Gameplanet's Scores

  • Games
For 1,157 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Super Mario Galaxy 2
Lowest review score: 20 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
Score distribution:
1159 game reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s a rare game that keeps you ruminating over the meaning of its background elements long after you’ve finished playing it. It’s also a rare game that demonstrates exactly what the medium as a whole is capable of. Do not wait: play it...Inside is absolutely astonishing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Scribblenauts is an example of what can be achieved when you put aside HD, Hollywood effects and cinematic cut scenes to concentrate on innovative gameplay instead. An instant classic, and new contender for Game of the Year.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There is simply no argument to be had. The PC release of GTA V is by far the very best version of the very best Grand Theft Auto game to date.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is one sequel which bucks the trend by taking an already good concept and building on it, raising the bar in the process. Simply put, it's better than the original because there's a lot more to do, and everything meets or exceeds expectations.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In order to describe every little thing that you see in this game would require volumes. There is a staggering level of detail and for every detail we've mentioned so far, there are at least a dozen we've missed. Still, that's the beauty of Grand Theft Auto IV: the details will always be there for you to discover yourself.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you aren't entranced by mechanically shallow games like Journey, don't bother. But if you find exploration titles even marginally interesting, Abzu is an absolute must-play – it's the most majestic one yet.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    BioShock is the most important new intellectual property of this hardware generation. Like its predecessor, it is an experience that could only ever be achieved in a videogame, one that demonstrates the true power of this medium to engage and inspire us, and in doing so it soars far above so many other games, clipped and blinkered as they are by their lowly, merely filmic aspirations. Irrational's achievements in BioShock Infinite dignify the medium.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Grand Theft Auto V is the pinnacle of the franchise and of gaming in 2013. A ridiculously ambitious title that wrings absolutely everything out of the aging seventh-gen consoles, it's a spectacular triumph in every conceivable way. Rejoice, for Rockstar North has done it again.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Witcher 3 is a triumph. CD Projekt has delivered a world that is epic and textured, and a narrative composed of swelling crescendos and artful asides. This is a studio at the top of its game delivering a title that’s now at the top of the field. Quite simply, The Witcher 3 is unmissable.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Having exhausted my repertoire of adjectives for describing this game I’ve decided to keep it simple: Uncharted 4 is the best game in the franchise and – dare I say it – the best game on PS4. Whether you’ve been part of the series since day one or never played any of them before, it matters not – this one is absolutely worth taking the time out to sit down and enjoy.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Nioh is a triumph. It stands head and shoulders above every other title in the genre, even eclipsing its obvious inspiration. Team Ninja is not only back, but it has thrown down the gauntlet, and only time will tell who's up for the challenge.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Probably the best DS title on the market currently, Chinatown Wars shows Rockstar can master not only next-gen console and PC, they know a thing or two about handheld gaming as well.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Red Dead Redemption is not just the definitive sandbox gaming experience, nor simply the best Wild West videogame (hardly a challenge), it is developer Rockstar's crowning achievement to date.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Rayman Legends isn’t just good, it’s utterly terrific on practically every level. That such a title was once confined to Nintendo’s sickly hardware seems abhorrent, although it’s the sort of rare game that would sell a console. An exquisite offering, it exudes polish and should appeal to everything sentient within 50 yards of the TV.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Homeworld Remastered Collection not only brings two classic games back for longtime fans, it will surely capture a new generation with its unique perspective, brilliant storyline, and engrossing gameplay.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Pillars of Eternity demonstrates that a great RPG is as much in our own heads and hearts as it is a developer's vision relayed through a monitor. A must-play for fans of the genre, old and new.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Grand Theft Auto V for new-gen is without a doubt the best way to experience one of the biggest releases of the last half decade.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In order to describe every little thing that you see in this game would require volumes. There is a staggering level of detail and for every detail we've mentioned so far, there are at least a dozen we've missed. Still, that's the beauty of Grand Theft Auto IV: the details will always be there for you to discover yourself.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An excellent remake that does total justice to the original. A joy to play with the fantastic humour and characters lovingly recreated as we can only imagine they were originally intended.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Much like its protagonist, Assassins of Kings stands in defiant contrast to the crowd, but in doing so CD Projekt RED has come away with a product that appeals on many different levels – a strong draught of dialogue, action, and coordinated gameplay that ought to slake the hunger, thirst, and yearning loins of any lonesome traveller of the road.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Stasis is a traditional point-and-click nightmare that enthralls from the opening scene until the very end. Smart puzzles and breathtaking yet horrific artwork make it not only one of the best adventure games ever made, but one of the finest horror titles to be released on PC as well.