Kikizo's Scores

  • Games
For 160 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 57% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 78
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 30 Dead or Alive Paradise
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 160
160 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Who's That Flying?! zests up an arcade formula so familiar we practically have it etched across the insides of our eyelids, and it doesn't make you pay through the nose for the privilege.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There's a workmanlike shooter dug in behind the bugs and blandness, but why bother unearthing it, when you could be playing Shadow Complex or Costume Quest? Best avoided.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Patently unterrifying, Dead Space 2 is nonetheless a feat of paradigm-splicing worthy of Frankenstein himself. The scars of creation are visible on its flanks, repurposed muscles and organs bulging through the skin, but somehow everything works in harmony. All told, Isaac Clarke can do without his day job.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Patently unterrifying, Dead Space 2 is nonetheless a feat of paradigm-splicing worthy of Frankenstein himself. The scars of creation are visible on its flanks, repurposed muscles and organs bulging through the skin, but somehow everything works in harmony. All told, Isaac Clarke can do without his day job.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    LittleBigPlanet 2 makes no bones of being part of an on-going project, reaching back into the still-blossoming folds of its predecessor not to paint over or recompose, but to straighten out, to rearticulate, to clarify.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still, an opportunity has been missed. EA has the resources, and DICE has the talent, to put together a fantastic Vietnam game, one that delves rather deeper into the setting than weapon rosters and track lists. Instead, the pair have treated Vietnam as a Flavour of the Month.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In a generation where Nintendo seem ever-more preoccupied with hardware innovation and its expanded audience, Retro's dependable high-quality output bodes well for the future.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's damn good, and not just in a "good for the Wii" kind of way. Of course it doesn't match the likes of Modern Warfare 2 and Halo Reach shot for shot, but it provides a thrilling eight hours worth campaign that offers a worthy diversion from any current HD alternative.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a game built round a single mode, in effect, but with its hefty community presence, asymmetrical flex and raw kinesis, it offers more entertainment value than racers many times its size on paper.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a game built round a single mode, in effect, but with its hefty community presence, asymmetrical flex and raw kinesis, it offers more entertainment value than racers many times its size on paper.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Black Ops reveals a franchise travelling in two directions at once, simultaneously more relevant than ever and among the most redundant of shooters.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What PD have delivered is unquestionably a phenomenal achievement and will represent countless lost hours for petrolheads the world over, but the GT series is no longer the gold standard for driving games. If it takes Yamauchi and his team another five years (or more) to better GT5, the brand runs the risk of being left in the past.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's taken multiple console generations, various rebuilds of Sonic Team and more miserably failed experiments than Eggman's R&D department, but it's finally here: a Sonic game worthy of genuine praise.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The world is huge and meticulously detailed, the mechanics are captivating, and for all the bugs the rewards of persistence are considerable.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The world is huge and meticulously detailed, the mechanics are captivating, and for all the bugs the rewards of persistence are considerable.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As an exercise in giving shape to the ego of the person playing it, it's second to none; as an attempt to realise the conflicts and compromises of high statehood, it falls short.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dead Rising 2 is a serviceable follow-up, and another unique addition to the ranks of zombie bashers. Its uniqueness is of the rough-and-ready variety, however, sparked by colliding clichés, and for all Fortune City's lashings of sugar, glitter and grey matter, many will find that unevenness hard to bear. Recommended, but watch your step.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Everyone involved in this project from greenlight, to the cunning PR strategy, to bravely naming the game Sonic 4, to the polished final product, should be immensely proud – and now, fans who've stuck with Sega and the Sonic series through thick and thin, can be too.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    EA Sports MMA is a deep, well-rounded, well-structured sim, chewy enough to keep a veteran of the genre occupied but not so chewy that laymen will bounce off.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    EA Sports MMA is a deep, well-rounded, well-structured sim, chewy enough to keep a veteran of the genre occupied but not so chewy that laymen will bounce off.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dead Rising 2 is a serviceable follow-up, and another unique addition to the ranks of zombie bashers. Its uniqueness is of the rough-and-ready variety, however, sparked by colliding clichés, and for all Fortune City's lashings of sugar, glitter and grey matter, many will find that unevenness hard to bear. Recommended, but watch your step.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's quite dreadfully competent, sufficiently more-ish that you're in danger of forgetting that you could do better, like a packet of supermarket brand tortillas.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Highly refined and just a little faded, Civilization remains the classiest act in the "4X" marketplace.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Proof at least that 'serious' strategy simulation, often excitably proclaimed 'dead', has plenty to offer given a willingness to tear out dead wood.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The last thing the unloved flight combat genre needs is a specimen that sticks to its guns.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It still feels like a budget project, a slice of throwaway fun jury-rigged to a more significant release, but this time there's no Halo 3 to hide behind, and the downsides are too conspicuous to ignore.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not just an incredible PSP Metal Gear – it's an incredible Metal Gear and an unexpected leap forward for the series.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yes, Blur has borrowed ideas, but it has assembled them with great care, expanding and improving on them in many cases.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A whiff of expansion packishness aside, Super Mario Galaxy 2 is another breath of fresh air in an oppressively and perhaps misguidedly 'mature' gaming climate, a chubby, blue-eyed God among chest-bumping, photorealism-brown, cover-seeking insects. Whether you own a Wii or not, there are, quite frankly, no excuses.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In Redemption, Rockstar have succeeded in taking an over-subscribed genre and realizing it with such atmosphere and boundless possibility that it fluently captures the thrill of the Wild West, and with that they’ve taken the Red Dead franchise into the big league, proud to stand alongside the best work they’ve ever produced.

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