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
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The king of the team-based multiplayer hill!
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’re after something dramatic that makes good use of Wii controls, Disaster is well worth a look.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pro Evo, for me, is a better single-player game. FIFA is a better multiplayer game, and also, this year, a better football game overall.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game makes many improvements over the original – it’s just hard to now recommend this title over the many superior racers that arrived in the wake of the first MotorStorm.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite a disappointing lack of online multiplayer, Sega Ultimate Megadrive Collection is one of the best old school compilations that money can buy. It’s well presented, sports interesting behind-the-scenes unlockables, and all the games have been converted so that they play as good as we remember them (except for Alex Kidd, which has aged like a 19th century milkshake).
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’re after an intense shooter that rewards style, enforces persistence and encourages competition, then The Club is taking members now. You should probably sign up.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like we said, if you look at Skate It as a place to screw around and have a little fun on a skateboard you’ll have a tremendous time. It’s not a particularly complete game in any other sense. One for real skating fans, for sure dudes.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Frustrating, but fascinating. Music with a twist.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As far as we know there’s no other game on the market that allows you to swallow a human for health, while being chased by a mutant twice your size, hurl a car at a helicopter, hijack a tank, cleave a soldier in twain with an enormous biological blade, transform into an invulnerable steel behemoth, tear apart vehicles with your bare hands, stealth consume and mimic any NPC in the city, and run up the walls of any building in Manhattan. Surely that’s got to count for something, right?
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s an almost perfect example that any other similar projects in the future should follow ­ a game that creates a gaming experience that Metallica fans will cherish.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A major improvement over Blue Dragon.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    F.E.A.R. 2 is just a solid video game: nothing more, nothing less. It won’t blow your mind, and it won’t change your life, but it most certainly won’t disappoint.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If Nintendo had either ponied up for some proper songs people would want to listen to or, preferably, found some way to allow you to make up your own tunes entirely, this could’ve been something even more special.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We really had an absolute riot playing this bad boy. It was a mesh of the best aspects of a bunch of different titles we dug and a blast to knock out, though the repetitive boss battles irked us a little.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Feels reassuringly familiar, but also fresh and new.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s exciting to see something that is simultaneously comfortably old school yet refreshingly new school hit our Wii screens.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite such tactical bugbears, this really is a fun game to play, and the lively atmosphere will keep you coming back for more.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The visceral thrill and sheer, white-knuckle intensity of Burnout remains untouched. The game looks, sounds and controls as well as it ever has. Online play is excellent, if currently somewhat limited. There are only two real downers (the lack of event restarts and Crash mode) and we’re big fans of the open city design, though it does have a learning curve.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the most fun golf games we’ve played in years.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We can’t recall the last time we frothed over sweaty topless men, or were so engrossed with slipping the jab. As expected, Fight Night Round 4 is the best boxing game available, and fans keen to get their uppercuts on with other fellow humans should bulldoze their way into the nearest game store and pillage a copy immediately.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sight Training has no story at all, and no context beyond the potential to improve skills useful in your everyday life. It is simply a tool – a good one. If you want to improve your vision, it’s an affordable first step.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Old diehard fanatics will no doubt shake their fists at the slight console-friendly tweaks of the original formula and the light-hearted nature of the graphics – but hey, it’s successfully infecting a whole new generation of gamers with Civ love, so get over it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A sugar rush of mini-game madness.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But the gameplay is still as hard as nails and importantly, uses the same excellent cover system.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As far as we know there’s no other game on the market that allows you to swallow a human for health, while being chased by a mutant twice your size, hurl a car at a helicopter, hijack a tank, cleave a soldier in twain with an enormous biological blade, transform into an invulnerable steel behemoth, tear apart vehicles with your bare hands, stealth consume and mimic any NPC in the city, and run up the walls of any building in Manhattan. Surely that’s got to count for something, right?
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From the get go, Elfman’s score immediately sets the tone and puts you in a familiar place.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The combat feels haphazard, reckless. The voice acting is flat and emotionless. There is a shallower sense of progression, and far fewer opportunities to make meaningful choices. Granted, it is unfair to compare an action game and an RPG too closely. Yet with "Fallout 3" still fresh in our minds, so many of the design decisions in Far Cry 2 seemed off-balance.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A ‘must-have’ for Queen fans; a ‘should-have’ for regular SingStar players.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Digital Illusions has made revolutionary inroads on perspective and the relationship it shares with movement and combat, but simply couldn’t build the levels to allow it to unfold in a consistently engaging way. It deserves to be seen, played and experienced by any discerning gamer with an interest in the progression of the industry, but is unlikely to resonate with the majority of consumers.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There really isn’t another game quite like it on Xbox 360, full stop. However, if you’ve already spent a year at the Bullworth Academy on the PS2, then you needn’t bother repeating – it’s time for you to graduate to "GTA IV."