Gameblog.fr's Scores

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For 1,493 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 30% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 66% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 0 Zumba Fitness: Join the Party
Score distribution:
1,493 game reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Masterpieces are immortal. This new HD and 3D edition erases some of yesterday's shortcomings (most notably the low frame-rate of Shadow of the Colossus), all the while underlining some other technical issues that we overlooked yesterday, but those two journeys, those two gameplays, those two stories remain as potent as ever. Those are two titles that stand elsewhere in the crowd of computer games, two stars that shine as brightly as ever in an ever-evolving galaxy, and don't seem ready to fade away any time soon.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By harnessing the best design qualities of titles such as Deus Ex, Thief, BioShock or Ultima Underworld, Dishonored would have been a good game. By adding a unique world with a singular taste, carefully crafted storytelling and a solid plot, and allowing for numerous variations and random parameters inside all of that for an even more personal experience, it's gone all the way to becoming a superb game, one that is a vibrant success, and clear evidence that only video games can make us live such experiences.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One thing's for sure: Skyward Sword will divide. Its numerous qualities, among which the changes of scenery, the ingeniousness of the puzzles, make it able to provide us with a quest rich with intense moments, but some imprecision and lengthy sections prevent it from becoming the new and reformed shiny prince the series needed. If the Wii MotionPlus gameplay enables the immersion to go a step further, it requires a rigorous play style and will spawn some frustrations when it sometimes (rarely) doesn't work perfectly well. A beautiful adventure remains, still, proud to be the hallmark of the 25th anniversary of Link, Zelda & co... but not sufficiently sparkling to eclipse the infinite magic of the Ocarina of Time and Link to the Past episodes.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The whole spirit of South Park in two magnificent flippers. Essential for fans of one or the other.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Affordable, yet masterfully produced, with a very strong visual identity, this action puzzle game offers an unusual gameplay that works surprisingly well when grasped. It's a very nice, well-priced game that offers 4 to 5 hours of gameplay for puzzle and scoring aficionados.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even twelve year after its original release on the Dreamcast, Jet Set Radio is still a must-have, blessed by an incredible soundtrack and visuals that didn't age much, thanks to the cel shading rendering.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Soul Sacrifice is not a kind of chimera born simply from Monster Hunter and Demon's Souls influences, because Keiji Inafune breathed a real soul into it by integrating the concept of sacrifice with the narrative, the gameplay system and the multiplayer philosophy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Back to the roots for the little pink guy with Kirby's Adventure Wii. The creature eats again, and can now have three friends with it to join the party. The game is super easy, and doesn't invent anything new, but it remains the original Kirby we know and love, and it works.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Grand Knight History is the RPG surprise of this summer in the japanese production. One that tries to further the debate, all the while bursting free from the clich├ęs of a genre by throwing away the story, mostly irrelevant here. Vanillaware's game doesn't look for an easy exit by making such a choice, but by focusing everything on its game system, it also succeeds, since it provides a mesmerizing pleasure to Tactical RPG and Wargames fans.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Monument Valley is a captivating and intelligent puzzle game that offers a short but amazing trip.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rayman Origins for the PS Vita lightly uses touch controls, but eventually all this is not so important, as the game is so much enhanced by the OLED screen of the console. Rayman Origins Vita is identical to the sublime adventure experienced on home consoles, except that it doesn't feature any multiplayer mode, nor local or online. That's the real problem... but the game remains one of the biggest titles of recent years.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, Square Enix did an excellent job. If you did not play these episodes 12 years ago on PS2, then this is undoubtedly now or never.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rayman Legends arrives on PS Vita with a little delay and without invasion's levels. Fortunately, these levels will be added soon, for free. Despite loading times a bit longer than on other platforms (but very acceptable), Rayman Legends offers a touch gameplay perfectly suited to the console. It will be appreciated by the opportunity to play with a friend with asymmetric gameplay, one using the touchscreen, the other the traditional controls. Probably the best platformer on PS Vita.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    F1 2011 is not a necessary purchase for the more casual racing game fan. Only the purists will opt to upgrade, in order to play it online, access the latest gameplay enhancement, and dive into the F1 racing world with updated cars and racers. A large update, indeed, rather than a completely new title. But the enhanced AI, better online play, and refined simulation still make for a very welcome addition ; let's hope next year's edition will also feature visual improvements.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    F1 2011 is not a necessary purchase for the more casual racing game fan. Only the purists will opt to upgrade, in order to play it online, access the latest gameplay enhancement, and dive into the F1 racing world with updated cars and racers. A large update, indeed, rather than a completely new title. But the enhanced AI, better online play, and refined simulation still make for a very welcome addition ; let's hope next year's edition will also feature visual improvements.