GamingXP's Scores

  • Games
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: 77
Highest review score: 99 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 20 Skiing Resort Simulator 2012
Score distribution:
1950 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning provides not only fast-action, but also a great story, a cool battle system and beautiful locations. Even if there are a few things you've already seen somewhere else, the developers from 38 Studios did a pretty good job.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A worthy successor, spectacular, yet slightly problematic when it comes down to its AI. As MW3 offers a great experience and a strong multiplayer mode, it can be recommended.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Rockstar Games did a very good job. For race-newbies Midnight Club: Los Angeles is an ideal game and graphics rock, too. A good game to enjoy the Christmas holidays!
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    One of the best beat’em up’s ever. Disappointing that you can’t play the story in co-op with a second player.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Medal of Honor leaves you with a shallow taste. On the one hand, it's a very good and intense game, but on the other hand, there are so many elements you've already seen in other shooters. Moreover, the graphics really could have been much better.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Fieldrunners is a quite entertaining tower-defense game that comes with tanks, motorbikes, helicopters and more. A disadvantage is that the levels are quite long, which is not the best, if you are around outside.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The graphics are just stunning, and the gameplay works like no other title on the Wii. For fans this one is a must-have, and it's your best start if you haven't played any of the other Metroid games.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, Dragon Age 2 has not met my expectations. The epic story of Dragon Age: Origins made me play the game for hours, but Dragon Age 2 lacks a gripping story. Most of the time you create bloodbaths by running through the same dull dungeons. There are some improvements like a talking main character, but it's not a new Dragon Age, it's rather a hack'n'slay with a touch of roleplaying. If you missed some action in Dragon Age: Origins, then you should get Dragon Age 2, but if you loved the atmosphere, the story and the freedom of choice, then you should expect something different.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Warriors of the North is another great add-on for King's Bounty. The new Nordic campaign, creates new enemies and warriors, that bring more tactical opportunities. If you like the genre, Warriors of the North will be fun.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Don't await too much of a story but a good piece of action with this spin off from the mystery drama Alan Wake. A nice and new way to find new players for a franchise.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The level barrier is raised to level 30 with this DLC, which is a very cool aspect. Sadly the RPG parts of Broken Steel are not so well done.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    WWE '12 is a step in the right direction. The arcade controls make the game more accessible, there's a nice selection of superstars and the multitude of options for content creation is incredible. However, many gamers simply want to play, and unfortunately, the restrictive Road to WrestleMania campaign is the biggest weakness. I note that with a wooden expression (like an ingame superstar) and have to deduct points. A shame: the game offers tons of wrestling atmosphere and is a must-have for WWE fans.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Normally, games aren’t that awesome, if they are based on movies, but this one does nearly everything right. The fighting system is known from the Final Fantasy series and the story is very exciting.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Hydro Thunder Hurricane is a fast racing game for casual players and fans of the Burnout series.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Despite some issues in the graphics department The Dakness II is a great action game, and delivers some cinematic flair on the Xbox 360 console.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Pure fun, nice graphics and a good sound go side by side with a charming gameplay.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    EA did it again, but this time in the MMA section. The handling of EA SPORTS MMA is remarkably innovative, and thus the game is very attractive to any fan of sports, especially fighting sports.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Harvest Moon veterans and experienced dungeons crawlers with the will to interact with every NPC will fit right into the world of „Rune Factory Frontier", yet all other friends of this sort of gameplay will find that playing at their own pace gives everyone enough time to learn all there is to know. A true must for fans of somewhat slow, but steady games.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    An arcade retro basketball game with dynamic AI, an intense 2 on 2 gameplay and players from the past. I love it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Not only fans will get entertainment for their money! The long list of original fighters out of the UFC and the great orchestration make this game also advisable for casual and new gamers.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Stacking is beautiful to look at and its story about child labor and the stereotypic underdog is heartwarming, yet its controls are sloppy, cut scenes are far too long and for 1200 MSP it might be a little bit pricey for its short length. Nevertheless, it's worth a look for those who love riddles and that 20ies' charm.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    An exceptional expansion pack that further adds to the base game's medieval atmosphere.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The last Remnant is definitely not perfect, but very entertaining! Although the story isn’t very complex you’ll ask yourself after 40 hours of gaming: What ... 40 hours already? This title is a must have for roleplaying-fans that own a Wii.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    In years, Final Fantasy XIII-2 is the first game in the series that has a rousing and epic story and amazing cut scenes as well. Fans who were disappointed with the last two releases should really take a look at this one. The graphics and the sounds are outstanding and there is more freedom in gameplay than you were offered in Final Fantasy XIII. The only bad things remaining are the most boring combat system I have ever seen and lame side quests by Final Fantasy standards. A step – hopefully just a first step! – back on track and certainly recommended.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    As all parts of the Tekken series the sixth also entertains for hours and hours, especially when you are challenging your friends!
