GotNext's Scores

  • Games
For 126 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Lowest review score: 20 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 126
  2. Negative: 8 out of 126
126 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Ultimately, God of War: Chains of Olympus is a supremely impressive game that just might be the best title yet for the PSP.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Every minute of Guitar Hero III has been an exciting experience.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Enthralling from beginning to end, and the fact that it deserves its place alongside some of the greatest games ever made is achievement enough.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As an action game, Crysis could be the best first-person shooter ever, blending over-the-top gunning and dazzling pyrotechnics with enough freedom to make you feel like the cunning badass you always wanted to be. It's an immensely satisfying, richly detailed experience.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There’s a reason it's defeated Halo for the top spot on the Live charts. It's simply that good.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Space Giraffe does an incredible job of tying score to performance, and the feeling that there's always a way to squeeze a few more points out of a level provides amazing replay value.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Playing around with all this just might make you realize that while the individual components of Halo 3 aren't all top class, the sheer number of them offers more game hours of solid enjoyment than nearly anything else on the market, for any console.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There is no higher point in Mario platforming than this, and given the height of galactic situations, only something far off the spectrum like Super Mario Micro or Super Mario Universe ad nauseam could possibly topple it in terms of scale and evolution in game design.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Every 360 owner needs to make this part of their collection. Just make sure to step away from your chair, and occasionally embrace reality; something I often have the custom of forgetting.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With so much on disc content, and plenty of downloadable content being rolled out, Rock Band is an investment that will keep you and your friends rocking for a long time to come.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It varies from amazing to simply good, but it'd be worth the money at twice the price if you haven't already experienced any of it before.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a lot of (very familiar) fun, but like an overpriced concert t-shirt, there's no escaping the feeling that it's not quite the value it looked when enthusiasm had free reign over your wallet.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nevertheless, it remains a beautiful, engaging and ridiculously addictive game much thanks to its ludicrous amount of details, bubbles and cel-shading.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A controller that takes a bit of getting used to, a few wonky levels, and a weak ending are hardly the worst problems a game can face. The journey to Geometry Wars mastery is a fun and addicting one, and each level can be considered its own game by the series's earlier standards.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Crisis Core is a triple-A tour de force with enough panache and stylistic flavor to infuse your PSP with enough mako energy to last you ten lifetimes.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pixeljunk Monsters is the sworn enemy of a good night's rest, but who's got time to sleep when one more round is calling?
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thankfully, there are a ton of multiplayer options to keep your itchy finger on the trigger.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Another successful release for NIS, this puzzle adventure offers plenty of single player challenges and a solid multiplayer mode.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Jeanne D'Arc skillfully balances an engrossing story with equally impressive combat.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may seem as if Arc System Works is whoring out the series for everything it's worth and while that may be true, Accent Core is a much different game to those who have played it before.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, the direction is very solid and I applaud Criterion's bravery for getting out of their comfort zone to explore a new horizon, instead of pondering what could have been.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It feels more like WipEout Pure 2 than an original title of its own, but there are so many options, customizable features and settings, as well as online play and expected developer downloads, that makes Pulse to go from a teetering try to a full must-buy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even with its lack of car tweaking, painting, and/or upgrading features that are by now de rigeur in modern racing games, Sega Rally Revo remains a rollicking good time, sticking firmly to its arcade-style roots.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A couple of years ago it was easy to recommend the must-own titles on the PSP, but with so many stellar games these days, I'll simply say that if Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions disappoints you, then maybe this genre isn't what your looking for.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a game meant to be enjoyed, not induce frustration.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Skipping through years of Resident Evil mythos never feels rushed, for the game mostly progresses at just the right pace and makes it entirely worth experiencing.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just don't draw any conclusions until you've played the game from beginning to end.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's great to see Dimps and Sonic Team really hit the bull's-eye. The classic Sonic games stand among the best 2D platformers ever, and it's been difficult to see the franchise lose much of its former glory.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brilliant stuff. Where else can a bubbly fallen angel butt heads with a bratty, ambitious prince hoping to become Overlord of the Netherworld?
