God is a Geek's Scores

  • Games
For 1,701 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Resident Evil 7: biohazard
Lowest review score: 20 The Cube
Score distribution:
1705 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An utterly essential bundle for newcomers and veterans alike, thanks to the sheer value for money and huge technical improvements to three already incredible games.
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    • 100 Critic Score
    A great variety of games in a slick package, this is the ultimate party game.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Resident Evil 4 is a stone-cold classic, a genre defining game that surpasses expectations even now.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    PES has refined year on year in this generation, continuing to improve, but PES 2017 is the crowning moment. With different tactics and styles that are effective, and unique players, great goal feel and lovely control, PES 2017 just feels so good to play. It may well be the greatest football game ever made.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Everything about this game outdoes the first, and with the expanded Nemesis System, superb combat, and epic story, you'll be immersed for a long time.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you've missed the series, this is the perfect conclusion in every way, but I hope this is the start of a brand new saga in Uncharted's own legacy.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An absolute stone-cold classic, now on your 3DS.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There are very few games as emotionally affecting as this. The story is thrilling, powerful and thought-provoking, and the music sends chills straight through your soul.
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    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Persona 5 is one of the best games I have had the pleasure of playing and something that managed topping my favourite game of all time Persona 4 Golden in almost every way.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The single player is one of the best I’ve ever seen, only made better with a beautiful score and excellent gameplay rich with authenticity.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Rocksteady have created one of the best comic-book games ever made.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Breath of the Wild is an absolute masterpiece, and may well be the best The Legend of Zelda game ever made. Despite a few minor technical issues, this a truly unforgettable experience.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This isn’t just the best Metal Gear game, nor is it just the best stealth game, it is one of the best games ever made.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Deluxe may be the wrong word for it, but this is the definitive Mario Kart 8 experience, which ultimately makes it one of the best kart-racers ever made.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Twilight Princess HD does everything its predecessor did but better, making it one of the most triumphant remasters yet and cementing it as one of the best games of our generation.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the best games of 2013 is finally out on consoles. If you haven’t done so already, you owe it to yourself to experience a beautiful story and some very clever, but understated, game design.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Despite being a reboot for the series, Resident Evil VII’s return to survival horror is both familiar and fresh, and it’s easily the best horror game in years.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An utterly essential purchase. PES 2016 is the best there is, and the best there's been in a very long time.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I've loved this series from the beginning, but a new high bar has been set in Uncharted 4. Naughty Dog have created a truly memorable game, and one of the very best of the current generation.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best Vita game just became one of the best PS4 games. Utterly essential, buy this, so it can finally get the love it so richly deserves.
    • 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.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Platforming perfection, full stop.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Gears of War returns with a bang. Consistently thrilling and relentlessly entertaining, Gears 4 is comfortably one of the best shooters of the generation so far.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The Witness is an outstanding game, one that slowly reveals its brilliance and assumes the players intelligence rather than guides it. It is an absolute must play for puzzle fans.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Quite frankly, Telltale has knocked it out of the park, and if there’s ever to be a Borderlands 3 from Gearbox, it’d be an utter travesty to not see Telltale’s characters appear somehow in that game – that’s how fantastic this is.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This isn’t just the best Hearthstone expansion to date, it's one of the best expansions I’ve had the pleasure to play for any game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A worthy follow up to Steins;Gate that even surpasses it in many aspects, while delivering a gripping story through multiple endings.
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    • 95 Critic Score
    VA-11 HALL-A is a brilliant point and drink adventure game with memorable characters, a superb soundtrack, and some of the best writing out there that has found a new home on the Vita.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It’s been a long time since a game has been put together this well. The combat is awesome, the visuals are stunning, and Aloy is 100% badass.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    N++
    It's been a long time coming, but Metanet Software have delivered on stylish platforming greatness. This is a must buy for anyone who likes the genre.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Ultra Sun and Moon feel like the definitive version of an already fantastic game. With plenty to do after the credits have rolled, and new content sprinkled across the story, this is a fitting swansong for Pokemon on the DS family.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Ultra Sun and Moon feel like the definitive version of an already fantastic game. With plenty to do after the credits have rolled, and new content sprinkled across the story, this is a fitting swansong for Pokemon on the DS family.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A spectacular package that meets the high expectations of race driver wannabe’s the world over. If snow and sleet were added to it, it’d be perfect.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An astounding performance by Viva Seifert, immaculate writing by Sam Barlow and a completely innovative concept cement Her Story as one of the most solid and mesmerising releases this year.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Hearts of Stone is the perfect example of DLC done right. There’s not a better reason to get back into The Witcher 3 again.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The Nonary Games is a fantastic package that has two of the best adventure games of all time in a single package with worthy enhancements to 999 which remains one of my favourite games of all time.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    World of Warcraft hits new heights by killing off its past while also taking inspiration from it, this is by far its best expansion.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A staggeringly beautiful puzzle-platformer that remains a masterpiece despite occasional spikes of difficulty.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Owlboy is a 2D metroidvania platformer that gives you the best time; you’ll love how fluid the controls are and how they work really well no matter who your buddy is. The story is touching, interesting and full of great narrative, told through plenty of hugely expressive characters all worth knowing. I’m glad I got to play this, and it’s come at a time when I wasn’t expecting it. Owlboy will surprise you and it will move you beyond belief.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The Banner Saga 2 continues the fantastic story or Rook, Hakon, Alette and Bolverk, with dynamic combat and the Horseborn keeping the battle boards fresh and unique with every fight.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you're a big believer in great storytelling in video games, Fullbright has once again nailed it, proving it can be done, and it can be done to the highest standard.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    While they vary ever so slightly in quality, with the original, for my money, edging out the others and number 2 valiantly bringing up the rear, all 3 games are incredibly playable and deeply compelling.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A resplendent addition to the Atlus catalogue, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE draws from two acclaimed series and outshines them both with an innovative combat system, radiant in-game world and charming cast of characters.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Odin Sphere Leifthrasir raises the bar for all remakes with its inclusion of an enhanced version of the original game, and also because of its refined mode, which offers sublime gameplay and some of the best looking visuals on PlayStation.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Blood and Wine, The Witcher 3’s final piece of DLC, could not have given such a remarkable game a more fitting send off. With a beautiful new world to explore, Toussaint is brimming with hours of content, stories, monsters to slay, great characters and a whole new bloody Gwent faction.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With its 1080p resolution and crisper visuals, you’ll find very little reason to not pick this up and play. This is the best that Rez has ever been.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Steins;Gate is the crowning point of the visual novel genre with its phenomenal story, characters, and voice acting.
