GamingXP's Scores

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For 1,950 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 78% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 16% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 99 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 20 Skiing Resort Simulator 2012
Score distribution:
1950 game reviews
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    • 78 Critic Score
    Don't look at MegaMind – Team Unite as your typical Movie tie-in, but more as an alternative to your usual party game and you might really enjoy it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Sacred 2 is a game that makes it really hard to write an article about. On the one hand, many aspects of the game have been successfully and outstandingly realized, on the other hand, there exist a lot of minor things that leave a bad impression.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Phineas and Ferb Ride Again was pretty entertaining, but the sequel is better. There are some new gameplay elements like the character customization, new mini games, a nice overview level map and the option to change your active character at any time. There could have been more variety on the mini games and better sound effects, but all in all, it's a pretty cool game.
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    • 78 Critic Score
    Everyone who wants to be the bad guy for one day should try out this repetitive title with loads of customization and some roleplaying aspects – it's worth playing in between, but a good story is missing in the end.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Need for Speed is back with a story, but lacks innovative elements and a motivating single-player experience. Hopefully EA will continue to improve the story and doesn't loose sight of the single-player game because of focusing on the Autolog.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    There's bound to be better action games out there, but this one is the best game featuring the Spider-Man franchise. A bit repetitive, but nevertheless a solid experience without major flaws.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    This is not a Motorstorm you'd expect it: multiplayer features to log what your friends are doing and radio controlled cars without boosts await those who are looking for something casual-fresh for their PS Vita.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    All in all it is a good successor to Lost Planet which has improved overall, but the handling experience is pretty unpolished. Your team is most likely to let you die alone in the enemy‘s base while they‘re simply porting to the checkpoint. Solid action game, but frustrating.
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    • 78 Critic Score
    Everybody who is looking for a real fishing game will have a good time with this one; but if you are not into fishing, the game is kind of boring.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Liberation Maiden is not that work of art you might have expected, but it has interesting basic approaches and the gameplay is well done.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Pinball Arcade is a real pinball simulation. If you like the gameplay of oldschool pinball tables, then Pinball Arcade is perfect for you. If you want a funny action pinball game, then this game may not satisfy you.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    In the world of Global Agenda it's your turn to help the agency to fight the regime of terror: unit with the thousands of other agents and defeat the enemy in various multiplayer battles. And as long as you keep playing the game in multiplayer-mode, it's quite entertaining – but nothing more.
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    • 78 Critic Score
    Archon Classics is a triumphant remake of a great game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A Kingdom for Keflings is an interesting city-building-strategy game combined with avatar-support. If you enjoy games like Die Siedler or Doshin the Giant you will be tied up to ten hours: very fair for 800 MS-points.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The first real Wii survival horror shocker! The Austrian developers tried something new and created not a great, but a good game for grown-up horror fans!
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    DodoGo! Robo is a pretty nice sequel to DodoGo!. For only 2 Euro, you get a entertaining, challenging and creative DSiWare game for everyone. I can only recommend the game to all DSi owners.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The Path is a successful experiment and a good example that there are signs of innovation in the games-sector. The fascinating fact about this game is that you will have to use your own fantasy very much.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    SBK Generations seems to have unlimited possibilities. You can change everything about your bike, talk to your engineer, adjust the degree of simulation and the strength of you opponents. Beside that you can choose from more than 120 teams, 190 drivers and 17 circuits, all licensed. The controls are pretty challenging but make a lot of fun. The extent of the game is huge. Too bad they didn't integrate a splitscreen-mode.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Gaijin tried to combine too many things in Birds of Steel, and the result isn't as good as it could be. It's just another flight sim that relies heavily on historical facts, but it doesn't quite shine.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    If you love the films Cars, Ratatouille, The Incredibles, Toy Story and Up!, you'll find this a nice addition and quite decent collection of mini games. But as a game, albeit quite solid, it's just no Disneyland Adventures, in scope or presentation.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Who wants to be a Millionaire? Special Editions is a solid quiz game, but passes up many opportunities.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Monster Hunter is a good concept to copy, and Namco has topped it off with a great projectile editor. Buy, don't just try, to experience the full depth of the play experience.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Hamilton's Great Adventure impresses with its coop mode and is fun for beginners and advanced treasure hunters. It is definitely recommendable for fans of the genre to purchase this puzzle-platformer.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's a nice tech demo for kids and fans of puppies. The third dimension adds a fine touch to the optics, but it can bring you some headache, too. With more replayability, this could have been a hit.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's a nice tech demo for kids and fans of puppies. The third dimension adds a fine touch to the optics, but it can bring you some headache, too. With more replayability, this could have been a hit.