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 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
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Runes of Magic states a great opportunity, if you like role-playing games. It's free and really one of the best MMORPGs out there.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A motley action-firework, which partly does not shine, but still is a lot of fun.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all, Shinobi surprises with a good comeback on the 3DS. The game combines the typical 2D level design with some 3D elements in lovely environments and offers a pretty challenging gameplay.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite small flaws, I have to admit, that I really liked the game. It is probably not the perfect adventure, but undoubtedly a great game.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Adventurous gamers who have been waiting for a new, open gaming experience should play this game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nintendo Land is a pretty cool Wii U feature-demo, which introduces the new gamepad with all it's innovations for the player. The games are pretty cool, but there are only 12 included, and only a few are damn fun. If there were more games and an easy-mode for untrained gamers, the game would be more entertaining.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure uses a new peripheral, which looks and works fine, but you have to buy all the other characters, there are no in game unlocks. Still, it's fun to summon new characters by using a peripheral or play local (coop or versus) with friends. Unfortunately, the game offers little freedom, doesn't really make use of the PS3's graphics capabilities and is rather on the easy side (though that may be age-appropriate). All these quibbles aside, the game is simply fun. The story and storytelling are nice and thus you'll keep on playing, forgetting time.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For those who already own an HD-Version of FIFA 13 the Wii U Port may come as a disappointment, but for those who have just started their HD gaming journey FIFA 13 offers a well-done soccer simulation despite its resemblance to the predecessor.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite an uninspired melee system and a plateauing story ZombiU does a solid job in bringing an old genre to a new console. This is survival horror how it's meant to be.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Grotesque Tactics takes the fantasy and role play genre on, it confronts it with lots of sarcasm and irony. The game is a blast in terms of humor with a certain wink. Just do not take the game too seriously and have fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Night of the Rabbit is a solid and magical adventure that can be enjoyed by both younger and older players. Even though younger ones need a little bit more patience than adventure-veterans.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For fans of the Tomb Raider series a “must have”, for other folks a title, that is able to entertain you for a small amount of time.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It would be a pity, if this was the last adventure of Professor Layton as the presentation as well as the atmosphere is well done, the story exciting and the characters lovable.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Kingdom of Amalur offers a huge world to explore including dungeons and different regions. There are a lot of varying quests, NPCs and enemies with a enjoyable combat system. On the other hand, you will suspect even without knowing that the game was originally planned to be an MMO. The optics aren't up to date, the hero can't talk and in my opinion, the setting is not dark enough.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like in all the other Rock Band games a vast variety on different songs is available. Enjoy many hours of fun, alone or with your friends – it’s your choice.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days is another epic video game by Square Enix and Disney and brings informative insight into Roxas' story and Organization XII. Every Kingdom Hearts fan needs to have it. If you're not a fan, but still interested, get yourself a copy of one of the older games and start playing the epic adventure.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is the kind of game that can create a new fan base for the Harry Potter franchise. Finally, a good adventure meets an epic story. The graphics are great, and the atmosphere is overwhelming as well.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Graphical improvements as well as small game play changes make for another great game in the Heroes of Might & Magic series.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rio
    Rio is a great party game, which is best when played by four.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    NeverDead is a cool and solid hack'n'slay like the good old Devil May Cry games. The crazy setting and the immortal hero will not appeal to every player, but I like the new and fresh gameplay mechanics.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's good ideas to Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and the story's got potential. However, it often feels too much like an MMO and from an purist role-player perspective, things like run-by harvesting are atmospheric killer flaws. Its strengths lie in a classless class system and an action-oriented combat system, which should appeal to Action RPG fans who felt that Skyrim was too much of a drag.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Moving defense towers in orbits really is a nifty idea, and the graphics absolutely look right. Combined with the 50s retro charme, Unstoppable Gorg is a tower defense title I can recommend.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, I can only say the long time of waiting wasn't wasted at all. You'll get a nice sequel to the eight years old Disciples 2: Dark Prophecy.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone combines simple Gameplay with an homage to Pure Pwnage and it has zombies in it. What more could you want? Fans of either humorous takes on the undead or the Pure Pwnage show will enjoy this one.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sorcery is a magically told adventure that might thrill the young and the young at heart.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's the same recipe as in its predecessors: speed, Sonic and style. Although the handling is not exactly great, there's lot to find in Sonic Generations. Variety, challenges and a nice skill system do Sonic justice.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A half year ago I said: This is the game which can make a fire burn in you. Now I can say the fire is not yet here, but the developers are working on it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's the same recipe as in its predecessors: speed, Sonic and style. Although the handling is not exactly great, there's lot to find in Sonic Generations. Variety, challenges and a nice skill system do Sonic justice.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lengthy battles embedded in a great story will bring joy to players. But be warned, to enjoy this one to the fullest, you should possess love for micro management, tactical fighting as well as lots of patience.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's the first adults only game for Kinect, and it's one that will test your nerves: flesh, blood and gore en masse won't please everyone. For Kinect, it's one of the best games available.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A mix of genres, especially FPS and RTS, is always a difficult thing, but in this case the developers did a good job!
