GamingExcellence's Scores

  • Games
For 1,018 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 12 American McGee Presents Bad Day LA
Score distribution:
1018 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Torchlight doesn't really do anything new, per se. It's taken the dungeon-crawling genre and refined it to its best elements.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It looks better, it plays better, the story is more intense and the multiplayer is more inviting. And with the inclusion of SpecOps, the longevity of this game is sure to have increased as well.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    To be honest, I'm usually in the camp that skips every second NHL title because it's hard to justify what seems like a few enhancements and a roster update for the price of a AAA game, but this time they've done a fantastic job with improvements that are very hard to resist. Damn fine way to celebrate your 20th title.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    To be honest, I'm usually in the camp that skips every second NHL title because it's hard to justify what seems like a few enhancements and a roster update for the price of a AAA game, but this time they've done a fantastic job with improvements that are very hard to resist. Damn fine way to celebrate your 20th title.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Simply put, it is an experience, and one that everyone needs to try.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    GoldenEye 007 proves that excellent game design and superb action can overcome limitations of hardware or dated graphical presentation and is the rare Wii game that is just as compelling and addictive online or off.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    With superlative controls, a fun and deep single player experience and enough online options to keep you entertained for a long time, Dark Mirror is a strong contender for best game on the PSP.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A few minor quibbles and frustrations aside, Patapon 2 is every bit the worthy successor to its superlative forefather.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It looks better, it plays better, the story is more intense and the multiplayer is more inviting. And with the inclusion of SpecOps, the longevity of this game is sure to have increased as well.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    FIFA 12 is arguably the best soccer game released by any developer to date. The authenticity of the gameplay, the quality of the presentation and the large selection of modes make for an extremely rich and satisfying experience. What FIFA lacks in new single player modes is easily made up for in the overall quality and satisfaction of the experience on the pitch. The question then comes to you the gamer. Are you a huge soccer fan, who needs your fix every year for the latest and greatest soccer game? If so, don't even hesitate, FIFA 12 is the game for you.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    FIFA 12 is arguably the best soccer game released by any developer to date. The authenticity of the gameplay, the quality of the presentation and the large selection of modes make for an extremely rich and satisfying experience. What FIFA lacks in new single player modes is easily made up for in the overall quality and satisfaction of the experience on the pitch. The question then comes to you the gamer. Are you a huge soccer fan, who needs your fix every year for the latest and greatest soccer game? If so, don't even hesitate, FIFA 12 is the game for you.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Trenched delivers a lot for its 1200 Microsoft Points tag. It is a new perspective on tower defense and it makes for some frantic gameplay moments, but it does not skimp on the strategic style of it one bit. The action is exciting and the comedy writing is there and really sells it. Double Fine has created a download that is definitely worth your time.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Overall, Dirt 3 is nothing short of stellar. The sheer amount of variety – in race events, tracks, and vehicles – makes Dirt 3 a racer that you'll keep coming back to again and again, long after you've completed the Dirt Tour. Whether you're a fan of sim racers, arcade racers, or heck even Mario Kart, you should definitely check out Dirt 3.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Overall, Dirt 3 is nothing short of stellar. The sheer amount of variety – in race events, tracks, and vehicles – makes Dirt 3 a racer that you'll keep coming back to again and again, long after you've completed the Dirt Tour. Whether you're a fan of sim racers, arcade racers, or heck even Mario Kart, you should definitely check out Dirt 3.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    So, while there are some minor hiccups from time to time, overall the game plays well, it’s fun, and it’s something FPS fans are going to enjoy for a long while.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    At only twenty dollars, this is likely the greatest gaming value of the year and one of the best PSP games to date.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Easily the greatest basketball game ever made. It will please NBA fans infinitely and it will make non-fans appreciate the sport even more.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It essentially boils down to this: If you're a racing fan, arcade or simulation, you owe it to yourself to give GRID a try.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Halo: Reach is the ultimate Halo game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It essentially boils down to this: If you're a racing fan, arcade or simulation, you owe it to yourself to give GRID a try.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Whether you rent it or buy it, Extraction is a must play for any mature Wii gamer.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    GT5 is pretty much exactly what everybody expected it to be. Overhyped maybe because of the unprecedented delay in its release, but spot on with its goals.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For just 800 Microsoft points you get what is possibly one of the best games released on the Xbox Live Arcade and the single best top-down shoot 'em up of all time.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Truly a superb expansion in the way that it not only refines, but provides a new direction for the gameplay and adds a significant value to the game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Vanquish is fun, it's exciting and it's a fresh take on the cover based shooter that breathes a bit of originality into the genre.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I personally found Resident Evil 5 to be a great addition to a beloved franchise that has been going on for nearly fifteen years, even if it doesn’t represent the series’ finest hour.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For fans of the series, Professor Layton and the Unwound Future is anoter great addition to the world of Layton.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm is the definitive Naruto game. The art-style is amazing, the combat is impressive and everything is put together in a nicely done fashion.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    That said, Condemned 2 is still a heck of an experience that should be played by any who are fans of survival horror type games.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You really have to either hate point and click games with the burning passion of a thousand suns or not like dealing with downloadable games to dislike this title.

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