GameCritics' Scores

  • Games
For 1,617 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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Lowest review score: 0 Mass Effect: Pinnacle Station
Score distribution:
1,617 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Due to the fact that both elements of F.E.A.R., the horror and the action, are crafted so thoughtfully they seamlessly merge together to create a, if not unique, then at least very polished experience.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid story and engaging characters go a long way towards justifying a JRPG's existence, and the world of FFF is quite charming.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I may not be ready to write an in-depth technical analysis on every inch of the Walking Dead board, but it strikes me as a well-designed table that knows its subject inside and out, and it gives fans of Lee, Clementine, and the rest a whole new context within which to play.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A generally joyous experience that exceeded my expectations with some of the most unabashedly entertaining play I've had all year. I have nothing but respect for the developers' attempts to right their listing ship, and with the best writing the series has ever seen, a fresh approach to the material and a strong structure underneath the crazy, they were wildly successful in doing so.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For such a short game, there's quite a bit of fun to be had in Dead Rising: Case Zero. This is a definite improvement over the first title (plus you can actually read the font on a standard definition TV this time around) and has me completely excited for Dead Rising 2.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With its charming art style, accessible gameplay, and just-on-the-right-side-of-frustrating puzzles, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood is the perfect game for younger players hoping to try out the Xbox One.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    People only be satisfied with "AAA" levels of production will likely gripe, but to be perfectly frank, none of the rough edges diminished my overall experience-the focus and design of Reality Pump's efforts just can't be denied.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The racing issue aside, Raskulls shines whenever the player is left alone to work through one of the ingeniously-designed puzzle levels.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Escape Goat 2 is a solidly-designed, sharp-looking title with no shortage of replayability thanks to its nefarious tower of challenging puzzles.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The graphics have a grainy low-resolution edge (similar to all 2D fighting games), but there's no denying the gorgeous colors, beautifully meticulous hand-drawn art and vibrant animation.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although enhanced graphics and special effects would have improved the game cosmetically, there's no denying that the mechanics are dialed-in and the developers have some damned good heads on their shoulders. Add in the fact that it retails for a rock-bottom $20 brand-new, and The Red Star and becomes the next surprise hit that's on every B-list hound's radar.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tokyo Jungle is exactly the sort of unconventional project that I live for, so it's easy to forgive its issues; the low-end production values, two extremely ill-conceived stealth missions that don't suit the mechanics, and a few boss fights that were more frustrating than fun. Although irritating, none were dealbreakers-just be prepared to restart a few missions here and there.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aside from the misstep of the stunted co-op mode, every other aspect of Etrian Odyssey III has been vetted and manicured to ensure that the game provides the highest quality dungeon-crawling conceivable.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The opening chapter provides a strong foundation on which to build an engaging (and hopefully not too regressive) adventure game experience.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it may not do anything new or anything spectacularly well, there's no denying that it's a hell of a lot of fun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    And the final word must go to that pesky puzzle hook that just won't let your stubborn brain accept defeat.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A good game that will give gamers roughly twenty hours of offline entertainment and countless more online with friends. My biggest beef remains the fact that the game feels more like an expansion of last year's title as opposed to a new experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For those who love Trials and want a serious challenge, Trials Evolution: Riders of Doom is the right stuff. For those who already feel like they’re in over their heads, give this one a pass.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I'm not going to offer any theories as to whether this whole thing should be legally actionable, but setting potential plagiarism aside, Abyss is a high-quality hidden object game more than enough content to keep anyone entertained.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    InuYasha may not be able to compete with the big boys of the fighting genre, but fans of quirky anime games or those looking for a budget fighter won't be disappointed.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Digging deep into these levels proves to be a pretty profound experience. Each level is adorned with washed out colors and textures, as lush and lively as the cherry blossom trees the game so prominently displays.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is one of those rare experiences where the follow-up actually surpasses the original in terms of playability.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Xenoblade may not be the greatest JRPG ever, but it's certainly one of the best games on the Nintendo Wii.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's well paced, has a compelling plot, the twists are surprising without being outlandish, it prefers a more nuanced psychological horror over excessive blood and gore, and it's able to organically elicit fear, sadness and intrigue.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Skylanders: Giants remains every bit as satisfying to play as the original was, and in my house at least, it's still the game of choice when the family is in the mood to pass the controller around.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The freeform combat, gorgeous locations, and excellent multiplayer are strong, and Far Cry 3 does a fantastic job of putting the player in the middle of a lawless, chaotic world and letting them get up to whatever they please. Yes, video games are capable of achieving much more than Far Cry 3 does, but it makes a persuasive argument that there's nothing wrong with a guilty pleasure now and again—especially when it's as slickly presented as this is.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Proves that old-school gameplay isn’t dead and may still be able to teach a trick or two to the next generation.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Underneath its wisecracking exterior, Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention offers enough depth to keep a determined player occupied for over a hundred hours if they so wish it, while also entertaining folks that just want to play a game for its story and multiple endings.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I would have liked a longer game with a little more challenge to it, but at the end of the day Genji does so many things well that I found myself willing to live with the flaws.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The combination of a unique concept and a refreshing original and light-hearted setting make WarioWare one of the pleasant surprises in terms of engaging original software on the GBA.