IncGamers' Scores

  • Games
For 739 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 54% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Lowest review score: 10 Gorky Zero: Beyond Honor
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 68 out of 739
739 game reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Each one has its flaws (with linearity being Lonesome Road's biggest drawback), but overall they're a fantastic, collective achievement by Obsidian and should make the (surely) inevitable New Vegas 'Collectors Edition' a must-buy for anyone who hasn't yet sampled these expansions.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    And that's where the final fact comes in to save the day: the price. Mercury Hg is a mere 400 Microsoft Points, and it's certainly worth every penny. It doesn't do enough with the interesting concept and it's not a hugely lengthy title, but it'll give you a good few hours of enjoyment, and it's hard to ask more than that for £3.50.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're a rugby aficionado then you'll probably be picking Johan Lomu up simply because of the lack of choice. However, while not perfect, this is no rush job and worth a look for those who consider themselves causal fans of the sport. It's by no means perfect but, for a series that has been gone for so long (and one that many presumed dead), there's a lot to be impressed by.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The series' domination of the management genre is not in question, but there are still areas where it could step up its game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still, as a complete package it in no way lives up to the expectation. Only one of its three core elements (single player, co-op and multiplayer) is worth your time, the other two feeling as though they've been added merely to increase the number of potential bullet points on the back of the box. Depending on which elements you're interested in Battlefield 3 will either be your game of the year, or your letdown of… well, the year.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's no longer as astonishing as it once was, but MDK2 HD is a solid update to a solid platform/shooter/puzzler that anyone who isn't afraid of a lack of signposting should contemplate.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The War of the Worlds is absolutely not for everyone – those with high blood pressure or weak wills need not apply - but if you fondly remember the games name-checked above, or if you enjoyed Limbo but want something less artsy, less creepy, and less spider-y, this is certainly worth a shot. I'm not going to pretend it doesn't have issues or that it didn't drive me half-mad with frustration, but equally I'm not going to hide the fact that I had a lot of fun dying my way through a ruined London.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's still Hydrophobia, but I'll happily state that this is the best version of the game yet.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is the best Sonic game we've had in years - though that's hardly saying much. Flawed at times, Sonic Generations is an enjoyable game and one that's easy to like. The failings of Modern Sonic bring the quality down, yet some moments also show what can be done well with a 3D Sonic game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite the faults though, Revelations remains an intriguing proposition because of gaming's finest Italian hero after that plumber in dungarees. Seriously, if there was an Oscar for game characters Ezio would walk it more often than not. If you're less entranced by Mr Auditore then Revelations is a more difficult sale.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As it stands though, this is a very accomplished fighter that offers well executed gameplay and some enjoyable modes.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Like almost all DLC it falls well short of mimicking the impact of the original game, but that's to be expected from a three hour/1200 MS Point experience.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As an affordable, accessible leap back into the shoes of a space fighter ace, Sol: Exodus is a success.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's no doubting that The Darkness II is a fun game, but it could have been so much more than that. Improved pacing could have solved the second act woes and defining a more meaningful way of communicating the narrative would have made the plot and character development more engaging.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    King Arthur II is less ambitious but more refined than the glorious, sprawling reach of the original. Where that game threw everything into development and didn't seem to care what stuck, King Arthur II has opted to remove (rather than improve) the parts which didn't quite function correctly.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    That being said, this is still an Uncharted game. Every Uncharted game comes with a certain base level of precision and execution, and that hasn't been lowered here. Golden Abyss gets a pass, but it doesn't come with honours.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's not enough depth to justify long play sessions, but long sessions are not really the point here. What Everybody's Golf does is provide a great escape in short bursts and it packs just enough in to keep you coming back to it time and again.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The story mode is slightly worse than expected, but Arcade Action alone makes this a worthy purchase.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I Am Alive is a brave experiment, and one that works more often than not. In terms of creating tension through a scarcity of resources, creating combat that relies on something other than twitch action, and creating an atmosphere so thick you can taste it, it's a total success. It's a shame that it doesn't do more with all of this, and that the mechanics in question are never really pushed, but if you're interested in spending a few hours with a very unique game possessing a very unique atmosphere then it's certainly worth your while. Even at its absolute worst, it remains... interesting.