Maxi Consolas (Portugal)'s Scores

  • Games
For 227 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 The Orange Box
Lowest review score: 35 Iron Man
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 7 out of 227
227 game reviews
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Rockstar chose to cut off some of the features from the previous games, offering instead a much richer and cohesive world, with an amazing plot and even better cast. Superb in every aspect, GTA IV is an essential experience that justifies as no other its expensive price. [June 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An excellent mix between FPS, RPG and adventure, Bioshock challenges conventions to bring us a game where the choices available to the player are the focus of its innovative and creative gameplay. It’s not a perfect game, but it’s without a doubt an unforgettable experience. The main candidate to the GOTY award rests its case. [Sept 2007, p.59]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Rockstar chose to cut off some of the features from the previous games, offering instead a much richer and cohesive world, with an amazing plot and even better cast. Superb in every aspect, GTA IV is an essential experience that justifies as no other its expensive price. [June 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    LBP is a unique game. It disguises itself as a 2D platform game but surprises the players with a set of editing tools and level sharing absolutely amazing. With a distinctive style and an everlasting future potential, we can say that Sackboy already conquered this industry. [Oct 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s probably closer to perfection than most of the games that we’ve played this year. You just can’t miss an experience that’s pure fun and can put a smile on your face from start to finish. Buy it, borrow it... just play it. [Dec 2007]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even if you forget the fact that you have five games in one box, it’s the quality here that’s impressive. One of the best FPS ever, a little slice of pure genius and a multiplayer classic renewed. [Nov 2007]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It’s not Melee 2...it’s something even better. Hundreds of extras, dozens of characters and an incredible multiplayer makes for the strongest candidate to game of the year for the Wii. Even if it doesn’t appeal to all of the casual audience, it’s a mandatory title for the console. We strongly recommend it. What else can we say? [Aug 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Metal Gear Solid 4 is a work of passion by Hideo Kojima. Often touching the line between genius and madness, he manages to build a truly epic ending to one of the most essential series in videogames history. Improving most of the elements from the previous titles, MGS 4 is a unique piece by its conception and nature, which rightly deserves the love of fans and the respect of all players. [June 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The best and most complete portable adventure ever. Even if you’re not a fan of the series, you should feel compelled to play it and recognize it as a masterpiece. [Nov 2007]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The natural evolution of Infinity Ward’s franchise is the best action game of the year, thanks to all the tension and cinematic feel of the single player campaign, alongside one of the most addictive multiplayer experiences on consoles. Highly recommended, even if you’re not an FPS fan. [Dec 2007]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The natural evolution of Infinity Ward’s franchise is the best action game of the year, thanks to all the tension and cinematic feel of the single player campaign, alongside one of the most addictive multiplayer experiences on consoles. Highly recommended, even if you’re not an FPS fan. [Dec 2007]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The usual audience will be captivated by its story, that’s complemented with some great real time strategy mechanics. Just trying to unlock all of the elemental Espers will make you addicted. [Apr 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s not a revolution, but everything it does, it does really well. Once again, a brilliant product of Insomniac’s imagination. [Nov 2007]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The excellent control system is not the only virtue of Retro Studios. The brilliant level design and the absence of any technical flaw makes Metroid Prime 3 a Wii masterpiece. [Nov 2007]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best PS3 exclusive to date. While it lasts, it’s one of the best action/adventure games of recent times. Lara Croft will have to sweat a lot on her next adventure to make Nathan Drake go away. [Nov 2007]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Still terribly fun with its competitive online modes and a great use of the Wii Wheel. And at the end of the day, it presents the traditional polished and shiny look of all of Nintendo’s big guns that we simply love. [May 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If all of Nintendo's efforts to reinvent the interaction with player produce such great results as Wii Fit, they are more than welcome. You can say that this a new kind of social game that will bring you closer to friends but, above all, motivate you to healthy habits and burn those "extra" pound that have been bothering you for a while. [May 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Here is the best football simulator available in the market. It presents the emotion and tactical elements of football like no other, maintaining a connection with real world trough the Live Season. The online mode 10 vs 10 is a milestone in the genre. [Oct 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those who expect to find the new "Knights of the Old Republic" might be a little disappointed. The story lacks some real depth – once again it’s the old 'save the galaxy' cliché – but it might gain another dimension once the trilogy unfolds. But it’s still a fabulous RPG, one that any fan of the genre can’t possibly miss. [Dec 2007]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fulfilling all the promises and expectations, Codemasters offers a high quality racing game. In fact, GRiD not only sets a new path for the historical Race Driver series, but also manages to keep the high quality standards usually accomplished by the company. [June 