GameCritics' Scores

  • Games
For 1,787 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 Mass Effect
Lowest review score: 0 Mass Effect: Pinnacle Station
Score distribution:
1787 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Viewed as a single-player experience, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is a sizable addition that does relatively little to advance the Assassin's Creed story or gameplay. The multiplayer, however, is a unique and fascinating offering, a truly refreshing alternative to the plodding iterations of the market-leading shooters. F
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While it can be completed in less than six hours, it perfectly explores themes and concepts that triple-A titles still have difficulty grasping: gray morality, a poignant, thought-provoking storyline, and appealing gameplay that isn't based on killing everything in sight.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Here is a PC game that not only doesn’t hide its console roots, but rather unabashedly embraces it and, in my opinion, succeeds because of it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While it may feel painful, grueling, and even outright sadistic at times, there's no denying the skill and craftsmanship that went into Super Meat Boy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For anyone even remotely interested in what might be like to survive the zombie apocalypse, State of Decay is an absolute must-play.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The story kept me interested to the end of the game, and the battles were fast and furious for the sixty-five hours I happily put into it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As a fan of the series and also as a father who's always looking for quality games for his kids to get into, Skylanders: Swap Force is easy to recommend. It looks great, it plays great, it's appropriate for all ages, and it's a genuine improvement on what the series has delivered in the past.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Works because of the little things-a fact that makes it a refreshing gaming experience in this day and age where everyone seems bent on completely overhauling the basic tenets of what makes a good game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I have no hesitation in stating that this is without a doubt the best control system of its kind ever created. With impossible grace pulling off complex and fantastic maneuvers and never sacrificing the precision so crucial for true ease of play, this is how it should be done.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Without quiet moments of reflection, down-time to relax, or any meaningful relationships that go beyond the passive cut-scenes within the actual game, it all starts to feel as unrelenting as the final quarter of a bone-crunching Steven Segal movie.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Obviously an effort that the developers poured their heart and soul into, and it shows. Everything about it is high quality and imbued with skill and care.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    GGX2 is probably the most vibrantly animated two-dimensional videogame ever made, with each attack and movement drawn to exceptional detail.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While the Rainbow Six series has disappointly compromised the realistic approach that was once its calling card, the Ghost Recon series remains planted firmly in its one-hit-kill, tactical-action roots and, with Summit Strike, reaffirms its place at the top of the tactical shooter hill.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Kojima is both retro and eccentric, and unless you're willing to accept that, his work won't fly for you. But if you are, if you are on his wave-length and able to appreciate all the witty touches that make his games sing, his work becomes rewarding in ways almost no other games are.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The ability to freeze time while scanning the level layout is an excellent feature, allowing the player to plan ahead and appreciate the strategic side of these spatial conundrums. However, the correct path through each level is a little more obvious and straightforward than in the GameBoy original, so planning your progress now takes more of a back seat to time-pressed platform expertise.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Despite these minor blemishes, Rogue Legacy is an engaging game that holds up over numerous trips through its diabolical castle.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While it might not be better than some of the classics of its genre, Gaucamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition still offers a plump pinata that delivers plenty of candy for players willing to break it open.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Take away some of its flaws, and the bar would've been raised higher than most games could ever hope to surpass. In lieu of that, we have Kamiya's latest, a breakneck, top-tier example of the 3-D action brawler.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The balance in Puzzle & Dragons is great-it's clear the developers want to sell monsters, but there's quite a bit of content that can be played without ever putting a cent into it. However, the game is so enjoyable and smooth that it's quite tempting to pony up for some super-rare creatures which can easily turn the tide of battle to the player's favor.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There isn't a plot to speak of, nor any gameplay elements beyond the fighting. But the fighting really is exceptionally fun for novices and experts, which makes this game extremely successful on its own terms.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For those satisfied with their Talos adventure, I'd say that there's nothing essential in this expansion, and it might be hard for forgetful players to get back up to speed. On the other hand, players who enjoyed the base game and want more will find Road To Gehenna to be beautiful, brilliant, brain-breaking, and heartily recommended as something that recaptures (and builds upon) much of what made The Talos Principle great.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    From its simple premise Crash! delivers plenty of fun to reproduce a simple childhood joy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sure, it might be getting up there in years, but while the younger generation feels like it has to show off how ‘scary' it is with cheaper, higher-octane thrills, Resident Evil takes the time to really get under my skin, and considering how many times I leapt out of it, I'd say a bit of maturity isn't a bad thing.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Developers as brave as these should be recognized and celebrated for their efforts, and players who crave something deeper and more meaningful than another shooter with talky cut-scenes would do well to take this journey.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quibbles aside, Undertale offers a great story with excellent dialogue, a truly fantastic soundtrack and tons of unique, clever, and occasionally demented twists on RPG genre tropes that aren't just window dressing or subtle winking nudges to the player. It's not a perfect game, but it is a great one.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    And so it is that the series's venerable blend of cut-throat peril and exemplary platform action is not only maintained, but arguably kicked up a notch with newfound levels of visual splendour, hellish level design and structural ingenuity. Though far from universal in its appeal, Ultimate Ghouls 'N Ghosts is quite simply a masterfully executed platform game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the minor flaws, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is an excellent experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With its uniquely approachable structure, highly-polished details, and a laser-sharp focus on fulfilling its own premise, it's a title that I'm glad to recommend to both adults and children alike.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite my issues with the story, Technobabylon remains an exceptional game. Its clever puzzles, complex characters, and unique setting make it a gem that stands out as a welcome change from more gritty, nihilistic cyberpunk stories.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lifeless Planet is a world well worth exploring.