God is a Geek's Scores

  • Games
For 508 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Ultra Street Fighter IV
Lowest review score: 20 The Cube
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 45 out of 508
508 game reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The slow-burning start betrays a really engrossing game, let-down only by its rather repetitive firefights and laborious backtracking.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Taking cues from its contemporaries, particularly Metal Gear Rising Revengeance, Grasshopper’s hack and slash tale of moon power and misogyny is an entertaining diversion, particularly narratively and artistically, but its gameplay unfortunately lacks the inventiveness or ingenuity to see it mature into a truly timeless action game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Next time I see that Omega Force logo I might just get excited instead of nauseous.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A Machine for Pigs achieves exactly what it sets out to do, and weaves an interesting and engaging narrative around a core of pure terror. It has some shortcomings, and fans of the original may be slightly disappointed with the removal of certain features, but the game is still terrifying, immersive and well crafted.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It isn’t a perfect encapsulation of the sport, but it is the best one to have appeared on any handheld in recent memory, and one which makes fine use of the Unreal Engine to generate some high-fidelity looks on the Vita’s OLED screen.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a more cerebral approach to horror, you’re going to be disappointed with Outlast. There isn’t much depth – or replayability, for that matter -in this short, nightmarish rollercoaster, but it will make you jump more than once.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers is a long, convoluted name for a confounding, deceptive, mischievous, compelling game.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Alien Rage feels like a love letter to first person shooters from the very first moment you’re dumped onto a giant rock hurtling through space. It pokes fun at the genre in all the right places but, when it needs to get down to business and actually feel like a decent shooter, it does that well too.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of the previous games or the anime will not be disappointed, whereas newcomers to the series may find the game a little confusing and slow-paced for the first few hours. However, persevere, and the pace quickly picks up and becomes much more enjoyable.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Eventually, you’ll have access to a ton of content and many hours of gameplay. A New Beginning is a good entry point for those new to the series, and certainly worth a look for fans – just be aware that the typically slow pace of the franchise is even slower here.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Simple controls and amazing areas to explore make the game a pleasure to play, I just wish there was more of it to enjoy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A competent, though uncomplicated, puzzle effort, with a decidedly average storytelling style. The invisibility mechanic is also a wonderful idea, yet flawed in execution. Rain has moments of greatness, particularly in the way it is framed, but overall, it drizzles to a close.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, the Raven is greater than the sum of its parts, with the strong start overshadowing the shortcomings of the 2nd and 3rd chapters. KING Art could be accused of putting more effort into the opening charge and failing to keep up the momentum with the subsequent releases but, as a whole, The Raven is still a very worthy adversary for adventure-loving opponents.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Stuffed full of big explosions, frantic combat and wilful bombast, Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death is a surprisingly enjoyable action-adventure that remains just about competent enough throughout to justify the fun it has at the expense of its own genre.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Shadow Warrior is a wild ride; crazy, hilarious and fun. It’s an old-school wolf in modern clothing that plays and feels just like the classic 90’s shooters we all fondly remember. Though it tries a bit too hard in some areas, it can’t be faulted for at least trying to elevate itself above other shooters.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With so many Tower Defence games out there, Steampunk Tower starts with a great idea that works well for the most part, and it’s hard to fault the basic gameplay. It’s well-presented and nicely polished, with nothing intrusive when it comes to in-app purchases...Sadly, variety is the main aspect that stops it from being a great game instead of simply a better-than-average one.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Swing Swing Submarine should be very proud of what they have achieved here, an excellent and fairly unique puzzler that is addictive, fun and rewarding.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    They may have hit minor issues in the beginning, but they should be applauded for tackling these head on for the subsequent releases. With complaints over the length of some chapters, the translation issues and the long wait for this last chapter, the trilogy is definitely greater than the sum of its parts.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The story is the best in the series but, when it comes to gameplay, Warner Bros. Montreal seem to have taken the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mantra and done the exact opposite.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whenever a game can surprise you, it’s obviously a good thing. Stick It To The Man definitely does that at points – but, when it’s touted as a comedy and the laughs don’t come in thick and fast, disappointment follows.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Typing of the Dead is stark-raving bonkers, yes, but it’s that lunacy that keeps you wanting to play.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The story is stunning, as we’ve come to expect, but it doesn’t quite scale the heights of the main game’s campaign.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Don’t expect to be utterly blown away by Shin’en’s latest – but don’t sleep on its ability to deliver a subtly compulsive experience, either. For less than a tenner you get a full thirty stages to play through, with some delightful touches that, for the most part, outweigh the flaws.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is proof that both franchises have their place and appeal in the video games industry, but it’s also horribly exposing of the repetitive, tired mechanics employed to actually create a workable gameplay experience.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It looks like a family-friendly game, but this one is aimed at the hardcore players, and when you consider it’s a new IP for a new console, that’s kind of brave.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rainbow Moon’s cutesy style and twinkly audio design cleverly disguise a genuinely challenging, surprisingly sprawling adventure with enough depth and variety to appease even the hardiest strategy-RPG fan. Forced grinding and unexpected dfficulty spikes aren’t all that enoyable, but they’re not game-breaking either.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gamers who enjoyed the past Nintendo DS games will find plenty of new content and ideas at play to encourage them back – especially as the extra 3DS development time has brought the features more in-line with the Wii U version.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Best enjoyed for ten minutes at a time, it looks nice and has all the addictiveness you’d expect from the genre. Sadly, you can find plenty of games that offer almost the exact same challenge for free if you check your phone’s marketplace.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An interesting addition to any casual gamer’s mobile library, but it will only really appeal to hardcore Whovians or people interested in getting into it. Still, it’s a fully featured match-3 game with enough of a twist to keep you invested for a while.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Oddities with drift handling aside, this is as classic as arcade racers get, and for track-based thrills and spills, you could do a lot worse.