GamingTrend's Scores

  • Games
For 2,204 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:
2,204 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    While the core Sleeping Dogs experience is still worth playing, the Definitive Edition is loaded with graphical issues and costs way too much for a game that plays worse than the PC version released two years ago.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Kudos to Epicenter Studios for trying something different and making good use of the Wii hardware. Unfortunately the throwaway story, the lackluster production values, and the over-reliance on scripting prevent the game from delivering a fully-immersive experience.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you have a young child who really enjoyed the movie, they will probably enjoy the game. It's a neat way to try to introduce them to some stealth gameplay as well. Unfortunately, if you aren't young, you will easily find the game too boring and repetitive.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Unfortunately it feels like Silicon Knights wrote the story on the back of a cocktail napkin and employed absolutely zero imagination in building the enemies we'd be facing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    I did have fun with it, and I'd recommend it to those who can appreciate the presentation and aren't quickly frustrated by an AI that seems to have an unfair advantage.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Beautiful graphics and scenery, but Ryse’s combat fails to reach the level expected of modern brawlers. Worth a playthrough for action fans, but little lasting appeal outside showing off your rig’s technical chops.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Thor God of Thunder isn't the worst comic book or movie based game. It's also not even close to being the best. Sega did their best to cut and paste the God of War formula and for the most part they succeeded. The action is non-stop and unleashing Thor's powers is fun. The game stays fairly true to what long time fans would expect from Thor and they even threw in the Jack Kirby costume for good measure. The biggest problem with the game is that it just never reaches its fullest potential and it certainly doesn't get close to being as good as the series it is imitating. Throw in a short four and a half hour play time and you have a game that is hard to recommend, unless you are a huge Thor fan. Of course it could be worse, the game could be based off of Syfy's Almighty Thor.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Overall, the puzzles in this game are great, but the loose, floating controls really hamper what would have been a great puzzle-plaformer. I'd only recommend this game for people who really-and I mean really-enjoy challenges.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Square took their time and delivered a solid port, giving the PC game several graphical and control options. It’s just too bad that the game they ported is such a mess in every other way.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Mario Vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars is not a bad puzzle platformer, it just doesn’t bring anything new to the table.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It’s casual in that it’s a fighting game that doesn’t require the memorization of combos.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Being a big DBZ fan, I really wanted to enjoy Dragon Ball Z: Tenchaichi Tag Team, and at first I did. But the game wore thin real quick once I figured out that all of the fighters control exactly the same way and you can win every single fight in the game using the exact same strategy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you can play the PC version, it is a much smarter investment to purchase The Sims 2: Pets as an expansion pack rather than this stand alone PS2 version.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    In short, Heroes Over Europe is a mediocre title which adds little to the arcade flight-sim genre.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Dragon Ball Xenoverse is excellent fan-service and has a ton of potential, which makes it frustrating as hell to see it held back by technical issues and repetitious combat.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The additional content is more than worth it to those who loved it, but for those lukewarm to the game, I’d wait a bit and see whether the next episode is compelling and then consider looking at getting this episode in the $30 four-episode season pass instead.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Tales of Xillia 2 ‘s greatest strengths are also its greatest weaknesses. Continuing the saga where it left off will be a joy for fans of the original who couldn’t get enough of its intricate world and colorful characters, but Bandai Namco’s choice to revisit a previous game may not satisfy those who are in search of new experiences in the Tales of series.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It’s always somewhat tacky to compare products, but it’s warranted when so very much is borrowed. This game is a bit of a knockoff of the superior Mark of the Ninja.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Games are for relaxation and fun – copy protection that impedes that and causes the user to spend time repairing their OS instead of enjoying their purchased product run counter to that.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of the franchise, by all means, consider adding this game to your collection, as it will let you slide into the shoes of some of your favorite characters. For all others, look elsewhere for your adventuring and competitive needs.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed is ultimately a decent iOS racing game that serves as a tribute to Sega’s past hits.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    The game isn't very good as an overall package, although the budget price might make it worthwhile for pinball enthusiasts looking for a couple of new tables to play.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    The game does over multiplayer with up to eight players. Even here, however, the game seems somewhat limited in scope. You have only a handful of maps, and only four game modes, two of which are ranked.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    That being said, the game is boring, lifeless, tedious, and a chore to slog through for veteran gamers.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    The concept is solid and new elements like sense of smell are great ideas, but the execution and lackluster A.I. just don’t add up to the cohesive product it could have been.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, a great concept got lost in a morass of poor decisions and overcomplexity, if that's a word.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Rumble Roses XX could have been a contender against DOA4 and still set itself apart from the fray. Instead, the game comes off as juvenile with plenty of moves that would only seem to be appropriate in movies you’d find in a dark hallway in the back corner of the video store.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    It was amusing to play in a party setting, getting to watch people get into the music who would not normally. An average title.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    When boiled down FD 18 is really a 3rd-person shooter with not much variety.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    If you like Redneck jokes and the idea of taking short trips in a big rig, you might get a kick out of this game.