GamingTrend's Scores

  • Games
For 2,700 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 4.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 78
Highest review score: 100 Halo 5: Guardians
Lowest review score: 5 Viridi
Score distribution:
2700 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier provides the true sequel to this beloved series that fans have been waiting for. The game is a high mark for PSP platform games and it really shows off just how much graphical performance a developer can get out of the handheld.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Everything is good, but could be better. The omission of features that are present in last gen systems is inexcusable.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Launching for $35 USD, Brain Age is a bit pricy for what it delivers. But for that price you get a variety of different games that will truly challenge your mind, record your progress, and give you a serious sense of accomplishment if you actually manage to claw your way up in terms of performance.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The game that will replace "Lumines" to satisfy my quick puzzle game craving.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    This is a very well crafted game, and aside from the sound issues, fits perfectly into the GBA's hardware. Atlus did us all a favor by taking a chance on this and bringing it to North American shores. I can think of only one thing I want to do after playing through it and seeing one of the endings.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A pretty decent title, if not visually off-putting.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    While the game does take advantage of the PSP’s networking abilities, some of the limitations really show up here, such as the lack of a second analog nub. Still, the controls aren’t too bad once you get used to them.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    My suggestion is that this game should definitely be purchased, but if you're playing "Dragon Quest VIII," wait a couple of months after finishing it to play Wild Arms Alter Code: F, otherwise you're simply not being fair to yourself or to this great game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Describing QuestLord as “Solid and straightforward” runs the risk of making the game sound dull, but I want to stress that that’s not the case. The graphics are well-crafted for what they are, though you have to appreciate pixel art to agree with that estimation, and even then you have to admire the throwback to the 1980s that QuestLord really seems to be going for.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Sports Champions 2, if nothing else, has shown just how the Move can be effective on a new set of six game types. While Tennis fell flat, Archery remains strong, and the Bowling portion was an absolute blast. I know that I just added bowling to our Sunday family game night, and for that I can certainly recommend Sports Champions 2.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The DS version of Echoes of Time stands on its own pretty well as a single-player experience, but most people are interested in Crystal Chronicles games for the multiplayer.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    I actually found myself enjoying it a lot more than other Madden games in the past.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    This is not an action packed role playing game, with limit breaks, kamehamehas, and sixteen button combos during combat. This is a game of exploring a Labrynth and learning to survive it by strength and wit. Calling it well written is hard to do, as it has only the basic framework of a story, letting the player make it up on their own. But I do find it fun to play, completing quests, earning experience, and delving the depths of the Labrynth with my Landsknecht and team.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Inadequate controls and chaotic 4 player co-op mode keep it from being a great game, but fans of the comics and movies should have plenty to be happy about.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The PS2’s slowdown monster rears its ugly head from time to time, mainly during huge (5+ monsters on screen) fights.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The game is incredibly deep with a lot of different modes to keep you busy for a while with high production values.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    For a dogfighting newbie, IL-2 Sturmovik seems like a great place to start.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It plays smooth and fast, and like a bright flame it burns out earlier than it should.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The controls may drive you nuts at first, but give it some time.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Even if you don’t have any other versions on other platforms, SWAP Force on 3DS is a decent 3rd person 3D platformer. Just don’t expect a 3DS interpretation of the console SWAP Force game – it stands on it’s own pedestal, and it can fit your toy collection inside a pocket.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It provides fantastic visuals that has few rivals on the PS2. The sound and music of the game are top notch. The realism and grittiness of the game pull you right in and completely immerse you in the battle.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    If you've never checked out this series before, you should know that there's a demo for the original Deponia up on Steam – so be sure to check that out and judge for yourself whether this kind of game not only appeals to you, but will actually make you laugh. Godspeed, friend, and I hope you enjoy it. This is a game that deserves to be liked. I'll leave someone else to the task of actually enjoying it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    If you don't mind your fighting games on the simpler side you will find a lot to enjoy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Despite the repetitive nature of the game it just doesn’t seem to get old. There is always one more territory to take, just one more turn.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    All in all it's a decent game with only a few nagging issues to prevent it from being great. Comparatively, I think that the original did it better, but Spicy Horse has done a respectable job with the sequel.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    he game on average can take between twenty to forty hours to complete, but as with many other NIS titles, you can easily sink hundreds of hours into this,trying to see what all you can find in the random dungeons. It's fun, and at only $20, it's well worth the price.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Overall, Bioshock 2 is a good game. Not stupendous like the first one, but then again, it doesn't have a lackluster ending like the first one did.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The minigames in this feel somewhat wasted and limited, but the party modes themselves can be a lot of fun, adding some definite multiplayer mayhem to the title.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Ys: The Oath in Felghana is a fun action RPG.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    If you've never played Resident Evil 4, then the $20 price of entry is worth it and I highly recommend you experience the survival-horror genre at its finest. Especially considering that the genre has become something of an extinct race, particularly on consoles. If you're already familiar with the game it really comes down to how fond you were of that first experience.