Game Over Online's Scores

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For 2,956 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 Transistor
Lowest review score: 10 The Apprentice
Score distribution:
2956 game reviews
    • 84 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It’s funny, it’s challenging, and it brings back lots of good memories from a bygone era. Better yet, if you weren’t alive 30 years ago, and if you don’t know anything about LucasArts or their adventuring heyday, then Thimbleweed Park works as an introduction to that era without even requiring you to go through DOS. Thimbleweed Park is the best adventure I’ve played in years, and it’s easily worth its $20 price.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    An excellent and vast real-time strategy game that is complex yet fun to play, and which provides almost unlimited replayability.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Shattered Galaxy has the best advancement system I have seen in an RTS game so far and it really makes you want to keep playing.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Napoleon is a game of land battles, continental conquests and European power struggles. This was an incredibly rich backdrop that inspired numerous writers and composers, one of whom is Beethoven and is featured in game’s phenomenal soundtrack. That I happen to sink a minimum of three or four hours every time I click on the icon is another reason why it’s an enjoyable game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It’s not deep and it’s not teaching our children good things about being productive members of society, but it’s fun, and personally that’s all I expect a game to be.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It may be slightly different then original skateboarding games and the controls take some getting used to, but it is definitely worth a ride.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    I called Skill Stick one of the greatest innovations in sports videogames last year and now that EA has had another year to fine-tune the system, and add a new skating engine, NHL 08 is the best game on ice.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The true beauty of Serious Sam is in its pacing. It's able to maintain a consistently high level of fun by concentrating on the details: the different sequences the monsters come at you, the different sides they come at you and the clever monster placements (high, low, concealed) throughout the levels. These are, quite frankly, some of the best in the industry.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A solid, albeit short expansion to what is a great game. However, it won't serve to attract disillusioned "Rainbow Six" players.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While it doesn’t have the length of the previous titles, the decision to focus solely upon Ratchet this time around makes the gameplay somewhat innovative because you have to adjust your tactics to reflect the loss of Clank.
    • 87 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    At $10, Dustforce offers up a lot of value for platforming fans. If you love a hearty challenge, or simply enjoy a gaming experience that forces you to get better, then you’ll get your money’s worth.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Just like the first one, but there's more of it...It isn't going to win any new fans over to the genre, but it is very good at what it does.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    All in all, though, for sheer violent, messy, often immature fun, Bulletstorm was probably my favorite shooter for the last console generation, and six years later, it still puts a big smile on my face. Even in as stacked a year as 2017 is turning out to be, it deserves a second look.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    For those of us who remember how good an adventure can be though, Fright should provide a solid if brief diversion.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It’s a must for any MetroidVania-style fan, and wrestling fans who’ve never played one should use this as a gateway game into the genre.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    As a sequel to Painkiller, spiritual or otherwise, Bulletstorm is a disappointment. The best way to approach it, if you played Painkiller, is to forget there's a link between the two games at all. Instead, take Bulletstorm for what it is: a ridiculous arcade-ish FPS with a goofy sense of humor and a talent for amazing action sequences.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    As a sequel to Painkiller, spiritual or otherwise, Bulletstorm is a disappointment. The best way to approach it, if you played Painkiller, is to forget there's a link between the two games at all. Instead, take Bulletstorm for what it is: a ridiculous arcade-ish FPS with a goofy sense of humor and a talent for amazing action sequences.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    As a sequel to Painkiller, spiritual or otherwise, Bulletstorm is a disappointment. The best way to approach it, if you played Painkiller, is to forget there's a link between the two games at all. Instead, take Bulletstorm for what it is: a ridiculous arcade-ish FPS with a goofy sense of humor and a talent for amazing action sequences.
    • 84 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Options! Holy mother of baby squirrels this game has options!
