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For 689 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.5 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: 41 out of 689
689 game reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Instead reading or talking about GTA V, you simply need to play it. I'm going to stay in Los Santos for a while longer, because I still have lots of things to do and see. GTA V is a better version of GTA IV - and is better in almost every way. Rockstar did it again - the game has class, is smart and is constantly entertaining and amazing. It's like a little universe at your fingertips - you have to come and visit. Yeah.. the race for the Game of the Year title is pretty much over.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    After only a few hours of playing I knew everything I needed to write this review and I kept playing. GTA V is a master class of gaming, an explosion of ideas and details that will amaze everyone. You could have travelled across the entire game world and I'm sure, you haven't seen everything this game has to offer. Rockstar keeps surprising but right now does it in Full HD and with lots of cool new features.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The PC Verizon of GTA V is almost perfect. The superb base version is well known and loved, but the optimization, controls and new options knock it out of the park. Of course there were some issues with the game after the launch - so many delays should have eliminated these kinds of setbacks and for that the final grade goes down a bit. But when you finally get to play GTA V on your PC you'll be amazed.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Last of Us is an excellent action adventure game with superb graphics and audio and really great characters. The game shows us a quite realistic vision of a cataclysmic future, and at the same time is a very good shooter mixed with high quality stealth game. The Last of Us is a linear adventure, but this is a good kind of "corridor" story that offers some freedom and doesn't limit your imagination. What is more, it's one of the most mature games in history.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Last of Us for the PS4 is a perfect game for all people who haven't had the opportunity to get acquainted with it before. It's probably the best game available for this piece of hardware - great story, engaging gameplay and impressive technology. But if you know The Last of Us, you have nothing new to look for, except shiny graphics. And that's not really THAT important, is it?
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Portal 2 is the best game I had the opportunity to play this year. It interests the player from the beginning and stays like that to its final minutes. It entertains with great, humorous dialogue, intrigues with compelling puzzles - as a result you keep staring at the screen and forget about the world around you. Valve's newest game is also a well-written product with great attention to detail.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Batman: Arkham City is an excellent production and undoubtedly one of the strong candidates for the "game of tye year" title. The sequel is a better game in all aspects. It doesn't allow you to step away from the screen due to great gameplay solutions, a really interesting story and rich content. I assure you that Arkham City isn't a game to be put on a shelf after one or two nights. If you're a fan of the pervious game, you don't need a recommendation. If you're new to the franchise - quickly get to know the entire series. I wish there were more games like this one.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Perfect games do not exist and Skyrim is no exception. Bethesda's new game is faithful to the tradition of the series - it's an extremely well built and inviting sandbox that still has some minor flaws that you cannot overlook. On the other hand it has an unparalleled freedom, great atmosphere, a ton of different quests, many beautiful places that you simply have to visit and a total freedom with creating and customizing your character... Freedom and grandeur are the keywords here.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    For me BioShock: Infinite is one of the most important games in recent history. It is the first game that bravely takes on social and religious problems and doesn't avoid the opportunity to criticize extreme views. It's a great shooter, with a glorious world, fantastic co-star (Elizabeth!), unique opponents and lots of memorable characters and events. Another masterpiece from Ken Levine.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Witcher 3 is an excellent game with tons of strong points that shine over all minor issues. The PC version is extremely pretty, works great and has room for some interesting alterations in terms of the visual side. The content is, of course, great and extremely diverse: The Wild Hunt is pretty much several games merged into one. Some quests are so long and interesting that they could become a separate game! It's a true gem and it's hard to think what will happen when the developers introduce the REDKit.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Minecraft is not a game, it's a complicated tool, a true phenomenon that sneaked into our culture and gained nothing short of a cult following. It's a creation of the decade, a game that will be remembered the same way we remember the classics that never get old. Yes, it requires a different approach -for example, when you define your next goal, but it can absorb you totally and deliver an unforgettable experience.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Crashlands won't take over the PC market but it fits perfectly in the mobile world. The game provides lots of fun, has a deep gameplay, interesting combat mechanics and a storyline full of funny moments. It's a solid candidate to the title of "mobile game of the year". Well done!
