GameFocus' Scores

  • Games
For 1,355 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 74% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 21% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 99 Dead Space: Extraction
Lowest review score: 10 The Expendables 2 Videogame
Score distribution:
1355 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    All I can say is that PopCap will be hard pressed to top Plants vs Zombies with any of their future releases.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Race Driver GRID is an immersing, addictive, exhilarating, beautiful and fun racing experience you can’t afford to miss, the best so far.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    There's still a part of me who questions the reason why Nintendo didn't release this remake on day one alongside the handheld. It would have incentified hardware sales considerably. Still, the game is releasing this weekend and every single 3DS owner around the world needs to own it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Race Driver GRID is an immersing, addictive, exhilarating, beautiful and fun racing experience you can’t afford to miss, the best so far.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Skyrim is the largest, and most compelling work that I've had the opportunity to play this year. It's engaging, engrossing, and will take over your gaming life for many months to come. Not only is Skyrim among the best that 2011 has to offer, but for me, this is, without hesitation, the Game of the Year.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    This game is massively superior to "World of Warcraft" and "Lord of the Rings Online" and other current high rated MMORPG’s in many ways and should be a game to pull players of all types to it if they are willing to give it a chance.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    If the first game was a success on so many levels, the sequel brings the same success back but pushes it so high that at this point it will be hard for anyone to catch it up. I can’t finish my review without saying that if you never experienced Rock Band, you’re definitely missing something really special.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    It’s only January and this game easily chalks itself up as a heavy contender in 2010 for Best Action Game. If you’re even remotely interested in action games, this is a must-have. Bayonetta is candy for the eyes and a pleasure for the thumbs.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Without any doubt, MLB 09 The Show is a great improvement over last year’s version. Sony’s baseball franchise is setting its stronghold as the real deal in terms of baseball simulations as the gap between them and 2K keeps getting bigger year after year.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Dragon Quest is one of the most popular franchises ever in Japan, yet has not hit anywhere close to the same level here in North America. This iteration could very well change that as it not only makes it more accessible to Western audiences in general, but provides an welcoming experience for new fans while not alienating the long-time fans.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Four years in the making and while we could have expected a bit more from Guerilla Games, Killzone 2 is THE game your Playstation 3 has been waiting for. While it doesn’t redefine nor re-invent anything in the FPS world, Killzone 2 delivers the excitement but most of all the beauty no gamer has ever seen before.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The storytelling itself, the more refined combat, the voicework, the visuals, et all, stand as a fine example of some of the best this industry has to offer, and with my minor complaints aside, there's no doubt that Mass Effect 3 will be deservedly at the top of everyone's list come this year's award season.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Dishonored is a sublime, unforgettable experience that any gamer absolutely needs to try.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    In all honesty, provided you don't need the Call of Dutys and Killzones of the world, you could pick up a PS3 and LittleBigPlanet 2 and not have to buy another game. Yes, it's that good.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    If the first game was a success on so many levels, the sequel brings the same success back but pushes it so high that at this point it will be hard for anyone to catch it up. I can’t finish my review without saying that if you never experienced Rock Band, you’re definitely missing something really special.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    It’s only January and this game easily chalks itself up as a heavy contender in 2010 for Best Action Game. If you’re even remotely interested in action games, this is a must-have. Bayonetta is candy for the eyes and a pleasure for the thumbs.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With NHL 09, you not only get the best hockey game but by-far the best sports game available on the market right now. The ‘Be a Pro’ mode is solid and the plethora of options make this a hard game not to play.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Talk to NPCs, explore some of the solar systems and you will find a much deeper and enjoyable game then the quick experience of just playing the story.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a great package deal in terms of length, great price and quality, there’s no way you should pass on this one. Now, if you never, EVER, heard or played any game from this mythic franchise, then you must add this compilation to your game collection.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    In design, graphics, gameplay, and sound, it wins best platformer of this generation, hands down.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There are many reasons why Peggle is a must own but the best has to be the sheer number of hours you will put in playing this. PopCap knows how to make some insane crazy addicting games and to be sure this is their best.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The value here is high because there are a huge number of single player World Tour races, single player single races and multiplayer racing which will appeal to everyone. Building your own ATV is also very sweet since you can customize the hell out of it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Compared to Activision’s other music game franchise, DJ Hero isn’t for everyone since it targets a small specific group of people/gamers: those who have a disc jockey background or those who always dreamt to be one. Regardless of this, we have to applaud Activision’s willingness and audaciousness to introduce a new product. DJ Hero deserves a serious look.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It isn't often a developer puts in this much love when porting over an existing title from another service. But Hello Games did it, and the final result is the best version of Joe Danger to date.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With its numerous additions and improvements supported by an amazing list of remixes, DJ Hero 2 isn't only an automatic buy for those who loved the first one but also a definitive must have music title for all music genre fans.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Broken Steel certainly changes the game for the better and is a must buy for all Fallout 3 owners. Even the subtle changes to normal characters in the Wasteland are noticeable such as those slackers in Megaton who complain about the water. Bottom Line is that there is much to explore, must to experience and much to disintegrate in the game and this is why the final score is so high for the expansion.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With its numerous additions and improvements supported by an amazing list of remixes, DJ Hero 2 isn't only an automatic buy for those who loved the first one but also a definitive must have music title for all music genre fans.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With its numerous additions and improvements supported by an amazing list of remixes, DJ Hero 2 isn't only an automatic buy for those who loved the first one but also a definitive must have music title for all music genre fans.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Kudos to EA for once again reminding us why their FIFA franchise is the best on the market.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you own C&C TW, buy this as it will be the best money you put on your PC.