JeuxActu's Scores

  • Games
For 532 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 10 Rambo: The Video Game
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 532
532 game reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    GTA 5 PC is the best version of Rockstar North's game by a huge margin. Period.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A masterpiece among the best of them, GTA 5 is out on next gen consoles in an improved version, and it is hardly believable. Vastly improved graphics, a good use of the Dualshock 4's features and the FPS viewpoint make this version a contender for the hall of fame.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    What genius. Rockstar Games are still at the top level of open world videogames and they want everybody to know it, especially the rival titles. They will need a lot of creativity and great ingenuity to take the crown from the grip of the king GTA 5. No matter what happens next, a video game has never reached such depth in its gameplay. Gunfights from Max Payne 3, the exploration system from Red Dead Redemption, the driving system from Midnight Club: simply the best from the best. Simply perfect.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Like it's ancestor, Bioshock Infinite should be in the hall of fame of videogames. Not for technical reasons, as the game is not quite top notch on that front, but it is magnificent for artistic reasons. Columbia is absolutely spectacular, as the universe does not limit itself to scripted areas, and the storyline has a real point beyond entertainment. In sharp contrast to the mass of videogames that are forgotten ten minutes after the gamers are done playing with them, Bioshock Infinite will forever impact the memories of those who have the chance to experience it. FPS fans will like the different elements of the game such as fails, airtrains and Elizabeth that allow an increase in the fight's rhythm, a vast improvement over the first Bioshock. Whether you're an intellectual or a trigger happy maniac, you will definitely find a reason to enjoy this fabulous game. Long live Bioshock Infinite.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With Max Payne 3, Rockstar Games proves that the studio masters action games in the most brilliant way, despite Max Payne 3 not being an open-world title. If there were no doubts about narration, the gameplay system also remains very atttractive thanks to the perfect introduction of the bullet time and the Shootdodge abilities, two strong aspects players are already familiar with. Rockstar Games offers a great experience, full of details, and depicts an amazing trip through Brazil and its favelas. A masterpiece in which Rockstar Games excels at introducing a tortured character whose adventures will surely give you the chills.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Do you need to get The Last of Us Remastered? Yes, if you didn't get the opportunity to play this PS3 masterpiece. The game enjoys the power of the PS4 without any trouble in very high resolution. The 60fps argument hits its target too, just like the price tag. But if you've already been there, no need to open your wallet, as this Remastered version doesn't bring anything new enough to put 50 euros on it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Ori and The Blind Forrest is simply on of the very best games, if not the best game, currently available on Xbox One. Moon Studio's game has a tremendous emotional charge, and amazingly beautiful graphics.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With The Last of Us, Naughty Dog provides us with a hell of a masterpiece, which will continue to occupy the thoughts of gamers in the coming years, simply because it redefines the standards of survival Horror games. Instead of using and abusing horrific scenes as is the case with the competitors, the game provides a chronic stress that chews on your brains bit by bit punctuated by great epic scenes. The infected people are relentless and unforgiving, though a bit like the Clickers who will rip your head at the slightest sound. The listening system does not impact the challenge and finds itself an invaluable asset when things get really dirty. As one needs to seduce casual gamers, The Last of Us also has its own action scenes, hence the criticism from the purists of this kind of game. But can we really be skeptical when facing the nicest game of this generation of consoles ? No, we cant...
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With Max Payne 3, Rockstar Games proves that the studio masters the action-type game in the most brilliant way, despite Max Payne 3 not being an open-world title. If there were no doubts about narration, the gameplay system also remains very atttractive thanks to the perfect introduction of the bullet time and the Shootdodge abilities, two strong aspects players are already familiar with. Rockstar Games offers a great experience, full of details, and depicts an amazing trip through Brazil and its favelas. A masterpiece at which Rockstar Games excels, introducing a tortured character whose adventures will surely give you the chills!
