Game Over Online's Scores

  • Games
For 2,915 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:
2915 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even with some minor flaws, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN is the best entry in the series to date.
    • 88 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Megadimension Neptunia VII is the best entry in the franchise to date.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you can look past the thin multiplayer component, the questionable decision to let player's health regenerate, and the fact there's not a lot of replay value in Call of Duty 2, you'll find a very worthy successor to the franchise.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With its addictive, fast-paced gameplay, smooth controls, slick graphics, and excellent soundtrack, Bayonetta is an easy recommendation for any action fan.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Escape Plan Bravo in particular ends with a massive cliffhanger, and I’m probably going to end up replaying it just to see the other side of that.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy and FFII has something that many games nowadays either lack or feature poorly: a well-developed, creative and engaging plot. If you’re into RPG’s in any way, get to the store and get a copy of Final Fantasy Origins. You’ll have over a hundred hours of play in your hands, and you won’t regret a single minute of it.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It combines some of the best elements of Metroid and Mega Man and blends them together seamlessly. Other than camera problems and occasionally excessive load times, ReCore is an exciting experience and one of the Xbox One’s best action games.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Better than any licensed game has been in months and maybe years. It is at least one of the top games from 2004, superior in my mind to the likes of "Doom 3" or "Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines."
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you spent any time at all on SF2 as a kid, on your SNES or Genesis or down at your arcade, this is a must-have nostalgia bomb.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By any means necessary, experience the fps thrill that is Far Cry 4.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay is extremely solid, the managerial mode is surprisingly deep and the additional features make FIFA 06 a great sports addition for fans of the sport.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it’s slightly hurt by a few minor problems, Batman: Arkham Asylum rises above them to provide an unforgettable experience. Part of it is due to the well-crafted storyline, but it’s also due to the well-made gameplay that makes most things easy to do and certainly more than any Batman game released in the last 15 years.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mad Riders has a few faults, but none of them are major. The core racing game is outstanding, and one of the best off-road racers on the market. It's worlds better than the MX vs. ATV games, and about as good as Pure. It's one of the few XBLA releases that is easily worth its full asking price, and is an easy recommendation as long as you liked Pure. If you did, then you'll adore this, if you didn't, then give the trial game a shot and see if it wins you over.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA Soccer 11 doesn't have any groundbreaking new additions, but is without a doubt the most accurate and realistic soccer game on the market. For the hardcore soccer fan, or even the average interested gamer, this is a must pick-up.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA Soccer 11 doesn't have any groundbreaking new additions, but is without a doubt the most accurate and realistic soccer game on the market. For the hardcore soccer fan, or even the average interested gamer, this is a must pick-up.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's easy to recommend Stacking for a blind purchase, especially for those who are fans of the old-school adventure game genre. It's not a particularly deep or difficult title to complete, but, like a Saturday morning cartoon, is remarkably fun while it lasts.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's easy to recommend Stacking for a blind purchase, especially for those who are fans of the old-school adventure game genre. It's not a particularly deep or difficult title to complete, but, like a Saturday morning cartoon, is remarkably fun while it lasts.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those who enjoyed an inkling of SMA or this title's antecedent on the SNES platform, should not walk, but run to their nearest entertainment outlet to grab this gem.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a fun-focused game and something that should give you enjoyment for years to come.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 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.
