GameTrailers' Scores

  • Games
For 1,739 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 2.9 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:
1,739 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Left 4 Dead is a fun game while it lasts, but that’s not long. There’s not much nuance to the combat or weapons, but the realistic enemy behavior gives it a sense of unpredictability.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It doesn't so much reinvent Liberty City as it does re-skin it, but for a truly enjoyable way to end the GTA IV party right, The Ballad of Gay Tony fires on all cylinders.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It evokes classic Metroid, without the massive backtracking, as well as Ratchet and Clank's weapons.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    LA Noire floors you out of the gate, loses some steam due to repetition, but eventually wins the day thanks to its subtlety, attention to detail, and stunning character interaction. It has a certain level of class to it and sets a new standard for storytelling in video games, but it's also a bit limited compared to its contemporaries.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The atmosphere is Metroid Prime, and the structure is Resident Evil, but everything else is all its own. The strategic dismemberment, mixture of weapons and supernatural abilities, and relentless intensity make for a game that you’ll be scared to keep playing, but won’t want to stop.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    XCOM makes a complicated design feel smoother and more elegant without losing the feel and nuance of the original work.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It features a stellar multiplayer suite with practically limitless replay value and a mostly forgettable campaign. The coop missions are a nice addition, and to be fair, the single-player is the best in series history, but it still falls short of its contemporaries. Online warfare is intricate and rewarding, but it also presents a learning curve and a strong reliance on team coordination.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Offers a good deal of mischief to get into, and it's all backed up by a great stealth system and a solid shooting game. With its variable story, as well as how it encourages you to alter your approach to obstacles, it's also a game that rewards multiple playthroughs. The future is bleak and at times ugly, but we wouldn't have it any other way.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    No Time Left ventures into masterpiece territory, particularly when considered in relation to the episodes that came before.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    With less than half the songs you'd normally get in a Rock Band release, The Beatles could use a lot more music. But for fans of the band, buying this game is a no-brainer.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    As with the first game, Infinity Blade 2 expertly plays to the iOS platform's strengths, rendering many, if not all, of its contemporaries in sharp relief. Future updates promise an augmented game experience that includes multiplayer raid-style encounters called Clashmobs, but for the present, this aspirant of the app store is more than equipped to deliver a deep and satisfying experience sure to bleed into multiple lifetimes.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The size and scale of these environments are incredible, with so much little detail going on in the background and no loading time once you've entered a level. It's definitely the best-looking PS3 game on the market.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While we miss the crazy bad guys and refined controls, Peace Walker definitely lives up to the Metal Gear name. Base management adds a deeper sense of growth to the experience and there's plenty to come back to after you finish the story.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    NBA 2K11 is easily the most impressive version of the series since 2K7, offering just the right amount of improvements and additions to make it king of the court.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Like coal turned to diamonds, Dark Souls is capable of compressing frustration and hardship into deep satisfaction.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The way the vehicles crumple, windshields shatter, and pieces of debris go flying in every direction is second to none, making you appreciate each and every impact. The only quibbles we have with the presentation are the absence of a driver, and one of the most annoying announcers ever.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    At 15 dollars, Shadow Complex is simply a tremendous value, especially in the doldrums of summer. The lackluster story, superfluous 3D forays, and routine combat amount to mere nitpicks. The urge to scour and uncover that fuels the game makes it hard to put it down once you've started.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a lot of ways to kill and be killed, Modern Warfare 3 is exhaustive. With almost 20 modes available there's something for just about everyone.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Dishonored goes out of the way to encourage freedom in how you approach your obstacles, and it plays the long game, offering up layers of experimentation.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The overall high quality of the game is so impressive that it doesn’t really matter that much that the zero-gravity gimmick barely adds anything that’s truly new. Next time around, though, Nintendo might need to come up with new tricks if it hopes to keep us coming back for more.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    More than in years past, NHL 11's enhancements will be noticed by a select clientele. It's a product of fan feedback and number crunching, but for that core group of fans, most of the cheese has been cut, making for a rewarding game that's greater than the sum of its updates.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Normally games that borrow a lot of elements from others end up being less than the sum of their parts, but for everything Dead Space borrows it gives something back. The atmosphere is Metroid Prime, and the structure is Resident Evil, but everything else is all its own. The strategic dismemberment, mixture of weapons and supernatural abilities, and relentless intensity make for a game that you’ll be scared to keep playing, but won’t want to stop.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Not all of the additions make the game more fun or fair, but they're steps in the right direction towards making an already excellent sports game peerless.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    There's a certain straight-to-DVD feel with this sequel, which constantly evokes the original without ever eclipsing it. But perhaps it's callous to stack it up too harshly against its brilliant predecessor. BioShock 2 houses great combat, an entertaining multiplayer game, some truly standout set pieces, and a story you'll want to see through to the end.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    There are some issues, but on the whole, playing NHL 09 feels incredibly realistic. It's a deep, challenging game, but it's so rewarding when everything finally clicks.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Not all of the additions make the game more fun or fair, but they're steps in the right direction towards making an already excellent sports game peerless.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Uncharted is one of those rare games that borrows elements from all the latest hits without feeling like an also-ran. It manages to simplify gameplay elements that typically frustrate casual players, yet provides enough challenge in the gunplay to satisfy the hardcore.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    With its increased emphasis on the single-player campaign, and a phenomenal multiplayer pedigree, this is one of those games that has the potential to give you your money’s worth and then some.