Lazygamer's Scores

  • Games
For 255 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 98 The Last of Us
Lowest review score: 35 Star Trek The Video Game
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 255
255 game reviews
    • 95 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    I was transfixed by the game, truly loved playing it. It is definitely my game of the year, if not my game of the PS3. That said, there were some very, VERY minor things that irritated me.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    BioShock Infinite is no doubt the most profound game I’ve played in a very long time. Take from it what you will, whether it’s an adrenaline pumping shooter experience or a deeper, intellectual experience or both, the almost perfect and flawless game is worth taking the time to play. This game will be rivaled by few for Game of The Year 2013.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The full Diablo 3 experience has landed on the consoles and it has lost none of its fantastic shine and depth of gameplay.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you're never played any of the Ace Attorney games, this would be a perfect starting point. It's exactly what you'd want an Ace Attorney game. Simply put, it's a masterpiece.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U is a no-brainer. If you own the console, there really is no reason for not owning the title already. There is enough content, fun, and joy to keep players busy for perpetuity.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It has been a long time since I finished a game and felt goosebumps and had to wipe away a singular tear that escaped before I noticed.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Heart of the Swarm definitely sets the groundwork for the next game, it doesn’t do it in a cheap way that leaves you frustrated and cursing at where the game decided to end. Kerrigan stole my heart and made me understand the Swarm. Now my eyes are focused on the Void.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It took me a while to get into it but by the end of the review I can easily say this is the most action packed, intense, and mind stretching platformer I've played in many a year.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s also one of the few 3DS games that I couldn’t imagine playing with the 3D off, as the extra depth really immerses you in Luigi’s Mansion’s world. It does take some getting used to though; the lack of a second analogue makes controlling Luigi a little troublesome until you get used to it, and the lack of Circle Pad Pro support is unforgivable.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the best Lego game so far, with TT Fusion pushing away from licensed franchise tomfoolery into completely new territory. Will we see more Chase McCain and other original ideas in the future? I hope so.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Toki Tori 2+ is an incredibly fun platformer, but don’t let its cute exterior deceive you. It’s a hell of a brain teaser, for even the manliest man.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simple, straightforward and brilliant indie game. Pick it up at a bargain, or even pay full price; it is worth every penny. So well executed - a definite must play for any and everyone.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rayman Legends takes everything that was great about Origins, and using a combination of black magic and near faultless design, manages to make it better.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite all these accomplishments and additions though, GTA V isn’t a huge leap forward for Rockstar. Instead, it’s an evolution of all their previous work, all combined into one sandbox experience on a massive scale. But it’s a satisfying path that the franchise has taken, kicking other genre games off the throne that it helped build.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the game occasionally shows its age in several departments, it more than makes up for it by crafting one of the finest Zelda adventures ever made and being irresistibly charming.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    XCOM: Enemy Within takes an already excellent game and makes it bigger and better. The addition of Meld, Gene Mods, Cybersuits, and the EXALT faction creates a wholly new experience -- a must-have for fans of the core title.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super Mario 3D World is vibrant, fun and reaches a new level of excellence for the franchise, creating the right kind of cat-astrophe.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The proof is in the pudding, and I'm happy to say that I went from an absolute beginner on guitar to feeling some level of mastery (on some songs, at least). It may not teach you all the guitar theory or how to read music, but it is a fantastic tool for learning and enjoying the guitar.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nidhogg is yet more proof that a simple concept with a simple goal can work, and work well. In a way, it reminds me of a Super Smash Brothers Melee tournament; simple combat and pure competition, that’s what makes Nidhogg so amazing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s one of the best Tomb Raider games ever made, and it’ll live up to the Definitive Edition moniker for those gamers who never set foot on Yamatai Island last year.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Infamous: Second Son wears its rebellious heart on its sleeve. Brimming with attitude, unrelenting and massive to take in, the game never forgets the most important aspect of game design however, and remains consistently fun.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While both games have their flaws, they look amazing in High-definition and are a joy to play. There is no denying the sheer amount of value you get from this bundle, and you’ll easily spend hundreds of hours with them. If you’ve never played these games before, now is the perfect time to experience two of the finest JRPGs ever created.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Diablo 3 may have been first on PC, but it is most definitely better on console.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Murasaki Baby is one of those games that you’ll either end up loving, or you’ll think it’s just another one of those weird for the sake of being weird games.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While not perfect, Shadow of Mordor surpasses expectations - it's fun, engaging and truly impressive. The Nemesis System is a stroke of genius and sets this game apart from its competitors. A serious contender for Game of the Year.