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 1.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow
Lowest review score: 8 Sneakers
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 64 out of 974
974 game reviews
    • 47 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    It's overpriced and far too simple. Pass.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Super Monkey Ball Adventure is not worth your time, money, or frustration.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    There isn't anything truly innovative brought to the table and the gameplay suffers from poor design.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    KFR was a daring launch title in regards to the PlayStation Move. Unfortunately, KFR comes across as a shallow experience marred by overuse of the PlayStation Move.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Just don't buy, rent, or play this game unless you want a good laugh.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Wild ARMs XF does have some enjoyable parts, but they are severely hurt by gameplay flaws.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Napoleon Dynamite does a good job at staying faithful to the movie and adding some gameplay mechanics. However, there are some poor design choices like the flash-like graphics and some frustrating mini-games.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Just because it’s Mario doesn’t mean it’s a party worth going to.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    This game belongs on a SNK compilation disc with other classics like "Art of Fighting" and "World Heroes."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    ToL wins a consolation point since there aren't many 3D fighters on the Wii, and it is accessible to play. Everything else is a disappointment stacked on more disappointments.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The Golden Compass, the book, has received more critical praise than it can count. Unfortunately, the same doesn't hold true for the movie or the video game.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Fantastic Four fanatics apply only because there isn’t much in this game that will provide endless hours of fun.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Samurai Shodown Sen is a title lacking the polish and depth found in the other brawlers available at this time. Poor controls and odd damage calculations dampen what could have been an entertaining experience, while plain scenery and dated graphics make it a little stale for the eyes.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The gameplay is too simple to hold a captive audience for a long time.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    It's impossibly hard to like Donkey Kong Barrel Blast; it's fundamentally flawed from the start. The Wii-waggle controls hope to compensate for what is otherwise a poorly designed Mario Kart wannabe, but it all backfires – they're the game's leading failure.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Between the lackluster visuals and uninspired gameplay there's very little to like about 0 Day.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Don't worry about missing anything worthwhile here. There are some gamers who might find the game so bad it's good but, even then, it would be best to rent the game to see if it will appeal even in that, "we're not laughing with you, we're laughing at you," sense.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    The worst game on the Xbox 360, this game is to be avoided at all costs.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Soccer is a simple sport that relies on execution and precise play. Pure Futbol is executed poorly and is an imprecise mess.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    There are parts to like about Speed Zone and it wins some merit badges for the split-screen option. What doesn't go over well is perhaps one of the most crucial parts to a racing game, the ability to control your vehicle.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    A good old fashioned college try was given to Vegas Party but it still ended up being just another faceless mini-game compilation in the vast ocean of Wii releases.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The developers in charge of the DS version must have not cared enough about the game to spend some time fixing the major problems. Even if this game is targeted towards young girls, they deserve better than this.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Brave is basically a PS2 game with the ability to play on a 360 with no effort to upgrade or enhance the experience to even to average standards.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Raven Squad is a good idea gone bad.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    SPRay is an uninspired game fails to meet its potential from a publisher that should know better than this.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Cook-Off is a shell of a game that isn't close to being filled out.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Clash of the Titans is no different than the dregs of games before it; there are simply too many half baked ideas, repetition, and sloppiness to make this a worthwhile endeavor.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A generic shooter that offers up nothing new, Rogue Warrior falls flat.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Throughout its lifespan, Legend of the Dragon fails to entertain for more than a few minutes.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    There isn't much left to say about G.I. Joe. G.I. Joe is a dash of good in a landfill of bad. The one caveat is that if you play with a friend, it is possible to have fun but it won't solve any of the flagrant flaw.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Salvation has "rush job" written all over it. There are so many problems and sloppy design that it hard to find any real value in the game.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The game isn't fun. The load times, graphics, presentation, and lack of readable fonts and radars makes this game unplayable.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    I can't think of a reason why this game was made, and even less reason why it was ported. Avoid.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    With a dismal few good ideas and some of the worst execution seen in quite some time, DoD can't manage to save itself to be remotely enjoyable.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    JU-ON: The Grudge has very little to offer anyone. It'll scare you a couple times, but they're just cheap scares that even the lowest budget B movie would be embarrassed to have to resort to.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    It is hard to even imagine youngsters getting any enjoyment out of this game. The mini-games, which is the entire backbone of the game, are so uninspired and poorly phoned in that the only thing that you can recommend about Puffin Island Adventure is the graphics
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The game is a total mess. I don't want to be disrespectful to those that undoubtedly worked hard to put the game out on store shelves, but there comes a point when you need to be honest and just say it like it is; there's no reason to play Damnation either alone or online.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 15 Critic Score
    In the end, the game suffers from the biggest sin you could think of: It’s just not fun to play.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 15 Critic Score
    Stay away. Stay far, far, far, far away from the Island of Dr. Frankenstein.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 8 Critic Score
    Pretend the game is the plague and avoid it at all costs.