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For 516 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 0.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 20 Arcania: Fall of Setarrif
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 36 out of 516
516 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I wish that the developers' creation becomes popular enough so that they can create a more complex sequel without looking at a budget. It could have some sort of a multiplayer mode - the game is lacking an opportunity to have a two player battle: one makes the turrets, the other tries to get through. But aside from that Anomaly is a very well made single player experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dragon Age II turned out to be less of a revolution than expected. The game is very similar to its predecessor in many aspects but offers so much new content and so many changes, that there can be no doubt that it is a rightful sequel.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Watch_Dogs has a very obvious storyline and some minor issues, but as a game it offered me lots of satisfaction and finishing it was a real pleasure (there was no boredom, and I can't say that about all Ubisoft's sandbox games). The most important thing is the idea - the developers had a good one and were able to deliver a very good game on top of it. If there were no GTA V and surprisingly good Sleeping Dogs, the final grade would be higher.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    NFS Rivals consciously relates to Hot Pursuit, but at the same time is a better, bigger game with superb graphics. Sure, there are some flaws, especially in the PC version, and the game is all but original. But even when you take these things into consideration, you can't overlook all the great content and tons of fun. Good arcade racing fans definitely should give Rivals a chance.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition has a similar problem to the previous installment: it has to compete against lots of free mods. Fortunately the developers have learned a thing or two and now the game has longer, more complex missions and some clever technical novelties. It's still a game for older, more hardcore gamers, but it's important to appreciate the fact, that Enhanced Edition finally offers a lot more than any free mod does.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rocksmith isn't really a game the same way Guitar Hero is. It's more of a complex educational software that uses the look of a video game for better motivation. You could easily use YouTube videos and Guitar Pro tabs instead - and thousands of self-taught guitarists do. Fortunately putting everything in one place and using nice game-like graphics create a product that motivates better than any "usual" software does.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Stanley Parable doesn't pack a punch as great as Portal did, but my time in the office turned out to be very enjoyable. Galactic Cafe has made one of the best parodies ever, a game that is funny, and makes fun of other games with style. You should definitely try it out, because it's a very original product that doesn't pretend to be your friend. All of this doesn't matter, because it's just a game. But what a game it is!
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Duels of the Planewalkers 2013 is a game for everyone. It offers various game modes for a solo player and some interesting options for online gameplay – for a small amount of money you get a high quality, complete product. New user will get to know the virtual world of magic cards thanks to a very well made tutorial, and hardcore gamers will find lots of fun in some of the more demanding modes and, of course, multiplayer.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Collection 1 is an interesting initiative and a good purchase for all lovers of Infinity Ward's multiplayer. All new maps are quality products that reveal the flaws of original maps. Simply put: this add-on is worth recommending and two new ops are an additional asset to consider.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The first episode of Burial at Sea provided over three hours of really exciting gameplay, but the original BioShock Infinite is still superior in that matter. And even though this DLC lacked a shocking ending, I really cannot wait to see what Irrational Games will show us in the second episode.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Archimedes Code still has that unique atmosphere associated with the Secret Files series - there is a healthy, light way of dealing with the story, events and characters. I like that kind of approach to games. It's an embodiment of pleasant gameplay, a perfect way to relax. The developers have put some effort into innovations and variations in SF3, which can suggest, that it's the final installment in the series. It will be sad to let those characters go.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The new Halo from 343 Industries is a big step in the right direction. There's no revolution to talk about, but there is some fresh air being pumped into this series. There aren't enough unique new things to bow down to the developers, but Halo 4 provides loads of fun. If you're an old fan, you'll be very pleased. If you're against Halo - it's a great opportunity to give the series another chance. Halo 4 is not the best installment in the franchise, but definitely is the most atmospheric and varied one.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The New Euro Truck Simulator is a game that will attract fans of previous games for many hours. I'm certain that many virtual drivers will spend weeks in their trucks driving through Europe. But if you're that kind of player that doesn't like driving trucks, there's nothing for you here - the rules haven't changed and the slow gameplay is as slow as before. But all in all, ETS2 is the best trucking game from SCS Software.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Fable III is a good game but not everyone will feel equally entertained by it. It's a game aimed at a gamer who does not look for many paths of character growth, doesn't measure statistics and wants only to run around a fairyland and complete some very funny quests. If you manage to approach Fable III with such an attitude, Lionhead's game will guarantee many hours of great, fun gameplay. But if you're looking for an RPG - just forget about Lionhead and Peter Molyneux.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Sunless Sea is one of the most interesting virtual journeys I've had recently. The stories we read during playing are definitely one of the best and most original - but after some time everything becomes a routine. Pratchett or Lovecraft fans will find something here but for everyone else it's a lottery. Simply put: Sunless Sea isn't for everyone.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    F.3.A.R is a difficult game to grade. On one hand you see some flaws every step of the way. A weak storyline, a terrible ending and lack of scary moments disappoint the most. Graphics, especially in the artistic departament, are weak as well. But on the other hand Day:1:Studios still managed to create a game full of great fun. All the flaws don't change the fact that it's the most entertaining shooter in a long time. Every encounter with the enemy gives a lot of satisfaction even if you have to repeat some stages a couple of times.