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a title that will appeal to the adventurer, the explorer and the builder; not to mention those who appreciate a substantial amount of player freedom. If you happen to be all of those things, Terraria is a lightly tarnished treasure.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    NWAC is a little clunky around the edges and could do with some mission-creation options, but it's worth two tentative periscopes up.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The focused free-roaming through procedurally generated realms (now there's a sentence for people unfamiliar with videogame terminology) is a very successful formula for drawing the player into the title, and I've found myself being lured back to the game a fair bit in my spare moments.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So yes, Warlock is a streamlined strategy game, at a cut price, and that is absolutely no bad thing. It has a few unfortunate quirks, but if you fancy something a bit lighter and a bit more combat-focused than the usual fare, then you'll get at least a few dozen hours of entertainment from this rather enjoyable title.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not quite the sum of its parts thanks to awkward level design and a reliance on repetition. Technically sound, but the overall experience fails to hit the high notes.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent effort at a difficult genre. More polish and more charm would have improved Dragon's Dogma enormously, but it's still worth a trip for genre fans.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's no denying that Game of Thrones will test your tolerance. There are so many negative idiosyncrasies and cost-cutting measures in place that you'll probably start to wonder when the game will just fall part entirely. But it never actually does. In fact, it stays on course to deliver a compelling parallel narrative to the opening book and HBO series, with characters as morally ambiguous and events just as horrific as any from Martin's pages.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Solid, enjoyable, and cheap. Duels 2013 gets Magic going on your computer with aplomb, although it lacks the flair to stand out.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A well executed game lacking much in the way of original gameplay. Play it for the story, grind it for the interaction.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tiny & Big is at its strongest when it focuses on this semi-freeform puzzling approach.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Secret World is different enough that it won't be for everyone even when its plethora of bugs are fixed, but when that happens, a lot of people are going to get a lot of enjoyment out of it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For just over a tenner, I'd say it's absolutely worth a punt.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A series entry that puts pure stealth above silent slaying; afflicted by segmented levels and weak cinematic aspirations, but buoyed by an impressive Contracts mode.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Perfectly capable, and perfectly enjoyable. But... well, it's not quite Dishonored.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s a bit of a guilty pleasure – it’s like buying a birthday cake for no real reason and just eating the entire thing by yourself in one sitting. You’ll enjoy yourself more than you have any real right to, but you’ll probably feel a little bit ashamed. That’s Resident Evil 6.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A faithful recreation of the rapid-fire FPS’ of yesteryear, with Nadeo’s usual sturdy foundations for community development.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An expansion of Zeno Clash’s fantastical world and inhabitants, at the cost of some of the original game’s brutal tactility in combat.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There may be no backstory but there's plenty of combat. A solid wave-based space shooter for a bargain price.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What Metro lacks in pitch-perfect game mechanics, it makes up for with an atmosphere that you can taste.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It looks like Sanctum and it sounds like Sanctum, but it plays totally differently. While the more devoted fans of the first game might take issue with a lot of the changes, and while it doesn't match up to that game's heights, there's still a lot to enjoy in Sanctum 2.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not exactly Incredible, but a charming and capable action-RPG at an enticing price.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Convincing characters, a well-realised, unusual setting and sensible puzzles. All evidence points to a strong opening for this episodic adventure series.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Cloudberry Kingdom is a very varied, very clever, and very, very hard platformer. It never quite hits the heights its competition does, but then, it's really trying to be a very different game.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A faithful and enjoyable update of an overlooked FPS classic. It won't set the world alight, but Rise of the Triad deserves the attention of anyone who fondly remembers the FPS games of yesteryear or resents the slow hand-holding and cover-taking of recent corridor shooters.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fraught firefights and desperate scavenging in an uncaring world.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid Metroidvania brawler with a whole lot of heart and a whole lot of humour.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A gory old-school shooter that largely makes up for a lack of variety by being making combat very, very enjoyable.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    F1 2013 can make even the most naive neophyte feel like a legend. But if you’re already a legend of previous games, there may not be as much here to impress you.