Gamekult's Scores

  • Games
For 685 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 4% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 95% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 14.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 59
Highest review score: 90 Total War: Shogun 2
Lowest review score: 10 Duke Nukem: Critical Mass
Score distribution:
685 game reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even if there is still some reason to quibble here and there, Arkham City is undoubtedly the result of which we dreamed, rich and surprising in many ways. A feat which makes it a must-see title of 2011.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quests are better structured, the dramatic moments abound, and the atmosphere of the northern title is incredibly immersive. There are also, inevitably, small bugs, pathfinding problems, inconsistencies, repeated load times and other annoying issues which punctuate the experience bit by bit.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar simply took the best from GTA and put it in the far west universe.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Emancipation complete for Portal, which gets rid of his "bonus game" condition with a second episode that is certainly no revolution but still manages to justify its new status.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar simply took the best from GTA and put it in the far west universe.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Emancipation complete for Portal, which gets rid of his "bonus game" condition with a second episode that is certainly no revolution but still manages to justify its new status.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Emancipation complete for Portal, which gets rid of his "bonus game" condition with a second episode that is certainly no revolution but still manages to justify its new status.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even if there is still some reason to quibble here and there, Arkham City is undoubtedly the result of which we dreamed, rich and surprising in many ways. A feat which makes it a must-see title of 2011.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quests are better structured, the dramatic moments abound, and the atmosphere of the northern title is incredibly immersive. There are also, inevitably, small bugs, pathfinding problems, inconsistencies, repeated load times and other annoying issues which punctuate the experience bit by bit.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those who expected some kind of a revolution in the StarCraft gameplay with this sequel will probably be disappointed, but the argument doesn't stand for long in front of this tour de force, making StarCraft II the new reference of RTS on PC, and certainly for a long time.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No doubt, Rock Band 3 is the new reference in the musical game gender. With its simple gameplay and accurate in all instruments, its flexible interface and well thought career mode, it dusts off the old Rock Band 2.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The brilliant gameplay of Street Fighter IV is still there, and with 10 new characters and more possibilities for the ancient ones, you know you will fall for it once again.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The brilliant gameplay of Street Fighter IV is still there, and with 10 new characters and more possibilities for the ancient ones, you know you will fall for it once again.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its depth can be terribly intimidating.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    To get it straight, Halo Reach is just what Halo 3 should have been at its release, three years ago.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What we’ve got here is two games prettier than ever, even much better than most so called next gen games.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
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    • 90 Metascore
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    • 90 Metascore
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    • 90 Metascore
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Limbo has its flaws, but it certainly doesn't prevent it from being a captivating, heartbreaking and memorable game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beyond the subtle changes in gameplay and maneuverability, it is not clear whether Dead Space 2 is better or worse than the first: it is simply different.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sure, Civilization V is a good game we'll play with pleasure… but before going back to serious business with Civilization III or IV.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    • 90 Metascore
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Polished to the core with freshness and excellence, Total War : Shogun 2 is a mastered lecture of design of every kind, reinforced by a fully renewed multiplayer. Better and deeper than we could expect, this episode sits on the very top of the franchise, by far.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Demon's Soul provides a great RPG to the PlayStation 3. It's as simple as that.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even if this new episode feels less surprising and astonishing than its predecessors, it's still very strong and sharpened like its hero's blade.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For FIFA 11, EA Sports has merely refined its gameplay […] It's nowadays the reference of soccer simulation, but it shall be careful not to rest on its laurels.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
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    • 89 Metascore
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    • 89 Metascore
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beyond the subtle changes in gameplay and maneuverability, it is not clear whether Dead Space 2 is better or worse than the first: it is simply different.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    • 89 Metascore
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    • 89 Metascore
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Effective, but it is a recipe that begins to show serious limitations.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The very relaxed atmosphere, well-written characters and the “Born to be wild” ambiance are the main strengths of this add-on.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    By dint of obstinacy, Treyarch delivers probably its best with Black Ops Call of Duty to date - but probably not the best in the saga.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For FIFA 11, EA Sports has merely refined its gameplay […] It's nowadays the reference of soccer simulation, but it shall be careful not to rest on its laurels.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fast, fun, pretty and globally mastered game, even if we could regret a rather short content, and a solo career a bit too classic and repetitive.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    • 87 Metascore
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, DQIX is a true Dragon Quest, with no spin-off aftertaste, but a great single player storyline, lengthy and full of events, plus plenty of elements to make it last longer and justify its multiplayer ambitions.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    • 87 Metascore
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    • 87 Metascore
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    LucasArts managed to correct the very few flaws of the first remake of the saga released in 2009, for a result now close from perfection.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    By dint of obstinacy, Treyarch delivers probably its best with Black Ops Call of Duty to date - but probably not the best in the saga.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beyond the subtle changes in gameplay and maneuverability, it is not clear whether Dead Space 2 is better or worse than the first: it is simply different.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Twice as long, twice as intense, twice as maniable, twice as good-looking, Sin & Punishment 2 didn't do the job halfway.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Funnier and more diversified […], Gay Tony extends the fun for 10 hours at least.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Perfectly sized for young children and the parties with all the family, Kirby's Epic Yarn is undeniably one of the titles that everyone can conclude without real effort, especially with two players, but still keeps some surprises in store for those who want to unlock everything.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite an amazing sound design and some gorgeous 8-bits stylized visuals, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery is less an enthusiastic and challenging videogame than an interactive story, sometimes too repetitive and flawed.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Very smooth but pretty much deja-vu, God of War : Ghost of Sparta is undoubtedly superior to its predecessor Chains of Olympus. Though, it still suffers the comparison with the Kratos' domestic adventures, in particular because it borrows a lot from the latter and doesn't manage to make its own way.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    • 86 Metascore
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    • 86 Metascore
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
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    • 86 Metascore
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still efficient, this second episode offers a good tracklist, full of electro, dance and hip hop mixes, and a technical gameplay, but easier to grip than it seems for newcomers.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It would be sad to ignore this new Splinter Cell for its small flaws, because the game is unquestionably fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With UFC 2010 Undisputed, THQ delivers a strong second round, but without any surprises.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Amnesia: The Dark Descent sublimates the gameplay made by Frictional Games in the Penumbra saga […] Sure we know a few ways way less interesting to spend 15 bucks.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Marvel vs Capcom 3 fulfills its ambition to bring a fun crossover on the table, enforced by its gameplay largely inspired from Tatsunoko vs Capcom, it fails in too many fields of solo and online to be more than just a good fan-boy game.