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Here is the best football simulator available in the market. It presents the emotion and tactical elements of football like no other, maintaining a connection with real world trough the Live Season. The online mode 10 vs 10 is a milestone in the genre. [Oct 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Technically impressive, Dead Space can be described as a mix of "Resident Evil 4" with films like "Event Horizon" and "Aliens". If you have the age and the stomach to get trhough it’s violent and morbid content, you’ll enjoy one of the best horror games available. [Oct 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fulfilling all the promises and expectations, Codemasters offers a high quality racing game. In fact, GRiD not only sets a new path for the historical Race Driver series, but also manages to keep the high quality standards usually accomplished by the company. [June 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Square Enix proves that J-RPG doesn’t have to stick with a pre-formatted formula, offering a modern environment, a combat mechanic free of random encounters, and a adjustable difficulty that maintains the challenge to the player. Essential to all DS owners. [June 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The trilogy ends with a title that doesn’t bring anything really new regarding the solo campaign, but maintains the fun and appealing gameplay that this series is known for. In the end, it’s on the multiplayer front that Halo 3 shines the most, with an overwhelming number of options and exemplary support by Bungie. [Oct 2007, p.55]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Technically impressive, Dead Space can be described as a mix of "Resident Evil 4" with films like "Event Horizon" and "Aliens". If you have the age and the stomach to get trhough it’s violent and morbid content, you’ll enjoy one of the best horror games available. [Oct 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Even to gamers more used to Bioware and Bethesda, it’s still a great proposition to everyone who likes RPGs, with its delightful backstory and visuals. [Nov 2007]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Much more than a simple conversion to consoles, Revolution is a Civ experience built and tailored specially for these machines. And it really shows. It’s, in nature, a very addictive experience and the gameplay really suits the different console controllers. [Aug 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Fans of this historical series can be certain that they will be completely satisfied with this game. It’s nothing revolutionary, but Sony managed to elevate all the elements to an outstanding level, appealing not only to fans, but also to new players. [Oct 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Above all, it’s well worth just for its incredible atmosphere of pure tension, with the help of the technical side of things that work “for” the game instead of enslaving it. The first person action has an even more physical approach than in the original game and delivers a more “personal” experience. [Apr 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Bangai-O Spirits is one of those bizarre but extremely addictive games that we can always expect from Treasure. The difficulty can sometimes be exasperating, but behind this shoot’em up, that contains a whole lot of genres, there is a unique game for DS. [Oct 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The combats are great but it’s not an easy experience because it requires a huge dedication from the player to level up his party and to manage inventory and skills. [Nov 2007]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As fun and addictive as the previous ones, although the increased difficulty might be a little intimidating to anyone who intends to join the Guitar Hero cult at this later stage. But the new Les Paul guitars, the co-op career and the fabulous track list form, once again, an incredible experience. [Dec 2007]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Don’t be fooled by it’s cute 2D visuals and the sidescrolling format that reminds us of the old 16 bit platformers, because this is a great strategy game. It can be chaotic at times, and there aren’t many different levels. But everything else makes up for it. [Dec 2007]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Even though it’s short, Chains of Olympus is an awesome game that captures perfectly all of the God of War spirit. At the same time, it manages to offer some prodigious visuals that really raise the bar for the PSP. It’s the second lesson from Ready at Dawn on how to program for Sony’s portable machine. [Apr 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It has all the ambitions and potential worthy of a true next-gen title, from its visuals to the freedom it offers to the player, although it falls victim of its own limitations. But this title still has the flavour of something quite innovative. [Dec 2007]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With its new and open structure, it can be a shock at the beginning. But the gameplay is as addictive as ever and with its vertiginous speed, excellent framerate and, mainly, the new online multiplayer, the new Burnout is still a great game for any arcade racing fan. [Jan 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Soul Calibur IV it is still one of the best of its genre, but we can’t help to feel the absence of strong innovations. The online multiplayer is the lasting appeal lifesaver. [Sept 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s the culmination of a very long development that presents itself as one of the first good surprises of the year. It doesn’t have the intention to innovate, especially when compared to Resident Evil 4, but its solid gameplay mechanics, alongside with some great visuals, make for a great experience. Especially for those who like visceral action. [Apr 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Behind its simplistic but charming appearance, together with its original rhythm sequences and gameplay, hides a strategy game that can grab you for hours. It shows that there’s always room for creativity in videogames. Just for that, it deserves your full attention. [Feb 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A pleasant surprise, Boom Blox helps understanding the need of more interactive experiences, in a game that’s a serious candidate to the title of best Puzzle for