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    FIFA 14 is the reassuring central-defensive midfielder of the series. Dependable, rather than revelatory. Physical, tenacious and tight on space. It does the job without fuss, but also lacks flair.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid and enjoyable opening entry into a series that, thus far, is impossible to judge. The Wolf Among Us perhaps hews a little too closely to the first arc of the comic it's based on, but it does an admirable job of translating that world to a new medium.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    State of Decay holds together like a rusty, duct-taped piece of DIY weaponry, but offers an unusual, open-world survival exercise that few other zombie titles can match.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s not a must-have purchase, but if you’ve dreamt of a Crusader Kings II scenario in which a devil-possessed ruler might have a chance to pick their own Pope, then this is the DLC for you.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s far too early to crown this season as a successful follow-up to Telltale’s first foray with The Walking Dead, but there are enough threads of character intrigue to suggest that Clementine and her new crew have a promising (that is to say, heartbreaking and terrible) future.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A bit buggy and a bit uninventive, but a loving, enjoyable tribute to RPGs of olde.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Conquest of Paradise adds colonial and indigenous mechanics which undoubtedly improve the main game, but does it in a way that introduces a new problem or two.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid fast fun shooter that could blossom over time and it's free so it's definitely worth taking it for a spin and experimenting with the weapons.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid city builder that will appeal to most fans of the genre even if it's currently lacking in features and scope.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Clementine’s characterisation and her interactions with adults are strong as ever in this fraught episode. Two-fifths of the way through the story is still too early to judge how other themes, characters and plot strands will pay off, but the build-up suggests it’ll be worthwhile.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For a game packed with cold, mechanised artillery, this FPS-Roguelike mash-up has a surprising amount of warmth and humanity. Scale the Tower of Guns and you’ll find some pick-up-and-replay charm.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Often frustrating and sometimes unfair, but the glorious flight mechanics, general compelling gameplay, and attention to detail mean Luftrausers is easily worth considering.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not without its flaws, but very few of those flaws matter too much: Moebius is, on the whole, a well-written and interesting investigation.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All is not perfect in the future, but Trials Fusion is another worthy entry in the series’ bizarre bike-bouncing world.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An episode of grim, despicable moments and further fascinating tests of Clementine’s morality, but one which persists with some of the weaker aspects of this second season.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Digital happiness push all the right buttons with a game that will make you think and possibly even be a little scared.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid and surprising well-written shooter that should easily please fans of the genre. It doesn't do too much more than that, but that's not really a complaint.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unrest is a short narrative full of ethical dilemmas, presented through the eyes of an unusually diverse cast of RPG characters. Those choices have an isolated impact, but don’t expect them to alter the story to a radical degree.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hatoful Boyfriend’s goofy pigeon dating antics belie a smart, on-tone parody with a moment or two of sincerity.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dead Rising 3's world is grey and bland, yes, but those aren't words that can be used to describe the frenetic zombie-culling action which forms the game's core.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Superb faction design and twists on 4x genre conventions, combined with rather passive AI (even at higher difficulties,) mean Endless Legend is a strategy title that falls frustratingly short of being sublime.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Golden Realms provides plenty of hours of entertainment, but feature-wise there’s still some room to be filled in this Halfling’s stomach.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A highly polished and generally entertaining romp, but it's missing a vital spark to bring everything together.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Book One is a tiny taste of what's coming. It's delectably delicious and I'd love to rate it higher, but at this point, it's hard to say whether Dreamfall Chapters will be filling and satisfying - or if it'll leave us feeling a little empty.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lords of the Fallen isn’t going to triumph in a direct match-up with Dark Souls, but seeing the Souls combat system and level design transplanted with this degree of success into a shorter, more accessible game is really no bad thing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Advanced Warfare might not be advanced enough for my liking, but it's a return to the typical fast-paced, explosive gameplay of CoD titles that aren't called Ghosts – and it works alright on PC, too.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gentle RPG systems collide with robust pinball design, triggering a modest gaming jackpot.