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Wizorb is the right kind of snack for those, who want some retro-feelings paired with challenging Arkanoid-style gameplay and some bits of role-playing flavour. Enjoy!
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Even when the graphics aren’t up to date anymore, Napoleon: Total War is a great add-on to one of the best strategy games ever. Especially the drop in battles is very exciting.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    If you ever wanted to know what it's like to beat up passer-bys, defend yourself against rivals and use a giant sex toy as a weapon, this is your best shot. Lots of humor, a great coop mode and a bunch of side quests will bring joy to the players, there's no doubt about that.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    In my opinion, Need For Speed Hot Pursuit revitalizes the series with regards to old virtues. The arcade steering keeps you up with fast paced race action.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy XIII does not only offer the best presentation of an RPG on the Xbox 360, it also entertains for many hours because of the great though linear story.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Pure is a very nice arcade racing game, especially the multiplayer mode convinces.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Right next to Medal of Honor, this one's struggling to be your action game of the year. It's more suited for veterans than for beginners, and the ending smells roughly like DLC. Nevertheless, great game!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A beat 'em up has to be fast, colorful and full of action. All these points have gone into Fate of Two Worlds making the game to a must have for every comic aficionado.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A very good game which will entertain more than simply fans of the Street Fighter series. Long-term motivation and retro-charm are a good combination, which will guarantee the success of this title.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    One of the top Minis at the moment: High quality and self-irony mixed up with addictive gameplay and a unique setting. Great! We want more Alpha Dog, please.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    NBA 2K10 is a well developed game! Already in the first match the atmosphere is totally realistic. Top diagram, top sound, top game!
    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The story is well told, a lot of variety is to be expected and the sound is pretty good: For me, The Sims Medieval easily is one of the best games in the series, if not the best. If you're in search for a surprise, this game could be just for you.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Port Royale 3 is currently one of the best trading simulations on the market.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Where graphical aesthetics, thrilling atmosphere and a cinematic soundtrack celebrate their marriage, the gamer always wins.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Where would you be without your team mates? In SOCOM: Special Forces nowhere, because in the higher levels you wouldn't win a medal without carefully planning out your attacks. If you're into tactics, you want to have a look on this one.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Army of Two: The 40th Day is a great co-op game, but also the single player mode is entertaining, even if the commando system is definitely focused on the essential.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Lego Universe may be the wrong game for hardcore- or for experienced gamers, but it's definitely a great MMORPG, which provides younger gamers with a great gaming experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    For 2 bucks, this game has more to offer than some higher priced competitors. Recommended for retro fans and genre specialists.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The vibrant community is what makes the difference, Forsaken World is simply not forsaken. The key points for a MMO are available right away: Cool graphics, lots of players and even more details.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    If you like Japanese fairy tales combined with a unique twist around gravity manipulation that's the game you should buy – finally also available outside of Japan!
