GameCritics' Scores

  • Games
For 1,628 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:
1,628 game reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    An essentially generic nature is why Grandia Xtreme winds up being such an empty experience overall.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Dull, mediocre games… well these games are like a painter's palette filled with nine shades of gray. There isn't much to work with, so the end result is as lifeless and flat as a Midwest landscape study in wintertime.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It's a shame that Strider eventually grinds down into such life-sapping monotony because it starts off reasonably strong. The controls are sharp and responsive, and cutting enemies in half while dashing around at lightning speed feels damn good.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Hardcore item-management fetishists might find some joy here, there’s simply not enough balance or content for Phantom Crash to stand on its own, much less measure up to the competition (I’m looking at you, "Armored Core 3").
    • 63 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    To see a series falter so badly after years of doing everything right is distressing.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    After Burner may be spiritually true to Sega's seminal 1987 hit, but game design has progressed by leaps and bounds since then. Cleaving so closely to its dusty, outdated forefather hurt more than it helped, I'd say.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    With a lack of both polish and ambition, Dark will never be anything but an also-ran. As a budget title it's a passable entry-level stealth game, but there's not enough here to justify recommending it when there are so many superior games in the genre. When a game's best selling points are that the stealth is predictable and that the player is a vampire, something has gone terribly wrong.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I completed Entwined in about 90 minutes, and I was bored with it halfway through.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Singularity is the very definition of average, and the lack of subtitles knocks it just below. It is the gaming equivalent of white rice, the Ford Focus, and black coffee. Its taste is decidedly bland, but it'll do its job.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The longer I played The Old City, the more I kept hoping that it would end sooner than it did. While each chapter can be completed in about ten minutes or less, the lack of involving content and Jonah's unbearable droning made it all feel much longer.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Strikes me as a good idea, but in its current state it falls obscenely short of the fun and playability that usually comes with a Mario game.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In rudely flipping Gunblade NY & L.A. Machineguns onto store shelves for some quick cash, Sega has shown that they can't be bothered. If that's true, then why should anyone else?
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I was really hoping that Tiger 08 would satisfy my desire to have a polished and refined golfing experience that uses the Wii remote. With its frustrating and inconsistent gameplay, however, Tiger 08 is (much as I hate to say it) way under par.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While it's impossible for any game to convey the experience of the Vietnam War to players, Air Conflict: Vietnam's senses-dulling mediocrity manages to express just how pointless and destructive the entire endeavor was.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Quite honestly, I would recommend the first game over Crackdown 2 with no hesitation, and based on what's actually here, it seems to me that positioning the effort as a piece of $15 DLC would have been far more appropriate than trying to pass it off as a $60 retail release.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In some ways, Shelter 2 improves on its predecessor, but its brevity and lack of depth make it much weaker than the first overall.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a pinball game at its core, and if the pinball isn't nailed down, then the entire experience suffers. With some redesign of the boards and a bit of physics polish, this would be an easy recommend. As it is, it doesn't feel quite ready for prime time.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In between the unsatisfying battles and the go-nowhere story, there's a lot of searching for the right area or person that will trigger the next cutscene, and a lot of wandering back and forth for the sake of extending the game's playtime.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As much as I may admire the concept, I really can't recommend Lost in Shadow to anyone except those who crave simplistic, repetitive gameplay and an unnecessarily bloated running time.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I have absolutely no idea what caused Knack to be the kind of game that is, because it just doesn't make any sense. Whether it's the case of being a a vanity project that went unchecked or just another could-have-been that lost its way while rushing to meet the PS4's launch date, the bottom line is that it's a misguided title too simple for adults and too difficult for children.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ultimate Spider-Man is nothing more than a bargain-bin effort that would be over and forgotten in an hour or two except for the pointless required side missions artificially extending playtime.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A larger budget might have saved the driving physics and improved the experience of the town, but no amount of money could repair the terrible writing and wrong-headed design that really sink Deadly Premonition.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, Over 9000 Zombies! doesn't nail the tower defense or the twin-stick shooting well enough to endorse it as a worthwhile purchase, even for those who can scrounge up some friends to play with. There are just too many games that do this gameplay so much better. Over 9000 Zombies! isn't a bad game, but it isn't very good one, either.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Titan Souls strikes me as a time-wasting boss-rush that constantly tried my patience and delivered no enjoyable or profound climax—it just peters out and credits roll.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    But Van Helsing's missions are all means to an end, which is to rehash the film's plot in a videogame.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In closing, as said before, it's nice for a game to be simple and get right to it, but only the very few combo-obsessed high-score junkies will follow The Splatters all the way to the end.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's been about a week since I finished Inversion, and I've already forgotten most of what happened in it. There were two plot twists that were mildly interesting and a couple of cool uses of the gravity powers, but as a whole the game is strangely lifeless. Most of the time, Inversion was boring me, and when it wasn't doing that, it was frustrating me.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There are moments of brilliance, but it's tough to enjoy them while being kicked in the face at every turn. It's a genuine shame, but I can't recommend Natural Doctrine when so much of it is so terribly wrong.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    What little the game does add to the saga is forgotten by everyone at the end. Disney fans will be most disappointed of all: Disney's characters barely put in an appearance, and Disney's worlds are just window-dressing for a killzone.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Though short, Swarm lasts a bit too long, if you ask me, being that it fails to expand upon its novel concept. It's a shame, too, because when you get back to what I brought up before, Hothead's marketing is enjoyably irreverent and funny. Take a look at the promotional videos on their website, and it's clear that they really love this concept, and that they're attempting to inject their products with a very particular sense of humor. If only the game matched their ads in its pizzazz and charm.