Game Positive's Scores

  • Games
For 112 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 33% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 59% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 96 The Orange Box
Lowest review score: 33 Deca Sports
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 112
  2. Negative: 3 out of 112
112 game reviews
    • 98 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    After all is said and done, despite the controversy that comes along with a Grand Theft Auto game, the artists, animators and directors have stayed true not just to their medium but to their art.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Super Mario Galaxy is not only the best game on the Wii, but it's one of the best games ever made. Few titles have quite the level of pure creativity mixed with "wow" moments like Galaxy does.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    This collection is an astounding value, and crams so much refined gameplay into one package that anyone who doesn't experience it is missing out on one of the best releases in recent memory.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    This collection is an astounding value, and crams so much refined gameplay into one package that anyone who doesn't experience it is missing out on one of the best releases in recent memory.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    BioShock is one of those rare titles where considerable attention was placed on every facet of development, resulting in an extremely polished, fun, and engaging adventure.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There's no doubt that many people already know that they will love Fallout 3: it offers the epic world that many yearn for.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There's no doubt that many people already know that they will love Fallout 3: it offers the epic world that many yearn for.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Whether it's the stunning visuals and cinematic nature of the campaign, the unrivalled action of the intensely realistic battles, or the outstanding multiplayer experience, there's something here for everyone who loves first-person shooters.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The combination of the excellent campaign, tried and true multiplayer, and online co-op make this a game that shouldn't be missed by anyone.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    In the end, Super Smash Bros. Brawl is just a superb game. While the single player alone will not last gamers forever, the size and amount of unlockable content make it a viable option when there is nobody around to play with.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is well-suited for casual gamers, but is definitely reminiscent of the classic Zeldas of old.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Metal Gear Solid 4 is dramatic, moving, challenging and fun, and if you own a PS3, most certainly worth checking out.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Crisis Core stops being a simple Final Fantasy spin-off immediately and may stand as one of the best releases for the series on a handheld.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is arguably one of the best and most involving racers ever built, and its immense attention to detail will constantly take you by surprise.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you like puzzle games, then you should definitely check out Puzzle Quest. It is a puzzle game with a purpose, and that small detail helps make it one of the best of the genre.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The greatest achievement in The Sims 3 comes not in its gameplay or presentation. Instead, the overall package makes it stand out as a great sequel.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sticklers for plot and veterans who are only searching for something new in their old favorite may be disappointed, but for everyone else, Chrono Trigger has aged well.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When it comes down to it, Resistance 2 is bigger, faster, and just plain better than the original - and the original was quite good. It may have its shortcomings, but the sheer enormity of everything that is offered on the disc overshadows the game's minor slip-ups.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When all is said and done, Street Fighter IV establishes itself as an excellent example of what a high-quality 2D fighter is capable of.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When all is said and done, Street Fighter IV establishes itself as an excellent example of what a high-quality 2D fighter is capable of.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new Punch-Out!! successfully recreates everything fans loved about the series without getting caught up in gimmicky motion controls or the trap of drastically altering classic gameplay to attract a new audience. It's a great sequel well worth waiting fifteen years for.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    If you're a fighting game fan, you'll find it hard not fall in love with the depth of control and fantastic presentation of Virtua Fighter 5 Online.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Rock Band is an incredibly entertaining party game that really shines when you get a group of four people together. Unfortunately, the single player career mode is somewhat tame and a bit of a letdown.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The gun battles are very satisfying, and the dialog, graphics, and cutscenes are some of the best in the business. Everything Uncharted does, it does as well as or better than its competitors.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The graphics and sound are inconsistent, the vehicle controls feel like they lack actual testing, and the inventory system is sloppy. But when it comes down to it, none of that detracts much from the overall experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Audiosurf is an experience unlike any other, and at very least deserves kudos for that. The best part is the game is only $10, and that's a great value for what you get.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The numerous polished facets of Unreal Tournament 3 add up to a fantastic multiplayer experience that is currently unparalleled on the PlayStation 3.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A truly original property, and deserves much merit for its fresh approach to stealth gameplay. The freedom to climb and move so adeptly is brilliantly implemented, and having AI that is able and willing to give chase considerably adds to the realism.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The God of War franchise has a high pedigree as one of the most polished series on the PS2, so it's not unexpected that Chains of Olympus would be one of the best looking, sounding, and simply fun games ever presented on the PSP console.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As a whole, Burnout Paradise is a great game. While its open world aspect may have introduced more problems than innovations, the classic Burnout formula still stands strong and offers a fun, exciting racing experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The new songs will keep you coming back, and the cooperative offline mode adds a lot to the experience. But will it be enough to stem the tide of Rock Band? Only time will tell.