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    All in all I'm not disappointed, the mix of humor, riddles, and story and the coop-mode are entertaining, but I don't like the new, more action-driven gameplay as well as the bad tutorial.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's a nice tech demo for kids and fans of puppies. The third dimension adds a fine touch to the optics, but it can bring you some headache, too. With more replayability, this could have been a hit.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    If you like the kind of music that is presented in this game, you will have some hours full of fun. Everybody else I would recommend one of the “bigger” music games like SingStar or Guitar Hero.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The Guild 2 - Renaissance is a standalone-add-on for the game The Guild 2. It contains new professions, maps, buildings and countless new possibilities as well as ambiance improvements.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The Signal is a solid DLC with fresh gameplay ideas, but a short playtime (90 min.) and not so much progression through the story. Looking forward to The Writer.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    All in all Red Faction: Battleground is a funny action game for some hours of distraction, and nice to play with friends at home, too.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    If you like soccer and want to play before the real world cup begins, you make no mistake when buying this game. Although the atmosphere lacks a bit in comparison to the console versions, this title is good for playing on the go.
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    • 78 Critic Score
    Trivial Pursuit: Bet You Know It is a 2-in-1 deal with the classic trivia game and the new betting mode that combines it with a game of chance.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Just Dance is a really fun party game. But you should have some sense of rhythm. Playing with up to four players makes the game an awesome party experience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The new Most Wanted is no real "Most Wanted": It's an adventurous trip into the wide area of open world games without any string of story. For a quick drive the game is fun, but for a longer stay in Fairhaven it's missing a story and some guidance (apart from ongoing online matchmaking arenas).
    • 65 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Dillon's Rolling Western offers challenges and the mix of action and tactics is fun. However, the game's full potential, especially on the Tower Defence front, is not quite realized and some players will dislike constantly being under pressure.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It is not amazing, however it is a good action-adventure with a new interesting story and it is quite fun to swing through Manhattan. If you can handle some smaller shortcomings, you will have fun with The Amazing Spider-Man.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Since there are not many pinball simulations on the 3DS, Pinball Hall of Fame 3D: The Williams Collection can be recommended for any pinball fan.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Fortix 2 has built on the successful gameplay of the prequel adding some new features, 30 levels and monthly updates.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Fuse is fun to play with friends, but if you are expecting a revolutionary single-player-campaign, you are going to be disappointed.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Haunted has what it takes: a great story, some intrigueing characters and a touch of innovation on the puzzle level. Unfortunately, logic flaws, too short a duration and an ending that seems too much of a sales pitch for a sequel ruin the overall impression. Could have been great, is merely a touch above average.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Whoever had been looking for a very good ego shooter on the DS, has found it. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Mobilized has to be running on every DS of an adult gamer.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Moto Racer DS is one of the best racing games on the Nintendo DS. The handling of the stylus is a little bit difficult, but it entertains for hours when you became used to it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Looking for something to play while waiting for Diablo III? Crimson Alliance isn't brilliant, but still a fine way to spend the time.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    WRC 2 can't hold a candle to Codemasters' DiRT games, but Milestone did a good job in creating an enjoyable game nonetheless. WRC 2 grants rally atmosphere with howling engines and challenging tracks.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Crimecraft: Bleedout offers many opportunities to customize your character but it looks like a remake of All Points Bulletin.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    At least we have an adequate alternative to normal living room football. You also need the same amount of tactics, but simply have more choices! All the stuff you ever wanted to do in a sports game such as doping, corruption and fouls awaits you here. But you really need time to get used to the gameplay. If not, you won't really have fun playing this title.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    The question is: Is the new material of the add-on really enough? Yes, for about 20 euros it is…. But could be more.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    The game feels like a combination of previous Need for Speed games except the single player has been cut off. Add some role-play elements and you have a racing MMO.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Finally a PSP mini where the developers add another update to please the gamer. Diligent and favorable! This game is addictive but doesn't offer variety. Solid game, little price.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Spectrobes: Jenseits der Portale uses the whole spectrum of the NDS, no functions stay unused! Also the story, which is conceptualized to entertain kids, is quite good, even for adults.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Apart from the lack of various maps, the game is fun to play; at least the free demo version is recommendable.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    I wish I would have gotten more connecting factors to the original Fable out of this spin off – what remains is a nice beat 'em up for co-op fans without real highlights.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Defiance succeeded in making us patiently wait for the upcoming patches that are supposed to compensate the game’s weaknesses. The graphics aren’t more than okay, the story currently is lacking depth and the AI couldn’t act more predictably. Nevertheless, it’s this incredible MMO feeling that definitely saves Defiance from failing and provides decent fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    The way the story of the Ninja Naruto develops seems to be very appealing and sophisticated. Suitable for both, Naruto-veterans and –newbies!
