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 4.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Resident Evil 4
Lowest review score: 5 Elf Bowling 1 & 2
Score distribution:
1949 game reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A class act, but those solo PlayStation 3 owners might be better served by the upcoming Game of the Year edition.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Splosion Man is a wonderful breath of fresh air that's enjoyable, well priced and full of personality.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    SOCOM 3 is everything a sequel should be. On-line and off, SOCOM 3 is a rewarding experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    PiCOPiCT is a great puzzler, and the best game available on DSiWare so far.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game just feels a lot faster than its predecessor. The motion blur really helps to make the game a lot more intense, and the tracks are a lot more realistic.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Gran Turismo 5 mostly delivers on its promise of an all-encompassing, incredibly accurate and challenging racing simulator, and is by all means a treat for car fans and racing game fans alike.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Valkyria Chronicles succeeds in bringing genres together and provides a memorable experience that not only proves that strategy can be done on consoles, but brings something completely new and great to the table.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Despite being ten years old the original Banjo-Kazooie has aged remarkably well. The game is a must for anyone who loved the N64 outings or simply wants some classic platformer action.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster is an excellent family-friendly experience that kids will learn a lot from and adults will have fun with. This is definitely a game that lives up to the Sesame Street name.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Scare me. Shock me. Shake me. Take me to a place where horror is able to splurge into any gamer's mind and rattle it around playfully, frightfully, terribly. That's what horror gaming should be like. Haunting Ground really is a fun game to play and is another one of Capcom’s gems.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This Wii version bodes well for the future of the Pro Evolution Soccer franchise. Hopefully Konami runs with it and continues to improve the concepts they've developed here. Recommended for those with even a passing interest in soccer, sorry - football.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Provides exactly what it ought to - a premium J-RPG experience for anyone who has been yearning for a true challenge, a riveting story and a long, satisfying quest.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Dance Central is the best of the Kinect launch line-up, and with ongoing support promised for what is already a solid and well-executed concept, this inspires faith that developers are capable of great things with this hardware in the future.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Heroes V is a presentation marvel. The game boasts some fantastic bright, colourful 3D graphics that bring the experience alive. It’s brilliant to see some of the old regular structures from previous Heroes games and recreated in 3D.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Wii version doesn't support downloadable content right now, but with a huge track list, a solid mix of songs, and the trusty Guitar Hero formula basically untouched, Legends of Rock is well recommended.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Truly original games are hard to come by so when something this good comes along it should be grabbed with both hands. We Love Katamari, we really do.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The World Ends With you is easily one of the best and undoubtedly one of the most unique experiences available on the Nintendo DS. Despite a tough learning curve, we highly recommend this one-of-a-kind title.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Not even minor balancing issues and a super cheap final boss can spoil this; Tekken 5 is quite easily the best of the series.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It isn't as evolutionary as "Jak II" was but it is still a fun platformer which puts up a great challenge.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    NBA 2K8 has excellent on-court play, awesome presentation and a packed feature set - basketball video games don't get any better than this.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Another gem from Codemasters. F1 2010 is everything that a racing game needs to be, and so much more.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Arcade perfect. The ports are very clean and faithful to the originals. No sign of pixelazation here.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Astonishing madness and action packed gameplay drenched in gallons of ultra violence and style. Not to be missed.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One of the stronger PS2 titles to be released in recent memory, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 is a must-have for any RPG fan who's looking for something a little different from what else is available.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Fireteam Bravo is a slightly flawed gem, but it’s a gem nonetheless and its gameplay online and off shines bright enough on the PSP’s widescreen to capture the hearts and minds of the SOCOM faithful and all PSP gamers who have been long starved of first-class gaming entertainment.
    • 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.