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 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 10 NCIS
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 27 out of 532
532 game reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    I really enjoyed the ridiculousness of playing poker to stop ice wolves and castle guardians (just think about it…).
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    I was disappointed with this game. Killing zombies with friends is a fun, if short, adventure, but highly repetitive gameplay makes the game stale. A great deal of backtracking and monotonous quests holds the game back even further. The nail in the coffin is no online multiplayer, because this game is just screaming to be played with friends over Xbox Live.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Too many quirks and glitches still exist in the gameplay for me to fully immerse myself into the sport. 2K12 makes pitching more challenging and stands out as the most polished aspect of the gameplay. Very little has been added in the way of game modes this season, but the standards still play true to form.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Yoshi’s New Island isn’t a bad game; it just doesn’t live up to the legacy set forth by its predecessors.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you’re the type of gamer that likes talking about games as much as playing them, The Cave will give you plenty to talk about. Otherwise, if you’re just after a fun and well-crafted experience, there’s too much chaff in this package.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    This isn't a bad game at all, but its relatively low score is more a reflection of how much gaming bang you get for your buck. It's just not quite worth the ten dollars it costs on XBLA-especially considering you can get pretty much the same game for five on Google Play. Babel Rising is mostly saved by its multiplayer options.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    An overall completion time of around five hours doesn't help the game either.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Offers an adequately suspenseful adventure and expands the series' lore, just barely making it worthy of the Silent Hill name.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    I was nonetheless impressed by the interdependence of the sea and ground battles, and it's the kind of gameplay mechanic of which I want to see more in future games. Battleship is worth a rental for sure.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Contra and Metal Slug are the KFCs of the 2D shooter world. And this game is literally like hardboiled chicken–enjoyable for the price, but is no gourmet dish.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Even though the game gets repetitive you're constantly receiving rewards and increasing your stats, which makes the game addictive.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Most Civ players will find the changes too minor and the original game complex enough that an expansion isn't necessary.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you’re open-minded enough for that to justify your time, Game & Wario will satisfy you. I suspect that won’t be too many gamers though.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    But its hugely let down by this DLC idea of THQ's which, executed in the way it has been, has left the game lacking in any real content to justify laying down the initial $40.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Urban Trial Freestyle isn’t Trials HD, but it can have its moments: when you’re flying through the levels, landing after huge falls, and getting super fast times the game is quite fun.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A good dance game that uses solid gameplay mechanics. While the visuals are distinct, they're lacking on a technical level.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Once again a 3DS game fails to realize its huge online multiplayer potential.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It's better than last year's abysmal effort, that's for sure. But it's still not the supreme racer the biking scene deserves.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It offers nothing profound, but improves incrementally over the last in the series (as the franchise is wont to do). Series regulars already know everything there is to know, and as such probably haven't bothered to read any reviews.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Only the most ardent Dead Rising fans should buy this game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    When a game's stated purpose is to relax the user, but it winds up doing the exact opposite, that extra credit can only carry it so far. Above all, there are some wonderful experiences to be had in Leela, but they're forgotten as soon as the frustrations set in.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The convenience of modern games makes this Resident Evil Code: Veronica X feel dated.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The tension-inducing design present in I Am Alive's mechanics extends to its checkpoint system, which I would describe as torturous.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Unforgiving quick-time events, unintelligent AI, frustrating cheap deaths, and confusing level design are just a few problems.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you're jonesing for classic, Rare-made GoldenEye and your N64 is nowhere to be found, then the updated Reloaded is definitely a must-buy. But if you don't already have an attachment to the old game, there isn't much here for you.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Despite serious gameplay and production issues, Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes is still a memorable and enjoyable game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    For as “action packed” and “feature laden” as it is, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge suffers from a lack of balance and will no doubt be a source of frustration for those who try to go against its painful grain.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Duke, it's great to see you back again, I never thought I'd see the day. My memories mean you've earned a few runarounds online, and completing the campaign, but it is more nostalgia driven than being pulled through a compelling, polished experience.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The story is decent at times but fails to compare to the magnitude of the original books' story. Leveling up and getting new gear is fun, but the combat becomes repetitive quickly.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Qoga adheres to every JRPG trope you can imagine but manages to be disarmingly charming and original within that framework. Think of it as a low-budget Tales of Vesperia.