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 4.2 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
    • 93 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It's certainly a game that can kill a bit of time between a group of friends, and it's not like there'll be many negative memories associated with the game afterwards, but I just don't feel it's that good.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ratchet and Clank might be living on borrowed time, but between the gags and the glitz we’re happy to forgo collecting a little longer.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Drop-in local multiplayer, though a decent laugh on higher difficulty settings, can’t quite save Dead Space: Extraction from solid rental status.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Never bring a chainsaw bayonet to a game of cloaks and daggers. The new maps are great, but that stealth sequence should have stayed dead.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    My biggest objection to Arctic Edge is also what I most like about the game: it’s the same old Motorstorm in pocket-sized form, a solid “diet” reissue of a sensationally stupid racer.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An intriguing marriage of direct and indirect control plus a serviceable gather-build-annihilate template don't quite redeem Robocalypse from a sheer lack of substance.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ghostbusters is a good game because it's everything it should have been.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bound in Blood is a slow but steady cowboy crowd-pleaser which rides close to the beaten track. An excellent story is left to shoulder much of the entertainment value while the gunplay sits back in the saddle. Never less than competent, but not essential.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Half Val Kilmer, Half Christian Bale, the formula is looking a tad trite and jaded. Too apathetic for many but fans and kids alike will still find its cute and simplistic ways endearing enough.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Darkside Chronicles is a vast improvement on its predecessor and offers the dedicated RE follower an archive of unlockable memories, reading materials and fan service in an especially well-presented package.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There’s nothing broken about Dante’s Inferno, and much that’s enjoyable, but it’s more an act of homage than a game in its own right. Like the shade of the Roman poet Virgil, the Ghost of Sparta keeps Visceral company throughout its underworld adventure, but unlike the former, Kratos casts a very long shadow.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, though, there's only so much we can praise an exercise in teaching old dogs old tricks. Forgotten Sands is exactly one step back for one step forward. Let's hope a flying leap is on the way.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The potential is there for a third game to capitalise on the series’ positive features, but until that day, the 40th Day stands as a perfectly competent but ultimately disposable title.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s a graceful, carefully contained experience, heavy on finesse and features but oddly short on competitive spirit.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The potential is there for a third game to capitalise on the series’ positive features, but until that day, the 40th Day stands as a perfectly competent but ultimately disposable title.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Very much the well turned-out but unremarkable flight sim we first thought it was, despite mid-development flashes of promise.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's not what I wanted, it's not what I expected and it's fundamentally broken in many different ways. It's a callous cheat of a game, it's shallow, short and has a man doing a crap Darth Vader impression.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Given this and a stab at serious inventiveness, Mini Ninjas might have drawn abreast with LEGO Star Wars, rather than sidling warily around the perimeter of essential purchase.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A big brash bully of an open world shooter which rarely shines.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Yep, it's a fun game. Nothing earth-shattering, but more of the same fun and frolics you would associate with a Ratchet and Clank game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    There's no real need for repeat playthroughs, nor will the urge be there once you've finished it the first time. Multiplayer is a great addition, but it surely won't attract the crowds that Halo and CoD consistently pull in, thus making it a (most likely) unfortunate dud.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not so much Silent Hill returning home as Silent Hill rooting through its own garbage. A polished but utterly complacent slab of survival horror.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good tennis game, let down by a frustrating slow campaign and terrible loading times.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The last thing the unloved flight combat genre needs is a specimen that sticks to its guns.