Gameblog.fr's Scores

  • Games
For 1,306 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 31% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 65% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Dead Space 2
Lowest review score: 0 Monster High Skultimate Roller Maze
Score distribution:
1,306 game reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Bodycount is supposed to be a violence venting machine. A very arcady FPS, if you will. But though the action itself is indeed there, nothing is making it stand out from the other productions of the genre, and the load of shortcomings (poor AI, average production values, uninteresting special moves system, completely dull story) will probably ruin the fun for most. With some heavy eights of the genre incoming, or already there, it's impossible to recommend.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even though Rugby World Cup 2011 feels like an "old" title gameplay-wise and in terms of production values, the not-so demanding enthusiasts may find it to fit their liking, but maybe not as a full-price purchase. We'd rather wait for a less opportunistic version with better visuals and more gameplay choices to be completely satisfied.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With A Game of Thrones Genesis, Cyanide tackles too large a task for its own means, so disappointment ensues. Despite that, it's still the perfect licence to introduce fresh and new boardgames mechanics, and that helps to make it a nice multiplayer experience. But it still suffers from poor production values, ugly graphics, a lack of ambition, and unclear or insufficient visual cues as to what exactly is happening.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If Jackson and Spielberg seem to have won their gamble in adapting Tintin on the silver screen, sadly, it's not the case of Ubisoft for its game. Not that it's a bad game in itself, but this Tintin and its 2D gameplay is far too repetitive, and the 3D sequences on a plane or motorcycle aren't very convincing. If you top that with a 4 hours time to finish it (at the most), and despite a coop mode, nice musics and polished dialogs, you're in for a disappointment if you're looking for something on par with the movie, or the original comic books.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This new version of Tetris adds nothing great to the good old formula. Augmented Reality is good fun for 5 minutes, but nothing here really overshadows Tetris DS, which was actually much more interesting and fun.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The theme, the design and the gameplay of Okabu make a good first impression for a game targeted at younger audiences, sadly, it quickly collapses because of an excessive repetitiveness, perfectible ergonomics, and some bugs and lack of challenge. Too bad!
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    We thought the added horsepower of the 3DS could have given a new breath to the FIFA franchise on Nintendo's portable line, but it's not. It might yet be satisfying for kids, but this 3DS FIFA doesn't have much in common with the HD versions, it even lacks some official licences. Also, there is no online play.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Kinect Sports Season 2 is not the enhanced, upgraded, an richer game we were waiting for. Instead of that, we get 6 new sports, of which only darts and golf are really something to come back to, the rest being less fun than what the original offered.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This 3DS version has the merit of offering more or less the same experience than the HD versions (minus the voice-overs, and a lesser visual prowess); but it also inherits its shortcomings. A repetitive gameplay, very short lifespan, and underwhelming action sequences.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A game that slashes gameplay in favor of dynamic visuals, very true to the anime. But the illusion of pretty graphics quickly disappears, revealing dull combats, repetitive gameplay, and other shortcomings. Even the most hardcore fans will not find this fun for a long time.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A game that slashes gameplay in favor of dynamic visuals, very true to the anime. But the illusion of pretty graphics quickly disappears, revealing dull combats, repetitive gameplay, and other shortcomings. Even the most hardcore fans will not find this fun for a long time.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Your children are in the mood for a get together at the carnival? This is the perfect title. In this magical atmosphere, there are dozens of little events such as rifle shooting or mini-bowling and basketball, as well as tickets to spend on balloons and other accessories. The PS Move controls are very accurate and the game is fun... but not for longer than an afternoon, given its lack of variety and really deep gameplay.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    For their first 360 game, the raving rabbids deliver a mixed experience. The augmented reality enabling the rabbids to spawn in your living-room is fun, but lacks precision. The main issue resides within the fact that those levels do not constitue the majority of the game, more classic ones are, and they lack originality and rythm. The animated styled mini-games are funny, but we've already seen much better with a wiimote in hand in Wario Ware.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Start the Party : Save the World works very well. The mini-games are fun, all with a friendly atmosphere. But in terms of content, there is only twenty "missions" and no different game modes to create some competition… That's not enough. At 10€ on the PSN, why not, but not at 30€ boxed.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This adaptation of the best-seller, narrated perfectly by Patrick Stewart, but the visuals and animations are clearly sub-par. For a platformer reminiscent of Limbo, it's particularly bad, since it makes the levels hard to read, and the poor gameplay doesn't help at all, making it frustratingly difficult. Too many shortcomings for a title that could have been quite nice, too bad.