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You can be sad about some things in The Phantom Pain but everything becomes irrelevant in confrontation with superb gameplay and immense layers of freedom. Metal Gear Solid V is the most complex stealth game in history, one you can't ignore. What is more, the entry threshold is pretty low and MGS V should be very interesting even to those players that aren't familiar with the universe. Remember - it's a great stealth game but not a great MGS game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I have recently finished all previous episodes of the series and the verdict is in - A Thief's End is the best Uncharted there is. It expertly combines all the things we know and love with some nice, minor improvements and creates the perfect conclusion. It's a game that can be bought without hesitation, it's simply that good.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's an amazing game with an engrossing singleplayer campaign and a complex multiplayer mode that allows for months of fun. But don't expect a massive quality leap from Uncharted 2.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    From Software did it again - they have created a demanding, satisfying and superbly designed game. Some ideas are well known but the whole package feels original and unique. There are some minor issues here and there and still they don't bother the player. Bloodborne's world pulls you in with blood, new technology and a great artistic vision. A truly excellent game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Witcher 3 is a game aiming for highest praise - you simply can't get enough of it. The need to see what happens next kept me glued to the console for many more hours than I had planned. Unfortunately the The Wild Hunt isn't perfect - the number of smaller and bigger issues can surprise (in a bad way, of course). It is an amazing game but right now the amount of bugs is simply too high.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The second expansion to Witcher 3 - Blood and Wine, is a multi-hour adventure that expertly mixes all the things we know and love with very interesting novelties. The new land is breathtaking, the story and characters are enchanting and the interface finally is almost perfect. Every story needs an ending and this one is one of the most satisfying ever.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Many contemporary action games lead the player through a script-filled corridor and Dishonored is a breath of fresh air in this particular area. The developers have proven that there is still a place for new brands and unique ideas. The concept of a small, simulated virtual world has been pushed further than ever before. Freedom in Dishonored is greater than in the Thief and Deus Ex series, but basic gameplay elements - combat, movement and stealth - are pristine as well. Arkane's game is simply a great achievement.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Dark Souls II is a yet another great adventure created by From Software. It's a superbly designed, extremely atmospheric game with tons of secrets. My awe is understandable - the developers have found their style and are able to expand and improve it in a smart way, without sacrificing some really brave ideas. I have no doubts - Dark Souls II is to become one of my most played games of 2014.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Forza Horizon 3 is such a good game that it's difficult to find a racing game that is more interesting, has more content and generates similar amounts of fun. The audiovisual portion of the game is excellent and makes the new NFS pale in comparison (and that applies beyond the graphics). Forza Horizon 3 sets the bar so high that right now it seems impossible to reach it.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Forza 4 is great, probably the greatest, but still it lacks a breath of fresh air. It's a polished, upgraded, patched up, expanded Forza Motorsport 3. Or at least it's what Forza 3 should have been in the beginnig. Still - the game sucks you in and that's the best recommendation I can give.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A perfectly crafted, complex game that offers loads of fun in single and multiplayer alike. It has a diverse campaign, an arcade mode, co-op mode for 4 people, tons of entertainment in 8 online modes and a worthy plot that summarizes Delta Team's adventures. Microsoft hasn't got many exclusives left, but clearly has some aces up their sleeve and Gears of War 3 is one of the strongest aces there is.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The guys from Red Lynx made a good decision to keep the game's formula intact. You don't change what's been tested and what works. The base of the game is the same as before, but the amount of changes is big enough to make the game feel more than just a money grab. The title says it all - it's a well-prepared evolution.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA 12 is a better game than its predecessor. A modified defense module and control scheme work perfectly and allow to "feel" the game better, and a new physics engine (although not ideal) looks impressive. This new EA Sports game is worth every penny. It's a great investment for long months of gaming, giving the player lots of joy when scoring goals and brewing those great football emotions. It's a next step on a road to perfection.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new Deus Ex is a remarkable game that will gather a lot of praise, I'm sure. Its level of complexity made me believe that there are still some developers out there capable of creating an original action game filled with content that is aimed at a demanding gamer. For me Human Revolution is a worthy counter-part for the original Deus Ex, something that BioShock was supposed to be for System Shock 2: a complex action RPG, not a simple shooter with some story turning some pipes as the most challenging puzzle.