Giant Bomb's Scores

  • Games
For 835 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 30% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 67% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Dragon Age: Origins
Lowest review score: 20 Rock Revolution
Score distribution:
835 game reviews
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    After some serious consideration, I cannot come up with a single good reason why someone would buy PowerGig: Rise of the SixString. Even morbid curiosity is hard to justify.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    What awaits you is not the heat of intense competition, but the icy, soulless embrace of computer opponents who bend and react with all the humanity of a game of electric football. How pathetic is this? The iPhone version, which is less than a quarter of the cost of the version found on this new-fangled device, has multiplayer capabilities. Chew on that one, and tell me it isn't a little salty.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    I went and played Final Fight again, and was reassured that no, old beat-'em-ups are fine. It's just Lucha Fury that's miserable garbage.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    All of this misery for $50 a pop. An hour and a half of busted-ass light gun shooting that barely masks the deplorable PR message underneath. In effect, buyers of Blackwater are paying for propaganda. They're handing over money to a shady group of alleged killers for the privilege of being told that these guys aren't shady or killers or anything to that effect.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    I'm comfortable in saying that South Park: Tenorman's Revenge is a gigantic middle-finger extended in the direction of anyone who might actually want to enjoy a game featuring the myriad memorable characters and storylines of South Park in video game form. And because of all of that, I'm completely comfortable declaring that you should stay the hell away from South Park: Tenorman's Revenge.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    It's designed in such a way that only pixel-perfect aiming and split-second responsiveness will get you through its missions unscathed, but your ability to react quickly and take in your surroundings is so severely compromised that you'll die, repeatedly, in each attempt.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    A disjointed mess of meaningless missions played against a clock backed up with a multiplayer mode that occasionally approximates something that resembled proper Call of Duty combat. More often, though, the game feels too small to be entertaining, with maps so tiny that you'll literally spawn with an enemy in your crosshairs... or vice versa. This would be a questionable purchase at traditional downloadable pricing. But at $50? No way.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    If you're the sort of person who doesn't inherently find the concepts of greased-up deaf people, Amish people commenting on their sex lives, older women grotesquely demanding group sex from frat boys, people in wheelchairs falling over, or "the gays" completely hilarious, do not get angry at Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Both functionally broken and creatively bankrupt, Aliens: Colonial Marines is an extinction-level disaster.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    As awful as Survival Instinct is mechanically, the really depressing thing about it is that it offers no meaningful information or commentary on the characters it revolves around. Yes, Daryl and Merle's lives are a bit more fleshed out, but nothing you learn is anything you couldn't have gone the rest of your life not knowing.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Online play is straight-up garbage.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    This game is not very much fun in any facet of its execution, and the supporting modes don't make the crappy basketball-playing any better.