Gamers' Temple's Scores

  • Games
For 2,058 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 28% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1 point higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
Lowest review score: 0 Stalin vs. Martians
Score distribution:
2,058 game reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Every once in a while a game comes along that pushes the boundaries, that takes risks and innovates without losing the qualities that make games so enjoyable – God of War is one of those games. It’s a “best of system” quality game, game of the year material, and more.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A masterpiece of action gaming. Story, production values, gameplay, ... it’s the whole package, and it runs just beautifully on the PS3 too in case you’re interested. Unless you absolutely hate action gamers, you’ll absolutely love God of War II.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From the action-packed intro to its ultimate conclusion, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is bursting at the seams with "win" material.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As I said before, THPS had a good run, but its time to grow up. SKATE is the game that will force us to do just that.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Patapon's only drawback is that there aren't enough hours in a day to play as much as you'll want to, and we certainly can't blame Sony for that… or can we?
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Patapon 2 is a bit different; the first was an excuse to break out the long dormant handheld, the second comes with marching orders - go buy this game. And if you don't have a PSP, make sure you pick one up while you're out… you'll need it to play Patapon 2.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Portal 2 is really a worthy successor to Portal, and is a great example of a very well-designed, well-implemented game. I recommend it highly.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Simply put, it's perfect.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Demon's Souls can do no wrong in my eyes. It reinvigorated my love of RPGs and video games as a hobby, not just a job. Its punishing difficulty is a throwback to the brutally unforgiving games of my NES childhood, and the feeling of accomplishment in the face of innumerable odds is truly unlike anything I've experienced with a controller in my hands.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Unless you have taken an oath to reject violence in your entertainment, there is no reason to skip Gears of War 3 – it has everything you could ask from a shooter and does them all with first class polish. If the Gears franchise has come to an end, it goes out on top of its game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    If you like video games, you will absolutely love Dishonored.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    No game puts you closer to being on a field of battle in World War II than Call of Duty.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    It’s one of those rare games that is more of an experience than just a game and you’ll love being long for the ride.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    When viewed as a whole, it is clear that Darksiders was made by skilled developers who truly love video games. If there ever was a game that could be all things to all people and tastes, Darksiders is it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Flower is as much an experience as it is a game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of the original Punch-Out!!! you probably already have this game. If you're a causal gamer and want a more fully featured Wii Sports boxing-type game, give this a shot. If you're hardcore and starved for a true challenge, give this a shot. And last but not least, if you're as nonplussed with the Wii as I have been recently, give this a shot.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Making a return appearance is the very innovative Spies vs. Mercenaries multiplayer with its own set of improvements including a very cool active camouflage for the spies that makes them practically invisible.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    DiRT 3 is a crowning achievement in the potential fun that a racing game can offer. It just may be that perfect mix of hardcore realistic racing simulation and arcade simplicity with a pinch of that Fast and Furious flavor the kids love.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    LIMBO is a wonderfully dark experience with its only real flaw being its stunted length.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    It is, hands down, the best RPG of this console generation, but that one minor control issue keeps it just shy of a perfect score.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    So back to the big question at hand: is Skyrim too much like Oblivion to the point where it loses credibility? In a word, no. If Skyrim had the exact same game engine and mechanics of Oblivion it would most likely be a contender for game of the year. But by addressing every issue from the last game and improving everything else, Skyrim leaves little room for error for the next game in the series.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The Witcher 2 looks great, plays great, and is a role-playing adventure for the ages.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    NHL '13 delivers a massive update to the series that has been long awaited by fans.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    An instant classic that should be kept in a special place in every gamer's collection.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    A great game that does an incredible job of bringing the player into its world. Just don't play it alone late at night.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Incredible graphics, a compelling storyline, and an immersive experience. All of these features are expertly combined in Max Payne, creating a candidate for game of the year.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Totally packed with new features that Sims fans will love, and if you like animals, you'll absolutely love it. It is always great to see an expansion pack that adds so much life to a game - quite literally in the case of The Sims Unleashed.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Games like Killzone 2 don't come down the pike very often, but when they do it is your duty as a gamer to purchase, play and love them. When it comes to action and/or shooting, nothing else even comes close.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Aside from the “who the hell thought this was a good idea” boss battles, Guitar Hero III is a must-buy for vets and newbies alike.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    For eight dollars, you simply can't do any better than Shatter. It, in all honesty, is about as perfect a game as you'll see anywhere.