GameCritics' Scores

  • Games
For 1,611 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 Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Lowest review score: 0 Mass Effect: Pinnacle Station
Score distribution:
1,611 game reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The Testament of Sherlock Holmes's execution is ordinary, and its flaws elementary.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    While there's no getting around the fact that Splatterhouse feels like something that could have significantly benefited from another six months in the oven, it's not hard to see that the developers have solid ideas that are on the right track.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Perhaps the biggest disappointment is just how easy the game is - winning battles doesn't take much strategy, at least not until the final boss.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Although I'm not satisfied with its economics and it still needs polish, I freely admit that Destiny of Spirits remains strangely compelling, and putting together a roster of fantasy creatures holds appeal.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    I don't think I can stress it enough; I really don't like the overhaul of the battle system in Xenosaga II.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It never feels as though it's doing much more than going through the motions, and as a result, neither did I. Lacking the joy and spirit intrinsic to truly inspired projects, inFamous may have painted by the numbers correctly, but technical success is not the same thing as creating a brilliant masterpiece.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    That's not to say that it won't provide a few diverting hours of stylus-rubbing and microphone-blowing, but don't expect anything but a standard "part two" effort without a lot of meat to it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It was great to spend a little more time with the Saints crew and when the series pops, it really pops. I enjoyed some of the situations and one-liners, that musical number was a true classic, and being able to fly across the city on a pair of wings was fantastic. Unfortunately, without more of the comedy and writing that makes Saints Row great, Gat Out Of Hell is too much busywork and not enough good time.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Despite its flaws and the fact that I went through a great deal of frustration with the game, I would still recommend No One Lives Forever for what it is: a solid though ultimately unremarkable first-person shooter who's biggest asset is not its gameplay or controls, but its heroine and clever and compelling story.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    While the developer is on the right track, Risen 2: Dark Waters feels choppier than the last game, and will test those with little patience.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It's Mega Man, and there's nothing wrong with that. I'll keep playing them as long as they keep making them, but that doesn't mean that this new iteration isn't vulnerable to the same stagnation that the original series was.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Without the kind of stage this story requires, all players are left with is an amusingly iconoclastic oddity, worth trying out, but not falling in love with.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    While the question of whether it's a good idea to put players in the role of a dead-eyed mute psychopath is open for debate, it's undeniable that Lucius's developers have captured the feel of their inspiration perfectly. There are missteps that keep the game from truly excelling, and the story is serviceable at best, but Lucius provides a unique horror gameplay experience, and any hardcore fans of the genre owe it to themselves to give it a look, provided they have strong stomachs.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Although it lacks polish, The First Templar makes the most of what it has, and the result is quite respectable.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If there's one thing that the Sonic Gems Collection taught me, it's that Sega is out of Sonic games to repackage. None of the titles here are particularly famous, nor was there any particular fan outcry for their release.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    For players like me who felt that City went astray, Origins is definitely worthy of attention… Just make sure it’s fully patched before starting
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    I hate to be down on a small title trying to do something different and interesting, but I just couldn't get over the fact that Kickbeat felt more like a work in progress rather than something that was ready for prime time. With a better, more varied soundtrack and a little more exploration of how the martial arts theme could be applied to expanding the current game design, a sequel should be a real knockout. I genuinely hope the dev team gets the chance to make it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    So, is Darksiders II: Argul's Tomb worth playing? It's only about an hour long, and the exclusive weapon contained within is a set of armblades that drain Wrath with each hit. While they're pretty effective when partnered with the scythes that drain life from opponents, running out of Wrath was a problem that never really came up in the course of the game, so-perhaps ironically-nothing in the Argul's Tomb proved more valuable than the club I acquired by dealing with Argul himself. For players who can't get enough of Death beheading monsters, Argul's Tomb will be a welcome addition, but anyone who completed the main game and set it aside without further thought won't find anything worth slotting the disk back in.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It's not going to be winning any awards, but it's an entertaining gameplay experience packaged alongside a virtual vault of nostalgia, and worth at least a glance for fans of the genre or the characters.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Apart from that absolutely baffling meat grinder at the end, I'd still recommend Escape to fans of the mid-list. 98% of it was an enjoyable spiral into insanity, and the project could certainly stand on its own even without being attached to the Dead Island franchise -- just be ready to slog through that final bit to see how it all wraps up.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Rather than the perfect end to a thrilling series, it seemed like the developers were afraid to take real risks with either the story or the gameplay of Gears 3.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Dragon Age: Inquisition is a frustrating game. I often found myself scratching and clawing through boring, MMO-like content for enough power points to progress to the next major plot event. However, the fact that I was willing to slog through it at all shows just how good this game can be when it hits its stride.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The Pitt doesn't offer a lot of impressive loot to score, collecting items for that last achievement is more trouble than it's worth, and the struggle-with-a-twist to free Pittsburgh's slaves (or not) is over before you know it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The series that once had me completely addicted has now become so stale that it barely even registers as enjoyment.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Despite the huge amount of money obviously spent licensing and producing Scarface, in the end, it's nothing more than an acceptable title. Better written and designed than most, but too short and shallow to stand apart from the crowd.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It's not very deep or complex, but then again, I don't think that it's supposed to be. Taken for what it is, Princess Debut is a great first entry into a style of game I'd love to see more of
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Information gaps, repetition, and camera issues aside, Gods Eater Burst remains a faster-paced and more welcoming version of Monster Hunter.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The mechanics of Orcs Must Die! are totally solid, the visual style is nice, and the hyper-fast-paced play is a real strength, but the game almost feels incomplete. Without much variation in the gameplay and little in the way of details, characterization and extras, the end result is too lean to be as tasty as it should be.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Average doesn't have to equate with mediocre or bad, though. Sphinx may not bring anything new to the table or anything gamers hadn't already seen in the Zelda series, but it is a fun game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    As much as I like the idea of adventuring with a wooden boy on a magical stage, Puppeteer is one of those unfortunate projects that starts off in a great direction and then fails to flesh out and support the premise. It certainly looks great and the voicework is top-notch, but with a script, characters and gameplay as flat as the theatrical props the game emulates, its charm wears off long before the final act.