best RPGs on the PS2, and in fact, on any console. It has characters you'll care about, a combat system that's easy to get into but hard to master, enough of a difficulty curve that you'll feel like you're working for your victories, and a truly bizarre and memorable soundtrack.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The largest improvement in the game, the one that I’m sure without even checking that all the forums are buzzing about, is that halfway or so through the game you get to customize your light saber.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Series vets with fond memories of the Pro Race Driver/TOCA games on previous systems should pick this up immediately, and if you're unsure about it, there's a demo available for download that’ll give you a good idea as to how easily most of the cars can be controlled, but won't give you a very accurate view of just how many kinds of racing styles are represented in the full game.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The need to overhear one more conversation, hack into one more computer and pick one more lock is something that'll keep you going into the night, and quite possibly into the early hours of dawn.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Gameplay is part and parcel of an elegantly imagined gameworld. The animation is so smooth as to be almost flawless, with the same engine handling everything from simple dialogue to a headlong rooftop escape from enemy aircraft...I think you should all go play Beyond Good & Evil right damn now.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    But simply put, the cinemas are so full of incredible edge-of-your-seat excitement and intrigue that it feels like watching a top-quality anime production. And lets be straight here, who doesn’t like cinemas?
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Easily the most complete Xbox 360 title to date, offering an intense and challenging singleplayer campaign and a robust multiplayer component that is sure to keep soldiers on the virtual field of battle for months to come.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The ending is simply spectacular and is worth working hard to get to. When it comes to storylines, I have to take off my hat and congratulate Jane Jenson to be the Agatha Christy of Mystery Adventure games.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Overall, LittleBigPlanet 3 is more of the same, but it mixes things up more then LBP 2 did thanks to the additional characters.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Beyond Good & Evil's gameplay is part and parcel of an elegantly imagined gameworld. The animation is so smooth as to be almost flawless.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Set in a dripping New York backdrop that would make Hollywood cinematographers drool with envy, this is an enthralling sequel.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Easily the deepest version of the successful franchise yet. A radically expansive franchise mode and an incredibly reactive defensive control scheme combine to make one of the best updates to a football game to date.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The story doesn't quite live up to the prologue and multiplayer feels tacked on, but otherwise Far Cry 3 is a sensational sandbox shooter that's a far cry better than Far Cry 2 (cue slow clap).
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    All in all, I'd say that its combination of stellar, addictive gameplay and well-crafted graphical and audio work make this a must-have.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    In short, Human Revolution is a very good game and I can recommend it without hesitation, but it's not very good at its primary point of design. There is an unequivocally optimum path through the game, and while you can't purchase every upgrade there is, you can pretty easily get every one that's worth having. In a game that's ostensibly about choices, much fewer of them matter than you might think, and that's a bit disappointing.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    In short, Human Revolution is a very good game and I can recommend it without hesitation, but it's not very good at its primary point of design. There is an unequivocally optimum path through the game, and while you can't purchase every upgrade there is, you can pretty easily get every one that's worth having. In a game that's ostensibly about choices, much fewer of them matter than you might think, and that's a bit disappointing.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Media Molecule should once again be commended for thinking outside of the proverbial box and giving us something new and enjoyable to play.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The AI overall is vastly improved.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Although the game’s graphics and music were as incredible as you can expect from these two very professional companies, the actual gameplay does get a tiny bit repetitive at times. Overall, Kingdom Hearts manages to be an incredible game.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    For every reason I play RPGs (big decisions, interesting characters, fun gameplay, immersive exploration), Risen 3 hits every sweet spot.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Insanely hard. Even with your tightest game face and greatest skills, you’ll still wind up replaying a mission at least three or four times before you get the hang of navigating through each level’s shadows, finding specific hints, clearing newly acquired objectives and discovering codes that you’ll need to progress through.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    King of Fighters XIII is clearly SNK Playmore's attempt to make good on the disappointing KoF XII and succeeds wonderfully. The offline modes are plentiful and fun, while online is actually handled pretty well. It's lean on bells and whistles but delivers a pretty smooth experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The adventure is rich and detailed, the D&D freak can go positively orgasmic with statistics, and the user community is undoubtedly going to create nearly limitless modules for the less-initiated among us to explore and experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    All in all, I'd say that its combination of stellar, addictive gameplay and well-crafted graphical and audio work make this a must-have.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Yes, there are pathfinding issues with respect to friendly AI, some of the missions will seem a little overwhelming with all the units you have to control, and multiplayer still doesn’t feature a cover system, but all that aside what you’ve got here is a singleplayer campaign that’s just as thrilling and intense as the original, and a robust multiplayer component that is sure to keep gamers coming back to the virtual battlefield for months to come.