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 Batman: Arkham City
Lowest review score: 10 The Expendables 2 Videogame
Score distribution:
1355 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Boom Blox: Bash Party is not for everyone. For instance, if you don’t like fun. If you don’t have a Wii. If one Boom Blox game is enough for you. But if you like fun, and games that take advantage of the Wii’s unique strengths, you can’t go wrong with Boom Blox: Bash Party. Yes, the developers could have added more to this iteration but there are enough new modes and locales to make this a worthwhile upgrade.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Any fan of metal rock will find more than enough from both Metallica and the bands that inspired them. With great care taken to pick a stellar track list that best represent the band’s music this is a game that Metallica fans will not soon forget since it is most likely sitting on their game shelf now. If you’re a fan of metal music this is a must own.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Lara’s latest adventure is one of the most fun, immersive, emotional, and thrilling rides the series has ever taken us on.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    While Ghost of Sparta doesn't do anything revolutionary or really tweak the series, it still serves as an excellent action-adventure title that fans of the series will fully enjoy. If this is the last time we see Kratos on the PSP, thankfully, he ends on a high note.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Beyond the lame fact you can only trade levels with friends, who ever thought of that idiotic idea needs to get a lobotomy, the game is a great addition to Xbox Live Arcade. Solid gameplay with great graphics, audio and a wicked level editor this is one game you will have a ton of trouble putting down the controller once you start playing. A must buy for sure.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Bloody, gory, ridiculous...no matter how hard you try to put it down, you will soon find yourself picking it back up. It immerses players in ways few fighting games - aside maybe from the last Capcom console outing - have ever done before. A tour de force!
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hardcore Road to Glory fans may not agree with my final statement, but NCAA Football 11 is the best game in the current generation series and is definitely a solid and important improvement on its predecessor. What EA Tiburon/EA Canada have accomplished deserves all the praise I can give.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A worthy rebirth of the franchise as it possesses fast-paced chaotic action, which is diversified by the several weapons that make up Dante’s arsenal, an engaging soundtrack, and a story worthy of the DmC franchise.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 86 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
    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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Warhammer Online is more of a traditional MMORPG then the recently released action based MMO Age of Conan, but with that “traditional” label Warhammer is also one of the most polished MMORPG's gameplay wise at launch.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Let’s put it this way: if you bought World Tour and ended up disappointed, the chances that the same thing will happen to you again are incredibly thin. I’m not afraid to say that Guitar Hero 5 is exactly what World Tour should have been in the first place.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While it's main premise isn't something entirely new and there is a lot of comparisons to be drawn from other titles of the past - both by Atlus or other companies - Radiant Historia is an experience I enjoyed greatly and it was a nice departure from many of the recent RPG titles of the current generation.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Splinter Cell Conviction isn’t the most astonishing game you’ll play but when you put the final product in perspective, there’s no doubt in my mind that Ubisoft Montreal managed to create the second best game in the Splinter Cell franchise.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    EA Sports MMA is going to have a lot to live up to when it launches as UFC Undisputed 2010 raises the bar for virtual Mixed Martial Arts. Is it perfect? No, not at all. But, if you put this side-by-side with its predecessor, the differences are like night and day. You could almost go so far as to say that Undisputed 2009 was the trial run and this is the real game.
    • 85 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Unless you are one of those gamers who's stuck in a single genre, not willing to play anything outside your comfort zone, the Sly Collection is easily a 'must have' for your library.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Of all the developers who went and released their first 3DS efforts, Capcom was the one who surprised me the most. It may be their Xth version of Street Fighter, but they're the sole development house who actually took the time to embrace the technology offered by Nintendo and create something great.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Lara Croft is a good looking and well balanced puzzle gaming experience that breathes fresh life into the aging franchise.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The beta for Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War II was such a tease for this game but did not prepare the average player for the phenomenal experience the final game turned out to be. While this is far from your standard real time strategy title in many ways and the addition of the role playing elements force this game to be classified in a league of its own, many gamers will find this to be a worthy addition to their gaming library.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    By delivering a solid campaign mode, an incredibly vast open world, destructible environments and addictive multiplayer modes, THQ and Volition brings you a high quality game that you can’t miss. Red Faction: Guerrilla is a must have in your collection and it won’t be forgotten when award season starts somewhere by the end of the year. While people aren’t expecting the game that much, they will be extremely surprised by it. We highly recommend it.
    • 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
    • 91 Critic Score
    In more ways than one, this fifth installment (of the core console franchise) feels like the definitive Assassin's Creed experience.