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's a game for gamers, and a stark reminder that often the best games aren't those that set out to redefine the medium, or seek dour creative legitimacy, but those that set out to entertain, to make us laugh, to surprise us, and make such an impression that we'll return to them for years to come.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The multiplayer alone makes it a must-buy.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It certainly is refreshing to get a game that isn’t a terrible console to PC port.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Ultimately however, the strength of Origins lies in the whimsical subject matter tied into a surprisingly strong platform foundation that manages to both enthral and entertain. There's real intelligence behind the unfolding action, and the sense that the title has been slaved over by developers who understand not only the franchise, but the very concept of what it takes to make a compelling 2D platformer.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Rare Replay is an amazing collection of games at a bargain price, and shows what an incredible run the UK studio has been on for the majority of its existence.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition is a genre-defining experience on consoles. It's a must for console-owning fans of the franchise, and a highly recommended entry point for anyone interested in the action-RPG genre.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Everything a great sequel should be, and fans of the series will love the additions Infinity Ward have included this time around. Easily one of the best games this year, and a contender for the best shooter currently available for next-gen consoles.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Rockstar has excelled in producing a truly innovative title that sets the high-tide mark for inquisitive gamers looking for a real challenge. It's not to be missed.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An absolutely stunning game that only minors and the squeamish should avoid, The Last of Us will rightly be remembered as one of this generation's very best games.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    For anyone looking for the ultimate in expression and aesthetic satisfaction, or merely searching for a game that will virtually limitless exploration and achievement, Minecraft offers it all.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Hats off to EA for taking a simple concept and turning it into a must-have title for the Wii; it's fun, addictive, and thanks to its flexibility holds mass appeal.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Titanfall is the game Microsoft's new-gen console has been waiting for: a fast, frenetic mix of parkour gunplay and agile mech combat that makes for an incomparable shooter experience.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Dark Souls II is a tough, bleak, and frightening action-RPG that is every bit as harrowing yet satisfying as its predecessors.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Firewatch pushes the still-forming first person exploration genre ahead several steps, with wonderful dialogue, sumptuous design, and a story that examines loneliness in unique ways.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Mass Effect 3 is an utterly brilliant bookend for an outstanding franchise.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Metal Gear Solid 4 isn't just a game, it's a work of art. By far and away the best PlayStation-exclusive title this year.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Like Bastion before it, Transistor is a pleasure to play and an involving experience from start to finish. Its mature story and evolving combat will keep you engaged to the very end, and have you longing for more.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Empire: Total War is breathtaking in its scope, enthralling in its detail, and staggering in its execution. Despite one or two minor flaws, it should be considered one of the very best strategy titles available on any platform.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Shadow of Mordor is the single best Lord of the Rings adaptation to date, and one of the very best third-person action games in many years.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This game will steal your soul, and comes highly recommended.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Mortal Kombat X is a mechanically clean and visually grisly release that comes highly recommended for all fans of the fighting genre.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The sequel we've been waiting for. It more than lives up to years of expectation, as Bethesda has seamlessly transitioned the franchise from RPG to tactical FPS without skipping a beat. Game of the year? Quite possibly.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Legacy of the Void is a grandiose Space Opera of the highest order, a stunning conclusion to not only StarCraft II but the entire StarCraft epic that began a decade and a half ago. That’s only part of the story though: Blizzard has also managed to embrace new players with a more forgiving entry point, while also providing more depth and increased skill ceiling for the long time devotee. That might be the real legacy of this game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A Realm Reborn is one of the biggest reversals in fortune we've seen for a game in many, many years. A must for MMO and Final Fantasy fans alike.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This time around, From Software has nailed the PC version of its beloved franchise, leaving absolutely no doubt as to which platform gives players the best experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's surreal. Altogether, the impression is of a work that feels like an addled and hazy reflection of the truth. It's far removed from what we know, but unlike so many games there's a real sense that our world and our lives are just beyond the horizon.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Quantum Break is magnificent, pushing the boundaries of what's possible both technically and from a narrative perspective.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Blizzard have stuck to what they know with this sequel to one of the most beloved RTS titles of all time. Don't expect any revolutionary twists to the classic gameplay - although what is included is imbued with the kind of perfection you've come to expect from one of the best developers in the world.