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 Mark of the Ninja
Lowest review score: 20 Tony Hawk Ride
Score distribution:
835 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just fun enough and charming enough to make it worth gritting your teeth through all the tough spots. It's a great second effort from Twisted Pixel, and a tidy little value for the money.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Trials HD is geared toward a specific kind of game player, one who can put up with the repetition and attention to minute detail required to master its courses. If you're that sort of person, you'll find a lot of satisfying gameplay here.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are definitely moments where you can feel its age, and there's the distinct possibility that you remember The Secret of Monkey Island being funnier than it is, but this Special Edition is still a terrific way for both fans of the old point-and-click adventure games to revisit a classic, and for newcomers to get acquainted with it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's hard not to let the experience of the first MUA color the expectations for MUA2. By those standards, MUA2 isn't as exciting a game, largely due to the choices it makes with the fiction. On its own, though, this is still an enjoyable action RPG romp that makes good use of the Marvel Universe in its own way.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's hard not to let the experience of the first MUA color the expectations for MUA2. By those standards, MUA2 isn't as exciting a game, largely due to the choices it makes with the fiction. On its own, though, this is still an enjoyable action RPG romp that makes good use of the Marvel Universe in its own way.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its early growing pains, Fat Princess manages to walk a pretty straight path between frenzied combat and larger-scale tactics. It's a unique take on team-based multiplayer with a lot of personality and charm--and, with any luck, a lot of staying power on the PlayStation Network.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The real success of the Professor Layton series is the way its puzzle-solving and crime-solving aspects support and blend with one another.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You don't need me to tell you that digital pinball isn't for everyone. And Pinball Hall of Fame isn't a perfect re-creation of the original tables. But if you're already into playing pinball on a TV, the variety of tables and the bargain price makes Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection a solid addition to your library.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're strictly a solo player, you'll probably find Skate 3 to be a sterile, temporary environment that doesn't feel as inviting as the previous game may have. But if you've even dabbled in the online world of Skate 2, you'll surely enjoy what Skate 3 has to offer.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're strictly a solo player, you'll probably find Skate 3 to be a sterile, temporary environment that doesn't feel as inviting as the previous game may have. But if you've even dabbled in the online world of Skate 2, you'll surely enjoy what Skate 3 has to offer.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While I have a number of concerns about the overall execution of Split/Second, the lows are well worth tolerating for highs that are so good, so crazy, and so face-numbingly intense.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Realistically, you'd need to be a fan of either South Park or tower defense to get the most out of this game. If you've got an interest in either subject--or, ideally, both--there are much worse ways to spend 800 points on Xbox Live Arcade.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    New Super Mario Bros. Wii doesn't make dramatic changes to the "New" game that was released on the DS, but by offering more substantial multiplayer and a set of new levels to conquer, it stands out as one of the Wii's best.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For the price, there's a huge value here. It's a great start for Runic.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's also essential for diehard God of War purists who want to own the best possible versions of these games for posterity. For someone who already has the original releases and a backwards-compatible PlayStation 3, on the other hand, God of War Collection is a harder sell.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned is a solid addition for anyone who wants more Borderlands, but the lack of additional items or further opportunities for character building feel like a missed opportunity that could have given this content a lasting effect.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned is a solid addition for anyone who wants more Borderlands, but the lack of additional items or further opportunities for character building feel like a missed opportunity that could have given this content a lasting effect.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite feeling like the tutorial mode for its eventual Encore-style follow-up, PixelJunk Shooter's unique mechanics and terrific audiovisual design still make it stand out in ways that most downloadable releases lack.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though parts of Spirit Tracks are a little disappointing, most of those low points are offset by its terrific puzzle design and a great, fun story that feels noticeably different from the standard "save the princess" saga that series fans are used to seeing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    MAG
    MAG is a solid shooter and its leadership elements are intelligently designed, but it doesn't feel especially different from other big-team consoles shooters, like Battlefield: Bad Company. As long as you're not going in expecting the player count to make a dramatic difference in the way MAG feels and behaves, you'll have a good time.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The beautiful rendering of Kratos' ugliness is what made God of War III a compelling experience for me, despite of the bits that felt unnecessarily slavish to the God of War formula. Even if it's not the best God of War game, it's unequivocally the best-looking God of War to date, and it makes for a wicked showpiece for the PlayStation 3.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Better fighting and deeper online support with a clan-like "fight camp" system make UFC 2010 Undisputed a better-playing game than its predecessor, but its solo side is a pretty dry.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's short and a bit thin on content, but what's there is pretty, well-produced, and a satisfying if slightly silly curiosity for anyone who remembers the first Resident Evil even a little bit fondly.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's short and a bit thin on content, but what's there is pretty, well-produced, and a satisfying if slightly silly curiosity for anyone who remembers the first Resident Evil even a little bit fondly.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Between the core missions and the side stuff, you could easily spend another 10 hours or more going through General Knoxx.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Between the core missions and the side stuff, you could easily spend another 10 hours or more going through General Knoxx.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Between the core missions and the side stuff, you could easily spend another 10 hours or more going through General Knoxx.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you don't like Green Day, and you don't want to play their music in a Rock Band game, you're not going to get a whole lot out of Green Day: Rock Band.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you don't like Green Day, and you don't want to play their music in a Rock Band game, you're not going to get a whole lot out of Green Day: Rock Band.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of playing WarioWare and have no real desire to make your own games, this package is NOT for you. The simple, touchscreen-only nature of the pre-made games make them a bit of a drag, and, as mentioned above, getting other games is harder than it should be. Still, the tools are great and sitting down to build your own stuff is a faster and more rewarding process than you might initially expect.