Game Over Online's Scores

  • Games
For 2,943 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 INSIDE
Lowest review score: 10 The Apprentice
Score distribution:
2943 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    343 Industries had some very big Spartan boots to fill when took over the reigns of the Halo franchise from Bungie. All things considered they've done a tremendous job. Where they come up a little short is the campaign, which feels all too familiar gameplay wise to previous Halo installments. They played it safe and it shows.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the end, crisp visuals, superb sound and an engrossing solo campaign all help Brothers in Arms stand out from an overcrowded crop of World War II shooters.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The bottom line here is that as true hybrid games go, Borderlands is as great a success as there has ever been.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    About as good as we could've wished for. It maintains the Prince of Persia feel of daring-do, while improving or adding variety in some areas, and discarding mistakes like excessive combat and marketing-spun attitude.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Trine is an extremely well-balanced and clever game. A little combat, a little platforming action, some very well-designed puzzling – the overall effect resulting in a quite enticing game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This has to be one of the best titles that’s come out for every console this year.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Case Zero throws on a fresh coat of paint, brings survivors you don't want to strangle, and lets you murder zombies with a pitchfork strapped to a shotgun. It's a lot of fun.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In Fallout 3 Bethesda has made a very good thing, though it is somewhat hampered by the lack of variable scenery and a VATS that plays less than perfectly.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Killzone 3 will not disappoint fans of the series.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No matter if you’re a fan of strategy, combat, really angry guys with spears or some mixture of all of the above, Rome: Total War will definitely please.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Minor gripes aside, welcome to basketball in the new millennium. Ballers is the title for basketball fanatics and sports fiends alike.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The camera is the root of my problems with the game. Everything else adds up to a fun ride and a nice homage to the film. It isn't perfect, but it is an enjoyable game, and it even pushes the sandbox genre forward a bit by moving the focus away from just mayhem.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Uprising is a must for any 3DS owner, especially fans of either the series or rail shooters.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Bastion is an absolute must-own for anyone who has enjoyed action RPGs in the past.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To be honest, this is really the sequel to the original "SOCOM" that players have long been waiting for. Expanded multiplayer, larger mission maps and a dedicated single player story makes SOCOM III stand out above the infuriating missteps of its predecessor.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fixes were made for things that needed it, like the camera, while the graphical upgrades are going to be huge for fans going from the PS2-era games to these – they won’t dazzle anyone who already enjoyed them on the PS3. If you missed that generation, but love the series, then you should absolutely get this alongside 2.8 and experience the entire story from the beginning until Kingdom Hearts 3 comes out. If you own them on the PS3, then re-buying is tougher to recommend – although the slight bump up in graphical fidelity, as well as better optimization for modern 4K TVs, means that it might be worth buying again if you have a 4K TV and want to see the series look its absolute best.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You can't really play this game without thinking of the dark, sweat-filled arcades that're now long gone, or of those plastic-sheathed sitdown machines you still sometimes see in bars. Midway Arcade Treasures is like a time capsule, buried back when games were simple, and no less fun because of that.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    UMvC 3 is an outstanding game and an absolute must-buy for those who love the series but didn't buy MvC 3 for whatever reason. If you did buy it, then I would recommend waiting for a price drop unless you absolutely MUST recreate your favorite Strider Hiryu moments from MvC 2 - $40 is a fantastic price for those without MvC 3, but isn't so attractive if you already spent $60 on MvC 3.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The worst thing I can say about the first episode of Tales is that the opening section, as noted above, drags on a bit. It’s an irritatingly long time before you actually do anything, and it’s way more interactive movie than game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    UMvC 3 is an outstanding game and an absolute must-buy for those who love the series but didn't buy MvC 3 for whatever reason. If you did buy it, then I would recommend waiting for a price drop unless you absolutely MUST recreate your favorite Strider Hiryu moments from MvC 2 - $40 is a fantastic price for those without MvC 3, but isn't so attractive if you already spent $60 on MvC 3.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Graphically gorgeous, audibly impressive (except in a few places where the music and sound design decisions are absolutely confounding) and totally immersive sums up Final Fantasy XV in one sentence. Is it a perfect entry into the series? Hell no. There’s some serious downtime and the car mechanics needed a lot more time to bake, but all in all the entire experience is worthy of its place and, most of all, worthy of your time and money.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Child of Eden is about as perfect a follow-up to Rez as one could expect - minus the annoying star system. If you loved Rez, or on-rail shooters in general, you'll definitely want to buy this ASAP. The $50 price tag may seem a bit high given that there aren't a ton of levels available. However, what's here is high-quality stuff, so if you enjoyed Rez, you'll easily get $50 worth out of it - especially if you own the Kinect since that gives you two distinct, but very different ways to play the game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Saints Row 2 retains everything that made the original a great addition to the sandbox-city crime genre, and tweaks it even further.