Gameplayer's Scores

  • Games
For 214 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Lowest review score: 30 Iron Man
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 214
214 game reviews
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    But GTA IV will never get old, or start repeating itself. It will always offer anyone who turns it on an experience to savour.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s obvious that developer Game Arts have put a painstaking amount of effort into creating this game and every time we play it we’re discovering new Nintendo references which bring back a rush of nostalgia. Brawl’s chaotic multiplayer sessions are some of the best to be had on the system, plus there are plenty of challenges and modes to amuse those ‘friend-impaired’ individuals out there as well. It’s a no-brainer, every serious Nintendo fan out there should score themselves a copy of this game, invite some friends/victims around, and have a smashing good time.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    But GTA IV will never get old, or start repeating itself. It will always offer anyone who turns it on an experience to savour.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With such complete attention to the teensiest of details, it’s obvious that de Blob was more than just another project for all those involved; it captured their imaginations and became a labour of love.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    But at the end of the day, even the most vehement of MGS detractors will put their hand up and admit – Metal Gear Solid 4 is, by far, the most polished combination of presentation and gameplay this generation. It sets a new benchmark in terms of production values, and will blow your tiny little mind to smithereens on more than one occasion.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    LittleBigPlanet is like a magic trick, and in that respect it feels less like a videogame than an incredible concept executed perfectly. LittleBigPlanet is like LEGO (the blocks, not the game), it’s like Monopoly, it’s timeless... it’s lightning in a bottle – and if Sony play their cards right it could well save the PS3, and propel the console into the stratosphere.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The genius of Super Mario Galaxy is that its basic game design solves every problem that’s ever existed with a platform or adventure game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Street Fighter IV has returned from a nine year hiatus (man, that makes us feel crusty) to successfully wrest back the crown of ‘most awesome fighter on the market’. It is a shining beacon of quality and hope in an otherwise dying, largely forgotten genre of video gaming. Recognising this, Capcom has wisely kept it accessible to newcomers, sufficiently evolved for veterans, and chock full of the chess-like depth that made the series so infinitely playable in the first place.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Killzone 2 is a stunning game best suited for FPS aficionados, rabid graphics whores, and all proud Ps3 owners in general. Guerrilla Games have stepped up to the plate and delivered very comparable results to “that preview video” that blew our collective minds in 2005. Using Guerrilla’s proprietary ‘deferred rendering engine’ Killzone 2 squeezes a lot more juice out of the Ps3 than anything we’ve seen thus far.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A brilliant game. For the most part it takes the brilliant template laid down in the original and injects it with a smartly integrated new move-set, an exciting world to rip to shreds, and the same addictive, unquestionably stylish gameplay which saw the Tony Hawk series bolt for the hills.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Gears 2 is a lesson in masterful pacing; whether it’s lulling you into a false sense of security, dropping you into an inescapable situation, or blowing your hair back with a ‘speeder bike’ vehicle section. It’s a ripping good yarn that is continually one-upping itself by belting you upside the head with yet another over the top action sequence that eclipses the last awesome thing you just did.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The combat handles well, it’s visually stunning, the voice acting and musical score are brilliant, and the epic storyline doesn’t end before it begins (like the first game did). But the most appealing thing about it is that it delivers everything that Molyneux has promised, plus it is oozing with wit and charm - something sorely lacking from many games nowadays. At the end of the day, Fable II is a triumph and a must buy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A brilliant game. For the most part it takes the brilliant template laid down in the original and injects it with a smartly integrated new move-set, an exciting world to rip to shreds, and the same addictive, unquestionably stylish gameplay which saw the Tony Hawk series bolt for the hills.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game is also unashamedly adult in its content and we, for one, see as a breath of fresh (marijuana scented) air on the platform. Dealing drugs, hand making molotovs, chainsawing people in half, swearing up a storm, blowing people’s heads off with a sniper rifle – it’s all in here, and if you’re underage you had better check with your olds before getting it. Or don’t, and just hide it really well. Whatever works.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It’s brilliant, inspired and will easily secure their supremacy as the leader in the MMOPRG market.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It looks amazing, its immersion factor is second to none, and the whole experience is like a good book; addictive and impossible to put down. Packed to the gills with the incredibly deep Fallout mythos, you can play through the twenty odd hours of main quest but come back to experience the 50+ hours of side quests dotted throughout this freaky, radiated reality.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A phenomenal product.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Daring, dazzling, and different. Divine.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No other Japanese PS3 game to date provides quite such a vivid game-world in which to play. [JPN Import]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rest assured, Prince of Persia is every bit the game you wanted – it is the game you were promised and a whole lot more.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It looks gorgeous, it has an addictive ‘one more turn’ feel to it, and it has a truly awesome soundtrack packed full of some seriously phat beats. At the end of the day, Pure is a shinning example of an arcade experience done right and it delivers on this with big air, big thrills, and a whole lotta dirt.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unlike Resident Evil Umbrella Chronicles, Overkill doesn't take itself remotely seriously. It harkens back to an age of entertainment that, if not more innocent, was a lot more honest. This is good, dirty fun.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It tells an intriguing tale, the very definition of value for money, and the environment of Liberty City is just as amazing as ever. That said, if you weren’t a fan of GTA IV in the first place (yes, all three of you), this DLC doesn’t reinvent the wheel enough to win you back to the fold.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A PSP game you simply can’t live without.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best feature of NMH has got to be the visceral combat system.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yes, several radically different gameplay styles are presented in Spore, but it would be unfair to call the game a Jack of All Trades — it's closer to a Queen or a King of All Trades.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you like either Sonic, or RPGs, you have to buy The Dark Brotherhood. It’s as perfect a handheld RPG as we’ve ever played.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Punch-Out!! is still a stellar classic that is guaranteed to hit casual and hardcore Nintendo fans fair in the face with fun.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We’re surprised to hear ourselves say it, but we actually had as much fun playing The Conduit, as we did with Metroid Prime Corruption. It really did blow us away!
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may be a different beast, but it’s still a whole lot of fun. Resident Evil still has the chops to rock our world. However, if Capom do decide to continue down this action-packed path they’ve begun, they’d better get their sh.t together when it comes to “run ‘n gun” gameplay mechanics.