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dota 2 is a great game that has a price to quality ratio set somewhere around infinity. Beginners are screwed at first, but eventually they will discover a new, extremely satisfying level of gameplay. Dota 2 is an amazing game because of its strategic depth, constantly varying games, and established highly competitive scene. This game generates challenges both for the casual and the more serious player.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Pretty much everything here appeals to me. Guild Wars 2 is a game that meets most requirements and it will definitely stay on my hard drive for a long time (and I can't say that about The Old Republic). Playing this game reminded me of the first impressions after launching World of Warcraft. I'm not comparing these two games in terms of content or which game will become victorious in a long run. It's about this strange feeling I had after playing WoW - that MMO games can be so pleasant and cool to play. Guild Wars 2 is just like that. It's a new quality in the genre, a standard for others to implement in their games.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA 13 demonstrates that virtual football in the hands of EA's Vancouver studio is getting closer and closer to perfection. The number of novelties and changes is a very pleasant surprise and should make the owners of 2012 edition want to buy the newest installment. The developers made sure that there will no boredom: frequent updates, additional challenges, many online tournaments and a complex career mode create an image of a complete sports game with tons of things to offer.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shogun 2 is the best installment in the Total War series. Well-known patterns, due to many years of evolution and constant introduction of new elements, have reached their peak in Creative Assembly's new creation. Even though the game isn't perfect, I have to admit, I had enormous fun with it. The newest Total War's force of attraction is astounding.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Rayman's newest adventure is an excellent game. There's something for everyone - a campaign easier than the one from Origins (casual gamers will have a blast), and lots of difficult challenges for hardcore gamers. The game's audiovisual side is perfect, it has superb levels and big amounts of content. What is more, Rayman Legends opens up slowly and keeps being interesting for a long time. Fans of the genre have no choice, but to buy this game without asking too many questions. It's that good.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NBA 2K12 is one of the best sporting games in history. Visual Concepts and 2K Sports continue their best traditions - the new NBA is a step towards perfection. Even though it has some flaws (mainly technical), it's difficult to find a game that suits the definition of a perfect virtual basketball production better. It'a complete game with a variety of modes and content that guarantees months of serious gamepad training.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Hearts of Stone expansion is worth every penny. Even if you usually don't enjoy story-driven DLCs (that are often boring and offer very little) you have to believe that CDP Red has made is right. This is an example everyone should follow - a great story, new characters, new equipment, new places. Stunning work. The Witcher just became even better.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There were many very good, or even outstanding games in the fall of 2012, but this little adventure game is something I will remember as the best, the most powerful product. No game (perhaps ever) has made such an impression on me. After finishing the story I sat motionless for a few minutes - the ending is superb! The Walking Dead is something truly exceptional and my personal game of the year. It's worth every penny.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dark Souls III is an excellent, superbly designed game that looks and works very well. If the series had begun with this installment, it could have been deemed one of the best videogames in history. But there is a long heritage of From Software's productions and DSIII isn't really unique although its quality is very high. It's probably the best Dark Souls there can be - a must have for fans.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Obsidian has targeted a very specific audience for this game. It's aimed at someone like me - a fan of Baldur's Gate and Planescape Torment. Someone who loves long documents, tactical battles, complex mechanics and stylish graphics. Pillars of Eternity isn't just a tribute - it's definitely more than that. It's a new, unique thing that sometimes surpasses the great cRPGs from the past.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Dark Souls is a game for many hours and one of the most intriguing journeys this year. But unlike most games, it's not a trip to a lovely holiday resort where all your whishes come true. On the contrary - From Software's game doesn't want for you to get to know it. But after some hard work and battling all the odds you get to the end. And then you know: it's an experience that will stay in your memory for a long time.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Fez