    • 82 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yakuza 4 is everything you would expect from the series. The shift to a four-main-character storyline is the most welcome change it offers, and one that adds an entirely new flavor to a city already familiar to fans. Its brazen Japanese lifestyle mixed with ridiculous street brawling and lives of crime suck you in and make you want to stay. Despite it's flaws and its last-game (and in some cases, last-gen) presentation, Yakuza 4 is worth the odd missions one would have to complete in order to secure a loan to buy it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    MvC 3 delivers pretty much exactly what I would've expected a modern-day MvC to be - crazy gameplay, fantastic controls, a lot of roster variety and depth, and jaw-dropping graphics. The only area it underperforms in is the online play, which is still a little too laggy even with the patch and its barren online mode selection doesn't do the game justice. Everything else is pretty much fantastic though, and that sole black mark isn't big enough to dissuade me from giving this a high recommendation.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    MvC 3 delivers pretty much exactly what I would've expected a modern-day MvC to be - crazy gameplay, fantastic controls, a lot of roster variety and depth, and jaw-dropping graphics. The only area it underperforms in is the online play, which is still a little too laggy even with the patch and its barren online mode selection doesn't do the game justice. Everything else is pretty much fantastic though, and that sole black mark isn't big enough to dissuade me from giving this a high recommendation.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I sincerely hope that another PoP game is in development, because it would be a shame to lose everything a sequel could offer.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The selection in this game compilation is strong. There are no fillers included here and some of the more advanced titles (Rush'n Attack, Yie Ar Kung Fu) could be repackaged all by themselves.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A solid step forward for what a video game is capable of. If nothing else, it's definitely an attempt to do something new, and that alone is worthy of support.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A Crack in Time is essentially safe. It's a Ratchet & Clank game, which means it has high production values, a good sense of humor, a high number of explosions, accessible gameplay, and much of the same stuff you're used to from the games that have come before it. You can't really go wrong with it; it's a consistently excellent series, with only a few slight issues here and there.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This game has such a high replay value that it’s worth so much more than the SRP on the package.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Even with the voice work and camera problems dragging it down, this is still the most enjoyable traditional RPG I’ve played all year, and one that will be hard for even "Final Fantasy XII" to top.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    I’ve played just about every MMORPG that’s on the market today and even some that aren’t. Earth & Beyond offers a brand new flavor to the MMORPG universe that is both unique and well received.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    For hardcore Castlevania fans, though, this is the title that you've been looking for. It's long, it's challenging, and it doesn't fall over and die once you find the right weapon/subweapon combination.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    An excellent game. Is it completely new? No. Is it revolutionary in some way? No. But EA has taken the core FIFA game and improved it to create the best FIFA footballer to date.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Overall, Sleeping Dogs is a remarkable game. The storyline is my favorite one yet for a sandbox game and is wonderfully-acted. It's hurt slightly by being a bit rough around the edges in places and not really doing much new, but what's done is mostly done very well and there's a lot of variety in both missions and extracurricular activities.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Gun
    You're treated to an interesting plot, fun, sandbox-style gameplay, and atmosphere thick enough to choke a horse. It's honestly one of the most fun titles out there, and occasionally so over-the-top as to be downright hilarious.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    By far the best pool sim available on the PC. The statistics and player ranking system appear to be slightly flawed, and the sound department lacks consistency, but the accurate physics model, along with a wide variety of game modes, game types, and other various options, make Virtual Pool 3 a clear-cut winner.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Obsidian ditched the level cap, added randomized items, and made Knights of the Old Republic II a better game in almost every respect than its predecessor. I just wish they'd had the time to iron all the bugs out of the final version.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    In the end, I have to say that Borderlands 2 serves as a wonderful example of how to make a sequel work.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Simply stated, 4x4 Evolution is a great looking game. Turn up all of the graphics options and you can almost feel the branches swatting against the side of your truck as you slice between the trees and into the lead.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The game is certainly worth renting for a weekend, as the single-player campaign lasts a minimum of seven to 10 hours on a modest difficulty setting. A full purchase may depend on just how much the subject grabs you, and whether you can find friends to play online. In any case, the game is very promising for Double Fine's future.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Average AI and somewhat less-than-breathtaking graphics and sounds aside, it introduces some elements that I would like to see become part of the 3D RTS genre on a regular basis.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It's innovative and interesting, though it can be very frustrating when you can't quite think your way around a dilemma and there's no obvious answer.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    There’s a ton of replay value with the numerous game modes, and the computer opponents can always be counted on for a challenge, especially with the expansive number of moves for each fighter.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    An excellent game. Is it completely new? No. Is it revolutionary in some way? No. But EA has taken the core FIFA game and improved it to create the best FIFA footballer to date.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The game is certainly worth renting for a weekend, as the single-player campaign lasts a minimum of seven to 10 hours on a modest difficulty setting. A full purchase may depend on just how much the subject grabs you, and whether you can find friends to play online. In any case, the game is very promising for Double Fine's future.