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    I honestly don't know what the deal is with Shadows of the Damned. Great names produce a fairly good game - we should be happy. But despite that I feel something's not quite right. It's just like being fooled by Banksy's "Exit Through the Gift Shop". But maybe it's a good thing? Reservoir Dogs' ending left us with a feeling that something is off as well. My intuition tells me to smile: Electronic Arts introduced a new franchise to the market and that's a dying habit. I recommend Shadows of the Damned only to those that can keep a healthy distance to the world of video games.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Grim Fandango is a work of art but the remastered edition leaves some things to be desired. The original is worth every praise - the remaster is not. It's still a great game but when a developer tries to freshen up old classics for the younger generation it has to be done right. In other words - it's almost the exactly the same case as with Heroes of Might & Magic III HD.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's worth to get to know the news Gears of War under two conditions: you don't own the previous Xbox console or you haven't had the opportunity to fight the Locust. There's an additional treat: all the other games from the series plus a still very satisfying multiplayer. But if you have played the original and have no interest in online play, skip it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Victor Vran is a very interesting, light-weight summer game. It has a cliché story and some annoying issues that (fortunately!) don't overshadow the immense pleasure you get from killing monsters and developing your character. It's simply a good game for all Diablo fans.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Dead Space 3 has a long campaign full of well known things. There are claustrophobic hallways and some bigger, more open spaces. There are some spectacular action sequences and many quiet, suspenseful moments. Pretty landscapes are mixed with ugly, repulsive necromorphs. Unfortunately DS3 isn't scary and has a really stupid story. Still the gameplay is really pleasant and new additions in the form of a smart co-op mode and the weapons creation system are a breeze of fresh air. The developers prove that they have ideas and courage to take some new roads.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Crysis 3 shows that Crytek follows the path from Crysis 2, but tries to incorporate things from the original game. This nod to the gamers deserves some respect, because the developer could have taken the easy route and prepare a completely linear campaign. Still - the mix of open and closed gameplay isn't as good, as one might expect. Even with this grand arsenal of resources the game turned out to be less satisfying than its predecessors. It's not a step forward - it's more of a job well done by talented people, that perhaps were pressured by the market or deadlines.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Painkiller: Hell & Damnation brings no shame to the original game. Guys from The Farm 51 took their job seriously and tried to freshen up the series the best way possible. Younger gamers have the opportunity to look how FPS games looked almost a decade ago, and older gamers get to go back in time but with really nice graphics. Hell & Damnation, despite old mechanics - is a game that's worth checking out. Killing hordes of demons is very pleasant.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The new incarnation of Need for Speed: Most Wanted is something we have seen before. Developers from Criterion Games have merged Burnout and NFS, but the name Most Wanted is just a marketing ploy. The game has almost nothing in common with its famous predecessor but it's not a bad game. The British developer is one of the best racing games creators and has a certain way of doing things - their products are always at least good. Even though Most Wanted looks like an autoplagiarism, it's a game capable of giving lots of fun.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    New PES is a significant step forward in terms of gameplay and defensive actions, but it has some minor flaws and unnecessary solutions that allow to easily gain field on the opponent's side. It's a pity, that the developers decided to introduce simplifications in offensive actions - dozens of goals and faulty opponent defensive aren't the things we want to see.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    All in all, the Leviathan DLC is a really good product. We get 4 completely new locations, a handful of new systems to scan, that generate new War Assets, some gear and one new ability (dominate). The most important thing is of course the story - and I pretty much can't say anything bad about it. Leviathan is a tasty piece of code for the lovers of Mass Effect lore, but fans of shooting should be satisfied as well. If you want to keep saving the galaxy as Commander Shepard, it's a great opportunity to do so.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's the best game using Middle-earth's franchise that has beed developed in the last 10 years, but you have to remember that other Tolkien based games are not a thing to be very proud of. It's a well made game that deserves a chance. It has some budget implied simplifications, but a Middleearth fan should experience one of more satisfying journeys.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The Incredible Adventures of van Helsing is a really nice surprise. The game has a unique gothic atmosphere, a well designed character development system, dynamic combat, storyline with decisions to make and some tower defense elements. Unfortunately there are some errors and issues - a silly economy model and weak epic items, for instance. Still - Van Helsing isn't a game visibly worse, than other hack'n'slashes out there. If you like gothic mixed with strange machines, it's worth checking out.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Beyond: Two Souls is a difficult game to grade - you have to answer a question: do you mind having the gameplay play a supporting role? Because an interesting story, great characters and some really exciting moments are most important here. Beyond is a typical Quantic Dream game and it additionally simplifies many aspects. I had fun experiencing this story, but Heavy Rain is a better and more interesting game.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The Bureau is a good game. I like the fact that it forces teamwork, has a great atmosphere and solid graphics. The aliens tend to attack with various and difficult to kill forces from the beginning - that's good as well. Unfortunately later on the magic kind of disappears - the story becomes silly, fights get easier and the interface irritates more and more. But taking all things into consideration, The Bureau is a solid, well made game. A cool appetizer to all the big games arriving this fall.