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A punch in the face, a huge gaming experience, a title with a nearly perfect gameplay and an adapted story-telling, eye candy and above all a wonderful Metal Gear: this fifth installment is a little bit of all that.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The Witcher 3 is a captivating game and a gorgeous title. Thanks to a very inspired artistic department, offering an even more accurate view on the gloomy world Geralt lives in, this third part proves itself as one of the most beautiful games ever made. But there is more: if CD Projekt took its game open-world, it's not simply for the sake of doing so. They handcrafted a very lively, very concrete universe in which you can enjoy your freedom to be the witcher you always wanted to be.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Funnier and brilliant, Borderlands 2 is twice as good as the first episode was, something which isn't always the case for sequels. But Gearbox Software manages to improve their IP in many ways, offering one of these titles you could not possibly forget to buy in 2012, and proposing new features that will allow players to blow off some steam for hours.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you can buy one game in 2012, it should be Dishonored. From production to its ingenious gameplay, Arkhane Studios' title is outstanding, with its multiple references to many games such as Deus Ex, Thief, Bioshock or Half Life 2. It's simple, Dishonored is a 2-in-1 game you can finish either with violence and lots of action sequences, or with discretion, applying stealth strategies to kill your enemies without being seen.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    FIFA 13 is maybe close to FIFA 12. However, for EA Vancouver, the first one was an evolution when the second one was a revolution. The Canadian studios manage to improve the already good bases of the IP, especially the ones on which players were looking for improvements. In another way, FIFA 13 is a game you'll need to play for hours to discover all the details that make it the greatest football simulation game to date.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    For once, FIFA 14 could divide its fan base. Being more and more realistic, the game becomes more and more demanding. Don't misunderstand us: this is the main reason why FIFA 14 is better than FIFA 13. Passing the ball, building your chances: that's what this new FIFA is about. And exceptional players are only a solution if you make them play for the team. With the new features in Career Mode and the release of a 2-players Seasons Mode, it's certainly the best FIFA ever, and the best football game for now.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With its new face, Okami HD has never been so close to perfection, deserving its legendary status thanks to its beautiful visuals and its amazing soundtrack. Coming back from the dead, Cover Studio's title remains thrilling, offering a good opportunity to discover Amaterasu's adventures on PS3, especially for players that never had the chance to buy it the first time.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fire Emblem Awakening is, by many ways, a classic Japanese Tactical-RPG. However, Intelligent Systems has done a fantastic work to put the characters at the center of the game. By making them unique and lively, developers force the player to be more accurate and to pay attention to his tactical choices.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    People who liked the first episode will be pleased to discover new game features, but also a new hero: DEATH. As regards the fans of RPG-based games, they'll find in Darksiders 2 an interesting Action-RPG title with great gameplay and a unique background despite some minor graphic imperfections.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Watch Dogs has had a lot of adverts revolving around the promise for some crazy unseen next gen’ graphics. But if Ubisoft’s title is not the eye-watering masterpiece we were sold for the last two years, it easily makes up for that with gameplay that cleverly mixes action, stealth and hacking. Actually the whole structure of the game was built around this balance and the result is a success. As a matter of fact we would have enjoyed a more intriguing plot, a more charismatic hero and a bit more depth in the story. But open-world game fans will find some satisfaction in the huge amount of content and a well-integrated multiplayer mode. Some game design choices can be weird (no jump, impossible to shoot while driving, or disappointing close combat animations), but for a first try, Ubisoft Montreal’s team has done it well. Overall, among the GTA competitors, Watch Dogs is the most serious one.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beyond: Two Souls is really difficult to judge with the usual tools because it’s such an unusual game. Let’s say that this one manages to impressively overcome its faults to deliver a truly unique experience. Gameplay in Beyond is only a way to include you, to make you participate to this emotional journey and to make you touch the heart of the game, its masterpiece: the story and all the narrative aspect that comes with it. The kind of game you remember for a long time.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like most other remasters, God of War 3 Remastered offers a tremendous experience from a game that has undergone a complete aesthetic overhaul. The updated tech candy along with the gloriously genuine story makes for a great game. On the other hand, if you already played it, don't bother with this one.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite it's lack of official content and the dullness of the career mode, partly due to the sloppy AI, Assetto Corsa is simply the best racing sim ever developed. Everything smells the love of cars, from its jaw breaking physics to the amazing graphics, and just that feel of the car. A new benchmark for racing sims.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA 15 is the best football simulation to date. But it's not the revolution we've been waiting for, the one which will make us enter a new era. This new entry pushes the realism a little further but the gap with the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions is far too tiny to talk about a renewal. The FIFA series is moving forward, but it's going slowly. Slower and slower. We hope for something big soon, but isn't it a little bit utopian?