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bayonetta 2 is something new blended with something familiar, improved in every way possible. Few other games can top it for sheer audacity and ballsiness, and if this is the last time we’ll ever see the leggy witch, then she’s going out with one hell of a bang.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In a few ways, Inquisition feels like a soft reboot of the Dragon Age series. Combat is different, Thedas has changed and the story has never been more about you as a character.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tight, gorgeous and packing hours of content, Kingdom Rush: Origins is a satisfying repeat of the highlights of previous games in the franchise.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    New modes, new ideas and a sleeker multiplayer side that makes GTA V one of the games out there that is worth replaying. Welcome back to Los Santos, the city of opportunity.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Far more than a simple remake, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire returns players to the past, with all the new bells and whistles intact in this latest installment.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Far more than a simple remake, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire returns players to the past, with all the new bells and whistles intact in this latest installment.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Toys for Bob have knocked this one out of the park and have returned with what is possibly the very best version of Skylanders available.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A Link Between Worlds blends nostalgic familiarity with newfangled fantasy, introducing innovation with sacrificng any of what made its forebear great. It's an incredible adventure for fans old and new.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Your eyes aren’t the only ones being treated though, with the audio in Horizon 2 being just as spectacular. There’s something indescribably exhilarating about the roar of a car’s engine, and Horizon 2 nails this on the head. It adds beautifully to the immense sense of speed nearly ever car brings, elevating the entire experience to new heights.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    What's mind blowing is that Nintendo have somehow put Super Smash Bros into pockets without cutting corners. The game has a wealth of content to keep players busy for many, many hours. Fans will be well pleased and newcomers will be set down the path to Smash Bros addiction.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Easily the best cricket game of this console generation and possibly of any generation. Yes, this is very probably the finest cricket game ever made - though that's not really saying very much.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This game is Tomb Raider through and through, while not being the Tomb Raider you grew up with. The franchise that defined a genre has stopped being schooled and moved from the back seat to the fore.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    An enjoyable romp, a ludicrous explosion of colour, fun and ideas wrapped up in some tight visuals and acting. If you’re stupid enough to dismiss this as a bad DMC game because it’s too shallow for your tastes or not Japanese enough, then you’re also being ignorant and too dismissive to appreciate a damn good action game at least.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Blood Dragon is everything that you loved about action movies from a forgotten era, mixed with a healthy does of cheese, Michael Bien, punchlines and some superb music. It's not just worth the buy. It should be an essential part of any game library.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is an excellent port of an excellent game - though its difficulty may be a little off-putting for newcomers.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Pikmin proves that you don't need sex, violence or gimmicks to make an incredible game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Well-paced, straight-forward game play combines with vivid storytelling to make into a fantastic game. More than a tale of bureaucratic spot the difference, Papers, Please is a game of intrigue and excitement balanced by fear for your family.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    FIFA 14 keeps its crown as the best football game on current generation consoles. Football fans will not be disappointed picking this one up.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's the same old Pokemon that you know and love, but shinier than ever thanks to the graphics. X and Y doesn't shake the age-old formula up when you examine it closely, but it really doesn't need to as it shifts the franchise into a more modern age.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Pokemon games have always taken dozens of hours to complete. And X and Y is no different, as you'll have your head focused on your 3DS for weeks to come.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you are competitive and have a fast internet connection you will have a great time. Just be prepared to pour hours in learning how to do everything.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's your typical Battlefield experience, filled with vehicle and infantry warfare as well as large, destructible environments. If you're a fan of the series, you will not be disappointed. If you're not a fan, this might just make you one.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With everything you could want in a JRPG, Bravely Default is a must play for fans of the genre.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Tropical Freeze is a marvel. Though it doesn’t deviate from expectations in the slightest, it’s an exceptional, and exceptionally tough platformer that just about every masochistic Wii U owner should play.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    More than just a faithful adaptation of a cult TV series. It's a benchmark for translating a favourite property into a video game format, something that other licensed properties could learn from. And it's also the funniest game on the market.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There’s nothing here (save the 3D) that couldn’t have been done better on the 3DS’ bigger brother.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    An excellent addition to the 3DS library, Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright offers the best of both franchises in fantastic bite sized portions.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you remember when "multiplayer" meant friends and a multitap, Towerfall: Ascension will fill you with glee. With its healhty dose of old-school adversarial local multiplayer, fans of games like Powerstone or Super Smash Bros should already have Towerfall: Ascension in their libraries.