IGN Italia's Scores

  • Games
For 985 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 67% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 24% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 20 Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 26 out of 985
985 game reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The quality of GTA V puts to shame 99% of triple A productions. The story is beautiful, the graphics are unbelievable for the old hardware they run on, and most importantly the gameplay is fun and smooth. GTA V is not afraid to show it is a videogame, and has the guts to trade some of its realism for the sake of fun.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best version of one of the best games of the past generation. With lots of added details, new content, updated graphics and an interesting (albeit not perfect) first-person view, this is hands down the GTA V we'll give to the history books.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Naughty Dog managed to create a different kind of action game, one with a more dramatic, desperate and authentic tone than Uncharted. Joel and Ellie offer you a journey you won't forget, just bring lots of bullets and keep your head down.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Naughty Dog's masterpiece is a must have for every PS4-owner that missed the game one year ago. But if you already met Joel and Ellie on PS3, think twice.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This great retro platform game works great also with a touch screen, thanks to perfectly calibrated controls.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    When scaled down to the core mechanics of the game, Bioshock Infinite is a somewhat predictable (even if largely enjoyable) game. But its preciousness lays elsewhere, within the cloudy streets of Columbia, inside the mechanical heart of the Songbird, beyond those sad blue eyes that Elizabeth always keeps wide open. A testament to what Irrational Games and the videogame industry as a whole can achieve.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Super Mario 3D World is another masterpiece in the history of platform games, successfully achieving the mission to build a bridge between the 2D and 3D Mario history. With gorgeous visuals, perfectly oiled mechanisms and lots to be unlocked and discovered, it stands as the best Wii U game to date.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The long awaited porting of Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 is finally available in Europe on PlayStation Vita, with new content and gameplay additions. Persona 4 Golden improves every aspect of the original game and offers an intense and rewarding game experience. A must-buy for Vita owners and one of the best Japanese RPGs ever.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Hearthstone was clearly conceived with a touch interface at the center and these mobile version proves it.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Bloodborne is a fascinating journey that is poetic, disturbed and potentially infinite.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt isn’t perfect (yet?), but it’s one of the best written RPGs ever.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Threes! is not only a brilliant game, but an instant classic too. It's simple to learn but hard to master, it's graced by a gorgeous style and it's absolutely charming. Nothing can improve a game that is nothing more nor less than perfect.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    There’s something special in Alto’s Adventure, and it goes beyond the stunning visuals or the refined gameplay: it’s that something that makes games great, and there’s a lot of that in it.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best games in the series and a very good reason to own a 3DS. The gameplay has all the depth we can expect from Intelligent Systems, the interface is flawless and everything is wrapped by a stellar presentation.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    An enormous fighting game and a celebration of the Nintendo universe. Technically amazing, extremely imaginative and a step or two over the limit: again, a Nintendo game deserving a standing ovation.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This isn't a game for all, but it's a real blast if you like story-driven adventure and powerful atmosphere. Its combat system is not as deep as it should be, but nevertheless it's fully functional to the narration, the real star of this game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great platformer, with beautiful graphics, excellent music and an inspired level design. The Murfy levels use all the potential of the GamePad, unraveling new and exciting perspectives in the genre. If you own a Wii U, this one's a no-brainer.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Fez
    A true masterpiece, amazing on the Sony platforms just like it was on Xbox 360. If you never played Fez, now it's your chance. Don't miss it.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite not being as fresh and surprising as the original (which probably remains a better game overall), Bayonetta 2 is a heavenly triumph of excess: not only a sublime action game, but also a true killer application. Simply put, do not miss this one hell of a ride.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Act three is maybe less “spectacular” in terms of visual direction than the previous two, but it's another incredibly well written game, full of crazy ideas and fresh situations. It's also a very particular game, fully based on interactive narration. But by now you should know if you like it.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great rhythm game that you will not be able to stop playing.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A Link between words is a delightful trap - it starts beautifully revamping the A Link to The Past IP, then it shocks you with some lovely twists and saga firsts. It's a "back to the roots to look to the future" vibe which is hard to resist.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A truly unique experience, but it's not for everybody. You have to be aware of the words you're gonna read more than any others on your screen: "You're Dead".
