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 3.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Halo 4
Lowest review score: 10 NCIS
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 27 out of 532
532 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    NES Remix is such a simple concept yet it works exceedingly well.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Story and supporting cast don’t match Lara’s characterization growth.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    As MercurySteam deserves credit for keeping much of the combat consistent with the first Lords of Shadow, they’ve also earned recognition for being consistent with the series’ detailed and visually robust art direction.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Tales of Symphonia Chronicles is a wonderful addition to any RPG lover’s library and a showcase of the best the Tales series has to offer.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even with its flaws, Magicka is fun and fresh, and offers a new experience for RPG fans.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though the game is incredibly difficult and will test the patience of even the most Zen players, it is still a blast to play and a definite challenge to hardcore players.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The 3rd Birthday should have been brilliant, but is merely decent.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The lack of narrative hurts what could have been an awesome story.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good way to play this quirky RPG if you don't have a PSP.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a shame it was released in such a crowded downloadable game window, as it's an enjoyable diversion for the price.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Virtually no changes have been made between this game and the last in the series. While not wholly bad, unfortunate omissions like online play and a revamped combat system will leave fans of the series (and of action RPGs in general), wanting more. DeathSpank has a penchant for the epic, but so far his games have been average.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I can't help but feel like there could've been more to Gotham City Impostors.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you've never played any version of Lumines before and you're looking for a solid puzzle game for your new Vita, then this title is certainly worth your time. But if you'd rather save your money and stay home with your block-dance-party-game, then Lumines Electronic Symphony is a bit of a tougher sell.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A broad comprehensive battle system makes each fight worthwhile, if a bit repetitive. The story is told at the right pace and will keep you interested throughout the entirety of the game. But the experience isn't entirely perfect, with some odd sound issues, a knack for getting you lost, and 3D visuals that should never be used.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you dig DotA and want to play a streamlined version of that game on a console, Awesomenauts will deliver big time. But don't be surprised when, well, you wind up never being surprised.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Gungnir is in no means a bad game, there isn't anything about it that calls out to be played. The story isn't entirely original, but the lower class uprising setting fits well with the gameplay (as it does with most titles in the genre).
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tequila Works certainly understands the 2D space and there is some sense of satisfaction in navigating Randall Wayne through miles of hallowed out buildings, a treacherous underground, and zombie-infested roads.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Red Johnson's Chronicles: One Against All is for puzzle lifers. The puzzles are intense, complicated, and obtuse. To top it all off, you attack these puzzles back to back without much levity or downtime to let your brain recover making it even less friendly.