Kombo's Scores

  • Games
For 974 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 8 Sneakers
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 64 out of 974
974 game reviews
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In my opinion, Grand Theft Auto IV is the best game of this generation, thus far, and one of the best games ever made.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Metal Gear Solid 4 is a game that pushes. It pushes the PS3 into beginning to realize its potential.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    LBP is one of the most important games to be released this decade. A tall order with the hype machine running overtime for the game but the way it reinvents how video games are played is sure to have lasting effects indefinitely. It is impossible not to fall in love with all the charm LBP oozes.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is the definitive gaming experience of the year so far. This is the total package from top to bottom and worth every single penny you spend on it.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Uncharted 2 can't come with enough rave recommendations. This game has something for everybody, no questions asked.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Forza Motorsport 3 is the best racing simulation ever made and as close to a flawless game as I've ever played.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Heavy Rain transcends the current definition of a video game and blazes a beautiful, artistic trail with a psychological thriller that features shades of Hitchcock.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    New Super Mario Bros. Wii is the latest in a long line of grade-A Nintendo side-scrolling platformers. Loads of warm nostalgia mixes with fresh level design to form the most fun you'll have with the Wii this year (and probably well into 2010, too).
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Super Mario Galaxy was a triumph, but the sequel manages to take things to a new level of excellence by adding new material as well as fixing elements that, in hindsight, did not appear to be broken.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The single-player campaign, while outstanding, is simply eclipsed by what is the most innovative and well-balanced online experience out there.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The gaming experience you will have playing Metroid Prime absolutely breathtaking. I find myself finding new ways to praise this game every single day.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is perhaps the greatest ever chapter in the Zelda series. It manages to be absolutely revolutionary and yet still familiar.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    The hit zone-based targeting system, for example, makes anything else in the genre seem obsolete and primitive. It's that sophisticated.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Without a shadow of a doubt, this is the finest PSP game ever crafted and consequently set the bar for future games on top of Mount Olympus.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Simply amazing: From start to finish it will dazzle your eyes, ears, intellect, as well as your imagination.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Twilight Princess is not as revolutionary as "Ocarina of Time." It doesn't reinvent a 2D classic as a 3D one. It doesn't revolutionize the adventure genre. Instead, it takes everything about the Zelda universe and improves upon it. It is bigger, and it is better. But it’s not new. It is a great evolution of the loved series.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    GTA Double Pack is a "desert island" type of game that you can play for ten minutes to ten hours, regardless of how long you've owned it.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The videogame equivalent of Hurricane Ivan; everyone that has come into contact with it has either been stuck with an immense sense of awe, or had their life changed in a significant manner.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    An amazing first show at racing, and possibly the best simulation game ever produced.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Over 40 to 50 hours of gameplay for your first time through. Every hour features challenging, rewarding, fun and entertaining gameplay. Excellent dungeon design and memorable locales.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The gameplay is fresh, exciting, and surprisingly nuanced, the graphics are gorgeous both technically and artistically, and the online play is incredibly addictive. Unquestionably the best game on the Xbox 360, a major contender for game of the year, and quite possibly the game that will forever define the Xbox 360.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    However, despite these shortcomings, it's nearly impossible not to celebrate the exceptional design that backbones Galaxy. This encompasses everything from the controls to the level design to the music – not to mention everything unconventional or traditional in between.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Don’t miss this masterful shooter.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Every component of the Orange Box stands as a unique triumph in modern game design and serves as powerful representation of what's possible when you have one of the most talented and dedicated developers in the industry working at the top of their game.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    One of the best console first-person shooters ever made, with multiplayer that is way ahead of anything else on any console.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A must-buy. Simple as that. Each of these 9 maps are astounding to say the least.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The single best squad-based shooter ever made, and the best game to be released so far this year.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's so pretty that it’s fun to just simply watch it rather than play it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Resistance also is amongst the best storytelling this genre has probably ever seen. It's all told through documentary-style narration that takes itself very seriously.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Bottom line: Super Smash Bros. Brawl is a must-purchase for every single Wii owner. If you own a Wii, you have to own this game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Despite the omitted tune, Final Fantasy XIII overall is a high quality RPG that is worth every ounce of the hype. It most likely won't change the minds of those who dislike JRPGs, but fans of the genre will love every minute of the 70-100 hours they will invest.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An incredible game and a heavyweight in the RPG genre.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction is like asking for a pony for your birthday only, when you open your present, it turns out to be a unicorn.