God is a Geek's Scores

  • Games
For 702 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 39% 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: 72
Highest review score: 100 Dark Souls II
Lowest review score: 20 Escape Dead Island
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 54 out of 702
702 game reviews
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Decent sound and visuals at least indicate there was some thought put into its development, but it doesn’t make up for the complete lack of substance in terms of gameplay.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A frustrating, often ugly game that fails to impress on almost every front.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Echo Prime has a nice idea at its core, but it is let down almost every step of the way by run-of-the-mill, uninspired execution.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A mediocre eight-year-old game judged by modern standards.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is putrid, crass and brash. It makes no apologies for this, and if you’re in tune with the kamikaze ninja protagonist then the game’s style will carry you much of the way. Unfortunately, though, Yaiba’s chaotic nature has led to a combat system that throws away the usual finesse of its father franchise for something so anarchic it frequently borders on unplayable. At times this direction is inspired, but it’s often just frustrating to the point where you have to wonder if it’s deliberate.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The addition of the utterly pointless narrative and the run-of-the-mill gameplay just make this game unnecessary. Sure it kills some time and is, on occasion, enjoyable, but if it had dropped the dead weight it could have achieved much more.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There are many better indie games on the WiiU, don’t waste your paper on this one.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    The promised freedom of choice and replayability in this interactive story book is, unfortunately, paper-thin.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Happy Dinos is just about endless repetition with no sense of reward or purpose other than to make you part with your money through IAPs.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Whilst the design of Morphopolis may have won it many fans already, this does seem to be very much a case of style over substance.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition showed us that you can completely re-tread an old classic, provided that you update it with some real care and affection. Unfortunately Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded just doesn’t feel like it has had this same care applied to it.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The visuals are a mess and the atmosphere is flat and generates no excitement.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The story is clichéd, badly delivered and far too derivative of games like Uncharted. The gameplay is irritating – let down by strange design choices and niggly control issues; sadly, what little the title does well is mired in these basic gameplay complaints.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Other than the new Operation L and Virus Buster modes, there is little in the way of new content that makes this a better deal than the previous (and cheaper) versions.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Whereas Broken Eagle at least changed the way you play the game, Fallen Angel makes no real attempts to differentiate play style at all. Angel is a one-dimensional protagonist and is unlikely to resonate with players greatly, and the DLC is again woefully short and lacking in content to justify its existence.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sacred 3 is not an Action-RPG, although it wears the uniform. It’s an outright hack ‘n’ slash adventure game with a throwaway story, barely-developed characters, and a once-rich fantasy world now so washed-out it’s become almost nondescript.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Valhalla Knights 3 is a looting, levelling dungeon-crawler and nothing more, and it’s not a great example of the genre.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Mugen Souls Z is a bland, generic JRPG. The only thing that makes it stand out from the crowd is the rampant sex that runs through it. Personally I found it distasteful; games are better than this, and Mugen Souls Z is the precise reason why the entire medium gets viewed as juvenile. If you like JRPGs you could probably do worse – nothing about it is broken – but you could also do a hell of a lot better.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Defense Technica is a bland, run-of-the-mill affair. It brings almost nothing new to the genre and relies on tried and tested mechanics.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There’s no getting around the fact that on-rails shooters just feel restrictive, and Rambo is a score-attack game that’s gotten a bit lost in time.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Muppets Movie Adventures is light on content, light on ideas and doesn’t truly respect the Muppets who star in it. It’s a £2.99 iOS game packaged into a full priced Vita release. There are PS1 games available on the Vita that would be a much better use of your money and more enjoyable for your kids to play.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The problem is not wholly in the execution or even in the intent; the very act itself is questionable. After playing this, I had to ask myself, “What is the point of this?” If I wanted the same experience, I could have easily gone back to Silent Hill or Racoon City for a much richer, nostalgia-filled trip.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    If you’re in need of a distraction then Ricochet does enough to amuse, but anyone with sights for something even slightly robust should investigate other avenues.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Me Vs. You tries to do something a little different, and while I can’t fault the developers for their good intentions, the simple fact is that two player games don’t work if the rules are too complicated and the user interface is too bewildering.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unfortunately the core game underneath the gloss and stacks of features is no better than the first Wii Party – and in many ways is actually worse. 80 minigames had better have a good strike-rate or they become a procession of annoying interludes; there are only so many ways you can throw a dice and move around a track.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Splatter: Just Harder Times is an ill-conceived, poorly made game that has almost no redeeming qualities. Everything about the game screams mediocrity, and it’s hard to recommend it to even fans of the genre.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The Legend of Korra is a poor title that offers little in the way of fun. The combat is the highlight, but even then it mostly consists of button mashing and has multiple irritating elements.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A one trick pony, and once you’ve played through the first operation enough times to complete it you’ll have stopped laughing. The controls err on frustrating far too often, and while deliberately clumsy, the entire system is too inconsistent to provide much fun.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Singstar Ultimate Party completely fails to move with the times, with an overall karaoke package that is inferior to the 2004 blueprint.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I can only hope that something else comes along soon to show us what Kinect 2.0 is truly capable of, because if this is it, we’re in for another generation of shockingly disappointing movement-controlled video games.