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When I think of expansion packs (despite that fact that this one can be installed independently) this is more or less exactly what I envision. It adds a significant helping of additional single player action and new playable factions that are far more than just cosmetically different from existing factions already in the game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With an improved story mode, loads of additional features and easy to learn controls, TimeSplitters 2 moves you past the trouble of having to learn complex rules and gets you right to the heart of the matter: fragging your enemies.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I don’t dislike BioShock Infinite (as my score attests) but Rapture was a more thoughtful, engrossing, and better assembled experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best games I've played this year, and belongs in any former arcade rat's game library.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A much deeper, more involving story, packed with lots of secrets and more combat, Wayward is a sequel than many games should look up to as the right way to follow up a successful title.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re late to this particular party, the Definitive Edition is a good way to get caught up on one of the strongest action-adventure games of the decade, right in time for its sequel to come out in 2016.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A phenomenal title that you will want. With an improved story mode, loads of additional features and easy to learn controls, TimeSplitters 2 moves you past the trouble of having to learn complex rules and gets you right to the heart of the matter: fragging your enemies.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The entire package does a fantastic job of delivering all the fun, brain-teasing puzzles and hilarity for which the series is known.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The entire package does a fantastic job of delivering all the fun, brain-teasing puzzles and hilarity for which the series is known.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The entire package does a fantastic job of delivering all the fun, brain-teasing puzzles and hilarity for which the series is known.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    TimeGate Studios have wrapped the entire title in a scintillating storyline.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Potential players on the fence should give the demo a shot – it lets you enjoy a good mix of action and platforming, as well as displaying some dazzling graphics too. $60 may seem like a high price to pay for an action-platformer, but you've got a variety of difficulties to play through it with as well as numerous remixed versions that change things up fairly radically.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It goes without saying that the God of War Origins Collection is a must-have for any fan of the series.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yakuza 0 is everything fans of the series want it to be. It contains its trademark style, enhanced graphics, smooth framerate and an excellent story. By design, it is also a throwback to older gameplay styles and tropes and is not only proud of the fact, it’s downright smug about it. It is a game to be enjoyed, savored and explored, warts and all, for as many hours as possible. While not perfect, it is definitely an instant classic and worthy of your time and money (which you can always earn back by stomping on street toughs in Kamurocho).
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It proves that placing more attention into the gameplay and taking these few characters on a massive journey can still be appealing to both the hardcore RPG fan and the mainstream gamer, and could spark a flash of imports as players seek out older Dragon Quest titles to play.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I would have liked to see the game have a few more levels but there is enough there to keep me entertained.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Minor gripes aside, welcome to basketball in the new millennium. Ballers is the title for basketball fanatics and sports fiends alike.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even ignoring the common complaint that the developers moved away from the scares to a more action driven experience (something I don’t completely agree with), Dead Space 3 is still thrilling, terrifying, intense, and completely worth your time.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By all means, if you’ve got a couple of thousand hours you’re looking to burn, Empire: Total War is fine way to do it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not a perfect game - there are some flaws to its core mechanics, but the overall experience is so much greater than those few faults that you owe it to yourself to at least give it a shot - especially at $10.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An absolutely excellent game. Sure, it does not redefine the genre...but it doesn’t just sit on its predecessor’s laurels, it has something of its own to bring in – a most impressive graphics and physics engine, an incredible bot AI ..., as well as very impressive level design and great multiplayer capabilities.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The only real disappointing aspect of the game is multiplayer. The exclusion of a cooperative campaign is a step backwards in my opinion. Still, Splinter Cell fans are sure to enjoy one of Sam Fisher’s best assignments yet.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Longtime Disgaea fans will want to get Disgaea 5 as soon as possible. It takes everything that has worked before and makes the gameplay better than ever. While the storyline isn’t all that amazing, it does have some excellent characters and Killia is a blast.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The appeal of Battlefield 3 ultimately lies where it has for the entire series, which is some of the best multiplayer in existence. EA will probably be disappointed by poor reception to the single-player campaign, but the game as a whole is guaranteed to be popular so long as enough people can sink their teeth into Conquest or Rush.