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 2.2 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:
1355 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias is a great “in-between games” game. It is undoubtedly one of the best titles I’ve played for WiiWare and can hold it’s own against offerings on other consoles. The gameplay and story are a little more succinct than I’d like, but I suppose that’s the aim of downloadable games.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Annoying dialog will drive you insane.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The concept is just dripping with potential on paper, but once it actually hit my Vita, something seems to have been lost.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    I doubt it’ll get much talk time for “hardcore” gamers. It is a fun game, and it is a steal at 1000 Wii points. If you’re looking for a fun game that’s easy to start playing and the family would enjoy you can’t go wrong with this game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    As enjoyable as Darkstalkers may have been in the past, the series has been eclipsed and nothing about its revival can make that fact untrue.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Red Steel 2 failed to capitalize on its potential by delivering something that is little more than a beat-em-up. It misses the opportunity to take what excites people about the Red Steel franchise and turn it into something exceptional.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    NBA ’09: The Inside is a decent basketball title, but an extremely fun mini-games collection. Block Party alone makes this game a worthy pick up and will satisfy your portable playing this season. There is still a functional, if not a little bit disappointing, regular basketball option, but you can see that SCE did not put enough focus into appealing to gamers who just want to play.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It’s cute, but there is not much here to keep you going back unless you just love the gameplay itself. No unlocks, no customization, no secrets, not much to keep me coming back and back.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    I had so many mixed emotions playing through SMT: Persona. At times, the story kept me wanting more but the tedious combat, annoying first person perspective and high amount of random battles made me literally drop my PSP in disgust. If this is your first experience with the Persona series, this is not the game to start with; even those who are familiar with the series will probably only enjoy certain aspects offered.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Despite a few drawbacks Bangai-O HD is a fun, chaotic experience that is aimed at the hardcore shooter crowd.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Those hoping that issues regarding the combat and the camera had been solved will be sorely disappointed. However, if you were content with how Dissidia played out and were craving more, then Dissidia 012: Duodecim: Final Fantasy gives you more of the same.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I won't lie. If Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars was simply known as Shadow Wars, I highly doubt someone would pick it up. Still, the offering is quite giving, deep and challenging enough to keep strategy gamers busy for a while.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It’s certainly not as amazing as it once was sixteen years ago. But, it will scratch that itch if you feel nostalgic or if you have 800 Microsoft Points in your account begging to be spent.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a game with a great story, Metro 2033 delivers. On the other hand, if you are hoping for a great experience from top to bottom, then it fails to deliver on all of its potential.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    What hurts the game the most is without a doubt the horrible commentary. It is extremely disappointing for a game like this, EA Sport’s signature title, to have so many problems in the sound department. It’s the one thing that prevents this game from being a solid purchase. If you only own a Wii and need to play a football game this season, then by all means go with Madden NFL 10. On the other hand, if you have a choice, I would strongly recommend buying the game on a different console.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 takes a few wobbly steps towards progression, but it's hard to recommend the game when it seems so dead-set on sucking more money out of your pockets.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of the Crysis franchise, though, you may still find elements to enjoy about the game, but if you seek to find a totally new FPS experience or even just a breath of fresh air, you will be very disappointed with Crysis 3. It may not be the best in the series or live up to its full potential, but it remains an enjoyable game nonetheless.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Midway was clever to release this ‘clone’ now instead of waiting for the real Incredible Machine to show up. Either way, this game delivers and for 30$, the investment is worth every penny. So until the real game makes its appearance on the DS or elsewhere, Mechanic Master will keep you busy for a long time.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    I have to admit that while I enjoyed the game for around an hour, the length of time it took to beat both games, and the little bit of fun with multiplayer I cannot recommend this game to anyone but those with points to burn and if they are die hard R-Type fans, unless you have a few friends who own the game and are into playing Co-op then it is a great game to purchase.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    DeathSmiles is a tough game to recommend. Not because it's bad though. It's great, for the market it's targeting. However, that market is pretty niche these days. If you don't fit in the SHMUP demographic, there is no compelling reason to add DeathSmiles to your game library.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Tales from Space - About a Blob isn't a bad game, it's just not a very good game either. The indecisiveness on what it wants to be is what will distract most people.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Red Orchestra 2 is a fickle monster. On the one hand, the innovative gameplay and close attention to realism and detail give this release tons of potential. Unfortunately, the amount of bugs present coupled with the most clueless AI we've seen in awhile takes away a lot from what this game has to offer.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Making a sequel to an average can either stay average or improve. Thankfully, TouchMaster 2 improves on the little things without making huge waves.. If there’s a third game currently in the works, it can’t do anything else than improve.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    They could have added a few more levels, but for what has been delivered, it was a fun and enjoyable experience that's worth picking up for the whole family.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed the first and are willing to work around some bugs and issues, the game is very fun and a worthwhile experience. A must buy for first person fans who like a touch of role playing in their games but this is no "Fallout 3."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Unlike last year’s version, NCAA Basketball 10 can’t be considered as a huge overhaul over its predecessors. It may not be a huge step back but it hasn’t improved much either. It’s a disappointment but our hopes remain high for next year...it could have been so much worse.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Unlike last year’s version, NCAA Basketball 10 can’t be considered as a huge overhaul over its predecessors. It may not be a huge step back but it hasn’t improved much either. It’s a disappointment but our hopes remain high for next year...it could have been so much worse.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    While the multiplayer feels more like a justifying bullet point on the box for a full priced retail game, the single player experience is what makes this reboot shine despite its short length. Medal of Honor isn't something I consider a must buy but definitely deserves a once over.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Those who simply buy Muzzled! on its own will be content with a quick and enjoyable adventure title. For everyone else who paid for all four episodes will feel that this is certainly the weakest one of the bunch.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    If you have all the SingStar PS2 games at home and you’re a fan of the series then this game will maybe find it’s way into your game collection - but as always, don’t expect anything other than 30 new songs. Still, if they keep adding original, unique and shady music genres like this one, then maybe they should think to release a SingStar Hip-Hop once in for all.

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