GamingTrend's Scores

  • Games
For 2,078 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 5.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 79
Highest review score: 99 Mass Effect 2
Lowest review score: 11 Alex Rider: Stormbreaker
Score distribution:
2,078 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Masterful.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The downright beautiful visuals work together with solid technical gameplay and an online experience that is easy to get into to make a game that is hard to harp on. Really, my only complaints center around several interface issues which are annoyances rather than serious bugs in the game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    It's rare to find an RPG for a handheld system with this much content. There's so much video game joy here that you it should satisfy just about any RPG gamer.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Discovering what this game has in store for you is a lot of the fun, so allow me to conclude by saying that if you are a DS owner then Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars needs to be in your collection ASAP.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Left 4 Dead 2 improves on most everything from the first one, while adding enough new levels, Infected types, weapons, and items to give a new experience.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    In other words, if you have a passing interest in the Dragon Quest series, you need to play Dragon Quest 9. It's not going to win any awards for originality, but it shows that, in some cases, iteration is preferable to evolution.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Blizzard was facing a monumental challenge when it came to releasing a sequel for the genre-defining Starcraft, and they have answered that challenge magnificently.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Pinball FX2 is one of the most accurate and realistic pinball simulations I have played. If you appreciate the creation, design, and gameplay of pinball machines, you will get many finger-blistering hours from Pinball FX2.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Plants Versus Zombies, for the small investment of $2.99, is one of the better purchases on the App store.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Luigi is difficult to control and it will be a new experience to take him through the whole game, but it definitely adds to the replay value of this already huge game.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A long quest, replay value and the ability to ride either the Light or Dark Side of the Force make this game something you have possibly never seen before on consoles. The story is phenomenal and the fact that every line is spoken just makes my jaw drop.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    This is high adventure in the grandest sense, and running around in the shoes of Indiana Jones is truly a great thing. Not to mention the manual has got to be seen to be believed. It’s so bloody cool, it’s amazing.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    I am completely stunned at how much playtime this game has.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The comparisons to "ICO" are striking, but this is simply the better game between the two...that's something I never thought I would say.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    This game is a refined and better game than "Burnout 3" even if there are a couple missteps along the way. The graphics, sound and overall sense of speed are greatly improved and the game is as addicting as ever.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    I've sunk north of 40 hours into this title and after achieving 100 percent completion I wanted to start it again fresh.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The game does so much right, improving on an excellent formula, adding a bit of its own style, making one of the most original, vibrant, and downright colorful games ever. Just make sure you keep an open mind, and don't let others try to get you to stay away just because it looks like a cartoon; it's not childish, it's character.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    One of the most entertaining games I’ve played in a long time.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Everything here is amazingly responsive and easy to use. A is jump, X is kick, Y is punch, L is slow, R is speed, and the C-stick or B is zoom. It's all right at your fingertips and nothing requires a second thought.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    By far their greatest success lies in a more nuanced realization of the series' main protagonist, Master Chief, and while the campaign works exceptionally well as a stand-alone narrative, it leaves our hero in a place that opens the story to exciting new possibilities in the next two installments.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Injustice: Gods Among us stands head and shoulders above any other fighting game on the market – it is without flaw.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    There’s a reason why Metal Gear Solid is so beloved — if you’ve never had the chance to find out, now’s the perfect time to take the plunge.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    FIFA 14 is a beautiful send-off to the waning current generation of gaming, and a perfect example of what has become the most authentic and entertaining sports game around.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The boss battles, camouflage use, Close Quarters Combat and wound treating are simply revolutionary for this game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    After the overwhelming success of "SSX Tricky", SSX 3 had monstrous expectations to meet... not only does it meet them, it slams them head on like a Mack truck into a flea.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I have had a dream of how good this game could be for a long time, and it was immediately kicked out the door for not being grand enough.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game is so deep, so intriguing, that it rivals almost anything (that I’ve seen anyway) that Hollywood can dish out. And while some may be put off by the fact that there are a few thirty-minute cut-scenes in there, everyone should try this game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game also provides many good reasons to return to it, aside from its core fighting game mechanic, but those reasons support the core mechanic rather than overshadow it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I cannot stress enough how incredibly great this game is. The storyline, the graphical style and movie-like scene-shifting, the incredible score, the voice-acting, it's all top-notch.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Alan Wake is definitely art, and is well written enough to keep my wife and I on the edge of our seats from beginning to end. If I can admit something, and give Alan Wake the biggest compliment I can bestow, I’d tell you that I had a nightmare about the game the night after I completed it. No horror game has ever managed that feat or even come close. It may have taken them five years to kick it out of the door, but Remedy has created a masterpiece.