GameCritics' Scores

  • Games
For 1,617 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 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Lowest review score: 0 Mass Effect: Pinnacle Station
Score distribution:
1,617 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's the best SRPG I've played in years and crushes just about everything else on portables, straight up... if you don't get that PSP back and give it a shot, you're missing out, bro.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I came into Recettear expecting a simple sim game with some spoofy self-aware humor, but it's so much more than that. The sheer amount of depth is staggering, and the game is extremely good at throwing the player something new every now and then to keep things feeling fresh.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With the exception of a small item collection scheme which allows players to build their own grenades, Cold Winter offers nothing distinctly new to the FPS market. Instead, what it brings is excellent design, good storytelling, and eight to ten hours of entertaining violence to a console that's never had it so good.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Any way you slice it, Plants vs. Zombies is a win.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's the level design that makes Rayman 3 stand out. While the early levels are mostly uninteresting, the game picks up as Rayman gains more of his trademark powers: the helicopter float, the wall climb, the super-punch, etc.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Like making love to an armadillo; it may be rough and full of bumps, but underneath it all is one sweet ride.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's delightful to look at and even more delightful to explore. If Ubisoft wants to restore some goodwill with core audiences again, releasing lovely little titles like this is a step in the right direction.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    When taken in total, it must be admitted that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim does not deviate much from the established Elder Scrolls formula. However, the painstakingly-designed world in combination with the retooled leveling system represents the most polished version of that formula to date. There's something to be said for sticking with what one knows and refining it, and in Skyrim's case, there's a lot to be said for it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One of the PlayStation 2 's best fighters in a portable format, and it made the jump without sacrificing a bit of the quality.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Perhaps the most frustrating mistake the game makes is in the car combat. When this works, it's one of the game's bright points, as passengers blast away at other cars, shredding metal, blowing out wheels, and slaughtering the occupants, but when it fails, the game is crippled by that failure.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This particular port has been remade almost from scratch and gives a new lease on life to a franchise that was wading in stagnation.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Several unfortunate technical issues hold[] it back. The item inventory screen is pure hell to navigate.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While many of the game's components have become stereotypes over the years, here they are carefully constructed and fit together perfectly, creating something larger than the sum of its parts.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While Tri has never been my favorite Monster Hunter (Freedom Unite still holds that honor) there's no question that Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate is a huge step up from its predecessor.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Technical issues aside, anyone craving more of the sort of stuff Telltale was serving up with Lee and Clementine would be well-advised to check into The Wolf Among Us.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Shadow Broker is the best Mass Effect 2 DLC by an interstellar mile.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game is what it is, and nothing I could say in this review will effectively capture the sensation of holding the guitar controller straight up in the air and slamming through an insane series of notes on reflex, not really understanding how I did it - and not really caring.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Monster Tale introduces a deep, satisfying facet of gameplay into one of the most tried and true formulas in gaming history. There are parts where it feels like it's a slave to the ancient ways of backtracking and suspiciously-placed save points, but none of the sore spots are pronounced enough to cause any serious problems.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A rare case of a brilliant idea coming together brilliantly.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I don't know what possessed People Can Fly to saddle such an exceptional action experience with such a terrible story, but being surrounded by monstrously stupid, foul-mouthed sociopaths actively lessened the gameplay experience for me. So long as a player can tune out the plot and characters, Bulletstorm is an unmitigated action masterpiece, but damn, does the story work hard to mitigate everything good about the game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's no easy feat to invigorate a genre that has remained fairly set in its ways for the last few generations, let alone do it with the imagination and energy present here.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's to Lost Planet's credit that the skillful handling of the difficulty and level design puts the player in a state of desperation for almost the entire length of the game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Despite those bumps, there's no arguing that Telltale is turning out must-play material with The Walking Dead, and unless the game somehow crashes and burns on an epic scale before it reaches the end of the fifth and final episodes, it's guaranteed to earn a spot on my year-end "best" list. Don't miss it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Rising from the ashes, Sleeping Dogs has proven just how wrong Activision was to cancel it 18 months ago. It takes several gameplay styles from many of the best open world games of this generation and gives them a distinct Hong Kong cinema feel.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A port of a six-year-old PS2 title might not fit the profile of a platform defining title, and it might be more than a little ironic, but the fact that the game manages to accomplish this so far out from its initial release is a testament to its quality.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Addictive personalities will no doubt find themselves caught up in the game to the exclusion of all else. There's always one more quest to undertake, one more rare to find, one more level to grow…it's these elements that keep people coming back.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's not the longest game, and it's not the most complex game, but it succeeds at almost everything it sets out to do-which puts it head and shoulders above most other games out there, Star Wars-related or not.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If viewed as an RPG with a tiny world and far too much text, I would imagine players walking away from Fate/Extra feeling unsatisfied or bored. However, when taken as what it really is-a visual novel with a superb level of gameplay-then it can only be appreciated as the fine effort that it is.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Despite these minor hiccups, Tower of Guns almost perfectly achieves what it sets out to do. The tower can be run quickly, but the array of weapon and perk choices, combined with the randomness of the drops, the bosses, and the levels themselves, produces an enormous variety that ensures running it almost never gets old.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I enjoyed the characters, I enjoyed the strategy, there's a ludicrous amount of content, and there's even pass-the-handheld multiplayer for those into that sort of thing. Apart from the less-than-sizzling looks, this one's a must-have for any turn-based strat fan with a 3DS.