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Faster Than Light is kid's dream becoming a video game. On the deck of a piece of metal, at the helm of its crew, you will start by sticking out your chest like a 10 years old boy, shooting on sight. Then the harsh truth of the reality of a boundless space will come to bite you in the ass, your decisions will cost lives, and you will end up being the chief of your own demise. But his is why you will love offering, once more, your innocence to FTL.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With such a powerful gameplay, a plentiful of heroes and a delightful drop of derision, it's hard to imagine a more wonderful successor to Viewtiful Joe.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Legend of Grimrock 2 remains very similar to the first Legend of Grimrock, and that is exactly what was expected of it. The island's open level design adds a layer of difficulty at first, but you just learn to survive step after step and experience kicks in: you don't forget to save often anymore. Legend of Grimrock 2 is a very good game, but not for everybody. Only gamers who raised their voices against the lord of boring games can be sent there.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This fourth game gets, at last, the series in the HD era. But let's keep cool: the end result remains dated in terms of animations and presentation, despite the visual overhaul. Following the opposite trend from this shortcoming, the game system offers a richness and modern tactical genius like no other. Its odd and funny story tone, mature jokes and satirical atmosphere are even cooler than before. If you like the TRPG genre, or want to try it, don't hesitate. Beware though : this game is quite the time sinker, you may very well get lost into it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    PayDay2 is PayDay: The heist, but matured, polished, and with more content. The shortcomings of its gameplay remain the same (mostly a redundant aspect), but it's very easy to overlook them in favor of fun, and it's clearly better served by balanced teams that can use each and every technique offered by its classes and gameplay. The end result is really nice.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For a free online TPS, Ghost Recon Future Soldier reaches a high standard. Rather nice visually, interesting for group play and with a deep learning curve and numerous customisation options, it's a rather nice contribution to the F2P world that Ubisoft makes, even though there is still too few maps and too high prices in the shop.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Indeed, despite some impressive work to overhaul this classic, Halo CE did age a little here and there. But this remake also proves the genius behind some elements, which were kept intact, like its core gameplay, AI, and universe that still withstand the comparison with today's standards, 10 years later. With its attractive price and comprehensive offer, added bonuses, it's hard to miss for the fans and those who missed the episode that started it all but loved the others.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    God of War Ascension is surprisingly efficient and polished, both in solo and multiplayer. This new chapter of the story of Kratos is as interesting to discover as it is fun to play, thanks to smartly revised combat elements, and the multiplayer is far from being a bulletpoint added on the packshot for marketing reasons: it's fun and rich, even though it may lack a little more content to really capture in the long run.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Namco has a knack for adding stuff to its franchises without changing their core appeal, and TTT2 is no exception. With a massive roaster, deeper gameplay thanks to the tag mechanics, and an impressive content, it's probably the best Tekken to date... even though the overall visual taste and quirky humor are starting to feel kind of old.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This journey back to the roots of Professor Layton is as much a way of discovering his past as it is one to draft a first sum-up of the series before it moves to the 3DS pastures for a new trilogy. Confident about its formula, Level-5 offers treasures of riddles throughout an adventure that focuses on characters rather than on the plot, as enticing as it may prove to be. So, even though the formula doesn't really evolve, it still concludes this run with subtle touches here and there to improve the lot.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By exploiting the autostereocopic display cleverly, HAL Laboratory added depth in many ways to this cloudy world.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Sims 3 : Ambitions clearly peers at the Adventure genre, in an apparent attempt at pepping up its gameplay. A new direction that we already felt with World Adventures, the first expansion pack. As it was the case with this previous one, it's the opening of a new side of the title that makes this expansion interesting. The impact those new experiences have in the long run on the personal stories of the avatars help forgetting the immediacy they may seem to have at first glance. For the first time, our Sims live real and distinctive lives and their interactions have influence over their neighbors' lives.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tokyo Jungle is a weird game, but one that shows enthusiasm and passion. Its survival gameplay and scoring mechanics work well in solo play, the two player mode is less convincing. The loads of species to play introduce a very nice variety to explore.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just like the weather, Rain arouses different feelings. Some people may consider it as a melancholic, familiar phenomenon, while other might see it as a purely magical moment. Because at the end of the road, it's just a question of interpretation, like art.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sometimes, Resonance is confusing because its system is somewhat unclear. It requires time, a cold head, and a good awareness of clues in order to solve the puzzles. But you're then rewarded with a really good story and lovable characters. A very nice point & click, both funny, mature, and poignant.