Machinima's Scores

  • Games
For 532 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 BioShock Infinite
Lowest review score: 10 NCIS
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 27 out of 532
532 game reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Proven gameplay mechanics and the wacky sense of humor that is Adventure Time make the game a blast to play from start to finish. Just don't expect to be playing it all that long.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even with its flaws, Magicka is fun and fresh, and offers a new experience for RPG fans.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mario Tennis Open is like Jessica Alba with a giant, puss-filled zit right on the tip of her nose. Its flaws are glaring and hard to overlook – a beginner-friendly control system that harms competitive online play for purists and, more crucially, a distinct lack of imagination.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Revelations very much feels to me like a team checking off items from a list. Ezio, Altair, and Desmond are here; there's parkour; there's combat; there's a bad guy, eventually; there are puzzles; there's a big beautiful world to explore. The problem is, they never seem to cohere into a single experience, and the kind of passion and quality that has made this series so good in the past is missing.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For fans of the comics and the character, I can't think of a good reason why you shouldn't pick this game up. But understand that you'll probably feel like it could have been so much more.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is a faithful port of the arcade game, but the appeal to purchase it is really only for fans of the original seeking a dose of nostalgia.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun game. There's little to criticize here, save a price on the higher end of the XBLA spectrum, but you really can't compete with free.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    MicroBot does not do anything revolutionary within the twin-stick shooter genre, but manages to inject some creativity into an otherwise standard class of games.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    lilt line is an awesome little proof of concept that justifies its $5 cost with around an hour of bangin' beats. Jaded and retro gamers will enjoy the minimalist design, while dubstep fans will enjoy the fresh tracks and representation of one of electronica's up and coming genres.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a single-player game, Dungeon Siege III succeeds as a fun action-RPG. It doesn't offer anything particularly new, but gamers that enjoy hacking and looting by themselves should have fun. As a multiplayer game, Dungeon Siege III is disappointing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Episode four serves to connect most of the pieces together and potentially meet the perpetrator behind all the chaos in Fabletown… though it doesn’t hype up the next episode as much as it could. Of course there’s always the possibility Telltale is saving the best stuff for the conclusion, so I’m still hopeful episode five will blow us all away.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Doom 3 has aged fantastically well. Provided you haven't already played the games in this collection, BFG Edition is also a solid value.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mahjong Cub3D is exactly what it needs to be - a collection of mahjong puzzles with a neat gimmick that works well with the 3DS's display.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It won't blow your mind. It won't raise the FPS bar. And if you play the big FPS games on HD consoles, moving to this would be like dumping Jessica Alba for Snooki. You just wouldn't do it. But if Wii is your only console this is a refreshingly enjoyable romp arriving right in the middle of a worrying Wii games drought.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    F1 Race Stars is simple, charming, looks great (particularly thanks to a silky smooth frame rate) and has some clever nods to the real life sport without getting technical. Its simplicity makes it better suited to families or more inexperienced players, and it could be great fun in local multiplayer.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Foul Play is a combination of good and not so good. On one hand the overarching theme, visuals, and humor are top notch. But on the other the gameplay is boring and there is little challenge.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Racing die-hards may find GRID 2′s schizophrenic approach to driving physics an interesting curiosity, but you can find any angle of GRID 2′s experience executed more successfully in other games.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sonic Generations for the 3DS is by no means a bad game, it is just a disappointing one. Being able to play as both Modern Sonic and Classic Sonic in an assortment of old and new stages is a great idea, but everything is over very quickly.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though actual gameplay is on the lower end, witty writing and impressive visual variety ensure your time spent with the crossover strategy RPG is memorable.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately the pace of Smoke and Mirrors is quite different from Faith, but it’s a change that seems necessary for Bigby to do his job. Familiar camera angle issues and an oddly placed fight aside, The Wolf Among Us continues to deliver. The game is still a great bridge for new fans to familiarize themselves with the Fables lore and old fans to connect the dots only they know exist.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Career mode is deep and involving, with a rewarding sense of progression as you earn new sponsors and bolt on better car parts...On the other hand, the multiplayer, which only offers single races online or in split-screen, is lacking more engaging features (and players, sadly).
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The average visuals, clunky animations, clumsy controls, and nonexistent lip-syncing represents a distinct lack of polish, but this doesn't ruin the otherwise solid game tucked within.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately, it seems a bit unfair to give Continue? a score—it’s a game that can mean everything or nothing depending greatly on your worldly interpretation. Where games like Gone Home and Papers Please have a clear fundamental message tugging on your principles, Continue? is either answering life’s questions or presenting some you weren’t considering before—apparently while “late at night with a glass of wine or some weed.”
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Monster Hunter takes for granted a lot of extracurricular effort on behalf of its players. How much extra research are you willing to do on a game’s systems before you expect to have fun with it? How many nonsensical, anachronistic hoops are you willing to jump through just for a slight taste of what this game will hopefully become in ten years’ time?
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I liked the sense of accomplishment I felt after completing a complex level, and online play is entertaining. Racing game fans won't find the same type of gameplay in Gran Turismo, as the arcade style gameplay leans more toward the casual crowd.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though the variety of gameplay gives Retro City Rampage a broad scope, the redundancy of driving back and forth quickly becomes stale.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite this episode’s focus on item collecting instead of verbal crime solving, it continues to deliver on the fairytale angst.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    With Pokemon Black 2 and White 2, the game is starting to feel stale. The Pokemon series has been living off its laurels for some time now, and the series is in need of change.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    For the Poke-Maniacs out there, these two games are easily the definitive versions of this generation, but only because they offer a few added side missions and graphical enhancements. For anyone that played and enjoyed the two games before, Black 2 and White 2 can be skipped without question.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    While the graphics are barely passable in many instances, the frame rate inexplicably drops to a total crawl with every other in-game cutscene.