GameCritics' Scores

  • Games
For 1,623 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 7.1 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:
1,623 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    In general, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 should be seen as a master class for Tekken devotees, and is certainly one of the best titles the genre has to offer.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The shooting was fun and all, but it would have been much more satisfying had I felt like all of my murdering had been in service of something.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    That said, in an age of brainless blockbusters and iterative sequels born from a fear of financial failure, playing something as different and brave as Minority's work felt like coming up for a breath of air after spending far too long under water.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Whether played solo or tackled with a friend, those looking for a fast-paced, third-person tower defense will find that the unique traps and reaching for high scores will more than keep them occupied.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I'm giving Advance Wars 2 an 8.5 because of the game's lack of any significant innovation (the missile silos and volcanos are nice, but one new tank doesn't cut it for me). The developers decided not to take any risks, which I can't really fault them for, since the first game was so damn close to perfection to begin with.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This gleeful variety is ultimately what gives TimeSplitters 2 most of its staying power.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This entry is a huge accomplishment which makes the argument that the Metal Gear series isn't just still relevant in the world of modern open-world action games, but that it has the chance to be at the forefront of them.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Aside from a few minor quibbles (I can jump across streets and hop over entire buildings, but a knee-high window ledge is insanely finicky to get past?) Titanfall is undoubtedly a great game which does an exceptional job of breathing new life into an increasingly-stale genre.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Simple graphics, simple control, complex gameplay; Orbient is nothing less than a masterpiece of minimalist design, and one of the most compelling examples presented for the case that video games are a new medium of art that must be recognized.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
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    Load times are also an issue. I spent too much time waiting, whether it's waiting to go through menus or for each level to load and reload.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As far as handheld shooters go, Killzone: Mercenary is undoubtedly the new gold standard and, quite frankly, makes a mockery out of its handheld peers.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With a string of never-ending combos rattling off my fingertips intuitively, without thought, I now stand my ground against one and all, confident in my abilities, quite certain of my power. And it's exhilarating, in the face of such overwhelming adversity, to be able to do so.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    So ingenious, yet simple in its execution that it would have succeeded on almost any platform. In spite of a few flaws, it is damn near a match made in heaven.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    In other words, Disgaea 4 continues the tradition of letting us play our own ways while rewarding us for doing the same thing over and over again. As "hardcore" as these games are, developer Nippon Ichi makes them playable in lots of different ways. Perseverance, ingenuity and even failure are all rewarded.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There's always more to learn of the characters in all sorts of ways, and underneath the goofiness, there was still a thick layer of strong narrative and character development that kept me invested through sixty hours. I don't know if JRPGs will ever return to their previous prominence, but if Ar Tonelico Qoga is any indication, they still have a lot to offer.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A landmark superhero game that offers an experience not only unique to superhero games, but gaming in general.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Although some may claim that the single-player campaign is on the short side, or perhaps that the ability to move the camera would have been a nice addition, there's no getting around the fact that Killzone: Liberation is a better game than the original in every way and a standout title in its own right.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It may be designed for last-generation hardware, but it makes an excellent case for small-scale design and proves that great experiences can be had without any need for cutting-edge technology or million-dollar budgets.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    After meeting Ulysses and bringing Lonesome Road to a close, I had nothing but admiration for the mysterious, exciting, brutal and beautiful trek I took through the ravaged remnants of the Divide. I greatly appreciated the change of pace and shift in tone away from the core content, and the events which transpired were a great way to cap off a massive, top-tier RPG like New Vegas.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Gradius V may not reinvent the wheel that is the space shooter, but it refines it to near perfection. This is a title that no serious gamer should miss.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I hope that future Phoenix Wright titles are able to keep the character and plot development at the same level achieved in Phoenix Wright: Justice For All.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's really a shame that Rochard hasn't been advertised or promoted anywhere near as much as it deserves, but don't let Sony's oversight stop you... players seeking a fat-free experience with rock-solid fundamentals, polished production levels and cleverly engaging gameplay can hardly do better than this.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For a title as interesting as this one with such high production values, I thought that one-time investment was a very fair price for what's now become one of my favorite iOS titles.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    On the whole, Deus Ex: Human Revolution expects the player to handle their own progression appropriately and hand-holding is kept to a minimum. Given the often-commonplace mentality that many modern games should lead players around by the nose to one degree or another, having the guts to return to a philosophy of personal responsibility and choice isn't just smart-it's appreciated.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Soul Bubbles is filled with unexpectedly sophisticated sequences like that, and they are a true sign that the people behind it not only know exactly what they're doing, but they also know what constitutes excellent game design.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Neon is probably the best Double Dragon game yet, and it contains enough great elements it to warrant a sequel or two.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's visually attractive, tuned to perfection, and presents a classic formula that never goes out of style.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Those issues aside, there's no question that The Walking Dead: Episode One-A New Day absolutely nails the spirit of the story that inspired it, and it seems poised to become another winning, must-experience branch of Kirkman's ├╝ber-franchise.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Its unique theme and dark humor make it well-suited to gamers (such as yours truly) who enjoy the mechanics of the genre but are aching for a more refreshing and mature thematic backdrop.