Meristation's Scores

  • Games
For 1,533 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Rayman Legends
Lowest review score: 5 Rambo: The Video Game
Score distribution:
1,533 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lara Croft changes her typical gameplay, but it's even better right now: a huge game, full of elements, fun and compelling, with great visuals and gameplay. It's excellent overall, one of the best XBLA/PSN games out there.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The effort of Team Ninja and Nintendo working hand-to-hand on the development of a new Metroid iteration is mainly everything a fan of the series could've expected - Isolation, action, love and thrill... Other M's a trip into Samus Aran's mind and feelings. Meanwhile, the gameplay is successful when trying to offer some fun, something that's worth trying. It doesn't matter if you're a die-hard of the franchise or just a curious newcomer, Metroid: Other M hits the spot just where it had to do it, and that's basically everything we've asked for after so many years willing to try some new 2D action based on this heroine.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep is just one of the best games for the PSP, with a great and long storyline, the best battle system of all Kingdom Hearts games to date and three fantastic new main characters. Don't worry about the subtitle: this is the Kingdom Hearts III you've been waiting for.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Civilization V is a fantastic entry in the series, which avoids the trap of getting stagnant thanks to some important novelties on combat system, interface and general design, designed to create a 4X of elegant and clean mechanics.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Control-wise, FIFA 11 offers several new features, but it has some ideas during the match that prevent it from vastly improving itself and becoming the ultimate football game. Its main features this year: playing as the goalkeeper and playing 11 vs 11 players online.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow represents an excellent reboot of the saga, with a huge diversity in the gameplay, scenarios, enemies and situations. With nice graphics and immersive soundtrack, fans from the Konami's franchise will be pleased with this long hack'n slash adventure. A must have.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The next installment of Nba 2k series it's more than an annual upgrade. Jordan's presence takes protagonism in amazing new gameplay modes, and all aspects related to playability and graphic realism has been improved. Definitely, the best basketball simulator in current generation.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Obsidian had a difficult task with New Vegas, a "sequel" of Fallout 3 where they could not offer anything radically new in terms of engine or game systems. But just as expected, the superlative talent of the studio for narrative and dialogue has been more than enough to keep the interest in this game. More of the same, yes, but better and closer to the spirit of the original series, just don't expect it to be immediately noticeable.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Layton and the Unwound Future is the best title of the franchise so far, packed with new puzzles and an intriguing new story that will take both characters -Layton and Luke- to a new but-not-better future.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super Meat Boy is simply one of the best games of the year, and we are not only talking about downloadable stuff. A brilliant return to the old-school mechanics.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    New instruments, new ways of understading the musical scene of videogames industry. Rock Band 3's so far the best on its genre, with tons of new features, improved graphics and the possibility of learning how to play an instrument for real. It's expensive, but it's worth what it costs.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Black Ops's on Wii very much the same that we will find on the X360/PS3/PC versions, meaning: an entertaining game with an outstading script. It's an amazing experience for the owners of this platform, no matter if it looks better or not than in other consoles.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it keeps the same gameplay modes as the original, the changes made due to the adaptation the the Vietnam war, sometimes make it feel like a new game more than an add-on, seeing the price.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Deathwing is back, and his emergence on the world of Azeroth has been plunged into a devastating cataclysm. However, the fate that we have is that with all this destruction comes the best expansion appeared to date for the MMORPG market leader.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best 2D platforms game in the last years.Varied game, full of possibilities and long. Donkey Kong Country Returns has a polished gameplay and briliant artistic designs in the return of the most famous virtual monkey.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shocking audiovisual section at service of one of the best games of the genre.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Treyarch archieves with Black Ops the best single player campaign in a recent Call of Duty; spectacular, memorable, well driven and with a very solid script, and wraps it with some other extras that denote special care to the solo-player. The multiplayer shines as usual, adding few new modes that blend in very well in a mode that will make the game last exciting moths. On the other hand, AI flaws, respawn patterns and the engine performance are COD's endemic sickness that need to be seriously reconsidered in the short therm or they could pull the franchise down.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kirby strikes again with his best adventure so far, probably also one of the best stories that we've discovered on Wii's catalog. This is a trully epic adventure in which Kirby discovers a new way of developing his abilites, meeting new friends and so on. It's fun and entertaining, and without any doubt the best game for this console on the beginning of 2011. Yet another must-have for Nintendo's Wii.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A stunning adventure, one of Matsuno's masterworks, a good example of how to develop a Strategy RPG with an intriguin' storyline. Plenty of new additions to the gameplay mechanics, it's yet another game that should be on any gamer's shelve.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nintendo proves once again why Pokemon is not a franchise just for kids. While not the most innovative sequel, Game Freak keeps adding new layers of depth to their formula, once again delivering something truly special to the fans.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nintendo proves once again why Pokemon is not a franchise just for kids. While not the most innovative sequel, Game Freak keeps adding new layers of depth to their formula, once again delivering something truly special to the fans.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shogun 2 is like a melting pot for all the ideas, gameplay and concepts we've seen in the previous games of the Total War series. Its pillars are quite similar to Empire's, but this game has improvements in many areas, and the setting is so charming, that it feels like something unique.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super Street Fighter IV 3DS reveals itself as a true Top Player in Nintendo's newborn portable. Awesome visuals, incredibly well-adapted controls for newcomers and hardcore gamers, solid online gaming and a good 3D experiencie. Go for it, go for broke!
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Crytek has created an excellent game, with strong combat, many possibilities and enough freedom to satisfy every shooter lover out there. It has flaws, but it overcomes them easily thanks to the great graphics and strong gameplay that make Crysis 2 a great FPS.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Infamous 2, Sucker Punch has gone a step beyond what they created with the first game. The game is even more dynamic and has incredible powers giving you the possibility of trying different tactics to kill your enemies. The idea of freedom is well-established in the game and not just for the gameplay. This is something required to create a great sandbox, but of course the game delivers also a great story. Users demanded an improved Karma system, as they were not satisfied with the fact that choosing one side, bad or good, didn't have any impact on the story; now you can play the whole game twice and find that some missions or even the end of the game might be different. Another great addition to this second instalment is the user-created content - we are glad to see how the main game can be expanded. Definitely a must have for your PS3.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Splosion Man is back again, but this time with a female character that's going to 'change the world'. Twisted Pixel made their best work with this one, a unique masterpiece that won't turn anyone off. Just don't miss it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bastion's an outstading Action-RPG adventure in which we assume the role of a boy named The Kid. There's plenty to do here: customizing weapons and stuff is fun, but nevertheless, its most interesting feature its Bastion's storytelling. A must-have for the XBLA collection.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As outstading as it can be, Takahashi's latest work is yet his greatest. Xenoblade Chronicles is the best JRPG that we've seen this year, and we could also say in this so-called next-gen.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Human Revolution is a superb refinement of the design ideas of Deus Ex. It's not so groundbreaking, but it compensates for it with an excellent taste for identifying the best elements of the Ion Storm classic and improving them, mixing in some great ideas of their own, like the use of the third person camera for infiltration and cover. A great sense of freedom, a compelling story, fantastic visual design and a terrific demonstration of excellence make Eidos Montreal a force to be reckoned with in the industry.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With great visuals and intense heart-pounding gameplay, completed with a replayable Campaign mode and a solid Multiplayer offering that fans of the saga (and gamers who look for a great FPS experience) will love, Resistance 3 turns into the best game in the series so far, making it an epic conclusion to Insomniac's and PlayStation 3's exclusive trilogy.