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
    • 97 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Overall, I can only recommend the game to all Wii gamers. It's a perfect game with nice graphics and sound effects, a cute atmosphere and perfect controls.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    With a swan song to the aging console generation Rockstar once again shows us what Open World really means. The Developer takes a sandbox, blows it up to the size of a football field, fills it with the most beautiful sand and all the toys we really want to play with.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The huge story full of emotional moments, profound characters, unexpected turnarounds in combination with the amazingly beautiful graphic will entertain you for hours and hours.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A worthy successor.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Role-play at its best. Interactive communications, movie-like staging and visual effects bring down some fireworks on your TV-screen. Who is behind these Collectors and will Shepard be able to encounter the real enemy. You just wanna know.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim might not be perfect, but it is by far the best RPG experience of the year. The huge and wonderful province of Skyrim serves as a great setting for an even greater story evolving around a mystical hero.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The idea around the Sackboy is great - and the gameplay also - easy and intuitive. A game for the young and the old, which can also be a competitor for the Wii.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The extremely cool story and an embracing atmosphere will absorb you completely, and even though there are some small weaknesses, Red Dead Redemption knows how to tell a story. And after the single-player mode, the multiplayer still awaits you.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Flawless in its ambition and almost perfect in its execution. A brave and remarkable game quite unlike any other.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Portal 2? Simply awesome. Period.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    I just ran out of words to describe this open-world gameplay, being completely alive and realistic without ever getting boring. There's so much you can do, embedded in nearly perfect graphics and an overwhelming sound, plus you'll get a story with really great characters. Wow.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's not only a worthy successor, it's more like a game that sets standards once more. A must-have puzzler for every platform, not only the PS3, and this will leap off the victory march of GLaDOS.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Great sequel to a already great game. Lots of variety, all of the tools Batman has to offer, great graphics, and a stunning atmosphere transform this into a must-have title for Batman fans.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is by far the best RPG experience of the year and even better on PC. The huge and wonderful province of Skyrim serves as a great setting for an even greater story evolving around a mystical hero.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The graphics, the story and the decisions you have to make, everything signals that Mass Effect 2 is a real great RPG. The only thing I have been angry about was that little, nasty bug. After patching this Mass Effect 2 is possibly a candidate for the Game of the Year award.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even though it doesn't shine that bright like in 1998, it might be the best 3DS title and is still a must have.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Before you know what is going on, you are a witness to a murder. From this point on in the story, the only motto of the game is: Survive or die! Great gameplay guaranteed!
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No matter how long you're playing, Mass Effect 2 is immersive and you can't get enough of it. Story, atmosphere, graphics: Everything fits in and successfully delivers to any action and RPG fan.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    BioShock Infinite is simply gorgeous. When we made our first steps into the world of Columbia we were completely overwhelmed. It's a game which is only slightly let down by its very low difficulty level. The absorbing and twisting story puts BioShock Infinite on the throne of shooter gaming.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Modern Warfare has no need to fear the comparison with a Hollywood blockbuster. You wouldn't find a game that keeps so in touch and never let’s you go. You just have to go on like you were pulled by a rope.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Rockstar rocks at developing the GTA series for the NDS. Maybe this game is a good reason to buy an NDS. There’s also a warning for teenagers: You’ll hide your NDS, because with Chinatown Wars, your parents will definitely play more than you’ll like.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The Pac-Man recipe strikes again. It's a must-buy for true fans of wokka-wokka-wokka.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super Mario 3D World is a must-own title for every Wii U-gamer out there. It's fun, fast and only occasionally let down by minor quirks. Whether you play it alone or with friends: Mario 3D World is a romp.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    I am stunned. The long time waiting between "StarCraft" and StarCraft II has not been wasted. Flawless gameplay, great graphics and a bombastic atmosphere result in one of the best real-time strategy games in the world.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Captured by the intensity of the story and the atmosphere of the game, you nearly notice the quality lack in graphics.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Mass Effect 3 is a milestone in the history of video games. It is an absolutely fantastic end to an amazing SciFi saga and tells an absolutely enthralling story. The characters are authentic and the synchronization is great. The gameplay stayed mostly the same, though there are a few improvements in Shepard's sprinting and the cover system. The complexity of the Mass Effect universe and the variety of scenes in the game are simply stunning. This is a must-buy for everyone who loves video games.