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    I called Skill Stick one of the greatest innovations in sports videogames last year and now that EA has had another year to fine-tune the system, and add a new skating engine, NHL 08 is the best game on ice.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A challenging game that is a little rough around the edges in some ways and the audio is a big overall step down from past games. However, the overall experience is a must for anyone who enjoyed prior games in the series, or even the Wii Sports Resort flight mini-games.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It’s got a delightful cheery exterior, but underneath lies a fairly dark plot that makes wonderful use of the stage play setup to create a visual style you don’t see very often.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The best shooter on the PSP to date, if not one of the best titles on the system itself. A solid single player campaign and a robust multiplayer experience round out Fireteam Bravo.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Makes great strides in improving every inch of the original. This is a longer, deeper and more rewarding experience.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Story issues aside, EVE: Valkyrie is an excellent game and the most-polished of the bunch for the PlayStation VR’s launch lineup.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    GRID 2 continues many of the things that made the original one of this generation’s finest racing games, but suffers from a more lifeless career mode.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    With multiplayer in tow, Space Marine represents a pretty solid foray into third-person action, particularly for a developer which founded its reputation on real-time strategy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Dated visuals, inconsistent AI, and lack of dynamic enemy placement cost it a few points. With that said, if you’re looking for an engaging and thoughtful shooter for the Xbox, I highly recommend you add Ghost Recon to your arsenal.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    House building very simplistic, no room for innovation.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    With multiplayer in tow, Space Marine represents a pretty solid foray into third-person action, particularly for a developer which founded its reputation on real-time strategy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Just like the first one, but there's more of it...It isn't going to win any new fans over to the genre, but it is very good at what it does.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It’s not without its flaws – the story could have been better focused and the campaign missions less repetitive – but Shadow of Mordor is easily the best video game set in The Lord of the Rings universe to date.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It may be slightly different then original skateboarding games and the controls take some getting used to, but it is definitely worth a ride.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    FIFA 14 doesn’t take any major leaps forward, instead focusing on fine-tuning the major innovations the series has taken in the last couple of years.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    An impressive addition to the Mortal Kombat Universe, one that handily picks up where "Deadly Alliance" left off. 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    For the typical gamer looking for something a little more unique, or for the novice gamer (maybe a girlfriend?) looking for something a little less blood-and-guts, Pikmin 2 just might be the way to go.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The story is engaging, the graphics are attractive, and the gameplay is challenging, but rewarding. I'm practically burnt out on WWII games, but this one managed wet my whistle.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    An unexpectedly charming title through and through - one of the most surprising titles that I've had the pleasure of coming across this year.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Despite some frustrating gameplay quirks, Motorstorm Apocalypse is a must-buy for series fanatics, and a must-play for newcomers because of its fast action, sharp controls, and incredible sound design.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    In short, Mortal Kombat X brings the series to a whole new level.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The gameplay differences between each species make this one of the most innovative games to come out in awhile.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This review is getting long-winded so let's wrap it up. Assassin's Creed III is the biggest and most ambitious Assassin's Creed title yet, but a few missteps leaves it short of being the series' best. In spite of my excessive nitpicking, Assassin's Creed III is great game and a must-have for any Assassin's fan.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While it’s still a pretty good adventure, it doesn’t have the same magic for me that "Syberia" did.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you think you’d be up for a fantasy RTS title that takes its combat halfway seriously, you owe it to yourself to at least try the demo. If you like that small taste, you can be sure that the retail version is a full course.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The campaign is surprisingly lengthy, and the unit balance is quite well-tuned. Since most of the changes are beneficial, in my view, I can adamantly recommend Dawn of War 2 to fans of RTS games or Warhammer 40K.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    What would happen if you took "Tetris," flipped it sideways and injected it with some cocaine? Lumines would happen.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The gameplay in MOHAA is really excellent at times but exceptionally frustrating at others.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    From what I've seen so far in Sorrow and its predecessor, this attentive, almost meticulous craftwork put into Castlevania ought to be transferred to a mainstream console or even the PC; my own backhanded compliment to the developers.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While the course selection features slim pickings, the inclusion of the Arnold Palmer Course Designer is a welcome sight, and one that will undoubtedly excite the Links community as a whole.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    More of an evolutionary product than a revolutionary one in the series.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Offers many new things for people to do, and that, combined with solid visuals, makes the expansion pack lots of fun to play.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A challenging game with some handling issues that bug me at times and framerate problems that bug me every time they crop up. However, the overall greatness of the game easily overshadows those comparably small complaints.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It pays homage to every facet of the franchise’s history with its gameplay, and the only way it could do more would be to include the past entries along with all of the older character designs as extras.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    At $60, it might not be worth buying right away for those who didn’t enjoy either Hot Pursuit or Most Wanted, but if you liked it, you’ll definitely get your money’s worth out of it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Both Freedom Force games have the same kooky, over-the-top comic book charm to them, and almost all of the voice actors from the first game returned to reprise their roles in the sequel, and they all did another fantastic job.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    You see, like The Matrix, no one can be told what Animal Crossing is. But if you take the time to experience it for yourself, you'll undoubtedly understand why AC is a must-have game despite its technically limited presentation.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Sudeki's graphics are really impressive, both in terms of technical and artistic achievement. The world of Sudeki is one continuous experience, slicing a swath from vast location to location is seamless.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The inclusion of GameFace II, Tour Difficulty mode and Tiger Proofing provides plenty of player customization options that fans of the sport will enjoy. Plus, the inclusion of Tiger Vision allows people who've never picked up a club to feel like a golf pro.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The control system is simple enough so you can pick up and be almost immediately proficient, while leaving enough headroom to keep you learning something new every time you play.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    DJ Hero doesn’t stray too far from the formula that made Guitar Hero and Rock Band into household names, but it has a fresh quality about it that the former titles expended long ago.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It feels just as addictive as "Civ2," and that in itself can't be a bad thing. The neat things that got improved, such as aqua-based cities, larger variety of units, unit customizability and a few others make this a great game to play - even if you have to think of it as of "Civ2.5."
