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 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Lowest review score: 30 Dead or Alive Paradise
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 160
160 game reviews
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    At first, GTA IV was sort of feeling like a 9/10 game to me. There were a good few moments where I shook my head and jotted down another negative. But as the experience sank in, as the story captivated me, and as the pace quickened, I was very quickly humbled. It would be ridiculous to factor these minor gripes into even one point of a percentage in terms of scoring, because of the magnitude of the game as whole.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's stupid, it's nonsensical, it's over the top, it's full of awful dialogue, it demands long sittings and it hasn't changed much from the first game ten years ago. But then, it's Metal Gear Solid, so who cares? It's undeniably brilliant, captivating, exciting and downright fantastic, definitely worthy of at least a few furrowed brows throughout the experience.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Another worthy addition the GTA cannon, Chinatown takes all the best the previous games had to offer and adds plenty of own ideas into the mix.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This isn't just a prettier SFII - it's the absolute king of fighting games.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This isn't just a prettier SFII - it's the absolute king of fighting games.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Lacklustre finale aside, this is everything you could ask of a headline third-person shooter and more.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is deceptively simple but is bursting with life and will have you addicted for weeks.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Chains of Olympus ticks all the checkboxes a God of War fan could want and constantly manages to surprise you.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A quantum leap in concept and design, and one which falls inches - nay, millimetres - short of a perfect score. There's no better reason to own a PlayStation 3.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But MCLA does everything right, and has plenty of longevity packed in.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If it isn't the War To End All Wars some have prophesised, Killzone 2 is definitely the exclusive FPS your PS3 has been waiting for. While the intensity of the spotlight Guerrilla brings to bear on how you go about shooting stuff occasionally leaves its scenarios in the dark, those intimidating good looks, chiselled hide-and-seek engagements and savage online modes are plentiful compensation. After almost five years of infamy, the franchise has taken revenge on its critics
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sony has taken an unforgivably long time restoring WipEout to our living rooms, so it's just as well the results hold up under scrutiny - and then some.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ninja Gaiden II is not perfect but it's one of the best action games since the original and an absolute joy to play.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderful game, full of happy happy joy joy from start to finish. If you don't smile at it then you're an idiot, frankly.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But it's The Sims to near-perfection, crafted with love, calculated to give the most enjoyment to a player and as involving, as simple to get into and as downright fun as it has always been.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Something of an anathema unto itself, Gears 2 offers more gore, more cursing and more of the stereotypical Space Marine swagger only a compulsive gamer can tolerate.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the hollow wind blowing down through subway tunnels, to the radioactive dust clouds swirling throughout the wasteland, up to the buzzards circling the encampment where the bodies of 30 slave traders lie; Fallout 3 is as much a game as it is a training sim for the coming apocalypse.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's Disgaea again and it's bloody wonderful again. As complex as you let it be, as overwhelming as it wants to be and as great as it always has been.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's nothing revolutionary, but you can't fail to enjoy World at War and it ticks every box rather convincingly.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A significant enough step up from the original to warrant your renewed attention this year.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brash, loud, funny and ultra, ultra violent, MadWorld is something of a shock that it was released on the Wii. Thing is, it probably wouldn't be the same on a standard controller. As it stands, this is a great game, highly recommended and with only a few problems to its name.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Arkham Asylum is the kind of eventual coming-to-form which renders years of half-arsed franchise transplantation not just forgivable, but worthwhile.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Heavy odds, tricky acrobatics and a whisper-thin health bar combine to make Bionic Commando an action adventure of such unrelenting sadism you'll want to chew your nails out, but also an action adventure that, once you crack it, rewards your labours like few others.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's without a doubt one of the best downloadable game expansions ever made, and a truly worthy addition to one of (if not the) defining title of this generation to date.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In an age of endless bald space marines, colour pallets that know nothing beyond brown and grey, and gritty urban sandboxes, Bayonetta is a breath of fresh air.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In an age of endless bald space marines, colour pallets that know nothing beyond brown and grey, and gritty urban sandboxes, Bayonetta is a breath of fresh air.
    • 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.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mass Effect 2 succeeds ultimately on the strength of its world and BioWare have created one of the most beautiful, fantastical, consistent, comprehensive and coherent universes seen in science fiction, let alone video games.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mass Effect 2 succeeds ultimately on the strength of its world and BioWare have created one of the most beautiful, fantastical, consistent, comprehensive and coherent universes seen in science fiction, let alone video games.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With another memorable single player mode to look back on, in addition to the excellent Special Ops mode and more multiplayer goodness to look forward to, Infinity Ward has once again come up with a cinematic masterpiece.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s unlikely the idea could survive another sequel without stretching the universe too far, but for now BioShock 2 is an unmissable journey back into a suffocating, intoxicating world.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So for your money you’re getting one of the best games of the last generation, a dark and difficult sequel, and that most uncommon of beasts, a “hardcore” Wii game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What The Lost and Damned did with grime and grittiness, Gay Tony does with glitz and glamour, and I love the colourful, Algonquin-led carnage in this series finale.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the Left 4 Dead series, the perennially over-performing Valve has put together yet another classic franchise, and while the absence of fundamental overhaul obliges me to be sparing in my praise of the sequel, it should serve you long after Modern Warfare 2’s charms have faded.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Heavy Rain isn’t a film, or even a game trying to be a film. It’s proof of just how compellingly a game can use film, of how gripping a warmed-over scenario or humdrum script can become in the hands of a skilled design team. It filches ideas from cinema, doubtless – what big budget character-driven release doesn’t? – but it’s because it’s a game, in the final analysis, that it’s marvelous.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    However, the PSP’s traditional but less constricted control setup and higher storage threshold lead to a more playable, content-rich experience than either the DS or (in all probability) the App Store release.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super is the perfectly refined poster child for an entire genre, and is once again one of the best games this generation.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super is the perfectly refined poster child for an entire genre, and is once again one of the best games this generation.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shooting the PSP’s anaemic line-up full of proven material may seem sound commercial sense on the face of it, but for my money the last thing the increasingly sidelined machine needs at this point in its life is more leftovers – even leftovers as delicious and nutritious as LittleBigPlanet.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Highly refined and just a little faded, Civilization remains the classiest act in the "4X" marketplace.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.