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 2.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 99 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Lowest review score: 10 The Expendables 2 Videogame
Score distribution:
1355 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just as any masochist will tell you, with great pain comes great rewards. Dark Souls is the gaming equivalent, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dungeon Defenders is an easy one to recommend and slides in to the 'can't miss' category, right next to some of the AAA titles we have hitting store shelves in the coming weeks. Except this one you don't have to get up off your couch to get.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For those who have been hoping for an incredible flying game to play on their home consoles, the wait is over. The variable controls, the authenticity and the sheer enjoyment of taking down Axis planes is something that everyone can enjoy. From top to bottom, IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey is an absolutely incredible journey and certainly one of the biggest surprises of the year; don’t hold back, pick this one up.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Let’s applaud the development team over at EA Montréal. They’ve made many changes and added new things to please fans as well as the non-believers without destroying the essence of what makes an Army of Two game. Still, the game could do some things better, but, so long as improvements are being made, the Army of Two franchise will be around for another go.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Final Fight: Double Impact is well worth the $10 investment. You’re getting two decent games who’s gameplay holds up well to the test of time. If you’re a fan of either game, love button-mashers, or just want to relive the feel of playing games in arcades, you can’t go wrong with this one.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like its predecessor, More Workouts is an interesting addition to your Wii library if you are into the fitness game thing and a complement to the first EA Sports ACTIVE game. There is no doubt that early ACTIVE adopters will jump at the chance to get more ACTIVE but it also packs enough punch to get newcomers on board and at a fairly reasonable price…even though you'll have to buy the leg strap and resistance band separately.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There have been very few original first person shooters in the last few years and if you were a fan of the original F.E.A.R., be prepared to fall in love once more. Graphically and audio wise the game impresses on many levels and if it was not for the average (below average) multiplayer experience this would be a perfect all around game for action junkies.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's a lot to like about Super Mario 3D Land. It's easily the best 3D title that's graced the 3DS to date, and shows that there is so much potential in the handheld.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This version of Sudoku is simply amazing, fun and for the novice to expert player a worthwhile and cheap way to play the game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With more modes, a great track list, and engaging (local) multiplayer, plus the nice tweaks to the voice support and the addition of the Crew Challenge, Harmonix's latest effort remains in the top spot among all Kinect titles on store shelves today.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Valkyria Chronicles is one of the best looking games because of its unique water color art design gives the game a great look and feel. One of the few Playstation 3 only Role Playing titles that is actually worth owning and replaying, so run out and pick up this game today.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For some, 2010 FIFA World Cup might be viewed as nothing more than a stop-gap between the yearly series. In truth, there is a lot of enhanced content available here and at no-point will you feel like your being cheated out of your hard-earned cash.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for something to cure boredom on long car rides, wanting something to cure that nostalgia itch, or simply are looking for a great game for cheap than look no further than Space Invaders Extreme 2.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Prototype is one of those games that starts out with some horribly boring gaming and seems to take too long (1-1.5 hrs) to get anywhere. But once the game opens up and you can free roam, do missions and the like you begin to see how wonderfully brilliant the destructive gameplay is and as you build up your powers to amazing heights allowing you to do more destruction the game is amazing and satisfying. This is a must buy for action fans.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This psychedelic rhythm rail shooter from Q Entertainment's famed game designer Tetsuya Mizuguchi - the man behind Space Channel 5, REZ and Lumines - deserves your attention, love and care. Whether one or all three games I've just enumerated occupy a special place in your heart or not, there's no reason why this new venture should be skipped. Now, if your eyes and ears have never been exposed to Mizuguchi's genius before, the time has come.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There’s no such game as “Perfect” but Madden NFL 10 and the development team over at EA Tiburon continues to offer the greatest football experience year after year. The Online Franchise and the possibility to play with a friend online are welcomed additions and the overall product is a must have for any Madden hardcore fan out there.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The overall quality of the game is not as high as I expected because I love the Sly Cooper games but as the first game this generation from Sucker Punch it makes this a must buy for PS3 owners. Just do not expect anything stellar or new in terms of gameplay, as we have seen much this game has to offer before and done slightly better.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    inFAMOUS 2 is another strong example of a super-hero game done right, and serves as a great example that sequels can expand on the original formula without being derivative.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fight Night Champion floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee, times two. A solid knock-out!
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fight Night Champion floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee, times two. A solid knock-out!
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I have to say that this is seriously in my top 5 RPG’s this console generation and that is saying a lot with such company as Mass Effect, The Elder Scrolls Oblivion and Fallout 3. So saying that I say this is a must buy for role playing gamers is no understatement and I am hoping for downloadable content and a sequel. This maybe a rental for a few but it is a must buy for everyone else.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Call of Juarez Bound in Blood has one of the best Western FPS games period with one of the grittiest story lines this side of a Clint Eastwood movie. With its solid graphics and audio mixed with the outstanding gameplay this is one of the best action games for the hot summer nights.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the end, Torchlight is a home-run for any Action RPG fan! It's an easy "Buy" at 1200 MP and no fan of the genre should be without it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There have been very few original first person shooters in the last few years and if you were a fan of the original F.E.A.R., be prepared to fall in love once more. Graphically and audio wise the game impresses on many levels and if it was not for the average (below average) multiplayer experience this would be a perfect all around game for action junkies.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Smackdown vs. Raw 2010 is the definitive wrestling title of this generation, so far. This is what WWE fans have wanted for near a decade now, and THQ and Yukes have delivered far beyond the usual yearly updates. A must have for anyone with even a passing interest in the world of WWE.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The style of gameplay may not be for everyone, but Auditorium HD may be pretty close to the perfect example of its genre.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though MW2 suffers from some of the same faults as its other ‘modern’ predecessor, its still a well made package that shows how although no game is perfect, a developer can still put out great work. If you like shooters at all, Modern Warfare 2 is the piece of work this year that you should be playing – like, right now.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When people complain that there are not enough quality games on the PSP, it's wonderful to finally get a game that immediately stands to the contrary. From top-to-bottom, Valkyria Chronicles II delivers what a portable game should. A great story, plenty of variety with nice, bite-sized missions and content that will last months.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Battlestations: Midway was a surprise hit and is still one of my favorite console games. It is a short experience and was easy for the most part and it also failed to finish the fight as it were. Battlestations: Pacific fixes much of the complaints from the first one and brings World War 2 home once again for arm chair generals.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Probably helped with the strong cinematographic treatment, you really can feel what being in Max's shoes is all about, and wish that he can finally find the peace that has aluded him for so long.