Gamer's Hell's Scores

  • Games
For 702 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 32% 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 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Lowest review score: 25 The Guy Game
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 23 out of 702
702 game reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Among Thieves is not only one of the best games of the year, it's also the benchmark for action games to come.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In a year that has already seen the release of several incredible games, Call of Duty 4 sits at the top of the stack.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The sheer variety of adventures thrown in your path is stunning!
    • 94 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Oblivion is far from a perfect game, but I can think of very few titles that come as close. It’s among the very best in terms of gameplay, audio, and graphics.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The one single game I enjoyed the most this year. The graphics, the music (regular readers know that I'm not all that into music, yet THIS soundtrack is a definite buy if released), the level design, the fighting, the jumping, the story - I can't think of a single thing that leaves behind anything else but a good impression.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    All in all, World In Conflict offers an awesome amount of bang for your Buck (or Quid if you’re like myself, or perhaps you’ll be spending Euros or Australian Dollars), features plenty of Kablammo! Kicks an awful lot of ass, shows the strategy genre a slightly alternative route and offers hours of intense, cringe inducing (in a good way – only because you’re imagining that poor sod you just nerve gassed) entertainment, suitable for fans of all branches of strategy, and is a fantastic ambassador for bringing in those who wish to start playing strategy games!
    • 90 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Half-Life 2 has impeccable style, an unrivalled elegance, and a frighteningly realistic aesthetic that no other game can even attempt to rival.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Finally, someone has taken all of the elements every game in this genre needed and combined them into a beautiful masterpiece.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The mods that will be developed with the Source engine will be some of the best games that we will play. Only the future holds what Half Life 2 can bring us.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It is, in my opinion, the best single player experience available right now.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It may be the gaming equivalent of upgrading from DVD to Blu-ray Discs since the core gameplay remains untouched, but whether you've played either of the God of War games or not, this two-for is the way to experience the classics.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This series has been one of the most intense and best played games ever. I have never felt the same about a game since Half Life 1. This game sets the standard of what any shooter game should be – it's A+ quality, inside and outside.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The company's philosophy-demonstrated again with StarCraft II-is that innovation and experimentation are less important than taking what's already successful and bringing it to near perfection.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It scores high/perfect in all areas and is pure bliss to play. If you are old enough and you don’t mind dark, dark humor and 80’s nostalgia, then this game is most definitely for you!
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is one of the rare occasions I have had a game of nearly flawless quality which sets new standards for both visual appearance and interactivity.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Easily the best online experience I’ve ever had. Even with a few shortcomings like a horrible in-game server browser and extremely long and boring load times, Battlefield 2 is still a step ahead of the rest.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    To those who doubted the concept of MKvsDC, doubt no more because Mortal Kombat is back with a vengeance.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Single-player alone is so magnetic you'll be constantly drawn back. However, all the rewards, plus the technical feat of 2-8 player online really opens it up for endless replay value.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    To those who doubted the concept of MKvsDC, doubt no more because Mortal Kombat is back with a vengeance.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you like air warfare, beautiful graphics, excellent sound, fabulous story, great gameplay and gorgeous cinematics than Ace Combat is the best possible choice for all your desires.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If I had to describe this game in one word, it would be "solid" – the weapons feel just right, the sounds represent impact perfectly, and the sound effects themselves are entirely suitable.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    While it ultimately may be more evolutionary than revolutionary, Mass Effect 2 still sets a new, almost impossibly high benchmark for future games.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The best espionage game on the market today.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of the most expensive games ever made, it is clear from the attention to detail, lavish visuals, outstanding acting, and rich story that the money was well spent. Red Dead Redemption is the best Western game ever made, and certainly one of the top games of this year.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    One of the best MMORPGs on the market today. Whether you are drawn in by the unique guild system, the intense PvP battles, or the even the visually stunning graphics, any gamer can find a reason to play Guild Wars.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    What essentially makes The Chronicles of Riddick such an excellent game is the awesome atmosphere that has been created.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Much of the immersion in Doom 3 is due to the incredible engine, and the amazing artwork... An excellent game, but it’s a bit of a shame that you can finish it in two days, after waiting for four years.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    But the fantastic graphics, sound, and firefights all blend to make F.E.A.R. an excellent game, though in order to enjoy the graphics and the game to its fullest, you must have a high-end computer system. In closing, F.E.A.R. is definitely one of this year’s best games.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The gameplay was improved and polished where needed and will not leave many fans wanting.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The single player is tight and well done overall, the multiplayer adds tremendous life to the game with vehicles and some extremely well designed maps.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Overall, the game has a solid atmosphere, which entirely suits the vintage 50’s style décor which is in every aspect of this wonderful game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If you want “twitch action” then this really is it. Unreal Tournament 2004 has an insane amount of content.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    I love the fact that someone has finally made a game that can look truly good and take advantage of higher-end PC hardware instead of going for less detail in order to allow more people with slower PCs to run the game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It's great to see that the interface has been heavily reworked for the PC version - it could perhaps have been even more intuitive, but it’s great to see the amount of work that was done as is. The controls have also been tweaked nicely for the PC.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The best aspects of the first three Burnout titles have been combined to create the handheld masterpiece that is Legends. Even if you’re not an avid fan of the genre, Legends’ intuitive gameplay offers challenge right from the start and expands on an in-depth adventure throughout the vast racing world.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It has a surprisingly deep combat system, highly responsive controls, graphics to die for, and audio to both dot the i and cross the t.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    With its enthralling storyline and addictive gameplay, Resident Evil 4 is one game that should not be missed.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    An instant adventure classic.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    From the lush visuals and sound, to the solid, stable gameplay mechanics, to the way in which Tolkien's world was so faithfully and respectfully brought to the PC, this is a quality experience.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Not only is it a game that will have you hooked from the moment you pick it up, but it is the best looking title available on any console.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Whether you’ve repeatedly played through the Castlevania catalogue since the first game, or never before, Dawn of Sorrow is both a fabulous series ambassador and also one of the best Nintendo DS titles available.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Fun. That is exactly what Viewtiful Joe is, worlds of fun. It might be a tad on the short side, but hey, time flies when you're having fun, right?
