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
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Were it just another faceless GTA free-roaming clone I'd say EA did a pretty good job, despite a few minor shortcomings. But as it is, The Godfather has a hard time living up to the standard set by its license.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It can be said that the game is made for players to start over, but it doesn't seem like a fair or enjoyable trade-off that a person should be willing to go back to square one of the story mode as a result of experimenting with and enjoying the item-crafting.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Knights Contract reminds me of that friend from high school-I think maybe every guy might've had one like this growing up-who was way too into wrestling. For the most part he was a great guy, except for the times when he'd decide that a casual conversation was a perfect opportunity to throw me into an inescapable armbar, on which occasion I found myself wishing he was a dead person.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom doesn't fail because any particular aspect of it is poorly made, it fails because its components don't fit together.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It's a great idea and proves the case that there is potential for stealth play on the iPhone, but Robbery Bob doesn't feel like it's quite there yet. Still, it's fairly interesting and there isn't much like it on iOS. It sort of wins the genre by default.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The fact that they didn't take advantage of advancements in modern game design and usability keeps Elliot Quest from being anything more than a too-faithful tribute to a flawed game.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    For a time-rich audience, I can see Lords of Shadow being well worth the investment.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    In choosing to re-create Wings exactly as it was, warts and all, the developers have revealed that on a fundamental level, Wings was always more wart than it was game.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    These characters deserve a bigger canvas on which to tell their tale.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Incredibly high production values can't mask a central lack of compelling gameplay.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Saw II: Flesh and Blood is certainly a huge improvement of the first game in the series, but by no means is it perfect, or even especially good.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The developers had a full year to get this game ready for consoles and bring it up to the level of current RE titles. Instead of doing that, they shifted the graphics from 3D to HD. What a waste.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    I think most disappointing for me was how Transmission lost a great opportunity to expand on the concepts "Battle Network" was built on.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    At its best, Storm is a curiously relaxing, tranquil, and almost meditative experience. At its worst, it's an irritating and cumbersome exercise in physics-based frustration which only gets less enjoyable as the puzzles ramp up in difficulty. It may have a fresh, vibrant aesthetic, but the actual gameplay doesn't match up to the potential it clearly has.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A textbook example of a game that wasn't ready to be pushed out of the nest. What could have been an exceptional game founders in mediocrity because of an artificial timeline.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Aesthetics aside, there's a certain level of patience and stubborn belligerence that will probably be needed to best Kung Fu Strike: The Warrior's Rise, even on Easy difficulty. The target audience, those that love old school brawlers, would probably be happiest here, but the sharp difficulty will certainly turn off anyone looking for a casual affair.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    And the compelling nature of the online game is thanks to the same simplicity that makes the single-player game utterly forgettable. Simple to pick up and understand, the game mechanics allow the player to concentrate on the strategies of the various online games and immerse themselves in an action-based flow.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    For once gamers can honestly believe the hype. Dante's Inferno lives down to expectations in spectacular fashion
    • 75 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A fine 2D platformer, but a rather undistinguished and disposable specimen.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Time Machine: Rogue Pilot is interesting for its plot and its sense of danger and momentum. These things aren't exactly groundbreaking, but for seven dollars, it's decent (and different) enough.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    While the gameplay mechanics are a blast, the level designs are so questionable as to make me wonder about Croteam's reasoning.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    I was once again left disappointed, unfulfilled, and betrayed.
    • 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.