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Players who have never taken on the adventure and those who are old masters will find joy in unlocking Hyrule's hidden secrets, and felling its foes.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Easily the best FPS I’ve played in a long time. Dialogue that makes me want to watch a feature film starring these guys. A virtually flawless single and multiplayer experience.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The Talos Principle on PS4 lives up to the hype of its PC cousin. It's a genre masterpiece that anyone with the slightest interest in puzzles or philosophy should pick up as a matter of priority.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Where Oblivion may have caused many to sit on the fence when faced with any new Elder Scrolls release, Skyrim stands tall in redemption. It is, without any shadow of doubt, the best RPG experience available right now.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Portal 2 manages to exceed expectations without compromising any of the core gameplay that made the original so popular, and should easily be considered one of the best titles available so far this year.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An amazing title which further solidifies Xbox Live Arcade's position as a fantastic platform for gamers and developers alike. Highly recommended.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Warlords of Draenor is WoW at its very best, a return to and step beyond form for the behemoth MMO.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Simply put, it's the best console racing experience you're going to have this year.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Little King’s Story is a little beauty; fans of Nintendo’s classic ‘cutesy’ titles such as Animal Crossing and Pikmin will truly love it. We may be finished with the reviewing side of things but are still playing Little King’s Story... which is probably the best endorsement we can give any game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Taken as a whole, Blood and Wine is nothing short of a triumph – a stunning conclusion to one of the best RPG series ever made.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With well over ten million people playing the game, any expansion is a must-have for any fan of the game. More so this release, it has more content and depth than the first expansion and brings back a lot of the feel and flavour of the original game release.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An action packed shape shooter that builds on the successes of the previous versions and creates the most solid Xbox Live Arcade experience to date. This game packs a real punch and will give you huge replay value. Better than the original in every way.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Uncharted 2 improves on the original in almost every way. A solid gaming experience, and one that will rate among the very best PS3 games ever made.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The Last of Us Remastered is a better-looking, better performing version of an already incredible game. As such, those who haven't played the original version should buy immediately, and those that have probably should as well.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There’s no question Sunset Overdrive lives up to the hype. It takes a while to adjust to the style of play it demands but once you do, you discover the pure joy that comes from playing a brilliant game. Flitting about the tippy-top of Sunset City, alternating between grinds and wall-runs to blow away hordes of hilarious enemies is a thrill you won’t soon forget.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The digital realization of this popular game is equally impressive, as the developers have done an amazing job of retaining the essence of the card game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Majora’s Mask for 3DS represents the best execution of the game, boasting impressive graphics and extraordinary gameplay depth.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Arkham City does what everyone hoped it would yet feared it couldn't; expand and improve on Arkham Asylum. Indeed, Arkham City is a bigger and better game in all regards, delivering an immaculately presented, rich, compelling play experience and gripping story while simultaneously respecting its source material's legacy and pushing the Batman myth further forward.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gran Turismo for the PlayStation Portable is a faithful reproduction of the original PSX game that achieved so much success in the 90's. Although missing online functionality, it's still the best racer you'll find for the platform.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ion Assault is one of the most enjoyable Xbox Live Arcade games that you can find. With impressive and completely original particle-based game play, there is never a dull moment. A must have for anybody who owns an Xbox 360.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After a decade of development, and thousands of years of bloodshed and territorial domination, it seems the Total War series has come full circle. Fall of the Samurai is the resounding conclusion, a well-thought out, well-crafted game that puts comparable expansions to shame.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An incredible update to a much-loved title, WipEout HD has set the bar for high-speed, high-adrenaline racing! A must for every PS3 owner.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This year's FIFA represents a big change for the long-running series. The core gameplay is fun, The Journey is great, and the improvements across the board all shine to showcase a football game that is absolutely worth playing, whether you're a diehard fan or not.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is essential gaming for anyone who has ever dreamed of running up the Jolly Roger and taking whatever they can carry from His Majesty’s holds.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Korg DS-10 synthesizer can't rightfully be called a game, it's much more than that. Anyone with even a passing interest in music and a DS should put this on their list.