God is a Geek's Scores

  • Games
For 484 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Call of Duty: Ghosts
Lowest review score: 20 LocoCycle
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 44 out of 484
484 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hellraid: The Escape provides some fairly satisfying puzzling, and the idea that you shouldn’t have to kill enemies, but rather outsmart them, is a welcome change of pace.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unrest doesn’t offer much more than playing as characters, having conversations and dictating where their lives are going. It might offer a diversion for a while if you’re a fan of character-driven RPGs, but it’s unlikely to entice newcomers to the genre.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Back to Bed is an acceptable puzzle game with outstanding presentation. The gameplay simply leans too heavily on illusions to offer a top tier puzzle experience, but it’s worth investigating simply for the dreamy combination of M.C.Escher, Salvidore Dahli and Monty Python.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Online multiplayer would have made Super Toy Cars a lot more attractive but at least the track editor is solid, if a little confusing.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sadly, while Blood Bowl tries to stay loyal to its strategic roots rather than turn the game into just another sports title, the gameplay isn’t implemented in a clear and logical way.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Golf Club promises a lot but falls down on its implementation. Golf fans will find a lot to like here, though, with the Designer and the solid gameplay providing an expansive experience. Unfortunately, last-gen visuals and a series of frustrating issues make this a hard game to recommend to all but the golf obsessed.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Magrunner: Dark Pulse completely and unabashedly rips off the Portal franchise. It does make a vain attempt to add its own elements but just feels too cluttered.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The idea of playing a game from the perspective of both thief and investigator is a fascinating one – especially when the two points of view overlap and interact – but Ancestry of Lies doesn’t manage to pull off this idea with the polish or precision required.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Elminage is not a bad game, but it feels woefully out of place in today’s market. That said, it does have a very specific target audience, and those particular gamers will lap it up. Slow-paced, dated, and under-explained in every department, the less-than-stellar localisation only compounds all of Elminage Original’s issues and ensures that only die-hard genre fans will truly enjoy it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Mega Dead Pixel fails to bring any great ideas to the table, and is not particularly fun to play.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It’s a shame that such an interesting possibility falls so flat. Perhaps a little more development time could have yielded more positive results, but as it is we end up with a running time of around 5-6 hours that feels like it outstays its welcome ever so slightly, purely because the longer you play it, the more it falls apart and the more it becomes frustrating.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The awkwardness of waving a large GamePad around and unresponsive controls make this one of the less enjoyable party offerings available on the system.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Blood of the Werewolf is a short ride and, ultimately, a forgettable one.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Sadly, it devolves into a tedious, irritating scavenger hunt that fails to keep up the momentum and burdens the player with repetitious busy work that makes the short playtime seem merciful rather than miserly.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you can disengage your brain and just plough through the endless array of same-faced enemies, you’ll enjoy the glorious visuals and well designed audio – but this is a game destined to be forgotten fairly quickly, even if it does help prove the Xbox One has more power than we first thought.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Gomo does have some real charm in its simple yet appealing visuals and its strange sense of humour, but it is seriously lacking in the gameplay department.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The problem with Fightback is that if you don’t actually want to spend more of your own money, there is little in the game that is going to make you want to wait and come back later.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Fans of the genre will definitely find more enjoyment but, to the average player, there isn’t much here to strongly recommend.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Unfortunately there is just too little content and not enough character or story development to recommend Operation Broken Eagle wholeheartedly.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    My cranium is red raw from tearing strands of hair from my scalp in frustration and I’m sure plenty of others will be bald within an hour of playing The Castle Doctrine.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It’s hard to recommend this game to anyone but die-hard Spellforce fans who no doubt have already picked it up and are more than likely enjoying a return to Eo. Fresh eyes to the series will notice the obvious flaws and signs of ageing much more, so it may be best for the uninitiated to skip this concluding chapter and wait for the next full release.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Pokémon Link Battle! has a surprising amount of charm with the cute character sprites and animations, but while the gameplay is somewhat addictive to start with, it quickly becomes repetitive. Taken in tandem with the other issues, it makes Pokémon Link Battle difficult to recommend.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A grand finale this definitely is not, and whilst The Untold Stories of Los Perdidos gave players a welcome reason to re-enter the city, they have short-changed loyal fans at almost every turn.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Even a younger gamer may crave a little more depth than what’s available here, especially with so many other free games out there.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    What’s most irritating is that there is simply no real reason to purchase this DLC. Granted, if you loved Lords of Shadow 2’s gameplay, then here’s a few hours more to enjoy, but it just feels like a purchasable fetch quest that doesn’t really feel like it adds anything to what we’ve already played and seen.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The true mark of a great F2P game is when you don’t feel like you’re being punished for not handing over some of the coin in your back pocket. A great F2P game Trials Frontier certainly is not.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Platformines isn’t a bad game, it’s just a largely unpolished one. The mechanics feel either loose or under-developed, leading to a game that’s entertaining but never spectacular or truly engaging.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While I do feel MLB is above average in most areas, I feel it is let down entirely by boring gameplay, which completely ruins the general mood and feel. Great modes, decent graphics, the licenses – although they are all there, playing MLB 14 feels like going through the motions over and over again.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    In Bound by Flame, Spiders deliver an action-RPG that just about manages to remain playable throughout, but offers not a single “wow” moment. An interesting but limited crafting system and an atmospheric fantasy world don’t make up for run-of-the-mill writing, 2-dimensional characters, imbalanced combat, and a rushed, unsatisfying narrative.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Abyss is as “OK” as a game gets. Presentation and gameplay-wise, it’s very unmemorable, and there’s not really any particularly reason for recommending this eShop purchase, save for its very low price.