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 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Lowest review score: 10 The Expendables 2 Videogame
Score distribution:
1355 game reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Seeing other companies failing to give the proper attention to their timeless classics, what Namco Bandai offers for a mere $10 cannot be overlooked, whether your a newcomer or hardened gamer.
    • 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.
    • 79 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For $15, I had an incredible time with Blitz, and I'm definitely going to be playing more of it as time goes on given the steady stream of DLC that Harmonix throws out every week.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the more powerful story based quests we have seen out of the Fallout 3 experience it makes me wonder how great the third and potentially final expansion, called Broken Steel, will be for this epic game. Must buy for all Fallout 3 owners (well PC and 360 owners) and is easily worth every penny.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For those of us who are fans of the Halo series this is a great game to play and have to further explore the rich Halo universe. But for those people looking for a deep strategy experience should look elsewhere because this Real Time Strategy title is not your standard RTS but more of an action game with some RTS elements added in for flavor. A must buy for anyone who likes action games, Halo and playing with their friends.
    • 70 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.
    • 79 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.
    • 74 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Story mode might not bring much to the table, and the lack of proper tutorials might make this game a little bit intimidating to some but with tight gameplay mechanics, a ton of content to keep you busy for a long time and a working online mode, this game easily obtains its "must-play" status for all fans of fighting games in general.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    There are so many good things in DeathSpank; the amount of loot collecting (and bacon), quests to complete and fantastic look and feel of the world make up for any shortcomings and give a lot of value and enjoyment. If you're a fan of action-RPGs, you will not be disappointed, and those looking for a game that will bring them into the genre need look no further than DeathSpank.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    We may never be able to completely experience shooters on portable systems the same way we do on the PC or consoles, but Sony Bend has shown that making a competent and enjoyable portable shooter is not only possible but enjoyable. Without a doubt, Resistance: Retribution is a game that shooter fans will enjoy for a very long time and one that most PSP owners should play and add to their collection.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This game is part FPS, adventure game and a virtual stock market game. I was impressed by how each aspect of the game works within the core game, and while the game could be a bit more solid in graphics, audio, basically making it more esthetically pleasing. Addictive, very fun and innovative are the best words to describe the game and the bottom line is this is a welcome addition to any gamer’s library so buy this game and enjoy it, I know I did.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A unique storyline, amazing art direction and simple combat mechanics, Darksiders does things differently enough to distinguish itself as the first great game of 2010 even though its not a perfect game. If you’ve got some money burning a hole in your pocket, Vigil Games’ first effort is worth every dollar.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    While it doesn't exactly innovate, there's nothing that could really keep me from recommending this game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Codemasters once again proves their worth in the racing genre with undoubtedly the best of their F1 series to date.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    In order to really appreciate the game at its fullest, you need to purchase the Bundle with the Wii MotionPlus add-on or obtain it some other way. You can still enjoy the game without the add-on, but you will not be getting the best experience and will envy those who are. Once you start playing it with it, you will wonder how you played any other golf game in the past.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The best Real Time Strategy on any console and almost as good as the excellent PC version that came out a short time ago.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Without a doubt, this is the first true ‘must-own’ DSiWare title available. Mario vs Donkey Kong: Minis March Again is a simple and fun title that will have you spending hours enjoying the gameplay involved.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Despite a lackluster story and sometimes oversimplified gameplay elements, the series' latest installment once again rises as one of the best experiences you can have in the genre.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    But none of these activities would be possible if it wasn’t because of the Wii Balance Board, which, in my opinion, is one of the best interactive peripherals ever invented.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    There are so many good things in DeathSpank; the amount of loot collecting (and bacon), quests to complete (and bacon), and fantastic look and feel of the world make up for any shortcomings and give a lot of value and enjoyment (and did I mention this game has bacon in it?). If you're a fan of action-RPGs, you will not be disappointed, and those looking for a game that will bring them into the genre need look no further than DeathSpank.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It’s clear that Dragon Age: Origins was built with the PC in mind but regardless of that fact, a fantastic story, great cast of characters and expansive world still make this an incredible experience. For those who just want to get into a bloody battle and spend a long period of time enjoying it, they will most certainly not be disappointed.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Improvements need to be made, but Metal Gear Rising has already established itself to be an action game well worth buying.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    If you love baseball, it's a no brainer. MLB 12: The Show offers the most realistic, authentic, and diverse baseball simulation experience to date.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Year after year, the NCAA Football franchise has been improving to a point where it can no longer be seen as “Madden’s Little Brother” or a simple NFL Football appetizer game. NCAA Football 09 was certainly one of the most interesting titles in the franchise but NCAA Football 10 has now surpassed it. It still has a few minor annoyances but overall, this year’s game is worth checking out.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Professor Layton and the Unwound Future offers the same great experience from the last two games. If you're in need of something different and want to exercise the brain, this is the correct answer.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage is an excellent game which exceeds at staying true to its roots, with extreme repetition being the only thing that boggles it down.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage is an excellent game which exceeds at staying true to its roots, with extreme repetition being the only thing that boggles it down.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Year after year, the NCAA Football franchise has been improving to a point where it can no longer be seen as “Madden’s Little Brother” or a simple NFL Football appetizer game. NCAA Football 09 was certainly one of the most interesting titles in the franchise but NCAA Football 10 has now surpassed it. It still has a few minor annoyances but overall, this year’s game is worth checking out.