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Call of Duty 4 is Infinity Ward's best game to date, the best military shooter ever made, and one of the best games of the year. If you are not a fan of first-person shooters, this game will make you rethink your position.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Dead Space is a potent combination of visceral glee and intense terror.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Dead Space is a potent combination of visceral glee and intense terror. This is the next generation of survival horror. Let's see if "Resident Evil 5" can keep up.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Gears of War 2 isn't quite the landmark title that first game was, but it's still one of the best third-person shooters ever made.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is one of the best games of this generation, and a must-have for anyone with the slightest bit of interest in the post-apocalyptic genre.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    BioShock is still the game it was a year ago and is an amazing entry for the PlayStation 3's line-up.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    As mentioned earlier, Rock Band 2 is Harmonix perfecting their established formula with a few gameplay improvements and the addition of some new modes.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Fans of the Dark Knight must not miss Batman: Arkham Asylum. This game is everything one would want a Batman game to be and I cannot recommend it enough.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Street Fighter IV is the culmination of two decades of learning what works, correcting what does not, making good things better, and discarding baffling missteps.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There isn't any question that Bash Party is one of the best games on the Wii. It is that simple.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game is far from perfect, but its few faults are buried deeply under a game that shines brightly with its strengths.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A disappointing single-player campaign makes the game absolutely worthless to single-player only gamers, but anyone with an internet connection, a penchant for destruction and an appetite for something different should join this battle.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game fulfills the obvious but unfulfilled potential of its predecessor in grand fashion, with a bigger adventure, a richer universe to explore, more visceral combat, and conversation mechanics that actually make character development a captivating piece of the experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Just Cause 2 isn't going to win any awards for its story, but it will pick up accolades for the astonishing amount of activities and collecting to do on the island of Panau.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The addition of the masterful Spec-Ops modes goes a long way to making up for the uneven campaign though, and the competitive multiplayer is as addictive as expected.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Assassin's Creed 2 is an amazing sequel. It outclasses the original in almost every way, but in doing so only enhanced my appreciation for the original game and the foundation it provided.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The combat is more intuitive, the narrative exceeds almost all in its genre, the plasmid and gun customizations are richer, the multiplayer certainly stands on its own, and the nods to the first game is undoubtedly valued.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Despite the short-but-sweet nature of the game, it actually delivers more value than a significant portion of full retail-priced Xbox 360 games. Shadow Complex is a game that is incredibly simple and straight-forward in the most intuitive and imaginative way possible.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There is a beautiful synthesis of creativity of the Beatles and creativity from Harmonix working together to make a chart topping game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Insomniac has created another Ratchet and Clank to top the last one.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is a no-brainer. PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe is one of the best games on the PSP.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Capybara Games needs to be commended for taking a franchise that nobody cares about any more and turning it into something that deserves undivided attention by using an innovation, beautiful art and smart game design to keep the gameplay addicting.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    SSFIV is the definitive version of Street Fighter.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    While the cumulative experience derived from the campaign may be disappointing, the underlying gameplay is still fun and the set pieces are still exciting, at least the first time you play through them.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Echoes has already made its debut on Xbox Live Arcade, but it fits quite well in the PSP Mini library. In fact, it's one of the best PSP Minis available, which may not be saying much due to the scant library filled with sub-par games, but it's definitely a crystal in the rough.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you consider yourself a gamer and fancy the online stores, there is no excuse not to play Shooter.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    When it's all said and done, Picross 3D is one of the most satisfying, unique, and charming puzzle games to be released in quite a while.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    In short, Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver are excellent remakes of the Gold and Silver pair of games.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    In short, Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver are excellent remakes of the Gold and Silver pair of games.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This year's version of Madden isn't just good - it's legendary. Madden NFL 11 boasts a host of new features, but the most dramatically noticeable are the vastly improved running and receiving games.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Halo: Reach, more than any other game in the series, truly belongs in this generation; It's everything fans want it to be and more.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    NHL 11 is the best hockey game EA's produced at least in this generation, and possibly ever.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Ivy the Kiwi? is one of the most unexpected, best games to happen on the Wii and DS.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Weighing in with 13 maps, 26+ game modes, and a slew of adjustable options, Halo is a veritable cornucopia of multiplayer goodness. Add System Link Support to the fray, and you're looking all night frag-filled benders.