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A masterpiece. It is more than a worthy successor to the original game, and it continues the strong tradition that Bioware started with an epic space opera of morality and thought provoking decisions that affect the lives of both individuals and entire cultures.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Tekken 5's soundtrack is not groundbreaking by any means, but the music tends to fit the atmosphere just right.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The star of the game is your own craft, the Vic Viper, which comes in four flavors. Each offers a similar set of basic upgrades – missiles, lasers, forcefield – each of the four types has slight differences in these upgrades.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It bundles great gameplay, graphics, and astonishing sound to create a wonderful game. For anyone hoping to look for a party or family friendly game, Karaoke Revolution is a definite must.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Rockstar Games did a fantastic job at creating an authentic ping pong simulator that may even be more appealing than Top Spin for many gamers. With an unparalleled amount of shot control and a meager price tag of only $39.99, there’s no real reason for you to not have a copy of this game already!
    • 73 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Because this game forces you to think the same way a commander of the same time period would have, Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars is the greatest strategy game on the market.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Maddox has proven to me that Flight Sims are indeed fun and that realism in some situations is a good thing.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The new features and modes aren’t mind blowing and even appalling in the case of Chronicles of the Swords mode, but they don’t take away what Soul Calibur does best: amazingly detailed fights.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The visuals are simply stunning, and you will be left wondering how the PS2 is capable of producing something some beautiful. The endless customization features and racing types will always leave you with something to do as well.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Racing in DiRT will make your heart pound and your hands sweat, but at the same time you’ll be yearning to floor it all the way through.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Although it is more of an action game at heart with RPG elements as second though, BioWare have yet again created a true work of art.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Playing through the game a second time as the polar opposite of your first character can be fun, just to see how the in-game people react, but personally I didn't feel too motivated to do it, considering how the story had already unfolded in its entirety.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Honestly, in some ways Pandora Tomorrow feels more like a very good expansion than a sequel. It does improve upon a lot of things, but I do wish they'd include more game mechanics that we hadn't seen before. Even so, the game has an extremely cool feel to it.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    No other game so expertly combines a cerebral challenge with visceral thrills.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It is a very difficult game that ramps up exponentially as you progress, but every completed mission leaves you with a satisfied feeling, a sense of accomplishment, like you've made a difference.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While we would’ve loved to seen a stronger emphasis on the whole ‘actions have consequences’ premise, Fable still allows the gamer to develop a strong bond with their hero.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Racing, gliding, flying, grinding, spaceship battles, mining, collecting, space battles, arena fights, clashing mechs and little bots at your command – should be enough to keep you entertained for some time.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It does improve upon a lot of things, but I do wish they’d include more game mechanics that we hadn’t seen before. Even so, the game has an extremely cool feel to it.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The system works well, even if it is different from what you are used to. Stop whining, learn how to create a party for custom games and enjoy the benefits of the matchmaking system the rest of the time. It's not perfect but neither is the traditional server list model.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A huge game, packed with levels, skaters, new tricks, tons of humor, and with gameplay that’ll challenge you to the end: you’re likely to keep playing this one for a long time.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The impressive presentation and intuitive gameplay make a surprisingly enjoyable WWII adventure despite this being part of a tired genre.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A lot of time and effort was put into making sure that a good strong continuous game was played. The player does not feel disjointed by going into a new zone or another act. It is all tied in very well.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On the whole, Mirror's Edge is the type of first-person experience we need more of, spotting the ever-growing landscape of shooters out there.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I would have liked to see a lot more made of the morality and revolutionary talk Doug Shetland brought up in the sole scene he and Sam confront each other with, because his character was really destroyed quite fast in a way that doesn't represent what he was to the series.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphics, the music (regular readers know that I’m not all that into music, yet THIS soundtrack is a definite buy if released), the level design, the fighting, the jumping, the story – I can’t think of a single thing that leaves behind anything else but a good impression.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're into puzzle games, especially multiplayer puzzlers, you can't afford to pass this one up. Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix harkens back to a golden era of hyperactive arcade play yet is perfectly enjoyable in a 3rd generation environment.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a great game package, for a great price. It will not disappoint any Crysis fans or new players, but it might leave them wanting more!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may not be a ballad in the classical sense, but you're likely to find yourself singing praises for The Ballad of Gay Tony.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For fans of Fight Night, everything they know and love about the series is still here, looking and controlling even better. For everyone else, the Champion mode is the game-changer, and it's hard to imagine anyone who is a fan of good storytelling not getting pulled in deep. Clichés or not, Fight Night Champion scores a KO.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Killer7 is both an interesting and creative game. The controversial control method needs some getting used to and may turn off certain gamers, but if you give it a chance, you'll find yourself intrigued with the game and its amazing story.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the end, whether it's your first time touching a Soul game or not, it's hard to not appreciate what's been done here: beautiful, crisp and bouncy graphics mix well with a fighter heavy on a classic formula of strategy, timing and execution, with it all backed by inviting-yet-deep character customization and creation.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not just a nostalgic drag-up of a successful title from the past, but more a great game to (re-)experience the feeling of the best days of the console roleplay gaming by focusing more on efficient and intuitive game-play than on brilliant graphics and cheap love stories (you know exactly what I mean…).
