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: 76
Highest review score: 99 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 20 Skiing Resort Simulator 2012
Score distribution:
1950 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Greed Corp will surely be often played in our office, if there is anyone left to challenge me. Especially the multiplayer mode, but also the rest of the game is funny as hell.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Supreme Commander 2 will especially be appreciated by gamers who are looking for a real challenge. Fighting on multiple fronts, constructing new buildings, recruiting new troops and seeking for new techs you get all at once. Even though the graphics are not top I fully enjoy the game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Riders of Rohan is the best add-on for Lord of the Rings Online thus far. It has one of the best mounted combats I've ever seen in MMOs and with the great, atmospheric Tolkien universe it is a great game for every fan of the books or the films.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Whether PES 2012 can win the eternal struggle with this year's FIFA title is a close call and will eventually be decided by your subjective preferences. Me, I liked PES a tick better.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Fans will definitely love Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, as it features everything they valued about it's predecessors: humor, characters and quirky ideas. Lots of variety, replay value and cool dialogues definitely make this a fun game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I haven’t had that many fun for a long time. The fat princess shows how a great strategy game has to work.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A role-playing game for the Xbox360 every fan has to play! Beautiful anime-graphics and very good gameplay make this game to something special.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Even if you´ve played the game in the Amiga days, the new edition is worth another trip to melee and Monkey Island.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you like side-scrolling platformers, you should get Rochard. Immediately.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Darksiders 2 has a larger world, a fantastic loot system, weapons, which are able to level up, and an interesting story and great fights. If you can handle with obsolete graphics and some other little problems, Darksiders 2 is definitely worth looking at.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    After the brand hit rock bottom last year with Dark of the Moon, Fall of Cybertron rises like phoenix from the ashes. The game provides a great campaign and an encouraging multiplayer mode. That's the way licensed games should be done!
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    In comparison with other add-ons, Ambitions is really well made and integrates real gameplay treats for you. The only missing thing about The Sims is the multiplayer, so please, EA, think about it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The new developer combined new features with the good old gameplay. That's fresh and more enjoyable for party game fans. The singleplayer mode is merely solid, while the multiplayer is pure entertainment.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ninja blade offers a diverse gameplay, big monsters and lots of action are mixed with some roleplaying elements. This mix rocks, especially for fans of Japanese games. Sad enough the story is short and you won’t find a multiplayer mode.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Alien Breed Evolution is a great arcade shooter scoring with its fantastic atmosphere. The fact that it is that short hurts a little bit, but still the 800 Microsoft Points are well invested in this one.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    FIFA Street is a new soccer experience. It's easy to learn but hard to master. You can choose between predefined and self-made play modes and challenge your friends local and online. It's not like the typical FIFA, but it's a lot of fun, too.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Those who can deal with a couple of smaller deficiencies will be rewarded with a great adventure, including an exciting and deep story.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you're looking for an alternative to the classic FIFA big field play and enjoy acrobatic tricks, FIFA Street is a good choice. Likely to really shine not as a replacement for FIFA 12, but as a fun alternative.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit is a game with an undead, badass bunny as its main character. What more could one want? Seriously, the game is really funny and cool. The style is clearly not for anybody, but if you like that weird, bloody bunny the game will be perfect for you.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Despite the game itself being very short Datura offers a thrilling world with astonishing sound effects and great control mechanics.
