Pelit (Finland)'s Scores

  • Games
For 1,823 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 81% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 15% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 8.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 81
Highest review score: 100 Guitar Hero
Lowest review score: 16 Legacy: Dark Shadows
Score distribution:
1,823 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Moai Better Blues is, as we’ve learnt to expect, a funny and witty Sam&Max adventure. The total change of environment makes the gameplay refreshing. The game’s not flawless, though. Some of the sidecharacters are a little bit boring and some of the jokes don’t hit the spot at all. But fear not, the game is still really enjoyable. [Feb 2008]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming. [Apr 2008]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A really good FPS, which borrows interesting elements from GTA-style sandboxes. The weapons, veil-abilities and enemies are excellent. The multiplayer-experience is nothing special, though. [Aug 2009]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Combines two genres successfully into one and creates something new in the process. Slight repetitiveness aside, the game is challenging and a whole lot of fun. [June 2009]
    • 95 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Red Dead Redemption is by far the best western game ever made. The world is superbly detailed and believable place. However, the story and characters don't quite live up to the normal Rockstar standards. Especially the middle part of the game feels like a bunch of non-related missions instead of coherently told story. [June 2010]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A very pretty platform adventure with highly entertaining combat. Clank's simple time related problems are a nice diversion. [Dec 2009]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Fallout 3: Point Lookout and Mothership Zeta are Fallout 3's last two expansions and surprisingly from the opposite ends of the quality spectrum. Point Lookout is an enjoyable, well-made and immersive swamp adventure, whereas Mothership Zeta is boring as hell and plays like a crappy FPS. [Aug 2009]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Fallen Earth has done its homework on post-apocalyptic worlds. It really captivates the player, assuming he isn't scared away by steep learning curve. The game has a lot of potential, let's hope the masses realize it too. [Jan 2010]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    One of the best tower defence games around. It's quite fast and you can place the towers where you want. [Nov 2010]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Despite being too easy, Axel & Pixel is a treat for all fans of point & click adventures. A short, but sweet journey to a beautifully surreal world. [Dec 2009]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Third installment to the Stalker-series is by far the best iteration of the saga. When compared to the radioactive role-playing world of Fallout, the only things that this game is missing are experience points and some decent dialogue. The game is much closer to a simulator than an fps-game. In this perspective, it's odd, that all the weapons resemble pea-shooters. [Feb 2010]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The idea of mixing elements of role playing games and first person shooters with Diablo style item hunting might seem absurd at first, but Borderlands proves that such unique combination can actually work. The two DLC packs, The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned and Mad Maxxi’s Underdome Riot, expand the Borderlands experience further, but in their own different ways. The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned is a story-driven adventure that, as the name suggests, involves a lot of zombie shooting, whereas Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot concentrates on multiplayer and arena battles. Both are good in their own right, but Ned’s Zombie Island offers more fun moments and bang for your buck. [Feb 2010]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Lost in Nightmares brings back nice memories from past Resident Evil titles without the downsides, so why does it have to be so short? Other than that, a wonderful package full of intense co-op action. [Apr 2010]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Mega Man's latest adventure is more than just the same. The feel and heart of the game put it right there next to the classics from the 80s. [Apr 2010]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Although I lost my Settlers virginity at a fairly old age, growing a functional colony is very, very addictive. The game brings back a load of childhood memories, which is definitely one of the game's strongest sides. There are some minor flaws though. The AI is passive and if you need to handle million things at once, sometimes the game gets quite confusing. [May 2010]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    An expansion pack to the original game that adds many improvements such as better graphics, new quests and of course multiplayer which is the biggest new feature. The multiplayer supports up to 64 players in various game modes, from simple deathmatch to more complex siege mode, and it's very enjoyable. The singleplayer mode doesn't feel as finished as the multiplayer because it still has some bugs and unfinished features. It also doesn't have enough new content which is why it resembles the original Mount & Blade too much. [June 2010]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    One of the best turn-based strategy games on the market. The single player mode is not so glorious, but with friends the game is a real blast. [Sept. 05]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    An enjoyable rugby game. Tutorial and practice mode are helpful for beginners, but scrums, rucks and mauls are still pretty hard to play. Passing game is done extremely well. [Feb 2006]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Fun while it lasts. The game mechanics are simple, but they work well. It is a shame there is no multiplayer option and that the game does not last very long. Still, one of the best light war games on the GameCube. [Dec 2005]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    MotoHeroz is a cute racing platformer - Trials HD for Wii with Nintendoesque bells and whistles. [Oct 2011]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Rage is quite possibly the best looking first person shooter to date. Excellent graphics and