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The appeal of Battlefield 3 ultimately lies where it has for the entire series, which is some of the best multiplayer in existence. EA will probably be disappointed by poor reception to the single-player campaign, but the game as a whole is guaranteed to be popular so long as enough people can sink their teeth into Conquest or Rush.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easy to pick up controls, an interesting story line and plenty of fast paced action will feed any adrenaline or action junkie’s desires.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In Fallout 3 Bethesda has made a very good thing, though it is somewhat hampered by the lack of variable scenery and a VATS that plays less than perfectly.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I wouldn't complain if they'd given us a little more, though, but this is definitely a stellar start.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a couple of dozen characters to master, tons of action, great music, amazingly good graphics (why the hell didn't Soul Calibur II look this good on the PS2?), three extra Tekken games, and the character customization mode, Tekken 5 gives you a lot of value for your money.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Joe Danger SE has some minor flaws, but the vast majority of the experience is both fun and very well-crafted. It's a must-buy for 360-only owners who love the Trials and/or Excitebike series and missed out before due to its PS3 exclusivity. Even for PS3 owners, the lab stages and greatly improved controls due to the 360's controller are worth rebuying it for.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a gory, gruesome action game with a lot of heart, both literally and figuratively, then The Darkness II is a very worthy addition to your library.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By doing what they do best Criterion has made Burnout Paradise one of the most accessible and wildly entertaining arcade racers ever created.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The bottom line here is that this is still The freakin’ Beatles in a triumphant rhythm game début. The music is fantastic, the presentation is out of this world (sometimes literally), and all done with the utmost respect and care.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The sound is probably some of the best I've heard in a game. The music, for starters, is almost perfect.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For a fifteen dollar indie game, Orcs Must Die! has given me more enjoyment than most AAA, sixty dollar titles. I wholeheartedly recommend people buy this game, hardcore and casual crowd alike.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though it degenerates into a lot of fighting at the end, and makes a fair number of mistakes in its execution along the way, there’s something entrancing about this game and each of the amazing things you can do.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Graphically, Warcraft III is breathtaking.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For a fifteen dollar indie game, Orcs Must Die! has given me more enjoyment than most AAA, sixty dollar titles. I wholeheartedly recommend people buy this game, hardcore and casual crowd alike.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The bottom line here is that Point Lookout is probably the best model for Fallout 3 DLC yet.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, Need For Speed: Shift is a welcome change of pace in the long-running series, and a welcome addition to the sim racing genre as well.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 is an outstanding shooter well worth the time of anyone who enjoyed the first game. Newcomers to this sub-series can start off with this game without losing anything, and will be rewarded with a finely-tuned and highly-polished effort.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The first absolute must-have exclusive for the 360...Dead Rising revolves around beating zombies to death with unconventional weaponry, and I submit to you that this is something that everyone can enjoy. Everyone.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The stages are huge, well-detailed, and genuinely fun to poke around in. As far as side-scrollers go, it's high quality.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The crazy thing is you’ll undoubtedly spend more time playing Puzzle Quest than most of the $60-70 games in your collection. It’s fun, addictive and easily ranks among the very best offerings on Xbox Live Arcade.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even without competition to drive them forward, EA has created an immersive and enjoyable hockey experience that any fan of the game will appreciate.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Under Night may have a weird title and an even odder series of subtitles, but it’s a damn fine fighting game that seems destined to be hailed as a sleeper hit in a few years. If you want to beat that trend, buy it now either physically or digitally and experience one of the finest 2D fighters on a system chock-full of them.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may not reinvent the wheel, but Project X Zone 2 keeps things rolling along for the series.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even without competition to drive them forward, EA has created an immersive and enjoyable hockey experience that any fan of the game will appreciate.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When the game is actually Max Payne, when you've set up the perfect shoot-dodge and you're sailing through the air putting holes through people, everything lines up and it's the greatest game in the world: amazing graphics, great voice acting, a funny and deftly written script, a memorable soundtrack, the whole nine yards. It's just a shame about all of this other extraneous modern crap that Rockstar's bolted onto it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of the series, this is a no-brainer to pick up, but even if you are even a mild sports fan, you cannot go wrong with Madden NFL 10.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re a fan of science fiction or horror, you owe it to yourself to have Dead Space in your collection.