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 4.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Batman: Arkham City
Lowest review score: 5 Elf Bowling 1 & 2
Score distribution:
1949 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    So while it doesn’t do anything out of the ordinary (well, in comparison to the rest of the series), it delivers what it needs to and does with distinction. It's marginally a better game than the original, but it doesn't have the advantage of being the series' return to form. Still, if you're a WipEout fan or someone who's after an adrenaline and challenge packed racer, then WipEout Pulse astutely fits the bill.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Shogun 2: Total War is a great addition to the Total War series, and is definitely one to pick up if you're a fan of Sengoku-era games, or have the slightest interest in RTS titles.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Jungle Beat's only main fault is its length... for people who simply want to play it from start to finish they're going to feel a little short changed as you'll see the end credits in only about 3-4hrs.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Fable has its fair share of problems – the length of the main story, primarily – but it has so many fun and unique elements that will draw you deep into the world of Albion you can't help but love it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Fight Night: Round 2 claims the title of best boxing game, but still has some distance to travel before being truly great.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It may not be that complex and it might feel a bit weary towards the end. However, this combination of Rockstar experience and a fantastic license has given the gaming community one of the best 3-D beat'em ups ever made.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Pokemon Fire Red and Pokemon Leaf Green are two magnificent games that pull off an amazing remake of two of the greatest titles in the franchise, however, I felt that there was a lot of room for improvement.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Singstar for the PlayStation 3 isn't fundamentally different from its predecessors but there is very little left to change for the franchise. With a great soundtrack and some long overdue online features, Singstar is a great continuation of the series.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Great in every regard. Better than the first game in every concievable way, and a strong recommendation for those even simply curious about the story of Kingdom Hearts.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Star Wars Empire at War is the RTS Star Wars fans have been waiting for. Not only will those that loved the movies be impressed, but the game also offers a great deal of engaging play that should please any fan of the genre.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Battlefield: Bad Company's legacy will most definitely be its satisfying use of tactical destruction. The single player campaign is good but not great, but it's multiplayer provides some of the best action that money can buy.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's not without some flaws, but Dirt 2 is a worthy follow-up to its predecessor and, perhaps more importantly, a worthy tribute to Mr McRae himself.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you, like us, have a deep nostalgic passion for adventure games, you will adore Lost Horizon. It knows exactly what it is and what it's meant to do, and while there are few surprises, it's a terrific ride.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Whether you bleed for all things Battlefield or are just a gamer after a moderately priced casual shooter that is fun to pick up and play, you can't go past the entertaining gameplay of Battlefield 1943.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While it arrives with a meagre number of campaigns to play through, the edge of your seat gameplay and team-based focus of the title make Left 4 Dead the most comprehensive co-op title on the market at this time.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    An unquestionable downloadable gem, Dungeon Defenders is a truly refreshing experience amongst a market dominated by whizzing bullets and big explosions. Just make sure you play it with some friends.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    In two years the game has evolved from being a shallow linear platformer to a lengthy, creative and mesmorising title.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While the game still needs some patching, and is unfortunately not DoD as we know it, this is still an absolutely fantastic package; those after a new multiplayer shooter can’t really go wrong with this one. Oh, and expect this score to go up over time as Valve patches out various problems.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Saints Row: The Third takes everything your teenage self found awesome and distills it into a single, outrageous game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    de Blob is an undeniably infectious game. On all fronts, the game is polished and high quality, making it one of the best third-party titles available for the Wii.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Viva Pinata reminds everyone how great a game can be with just a little imagination and the technical prowess to bring it to life. A truly excellent effort from Rare in all regards.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Taken off its pedestal and with all the hype and expectation dusted away, Chrono Trigger provides one of the most unique and entertaining adventures available on the DS.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ninja Gaiden Sigma is the definitive modern Ninja Gaiden version and one of the top action games currently available.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Still as life-draining as the original. It'll suck you in for hours upon hours, only to let you go when you need to have a toilet break.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Torchlight is a lovingly crafted and polished action-RPG that is an absolute must for any fans of the genre, and well worth looking into from anyone else even vaguely interested.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    DJ Hero is a very fun music game, with great music and a decent amount of challenge. Personal taste in music may keep some away, but for those that do try it there is plenty to like here.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Mafia II is a superbly told, mature and adult game that will entertain, shock and blow you away time and time again.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Though not quite living up to its predecessor, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is undoubtedly one of the best games of the holiday season. With an epic single-player, challenging and entertaining Spec Ops mode and greatly improved multiplayer, Modern Warfare 2 is a call that should not go unanswered.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Whether you're an old-school trainer or a newbie to the world of Pokémon, you'll be hard pressed to find a portable role-playing experience as engrossing as Pokémon: Heart Gold/Soul Silver.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Gears of War 2 is one of the most intense and viscerally enjoyable and sensually appealing gaming experiences that you'll likely have this holiday season.

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