God is a Geek's Scores

  • Games
For 717 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut
Lowest review score: 20 Escape Dead Island
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 56 out of 717
717 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition is the game Diablo fans deserve. Granted, there are still areas to improve – Adventure Mode, for example, still feels a little like an experiment rather than the finished article – but this is as close to perfect as we’ve yet been.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Intense, gorgeous and thrilling to play, this is Platinum’s best game so far...A non-stop climax of excitement from the moment you start the Prologue, this is one of those games that demands to be played.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Everything that we knew about the console version has been brought over with love, affection and a true knowledge of how to use the touch-screen, as well as the sheer power of the iPad, to its absolute potential...XCOM: Enemy Unknown isn’t just one of the best iPad games available, it’s one of the best games available, full stop.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Infinity Ward could quite easily have rested on their laurels, stayed in their comfort zone to release Modern Warfare 4 this year with little negative critical reception. Instead, they’ve done something bold with the franchise they gave life to, and as a result have created the best Call of Duty game since Modern Warfare 2. Big, brash and absolutely stunning.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It rewards those of us who know A Link to the Past’s version of Hyrule like the back of our hand, but makes enough concessions for those who didn’t play the original the first time around.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It is far and away the superior version, and that’s without the need to download any sort of fan-made patch. The cycle of death and success has never felt this good.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An absolute stone-cold classic, now on your 3DS.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    On the 360 the uses of Smartglass are minimal, but pretty cool nonetheless, allowing you to use your phone or tablet to perform the Hacking minigame or manage your skills and inventory. It’s very cool, and certainly feels very “digital age”, but it’s not much quicker or easier than using the controller.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bloodborne is an immensely intricate and tightly-designed game that arguably surpasses what From have produced before, thanks to a handful of new ideas and tweaked mechanics. A system that promotes repetition to refill your consumables, and a difficulty that encourages level grinding in the opening few areas and at various intervals throughout feel like minor missteps, but they’re tiny ones at that. Despite a few minor performance issues, Bloodborne is an epic, compelling, heart-pounding triumph.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Anyone concerned that this was just another money-spinning “definitive edition” can rest easy. As ever, Rockstar don’t do things by halves, and Grand Theft Auto V on PS4 feels truly next-gen. It’s not just a remake, it’s a testament to the quality of the original that GTA V can effortlessly stand among the best titles so far available on the new consoles and, in many cases, surpass them.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Make no mistake: this game is beyond heavyweight. In many ways, Grand Theft Auto V is a culmination of the current generation; it’s a summation of everything we’ve seen in the last eight years, a love letter, if you like, to the 360 and the PS3.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Transistor contains not only some of the most stunning art design, but one of the best game soundtracks I have ever heard. The droning bass of the main theme is mesmeric, and any music with vocals is astonishing – this is a soundtrack you’re going to want to buy, and composer Darren Korb has absolutely delivered.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Dark Souls II is a true hardcore challenge, and the weak of will and spine have no place in its cruel and unusual world.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Not only is Hearthstone one of the best F2P games I’ve ever played, it’s unbelievably deep, rewarding, and satisfying.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Truly wonderful sections of youthful exuberance give way to bleak moments of horror and desperation. Two hours may not seem all that long, but the impact Left Behind has will be with you for hours afterwards.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Street Fighter IV was a superlative experience even before today, but Ultra Street Fighter IV, with its well devised additions, has added the bacon to what was already a tasty burger – you don’t know that Street Fighter IV needs these mechanics until you’ve tasted it with them.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Despite some decent titles on Sony’s new machine, you can’t deny the quality of Naughty Dog’s masterpiece. Even the staunchest of advocates that want original experiences on their new console will struggle to find much wrong with The Last of Us.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Look, most of you probably won’t be able to run GTA V in the 4K resolution on Ultra, and most will only dabble in the video editor and director modes. But this is the definitive version of one of the best games in the last few years. What that means is that GTA V on PC remains breathtaking at every corner and was, of course, well worth every minute of the wait.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A triumph from start to finish. Beautiful, colourful, amusing, and bereft of any cynicism whatsoever. An utter breath of fresh air that plays like a dream; this is almost certainly the game Nintendo should have launched the Wii U with. However, here we are, finally getting the incredible Mario title we deserve.