Game Over Online's Scores

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For 2,957 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:
2957 game reviews
    • 98 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Rockstar has delivered everything they needed to here—bigger, better, and most importantly more, more, more GTA. Simply put, it rocks.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Rockstar has delivered everything they needed to here—bigger, better, and most importantly more, more, more GTA. Simply put, it rocks.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Super Mario Galaxy 2 is a tremendous game and definitely the best one on the Wii.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    GTA5’s main single player story mode delivers the best Grand Theft Auto experience to date.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Stunningly-stupendous, amazingly-brilliant.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    A masterpiece on so many different levels, and this review is barely able to convey my sheer respect for this game.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    I started playing Halo early one afternoon. Several hours in, I figured I should probably take a break to get a bite to eat, so I said to myself, "I'll just finish this one level first". Suffice to say, I never did get around to eating much that day.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    It's a beautiful game with fantastic design and writing that's a little short but delivers boatloads of action in what time you do end up playing.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The driving portion of the game is not as sharp or nuanced as the latest Need for Speed from Criterion. The gunfighting isn’t as crisp or thrilling as nearly any FPS you’d care to mention. There are games that are better at recreating the mechanics of pulling off heists. Yet somehow Rockstar has taken all of these ingots of lead and spun them into gaming gold.
    • 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.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The single player story is one of the most memorable I've experienced in a long time, and the new multiplayer component is far from a tack on. It's a significant addition that presents tremendous replay value. Simply put, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is the complete package.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Capcom's reinvented the wheel in high style, and while they've traded in their usual attempts at horror in favor of intensely creepy action, the game's better for it.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    As has already been pointed out in many other places by many other people, The Orange Box may be the single greatest value in gaming history.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    As has already been pointed out in many other places by many other people, The Orange Box may be the single greatest value in gaming history.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Batman: Arkham City is an absolute must for anyone who loved Arkham Asylum. If you didn't play that, then do that first because the storylines tie into each other.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The folks at Bethesda have built themselves quite a world, and while not perfect it is a joy to inhabit for a couple of hundred hours.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It's atmosphere and unique style have changed the face of PC gaming.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    You'll need to bring your A game, as this is unapologetically difficult, but you'll be rewarded for your effort with one of the most polished shooters of this console generation.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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).
    • 95 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Thanks to the sheer level of detail and the amount of gameplay you'll be able to engage in during C.J.'s adventures, San Andreas surpasses just about any game that’s come along in the PS2’s history.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Visually, Vice City is truly amazing, portraying a living, breathing city with unbelievable depth. Every building, from the lowliest storefront to the largest skyscraper, seems to have its own history, personality and flavor.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    So if you’re looking to do some playing, creating, and sharing this holiday on your PlayStation 3, I totally recommend picking up LittleBigPlanet.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If the GTA style of sandbox gameplay set in the old west excites you at all, have no reservations about picking yourself up a copy.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Worth the hype it received? Well, it definitely is worth it for the multiplayer, for the augmented gameplay features and for the vocal delivery by the Hollywood talent in the title. It isn't, however, thanks to the weakly developed storyline, similarity to the original title and the long duration that we'll have to wait through for the continuation of the saga.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It effectively closes out this generation on a high note while simultaneously raising expectations for gaming storylines and their presentation in the next console generation.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If the GTA style of sandbox gameplay set in the old west excites you at all, have no reservations about picking yourself up a copy.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Portal 2 has an enormous warmth that makes it easy to adore, even when you're up against its many frustrating brainteasers. An amazing gameplay experience merged with a very unique, engrossing concept. Truly an exceptional experience that almost any gamer should give at least one go.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There was a lot of hype leading up to the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and for the most part the sequel lives up to it’s billing.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Seldom do games combine top notch single player and multiplayer experiences, but truly Call of Duty 4 has done just that.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Batman: Arkham City is an absolute must for anyone who loved Arkham Asylum. If you didn't play that, then do that first because the storylines tie into each other.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The 3DS incarnation of this classic adventure is in some ways, the definitive entry and yet falls short in others. Visually, this feels more like what the game was intended to look like - but it doesn't look as good as it seemingly could given the character models still looking like something between the N64 and GC. Still, it is the biggest single adventure available on the 3DS. But, given that it's available on other platforms, including the GC and Wii via Virtual Console, it's tough to recommend this as a full-price purchase if you already have it. If you don't and have never played it, then definitely give it a shot.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Very near the perfect game. It’s engrossing, has a speedy learning curve, and is packed with action. You can play for just an hour, or be sucked in for hours on end.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    It's short, at about 8 hours in length, and the last level and a half seems abrupt. I still feel like there’s a rail sequence missing when the squad tears away from the mansion in the APC... It also doesn't necessarily take the third-person shooter to new heights. What it does, however, is present one of the best looking and sounding games whose gameplay is as polished as it gets, with intense shootouts, exciting boss battles, and sleep-depriving online play.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion takes everything that was great about its predecessors and improves upon it while delivering its own brand of RPG style and substance on a new console with all the power and beauty you would expect.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    No battlefield is ever the same, because the permutations of capabilities across all the players in a given game are just astronomical, and making choices that fit your play style is crucial.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    It simply combines the best parts of Halo (wide-open, diverse environments) and Halo 2 (dual wielding weaponry), and throws a few new weapons, vehicles and enemies to the mix. The result is a thrilling and ultimately satisfying conclusion to the trilogy.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    It will go down in gaming history as a classic that defined its generation.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Oblivion is by far the closest I have come to playing D&D Sunday afternoons with my friends (yes, I did that, though I’m on medication now), all wrapped up in a stunning package with tens of thousands of lines of spoken dialog and good music.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    With this title Lucasarts has completely revolutionized the adventure game genre much like Sierra did when it invented the clickable mouse interface.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A wild, edge of your seat, white knuckle ride that fulfills any speed freak's cravings. What's more, it's also one of the best games that's been released this entire year.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Considering the product they started with was already a masterpiece, it becomes apparent that the title deserves the ultimate praise, as do those who created it.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There was a lot of hype leading up to the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and for the most part the sequel lives up to it’s billing.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    One of the darkest, angriest, most action packed adventure platformer ever. The result is a game that literally turns the stereotypical revenge story upside down, with a complex plot, an expansive setting and an anti-hero that you’ll love and hate at the same time... I can’t even explain how beautiful this game is.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A wild, edge of your seat, white knuckle ride that fulfills any speed freak’s cravings. What’s more, it’s also one of the best games that’s been released this entire year.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Most impressive of all is the obvious care and planning put into the maps, which are large without being cavernous, and intricate without being overly confusing (though I’ve got to say that it’s a good thing that they’ve included vehicles, because some maps would involve a lot of long walks if you couldn’t steal a vehicle somewhere).