top-notch action aside, Rage feels nothing like id Software titles of the past. One could argue that it's their first truly new title since Doom. While Rage has many endearing qualities, the side quests are a major let down. Playing same levels backwards with "new" enemies is just stupid. [Oct 2011]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    After a few hours of adjustment, blam! I suddenly fell in love with RO2, regardless of the bugs and other issues. Its unique, realistic, ruthless portrayal of war is a refreshing antithesis for crowdpleasers like Call of Duty and Battlefield. RO2 will be a long lasting cult game, and personally I can't wait the game is fixed so I can get back to the ruins of Stalingrad! [Oct 2011]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Legos are a infinite fountain of ideas. Now the game franchise extends it's tentacles around pirates. Jerry Bruckheimer's crown jewel is a fitting platform for Lego license and this game requires more wits than button mashing abilities. [May 2011]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Interesting and understandable plot, less running in a dark forest but more action. New Alan shows how XBLA games should be done. [Feb 2012]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A very good MMA fighter and fighter in general. You better watch out, Fight Night. [March 2012]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Still a very good double stick shooter. Nothing really new here, though. [Apr 2012]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The Boshin War marked the end of one era in Japan's history. The civil war, fought from 1868 to 1869 between forces of the Tokugawa shogunate and the Imperial troops, provides an excellent basis for a Total War game. Caught between the crossfire of different factions, Western influences and rapid technological development, Japan was reshaped. Fall of the Samurai draws successfully from this interesting setting. The battles are as massive and tactical as ever and conquering Japan province by province is immensely satisfying despite the familiar feeling of the game. [Apr 2012]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A very pretty action-adventure, which shows nicely, what Vita can do. There's too much generic shooting at the end, though. [Apr 2012]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    After surviving death by boredom at the Normal - "difficulty", Diablo III gets much better. [June 2012]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Minecraft is just as addictive on the Xbox 360 as it was on the PC. Too bad the world is only a small fragment of that of the original game. [June 2012]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A quality title that mixes platforming and puzzle elements while injecting new life into both with its liquid physics and Fluros. It's not quite Braid or Limbo, but it's good nonetheless. [Sept 2012]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Professor Layton's first appearance on 3DS is one of the best entries in the series. The puzzles are grade A and the main storyline is compelling. The technological advances are somewhat minor and the game doesn't really benefit from the 3D effect. [Dec 2012]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    An intense experience. ZombiU delivers one of the most intense experiences in recent history. Moody, violent and suitably tough, it managed to keep me playing long into the night. [Jan 2013]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Cities in Motion 2 is great upgrade of the previous Cities. Bigger, better, but also much, much easier. [May 2013]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    I liked Resident Evil: Revelations on the 3DS, and I enjoy it on Xbox 360. Revelations gets all the areas right where Resident Evil 6 failed. [June 2013]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is 80's dumb and great at it. Far Cry 3's stealth is still in place but gives space to straight action and power fantasy - and ballads. [June 2013]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Payday 2 is an excellent co-op shooter - a vast improvement over the first one. [Sept 2013]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A great RPG adventure with action-packed real-time battles. The characters are interesting, but the main story relies too much on passive anime sequences. [Sept 2013]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Rain is sad, beautiful and highly playable. [Nov 2013]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    If you look up the word addiction in a dictionary, you will find out what that word means. But the dictionary might just as well display a picture of Rogue Legacy. [Dec 2013]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The definitive version of the game, but some evolution would be nice. [Dec 2013]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    An original superhero MMORPG that has excellent character creation and a well-designed world. Gameplay is quite combat-intensive and the game lacks sufficient content to stay interesting for longer periods of time. [Feb. 05]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A traditional and extremely addictive shoot 'em up. Its twisted humour is hilarious. A few more levels would not have hurt, though. [Mar. 05]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    An entertaining action flick with nice special effects and some amazingly innovative puzzles. Not recommended for those who do not like huge level bosses and playing the same episodes again and again. [Mar. 05]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A fine action-oriented MMORPG, but a lot of the promise in the game is still just promise. Fun on its own right, but hopefully the integration with City of Heroes will be successful. [Dec 2005]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The sequel to Champions of Norrath offers a neat and entertaining package of addictive hack 'n' slash action - but is it really that difficult to implement a proper story? [Mar. 05]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A good arcade basketball game - smooth, entertaining and great to watch. [Mar. 05]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    An entertaining realism-oriented basketball game. A franchise game in both good and bad. [Feb. 05]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A huge and solid compilation of old monkey ball mayhem. The PS2 version looks a little bit dated and dull, yet the simple gameplay shines as brightly as ever. The bonus games are also fun. [July 