Gaming Age's Scores

  • Games
For 4,203 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 3.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow
Lowest review score: 0 Fight Club
Score distribution:
4,203 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Skip the demo, shell out the cash (which isn't much at 400 MSP or $5) and jump right in, you won't be disappointed!
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It may not be the best game you'll ever play on the system, but it's guaranteed to be one of the games that makes you fully appreciate what the handheld has to offer.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From a gameplay experience this feels like a greatly refined version of the last few titles, with a boost in presentation to push the franchise even further. 3DS owners will be doing themselves a favor by picking this up.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I should emphasize, however, that while these flaws exist, they're really fairly minor. They certainly didn't detract from my overall enjoyment of Rocketbirds and, I suspect, they won't hurt anyone else's enjoyment of it either. You'll forget about them pretty quickly, and you'll be left with the memory of a smart, funny inventive game long after you're done.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    But for everyone else, Etrian Odyssey IV offers more of what you already love about the series, just this time it’s a little prettier in action.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A ton of love, care, and attention, not only to the fundamentals, but to what the fans have been clamoring for have been answered in spades. The end result is in not only the best version this series has seen, and not only the most authentic and realistic baseball game created to date, but easily one of the best sports games this reviewer has ever played.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In most other circumstances, I might be put off by the game's extreme difficulty, since I usually gravitate towards games that require the least amount of sustained effort…yet in this case, every death just spurred me to try again so that I might get a tiny bit further. Likewise, I'm not usually a fan of endless running games…yet, again, Runner 2 is a clear exception, with so much extra added in that it seems like comparing it to Canabalt or Temple Run does it a huge disservice.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For me, this has been the deepest and most rewarding Tiger Woods PGA Tour title I’ve ever played.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    However you choose to play Machinarium, puzzling it out on your own or with a walkthrough in hand, the important thing is that you do play it. It's a feast for the senses and a treat for your brain, and there's nothing else on the Vita like it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    All of which is to say: buy Thomas Was Alone. Buy it for yourself. Buy it for your friends. Buy it for random strangers on the street. It's seriously that good.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There’s charm oozing out of every single corner (across both screens!), and even if you’re not a long-time fan there’s a good chance this will be the entry that draws you in.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game hits all the right notes and proves that Naughty Dog really knows how to design interesting, gorgeous and enjoyable games.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    So I'll say this: if you haven't played it, then already grab it immediately, since it's easily one of the Top 10 Vita games, and it has a pretty strong argument as one of the Top 5. (The same goes for people who already have the game for PS3, since it's a Cross-Buy title). And if you have played it? Well, it can't hurt to play it again, and to remind yourself of why it's such an outstanding title.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While both titles will be a short experience if you’re just looking to blow past the initial playthrough, there’s enough content packed in here via replays to make you feel that this is $15 well spent.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It looks great, it sounds great and it plays great. It is, quite simply, just a great game, and a must-have for Vita owners.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Fist Puncher is really a standout example of how to do retro right, and is something that certainly deserves more attention.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    And that, to me, is the essence of Hotline Miami: it's a game that does everything so perfectly, it even makes me love stuff I would normally hate. Which means that if we're talking about stuff you'd normally love — extreme violence, extreme difficulty, druggy music — then this right here could end up being your favorite game of all time.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While Miyamoto and company certainly made us wait quite a bit, I think you’ll agree it was worth it for Pikmin 3. It’s easily one of the best titles on the Wii U, and something that every Nintendo fan should certainly plan to pick up.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As long as you're up for a challenge, Cloudberry Kingdom is well worth a download.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you’ve grown tired of the same old stuff filling store shelves and hard drive space, then you should really consider Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons for a more unique, emotional ride than you’re likely to see all year.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Rayman Legends is an enjoyable and accessible experience with some fun social features wrapped up in gorgeous visuals and a lush soundtrack. If you have any love for side-scrolling platformers, 2D art or Rayman, jumping into Rayman Legends on any platform should be an absolute treat.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Presumably, this is something that was already known by everyone that's already played The Walking Dead on PS3/Xbox/PC/iOS, but if you haven't yet had a chance to see it for yourself, then you owe it to yourself to rectify your oversight and get it for your PS Vita immediately.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is the best version of Diablo III you can currently buy. If you were burned by the PC version of the game, but still found the combat and classes offered to be a lot of fun, then this is certainly worth checking out. Despite wasting an incredible amount of time with the PC version, I can see my addiction starting up all over again here, and I’m looking forward to seeing how far I can take my character with this new and improved loot system.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is the very definition of a killer-app in regards to the Wii U library, and deserves every ounce of support the gaming community can muster up.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From the new 3D areas, to the completely re-imagined boss battles, there is something for everyone to like in Castle of Illusion. The main game might be a bit short, but you will want to keep going long after Mizrabel is dealt with.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's one of the most original and captivating games of the year — on any platform — and for $40 you can't go wrong.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If zombies and the apocalypse weren’t your thing despite all the praise heaped upon The Walking Dead, then I’d suggest giving The Wolf Among Us a shot. In both visuals and plot it’s a pretty far departure from Telltale’s previous effort, but manages to be just as engaging and interesting as anything found in The Walking Dead.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Whether you’re a Skylanders fan or a gamer who’s looking for a charming and unique family-friendly game series to get into, Skylanders SWAP Force comes highly recommended.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Overall, you really must pick up Star Wars Pinball: Balance of the Force since once again Zen proves that they are not only fantastic pinball table makers, but they are the only bunch of creators who are committed to stepping outside the box to bring pinball back to relevance.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Needless to say, I really enjoyed Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies. It’s a shame that Capcom didn’t see fit to support this game with a retail release, but maybe there’s still some hope for that.