GamingTrend's Scores

  • Games
For 2,205 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 76% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 21% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 79
Highest review score: 100 Out of the Park Baseball 16
Lowest review score: 11 Alex Rider: Stormbreaker
Score distribution:
2,205 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    This is Civilization at its best and over time it will ripen like a fine wine and become a masterpiece. 2K Games have outdone themselves in making some massive changes without changing the core gameplay and alienating their fans.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Hands down this is the absolute best fighting game available on the market right now. Any fighting fan should rush to their store and purchase this game immediately, as this is a very in-depth fighter, one that has more longevity than most RPGs.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    There's a reason why New Super Mario Bros. sold a ton of copies on the DS, and New Super Mario Bros. Wii will continue tearing up sales charts: It's fun for everyone. If you're still on the fence about New Super Mario Bros. Wii, get off the fence and get it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    This is one you will enjoy from start to finish, and it absolutely belongs in your 360 library.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    With the massive amount of music, coupled with a evenly paced difficulty scale, DDRMAX is set to keep you entertained for the long haul.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Little pieces like a sprawling sidequest system, additional RPG-lite conversation trees, getting a "This is the story so far…" recap any time you click 'continue' from the main screen, the beautiful and incredibly-scaled heavily-varied environments, and the depth of the nuanced and familiar loot system all come together to support a fantastic storyline.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Not many games reach this level of polish and immersion. The brutal action, the fantastic sound and voice work, the incredible cutscenes, and the well-crafted storyline makes for a complete package that rivals any game you’ll find on the shelf.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Chock full of character, life and just plain old fun. It's got enough stuff to keep you busy for hours upon hours, and the ride is rarely slow or drags it's feet.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    I'll say again what I said at the beginning: Planetside 2 is a downright amazing game, especially for a Free to Play title.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    This is a solid contender for RPG of the year (along with "Oblivion" and the unreleased "Final Fantasy XII"), and is easily the best SRPG to come along since Disgaea itself, if not Final Fantasy Tactics.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    I'm stunned by just how much fun Fall of Cybertron is. This isn't a game that will redefine the genre or anything else hyperbolic in nature. What it is, however, is a tremendous amount of fun.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The use of the Source engine gave Troika the ability to use their talents on fleshing out the incredible storyline and remarkable atmosphere.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Possibly the best first-party game to ever come out on the Playstation 2. That’s a tough thing to say with Ratchet and Clank, Jak and Daxter, Sly Cooper and Gran Turismo out there, but it’s simply the truth.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    This is, by far, one of the best games on any platform – ever.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    For $40, this is one of the greatest compilation games ever released.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It is no surprise to anyone that has played a Bethesda game that they have come through on a beloved franchise, well worth several hundred hours of your life!
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Containing all of the downloadable content from the other two versions, as well as a fantastic story to boot, Bioshock is an incredible title.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Criterion has done the impossible – they've taken what is, arguably, the best race-and-chase game made for this generation and somehow made it so much better.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    This game is simply the modern day "NBA Jam" (which is ironic considering Midway is bringing back that line this year) with more to unlock and tons more things to do. This is the epitome of arcade basketball.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It isn't deep. It won't set a new standard for action games. But I had a great time playing and I believe you will too. This is the first Transformers game I've been excited about, and having played it I can say that my excitement was validated.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    With 25 characters and 29 stages, and only half of that available at start, you have a fighting game you'll be spending lots of time in. With almost 300 trophies available, you'll be spending lots of time trying to gather all of them as well.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It offers a fantastic adrenaline rush, great mood and dialogue to go with it, all while providing a considerable number of post-campaign and co-op challenges for those who want more.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Street Fighter IV is proof that you can take classic gameplay and update it for today’s game consoles and it will be hit.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The Old Republic hasn't raised the bar for MMOs, it completely reinvents the genre entirely.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    If you’ve never tried Port Royale or Patrician, but are looking to explore a truly engaging “period piece” that will provide hours of entertainment, take Rise of Venice for a spin. As the latest offering from Kalypso and Gaming Minds, the game succeeds at re-creating an age out of mind through the very modernity of its design, and the presentation is as slick as any other new release you’ll find out right now.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Drinkbox has crafted a brilliantly unique world on top of a platformer that combines the best of the classics, along with a few of its own ideas — things like two player local co-op is a feature I don’t think I’ve ever seen in a Metroidvania game, and I challenge more developers to try to include it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    I cannot stress strongly enough just how much fun and how addicting this game is.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    If you love RPGs for their rich characters and ability to tell a great story then Arc the Lad is for you. If you absolutely must have complex character development (stats), or an open ended game you probably won't like Arc the Lad.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Has the technical style of their earlier racing games to make for a fun, well played racing experience, and it has the necessary personality to make it more interesting than other typical racers.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The game is huge and you may not even get to the first dungeon for hours.