Wii. At times it can be too easy, but it well-deserves the quality stamp form EA. [June 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    An old fashion RPG with turn-based combats and random encounters that might put your patience to the test. And the same can be said for the amount o loading screens. But watching these characters grow within the story is well worth it. [March 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A new incursion of the Battlefield franchise on the console turf that manages to surprise us, mainly because of the consistent solo campaign. Even if it doesn’t offer the same intensity and cinematic flair as Call of Duty 4 (although it has an excellent destruction engine). And, of course, as far as online is concerned, Bad Company doesn’t disappoint. [July 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s the confirmation of everything that was great on FIFA 08 for the PS3 and Xbox 360. The gameplay is side-by-side with everything that Pro Evolution Soccer has delivered over the years and it’s better than any FIFA to date. And with its shiny presentation and online and offline modes, it’s a must have for every soccer fan out there. [Apr 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Makes use of the pretty interesting technology from the PS Eye. Although it’s essentially a multiplayer experience, it stands out as the most different game in PS3 Xmas catalogue. [Nov 2007]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Soul Calibur IV it is still one of the best of its genre, but we can’t help to feel the absence of strong innovations. The online multiplayer is the lasting appeal lifesaver. [Sept 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s the culmination of a very long development that presents itself as one of the first good surprises of the year. It doesn’t have the intention to innovate, especially when compared to Resident Evil 4, but its solid gameplay mechanics, alongside with some great visuals, make for a great experience. Especially for those who like visceral action. [Apr 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With its new and open structure, it can be a shock at the beginning. But the gameplay is as addictive as ever and with its vertiginous speed, excellent framerate and, mainly, the new online multiplayer, the new Burnout is still a great game for any arcade racing fan. [Jan 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Reinforcing its clear contrast with other tennis games, Top Spin 3 is not a title for the simply curious. The gameplay is difficult and complex, but as soon as you get over the learning curve, you gain access to one of the most rewarding and realistic tennis experiences to date. And if you take in account the different game modes, all the real tennis fans will simply love it. [Aug 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Another good chapter on this franchise. The multiplayer makes it an even more attractive proposition, since the single player campaign is good enough on its own, with the usual adrenaline fix for anyone who likes dogfights. [Dec 2007]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    In this effort to regain the title, PES plays it safe and recovers the classic gameplay that conquered the players in the last decade. But while it can be enough to hold on the fans, the reused formula and the comeback of the same old flaws can be a growing problem for the future. [Oct 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s the confirmation of everything that was great on FIFA 08 for the PS3 and Xbox 360. The gameplay is side-by-side with everything that Pro Evolution Soccer has delivered over the years and it’s better than any FIFA to date. And with its shiny presentation and online and offline modes, it’s a must have for every soccer fan out there. [Apr 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A new incursion of the Battlefield franchise on the console turf that manages to surprise us, mainly because of the consistent solo campaign. Even if it doesn’t offer the same intensity and cinematic flair as Call of Duty 4 (although it has an excellent destruction engine). And, of course, as far as online is concerned, Bad Company doesn’t disappoint. [July 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As fun and addictive as the previous ones, although the increased difficulty might be a little intimidating to anyone who intends to join the Guitar Hero cult at this later stage. But the new Les Paul guitars, the co-op career and the fabulous track list form, once again, an incredible experience. [Dec 2007]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With its peculiar fighting system, it’s the best recreation of the fights that we saw on TV, that really come alive with the great cel shading visuals. More than 150 characters, the campaign and tournament modes and the encyclopedias make it just perfect for DB fans. [Dec 2007]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It has all the ambitions and potential worthy of a true next-gen title, from its visuals to the freedom it offers to the player, although it falls victim of its own limitations. But this title still has the flavour of something quite innovative. [Dec 2007]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Reinforcing its clear contrast with other tennis games, Top Spin 3 is not a title for the simply curious. The gameplay is difficult and complex, but as soon as you get over the learning curve, you gain access to one of the most rewarding and realistic tennis experiences to date. And if you take in account the different game modes, all the real tennis fans will simply love it. [Aug 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The changes are in the most part cosmetic, but whether you like them or not, Advance Wars: Dark Conflict is still an extremely well balanced and addictive turn-based strategy game, rewarding strategic thinking and tactical forethought. [March 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Between an RPG and a variant of The Sims, Persona 3 is a title that shouldn’t be missed by anyone who craves for a different experience. The story is not only good but also intriguing and the amount of things that you have to do and manage can be a little overwhelming. [March 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    In this effort to regain the title, PES plays it safe and recovers the classic gameplay that conquered the players in the last decade. But while it can be enough to hold on the fans, the