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
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Still, in the end, Lumines is a great game to play. The basic gameplay is solid and addictive, and the skins are mesmerizing in both sound and visuals, blending with the gameplay to create a hypnotic experience.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Despite the fact that I did not see the movie (yet), I can honestly say I really enjoyed Cars 2: The Game. I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. It's not just a children's game, it's more challenging than it looks and it's not to be snubbed as a go-to party game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Despite the fact that I did not see the movie (yet), I can honestly say I really enjoyed Cars 2: The Game. I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. It's not just a children's game, it's more challenging than it looks and it's not to be snubbed as a go-to party game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Whatever the game may lack in visual splendor it makes up for with a deep story and pure awesome fun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a deep strategy title, then Europa Universalis III is likely for you. With its improved interface and tutorials, it’s possible to lose at least a few hours in the game even if you’re not an enthusiast of the genre.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It’s a really fun game to play, with good characters, controls, locations, and objectives, and is truly an evolution of the series.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The thing about the Dead Rising series is that it's pretty unique. Killing hordes of zombies with a huge variety of improvised weaponry isn't a genre present anywhere else. It's a great game to just mess around in, picking up random clothing, smashing zombie heads in and fighting away psychopaths.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Lode Runner functions as an excellent addition to a venerable franchise, updating the original game to today’s standards – the game isn’t necessarily a reinvention, but the quality of the source material more than makes up for it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The mechanics are sound, but not rock-solid, the graphics are decent, though not great, and the carnage is excellent, though sometimes disorienting, especially with the less-than-stellar camera.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The thing about the Dead Rising series is that it's pretty unique. Killing hordes of zombies with a huge variety of improvised weaponry isn't a genre present anywhere else. It's a great game to just mess around in, picking up random clothing, smashing zombie heads in and fighting away psychopaths.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    On its own, it'd be hard to argue that Black Ops is anything less than phenomenal. But compared to the last couple Call of Duty games, Black Ops doesn't really do anything to set it apart. It is still a great game that shooter fans will love without question – just don't expect it to change your perspective on the long-running series.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall Mirror’s Edge is a game that should be experienced by anyone who enjoys adventure games.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall, Lego: Pirates was a game experience I'd be willing to play over and over again in order to complete all of the side objectives in the game. Initially getting through the puzzles is engaging and being able to go back later and unlock all the things I couldn't access before is made less tedious by just how nice the game looks to play and the de-emphasis on the combat. And the fact that I'm playing with pirates, which as we all know are far more awesome than ninjas.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall, Lego: Pirates was a game experience I'd be willing to play over and over again in order to complete all of the side objectives in the game. Initially getting through the puzzles is engaging and being able to go back later and unlock all the things I couldn't access before is made less tedious by just how nice the game looks to play and the de-emphasis on the combat. And the fact that I'm playing with pirates, which as we all know are far more awesome than ninjas.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall, Lego: Pirates was a game experience I'd be willing to play over and over again in order to complete all of the side objectives in the game. Initially getting through the puzzles is engaging and being able to go back later and unlock all the things I couldn't access before is made less tedious by just how nice the game looks to play and the de-emphasis on the combat. And the fact that I'm playing with pirates, which as we all know are far more awesome than ninjas.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall, Lego: Pirates was a game experience I'd be willing to play over and over again in order to complete all of the side objectives in the game. Initially getting through the puzzles is engaging and being able to go back later and unlock all the things I couldn't access before is made less tedious by just how nice the game looks to play and the de-emphasis on the combat. And the fact that I'm playing with pirates, which as we all know are far more awesome than ninjas.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Clash of Heroes, on the outside, looks like a crazy smorgasbord of genres and gameplay types. But what lies beneath this is an intricate game that is filled with strategy and involving puzzle gameplay.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There are a few control problems and loading times can sometimes be a pain, but otherwise it’s just an enjoyable game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    But compared to the last couple Call of Duty games, Black Ops doesn't really do anything to set it apart. It is still a great game that shooter fans will love without question – just don't expect it to change your perspective on the long-running series.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While Crysis: Warhead doesn’t really bring anything new to the series gameplay-wise, the expanded-upon storyline and better pacing of the game will intrigue any that enjoyed the original Crysis.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you already own Devil Survivor, there isn't much here to entice you unless you're a hardcore SMT fan. If you don't own it, check it out. It's a fun title that does a lot of things well.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's bizarre, unique and a heck of an experience especially for those who have never touched either game in this duology. It's compelling enough on its own to be worth the price of admission.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    BioShock was so ahead of its time when it first came out, that its sequel can be forgiven for simply following in the same path and hitting the same notes.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Limbo is a game worth playing, that much is for certain. I wouldn't recommend it as a purchase to those who have already played the title before, but if you have yet to experience what it's like walking through the darkness of a world that wants to see you dead, then give it a shot
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Limbo is a game worth playing, that much is for certain. I wouldn't recommend it as a purchase to those who have already played the title before, but if you have yet to experience what it's like walking through the darkness of a world that wants to see you dead, then give it a shot
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A lot of people out there calling themselves gamers like to cry about there not being enough creativity in the land of game development. Well Ace Team sets out to prove them wrong. They may have only released two games, Rock of Ages and Zeno Clash, but both of these titles try to do bold things with games both in the art style and interesting gameplay developments. In the least give the demo for this one a whirl. Hopefully it'll grown on you as quickly as it grew on us!
    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A lot of people out there calling themselves gamers like to cry about there not being enough creativity in the land of game development. Well Ace Team sets out to prove them wrong. They may have only released two games, Rock of Ages and Zeno Clash, but both of these titles try to do bold things with games both in the art style and interesting gameplay developments. In the least give the demo for this one a whirl. Hopefully it'll grown on you as quickly as it grew on us!
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A lot of people out there calling themselves gamers like to cry about there not being enough creativity in the land of game development. Well Ace Team sets out to prove them wrong. They may have only released two games, Rock of Ages and Zeno Clash, but both of these titles try to do bold things with games both in the art style and interesting gameplay developments. In the least give the demo for this one a whirl. Hopefully it'll grown on you as quickly as it grew on us!
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    GRAW 2 is highly recommended for any tactical shooter fan.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Omega Five is definitely worth a look, one of the best Xbox Live Arcade games released to date.