Just RPG's Scores

  • Games
For 228 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 75% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 17% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 79
Highest review score: 98 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Lowest review score: 20 Dragon's Lair 3
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 2 out of 228
228 game reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    It is quite clear that cel-shading has given this game a charm and grace lacking in other games. You would do yourself a grave injustice if you dismissed this game because of the use of cel-shading.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    My favorite character personality is an assassin droid who, in calm tones, always asks you if he can shoot the person you're talking to. Or the person around them. He just wants to kill something.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The game definitely has replay value. You'll want to go back and finish every mission, smite every foe and look for every treasure chest.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    This game is a true masterpiece, comparable to only a handful of incredible games...The gamer who has the patience and courage to plunge into the game will, without a doubt, find a truly wonderful experience, of such impact that it will live in his or her memory forever.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The lasting appeal of Twilight Princess is one of its main selling points. It is immense. Averaging around 50 hours (only for the main quest), it will keep players busy for a long time.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    I would have to say the single feature that most caught my attention would have to be the emotional points. Started in the original Star Ocean game, it has been honed and perfected in the sequel (I am told it's better in the next in the series).
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Although it is not quite up to par with Zelda, it certainly is in a category of its own. It has a true sense of art and unique style, will captivate many players, and will make a sequel a must.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A lengthy, two-disc tale with all the sidequesting most people could ever want, Shadow Hearts: Covenant took me nearly 40 hours start to finish. And yet, after all that I still wanted to keep playing, yet another sign of greatness.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    What will keep you playing through all that time is not just all the neat moves or the excellent graphics but the well-crafted and humorous story.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A plot that is both epic and comical, a quirky and addictive battle system, beautiful graphics and music, and retro charm. Along with Meteos, this is a DS must-have.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Sacred made me forget how disappointed I have been with many RPG’s over the last few years, was wonderful to play, and provided many hours RPG paradise.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A very large game in every respect. A long narrative, huge worlds, more secrets than you can shake a giant evil-slaying key at, more characters, more moves, bigger explosions, enormous hordes of Heartless, it's all here.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Great story, puzzles, adventure, Force powers – you know, it is difficult to find any weak spots in Jedi Outcast. One could say that it is a bit too linear – there is almost always only one way of progressing.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    One of the best games available for the original PlayStation. With all of the new features available, Symphony of the Night is very different from the previous games in the Castlevania series, but it also stands out as one of the best.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The sheer size of the game results in so many different options and things to do that I couldn’t possibly cover them all here.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    God of War II is an amazing game and has everything from great graphics and great sound, to fun combat and an exciting story that make this one of the most epic titles in a long time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    While it does lend itself towards anime lovers, it is wonderfully done and I believe that everyone will find SOMETHING they enjoy about this game. You'll receive days, if not weeks, of pleasure from Ragnarok Online.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    There's no getting around it, God of War is definitely not for kids. The game features nudity, sex, and a whole lot of blood and gore that make it a no-brainer why it was branded with an M rating. God of War is one of the bloodiest games I've played in quite some time, but also one of the best.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It is a rare thing in this age of sequels and franchises to see a new IP stand out so boldly, and although it was a calculated risk, Ubisoft should be applauded for blazing a new trail.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    On its own merits, Oblivion is an amazing hack and slash game with many strong roleplaying entities and technological achievements. All of the tools are there for a mind blowing RPG.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The game far surpassed my expectations. Even if you're not a huge Zelda fan, TMC is easy to pick up and has a way of enthralling you right from the get-go.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Without a doubt, BioShock is a shoe-in for hordes of Game of the Year nominations. It’s certainly among my favorite titles of the year, and I highly recommend it to all gamers, whether you’ve got an Xbox 360 or a gaming PC. If you haven’t played it yet, then I suggest you at least go out and give the demo a try.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Lineage II will be as revolutionary as "EverQuest" was for its time, and we are looking at the benchmark that all other MMORPGs (retail and free) will have to hold a candle against.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    To my surprise, Dawn of Sorrow struck all the right chords and never hit a sour note. It's deep, it's gorgeous, but most of all, it's a fun excuse to smack the tar out of stuff.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A remarkable game, and one of the best shooters out on the market!
