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 Batman: Arkham City
Lowest review score: 5 Elf Bowling 1 & 2
Score distribution:
1,949 game reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent compilation and current-gen send off for the MGS series.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Titan Quest is a godsend. It has been a while since we’ve played a quality action RPG, and Titan Quest fulfills our expectations perfectly. The game is deep, the combat is enjoyable, the game looks superb and there’s just so much to do. While the game borrows a few gameplay elements from Diablo II, Titan Quest does enough to feel fresh and offers enough variety to ensure that newcomers and fans of the genre will enjoy the experience.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Street Fighter IV combines accessibility, nostalgia, depth and sheer technical prowess to deliver one of the best games we will see in 2009.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A resounding success and the best sci-fi strategy game currently available.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game that changed a series, and this GBA remake is near perfect. We went close to giving it a higher score, but if you like RPGs at all you really should buy this game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply amazing. From the enjoyable story mode to the multiplayer the game just sounds, looks and plays terrifically.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Alan Wake is an absolute masterpiece of great storytelling engrossed in a deep backstory, accompanied with brilliant complementary gameplay to an amazing degree.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the strongest multiplayer shooters on the market. With classes that compliment each other, a brilliant squad system, and fast, furious gameplay, Battlefield 2 is about as much fun as online shooters get. An easy contender for game of the year.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Micro to macro, creation to community, Spore is a wonderfully imaginative and engaging experience. Don't expect great gameplay - instead, expect creativity you never knew you had, and a real attachment to the creatures in your virtual petrie dish.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Refined gameplay and a wonderfully imagined return to Rapture makes Bioshock 2 a must play experience, and one of the best games available this generation. Incredibly effective and, like the first, leaves an impression that lasts.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even those who normally don't consider themselves fans of music games will enjoy Guitar Hero II, it's so easy to pick up and play yet so incredibly difficult to put down. An instant classic.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mass Effect 2 is a fantastic debut for the series on Sony's console, with an engrossing sci-fi story, intriguing characters and outstanding production values. Added to the included downloadable content, Mass Effect 2 is the best value RPG on PS3.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the finest portable adventures ever created, and yet another high point for one of gaming's greatest franchises.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 offers a unique and unforgettable Japanese RPG experience that even succeeds at being significantly different from what Persona 3 offered. Persona 4 is the kind of game that will win back gamers who grew tired of the genre a long time ago.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s not the hardest game in the world, and it doesn’t quite match Zelda in depth when it comes to puzzles and combat, but it’s a beautiful game, it’s lengthy, it’s packed full with fresh ideas and, most of all, it’s an unforgettable experience that should be experienced by as many people as possible.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not to be missed by fans of point-and-click adventuring, The Tomb of Sammun-Mak represents the very best of Sam & Max, boasting ingenious puzzles and a surplus of imagination.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whilst Burnout Legends feels more like Burnout 3.5 it is still a highly recommendable arcade racing game, it is easily the best racing game on the PSP, and quite possibly the best title on the handheld yet.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A vast improvement over the original, Assassin's Creed II is among the most compelling action sandbox titles available.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the Xbox 360's best moments to date. Gears of War trades off innovation for the sake of high-class production, solid gameplay and enjoyable combat. A must.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Call of Duty 4's engrossing story, realistic graphics and compelling gameplay makes this shooter one of the releases of the year.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Excellent. A game that you must play at all costs. One or two concerns, but otherwise great.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Immersive, expansive and funny to boot, Fallout 3 makes the end of the world something to look forward to, indeed.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mario Kart at its absolute finest. Miss it at your peril.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant game that should please everyone.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Patapon reminds us that there is still room for originality in gaming. Easily one of the must-have titles on the PSP.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pacific Rift is what the original MotorStorm should have been, and is a must for any racing fans with a knack for destruction and chaos.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the purest forms of fun in gaming today. Unless your music tastes lay elsewhere this is something that should be in every PS2 owner’s collection.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new cities are fantastic; the handling model still hits that perfect balance between fantasy and realism and the sheer amount of things to do, plus its online multiplayer means you be playing it for a long time to come.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You'd be hard pressed finding a more visceral, intense and atmospheric experience with top-level design and a brutal challenge than in the package that is Dead Space 2.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Demon's Souls is an obsessive title, a masochists dream, and an utterly amazing RPG.