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    de Blob 2 for Nintendo Wii is a game that does not really support the motion features the Wii console offers. Apart from that, de Blob 2 contains hilarious scenes, great effects and is short and sweet.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi is the best Dragon Ball beat'em up to date. It relates the entire Dragon Ball Z saga with barely any story gaps and includes original scenes from the anime. The graphics are well done and the gameplay is surprisingly diverse for a beat'em up. The only problem are the controls, which are not as exact as they should be. Overall, this game is a must-have for any Dragon Ball Z fan.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game has a lot of good features like its great Move support, big scaled action and different combat styles. Strange evading and moving just don't seem to fit in.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Surprisingly, Nintendo did it again. Despite the almost saturated mini games market we have found new gameplay mechanics in Wii Party, and the low price for the game plus controller is almost ridiculous.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're not afraid of a digital-only title, you can look forward to a good crime-adventure with very special characters.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Total Racquet Control is a good idea, but doesn't help if you can't spot the ball on the lawn. Overall, graphics are okay, though not the best you've ever seen from EA Sports. Good atmosphere and worth a look for tennis fans.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's the best PES so far, but in a match-up with FIFA 12, it can only lose. PES can't decide whether it's arcade or simulation, and so the crown goes to its opponent.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A multiplayer mode still didn’t make it into the concept of LocoRoco 2 and the gameplay also didn’t change. But it will entertain you the same way as the former part did!
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite it's outdated look and the fact that its purely a PlayStation 3 port Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus is a challenging, exciting game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Based on the great idea of swapping character-parts and -skills you can have a lot of fun with the new Skylanders. Provided you are willing to spend a lot of money for the new creatures. But if you do, you'll be rewarded with a beautiful and entertaining game for the whole family.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Uncomplicated, fast and free. Expect some grinding if you don't want to play but also expect some serious tank-action.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the bad graphics Disgaea 3 scores with the huge amount of game content.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not just cats, but Kinectimals: Now with Bears – the game now truly has a touch of Teddy bear 2.0. Sure there's still room for improvement with the Kinect sensing. More perceived freedom in how you play is the right way to make the most of good graphics and extreme cute factor. Offers an exotic virtual pet and loads of fun with it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Spelunky is one true old-school platformer and worth a try for true fans of those hard retro games like Battletoads, but not quite as unforgiving.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a new setting paired within a nice presentation. You'll need dexterity, timing and reaction to unlock all the levels and master the game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a "different" racing game, you will definitely find it with Trackmania.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Double Fine Happy Action Theater ist an interesting Kinect toy – yes, it's more of a toy than a game – for young kids. If you aren't a kid and don't have any, skip it, you won't find enough tangible rules or goals. Kids will love just that, though – no patronization, just using their imagination.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Explore the Zone, find the artifact and evade the bullet. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is back, better than ever before.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you seek a tennis-simulation you couldn’t find a better game on the PS3. Check it out and buy it if you are a tennis-fan.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The gameplay doesn’t really change during the whole game, but it is really entertaining to hunt the moles from time to time. Thanks to the graphics a quite good casual game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Red Faction: Armageddon offers a new destruction-engine, cool weapons and some entertaining missions.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mirrors Edge is a remarkable game. Graphics and game experience satisfy the gamer of today in a very pleasant, sometimes exciting way. Only the “trial and error”-principle can sometimes frustrate.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you hate zombies and you want to kill them in an atmosphere of gloom, welcome on the Killing Floor – here you'll get enough of them to kill.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A good feature is the realistic damage-simulation. If you have a frontal crash, you will drop out of the race before crossing the finishing line.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ms. Splosion Man is the predecessor on drugs. While higher-faster-further does certainly have an appeal Twisted Pixel causes hallucinations that are less of a walk on a field of flowers and more of a dance on a volcano. This is a game that will drive impatient gamers crazy but will be loved by perfectionists.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Section 8: Prejudice is a fun PSN title in which every action of the player has a significant effect, be it enhancing the base with defense towers or the choice of weapons and tools. The developers learned from the mistakes of the first part and thus produced a title that everyone interested should have a look at.