    FEZ is an effect of many painful years of creation, but it was worth the wait. Right now it's definitely the best adventure platformer for XBLA. Perhaps FEZ is two years late to be called a milestone, but it can most certainly be called a work of art.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Borderlands 2 is a complete, exceptional game. A perfect example for other developers on how to make sequels. Not only does it have a well made, very long campaign that can be completed solo or in co-op mode, but there are lots of smaller and bigger changes and tweaks that make the gameplay so much more enjoyable. All the things that were imperfect before are better now. I have a feeling that there won't be a better game this fall.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Many hours spent with XCOM: Enemy Unknown turned out to be breathtaking. The atmosphere is unforgiving, but the immensely satisfying gameplay convinced me, that Firaxis Games are true masters of their craft. This is an XCOM game that should bring new fans to an almost dead genre. This game is a truly engrossing strategy and one of the contenders for the game of the year title.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Mass Effect 3 surprised me in a very positive way. BioWare has delivered an excellent product that won't allow us to forget about Normandy's crew for years to come. The trilogy's conclusion should satisfy everyone and the grand finale itself is simply perfect - you will all be awestruck.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    What kind of game is Battlefield 3? Well made, extremely impressive, pretty and rich in content. But still it has some flaws and suprising peculiarities.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Many people have been expecting L.A. Noire to be Rockstar's answer for Mafia II. They are bound do be disappointed - the games don't have much in common. Team Bondi's game is a detective story, a new generation of adventure games, an original, unusual and extremely absorbing product. I had the best time playing L.A. Noire. I grew to like Cole Phelps and was glad to help him fight evil lurking in dark corners of The City of Angels, especially that each case was interesting and intriguing on its own.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Brotherhood is a must have for all Assassin's Creed fans. It doesn't blow your mind the way Assassin's Creed II did, but it certainly doesn't leave an impression of wasted money. If forthcoming sequels keep the same level of quality, they can be released every six months. I don't mind.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    PS4 owners have finally gotten one of the best games of 2015. This version of Rise of the Tomb Raider has been enhanced with add-ons and new game modes and as such is an instant "must have". All the great things about Lara's adventure are still in effect and the only chance to receive a better game of this kind is with the next installment of the series.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Horizon: Zero Dawn marks Guerilla Games' return to form and is a showcase for what PS4 can do. Of course, it's far from perfect but thanks to diverse landscapes, excellent graphics and wildly satisfying combat mechanics Horizon looks really impressive. Just don't let the boring first two hours discourage you.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Left Behind delivers more emotions that many mass-produced stories about saving the world. Naughty Dog has created a great script and delivered extremely likable and realistic main characters. This DLC offers something more than emotional storytelling - stealth levels are really great as well. Simply put - it's a must have for all fans of The Last of Us.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Far Cry 3 is one of the most interesting games of the year. The single-player mode is a great mix of a big sandbox and an atmospheric story with interesting characters. There are some mistakes here and there, but all in all everyone should be satisfied - sandbox lovers and fans of good storylines alike. What's more, the multiplayer isn't something added just because it needs to be - it's a great, big, rightful mode focused on cooperation (an additional co-op mini-campaign that borrows character progress from the standard multiplayer is a welcome bonus). Far Cry 3 is a package full of pleasant surprises. An insanely good game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Torchlight II is a meaty chunk of a great hack'n'slash that appeals to all gamers disappointed with new mechanics introduced in Diablo III. The developers have added some new, interesting ideas and the game's future looks bright. Of course, there are some minor flaws, but they won't prevent you from having lots of fun. I personally think that Diablo III is an overall better production, but the most important thing in any game is to enjoy playing it, and both of them provide that.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    XCOM 2 represents a safe school of making sequels. It uses a good, working, well-known gameplay basis on top of which some minor modification were created. And it's not such a bad way to go. More changes will undoubtedly appear in upcoming expansions but right now XCOM 2 is very, very satisfying. If you like tactical strategies, you can't miss it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Dishonored 2 is a well made but safe sequel. You won't find a revolution here only minor improvements to well known mechanics. Of course there are some new things but most of them will be appreciated only by true veterans of the previous game. Fortunately, Arkane's new game surprised me more than once and all in all left a very good impression. But it could have been so much more.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every RPG fan who hasn't had the opportunity to play Divinity: Original Sin has to make up for it now - Enhanced Edition is a must buy. The game offers all the good things that years ago appealed to fans of the genre and adds tons of improvements to a great product that originally debuted 16 months ago.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The Witcher 2 on the X360 is a masterpiece. It's easy to prey on the developers that are unable to create a good port of an original game, but that's not the case. I don't have to be patriotic to see the gigantic amount of work the authors have done - I have seen this port in action almost a year ago and I was far from being ecstatic.
    • 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!