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unsurprisingly, Fallout 4 is closer to Fallout 3 than it is to the former episodes. And it comes with all the qualities and problems we already know. But Fallout 4 belongs to this hypnotizing kind of games that you should not miss if you love Western RPGs.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Assassin's Creed Unity is a clear step forward for the IP with an impressive level design. The Paris of the French Revolution is an ideal setting, and Ubisoft's teams have put up an amazing work with harder assassinations, tougher fights and, of course, the co-op mode. A new breath in the series.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We thought NBA 2K14 had hit the limits of what a basketball game can be, that nobody could do better, but the new brew manages to do even better. NBA 2K15 improves the gameplay even more for an impressive result, and only the loading times and the facial scan feature might disappoint you.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super Smash Bros. Wii U is a quality game indeed. Brilliant, full of life, meticulously animated, this brand-new episode will rejoice those who were delighted by the 3DS opus.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Super Smash. Bros 3DS, Nintendo gives a finger to all people who forgot what genius was required to make all those pretty IP's work together. We're not dealing with a Street Fighter or a KOF episode, and then, this new Smash Bros. gameplay is deeper than deep. More than that: it's beautiful and smooth, even online. The left stick is fragile and we can only regret the fact that you'll probably need an XL to fully enjoy the game, but this new entry is a true gem.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Child of Light is beautiful, amazing, poetic, deeper than you think on several points and cheap. This game is a fresh breeze as well as a mastered project. It may look like a childish title, but it's not, even if it can talk to your inner 5-year-old girl/boy. If you're an RPG lover, go for it. If you're an indie lover, go for it. If you're just a player, go for it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In this next gen' era filled with crappy ports, NBA 2K14 is an exception, a great example with brand new graphics engine allowing impressive graphics. Visual Concepts's Basketball sim delivers graphics never seen in a sport games, and gives a meaning to the term next gen' on par with Killzone : Shadow fall and Battlefield 4. But beyond impressive graphics NBA 2K14 keeps touching perfection in terms of gameplay, still as precise as ever, with a game experience still more satisfying due to the very well done AI. You still don't know what game to buy for your PS4 or your Xbox One? Think again.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We don't know yet if Mario Kart 8 will help Nintendo to sell millions of Wii U's, but it's the game you must absolutely have on this console. Everything's in it: good rhythm, more than precise gameplay, crazy items, some well thought new tracks and a very solid online mode. If Mario Kart 8 is not really the best installment in the series, it's only because there is a lack of gamble in its gameplay.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Wii U version of Darksiders 2 won't revolutionize the way players were usually playing. Having the entire HUD on the GamePad is pleasant but the navigation is not as good as it should be. Moreover, the different moves that need to be done with the motion controls are not really intuitive. And yet, despite these few minor problems, Darksiders 2 is still fun to play, especially with the new "remote play" function brought by the Wii U version.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With rayman Legends, the PS4 and Xbox One welcome one of the best platform games of the past year, at a very attractive price of 40€. Indeed, this versions is still not as good as the Wii U version that uses the gamepad at it's full potential, and we can still moan about the fact that this feature hasn't been used in the PS Vita version. But we have to mention the improved graphics and the enhanced fluidity in those 2014 versions of the game, moreover a few added content is the cherry on top of the cake. If you haven't already played it, now is the right time to do so.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's no better way to keep you busy till the release of Zelda Wii U at the end of the year than The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D. It's perfect from a technical point of view and time seems to have had no impact on this masterpiece.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like all annualized sports franchises, NBA 2K14 is coming at the end of a cycle and of an era. Even though the next gen version is nearing completion at Visual Concepts, the devs didn't forget about fine tuning the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions, adding exclusive content and a sleeker gameplay. Overall, NBA 2K14 gained in rhythm, the dribbles are easier to manage and the defense system rocks. Add to the mix new crazy animations and you'll have a good picture of what NBA 2K is today. We can also enjoy the presence of Euroleague even if the 14 available teams (not including France) are restricted to exhibition matches, which brings some fresh air to the roster. On the other hand, we were let down by Lebron James's mod "Path to Greatness", badly made just to justify the King's presence this year. But those drawbacks are quickly forgotten because NBA 2K14 still reigns as the master on the court.