GamingTrend's Scores

  • Games
For 2,699 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 Football Manager 2017
Lowest review score: 5 Viridi
Score distribution:
2699 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The story of the Half-Life universe is propulsive in its own right and the sheer zeal Valve has for this world and the characters in it is a joy to experience. Partnering with a truly responsive AI also has to be seen to be believed.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It is a great deal of fun with only a few instances where you feel like you are in over your head.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Citadel is fan service at its worst, but Mass Effect at its best. Clever dialogue, heart-warming callbacks, and enough content to make it worth the $15 price tag make Mass Effect: Citadel a worthy goodbye to a cast of characters that forever shaped gaming history.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The Story Mode will make you laugh out loud.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    While it does share many of the same themes and gameplay styles, Darksiders is truly its own game, with its own set off high points and low points. Whether it’s the engaging combat or the surprisingly complex puzzle solving involved in many of the levels, Darksiders manages to consistently impress. This is absolutely a title that you do not want to miss.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The graphics, sounds, and controls are almost spot-on perfect replicas of their console counterpart. This is the best portable version of any Tony Hawk game to date.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It’s not for everyone (even one of our own editors described it as “barf-tastic” at one point) but if you let its hooks into you, you will discover one of the most addictive, rewarding, crazy-ass games of recent memory.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    I’m sure that it took a lot of convincing to get Activision to sign off on moving to a modern setting instead of the wildly successful World War II model that has performed so well since the game’s inception, but it has paid off in spades.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    When all is said and done, Serious Sam 3 is just plain refreshing. It's nice to have a game that relies so much on flat-out enemy decimation, and which does it so well, so beautifully, and while providing at least the opportunity to share the experience with friends online.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If you've played CT before and never "got it," or if you've avoided it for whatever reason, now's your chance to give it the shot it deserves. It will be well worth your time.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Call of Duty: World at War is a fantastic title.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The Sly Collection is a great game for kids and adults who grew up with Mario will no doubt appreaciate the platforming gameplay.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Fans of Motorstorm will love Pacific Rift.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Ninja Theory has done a great job capturing the action of the Devil May Cry games, and you'll be hard pressed to find a better action game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    While I was cautiously optimistic in starting up Assassin's Creed 2, within the first three hours it had it's hooks in me.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The big things presented here are no slowdown, nice graphics, co-op Story mode play, a good amount of single and multi-player options outside of the Story mode and a plethora of extras and cheats to obtain.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The amount of swagger and sheer fun in “Just Cause 2” is tremendous, and needs to be played by you right this second.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This game is cranked to a volume of 11.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    With all of the great changes and smart moves made this year by EA Sports, Madden NFL 25 is a surprising success in nearly every facet of sports gaming. While there are still small issues that need to be worked out, Madden 25 is a vast improvement over the lackluster entries in the series over the past few years.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The Witcher 2 easily stands amongst the big boys in the CRPG crowd and is also the best Action RPG to come out since Mass Effect 2.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Even if you don't like strategy games, if you love action games and have an open enough mind to try out something a bit slower-paced, you will be rewarded with one of the most thrilling, thought-provoking, and heart-pounding games of the year.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This is a rock solid, genuinely excellent first effort by this developer. It's a title I intend to continue playing for the foreseeable future, and one I definitely recommend to those willing to give it a shot.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    I’m sure that it took a lot of convincing to get Activision to sign off on moving to a modern setting instead of the wildly successful World War II model that has performed so well since the game’s inception, but it has paid off in spades.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    For the rest of us, for those who just love playing good games with a great sense of style and high production values, Sly Cooper is not to be missed.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    At 1200 MS points it’s a small price to pay for the madness, and certainly lives up to its Castle Crashers pedigree for polish, poise, and preposterous premise.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Doom 3's visuals are an amazing testament to Vicarious Vision. They have taken a PC benchmarking staple and turned it onto an impossible console port.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The variety of missions/gameplay types is refreshing.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The biggest change to this game is the lack of a world map, and I was surprised by how much I missed it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It may be too kiddie for some, but it’s a solid platformer with a great looking world and really inventive puzzles, and above all else it’s a lot of fun. Plus, the voice acting is stellar and I’ve been busting a gut at some of the lines.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    But if you’ve been craving an action game which offers up the unique satisfaction of defeating big, truly difficult monsters and carving a new set of armor out of their salvaged skull, get this game now. You won’t regret it.