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Civilization VI is pretty much the best incarnation of the famous series on release day. It takes things from Civ V and makes them better, plus it introduces many changes and new additions. And it's really pretty. There are some classic issues with a not-so-smart AI on top of the pile, but the "one more turn" syndrome is strong. And that's the best recommendation you can give.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Battlefield 1, DICE's newest baby, leaves its competitors in the dirt. It's a full-fledged installment in the series, a game on the Bad Company 2 or Battlefield 3 level. A game that offers an eagerly awaited atmosphere of a real historical conflict. BF1 officially ends all this futuristic and plastic warfare nonsense and returns to the roots.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Heroes of the StarCraft saga deserve a better finale than the one shown in Legacy of the Void. The story isn't very appealing but fortunately the gameplay is. The missions are diverse (though a bit too scripted), new game modes are interesting and the unbeatable multiplayer mode has become even more dynamic. It's all good but you'd want even more.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Will we be playing Diablo III ten years from now and be as happy with it, as we are with its predecessor? No doubt. Even though the new Diablo has some technical issues and some solutions create controversies, the gameplay model is timeless. An interesting quest system, engrossing battles, versatile gameplay and a masterpiece of a multiplayer are only some of the game's qualities.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Portable version of LittleBigPlanet is a very good game without any bigger flaws. PS Vita finally gets a game that showcases the console's abilities. LBP also demonstrates that mixing classical controls with touch panels makes sense, but it has to be done as an integral part of gameplay and not just a silly gimmick. LBP for PSV is a must buy for all owners of Sony's newest console and it should become an investment for months to come (thanks to creative fans of the series).
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Blizzard does it again. Legion is one of the best (if not THE best) expansion in the history of World of Warcraft. I'm having as much fun as with The Burning Crusade or Wrath of the Lich King. The game returned to its roots and is offering a sense of true wonder. Even if PvP is a bit broken there's no better time to return to WoW.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Is it possible to create an accessible and modern game that's still an uncompromising, engaging and demanding experience? The Witcher 2 proves that it is definitely possible. Time spent with Assassins of Kings flies unbelievably fast. The player is thrown into a dangerous world full of betrayal, corruption, intolerance and battles for influence.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NBA 2K13 shoots and stores - lots of interesting improvements in the gameplay make the new basketball from Visual Concepts into something almost perfect. New game mode and exciting multiplayer matches guarantee additional hundreds hours of gameplay and the improved physics engine works quite well. It's a pity, that there isn't much history of basketball in this game - previous installments were more generous in this area. All in all, competitors aren't needed in this genre - NBA 2K13 is a terrific game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nioh shines! The fighting system is satisfying, Diablo-like loot and character development motivate you to keep playing, and gameplay mechanisms reminiscent of Dark Souls complete the image of a really good game. It combines well-known elements but in the end becomes something else entirely.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Old Hunters is a very good DLC that needs some time to gain full momentum and even during weaker moments its quality is high. The artistic vision isn't as clear and overwhelming as in the basic game but I had great fun and all Bloodborne fans will feel the same, I'm sure.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    FIFA 14 is a mature, well designed game without spectacular innovations. The new shooting system or a bigger influence of the Fist Touch Control system are interesting conveniences, and transfer improvements or novelties in the FIFA Ultimate Team mode are most welcome. FIFA 14 continues ideas introduced in the previous installments - sometimes stability is better than bragging about a revolution (that never came).
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Batman: Arkham Knight is a great ending to a terrific trilogy created with one simple rule in mind: if it's not broken, don't fix it. The game may be missing some of its gothic atmosphere and there are far too many batmobile vs tanks sequences but a well known gameplay formula does the trick again. My meeting with the Arkham Knight was extremely enjoyable.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Don't dismiss the Hawaiian atmosphere and old gameplay core right off the bat. Pokémon Sun has some cool improvements and is diverse enough to make it feel almost as good as legendary Pokémon X, Y or Black and White. Fans of the series don't need convincing but everyone else should give the new Pokémon game a chance - Sun is made for playing.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Armored Kill add-on doesn't change the basics of Battlefield 3 in such a way, that we'd want it to. Quality of new maps is uneven, and there are no massive vehicle based battles (even though the title can suggest it). There is some disappointment spread around this DLC - most importantly the new Tank Superiority game mode is not as interesting as one might think. But all in all, fans of Battlefield 3 should consider buying this expansion - for them it'll be worth it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Forza Motorsport 6 is one of the best installments in the series but Forza 4 still wears the crown. You could ask yourself why this series isn't simply growing from game to game and why the players are getting "only" tweaked graphics and different car and track lists. Perhaps the developers are still looking for a perfect mix of arcade and simulation or they do not want to give us a "perfect Forza" - would we wait for a next game if that were the case?
