PALGN's Scores

  • Games
For 1,949 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 34% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Super Mario Galaxy
Lowest review score: 5 Elf Bowling 1 & 2
Score distribution:
1949 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors is a mature and rewarding visual novel experience with an unforgettable story that features some truly excellent writing.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wipeout HD is the best PSN game yet, jam packed full of content and polished to a shine. Highly recommended to anyone with a love for speed.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic expansion and worth every cent, Beyond the Sword offers plenty of new content to properly upgrade the world of Civilization IV. A must buy for fans of the game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Outside of the rough edges, Deus Ex: Human Revolution manages to truly realise the concepts of openness, choice and consequence, while wrapping them in a unique, faithful and wholly excellent gameplay package.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Takes "Burnout 2," completely reworks it, adds a stack of variety, speeds up the game play, introduces more modes to take full advantage of the crashes and never stops sending out the challenges. It is the arcade racer to own, bar none.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bigger and better in practically every way.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story is a wonderful new adventure that takes new directions while also maintaining the foundations set by its predecessors. There are a few minor hiccups here and there, but otherwise it should not be missed by any Mario or RPG fan.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Improved in practically every way. More abilities, more weapons, more gadgets and overall just more choice. Level designs offer far more options to the player and the game is simply more fun because of it.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    BioShock's combination of a compelling story, increased interactivity and fantastic gameplay raises the bar for all future first person shooters.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the beauty of the unique multiplayer that pushes Four Swords amongst this generations best games. An essential addition to any GC collection.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The surprisingly deep combat, impressive AI, immersive cut-scenes, lack of loading and smooth frame rate combine to deliver not only one of the PlayStation 3's best games yet, but one of the best games yet this generation.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nobody could have predicted this. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is fan service of the highest order, all the while breaking new ground with a terrific multiplayer experience.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is an essential purchase for Wii owners which finally shows what the Wii is capable of, not only technically but in regards to control too.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best version of one of the top games of this generation - buy it now.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Inventive, beautiful and dangerously addictive, Super Mario 3D Land is the 3DS defining game, capitalising on the system's strengths and value of portability, while recalling the best qualities of both 2D and 3D iterations of the franchise. Not to be missed.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game that you must play at all costs.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    God of War III is as brutal and suitable a conclusion as you could have possibly asked for. Kratos WILL get his revenge.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Darksiders is a fantastic debut for Vigil Games and an addictive adventure destined to spawn a cult of worshipers.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply the best platformer to be released on any handheld.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bad Company 2 is a great single player experience, but a near Godly multiplayer one. A must play for shooter fans, especially in the PC community.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A terrific compilation which gives two of the best games of the previous console generation the tender, loving care they deserve. Utterly essential for everyone with a PlayStation 3.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderfully crafted world with plenty of things to see, do, achieve and kill. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion has absolutely everything. An essential purchase.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastically deep and satisfying fantasy world.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the XBox RPG to own, great combat, a brilliant storyline and fantastic character modelling.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    BioWare have set a new standard in storytelling, and if you have even the faintest interest in RPGs or science fiction, then this game simply demands to be played. While there are some technical issues and awkward gameplay decisions that are hard to ignore, when it comes down to it, Mass Effect is so compelling that most people will be able to push the issues aside and immerse themselves in one of the most detailed game worlds every created.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sid Meier's Civilization V is a fantastic sequel to the popular series and once again pushes the genre forward in polish, accessibility and insane depth.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Team Fortress 2 is, at heart, a gloriously simple game that's been created with style, panache and an undeniable love of gaming. It's the kind of game that you want to show to people who don't play games so that they understand and then either get involved or go away. There is life before Team Fortress 2, and there is life after. After is better.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As the first game to truly establish the balance between a console game and portability, Daxter is arguably the best game on the PSP.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the greatest Racing games I as a gamer have ever played... Rockstar made a great choice by affiliating with DUB.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Killzone 3 is a sequel that improves upon its predecessor in just about every way, and is a visually astonishing spectacle to look at.