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 Dead Space: Extraction
Lowest review score: 10 The Expendables 2 Videogame
Score distribution:
1,355 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    After the excellent Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, Silent Hill fans definitely deserved a much better adaptation of some of their favorite games. With embarrassing glitches, problems that should have never made their way into the games, and a disappointing lack of content, it's hard for me to recommend this release.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, HoR simply doesn't live up to its potential.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    If someone were to ask me why they should buy Space Ark I would ask them if they really love to play games to compete on leaderboards and then I would ask them if they have superhuman patience and Arkanoid skills. That's the type of gamer that will likely enjoy this experience, the same ones that enjoyed the heyday of the Arcade. Old busted cabinets and all.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    And the issues with Bloodstone reach further than just a hard to grasp plot. Both the driving and the shooting suffer from a distinct lack of polish.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    The concept behind Deep Silver’s Professor Heinz Wolff’s Gravity is good on paper but it was poorly executed in every possible way. There are some salvageable parts the game, just not enough to warrant any sort of purchase. If you’re still tempted to try this one out, I can only recommend renting the Wii version as the controls make it the only one worth playing.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Even though it was given a resolution increase, you still can't play the game widescreen, and porting the 10 year old graphics and physics engine doesn't make it better.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 32 Critic Score
    Sadly what little I can say about this game in a good way is so little that I am left with the fact I can only give this a recommendation of “Rent if you are totally bored” because this is one game that should have worked on the Wii but was thrown out the door without any serious work put into the graphics, design, gameplay, audio and controls.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Naruto Path of the Ninja 2 is only for fans of the Naruto universe and not for general Role Playing Game fans as this game was made for people who enjoy the universe only. Naruto Fan – Rental, Everyone Else – Skip.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    Even with fairly long Career mode and single console Multiplayer option, Arcade Darts feels too cheap for any real enjoyment. Those who already enjoy playing Darts will rather play the real-life version. At the same time, those who are unfamiliar with the sport would be better off simply watching others play the real thing then trying to enjoy this poorly implemented iteration.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    And the issues with Bloodstone reach further than just a hard to grasp plot. Both the driving and the shooting suffer from a distinct lack of polish.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Honestly there is zero value in this game and in the end I would recommend playing one of the other far superior Ratchet and Clank games or mow the lawn.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 22 Critic Score
    It’s a classic case of the poor video game/movie tie-in that fails to execute on almost every level, which is unfortunate since the Xbox 360/PS3 Avatar games turned out to be half decent. If you happen to have your own personal Avatar, have them suffer through this game and go play the other version yourself.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Pac-Man and Galaga Dimensions is about as lackluster an effort as I've seen so far on the 3DS. Packaging the legendary originals with their 21st century contemporaries was a good idea. Adding in two very disappointing titles that actually lessen the overall appeal of the bundle, and then charging full retail price is pretty insulting.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    There's no way anyone should spend any kind of money, or even waste bandwidth to download the demo, for this absolute load of disappointment.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    The inclusion of Move controls doesn't do enough to recommend John Daly's ProStroke Golf. Even with the control options, the lack of modes and the plethora of other omissions and short-comings make this an incredibly disappointing game.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Those willing to experiment and take notes will still be rewarded with powerful techniques, but outsiders will not see a reason to join in. If they’re unfamiliar with Dragon Ball, the complicated controls will only serve to validate their decision to stay away from this game. For that reason, this game is for die hard Dragon Ball fans only. And maybe not even them.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Deadliest Warrior fails on two fronts: as a representation of the show it's based on and as a fighting game altogether.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Those willing to experiment and take notes will still be rewarded with powerful techniques, but outsiders will not see a reason to join in. If they’re unfamiliar with Dragon Ball, the complicated controls will only serve to validate their decision to stay away from this game. For that reason, this game is for die hard Dragon Ball fans only. And maybe not even them.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    While the feel of Star Wars is certainly present, helped largely by the Podracing, the developers dropped a huge ball when it comes to being a Jedi.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    To be blunt, the actual gameplay of Haze is mediocre mixed with a side order of boring and I have to say this is really disappointing because we know the developers, Free Radical of Time Splitters fame have done much better games with far superior gameplay.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Sadly, it seems that Sony hasn’t learned their lesson with Jeopardy. Wheel of Fortune is plagued by many of the same problems and I get the feeling the game was rushed. The game could have had great potential if it wasn’t so hard to invite friends into a game and the Multiplayer actually worked. At a price tag of 15 dollars, it’s quite steep for a game that feels like it was thrown together at the last minute.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    There was a tremendous amount of potential for PlayStation Move Heroes. Really, this could have been the first great Move title. But that potential seemed to have been beat down right from the start, beginning with the design choices.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    The concept behind Deep Silver’s Professor Heinz Wolff’s Gravity is good on paper but it was poorly executed in every possible way. There are some salvageable parts the game, just not enough to warrant any sort of purchase. If you’re still tempted to try this one out, I can only recommend renting the Wii version as the controls make it the only one worth playing.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In truth, there is absolutely nothing good about Revenge of the Fallen on the Wii. From the horrible graphics, sound, controls, camera and value I could not find a single meaningful positive thing to say about this game. This is yet another poorly made videogame adaptation that should have never been made.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This franchise deserves better.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    On paper, "Again" could have been something so much more but in the end, it ends up being nothing more than a boring game that doesn't do enough to hold your interest.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you have the option, check out the PS3/360 versions of the game, as it’s clear that’s where the game was meant to be played. All Wii users are getting is poor controls, bad graphics and what may be the worst audio found in any racer to date.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Across the board, NBA Live 09 All Play is a poor game that will disappoint any Wii Basketball fans. I will give them credit on using the Wii remote some-what effectively, even with the poor use of it for free throws, but it just does not offer enough value for basketball fans to want to spend money.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Hack n' Slash games are abundant and I wouldn't have any problems with Knights Contract if Game Republic took the time to design something clever and entertaining.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    The targeted demographic often seems to become an excuse for developers to offer little content and oversimplified game mechanics, but any parent that wants to offer something their kids could enjoy on their brand new Wii U should think twice before investing in this title.