Gameplanet's Scores

  • Games
For 1,169 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: 76
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 20 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
Score distribution:
1171 game reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Do yourself and the industry a favour and seek out the original.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a shame that so much of Little Deviants is so difficult and (literally) painful to play. There's a handful of games in it that really work, and a further set of minigame concepts that could have been pulled off if they hadn't been bogged down in unnecessary control complications.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ever wanted to wave your arms around to the polyphonic ringtones on your phone? Me neither. Welcome to the world of Wii Music.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I honestly believe that the team at Spiders wanted to deliver the very best game that they are capable of producing, and sadly I think that is exactly what they have done. The Technomancer is not a bad game, but it is devastatingly mediocre.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A classic RPG that you will either love or hate, and there are no two ways about it.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ubisoft may have been overly optimistic with their chances of entering the arcade football market. The concept of Pure Football is solid, but ultimately it needed a lot more work prior to release.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Both Deathly Hallows titles are a disappointment, and it's abundantly clear that there was never enough quality content to fill two instalments from the outset. Again, the poor collusion between a game studio and official licensing channels has produced a weak platform to support such a vibrant fantasy as Harry Potter.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a nice attempt, but ultimately falls short of the entertainment we'd expect from such a title. In a market saturated with similarly designed games, this one does little to stand out.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a cynical release, devoid of entertainment, that should be avoided at all costs.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Wario's hyperactive pace has been excised and his games expanded, which only highlights the dearth of compelling gameplay therein. A thin offering whatever the price, Game & Wario will only appeal to those with anterograde amnesia, and Pictionary fans.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Many elements of MilitAnt's core design are flawed, so it's no surprise that the game as a whole is pretty dire.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Only the most ardent Sonic fans need apply. For the rest of us, some good gaming memories should just remain that: memories.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, it is frustrating enough for New Zealand sports fans and gamers that rugby and cricket titles are so few and far between, and that they will never be made on the sort of budgets that Madden or Pro Evolution Soccer enjoy. To then be presented with such a cynical, half-hearted effort as Rugby World Cup masquerading as a legitimate contender with a full-retail price tag only adds insult to injury.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Battleship is one part generic and one part simplistic. The link that binds the two parts together is exasperatingly cumbersome, and that's probably the biggest problem with the game. It starts out fun, but quickly gets repetitive: The same old story.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If the Lost Planet series still had any devotees, they'd probably be disappointed by this third installment's padded and passionless offering.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    MXGP 2 is a great example of how to take promising ideas, and then squander them all with terrible execution. There’s a decent motocross game in here somewhere, but it’s buried by technical issues like a fallen rider under mud.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's unacceptable these days to see the framerate just about crawl to a halt in every cut-scene shown between levels, and it's certainly unacceptable to charge full retail for what would barely pass muster as an XBL or PSN release.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    New Carnival Games is a rainy weekend hire at best.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    It's a muted, ungainly piece of work, the bare minimum for a ridiculously inflated price tag.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    The very definition of shovelware, Transformers Prime is a woefully undernourished release that damages both the Wii U and Transformers brands. A budget downloadable than a full title, it's debatable if Prime should have even seen a release on handhelds, let alone Nintendo's flagship console.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Given the game's simplicity, one can rightly wonder why this title carries a recommended retail price typical of a game stamped with the Nintendo brand. Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise makes one thing glaringly obvious: it's time for the Wii U.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    A clear attempt to cash in on 49 years of Bond goodwill and the gaming ignorance of many of the Christmas-present-buying public, 007 Legends is a game that belongs in the previous generation, but even then it would have been tough to recommend.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    It's not bad as a bundled freebie, but it struggles to justify its 800 Points (approx. $13) price separately. There is very little game here to keep you occupied.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Being released just a year after the first Saw game has resulted in an uninspired and recycled title, bringing with it the sense that this is just another shameless tie-in rushed out to capitalise on the license.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A poorly produced game with little to offer any Tony Hawk fan.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Daylight incompetently piles on the clichés and delivers an experience that is far more likely to induce boredom than anything resembling fear.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Xotic is terrible in most respects and unremarkable or flat-out boring in all others.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Syberia 3 is an utter failure. It is the only game I have played in the past few years that I found no joy in at all, and the few things it gets right are almost instantly overshadowed by a mountain of irritation and frustration. To have this game wear the title of Syberia feels like a cruel joke, or a case of mistaken identity. Avoid.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Kung Fu Rider is essentially a terrible example of what Move can offer. Whatever you do, don't judge Sony's new motion sensing hardware on this title.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Add Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse to the list of licensed games that fail to deliver an experience that challenges, entertains and stands apart from its source material.
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    • 84 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    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
    • Critic Score
    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.