reused formula and the comeback of the same old flaws can be a growing problem for the future. [Oct 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great platformer and one of the best Sonic games in side scrolling. Along with Wii’s The Secret Rings it’s probably enough to dislodge Sonic the Hedgehog for the 360 and PS3 from our memory. [Nov 2007]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great offering from Capcom. Even in a genre that’s not common on consoles, it manages to work perfectly on the Nintendo Wii. If you don’t mind spending a few brain cells and tearing your hair when you fail an objective, you just have to buy this game. [Feb 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With its fast paced action, powerful visuals and some of the best vehicles and weapons ever seen on an online environment, UT III is tailor made for anyone who craves for online competition. [March 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Taking advantage of the experience of previous titles, this new Buzz manages to offer a lot more. More quantity and more options, with the introduction of online support for multiplayer sessions and downloadable content. [July 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Much more than a simple conversion to consoles, Revolution is a Civ experience built and tailored specially for these machines. And it really shows. It’s, in nature, a very addictive experience and the gameplay really suits the different console controllers. [Aug 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 50 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    All the key elements of the game are present on this remake. The graphics look quite detailed and colored new backgrounds have been introduced to make it look alive. A new Continue option, unlocked by mini games completion, will welcome the new players. The game itself remains as addictive as it’s always been and it’s an excellent choice if you like this genre. [Feb 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As fun and addictive as the previous ones, although the increased difficulty might be a little intimidating to anyone who intends to join the Guitar Hero cult at this later stage. But the new Les Paul guitars, the co-op career and the fabulous track list form, once again, an incredible experience. [Dec 2007]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With many details about the FF VII group being revealed, the huge amount of cinematics transform Crisis Core in a kind of interactive movie, thus constraining the exploration and combat phases. It could be perfect, but it keeps itself as “just” an excellent game. [June 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Above all, it’s well worth just for its incredible atmosphere of pure tension, with the help of the technical side of things that work “for” the game instead of enslaving it. The first person action has an even more physical approach than in the original game and delivers a more “personal” experience. [Apr 2008]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s one of those cases that could easily pass for an expansion of previous titles, but those similarities are also one of its stronger points. There are some highly challenging battles here, especially if you want to keep all of the party members alive. [Apr 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pro Evo appears to be tired and probably needs a break. It’s still a great soccer game, and when enjoyed with friends it’s still one of the best multiplayer games on consoles, but its stagnant state has to be recognized even by the most ferocious supporters. [Nov 2007]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Visceral action supported by one of the best combat systems that you can find. But it fails to offer anything new which, alongside the lack of polish and a better balance of the difficulty, makes this sequel pretty much more of the same. [July 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s not perfect and can be easily criticized for the lack of customization of the online races and the absence of damages. But it’s far from being a simple demo and has a lot of reasons that fans of series should be interested in. It’s well worth the investment. [Apr 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nobody can take away what this franchise did to the genre. But it’s hard to shake the feeling that we’ve played this before. Tony Hawk’s team seems to be running out of ideas and with “Skate” as a strong newcomer, they really need to change. But it’s still a fun game that old fans of the Birdman will appreciate. [Dec 2007
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The combat system is still brilliant, Nero proves to be a good character and visually it’s pretty impressive. But we can’t help feeling a little disappointed. It’s still a great action game, but has the same flaws of every other title of the series. [Feb 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This DS title still manages to be as addictive as the original, even if the control scheme on the portable isn’t as intuitive as on the Xbox 360. It’s fun, but you should take it with some moderation… or else you might lose all felling in your hand and wrist due to the pain. [Jan 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nobody can take away what this franchise did to the genre. But it’s hard to shake the feeling that we’ve played this before. Tony Hawk’s team seems to be running out of ideas and with “Skate” as a strong newcomer, they really need to change. But it’s still a fun game that old fans of the Birdman will appreciate. [Dec 2007
