GameTrailers' Scores

  • Games
For 1,783 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 Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Lowest review score: 23 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Score distribution:
1,783 game reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Mario Super Sluggers is fun to pick up and play for a short session with friends, but as a game to play by yourself it's shallow. It also doesn't make much use of the system's capabilities with limited motion control and no online play.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    There's no mistaking that Tales of Graces was originally released on the Wii, and it seems that little effort was made to bring it up to PS3 standards.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Major League Baseball 2K12 could desperately use a new engine and some more polish to smooth out the rough edges, as the batter-pitcher interface, commentary, and MLB Today mode are all solid. There are simply not enough changes or fixes to make it worth paying full price this year, though. It seems that each time this series appears to be heading towards home, it trips on third base and stumbles to the ground.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    A straightforward stealth game that's capable of scratching a particular type of sneaky itch for many players, but also feels slightly dated and accomplishes little that hasn't been done before and done better.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    You can get through the main story in a casual weekend of playing, and the extra mission objectives aren't exactly compelling. Tack on some seriously under whelming visuals and a problematic camera, and you're left with a game that has its moments, but is ultimately disappointing, even for true believers.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Dragon Ball: Raging Blast certainly feels and plays differently than your typical brawler, which is a good thing, but the dizzying camera limits its appeal to hardcore enthusiasts of the anime series instead of the general public.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Wielding the game’s powerful spells can be a lot of fun, but the repetitive shooting and tedious trekking from barrier to barrier make you feel like you’re paying penance for someone else’s crimes.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Shank sure sizzles, but it isn't much more than a flash in the pan.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Explorers of Time does very little to expand upon the original entry into the series, and relies too heavily on the Pokémon brand.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    The extra modes are more forgettable than fun, but the core Monkey Ball experience passes muster, though keep in mind that using the gyroscopic controls kills the 3D. For best results, pick your primate, turn your circle pad on, and the 3D slider up.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    TNA: Impact! is an impressive debut for a wrestling franchise, but when held up against its contemporaries it’s still got a ways to go.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Kinect Adventures is good enough fun for a couple of nights, but it's by no means the most exciting or novel use of the hardware at launch. For that, look to games like Dance Central or Kinectimals.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Spend an hour or two with Power Stone Collection and you’ll wonder what the big deal is.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Take a dated game engine and add in some dated, unrefined gameplay and you’ve pretty much got Painkiller: Overdose in a nutshell. The original was mindlessly fun, but Overdose is just mindless.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Warped charm makes these bizarre critters and their zany game world likeable enough, but Rabbids Land falls woefully short of the Mario Party format it attempts to mimic.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    PaRappa is a relic of a bygone era. Had Sony decided to make this PSP re-release a PaRappa collection of sorts, including maybe PaRappa 2 from the PS2, or the pseudo-sequel UmJammer Lammy--or both--this would have been a sweet UMD.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Combat quickly grows repetitive, even with talent trees and new abilities. Advancement is slow, and many missions and challenges seem more like busywork than fun.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If it’s a game you want, the Birdman may not be the best video game attorney for the job, but when it comes to cracking cases to go with funny bones Harv is a class act.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Project Sylpheed is determined to separate itself from its arcade roots, and that’s fine. But a sub-par story, iffy controls, and mundane gameplay keep it from reaching the modern age.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Guardians of Middle Earth gets the basics right--it's a playable MOBA that you can drive with a control pad. But in the process of streamlining this notoriously complex genre, it sacrificed a bit too much at the altar of accessibility.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    ZombiU does deliver a distinctive survival experience, albeit one stymied by awkward meanderings and dull undead. It's not likely you'll die of boredom per se, though the good sections are strung few and far between. More than anything else, ZombiU feels like it was rushed to launch, which is too bad--a little more time in the incubator and it could have been something special.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It will scratch that itch if you’re looking for nothing more than some mindless gunplay mixed with dangerous doses of testosterone, but there’s nothing going on upstairs. And for a tactical shooter, that’s not going to cut it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    What stand out the most H.A.W.X. 2 are the annoyances and spin-cycles of flight combat. The dogfighting neither feels particularly realistic nor particularly fun, and as a result, the most enjoyable missions are the ones that avoid air to air conflict.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    There are some rough spots, and it’s far too challenging for its preschool target audience, but older players that can get past the glucose-coated exterior will find it to be a decent platformer with a fair share of challenge.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A poor man's Mass Effect. It's too heavy on frivolities and too light on gameplay.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    While the mesmerizing patterns and fast-paced combos provide brief bursts of excitement, Galaga Legions DX lacks the challenge and variety needed to maintain interest beyond a single play-through.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Virtually every Kirby game since the original has had some kind of feature to add some depth, but there’s nothing like that here. Without that hook, Squeak Squad is a gussied-up throwback to the original NES game, that just doesn’t hold up today, but should be a hit with the little ones.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Think of it as a way to spend some personal time with the girls from the fighting game. If that doesn’t interest you, and you don’t have a thing for well-endowed video game chicks, you’re probably out of luck.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Somewhere, there's a decent game hiding camouflaged in the canopies. When dinging levels leaves you feeling blue, even a Navi eco-terrorist will run for greener pastures.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The package just lacks the substance to keep you coming back. Mario Sports Mix is good for a diversion, but it ultimately makes for an underwhelming trip back to the Mushroom Kingdom.