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance is a welcome standalone expansion which adds a large set of features to the already great Supreme Commander.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When all is said and done, Boom Blox is one of the best examples of a casual title that can cater to multiple kinds of gamers: hardcore, pick-up-and-play and even children.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though its gameplay is less successful or interesting than its presentation, LA Noire definitely advances the art of digital storytelling.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With simple yet addictive gameplay, a unique input device, above-average visuals for the genre, and a carefully crafted aural component, Guitar Hero’s hefty MSRP is the only obstacle in recommending this game straight out.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I love this game. Frantic, old school gameplay plus a great visual style, multiplied by a terrific sense of humor equals a lot of fun.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite its outdated control scheme, its ambiguity of being either survival game or action thriller, and the abandonment of all things scary, Resident Evil 4's true sequel is a completely satisfying experience.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Again, they’ve offered us even more action and variety than before, but still kept that chess-like gameplay for which the original Commandos game was famous.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the end, whether it's your first time touching a Soul game or not, it's hard to not appreciate what's been done here: beautiful, crisp and bouncy graphics mix well with a fighter heavy on a classic formula of strategy, timing and execution, with it all backed by inviting-yet-deep character customization and creation.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Crysis is one of the best first person shooters to be released this year, right up there with Bioshock and Halo 3 and drops action by the payload.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is definitely a diamond in the rough, as was the original Chrome. SpecForce offers up some intense firefights, great gameplay, awesome visuals, and astonishing voice actors.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The lighting effects of CRC2005 are absolutely stunning. Light falls and reflects on tons of objects, and it changes with fluidity when objects are moving. The reflections on the cars are extremely realistic and the graphics don’t allow the car to appear perfectly undamaged by the race rubbing and bumping.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast offers up nothing more than a single focal point of arcade racing gameplay that’s polished and honed to perfection. All other considerations are devoid of merit.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A must-play for fans of the series and a perfect place for newcomers to jump in.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The greatest pleasure of Hinterland lies in its combination of simple mechanics to form an engaging and brisk gameplay experience.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like the grindhouse films it draws inspiration from, Shadows of the Damned might not be for everyone. It's mature sexual content (and immature sexual humor) that's woven together with gore-splattered gameplay set to a unique and refreshing sense of style. Nonetheless, it's an enjoyable experience that never flags.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gritty atmosphere, gripping action sequences, and incredible central narrative all mix beautifully to provide many hours of great gameplay. The ‘every action has a consequence’ mechanic means that the game offers up considerable replay value.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In conclusion, the millions of Gears of War fans will undoubtedly be thrilled by the sequel.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great game that is easy to learn, a joy to play, and a blast with friends.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Incredible visuals, super sound design and music, varied missions, and engaging multiplayer make this game a definite buy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re into chess you’re into Fritz Chess 8 but even if you’re only a casual chess player or perhaps someone who hasn’t played in a long time I think you may be pleasantly surprised at just how much there is to be gotten out of this program.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bulletstorm's frantic action and M-rated, blood-drenched gameplay harken back to earlier generations of shooters, but its richly detailed design, outstanding visuals and the innovative Skillshot system mean that the game easily transcends its "return to roots" vibe for an experience that's easily one of this year's best.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    More than anything, Heavy Rain is further proof that games have truly come of age and are a viable platform for telling stories that will haunt your dreams and color your days.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, Prism: Light the Way provides a large amount of entertainment in a simple and easy to pick up package.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Cutting down the "solo mode", story mode, kudos challenge or whatever you want to call it, and adding the huge multiplayer section, BC have made the game wider. Still, "MSR" and "PGR" are deeper in gameplay.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best thing about this is the fact that every task, adventure and puzzle is fun and entertaining. It’s a fast paced game that is enjoyable for all ages.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may not replace "Star Craft" in terms of stature—but it’s damn close. The multiplayer matches are suitably intense, and the single-player campaign delivers everything in terms of both expectation and intention.