GamingTrend's Scores

  • Games
For 2,788 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 What Remains of Edith Finch
Lowest review score: 5 Viridi
Score distribution:
2788 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The newest installment in the Far Cry franchise runs into a few hiccups, most namely its tiring combat system. The new taming/companion system is well executed and Ubisoft has crafted a respectable amount of detail with their sculpture of 10,000 BCE. While it sometimes feels like just more Far Cry, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hitman’s second episode leaves me far more optimistic for the game than its first episode did. A large, sprawling level ripe with exploration opportunities, Sapienza is a far better destination than Paris. That being said, technical issues still hinder the game from being something better.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands is equal parts new approach to a storied franchise and familiar and well-trod open world systems. While it doesn’t break a great deal of new ground for the genre, when played with friends this cooperative open-world game can be an amazing amount of fun. Those moments are tempered by technical mishaps and inconsistencies that can be patched, but as a result, this launch ride is going to have some technical potholes that put a damper on an otherwise excellent experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The minus is once you beat it you probably will not want to play it again. The replay value just is not there. However you should hold onto the game to show people down the road what an innovative game is like.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Valley of the Yetis has a few issues, the major one being the stripping of all your hard work in the main game, but it is still a ton of fun.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rory McIlroy’s PGA Tour will disappoint some, as it does not hit the levels of insanity teased during its E3 2014 trailer. But the improvements found within the gameplay mechanics help produce one of the best golfing experiences in years.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A love letter to the 16-bit era, Arelite Core is a great indie addition to the JRPG library. With its excellent battle system and colorful cast of characters, this game is a great trip down memory lane.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sounds in the game, or lack thereof, irritate me to a point, and the acting is rather subpar too, but I could hardly walk away from the game to eat.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is a morsel that updates a small bit of the past with a very nice Dream Drop Distance HD Remaster, details a bit of the present with the χ Back Cover cinematic, and shows a smidge of the glorious future with Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage. The gaming content is high quality, but low quantity, leaving you wanting more. Great for junkies needing a Kingdom Hearts bump to get them through the long wait should get this immediately.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yes, it's campy and silly in parts, and yes, it's not something many western audiences are going to be used to. However, I feel that Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love is definitely worth the look.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While I’m surprised that Just Dance 2014 continues the tradition of not letting us import our old tracks, it offers plenty of new features to make the series innovative instead of iterative.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Slain is a fun retro platformer with a slick combat system, great visuals, and a killer soundtrack. While its difficulty feels unfair at times and the Castlevania-inspired levels and enemies may be a little too close to the source material for it to feel totally original, it’s still a blast to play.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Evolve is a brilliant concept that, when matched with the right players, can be a lot of fun to partake in. The many unlocks and well-balanced characters build upon that at every step.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I was surprised at just how much I enjoyed the additional immersion of Pinball FX2 VR. It’s completely nausea free, and it looks fantastic to boot. While the neck angle required to work the table is a little uncomfortable, Pinball FX2 VR is a great new way to experience the amazing work of Zen Studios and their pinball tables.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lost Orbit is fast-paced, adrenaline-filled fun with a story that, while entertaining, feels like an odd pairing to its gameplay.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From perfectly motion captured fighters, seamless online modes, and excellent presentation, UFC 2009: Unleashed truly is “As Real As It Gets”.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Fruit of Grisaia is a great visual novel. Although it’s somewhat marred by pacing issues, the high moments of story are more than enough to make you forget all about them.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Assassin’s Creed Rogue doesn’t do anything particularly innovative or different, but it builds on the fantastic ideas Black Flag brought to the table and adds a bit of its own flair. It’s a shame it’s been relegated to last-gen hardware though–here’s hoping it’ll get a chance to stretch out its legs.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Resident Evil 4 was a monumental achievement upon its release back in January 2005, and it is still one that video game connoisseurs appreciate today.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of the JRPG genre who are looking for a challenge and aren’t bothered by the facepalm-worthy tropes will be delighted with the experience. This game won’t do much to capture anyone who isn’t already interested in the series with its very confusing mechanics and foreign gameplay structure.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As it stands now, it feels like a strong foundation coupled with a thin story and some baffling missteps on the MMO aspects of the formula.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An average game, with some elements that take it to a higher level. What’s frustrating about it is there aren’t enough of these elements throughout, otherwise it would be a top-notch title.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s unfortunate that this sequel has the blender feel to it, as the original game was a blast to play.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a game, it’s unpolished, but as a rumination on mortality, it’s an interactive poem.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Filled with a relaxing soundtrack and delightful minimalist visuals, Ovivo is a mellow game that has a feeling of whimsy across its world. While the presentation may be a bit lacking, this game is a unique treat in the platformer genre.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Deus Ex: The Fall may not have been the game we were asking for, but it’s definitely a worthy addition to the franchise. Its less-than-stellar controls and a handful of bugs keep The Fall from being truly great, but if you’re looking to hop back into the yellow-tinted world of human augmentation, seven dollars isn’t a bad price to pay for sneaking around and reading everyone’s emails.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    WWE 2K14 still features some unfortunate issues, but those can be easily ignored as the 30 Years of WrestleMania mode soars past every possible expectation you may have.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    We’ve seen destructible environments before, but never to this degree. Unfortunately, with gameplay this shallow, it doesn’t bring the genre to a new level.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    While I can't help like feel like Starbreeze missed the mark in relaunching the single player experience, they have locked onto my neural pathways in a big way in multiplayer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Doesn't quite reach the level of Left Field's N64 masterpiece "Excitebike 64," but it does bring a good game of dirt racing with smooth graphics to the table. If it had tighter controls, more bike sounds for different bikes and a little more originality in its levels I think this game would be superb.