GameCritics' Scores

  • Games
For 1,784 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 33% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 63% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Shadow of the Colossus
Lowest review score: 0 Mass Effect: Pinnacle Station
Score distribution:
1784 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Tom Happ took great care when taking the Metroid formula and expanding on everything that makes it great, and it shows. Although I spent a bit too much time wandering around and I could have done without the eleventh-hour difficulty spike, Axiom Verge is an excellent Sci-Fi adventure that I'd recommend to anyone.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The level designs may lack the intricacy, and consequently the intensity, of the studio's high watermark titles (Ikaruga; Gunstar Heroes) and the constant left-to-right blandness is a possible criticism, but, primarily because of the narrative ingenuity injected into a typically 'action-at-all-costs' genre, Astro Boy still feels like something of a landmark title for the GBA, and for side-scrolling games in general.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Halo does suffer from repetitive gameplay, a lack of full exploitation of the ideas and gameplay introduced at the beginning of the game and a disappointing multiplayer mode. But all in all, it is a worthy release for gamer's willing to bet on Microsoft next-generation console.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    In a world of generic RPGs with cookie cutter plots and characters, Persona 3 is like a breath of fresh air—a game that marches to a different drummer and is worth playing because of it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It won't win over people who aren't already inclined to appreciate visual novels (because, you know, reading...) but for those who don't mind something a little more cerebral, it comes absolutely recommended.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Undead Labs understood that in order to create the truest-feeling zombie survival game, they had to make a world that was completely believable. They managed it, and the result remains a triumph.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While the Mega Man Legacy Collection may be less than half the size it should be, it's still a fantastic collection of consistently great games. There's not a bad title in the bunch.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Xenosaga spins one of the most engaging science fiction tales I've seen in recent years.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Zenzizenzic is a neat take on bullet hell, sans the Anime kitsch that it's usually wrapped in. For a debut project it shows professional execution and polish, and the catchy soundtrack should sweep players off their feet. With a price around ten bucks, it's a must-see for fans of the genre.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The PS2 port certainly lacks the metamorphic quality of original PC version, but its reach and scope are far greater than many of the current titles available to the console crowd.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Certainly WarCraft III has improved exponentially from its predecessor in the areas of story and character development, which in turn results in a game of massive size that, in terms of sheer gameplay hours, will prove as fulfilling as any RPG.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Despite the story-dulling pauses and my previously-mentioned concerns with technical production and the diminishing presence of gameplay content besides QTEs, The Wolf Among Us has been an excellent series that I've enjoyed very much.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While Outcast is not perfect, what it does right it does damn well. It's a well-organized and planned platformer with the best elements of the Star Wars universe rolled in.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Everything about the game is top-quality. The artificial intelligence provides plenty of interesting moments, the save points are frequent, the story is more accessible than Splinter Cell's dry politi-babble, the voice work and graphics are the best I've seen on the PSP, and the entire game drips with polish and care delivered by people who know what they're doing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The fact that this game could transform me from a stony-faced, veteran gamer into someone's over-enthusiastic, flailing uncle who doesn't understand how controllers work is itself proof of how Sumo Digital's synthesis of sight, sound and play has resulted in a uniquely intense and compulsively playable experience.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's no epic, but The Swapper is a satisfying morsel of a game, well worth playing.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Those who shirk from buying Twisted! because of its quirky production values, one-track design and, crucially, its short core lifespan are those whose preoccupation with value for money and dependable purchases is slowly sapping game design of its freedom and gaming of its ability to showcase the broadest and most experientially distinct body of work of any popular medium.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Hammer & Sickle is something of a strange case—it's by no means a perfect game, but it features a perfect game engine.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As the difficulty escalates through the area, culminating in a unique left-running boss battle, Runner 2 realizes the full potential of its synaesthetic design, and playing the game becomes an experience of joy.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A Link Between Worlds is a Zelda for people who have become disillusioned with Zelda over the years. It recalls the series' roots while also taking unique advantage of the 3DS hardware to create something that feels new. They may not make them exactly like they used to anymore, but Link Between Worlds shows that they still recognize what made them great in the first place.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Bursting with energy, enthusiasm, freshness, inexplicably bizarre random elements, and a clear love of the genre it builds upon, it's impossible not to crack a smile and just revel in the sheer amount of rightness Weapon of Choice can claim as its own.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's aesthetically fresh, filled with original creations, and presents a wholly unique mix of gameplay styles.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Even as I was enjoying the game's top-notch action, I couldn't help but be disappointed that the developers weren't doing more with the franchise's dramatic possibilities.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's different, it's solidly built on a smaller scale, and it delivers an easy-to-grasp, focused concept. It also earns praise for being a streamlined and problem-free RTS without falling into the pitfalls that have doomed so many others before it. That in itself is no mean feat, and Targem Games makes it look easy.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One of the most refined and most unique racers of the last few years. It's getting harder and harder for racing games to stand out, but Bizarre Creations succeeded in making Project Gotham Racing 2 a racing game unlike any other.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    My very minor disappointment with the story aside, Sine Mora is an outstanding shooter that excels in every other area-the design, aesthetics and mechanics are all top-notch, and couldn't be a better fit for the Vita. For players who own Sony's machine and have an appreciation for games of this sort, they honestly don't come better than this.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This self-referential back-and-forth sets this game apart from the crowded market of platformers that it mocks and imitates with equal finesse.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    After completing the campaign and getting in what multiplayer I could, I walked away from CastleStorm feeling satisfied and impressed in nearly every respect.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There’s more of what worked, almost everything that didn’t is actually improved, and it feels as though the developers really put out forth honest effort rather than churning out a low-cost, low-imagination sequel.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    What The Saboteur lacks in innovation it makes up for with solid design and implementation.