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a Japanese import that is a little off the beaten track; a puzzle game with a story. Unfortunately, the concept and its curious title might cause the causal DS crowd to overlook it. It would be their loss.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The quality design will give this the staying power it needs, as long as the community is there to support it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By testing your brain rather than your brawn, it stands out against the too-common controller-wagglers.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While there have been some changes and remodeling in the time off, this is more of the same good stuff as the first season. If the craving for more has hit you by now, this will make the perfect stocking stuffer.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a near-perfect baseball package, sporting a barrel full of improvements from last season, gorgeous animations, solid online support, and the most compelling single-player mode you could ever ask for.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is my third time playing Ikaruga, and I'm still not very good at it, but somehow that doesn't matter. Each play is a joy, and each small improvement a delight.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    R-Type Command is an excellent chunk of addictive gaming set in a military sci-fi space opera, and an easy recommendation for anyone with the small amount of patience a good strategy game requires.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Compared to other Sam and Max adventures, this is a short one. There are fewer locales to check out than usual, but that lets it tell a nicely condensed story that amuses well before it frustrates (and free hints are better than no hints, anyway).
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The biggest complaint lodged against the title is that the characters battling in the center of the action are merely blown up sprites and not remastered in HD like the rest of the game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the adventure elements are weak, the writing and combat make up for it nicely.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a rare occurrence with most games that are so unique that their shortcomings are heavily outweighed by their strong points. No More Heroes could likely be at the Mecca of a root of examples of this, as it's glaring technical problems of framerate issues and repetitious play are heavily overshadowed by the sheer fun you'll have chopping people in half with your beam sword.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Each patient is something different, but the theme of the game keeps Trauma Center from becoming yet another minigame-fest.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're willing to forgive some slowdown in your shooters and if you were ever a fan of the first two Geometry Wars games then this is one DS game you shouldn't pass up.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In spite of a few valid criticisms, Mario Kart Wii is a ton of fun, albeit being the same experience as always wrapped in a different package.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lost Planet: Extreme Condition is a powerful, bombastic exercise in mayhem.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mana Khemia offers plenty of humor, great looking 2D graphics, solid music, and a combat system that makes the turn-based approach a little more hands on.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it may not have universal appeal, it's a superbly polished and eminently playable offering on a platform that still awaits a defining set of exclusives. It may not wind up selling any systems on its own, but it's still a worthy gem.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The arranged soundtrack is the greatest gift this collection has to offer.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I just wish it had been a little less polished and a little more ambitious, focusing more on the story and developing additional abilities for the player to gain as the action progresses. It'll never be game of the year, but it's a solid experience no FPS fan should overlook.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No matter how you slice it, Sony's first Singstar on the PS3 is a triumph.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Given the sometimes frustratingly difficult missions, when you do down that boss by the slimmest of margins or push those Zigotons out of another area, it feels like a real accomplishment. It’s these moments when Patapon truly excels.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Club is one of those rare games where the demo is truly representative of the final product. If you didn't care for the demo, then this club isn't for you.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It would have been improved immensely by true, accurate aiming, but even without it's always a good time blowing away terrorists and earning new weapons for the next play-through.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While lacking a bit of the depth and complexity of King of Fighters XI, Neogeo Battle Coliseum makes up for it in character variety.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    THQ had an opportunity to cash in on an expensive license with a barely-there effort, but instead decided to spend the time and resources necessary to build a racing game that offers lots of fun for kids and fans of the movie.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stranglehold is a solid single player experience that deserves at least a second run in one of the higher difficulties, even if it does repeat itself a little too frequently.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like any good tool, though, the amount of enjoyment gotten from Jam Sessions is going to be directly related to how much work goes in.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    [Trials and Tribulations] much like the titles that preceded it, is fueled by a quirky and colorful cast that you'll remember long after the experience is over.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it's definitely polished, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars isn't as much of a feast for the eyes as more recent releases.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it doesn't break new ground, Hot Shots Golf: Out Of Bounds is an undeniably fun game that just about anyone can play and enjoy.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A stellar hoops experience that continues to build on a strong foundation of collegiate basketball excellence.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the all-but-broken strategy of the core gameplay, Puzzle Quest can easily knock hours off the clock without trying.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I've been a sucker for the pulse-pounding excitement of the MotoGP race days for a few years now, and couldn't be happier with how MotoGP 07 turned out.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a lot to like in this simple and bizarre little game, with the potential for limitless content and a good variety of mazes already available.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Soul Nomad is a pretty strange game... but what emerges is a game with an old aesthetic, but new twists, making gameplay fresh and exciting.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Poker Smash is a rock solid bit of gaming, and an easy recommend for anyone who's ever found clearing out thousands of tiles a fun way to spend an evening's gaming.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's shallow, very easy, and tells a goofy story with all the sap of an after school special. That said, it's a very good kids' game, with some fresh ideas, and a unique blend of gameplay styles that make for a very appealing package.