Gameplanet's Scores

  • Games
For 880 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto IV
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 49 out of 880
880 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    But all this said, the game is only US $15, and although hugely infuriating at times, still manages to offer up several hours of cerebral entertainment. Bonus points should be awarded if anyone can play the thing through to the end without turning off the background music, which has clearly been lifted from an elevator in a Disney building somewhere, or not pausing to reflect how inappropriate and darkly sadistic it is to caption each death screen with numerically catergorised examples of what deceased children will never experience.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Beenox is capable of making a decent Spider-Man game – in fact, they have made two already – so the culprit here is surely that this game was rushed out to coincide with the Amazing Spider-Man movie release.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If EA plans to get a firm share of the Kinect exercise market they'll need to invest a bit more time in creating a more user-friendly experience.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Deadlight could have been something great. Unfortunately, it's as mindless as the zombies it features.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Front Mission Evolved is at its core an uninspired third-person mech fighter that throws out the tenets of the series, a move that may turn off long time players. Mech fans will find it lukewarm at best and the rest of us are left to wonder just who the game will appeal to.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Gearbox have gone slightly astray with this DLC, it's certainly not on the same level as their previous effort.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is a formulaic third-person co-op shooter that fails to meet the grade. Where the game does try to be different, it frustrates gameplay and pulls the uniform score downward.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    War in the North, by being a blunt object of a hack-and-slash game with a facile story and an aversion to genuine characterisation, adds itself to the long list of Lord of the Rings games that just aren't Lord of the Rings games.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Bland and unpolished, The Dark Eye: Demonicon is a generic and mediocre action role playing game that fails to fully embrace its source material, and therefore will ultimately leave the player unengaged and unfulfilled.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    1954 Alcatraz fails to deliver. There is a lot to like, the narrative and setting are exceptional, but the constant shortcomings of almost every other aspect of the game quickly saps enjoyment and replaces it with frustration and disappointment.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Ryse definitely looks the part, but the gameplay simply isn't up to scratch. It feels unfinished, or like a hardcore title whose mechanics have been dramatically simplified for the Xbox One TV crowd. Thumb down.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An also-ran in a stacked genre that somehow further lowers the stock of the most overused enemy type of the past decade, All Zombies Must Die! makes both a bad case for its title and as a game in general.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A tedious and somewhat repetitive brain training game. Interesting and exciting GUI but the content really feels like a let down.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Mars: War Logs has big ambitions, but it feels like it was rushed out the door – perhaps due to budgetary constraints. The makings of an impressive game are here, unfortunately it just doesn't hold together particularly well.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A classic RPG that you will either love or hate, and there are no two ways about it.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a cynical release, devoid of entertainment, that should be avoided at all costs.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Knack is not at all indicative of the PlayStation 4's potential. The gameplay and the storytelling are banal even by last-gen standards.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Do yourself and the industry a favour and seek out the original.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A very short game with a fairly original visual approach. Foreign Legion is a fun-ish third-person shooter but unfortunately lacks enough content to get you hooked.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    This is a game that feels like an expanded tech demo.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Xotic is terrible in most respects and unremarkable or flat-out boring in all others.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A great-looking game let down by poor storytelling, repetitive gameplay and cheap, frustrating puzzles and traps.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Sniper 2: Ghost Warrior is a well presented game, but its lack of variance quickly diminishes any entertainment and turns it into a chore.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A largely uninteresting game populated by awful characters that is a chore to play, NeverDead deserves to spend eternity alongside those infamous Atari 2600 ET cartridges, or perhaps digesting forever in the belly of The Biggest Loser's loser.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Some will be satisfied that merely having Duke's name attached to the box equals a safe punt. Those suitably enamoured in this respect may possibly be content long after the end credits roll. However, casting a critical eye to this title reveals serious fundamental flaws that Duke, by the mere virtue of being Duke, cannot possibly fix.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    We've come to expect mediocre games derived from motion pictures, but Terminator Salvation is about as bad as it gets.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A poorly produced game with little to offer any Tony Hawk fan.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Even the most ardent of fans are likely to stab you in the throat if they find this in a stocking come Christmas, so do yourself a favour and 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    It's a muted, ungainly piece of work, the bare minimum for a ridiculously inflated price tag.