Machinima's Scores

  • Games
For 524 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 3.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 The Unfinished Swan
Lowest review score: 10 NCIS
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 27 out of 524
524 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A game with an identity crisis trying to be too many things to too many people. It's more successful than it should be but ultimately the entire package is brought down by being pulled in these two polarizing directions.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The reliance on story as a driving part of the experience, the cruel difficulty, and many similarities to the first game might put some fans off. But engaging combat, addictive demon collecting, and gameplay that can only be rivaled by the first entry make Devil Survivor 2 a worthy title in the Shin Megami Tensei series.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Now what is the reason to own Street Fighter X Tekken for PlayStation Vita if you already own it for the home consoles? This version is packed full of extras geared towards owners of the PlayStation 3 version of the game. With this you receive the extra 12 DLC characters and 38 alternate costumes for the core characters of the game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There is so much to do in Dead or Alive Dimensions: Chronicle mode lasts only a few hours, but between the arcade, survival, online, tag, and survival modes DOA enthusiasts will be busy for several hours more.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    At its core, this is a really good game with a winning gameplay mechanic, but its flaws often grind the fun to a screeching halt.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I'm appreciating it not out of some overly indulgent childhood nostalgia but rather for what it's doing right now. It's been way too long since the Transformers property has been this good but High Moon's take on the universe is shaping up to be the modernized reboot the franchise desperately needs.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    WipEout's core experience – fast races, awesome music, and incredible graphics – are better than they've ever been in WipEout 2048. However, the game's more experimental features like motion controls and touch interface fall flat.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    GRFS is a solid entry in the shooter genre, and one of the standout third-person shooter experiences on any console. The emphasis on intel and squads make this a must-have for anyone looking to play as a team and work together.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The word unique gets thrown around a lot in gaming, but The Unfinished Swan is truly unique, an experience not to be missed. It will show you that games don't need combat to be engaging, and they don't need color to strike a chord with your imagination. Simply put, this is one of the best games of the year, and my very favorite gaming experience of 2012.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The story is forgettable but the puzzles paired with the ability to control gravity make for addictive gameplay.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's a fantastically fun, original, and challenging puzzle game. At the same time, its story explores adult themes that games typically avoid, and will have you hooked on the drama within an hour.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Prototype wasn't a bad experience, but Prototype 2 builds on that framework, and provides a much richer gameplay experience. You might not replay this several times, but the main storyline provides about 12 to 15 hours of enjoyment, and the completetists out there will continue leveling Heller up long after the game is over.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Recommending Final Fantasy XIII-2 is an interesting proposition. If you don't like menus and cutscenes, Final Fantasy XIII-2 won't change your world view, because they're still there. However if you, like me, have been waiting for a reason to like Final Fantasy again, this is it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    What is it about this game that is compelling me to a completest level never-before-seen? It's fun, simple, playable, looks okay, and you feel like a bad-ass… that'll do for another eight hours.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There is something for every RPG fan in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn: a superior blend of puzzle-solving and gameplay for newcomers and the same charm from the original GBA games for series veterans. The battles are fun, the puzzles are rewarding, and the overall game is addicting, all ingredients needed for a stellar RPG.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ultimately, I was left with two of the three things I expect from a BioWare game - fantastic story and brilliant characters.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    I'm not sure if Anomaly: Warzone Earth is the first game to flip the tower defense genre on its head, but for me it's the first game I've experienced that does and on the whole I enjoyed it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s pretty darn respectable package. The difficult-but-fair single-player was very satisfying and well-paced, with extremely well implemented co-op, something rare in games these days. Overrun is a welcome addition to the Gears multiplayer suite, even if there’s little variety among the modes.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This episode truly begins to set in place Clementine’s lost innocence.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Even with the new bells and whistles the game is starting to show its age, and the complexity of gameplay will steer many gamers away. If you don't mind sifting through a lot of text, I highly recommend this game to anyone who calls themselves RPG lovers.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If the news of a zombie-themed spin-off signals the series' proverbial jumping of the shark, then at least Sega managed to produce a game that feels as full and complete as Yakuza 4.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is not a revolutionary game by any means, but it builds upon the established strengths of the franchise. Most importantly this is a fun game of football, one that immersed me in all of the elements that make the NFL exciting to watch on Sundays.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    At just under two hours of story here, it's kind of hard to recommend this to someone looking for an engaging narrative, even with some improved mechanics. However, if you've got 100 percent of everything in InFamous 2 and have the itch to collect more then Festival of Blood should be up your alley.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you are an old school WWE fan longing to play with your favorite superstars of yesteryear, then this game is a must buy. Younger fans can learn a lot about the WWE's past by playing through the Attitude Era mode as well.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Your interest in this game will be entirely dependent on whether you already played the original, or if you're rearin' to play it again. Metal Gear Solid 3D is a great showcase of what the 3DS can do and what kind of experience it can offer, I just wish that showcase didn't retread old ground.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Though the level of precision required to solve some puzzles is a little beyond my taste, it's great that games of this nature are starting to become so prolific that those looking for puzzles with a little more bite can find them.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It helps to think of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy as a digital celebration of the series' music and culture rather than a deep gaming experience.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rune Factory 4 certainly isn’t a game for everyone. The intended audience is rather niche, but if you’ve enjoyed past games in the franchise or are looking for a solid RPG to hold your attention for several days you can rest assured your time with Rune Factory 4 will be well spent.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you consider yourself a gaming history connoisseur it represents great value and a fascinating insight into the evolution of action-adventure titles.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    What other game on the market today is like the Wonderful 101? None.