GamingTrend's Scores

  • Games
For 2,805 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 4.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 78
Highest review score: 100 The Talos Principle
Lowest review score: 5 Viridi
Score distribution:
2805 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    While PD0 may not be a revolutionary game, it can be considered a huge evolutionary step in the right direction.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Those looking for a challenge need look no further than Fire Emblem: Awakening, and newcomers can enjoy a much more accessible experience via the casual mode. With steady innovations such as the improved sound, relationship system, and online functionality, fans can finally rejoice at the series' return to Nintendo's newest portable device.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Soul Calibur II just oozes replay value. From the extensive Mission mode, the 23 characters you can unlock, the 10 game modes, and over 200 unlockable weapons and costumes means that you will be playing this for a long time, and that is supposing you don't have any friends to play multiplayer with.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed Dishonored you know exactly what you are in for here.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The stealth aspect of the game is completely addicting.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This is just a fantastic game and I hope people can look past its arcade racing roots.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If you love 4X games, this is the game to get. Due to all of the content, this game is the king of the hill in this genre.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Superb to look at, listen to and play. It's just too bad online couldn't have had more meat to it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A wonderful package. Don't wait on the bargain bin for this one, as it is worth the price from the get go.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Overall, Rock Band 2 may be mostly incremental in upgrades and seemingly more of the same, but from where I sit on my drum throne, that isn’t a bad thing at all.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    As the credits roll on this 11 hour journey, I’m pleasantly surprised to see such a great title come out of a brand new studio. The team at DONTNOD Entertainment have brought something unique to the table, giving us not only beautiful graphics and incredible sound, but also a new combat approach wrapped around a very engaging storyline.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    MLB 09: The Show was a great Next Gen restart for the franchise, and MLB 10: The Show delivers nicely on that promise.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The control is simply phenomenal with the Logitech Driving Force Pro... A force feedback wheel where it pushes against you as you go into a turn at high speeds is just spot on.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Shivering Isles is an excellent addition to the Oblivion world, and it isn't just a small set of quests or a building that you can use during your travels. It is a fully realized realm for you to adventure in, with a story all of its own.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    From mind blowing graphics and lighting effects and the brilliant experience of speed. The enormous amount of vehicle choices and racing options. Music choices out the whazoo, and stellar sound effects.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Overall, the game looks like it has been rebuilt from the ground up. The removal of the guitar portions, a slick new interface, a more evenly distributed soundtrack, and a few new tricks to keep you on your toes make this a far more polished product.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is not only one of the best Wii games of the year, it's one of the best games to hit the system ever.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    PvZ succeeds masterfully at simplifying the tower defense genre into a game that nearly everyone can enjoy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    THQ and Rainbow Studios have really hit their stride with the MX vs. ATV franchise. Not only have they managed to address every minor issue that plagued previous incarnations of the series, the addition of persistent terrain deformation and Reflex rider control absolutely take this game to the next level.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    With sharp execution, uncounted hours of gameplay, and gorgeous sound and video, you'll be hard pressed to beat this game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Ultimately though, RIFT has had one of the smoothest launches in MMO history, and Trion Worlds has shown publicly that they're willing to own up to their mistakes as soon as they're made, and are quick to enact change to prevent things from recurring, as shown by their near-instant creation of the coin-lock system and their authenticators, as well as their reaction to the end of the River of Souls event.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    So much fun and so well made that it completely obliterates the insultingly awful "Call of Duty: Finest Hour." This is the game that war gamers have wanted on a console, and it delivers the thrills and entertainment in ways I did not think possible.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The game is realistic and fun, albeit an on-rails shooter at the core. Some parts of the game just beg to be replayed while others have you scratching your head why they aren't longer to begin with.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The game makes a lot of headway in terms of story quality, and the customization is beyond what we’ve seen in any sandbox title to date. While Saints Row 2 doesn’t reinvent the genre by any means, it brings more than enough big pimpin’ gameplay to keep me busy for a while.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    As with every music game, it's all about the replay value, and Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock has plenty of that. I can't say enough good things about the quest mode, Party Play is shaping up to be more user-friendly than ever, and the amount of competitive and co-op gameplay options are all great fun.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Bowser's Inside Story takes a lot of the great things about the series, ratchets them up to 11, and leaves them there the whole time.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Yuke's and THQ set the bar quite high with last year's rendition of this franchise, and they could have easily taken the year off and rested on their accomplishments. It is quite impressive to see that the development team has stayed hungry and added some key elements to this franchise that fans are going to go absolutely wild over.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Yuke's and THQ set the bar quite high with last year's rendition of this franchise, and they could have easily taken the year off and rested on their accomplishments. It is quite impressive to see that the development team has stayed hungry and added some key elements to this franchise that fans are going to go absolutely wild over.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    I loved every minute of it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It fits squarely between "Need for Speed: Underground 2" (a game I didn't like) and "Burnout 3: Takedown" (a game I loved), but tends to lean very close to Burnout 3 on the scale.

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