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Bionic Commando Rearmed is a first-rate downloadable title, and if you don't mind 2D platforming gameplay with a bit of old school challenge, this is one to check out.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Bionic Commando Rearmed is a first-rate downloadable title, and if you don't mind 2D platforming gameplay with a bit of old school challenge, this is one to check out.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    With plenty of exciting moments and ultra-stylized combat, Devil May Cry 4 provides an experience that any action game fan is sure to enjoy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    All in all, the first episode of Penny Arcade Adventures does its best to satisfy a variety of gamers, though hardcore fans of either genre may be left wanting more.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, Dead Space is an exciting new entry into the word of survival horror.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, Dead Space is an exciting new entry into the word of survival horror.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Bionic Commando Rearmed is a first-rate downloadable title, and if you don't mind 2D platforming gameplay with a bit of old school challenge, this is one to check out.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    As a whole, Savage 2 follows very closely to the formula laid out by the original title. And despite the overall lack of players, those who enjoy both a challenge and strategic teamplay will find a lot to like in Savage 2.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Its well-crafted story, great graphics, and challenging gameplay make Age of Conan a great choice for those who have become jaded by the massive juggernaut that is World of Warcraft.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Madden NFL 09 offers just enough to fans to warrant a purchase. Although meager, the new additions do help the game feel like it's worth the price of admission.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Madden NFL 09 offers just enough to fans to warrant a purchase. Although meager, the new additions do help the game feel like it's worth the price of admission.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still, Penumbra: Black Plague stands out as one of the better adventure games to be released in quite some time.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it's a shame that the campaign isn't as good as its predecessor's, World at War sticks to what made Modern Warfare great: a solid multiplayer experience that can last you months.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it's a shame that the campaign isn't as good as its predecessor's, World at War sticks to what made Modern Warfare great: a solid multiplayer experience that can last you months.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you haven't experienced a Dragon Quest title before now, this is the game to begin with.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the core gameplay and presentation do little to set Battlestations: Pacific apart from its predecessor, the blending of two genres and high replayability make this entry in the series a solid choice for anyone interested in WWII.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, Multiwinia is both a fun and different type of strategy title.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Prince of Persia is definitely flawed and can even become tedious at points, it creates a dreamlike world that keeps you interested. It is an interactive extension of what good fiction tries to be, and while it's not for everyone, it can often leave you with a desire to come back for more.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Prince of Persia is definitely flawed and can even become tedious at points, it creates a dreamlike world that keeps you interested. It is an interactive extension of what good fiction tries to be, and while it's not for everyone, it can often leave you with a desire to come back for more.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Prince of Persia is definitely flawed and can even become tedious at points, it creates a dreamlike world that keeps you interested. It is an interactive extension of what good fiction tries to be, and while it's not for everyone, it can often leave you with a desire to come back for more.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Having fun with Retro Game Challenge doesn't require you to be a child of the '80s, or even a fan of older games; it just asks that you appreciate the past and Namco Bandai's loving attempt to recreate it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    LIT
    Even with the shortcomings in its presentation and occasionally frustrating deaths, it's hard for a puzzle fan to be let down by LIT.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From start to finish, RE5 is a shorter, sloppier take on RE4, but winds up being a lot of fun regardless.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From start to finish, RE5 is a shorter, sloppier take on RE4, but winds up being a lot of fun regardless.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The heart and soul of this title lies in both the amazing storyline and the many creative battles. It never grows stale, which is a fairly amazing feat considering the number of hours packed within.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a fun and quick soccer game, you should probably look elsewhere, but if you want a challenge and the authenticity of the real thing, you'll find it in abundance here.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    No More Heroes is like the kid you went to high school with who had his own style, and he didn't care what anyone else thought.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    In the end, Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 isn't looking to win you over if you weren't a fan of the previous games. Those who played the original to death will find a lot to like in its sequel, as it provides more of the same fast-paced shooting action that has become a staple of the series.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Capcom really focused on what makes the Wii special and built a game from the ground up to take advantage of its capabilities. The graphics and sound both hold a high standard, and the gameplay is both fun and rewarding.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    If you spent hours of your childhood playing SWOS, you won't be disappointed with this updated version. With all of its original features intact and the addition of online multiplayer, there's plenty of depth here for those who are willing to devote time and practice.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    In the end, Final Fantasy IV DS is the best version of the game available.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    In the end, Battlefield: Bad Company is by no means a bad first-person shooter, but it's also far from the best. Unfortunately, as it is, it's more likely to get lost in the sea of shooters that already line the shelves.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    In the end, Battlefield: Bad Company is by no means a bad first-person shooter, but it's also far from the best. Unfortunately, as it is, it's more likely to get lost in the sea of shooters that already line the shelves.