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Dark Souls II is a great follow up to Demon's Souls and Dark Souls, maybe the best possible sequel. It's more accessible, but still hard, mysterious, always engaging and incredibly rewarding. A masterpiece.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The definitive console edition of Diablo 3, with a wonderfully reimagined end game: you cannot miss it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Skylanders Trap Team not only plays in a different league from other mobile games, but it’s probably a whole different game. This is the same game you can play on a home console, but here you just need your tablet, because Trap Team’s Starter Pack takes care of everything else. It’s a new way to approach the mobile market, and it’s a winning one.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Rayman Legends lands on next-gen hardware with the same compelling gameplay and colorful visuals. But someone will miss the joyful and inventive Wii U co-op mode.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Mikey is back with another cool gadget that leads to another great platform game. It’s definitely a must have title for the genre.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dota 2 is an excellent game, complex and filled with surprises and rewards for all those patient enough to endure its very steep learning curve.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A masterpiece that looks like it came straight from the golden era of RPGs with isometric view. Pillars of Eternity is a worthy heir of the games from the Infinity Engine.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Majora's Mask 3D is the most unique and fascinating Zelda game in its history, updated both technically and in its mechanics.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Do not miss this collection of amazing examples of "auteur games": the world would surely be a better place if everybody had the chance to play these games and live these breathtaking experiences.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A surprisingly engaging and fun game, with a great graphic style and a lot of depth.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Amazing, fascinating, brilliant and never frustrating despite its conceptual design, Monument Valley is a brief puzzle game that will be long-remembered thanks to its art direction and its unforgettable levels.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Exciting, very detailed in every area, full of brilliant dialogues, characters and things to do including crafting, remote missions, exploration and a very well balanced leveling. Add great visuals and you'll have the best episode of the series so far.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Joe Danger Touch is not just a pocket Joe Danger, but the bright, fun, challenging and very rewarding third installment of the series signed by Hello Games, with a new control system that works properly, even when it comes to jumping the shark with the iPad. Worth much more than the two and a half Euros it costs.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    This is probably the best version of the game: touch controls are intuitive and precise, and Advanced Edition's content offers a hundreds of hours of challenging but rewarding gameplay.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Simply put, Battleheart Legacy is one of the best action RPGs available on a mobile platform and one of the best mobile games in general.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Mario Kart 8 is a beast: with great track design, plenty of characters, karts, bikes and power ups is the best Mario Kart of all time. Also thanks to revamped online modes and some gorgeous graphics, is the single reason you need to own a Wii U.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On Xbox One and PlayStation 4 FIFA 14 grants more depth in its mechanics and some stunning visuals. It's a pity that the new Ignite engine does nothing to improve the cut-scene and that some game modes are now missing. It's a joy to play, but we can expect a lot more from FIFA 15.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ellie grows up looking at the grown-up world of The Last of Us through her youthful eyes. It takes only a couple of hours of our life to grow up with her, though. If you have 15 euros Left Behind to play with Ellie and Riley, just do it. Your combat skills won’t grow up too much, but you will be filled with emotion by this short yet touching coming-of-age videogame.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mikey Hooks is a really good game, based on a solid gameplay and a really precise control system. It could instead have been a great game, but it's too short and easy, and even if the Race Mode adds some fun, it's simply not enough to make the final step to greatness.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    A nice and stylish retro-fest, at it's best on the Wii U GamePad.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Guacamelee! STCE adds new, juicy content to one of the most successful and loved game of the past years.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A beautiful edition of a game that's still great. Hi-res, very good multiplayer support, Minecraft for Xbox One is unmissable.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best infinite runners (or I should say hoppers) in App Store: don’t judge it by its simple mechanics, it’s a real addiction.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nintendo brings a new generation of Pokémon on 3DS. With more depth and some new interesting take on the old formula, it succeeds in creating an engrossing and fascinating adventure.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A simple game if compared to Magic, nonetheless the Blizzard CCG delivers a fair amount of depth for the average player. There is a little shade of pay-to-win, but is perfectly possible to have fun without spending a dime.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rules! is one of that game that you can’t simply quit: it’s amazing to look and to play, engaging and challenging, even brutal if your brain isn’t trained enough. Follow the Rules has never looked so good.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    With its strange and addictive premise, Crypt of the NecroDancer goes straight to the point. It's fun, clever and original. Adding the rhythm-game concept to the roguelike formula, the game apparently changes the rules, but doesn't deny its roots.