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Child of Light's water-colour fantasy is beautiful to behold - but it's the constantly rewarding, explorative gameplay that's keeps it enchanting.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    FFXIV: A Realm Reborn is truly a new and improved MMORPG. It takes all the best features from MMOs and Final Fantasy games and combines them in this fantastic package. The PS4 is its ideal platform - this is the Final Fantasy game that I've been waiting for.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The experience of Transistor is lush and enjoyable. It is a beautiful game with some truly excellent mechanics. Unfortunately, its story and lack of character development through gameplay brings the rest of the game down - but not by much.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you've never tried an MMO, Wildstar may be the game to get its hooks in to you. If you're a veteran, I have a strong feeling that you will like what is on offer.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Metro Redux sets the bar high for what a HD remaster should be – not only a visual upgrade, but a gameplay touch up as well. Metro 2033 benefits the most from this, and owners of Last Light will have a tough time finding many improvements. Still, if you’re yet to visit the bleak world of the Moscow underground, there hasn’t been a better time.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sunset Overdrive’s stylistic gameplay and juvenile attitude doesn’t make it a title for everyone. It is, however, an incredibly fun, visually beautiful open-world title that exhibits the best parts of what a sandbox game should be. Tight, stylish movement, engrossing combat and chaotic online fun makes Sunset Overdrive a no brainer for any Xbox One owner.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Massive, complete and nostalgic, Halo: The Master Chief Collection isn’t just a greatest hits collection. It’s a legacy that paves the way for what’s still to come.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Combining fantastic story telling, intriguing characters and tons to do, Rogue takes Assassin's Creed to the pinnacle of old generation capabilities. Niggling issues are still present, but the story and characters make the experience seriously worthwhile.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Far Cry 4 takes everything that made its predecessor one of 2012's best games and improves upon it. A true sandbox, most of its fun comes from the stories you create as opposed to its lacklustre narrative. If you loved Far Cry 3, you'll love what its sequel has to offer.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Ratchet and Clank: Nexus has enough content to keep fans happy, and despite the abrupt ending, caps the Future series off nicely. Solid and charming, it’s most likely the final game in the franchise that’ll appear on the PS3, but it bows out with a bang.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    One of the games on the PlayStation is now one of the best games on the PlayStation 4.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Disney Infinity has made some massive strides this year, improving on several features that were left in a rough state when the game debuted. Some of those corners are still feeling like they’ve been ignored, but the game does a fine job in promoting that creative spark amongst the younger members of the family.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It's fresh enough to the point that it's alien, yet it's still Call of Duty underneath that futuristic surface.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If the servers worked all the time and we could play offline then this game would easily score 9.5, but that elephant is huge and a problem.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It’s superbly paced and well scripted, and though still missing that necessary level of polish, an experience you’ll be remiss to pass on.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It might not quite hit the highs of Bowser’s Inside Story, but it’s still essential; yet another must-have title to the 3DS’ ever-increasing library of incredible first party games.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Call of Duty: Ghosts is a great new addition to the franchise but it is definitely showing its age now. Far too many invisible walls and glitches in the single player campaign show a lack of due care and attention which I didn't expect from Infinity Ward. The multiplayer experience more than makes up for it though.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Reaper of Souls takes Diablo III and makes it much better, simple as that. I would highly recommend it to any fan who has decided to skip it. This is what Diablo III should have been.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The game has obviously been lovingly crafted by a team of developers who live for online multiplayer and they have pretty much got everything right. But at some point someone should have pointed out that a large portion of the gaming audience also like single player and playing just for fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In trying to find a suitable middle-ground between the design philosophies of Crysis and Crysis 2, Crysis 3 falters somewhat in never matching the highlights of either of its predecessors. As its own beast, its a tightly-paced, eyeball-meltingly gorgeous shooter that remains fun for the entirety of its 7+ hour campaign. It’s a good game, but one lacking the narrative muscle ore revolutionary gameplay to elevate it beyond.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Forget the cheesy story, the occasional bad camera and the fact that MGR:R is about as stealthy as a snowflake in a coal mine. The game knows that it’s a winner on the action front, and it takes steps to make certain that that is what gamers come back for. Sure, it may be over quickly, but with VR missions, secrets, easter eggs and upgrades, it’s worth replaying a few times.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    True to the franchise, this is unadulterated God of War. While the insight and motivation of the character is highly enjoyable, the game doesn't do enough new things to make it as impressive as the huge creatures and levels it portrays.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A perfect nostalgic nod to a bygone era of gaming. Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time will keep fans of Sly happy, while also introducing newcomers to one of the best (yet surprisingly underrated) platform characters of the early noughties. I didn't even mention the top-notch voice acting, and awesome one-liners.