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dragon Sword is possibly the most visceral game in the Nintendo portable console. The story mode feels a bit short, but the combat system is very addictive and perfectly fitted to the DS potential. [June 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Embracing the Dark Side of the Force, this is a game plenty of action, memorable locations e a few surprises in the Star Wars world. It has some technical issues and an incoherent difficulty, but it’s still an experience that no fan should miss, also deserving the attention of the action gamers. [Sept 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Viva Piñata is a very peculiar game, hardly attractive to the casual player. Even so, it’s charm and the way it reveals the game’s complexity seduces the players looking for something different. A few game modes ease this sequel for the younger players, the game’s main target. [Oct 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its original concept and great execution makes something more of what might have been just another platformer. It’s quite a treat to see our own creations in the game world. [Nov 2007]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Embracing the Dark Side of the Force, this is a game plenty of action, memorable locations e a few surprises in the Star Wars world. It has some technical issues and an incoherent difficulty, but it’s still an experience that no fan should miss, also deserving the attention of the action gamers. [Sept 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Here is one of the most amusing games for Wii. It’s more colorful than the original version and has an amazing playlist, although the Wiimote is not so accurate has the maracas. In addition, we also have to complaint about the lack of an online mode. [Oct 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When it comes to tactical shooters, it’s hard to find anything better than this. While the previous title already offered brilliant gameplay, Vegas 2 still manages to introduce some minor touches that make it even better. But although it’s a great multiplayer experience it still doesn’t manage to deliver the definite co-op formula. [Apr 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While retaining the relaxed and accessible attitude of the franchise, it proves to be a great alternative for those who don’t like the seriousness of Tiger Woods. And if you take in consideration the type of strokes, certainly appreciated by the golf purists, and the online inclusion, it’s easy to understand that this title will be able to garner even more fans. [Apr 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It has charisma and it’s quite fun. Despite the arcade style, its combat mechanic is very technical and rewarding, although the difficulty could be more balanced. One final word for the character creator, that allows for the most bizarre creations. [Sept 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In spite of its somewhat repetitive rhythm, Viking manages to offer to the player a great sense of accomplishment. It keeps us moving forward with the promise (always fulfilled) of some epic action sequences. The combat system is the result of a well balanced act between depth and accessibility. [Apr 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it’s not a rupture from the series roots, this is still an excellent experience, thanks to a thrilling story and a group of characters that can touch the player. The tactical nature of the gameplay is still a distinctive approach in the World War II genre. [Oct 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When it comes to tactical shooters, it’s hard to find anything better than this. While the previous title already offered brilliant gameplay, Vegas 2 still manages to introduce some minor touches that make it even better. But although it’s a great multiplayer experience it still doesn’t manage to deliver the definite co-op formula. [Apr 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Action fans won’t be disappointed by this game. The fun factor throws realism out the window and there’s hardly a dull moment. [Nov 2007]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great sequel and a great action game for the PSP. Even though there aren’t a lot of new ideas, most of them are very well implemented. This second game on the PSP consummates the redemption of an old franchise and of Gabriel Logan as a lead character. [Dec 2007]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It has charisma and it’s quite fun. Despite the arcade style, its combat mechanic is very technical and rewarding, although the difficulty could be more balanced. One final word for the character creator, that allows for the most bizarre creations. [Sept 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Arriving very late to Europe, Yakuza 2 is already showing signs of age. But despite some technical problems, it can make a good use of an interesting story, a brutal combat system and an exciting environment. [Oct 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In spite of its somewhat repetitive rhythm, Viking manages to offer to the player a great sense of accomplishment. It keeps us moving forward with the promise (always fulfilled) of some epic action sequences. The combat system is the result of a well balanced act between depth and accessibility. [Apr 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There’s a lot of intense moments in the single player campaign and the multiplayer supports 32 players. The PSP doesn’t have a lot of good FPS in its catalogue but Heroes 2 follows the same pattern of quality shown by the original title. [Dec 2007]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pro Evo appears to be tired and probably needs a break. It’s still a great soccer game, and when enjoyed with friends it’s still one of the best multiplayer games on consoles, but its stagnant state has to be recognized even by the most ferocious supporters. [Nov 2007]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The combat system is still brilliant, Nero proves to be a good character and visually it’s pretty impressive. But we can’t help feeling a little disappointed. It’s still a great action game, but has the same flaws of every other title of the series. [Feb 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it’s not a rupture from the series roots, this is still an excellent experience, thanks to a thrilling story and a group of characters that can touch the player. The tactical nature of the gameplay is still a distinctive approach in the World War II genre. [Oct 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Those who know what to expect from Harvest Moon will find here one of the best titles of the series. To those not familiar with the gameplay, we recommend the game with some caution, since it’s slow and repetitive mechanic, while captivating, will bore the less patient and frustrate those with little time to invest in the discovery of the hidden treasures of a country life. [May 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game stays true to the series and it manages to introduce some new mini-games between levels. There’s probably too much contextual actions going on, that slows down the action. But it’s a decent proposal for the PSP nonetheless. [Aug 2008]
    • Maxi Consolas (Portugal)