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For 491 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 Ride to Hell: Retribution
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 35 out of 491
491 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 82 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A strategy game full of absorbing gameplay and a one of a kind dictatorship atmosphere. It's a pity that fans of the previous game could feel a little disappointed with a small amout of gameplay changes - sure, the whole campaign has been written from scratch but adding only a few new buildings, factions and challenges seems not enough. On the other hand, the developers managed to keep the original mechanics and used some well known patterns in a good way.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Dead Island already divided reviewers into two camps. One thinks it's a mediocre, unfinished game, while others see it as a well-produced game - not perfect but deserving your attention because of the amount of work put into it and a few sparks of genius. We tend to prefer the latter camp - you won't feel cheated after buying a ticket to Banoi.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD is considerably better than some cheap remakes that offer only higher screen resolutions. The developers have put a lot of work into their game and skillfully adjusted it to fit with PCs and big consoles (although there are some issues). Is the "small" Assassin's Creed worth your time? Yes - for this price it's a really decent game, even though the story and music are really weak.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    LEGO The Hobbit is a well-made game that doesn't break any new ground. Interesting story, atmosphere of the movie and a large world coexist with old gameplay solutions and well known issues. Middle-earth made of bricks has great potential, but the developers apparently don't want to take advantage of it all (yet). Fans of the series and Tolkien worshipers will definitely have fun for many hours, but they won't be amazed.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Fans of previous Sherlock Holmes games could feel a bit disappointed with some simplifications and dividing the new game info 6 separate cases. Fortunately it doesn't affect the gameplay that much, although it seems as if the developers tried to do too many things at once. All in all the most important conclusion is this: Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments has a lot to offer to wannabe detectives and they definitely should give it a chance.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Alice: Madness Returns is a great example of an oldchool 3D platformer that most certainly won't appeal to most fans of fast action games. It's a game kind of from a different age. The only modern thing about it is having to look for hidden items.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The Walking Dead: Season 2 - despite being not as brilliant as Season 1 - offers an equally good and moving story. Clementine is now the main character and the developer chose to show her maturing over the course of the game, which was a great decision. The news season is a perfect interactive movie - if a very limited gameplay has put you off before, it most certainly will do it again. Of course, fans of The Walking Dead should definitely play the sequel.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    GTA Online has great, but not fully realized, potential. The developers need to sort out problems with servers and some irritating gameplay issues, and after that we need to be given an expansion with bank robberies. Fortunately the entire online mode for GTA V is going to be updated on a regular basis (from new missions to new clothes and haircuts). And for now - get some friends together and go do lots of seemingly absurd things. The fun is tremendous.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Resonance is an interesting story almost to the very end. A game that challenges fans of the genre by introducing some new things into the gameplay. It's a modest, pixelated clickfest that will take gamers on a long journey and give them lots of fun. Resonance reminds us that a game is first and foremost a story, a way to deliver something, a form of expression – much like a book, a comic or a movie.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Quantum Conundrum offers fresh gameplay mechanics that are used to create interesting challenges. The game is constructed in such a way, that looking for solutions for problems is fun and solving them gives a lot of satisfaction. Moreover, the campaign lasts for 5-6 hours what is a rather good accomplishment for a reasonably priced, download only game. There is just one big flaw – lack of overall polish.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Risen 2: Dark Waters is a really well made game regardless of platform. Comfortable controls and a variety of improvements are great advantages of the console version, that unfortunately still suffers from some flaws. The biggest ones are: poor optimalization and some minor setbacks considering picture quality and saving games. But if you try to let them slide and perhaps drown your sorrows in rum, you will recieve a really good game.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    You should take a look at The Witcher Battle Arena not only because it's a free game. The Witcher MOBA has this illusive "something" that pulls you in and generates lots of fun. The heroes have a rich back-story and the combat system is as simple, as it is satisfying. Many hours have passed with me looking at a tablet screen in excitement, and many more will pass in the future.