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    • 85 Critic Score
    Technically neat, but the problem lies within the nature of 3D chess games: It's confusing at times, and the mini games pretty much alienate the original game. Chess fans, however, will find long lasting appeal and a lot of challenges to take on.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's hard to describe what it is that makes Bulletstorm that special. Featuring a great storyline, 15 hours of gameplay, cool optics and a pretty rough sense of humor, even non-shooter players could be convinced by this one. Unfortunately, the handling deserves better than the status quo, especially when you're in a hurry.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you are a dart fan you have to get moving and download Top Darts now also for your PS Vita – low price, high quality and many modes.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With de Blob you get a well-done skillful game on the Wii, which will make both casual as well as hardcore gamers happy. The controls are easy to get into and after a while one doesn't want to let the WiiMote / Nunchuk out of hand again.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Intense atmosphere, interesting story, but some deficits in the graphics and interaction with the environment! In general, Deep Silver presents an exciting title not only for shooter fans.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall I can say that Gears of War 2 is not a typical shooter, as Fable II is not a typical role playing game. It is aimed to beginners – it is a so called easy-to-enter shooter and comes up with additional story and multiplayer modes in the sequel. Great graphics, great sound, simple, but unchanged gameplay, and loads of blood guarantee fun.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you're into console music gaming, DJ Hero 2 is definitely your game. Beginners will appreciate the great tutorials and the good playability.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    All in all, it's a homogeneous game. Handling, graphics, atmosphere, sound and gameplay are well done, and Red Steel 2 shows off the Wii's capabilities. It's a bit repetitive, but nevertheless: Action fans will like it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Beaterator is your number one when it comes to creating music to your heart’s content. Whether it‘s messing around with samples that this title came with or producing your very unique song – this „game“ is for you, lots of free time on your hands recommended.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Sims 3: Supernatural is the first expansion for a long time that really brings meaningful innovations into play.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Solatorobo: Red the Hunter can be warmly recommended to all fans of fantasy and RPGs on NDS. The game offers an awesome story, a beautiful world, and a lot of quests.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The story about the epitaphs plus the open world will not let you stop playing this game. Also it will feed your I-want-to-become-better instinct.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I really enjoyed playing the Predator and the Aliens campaign, because I haven’t experienced that kind of gameplay in any other game yet. Everybody who likes a mix of horror and action should play Aliens vs Predator.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Almost everything in this game fits together: amazing graphics, realistic gameplay and awesome sound! Be aware of the difficult start, it is hard to become used to the handling.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The setting is unique and you're able to modify all of your panzers in great detail, this game certainly addresses the clientele.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Do you love to play Diablo and this kind of game? Why are you still sitting in front of your television - move your ass and play Torchlight – you will never go back to your boring TV-shows.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The innovations, the realistic depiction of animals and the cuteness make this addon an absolute must-buy for The Sims 3 fans.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The great career mode and the challenges are keeping you motivated although Capcom could have put a little more effort to the staging of the events. The crucial point is the really good working AI. You have to keep the pace.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Introducing the new helmet camera, which shows the player how it feels to sit in a real racing car, a new standard has been set.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Banjo Kazooie shows that even the beginnings of 3D-Jump ’n’ Runs have to offer a lot. The different levels still make a lot of fun because of the motivating gameplay.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The developers of Firaxis did a great job of transfering the old PC-game into the year 2012. The view and the optics are not high-end but they are prefect for this genre, while the speakers, the loading-times and the multiplayer-mode are weak points. The gameplay is deep and tactical and the good old XCOM-setting is omnipresent. XCOM: Enemy Unknown makes round-based strategy socially acceptable again.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    CyberConnect 2 made some changes compared to Ultimate Ninja Storm 2. There are no quick time events and no freely accessible areas anymore. Instead, awesome story-telling with never before shown anime material, a lot of fights and different characters – each with unique attacks – await.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 is the best Naruto game. With a well adopted storyline, challenging fights and a lot of playable characters the game has everything a Naruto fan wants to see.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is a shooter which challenges your senses. Hopefully, more gamers will play it, otherwise it's doomed: Empty servers aren't exactly what you're searching for when going online.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This game is number one when it comes down to military simulations. For shooter fans it can be too complex, but if you're into real missions and realism at its best, be welcome.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    You can buy this title without any concerns. Very well done and entertaining!
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you (and we mean it for real) really want to engage in a basketball-game, you will hardly find another sports game that comes even close to NBA 2K11.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you are fond of strategy games, there’s no risk in buying this title. The handling for the PS3 is very well done, but the humor is a bit strange, sometimes.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Young Thor would have been a very good Mini if it wasn't for some bugs and annoying details. Nevertheless, one of the best Minis out there!
