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 3.9 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:
1,949 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The definitive PSP gaming experience.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just like the physics, the trained ear will noticed that all the engine noises are unique, and change with exhaust modifications. Not only that, but they sound just like the real thing, which will no doubt send motoring enthusiasts to their happy place.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the better experiences of 2007 and one of the few to genuinely deliver something of a 'new' experience.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bigger and better in practically every way.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dawn of War was, and still is, a superb real-time strategy experience, and Dark Crusade only adds to what is probably one of the best sci-fi RTS series to date.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A resounding success and the best sci-fi strategy game currently available.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best of the best comes to the Wii, and it's a resounding success. A great port, and great motion control.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While some may find retrying certain sections repeatedly due to some of the puzzles being genuinely challenging a little bit annoying, the entire game is so compelling that you'll more than likely just be more inspired to give it another go when you happen to make a mistake.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Professor Layton and the Curious Village is a wonderful combination of style and substance that will keep gamers entralled for hours.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Approachable controls, film-like cut-scenes and great graphics make Syphon Filter Logan's Shadow one of the best PSP games of 2007.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Guerrilla have defied the claims that they could never reach the visual clarity of that infamous 2005 trailer and they defied claims that gameplay would be lacking. They haven't done anything really 'new', nor have they made a game that redefines the way we play FPS games. They've made a game that sets the benchmark for what level of quality FPS games should aim for, and stands strong against this generations biggest FPS games, proudly presenting itself as a vicious shooter that will grip you by the throat, and won't let go.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Darksiders is a fantastic debut for Vigil Games and an addictive adventure destined to spawn a cult of worshipers.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wrath of the Lich King is an epic gaming experience that will suck you in and never let go. A must for WoW veterans.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dead Space is easily the most atmospherically intense, genuinely scary and well-built survival horror experience of this current generation.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite a steep learning curve for newcomers and the odd disappointing feature, Fight Night Round 4 is the ultimate boxing game and one that revels in both the skill and brutality of the Sport of Kings.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2 reminds us why the service is called Xbox Live Arcade, offering up an old school high score chasing extravaganza that's more addictive, varied and even better looking than its predecessor.
    • 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.