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    In the end, if you really like online CTF style play or a good single player FPS then you can’t do much better than Tribes: Vengeance.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It has a couple of problems here and there (like odd echoes to the dialogue), but it sports a couple dozen intriguing puzzles, it’s well made, and it’s well acted.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Who would have thought that a visual makeover and a few gameplay tweaks could render an otherwise obsolete game into a incredibly entertaining experience that defies all expectations?
    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    One feature I really loved about this game was the way terrain was handled... This is something that I felt was missing from most other games of this genre, and is a welcome feature that really brings the game to another level, especially in multiplayer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a game with a ton of depth, replayability and a solid storyline, look no further. Gladius is stockpiled with a ton of features that will appease everyone from the beginning adventurer to the hardcore strategist.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    This is classic gaming done right with one of the industries best heroes finally getting his just due and future compilations from other companies would do well to take heed of how Capcom delivered this tribute to fans.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Unchanged from last year, opposing teams don't know how to run a powerplay. You can literally pick up the puck in your own end, rush to centre ice and turn around and head back behind your net. Rinse, repeat, and two minutes later the powerplay is over none the worse for wear.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It’s not a significant improvement as far as gameplay and graphics, but it does help further the claim of AOE as a solid gaming title and a quality multiplayer game. The originality may be gone, but the idea lives on.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a game with a ton of depth, replayability and a solid storyline, look no further. Gladius is stockpiled with a ton of features that will appease everyone from the beginning adventurer to the hardcore strategist.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Existing Camelot fans and MMORPG players would be smart to take up on Mythic's latest quid pro quo. Time spent versus satisfaction - you're undoubtedly getting the better end of the deal.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    While the gameplay is incredibly engaging and the 3D environments are amazing to behold, Lament of Innocence does bare the curse of being incredibly short.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    And so am I recommending Return to Mysterious Island? You bet. In a year that has been lacking in adventures and role-playing games -- the two genres I typically review -- Return to Mysterious Island is more than a welcome find, and, along with "Syberia II," is one of the best adventure games of the year.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Though the undercarriage of the game has not changed, EA has done a tremendous job of adding features, tweaking gameplay, and providing visual touches for NCAA Football 13. Heisman Challenge mode really puts this one over the top, providing a new experience and hours of gameplay outside of the well-known modes of play. Even if you have NCAA Football 12 sitting on your shelf, this is a must-own for any virtual football fanatic.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    If you don't find the true 360° freedom of movement confusing and subduing, you will definitely enjoy this game. If, however, the likes of Half Life make you motion-sick, then this will be the end of you for sure.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The inclusion of GameFace II, Tour Difficulty mode and Tiger Proofing provides plenty of player customization options that fans of the sport will enjoy. Plus, the inclusion of Tiger Vision allows people who've never picked up a club to feel like a golf pro.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    DJ Hero doesn’t stray too far from the formula that made Guitar Hero and Rock Band into household names, but it has a fresh quality about it that the former titles expended long ago.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Some of the magic wasn’t there this time, whether because KOTOR II is a sequel using a similar engine, thus removing the novelty of the game, or perhaps because Obsidian tried to do too much in the game, and the things that don’t quite work or that were cut out due to time constraints have a negative influence.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The inclusion of GameFace II, Tour Difficulty mode and Tiger Proofing provides plenty of player customization options that fans of the sport will enjoy. Plus, the inclusion of Tiger Vision allows people who've never picked up a club to feel like a golf pro.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The inclusion of both the Big Play Control and Pure Swing systems provide a natural addition to gameplay, and the Dynasty mode, issues aside, has a certain level of realism that can only be improved on in next year’s version.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    In the end, LEGO The Lord of the Rings is fantastic – very possibly one of the best LEGO games made to date. The level design is ingenious and unique despite using the same tried and true techniques we've seen before. I like how different situations call for unique strategies. I also appreciated the risk taken since there is no central hub.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Even though MLB 13: The Show may not boast any laudable improvements that will raise eyebrows, it is still, without a doubt, the best baseball game on the market.

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