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all I'm not completely disappointed. The strange mix of sex, violence, open world feeling and dialogue-driven storytelling with a easy combat system convinces, but the atmosphere aside the cinematic touch is disappointing. Nobody talks and you have to cope with text boxes.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all Cars 2 is a pretty cool adaption of the computer-animated movie. The mix of the known characters, different mission-types, located speech output and the easy handling makes the game pretty enjoyable.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its complex tutorial, Puzzle Chronicles is one of the best PSP games out there. Character customization, usable items, companions and sidequests en masse will make you play forever.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of Dragon Ball, there’s no way around Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World, furthermore, it will be the last Dragon Ball game for the good old PlayStation 2. On the whole the game is very entertaining and you can’t make a mistake if you get it, … right now!
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Spider-Man: Dimensions is not just a great implementation of the Spider-Man comics, it also offers a lot of awesome Villains from Spider-Man's world. Stan Lee as the narrator, a huge amount of funny jokes, and the fantastic combat system will make this game a must-have for fans of the Marvel universe.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With over 250 quests, Risen is a comprehensive game, in which you can follow the story in the order you like. Sad that the developers haven’t drive the hardware up to the limit!
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great way to try your hand at driving a train. Unfortunately, load times are long and DLCs all cost extra, but optional simplified controls and a great look with many details and weather effects make this a good game. If you like trains, but can't or won't go for a miniature train, this simulation is for you.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Greed Corp may not be the best storytelling game or the game with the biggest amount of buildings and weapons, but the main principle is easy to understand and the fights are always very challenging.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    LEGO Harry Potter: Year 5-7 is – mainly due to the great coop experience – one of the top Wii releases within the genre in 2011.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are looking for Zelda in a Dragonball style and like challenges, you should look definitely for Dragon Ball: Origins 2.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game satisfies. Good Sound, fast gameplay and an entertaining multiplayer-mode will guarantee loads of fun. Graphics are not up-to-date, but for PS2-standards very detailed. Fans of sports games won‘t be disappointed.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The demo costs you almost three Euro and takes only 100 MB of your PS3's memory capacity. If the price is okay or not, everybody has to decide on his or her own. I appreciate the try to realize such a project on the console and also Sony's support for it. Hopefully, it is not the last demo-project on the console.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's great ideas in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, like the mission mode for learning the controls. Too bad those aren't entirely fun, wasting a lot of the game's potential. Out of the box, I don't see enough incentive to buy this if you own Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds - we'll see if the free Heroes and Heralds DLCs changes that. If you're a beat'em up fan and skipped the original, it's worth the buy – not brilliant, but solid enough.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The graphics are beautiful, the 3D effect is very well implemented and the Arcade Mode is a good addition. Good, albeit a bit short, space action for your spare time.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's okay, co-op fans will be satisfied with this arcade title. But it's weird that DLCs are coming extremely fast, smells like napping the end-consumers.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A wonderful soundtrack, interesting cutscenes, fast fights full of action and the caring of the spirits entertain for quite a long time.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Red Faction: Armageddon has weak points and highligts. The story isn't that great, the dungeon-crawling experience isn't that cool and in fights chaos reigns. On the other hand, it's damn fun to kick some alien ass and destroy everything you want.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    MotoGP runs fluently, sound greats, offers many gameplay options and provides downloadable content for the new year. There‘s still a few things to do, but the main thing is: This game makes fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A considerable number of different weapons and enemies will satisfy the needs of splatter fans. The only motivation is to become the first in the high score list, which is quite difficult.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aliens: Infestation is a pretty cool 2D open world action game. The graphics and sound effects are up-to-date and the atmosphere is absolutly Aliens-like. There are some issues with the controls and combat system, but all in all, it's one of the best action games on the Nintendo DS this year.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Let's Tap is an innovative title with five different game modes. Some of these game modes are really funny, but some are extremely useless. The control system is easy and intuitive. Overall I can recommend the game for multiplayer gaming sessions, because it's an absolute party game.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even if the Xbox 360 version of the game is quite old, the game will entertain you for some hours. The graphics are okay and the story surprises from time to time. There is one thing you should know: The best way to control the game is to use a gamepad.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's Worms like you know and love it, but now with an up-to-date graphics style. The comeback is great!