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Call of Duty Black Ops 3 marks the comeback of Treyarch into the CIA's dirty programs with an amazingly large solo game. With so much content, we can only regret that the devs haven't spent more time on rejuvenating the multiplayer.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's simple: everything in Guild Wars 2 as a MMORPG title is attractive, starting with its free-to-play status. But Guild Wars 2 also proposes something new in the MMORPG world with its dynamic quests system, and its really ambitious fighting sequences that will surely please many players looking for a big and dangerous fantasy universe, holding many secrets to uncover.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's hard to make a judgment on Battlefield 4 because of the large gap of quality between the campaign and the multiplayer mode. Both are absolutely beautiful, but the former has nothing else... Fortunately, a Battlefield game is made to play with some other players. Maps are huge and well-balanced, the "Levolution" feature is kind of cool and vehicles make the experience really enjoyable. If you play alone, forget Battlefield 4. If not, go for it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Diablo 3 is THE amazing game players were waiting for. Beautiful, nervous and featuring an entertaining campaign as well as a great multiplayer experience, Diablo 3 proves that Blizzard remains loyal to the series offering one of the best hack'n'slash titles on the market. Some mistakes like requirement of an internet connection, its simplified gameplay and few minor software bugs will be easily forgiven by the players. A must-have game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For only sixty euros, you can own three action/adventure masterpieces. Even after all those years, we're still amazed by the perfect balance between exploration, gunfights and reflection. If you can afford it, don't hesitate one bit.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Bloodborne, From Software creates a masterpiece that will make it into the PS4's hall of fame. This new RPG is simply one of the best games we've ever came across thanks to a great gameplay, a vicious difficulty and a great artistic sense.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Killzone: Shadow Fall is a very good tech demo for the PS4, but also an excellent FPS with nothing to be ashamed of in front of Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty Ghosts in terms of gameplay and multiplayer experience. Sony's game does even better with an open gameplay, where the use of the combat drone was well thought out at start. Shadow Fall is maybe a bit less spectacular and fast-paced than Killzone 3 in it's solo mode, but it gained in open-mindness much to our enjoyment. The exploration is a new element to be reckoned with which is a good thing when you know you're going to spend hours staring at those marvelous graphics that set the tone for the story. Giving the player some choices, that's the mainstay of a game which keeps its promises in spite of a few polishing flaws. A game that offers a very good solo and multiplayer and should appeal to most gamers.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As the years go on, NBA 2K remains the best basket-ball game in the video game industry. With its partnership with Jay-Z as an executive producer, NBA 2K13 is able to offer a lot of new gameplay features and new intuitive game controls that make us think we are facing a different game, compared to previous episodes.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bayonetta Wii U is simply the very best version of PlatimunGames's beat'em all thanks to it's concrete-stable 60 FPS frame-rate. A must-have when you know the speed of the game. Top all that with some Nintendo character love, and you got the ultimate.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the beautiful world of Mario Kart's clones, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is a surprising copy. In spite of an awful first episode, SEGA's new title manages to be efficient in many ways, gameplay related especially. Lovely, with a good sense of speed, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed get in the exclusive club of good and fun racing games. So, it's a shame that Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed lacks originality.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even though the game is technically perfectible, the fact that Bayonetta 2 is the best beat'em up game currently on sale shouldn't give you any doubts on weather to buy it or not. True question is this: is it worth buying a Wii U just for this game? Oh yeah it is.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's probably stupid to think that Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is the last Naruto game CyberConnect2 is in charge of. But the Japanese studio developed it like it was its grand finale: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is deeper, richer and more beautiful than ever.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The developers of Mark of the Ninja have done it again with Invisible Inc. For less than 20 bucks you can throw yourself into one of the best infiltration game there is. A true contender to the hall of fame.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Each new entry in the NBA 2K series makes it more impressive, more realistic, more believable. NBA 2K16 succeeds in making itself more easy for the newcomers and it's still very demanding for the experienced players.