GamingTrend's Scores

  • Games
For 2,762 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 4.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 78
Highest review score: 100 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Lowest review score: 5 Viridi
Score distribution:
2762 game reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is an excellent and well-made title which does a lot more right than it does wrong. Strategy enthusiasts looking for something new and fun away from a battlefield will find little to complain about in this game.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    1-2 Switch defied my expectations, providing an entertainment experience above and beyond that of what I thought was its closest counterpart, Wii Sports. It has a huge variety of games, some better than others, which appeal to both gamers and non-gamers alike. Although artificial restrictions placed on some games and game modes keep it from being as much fun as it could be, this is an excellent party game, and it’s just as much fun to watch as it is to play.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Repetitive, a little frustrating but well done and fairly well polished.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game gets a great deal right and brings collectable card games to the casual player, but there are a few things that really hurt it, like the short USB cable and a finicky eye that relies heavily on overhead lighting.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No right turns, a heavy focus on tweaking your car's specifications, and brutal difficulty. This is not a pick up and play title for the casual driving fan. However, if you prefer Gran Turismo to Mario Kart, this might be worth at least a rental.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There isn't a whole lot of replay value once you've finished the game, but the adventure is long enough to keep a player entertained for quite a bit of time.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No Man’s Sky is an unforgettable adventure, one plagued by lack of direction and lack of meat. It brings about one of the most incredible worlds ever seen in a video game, but it doesn’t always take advantage of that. Despite the issues, No Man’s Sky is a milestone in video game development.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This year, the changes to the defense and boost in presentation slide it away from “minimal” and feel much more substantial. But unfortunately, I find the player aspect of Connected Franchise to be one of the biggest parts of the whole Madden experience, and it being a husk of its former self is more than a little disappointing.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Eagle Flight transcends its simple concepts, bringing the world of flight to life in a way I could not have expected. With incredibly intuitive controls it is accessible by any audience, and all without nausea. If you own a PSVR, Eagle Flight is a must-have.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So is it worth playing? Actually, yes, though you’ll want to watch some footage first, or be aware of the limitations of rally racing. There is no traffic or simultaneous opponents, and the lack of precipitation takes away the fun and unpredictable elements of rally. With no snow, ice, rain or mud, the times you’re racing against feel fixed rather than based on the day’s conditions.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you aren't expecting much in terms of graphics or sound or are looking for an old school RPG playing experience on your PSP, you won't be disappointed by PoPoLoCrois.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Disgaea 4 is charming and light-hearted with a fun battle system with depth that is less on the surface than some might be looking for. If you’ve never played it before, the price and content packed in make the Vita version the right choice for those looking to try it out.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a challenging RPG that gives you plenty of options, then give Stranger of Sword City a good look.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Telltale’s take on Batman is fresh, and shows a side of Bruce Wayne most games shy away from, and that’s enough to make it interesting as we head into the rest of the season.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Heroes of the Storm is a more user-friendly approach to the genre, but lacks the depth and complexity of other offerings. A great game to pick up for a quick couple matches, filled with Blizzard star power and fun matches that last just long enough, but no real meta-gaming or theory yet.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the Force Unleashed might not completely live up to the incredible hype befitting a Star Wars title, it is still a worthy entry into the Universe.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Telltale has taken decent poker gameplay, some gaming culture icons, and an entertaining script and wrapped it up neatly into an affordable little package. For less than a cup of Starbucks, it’s hard to go wrong.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    BOXBOY! is a fun puzzle platformer that gets a lot of mileage with a simple concept.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Good game, Good graphics. Not as good as "Metal Gear Solid 2." Not enough content. Kind of short.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An impeccably crafted panegyric to the platformers we all grew up with, Blood of the Werewolf is hampered by imprecise controls and a dedication to difficulty that, perhaps, goes one step further than it should.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Snake Pass is a weird, wacky, and wonderful platformer with rewarding controls and great atmosphere. While there are a few minor issues holding it back, the game is a great throwback to the 3D platformers of the 90s, and a great indie title for the Switch.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Neverwinter was purpose built to be free-to-play, but they have also made the pay aspects fairly non-intrusive. They’ve provided an incredible amount of content wrapped around character classes that are a great deal of fun to play.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tomodachi Life is more toy than game, but it’s an intriguing, colorful, and consistently surprising one.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    RIGS is a fantastic foray into high-speed sports-like mechanized combat, and a great use of virtual reality as it realizes our giant robot fantasies. The long loading screens, canned animations and repetitious voice work aside, RIGS brings a lot to the table. From a fully-baked progression system, to gorgeous graphics and fast-paced and balanced play, it’s an exciting sports title. I just hope the nausea factor subsides quickly.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Trackmania Turbo lacks some of the series’ standards, but still offers a polished and engaging time-trial racer for those looking for a rush of speed. With tons of options for play and the constant chase for a better time, Turbo gets under your skin, and once it’s in there, it doesn’t let go for a long time.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is nothing quite like experiencing the catapult launch in EVE Valkyrie in VR. The game looks amazing, and the cross-play is seamless. The single player is a welcome addition, albeit a short one, and the new Carrier Assault mode shows commitment to expanding the game by developer CCP.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Carnival Games VR is an unexpected hit in my house. The intuitive control scheme made it fun for gamers and non-gamers alike. While having multiple players was cumbersome, there is a nausea-free simple and enjoyable VR experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There’s a lack of girth around the main game, with Draft Champions and Franchise Mode feeling like copies from previous EA Sports games. But at the same time, the on-ice play has never been better, the on-ice trainer is improved further and adding in net battles was a smart move. While it disappoints slightly, NHL 17 is still a must-play for hockey fans.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is a worthy memorial to a criminally underrated title, and although it falters at times, the design, combat, scenery, and world this game molds is one that deserves preservation.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of Resident Evil or rail-shooters and you own a Move controller then Resident Evil Chronicles HD Collection is a no brainer.