GamesRadar+'s Scores

  • Games
For 3,064 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 52% 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 Portal 2
Lowest review score: 10 Blackwater
Score distribution:
3,064 game reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The actors (not from the film cast) sound utterly bored throughout their lengthy speeches; the only thing that trumps the highly questionable French accents is a guy who actually says "woof woof" on behalf of a virtual dog.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Stronghold 3 is a bizarre third outlier, clinging to an aging formula but making changes that actually feel like a step back. The real crime here isn't that Stronghold 3 is a bad game, it's the disservice done to a series that has provided so much joy in the past, ruining our nostalgia. Somewhere, a child in a tree fort is weeping.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Over the course of playing, we weren’t thinking "God this is terrible." We actually weren't thinking much at all because the game flowed along at an unnoticeable level of entertainment delivery. It was just sort of "there" and then it was "gone."
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you're looking for some mindless monster mashing stick with the versus fight-focused PS2 or Wii versions or, better yet, revisit the arcade classic Rampage.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While a few of these games may have some value when played with friends, fans of board games may as well stick to actually playing board games.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Hyrule Warriors has brilliant Zelda fan-service, but is ruined by unimaginative combat and brain-dead enemies.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's disappointing: you'd think that a game about baking would know a little more about when it's necessary to substitute ingredients.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    So the mechanics, narrative, and modes are poorly executed, but the very concept of a mobster strategy/tactics game can’t be denied. It’s a fantastic idea, and the novelty of feeling sort-of-almost-not-really like a mob boss will make the game enjoyable on occasion. Unfortunately, there’s not much here beyond a concept that you can only hope someone, someday will make a great game out of.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's so dumbed down that it might actually be more appropriate for children if it weren't for the T rating on the package. Just play the 360 version. Actually, scratch that, just go play Spider-Man 2 instead. It's worlds better than this. There are actually parts of this that look like they're right out of the original PlayStation game from 2000.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even for kids, Over the Hedge is absurdly frustrating with its busted camera and indoctrinating logo-storm.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Could have been a passable romp through a zombie-infested castle of terror, but the frustrating controls, lack of horror elements, and sub-par presentation make it a game that's difficult to recommend, especially for the mature audience it's meant for.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With such a drastic difference in features and entertainment value between Stewie and the rest of his kin, one wonders why he didn't just get his own game. As it stands, you'll have to play through some pretty irritating nonsense just to get to the good stuff, and it's just not worth the effort.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you were hoping for a Kinect-friendly great snowboarding game, this isn't the one. It controls terribly and is just plain uninteresting. Don't bother unless you're desperate for some XTREEM action. And we mean XTREEM in the worst possible manner.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The developers opted instead for run-of-the-mill hack-and-slash game mechanics, and so they turned out a game that incorporates very little of what makes the system so enticing in the first place.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In the end, it’s a cool experiment, but it quickly goes horribly wrong.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The crowning achievement of failure here, however, is the total lack of multiplayer. Skirmish would be nice, but no multiplayer in a DS version of an intrinsically multi-player tabletop game? Unforgivable.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The never-ending explosions shake the screen and before long chaos and confusion take over. Battlegrounds is hectic given the small maps and spawning becomes silly as you come back from death straight into another death. It's annoying, yet not as annoying as waiting for an online match to start thanks to a nonexistent community.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While it's amazing that Eidos was able to cram the entire game into the PSP, it simply doesn't excuse the fact that they broke it in the cramming.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The never-ending explosions shake the screen and before long chaos and confusion take over. Battlegrounds is hectic given the small maps and spawning becomes silly as you come back from death straight into another death. It's annoying, yet not as annoying as waiting for an online match to start thanks to a nonexistent community.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Wandering back and forth through the same areas to collect one silly object after another will drive you "This is Sparta" raving mad, especially when you realize that you have to collect every fairy sprite and finish every last side quest just to see how the story ends.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Devotees of this universe's mix of fantasy staples and steampunk gadgetry might find themselves unable to resist Mage Knight: Apocalypse's dubious lure, and may even enjoy the game's character-building freedom if an effective patch comes along, but they aren't likely to stay enamored for long when this holiday season's bigger and better RPG offerings finally appear.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game also suffers from a lack of content.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    To its credit, WarPath does contain some of the cheesiest weapon and vehicle names this side of an '80's Dolph Lundgren flick - we're guessing this is the only game where you’ll arm yourself with the Tyrant, Judge, Violator or Wolverine before driving off in your Maverick, Hornet or Razorback.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There are a ton of fine shooters hitting shelves this year that are good enough to go down in history. It would be a shame to waste your money paying full price for this heap, which instead takes history down with it.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    To make matters worse, Iron Man 2 can be shockingly ugly at times, especially in the cut-scenes, which spotlight terrible effects, fuzzy and slow-loading textures, and choppy animations.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game's just not much fun; the controls are sluggish to the point of being broken, the visuals are bland, the 3D is glitchy and seeing blood in the water does little to make the bare-bones gameplay and story interesting.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Tron: Evolution is a mess of poorly implemented ideas and sloppy mechanics boiling down to a game that offers very little even to its most hardcore fans. Its story is barely there, and the exploration of the universe isn't one that is worth traversing the problems that it wallows in.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The leap to new-gen is more of a stumble for WWE, as it drops elements of existing content and recycles a lot more, giving little feeling of quality.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's also a distinct lack of motion-controlled gimmickry going on; granted, many games just needlessly tack on motion chores, but considering the nature of evidence-gathering, it would have suited this game perfectly.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    But, if you're buying this game because you honestly think it's going to make you smarter, it won't. And if you're buying this game because you actually think it's going to be fun, it isn't. That's really the bottom line.