GamesRadar+'s Scores

  • Games
For 3,050 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 BioShock Infinite
Lowest review score: 10 Real Time Conflict: Shogun Empires
Score distribution:
3,050 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Square Enix doesn’t offer much innovation with Final Fantasy XIV: this is a realm reborn, not the MMORPG genre. But the game is expertly prepared, and even if the systems are all familiar, they take place in one of the most enchanting MMORPG settings ever. So eat up. Get your fill. This one’s an enjoyable feast.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although it’s beset by blandish graphics and wickedly uneven difficulty, Prototype delivers a fast-paced, relentlessly amoral and wonderfully brutal sandbox adventure in a detailed city filled with cool things to see and do.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tropico 5 cuts out the fat of previous entries and builds upon its strongest features. While the new dynasty system is disappointing, the narrative context provided by eras and world events is outstanding.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even with our small list of complaints – add sluggish menus and lack of meaningful updates to Road To Glory and TeamBuilder to them – NCAA Football 11 is a triumph. It's the best college football game we've ever played, offering a tremendous experience to gridiron fans.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Morrowind will please both serious role-playing fans as well as anyone looking for a technically stunning adventure that will hold their attention longer than your average hack-and-slash title. This is the good stuff.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may be one of the best action/horror games of all time, but the hardcore audience wants more than the best of 2005. Outstanding game, questionable release.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Subtlety is what makes Last Light such an exceptionally immersive game. It nails the core tenets of a shooter, then forces you to react to enemies in ways outside of simply taking cover. It plops you in a post-apocalyptic world, then fills it with tons of minor but substantial details, like the shadows of once-living people now permanently nuked into stone walls. It strips you of hope, only to dangle a tiny sliver of it ahead of you like a carrot on a stick.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is one of the most in-depth strategy games and touching RPGs ever made.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though it falls slightly short compared to other Mario titles (aka some of the greatest games ever made), it's certainly a release worthy of the character's legacy. It expertly builds on franchise history, has tons of clever ideas, and even with the rare control hang-ups, it stands tall in the realm of 3D platformers, especially compared to the paltry library of games the 3DS currently has.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An invigorated spirit occupying a reassuringly recognisable body, Dark Souls’ life force flows through Bloodborne’s revitalised veins. Intelligent and intense, it's simply PS4’s best exclusive game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It boils down to this: Spirit Tracks is the most consistently inventive game on the DS, with the best touchscreen controls on the system.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're one of the unlucky saps who have yet to be caught in Peggle's addictive grasp, the affordable, content-packed Peggle Dual Shot may be the best gateway to this enduringly enjoyable franchise.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Far better than any other flight game on the 360 - and it also happens to be a technical showcase for HDTV fanatics everywhere.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic RPG with a creative aesthetic and fairy tale narrative, Child of Light is a memorable experience that's as fun to play as it is artistically pleasing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of well-crafted children's stories and tightly designed gameplay, there's no excuse not to give The Maw a shot.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game’s blood-spilling action is balanced by strong exploratory elements and frequent plot updates.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The cure for the common Triple A title, Dark Souls takes every gloriously strange and punishing moment from Demon's Souls and expands and improves upon it. While its fundamentals hew closely to the original's, Dark Souls is a completely unique experience with no direct competition on the market. For those who get it, it's undoubtedly one of the year's best.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Machinarium's distinct visual style and seamless animations are etched with a staggering level of detail, and few games come close to possessing the sheer beauty found here.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Armored Edition is a great way to finally appreciate the game along with a majority of its DLC. However, the Wii U port isn't preferable to Game of the Year versions you'll find on PS3 and 360. Armored Edition utilizes the GamePad better than some other AAA games being ported to the system, but that's still not enough to make this the definitive release, or one you should go out of your way to play.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Heart of the Swarm transforms the StarCraft II landscape in all the right ways--enough to surprise and excite you, while still being amiably familiar at its core. As with its predecessors, it offers fast-paced real-time strategy with a great amount of accessibility and no skill ceiling in sight. Rather than feeling like an ugly middle child between Wings of Liberty and Legacy of the Void, Heart of the Swarm is a star in its own right.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hockey fans and casual sports gamers alike will love NHL 08, as its simple yet deep controls invite all comers to the ice.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is one of those rare titles that add strength to the argument of games as art. Get it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Winning Eleven Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 is the least evolved Evolution yet, and ironically, in literal comparison, probably the best. It's still the only game GR's UK staff plays every lunchtime and talks about all day.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With such a vibrant atmosphere and fundamentally fun gameplay, Puppeteer is a cut above most contemporary 2D sidescrollers.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Minor graphical issues and clunky inventory management aside, Torchlight for XBLA does a spectacular job of translating a PC dungeon hack-and-slasher to two analogue sticks and face buttons.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The only downside - and it's huge - is that as of this late March 2007 writing, the PS3 Oblivion does not support additional content the way the 360 and PC versions do.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Faster Than Light is the Star Trek, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica game you've always wanted.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic sequel that lives up to its namesake, Dark Souls 2 is an action RPG that's challenging and rewarding in equal measure.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The definitive version of gaming's most revered and respected adventure. From obvious graphical touches to minor gameplay tweaks, Ocarina 3DS updates an aging classic and makes it presentable to an entirely new generation of adoring fans.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For people who loved "Gladiator," fans of top-shelf strategy games and history aficionados of any stripe - all roads lead to Rome.