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A "launch" build with some features still in infancy, Elite: Dangerous nonetheless offers terrific space flight ambiance and trading progression befitting of the once-revolutionary series. In a few months time, this title could be outstanding.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    An engaging, if niche, trading sim. Hampered by some obtuse user interface choices and unwieldy combat sections.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    If you can put up with the visual inconsistencies, then Squad Assault is an okay choice but if not, then you should dig back through your desk drawer and grab one of those "Close Combat" discs for your battle-realistic, WWII RTS fix.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    This game is definitely not for everyone since the lack of a tutorial and inadequate manual act as hurdles for anyone who is new to this type of strategy game.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    It became quickly evident to me that this game was created for consoles and ported over to the computer. This does not mean that the game is unplayable, but when movement and combat is designed for a gamepad, unless it is extremely simple, it does not transfer easily to a mouse and keyboard system.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Some good moments are suffocated by terrible level design and inept A.I. While a slight improvement over the original, HAWX 2 primarily serves to demonstrate that the series still has a long way to go.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Two Worlds 2 is disappointingly flawed and frequently clunky but, if you can tough it out, can also be extraordinarily rewarding.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    So it’s not the most challenging of games, nor does it extend the downhill racer genre much. Despite this, it’s mostly a pleasant diversion.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Sadly the AI isn't particularly good. While enemies do dodge out of the way and hide behind objects there's no intelligence to the way they fight.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The more you play XIII the less you'll care about the gimmicky graphics, and the more you'll feel the drag of the "same old, same old" action.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    All the fun elements of a are present: wave after wave of enemies, boss characters, various weapons etc. but some people will find it repetitive. There's no real variation from start to finish other than different enemies and areas to move through.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you like to eat your dessert before your meal, this is not the game for you. However, if you are a patient gamer, you may find something satisfying in the end.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Despite incongruous story points and sometimes clunky camera work, Silent Storm deserves the support of all right-thinking strategy fans. With its turn-based combat and destructible scenery it signals something fresh in the stale mound of World War Two games.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    While there’s something to be said for giving value for money, I’d have preferred a more tightly paced story; a good handful of levels are just making up the numbers, and Shade would have been so much better for a bit of trim.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Sadly, regardless of the time of day I played, I generally felt very alone in the world.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A reasonable 3D platform game which is occasionally let down by a slightly un-responsive control system. There's enough to keep you coming back for more and with the arcade games to play there's something to do when you're getting frustrated with a level.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    I hope if they make a sequel or a similar game they include more ‘real’ puzzles and make it a genuine scare. Helping an old lady ghost find her ghost cat hardly pushes the terror buttons.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The inclusion of a teaching system, Kasparov videos (which I could only access via media player), etc, is a nice touch, but the interface is awkward at best. This is probably the best chess engine out there right now.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Bruce Campbell was great but, perhaps with a little more time, Crankypants could have done a lot more with this one.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The overall presentation (although a little strange) works well and the animated menus are especially nifty. However, the redesign of the attribute system and the inclusion of the corny ‘Trick Stick’ that takes all the effort out of the Uber tricks mars the good reputation of an otherwise impeccable series of games.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    More of the same from KOEI; mindless hack and slash action that is fun in short bursts.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    I would have given Battlefront II a strong recommendation if it had infrastructure mode (Internet) online multiplayer but unfortunately it doesn’t which is a show-stopper, especially when you consider the retail price of the game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The truth is Farcry Instincts Predator is a great game for first time around players. For anyone else, it’s sadly more of the same.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    With the absence of a multiplayer, WW2 Tank Commander has very little replay value. There’s just not enough interesting gameplay to warrant the budget £20 price tag. Still, if you enjoy tank games or WWII in general, you may find something here.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If it were possible for Marmite to return from the grave, Dead Rising 2 would be that game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Another perfectly reasonable entry into the franchise, brought down by a mixture of being very similar to past titles, loading and framerate problems, and – worst of all – a lack of players.