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    One of the deepest, most entertaining strategy games to come out in quite some time.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    There is a je ne sais quoi elegance on how the game is presented and how well put together the game as an entire corpus is. Although it's still mired by some version 1.0 bugs, Shogun is highly playable and deserves a place on any Total War fan's hard drive.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    With Bash Party, EA and Spielberg have taken the original Boom Blox and built on it to produce a package that is creative, innovative, and crazy-fun to play.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    So how does GoldenEye 007 on the Wii stack up to the N64 classic? Well, the short answer is that the two really can't be compared. Will any experience ever match that of the original? Probably not. Does this game do a fantastic job of recreating the Bond universe in a new era? Absolutely.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    God of War: Ascension isn’t a bad game by any stretch of the imagination, but considering it’s lineage, it feels like a step back rather than a step forward.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    There’s a ton of replay value with the numerous game modes, and the computer opponents can always be counted on for a challenge, especially with the expansive number of moves for each fighter.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Purists will chastise RalliSport Challenge 2 for being a little too liberal with the physics and having too little depth in terms of customizing vehicles. For ninety percent of the gaming population, however, RalliSport Challenge 2 is a fine racing game. It sounds amazing. It looks great. It plays well.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The weapons are pretty unimaginative (all the imagination was in "Doom 1" – this is just a continuation) and are often useless (ever try using a rocket launcher in a small room? Well, there are about a billion small rooms in Doom 3). The BFG is fun as always, of course.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Gun
    You're treated to an interesting plot, fun, sandbox-style gameplay, and atmosphere thick enough to choke a horse. It's honestly one of the most fun titles out there, and occasionally so over-the-top as to be downright hilarious.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Gun
    You're treated to an interesting plot, fun, sandbox-style gameplay, and atmosphere thick enough to choke a horse. It's honestly one of the most fun titles out there, and occasionally so over-the-top as to be downright hilarious.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    An excellent game. Is it completely new? No. Is it revolutionary in some way? No. But EA has taken the core FIFA game and improved it to create the best FIFA footballer to date. If you are a soccer game fan, you simply can't miss this title.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Even though it’s an incredible game, it’s still one that can be beaten over a quick rental period, with multi-player that isn’t deep enough to sustain the experience for much longer.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The enthralling tactical shooter gameplay and adjustable difficulty make it an experience that can be enjoyed by all. Do not bet on black; do not bet on red... take sixty dollars of your hard earned cash and place it on the rainbow. To win. It’s a sure thing.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Titanfall is a great start to an exciting new franchise. Sure, campaign multiplayer is a disappointment and I wish there was a little more meat on the bones in terms of game modes and pilot and titan types, among other things – but the gameplay is outstanding.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Though the achievement is not entirely revolutionary, it continues to be an impressive title in its own right like the symbiotic relationship between The Godfather and its second part.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A solid foundation of accessible gameplay with a number of new features that helps to invigorate the entire gaming experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The included game modes expands the replayability for Deception significantly, and the stability of online play will guarantee that this title will stay in consoles for a long, long time.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you have any interest in flight simulation, Flight Simulator 2004 is the de facto product out there. If you're learning how to fly or you'd just like to virtually learn a bit about flight, there's no better place to start than here.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Outside of the graphical issues, this is a well-made port overall.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's a short but wholly entertaining first person shooter, made more so by its intriguing setting and plot.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    WWE All-Stars is a highly-polished and tremendously fun game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    WWE All-Stars is a highly-polished and tremendously fun game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    MLB 14: The Show on the PlayStation 4 is about the looks. This is the same franchise as you know it with a next-gen coat of paint, and it looks incredible. Thankfully, it still plays wonderfully too, in large part to the same slick controls and gameplay features we’ve come to know and love.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A tremendous game. The visuals are a little muddier, the SIXAXIS controls are for the most part negligible, and the online lobby system isn’t as sophisticated as the Xbox 360 version, but those are all minor issues in the big picture.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    All in all, the game is a total blast and thoroughly enjoyable, with a frenetic pacing that doesn’t let up for the entire run of the game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It’s not infinitely replayable, but it’s good for another 15 or 20 hours, which as expansion packs go is, I think, AOK.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for the best wrestler out on the market, you need look no farther than Smackdown Versus Raw 2006. An expanded roster with storylines, added GM mode and deeper emphasis on ring psychology makes every match more dynamic and realistic.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It’s an amazingly good, distressingly short game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Just like the original game, Ms. 'Splosion Man is well worth not only your time, but also your money.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Absolution is a fantastic addition to a series that defined a genre last generation, and I can't wait to see what they come up with for our favorite bald assassin moving forward.