GameCritics' Scores

  • Games
For 1,626 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 33% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 64% 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 Metroid Prime
Lowest review score: 0 Mass Effect: Pinnacle Station
Score distribution:
1,626 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If they had trimmed all the meaningless RPG fat and reworked Enchanted Arms into something more concentrated, the experience would have played to the game's strengths and been more successful for it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Anomaly Warzone Earth is an interesting take on a genre that's become painfully stale at this point, and I congratulate the developers for finding a new angle. It's solid and the reversed structure carries it through to the end, but more depth and variety are needed to make it more than a brief curiosity. It may be different than anything else in its genre, but the trip on this particular train lacks the kind of spark that would make it a memorable one.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It may be handsomely made, but that doesn't save Golden Sun: Dark Dawn from being a disappointment.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    LIT
    It's recommended, but with a little more polish it could have been fantastic. As it stands, it's an interesting, yet slightly flawed effort.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The game's central silliness charmed me. Were the game exactly the same in every respect except for the ghosts, and I was playing some kind of a futurecop battling crooks in jetpacks, the game would have been a fiveā€”just good enough.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The best thing about Lilo & Stitch is the wonderful animation given to the characters.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    When all's said and done, Race the Sun is a solid offering and I'm sure some players will undoubtedly end up hooked on the thrill of the daily leaderboard battles. On the other hand, some (including me) will come away feeling that the final product is a bit too limited to reach the potential it holds.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    When the game lets its main character race through the world, bounding across chasms and flinging himself here and there with the grapple, it is really wonderful. That happens all too rarely, however, and instead the game breeds repeated frustration brought on by the difficulty of figuring out where the protagonist should grapple, why he can't, or what to do about it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    I support sci-fi that does more than ask people to shoot aliens with futuristic guns, but there's just not enough coherence in The Swapper to put up with the split between the intriguing premise and the contrivances that surround it.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    These three chapters are what this new DLC offers to Metro fans, and I have to say that if it weren't for the Kshatriya chapter, the value of spending money on the other two chapters would be questionable as they're very similar to situations and gameplay mechanics found in the main story. Kshatriya alone makes it all worthwhile however, featuring reasonably generous and unique additional content in a DLC pack which won't break the bank.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    While its story is interesting and its gameplay is serviceable, this RPG didn't thrill me, or frustrate me, or enrage me. Radiata Stories just shared my general area for a while, and now that it's gone, I don't miss it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    When the elements of Orgarhythm come together, it's transcendent-raging music fills the ears, the tapping gives a tangible connection to what's happening onscreen, and watching the multi-colored army dominate the opposition is a singular experience. That said, the small amount of content, low production qualities and general lack of polish make Orgarhythm come off more like a proof-of-concept demo. I absolutely love what it does when it pops, but there's more work to be done here.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Although it's larger and more fully developed than Honest Hearts, I'm afraid that Fallout: New Vegas-Old World Blues is another case of a great idea not living up to its potential.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The pieces to assemble a great game are all there, but it just never quite gels into the game it could have been.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Although Hammerin' Hero doesn't run as smooth or as long as I would've liked it to, it remains one of the most enjoyable PSP titles I've come across in quite some time.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    ModNation Racers has a core of creative multiplayer fun, but it's sadly mummified beneath an irritating career mode and layer upon layer of load times.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    I've played this game for tens of hours, thought about it another few, and now written a review, and I still don't know exactly what the developers intended.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Despite Techland's efforts, the Western genre is still wide-open for someone to ride in and claim it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Although I personally wasn't too impressed with this offering, I will say that my son (age 7) absolutely fell in love with it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It might sound strange to say after outlining my dissatisfaction with it, but Toukiden is still the strongest of the Monster Hunter clones available stateside, and would make a solid entry point for players interested in trying the genre. On the other hand, it's an obvious clone which can't match Capcom's quality.