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Based on the know-how of Dead Space's Sledgehammer Games, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is simply the best game of the IP thanks to a 4-star cast, and well scenarised solo. Add to the mix the best multiplayer we've seen in a long time, with a Modern Warfare 3 inspired co-op and a nervous versus, and you've got the best Call of Duty game we've seen in years.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We can't really say that Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze is revolutionary because in the end Retro Studios just follows the recipe that worked well on the Wii, but with undeniable success. The HD textures allow better graphics, and the dynamic camera adds depth to the environment. Though the gameplay is precise as ever, we still regret that the gamepad features were not used at all. A bad point when you think that the co-op was well improved during the treasure hunts. The try and die mechanics are quite rage-inducing, but not enough to shake Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze on its feet. Undoubtedly, this game is an instant classic of the Wii U, the first of 2014. Now we wait for the rest of the promised games.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Football Manager 2013 is the best Football Manager released at this stage in many ways. New modes arrive just in time to renew interest in the game (with the Challenges) and give an easier access to it for the newcomers (with the Classic mode). GUI improved a lot, every information you need is at your disposal. Forget about playing with the 3D engine by the way : it hasn't evolved since last year, unlike training sessions, which are simpler and more logical to organize. FM has never been so deep, so real and each decision you make will have an impact on your manager.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mortal Kombat X is the most successful episode in Ed Boon's series in almost 20 years. NetherRealm took advantage of the powerful PS4 and Xbox One to offer gamers a beautiful game, enjoyable for beginners and experts at the same time.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Taking the best elements that made the two previous titles so successful, correcting some of their mistakes too, Far Cry 3 is clearly the blockbuster we were waiting for. Visually and artistically, the open-world is simply amazing. The different missions the main campaign consists of are all interesting as well, and the co-op aspects that are well-introduced. The multiplayer mode will entertain players for hours thanks to ingenious gameplay ideas.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Rise of the Tomb Raider on PC is no disappointment. The many visual options make this version more beautiful than ever, although the game can run on low configs. We would have loved to enjoy some downloadable content though.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Yoshi's Woolly World reaches the same quality than the best episodes of the Mario series on Super NES. On top of a very precise gameplay, this new Yoshi journey offers one of the best art direction ever made for a platformer.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Above all, Puppeteer is a game which brings something new: its outstanding art direction (as it often is with Sony Japan), its inspired universe and its very cool features. Its purpose is to be played by daddys and sons together, but Puppeteer should make indy game fans very happy as they will be hanging on till the end of Kutaro's story.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Far from the appeal of a Fallout 3, Metro Last Light bets on a really dark and nerve racking post-apocalyptic ambiance. This undoubtedly is the strong point of the game, but not the only one. The latest 4A's Games subtly mixes gunfights, stealth approach and storyline that confirm the literary roots of the script. Offering good immersion despite some minor problems with the AI, the game leads the player in a very intricate world. A world where the beauty of the graphics allows to forget about the drawbacks mentioned, especially on PC with potent graphics cards where the game can be put through its paces. If the fans of Metro 2033 will swear at the distribution method of the "Ranger" mode, they can be reassured, Metro Last Light is as good as it's prequel, and maybe even better.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The only problem with Homeworld Remastered Collection is that it misses out on Homeworld Cataclysm, a worthy stand-alone. Otherwise, we deal here with a really polished remake where everything has been done in the right way.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Gran Turismo 6 is a true success even if the game still tows some flaws like the lack of damages or the dull AI, the work done by Yamauchi-san and his team on the car behavior and the tire grip is just staggering. The grip is more accurate than ever and the slightest mistake sends you to the side. The time variations are brilliant as they introduce night driving, making the knowledge of your track a crucial point. The last big hit on the PS3, Polyphony Digital gives us a very good Gran Turismo which should seduce players with its massive content and its serious gameplay, more than a game it's a love letter to cars.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Alien Isolation is the best game adapted from the Ridley Scott masterpiece so far. The Creative Assembly have chosen the right way to use this IP in making it a tremendous survival, with both great artistic direction and atmosphere. The game takes the gamble to transform the player from hunter to prey, but it pays off as this setting gives birth to fear and stress. Exactly what you need to enjoy the terrific AI of the Alien which will be a real challenge for every experienced gamer.