    • 66 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    All in all, Final Fantasy: Chrystal Chronicles: The Chrystal Bearers is a great game for Nintendo’s console. The product you get by crossing gameplay options of the Wii with a game out of the Final Fantasy series is awesome.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Provides co-op fun in its purest form. But the game not only scores with its fantastic co-op mode, but also with the variety of playable weapons, the sound and its thrilling atmosphere. The only minor disappointment comes from its visual realization, which appears a little bit antiquated. Nevertheless this is another superb entry in the Army of Two franchise.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    On the whole Point Lookout is a very nice addition to the main game. Sadly you’ll also need Broken Steel, if you want your char to reach level 30.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Boom Blox Smash Party is one of the best Nintendo Wii games I’ve ever played. The game offers game modes for everyone and provides the player an awesome gaming experience. With over 400 levels, a great physics engine and an online-system for level sharing Boom Blox Smash Party is one of the best multiplayer games for the Nintendo Wii.
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you liked the first part of the Tales of Monkey Island series, you surely must have The Siege of Spinner Cay. More fun and better gameplay are yours then.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Thanks to its new gimmicks, wonderful 3D-effect and fantastic soundtrack The Legend of Zelda: A Link between Worlds is a top-title and must own-game for the Nintendo 3DS.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Due to the impressive graphics and the authentic gameplay, Need for Speed: SHIFT 2 Unleashed is an extremely realistic and thrilling racing-simulation. The ultimate challenge for your driving skills.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Trackmania 2: Canyon is a must-have for racing fans who do not necessarily expect pure realism.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This game offers a fairy tale-like scenario, which will appeal to fans of realistic RPGs not very much. But there aren’t many RPG-titles for the PS3 and if you like the genre, you should definitely take a look.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The add-on can't keep up with its predecessor, but that's certainly no shame. Undead horses, splatter sequences, and many more good ideas make this game great for fans.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Not a simple clone of the first game. There are some major improvements like the graphical effects, the new skills and spells and the setting is darker than in Years 1-4. The co-op mode is damn fun and the typical Lego humor is present. If you like Harry Potter or the Lego games, go out and get the game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great game and 3D is a nice gimmick. Although I played more than an hour, my eyes couldn't quite handle the flaring screen. You always have to have the right angle when looking on the screen, not too close and not too far. But when the game uses the capabilities of 3D, you will see some fireworks.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Any jump'n'run fan should take at least a peek at the Jak and Daxter Trilogy, as all three parts are absolutely worth playing.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Blizzard has accomplished the unthinkable and made Diablo III on consoles the better game, without server- and connection-issues, without an auction-house and with superior gameplay. It's open season for loot-hunters. Again.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Can this game already be called Simulation of the Year? Even before testing the Farming Simulator 2013? Maybe, but the Farming Simulator 2013 has one advantage: A multiplayer. But even without a multiplayer, the Euro Truck Simulator 2 is an awesome simulation. It has perfect graphics, great gameplay and a huge amount of details. Long story short: It's a showcase simulation.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Graphics are brilliant, and the new Koop – mode offers a fantastic chance, to accomplish difficult missions together. The single player-campaign isn’t able to satisfy the gamer’s needs.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Collect, develop and coop. These are the things which Darkspore uses to keep gamers in front of the screen.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Despite the short campaign Worms Revolution is a must have game for all wargame fans.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game works with very few tricks, but the replayability and the its addictive character make it awesome. RPG mixed with some dialogue and strategy elements just do it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Smart As is a fun way to train your brain, but also to stay connected with your friends – with some more guidance, more offline-features and some background information this game would be a must have.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The former rally franchise presents itself as a great mix of Destruction Derby and high speed action racing. A strong single player combined with an extensive online experience garantuees great varied fun.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As a true Multiplayer-Arena-FPS Nexiuz offers fast-paced, well-balanced action. Just don't play it alone.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Tropico 3 is what the second part of the series wanted to be: a great game! Good graphics and the nice music plus the trade and political system make it to an amazing experience!
