GameTrailers' Scores

  • Games
For 1,844 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 2.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 98 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 23 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Score distribution:
1844 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The game boldly wears both its heart and its punk rock attitude on its sleeve, and manages a totally playable action control scheme for the Wii that uses the Wiimote without abusing it. The game is in some ways covers a narrow range and could definitely push farther with its open world concept, but the killer vibe and amazing moments make this heroic effort worth checking out.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Like Stolen Memories, though, Overlord is a short-lived experience with plenty of familiar elements. Two-or-so hours of gameplay is a little slim for the price, though the quality of the content ultimately speaks for itself.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Chocobo Tales couples a mini-game challenge with clever writing and simple card battling to create a game that is borderline brilliant. But no amount of Final Fantasy allusions, sharp graphics, or WiFi support can mask the fact that stylus and mic mini-games are starting to grow long in the tooth.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Omega Ruby feels like it clocks in a bit on the short side at well under 20 hours to complete the main story, but there’s a lot of stuff to do on the side plus the post-game content.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It’s like a great amusement park ride: fun while it lasts. But peel off that shiny paint and pause the adrenaline rush and you see there are some core problems hiding in the shadows, like underlying structure and play that just don’t completely congeal. Even so, it’s a hell of a ride, and it’s hard not to be forgiving and embrace this darkness.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Puzzle Quest Galactrix successfully reproduces the hybrid RPG/puzzle design that made the previous fantasy-themed Challenge of the Warlords so successful. Even if the overall package doesn't quite match the magic of the older game, this is still a great puzzle title that's tough to put down once you've picked it up.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Despite its faults, Gods and Kings scores high on the entertainment-per-dollar scale and the allure of building a civilization from sticks and stones to ships and Gatlin Guns never wears thin.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    If this if your first contact with this unique take on a beloved genre, you'll find several hours' worth of fast-paced strategy waiting for you in Anomaly's agreeable warzone.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The Wii controls are integrated almost seamlessly into the gameplay, making for a port that’s actually better than the original and worth at least renting for vets of the series. There’s no second opinion needed on this one.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The reincarnation of the original Fire Emblem isn’t the best in the series, but it certainly does enough to make it a worthy addition.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Toy Soldiers marshals no small amount of personality and polish, and the thoughtful and detailed presentation never misses its mark as it lampoons and celebrates its goofy what-if 80's scenario.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    State of Decay is a game that is, in many ways, both the best and worst zombie game you’ve ever played. For all of its bugs, blemishes, and festering imperfections, this game realizes an untapped style of survival gameplay that genre nuts should definitely take notice of.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It's a sequel to one of the most entertaining Star Wars games ever made, and it honors one of the best sci-fi trilogies of all time. Unfortunately, some of the design limitations might keep you from playing each level multiple times to find all the goodies and online achievements.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Those who love the Lego license or just need a fresh Potter fix are in for a bewitching good time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    For a few bucks, the first episode of the Walking Dead lets you slip into the well-traveled waters of the zombie blight and experience it from a new and interesting perspective.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It may not have the most well-rounded strengths, but it’s a remarkable game nonetheless.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Though it leans a little too heavily on well-trod genre conventions, there's no denying that Reckoning has a whole lot to offer in terms of sheer breadth. Similarly, though the challenge tapers off dramatically toward the end, its combat is welcoming, gratifying, and hypnotic.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    If you’ve played Revelations before, you’ll find few differences here with only a few new characters in raid mode and an infernal difficulty that remixes enemies and item locations for those seeking an extreme challenge. If you’ve yet to play it, this is a viable hybrid of old-evil sensibilities and new-evil action. All things considered, not a bad mutation.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Few games today receive this much support throughout the year, and have such a dedicated community of people giving users more and more inventive creations to enjoy. If this year of Infinity is anything like the last two, 3.0 is something that kids of all ages will want to be a part of.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It's over in a flash, but when it's done, you'll be eager to find out what happens next.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Burst Limit is a well-rounded package in fighting shape, keeping up its momemtum by offering plenty of different modes. As a fighter, it holds its own weight with a large cast of characters, unique and easy to perform special moves, and tight controls.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Rift is a young game, so it's natural for it to exhibit some growing pains during these early months. Still, even amidst the relative flux of rapidly-changing classes and other early-game kinks, the experience feels remarkably complete and cohesive.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    If skateboarding is your way of life then buy without pause, but the more casual player should give it a rent to make sure the enhancements warrant the cost.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The 3DS rendition of Super Street Fighter IV is a smart adaptation that looks, functions, but most of all, plays just like the genuine article. If you can live with the compromises it makes with controls, then it's a solid pick amid a lukewarm lineup of welterweight launch games.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Though it may not paint precisely by the numbers laid out by more substantial action games, Epic Mickey succeeds in crafting a deep, story-rich adventure in which choices ultimately matter. It's a shame that the minute-to-minute gameplay doesn't quite measure up to the rest of the package. Nevertheless, Epic Mickey is grand in scope, replayability, and charm.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The time-stopping fun is handled really well, too. It’s especially fun to see individual raindrops freeze as you slow time down and run about disarming a whole group of enemies. In general, the game is as interesting to look at as it is to play.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Thanks to a wealth of content, solid presentation, and overall playability, the new Duels of the Planeswalkers is an excellent way to enjoy a game of Magic.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Grimoire of the Rift rewards players with a rich tactical RPG experience, but the lack of a meaningful and well-developed plot will leave many desiring more.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    If it's engaging storytelling on a handheld scale you're after, Apollo Justice serves up another ace for Capcom’s line of courtroom sims.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    WWE 2K16 strikes the perfect balance between technical wresting and Attitude Era brawling. Minor online issues hold it back, but the moment-to-moment flow of each match, the huge roster, and the stellar tribute to Stone Cold Steve Austin all combine to make this a must-play for anyone remotely interested in the WWE.