GamingTrend's Scores

  • Games
For 2,087 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 77% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 20% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 79
Highest review score: 99 Metroid Fusion
Lowest review score: 11 Alex Rider: Stormbreaker
Score distribution:
2,087 game reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Simply put, Mass Effect 2 is a game that everyone should play.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    If you have a PS2 it is your duty to own this game. The amount of fun, stunning beauty, fantastic music and wonderful ambient noise all add up to one of, if not the, most stellar titles for the PS2 this year.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    This is game design at it’s best.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Saving the best for last, God of War III requires NO install and the load times are fairly short, few, and far between. That's pretty amazing for a game that takes up over 35 Gigs of space on the BluRay disc.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    With incredible graphics, stellar gameplay, and an engaging story, Far Cry: Instincts stands proud as a testament to how good a game can be.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    It may not be as innovative as "Mario 64," although I would argue the waterpack alone makes it innovative, but it is a challenging game.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Portal 2 is hands-down the best game thus far released in 2011.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    It’s not something that you can marathon, it’s not something you can “beat,” and going in without those expectations will ruin it for you. Its portable nature, plus all of the extra features that they’ve been adding since the first game on the GameCube make this not only the best game in the series, but also a perfect starting point for newcomers.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    With it's beautiful graphics, easy to use interface, replayability and 2 player cooperative mode it should be the definitive hack and slash type RPG on the Playstation 2 for a long time to come.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    It isn't as frustrating as "Jak II" and Insomniac Games simply took the old game and made it better with more enhancements. This game is also the far more hilarious of the two with the funny cutscenes and all.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The levels were incredibly balanced and elicited feelings of imminent danger as you are often starting very close to your enemy’s location.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Imagination will always substitute for visual splendor if a story is told in a genius way, and Space Rangers 2 does exactly that. This is one for the record books, and simply must be played.