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some gamers will consider The Witness to be a masterpiece and another proof that videogames are art. In this case the Witness requires you to possess at least two out of these three character traits: superb intelligence, angelic patience and passion for analyzing various cultural works. Everyone else will probably think that The Witness is pretty, but too hard.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The next-gen incarnation of FIFA 14 doesn't offer anything really new except the Ignite engine. EA Sports has improved a really good football game, and right now it is excellent. Animations and object collisions aren't funny anymore, and controlling the ball (even though harder than before) is even closer to the real thing. FIFA 14 on the PS4 looks and feels like watching a real game on your TV.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Reaper of Souls is an expansion without serious flaws - it's definitely a very good game. New gameplay solutions fix most serious sins of the basic game and everyone that had even a little bit of fun playing Diablo III should taste the Reaper. It won't satisfy everyone, but with Reaper of Souls under its wing, Diablo III is one big step closer to the magnificence that is Diablo II.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite some minor flaws, Divinity: Original Sin looks excellent and I can easily recommend it to all fans of this genre.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Michael Ancel and Ubisoft have created an excellent and highly addictive arcade game. Rayman makes a great first impression due to a diversified gameplay and a truly artistic visual style. It has a unique atmosphere that quickly affects the player - the feeling of being part of a crazy adventure where everything depends on us is constant.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Inside is a truly unique platformer that is a better and more mature brother of famous Limbo (that came from the same studio). Everything you see on the screen is extremely well thought out and the way that one anonymous character in the background conveys tons of emotions with a simple move is astounding. Only the best could have achieved such a thing and I'm sure Inside will be remembered for years.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Europa Universalis IV is the best game in the series and one of the most interesting strategy games ever. There are numerous changes - some subtle, and some obvious, but the overall feeling is this: the series is going in the right direction. The gameplay is more pleasant and user-friendly, than ever before, and offers more possibilities and fun. There's something for everybody: for conquerors, merchants and spies. Great job.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Console port of Diablo III is a great investment for players that haven't had the opportunity to try out Blizzard's masterpiece, as well as for those players that have been put off by controversial changes in the series' mechanic. This version has two important things, that many have missed: an offline mode and a well crafted loot system. Yeah, it is a little less pretty than the PC version, but it makes up for it with other aspects of the game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tales from the Borderlands marks the return to high form after a mediocre (in my opinion) second season of The Walking Dead. The new Telltale Games production has poor gameplay, isn't very pretty, and the decisions often signify nothing. And yet again a great story, excellent characters and superb humor make you believe it's a very good game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gone Home is an interesting experiment, that didn't move me as much, as the developers probably wanted it to. The way of telling the story and the quality of the script seem a bit simplistic and tend to look at the gamer from a high position. Still, I think Gone Home is a step in a right direction and I really like these kinds of experiences. If only the developers had put more work into polishing the game - perhaps next time?
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Fall of the Samurai brings no revolution to the series. It's simply the same good Shogun 2 with new units and arsenal. This add-on is a definitive and strong finale to the samurai saga by The Creative Assembly.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new Football managers sparks some controversy - for the first time in the series's history you can use real money to buy things. For a couple of euro/dollars you can lift restrictions in the scouting network, do away with job permits or lock the possibility of being fired. Fortunately, all in all, FM 2013 is still the same, great game. No competition in this genre is a good thing, because SI Games can test and experiment as they please - without having to look at others. The direction of progress is sound and each new game is closer to real world of football.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Rise of the Tomb Raider on the PC looks and plays fantastically. Lots of various graphical options allow for comfortable gameplay even on weaker machines. Nixxes Software deserves some serious praise but let's not forget that real thanks should be aimed at Crystal Dynamics. The PC port wouldn't be so good if not for the excellent Xbox version.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    After more than 70 hours spent with Total War: Warhammer I can confidently say that it is one of the best strategies of the year (and the year isn't over yet). Creative Assembly has used its experience and applied well known solutions but there's a ton of new stuff that freshen up the Total War brand in a very good way.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Saints Row IV is a really good, grotesque and engrossing sandbox game. Still, you can't overlook some repetitiveness in terms of script and humor, and the visual side is pretty much identical to SR3. Fortunately Volition's new game offers tons of fun, lots of interesting ideas and solutions - a long campaign and a variety of bonus activities will keep you entertained. All in all, the series should benefit from a change of atmosphere and scenery, because it's beginning to chase its own tail.