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is cyberpunk! An ugly-beautiful dystopia dripping with atmosphere. Emergent game play and the freedom to play how you want make Satellite Reign not only a worthy successor to Syndicate, but in many ways the superior game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Convoy name-checks some heavy hitting properties, but manages to be more than the sum of its parts.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hearts of Stone is everything great about The Witcher 3, delivered in a neat little package.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You will need to play the game to realize its potential and accept that TiQal is definitely one of Xbox Live Arcade's greatest games to date.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With this release, Supergiant Games has set a new high-water mark for not only for budget-price RPGs, but XBLA games as a whole. Highly recommended.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Planet Coaster is a celebration of everything Frontier Developments did well back in the Rollercoaster Tycoon days, with new mechanics and systems piled on top. Its variety of customisable buildings, scenery, objects, coasters, and rides make for an incredibly special game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Last Guardian can be frustrating gameplay-wise, but the connection you'll feel to its beautifully-realised yet intractable companion creature leaves no room in your heart for such concerns. Somehow, this game was worth the wait.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Sword in the Darkness is the best of Telltale's Game of Thrones episodes yet, and sets up what will no doubt be a dramatic second half of the season.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unfortunately Vanquish is short - about six to seven hours on first play through – and there isn't a swathe of bonus content. That said, this is the only game I have ever completed and immediately restarted, ever.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This Worms release is by far one of the best in recent memory and does an excellent job of providing fresh graphics that remain true to the original style.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Legion is excellent, a thoroughly enjoyable expansion made all the more impressive by the base game's age. It might have taken a demon invasion, but WoW's players are back together at last.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s almost everything we want in a PC shooter. DICE’s latest installment in the Battlefield series sets the bar – we just wish there were more developers trying to surpass it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Far Cry 4 doesn't have the element of surprise afforded its praised predecessor but does more than enough to live outside its shadow, and thus stands alone as a great game in its own right.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Since its arcade version dropped, Street Fighter: 3rd Strike has been released in various forms on the Playstation 2, Dreamcast and original Xbox over the years. However, this version is the definitive one, and is nicely priced at 20 bucks too.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you have the patience, then Monster Hunter Tri delivers the kind of gaming satisfaction that very few others can.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is bright, fun, fast, and runs on modest systems surprisingly well. And surprisingly bug-free for something out of the EA stable. Have things really improved in the Quality Control Dept at EA? Lets hope so, because with most EA titles, it’s the bugs that hold them back, not the gameplay.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is well balanced from the beginning to end. The story and beautiful cut scenes will be enough to convince anyone that this game is worth indulging in.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It presses all the right buttons to create a fun, varied and emotional side mission.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The campaign may be pants, and the co-op may struggle to find a niche, but DICE knows multiplayer – that much is evident. In this regard, Battlefield 3 exceeds expectations.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Battlefield 4's PC multiplayer represents years of learning distilled into a peerless online experience. Its singleplayer may also be peerless, but for all the wrong reasons. A must-have for multiplayer FPS fans.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's an extremely solid effort, and feels like a full release title.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Peggle is a colourful, highly addictive puzzle style game that the whole family will absolutely love. The online multiplayer modes make it that much better, and it's a worthy investment for anyone who wants something a bit simpler to wind down with.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    PixelJunk Monsters is a quirky, fun tower defence game that will have you laughing, and crying, as you try to beat each level.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Together these elements make Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood the most polished experience the series has created to date. It's one that will vindicate fans and hush doubters, even if Ezio's swarthy charms are starting to run as thin as an Italian waiter shamelessly flirting with your date.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only is Hotline a shoe-in for Indie of the Year, it represents a masterful, artistic achievement that generates equal parts frustration, enjoyment and addiction, and therefore comes highly recommended.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Spore is comprised of four fairly basic phases that would rate poorly if released individually, and one mighty, awe-inspiring final phase that could be a contender for game of the year by itself. It's stacked all wrong, but who cares - it's all worthwhile in the end.
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    • 84 Metascore
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    It might be a little overwhelming for series newcomers, but to these people I say: have patience, from what I've seen so far, it'll more than likely be worth it.
    • 77 Metascore
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    If anyone had any doubt about Capcom's ability to deliver a frame-perfect fighting engine, they can rest assured their fears are without merit. Sure, there will likely be balancing changes once the masses pick apart the V-Gauge and EX bars, but absolutely nothing at all about the feel of the game seemed "off" to this seasoned Street Fighter veteran.