PLAY! Zine's Scores

  • Games
For 401 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1 point higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Lowest review score: 25 Alone in the Dark: Illumination
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 18 out of 401
402 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    The way Quantic Dream builds the atmosphere in Detroit is something probably only they can achieve. There's a constant tension even in every-day routine, and the player is always on the edge of her seat waiting for something unexpected to happen. The not-so-distant future only even further deepens the experience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Frostpunk shakes up the often cheery or stale genre of City Building games with a dystopian background, survival elements, and involved decision making. With the right fixes of the game’s technical faults and (much) more content, Frostpunk could be a new staple for city builders looking for something different.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yakuza 6 is a good game. Nice story and fun gameplay are what it does best. There were some unnecessary changes in gameplay, overall, maybe not the best Yakuza, but still tons of fun and stuff to do.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although drawing the inspiration from the Banner Saga, Ash of Gods tries to distance itself and create some of its own identity. It has a nice story setup with multiple endings, nice music score, but most of the time, game comes up short in majority of game design decisions. Only for the fans of the genre.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Inked is a puzzle game with unique visual art style and perspective for the players, with emotionally touching story and deeper meaning.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's always heartwarming to see a new addition in the Farm Sim genre that offers evolving, expanding, and rewarding experience. Pure Farming 2018 is in my opinion that game, but it lacks multiplayer experience, and that is not acceptable from a game in this age.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Tower of Time is an old school rpg with some interesting new mechanics, but where it lacks is a generic story and monotonous locations.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    How can you make something different from amazing, but still just as amazing? I have no idea, but Ni No Kuni II managed to do just that. A few minor flaws can't touch the grand pattern, made up of a great story, beautiful visuals, fun mechanics and memorable characters. Ni No Kuni II is still just that - amazing. Do not miss it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Burnout Paradise Remastered is the remastered version of a legendary arcade racing game. Visually, the remaster itself doesn't give you the feeling that you're playing a modern racing game, the game is polished, but it still feels outdated. That being said, it's still fun to play if you liked the original, though now you can play in 4k and 60fps with all DLC included, and with an original banging soundtrack.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Big expectations and even bigger disappointment.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Guns, Gore and Cannoli 2 is a perfect run & gun game for reliving memories and relaxation. The game is filled with fantastic levels, enemies and great "tongue in cheek humor“.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Long Gone Days is an extremely well told story about the dark sides of war and what it means to be a solider. Told through not just great sound design, music and writing, but with some really nice and colorful pixel art as well. The biggest drawback where the game manages to stumble is its really basic and poorly balanced combat system that might leave some players wanting.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    We have yet to see how much the choices really matter, but if you focus on storytelling and the acting, the music, and the fresh approach to these types of games – you're in for a treat. Secret society, famous historic figures on one island, a couple of big mysteries and a rather interesting way of decision making are definitely a good foundation for the beginning of this journey.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Vermintide 2 does everything better than its predecessor. With its overhauled loot system, varied locations, new enemies and steep difficulty, Vermintide 2 is a right step forward for the franchise and the genre.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Yakuza Kiwami is a fine example of how a remaster should be done. Graphical changes and fixing some story plot holes are pretty well done. Majima everywhere is sometimes a nuisance, but all in all, it's a solid addition for an already great game.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    God of War is the fourth "main" game in the franchise, but in so many aspects is also a first and by far a better game than the rest of them. Good story, great gameplay and fantastic voice acting make GoW something really special.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Far Cry 5 is nothing better nor worse than other Far Cry games after the third one. It's basically the same game with new characters that are desperately trying to look like Vaas or Brody.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a game with great atmosphere and unique design, and you don’t mind shorter experience with a few bugs, then Apocalipsis is the right game for you.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A beautiful fairy tale and smart use of VR makes this game one of the great VR experiences thus far.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Monster Energy Supercross game brings not so globally known sport to gamers. And although true fans of the sport might find this great, the rest will forget this title in the sea of racing video games, as it won’t leave big impact on you. Beside looking good, Monster Energy Supercross offers a bit improved MXGP game, but not improved enough.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A successful adaptation of an already good mobile game. Heal or kill - Bio Inc. teaches you basic medicine while having fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If only Tilo could eat ALL the bugs, this game would be a masterpiece. But instead, it’s an unpolished gem that can be brought to perfection by a few hardcore, love-filled patches. And looking back at the dedicated development process, they will surely come soon enough.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A truly great experience for those who want to have fun while solving wacky puzzles. Also game design and sound effects are really cute. Chuchel is a love at first sight.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of Sword Art Online will really appreciate this little gem, while people not familiar with it should watch the anime first.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Still Not Dead is a perfect game if you want to relive the days from the original DOOM era. A really challenging game with brilliant system of curses and blessings, and being chased by Death is a unique experience, if you don’t count real life, of course.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Very addictive yet simple game with intense arena shooting mechanics. If you are a fan of Tesla, Lovecraft, or simply want to play one of the best twin stick shooters, we definitely recommend Tesla vs Lovecraft, you won’t regret it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A short but interesting co-op survival puzzle, focused on player communication, that will take one afternoon of your free time but even with different endings doesn’t have replay value.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    After turbulent end of the last year, EA managed to release a good game in UFC 3 without many scandals. The game itself is better than its predecessor, but it still lacks a way to connect with players new to this sport. New GOAT mode is a great innovation and adds a new twist to the known career mode. Fighting, even though it’s very good, still has problems, which are already annoying the players.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fe
    Although it feels like a mash-up of many recognizable classics, Fe still manages to pave its own path of genuine style and feel. Length and feeling of missed opportunities indeed are pulling the final impression down, but there is a lot to love here. Though looking for it makes you feel lost a bit too often.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite some bugs and technical issues at the launch, this game will offer you almost 100 hours of pure historical RPG joy.

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