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 1.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Super Mario Galaxy 2
Lowest review score: 8 Sneakers
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 64 out of 974
974 game reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Record of Agarest War is the very reason Japanese game development is accused of stagnation, and the sleazy marketing doesn't lend the game any credence. This is not 1998.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game is a RPG but that can't excuse it for featuring poor shooting mechanics since it was obviously an area of gameplay the developers wanted to include.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Wild ARMs XF does have some enjoyable parts, but they are severely hurt by gameplay flaws.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Just don't buy, rent, or play this game unless you want a good laugh.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Paying $8.00 (800 DSi points) for a badly pixelated and poorly executed game is never a good idea, no matter how great the nostalgia is.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Just because it’s Mario doesn’t mean it’s a party worth going to.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Mini Ninjas for the DS has its good moments, but it has a lot more bad ones. Every once in a while you're handed a fun platforming segment, but more often you're thrown into repetitive fights with the same boring enemies you've been fighting the whole game.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If you're a true hardcore Sonic fan, give the game a rental and enjoy the day stages. Otherwise, don't bother.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    To anyone with the ability to read and even a small English vocabulary, this game is going to become boring in a few minutes. The lack of multiplayer hurts, too, but not as much as the $10 price point.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    There isn't much use trying to analyze the content in this combo pack of games. It feels so far removed from the arcade roots that it would be hard to believe that these were once a bonafied exhilarating arcade experience. The only saving grace is the $30 price point, which is essentially the price of two downloadable game titles. Still, without the smoke and mirrors of a busy arcade, this pack of games shows how shallow they are at the core.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    This game belongs on a SNK compilation disc with other classics like "Art of Fighting" and "World Heroes."
    • 57 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    In short, if you're looking to get your culinary fix on Nintendo's console, you're better off looking toward Cooking Mama.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    In theory, the world needs another beat-'em-up game, however, the world doesn't need Tokyo Beat Down. Anytime spent with Beat Down will feel more like a novelty rather than something you have to experience.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    There isn't anything truly innovative brought to the table and the gameplay suffers from poor design.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Do not buy this game. If you're craving a movie trivia game, try one of the older Scene It titles or look into a new genre. There is really nothing here that you can't find elsewhere in a more complete and enjoyable package. Believe me, the announcer will drive you nuts.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Just flat out a bad game. Being a budget title does not save this game or excuse any of its shortcomings, as so many of today's budget titles for kids are actually very good.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Conquest is very uncharacteristic of what Pandemic is capable of. Playing through Conquest, it was surprising to see the attention to detail in the visual department and the failure to execute in creating a smooth experience juxtaposed in the same game.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It just goes to show that high concept ideas don't always materialize the way they look on paper. If you have a thing for games barely sewn together at the seams, inner monologues and lots of filler you might be able enjoy Flower, Sun and Rain. Might.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Cook-Off is a shell of a game that isn't close to being filled out.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Loyal subscribers to the online game might find this side story charming, but a gamer coming to this world without any prior knowledge of the online world it stems from will likely miss the point.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This game only exists to feed the marketing machine, and as such isn't a dreadful game, but it isn't enjoyable either.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Transformers movie was such a good set up for a video game, unfortunately it has gone through the same transition other movie video games have seen, and sadly this is one of the worst and shortest experiences any fan will incur.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Super Monkey Ball Adventure is not worth your time, money, or frustration.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Xbox 360 owners are better off playing Oblivion with a private chat channel open than attempting to play through Two Worlds.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Super Hero Squad does a lot of the small things right, sacrificing some larger issues that should have been addressed. It is backwards game design in that regard since mechanics like combat and super powers needed to be adjusted along with fixing the camera trailing the heroes.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It is hard to tell what the purpose of Judgment was, and how it would further increase the franchise's legacy. Yes, there is one interesting thing, but it is buried underneath a subpar game. It is hard to recommend this one.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Neighborhood Games doesn't stand out from the crowded field of mini-game compilations. It misses the simple elegance of Wii Sports by a mile and tries to cover it for it by throwing more at you. That "more" isn't better and will only be a fun diversion for a few plays until it sets in that better options are available.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Even if the game wanted to be slightly more interactive than a book, the story is so convoluted that making sense of it takes more effort than playing.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Zathura unfortunately adds to the ever growing list of bad games based on children's films. This is rather sad because I believe given time, a decent budget, and a talented development team, the story of Zathura could make a good game.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Stormrise is caulk full of good ideas that don't amount to much. RTS innovations alone can't save Stormrise because thinking great thoughts doesn't always equate to a good game. Any redeeming factor is marred by sloppy construction and ideas that sound much better on paper.