Game Over Online's Scores

  • Games
For 2,963 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:
2963 game reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Despite the inclusion of original voice-talent from the show, cel-shaded graphics that closely mimick the Robotech universe, and the ability to transform the Veritech at will, the title still comes off as an average mech game with bland objectives and sloppy play-control.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    As good as PES can be, and the moments of magic are arguably better than those on FIFA, it has fallen so far behind the competition in so many aspects that it's difficult to make a serious comparison. I know I've come across as a FIFA fanboy here, and PES 2013 isn't without its merits, but if you can only play one soccer game this year, I'd go with the former rather than the latter.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Overall, while I found This War of Mine to be an intriguing and novel game, I didn’t really enjoy it. It is downbeat and somber to a fault, especially if things start deteriorating and you have to watch your civilians get ground down into nothing.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The game is pretty slow-paced and outside of the few mentioned action sequences, is almost devoid of any visceral attributes that seem so inherent with flesh-eating dinosaurs.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It’s just that, while I liked Bad Mojo well enough, I didn’t care that much about it, and so the bonus DVD didn’t do all that much for me.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Despite a plethora of flaws, SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 remains a capable, if underachieving, wrestling game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A little boring. There are only two towns and two dungeons in the game, there is absolutely no story to drive things along (when I got to the end boss, I didn’t even realize who it was), and the quests are a joke.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A damned scary game, and it's one of the better survival horror titles out there because of that. It's good to see its designers taking risks and experimenting with the formula. This time, however, it's kind of a misfire. It's by no means a failure, but it's not a success, either.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The thing that ultimately forces me to give it a low rating is how damnably short it is – the game ending just as you are starting to get involved in the plot.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Its graphics wouldn’t have been "awe-inspiring" 15 years ago let alone now.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Both fascinating and addictive to play, and yet has so many rough edges that you might not want to play it at all.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A damned scary game, and it's one of the better survival horror titles out there because of that. It's good to see its designers taking risks and experimenting with the formula. This time, however, it's kind of a misfire. It's by no means a failure, but it's not a success, either.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, if you don’t often host gaming sessions with your buddies, you won’t get the same satisfaction competing against AI bots, especially with the lack of a reward system.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    But it’s hard to recommend this port with a straight face due to its severely makeshift presentation. Nevertheless, it is a fun game thanks to the satisfying gameplay and excellent story. If all you’ve got is a PS2, then consider this your consolation prize.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The combination of frustrating mission mechanics and limited replay value leads me to strongly suggest renting Destroy All Humans before buying, if at all, regardless of your love for bad sci-fi.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Despite a plethora of flaws, SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 remains a capable, if underachieving, wrestling game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Both Top Spin 4 and Virtua Tennis 4 are good games that have a lot to offer tennis fans. Part of me wishes there could be an amalgamation of the two, but as it stands I'll end with this: Top Spin 4 is a better game overall, but Virtua Tennis 4 would definitely be more fun to play for the casual fan. It's almost as if it's striving not to be taken seriously, what with the over-the-top mini-games and fancy dress events. Is that necessarily a bad thing? Absolutely not. Depending on what sort of experience you want, the choice is really up to you.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Both Top Spin 4 and Virtua Tennis 4 are good games that have a lot to offer tennis fans. Part of me wishes there could be an amalgamation of the two, but as it stands I'll end with this: Top Spin 4 is a better game overall, but Virtua Tennis 4 would definitely be more fun to play for the casual fan. It's almost as if it's striving not to be taken seriously, what with the over-the-top mini-games and fancy dress events. Is that necessarily a bad thing? Absolutely not. Depending on what sort of experience you want, the choice is really up to you.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    I liken Blade of Darkness to a popcorn flick. Check your brain at the door, this one’s all about the special effects and boisterous fighting scenes.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Beyond the graphics, Enclave isn’t particularly anything special. The plotline is such a shallow hash that you don’t end up feeling anything for the characters, which are unlikely to evoke the sort of empathy (or major motion pictures) of, say, Lara Croft.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It's a pleasant enough adventure, and it'll take you somewhere around 20 hours to complete it, which makes it a nice value, but the writing is a little lazy, and the game isn't as funny as you might expect, and so it's nowhere near being in the ballpark of the Monkey Island games, which is where it wants to be.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Squinch your eyes shut during the movies and click blindly through the dialog segments as quickly as possible, learn to micromanage combat at a high rate of speed, and there is a game mixed in there that is both unique and enjoyable.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The huge number of fatal and annoying bugs is unfortunate, because Crimson Skies would be a very good game without them.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    While it suffers from some crippling camera problems at times, has text that is difficult to read without an HDTV, and has quite possibly the most nonsensical plot I’ve ever encountered in a game, Wartech Sekno no Ronde is an incredibly fun game despite its problems.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The combination of frustrating mission mechanics and limited replay value leads me to strongly suggest renting Destroy All Humans before buying, if at all, regardless of your love for bad sci-fi.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Her voice and 3D model may be missing but the spirit of adventure is definitely something not forgotten here.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The balance in the game is a little off (I lost count of the number of times I had to load before I finally beat the end boss), and things are a little bit sloppy (I don’t think one sentence of the spoken dialogue actually matches the subtitles).