05]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Delivers more of the same Doom experience. Doom 3's ubiquitous darkness and monsters that spawn behind your back have not gone to hell where they belong. But would it be the same without them? [May. 05]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Age of Empires 3 does not let you down. The game is as polished as it can get. Great for people who love multiplayer matches. [Dec 2005]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Great looking and fun, albeit a little shallow in the space combat and resource management departments. [April 2006]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    An old-school murder mystery with intriguing puzzles and an intensive atmosphere. No big surprise, since the game is based on an Agatha Christie novel. [Jan 2006]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Expands the original Xbox Fable with new adventures, equipment and other stuff. The PC conversion is beautiful and an all-around fine piece of work, but the main plot is still too short and the world does not feel alive. [Oct 2005]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Still clearly work in progress, but at least during the first 40 levels a very entertaining MMORPG. Hopefully Funcom can make their promises true. [June 2009]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great game that challenges even the mighty Advance Wars. The AI should be much better, though. [Jan 2007]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Plays like a John Woo movie. Although ”tequila time” is nothing new, it is still a great effect. Gameplay is solid and everything runs smoothly. Action tends to get a bit repetitive towards the end, however. [Oct 2007]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Nintendogs is truly is a man's best friend. Woman's, too. [Oct 2005]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Nintendogs is truly is a man's best friend. Woman's, too. [Oct 2005]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Nintendogs is truly is a man's best friend. Woman's, too. [Oct 2005]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A well-made action-adventure. Beautiful graphics, good gameplay and a bunch of fresh ideas offer pleasant times for adventurers. [Sept. 05]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Gears of War has graphics to die for, but very little else. The singleplayer storyline utterly failed to hold my interest. Even worse, the main gameplay mechanic repeats itself to death – you just sit still behind a cover and shoot it out. On the plus side, the co-op and the multiplayer modes are fun. [Dec 2006]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Some of the tables are weak, but most are simply superb. It is a great travel-mate and a must-buy for any pinball enthusiast. [April 2006]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A competent, pure arcade-racing experience. No simulation pretences here. Very good in small doses. [April 2006]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The classic shoot 'em up series has aged well. It is still fun to play and perfect for portable gaming. [Oct 2006]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Harvest Moon DS has captured the charm of the series well. Not the best of the bunch but definitely worth having since it works perfectly as a portable game. [June 2007]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A beautiful and realistic motorcycle simulation. Not as deep as its parent game Gran Tourismo 4, though. With four drivers at most, the races can get a little bland, especially if you have a superior (or inferior) bike. [June 2006]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A Grand Theft Auto III Remix. A bit pointless on PS2, then. [Aug 2006, p.32]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A solid multiplayer game just like its predecessors. The new Titan mode is a lot of fun but sometimes it suffers from severe lag issues. The large amount of unlocks is both a blessing and a curse. [Dec 2006, p.82]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Plays like a John Woo movie. Although ”tequila time” is nothing new, it is still a great effect. Gameplay is solid and everything runs smoothly. Action tends to get a bit repetitive towards the end, however. [Oct 2007]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Crazy in every way and good fun, too. There should have been more simultaneous multiplayer modes, though. [Feb 2007]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots has over 8 hours of cutscenes. Sure, there's a good game in-between, but there are also limits to how much B-grade dialogue and contrived storyline exposition one can take in one sitting. Heavy edits to the cutscenes would've made the game so much better! [Aug 2008]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A good, solid action-RPG with gorgeous presentation. It doesn’t quite have the depth to be a true classic but for the fans of the original game it’s a nostalgia-dripping must-buy. [Aug 2008]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Probably the best or at least the most entertaining "Diablo" clone out there at the moment. While Titan Quest looks great, it does not quite reach the sophistication and richness of Diablo II. The multiplayer mode could have used a lot more work. [Sept 2006]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Yet another stylish, superbly designed game from Introversion. Not the most long-lasting single play experience, but for the price, who dares to complain? [Dec 2006, p.82]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Gothic 3 has an amazingly large world to explore and tons of things to do, but also a lot of rough edges. The AI is slow-witted and the combat system is mere button smashing. Still, with some faith, Myrtana is a great place to get lost into. [Dec 2006, p.82]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Two new ok races and a new ok-ish campaign. As with BfME’s War of the Rings, War of Kronus feels like a series of random battles rather than actual war. WH40K is still one of the few excellent RTS’s. [Dec 2006]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A quality expansion pack. The random map generator is well complemented by three campaigns and scenarios, not to mention the finally-working scenario editor. [Jan 2007]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    May be almost too fast and furious for an arcade racing game. Although not an essential addition to the Burnout saga, Burnout Dominator definitely has its moments. Online play is sorely missed. [Apr 2007]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Looks