GameTrailers' Scores

  • Games
For 1,748 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 2.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 98 Bayonetta 2
Lowest review score: 23 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Score distribution:
1,748 game reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The attempt to simplify the controls for just a few buttons has resulted in a game that’s far too easy, yet doesn’t have the moxie to hold up when it’s prodded for depth.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Another year, another NASCAR. The sparse updates and thin lacquer are well done, but like their preceding adjectives: meager.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    MLB 2K7 is absolutely gorgeous with thousands of animations and all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a modern hardball game. But numerous bugs and gameplay quirks keep it in the minor leagues.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    MySims lacks some polish and depth, but the sheer amount of customization will definitely busy any would-be virtual impresario looking for a town to call their own.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Offers up more in terms of variety, and can become an oddly compelling game to play for those who enjoy managing their resources. The problem is that it takes a good five hours before it truly becomes enjoyable, which is a lot to ask from the typical player.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror was a great PSP game, but the chop job done to the title on its way to the PlayStation 2 really hurts the product's overall quality.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Dark Void’s single real achievement is the way it blends in-the-air and on-the-ground action without creating a horrible accident of compromise. While the game can be a lot of fun on a mechanical level, it’s not quite different enough to feel like a brand new experience, and there are enough minor-yet-noticeable problems that make it harder to appreciate the overall package.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Players who are attached to the franchise won't be burned if they happen to pick the game up, and most shooter fans will be able to squeeze some enjoyment out of it. It's hard to imagine the multiplayer mode keeping much traction as the game ages, though, so look at the game as a short term investment.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Sonic Chronicles is an admirable attempt to revitalize an aging franchise, but it ultimately suffers from an identity crisis and never really hits its stride.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Dead to Rights: Retribution isn’t the most refined shooter out there. The story is mediocre and it can be rather ugly at times, but if you don’t take it too seriously, the gameplay’s versatility and throat-ripping ferocity is fun while it lasts.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Badman is one of those smaller titles that can be rewarding for dedicated players, but the ingredients for success are not so easy to divine.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    It's a decent time-killer, but serious shooter fans are best advised to set their sights on bigger fish down the horizon.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    While it goes through many of the same motions perfected by the best games in its genre, Dante's Inferno never reaches their lofty heights.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    MX vs. ATV Reflex is a bit of a mess. There are some good tracks to race on, but the control scheme is overcomplicated, the visuals are ugly, and the motorcycles are the only vehicles worth spending any time with. Determined players will find some value in it, but for everyone else there are much better racing options available.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    It's nice to see Nintendo take a chance on a franchise that's untested overseas, but Glory of Heracles doesn't leave a good first impression. It's simply too linear and devoid of the frills we've come to expect from an RPG. With better options on the market, simply being average doesn't come close to the Herculean effort the series needs.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    It's all clearly aimed at kids, but if you let yourself, you'll find it easy to get sucked right in alongside the young'uns. Toy Story 3 is full of non-corrupting sandbox play that's genuinely addicting. As for as movie games go, you can do much worse.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    It's a decent enough showcase for the hardware, and most of the games are genuinely fun, especially with friends, but it's hard to recommend without reservation when you consider how much it'll all cost.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    In all, it's a complex recipe that just isn't prepared in the most appetizing way.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Another year, another NASCAR. The sparse updates and thin lacquer are well done, but like their preceding adjectives: meager.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Ridge Racer has enough content to keep you busy, but despite the visual depth, the gameplay is too shallow to hold your attention for long.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A number of fun-halting flaws ultimately make for an experience that's far less polished than the protagonist's shiny shield.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Aside from the original PS2 release, this is easily the worst iteration of Snake Eater. The lack of extras, the frustrating controls, and the overall performance issues hold it back from being one of the premier third-party games for the 3DS. Don't be hypnotized by this snake's gaze--this is far from the optimal way to experience this classic.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The gameplay is sound at its core, but suspect AI, plodding boss fights, and a heavy-handed plot all stand out as flaws that should have been eliminated before mass production. As is, this interesting prototype could be worth examining--just don't expect it to attain peak performance.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    There's fun here, but it comes with some unavoidable roughness. It's tough to get excited about a zombie game that's only decent, but whether it's Yakuza's special history or inimitable blend of drama and absurdity, there's something here that might be worth biting into.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Many of the individual games exhibit occasional flashes of brilliance, and the absurdity of the Galactic Dance Off bears witnessing at least once. We just can't recommend picking up the entire package in order to do so.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    As just another chapter in Arkham City, as is the case if you buy the Game of the Year edition, its single-mindedness isn't such a big deal. But as a $10 downloadable chapter, it's coming up short.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Mirror of Fate leaves a poor first impression, but the game gradually becomes more enjoyable as you move through it. The game takes time out to puzzle near the halfway point for a welcome change of pace, and has its best moments coming at the end of the game, which you can reach in around ten hours.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Remember Me isn’t quite up to par in terms of craft. But whatever you might say about it, this curious and ambitious game certainly isn’t without personality or interest. It’s up to you to decide if your mind has room to hold such a curious oddity.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    CounterSpy doesn’t really develop beyond its opening concepts. It’s fun to play the spy game for a while, but it quickly falls victim to tedium and repetition, with an unrewarding ending that comes off as a smoldering dud.