    • 83 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
    Titanfall stands out as an example of how there is still plenty of room for innovation and newness in a crowded genre space. It's superbly executed and incredibly fun to play.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It goes without saying that this game sets a new benchmark for storytelling, and the imaginative ways in which it's done, all the while dealing with death in a delicate and poignant way.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's magnificent, it's crazy, and it's for everyone to enjoy. Truly inclusive, Super Mario Maker is the game you'll smile the most at this year, and worth every penny.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There's simply no denying that this is an exceptional package, and although it may be a year overdue, it was absolutely worth the wait.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The Old Hunters faithfully adds to the gothic adventure of Bloodborne, and reminds you how delightfully wicked that bunch at From Software really are.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is the pinnacle of the franchise in almost every way and a worthy successor to Shin Megami Tensei with fantastic combat, exploration, and story.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An incredible game that should be enjoyed by everyone, and the most fun I've had with a shooter in years. Brimming with personality, the only concerns are longevity, and how dependent it is on other players to make the game fun.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Forza Horizon 3 is close to racing perfection, with stunning visuals, great Drivatar AI and enough content to keep you busy for months.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A gorgeous, spellbinding game that plays with your thoughts and delivers a narrative throughline that you never see coming. An absolute must for fans of storytelling in games.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Pokémon Sun and Moon are filled with so much you’ll be absorbed in every facet from the moment you begin.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A masterclass in storytelling with its memorable characters and soundtrack. Undertale is a phenomenal experience overall.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Pokémon Sun and Moon are filled with so much you’ll be absorbed in every facet from the moment you begin.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Instead of getting bogged down in car numbers and career modes, Gran Turismo Sport focuses purely on the racing; creating one of the best racers of this generation.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A genuine visual upgrade and the multiplayer being 60fps means there's every reason for fans and newcomers to enjoy this package. Ultimate Edition reminds us of why Gears of War is so beloved.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bowser’s Minions is certainly a Marmite game, it won’t be for everyone but it’s a nice diversion from the main story. Although, considering how good the main story is, you might not want to be distracted from it. It’s good looking, humorous, and overall really good fun to play, there are mild annoyances with how the touchscreen is put to use, but they’re unlikely to spoil the joy the game will ultimately bestow upon you. It’s been fourteen years, but it’s time to get lost in the Beanbean Kingdom again.
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    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stylish, simplistic and a whole load of fun, get some mates round and have a tournament, you’ll thank me later.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 is one of the best fighting games available today and one that is brilliant for both newcomers and veterans alike.
    • 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.
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    • 47 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    Slain: Back from Hell is not worth buying in its current state on the Switch. Get it on PS4 or PC if you have to because it just isn’t fun playing a game that slows down and can’t maintain a locked frame rate. If these issues are addressed in upcoming patches, it will be worth it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    It’s a paid beta, though (which is iffy in itself in some ways), and so there’s lots of room and time for improvement. It’s just a shame that a game with such polished shooting and looting is bogged down by such clunky menus, tangled systems and tiresome mechanics. We’ll re-examine Fortnite as and when the big changes come, but for now it’s a lot of fun, once you’re comfortable with how it all works.
    • 77 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    Playing the first episode of Hitman brought back fond memories of unique kills from previous titles, with the grander and more compelling scale of the game adding tons of replayability. I don’t doubt there will be those left frustrated with the game’s short length, but its focus on great gameplay is where Hitman truly shines. Even though you only feel like you’ve dipped your toes in the water, the first instalment of Hitman leaves a lot of promise for the rest of the series.
    • 88 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    One of Nioh’s coolest features is the revenants. These are scattered throughout the levels and are graves of real players and NPCs. When you approach one, it’ll give you the level they were when they died, and what you’re likely to receive if you bring it back from the dead, and then kill it again. You could stumble across a stranger’s grave and fight them as they were when they died; it won’t be you fighting the actual stranger, but it’s a great feature and can get you some decent gear.

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