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    New Leaf is the best Animal Crossing game to date. With new duties, increased tempo and lots of online options, its a well known but none the less enjoyable and in some way fresh experience. One that can grab you in its clasp for months.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Forest Hunt is a solid second act for Joe Dever's Lone Wolf return, thanks to a compelling story, new enemies and the diabolical Shanti's Cube challenge. Forge Reply did a great job in making smartphones and tablets the perfect platform for the revival of gamebooks.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nintendo brings a new generation of Pokémon on 3DS. With more depth and some new interesting take on the old formula, it succeeds in creating an engrossing and fascinating adventure.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    That’s how all platform games should be on touchscreen device: fast paced, with perfect controls and a great level design. There’s a lot of replay value in Bean Dreams, and a bean with a huge sombrero.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Wayward Souls is a fun, very demanding and deep roguelike that should give you plenty of satisfaction.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Tomb Raider is a frantic and largely enjoyable rollercoaster ride. Crystal Dynamics has clearly learned the Uncharted lesson, giving birth to a brand new Lara. Maybe a tad easy and not so deep, but thrilling and exciting nonetheless.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Rayman Legends on PSVita is a solid conversion, marginally plagued by some minor problems. But still: if you're looking for an enjoyable platforming experience on the go, look no further.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An addictive, hypnotic, and severe game, that should appeal any kind of gamer and gives a whole new dimension to the idea of couch multiplayer.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tearaway is a paper-based masterpiece, a lovely fable and the perfect game for PlayStation Vita. A game can exploit in a natural and very sublime way all the technological features of the Sony console, without straining or discomfort.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is not simply a game, it’s a touching experience that anyone with a soul should try. It’s not the most difficult game on the market, but it’s probably one of the best.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    This is the Diablo III we should have gotten at launch. loot is the most important element and the adventure mode is great.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There’s no room for error in RETRY, but you will always have the feeling that if you fail, is always up to you, and that is what keep you always interested in this little amazing game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An exceptional RPG which is not afraid to stand toe to toe with the great names of the past. It's hard to find flaws in it, with the exception of a slow start and the absence of an Italian translation.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Another great and extremely deep strategy game from Paradox, Europa Universalis IV is better than the previous installment in every single aspect and it's got enough content to go on playing for years.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Pikmin 3 is the best game in the series, but that's not enough to define it as a masterpiece. Game mechanics are effective and funny, thank to a flawless control system, but the absence of a true online mode and the lack of real new features don't help to differentiate the game from its predecessors. Anyway, this is a game that every Wii U owner should at least try, and the proof that Nintendo still is the master in terms of game design.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A very good futuristic racing game for WipeOut fans.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best expansions we've ever seen for World of Warcraft.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A beautiful, emotionally engaging, artfully crafted game, completely centered around exploration and telling a mature story through interaction.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Another great set of compelling levels and two new adorable skin make Pac-Man CE DX+ a must have for every Pac-Man addict. And, also, for anyone who simply is looking for something simple, classy and deep. Hands down one of the best puzzle game of this generation.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Astebreed is a candidate for best "shmup" of the year.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Two games in one and, more than that, an incredibly great sequel. This is the best possible Velocity... until the next one?
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    NBA 2K14 has everything a basketball fan wants to find in a videogame. Xbox One visual impact is astonishing and the new modes, with a preference for My Player, work very well. The ball physics need a little tuning, but the game is still great to play, to watch and to listen to.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Saints Row IV doesn't excel in terms of gameplay, but it hits a home run in terms of fun and laughter. The plot is both absurd and beautiful and the activities are so varied that one can easily forgive its faults. If you want a sandbox and you don't take yourself too seriously, Saints Row IV is a game you don't want to miss.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Most Wanted... and needed, to finally prove what Wii U can do by flexing its graphical muscles and capitalizing on its GamePad screen. An adrenalinic arcade racer by Criterion that shows the right criteria for developing Wii U ports in future.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate might very well be the best chapter of the series. The vertical gameplay makes everything more interesting, all while keeping the unique hunt feeling of the series. There's lots of content (the normal game, plus the Ultimate add on) and the game is more accessible to newcomers. Beware, though, because we're still talking about a very taxing game, which might not be everybody's cup of tea.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A moment of true evolution of the FPS genre. Titanfall is pure history in the making, right now, straight in front of our own eyes: a game that's simply impossible to miss.