GameTrailers' Scores

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For 1,772 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 98 Halo 3
Lowest review score: 23 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Score distribution:
1,772 game reviews
    • 43 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    There's little to redeem Mindjack. You'll quickly grow tired of the unresponsive controls and repetitive shootouts, and the multiplayer game's appeal, while novel, is fleeting. What's left is a dreadful shooter that will have you wishing you could mindjack into another host, preferably someone who's playing a better game.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Conceptually speaking, Onechanbara entreats a dangerous dance of kitsch and low-brow entertainment. But poor design philosophy, a general disregard for story, and gameplay that will literally leave you sore land it in a special category of games barely worth the plastic they’re burned on. Sexy just isn’t enough, and contrary to its buxom beauties, Onechanbara is an ugly game from most angles.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Even at the discounted price of 30 dollars, this is clearly the wrong move to bust on a new platform.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    From the cumbersome load times to the malfunctioning board it's just clunky. If you set it to casual and bring it out at a party it will draw some interest, but it won't take long before everyone realizes it's work to play, and ultimately, not very fun. At a steep $120, it's a bit of a wipeout.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appetit is happily devoid of cohesive design. Its title character grins as she coasts on the series’ prior successes, and exists today as a shallow, uninteresting non-game.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Mario Party 10 feels like waiting in a line that never moves forward. It’s completely possible to go through an entire match as a passive observer and still win first place. Occasional mini-games spice things up but their appearance is far too rare. Don’t RSVP to this party.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Like clockwork, Ridge Racer is sliding in for the launch of a new PlayStation. Rather than delivering a fast-paced payload, this Vita racer is here just to take your money and run.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    While the various play options and ESPN integration makes for a great front end, the slo-mo gameplay, horrid animation, and awful online execution means that the competition--"NBA 2K7"--is the only game in town for virtual ballers this season.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Even for a budget title, Real Heroes: Firefighter is unpolished and sloppy. The experience picks up toward the end, but it's too little too late when you consider the monotonous trudge that leads you there.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Visually, Asphalt has decent car models, but suffers from choppy performance, lots of pop-in, laughable animations, and tire marks that float above the road in 3D. It's as if it was made merely to look good in screen shots.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The Clone Wars is easily one of the least entertaining parts of the Star Wars mythology, Yoda's constant tongue-tied tutorials are more troublesome than a Dagobah skinny-dip, and the whole game feels like a pale imitation of the superior Lego series.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    You're left with a book that can't be read, a game that isn't really played, and a sense of disappointment that can't be waved away by all the wands in Ollivander's shop.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    One could theoretically get better at playing Sonic Free Riders, but the rewards for mastery pale before the spastic mess of a game you have to deal with.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    The problem is it doesn't work consistently, effectively shattering the sense of immersion each time you reach out and hit the wrong lever or button and then comically try to undo what you just did. There's a potentially entertaining game here, but it's buried underneath the Kinect's infuriating limitations.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    One of the shortest, sloppiest games of the year. With such amazing source material, it’s really disappointing that all we got after such a long wait was a half-baked beat-‘em-up with broken controls and sub-par presentation.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    With sub-par controls, an unattractive presentation, and nothing to do but fight the same simplistic and unrewarding fights over and over again, Fighters Uncaged is a stumbling failure, akin to a fighter who's doomed to a forgettable career as a low-ranking amateur.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Playing games should be fun, but you'll find absolutely no joy in Ken's Rage. The mindless battles and atrocious combat are a sad mockery of the source material. If you're foolhardy enough to bite on this, you'll find yourself quite literally able to relate to its furious protagonist.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    In the end the gassy theme of Orc Attack: Flatulent Rebellion exists only to draw attention away from the game itself; a game that just isn't worth your time.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    There's really no reason to bother with Darkest of Days, especially with a price tag that approaches full retail. There are a few moments that might be memorable, but you can live without experiencing them.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    So much potential turned into so much dull shooting. Instead of an experience that’s been richly integrated into EVE Online, we’re left with a me-too shooter that’s eager to take and unwilling to give, doing very little to justify its own existence. It may be technically free, but it isn’t worth even a minute of your time.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Like flowers in a trash dump, the fragrance of NeverDead's high points is overpowered by the tons of garbage surrounding them. Even the most worthwhile moments are awkwardly handled, and there's nothing fun or helpful about having your body torn apart over and over again.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    THQ's Battle of the Bands doesn't look good, sound good, or feel good.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    While the specs look alright on paper, the dodging and shooting almost completely lack precision and the sloppy bike-fu loses its punch when you realize you can get away with mashing all the buttons at once to propel your combo counter into the thousands.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy XIV is in no way, shape, or form ready for commercial release. We suppose there is potential down the line for the experience to improve with patches and tweaks, but that doesn't justify why the game is in such shambles at launch.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    As broken as it is conceptually, the fundamental tapping game works well enough, throwing in directional inputs and holds as the difficulty ramps up. Unfortunately there's just not enough music to go around.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    The individual elements of the game initially seem passable, but in sum they make up a regressive, repetitive game that only functions as a way to kill your spare minutes through raw attrition. There's nothing epic to see here.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    With limited variety and motion controls that are far too problematic, MotionSports stumbles out of the gate like a washed-up athlete way past his prime.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A shameless God of War knockoff without a soul of its own.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While the swift pace and simplified mechanics might seem appealing, the combat is wholly unsatisfying, the environments are shallow and stifling, and the camera is annoying.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It’s a grind that’s just not much fun to play, no matter how much ghost riding the whip takes place. Pimp My Ride falls a few rims shorts of a set.

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