games(TM)'s Scores

  • Games
For 2,911 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 23% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 73% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Demon's Souls
Lowest review score: 10 Darkstar: The Interactive Movie
Score distribution:
2911 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A time-sink that can devour more life than Monster Hunter and Disgaea combined. [Issue#95, p.118]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Puzzle Quest’s battles demand so much and give so much in return that players will find themselves hunting down every optional fight and undertaking each side quest in order to squeeze every last drop of gameplay from this utterly absorbing adventure. [June 2007, p.110]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new toys fit in seamlessly with what came before, changing the game for the better. [Issue#142, p.110]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's a ridiculous amount of content here. [Issue#113, p.104]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are so many standout moments in Sin and Punishment 2 that it would be criminal to describe any more, as they're best experienced first-hand. [Issue#91, p.122]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's a reason you'll finish it in a day: because you won't be able to tear yourself away.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Sun & Moon feels like one of the first legitimately necessary Pokémon adventures in some time.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The tactical battles are better than ever thanks to an improved engine and significantly smarter enemy AI. You can now take up to 400 units into battle, leading to some impressive large-scale scraps.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the franchise celebrating its twentieth anniversary, Game Freak has delivered an adventure that pays homage to the very first quest through the Kanto region while still delivering something fun and exciting. Be you an adult or child, Pokémon Sun & Moon is still the ultimate RPG; the surface adventure is wonderful and engaging, but beneath the surface is still a wildly complex body of systems that allow the game to expand and support deep strategic play.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
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    Metanet once described N++ as being a game they hoped would be so refined and so complete that “there’s no need to make another one.” We’re inclined to agree.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's both a sensory delight and a genuinely brilliant score attack game.. not a combo many games can claim to pull off to this high standard. [Issue#113, p.111]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Refined combat, excellent creature and world design and frequent shout-outs to series highlights make this, in many ways, the best of the lot.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Atlus believed that it could push the series that little bit further, however, and discover something special within the Etrian Odyssey formula. In The Drowned City, it has found it. [Christmas 2010, p.122]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A lot like difficult classics like Mega Man or Ghouls 'N Ghosts in that the trials themselves are half the fun. [Issue#108, p.127]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The highest compliment that you can pay Creative Assembly’s uncompromising, nerve-plucking and lengthy entry in the Alien canon is that even without any prior knowledge of its source material, Alien: Isolation is superb.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Xbox gamers have been granted superior versions of two of the best mainstream games of this generation. [Christmas 2003, p.124]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Battlefield 2 represents a far better understanding of what war actually entails; an effort to put the player in the heart of a battle where advancement is more strategic than just running around looking for a target. [Aug 2005, p.90]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An incredibly in-depth RPG that should result in no two players having a similar run-through. [Issue#156, p.122]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sports Interactive made the hardest job in football better than ever. [Issue#142, p.120]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There’s an obvious luxury to riffing on a masterpiece that other games simply can’t enjoy, but that doesn’t make the choice to blow the city wide-open any less brave. [Apr 2009, p.110]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's little to take away from the fact that GT5 is a full, accomplished and insanely deep racing sim of the highest calibre. [Issue#104, p.104]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After a rocky couple of years for rhythm-action, in which Guitar Hero came to an end and Rock Band 3 failed to repeat the retail success of its predecessors, it's fantastic to see Harmonix back on top with a game that reinvigorates the genre in new and interesting ways. But, more than that, it's just great to have an extremely playable reason to return to some old favourite songs.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everyday Shooter has personality, but it has one more thing besides, something all but lost to the chilly technicalities of modern gaming. Soul. [Feb 2008, p.133]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You could argue that the crashes don't match the drama of the chase, the camera angles often failing to relay the complete destruction of your vehicle. The handling might feel a little too forced towards the arcade side of things and perhaps some players will feel that they've played this game already thanks to the many hours they put into Burnout Paradise. But there's no denying that Criterion is the master of its craft, and Most Wanted is its biggest and best effort yet.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game is a victory for the FMV, for mobile/PC games, and for the concept of interactive narrative as a whole.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So good that the old adage of "quality, not quantity" has never felt more appropriate. [Issue#91, p.111]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Spellbinding, dramatic and absolutely epic in both the world it paints and the story it tells, Zelda: Skyward Sword is a hugely important event for the Wii, for Nintendo, and for anyone with even a passing love for the venerable series it celebrates.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bungie has managed to whittle away many of the elements we felt uncomfortable with in the original game (specifically some dull level design and unappealing multiplayer), as well as adding enough polish to make Halo 2's gameplay shine... As a sequel that's good enough to convert even those who didn't enjoy the original title, we doubt anyone could have asked for anything more. [Christmas 2004, p.122]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A near-perfect action game, then, and a irrefutable reason to own a Wii U.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Sony so laser-focused on the multiplayer component since Ascension was announced, we were understandably worried that the single-player side of things may end up a rote retread of old ground. But we’ve never been so happy to be proven wrong, and from its gorgeous visual and evolved combat to its lavish presentation and tight pacing, this is arguably the best God Of War yet.