GamingTrend's Scores

  • Games
For 2,550 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 74% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 22% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 78
Highest review score: 100 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Lowest review score: 5 Viridi
Score distribution:
2550 game reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Out of the Park Baseball 17 is a culmination of hard work over several years that has resulted in a perfect sports simulation experience.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The overall experience has a trim and polish that is exceptional even by Nintendo’s standards, and while there are a few nitpicks that longtime fans of the series might find, it’s hard to argue against this being the best game in the series to date.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Undertale is one of the most unique efforts seen in indie gaming. Combining a love for the old with a willingness to innovate and utilize game mechanics to express ideas, rather than a binary input-output, this game should be on any and every one’s radar.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    How would I describe it in a single word? Fantastic! If this is the kind of work a three-year development cycle can give a AAA game, then I don’t want to see Black Ops 4 until 2018, and counting down the days to it’s release.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A masterpiece, and quite possibly the best Halo game so far. The campaign is top-notch, even as Master Chief shares the spotlight, and the multiplayer is largely a return to everything that has made the franchise so beloved to begin with.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Crypt of the Necrodancer offers just about every feature imaginable, and each one is executed absolutely masterfully. It’s wholly unique and provides a tension found nowhere else, offering up some rhythm to the roguelike genre just as it started to feel like it was getting stale.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed The Bloody Baron quest line in The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, you will absolutely love Hearts of Stone. While it is the first piece of DLC with a price tag, the storyline justifies that at twice the price.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Gearbox has set the bar for how to update an old game for a modern audience. The slick new UI, the minor control improvements, and the updated graphics make these two strategy masterpieces into an experience even greater than the originals.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Out of the Park Baseball 16 is the gold standard of sports simulator games, and can provide gamers with infinite hours of fun and deep gameplay.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Talos Principle is one of the most brilliant and engaging puzzle games ever made, with a fantastic and contemplative story that isn’t afraid to ask difficult questions. It’s a masterpiece.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It takes great strides to outclass its previous entries because it knows there won’t be another chance. From the opening moments to the credits rolling, Uncharted 4 is built from the ground up to close the curtain on the series with its most well-rounded, personal, and fine-tuned entry. With its new and polished mechanics, unrivaled technical prowess, human story, and thrilling action, nothing in Uncharted 4 is less than top tier. In saying goodbye, Uncharted soars to its highest heights, and bids farewell to an icon with a finale befitting of the history that preceded it.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    The key replay value in this game is getting the 5 different endings via getting more items and beating the game in less time. It is somewhat akin to getting the under 2 hours ending in the original Metroid.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Whether it be friends you've made along the way, or long-time companions, everyone is at risk...Very few games pull me in like this.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Simply put, Mass Effect 2 is a game that everyone should play.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Rockstar San Diego has captured the environment and the emotion of the time masterfully. So much is done right that the bugs which do exist do not detract from the game. If you enjoy open-world titles at all, Red Dead Redemption should be in your gaming library.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    As a martial artist I can't express how much I'm enjoying this game. The styles are spot-on, the conversation is professional quality, the graphics are fantastic, and the storyline is everything you could hope for.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Whether you’re a rabid fan of platforming games or you’ve grown disillusioned with them over the years, Rayman Legends has the charm and gameplay to leave you enthralled.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    This is a long game, longer than GTA3 because there are far more missions in this game in a far larger area.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    If you have any interest in platform games at all, or were a platform gamer when you were young and gravitated away from them over time, I implore you to play Super Mario Galaxy 2.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    I would dare say this is the best Playstation 2 game I have played this year. It is somewhat easy, but it is also a very long game.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    A masterpiece. The story and scope of MGS2 is much larger than the original and Kojima should be commended for creating a game that makes you feel like you are in the game. I never put this game down until I beat it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    On top of that flexibility lies one of the better written stories in recent memory, and then thrown in is one of the most ingenious ways of telling it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    ICO
    The greatest part of the game is the final fight. The way you fight the boss is brilliant and very original.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    There are huge staircases, statues and mystical spheres…oh wait, that last thing is not in a typical gothic-style castle. The game is well polished and I never saw a graphic I didn’t like in the whole game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    In conclusion, the word I would use to sum up Kirby's Epic Yarn is "delightful." It's only aim is to make you smile, and it does so with panache.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Bioshock Infinite is a masterpiece, and few games can stand up to it in terms of quality of writing, presentation, and atmosphere. I present to you, your stand-out contender for Game of the Year.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    This is it, the first truly great game for the PSP. The entire game is just so polished, well-designed, and implemented that it could stand as an example of great gaming on any platform.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    I dare say this game could take up 50+ hours or maybe even more to fully finish everything. It just oozes value and I still play Son's of Liberty over and over.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The pointless debate rages on whether to buy this game for the PS3 or Xbox 360, but the root of that argument is correct – you need to buy this game.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The Orange Box is packed with enough content to keep gamers satisfied for a long time. In addition to the original masterpiece of Half-Life 2, the continuation of the saga with Episode 2 and Portal provide more fun than we’ve seen in years.