GameCritics' Scores

  • Games
For 1,507 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 6.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Spelunker HD
Lowest review score: 0 Mass Effect: Pinnacle Station
Score distribution:
1,507 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    I played Crimson Shroud for a total of 6.5 hours before I got frustrated and gave up because five hours of that playtime was spent fighting the same group of enemies over and over for the random drop which never appeared. Holding back rare weapons or magic items is one thing, but it's incredibly disrespectful of a player's time and a waste of a consumer's money to make forward progress reliant on pure luck.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, its current form, Z-Run seems like the early access or beta version of something that needs at least another six months in the oven.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    I swear, I felt my IQ drop as I was playing the game, the sounds of brain cells popping melding nicely with the oh-so-bland cock-rock soundtrack that seems to be a requisite feature of sophomoric extreme sports tie-ins.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    It portrays the killing of specific, theoretically real (in that they're virtual stand-ins for the actual soldiers that fought in the war) people as nothing more than a gruesome shooting gallery...At some point everyone has to decide when enough is enough. And now I have.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    This is not the worst game ever made, but it's so inept at so many different points that it inspires more anger than a genuinely awful game.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    If playing Jaws Unleashed has taught me one thing about game design, it's that if you're going to put a single fun thing in a game it's best to put it right up front where people can see it, and hopefully trick them into thinking that the entire game is fun.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    In the end, gamers are all just a bunch of people sitting in front of a television holding a controller, so simulation games must be judged on their ability to make gamers feel like they're performing an action within the limitations of the technology. Cabela's African Safari's poor controls, design choices, and graphics keep this immersion from ever happening.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    So once again, Traveler's Tales gets the Lego right, only this time they screw up everything but.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Fairytale Fights would have been starkly disappointing as an XBLA or PSN download-only title, but as a retail game taking up shelf space, it's absolute failure.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Like any scientific breakthrough or new invention, Hydrophobia does represent a significant achievement in its own right. We're just going to have to wait until someone does anything worthwhile with it.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    It's so overflowing with contrived gimmicks to (presumably) add to the depth and longevity to the game that its weak core gameplay sticks out like a sore thumb.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    I mean, the game's already five years past being relevant, it would have killed them to take another six months to make it decent?
    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Otomedius Excellent shouldn't be worth anyone's time. Beyond the overall badness of the gameplay, the whole thing just feels incredibly cynical.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    NeverDead is garbage, and there is no good reason to ever play it.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    I slogged onward in the hopes for some spark, but at no point does the game get better, more polished, or less uninteresting. Bloodforge is just one meaningless fight after another, listening to the lines of banal dialogue and post-mortem one-liners.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    It's impossible to tell where the fault lies with Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified. Did Activision force Nihilistic to rush it out the door? Did Nihilistic simply put out the bare minimum effort? Is this half-hearted experience exactly what Activision wanted? Regardless of the reasons behind it, what we've ended up with is a completely wasted opportunity to bring some heavy firepower to the Vita.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    I'm not that witty, but I am pretty vulgar—as a result, all I can say is that if Aliens: Colonial Marines had been fished out of a Marine's colon during emergency surgery it wouldn't surprise me in the least.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    In short, Alien Rage just isn't very good. If it had nailed the combat, all its other flaws could perhaps be forgiven—but it didn't, so they can't. It's a terrible thing to say, but in a game stuffed to the gills with Xenomorphs, the most alien thing in the entire package is any sense of enjoyment whatsoever.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The best twin-stick shooters made up for their lack of 3D by adding personality, gameplay variety, and over-the-top ludicrousness. Narco Terror decided to add the third dimension, but then left out anything that might make someone want to play. An interesting choice, but not a worthwhile one.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    For children who are fans of Mysterious Cities of Gold, it’s likely a serviceable companion piece. For everybody else out there, this game isn’t worth the time.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    I could bring up a dozen more problems, major and minor, with the game, but what's the point? Montague's Mount doesn't have interesting puzzles or a structure that ties them into a coherent work about mental illness, despite its heavy-handed announcement of that intent. I respect the aim, but the execution is terrible.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 15 Critic Score
    After playing Sneakers, I don't think the package declaring it's "Only On Xbox" is such a bright idea. They'd be better off keeping that sad fact a secret and quietly dumping all remaining copies of the game next to the steaming pile of "E.T." 2600 cartridges rotting in the desert.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 15 Critic Score
    By keeping everything good about the game locked away until players cough up the dough, Real Steel can be dismissed as terrible.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Graphics aside, battling with the Unlimited Saga system is clunky and completely unintuitive. The battle engine features an insane potluck of disparate elements, almost as if Square-Enix took all of the purged leftovers from ten or fifteen other games and smashed the scraps together to create the unholy videogame sausage that it is.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    From the dull as dirt level design to the ugly graphics to the obscene amounts of backtracking required to power up all the characters' attacks, there's nothing at all to recommend about the game.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    If the gameplay was incredibly fun, or the graphics fantastic, then perhaps playing basically the same mission over and over again for ten hours could have been bearable, or even mildly entertaining. Torrente, by comparison, was more like pulling teeth.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Utter crap.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Flawed in its conception, impoverished in its design, and thoroughly inept in its execution, Alpha Protocol is an unmitigated disaster
    • 58 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Every time I came close to defeating it, my game would freeze up (no pun intended) and I'd have to reset. After half a dozen interruptions like this, I gave up.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    No matter which aspect is touched on, I absolutely fail to see the point of Dead or Alive: Paradise.