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 3.8 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
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Classic platformer gaming that will have you reliving the glory days of the N64 console. Whether you're a fan or a newcomer, there's little reason why you shouldn't purchase the XBLA port of Banjo-Tooie.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    PiCOPiCT is a great puzzler, and the best game available on DSiWare so far.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Rock Band Unplugged is a fantastic portable representation of the series, and is worth picking up for any music game fan.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A well-written love letter to an almost-forgotten style of game, Shadow Complex is quite simply one of the best titles available on Xbox Live Arcade.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Astonishing madness and action packed gameplay drenched in gallons of ultra violence and style. Not to be missed.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Improved in almost every way and along with so many levels of customization, it makes this an easy purchase for any wrestling fan, and a serious consideration for everybody else. Fantastic.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While slightly weighed down by its ambition, Heavy Rain provides a riveting mature-themed story, and an adventure driven by the decisions you make and the actions you succeed in. And best of all, there is nothing out there quite like it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Worms 2: Armageddon is a worthy follow-up to 2007's Worms. With an improved online infrastructure, new vertical levels and a variety of gameplay options, the game will keep you entertained for a long time.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Splosion Man is a wonderful breath of fresh air that's enjoyable, well priced and full of personality.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    NBA 2K10 manages to improve many facets of its game over its predecessor, showing that this franchise is not willing to give up its all-star status anytime soon.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Siege of Spinner Cay is a funnier outing, with a cool plot and some great stumper-puzzles. It also continues to ramp up the action, tension and comedy of the series, making it feel a part of something much greater and more epic.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Professor Layton and Pandora's Box is a challenging, charming and unmissable adventure.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars on the PSP may be no better and not much different than the DS version, but it's definitely worth a shot for any GTA fan who hasn't played it yet.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Chaos Rising is a lovingly crafted and highly entertaining stand alone expansion with a whole lot of content and a boatload of Chaos.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    New Super Mario Bros. Wii is another wonderfully crafted Mario game that is engaging for both old and new players. Sadly the lack of online multiplayer and innovation, and gimmicky motion controls prevent it from becoming the crown jewel of the series.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The last chapter is also the best, rounding out Telltale's most enjoyable episodic series to date.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    ModNation Racers frees gamers from the shackles of the kart racer formula and injects a healthy dose of fun and creativity into the kart racing scene.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Despite not changing much from its popular predecessor, Resident Evil 5 is still an incredibly entertaining, very immersive and intense action title. A solid debut for the franchise on the current generation.
    • 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
    Tales of Monkey Island is an extremely funny romp that is well worth its meager price tag.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    They Stole Max's Brain! is another superb episode, with a great twist.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Penal Zone is as charming and laugh-out loud funny as any entry in the Sam & Max franchise; intricate puzzles and sharp writing making it a smart download for any adventure game aficionado. Good job, little buddy.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great ending to Sam & Max's best season yet, and the final reason why any adventure gamer should check this series out.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Lara is back in fine, downloadable form. A riveting quest from start to finish.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The story of Kingdom Hearts gets more and more complicated, but the gameplay gets better and better. Birth By Sleep plays extremely well for a PSP game, and has plenty of fun, depth and variety.