God is a Geek's Scores

  • Games
For 1,116 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Ultra Street Fighter IV
Lowest review score: 20 Dino Dini's Kick Off Revival
Score distribution:
1117 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An absolute stone-cold classic, now on your 3DS.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • 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
    Rocksteady have created one of the best comic-book games ever made.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A staggeringly beautiful puzzle-platformer that remains a masterpiece despite occasional spikes of difficulty.
    • 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.
    • 83 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A masterclass in storytelling with its memorable characters and soundtrack. Undertale is a phenomenal experience overall.
    • 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.
    • 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.
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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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a game that creates moments you’ll remember with characters you’ve created and care about and is quite possibly the best example of its genre to date.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An amazing first person dungeon crawler for fans of Persona 3 and 4, but not a gateway into the Persona series.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Arguably the pre-eminent puzzle title for the Wii U, don’t let the fact that this is half a decade old put you off. It is a fresh take on a classic game that makes fine use of the hardware.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition doesn’t get much wrong throughout, and the inclusion of new levels and enemies adds longevity to an already great experience. It can be a little repetitive if played for long periods, but the unique and likeable art-style and effortlessly enjoyable combat carry it through.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Considering the lengthy campaign, Pikmin 3 is great value for money. Offering multiple ways to play, it is so incredibly well-designed that it’s hard not to feel impressed with the confidence – and that’s without considering how beautiful it looks in HD, or how wonderful it sounds (the soundtrack is luscious).
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Double Fine has done another great on remastering a classic, delicately updating it in such a way that what stood out in 1993 stands out all over again more than 20 years later.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quite frankly, each game in the Ratchet & Clank trilogy is as charming and playable now as it was when first released.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best mobile games I’ve ever played. Its simplicity and rewarding nature is a cut above most App Store fodder, and I’ve never had so much trouble tearing myself away from my phone. It’s better than BBQ ribs.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ellen Page has given the performance of her life and David Cage has penned the best script of his. When AAA releases are serving up so much similarity, Quantic Dream buck the trend and offer something different. Don’t put your PlayStation 3 back in its box just yet, or you’ll miss the studio’s biggest triumph to date.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It started nervously, almost scared of what it was, but at the end of season two, you’ll go to whomever you hold dear, and you’ll squeeze them just that little bit harder than usual. They’ll ask you why, and you won’t answer. There’s a little girl to be saved.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A superb puzzle game that has the added bonus of being cross-buy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Twitch-based gameplay at its finest, with some of the best music ever featured in a game. Wrong Number ramps everything up to varying degrees of success.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In Sheep’s Clothing ends on one of the best cliffhangers you could imagine.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even with the focus on multiplayer, this is an adventure that is just as enjoyable for lone heroes, especially for those who fancy a challenge.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is an essential purchase for all Wii U owners who love the JRPG genre.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FRU
    FRU is a great puzzle platformer and the best use of Kinect to date. Unique controls, fun gameplay and challenging puzzles make this essential for any Kinect owner.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    10 Second Ninja X is a masterclass in simple design over showboating.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fire Emblem Fates is an incredible package and an experience that rivals the very best the 3DS has to offer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An impressive RTS that offers a well written story, magnificent visuals and a stunning soundtrack that will stay with you long after playing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hand of Fate is unique, offering an addictive and incredibly entertaining experience that anyone can enjoy.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re buying it to play alone, you’re not going to get the benefit of the full experience, but if you have friends and a few controllers, you’ll be hard pushed to find a better multiplayer experience around at the moment.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With nods to the previous games, it makes you wonder what else they have up their sleeve. Probably more genius, tucked up there like a spare hanky. Anyway, now for that 3/10. Oh, it’s too late. You’ve already bought it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is another brilliant table from Zen, who seem to have developed a knack for both innovative table design and how to put a licence to good use.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kalimba is a fantastic, colourful little game with a unique mechanic, but it's no pushover.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Legacy of Romulus is an excellent example of expanded content, and combining it with 7 “seasons” worth of additions and tweaks, great storytelling and an engine that has proved it can stand test of time means it’s only fair to readdress that original score, and critique this all over again as a complete package.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep is the pick of a series of top-notch add-ons, and the best Borderlands expansion since The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned. If you own Borderlands 2, this is totally, utterly essential.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    TxK
    The entire package is put together with humour, warmth and class – it straddles the geeky retro chic that is so popular with indies right now, but also manages to drag an elderly game firmly into the present day with trophies, leaderboards, and intuitive choice of hardware. Immediately you know you are playing a Llamasoft title.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite a lack of massive changes, NBA 2K15 is still the premier basketball experience that I don’t see being unseated any time soon. The gameplay is as satisfying and fun as ever, and when combined with the TV style presentation it is amazingly realistic.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a fair learning curve that will ease in all-comers, and RAD mode (every landing must be a perfect one) for the people who want a challenge, this is an absolute must own game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a shame that some modes haven’t made the cut for the next-gen version, but you’ll only miss them if you played them a lot. Career Mode and FUT still offer incredibly high value for money, and this is probably the best version of FIFA to date.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A truly fresh, innovative take on a genre crying out for something new. Freestylegames has utterly succeeded in making Guitar Hero relevant again.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A collection of pure gold. Even the few less-famous titles are worth a look, and the inclusion of a handful of last-gen diamonds makes it unbelievable value.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may not be genre-defining like its progenitor but it’s easily the best shooter on the current crop of consoles and one of the finest first person shooters of recent years.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tales of Zestiria is a great game that gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling in the pit of your stomach. The story is gripping, the characters are surprisingly fleshed out and the open world feels alive. Some of the dialogue is great and gave me plenty of laughs, whether it was due to genuinely good writing or some sentiments that get lost in the translation – it doesn’t really matter.