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you love Civ (and if you are reading this, the assumption is that you do), buying this expansion is simply a must. The people that are waiting for a sale before buying, I pity, because they don't know it yet, but they are playing half a game.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Consequently Fable 2 is a game that should be played accordingly to be enjoyed to the maximum, which is to say everything should be sampled and nothing overdone.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The combat mechanics – weapon feel, body point damage system, enemy AI, running and sneaking, encumbrance and fatigue – have all been simulated excellently and with real care paid to balance and playability. The end-of-civilization free for all environment is a very exciting and engrossing setting for an FPS.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The bottom line here is that Point Lookout is probably the best model for Fallout 3 DLC yet.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    $20 is about the perfect price point for something like this. Don’t read spoilers, don’t use strategy guides, turn out the lights, and let yourself focus on the game for a while. Put away the cynicism. Yeah, in the cold light of day, Resident Evil is pretty silly, but if you let yourself react to it on its level, it’s frightening in all the right ways.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A rare piece that finds a balance between making time travel believable and time travel a necessity to the plot. It is intelligent and thought provoking in a way that it doesn't insult the audience's acumen.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The complicated control scheme will undoubtedly be a sore spot for some gamers and to compensate, the enemy AI is dumbed down a little. Still, as far as stealth action games on the PSP go, it doesn't get any better than this.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The quintessential difference between other gangster games and this one is the fact that the story gives reason for the action to exist. It doesn't work the other way around.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, Fractured Soul is a really well-crafted and polished game that manages to do justice to both side-scrolling action platforming and shooting. Anyone who loves the Mega Man series will love it, and I'm sure shooter fans will as well.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unlockable costumes, characters, and achievements only serve to keep you going. It may not be as technical as a Virtua Fighter, or as tournament-friendly as a Street Fighter, but it is a ton of fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a Bioshock type of storyline with endless plot points to discuss and debate with others, this is not your game. If you’re looking for a solid reason to blow up some buildings and stand there wide-eyed at your explosive accomplishments then by all means pick yourself up a copy and get your ass to… ahhh dammit.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's got far more good points than bad, and is one of the reasons to own a PlayStation 3.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Treyarch did an amazing job, creating another high intensity experience that sets the standard for every other shooter to aspire to.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    About as good as we could've wished for. It maintains the Prince of Persia feel of daring-do, while improving or adding variety in some areas, and discarding mistakes like excessive combat and marketing-spun attitude.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If it walks, crawls, flies, swims, or shambles, it’s probably in the game, and you’ll probably get to kill it -- a lot.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a surprisingly risky game, which deals with a lot of uncomfortable subject matter. It reminds me of a lot of the games that came out in the middle of the Dreamcast's lifespan, where you could go ahead and release whatever you liked and Sega would probably approve it, because why the hell not. It's exactly the kind of thing I like to see in the online marketplace, and I'm glad I finally got the chance to play it. It's dark, frightening, intense, and often very satisfying.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I can't imagine any casual gamers getting much out of Mega Man 9. It requires and tests a skill set that you only tend to have these days if you've been playing games for the last twenty years.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No matter what price you pay, you'll get one of the best platformers of the past half-decade, and the best game in the series as well.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    DOA Dimensions is a fantastic entry in the series and a must-have for someone craving a portable fighting game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The revamped battle system is a lot of fun and strikes a balance that is good for fans seeking a return to turn-based combat while also finding a way to appease those seeking faster action.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It has the best online play of any fighting title on the market. If you dig fighting, you'll really like Dead or Alive Ultimate.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, Revengeance is an exciting and unique entry into the Metal Gear milieu. It’s a perfect combination of Metal Gear stylings and Ninja Gaiden frenetic action.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, Prejudice is a vast improvement over the original with new modes to experience, polished controls and an even deeper customization system. If you're looking for a fun time alone or to share with some friends, for $15 you really can't go wrong here.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not often that a game comes around (in today's crazy games market) that is (a) entertaining, (b) actually keeps you glued to the screen for a while and (c) lets you kill lots of people while at it. All that with a unique style, plenty of chicks, and an attitude to boot.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    About as good as we could’ve wished for. It maintains the Prince of Persia feel of daring-do, while improving or adding variety in some areas, and discarding mistakes like excessive combat and marketing-spun attitude.