God is a Geek's Scores

  • Games
For 715 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: 71
Highest review score: 100 Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Lowest review score: 20 Escape Dead Island
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 56 out of 715
715 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Regardless of negatives, Trials Fusion is still a fun, yet hard-core twitch-based experience that will give you hours of pleasure (depending on your definition of the word), but the best part of it is still the competition it creates with your friends list, and with that in mind, I’ll see you on the leaderboards, folks.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A relatively plain platformer boosted by a vivid and surreal art-style, Icycle: On Thin Ice is just about crazy and unique enough to warrant a look. Bite-size, fun-packed levels make for a game that doesn’t overstay its welcome, and stands out from crowd both artistically and mechanically.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is still miles away from a BlazBlue, but it is much more intuitive to play. There is a ridiculous amount of fan service going on, including more original movie sections than you can shake a nunchaku at. CyberConnect, don’t you ever change.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is a good shooter occasionally elevated beyond that by its subject matter. Unfortunately, every time it has a really good idea, someone else has already done it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is a solid evolution of the formula established in the original, and does a fantastic job of encapsulating the old Tomb Raider atmosphere and presenting it in a smaller (yet no less involving) world. The platforming may occasionally annoy, and it isn’t the longest game around (even for its price bracket) but it’s an absolute blast to play either alone or with friends.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Against all odds, somehow the team at PopCap have managed to craft a fun shooter that remains true to the series. More commendably, they’ve created a shooter that takes you by surprise and makes you laugh.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There’s no doubt that Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition is a product of its time, but there’s also no doubt that it’s an absolute classic of the RPG genre.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is another gentle, feel-good indie release that provides a most enjoyable alternative to blasting people or taking in a high definition sports match.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A sequel that definitely builds upon the promise shown in its predecessor. A great combination of fantasy adventure and comedy.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A superb piece narrative experience that never outstays its welcome, but does leave you wanting more.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Challenging, fast and exciting, AiRace Speed is as fun as it is fast. It’s got that “one more go” factor, and provides a couple of hours of twitch gameplay for less than a fiver.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Castle of Illusion does a commendable job of feeling both modern and old-fashioned at the same time.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Drenched in atmosphere and relying on running over gunning, The Consequence wreaks havoc on the nerves and keeps you on your toes at all times.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ignore the terrible story and turn off the voices, Inazuma Eleven GO: Chrono Stones Thunderflash is a decent title that’s worth your time.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Chariot is up there with the best of them: its take on puzzle platforming is unique enough and challenging enough to keep you engaged for some time. It won’t capture the attention or admiration of everybody, of course, but for those of you who yearn for days gone by, Chariot is a must see.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with some hiccups when playing single-player, the attention to detail in this beautiful story all about friendship is bliss.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With sharper AI and more considered NPC behaviour, Thief could have been a masterpiece. There are true flashes of brilliance, and they’re not rare, but they’re almost always offset by something that breaks the immersion or otherwise shakes the foundations of the game world.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pure Pool’s greatest trick is its immediacy. Once the table is in front of you, you can just play over and over and over with no wait.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid space shooter that offers a well-crafted balance between arcade blasting and tactical challenge. Unless you’re a fan of dog-fights and sci-fi, you’re unlikely to give Born Ready’s console port a second glance, but if you’re after a user-friendly blaster with a decent lifespan and enough variety to stave off the tedium often inherent in the genre, then this comes heartily recommended.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s no surprise that the Sly Trilogy is a great fit for the Vita. Fun and engaging despite occasional difficult spikes, the enjoyment only tends to wane after playing for long periods, and may become slightly tiresome should you decide to marathon all three games one after another.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Divekick is brilliant, you’ve just got to play it. You might not understand the humour, but nestled under that layer of in-jokes is an exquisite competitive game, and you might just understand fighting games a little bit more for playing it.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unique and emotional in so many ways, while tackling issues rarely before seen in videogames, it can be safely said without any hyperbole that this is one of the most important artistic creations ever to come out of Ireland.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The story is so lovingly crafted and well told that you’ll want to play on and discover what will happen next, even if you didn’t play the first game, or have no previous interest in the source material.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A love letter to the Nintendo Entertainment System and a wonderful introduction or reintroduction for gamers of all ages, NES Remix 2 expands on the entertaining original by providing challenges based on some of the best first-party games ever released on the system, making it a more complete package than its predecessor.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sniper Elite 3 is the best example of its genre, full stop.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Around every corner, there’s a crab that’s fluent in Spanish, or a Pizza Box that laughs at you maniacally. Sure, there are a few duds and it doesn’t always hit the mark, but developer Necrophone Games bang out the gags at a rate befitting of a Python.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    That last comparison probably best sums up RIDE, as it’s what it clearly wants to be: Gran Turismo for motorcycles. And the funny thing is it really works.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    State of Decay: Lifeline takes the original’s sense of urgency and heroism and dials it up to eleven.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hitman Go is a rare breed in mobile games because it doesn’t try to copy another popular title, or provide a lazy spin-off from its source material. In fact, it manages to take an existing license and apply it to an entirely new genre, whilst still managing to maintain the spirit of the original.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sandlot have crafted another ludicrously entertaining, utterly bonkers sci-fi romp. There are more enemies, more guns, more nutty speech, and more missions. It does have limitations. It isn’t going to trouble the best that your PS3 has got to offer in the aesthetic stakes, but I dare anyone – even the most staunch graphics-fan or gaming snob – not to get a kick out of EDF.