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It is amazing how many different stats go into the Phantom Brave.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Without a doubt, BioShock is a shoe-in for hordes of Game of the Year nominations. It’s certainly among my favorite titles of the year, and I highly recommend it to all gamers, whether you’ve got an Xbox 360 or a gaming PC. If you haven’t played it yet, then I suggest you at least go out and give the demo a try.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    While you do many of the same things over and over again, Firaxis has made it fun. Really fun. "Just a few minutes more"-until-three-in-the-morning fun.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    With no big battles, mesmerizing graphics, or frustrating challenges, Animal Crossing plummets the player into a new, relaxed world, where your only concerns are to meet the animals, find all species of fish and bugs, excavate ancient fossils, and of course, pay your seemingly endless mortgage to Tom Nook.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The multiplayer adds endless replay value to an already great game.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The gameplay is rock solid, the replay value is very high, and graphics and sound are very sharp and detailed.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A solid game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While some players might not like the drastic change from the original Jak and Daxter, I found it to be very fun and absolutely loved it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The download is pricey, but the content is varied, interesting, and most important, plentiful.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    With an exciting story, unique gameplay, and excellent presentation, you can't go wrong with Soul Reaver.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    LDON revitalized Everquest. It has greatly increased ease of finding pickup groups, provides an alternative to areas overcamped in prime time and is just plain FUN.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While this version of Symphony of the Night may not be as original, innovative, or graphically modern as the original version was back in the day, it’s still a very solid game, with great enhancements and a price that you just can’t beat.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Emotional, delightful, amazing. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is a work of art no Mario fan will want to miss.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great Adventure Pack, and it is an easy campaign to do and level fast.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The least flawed of all the MMORPGs presently out.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It dashes a bit of action-RPG into the classic Mario recipe with delicious results. If you're a more casual Mario fan, or just afraid of bruising your masculine pride, you might be better off with New Super Mario Bros., which should be out by the time you read this article.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you’re a comic book fan, RPG lover, or someone with a passion for multiplayer gaming, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance is exactly what you’re looking for.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An ambitious effort, and a definite success. Conveying an interesting story with beautiful graphics, great voice acting, a nice soundtrack, and a tight control scheme, very few flaws are to be found in SpellForce 2.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a good story, great graphics, and the fact that it’s an all-around fun game, The Sands of Time is something that is highly recommended and definitely should not be missed by any gamer.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While there are a few minor issues, such as some camera trouble and bugs with the sound, the high points far outweigh the problems, making Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters a must-have for PSP owners.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It is short, but sweet. A few extra game modes add much to the replayability.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    All in all, the game is pretty tight. The graphics are bright and crisp, and Zero's moves are butter-smooth.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Two Thrones features everything that you would hope for in a finale, and definitely will not disappoint fans of the Prince of Persia series.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The title, although a bit short in the level variety, certainly is worth its price in other content, including one of the best senses of humor to be found in a game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Overall, Folklore is easily one of the best PlayStation 3 exclusives to be found on the system yet.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Overall, Jeanne d’Arc is possibly the best strategy-RPG found on the PSP.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    One of the most unique games to hit all the systems. Aside from not being very long, everything else in the game works wonders, whether it be the soundtrack, graphics, or controls.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A little slow at times, and it's one of the harder Playstation games I can think of. Along with the linearity of the game, these features may turn a lot of gamers away from Parasite Eve before it's been given a fair chance...[But w]ith groundbreaking graphics and a great style of gameplay, Parasite Eve has become a classic that no RPG fan should be without.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Overall, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 is one of the most impressive RPGs to be found on the PlayStation 2 console in quite some time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The puzzles are challenging, the gameplay is deep, the environments are stunning, and the music is great. Still, after waiting so long for the game I couldn’t help but be at least a little bit disappointed, particularly when it comes to the game’s length.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This time around the normal difficulty of the Special Edition version is equivalent to the easy difficulty of the original. Of course, this adds an even easier difficulty to the Special Edition version, which almost makes the game a little too easy.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The skill set, particularly, is wonderfully varied and a no-nonsense dream for combat.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A solid RTS experience. With beautiful graphics and sound, balanced gameplay, and six different factions to play as, RTS fans won’t want to miss this one!
    • 76 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The story and gameplay are just too inventive and riveting to abandon without discovering how it all ends.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Highly recommended for a fan of the genre, someone who loves the gothic style of gaming or just anyone who wants to add another Dante-related game into their collection. Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne is a must have.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The game is hilarious and even the cliché aspects are still fun. The Bard's Tale is an addictive and enjoyable game that RPG fans would be wise to add to their Christmas list.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    With lots and lots of unlockable specials in the game, including interviews with the cast, still shots, and three extra characters, Return of the King can keep players going for longer than a normal hack-n-slash.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    I thoroughly enjoyed the four games, primarily for the riveting and alarming story about characters to which I became attached, and absorbing gameplay.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Expecting a quick stroll down memory lane, I instead found myself renewing my long forgotten obsession with Pokémon. A must-buy for any past or present fans of Pokémon, and should definitely be considered by any RPG fan.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The absorbing plot and compelling gameplay held my interest the whole time. But, please remember, this rating is based on playing the game with a character that completed "Mutation."