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Skyward Sword may not be the big first step into a new era from what Ocarina of Time was, but it's a strong close to the first 25 years, making the most of the dated Wii. The controls aren't just good, they actually do their part in making the game appealing. The entertaining story offers some surpises – Zelda not being a princess even risks offending purists! – and by virtue of that really feels fresh. Yes, Skyward Sword is a good reason to dust off the old Wii one more time.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It's Rock Band as usual, but its newly implemented Pro Mode shows that people who have been unchallenged so far can have their share of fun. Bundled with a whopping 2000 songs waiting for you optionally, this game could be worth a sin.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Mass Effect 3 combines the good old gameplay elements from the previous installments with some new fresh features like the multiplayer mode. The game is purely stunning and offers captivating gameplay, freedom, an oppressive atmosphere and enough content for 40+ hours. It's a masterpiece of galactic proportions.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Of course, Skyrim isn't perfect, but if you can overlook its few shortcomings, Skyrim is enormously rewarding. Great storytelling meets a fine plot, and your hero is key to all of that. Compelling narration, strong graphics, astonishing sound – you'll have to see it to believe it.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    My former favorite in this genre Dante's Inferno is defeated. The amazing story and the awesome graphics in God of War III make this game to an epic experience.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is one of the best PS3 games around, no action-adventure could stand up to it by comparison – until now! Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception combines the good elements of its predecessor with some new, fresh features like the enhanced multiplayer in a stunning setting. The atmosphere and the story really capture the player's interest and will have them lost track of time. A great game – thanks, Naughty Dog.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Rock Band provides long-term motivation and fun for up to four players, provided that you don’t get caught in the pile of cables, which are necessary to play the game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Without any doubt you can say that Forza Motorsport 3 is the best racing simulation ever made, maybe finally taking over the reigning position from the Gran Turismo series. So watch out, the second quarter of 2010 will be exciting! But do not miss out having fun with Forza Motorsport 3 first, until GT5 hits the stores.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A really good game with amazing graphics and a deep story! Not only for fans of the "Batman" universe.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    All you need is two hours, two buttons to play with and when you're exploring you almost always get awards. This is one of the most compelling journeys in a desert you'll ever get.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A great presentation and awesome characters are responsible for the unique flair of this game series. After part four that reinvented the genre last year the new super version keeps up with new content and a much better multiplayer at a pretty fair price.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The world of dreams has been expanded, no, it has been reinvented. Feedback from the community has been implemented, no more hassle with the handling, the mightiest level editor you've ever seen, useful enhancements like the grapplehook and much more make this a worthy successor to LittleBigPlanet. And it's a reason to buy a PS3, too.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    If you are an experienced WoW-player, you should go for Wrath of the Lich King immediately. If you are a newbie and not interested in PvP-battles, there is no need to hurry.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Even if you already have all three parts of the story, you should think about a re-buy. This is one of the best action games for the Wii.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The new part of the Fifa family makes everything right! The graphic effects, the controller configuration, the licenses and the great atmosphere! Enjoy it!
    • 91 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The story makes the game. Above all other things, Assassin's Creed 2 keeps you in the game through the fate of Ezio. The gameplay is much the same as in the first part and so it is not the reinvention we hoped it would be.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Peggle is your best shot if you want to waste some time getting addicted to a puzzle-like game. An appealing gameplay, a tremendous number of goodies and nice graphics will convince you.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It maybe not be the perfect ending for the franchise because of its prequel flair, but in the gameplay and story-telling aspects it easily earns the crown of the series.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Forza Motorsport 4 offers great racing action for controller users, in addition to a weak, thus pointless, Kinect racing mode. Autovista on the other hand is a brilliant Kinect bonus feature highlighting the sensor's potential. Brilliant physics engine, great looks and an incredible selection of cars make Forza Motorsport 4 a must-buy for Xbox 360 racing fans.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Fallout 3 is an outstanding game. The main story claims a small part of the whole post-apocalyptic world, which can be explored totally free.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Batman: Arkham City saves the DC and Marvel universes from a dire gaming year 2011. I can only utter my fulsome praise to Bruce Wayne, Warner Brothers and Rocksteady for a furious game. Chapeau!
