GameCritics' Scores

  • Games
For 1,608 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:
1,608 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Rain tries to emulate the form of others, while totally failing to capture the same substance. The result? A forgettable also-ran that feels more like the product of a committee than someone trying to bring their vision to life.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The simple fact is that even with the elemental tweaks and team attacks, this game is sorely average in terms of the challenges and ideas presented to players.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Between the tedious levels, incoherent story and offputting gigolo missions, I found very little to appreciate about Killer is Dead. I grew quite tired of the shallow game design and weak attempts to distract me from its vacuous lack of substance, and put the game down before rolling credits.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    From its incongruous RPG-style leveling up to its endless recycling of levels to its utterly ridiculous Arabian Nights-themed story, Sonic and the Secret Rings feels horribly padded from top to bottom.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While girlfriend-friendly and action-ready, Crimson Alliance needs some beefing up to be a memorable experience. Booting up the similar Torchlight for just a few minutes is enough to show that while simple is good, elegant is better.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's nothing juicy about a boring hero on a boring quest walking around aimlessly searching for the next area to continue a story that I had a hard time caring about.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    On a mobile platform like this one, a title has to look good, feel good, and be comfortable to play. This one strikes out in all three areas.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The most monumental loss is style.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A dating simulation combined with more traditional combat is certainly an interesting concept, but with Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love's inconsistent tone, exhausting battle system and poor story, it's trying to be too many things at once.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 does a mediocre job of offering up a shooting gallery, but it's so limited in scope that it's almost impossible to recommend to anyone who doesn't feel a strange sense of arousal whenever they imagine popping a bullet into someone's head at several hundred yards. Well, whenever Diaz finally tells them to, of course.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Were Clan of Champions a skeletal presentation piece designed to convince a publisher that these developers were worth investing in, I would give it extremely high marks. As a finished product that people are asked to pay money for, it's completely unacceptable.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Seems like a battle system without a role-playing game. There is little variety or depth to the combat, and even in the presence of assorted power-ups it becomes painfully repetitive after only a short while.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    With more polish, it could have been a great mashup. As it stands, it will only appeal to the small segment of players who love punishment, but to those less skilled, it's got nothing to offer.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Like a deflated football, 7 Trials doesn't encourage you to play, nor does it promise exciting play, it just makes play possible.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    The worst 360 game I think I've ever played with nothing to redeem it. Earth Defense Force 2017 can't even stack up against the recent Burger King games, and those were little better than minigames on a disc coming in at four dollars each. The only possible future I see for Earth Defense Force 2017 is gaining the notoriety as one of those "so bad it's good" games, but don't be fool yourself - it's just bad.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    If the first game was a chillingly-black horror to be feared, Bloodshot's a pretender in a goofy rubber mask, making funny noises and stumbling over its own feet.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    With a host of bugs, a fundamental lack of gameplay variety, and a key mechanic that doesn't serve the purpose it should, Ravaged is profoundly not the Mad Max game we've been waiting for.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    With flat, repetitive environments and uninspiring combat, Breakdown doesn't have much to recommend it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    This could have been a great original title, but instead it's a waste of shelf space with just one redeeming feature: it only takes around five hours to beat.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    But what baffles me most about Manhunt is that I'm not exactly sure how I'm supposed to feel about those executions. What do the game's producers want me to feel? Should I feel...vindicated? Exhilarated? Vengeful? Empowered? I'll tell you how I did feel: I felt evil, and queasy, and numb. Eventually, a strange kind of self-loathing set in, followed by a low-level depression.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    It's an intriguing and ultimately fatally flawed entry in an already clogged genre, and a warning to other companies who would use games as a commercial vehicle: please be sure you can make a decent game, or it's worse than no advertising at all.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    It's not especially big, but the tedium of the action makes it feel overlong. The lack of variety in enemies and gameplay make it feel almost like a budget title.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    I will say that Sneak King was successful from the perspective that it provides an hour or two of incredibly offbeat play, not to mention the fact that it got me into a Burger King for the first time in years. If it wasn't for the stomachache and heartburn afterwards, I'd say it was a win-win situation.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Without replayability, unlockables or any other motivation to continue playing, Point Blank DS shows how advances in game design since the mid-90s could have saved even superficial titles.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    While there are a few sequences that thrill the way a proper Hitman should, like stalking a dark cornfield or combing Chinatown without being dressed as a chef, these brief glimpses of 47's predatory roots are outnumbered three-to-one by kludgey segments more about duckwalking towards exits than they are about killing professionally. I would imagine that the goal of Hitman: Absolution was to take Agent 47's detailed, methodical gameplay and make it appeal to players more familiar with modern action/stealth hybrids, but all the devs have done is eviscerate their unique franchise with poorly-implemented mechanics and left him to die an awkward, humiliating death.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Just inexcusably bad. How can a sequel suffer from the exact same problems as the first title?
    • 73 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    It's sad. It boggles the mind to think that this much time was spent on presentation and backstory when none of it resonates in the slightest.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    It's not a terrible effort, but there are dozens of missed opportunities over the course of the game that could enhance the entire experience, and the fact that practically none of them were taken left me scratching my head.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    This could have been a great original title, but instead it's a waste of shelf space with just one redeeming feature: it only takes around five hours to beat.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    In the end, Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel is a boring, meatheaded slog through about ten or so hours of predictable situations and sub par dialogue, and if someone told me that the development team had simply been handed a bit of cardboard with the words "sink this series" emblazoned across it as a design document, I'd believe it without hesitation.