GameCritics' Scores

  • Games
For 1,528 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 32% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 65% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Mass Effect
Lowest review score: 0 Mass Effect: Pinnacle Station
Score distribution:
1,528 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The sense of humor that informs the UI too rarely penetrates to the actual level design. Because of this, and the comparative ease of its puzzles, Life Goes On feels like a trifle, nicely made and modestly amusing but forgotten more quickly than it's finished.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's nothing deeply wrong with The Last Tinker: City of Colors. It's playable, and in places quite enjoyable, but it's so pedestrian in its approach that it's a disappointment.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    However, in the end, I felt that much of what made Risen 2 such a charming adventure was missing from Risen 3—it has fewer flaws overall, but the ambition has diminished as well. As a result, it's simply less interesting, and the return trip isn't as enjoyable as the previous journey.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For all its quaint charms, Tesla Effect is held back by all of the flaws that killed its genre in the first place.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mind: Path to Thalamus is beautiful and has several elegant puzzles, but it doesn't tell any story with those attributes, nor does it tell a good story with anything else.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The game's real mistakes were made at the design level, and that's a pity, because it contained the potential to be a much better experience than it ended up being.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A lot like the middle-class, suburban kid in high school that tries to make everyone think he's cool by wearing nothing but black and listening to Metallica. It's all an act; a dark pretense put up to hide a depressingly normal game that doesn't really know what it wants to be.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The Geo Mod engine provides mere window dressing to what is nothing more than your standard FPS, complete with big freaking guns and explosions.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Much like Dr. Frankenstein's creation, this game possesses too many flaws that are hard to ignore and that prevent from appreciating the enigma it offers.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The crucial fear-factor is missing, the sense of fight, flee or die that makes survival horror so effective.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    I may be a novice when it comes to playing this type of game, but even I know there's more to a good RTS than this.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Yes, the EyeToy has potential. Groove is an example that the potential has yet to be realized.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    While developer Cavia has done a fine job of aping what makes "Panzer Dragoon" so much fun, the "Dynasty Warriors" elements of the game are sorely lacking.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Even if its opinion is a little simplistic ("Drugs have short-term benefits and long-term consequences") and awkwardly included in the game, at least there's an attempt at a message, which is more than most games manage.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A game about toy-car-racing with a unique although not spectacular racing system that chooses to imbed this racing, like an egg, inside a pretty bland and lifeless RPG that features toy cars that yell at you for coming into their house. It's not for everybody.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Indeed, Fullmetal Alchemist 2 has proven to me that its parent anime is a good show. But I've yet to be convinced that Fullmetal Alchemist 2 is a good game.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The kinetic running and gunning is there and it has the right style, but Coded Arms in its present form seems more like the first few pieces of something larger, rather than a complete product.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Sadly, anything good about the game gets bogged down in the mindless, repetitive blasting.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    After the credits rolled I sat in my dim room feeling like a betrayed lover, staring at the title screen with empty eyes and worn down by exhaustion. Disbelieving and frustrated, I once again expressed a wish: blue pill, please.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    These characters deserve a bigger canvas on which to tell their tale.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    While a good effort is made, nothing in the game can match the inspired lunacy of Metal Saga's opening minutes.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It's shame that the ending is so inadvisably abrupt, opting for a limp 'shock' finale rather than a satisfying closure that would have sat so much better with the game's slow-burning narrative.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy III was fun while I played it, but now that the world's been re-harmonized and the credits have rolled, I feel no need to dig it out of my closet again.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The Club's greatest flaw is that it thinks it's a whole lot more revolutionary than it actually is. Despite the game's claims to the contrary, there's nothing new about any of this.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    This feels like an alpha build of a game: the point in a game's development cycle where engine is in place, and the world has been built, and a few bad guys running around for testing purposes. Unfortunately, the actual meat of the game, the story and the missions, haven't been added yet.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    At fifty dollars, and with significant locked away on the disc from the people who paid for it, it's the biggest rip-off since Crackdown, and shouldn't be purchased by anyone for any reason.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    But for those of us who play games with the controllers that came with the system, NASCAR 08 is just too flawed to be worth playing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Trauma Center's developers need some serious interventional design therapy before the series's prognosis degrades beyond hope of recovery.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Lego Batman represents the first real misstep from developer Traveller's Tales in their moderately popular Lego franchise.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Although it's possible to rattle off a list of bullet-point features that imply Assassin's Creed II is head and shoulders above the first game—more missions, more story, more collectibles and extras—I simply didn't find them to amount to much.