Gaming Age's Scores

  • Games
For 4,391 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Super Mario 3D World
Lowest review score: 0 Fight Club
Score distribution:
4,391 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For fans of the Guitar Hero franchise, Guitar Hero: Metallica might be the best entry we've seen yet. I was somewhat lukewarm on my reception to the other band-themed title that Neversoft put out with GH: Aerosmith, but Metallica absolutely blows that game out of the water, not only with the track listing, but the overall time and attention put into the actual presentation, and how the band seems to be infused into every aspect of the game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best way to enjoy this game online is to forgo rank matches, find a few real life friends that have the game and a few online people that share your interests and play with them.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It takes strong foundations from both the genre and the source material, then layers things on top that make the entire game a solid, intense experience throughout. It’s amazingly fun, amazingly wrong in that Rockstar kinda way, and amazingly right in every fundamental design choice. In short, Rockstar has made a modern classic with The Warriors.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It also marks a great jumping on point for newcomers with a more balanced difficulty level and a decent checkpoint/continue system, but offers plenty of harder modes for the die-hard fans. Easily one of the best action games in recent years.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Make no mistake about it, this game does not trounce, destroy, walk all over, or replace "Grand Theft Auto." It is a better game though, as it is more refined and makes a nice addition for those who like the genre and are looking for more.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Golf lends itself well to online play, and OT2 doesn't disappoint, especially as a portable title.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Is Stealth Inc. 2 worth picking up if you've already played the heck out of the original release last year on the Wii U? Possibly not, unless trophies or Xbox Achievements are your thing. If you don't have a Wii U, though, you owe it to yourself to pick it up ASAP — it's seriously that great.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For Madden NFL 12 it is truly in the game, it has game, and is the only and best NFL game to date.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Honestly, I can't get enough of this game, and by the look of the number of people on the leaderboard, I'm not the only one. Ok Harmonix, bring on "Rock Band"!
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Now, I know that some people have criticisms of this game: that it's too silly, or that it's too easy with those superpowers (to say nothing of all the upgrades you can make to your character). But you know what? I don't care. Regardless of what any sticks in the mud may say, as far as I'm concerned Saints Row IV: Re-Elected is just plain awesome in every respect.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Visually Fight Night Round 2 is simply stunning.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There is a new king of survival horror in town, and its name is Dead Space. It's just what the psychologist ordered.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a perfect time waster that doesn't take much in the way of set-up to get into, and the Kinect functionality is really spot on.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A nearly perfect experience. Feel the Pulse.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There is a new king of survival horror in town, and its name is Dead Space. It's just what the psychologist ordered.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It probably goes without saying that this is one of the most gorgeous games to grace a video game console. FFXIII's in-game graphics look like other games' cutscenes. Its cutscenes look like other games' full motion video, and its full motion video looks like a Hollywood blockbuster.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a great, 2D experience that harkens back to the popular Metroidvania sub-genre of adventures games, but manages to blaze its own path and stand out as a wholly unique experience. There's certainly little like it on XBLA, and I highly suggest picking it up.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Overall, Mark of the Ninja is a must have title for Xbox 360 owners, and something that any fan of the XBLA service should certainly be checking out. It's honestly a shame that this game wasn't a part of this year's Summer of Arcade promotion for Microsoft, because it's certainly better than just about every title promoted this time around.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It really is hard to imagine how games this good keep getting better and better, but they apparently are finding ways.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    All in all, this feels like an excellent port of one of the best PC titles in recent years. If you've missed out on the PC version of the game for whatever reason, do yourself a favor and check this out. And if you're a PC Minecraft veteran, but want to school your console friends on your Minecraft knowledge, then you'll be happy to know that game makes the transition to consoles without a hitch. It's a great port of a great game, and well worth picking up.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Once again, the LocoRoco 2 soundtrack takes center stage for me, with some great tunes scattered about the levels that are only aided by the different noises the LocoRoco and other creatures will make that seem to run in tandem with the music at times.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There is one thing that did stand out at all times: the story, which is undeniably one of the most fun rides you'll ever have in gaming, and one of the most compelling cast of characters to go along with it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I absolutely loved Pure, and while I've played a fair share of decent off road racers in the past couple years, nothing compares to Pure in my opinion.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is one of the best 3DS releases this year, and certainly not a title I’d urge any Nintendo, or old-school action/adventure fan to miss.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Arkham City is huge, filled with secrets, and if you're a big Batman fan you'll love all the appearances tossed in, both for the good and bad guys. The addition of a New Game Plus mode also provides an astounding amount of replay value, and if you're any kind of completionist, you'll spend dozens of hours exploring the city for every little secret it contains. It's easily one of the best titles I've played all year.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The single player GTAV experience is so fulfilling that I didn’t expect to ever really get involved much with GTA Online. It didn’t take much to suck me in though, and it can be an addictive and fun time waster depending on who you roll with. I’ve spent a fair share of time online, and although it’s been slightly shaky here and there, nearly everything that Rockstar Games has promised is more or less working.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Combine the new 3D effect and art style with an intriguing look at Layton's history, along with a story that manages to propel the series forward, and you're left with what I believe to be the best in the series so far.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The sense of actually taking part in the various missions is second to none and is what truly separates Colony Wars from the rest of the so-called competition... It's easily the best shooting game available on the PlayStation so far.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    NBA Street has taken the rock and seriously posterized NBA Jam and EA's own NBA Live 2001 on PS2. NBA Street has beaten down all other basketball games on the market and told their mothers to their faces.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A fantastic and gorgeous “arcade style” rally racing game...that has finally bypassed GT3 in terms of visuals...The best racing game of the year, arcade or otherwise.