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Apart from the maps not offering anything groundbreaking and some minor annoyances, The End Game DLC does what it sets out to do; keep you hooked on Battlefield 3 until its big brother successor is released.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s agonizingly cute, addictive and packed with content. Animal Crossing New Leaf should please fans both young and old.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Company of Heroes 2’s weakness is its strength, as much as some aspects of the game disappoints, others make up for it tenfold. This masterpiece is an opiate of World War II themed strategy, it will have you coming back for more.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for something a little bit different, and that can be easily and quickly consumed over two or three days, then Brothers A Tale of Two Sons might be one of the biggest and most pleasant surprises of the gaming year so far.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Through Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Ubisoft has reminded us of what a force of nature, Sam Fisher truly is. The take-home message is that there's still life in the old dog. While, the game may be a compromise of sorts, with a merger of concepts and ideas, its true success lies in how flexible and rewarding the gameplay is.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    PES 2014 is a huge improvement in a franchise with a new engine, which will provide football fans with countless hours of fun. Sadly for everything good Konami has done, if they don’t change their after sales administration, PES will never be top of the League again.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are into interactive storytelling, or point and click adventures, Memoria sure is a beauty. Worth checking out, although you need to see the story through to the end to truly appreciate the characters.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite having huge shoes to fill and obstacles to overcome, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is definitely the best Assassin’s Creed game to date.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite some excellent puzzle design and classic Layton aesthetics, it doesn't always feel like the game takes advantage of what the 3DS can do. Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is a fantastic addition to the franchise. A must have for any puzzle lover.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s cheerful, colourful. charming and incredibly inventive, making the best use of the Vita’s unique features since the system’s release. It’s a showcase, not just for the Vita but for the creative minds at Media Molecule.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a driving simulator, Gran Turismo 6 excels at bringing you an unparalleled driving experience, but as a racing game it falls short in a variety of ways that while still good, hold it back from being a truly great modern console gaming experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lego Marvel Super Heroes might just be the perfect game to keep kids occupied these holidays, as it’s crawling with familiar faces, voices and some downright charm. Just be cautioned however, as several flaws may make you angry. And you wouldn’t like this game when you get angry.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although buggy at times, the overall design and experience of the game is immensely satisfying and entertaining. At $15 for the base game and $20 for the Complete Edition on Steam, it may be a bit expensive, but there is plenty of value for money. A must play for any ARPG fan.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    OlliOlli manages to walk a fine line between being legitimately infuriating to insanely rewarding. It's probably not for everyone, but if you've been yearning for a challenging game, with a nostalgic nod to yesteryear, then you can't go wrong with this one.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For what it offers, the price is right for Garden Warfare. The price reflects the rather meager content, but Garden Warfare is fun. I love the new direction Popcap is taking with PVZ, and if I wasn’t a fan before, I certainly am now.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I would’ve loved to give this compilation a higher score but the sequel really brought the entire experience down. That said, this is great value for your money and the original Tales of Symphonia more than justifies a purchase.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Luftrausers is the very definition of replayable insanity. It’s difficult,intense and feels smooth when you master the controls. And yet you’ll come back for more in a new and improved Rauser time after time, with the constant flow of action never getting old.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid new addition to the Call of Duty experience and some of the best maps I've played in a long time.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's so sweet it might cause you digital diabetes, but its levels are well designed and the entire thing is thoroughly charming. Kirby Fighters is a surprisingly robust addition, that makes the wait for Super Smash Bros a little more bearable.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What it lacks in raw innovation it more than makes up for in pure joy. Mario Kart 8's bare-bones presentation is offset by its solid core racing, and is an essential purchase for every Wii U owner who appreciates fun.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its shallow narrative and bland protagonist detract, but those looking for a finely-crafted open world game that eschews parody and satire for an overall darker tone will have a great time in Watch Dogs' digital Chicago.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may have a few inconsistencies that can otherwise hamper the fine action in front of you, but this is the Wolfenstein return that for the most part, manages to mix deliciously old-school violence with a new generation of visuals and storytelling.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is no doubt that this expansion offers some great value to newcomers, offering them the whole Company of Heroes 2 multiplayer component for as little as $12.99. For those who already own the game, the new factions and maps will offer differentiation, but not a great deal of value.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tomodachi Life is by far the weirdest game that I’ve ever engaged in. And much like my Miis, the experience has been completely unique.