GameTrailers' Scores

  • Games
For 1,782 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 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Lowest review score: 23 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Score distribution:
1,782 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The multiplayer component definitely has its moments, but serious players will be turned off by how random it can be. For the series to remain elite it will need to evolve, but for now, its unique premise and core gameplay are more than enough to make this brotherhood one worth joining.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With stunning environments, a wide array of events, and an ingenious use of track surfaces, DiRT 2 is a superb ride for anyone wanting to rip through the wilderness at high speed.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The last episode was a tough act to follow, but similar to season one, episode two is even better. The stakes are higher and the consequences steeper. Telltale has once again proved that adventure games are not only still alive, they’re as strong as ever. We can only hope it’s not long before we find out what's next.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When compared to the typical Japanese RPG, Persona 3 feels like a breath of fresh air.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    True to its fanciful food title, Guacamelee serves up a saucy mix of eclectic influences in a fresh take on a classic dish. While there’s always the risk of sampling too many flavors, the end result is a delightfully diverse game that successfully showcases a different side of itself at every taste.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Evil Within is a survival-horror masterpiece. Anyone concerned this is just another action game soaked in blood needn't worry. Tense pacing, stunning atmosphere, and terrifying enemy encounters come together to create a journey you may never forget.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By appropriately mating the strengths and traits of its mixed heritage, Persona 4 Arena flourishes as a fantastically realized fighting game that stands tall even without resting on the laurels of legacy.
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If it weren't for the omission of the original Metal Gear Solid, this would probably be the prototype HD collection that all publishers should aspire to emulate. These games have withstood the test of time, and all of the enhancements and extras ensure these are the definitive versions. If you passed on these games before, there's no excuse this time.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You'll get a lot more out of it than you do from typical games with no competitive multiplayer and while played cooperatively it really sings. It's lost a lot of what has made the franchise a pins-and-needles experience, but that sense of dread has been replaced with pure action that's hard to match.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is not only the best portable entry in the series, but quite possibly the best installment, period.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a matter of focus, as the most important aspects of the game are absolutely incredible, even as many areas fail to meet expectations. The range of driving experiences it presents you with is enormous and the depth backing it up will make you fall in love with cars you've never even heard of before.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA 11 doesn't deliver anything truly revolutionary, but it does improve on nearly every aspect of an already-stellar game. It'd be nice to see something truly revolutionary for the franchise in next year's installment, but considering that FIFA 11 is the most polished, refined entry in the series to date, it's hard not to recommend it to even the most discerning of football fans.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Reconstructing the skating and goaltending succeeds at making the game more realistic, but not necessarily more rewarding. Still, these changes will pay huge dividends down the road. The new GM connected option provides just about as much flexibility in playing a sports game as we've seen, and there are more than enough ways to keep your mind off the looming lockout.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Playability has shot through the stratosphere.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fez
    Keenly channeling the wit and spirit of a bygone age while keeping its stubby little feet firmly planted in the present, Fez is a remarkable little gem of a game that truly deserves the attention it's been given in its long maturation period.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When it comes down to it, your enjoyment of Tatsunoko vs. Capcom won't hinge on your knowledge of obscure Japanese animes. It's a solid fighter in its own right, bolstered by a provision of new content and features exclusively on the U.S. port. If beating up on Mario has lost some of its punch, definitely give the game a try; you may find that a venture into the unknown can have some pleasing results.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    New home and away tactics ensure that underdog teams hold their own by playing defensively on the road and adjusting strategies to capitalize on a home field advantage.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While not all that innovative, the game brilliantly implements a race-saving instant replay function and incorporates a strong strategic element with its sponsor management.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Spirit Tracks addresses all of the shortcomings of Phantom Hourglass and delivers a brilliant experience. It hasn't done much to change up the established formula, but it's still a solid adventure that ranks as one of the better outings in the series.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2009's visuals may not be in the same league as the versions released on the more powerful PS3 and Xbox 360, but it's hands down the better playing game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A sizable number of additions, improvements, and fixes make it a clear choice over the original, and as a fighter, it maintains its status as one of the most technically accomplished and brutally satisfying entries to date.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hearthstone is thoughtful and complex, but at the same time welcoming and almost irresistible. It may just be a card game, but it often feels like so much more.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re a strategy gamer who’s grown jaded, it’s the exact shot in the arm you need.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We never imagined that the RPG elements would be so vast or deftly handled, resulting in a pleasant surprise. A near-perfect mix of first-person shooting and role-playing, it's a nice fit for those who felt too detached from the gun play in Fallout 3 or Mass Effect.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like so many RPGs, Pillars of Eternity is immense with an abundance of things to do. But unlike so many RPGs, it manages to fill its many spaces with craft and care.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With stunning environments, a wide array of events, and an ingenious use of track surfaces, DiRT 2 is a superb ride for anyone wanting to rip through the wilderness at high speed.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There may not be any truly revolutionary additions here, but the tightly-focused map, extensive streamlining, and rich opportunities for strategic gameplay inject a welcome freshness into the series.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The mediocre plot, and control limitations keep it from being the groundbreaking experience it always is on the bigger systems.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite some reservations with the ending, Transistor is captivating in ways that few other games can manage. It creates a place that we wanted to be a part of, learn more about, and most importantly didn’t want to leave. Transistor isn’t something you’ll forget about immediately after finishing it. Instead, it’s one that you’ll wish you could play again for the first time.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best moments arise when you stop to let it all sink in. It asks for attention rather than reflexes, and serves as a reminder that so few of these experiences exist.