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 Portal 2
Lowest review score: 10 NCIS
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 27 out of 532
532 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Make no mistake, this is a game for gamers: furious button mashing, intense competition, and destruction on a scale that only Platinum Games seems to understand.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The heart that went into developing Guacamelee! is evident in its execution and reverence to other works.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Reaper of Souls offers a suitably complete, if uninspiring, revisit to this dark, desolate world. It’s darkly beautiful (one day I’d like to walk through these towns as they were originally created and admire the beauty, not the desolation), superbly crafted (as we expect from Blizzard), and fittingly familiar.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The four or five challenges that click are easily worth the DLC's reasonable price. However, this DLC feels similar to the time trials in Mirror's Edge. Even though it's quality content it simply may not be what you want or expect. However, at such a price, I encourage you to jump in and find out for yourself.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cumbersome controls hamper what would otherwise be a resoundingly memorable adventure. At just five dollars The Binding of Isaac is a great indie title that offers up a ton of replay value and gruesome fun.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Long Road Ahead is still fantastic, and it sets up the conclusion to this series nicely. Buying and playing this episode is a no-brainer (no pun intended).
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No doubt, Dead Space 3 stumbles—pretty hard—in some spots. But it also feels like this is Visceral honing its craft. The combat and pacing are the best they have ever been and some choices invest you in the experience, even if it’s a bummer the story doesn’t hold up.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the Wii U version doesn't do anything that's detrimental to the overall experience it also does little to improve it in any meaningful way.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Reckoning is amusingly playable. Fundamentally simple its combat is colorful and effective and consistently makes you feel like the real star of this show.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Interesting puzzles, HD graphics, and a great soundtrack make for a one-of-a-kind puzzle experience. Tight controls keep things from being overly frustrating and a couple of extra modes add variety to the mix.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By resembling both a shooter and real-time version of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified isn’t the easiest game to grasp. Yet, if you tough it out through the game’s initial hours, there’s a lot gratification to be found in AI team management.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of the original rejoice; it’s everything you’d want in a resurrection. Newcomers should exercise more caution. ROTT is a fantastic game with unrestrained charm, but it comes with a little more fire than modern games will have prepared you to expect.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The addictive core gameplay of hunting, gathering, and building is intact, with streamlined crafting and multiplayer that make the console version unique. It's definitely not a game for people with short attention spans or addictions to hyper-violence.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Vigil nailed the Zelda formula in Darksiders 1. In attempting to evolve that in this sequel, the team stumbles a bit. It's like they wanted to keep Darksiders 2 mechanically consistent without drawing such overt references to their source material. Some story and technical blemishes crop up from this process but they don't distract from the great dungeon design and combat. Darksiders 2 is a great game, with still considerable room for improvement.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you've found yourself underwhelmed by the lack of grandeur in other wrestling games, WWE All Stars is where you belong. Like NBA Jam, the game will not send you into another world for hours at a time or offer a profound single-player experience. It will, however, let you toss your friend twenty feet in the air and then stomp on his balls.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The way the action slows down to zoom in on a brutal kick is reminiscent of how similar camera tricks worked for Street Fighter IV. This enhances Asura's Wrath greatly and turns a game that might've been a generic brawler into a positively memorable one.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's both cohesive and inviting, mechanically and aesthetically. And if you're interested in a game with elaborate and interesting puzzles, you're not likely to find something better this side of Portal.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    And while some nagging design annoyances and control issues permeate the game, its incredible, whacked-out art style does a lot to carry the experience.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A few technical hiccups here and there, a super-short campaign, and an almost nonexistent story weren't enough to hinder my enjoyment of Hard Reset.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Crashmo is a really good game, but I didn't like it quite as much as Pushmo. I'm not sure if the reason for that lies within me, or the game itself, but I felt far less compelled to go back to each puzzle this time around...But Crashmo is still a hell of a puzzle game, and if you're more inspired than intimidated by a challenge, I can see no reason why you shouldn't snap this game up now.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fun action shooting for fun-loving action shooter fans. If you count yourself in that number, you'll likely have a blast. If you expect meat or real depth, you probably haven't listened this far.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Delivers a fast-paced, accessible game that is both rewarding and beautiful. The problem is that it doesn't offer much variety in its gameplay modes.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The inclusion of a fully voiced cast and the open-world setting of Gotham make this one of the most ambitious games in the LEGO series to date. If you only play one Batman game that comes out this year, it should definitely be LEGO Batman 2.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Worms Revolution is more Worms, but it's more Worms with a few quirky twists. Though the water looks like jelly, it adds some never-before-possible mechanics into the world of Worms that make you ponder your plan of attack more thoughtfully.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s been almost a year since Gears of War: Judgment, and Garden Warfare took little time to renew my fondness for last-stand style missions. Yet more than anything, PopCap managed to successfully reinterpret their flagship franchise without losing sight of what made the series’ characters so memorable.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Orcs is not a game for everyone, but you should absolutely give it a look if you're interested in ambitious design or interesting worlds.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's got some nice simple puzzle sequences, some shootouts, and a truck full of drama. Let's just hope the final chapter doesn't take forever to come out.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are minor issues with the game, notably the exclusion of public matchmaking, but they can be looked past when the game hits its prime and you're murdering thousands of pointy-toothed orcs.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game definitely has a bigger roster, badder presentation, and better gameplay. The new controls are easy to pick up and fun to play.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a lot of reverence and respect shown for this game here. As a value proposition it may not make a lot of sense and in more ways than one the campaign shows its age, but for hardcore Halo fans, those factors really shouldn't matter.