    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It's a worthy part number nine, and the new modes make sense. Its essence focuses on the core: Beating someone else up, with stunning visuals and loads of fatalities.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Action fans on the Wii really have to buy this game. Trashy, but arrogating fights, a great cell shading look and funny mini games make this bloody tale of revenge to something special.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 is the best game so far in Konami's soccer franchise. Despite some graphical shortcomings and missing licenses, PES 2013 captures the heart and soul of football and delivers a great gameplay experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Lots of content, awesome fighters and an amazingly presented story.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Mr. Wake, welcome to the mass market: less demanding, more casual than the original. New players will be eased into the world of Alan Wake and fans will surely enjoy the new Fight till Dawn mode in addition to having some loving memories on the original game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Its main features are the high frame rate and the massive amount of brutality. Nevertheless, Shank is worth the low price and fun for at least some evenings.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This game finally leads Need for Speed back to where it should be. It's very addictive and rewarding.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Walking, skitching, creating new spots … It seems as if EA has drawn its whole attention to those, admittedly very important things, and so has completely forgotten to offer a new game. For “skate 2” feels, looks and is played just like the prequel.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Nice, dark and violent sequel with a lot of new stuff.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The PC Version of The Darkness II is in no way inferior to its console siblings.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It is a nice and solid remake of a good game in an amazing series. The graphics may be a bit disappointing and the story takes a little to really take off, but then the game is simply fantastic. RPG fans will fall in love with the great story and its orchestration. Though not as good as its successor, Persona 2 has a unique game play, including the spreading of rumors and negotiation with demons, and a great variety of personas to be summoned. If you love classic RPGs, you should order the game today and dive into the world of Sumaru City.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Syndicate delivers a convincing performance on the Microsoft console. Especially the fact that there is no online pass needed for the multiplayer mode is reason to rejoice.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Dante is back! At times the gameplay may be a little monotonous but there is speed, fun and atmosphere to be found in DMC – Devil May Cry. The new style sits well on Dante and Combichrist's soundtrack perfects the return of the arrogant demon hunter.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    With their constant improvements the franchise has blossomed to the king of simulators. The many innovations are great, now you don't have just the cows, you also have to take care for your sheep and chickens, the free placeable objects and buildings are also a good idea and the sound and look of the licensed vehicles are just amazing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Digital Reality and Grasshopper Manufacture managed to port the old school genre of side-scrolling shooters into the modern age of videogames. Sine Mora is definitely worth downloading, not just for genre fans, but also gamers new to it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Comic racers were yesterday, Blur is today. The graphics aren't really detailed, but the effects are outstanding. Blur is pure adrenaline, but it can get frustrating a bit as well.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Activision does almost everything right and delivers a nearly perfect sequel. Skylanders Giants offers an enormous amount of content while all the great things the predecessors offered are imbued or originally found again.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Patapon 3 belongs to an array of games which changed the world a little bit. It's insanely addictive, training your Patapons will consume your time completely, and there's nothing more to add than a recommendation.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Action-Puzzler will love the fascinating mix of unlocking new flowers and improving your timing skills. You just can't stop playing … come on and get 'em all!
    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A real gem for every game collection. We felt greatly entertained by its black humor, its sarcasm and the brutal comic action. The controls which are easy to pick up round out this enjoyable package which is already whetting our appetite for the second installment.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    L.A. Noire is something different, something new, sometimes frustrating, but an experience not yet seen in any other game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Need for Speed: Rivals may not revolutionize the genre but it is an enthralling racing-experience that shows an interesting new way for the combination of single- and multiplayer-gameplay.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Angry Birds is addictive, whether on PSP or not. It's funny and simple and a skill game for the whole family.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Players appreciating story as well as gameplay will be satisfied. A LEGO game never has looked this great and was so lively, but it's still the old LEGO formula. Still worth a look or two.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Victoria 2 is a very complex strategy-game, which offers you a very complex and exciting gameplay.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    MySims Agents is a typical adventure game with a variety of mini games. Overall it’s a fantastic game for everyone!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Assassin's Creed III sure as hell provides one of the best gaming experiences so far on Nintendo's new console. Despite some technical issues the recall value and the hunt for Templars once again round out a great game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Brink has promised a lot and at least kept some incredible features.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Playstation All-Stars: Battle Royale is for sure the best fun-brawler yet.