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    More than 70 playable characters, some terrific graphics and amazing animations, Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations is a huge fan service fighting game and the most complete of the Ninja storm franchise.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Stop worrying, this new Dante is one hell of a stylish demon killer. Ninja Theory has done a pretty wonderful job on the game's background to give a fresh start to this Capcom saga, thanks to a great work from their artists. But DmC clearly contains the old Devil May Cry DNA in its gameplay: nervous, brutal and brilliant. In spite of some approximations in the platform phases and some limits of the Unreal Engine, DmC is the perfect hybrid of new ideas and respect of the saga legacy.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Despite a disappointing ending, Left behind is a much needed DLC, be it only to know how Ellie was able to protect herself from the outside, after being a naïve girl. This behavior evolution is magnified by winter episodes that remind the player that The Last of Us's gameplay has not aged a bit. The multifaction combat is not revolutionary, but it does bring a fresh look at the combat system, and allows to save your ammo. Top end direction, excellent OST what are we upset about Left Behind? Reading the American Dreams comic offers a very different flavor, and the crappy ending really ruins the lot.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Coming back on stage and choosing the 3DS fort that is probably Nintendo's best idea, and they can be proud of this Kid Icarus, one of the best games of the 3DS 2012 line-up.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With a certain lack of new games since the launch of the PS4, there was some pressure on inFAMOUS Second Son. This new installment is the first in the series to become a symbol of a new generation of consoles. If the game isn't error-free, it's also exhilarating once you get a rather large range of super-powers. Like the former episodes, Second Son offers a very powerful feeling of freedom. Added to beautiful visuals that generate lighting and particle effects all over the place, you can say InFAMOUS Second Son is the handsome guy of the PS4.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Splinter Cell: Blacklist wanted to go back to basics. By throwing a handful of RPG elements into the games, Ubisoft signs a great Splinter Cell that in spite of some faults, is a rightful heir to the franchise. Without revolutionizing the genre, it should seduce without trouble any lover of the genre or any fan of infiltration games. Powered with a powerful scenario and a well known graphics engine, Tom Clancy's franchise hands back a clean work without revolution but with enough evolutions to please the gamers.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Like last year's bundle, Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMix is a pretty neat game that brings two new episodes on the PS3. With a huge content and a clean technical aspect, this is another hit for Square Enix that could even make players forget about their endless wait for Kingdom Hearts 3.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    After one year and thee add-ons, Destiny finally went to where we expected it to be when it released in 2014, but as Activision and Bungie need to keep the IP alive for a decade, we'll have to make do with very rare releases for future content.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Payday 2 is undoubtedly the biggest surprise of august 2013. We were not expecting a game of such a quality from Overkill Software, moreover if you experienced the first episode of the serie. Even the price of 30 euros was leaving us skeptical, but Payday 2 hacks your brains with its intense and addictive gameplay. It's simple and it works, outpacing the ad's promises. With an almost unlimited replayability, payday 2 will challenge your brains with multitasking between a heist to manage, a team to keep alive and hordes of aggressive copas. Simply brilliant!
    • 93 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Super Mario 3D World is using mechanics from another century, but is Nintendo to blame if old recipes still work? The risk-taking stays minimal, and the core gamers will mostly enjoy the two last worlds in spite of a difficulty level that has improved significantly. Impossible to forget the level design and the precision of the gameplay, which defines the game. Even the multiplayer mode is good in spite of some camera problems. Nintendo set everything to perfection and most players should enjoy this Super Mario 3D World.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition admirably brings Ninja Theory's reboot from 2013 to PS4 and Xbox One. The 1080p definition and 60fps sublimates the gameplay, making it even more nervous. The right way to take on the new challenges the game has to offer.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The main attraction in Titanfall remains the gameplay. On this side, there is no doubt that Respawn did a really great job. It's excellent, handy even with the profusion of possibilities. The parts of the game you play in Titans and you play on your feet are very well-balanced as well. However, it's difficult to hide the small number of modes and their lack of originality.