GamesBeat's Scores

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For 602 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 78
Highest review score: 100 Super Mario Maker
Lowest review score: 13 Defenders of Ardania
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 22 out of 602
605 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture’s greatest accomplishment is making you care for its departed characters. Their personal stories give you an incredible glimpse of what life was like in their little corner of the world. They’re not the nicest group of people. They can be selfish, stubborn, and downright stupid. But that’s what makes them feel real and memorable.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    For better or worse, Daybreak didn’t design PlanetSide 2 for instant gratification. I’ve had hours of playtime where enemy forces were so overwhelming that I barely got anything done. But I’ve also had hours that were full of tense battles filled with explosions, multicolored lasers, and missiles. When you play at night, it looks like a chaotic fireworks show.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Dark Room doesn’t give you much room to complain, unless you hate things that make you have feelings. It’s the best-paced, most emotional entry yet, and it handles its super-serious subject matter with skill and maturity. This is the chapter we’ve been waiting to play since the beginning.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I found the in-app purchases intrusive and destructive of the gameplay flow. If you don’t mind that sort of thing, add 10 points to this review score. If you’re highly irritated by freemium features you can’t avoid, then my only advice is to avoid Angry Birds 2 and opt for one of the earlier games in the series.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s a must-play word game with an adorable visual style and plenty of incentive to keep you coming back because the quest for bears is noble and just, especially when they’re this cute.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    For the two or three things that SpellUp does right, it has too much frustration and confusion to deserve a permanent spot on your iPhone or iPad.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The tutorials make it super easy to learn the complicated game, and making decks is easy and fun. It might play better once it’s on PC and consoles, since all of that tiny text will become easier to play. But even now, Magic fans will enjoy this digital version of the classic card game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But the reason that I so unreservedly love this take on Game of Thrones is because it also has a great story that acts as a canvas for you to express these characters upon. And like any great story, I’m looking forward to the final chapter with mixed emotions because I don’t want this to end.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Amazing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    If you haven’t tried Skullgirls yet, this is this best place to start, but if you’ve already played it, there’s not much reason to switch to this version for now.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Fallout Shelter is an endlessly engaging mobile title that gives you plenty to do without overwhelming you with menus and meters. It has both of those things aplenty, but you’re always in control. This game will charm you while challenging you.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions brings the series’ gorgeous, twin-stick action successfully to iOS. The graphics and music are as good as ever, the variety and options are staggering, and the controls work. It’s a game that absolutely must be on your iOS device.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Card game enthusiasts, in particular, will probably find a lot to like here. Tequila Games has a great creation here, and if it continues to update Earthcore and add new cards and challenges, I only see it getting better.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The lack of real instruction and clunky controls further wear down the initial charm of this spell-clinging comic adventure.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Splatoon is clever, creative, and fun. The multiplayer is a fun twist on the team-based shooter. However, the single-player campaign is surprisingly the best thing in the game. It offers the kind of quality level design you’d expect from a Mario title, but with a healthy dose of shooter mechanics.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Chaos Theory can’t escape the shadow of its superior predecessor, but that’s not to say it’s a bad experience. Once you power through the dull fetch quests and irritating Chloe Time, it manages to provide some powerful moments and the best ending of any episode so far.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    There is so little original content in Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains that its full retail price feels like robbery.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Playing The Witcher 3 with an eye for grand strategy can be both a densely engrossing and mechanically frustrating, overlong adventure. When played one move at a time, however, Wild Hunt is the supreme alchemical distillation of the role-playing experience. It’s a bleakly human play at the heart of a dark fantasy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Devil Survivor 2 was already an enormous game, but Record Breaker nearly doubles up on that with a new epilogue...It’s not easy, and it’s certainly not short, but Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker is one of the best strategy role-playing experiences available for the 3DS.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s pretty simple: If you enjoyed Wolfenstein: The New Order you’ll like Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, too.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Act 1 was just an appetizer. Act 2 is the meaty main course that defines Broken Age — and not just because it finishes the story. It’s where Double Fine let loose and went crazy with the puzzles (and the complex train of thought you need to solve them).
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Crypt of the NecroDancer has reminded me how creative, original, and fun video games can be. I’ve switched it off at 2 a.m. more than once this week, forcing myself to break from a dangerously addictive “one more go” loop as I tried in vain to beat the damn thing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    In other ways, I really can’t find an enjoyable groove in the fighting system itself, which is the most important part of the experience. I’ll admit that it’s partially my fault. I like my mind games to have certain things going on, which maybe isn’t compatible with Mortal Kombat X. But part of the blame is definitely on NetherRealm Studios, with strange system decisions and move animations that are implemented poorly.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    A disappointing outing from a developer that has made some of Nintendo’s most exquisite games.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Smove has a solid foundation, but whether or not you stick with it depends on how much you care about beating high scores. If you don’t, you’ll have little to complain about here, but even less to keep you playing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Amazingly, neither source franchise feels compromised in this union. And while it’s easy to point out where the game’s many influences stem from, the greater game feels unique. This spinoff is good enough that it should be a new franchise going forward.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s weird when you feel so unenthusiastic about a game that you know is “good.” This used to be a series that I would never miss. These days, I’d probably take a long break from The Show if I could.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Axiom Verge uses Metroid’s building blocks to create a fantastic adventure that can stretch for hours if you want it to … though maybe not always in a good way. I’m not a big fan of the genre, but even I started getting obsessive over my map and item completion rates.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Record Keeper isn’t offensive. It can sometimes be a little fun. But it’s not incredibly engaging.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Bloodborne is the system seller for all dedicated gamers that don’t already own a PS4.

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