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Epic climax to a legendary saga. Awesome cinematics, cool battles, plenty of variety, great handling, near-to-perfect mechanics: Great, greater, Gears of War.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This game makes it hard not to use praises and superlatives all the time. To make it short: Killzone 2 is the new king of the genre!
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Bruce Wayne alias Batman as cool as he has never been before, in an excellent story! Batman: Arkham Asylum is one of the best action games I’ve ever played on PS3.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Dragon Age Origins will keep you in front of your computer for hours! Graphics, sounds and the controls couldn’t be much better!
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A stunning reworked presentation, be it in NBA's Greatest mode, Association mode or a career with your own player, meets great gameplay with a lot of depth. To me, this is definitely the sports game of the year 2011.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply put, it is World of Warcraft 2.0. Everything seems to fit in: overhauled graphics, new landscapes, additional quests. Thanks, Blizzard.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Bayonetta knows how to blow the audiences minds. Lollipops have been never before licked so nicely in a video game and man that girl knows how punch a face. The great and weird story really gets you into the game and will never let you go.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's different: every new mechanic like the Player Impact Engine or the Tactical Defending raises the bar for those new to the franchise, but at the same time, drives realism to the max. For every soccer fan, this is a must have.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After the fascinating demo-version, the full version is more than able to satisfy the wishes of the gamer. Every level will confront you with numerous new ideas and brainteasers, … boredom simply does not come up in World of Goo.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story is a fantastic role playing game with a charming setting and a great gameplay!
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Trials Evolution is by far the best way to kick off the Arcade Next event. It is a great game with the soundtrack being the online downside.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The first of two add-ons form Rockstar satisfies today´s GTA-fan. „The Lost and the Damned“ is not a stand-alone, so you’ll definitely need the main game. It also doesn’t upgrade the main game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A worthy sequel to FIFA 11 and more. Fans of authentic football simulation can't go wrong with this one.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The only disadvantage of the PS3-version of the game compared to the PC-version concerns the handling. The aiming via stick is very difficult and if you want to crack a lock, you have to be very skilled too.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Gamers who never cruised with Link on a home console before can look forward to this great version of a great adventure, which still is worth playing.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great jump 'n' run game with fantastic physics and a simple, but very atmospheric graphics. All fans of old trial and error games like Abe's Oddworld or Heart of darkness will love Limbo.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Recommended to fans of the franchise and also to newcomers. While the single player campaign is entertaining and offers a lot of content, the multiplayer mode is only average. It's a nice goodie, nothing more. The atmosphere, the localization and the videos are pretty well done, which let the player forget time and play hours.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Welcome in Liberty City, this title is a must-have for everyone who ever caught himself playing any Grand Theft Auto and enjoying it. No big weak points, a tremendous storyline, immersive depth and limitless options – go get it!
