GamingTrend's Scores

  • Games
For 2,125 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 5.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 79
Highest review score: 100 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Lowest review score: 11 Alex Rider: Stormbreaker
Score distribution:
2,125 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    With a gripping story, top of the line graphics, fantastic sound, unsurpassed multiplayer, and innovations such as the Voice-Activated Order System - this is one of the best and most impressive games to come out on Xbox yet.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    By far the most beautiful game on the Xbox. I'd go so far as to say it is the best looking title on any system.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Controls are extremely tight and responsive. You are in complete control of Master Chief's movements, so any loss or mistake is completely your own.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This game oozes replay value. From the Xbox Live! to the improved interface, this game has legs.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Quite simply the best platform game ever seen on the Xbox. The game fires on all cylinders and delivers a solid platform adventure with hilarious characters and dialogue.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This is just a fantastic game and I hope people can look past its arcade racing roots.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    With this much improvement in the online mode after just one new game, I think Ubisoft will knock our socks off on the next generation of hardware.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Pandemic should collectively stand up and take a bow because they have expertly crafted a sequel that goes above and beyond the top-notch original.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The fun of this game is that you can pick it up at any time and swing around for a while and then shelf the title for the day. It is a rare game that you can do that sort of thing. Even the full missions are short enough where you can plow through one or two on a lunch break.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Fluid controls, good graphics and sound, and gameplay that rocks the gaming world proclaim this one a winner. The Weapon Master and other modes will keep you busy for a while, and the multiplayer fights seem to never get old.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a new co-op players-versus-AI-horde game, Dungeon Defenders is arguably the best option available right now. Great graphics, lovely music, tense gameplay – all with enough content to keep you coming back again and again, and avenues for both official and player-made content.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    From the opening cinematic to the garage to the customization to the races, you can just tell that the developers just love cars and they have poured that into Forza Motorsport 4.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Dead Island is a hell of a ride from start to (near) finish and is a zombie game that stands out from the rest of the pack.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    While the decent storyline, the online auction house, the active post-release tweaking and the addictive gameplay may be compelling reasons to own Diablo III – Blizzards newest game is king for one reason : accessible gameplay and repeat visits to Sanctuary.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    In the end I came to the conclusion that made the most sense – Rock Band Blitz is another accessory for my Rock Band experience. When you stop thinking about it as a separate product, picking up this downloadable title just makes sense.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    For those who still haven't had a chance to enjoy the amazing experience of Mass Effect 3, the DLC will integrate well with your experience and enhance an already enjoyable game, but for anyone looking for a reason to dust off their copy of ME3 for Leviathan, the DLC may prove too much trouble for such a brief expansion and not worth the $10 price tag. If you're a hardcore ME fan however, you won't want to miss out on the exciting content revealed about the Mass Effect universe.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Guild Wars 2 represents a raising of the bar for MMOs, taking the best aspects of a great many titles that have come before it and polishing them up in a way that makes it addictive and fun for all. Given the rate that ArenaNet has been addressing player concerns and patching them, I think we can expect great things from Guild Wars 2.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Whether you like to sneak, like to slay mercilessly, or somewhere in between, there is something here for you. Dishonored is very easily a contender for Game of the Year.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Freerunning has taken on new life with Connor's ability to flit through the trees, and the new weapons hem nicely into the freedom and wealth of options of the series...I can personally guarantee it'll see the top of many Game of the Year lists, perhaps even our own – Assassin's Creed III is a masterpiece.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Crashmo is a natural extension of the concepts introduced by Pushmo. Sure, it gets much harder much faster than Pushmo, but it does so much more with less that it easily surpasses the achievements of its predecessor.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed Dishonored you know exactly what you are in for here.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Still, original owners clearly weren’t the primary target of Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, hence it being released as a stand-alone title. The real target, for better or for worse, are brand new players who haven’t been introduced to Capcom’s newest fantasy property.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move is a great game and excels in providing challenging and enjoyable puzzles
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Even two years after its original release, Mortal Kombat remains one of the best fighting games ever made.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Red Barrels have done a fantastic job combining an intensely disquieting setting, a unique visual look, and an incredibly effective camera gimmick to ensure that nobody escapes Mount Massive without a few nightmares.