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 2.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 99 Braid
Lowest review score: 10 The Expendables 2 Videogame
Score distribution:
1,355 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It may sound like a broken record of past years, but the 2011 version of Madden truly is an improvement over its predecessor. Though it's not by a lot, it is absolutely enough to warrant a day-one purchase, especially if you're one of those who skipped last year's game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Fantastic game, but it has times which are boring and they feel like a total chore to get through, but once you do get past those in the game the game becomes something unique, special and is a worth while must buy for any PC fan.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    There will always be room for improvement, but Crysis 2 has managed to surpass its competition in almost every category. There's little here that will convert non-FPS players, but fans of the genre would be doing themselves a disservice if they missed out on the Nanosuit 2.0.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A well-written story, a thrill-ride, summer tent-pole film presentation, and a much more fleshed out multiplayer experience all add up to one of the best games we've seen this year. Naughty Dog has once again given PlayStation 3 owners a reason to fire up their console.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While the classic Metroid gameplay might not appeal to a few gamers, this new 2.5D graphic twist with some excellent new gameplay choices we have an instant classic. If the 1200 MS (15$) point price scares you or even turns you off don’t let it, this is worth every penny and more.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Kid Icarus: Uprising is without a doubt a must have title for the 3DS. The single player campaign is engaging and offers tons of character customization, and the multiplayer portion sports a very competitive arena. The amount of value here is incredible; this just isn't a game that can be played through once and put down. It's been a long time since Pit was the main character in a game, and we can easily say it was worth the wait.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Spirit Tracks is an absolutely fantastic way to cap off 2009. With so many great titles this year, it’s fitting that a series so many of us have grown up on is able to keep us entertained during the holiday period. Once again, it’s the story, interesting use of music and Link and Zelda’s partnership that makes this such a worthwhile title.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's still the best wrestling experience on the market and is easily worth the $60 investment.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's still the best wrestling experience on the market and is easily worth the $60 investment.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Criterion Games not only reinvented one of my favorite and unforgettable franchises but created the best "near perfect" arcade racer while setting the bar high for any upcoming arcade racer currently in the works.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Criterion Games not only reinvented one of my favorite and unforgettable franchises but created the best "near perfect" arcade racer while setting the bar high for any upcoming arcade racer currently in the works.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    In more ways than one, this fifth installment (of the core console franchise) feels like the definitive Assassin's Creed experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Not only is Dance Central is the best dance game I've experienced thus far, but its also the game that truly showcases Kinect's potential and sets the bar high for any upcoming games in the genre. An almost-flawless body-controlled experience that every single Kinect buyer needs to have, whether they're dancing aficionados or not.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    I was completely expecting this game to literally suck, but in fact it is well done and very fun game that does the Bourne name justice.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Soccer fans should finally be happy with what EA Sports has given them. The FIFA series is now back to its glory PS2/Xbox days and there is so much to do here. Virtual Pro options alone will occupy you for long periods of time and the on the field action sees the series soaring to new heights. This is without a doubt the best soccer game in a long time and one that every fan should own.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A masterful game that grasps players from the start and doesn't let go until the final battle.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    One of the best XBLA games out there.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This 20th version of Madden NFL will sure be known as one of best of the series and will sure keep the whole Madden Nation happy…until next year of course. Expectations will continue to grow.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Joe Danger arrives on the gaming landscape as a refreshing experience despite its strong resemblances with other titles in the genre. It's cartoony visuals, bright colors and intuitive gameplay makes it a worth-checking out title.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It’s not just an RPG, not just a Diablo-style dungeon-crawling loot-whore game; no, Borderlands managed to actually cram in some satisfying FPS combat that doesn’t feel tacked-on. It succeeds as both an RPG AND a shooter and for that alone, it's definitely worth your money and your time.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Soccer fans should finally be happy with what EA Sports has given them. The FIFA series is now back to its glory PS2/Xbox days and there is so much to do here. Virtual Pro options alone will occupy you for long periods of time and the on the field action sees the series soaring to new heights. This is without a doubt the best soccer game in a long time and one that every fan should own.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dragon Age 2 is a perfect example of how a great sequel should be put together.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For those who have been playing GT games since the PS1, Gran Turismo 5 will make them shed tears of joy. It may even make them feel like marrying the Blu-Ray disk. The incredible amount of content packed in is certainly what makes this title a must-see and not because it revolutionizes the genre.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This one is an easy recommendation for Sims fans; but questing/adventure game fans will get a kick out of it as well.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bottom line, regardless of age, gender, or experience, this is a game that everyone will have fun with.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Essentially, Fable III is a much improved version of Fable II. It's more contoured, better balanced, and a lot more focused on experiencing the main storyline than its predecessor. However, to accomplish this, it did end up sacrificing some of the randomness that we could play around in. The options are all still there, but it doesn't feel as independent of the primary journey as it did in Fable II.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A plethora of content, an expansive career covering the 4 Grand Slams, a great roster of players, and an incredibly precise new control scheme makes this game certainly deserving of Grand Slam in its title.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed the original Crysis and are a fan of the big ‘Summer’ action game, this is the game to pick up, especially at its low price tag and wonderful multiplayer.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re a fan of the original or even if you’ve never picked up a Punch Out!! game before in your life, you owe it to yourself to get this game. Quite simply, one of the best NES games has now been re-made into one of the best Wii games available.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The series has certainly seen a lot of changes in its gameplay and thankfully, this third iteration, although still coupled with a few minor issues, is significantly more accessible than the previous release and a joy to play.