Play.tm's Scores

  • Games
For 924 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 39% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 98 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 5 Xiaolin Showdown
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 77 out of 924
924 game reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There is a lot of potential in Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D. The actual concept and implementation of the mercenaries mode is great, but, as it stands, only as an addition to a more complex game. It simply didn't make the transition from mini-game to full game successfully; more attention was needed to bring it up to the high standards players expect.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    This is a decent online shooter with a fairly bland and mildly repetitive single-player component added on.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The boss fights showcase the game's weapons-based puzzle solving well, and no more so than the final boss.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A wonderful title that invokes the very best of both the RPG and adventure genres, incorporating exploration, puzzles, narrative and platforming into a extensive and splendidly formed package.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    In attempting to ape the triumphs of another medium, it overlooks the triumphs of its own. The result is disappointing game, but an impressive interactive experience.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    I always new that it would never live up to expectations but I had hoped for something that would have a bit more character than just being an average shooter with Duke's face and humour plastered over it. Still, I can't bring myself to hate it or bash it vociferously. It could never be anything other than what it has been and actually, that's fine.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Right now, DiRT 3 is one of the best racing titles you can buy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    For the most part though, Alice: Madness Returns bazaar setting and imaginative design does a great job of immersing you, and whilst the repetition can grate slightly, its still a unique experience that is well worth your time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A great fighting game that proves the same excellent home console experience can be translated to handhelds. And whilst the 3D aspect is lacking and even compromises the experience at times and the narrative is flawed in delivery and presentation, the fighting is exemplary.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    Steel Diver fails to offer a lasting and enjoyable experience.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Ultimately, you have to admire Red River for at least attempting something with such a unique sense of character.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    A joy to play. There is no other way to describe it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A decent package, only let down a little by its lack of ambition.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    PES 2011 3D is a great first attempt on the 3DS, with the slick controls carrying over swimmingly. For next year's inevitable release, we're hoping to see some online features, single-cart local play, some stat-tracking and a few extra modes that use the 3D capabilities to their fullest.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The changes certainly shape a more comprehensive golfing experience and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters lives up to its name sake and delivers the best version so far but it does raise the question of where the series will go next.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Boxing may be more of a niche market than it used to be but Fight Night Champion is still a glistening jewel in EA Sport's championship belt.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    For the best part of seventeen years consoles have been trying to emulate the unparalleled experience of playing first person shooters on the PC. For the first time Crysis 2 shows console gamers that they can have the PC experience without the massively expensive gaming rig.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's also the point that you'll need to put the disc in every single time you play, whereas if you grab each game from the Marketplace, it sits on your hard drive and can be booted sans-disc.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Yet for all the hours I've enjoyed putting into the multiplayer, I still feel insulted by the thoughtlessness of the single-player.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Dragon Age II is a bit of a contradiction. It is both open and linear, limiting and filled with choice but these all combine together to produce another very compelling adventure. Some of the battles may be drawn out but there is always ample reward for perseverance. Dragon Age II is yet more proof of Bioware's dominance in RPG development and long may it continue.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Bulletstorm may be a sick, filthy game that you may not want to show to everyone, but at least it knows it is and simply doesn't care. It's much more interested in whether or not you can slam three shotgun shots into that guy you just flung into the air.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a game to stick into your DS and play from time to time, Mini-Land Mayhem will not disappoint. It really does the basics right - very right in fact. Keen puzzle-goers, though, may feel that if it had the charm of Mario and the simple touch controls stripped away, then the game would be a bit too forgettable.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    It doesn't skimp on the imagination or level design, and while it might feel a little patronising to some in terms of constantly telling you what buttons to press, it still offers some very enjoyable fun.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's the most complete Pokemon title yet and a very appropriate way to say goodbye to your DS before the ever tantalising 3DS emerges.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kirby's Epic Yarn has a wonderful, charming tale to tell with a friend, a boyfriend or girlfriend, or a son or daughter. Whether it's your first game or your hundredth, there'll be something in its world of patterned yarn to plant a big silly smile on your face.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's a game, then, that so far stops just short of being excellent.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It has issues, sure, but it's an ambitious game with a character all of its own. My only hope is that next time Eden put a little more thought into that tasteless narrative.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    GoldenEye doesn't tarnish the original and doesn't try to be a carbon copy either, but it is hindered by problems which were always going to be hard to surmount. If you're panging for a bit of Bond and something to play with friends round, you could do a lot worse than what is a fine revival of a classic.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It's such a shame Blood Stone is so average and lacking impact because it does do some things right.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This is a brutally gory and entirely oppressive survival horror title. Dead Space 2 is a truly terrifying and claustrophobic experience and it sets a high bar for all the subsequent triple-A releases due out in 2011.

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