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The war ain't some glorious thing like portrayed in Call of Duty; it's the definition of darkness and horror as This War of Mine will show you. What's the price of survival? It's yours to decide in this truly awesome game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If Nintendo refuses to start developing new licenses, it's only because the firm already has enough talent to efficiently renew it's existing ones with a success others have yet to match. Luigi's Mansion 2 is a perfect example of this pattern as Luigi's new adventures in haunted houses hack your mind like drugs once the player understands the finer points of the game. The gameplay has a great finesse which is very enjoyable and the directing along the general atmosphere are almost a masterpiece. Of course the lack of a second controlling stick is not the best feature of the game and we would have liked a multiplayer mode with more rhythm. But the number of qualities provided by Luigi's Mansion 2 makes this game a classic of the 3DS lineup.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Zandatsu is quite a good symbol for this Metal Gear Rising Revengeance : a development divided, fragmented but a game that is highly efficient. Very short indeed, you can see it suffered from this change of direction. Nevertheless, with such a turbulent life, Rising manages to give players a rare and intensive game experience. Definitely, it's an Enfant Terrible, a Son of Liberty.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    We expected a lot from Dead Space 3 and were not disappointed. The game keeps all its promises, with true moments of tension proving that Visceral Games hasn’t betrayed the Dead Space series. Horror is there, and we have never seen such violent Necromorphs. This perfect balance between action sequences and anguish is efficient, avoiding Dead Space 3 making the same mistake as Resident Evil 6. But we must be honest with the fans: if the next Dead Space has more action scenes, there will be reason to fear the worst. Since it’s not a perfect game, it’s important to highlight the poor cover system and the lack of boss fights. Although the deep weapon crafting system is likely to annoy the purists, Dead Space 3 remains a great experience you have to live.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Spec Ops The Line is a good TPS whose lack of originality regarding its gameplay mechanics can be easliy criticized. And yet, the title offers a great experience, depicting a bright and apocalyptic vision of Dubaï, just as if players were there. The mise-en-scène of Spec Ops The Line also manages to share, both psychologically and physically, the craziness experienced by our heroes. Finally, the classic multiplayer modes make us forget the short time needed to finish the main campaign.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero Live has finally comeback to it's former glory thanks to the amazing work put in by FreeStyleGames. The new improved buttons on the guitar rejuvenates the gameplay, and the only flaw we can think of is that you can only rent online songs, even if you paid for it with your own money.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With its remarkably effective 4 Vs 1 asymetric gameplay, 2K's latest shooter brings an alternative to the likes of COD and BF. With a new concept that makes you hunt before you fight, Trutle Rock's game has it all to make its mark in the e-sports arena.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is probably the best episode in the Capcom series, even if we're talking about evolutions and not revolutions. It's also a very good ambassador for the New 3DS.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's nice to discover this brand new take on Lara Croft with this next-gen version. But there's nothing outstandingly new here to be fair. High framerate means obviously flawless gaming comfort and Lara's looking much better now. There is some extra content too, but if you bought the older version, there's no real reason to pay once again. Especially when it's full price.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, you can't find any big problems that could waste your game experience of Endless Space. Some might say that the battles aren't spectacular enough, the IA is too basic, or the graphic engine is very demanding. But it's nothing if you look at the long nights you'll spent managing your galactic empire. For this price, do not hesitate. End turn.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Football Manager 2015 is a nice refund for an inconsistent 2014 iteration. Sports Interactive takes a gamble with a reshuffled UI, but it clearly pays off as the game becomes more enjoyable to navigate. The manager profile is another great feature that deepen the bond between the player and his team. FM comes closer and closer to perfection.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With its dirty and stressful universe, its wonderful artistic direction and the impressive bosses, Tango Gameworks' game teaches a lesson to Capcom's Resident Evil. A true sequel to Resident Evil 4, believe us.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's tough to deny the quality of StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm. Little by little, Blizzard makes the original version more perfect and this expansion is logically a must-have for fans. Newborn strategists and skilled warlords will find what they're looking for. There is still one question, however: did Blizzard hold back enough new elements for the last expansion devoted to Protoss?
