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 4.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Lowest review score: 30 Dead or Alive Paradise
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 160
160 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Immensely playable both on- and offline.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Saints Row 2 is to GTA IV what egg and chips is to a Michelin-starred meal - no substitute, but still a salivating prospect. Worth your time and money.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    "Resident Evil 4 in space" doesn't cut it - Dead Space is neither as ambitious nor as engrossing as the Gamecube Goliath. But it's still an expertly realised, slickly implemented survival horror experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Jack Black and Tim Curry hold the wonderfully delivered if slightly predictable story together until its conclusion, though at only eight hours or so it’s left to the unexpectedly interesting multiplayer to add longevity rather than the repetitive side-missions and fetch-quests.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game looks absolutely gorgeous with fantastic sounds, and highly addictive gameplay. It may be a tough sell to casual gamers due to its length and high degree of challenge, and to that we say try the free trial before you buy.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best series in handheld history is back for more, a refined and updated experience with the fantastic addition of online play.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At worst, this is one of the best rental options this year. It doesn't have the depth or longevity of the big simulation racers but for sheer hair-raising off road action, a new franchise is born.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's great fun, charming and surprisingly witty.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Faster, tighter, better balanced and - astonishingly - even glossier than its older brother. The career mode still needs work, the AI could be sharper and offline punch-spammers have it a little too easy, but otherwise this game is every inch the champ.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may not stray far from its roots, but thanks to a cornucopia of on and offline treats Rare's one-of-a-kind garden sim gets our recommendation once again.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A gleeful, gaudy soup of physics sandbox, vehicle creator and action adventure.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Blood Curse may lurk within the shadows of convention, but those shadows have seldom seemed more oppressive. And damn good value for money, too.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Geometry Wars 2 is a better game, not just because of the new modes but the emphasis on fun and novel ways to enjoy an otherwise linear experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Broader, lusher and better defined than its predecessor, but in reality more of an expansion pack than a sequel - as the subtitle implies.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the ability to sing to your own music collection has its problems, overall Lips is absolutely brilliant fun, as well suited to a Saturday morning with the kids as it is a late return from the pub.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whether you're watching them hurtle along in the embrace of a rainbow wind, or guiding them through the intestines of a giant penguin, the squishy, smiling LocoRoco are as charming as they've ever been.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    DICE has essentially repeated one of 2008’s better party tricks, rolling out a hearty, well-defined shooter that offsets limited solo enjoyment value with immense online replayability. If we must dwell on the profundities of blowing stuff up, this is the way to do it."
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Staunchly challenging, yet incredibly rewarding, Dragon Rising might deter some due to its unremitting devotion to realism, while upsetting others with its co$nsole-friendly tweaks.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Slightly Mad has thrown away the novelty numberplate, lowered the chassis and tightened the wheel nuts, among other such intelligent-sounding automotive expressions. Forza and GRID still have the edge in terms of raw playability, but EA’s old roadster is closing the distance.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    However tighter its act, however convincingly it integrates player-imposed logic with a pulsing, subversively organic 15th century milieu, Assassin’s Creed 2 feels a little vacant. The second game in the series is palpably its best, but it trades too heavily on prior successes and introduces comparatively little of actual worth.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Red Steel 2 is complex without being incoherent, innovative without being off-putting, and one of the finest brawlers we've played full stop.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Demon's Souls is undoubtedly a tough nut to crack, but if you're prepared to dig beneath its hard shell, you'll find a game that is compelling and deeply rewarding in equal measure.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s an exemplary product, really, but also a very expensive one – that’s the only thing to keep in mind before settling in for a weekend alone with an awesome new peripheral, incredibly loud music and beautiful new patterns to master.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There’s no doubting Forza 3’s status as the finest racing simulation on the 360, though it is still trailing in Gran Turismo 5’s slipstream for the title of finest racing simulation ever.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Halo 3: ODST is by no means a flawless game. It provides little in the way of surprises with only minor changes to enemies and arsenals.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A merciless, intimidatingly featured, almost grotesquely involved role-playing timesink, perched balefully atop a platform whose users take to higher difficulty settings about as readily as pigeons take to cactus plants.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    NSMBW bends over backwards to be inclusive and somehow manages to succeed.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As fans of S.T.A.L.K.E.R will testify, Ukrainian games offer a distinctly unique flavour. From the obvious, such as the mere act of witnessing a range Russians behind the crosshair as opposed to always underneath it, to that less definable ambience created by different cultural input, Metro 2033 is a fascinating take on a well-explored theme.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Spirit Tracks is still such a polished and wonderful game that its faults are only relative to other entries in the series and is therefore still better than 99% of all handheld games out there.