GameCritics' Scores

  • Games
For 1,499 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 32% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 65% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Mass Effect
Lowest review score: 0 Mass Effect: Pinnacle Station
Score distribution:
1,499 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perhaps this game appeals less to adolescent and adult males than most games do: Starfy is more Kirby than Mario. But it does what it does very well, and I hope that this title is merely the beginning of Starfy's legend in North America.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Persona takes everything that made the original so memorable (the demon-fusing, the storyline, the atmosphere) and streamlines/updates it while restoring things that were cut from the original as well.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, this is the largest and most fully-realized expansion yet produced for Fallout 3, and it's an order of magnitude better than any of the previous installments.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Skipping my usual witty remark or pun-laden ending line in closing, let me just say that Clash of Heroes is an absolute winner from start to finish. Any gamer worthy of the title needs to have a copy of this cart in their library. Buy it. Ra
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's extremely smart, has a great sense of humor, a bold design and fantastic art direction.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a brilliant musical score, gorgeous artwork, solid adventuring mechanics, and a ton of other generic positive reviewer comments I can heap on it, Machinarium is elevated from merely good to gaming greatness, and I can only hope that the minds at Amanita produce some more masterpieces like this one
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After Burner Climax is as close as it gets to getting the full experience short of stepping into a specialized arcade cabinet, and the EX mode gives legs to what would otherwise be a incredibly short play time.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Nier, Cavia has done the seemingly impossible, and created something entirely unique from nothing but borrowed components
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This release does a fantastic job of appealing to the core fans of the series while also making the experience accessible to a new group of players.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While many players won't initially be able to experience the game the way it was intended, once the online patch becomes available, I would recommend it without reservation to anyone who's got at least one game-playing friend.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    My highest possible praise goes out to Shinji Mikami and Platinum Games, and my sympathies go out to every third-person shooter that comes after Vanquish-it's an impossible act to follow
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Of course, And Yet It Moves only scratches the surface of possibility, but it is a journey absolutely worth taking.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pigsy's Perfect 10 is exactly the sort of DLC that I love the most-it builds on a character in a way not seen during the main game, but of equal import, the gameplay offered was not only interesting, but substantial enough to stand on its own.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimately, I think it's the focus on the characters and the growth they experience that takes Grandia over the top. The angle the designers took for Grandia as a more lighthearted and anecdotal adventure is refreshing. It never overwhelms like the newer, over-ambitious efforts that are out there but rather, offers up the less tangible part of gaming.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The magic of PaRappa will not be easily cloned and we'll probably only get one like it in our lifetime. Sure to transcend cultural differences, PaRappa is special; plain and simple.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It supplies everything the arcade racing fan wants: slick graphics, lots of speed, and a lot of style.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Recreates some of the humor and visceral energy of the Chinese novel that loosely inspired it. But the characters and dramatic movement in this story of war are given enough time, thought, and care to come into a life all their own.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It was so easy to get into that I was almost fooled into thinking the real-life sport could be that easy.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just about perfect for what it is: an old-fashioned, action RPG with loads of gameplay, a strong narrative and unparalleled presentation.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, while Advance Wars devotes the entirety of its gameplay toward a military simulation, there is utterly no thought put towards the moral implications of armed combat. To be honest, such an aspect is not to be expected, as the subject is rarely broached in video games.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To the untrained eye, the Link To The Past cartridge may well appear to be nothing more than another videogame for kids and others who refuse to grow out of childhood. However, it is much more than that, being as worthy a narrative as many popular books out there can be.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The total package. It's not some pared-down version of game that appeared on a next-generation console... There's tons of content and diversity in the addictive gameplay.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An exquisite experience from start to finish. Its huge set pieces, impressive vistas, and engaging mechanics are as strong as the sense of personality and creatorship behind them.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those susceptible to motion sickness be warned: Smilebit were able to devote very convincing flight physics to the camera and movements, some of the best ever captured in a videogame cartridge or disc.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is simply a faster, tenser, more action-oriented Rainbow Six. In other words, it's better. It has none of the tedium of the PC games and more suspense and drama to keep players on the edge of their seats.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What appears to be a simplistic, gratuitously violent game on the surface gradually reveals an impressive degree of depth, much in the way games like "Quake III: Arena" require much more skill and strategy than meets the eye.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The series, especially this installment, has become among the most memorable game-playing experiences of my life.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Improves on the elements Spector himself felt most integral to the game and does away with much of the extraneous elements he felt detracted from the experience he was trying to create. The result is a game that is more focused than the original, and although it often overlooks fundamentals it is one of the most brilliantly crafted games of the year.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Truly a superlative game, offering unparalleled control, fine presentation and plenty of play modes to toy around with.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In sharp contrast to many other games' hackneyed, hastily tossed-together multiplayer, Pandora Tomorrow offers one of the most creative and compelling online games ever made.