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Tribes: Ascend is quite an acomplishment. The developers have managed to recreate atmosphere and gameplay from first two games of the series and still make it a game not only for the veterans. The end result is one of the best games with micro transactions on the market. You can spend nothing and have loads of fun being more than just cannon fodder for the paying customers.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Titanfall isn't perfect from the technical side, but it definitely is from the gameplay and fun sides. Respawn Entertainment have created something much more than just "Call of Duty with mechs". The basis seems very similar, but on top of it there's a game that steps above and beyond well-known standards and gives much more satisfaction (even while noticing all the minor issues). I hope, that Titanfall will stay in the FPS major league for a long time to com.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Blizzard's new game has two different faces and both of them show clearly, that Heart of the Swarm is a truly great game for both fans of storylines and scripted missions, as well as for avid online players, that dream of defeating the entire Korean nation during some kind of tournament. Blizzard continues to release boxed expansions and that's a good strategy. Buying a big add-on, full of new content for the price of several DLCs is an excellent offer.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An enjoyable and very spectacular campaign that gets more intense with every mission, a decent multiplayer that should provide many hours of great fun for the lovers of fast-paced action, excellent audio and visuals - this game has everything that defines a real blockbuster.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It could seem that after almost two decades Ed Boon and his team will have had enough of the Mortal Kombat series. New Netherrealms game proves something entirely different. Even though the creator of this crazy and brutal universe had admitted during interviews that he would like to start something new, he still treats Mortal Kombat with heart. Only to have it torn out and smashed into pieces in fountains of blood for the players' entertainment. The newest installment in Mortal Kombat series is an absorbing, thought out, atmospheric and at the same time absurd game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Homeworld Remastered Collection is one of the best reissues ever. This package has been prepared by fans for fans. The graphics look phenomenal, the gameplay model did not age at all and the satisfaction after completing some more difficult missions is as big as it used to be 15 years ago. Gearbox simply nailed it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Rebooting Tomb Raider is the best thing that could have happened to the series. The game is full of story-wise emotions and superbly directed action scenes, and it still has a very strong human factor. I'm rarely this positive about a game. Crystal Dynamics took a risk that won't appeal to some orthodox fans, but all in all the developers have succeeded. The most important thing to know is this: the new Tomb Raider is one of the best action-adventure games I have ever played.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    DmC isn't exactly what fans wanted - many changes could have been avoided, and the combat system seems too simple. The latter is most painful to all the hardcore gamers, that have perfected their fighting skills in previous games. On the other hand DmC is a really good game that keeps you glued to the screen until you see the final cut-scene. The best way is to approach it without prejudice and don't compare it to older installments. DmC isn't a fifth game in the series, it's a spin-off (much like Price of Persia from 2008) and I'd be glad to get a sequel of this particular game (it has more potential in many aspects).
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Black Flag is a better game than Assassin's Creed III, but it still isn't as good as our first meeting with Ezio. Ubisoft has managed to create the best game about pirates (really!), but their story isn't as universal, as Red Dead Redemption was in the "western" category. But don't get me wrong - Black Flag is really, really good. Besides an excellent Animus story, the part in Abstergo's offices is truly great. I'm really curious what the future holds for the series - this time in true next-gen fashion.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bastion is an arcade game with some RPG elements and an uncomplicated mechanics but definitelly it's a game with a soul. It's lovely, colorful and offering a lot of joy just thanks to its looks. Supergiant Games introduced us to an unusual game, a next step of evolution on the way of rich storyline that doesn't limit itself to reading notes and talking to NPCs.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rockstar does it again. The new Max not only reminds us of his old tricks, but shows some new as well. Every minute you spend with Max Payne 3 gives you lots of fun and thanks to modes making you want to play again and a solid multiplayer the game won't become boring too soon.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rise of the Tomb Raider is a game that is built on the solid foundations of the first installment of the rebooted cycle and as such it works great. Unfortunately, because of the few novelties (e.g. heavily modified crafting system), the game is no longer the emotional roller-coaster that it was during our stay on Yamatai island. As a next installment in the series the adventures of Lara Croft work well, but the famous Miss Archaeology won't come away completely unscathed from a duel with Uncharted 4.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Forza Horizon 2 is a much better game than its predecessor. It doesn't try to get additional money from the player, offers a completely open world and is more skillfully designed. Additionally the player receives beautiful, smooth graphics, tons of cars and a cool atmosphere. Right now Forza Horizon 2 has no real competitor in the arcade racer genre.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    XCOM: Enemy Within is a really good expansion for an excellent game. After a few hours of gameplay it's impossible to think that we used do play without it. And even though there's no new campaign, there's so much new stuff, that you can happily rediscover Enemy Unknown. This expansion isn't cheap, but the money definitely won't go down the drain.