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 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 10 NCIS
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 27 out of 532
532 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What matters is what Titanfall is. And that is an expertly formed shooter. It lacks many built-in charms gamers might expect, like obvious eSports functions and game modes that really promote how this experience is truly different. But it’s also clear that this is stage one of an ongoing process.
    • 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.
    • 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
    The Wolf Among Us is a noir stemmed in fantasy and (actual) glamour that blurs the lines of right and wrong. I wasn’t able to appreciate the mystery of The Wolf Among Us until the last chapter, but what a gratifying experience it turns out to be.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Amid the Ruins ends abruptly, but the cliffhanger serves to amp up the suspense for the finale.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While the competitive multiplayer will rock your face, the implementation of co-op in Killzone 3 is a little disappointing - specifically the lack of online co-op in any fashion.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    YDKJ marries difficult trivia with excellent presentation, biting humor, and an unpredictability that will make you look forward to every episode.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    LittleBigPlanet 2 is an excellent game. I wish there was more of it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you already have the core game and first expansion and are satisfied with them, there may not be enough new here to entice you into buying. But if you want to finish out the story of Sub-Sector Aurelia, or you want to try out a different race, or if you just can't get enough, Retribution is a steal at $30.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Show has plenty of room for improvement, but that's not necessarily a bad thing for an annual franchise.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sims purist[s] will likely wretch at this latest entry, as it guts nearly everything that makes a Sims game a Sims game-the Sims don't even have to pee for Pete's sake! But if you're actually playing games to make things pee rather than slay beasts and bed maidens, you're clearly doing it wrong. This is a great start for a Sims branch that will surely get at least one expansion, and to be honest, it's already my favorite branch on the tree.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With loads of unlockables, downright adorable presentation, and solid co-op gameplay, it's extremely difficult to think of a person that wouldn't enjoy LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean. Maybe if you hate the movies, hate LEGO games, or just plain hate happiness, you shouldn't give this game a chance.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    And while the additions of features like campaign co-op and survival-based multiplayer are not unwelcome, it's the core aspects of FEAR 3 that should be the reason you play this game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Improves universally over the original, and also manages to be the best looking PC game at the same time. If you're a fan of meaty RPGs or if you've been desperate to stretch your computer's technical legs, you need to play The Witcher 2.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There's absolutely no doubt that Trenched offers a deep and entertaining action and strategy experience, built on a familiar premise, molded into an amazingly unique perspective.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I love EDF to death. It delivers a metric ton of stupid fun.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 85 Critic Score
    A very good game, if not an unnecessary release. Minor enhancements to the graphics and sound coupled with the addition of an entire new day to play through are nice additions to the game, but shouldn't warrant another play through of the game for those who already experienced the first.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Aside from a story that is sometimes too silly and a difficulty too unforgiving, there's not a lot to complain about in Driver: San Francisco. There are certainly a lot of things to love. The gorgeous graphics and entertaining gameplay definitely make the game a thrill ride.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sure, the multiplayer might not set your loins on fire but PS3 owners will find the game's single player to be one of the best times they'll have shooting stuff in the face.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The superlative bosses that serve as the lynchpin for Shadow of the Colossus are worth the price of admission alone.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A fun game that does a great job showing off the DS. Unique controls, a fun new concept for the series, and the same fun and imagination that made the Kirby series popular combine to make Kirby Mass Attack is fitting end to the popular handheld.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Dark Souls has hooks, and those hooks are in me deep; I'm already planning my next several playthroughs as different classes, and for a game that is 80+ hours, that's a testament to its gripping quality.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Resident Evil 4 was an incredible game in 2005, and surprise surprise, it's still an incredible game in 2011. Graphics and controls have predictably tarnished with time, but the gameplay is still as sterling as ever.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I expected some goofy fun from NBA Jam: OFE and got a thoroughly well-developed, competitive game that's both faithful to the Jam legacy and has legs to last.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Playing Kirby's Return to Dream Land is a combination of nostalgic fun and the child-like charm felt from every Kirby title.