Gameblog.fr's Scores

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For 2,078 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 5.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Top Spin 4
Lowest review score: 0 Zumba Fitness: Join the Party
Score distribution:
2078 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even though its gameplay remains pretty classical, Bastion shows its singularity through its real time, voiced-over narration. During play of this Action RPG title, which remains solid and rich if not original, a voice will tell of your doings, your failures, every step of the way. Add a nice sense of progress and lush 2D visuals, and you may have the indy game of this summer '11 before your eyes. Even though it's not as remarkable as the likes of Braid or Limbo.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A really great narrative experience supported by classy graphics and audio, with a really enjoyable and well-written story. Its characters shine through an impeccable dialogue system that feels definitely natural, thanks to fantastic voice acting.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thumper is a unique rhythm game that can scare and hypnotize you and, from the hellish second part of the game, discourage you. But if you're looking for a clever and worthy - and painful - challenge, you can trust it blindly.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dragon's Crown is a tribute to all the best 2D beat'em all from the past. It is beautiful, deep, and is today one of the best in its class.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One great game which will allow you to experience 10 years of hunting virtual monsters on portable devices. From the first PSP game to the very last Nintendo 3DS one, there are a lot of content to discover in this game. Plus, thanks to new Style and Art systems, fighting a monster has never been as dynamic and satisfying as with Monster Hunter Generations.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Judging by its first episode, Batman: The Telltale Series offers a fresh new take on Batman video games. Having to navigate political waters as Bruce Wayne is as much (if not more) fun as busting criminal scum heads as Batman. Let's hope that the plot will get even more interesting as the story progresses.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don't trust its cartoony looks, Sly Cooper isn't just for kids. Behind its mask, our beloved animal thief hides a delightful sense of humor. It also boasts a ton of tricks to play with in terms of gameplay, despite its stealth nature slowly conceding territory to the more action-y aspects of its gameplay. In the end, the adventure is full of variety and fun, and may very well be the most refined and rich episode of the series - it most certainly is one of the best 3D platformers out there these days.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fun, diversified, generous and also technical, Golf Story synthesizes two great gameplay types to deliver a love story between golf and classic RPGs. With great dialogue and a hardy direction, the game offers a decent amount of courses, even though it may lack some real challenge in the end.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don't Starve is brilliantly titled. This rich and smart rogue-like defies you to explore and survive an equally cruel and alluring randomly generated world, but I suspect that the "Don't Starve" advice isn't for your character but for yourself: the game is so enticing and brilliant that those playing it will soon find themselves skipping the real life meals to continue playing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A really good port of the PS360 versions, with fluid animation both on screen and on the GamePad, that will undoubtedly help those who'd have loved a Mario Kart at launch.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No More Heroes 2 : Desperate Struggle is a journey of its own. Blessed with solid and enjoyable gameplay, Grasshopper's title draws the player into a furious whirlwind of violence and madness, complete with references to wrestling, moe, and cult movies. Diabolically orgasmic. NMH 2 universe is an otaku's dream world, with unlikely bosses, and an enjoyable bad taste, that will make you forget about the technical shortcomings of the game and place it among the classics of the Wii.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A nice blend of Tower Defense and Action/RPG gameplay, Dungeon Defenders uses the carrot (characters with a persistant progression even when you fail) and the stick (a Dark Souls-like difficulty) with talent. The artistic direction and really punishing gameplay may be its worst shortcomings, but playing cooperatively with three friends still is a very nice experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dawn of War III is a beautiful marriage of successful technique and very pleasant gameplay. A true festival of pyrotechnics effects, it's one of more beautiful games in the strategy category. Nevertheless, the game is not without fault, and we regret the cruel lack of content in multiplayer (only one mode). But Relic has achieved its goal and the game is good mix between nostalgia and evolution.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hoplite is a procedural tactical game that will require patience, concentration and planning. The ideal indie game to chain-die in the bus, the subway or on the beach.