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    So StarCraft 2 is in essence StarCraft 1 with a new shiny coat of paint on it.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 93 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Gears of War 2 delivers on every one of its promises, combining a rich and intimate story, brutal, visceral combat, incredible graphics, outstanding audio design, a strong soundtrack, and a robust multiplayer suite.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    BioWare did a nice job of balancing combat and questing in the game, and of giving you options for playing different types of characters.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is the PS4’s best exclusive to date, and one of the best reasons yet to own the console.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Much like Limbo, Inside also has a timeless quality to it and is yet another must-play experience from Playdead.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    There’s an unbelievable amount of things to do and fun to be had, much of it at the player’s whim.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Definitely not as "out of this world" as SC1 was... But the gripes aside, I love this game. That's one (fault? feature?) of my reviews: the more I like the game, the more faults I try to find with it. [Japanese Import]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The folks at Bethesda have built themselves quite a world, and while not perfect it is a joy to inhabit for a couple of hundred hours.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Excellently produced, with intuitive, responsive controls, a deep, engaging storyline and immersive sound.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Seldom do games combine top notch single player and multiplayer experiences, but truly Call of Duty 4 has done just that.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It goes without saying Kratos has etched a place for the God of War franchise in the pantheon of video games.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Ok, so the Gibson X-Plorer guitar controller isn’t wireless, there’s currently no online play, and the downloadable Track Packs are a little pricey. Big deal. Xbox 360 gamers are still in for a real treat.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Excellently produced, with intuitive, responsive controls, a deep, engaging storyline and immersive sound.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Graphically, Warcraft III is breathtaking.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    House building very simplistic, no room for innovation.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Excellent visuals, innovative racing features and accessibility to drivers of all skill levels make this title stand out from its competition, including games with more tracks and vehicles.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    While not as incredibly rich and engrossing as "Half Life" (though, frankly, I got bored of that faster than I got bored with SS2), it is nonetheless a very solid game.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's an MMORPG without the second M or the O, and while it's not perfect by a damn sight, it's better than the last few FF games have been.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    If you happen to be a fan of football, even if you bow down to the altar of "Madden", you should go out and buy 2K5 simply because this is a great simulation of football.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    In the end, Forza Motorsport 3 succeeds at offering up the best entry in the series to date. It should please everyone who plays it and beyond just making sim racing fans happy, the increased emphasis on user-friendly gameplay makes it an easy recommendation for anyone who is usually intimidated by sim racers. There’s a lot to do here, much of it is quite awesome, and this is definitely a game worth playing for racing game fans of any experience level.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    After waiting six full years for a true sequel to be released, a few gameplay tweaks and a graphical revamp is not enough to make up for the lapse of time between games. Nevertheless, Mario is back and I'll take what I can get.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Square’s unique story telling ability and their magic to completely immerse us into a world of fantasy and awe gives this game the power to bring a grown man to tears and a crazed gamer to fall in love.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Excellently produced, with intuitive, responsive controls, a deep, engaging storyline and immersive sound.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Everything in the game is utter perfection. Whether you're in it for the single player quest or the online extravaganza Unreal Tournament doesn't have what you need -- IT IS what you need.
    • 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."
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Anyone who has loved prior entries will fall in love with this, and if you’re a lapsed fan, you’ll be reminded of why you loved the series.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An anecdote: I was in the grocery store this past weekend when I heard a song playing over the P.A. I don’t remember the name of it, just that it was an old 80s rock tune. As I stood there in the dairy section, all I could think of at that moment was how cool it would be to play that song in Guitar Hero II. That’s the kind of infectious effect this game has, you’ll never listen to another rock song the same way again.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Anyone who loved Team Ico's games or thatgamecompany's other efforts like fl0w and Flower will love this – it's easily worth the $15 asking price.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If you've ever been on the fence about these games, this collection is a must because it is the best version of them there will likely ever be. Even if you've got either of them, or both, this is still a must-buy because playing them in the remastered format is almost like playing them again for the first time.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is one of those Game Boy Advance titles where the developers are producing with the ethic and quality of a GameCube title. That's a rare feat on this platform.
    • 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
    • 88 Critic Score
    The gameplay in MOHAA is really excellent at times but exceptionally frustrating at others.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed the original LittleBigPlanet, you're going to love LittleBigPlanet 2. Everything's either been polished or seen substantial improvement in the form of easier navigation or welcome additions.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Damn, this is an incredibly addictive game, if for no other reason that an extremely accessible and well made peripheral and a memorable song list that just about everyone into rock and roll likes.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    With true AD&D rules, emmersive gameplay, incredible depth of the story and graphics to beat, this is definitely one RPG worth playing.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    A phenomenal game.

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