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 2.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 The Walking Dead: Season Two Episode 3 - In Harm's Way
Lowest review score: 10 NCIS
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 27 out of 532
532 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The robust feature sets and game modes help the replay value of this title as the season wears on.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This episode is a dire reminder of how the cruelest monsters aren’t the undead, and that the worst is always lurking around the corner.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Awesome gameplay and graphics. Tons of fully customizable items to unlock that you will be playing this game for years to come. Snoop Dog (or Snoop Lion). It hits all the right notes for true fighting game fans.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The retro gameplay is an ironic breath of fresh air for the genre. A high challenge and rewarding leveling system makes each enemy kill worthwhile and addictive. Solving puzzles is just as satisfying as slaying ogres, but sometimes the difficulty can get the better of you with a particularly hard puzzle of fight.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Dragon’s Crown is going to be the next great multiplayer action RPG. It has all the ingredients to be a fantastic game: in-depth gameplay, tons of customization, superb multiplayer integration, and countless hours of replayability. That’s not even mentioning the game’s stunning one of a kind art style.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a lot of reverence and respect shown for this game here. As a value proposition it may not make a lot of sense and in more ways than one the campaign shows its age, but for hardcore Halo fans, those factors really shouldn't matter.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In PES 2013 there's a distinct realism to the flow of the game, how players move, how they receive the ball, how they pass, and how they look for space. It still lacks polish in both execution on the field, and particularly execution in the menus and management to make a serious run at FIFA's crown, but PES 2013 will absolutely wow soccer purists on-the-field, and if that's important enough to you, then this is the pick in the 2013 virtual soccer stakes.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Wolf Among Us is a fantastic narrative adventure equal to its Walking Dead predecessor.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Splinter Cell: Blacklist both rewards players for focusing on one infiltration style while also encouraging experimenting with others. This kind of play-as-you-like approach isn’t new, but it’s hard to think of another game that means it with such certainty as Blacklist.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Last Light isn’t as gameplay-dense an action / stealth experience as Dishonored and it’s not as impossibly polished as Call of Duty. If you enjoy directed single-player experiences, you can’t go wrong with Last Light… just don’t expect the most focused or deep experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's fun, easy to pick up for any newcomer, and something to play when friends come over. It's also a nice little distraction when you want something that's fast-paced yet demands less attention than a triple-A game might require.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Saints Row IV isn’t a dignified sign-off to the current generation of gaming in the way The Last Of Us is. Nor is it a ham-fisted GTA wannabe. It takes the core creative elements of the last Saints Row game and adds superpowers… not only in your character, now the President, but in its awareness, competency, comedy, and enthusiasm.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The visuals are universally great with detailed character models featuring natty costumes and appropriate attention to detail. The storyline really should appeal to DC Comics experts and novices alike for its tale of superhero battles.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    From the levelouted maps to commander mode to the new squad mechanics, Battlefield 4 is a top-to-bottom improved multiplayer experience over Battlefield 3. And Battlefield 3 was damn good, so that’s saying a lot.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Reckoning is amusingly playable. Fundamentally simple its combat is colorful and effective and consistently makes you feel like the real star of this show.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's fun, nice to look at, and will scratch your OCD itch of needing the next level of plate mail to complete your awesome battle attire.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Dual Destinies is another great game in the Ace Attorney series and superb welcome back to Phoenix himself.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Black Ops 2 on Wii U lives up to its Xbox counterpart (that being slightly superior to the PS3 version) in almost every way. The lack of CoD Elite support and live video streaming is irrelevant to your enjoyment of the actual game, and additionally insignificant next to the lack of players at the moment – a limitation that will subside as the user base grows.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just like Portal 2, Vessel is about a universally recommended game as can exist. It's charming, entertaining, stimulating, and a hell of an experience for the price point.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The inclusion of a fully voiced cast and the open-world setting of Gotham make this one of the most ambitious games in the LEGO series to date. If you only play one Batman game that comes out this year, it should definitely be LEGO Batman 2.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even when the experience turns alien in the run-in to the conclusion it's visually impressive at the very least.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Do you feel games similar to Fallout 3 are a little too open-ended? Or maybe Call of Duty is too linear? Well, Rage is some kind of happy medium between the two and it's unlike anything id has done before.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    In all, it's a solid start to what is to be a promising roll out of Borderlands 2 DLC and it's an especially manageable adventure if you're level 15 or higher in your current playthrough (not counting raid bosses).
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A great game, but it's not necessarily the greatest bang for your buck.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While some small flaws and occasionally dated features edge it closer to deposition, Gran Turismo is still the king of racing.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's a fine introduction to strategy games for those intimidated of the genre, even if it has its challenges along the way.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Blood Dragon is a reminder that a story about one man killing thousands is just silly. That’s fine though, because games don’t always need to be serious. Games should just be fun, and that’s exactly what Blood Dragon is.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The fun gameplay coupled with an incredible amount of replayability should keep this cartridge in your handheld for months.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Now that I'm done crying about content, let's get down to the real reason to play Soulcalibur V. The gameplay has been improved for the better. Regardless of my gripes, it won't stop me from trying to be the best Chun Li-with-a-sword player I can be. This Soulcalibur is definitely worth playing.

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