spectacular and the driving is even better. An almost fully destructible environment and totally wreckable cars are the true soul of the game. FlatOut has never been better. [Aug 2007]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed takes the use of the force to a new level. Sometimes all the overpowering abilities can make the game feel a bit too easy, but luckily the balance is usually well preserved. It would've been fun to see a bit more lightsaber action, but Force Unleashed is still entertainingly fast and furious ride where you finally get to do something real with force. Throwing stormtroopers to chasms with force grip just never gets old. [Sept 2008]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Conan is at its best visceral and furious fun with limbs and heads flying. Unfortunately, the adrenaline level drops when the speed slows down on harder adversaries and when the enemies do not have limbs to detach or heads to pop. Also, boss fights tend to follow the same pattern too much. Still, it is worth the time and effort. Experimenting with different moves never gets old. [Oct 2007]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A 4-in-1 add-on that delivers a staggering amount of new units, characters, events and maps. Gameplay is unchanged, though. [Sept 2007]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Shares most of the same flaws and virtues than its predecessor. The story starts off a bit too slow and the constant need for spirit energy can be a pain at times, but the pace picks up nicely towards the end. There's tons of stuff to do and in that regard Mask feels more like a completely new sequel than just a normal expansion pack. [Nov 2007]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Moving the series to the present day was the right move but the structure of the single player game should also have been updated. Barging from one invincible checkpoint to the next throughout the whole campaign just isn’t good enough anymore. Still the 5 hours it takes to finish the game are intense and fun. The multiplayer part is a whole ‘nother ballgame. It’s fast and furious and the new weapons and skills that you’ll unlock by increasing your rank keep you addicted. [Dec 2007]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Playing SingStar with friends is still as fun as it ever was. The song selection on the game disc may be average at best but SingStore is a great way to get more, more, must get more! The songs are moderately priced and almost too easy to pick, pay and download. Also being able to see other peoples performances is great reality tv. [Jan 2008]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Slow pace, tight defense and new manual passing controls make FIFA 08 the most realistic game in the FIFA series. However, there are still some issues as players are not moving as smoothly as they should. Be a Pro´s online mode is simply great. [Feb 2008]
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    • 85 Critic Score
    A deep and fun strategy game that shines in multiplayer. The only problem is that Commander feels very much like Strategic Command, but it is not quite as good. [Oct 2007]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Bully: Scholarship Edition is not head of its class anymore, but fun and entertaining adventure nonetheless. The tried and true Grand Theft Auto thrown into a boarding school setting defends its place well on the newer consoles too, despite the age already apparent when the facelifted graphics of Xbox 360 version are compared to the new generation standards. But still, Rockstar's strong points have always been excellent characterization and captivating storyline on semi-open sandbox setting, and that Bully delivers very well. [May 2008]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A good add-on disk with a lot of content but zero surprises. Main campaign is far too easy. [Apr 2008]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The best basketball game available. Off-Ball Control and the option to switch off the ball handler are great tools to work with on offensive play. However, new defensive controls are not that useful and the camerawork is simply awful. [Jan 2008]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A superb F/A-18A Hornet, carrier operations, air racing support, a fine medium-lift helicopter with a hoist and slingload capability add even more replayability to FSX. [Feb 2008]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Lost Odyssey is the definitive jrpg-title that the Xbox 360 has been waiting for. This traditional title delivers a deep tactical combat system, awesome visuals and one of the most compelling stories we've ever seen in this genre. [Mar 2008]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    TrackMania DS is a very good and addictively structured racing-game. It's fast, smooth and above all, fun. There's some small graphics and physics -related bugs. [Jan 2009]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A lot more than just a official game of Euro 2008, although the authentic atmosphere is obviously one of the key elements. Players move smoother than before and the gameplay is a bit tighter than in FIFA 08. However, the AI is a boring opponent. Captain your country -mode is a great addition. [Apr 2008]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A fun and especially challenging action game, although the formula invented over ten years ago in Symphony of the Night is getting a bit stale.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Prince of Persia looks simply amazing and plays almost as good. Prince’s compation Elika gets sometimes annoyingly in the way of free jumping and the combat relies too much on heavy God of War style button smashing. Otherwise it’s great fun. [Jan 2009]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    LocoRoco 2 is basicly the same game than LocoRoco 1. That is by no means a negative fact as gameplay is exceptionally clever and fun and makes you fall in love with guiding the cute little LocoRocos to the goal. A platform game with a bit of puzzle and action in between has rarely been this much fun and never as heartwarming as now. [Jan 2009]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A positively over-the-top beat 'em up -adventure. The battles are simply stunning - sexy, bloody, brutal and above all: fun. [Jan 2010]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Charming, clever and gorgeous, A Boy and His Blob is a great puzzle platformer. If only the Blob's AI was a little smarter and the boss battles a little less aggravating. [Dec 2009]