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 5.7 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The multiplayer adds endless replay value to an already great game.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    With an exciting story, unique gameplay, and excellent presentation, you can't go wrong with Soul Reaver.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A spectacular experience, not an intellectual one. Do not search for subtleties here or in-depth plots here – this is not a game that will win awards for its storyline or richness of character.
    • 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!
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    While it is not particularly long and does not have too much replay value, it keeps one entranced while one is playing it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A constant reminder to us of Napoleon's famous maxim – “It is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous.” The game manages its share of both in a riot of action.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A must-see for fans who want a glimpse at what happens when the game ends. However, I suggest it as a rental.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    There is a bare minimum of interactable items, namely, computer screens and boxes you can push for absolutely no reason. While the computer screens are neat in the way they're used, it's just not enough.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Overall, Jeanne d’Arc is possibly the best strategy-RPG found on the PSP.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The download is pricey, but the content is varied, interesting, and most important, plentiful.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a game to be played for hours on end. And if you can find me a hack that allows me to save the game whenever I wish, I will recommend you for a Knighthood!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The result may be a shiny bauble of a new game, but under that thin veneer and Molyneuxite fan worship beats the heart of a truncated action title. Short on gameplay, long on flash. Short on true RPG depth and long on empty hype.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A solid game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The skill set, particularly, is wonderfully varied and a no-nonsense dream for combat.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Perhaps the most annoying thing in the game was the focus on gaining experience.
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    While it’s not without some flaws, Space Rangers 2 is a lengthy, innovative experience that offers gamers the freedom to play the game the way they want to play it.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    While some of the game exceeds that of the console counterparts, problems with load times, camera angles, and some unstable frame rates hold it back.
    • 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!
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    While lacking a great storyline and a camera in the game that could have been so much better, these are things that can be easily overlooked when you consider all the fun gameplay options available to you.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The least flawed of all the MMORPGs presently out.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Persona 2 is a large game. With a lengthy main quest, plenty of side quests, replay incentives, and even a bonus dungeon available from cleared data, there's no shortage of things to do and discover.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Rogue Galaxy features a great artistic style with bright colors and a lot of detail.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a radically new and innovative gaming experience, steer clear of Neverwinter Nights 2. This is very much like a second helping of Neverwinter Nights, albeit a tad longer and more complex. Which, come to think of it, ain’t such a bad thing after all.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    When it comes down to it, Digital Devil Saga 2 really isn't that different from the original.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It is amazing how many different stats go into the Phantom Brave.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Its adult themes might raise eyebrows amongst some players, but after the world of Temeria draws them in to its clutches they’ll find a riveting storyline in an immersive world that creates one of the most memorable RPG experiences of recent years.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    All said, the nasty, evil puzzles gave me a terrible impression while struggling through the games mid-section, but the last chapter and the game's humor saved it from a dismal grade.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It’s not an adventure that’s going to blow gamers away, but for hardcore Oblivion lovers like myself, it gives us an excuse to keep on playing!
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It offers a good game length, nice graphics, lots of strategy, deep customization, and fun combat.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    The story is almost insulting until nearly the end, I didn’t like the characters, and combat was by and large pretty boring with all too many encounters.
    • 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.
    • 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).
    • 80 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Baten Kaitos has more than just a story. It features a strangely intuitive battle system built around decks of cards called Magnus.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A gameplay experience in the 20-60 hour range...That said, the debilitating single-player deficiencies, along with the outrageous hardware requirements for multiplayer caused my rating to take a significant hit downward.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A fun game that takes a while to fully complete, one filled with conspiracies in the world of vampires, tales of Gehenna, the vampire apocalypse, mysterious plots, and more. On the other, we've got serious problems that incredibly interrupt the gameplay, long and frequent loading times, and mechanical errors that make me want to cry.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The not-so-obvious story, sound and graphics take away from this excellent game. The game is definitely an experience worth trying, but don’t expect a long ride!
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    While neither storyline is particularly grand, they manage to still be pretty enjoyable.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    An excellent battle system, humorous characters and an interesting story are just a few of the things that combine to make this a great game.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    One of the areas that Gurumin definitely excels in would be the sound department. The game features a large cast of voice actors, many of which do a terrific job.