Gamenikki's Scores

  • Games
For 284 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 53% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 F.E.A.R.
Lowest review score: 20 PlanetSide: Core Combat
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 19 out of 284
284 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    F.E.A.R. is just polished, period. If you have the system to handle the game, it is a must have for all gamers.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Mario Kart DS takes the best of all of the Mario Kart games and puts them together in a game people will still be playing when the next generation of Gameboy comes out.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The environments are giant and beautiful, sometimes taking up to an hour of gameplay before ever loading. The dark and grimy interiors and real time lighting effects are certainly gorgeous.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The rare total package of excellent music and sound, awe-inspiring graphics, incredible gameplay, and an epic story, mixed in with an unparalleled atmosphere that draws you into the character and quest like almost no other game...with at least 25 hours of gameplay and great unlockables to boot, you'll be behind the Visor for quite a chunk of time.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Resident Evil 4 is heartstopping moment after heartstopping moment, paced nearly perfectly and executed flawlessly. 2005 has its game of the year, and that game is Resident Evil 4.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A harmonious coupling of open and linear gameplay is applied smoothly to a Star Wars license that actually helps instead of hinders, and the end result is an absolutely must-own game and a damn fine title.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A simply addicting combination of the best RTS and strategy elements make for one hell of a gaming experience.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A rarity in the gaming world; a game that brings a smile to your face by not taking itself seriously, and at the same time keep you on your toes gameplay-wise.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    To say that the game's story and gameplay are massive would be a complete understatement.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The storyline is so in-line with the current international scene that it’s a little frightening.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Halo 2 met my own lofty expectations in virtually every way possible, minus two small exceptions: first, I would love to have been able to play two-player co-op on Xbox Live; it's unfortunate that this didn't happen. Secondly, while I found the story much more engaging this time around, I also found the ending a little bit jarring.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is proof not only that the first game's greatness wasn't an anomaly, but also that true effort in game design can overcome even the greatest possibilities for a letdown. Samus is back, people; get ready to ride, for the most anticipated GameCube game of 2004 is here, and it rocks the house.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perhaps best of all, however, is the way each level has multiple paths and solutions, not only during the 3PS (3rd-Person Shooter) elements, but also during the fantastic driving levels – which utilize the Need for Speed engine – where you’ll often have an option between Bond’s various automobiles (yes, including the Aston Martin), or the Q-Bike, and even, on occasion, a helicopter.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game is simply too polished, unique and good to fit the industry mold of a typical 'first time outing'.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best games ever made. Not getting this game should be a crime.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The classical soundtrack is as emotional and well placed as any game I’ve seen before it, and Max Payne 2 also features specific attention placed on sound and environmental effects.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Where the series goes from here (Please, a cross over with the "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" series?), it will have a mighty legacy to live up to.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    God of War isn't just violent; it's gratuitously violent, and the sex, while certainly a part of the era depicted, just serves to reinforce the notion that this is an "M"-rated title for very good reason.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    San Andreas is a true epic, but no game should be this frustrating.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The simplicity and fairly low challenge bely shockingly addictive gameplay. While big-name, big-budget sequels may dominate this year's holiday season, Katamari Damacy is a quiet, almost invisible candidate for Game of the Year. This is not a game to be missed, especially since it's only $20.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the strongest titles to be released in 2004. The gripping story, maddening puzzles, and style of the game remains a stark contrast to the Half-Life's and Doom's typically residing on store shelfs.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Takes a winning formula and makes it better. Gamers looking for a good multiplayer title, or who just don't cant stand another round of "Doom3" should be sure to look up United Offensive.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the majority of gamers kick around inside Gran Turismo 4, I know where my racing allegiance lies. This game even manages to destroy the hallowed Burnout series to easily claim the arcade racing crown, and that’s no small feat. Grab your wallets and, uh, race to the store.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you can look past these flaws, you'll discover what I would call one of the best PlayStation 2 games so far this year. As an impressive technical demo it rivals even the next-gen stuff we're seeing on the market now, and the gameplay fills a gap in the genre that has long been craved. If you enjoy FPS games, then I can easily recommend Black for rent or purchase, and anxiously await a potential next-gen sequel.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Raises the bar from what to expect from Media Vision, and leaves a lot for Wild Arms: the 4th Detonator to live up to.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the tremendous gameplay that is the franchise's hallmark, beautiful graphics and animation, a fantastic soundtrack, and the kind of replay value that makes the phrase "bang for your buck" even more cliche than it already is, it's not even a stretch to consider it one of, if not the best game overall for the Nintendo DS.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It all boils down to the extremely high quality and production values of this title. The gameplay IS a bit old-school and the story isn’t extremely intricate, but that’s part of the magic to behold. Don’t let anything turn you away from trying out Square Enix’s latest blockbuster.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It isn't, you understand, that WipEout Pure is terribly revolutionary. No, the appeal of this game is that it returns to the roots of the franchise, and puts it in the palm of your hand with startling clarity.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The lighting and reflective effects are truly impressive, sometimes on par with "Gran Turismo" or "Project Gotham Racing," while the courses have impressive texture work and detailed architecture all by themselves.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fans of the genre will easily get over 40 hours of play. Multi-player fanatics may double or triple that time frame. Simply put, if you are a fan of FPS games, you MUST add this game to your collection.