GamingTrend's Scores

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For 2,880 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 73% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 23% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 78
Highest review score: 100 Football Manager 2017
Lowest review score: 5 Viridi
Score distribution:
2880 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    One of the most entertaining games I’ve played in a long time.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    As if Super Time Force needed help being amazing, it also has a great, absolutely hilarious story, and that should not be understated. I have not had so many legitimate laugh-out-loud moments in a video game in a very, very long time.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There is more gameplay in this game than any four other holiday titles combined, and every minute of it is compelling.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Out of the Park 15 is not only a great baseball simulator, but approaches all-time great sports game, period status.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you have not played the God of War series, you owe it to yourself to buy this game immediately. If you have played the God of War series, this is a great chance to relive the controller-snapping difficulty present in one of the best pair of adventure games ever made.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With mysteries more elaborate and impactful, Danganronpa 2 is a masterfully crafted story that sets the stage for some challenging puzzles of logic and deduction.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 95 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Gears of War 4 also has the most stunning presentation we’ve seen in any Gears game. For the first time in the series, characters look more photorealistic than they do cartoonish, and the environment is alive with insane weather, deep darkness, and particle effects that are truly stunning.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    So yes…it’s worth the double dip. If this is your first foray into the world of Diablo, this is the absolute best version you can play.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you don't play Kirby Super Star Ultra, you're missing a great game. It looks great, it plays great, and there's lots of variety. What more could you want?
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Torchlight II represents the perfect iteration of a series, combining solid innovation from Runic along with a deluge of feedback courtesy of fans and player mods. Runic and Perfect World have given us everything we've asked for – I can't think of a single game that can make that claim in recent memory.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Torment: Tides of Numenera is a modern take on classic computer RPGs that tells an engrossing and original story, meditating on complex themes of identity in a strange world that just begs to be explored. While the combat seems a bit forced and uninspired, it doesn’t detract too much from the rest of the experience, and as a result I cannot recommend it highly enough.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    While other versions of Tomb Raider may be less expensive and offer a similar experience, the Definitive Edition combines the already stellar gameplay with vastly improved graphics, creating what is most certainly the best version of Tomb Raider available.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Furi kicked my ass, and I loved it. There was laughter, there were tears, but most of all, there was a goddamned great game. The combat is extremely taxing, but fair, and the narrative is surprisingly rewarding. If you’re a masochist, Furi is the game you’ve been waiting for.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of the best efforts of the year, unafraid and willing to take chances, and well-deserving of your time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It isn't very often you get a sequel that improves in so many areas without changing too much, but it is clear that Dance Central is worthy of your precious holiday dollars.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Stunning graphical overhaul aside, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age delivers several gameplay-improving mechanics never seen in North America. While balance is still occasionally wobbly, there’s no doubt that Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is a masterclass in the light but deliberate touch necessary to take something great and make it even better.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Teslagrad is an exceptional example of non-verbal storytelling, relying on delightfully smooth animation and clever puzzles to see the player through to the end.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    While there are some niggling bugs and occasional minor frustrations in the game, Red Dead Redemption gets so many things right that you’ll hardly even notice. Red Dead Redemption is the best Western game I’ve seen and I can’t recommend it highly enough.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy is a complete and utter masterpiece, and not playing it should be considered a criminal offense in the gaming community.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Symphony of the Machine is the epitome of what a virtual reality experience should be. It nails everything from visuals to sound, from challenges to object interaction, all without a hint of motion sickness. This peaceful puzzler will calm your mind, challenge your brain, nurture your green thumb and leave you wanting much, much more. It’s rather light on content, offering one to two hours of gameplay, but scores perfect marks in literally every other regard. While the short gameplay may be disappointing for those looking to squeeze every minute of entertainment out of their dollar, Symphony of the Machine is a must have for those dedicated apostles who seek to spread the gospel of VR.

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