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It’s a little short and a little easy, but the puzzles are well laid out and they make sense, and the interface makes it easy to navigate your way through the game.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Of course, you’ll miss out on a lot of the wonderful visuals and spot-on gameplay elements if you go the PS2 route, but if that’s your only option then take comfort in the fact that Mafia’s excellent storyline, which is arguably its best quality, hasn’t suffered a bit in the transition.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Overall, Sebastien Loeb Rally EVO is a disappointing affair. While it delivers a technically-good game, it rarely delivers exciting action.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Need For Speed The Run is a good racing game that I was hoping would be great, and instead wound up being greatly hurt by its difficulty and lack of content. It's disappointing to see a Need For Speed game that isn't worth full-price and really is better as a rental, but that's the case here. The Run mode can be beaten in a day, and there simply isn't enough other content here to warrant a full-priced purchase. It's a short-lived, but incredibly exciting thrill ride that I'd recommend paying $30 or so for if you must own it, but not $60.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The campaign is short and linear and the gameplay does get repetitive, but I dug the setting, characters and visceral combat enough to overlook its shortcomings.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Need For Speed The Run is a good racing game that I was hoping would be great, and instead wound up being greatly hurt by its difficulty and lack of content. It's disappointing to see a Need For Speed game that isn't worth full-price and really is better as a rental, but that's the case here. The Run mode can be beaten in a day, and there simply isn't enough other content here to warrant a full-priced purchase. It's a short-lived, but incredibly exciting thrill ride that I'd recommend paying $30 or so for if you must own it, but not $60.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    There’s more to the gameplay than may initially meet the eye, but there are a lot of annoying hiccups in the flow that make it more of a chore than a fun game to play at times – and hurt the experience as a whole quite a bit.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A mediocre game -- but in a good way. It’s got some problems that are patchable, but the pacing is good and there’s always a quest to go on.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Similar gameplay for both characters, aimless objectives and technical issues strangle and mar what would otherwise be a solid addition to an excellent series. Despite that, however, the plot is still well done and answers a number of questions that fans have been looking forward to.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    If controls weren’t such an issue for first-person shooters on the Wii, Medal of Honor Heroes 2 would be a very mediocre experience, but it remains a considerable issue and so the fact the game handles so well elevates it in spite of its shortcomings.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    There’s also something terribly wrong with the sound in RollerCoaster Tycoon 3.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Probably the first true competitive sports game in virtual reality. It has its flaws, sure, but it offers an entertaining experience sports fans will definitely enjoy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It's what I like to call a concept game; Great ideas but the implementation is a little rough. With a little more polishing this could be an A-title.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    An average adventure. It is inconsistent both in tone and quality, but it has lots of places to explore and lots of puzzles to solve, it provides a friendly playing environment, and it gives somewhere in the neighborhood of 15-20 hours of gameplay.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A damned scary game, and it's one of the better survival horror titles out there because of that. It's good to see its designers taking risks and experimenting with the formula. This time, however, it's kind of a misfire. It's by no means a failure, but it's not a success, either.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The bosses are straight out of a mid-nineties arcade quarter-muncher, with identifiable patterns but, frequently, no real way for a character to safely get in to melee range.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Odin Sphere ends up being an unforgettable game due to its graphics and unique gameplay, but ends up being riddled with some major problems and puzzling game design issues that greatly reduce the amount of fun that can be had with it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Similar gameplay for both characters, aimless objectives and technical issues strangle and mar what would otherwise be a solid addition to an excellent series. Despite that, however, the plot is still well done and answers a number of questions that fans have been looking forward to.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It doesn’t really feel like an expansion pack. It feels more like a library of useful things for modders and scenario designers to play with.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Mediocre.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    If you’re offended or annoyed by Carl Douglas’ Kung Fu Fighting song, stay away. For others with a more open mind, this is worth a look, even if it’s a rental.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    As visually striking and aurally impressive as this game is, the duration of Genji and the gameplay issues keep this from being an incredible game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Voyage just isn’t creative enough or fun enough to make it a worthwhile purchase, and so I wouldn’t recommend it. Adventure game developers like Kheops Studio would be much better off making fewer, more interesting games than in cranking out multiple titles each year.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    But Warlock is colorful and entertaining, and it's budget-priced, so as long as you can stand some bugs and quirks, and as long as you don't mind that it doesn't break any new ground, then Warlock might be a game for you to consider, perhaps after waiting for a patch or two to come out first.