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Dissonance, in its detail, execution and style truly transcends its platform and for now, it's the best seat in the house for a trip to eerie Castlevania.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Those who already have Xrd may want to wait for a price drop since there isn’t a ton of new content, but if you’re jonesing for more Guilty Gear, then this is an outstanding entry in the series and well-worth your time.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It has some rough edges that will hopefully be ironed out in time and remains a must-buy for racing fans even with its flaws.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    No current strategy title can give you the clash between horseback cavalry and industrial age tanks and howitzers as compelling as what Rise of Nations brings to the table.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Overall, FIFA 12 improves upon the ground work laid by the previous incarnations of the series. The level of immersion, of escapism, not to mention the level of online support for fans, is beyond impressive.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Overall, FIFA 12 improves upon the ground work laid by the previous incarnations of the series. The level of immersion, of escapism, not to mention the level of online support for fans, is beyond impressive.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    No matter how you choose to play Burnout 2 – Championship, Chase, or Crash -- the ultra-responsive gameplay will shine through as the pinnacle of arcade-racing perfection.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Aside from the well-crafted plot, the intense action and the awesome atmospheric graphics and sound, Crimson Skies also features an incredible multiplayer experience.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    I'm not exactly sure what Black Isle has for an expected gaming time, but I'd assume it's at least more than BG1 (over 150 hours).
    • 96 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    BioShock is one of the best games of 2007 for any platform, not so much because it offers new wonders - there are a few - but as a result of meeting high standards, as any diamond should.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Unless you're genuinely lacking anyone to play it with though, Left 4 Dead is easily one of this year's must-have games.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Despite all of its problems, Diablo 2 is as much fun as any action game I’ve ever played and twice as addictive.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It delivers on all fronts: graphics, story, and especially gameplay. The only downside is that those with lower end machines are going to have to drop their graphics and resolution down quite a bit to achieve an acceptable frame rate.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A testosterone soaked soap opera. With a storyline that will keep you deciding who to trust and what really is going on right up until the end, it’s a great bit of entertainment.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Quite simply, Onimusha 2 is one of the year’s best offerings on the PS2.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Unless you're genuinely lacking anyone to play it with though, Left 4 Dead is easily one of this year's must-have games.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Another surprise to me was the great management of textures within the game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Takes the solid premise of the first title, captures the good elements and radically expands upon them to create one of the best platformers ever seen on the PS2, and indeed all of platforming history.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is an impressive showcase for the Vita. Its sharp colors pop off the screen, and it controls better than ever thanks to the system's d-pad. If you love the game, or the series in general, this is a must-buy and delivers the goods in every way. However, if you've already got a console version, you might want to wait for a price drop since this is presently priced the same and can't be played on the big screen.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Square managed to capture most, if not all of the addictive, endearing qualities of the genre while retaining a decent amount of good ol’ fashion Fantasy elements.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It’s everything a role-playing fan could ask for. Decent graphics, a great story and endless possibilities with the Aurora toolset makes this a must buy for the hardcore RPG fan or even the casual in-between-classes RPG fan.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of the beautiful game then FIFA 13 is a must buy, once again!
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    As it stands, Fight Night Champion is the best in the series to date for me, making the sweet science all the sweeter.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    As it stands, Fight Night Champion is the best in the series to date for me, making the sweet science all the sweeter.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This title boasts a very high replay value, an excellent soundtrack and some downright wicked tricks.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Donkey Kong Country Returns has a few flaws, but is still an incredibly fun plat former.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    ICO
    The grand environments create a fantastic stage for the adventure and the detail found in the textures, lighting and environmental effects are nothing short of superb.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    BioShock is one of the best games of 2007 for any platform, not so much because it offers new wonders - there are a few - but as a result of meeting high standards, as any diamond should.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is most definitely a must-buy if you’re a fan of the brand, but even if you aren’t, The Stick of Truth is an incredibly well-made game with a fantastic sense of humor, a unique art style — at least in relation to other games — and deep character customization.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A deep fighting game with loads of strategy involved, tons of game modes and memorable characters, this game showcases two of the fundamental tenets of the genre: addictive, fast-paced action and solid controls.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the new modes and vehicles to the expanded level of destruction and rewarding progression system, it all lends to an open warfare experience that will have you returning to the battlefield for months to come.

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