GameCritics' Scores

  • Games
For 1,898 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 7.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Score distribution:
1898 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's something truly cathartic about blasting hordes of zombies, and that just never gets old. Zombies may not get any respect, but they sure do make great gun fodder.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Monster Hunter Tri is most definitely not a game that will appeal to everyone, but it is by far the most polished, user-friendly and approachable entry in the series
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For fans of strategic collectible card games, Ironclad Tactics will provide hours of entertainment and offers the ability to go deep into its deck-building mechanics. For more casual players, the game's difficulty spikes and deck micro-management can quickly feel overwhelming. Despite its promising qualities, Ironclad's list of problems clink and clank too loudly not to notice.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite my frustrations with some unfair aspects of the gameplay, I found Never Alone to be incredibly compelling.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The two biggest positives are its deep fighting gameplay and it surprisingly up-to-date roster.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Players curious about the recent activities of Albert Wesker and the legacy of the Umbrella Corporation can dive right in and enjoy without fear; those new to the series might be surprised at how dated it feels once the high-polygon glamour wears off.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it’s certainly no substitute for a good history book, the game is usually executed, in both its setting and its gameplay, in a fairly believable fashion.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Thankfully, with their powers combined, the sister modes of the game conspire to lift it above its shortcomings and transform it into a worthwhile, if scatterbrained, experience.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Perhaps this is just a pitiful attempt to justify my horn dog instincts and guilty pleasure in playing Rumble Roses behind some twisted logic. But who could blame me? After all, I'm only a man. My wife, while rolling her eyes, sympathizes.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sure, there's no new content, but Disgaea PC is still the definitive version of this game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An effective game in terms of delivering visceral thrills and exotic sights. However, I'm not recommending it as a full priced purchase. The biggest reason is that the entire adventure is nearly over before you know it (my first play-through took about five hours).
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Those searching for the traditional Silent Hill experience on a portable (story? What story?) should stay far, far away. However, players who enjoy dungeon crawling and aren't afraid of a little difficulty will find that Silent Hill: Book of Memories gets it pretty right-it's just a shame that an FAQ is required to enjoy it.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fuzzy-headed narrative and thematically irrelevant auxiliary mechanics make Infinite feel sloppy even when it's working. Combat increases in frequency and decreases in impact after the Hall of Heroes, so for most of its length the game sinks towards a deflated ending rather than rising towards a climax. However, that slow descent starts from a great height, so there is still much to value in Infinite even as it drowns in its own shortcomings.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although it was a little too different for me, I recommend it to anyone tired of the brick rain-jewel swap dynasty.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All in all, ilomilo is a successful puzzle game that's sure to delight. Most challenges are fun and satisfying, while never quite out-of-this-world difficult. While the addition of the emotional element doesn't quite fulfill its promises, it's easy to overlook in favor of the careful presentation.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I enjoyed my time with Battlefield 3's multiplayer, and I wish my thoughts about the game could end there. Unfortunately it also tried to force a totally unnecessary single-player game on me, and the browser interface looks like it came straight out of the 90s.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you squint past the explosions of blood, forget about being forced to earn money, and ignore the brainless enemies waiting their turn to be slaughtered, it's hard not to admire the cackle and curled lip of a creator who's got big ideas and isn't afraid to use them.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I can talk about why the game is fun, but I can't lie and say the game is brilliant. Mario isn't what he used to be. There are glimmers and flickers of greatness in this game - moments where I felt the magic might almost be back. But it's not. Not yet.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It might not be everyone's cup of tea and it's got a few issues, but despite all that, it's still a hell of a lot of fun and it scratches my strategy itch quite nicely.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Zeno Clash II, like the original, is an interesting game. It falls slightly flat in the gameplay, but it's largely balanced by the world being so damn interesting to experience and wander around in.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo kept me busy in short bursts, but I only got halfway through the campaign before I'd had my fill. It's great for 5 or 10 minutes at a time, but without more combat depth and variety in mission and level design, it's a good first start that's not quite ready for prime time.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Doesn't offer very much that is new. The game is more than a little formulaic at times, using rehashed bits from other Final Fantasy games and not taking them any further.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Saving and reloading the game will give your party full health and magic, and since you can save anywhere, this bug removes almost all of the challenge from the game.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite these minor flaws, Voodoo Chronicles: The First Sign fulfilled my criteria for a quality HOG handily.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Now, it's possible that this game only looks as great as it does because the game it's following set those expectations so abysmally low, but even without taking that into consideration, it's still an incredibly fun game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I can only hope that when Guerilla gets around to making the sequel they obviously have planned for the PS3, they can make it the beautiful, polished experience they obviously wanted this one to be.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The only downside to the game is that the "Extreme" levels must be completed in order to get the real ending, and a few of them seem impossible for a human to complete.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Technically the game gets many things right, besides the faulty AI. The graphics overall may be subpar, but the animations are done well.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The main problem is that there is nothing new to see. After a certain point, Obscure shows that there are two sides to maintaining interest in a successful horror game: the lack of early action must be balanced in other areas, and when the action starts it must not dull too soon.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A light and breezy Sci-Fi romp, it has enough juice to occupy anyone in need of a good weekend diversion. It won't start trends (and I doubt it will set sales records) but there's something to be said for a project that's as solid and sincere as this one.