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Surpassing "Wolfenstein" and the delectable "Ecks vs. Sever," Duke Nukem Advance is a title without peer in handheld form, both in terms of visual quality and speed.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Space Invaders Extreme is a definite must-buy.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    There’s plenty to do in the career mode, and players will truly enjoy the ability to define their game based on their personal driving style.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Dragon Age II might stir up a little controversy for the radical changes BioWare implemented in the series, but many of them were done to make the game more accessible. It's still the Dragon Age many of us know and love, it's just growing up a bit. If you're looking for a fantastic adventure with incredible dialogue, vastly improved visuals and visceral combat, this game won't disappoint.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Dragon Age II might stir up a little controversy for the radical changes BioWare implemented in the series, but many of them were done to make the game more accessible. It's still the Dragon Age many of us know and love, it's just growing up a bit. If you're looking for a fantastic adventure with incredible dialogue, vastly improved visuals and visceral combat, this game won't disappoint.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Dragon Age II might stir up a little controversy for the radical changes BioWare implemented in the series, but many of them were done to make the game more accessible. It's still the Dragon Age many of us know and love, it's just growing up a bit. If you're looking for a fantastic adventure with incredible dialogue, vastly improved visuals and visceral combat, this game won't disappoint.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The load times are pretty bad, but once the game is loaded it's a pretty good time.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    All in all, BlazBlue Central Fiction feels like a fitting end to the long-running franchise. With sameness seeping in, it was a good time to end things while you could still be left wanting more – and smart to end things before it got too formulaic. Central Fiction keeps everything that made prior games in the series work and adds a lot more layers to the storyline and overall plot for those that care for it. For players that don’t, you still get an outstanding fighting game worthy of your time and an experience that you’ll go back to for years to come.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you're still in the market for an immersive, versatile RPG set in the Star Wars universe, then Knights of the Old Republic is the game you've been waiting for. Just be sure to save frequently, and keep multiple saves, in case the glitches strike.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    WWE 2K17 is an excellent wrestling game with a lot of superficial trappings to it that bog it down. The flow of matches is better than ever outside of triple threats and fatal four ways, which are now a stop and go affair. Career mode remains fairly aimless even with it being given something resembling goals now. Universe mode is improved, but a bit more time-consuming than ever before thanks to the presentation.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The textures in Thief are extremely well detailed and the inside of buildings looks very realistic and outside lights and particle effects of water sprouts (such as fountains) look excellent.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Castlevania: Lords of Shadows is a fantastically-crafted game. In some ways, it seems like Castlevania in name only because it is stitched together with many existing gameplay mechanics, but it sticks close enough to the action-packed cloth the series is woven from to seem worthy of the name.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It’s a more accessible and cinematic experience that may turn off some Splinter Cell purists. If you’re only in it for the single player story, a rental will suffice, but with a good-sized co-op campaign and a more focused multiplayer suite, Splinter Cell fans have excellent reason to get re-acquainted with Sam Fisher this summer.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Castlevania: Lords of Shadows is a fantastically-crafted game. In some ways, it seems like Castlevania in name only because it is stitched together with many existing gameplay mechanics, but it sticks close enough to the action-packed cloth the series is woven from to seem worthy of the name.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    There are two crowds for whom Chaos Rising will make sense. The first are people in love with DoW2's campaign style, which really hasn't been duplicated yet, and is only refined here with extra rewards and the Corruption/Redemption mechanic. The second group has to be diehard online gamers - the sort who are still playing DoW2 skirmishes every day, or at least every few days.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a shooter to carry you through the hot summer months, I highly recommend you enlist in Battlefield: Bad Company.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    What makes Battlefield 1942 so playable is because it's so subtle.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    One of the best and most complete action games on the PSP. The decision to emphasize tactics pays off in spades thanks to an intuitive interface for controlling Captain Templar and the Tactical Command System, where you’ll get to occasionally command an AI teammate.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    All in all, the game is a total blast and thoroughly enjoyable, with a frenetic pacing that doesn’t let up for the entire run of the game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This one just feels right in all the places that the console version felt old.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    SSX
    SSX is a must for long-time fans of the series and also those who enjoyed them, but didn't quite love them because of how much better the controls are and how much more balanced the game as a whole feels with it teaching you the essentials right away. The RiderNet setup may not please those craving direct multi-player, but should satisfy those wanting a challenge, and the thrills the game provides raise the bar for the genre as a whole. Many snowboarding games have been released over the years, but I don't think any of them quite top this new incarnation of SSX.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A good game, but not a great game. It’s not the second coming; depending on your personal spin it’s probably not the best RTS ever; it’s not the game that is going to re-energize the RTS genre. I keep coming back in my mind to the phrase “evolutionary not revolutionary” no matter how overused and hackneyed it sounds.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Darksiders II does what every great sequel should do; it takes everything its predecessor did well and improves upon it, while adding a ton of new features and content.