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    OlliOlli 2 is a sublime game, that manages to keep the keep the soul of what the first game was, but refine it and innovate it to new-untouched levels of brilliance.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A staggeringly beautiful puzzle-platformer that remains a masterpiece despite occasional spikes of difficulty.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    In terms of pure content, Halo: The Master Chief Collection is simply massive. In terms of the content itself, this package is astounding. Four of the best shooter campaigns ever made, in one box, all running at 1080p at 60fps, Halo has never looked so good. Throw in over 100 multiplayer maps and a bevy of Halo themed extras and you have a recipe for a true system seller.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of the best character action games of the last generation is now on the new consoles, in 1080/60, with all the available content and fan suggestions included. Essential.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It is a powerful and emotionally driven tale that features an incredibly clever structure that is far more intelligent than anyone really gave it credit for at the time. It’s equally intriguing and unsettling spending time in this bizarre version of Hyrule, with characters you have met before…but are different, here.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Issues with game length and difficulty aside, this is a brilliant and respectful update of one of the best platformers ever made, and one that gamers of all ages will enjoy, whether you’ve played the original or not.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Undead Labs bring their zombie-survival-sim to a new generation with heaps of content and loads of fresh polish.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It took way too long, but it's a fantastic second episode in what may well end up Telltale's best series to date.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We are starting to sound like a broken record here, but Zen’s mastery and understanding of both table design and expert use of a license put them right up there with the best that gaming 2014 has to offer.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Incredible to look at, to listen to, but most importantly to play, Sony should be pushing this one to the moon as a prime reason to own their excellent handheld.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may not be revolutionary, but it adds just enough to pique interests while keeping the core experience we’ve all grown up with, regardless of age. Mario Kart is one of those timeless franchises that every age group can enjoy, and sometimes, that’s enough to celebrate.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While later levels can get incredibly difficult, Pwnee Studios absolutely nailed the difficulty curve and Story Mode completion is attainable for the majority of players, thanks to some well-implemented player aids.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shovel Knight is a genuine success.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As addictive and accessible as ever, Diablo 3 on consoles is a fit more comfortable than anyone predicted, and proves that Blizzard not only listen to their fans, but are willing to walk the extra mile even for a port. Especially in this day and age, that’s an impressive ethic.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a fantastic cast of starring and supporting characters, a story that appears to have multiple levels to it, a cracking script, and a hitch-free engine (though it’s the first episode, so let’s revisit that later, perhaps?), Tales from the Borderlands has taken me completely by surprise. As someone who enjoys both Telltale and Gearbox’s games, this is a marriage made in heaven, but there’s so much style and intrigue that anyone can enjoy this.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Trine 2: Complete Story is still a brilliantly charming game, and the PS4 version is the definitive iteration by some distance, but it’s hard to shake the feeling that Frozenbyte need to move on now and work on number 3 – or something new altogether.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shoot em’ Up fans will love it, and I have a feeling newcomers to the genre will be drawn in by its stylish looks and awesome soundtrack. Whack it on and take it for a spin – Bit.Trip Fate is another cracker.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unquestionably the finest Pokémon game for years, Y offers a huge challenge in many other ways than just the battles – and there is so much to enjoy.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A Bird Story is a fantastic and short pixel art visual novel that you need to experience.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A traditional MMO expansion, delivering more World of Warcraft, while quietly improving its framework through cinematic touches, delivering greater variety in dungeon design, and adding compelling social game undercurrents.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An amazing first person dungeon crawler for fans of Persona 3 and 4, but not a gateway into the Persona series.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Arguably the pre-eminent puzzle title for the Wii U, don’t let the fact that this is half a decade old put you off. It is a fresh take on a classic game that makes fine use of the hardware.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition doesn’t get much wrong throughout, and the inclusion of new levels and enemies adds longevity to an already great experience. It can be a little repetitive if played for long periods, but the unique and likeable art-style and effortlessly enjoyable combat carry it through.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Considering the lengthy campaign, Pikmin 3 is great value for money. Offering multiple ways to play, it is so incredibly well-designed that it’s hard not to feel impressed with the confidence – and that’s without considering how beautiful it looks in HD, or how wonderful it sounds (the soundtrack is luscious).