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fire Emblem Gaiden had explored different approaches, which appear even bolder through this remake on 3DS thanks to an absolutely epic staging, a more developed narrative and many modern gameplay adjustments, while staying true to the original Famicom version. Despite some relics from the past and a less strategic philosophy, Echoes : Shadows of Valentia proves that these pragmatic concepts are still relevant today, indeed for the future of the franchise.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    To sum-up LEGO City Undercover to a simple GTA with bricks would be a shame. Full of satire fore previous Telltale LEGO games and rich without any franchise to support it, City Undercover is able to charm with extensive content, no violence, and several layers of subtext for all to enjoy. It's a trans-generational game, and a good one at that.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A nice blend of Tower Defense and Action/RPG gameplay, Dungeon Defenders uses the carrot (characters with a persistant progression even when you fail) and the stick (a Dark Souls-like difficulty) with talent. The artistic direction and really punishing gameplay may be its worst shortcomings, but playing cooperatively with three friends still is a very nice experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A correct port, which doesn't benefit as much as one would think from the Wii U GamePad touch screen. Still the only way to hold this galaxy in the palm of your hands.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mercury Steam continues to demonstrate its talent in this new contribution to its Lords of Shadow reboot of the Castlevania series. Beautifully transposed to 2,5D gameplay, this 3DS title brings back together demanding platforming and deep combat mechanics, in an accessible mix that only lacks a little more puzzles and, for old-timers, challenge.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Swapper blew me away. Proof that the indie game can really make incredible games. A unique experience to try absolutely, even if there is no big replay value.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    COH 2 is steeped in quality : he got rid of unnecessary additions of episode 2 and offers us an intense and gripping single player campaign. The series is back on track.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As usual with Telltale since The Walking Dead, the first episode is a beautiful promise for what is to come. If you're a fan of the studio and Game of Thrones, you will easily dive in this experience that picks from both. Choice system is still efficient, the fact that we play different characters works fine and the atmosphere from the series is well respected. We're eager to see what's coming in the next episodes.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This second episode is still a fun and convincing rhythm game, but be warned: the difficulty level has tripled since last time.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We usually just play video games. With Amnesia, we play at scaring ourselves. You need to build some kind of relationship with this game, and let yourself be drawn in. If everything goes well (or rather, badly), you will really scare yourself shitless, and ask for more. Amnesia costs only 15 euros. There's a demo you can try for free ; if you're not afraid at all after playing it, then maybe it's not for you - but it's easy to try, and would be a shame to miss such an adventure.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Reus might be seen as a god-game if you consider accounting management specialists are gods. Pretty, poetic, green, even slightly educative, Reus hides a super complex puzzle game behind its planetary beauty. You'll try to help humans to grow civilizations, but as one learns from real life, they will most certainly bring chaos in all your planing ; and this is what's the game is all about.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You have but two options : wait for an indie to craft a modernized version, as rich and enticing as The King of Dragon Pass is, or overlook the dated production values of the original in order to enjoy it right here, right now. Sure, this Sim/RPG game isn't for the faint of heart... you need to be a potential king in order to survive it. But here's all the fun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sure, I wasn't always comfortable playing Saints Row IV these past few days with guests in my home. But work is work, and even though I'd talk to them about Journey and the like to explain my work as a video games critic, a serious part of me was secretly enjoying every last bit of silliness and bad taste Saints Row IV had to offer. And there's a massive amount of that in the game, which is as fun as it is completely and utterly stupid.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sure Dead Nation isn't reinventing anything, but it comes for a good value packed with a true gameplay intensity exceeding even some of the Holidays blockbusters. It's a really an exhilarating experience, sometimes even a exhausting one when the action skyrockets. An efficient game, simple but tense, we can thank Housemarque for.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An unmissable DLC for the Dishonored fans, with added gameplay ideas, powers to enjoy, and a story ending well worth its 5 or 6 hours of play and price. But you'll definitely need to have played The Knife of Dunwall to enjoy it fully.

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