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 IV
Lowest review score: 30 Dead or Alive Paradise
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 160
160 game reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The highlights of this iteration are all in the technology; as potent and polished a hack-and-slasher as God of War 3 can be, the myth of its continuing relevance in design circles has worn thin. Series fans should and will invest, as there's fundamentally nothing broken here that wasn't broken before, but don't come expecting a bold rebirth, and don't come expecting the game of the year. Kratos is a frequent visitor to the Underworld; perhaps it's time he stayed there.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lost Planet 2 is a mongrel of a shooter – huge, vivid, intricate, feature-heavy, unfailingly cheesy and, at times, a bit broken.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With its fixed inventories, imposing but predictable level and boss design, and occasionally wooden controls, this tweaked, tropical, co-operative remix of Resident Evil 4 is a game you'll either love or hate. We choose the former.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    On one hand you have a bright, colorful, highly addictive shooter that'll flex those twitch gaming muscles a bit. On the other hand the game is very short, and if you're not a hardcore fan of the genre, and don't care about leaderboard rankings and hunting down Achievement points, then there won't be any incentive for you to bother with the game after completing it once.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    With a little more originality, and gunnery to match Lara's athletic prowess, Tomb Raider: Underworld would rank among the best the genre has to offer.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s a graceful, carefully contained experience, heavy on finesse and features but oddly short on competitive spirit.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Spore was meant to be everything to everyone; casual, hardcore, old, young, fat, thin, ugly, uglier. But it isn't.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A diverting tactical shooter curbed by ageing design principles, flawed story-telling and run-of-the-mill tech. Easily the best Brothers in Arms title so far, but after three years in development we were expecting something more evolutionary.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ghost Squad is fairly recent game, however it lives on past glories. There's not much game here compared to House of the Dead 2 & 3, but with 4 friends Ghost Squad provides hours of entertainment normally only available for a pound a time each in Alton Towers.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    That most damning of all things - neither memorably awful, nor memorably brilliant, but simply decent. The sureness with which Monolith revisits the original game's themes and dual gameplay structure is commendable, but the spark isn't quite there.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ghostbusters is a good game because it's everything it should have been.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wall-E is a much better game than many could have hoped for.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If I had the option, though, I'd still prefer to simply buy the songs I like rather than buy the full retail disc.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Diehard fans will once again enjoy this title, but for the Sonic franchise, it's another missed opportunity.