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As impenetrable as ever for most people, this Dynasty Warriors 7 Xtreme Legends is first and foremost worst than the original version. It too heavily balanced on the "further in" experience, and completely forgets about the gamers who don't own the 7th episode, but without even succeeding in proposing somthing really worthwhile or essential to those who do. Only for the most hardcore fans.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Undoubtedly prettier and more incisive, this WWE 12 still suffers from some deep technical issues that undermine the fun. Even though the gameplay really did benefit from an added dynamism, it lost in terms of precision and variety. The matches, are less enticing and more repetitive, and sometimes chaotic when there's more than 2 brawlers on the ring.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Undoubtedly prettier and more incisive, this WWE 12 still suffers from some deep technical issues that undermine the fun. Even though the gameplay really did benefit from an added dynamism, it lost in terms of precision and variety. The matches, are less enticing and more repetitive, and sometimes chaotic when there's more than 2 brawlers on the ring.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    We were expecting a serious competitor against Layton. Lautrec is aiming for more than a succession of riddles, with added exploration, stealth, and a hint of RPG-styled combat. But it doesn't really seduce in any aspect of the lot. The only real success is the atmosphere, and the bits and pieces of knowledge you can get on the city of Paris.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sadly, when it's time to balance out the pros and cons of this 3DS version of Sonic Generations, it's clear the cons outweight the pros. It's pretty, fluid, offers player versus player races, it doesn't provide the thrill of the original Sonic Generation dual gameplay, old Sonic and new Sonic, because there are no 3D levels, only 2D ones you can play with either Sonic. The solo is super short, level design is flawed, and secondary missions dull. Clearly not on par with the HD versions.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It may have "Super" in its title, but that's not how we'd describe this title. Extremely repetitive and plagued by a gameplay that's as deep as a dry pond, Super Pokémon Rumble is a one-button action game where you bash Pokémon toys in tiny areas to add them to your collection and benefit from their powers. Arena combats are available as well, but if the fans may see that as a simple yet enjoyable venting entertainment offer, most will see that as an underwhelming title designed to squeeze out some quick bucks out of an over-successful franchise. Guess where we stand.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Enjoying Liberty City, listening to the radio stations, on a small iPhone or larger iPad, is a nice experience. The visuals are impressive, the missions as enticing and funny as ever... GTA 3 in and of itself is still an impeccable game, no doubt, but when the time to use the new tactile controls comes, it starts to go to hell. Even though Rockstar made adjustments in order to use these features, one can't get through the numerous shooting scenes without shouting in anger and frustration. You can't target what you want, it's slow to manoeuvre, and a general pain in the ass to play. It's also quite slower on anything older than the 4S or the iPad 2.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    AMY
    If I were to recommend the game to a friend, I'd argue that it would be better to know, beforehand, that the production values and the playability really lack polish, before choosing to purchase it. It's so much so that it can, from time to time, completely ruin the experience. Despite this huge shortcoming, Amy has an atmosphere, stress-inducing and game world that are all powerful enough to overthrow the rest... if you're one to be hugely tolerant and really in need for a horror fix.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The concept, gameplay, challenge and atmosphere of Choplifter HD are quite good. It is a nice trip back in the 80's, even if it is far from being a must-have today, as the game is particulary repetitive and its price is quite high.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The concept, gameplay, challenge and atmosphere of Choplifter HD are quite good. It is a nice trip back in the 80's, even if it is far from being a must-have today, as the game is particulary repetitive and its price is quite high.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The most interesting part of King Arthur II the RPG remains the dark universe and interactive storytelling. The blend of RPG-diplomacy-strategy-management is nice, but a little confusing and not really help by the poor interface. Overall, it could be satisfying, if only it wasn't so full of bugs shattering the game. Crashes back to the desktop are frequent, and it really needs to be patched as soon as possible. Until then, stay away.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Tekken Hybrid should have been a nice display of the series qualities, and its latest iteration Tekken Tag Tournament 2. But this last title's demo is really poor both in content and tech quality, the HD remastering of the original TTT a lazy one, and the Tekken Blood Vengeance movie, though visually stunning, remains completely crazy story-wise. Is this compilation of content worth its price ? We hardly think so.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    We'd hoped a NeverDead that would have brought some punk and goofy spirit to generally too serious TPS games. In the end, Konami's title doesn't lack new ideas, but they are so poorly used that we'd rather stay dead.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The idea of a remake is welcome, but Jagged Alliance Back in Action did it with serious shortcomings in terms of production values. The AI and pathfinding are sometimes completely off, the interface not really smooth, and it lacks tactical options... but despite all this it remains quite enticing, thanks to the charms of its background and a genre that is really not that common nowadays.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a good thing this beat'em all can rely on a prestigious franchise, rather than its true gameplay qualities (multiplayer excluded). Because there is far better elsewhere for this price.