GameCritics' Scores

  • Games
For 1,623 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 7.1 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:
1,623 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may not explore much new territory in the horror genre, but what's here is one of the best small-scale chillers that's been turned out in quite a while.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's got a lovely fresh coat of paint, but underneath that Bravely Default is the same old thing.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite being something of a mixed bag from any perspective, there's no doubting the fact that even a middling Metal Gear game easily outclasses most of its competition.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Red Faction: Guerrilla scores, and it certainly adds a nice twist on the established open-world game formula.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still, when it lays off the screwballs and offers a straight-up fight, CastleStorm: Definitive Edition is solidly entertaining.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Beating The Lost Age is going to require at least 30 hours (and more if the player wants to do all of the side-quests and find all of the hidden goodies) and maybe more if gamers aren't good at puzzles. There's nothing inherently wrong with a game lasting this amount of time (although it does seem long for a handheld RPG) as long as the gameplay warrants it. Too bad for The Lost Age that it shows all of its tricks in the first 12 hours or so...
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A slightly better than average game that coasts along on the fact that it tweaks the traditional RPG formula. The innovations in the title are a hit-and-miss affair that generally obfuscate the fact that the game is little more than a traditional dungeon crawler with a few new wrinkles.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All That Remains is a bit rougher than I would've liked and not much got established, but I have confidence that the team at Telltale can turn out a good experience. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing where this goes.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Commanding soldiers works exceptionally well, the environments look fabulous, and the entire project is built on a concept I can appreciate, but because the game runs out of ways to use your squad so early in the adventure, it feels all dressed up with no place to go.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Housewives, students, grandparents everywhere, be warned: Bejeweled 3 is coming to snatch away your afternoons.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not a bad game by any means-it's simply one that tries to be many things to many different people and it doesn't quite succeed at any of them.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It does everything an RPG should do and does it pretty well, but the lack of innovation is a bit disappointing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At first glance, Suikoden V looks like just another turn-based RPG in which good and evil face off and destiny conquers all. But in a subtle, subversive way, it shows that we can't take our own goodness for granted. Learning that there is no absolute good in war is an important, and powerful, lesson.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It gets the job done (and I do admit that finally finding the chainsaw was pretty choice) but in a style of game that lives and dies by the quality of the writing, it's not quite up to snuff.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of Dynasty Warriors 6 will know exactly why they like this game and no further understanding is needed.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Much like the original Bully, Scholarship Edition is entertaining enough at times, but it never rises above being merely good.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In essence, you've seen it all before. Unless you want to see yourself.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Since Aria Of Sorrow is the third Castlevania in as many years, I'm also concerned that Konami is growing increasingly content to simply rest on their laurels.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    I enjoyed playing Sixty Second Shooter Prime well enough, but the fundamental unfairness of the design keeps it from being a great example of the genre.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Less of a platformer and more of a straight puzzler, Toki Tori 2 is right up the alley of those that love games requiring unconventional thinking. Its easy controls and basic gameplay ensure that anyone can pick it up and try it, while its difficulty curve, frequent sticking points and general lack of explanation means that only the most determined will finish it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It's starting to look really long in the fang and could use an extended rest at some abandoned sanitarium. Otherwise, the only thing that's going to be scary about these games is the frightening pace Konami churns them out and just how far they've fallen from the original.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The engaging battle system eventually turned into a tedious exercise, and the lighthearted and sentimental story grew increasingly sluggish and labored.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    There's nothing truly ground-breaking going on in The Detail (Telltale and BioWare have done better in the "players-choose-their-responses" department), but it does have potential.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    There isn't enough depth to the main game to attract anyone with a yen for crime management games, and while I did enjoy the combat, there's not enough of it to justify the game's purchase as a turn-based-strategy title.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    But despite its graphical flair and fancy high-tech features, the hollowness and simplicity of the core gameplay ultimately left the experience feeling unbalanced and unrewarding.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Considering the great number of things Metal Arms: Glitch in the System gets right, it's a shame that the game is ultimately sullied by its gassy length (it doesn't seem to know when to end) and often sadistic difficulty (did anyone play-test it?).
    • 74 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Its incredibly addictive drawing and animation succeed by providing a unique opportunity for your imagination to run wild, yet I can't help but be disappointed that the rest of the game doesn't meet the same impressive standard.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It may not be entirely to my taste due to the fairly demanding time requirements—upwards of an hour per complete run—and a lack of selectable waves from the menu screen, but as a free addition to what's already an absolutely kickass core game? It can only be seen as a good thing.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    While DmC: Devil May Cry—Vergil's Downfall is exactly the kind of story-based DLC that I enjoy the most and getting a new slice of a fantastic game like DmC: Devil May Cry is always welcome, this add-on could have gone from "okay" to "outstanding" with just a little more work.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Luftrausers is a great pick-up-and-play game in the short term, with most sessions providing a few minutes of entertainment before culminating in a bloody ship-shattering climax.