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A solid, but unmemorable game. The first stood out because it featured a unique premise and sharp humor, this lacks either of those, and ends up feeling like a mere add-on pack to the first instead of its own game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    So if you're a patient player who doesn't mind kicking around puzzles for long stretches of time, you might have some fun partnering up with Sherlock Holmes during this adventure.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    There aren’t enough interactive moments in the action-adventure, and the few that are there aren’t interesting enough or complicated enough to make the game worth playing.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Maybe the only real progress that EA Canada has made this year is the college basketball atmosphere. However it doesn’t make up for the other overlooks.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    In the end, Castlevania: Harmony of Despair winds up being greater than the sum of its parts. Despite having many flaws, it still winds up being an enjoyable experience online.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Purists of the comic should take heart, because the infamous sonic clap and ground smashing jump are included, along with a number of other moves that take advantage of his fury. In fact, attacking builds up a rage meter, which allows you to boost your damage or unleash a super-powerful attack towards your enemies.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    As a companion to the movie, it certainly serves its purpose. But as a game that sparks new magic in the genre? That might need to wait for the next film.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Overall, Papo & Yo is an interesting game — especially visually — and it’s also a memorable game, but I don’t know that I’d call it a good game. The puzzles are largely easy, the story elements are largely missing, and the playing time isn’t large at all. Still, Papo & Yo is only priced at $15, so it might be worthwhile to pick up just to try something different.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Redeemer’s gameplay comes across as completely stale, which is a pity because this is most likely the last console game in the World of Darkness (White Wolf is stopping the series next year).
    • 70 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The best game in the series yet. But that isn’t saying a whole lot when you consider that the sequels have always felt more like continuations than they did actual sequels.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A pretty face may get you in the door, but interactive ignorance will get you thrown out the window.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    But while AOK managed to hit every note just about right, Cossacks mixes together some harmony and cacophony (continuing the metaphor) and doesn't quite achieve the same elegance of gameplay.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A solid, but unmemorable game. The first stood out because it featured a unique premise and sharp humor, this lacks either of those, and ends up feeling like a mere add-on pack to the first instead of its own game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Purists of the comic should take heart, because the infamous sonic clap and ground smashing jump are included, along with a number of other moves that take advantage of his fury. In fact, attacking builds up a rage meter, which allows you to boost your damage or unleash a super-powerful attack towards your enemies.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It isn't an outright revolutionary game but it has a lot of charm. The vibrant graphics and animations really spruced up the presentation of the title. Younger players will find the quaint story attractive.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Dungeon Siege III doesn't reinvent the wheel by any stretch of the imagination, but if you're into these sorts of D&D style, loot collecting, hack and slashers, then it's definitely worth a look. For me though, I ended up disappointed. While the game can be fun, the surprising linearity, terrible camera (both online and off), uninteresting (and seemingly uninterested) characters, and the lack of a New Game + mode made this dungeon crawler feel like a lost opportunity.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Dungeon Siege III doesn't reinvent the wheel by any stretch of the imagination, but if you're into these sorts of D&D style, loot collecting, hack and slashers, then it's definitely worth a look. For me though, I ended up disappointed. While the game can be fun, the surprising linearity, terrible camera (both online and off), uninteresting (and seemingly uninterested) characters, and the lack of a New Game + mode made this dungeon crawler feel like a lost opportunity.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The intriguing aspect of the game kept drawing me back, and there are far worse ways to spend $20.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It poses a relaxed mental challenge. Most of the obstacles are not time-sensitive meaning those in the younger crowd can take longer to figure out what they're supposed to do to get to the next area.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is definitely a mixed bag. It's not a "bad" game per se despite having some poorly-executed parts to its gameplay, but it's also not as good as the franchise's best gaming entries either.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Shank 2 features tighter gameplay than the first, but also more glitches and slowdown, and graphics that have pretty much stayed the same with a soundtrack that isn't as good as the first. At $10, it isn't a terrible use of money and does offer a few hours of fun, but my gut tells me it's best to wait for a price drop - there will probably be one for both the PS3 and 360 versions at some point, and there will definitely be one for the PC/Steam version. If you didn't really love the first game, you can skip this one, but if you did, definitely give it a shot when it drops in price.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is definitely a mixed bag. It's not a "bad" game per se despite having some poorly-executed parts to its gameplay, but it's also not as good as the franchise's best gaming entries either.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    While it's good to see Musashi back on the screen again, it's unfortunate that his title is hampered by a short game experience, practically unused skills and technical glitches.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It’s good, simple fun. It’s just that it’s tough to be too upbeat about a game that you might finish in a single sitting.