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall Spider Man: Dimensions is a pretty cool game for Nintendo's Wii. Even if the bad control lowers the score, the entertaining HQ videos and the cool graphics convince.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure is a game that perfectly combines real toy and virtual toy. The possibility of cross-platform play is quite fascinating, particularly in combination with the coop mode.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For Fans of Spiderman – or of Marvel-Games in general – Spiderman Shattered Dimensions is a must-have. The perfect combination of puzzles, fights and show-downs with mighty bosses whets the player's appetite.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Batman: The Brave and the Bold is really funny and challenging. There are some challenges and some boss fights combined with 2D-jump'n'run action. You'll fight against some bad guys with Batman and some of his friends like Green Arrow, Red Tornado and many more.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Alien Breed 3: Descent is basically the same game as its prequels: nothing really changed. If you liked parts one and two you'll feel right at home here as well.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A nice 3D Puzzle with 50 unique levels.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you never played Sam and Max, you should buy the whole season at once, because it is absolutely worth its low price.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you like to match objects into templates this is the game to have – puzzle lovers will play it a lot, pro gamers will experience a lack of variety.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Alma would be a little disappointed if she played F.3.A.R.. The game has lost a lot of his mystic atmosphere and the horror parts have been removed by shooter parts. But the original horror was the essence that had made the predecessors so unique and outstanding. The coop-mode is amazing though.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's more a shooter than a horror game. The story isn't stunning and the missing freedom in the levels is a major disadvantage. The graphics aren't state of the art, while the sound effects are pretty cool. Also the KI is challenging and the slow motion sequences are pretty entertaining. But the core element of the game is the amazing coop-mode, where you are playing with a friend (one Paxton Fettel and one plays Point Man).
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In terms of sports, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games in many ways delivers more of the same. Nonetheless, it offers fun and beautiful entertainment, especially for kids. The diverse use of the Wii MotionPlus controller makes for a great gaming experience.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Disney Epic Mickey: The Power of Illusion combines traditional jump'n'run gameplay and the Disney-air to form a great 3DS game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall I was surprised that Toy Story 3 had turned out that well. It's a cute game for everyone und much better than other license games before.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Of course there are a few glitches in the game, but Zumba Fitness: Core is nonetheless a great addition to every Kinect collection. The exercises are demanding and not ideal for newcomers but Zumba enthusiasts will spend fulfilling fitness hours with the game.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Heroes over Europe is a thrilling and uncomplicated arcade flight simulation that takes you to the happenings of WWII. Unfortunately the graphics are kind of dowdy, but fans and amateurs will still have a lot of fun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    China, France and Egypt are the three varied locations waiting for you to be explored. The first The Sims 3 add-on is worth a try.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I played this game for hours, and I still can't stop playing. I fought big battles, conquered castles and cities and nearly forgot about the weak graphics. Too sad that it doesn't look better.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of the series have to forgo some typical elements, but in return they get quite amusing humor and stages, which want to be discovered.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gray Matter is a typical point & click adventure with a deep storyline and a stunning atmosphere. Apart from the lack of action it's a game which is worth a try.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its colors, forms and sounds make up for a unique experience. Then, the high difficulty as well as the problems with the camera hinder the game to become a shining star.

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