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 3.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 The Last of Us
Lowest review score: 10 NCIS
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 27 out of 532
532 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With a surprisingly long campaign, infinitely replayable multiplayer, improved spectating and community tools, and access to hundreds of user-made game modes, Heart of the Swarm is an absurd value and a complete necessity for anyone that enjoyed any aspect of StarCraft II. Unless you just hate using your mouse in video games, buy Heart of the Swarm.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Fan-fu**ing-tastic. It's the sort of game you don't want to stop playing.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's once in a blue moon that a game this special comes along.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Crysis 2 really feels like the kitchen sink of recent shooters: compelling single-player, interesting multiplayer modes, vehicles, myriad weapons, and the Nanosuit. Plus 3D, stealth kills, grabbing and throwing enemies, sprinting and sliding, using cover, and facing enemies using highly effective AI routines to keep every encounter fresh: It's all here, every check box of the genre ticked. But this kitchen sink is 24-carat gold plated.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Sometimes I feel like role-playing games have forgotten about the whole "roleplaying" part of the genre. So it's refreshing to play a game like Skyrim that imbues so much effort into immersing you in its world. Quit your job. Divorce your spouse. Give your children up for adoption. Do whatever you need to do to find the time to play Skyrim.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's one of the best games on the Wii, it's one of the best RPGs in this generation, and more than that, it's one of the better JRPGs ever made.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall the game offers a robust offering of modes and solid gameplay that will have you playing well into the college season.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    God of War: Origins Collection is a great deal with a combined completion of 12-14 hours, and packed with plenty of extras. However, if you've played both games, there is no real reason to go back, unless you're a diehard completionist.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The freshness of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag puts any concerns of sequel fatigue to rest.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Through complementary presentation, pacing, and the ease of the puzzles, the game’s rain mechanic transcends gimmickry and effectively serves both the gameplay and the narrative.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may not have the most cars, but it's certainly the most enjoyable driving simulation experience you'll find this year.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the most exhilarating racing experience I've had since Dirt 3, and if you had to ask me which one I liked better, it would be like having to choose one of my children to sacrifice.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every addition is more than just a +1 to the feature list. Instead, it ricochets up and down the systems that are already in place, giving you new options and methods of play. Brave New World is the real Civilization V; get it and never look back.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For as large as Far Cry 3′s setting is, there's an elegant conciseness to the game's story mode. It'll still take tens of hours for completionists to get through, but the fast travel and dense map ensures you always have something meaningful to do within minutes.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re a Pikmin fan, pluck the cash from your wallet, hand it to Nintendo, and enjoy the best Pikmin experience around. Just don’t be shocked if you’re left expecting a bit more in the way of story.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great port from the console versions. All the original characters and modes are there. And with the ability to challenge other players online and offline, gives it an even greater replay value.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gravity Rush is a journey. An artistic, unique and intriguing journey. It's not as free or interactive as its 'open world' might have you think, but forget about that. It's an adventure through an odd and interesting land that pulls you through a twisting quest of isolation, dubious friendships and selfless heroics.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    New Leaf is a massive game that has broad appeal. No one person in my group of friends was playing the game the same way.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic downloadable title. Online play makes an already great game even better. Updated visuals, an in-depth training mode, and plenty of challenges to complete give Third Strike Online Edition plenty of replay value.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You get an awesome experience at an absurd value with Serious Sam 3: BFE. Not only is the campaign incredibly substantial, but it offers an experience not seen since Painkiller.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every button on the controller can make a difference to your attack or defense at almost any given time; any direction or weight on the analog stick can affect the outcome of that defense-splitting pass or attack stopping tackle, and that in itself proves how thoroughly engaging this beautiful game can be.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What you will find is the most mechanically broad, content dense, and goddamned gorgeous MMO ever made. If you’ve enjoyed any MMO of the past decade, there’s something in Realm Reborn for you. And if you’ve enjoyed them all? Well… just remember to take a shower once in a while.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Valiant Hearts accomplishes what only a small number of games can: it educates you on the highs and lows of a significant event in history, while creating a tragically beautiful game experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a heart-warming protagonist, beautifully illustrated world, and addicting gameplay, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is another masterpiece of which Level-5 and Studio Ghibli can be rightly proud.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The scope of the storytelling in The Walking Dead video game is almost never attempted in downloadable games, let alone executed this successfully. This is a top-flight narrative, and an excellent example of episodic gaming done right.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Roleplaying games still have a place in the world, and Child of Light is a good reminder that it’s possible to honor what made the genre popular while still adding some modern flare.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of turn-based empire games, you will love Shogun 2 for its deep strategic dilemmas and easy-to-use controls. If you're a fan of military history and tactics, you will adore commanding thousands of troops in realistic battle simulations. If you like samurai, there are literally thousands here for you to play with.

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