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Roogoo is a good match for puzzle enthusiasts looking for a challenge.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Ultimately, if you're willing to learn the ropes, there's some good fun to be had in Too Human - and gamers that know what to expect are less likely to be disappointed.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Folklore certainly has problems, but it will win you over in the end with mostly enjoyable gameplay. Capturing folks, upgrading their abilities and defeating bosses is gratifying enough to merit stomaching the game's awful presentational style.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    If you have the capacity to overlook its technical issues and have a group of friends who like the genre, the game could be worth a download. However, until a patch arrives, the game cannot be wholeheartedly recommended.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    While the meat of the game lies in the extensive story mode, some fun can be had with the multiplayer.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    At the standard MSRP, Ninja Gaiden II feels like too little for the average gamer's money. While replay value is certainly there with regards to four levels of difficulty and the promise of future downloadable content, there haven't been many strides made toward evolving the series.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Overall, Wii Fit is a good entry for Nintendo's exciting new peripheral.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Turok offers a few entertaining hours of play, but isn't spectacular enough to keep you coming back long after you've slain the last dinosaur.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Rise of a Ninja is decent for what it is, in that it's a solid first attempt at the Naruto franchise on a modern console.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At its core, The Club is all about shooting, running, and then shooting some more. This broad approach to game development is risky considering the saturation of similar titles on the market, but the gameplay is well supplemented by a scoring system that adds value to repeated play and practice.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This a decent purchase at 800 points, even if just for the multiplayer. The campaign is fun and challenging, but even for a smaller game like this, falls disappointingly short.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, you get a great game and a solid sequel in the same package.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, you get a great game and a solid sequel in the same package.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    When it comes down to it, The Simpsons Game ultimately glides by with its fantastic sense of humor.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lost Planet provides the PlayStation 3 with a third-person shooter that is unique and quirky, but not necessarily strong enough to warrant a purchase for most gamers.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite its flaws, Star Ocean: The Last Hope is a solid, gameplay-oriented fling that most fans of RPGs should still be able to enjoy.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's great to have such a visually appealing and mature-themed title on the Wii, but MadWorld is too brief and a bit too shallow to justify a purchase.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    When it comes down to it, Biology Battle is fun dual-stick shooter.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite the initial weirdness and a few flaws, Zeno Clash is a unique take on first-person fighting that anyone with an open mind will likely enjoy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Given that this is such a short game, it becomes hard to recommend at the sixty dollar asking price. However, it's still a solid experience that should be looked into for at least a rental for fans of the genre.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Between being based on a show without any new episodes in several years, and having its primary release be on the PlayStation 2, there is an air of irrelevancy to the entire product.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Flaws and all, Jackass plays well enough, and if you're fan of the TV series, you're bound to at least get some enjoyment out of the game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The game has some refreshing ideas, and if you can look past these issues, you may find some fun in Midway's latest romp.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The game has some refreshing ideas, and if you can look past these issues, you may find some fun in Midway's latest romp.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law will appeal to fans of the Cartoon Network show, but those not enamored of the humor and art style will probably end up bored.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law will appeal to fans of the Cartoon Network show, but those not enamored of the humor and art style will probably end up bored.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law will appeal to fans of the Cartoon Network show, but those not enamored of the humor and art style will probably end up bored.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    There's some innovation in the cooperative play and some interesting moments of aesthetics, storytelling, and decision-making; but for a game that plays like an RPG, there is surprisingly little sophistication in the implementation of character development, inventory, and NPC interactions.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    The promise of fantastic squad features falls flat due to the poorly applied AI throughout the game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    If you enjoy 3D platform puzzlers, you could do a lot worse than purchase Switchball. However, some of the negative factors in the game can make it an incredibly frustrating experience.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of the series or this style of hack and slash gameplay, there is enough here to warrant your time. Otherwise, you may want to keep your distance or stick to a rental.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of the series or this style of hack and slash gameplay, there is enough here to warrant your time. Otherwise, you may want to keep your distance or stick to a rental.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If the level design did a better job of integrating exploration, platforming, and environmental puzzles, it could have overcome its deficiencies on the combat front. As it is now, Bionic Commando is only worth a rent or bargain bin purchase.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If the level design did a better job of integrating exploration, platforming, and environmental puzzles, it could have overcome its deficiencies on the combat front. As it is now, Bionic Commando is only worth a rent or bargain bin purchase.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ultimately, the longevity of the game depends on how much fun you can derive from improvising with a lackluster soundtrack.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Its serviceable but unremarkable combat, overhaul of familiar gameplay, and blacklisting of different character classes add little to the franchise.