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dead Space 2 can keep up with one of the most essential aspects that is often missed in games: it's bloody thrilling. It's not usual that a game drags so hard on your nerves – but you will appreciate it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Sid Meier's Civilization V is definitely a great sequel of the last Civilization games. It comes up with cool graphics, nice background music, and some really awesome gameplay with the well known Sid Meier's addictiveness.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Super Mario 3D Land is a great mix of all mario games. Nintendo managed to combine some well-known elements with new features and the result is great. It is the best 3DS game on the market so far.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Guild Wars 2 sets a new standard for all upcoming MMORPGs. It may be too early to state that this game will dethrone World of Warcraft but it does a great job in trying. Nice graphics, an abundance of content and new takes on many MMO aspects ensure a great gameplay experience.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    FIFA 13 proves once more why EA's soccer franchise is on top of the mountain. You won't find a more complete gaming experience in any other sports title and the improvements made this year are a thrill for every soccer enthusiast.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's one of these games that can be instant classics. It's addictive, dying even more motivates you and it's simply one of the best games you can get via PSN.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    NBA 2K13 again delivers by far the best presentation of all sports games. The realistic animations let you think one could really see a live NBA game. The commentators and the great audience are also a big part of the game's atmosphere. The change from the shot-stick to a dribble- and shot-stick is amazing and gives the player the chance to play like a real NBA pro. 2K Games and Visual Concepts again deliver the sports game of the year.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    With Total War: Shogun 2, Creative Assembly has gone back all the way to its Japanese roots, and as you can see it was not a mistake.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It was definitely worth waiting for this game! Nobody that likes tactic-games should miss Empire: Total War. A really good mix that The Creative Assembly has created.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Let's hope the real NBA season will star with as much enthusiasm as 2K Games had for creating this game. Legends, great graphics, swell sound, astounding atmosphere – it has everything a basketball fan could want.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Borderlands 2 is a role playing game combined with a shooter, including a Bazillionen weapons and enemies, with an extremely brilliant cel-shaded look. This and tons of loot are guaranteed to captivate the player to the screen.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It was a really good idea to get some developers from the original-game. They did a pretty good job in bringing the great pc game X-COM: Enemy Unknown into the year 2012. The views and the optics are not high end but they are perfect 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. Enemy Unknown is the remake of the year.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fable II opens a realistic world to the gamer, which offers besides the main story many elements of life-simulation, fun and variety (jobs, quests etc.). A fantasy epic, which is unique on the Xbox 360.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The great songs make The Beatles Rock Band an absolute must-have for all music game fans!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Besides five boss monsters, there are over 1000 zombie models, which have been designed very well and seem to be taken out of a zombie movie, … a good one!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Left 4 Dead 2 is a great sequel. Bigger and more variation in the gameplay – it is how it should be.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This game finally leads Need for Speed back to where it should be. It's very addictive and rewarding.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A highly frustrating, but also motivating Action-RPG in the best sense of the word: Keep yourself motivated and you will earn fame in this hardest game of 2011. A must-have for all RPG enthusiasts.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This ballad is a love song to Liberty City and you return with Gay Tony to this amazing town once again. You might see its intense lifestyle from a new angle.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Fez
    Fez is a breath of fresh air. A real Masterpiece!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Deus Ex: Human Revolution doesn't just tell the story of super-humans, it also offers superb gameplay. There is an awesome balance between freedom an linearity, a stunning story, an authentic and detailed world and pretty long playing time. All in all, Deus Ex: Human Revolution is the savior of a gaming summer devoid of highlights!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    When it's all said and done, L.A. Noire is the game Heavy Rain wanted to be. Both games tell a tremendous story, guide the player, are entertaining for a broad audience as well, and at the very end, both games are milestones that move the video game world forward.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of those timeless classics that just can't go wrong. The new offensive and defensive features are a great addition to a gameplay already close to perfection.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Every player can choose his path and skill his own favorite skills. The setting and the light-shadow-effects are pretty cool, but on the other side there are graphical weak points and a quiet hero. Both kill a bit of the awesome atmosphere but all in all it's an immersive game with a deep gameplay experience and many ways to complete the missions. It's a must-have for all action-fans this fall.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Mass Effect 3 is the first contender for game of the year 2012. BioWare once again delivers a masterpiece.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the Metal Gear Solid – HD Collection fans and newbies alike will find an almost perfect adaption of the classic games.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Though the campaign is short and not too demanding, Battlefield 3 is without a doubt the best shooter of the year 2011. The multiplayer mode with its huge maps, brilliant 64 player battles, and the return of the jets is the best thing going.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It succeeds in scaring the heck out of you and binding your hands to the controller. Much action, much horror and an amazing atmosphere contribute to a great game chilling down your spine.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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