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quite frankly, each game in the Ratchet & Clank trilogy is as charming and playable now as it was when first released.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best mobile games I’ve ever played. Its simplicity and rewarding nature is a cut above most App Store fodder, and I’ve never had so much trouble tearing myself away from my phone. It’s better than BBQ ribs.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ellen Page has given the performance of her life and David Cage has penned the best script of his. When AAA releases are serving up so much similarity, Quantic Dream buck the trend and offer something different. Don’t put your PlayStation 3 back in its box just yet, or you’ll miss the studio’s biggest triumph to date.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It started nervously, almost scared of what it was, but at the end of season two, you’ll go to whomever you hold dear, and you’ll squeeze them just that little bit harder than usual. They’ll ask you why, and you won’t answer. There’s a little girl to be saved.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A superb puzzle game that has the added bonus of being cross-buy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Twitch-based gameplay at its finest, with some of the best music ever featured in a game. Wrong Number ramps everything up to varying degrees of success.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In Sheep’s Clothing ends on one of the best cliffhangers you could imagine.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hand of Fate is unique, offering an addictive and incredibly entertaining experience that anyone can enjoy.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re buying it to play alone, you’re not going to get the benefit of the full experience, but if you have friends and a few controllers, you’ll be hard pushed to find a better multiplayer experience around at the moment.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With nods to the previous games, it makes you wonder what else they have up their sleeve. Probably more genius, tucked up there like a spare hanky. Anyway, now for that 3/10. Oh, it’s too late. You’ve already bought it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is another brilliant table from Zen, who seem to have developed a knack for both innovative table design and how to put a licence to good use.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kalimba is a fantastic, colourful little game with a unique mechanic, but it's no pushover.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Legacy of Romulus is an excellent example of expanded content, and combining it with 7 “seasons” worth of additions and tweaks, great storytelling and an engine that has proved it can stand test of time means it’s only fair to readdress that original score, and critique this all over again as a complete package.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep is the pick of a series of top-notch add-ons, and the best Borderlands expansion since The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned. If you own Borderlands 2, this is totally, utterly essential.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    TxK
    The entire package is put together with humour, warmth and class – it straddles the geeky retro chic that is so popular with indies right now, but also manages to drag an elderly game firmly into the present day with trophies, leaderboards, and intuitive choice of hardware. Immediately you know you are playing a Llamasoft title.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite a lack of massive changes, NBA 2K15 is still the premier basketball experience that I don’t see being unseated any time soon. The gameplay is as satisfying and fun as ever, and when combined with the TV style presentation it is amazingly realistic.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a fair learning curve that will ease in all-comers, and RAD mode (every landing must be a perfect one) for the people who want a challenge, this is an absolute must own game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a shame that some modes haven’t made the cut for the next-gen version, but you’ll only miss them if you played them a lot. Career Mode and FUT still offer incredibly high value for money, and this is probably the best version of FIFA to date.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the benefit of some great training tutorials, before long anyone can be carrying out line changes, deking with the best of them and carrying out a brilliant selection of slapshots, pivots and, of course, brutal punches to the face.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Visually the game is stunning, and at times can be mistaken for an actual game of basketball. Everything has received a visual makeover and it sure looks impressive. The gameplay is as solid as ever and is great fun, whilst still being a first class simulation of the sport.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s by no means easy, and takes a hefty investment of time to fully appreciate. Even after the tutorial prologue, you’ll have a lot to learn, but it’s a testament to the developers that they were able to create an engrossing game that draws you in even with such a steep learning curve.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bringing back classic Spies Vs. Mercs is a smart move that will please many, whereas offering a decent length single player adventure that is open enough for all play-styles and all-comers, whilst offering an optional challenge for the veterans, pays off. Blacklist really is a game all about options, and as such, is one not to miss.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is no question: this is the version of Spelunky that you should purchase. Even though the game was released on Xbox 360 over a year ago, the cross save and cross buy interaction between PS3 and Vita – along with the Vita’s ability to deliver instantaneous spelunking – make this the ultimate port of a superb game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Insane moments are blended with genuine, heartfelt ones, and the juxtaposition doesn’t diminish either, but instead serves to emphasise them. Visit Kyrat and you won’t regret it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s become cool to hate on Infinite in recent times, but bandwagons be damned, this is a fantastic piece of content, if a little pricey. You already know you’re going to play this if you grabbed Part One, but I’m here to tell you that you won’t be disappointed with Part Two.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is undoubtedly an excellent effort, which breathes new life into a decade-old title, and is a bright and arresting way for Link to debut in HD. What Nintendo need to do now is set about crafting something more than just a do-over, and move the wonderful old series forward on their richly promising hardware.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    More of the Ace Attorney you know and love. With five full cases (plus an extra DLC case to purchase and download), each lasting tons of hours, there’s a full game here for a relatively cheap price.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For the entire duration of my time with Tearaway, I was beaming from ear-to-ear at the magnificence taking place in the palm of my hands. It has taken quite a while, but at long last the Vita has an original IP that it can truly call a killer app.