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sherlock Holmes‘ latest case is probably his darkest adventure. It’s a great game and I can recommend it to everyone who’s looking for a thrilling adventure.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I‘m torn. The objective journalist says: "It’s an eye-/eargasm and thanks to its awesome weapon-crafting it's damn fun. The Fanboy within rants: "This is no Dead Space".
    • 87 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Same gameplay, new story. More jokes and many new little gadgets make the new part of this series as enjoyable as the older ones. Insomniac Games build on their qualities and do well so.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A good add on that offers lots of atmosphere and a thrilling story. Sadly the challenge concerning fights and survival is not very high.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The ideas have been strong within this one, but the awful AI and the campaign that isn't worth its name may not exactly be helpful. For online players, however, it's a blast.
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    • 84 Critic Score
    If you haven't experienced Jane's Hotel yet – or do want to play it on the go – and want some casual gaming input with a motivating time management game, this will be your choice for the PSP.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It's a solid shooter with a Lost-like storyline. Three different endings are cool, but the characters aren't that great. Unfortunately, the game is over after about eight or nine hours.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team has the potential to be as great as a multiplayer game: There are lots of customization objects to buy and 70 characters to play, so fans won't get tired too soon.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Nintendo has to keep its Wii-concept alive by presenting self-invented new ideas for games: Therefore, Wario Land is very good for catching the attention of “older” gamers, who long for classic jump ‘n’ run games, as well as first explorers of the Wii.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    WarioWare – Do It Yourself lets you design quick and simple mini games as if you were a real game designer. Its biggest asset is simplicity, but it might also be its biggest flaw.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Definitely the best and the most beautiful shooter on the Vita and should be in every collection.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    What is important for a modern shooter? Not only lots of enemies and large levels. It is a fascinating story and a likeable hero. Resistance: Retribution is able to offer that important points. Definitely the best shooter for the PSP!
    • 79 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A well done title with many new ideas! Sadly, some good features of the last Smackdown vs. Raw games have been removed. If you are a wrestling fan, this game is definitely a good investment.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    As we already thought in our preview: The game is one of the best out of the PSN Store and makes a lot of fun, especially for more than one player!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    On the one hand, the game offers total freedom and the player is absorbed by the game. On the other hand, it's not a game to play in a meanwhile - you need loads of time to get from one point to another and patience to save the game at certain points. That's the reason, why some players already returned the game to the shop.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The premiere of Civilization on the NDS has been successful and lives up to my expectations. Even this small-scale version of Civilization Revolution pleases, although “Civilization lite” would have been a better title. Gamer who liked the PC-version, will miss the complexity and amount of features. Nevertheless, the concept of the game is able to ignite the spark.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    If you lay an eye on tactics and a game that requires multitasking abilities, you will love "Supreme Commander 2". After a learning phase you will know the fine tactical clues and you will like it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is innovative, features unique gameplay and is always between cheerful, funny and challenging at times. It's sometimes a bit limited and linear, but for one go, it's great.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    SEGA shows that Mario and Sonic are always reliable. The game includes nice graphics and an innovative controlling system. So what are you waiting for?
    • 79 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Hail to the developers who made Scribblenauts to an innovative, challenging game! I recommend this game to all players above the age of 12 years!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Be a Rock-Star! Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is entertainment de luxe. Just: Buy the game with a guitar!
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    • 84 Critic Score
    A true step forward in the series with enhanced graphics and new environments.
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    • 84 Critic Score
    Overall Runes of Magic: Lands of Despair – Chapter IV is a nice add-on with many new changes for a better game experience.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It's a revolution in many ways: loads of augmentations, many open choices and the story itself are real strengths. However, not everyone will like the high difficulty, imprecise controls and RPG elements.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Driver: San Francisco continues a great series in a worthy manner.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    If you liked Shenmue, you will love Yakuza 3.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Project Soul took a step in the right direction. The newly introduced mechanics and the overall gameplay take the series to a new level. Interesting for new players and veterans alike.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Aliens vs. Predator is gory as hell. Only minor drawbacks such as the missing subtitles in the diary – at least in the German version – impair the atmosphere. The space marines are simply too average like in any arcade shooter, but to hunt as a predator or an alien is very entertaining.