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Even though the characters aren’t quite as interesting as those seen in the original, Disgaea 2 remains one of the best strategy-RPGs out there.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Expecting a quick stroll down memory lane, I instead found myself renewing my long forgotten obsession with Pokémon. A must-buy for any past or present fans of Pokémon, and should definitely be considered by any RPG fan.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    An above average game, mainly due to its new and interesting game mechanics, and the ability to create huge messes is a lot of fun. However, where it shines in the fun factor, it is quite dim when it comes to graphics and sound.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Fans of the original Sly Cooper will easily warm up to the sequel because it seems to stay very true to its roots.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    There are plenty of reasons to keep on playing Puzzle Quest even after you’ve beaten it the first time! Not only is Puzzle Quest a lengthy adventure, but you can play along with a friend on Live and battle it out, go for a quick fight with Instant Action, or play a customized battle and Choose Your Opponent. Not to mention gamers may want to toy with the various difficulty and time settings for the game if you want a new challenge.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    While Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth has a few minor flaws with save points, new additions and so on, it arguably could be the best RPG for the PSP.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    If you haven’t played either of the predecessors to Jak 3, it’s highly recommended that you do so before playing through this one, or at least Jak II that is.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It has beautiful graphics, great sound, a fun combat system, and long-lasting gameplay that can easily entertain any RPG fan.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    With a few changes, an interesting story, and a great presentation, Soul Reaver 2 carries on much of the same greatness of the original.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Rogue Galaxy features a great artistic style with bright colors and a lot of detail.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Had the jumping mechanism been tightened up, and the challenge of the game been enhanced a bit more so that the strategy for bosses did not become power-leveling, the game would have been just as great as its predecessors.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    While "X-Men Legends: Rise of Apocalypse" might have some problems, the option to play as Magneto and the rest of the Brotherhood is an excellent addition to an already interesting game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    What it lacks in an original storyline and length, it more than makes up for with its gorgeous graphics, interesting characters, and polished to perfection battle system.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    While the games co-op play is an excellent addition, the decrease in weaponry, platforming and overall use of Clank seems a little odd for the series.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    An intricate and fun game. If you like crafting you will think you’ve reached Heaven. If you do adventuring and crafting you will wish you had ten more hours a day to play.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    What this game lacks in action-packed adventure and evil villains, it more than makes up in addictive gameplay, vibrant graphics, and longevity.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    And though the stories are changed to better fit the memory theme of the new game, it is often times a little too familiar, a sort of 'been there, done that' feel.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great handheld game. Though it doesn't offer the sort of depth or complexity your typical RPG will, the game is perfect for the sort of places a handheld was made to go, entertaining without being overly taxing.
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    • 85 Critic Score
    If you have a bit of cash lying around and want something like "Diablo" where you can play online and solo, then this is a game that you should really consider investing in.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves is a great game, it still features a few things that could have been done better, such as the multiplayer or the 3-D, which probably should have just of been left out.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game will give you plenty to do. Not only are there lots of mini games, sidequests, and optional bosses but the whole adventure will be around 80 hours!
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    All in all, Puzzle Quest is an addictive experience that should easily please both the hardcore and casual gamer. The enjoyable puzzle-style gameplay and the easy learning curve also make it a great way to introduce newcomers to the RPG genre.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    In this, the game succeeds at being the Empire Strikes Back to its predecessor's New Hope. It's not easy to love, but it's worth playing.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It offers a good game length, nice graphics, lots of strategy, deep customization, and fun combat.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With its fun yet basic gameplay, great presentation, and loads of multiplayer action, Field Commander is a great game!
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s unique, perfect for gamers of all ages, and most important of all, it’s a lot of fun!
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A unique approach to the genre, the series proves that an endless supply of undead to fight isn’t always scarier than an empty hallway in a deserted mansion.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A true gem.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's a huge, old-fashioned monster of a game, which both makes the game work and provides a fair bit of frustration. However, none of that can really deny how much fun the game can be when it's really on top of things.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Perhaps the most annoying thing in the game was the focus on gaining experience.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Take the excellent formula to the original Pikmin and combine it with new Pikmin colors, a new character and a versus mode and you've obviously got a great game. Still, I found the sublevels and the limitations on being able to collect the white and purple Pikmin pretty tedious.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is one of the few games that actually perks one’s spirits up when they are a bit on the lower side. I simply cannot recommend it enough.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It builds and improves upon the previous game in a variety of ways, and ends up being one of the most enjoyable strategy games I've ever played on a console.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I thought this game was fantastic. It kept me entertained for many hours, and it is a game that I am sure I will revisit many times.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While Final Fantasy IV may be an old game, the story and characters have aged well, and the new content helps to flesh out the experience even further.

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