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Featuring a highly interesting story, a tremendous setting, great characters and an overwhelming soundtrack, A New Beginning easily can be regarded as the adventure of the year.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's the best game on the 3DS I've ever played and the mix of LEGO and Pirates of the Caribbean, the gameplay, the atmosphere and the story is nearly perfect. If you like Pirates of the Caribbean, then this one is a no-brainer.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The ultimate retro love letter has convinced me to remain in the past. Highly addictive, great allusions towards other games, a perfect presentation and cool gimmicks make 3D Dot Game Heroes to one hell of a must-have for retro fans, even though the engine doesn't handle the lighting very well.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Plants vs. Zombies has been well ported, the good concept of gameplay works on the NDS.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sonic Colours is one of the big surprises on the Nintendo Wii this year. The package is really good and can only be recommended to all Sonic fans.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With BlazBlue - Calamity Trigger, Arc System Works has developed a real surprise hit. Although the fans would have preferred a new Guilty Gear, this game is a great title on its own.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    FIFA 10 feels like the old days - it‘s remarkable without giving reasons to hype about the game. Graphics are nice, sounds and comments are pretty bad, and if it weren't for a great Be A Pro and Manager Mode, it‘d just be another average soccer game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Dungeon Defenders successfully combines action, RPG, strategy and tower defense into one game. Even though it might not be the best title to play on your own, it surely is an amazing lot of fun in multiplayer and/or online play. Colorful cartoon-graphics and a suprising depth in gameplay make Dungeon Defenders a title that is definitely worth the low Playstation Store price.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Deep Silver and Daedalic Entertainment have done a great job in not trying to bring the pen & paper gameplay to the PC, but choosing the way of the adventure. Subsequently The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav is more like an interactive novel – a good one for that matter.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Toy Soldiers: Cold War is a good conclusion of this years Summer of Arcade. The game play elements not only tieing well into each other but also being great fun by themselves is key to this. Whoever enjoyed the single player experience will volunteer for the Toy Soldiers army in the brilliant coop-mode.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For a small amount of money you get so many hours of fun gameplay – thanks to the multiplayer mode and the many scenarios. I can recommend this add-on to everybody who is a fan of the Anno series.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Nothing new under the sun – that's spot-on. CoD: MW3 is a great game with no innovation. The graphics are outstanding, the sound effects amazing and the multiplayer as good as ever. The short campaign, the poor soundtrack, indestructible background objects and the shallow story, told in a confusing way, are disappointing though. Still, the game is very intense and well done. A must buy for all the fans.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Writer was the best part of whole Alan Wake "Season 1": Nicely drawn together story parts, variations in fights, innovative ideas, and a story driven content make the DLC a must-have for fans.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Despite the awkward name and a few motion capturing issues Sega's Olympic Games are a wonderful surprise this summer. The multiplayer is great fun, the commentators are rock solid and the extensive discipline offer makes an enjoyable game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    In terms of character creations, Obsidian managed to implement many improvements which totally make sense. Technically speaking, it's another Fallout like you know it: Questionable textures, some weird animations, a great story and so much to explore.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you seek a Fighting-Game fort the PS Vita, you will find the best one in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A game that is sure to change the lives of one or another console gamer.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Fortix introduces you to the world of tactics and you really learn something you could maybe use in the future. If the graphics would be more detailed, it would be even better.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is boxing like it's meant to be. Great atmosphere, no HUD in the way, big scaled career mode, good gameplay mechanics and lots of tactics. Camera issues aside, this is a boxing title for champions.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The singleplayer story may not be that long, but it's definitely worth playing and a good training for the arcade, Legendary Souls and multiplayer modes. Whereas the soundtrack is a bit repetitive, strong graphics and varied characters are big pluses. Who doesn't want to test his skills against players from around the world? Preferably in a good fighting game such as this.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The huge environment and the vast array of possibilities offer great gameplay-depth. The nanosuit combined with the bow is a unique feature, but on the other hand the campaign is a bit too short.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Jackie is back – with a new storyline, some new features and an all new graphic style. There are some major improvements on the controls front and more depth thanks to the skill system. Also, some gameplay changes help make The Darkness II exciting and entertaining.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Everybody who is looking for a real challenging fighting game will find it with MMA.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's been a long time, but this one's a really good point and click adventure. Fans of the genre shouldn't miss it.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great sequel to the first Assassin’s Creed (PS3, X360). If you played it you definitely have to buy this one as well.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Escape Rosecliff Island is a run-of-the-mill hidden object game with simple graphics and too many search missions.

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