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
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    From its Lego-inspired visual style to its deceptive elegance, there's a certain undeniable charm-yet the actual play is disappointingly shallow, not to mention having one of the worst camera setups I've seen in quite a while.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game's difficulty curve is totally thrown off balance. I can only assume the intent was to provide a greater challenge than player-friendly Armored Core 3, and not outright sadism.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Speaking frankly, there are certain levels of expectation associated with any given piece of hardware, and games which don't live up to that standard will inevitably suffer. Legasista is a solid title that knows what it wants to be and hits that target... It's just that the bullseye isn't hanging in the right place.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    No game in recent memory serves as a better example of style over substance.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, it’s a shame that the final game feels like a missed opportunity to bring the survival horror genre back into the spotlight. Between the poor story and characters, familiar elements from other games and the problems I had during my playthrough, it seems as though The Evil Within is content to live in the past instead of than drawing inspiration from it and moving forward.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The obvious incoherence of many of the design decisions allows the player to see past the realistic graphics and to observe the unrealistic logic that underlies the game.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A glimmer of the first game's superb design and balance remains underneath these missteps, but the bottom line is that instead of building upon the solid foundation from the first game, they undermined it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Transcripted's mashing of genres does work despite its hiccups. As a game to play here and there, it is a nice distraction with plenty of ways to change how it's played.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The song selection is a great change of pace from the standard rock fare found in Guitar Hero and Rock Band, but in the end the controls just don’t cut the mustard.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Gamers looking for an art-house experience would do well to spend a couple of hours soaking in what Suda 51 has served up. Those more concerned with gameplay they can chew on might want to think twice.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's sublimely complex and bursting with potential on one hand, unbelievably limited and shortsighted on the other.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unfortunately for those returning after an absence (like me) or who are brand new to the series, Soul Calibur V does little to bring a player up to speed with the new characters and mechanics beyond throwing them into the fight and letting them wade through as best they can. Factor in the scarcity of offline single-player content, and this means that multiplayer is the only thing granting Soul Calibur V any longevity; players looking for long-term offline play will be better served with Soul Calibur IV.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For what it's worth, if I wanted a simulation of being crammed into a tiny, metal, low-tech claustrophobic coffin while people yell and attempt to kill me repeatedly while I struggle with basic controls, then Heavy Armor offers up quite the war experience. However, that's not what I was looking for, and I suspect that it's not something anyone else is after, either.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I was just plain happy with Terrorist Takedown, and given the cost, and I think there are plenty of action game fans people who'll feel the same way.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This collection is an easy recommendation for fans of the series, who will find it every bit as playable as (and far more attractive than) the PlayStation 2 versions-but it doesn't feel like a definitive edition of the games, and with its near-complete lack of a manual and insufficient in-game tutorials, it makes no effort to ease players unfamiliar with the franchise into the DMC world.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I'm sure some players will get a kick out of throwing each other into pits or causing chaos in a cat suit, but 3D World stands squarely in the shadow of other, greater entries in the series.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    All in all, it's just a game that works some of the time but doesn't have enough drive and ambition behind it to vault it to the upper echelon of must play experiences.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A decidedly mediocre game. There's nothing really new here, and nothing that hasn't been done better elsewhere.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It doesn't try to accomplish very much, and it succeeds at almost all of its very modest targets.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even if multiplayer wasn't buggy, Battlefield 4 would still only be a barely passable installment in all respects besides the snazzy graphics. EA and DICE played it safe by providing the same thing they did the last time around, with another phoned-in campaign and only minor alterations to the online.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Those who can't get enough of Red Dead's wild west action or zombies might want to give Undead Nightmare a spin. There's a lot of game here for 800 Microsoft points, and while it's rarely as compelling as the main title, there's still some fun to be had in watching John Marsten shoot zombies in the head.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Need for Speed: Most Wanted is caught between two worlds. The game can't quite decide if it wants to be an arcade or a simulation racing game, and it takes a lot to get used to this in-between zone it occupies. That said, once the adjustment period is over, there is a lot of enjoyment to be had when it's not being frustrating.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As the first entry in a planned trilogy, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky has technically done its job. The game has built my anticipation for the next installment, in spite of itself. Granting that, I'm not interested in a rerun. A clever battle system can distract for only so long, and the value of semi-persistent society is limited by the appeal of the world in which it exists. I'm sure that it's hard for creators to not fall in love with the product of their labor, but navel-gazing is only entertaining for the owner of said navel.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Right from the beginning, Silent Hill 3 tells its story with the subtlety of a sledgehammer. The all-important sense of pacing that the first two games had is completely lost.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It would be easy to not recommend Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 since it's so repetitive and not very pretty, and players spend a lot of time reading scripted events. That said, I love the women-one of the villains included-and these weaknesses are part of the game's charm for me.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While trying to revitalize the Zelda formula with modern developments is an admirable goal, Darksiders II's developers just can't seem to get a handle on how to make such a thing work. For two games now they've tried adding hi-octane combat, a Western-style story, and ability trees, but it's never managed to gel. The things that made games like Zelda, God of War, Prince of Persia, and even Shadow of the Colossus great are all on display here, but the Darksiders series still hasn't figured out how to use them effectively enough to stand on its own.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Cognition's take on a psychic FBI agent is far from perfect, but worth investigating.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It might have been possible to deal with such a ridiculously bad setup if melee was limited to bosses and occasional encounters, but in a wicked bit of irony, the miserable perspective is paired with an insanely ludicrous amount of battling.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If video games were running shoes, Cold War would be the designer lookalike sold on the streets of Chinatown for nest to nothing.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With a few effective scares and hints of an interesting story, Slender: The Arrival is the kind of experience that anyone looking to juice their heartrate for half an hour should seek out. After the shock has worn off, though, the game has nothing left to offer.