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    • 77 Critic Score
    Learning with the PooYoos Episode 1 is a cute and good education game for children.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Beyond: Two Souls is one of those games which we want to applaud for its courage while we still regret how it stumbles over its own feet.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    There are some shortcomings but on the whole MotoGP 08 is a game which offers lots of race-feeling and fun. Especially, the multiplayer-mode is very entertaining.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    The developers stayed true to 100% Mech customization, with over 500 parts that seem to offer infinite possibilities. Unfortunately, the singleplayer experience suffers from most work clearly having gone into the multiplayer aspects. With those, however, Armored Core V offers an extensive Mech MMO.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Pressure is fun. That’s why we get back to it from time to time. It’s not designed to keep you going for hours, it’s more suitable for a quick round during your lunch break. The witty story, its decent sound and graphics and the fact that it’s simply to pick up compensate for the lack of variety in gameplay.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    You liked Starship Troppers? You always wanted to fight alongside all the other bug killing soldiers? Then Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon is for you! The game offers tons of weapons and even more enemies to beat. It's not the best game in history, but it's damn fun to kick some bug butts.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    For sure the developers invested a lot of time in this game, but the result is more average.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Aside from the focus on to the Masters tournament, there's nothing new here, and I clearly expected more from EA. The Augusta course, however, shows that they tried at least a little bit.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Payday: The Heist offers a great atmosphere, a well-done coop mode – a must-use feature due to a lacking AI – and fast paced action.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    All together Tales of the Screaming Narwhal is a title, which appeals to players of the older generation, who played the other Monkey Island games. Short, but a good adventure!
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    • 77 Critic Score
    In Toy Story 3 the child once again comes to the fore in the adult.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    If you love action-oriented, fast-paced fights with a bit of controller acrobatic placed in pretty linear dungeons, you will love Dungeon Siege III. Looking for a dungeon crawl? You'll be disappointed here.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    I simply put it this way: This game has got all you‘ve ever wanted from the Yu-Gi-Oh! universe. Featuring more than 4,000 cards from the trading card game, tag duels and opponents to your heart content – if you‘re a fan, you‘ve got to get it.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Fans of hack 'n' slays and an affinity for Japan can't do anything wrong by picking up this title.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    If you put up with the weak graphics and the strange sound, you will get some hours of fun due to the entertaining story and some nice gameplay features.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Wolverine is all about blood, gore and violence. The rest is plain and simple.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    It's hard to be the bad guy: The difficulty's pretty high, and you're learning constantly throughout your first hours playing Hoard. But after that welcome, Hoard becomes a strategy gem for every now and then. In multiplayer, however, it's a hit.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    A new sound! Instead of annoying Sims-music you can listen to songs from Katy Perry or Good Charlotte.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Anyone who likes Pokémon and wants to engage in the adventure with PokéPark will definitely have a filled day. At times, it is too simple and straightforward, but that is enough fun for especially young fans.
