GameTrailers' Scores

  • Games
For 1,782 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 29% 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 Last of Us
Lowest review score: 23 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Score distribution:
1,782 game reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Cursed Mountain is an earnest attempt at staking its own niche in the survival horror space, but uninspired gameplay and clumsy controls keep it from reaching its own summit.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It's a case of missed opportunity with Castlevania Judgment. The concept sounds so enticing, but it doesn't take long to realize that the series has not done a good job of creating memorable characters. It tries to implement creative ideas, but nothing really clicks and both die hard fans and fighting game enthusiasts will be discouraged by gameplay that's anything but immortal.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It’s an incredibly repetitive game that has a lot of depth on the surface that becomes irrelevant once it’s put into practice. Fans of dungeon-crawling loot hunts should rent, but everyone else will tire of its shortcomings even before its brief campaign is complete.
    • 52 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If nothing else, Ultimate Band proves that you don't need plastic instruments to feel like you're the second coming of Eric Clapton or Tommy Lee. The gesture-based controls are well-designed, fun to use, and contribute significantly to the experience.
    • 58 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    While there are certainly some things to like about The Sims 4 such as building a custom mansion, or being visited by the Grim Reaper, the entire experience feels like a starter kit for bigger things in the future. If you had The Sims 3 and its multiple expansions, The Sims 4 will feel stripped down. If you have never played a Sims game, it might be a better option to hold off until The Sims 4 flourishes into a more complete package.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Some might see it as an enjoyable co-op shooter with a sci-fi bent, some as an exercise of wasted potential. We imagine that it stands as a science experiment for if yet another unremarkable sixty dollar shooting gallery can sell - Insomniac’s solid track record points to a positive outcome, but this might be a case where the catalyst just isn’t strong enough.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Lego Star Wars III has some interesting, innovative concepts that sound great on paper, but they ultimately fall apart the moment the game gives you control. What you end up with is one of dullest entries in the entire series.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Sega Superstars would have benefited from a more diverse character lineup, as the roster leans rather heavily on a few select franchises.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    By now, it's clear that the Kingdom Hearts series really needs to move into new territory instead of rehashing the same tired elements that are well past their expiration date. If you're new to the series, there are worse games than Recoded to start out with. Veterans, on the other hand, will be hard-pressed to find anything worthwhile here.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Game & Wario could come as a disappointment if you’re accustomed to excellent past collections that bare the Wario moniker. While there may be a few glimpses of really clever ideas, they’re overshadowed by the amount of uninspired games that don’t lend themselves well to the hardware. Sorry Wario, guess you’ll have to look for future funding through another Crowdfarter.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The time and effort they’ve already invested will keep dot-hackers from logging-out of this mediocre series, and while casual RPG fans may find some decency in the game, its repetitive elements and flawed content keep it from feeling whole.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Dragon Ball fans who just want to battle it out can stick to the arcade gameplay, but the main story mode that differentiates it brings far more frustration than enjoyment.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    There was so much potential for Korra when you consider the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a developer like Platinum to work on the combat, but it seems like the Japanese studio’s B-team showed up for this project.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Blacklight: Tango Down offers an impressive amount of content for a $15 release, especially when you consider it's the going rate for a mere map pack in Modern Warfare 2.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Sega Superstars would have benefited from a more diverse character lineup, as the roster leans rather heavily on a few select franchises.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Plenty of important things happen and there’s a lot of action, but none of it carries the weight that it should. Instead, “In Harm’s Way” is mostly a bullet point list of zombie-story cliches without many of the excellent character interactions we’ve come to expect from Telltale. It’s certainly troubling when characters get killed and the only thing you feel is indifference.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    In spite of its novel class-based combat and varied multiplayer, Operation Raccoon City can't shake its one-note campaign and fundamental mechanical problems.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The game's shorter than the protagonist's skirt and is filled with more cheese than a Hickory Farms gift basket. Despite its relatively shallow gameplay, Lollipop Chainsaw is worth checking out for its sheer audacity and outrageousness. At the same time, it's hard to recommend paying full price when taking into account the limited replay value.
    • 60 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    There's not quite enough meat on this bone to satisfy the appetites of starved 3DS owners, so resist the temptation to bite. Capcom's certainly capable of delivering a better game than this quick and dirty rush job.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    With career mode and total team control M.I.A., it’s much thinner on the options than past games, but the perpetual left-hand turn never ends, and that’s just about all NASCAR fans ask for.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    As a cartoon tie-in aimed at a very specific demographic, Transformers Prime does a pretty good job defining its setting an action. It just doesn't go far enough. A decent kids game that gets old a little bit too fast, Prime just won't quite measure up for Transformers fans that frankly have shinier, better toys to play with.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    If you’re a masochist with a sick sense of humor, give God Hand a try, otherwise just watch the bizarre videos.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    There’s a ton of wasted potential here, but by the standards of the movie game the third Pirates game doesn’t fare too badly.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Splatterhouse successfully exploits its grisly horror aesthetic by linking it to aggressive and cathartic gameplay, but fails to build a genuinely good game around this central idea.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Apart from a few brief glimpses of hope, Sonic Colors is a bit of a disappointment. Haphazard levels and unresponsive controls have been the bane of 3D Sonic games, and Colors does little to address these issues. It attempts to mask its shortcomings with shiny new trinkets that only briefly distract you from the glaring flaws.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Provides a unique and satisfying experience despite its flaws.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    It would have made a nice pack-in, but package ends up feeling uninspired, relying on little more than the fast-fading novelty of motion controls.