GameCrate's Scores

  • Games
For 317 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 98 Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Lowest review score: 28 Mighty No. 9
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 14 out of 317
317 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Aside from a few sputters during the animation when entering the Batmobile and the FPS cap at 30, I didn’t experience any of the problems many PC players were experiencing with the game. If any dark, rainy, dirty and downtrodden city could be beautiful, it’s Gotham in Arkham Knight.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    This is the Metal Gear universe as it was always meant to be.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Mushroom 11 is one of the weirdest games of the year. It's also one of the best.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    I can’t say that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is Naughty Dog’s best game (that honor goes to The Last of Us, hands down), but it is the best game in the Uncharted series with probably the best and most appropriate and comfortable ending to a series. If you own a PlayStation 4, the game is a must have. If you’re looking to buy a PlayStation 4, this should probably be the first game you get.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Super Mario Maker is more than a just an amazing toolbox for content creation — it's also a big, beautiful toy box filled with all sorts of incredible, remarkable toys each with individual parts for you to spend hundreds of hours falling in love with. Even if you've never liked this type of game, Super Mario Maker may just win you over.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Best sports game ever made (probably!). I can’t wait to see them top it next year.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Easily one of Devolver Digital's best releases from last year, Downwell is an old-school delight that won't let you down in the least. It's difficult at times, but still utterly rewarding when it comes to exciting gameplay, plenty of unlockables and a right-at-home presentation for NES fans. Now we just need a console release to seal the deal.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If you haven't discovered this gem yet, you won't find a better time.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Forza Horizon 3 is a visual feast and an impressive entry into the Forza line-up. The Australian environment feels and looks realistic, with lush rainforests tapering away into the red and dusty outback. Whether you’re a casual racing player or a motorsport enthusiast, Forza Horizon 3 will meet your expectations of a non-simulator racing game. The handling of the vehicles is, as always, finely tuned like only a Forza game can deliver.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Night School Studio has delivered a shining example of narrative excellence with Oxenfree. The story, the characters, the look, and the sound all come together to create an unforgettable series of wonderful moments.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Battlefield fans are going to absolutely love Battlefield 1, and casual first person shooter dabblers will find enough in the variety of modes to entertain for hours. However, this is still a Battlefield game at heart, and those who have shied away from the objective-focused mentality in the past are likely to shy away from Battlefield 1 as well. Having said that, everyone should at least try Battlefield 1 because it is one of the more enjoyable shooters in recent memory.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's probably the least buggy big huge open world game Bethesda has ever released, which is saying something, but it's still an audaciously ambitious title with a lot of roughness around the edges. With some of those previous games, buying the game near launch was a recipe for frustration; it was better to let the patches and modders fix it up before experiencing it for the first time. Fallout 4, however, is a fantastic game as it exists right now, and the technical issues don't even come close to providing a reason to wait to play it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Walking Dead: A New Frontier continues to prove that Telltale Games are masters of storytelling. They know exactly how to craft a narrative that gets you attached to the characters you are controlling, invested in their choices, and devastated by the tragic consequences of those choices.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though the first episode only provides a few hours of gameplay, The Gallery provides a great example of the power and potential of VR gaming. [Tested with HTC Vive]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it isn’t perfect, The Following openly embraces everything that made Dying Light a standout hit of 2015 and also injects enough fresh content to warrant a return visit from even the most hardcore of Harran’s explorers.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Where last year’s game sometimes felt like a non-stop shooting gallery with blazing ping-pong action across the entire field, this year’s game more closely follows the pace of a typical real-life match. And that's a good thing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Banner Saga 2 is fantastic. Yes, it has flaws, and yes, it’s not for everyone, especially if you aren’t a fan of reading walls of text. But for strategy fans and especially fans of games with narrative, this will be one of this year’s shining releases.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While 2013’s Tomb Raider reboot was great, fans of the series were pining for more tombs to explore and relics to collect. Crystal Dynamics addressed that and then some in Rise of the Tomb Raider, improving on its upgrade system, telling a fun story, more puzzles, and adding bears, tigers, cheetahs, and more packs of wolves to kill and skin. Just like we remember.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Taken as is, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is everything a fan would want in a remake of this game, whether they plan to play it alone, with a friend, or against a bunch of people they meet online.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Superhot is an absolute joy to play, and it includes some great extra modes, neat story twists, and outstanding art. It's a complete package, and even though it's all over rather quickly, it's worth revisiting again and again.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hover Junkers proves Roomscale VR systems like the Vive aren't gimmicks but the future of gaming. Hover Junkers just made every non-VR shooter obsolete.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’ve been playing consistently for the past year and already have the past two expansions, The Taken King is a must-have. Bungie made this for you.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Total War: Warhammer is a lot of fun, but keeps the complexity that can make Total War titles intimidating for new players.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a superb conversion handled by M2 and lots of options to take on solo or with a friend, 3D Streets of Rage II is a game that has managed to stand the test of time. It's a must play on the 3DS, and fairly affordable for just a few bucks – a far cry compared to what the original game sold for.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a fine choice for fans of adventure games and Wild West lore alike. The game is always giving you something fun to do, and its open-ended nature warrants multiple playthroughs.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    XCOM 2 is a big success that delivers in just about every way you could ask for. Fans of the franchise or the strategy genre in general will love it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the 65 songs available with Rock Band 4, a downloadable library that can add up to 1,500 songs, and the future exporting option of previous Rock Band discs, you’ll playing for a while.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s always good to end on a high note, and that’s exactly what Just Dance 2017 will be doing if it ends up being the final physical entry for the franchise.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tokyo Mirage Sessions is not only the best JRPG to come out for the Wii U, it’s likely the best JRPG we have seen in this generation, period. Atlus is going to have their work cut out for them if they are going to one-up themselves with Persona 5.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Far Harbor delivers, and if Bethesda continues to make DLC for Fallout 4 this is exactly what we want to see from them. A game with choices and emotion, built in a world that's chock-full of atmosphere and challenges, while still spinning a web of dark humor and happiness and telling a story of people struggling to survive in a world where survival is at best optional and at worst impossible.