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Much to the delight of every RPG and Star Wars fan, KOTOR delivers a game that features a compelling story, robust character development, a well-refined combat interface, tons of extras, downloadable content, and the ability to explore the Star Wars universe and use all the Jedi tricks you could hope for.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Long after finishing the story the multiplayer will still hold its enjoyment. It offers a drastically different experience from all the other Live action games, making it probably the newest reason to subscribe to Live.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It is beautiful, challenging, rewarding and fun. It's a game that you could play through several times just for the hell of it, and that's before you actively try going after the many, very cool extras. It is a game that encompasses your thoughts in all walks of life.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The coolest new [online] addition is the sports ticker. With it you can see the scores of your friend's games on the ticker as you're playing so you can quickly check the results of people on your Buddy List.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It will take even the most hardcore gamers a couple weeks to complete 100%. Throughout the game there will be a total of 96 Shine Sprites to collect and 240 blue coins.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Samus' new adventure is one of her best. It's darker than any Metroid game out there, more challenging, more atmospheric and perhaps longer. Overall, it's a very extension of Metroid Prime – which is both a good thing and a bad thing.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The players move even more fluid than before, a vast improvement over the sometimes choppiness of the visuals during an intense, route-switching play.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    If you own a Wii, you have to own Corruption. If you don’t own a Wii, this is a convincing reason you might want to think about buying one.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Psychonauts stays in your mind with its great gameplay, memorable visual style and storyline, as well as its persistently hilarous dialogue. It's easily the best platformer on the Xbox.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It is one of the very first games to move onto a new level by being able to manipulate you're emotions. Brothers in Arms is a superb game.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The game is just too big to elaborate on in its entirety, and this is a game that really has to be experienced, not just read about. Want to know what to expect? You can expect a massive game that is very open.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Halo 3 is an excellent first-person shooter, and with it, Bungie ends its trilogy on a strong note.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The addition of an elegant new over system has completely changed the face of tactical combat, while the streamlined squad-mechanics are accessible enough to bring in new players, while still providing more than enough depth to allow veterans to dominate the battlefield.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A cocktail of equal parts exhilaration and terror, F.E.A.R. excels in every facet of game design. The definition of a must-play title.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Virtua Fighter 5 isn't a perfect fighting game, but its damn close. It's easily the best fighting game available on the Xbox 360. Fans of the genre owe it to themselves to pick this game up, along with an arcade stick.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Uncharted is the best game Naughty Dog has ever crafted.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The end result is an engrossing racing experience - one which draws upon both the simulation and arcade ends of the racing spectrum and balances them perfectly in order to provide the most enjoyable rally racing experience on the Xbox.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Great game, worth every penny. If you like massive battles, star wars, first person shooters or vehicles, you will definitely want to check this game out.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Every facet of the gameplay is brilliant, and it's wrapped in the best looking graphics on the Xbox to date. I've used the word 'immersion' in this review several times, and really it really is the aspect of Riddick that truly separates it from the pack.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The best soccer game on the market as of now. It has everything a soccer gamer could want, and more.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If you've played the previous games, you'll be impressed. But if it's your first entry in the series, then you'll be enthralled.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A must own, as it's one of the very best games this year on any system.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    For fans of the genre, it is the pinnacle of racing simulation.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The best game currently out for the 360 and one of the best fighting games ever made.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Mass Effect is an amazing game, one that will be remembered for a long time to come.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    After the controls have been mastered, this baby handles like a sports car, so long as you keep a sharp eye on your map, and pay careful attention to enemy movement.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Incredibly different from anything else on the market, thanks to a great blend of gameplay styles and wonderful combat. Fairly linear however, and uneven difficulty can make some bosses frustrating.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the main quest is short by RPG standards. Luckily, the game is jam packed with side quests, and experimenting with different characters and your good/evil allignment on multiple playthroughs will last awhile.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Not only gorgeous, but is also one of the most realistic sports games to date.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Surprisingly, the component this game absolutely nails is the one that has traditionally been its Achilles heel, single-player.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This is highly recommended to anyone of any age who enjoys addictive gameplay and great game design.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Yet another remarkable production by the skilled developers at Intelligent Systems. The series finally returns to the console realm, and its radiance should incite anyone to do one thing: cross the path, and never look back.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A greater story, more memorable characters, and improved combat options make KOTOR 2 another intergalactic trip you'll thoroughly enjoy.