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is a very good remaster for a great game. Visuals are a bit too old, today, especially if you come from Bloodborne, but gameplay is still unmissable.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is how DLCs or sequels should be made: by avoiding the "more of the same" formula. No sameness here, it's a great addition, with a lot of humour and unique gameplay. One of the greatest DLCs in recent years.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Keroblaster is one of the finest and well crafted action game on iOS, with a unique pixel art style and a great soundtrack. There's no reason why you shouldn't buy it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Heart of the Swarm is not a revolution in the genre, but is what each StarCraft fan was expecting. It is an awesome RTS powered by amazing RPG elements, and its gameplay is able to bring the gamer’s mood to the next level, by unleashing some terrific cutscenes that drive the plot till the end.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Don't worry about the free to play model business or the lack of night levels: Plants Versus Zombies 2 is exactly the game you were looking for. New plants and Plant Food add a new level of strategy, as well as the peculiar gameplay of the different worlds. Every single fan of the original game should give a chance to this sequel.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is the franchise's best episode since Assassin's Creed II. By mixing the series classic gameplay based on stealth, action and exploration with the new naval features, Ubisoft Montreal created an exciting open world game in which lands and sea are both fully explorable without any kind of interruption.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A good port of Minecraft, nearly identical to the Xbox 360 one. The PC version is bigger and better, but this is a quality console experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This Remastered Collection proves to be a great graphical update of a masterpiece that stood the test of time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A very nice and extremely fun variation on the Tetris model.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Diablo III is the best journey Blizzard has ever made in the world of console gaming. The control system is perfect and the flavour of slaying monsters on your sofa, with a joypad in your hands, is sometimes better than the one you feel with your PC. Graphics, though, remain better on a good computer.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Forza Horizon 2 is exactly the game that petrol-heads around the world have been waiting for.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Electronic Arts keeps polishing the best soccer game on the planet: FIFA 14 is a predictable but outstanding achievement. Its matches show a thoughtful pace and the new ball protection mechanics fit perfectly in the formula. Simply put it's a must buy for every soccer enthusiast out there.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Even on PS4 A Realm Reborn is a great game, with the upgrade to Full HD which is especially useful for a better HUD management. The DualShock 4 is comfy enough, and the touchpad helps to navigate better the interface. The game's major issue remains the excessive lag (but it's still better than on PS3).
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Luigi's back, in his best game yet. Luigi's Mansion 2: Dark Moon is a joyful adventure, remarkably polished, easy to fall in love with and full of stuff to discover and to play with. Visually outstanding, the game surpasses - in every way - the original Gamecube game, but the multiplayer mode is still archaic.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great beat 'em up, perfect for a quick and easy match but also very deep for the "power user". If you're not familiar with the Persona series, the long story mode may confuse you a bit, but the gameplay is solid and extremely fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Sometimes less is more. The new manual mechanic is fun, but it's also the default thing to do. The chase for the perfect combo is good, but when that ends OlliOlli 2 doesn't do much to provide meaningful choices to the players. It's still a great skate game, able to capture the spirit of the sport, but it could have done "less".
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Cities: Skylines manages to be a better SimCity than the official, 2013 one. A great game despite some minor inconveniences.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ni No Kuni is the old classic Japanese kolossal updated to our days. If the industry turned its back to the Japanese RPG genre as a whole and the relevance of Japanese games seems to fade away more and more each day... then the work of Level 5 and Studio Ghibli is to be considered a touching love letter to the land of the rising sun and its videogames culture.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Telltale Games' take on werewolves, talking toads and fable's character is fantastic. The Wolf Among Us starts with a story driven episode who shows interesting characters, enjoying quick time events and an amazing art direction.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Legend of Grimrock II is a wonderful dungeon-crawler and it improves its predecessor in every single aspect. If you love this genre, you'll find a deep, rich, entertaining and satisfying experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The Talos Principle is a masterfully executed first person puzzler, with a thought provoking narrative that delves with class into profound philosophical questions. Once you start playing and you figure out what's going on, it's hard to put the game down, even thought it's very demanding and intense.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Bravely Default is a role-playing game that tries to match the old school with new ideas, giving the player a good combat system, a mature story, but also a lackluster exploration. Mission accomplished.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best possible version of Final Fantasy X and one of the best remastered version of an old generation console game to date: Square Enix did an amazing job to take all Tidus and Yuna’s fans back to Spira.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There’s something special in this game: I don’t know if it’s the amazing level design, the idea of using shadows and lights like platforms and wall or the cuteness of the main character, but everything works, and works really well.