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    • 77 Critic Score
    Crash Time 4 - The Syndicate is a racing game that introduces nothing new or innovative to the gamers and is just fun to play for a certain while. But the racing element is a welcome feature and the city of cologne is rebuilt in a very fascinating and detailed way.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    The support of augmented reality is nice and collecting many different Denpa Men makes fun. If you're keen on exciting dungeons every now and then as well, The Depna Men may be just the game for you.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    StokEd is a little bit disappointing. Especially in the first hours you always have to do the same things. I prefer Skate 2.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    If you have enough patience and the rough heart of a hunter you will like the story mode, but arcade fans will be disappointed finding only a few action-paced shooting stands. Additionally you will have to play with the Top Shot Elite to enjoy the game the way it's meant to be played. A bitter-sweet symphony.
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    • 76 Critic Score
    NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits with its gameplay ideas is an interesting take on the jump'n'run genre, the play experience mostly sullied by unfair checkpoints. On a technical level, the PC version can't however deny the Wii roots. And Topware's box version is flat-out overpriced.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    NBA Jam is a good remake on the PlayStation 3 that is easy to learn and really entertaining.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    It's a solid shooter, but its story is served too blatantly and boldly. Fans of robots will have a good time with the game for the next weeks, but the average shooter guy should test it before buying it.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    We thought there would be a little bit more to the jetpack action announced. Surprisingly there is not. The lame story and always the same missions can’t excite for a long time. Dark Void ends up being just an ordinary “shoot and go” title.
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    • 76 Critic Score
    A collection of five arcade evergreens in a new look. I've given them a try and got addicted. But: The collection is just a snack for in-between, not much more.
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    • 76 Critic Score
    Booster Trooper is a platform-shooter in which you have a lot of different weapons, maps and modes you can choose from. It is especially a multiplayer game and is a lot of fun that way.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Just a little bit of fun and fast action for little breaks. Compared to the low price this game is ok.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A middle-classed first person-shooter for fans of the motion picture as well as hunters of aliens – not innovative at all, but solid in action and presentation.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    It‘s cool that a sequel is already announced. The playthrough time is about 20 minutes, a typical mini, but the game is very interesting and gives every fan of the horror genre chills.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A nice setting and many hints on the German media landscape and known Hollywood movies will entertain you for many hours – if you want. But it is no game to play in between, because the economic planning takes time.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    It features a great songlist, many options in terms of multiplayer and battles to the death. Unfortunately, only the guitar is worth playing – the other instruments haven't been implemented so in such a sophisticated way.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    AMY
    Amy rises above the zombie splatter masses with protagonist Lana really coming across as a depsperate young woman rather than yet another survivor who's practically a Navy SEAL and can mow down anything anyway. If only it were always clear what you're meant to do next. Still, you'll actually want to learn more of the story – not every survival horror game can claim that.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Saw
    Saw isn’t the great experience, but at least it is a good game if you remind yourself that it is based on a movie.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Play this game and you will experience Sam like 2D-Duke Nukem on LSD.
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    • 76 Critic Score
    An old-school jump'n'run with visuals like PIX'N LOVE RUSH. Great indie game for everyone.
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    • 76 Critic Score
    Unravel puzzles and explore a fantasy world sprung from an authors imagination, solve mini-games and hunt for hidden clues to restore storybook scenes and recover the authors collection.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    The developers of the Wii version have done a good job! Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II is a cool action adventure with a good balance of fighting, mini games, and dexterity.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Everybody who liked Heroes will love King's Bounty. Professionals will not feel challenged enough, although they will claim heavy loses in the course of some battles. Small mistakes in the menu and scrambling of battles should be fixed next time. A sequel must come, because King's Bounty represents a ray of hope in the almost dead genre.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Sesame Street: Once upon a Monster offer young players a game that pulls them into a world of cuddly monters well enough. Biggest drawbacks: it's rather short and stupidly inflexible in places. Still worth looking at for parents as Kinect-active entertainment for their kids.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights combines Zelda gameplay with Pokèmon stlye fights with a hint of Layton puzzles. A recipe for an adventure hit!
    • 56 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Yes, Die Kunst des Mordens: Der Marionettenspieler is a very entertaining game and offers brainteasers for old dogs and young detectives at the same time.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is a really good racing-game on the Nintendo Wii. It convinces with the typical NfS-feeling, a 4-player-splitscreen-mode, and a lot of different cars.