GameFocus' Scores

  • Games
For 1,356 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 2.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 99 Gears of War 2
Lowest review score: 10 The Expendables 2 Videogame
Score distribution:
1,356 game reviews
    • 98 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    One of the many interesting innovations found in game is the incorporation of a mobile phone, which will become your main tool of trade.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    This isn't just the best Mario game on the Wii, it's arguably the best Mario game on any platform. A ton of fan service, served up with multiple slices of newly minted Mario gameplay take Galaxy 2 beyond a level that I think anyone could have expected.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    While it may not re-invent anything, Naughty Dog makes it feel like something new thanks to their care for detail and wish to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience. If past PS3 exclusives such as Metal Gear Solid 4 and Killzone 2 set a foothold in the Playstation landscape, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves tops everything we've seen so far, whether it's a first or third-party title. I will not go as far to name it "Game of the Century" because it's a bold statement. However, it does take a spot on the short list of outstanding games that will be often copied but never reproduced.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Substantial improvements, great story, amazing character development…it’s not often that you get to name a “Game of the Year” candidate in January but guess what, I’m doing it now!
    • 96 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Skyrim is the largest, and most compelling work that I've had the opportunity to play this year. It's engaging, engrossing, and will take over your gaming life for many months to come. Not only is Skyrim among the best that 2011 has to offer, but for me, this is, without hesitation, the Game of the Year.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There’s a ton to do in LittleBigPlanet, this is one of those games that is quite literally hard to describe because it’s hard to choose what to say first about it. Between the levels provided, the complete customization, and user created levels, this is one LittleBigPlanet that will capture the hearts of millions for a very long time.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Without being a perfect game, Red Dead Redemption is, in my personal opinion, Rockstar’s best effort to date. If it was a movie, it would certainly share the podium with classics like Unforgiven and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly as one of the best Westerns ever conceived.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Without being a perfect game, Red Dead Redemption is, in my personal opinion, Rockstar's best effort to date. If it was a movie, it would certainly share the podium with classics like Unforgiven and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly as one of the best Westerns ever conceived.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Without a doubt, Portal 2, if not the best game of 2011, will be amongst the top of the heap when the year closes out. The fantastic story, excellent pacing, interesting and engaging puzzles and other incredible facets to the game make it one that people should experience at any cost.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Without a doubt, Portal 2, if not the best game of 2011, will be amongst the top of the heap when the year closes out. The fantastic story, excellent pacing, interesting and engaging puzzles and other incredible facets to the game make it one that people should experience at any cost.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Every aspect of the game has been improved in ways that made it difficult to put the controller down.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    There's still a part of me who questions the reason why Nintendo didn't release this remake on day one alongside the handheld. It would have incentified hardware sales considerably. Still, the game is releasing this weekend and every single 3DS owner around the world needs to own it.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If you’ve played the 360 version then you know exactly what you’re getting. If you’re new to the franchise, prepare yourself for one of the most satisfying and immersive first person shooter out on the market today. BioShock is a great game but what makes it incredible is its brilliant approach to making you emotionally invested in the game.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Bravo BioWare. You've taken 2010's almost-perfect Game of the Year and still managed to improve upon it.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    The game is so well done; I was totally amazed and blown away by it. The story, the characters, the humour, the action, the tension…everything all together makes this MGS game a masterpiece.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It’s obvious that the developers did not want to release just another GTA version for the handhelds and go for the quick cash but wanted to offer a high quality product for a handheld that desperately needs something else than just Brain simulators, Pokémon games and cross-dressing games. GTA Chinatown Wars is one hell of a game that deserves a place in your DS collection, especially if you’re a fan of the GTA franchise.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    BioShock Infinite is a sure-fire game-of-the-year candidate, and definitely one of the standout single-player games of this generation.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Story is excellent.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    If you like role playing games, buy it. If you like first person shooters, buy it. The game is just amazing in everyway and we could not have expected a better Fallout title. Bethesda has another huge galactic hit on its hands and now we need to see some downloadable content please.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Possibly the single best action game ever, but certainly in the history of the Xbox 360 is all you need to know about this must buy game. The co-operative gameplay, multiplayer and The Horde mode are also great additions for the gamer who likes to play with friends.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The storytelling itself, the more refined combat, the voicework, the visuals, et all, stand as a fine example of some of the best this industry has to offer, and with my minor complaints aside, there's no doubt that Mass Effect 3 will be deservedly at the top of everyone's list come this year's award season.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    I'm not sure where Nintendo wants to take the series next, but it's going to be awful tough to improve upon this. Beautiful, complex, heartfelt, and exciting all at once, this isn't just the kind of game that defines a franchise; it's the kind of game that defines a genre.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If Rock Band is an every-Friday-night thing for you, then grabbing Rock Band 3 would be a good call as the evolution the fanchise has made will be much appreciated by fans. If not, then you might want to pass.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    One of the most innovative games in years, of the highest quality and unique nature, Braid is a game you can’t miss. Already a must have for PC and Xbox 360 users, Braid deserves a space on your Playstation 3 hard drive.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Both an amazing technological achievement and an exuberant gaming experience, God of War III deserves a place in your game collection. If you've been asking yourself what the Playstation 3 is really capable of and thought Uncharted 2 was as good as it gets, wait until you pop this bad boy in your PS3.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A well-written story, a thrill-ride, summer tent-pole film presentation, and a much more fleshed out multiplayer experience all add up to one of the best games we've seen this year. Naughty Dog has once again given PlayStation 3 owners a reason to fire up their console.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    SSF4 is a beast of a game and is an absolute steal for under fifty dollars. All of the new additions blend seamlessly with the existing game and really amplifies the magnitude of the game.