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails, with its strange design and riveting gameplay, echoes this side of the feline personality, too. Captivating stuff.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Walking Dead is back on track, after a slightly dull Episode Two, this is exactly what the series needed. It will make you care again, it will make you angry and sad in equal measures, it will remind you that nobody is safe in this universe, but best of all it recaptures The Walking Dead’s brilliance. I cannot wait for the next episode.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Give in to that inner-child and enjoy what is a terrific, entertaining game that absolutely anyone will love, because this is easily the best Skylanders game to date.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s comfortably the best Alien game ever made, and delivers authenticity along with a new story that is worth seeing, experiencing, and fleeing from into the darkness. Never once allowing the immersion to be broken, Creative Assembly have done it. They have actually done it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is no denying that the physics and physicality are seriously impressive – if the Infinity 2 engine is able to deliver so impressively, then we are eager to see how the Ignite Engine will make a difference when sports games start to arrive on the next generation of consoles.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its breathtaking take on the world of cars is a petrol head’s wet dream.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Finally a game designed to truly showcase what the Wii U's unique feature set can do.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s not perfect, no, but it brings such joy to the player that it’s impossible not to fall utterly, head-over-heels in love with it. Aside from online multiplayer, it’s tricky to know just what else Ubisoft Montpellier could have brought to the table here, as there really is such a high level of detail, care and love for their product.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At a price of around a tenner, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite may be one of the more expensive apps out there, but you’re looking at over a hundred hours of gameplay, with one of the best ports I’ve ever played on an iOS device.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Banner Saga is one of the most original games you’ll play this year. That such a small team has managed to create a story that will be unique to every player is astonishing, and that the story actually makes you care even more so.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best Pac-Man game ever. The formula may be an old one, but sometimes the old ones are the best – or at least they would be if they didn’t have Facebook integration.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Auction House is gone, the loot system is fixed and we finally have a proper end-game that will keep both new and experienced players fighting for many hours to come.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By discarding any semblance of plot, characterisation and conventional mechanics, Proteus is a brave and highly original title that forces you to use your imagination, and forges unforgettable memories through simple exploration and a sense of wide-eyed, almost childlike wonder.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easily one of the best mobile games I’ve played this year, Anomaly 2 is a tour de force of impressive visuals and exciting gameplay that raises the bar for mobile strategy games. It’s a refreshing take on a genre that clearly has some new ideas left in it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not all of the acting is perfect, admittedly, and the audio presentation won’t be to everyone’s tastes, but when it works Cloud Chamber is an absorbing, massive, occasionally unsettling, but absolutely compelling experiment in community narrative investigation.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The juxtaposition of cartoonish humour with incredibly dark and macabre imagery and story direction means that even after playing for several hours you’ll still find things to surprise and shock you.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is how you do DLC. Superb value for money that truly gives you a reason to revisit one of 2014's best games.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a shame there are only five levels, but what is here is eye-wateringly good.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s the style that shines through, though. I said it when Persona 4 Arena came out and it stands true for Ultimax; Persona 4 Arena is the most stylish fighting game ever, and a gem of the genre to boot, thanks to its combination of appealing and genuinly cool aesthetics with ocean deep gameplay.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ironically, Bravely Default is one of the best Final Fantasies in years. Taking the very best of 8/16-bit entries of the series, and bringing them up to date with some beautiful graphics, clever features and engaging gameplay, this is a must for someone looking for a more traditional JRPG.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With its superb atmosphere and genuinely innovative inclusions, this is perhaps the best World Cup tie-in of recent times.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Project CARS strips back racing to what it should be: just the car, the track and you.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dark, compelling, and occasionally unflinchingly brutal, Shadow of Mordor is Lord of the Rings for grown-ups. It’s not just a good game based on an established franchise, but a fantastic game in its own right and one that deserves to be judged purely by its own merits, and not by what has come before.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gearbox has taken two of the finest RTSs ever made and turned them into something you’d be proud to show off on any modern gaming PC. Fans of the originals will fall in love with this, and if you missed them the first time around you’re getting two of the very best RTSs ever made with this.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Don’t be a conformist, grab this one and indulge in the stupid toilet humour and dick jokes that it possesses. One of the best games of 2014 so far.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When you’re in the thick of the action, Titanfall is like no other shooter. It succeeds in making you feel like a superhero, piloting a giant mech to destroy your enemies with ferocious aggression. The fact there’s no option for private matches is an odd one, and there’s not a huge amount of guns on offer, really, but it’s arguably unfair to come down too hard on a developer choosing to focus on gameplay innovation over peripheral issues.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Instant gratification combined with those stellar mechanics mean you’ve got a hardcore platformer with the hooks to keep you coming back for more.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The minimalist approach may not work for every game, but here we have a truly successful, consuming experience that you just can’t put down.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a compelling story that keeps you guessing, and a pin-point utilisation of the platform, Device 6 is an accomplishment in games design, mobile or otherwise.