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    I spent about 15 hours with Worms Revolution, and while I didn't especially enjoy it, I only played against computer opponents. I'm guessing that for the game to really shine, you have to play against similarly (in)competent human opponents. Given that it's so easy to miss with your attacks and accidentally blow up your own worms, Worms Revolution might generate a lot of good-natured heckling and work pretty well as a party game. Or not. But for only $15, if the premise sounds fun, then there's not much reason not to find out.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Even though I enjoyed the case more in Double or Nothing, I didn’t enjoy playing the game as much because I felt like I had done it all before.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Purists of the comic should take heart, because the infamous sonic clap and ground smashing jump are included, along with a number of other moves that take advantage of his fury. In fact, attacking builds up a rage meter, which allows you to boost your damage or unleash a super-powerful attack towards your enemies.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A brainteaser with some action thrown in, Prisoner of Azkaban is similar to games like "The Lost Vikings." Only this time it's 3D and the level of difficulty is a few notches lower to cater to a general audience.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The Game Boy Advance version scores 73%.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Despite its various shortcomings, including inconsistent gameplay, a lack of commentary and absent features, WWF Raw is a fun and challenging game.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    NASCAR 2011: The Game lays an excellent foundation for future iterations in the series. The arcade-style racing is engaging and the sense of speed is executed beautifully. However, the all-too-simple Career mode and somewhat broken online play hold the game back from what could have been, and what hopefully will be in the near future. I can recommend this game to NASCAR and racing fans that follow the sport. For casual racing fans, rent or borrow it first to see if you've got to have it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    NASCAR 2011: The Game lays an excellent foundation for future iterations in the series. The arcade-style racing is engaging and the sense of speed is executed beautifully. However, the all-too-simple Career mode and somewhat broken online play hold the game back from what could have been, and what hopefully will be in the near future. I can recommend this game to NASCAR and racing fans that follow the sport. For casual racing fans, rent or borrow it first to see if you've got to have it.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A decent Olympics title that’s manages to offer a variety of events while not burning out players by focusing on button mashing mechanics.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It has its share of problems, but its puzzles are reasonable, it will give you somewhere around 15-20 hours of gameplay, and you can get it for $20 or less.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Overall, Tropico 3 is a fine city management game, provided that you don't mind that it's essentially just Tropico with a modern game engine.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It's a great rental for a slow weekend, and a decent gift for a kid. If you're older, though, Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed will seriously try your patience.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Forgive me if my assessment of the game doesn’t jive with popular opinion, I actually kind of enjoyed the game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A game that is less puzzle-like than "Commandos" and more action-like than the roots of which this game originated from.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A fairly entertaining game for the duration of the racing life mode, mostly because of the impressive pre-rendered sequences, but if you’re looking for a racing game with the simulation style goodness of "MotoGP," or the frenetic action of "Ridge Racer," you’d be well advised to look elsewhere.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Obviously your enjoyment of Guitar Hero: Aerosmith will depend largely on your appreciation for the band's music, but there are other factors, namely its price point, that make a purchase hard to justify.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Lords of EverQuest gets most of the fundamentals right but one of the most infuriating things is the unit's artificial intelligence. They never really attack or defend when you want them to.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The overly simplistic gameplay, re-hashed visuals, unbalanced level design, and generic storyline all factor in to make this hybrid of yesteryears best selling, finest games, a low rent middle class knock off. Nevertheless, the sheer visceral excitement of blowing stuff up and witnessing ultra-violent, unapologetically brutal cut-scenes and road rage is hard to deny.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Overall I’m disappointed by the physics of this game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Imperial Glory feels like a giant step forward for Pyro Studios. Its scope and complexity is far greater than any of the previous strategy titles I’ve seen from them.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Imagine playing "Commandos" and having to fight the interface as much as the bad guys. It doesn't sound like a lot of fun -- and in fact it sounds like it might be too frustrating to waste time with -- but I sort of liked Cold Zero anyway.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The off and online modes of play are good concepts, but unfortunately have enough hiccups to make either one completely enjoyable.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Overall, Puzzle Agent 2 is something of a mixed bag. If you're a hardcore puzzle solver who misses the complexity of games like The 7th Guest and The 11th Hour, then Puzzle Agent 2 might not provide you with anything to get excited about. But if you're a casual gamer looking for something more charming than challenging, then Puzzle Agent 2 might be right up your ally, and well worth its $10 price tag.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The computer AI doesn’t cut it, the units do retarded things sometimes, and the multiplayer game is either too long, or too uninteresting compared to other RTS games available out there – I would much rather play "Warcraft 3" or "C&C: Generals."
    • 61 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The visuals are nice, but the majority of the puzzles are lightweight, and you’ll probably spend more time endlessly searching rooms for inventory objects than you will using your brain.

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