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Republique Remastered is a very special game that's at peace with it's mobile gaming origins, and succeeds in bringing a very good game to the "grown up" PC world. The only drawback is the unknown tied to the lack of the 4th and 5th chapters, that should theoretically be released for free later. We can only hope they're as good as the first three existing chapters. Anyway, get your passport from this Republic: you won't regret it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Fans of Versus Fighting or 2D fighting games in general, do not miss the gem called Jojo's Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle, even if you don't know a thing about the series or the manga. Like Street Fighter 4, CyberConnect2's title will appeal to newbies and veterans alike thanks to its arcade stick and its smooth gameplay, but it's also filled with subtleties that require skill if you get into it. Top all this with brilliant direction (awesome graphics) and a base roster of 32 characters with many interesting game modes (besides the useless campaign mode which has a despicable business model) and you'll get an explosive mix. A very nice game to pick up while waiting for Ultra Street Fighter IV, set for this summer, and which is going to be another update of Capcom's fighting game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    FIFA 16 is a good football game. That's precisely the problem. FIFA is "just" a good game now, and not the simulation which ruled the football world for years. EA seems to struggle to find how to make his series move forward again.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    CyberConnect2 has listened to fans' feedback for Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, and it was the right decision. The mistakes of Generations are behind now and we're offered a really good Story mode, even if you'll be only watching your screen most of the time. With a huge choice of characters and a still very efficient gameplay, Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 is obviously the very best episode.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    We were anticipating this version of Titanfall with some apprehension. Finally, it's a pretty good port, even compared to the Xbox One edition. Of course, the two games aren't able to produce the same visual quality, but that doesn't impact the gaming experience and you will have fun on Xbox 360 too.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As expected, Trials Fusion is a real success. Ubisoft is now leading the game, and it's enhanced technically as well as in a gameplay matter. The track editor, challenges and extra content weren't even needed. It's kind of strange but the multiplayer modes is the only bad argument against this title, that deserved much more on this side.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    God of War Ascension is a controversial subject. If fans will be disappointed because the game is less spectacular than God of War 3, newcomers will be seduced by Kratos who has always been close to perfection. SCEA Santa Monica Studio masters the main aspects of the game: graphics are beautiful, the final boss fight is huge and the voice acting is efficient. In fact, the problem is all people remember God of War 3 and were expecting the same show. This is not the case and we think that the game should be seen as a transitional period which allows a second team to develop God of War 4. We hope that.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Tearaway is a true visual success but also offers some fresh air with its gameplay, in which player interact with the characters. Some moments lack of accuracy, the touch screen isn't always precise and the camera can be unpredictable. But Tearaway is full of new ideas and that makes forget all the rest.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ten years, five expansions, and World of Warcraft keeps reinventing itself. Warlords of Draenor is no revolution, no disruption, but it makes the gaming experience even deeper. A good way to show that WoW is still the number one MMORPG.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Like snow or Christmas decorations, Call of Duty shows itself by the end of the year. Like every year since Modern Warfare. This time, it's the turn of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, developed by Treyarch. Unlike its predecessor, the story sets in two distinct eras, the 80's and the year 2025. Two viewpoints which allow the game to offer many side roads in the story, and 8 different endings. This is a first for such a mainstream series. Of course the game's core remains the same on the basics: cinematic action, epic scenes and a percussive score. Even if Black Ops 2 reuses old recipes, it does it really well and remains a great experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Katsuhiro Harada proposes a good sequel to the successful fighting game released on PS2. The gameplay mechanics are still intuitive but leave room for improvement. Thanks to the Tag Crash and the Tag Assault attacks, the fighting sequences are now mostly well-balanced. Moreover, with tons of playable characters and the new World Tekken Federation, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is a clearly the kind of title that a lot of players will enjoy, especially when it comes to building communities around it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    At a time where FPS, RPG and action games appear on the market everyday, the return of XCOM is welcomed with a great satisfaction. If purists will be sad to find some of the original features gone, the newcomers will be pleased with XCOM : Enemy Unknown and its strategic and pleasant gaming experience that teaches a lesson to traditional and boring war games.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Maybe Bioshock Infinite: Burial At Sea - Episode 2 is exactly what Thief was meant to be: the best stealth game of the early days of 2014? This one is an absolutely must-have for Bioshock fans. As an awful reflection of the recent events at Irrational Games, Bioshock releases its true conclusion and leaves the taste of accomplishment. An awesome last shot.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    No matter what historic setting is chosen by Ubisoft for Assassin's Creed, it remains very authentic and immersive and it keeps you involved. But you can't ignore that the series begins to be seriously stuck on its basis and there isn't really any attempt to fix its problems. AI is as lame as usual, we already know all the types of missions we are offered... Hopefully Ubisoft will make something big for the next installment.