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 0.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 98 BioShock
Lowest review score: 5 Xiaolin Showdown
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 77 out of 924
924 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Perhaps this easiness stems from the fact that despite the huge number of games featured it's hard to escape from the feeling that a tad more variety would be welcome.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It is unmistakably a BioWare game, but nobody makes them quite like they do. I can see myself playing it for hundreds of hours.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The package as a whole works well, not because of the packed in wheel, not because of the new content and innovation, but because Nintendo have proved that they understand what it is that makes this series great - the balance between racing and fighting.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    They say timing is everything and there's a sense that EA will be onto a winner here simply by being the first fully integrated MotionPlus tennis game to hit the shelves.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    More than most games your personal level of satisfaction with WarioWare DIY will be directly proportional to what you expect out of it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A wonderfully crafted videogame that chooses to retrace fonder times should shame the critics into waves of apology.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The bottom line here is that Nintendo's supposedly underpowered home console remains the single best option for a pure survival horror experience thanks to the vastly superior controls, taut gameplay and fright value of Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Gruesome, bloody and at times compelling - even if you might admonish yourself for thinking it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    An absolutely storming adventure, and I will definitely recommend it to any fans of the genre; it has been one of the most enjoyable titles of its type that I have played in a long time. There are a few flaws that stop it from being truly great, but it does what it sets out to do - provide a few hours of happy blood-lust, carving a path of destruction through hordes of enemies.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you want a gripping adventure about the perils of a young monkey trapped in a quarantine bubble then this is probably not the game for you.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There are faults too of course, it doesn't really offer much new after the first few levels other than changes of scenery and some bigger weapons and the slow motion action can get a bit old hat after a while, but they never detract much from the game as a whole and ultimately if you play it the way that it's clearly meant to be played, as opposed to just blasting through the levels as fast as possible, then you'll be rewarded with one of the best action games on the PSP.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ultimately, what starts as a giggle-inducing breath of fresh air eventually gives way to such a near-insurmountable level of head-scratching challenge that many budding scribblers will slam shut the DS well before unlocking all ten of the game's themed worlds.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Yakuza 3 excels thanks to an irresistibly likeable hero, a world pulsing with life, brutally fulfilling battles, and a good 30 hours of core story missions and secondary character tasks.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Despite its absolutely luminal reception, there is a strong argument that Brawl will appeal to the two polar opposites of the gaming community but fall flat to the majority of 'middle class' gamers in between. The very casual gamer will enjoy the chaos and the pyrotechnics, the hardcore gamer will love the bizarre mojo they can discover to gain their edge, but the middle of the road party player will probably soon tire of the impetus of play without being able to access the deeper mysteries.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There's no doubting that EA Sports MMA is a contender, but is it better than UFC Undisputed? Yes indeed, ladies and gentlemen, we have a new champion!
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This version of Sega Rally isn't as good as the game that stole my heart and money all those years ago, however it's more than a worthy homage.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    No single component stands out, but it's in a combination of pleasant, well-realised bits and bobs that the game becomes a largely positive experience. With Tales of Vesperia Namco have produced a simple, unassuming adventure that's brimming with enough charm to easily make up for any lack of inspiration.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The combat is enjoyable, particularly against the government soldiers, but the game would have definitely benefited immensely from a more solid melee mechanic and a bit more variety here and there. Then again some stylish and innovative ranged combat mechanics more than make up for this.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It features fantastic level design that make a fresh change from the usual FPS fodder. Coupled with a captivating and well told storyline, Prey comes together to be the game of choice if you are looking for an FPS that, if not perfect, actually does something new for the genre.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Starcraft II might be looming on the horizon, but for now I'm more than satisfied - both online and off - with my troop of grisly Space Marines. I'll also be very surprised if even Blizzard can manage to top Relic at single-player.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is a game that will appeal most directly to the Wii's casual market. But anyone who enjoys an innovative game should spend some time here. In staggering their releases on Wii and 360/PS3 EA have certainly kept Skate in the public eye.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One of the most exhaustive, expansive and compelling RPG experiences on the market.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's easily one of the better PSP racers out there, the potent mix of high-speed racing and spectacular crashes setting it apart from the more clean cut thrills found in WipeOut and Ridge Racer.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If there's one complaint it's the precision necessary to succeed in completing some of the championships.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    New features help give the game a little extra spice. I especially like being able to force other nations into becoming protectorate states and demand they fight in my wars with everyone else.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's a boon to Nintendo's device.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As engrossing as it is pretty, while also offering up a rare control system that allows the game's core real-time strategy component to remain the right side of intuitively 'real-time' without ever lapsing into finger-breaking trials of game-pad frustration.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If there's one complaint it's the precision necessary to succeed in completing some of the championships.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It features fantastic level design that make a fresh change from the usual FPS fodder. Coupled with a captivating and well told storyline, Prey comes together to be the game of choice if you are looking for an FPS that, if not perfect, actually does something new for the genre.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a gentle, charming distraction that can be picked up and put down with as much frequency as you like, I strongly recommend you give it a go. It's certainly one of the better looking titles about, and makes for a relaxing counterpoint after all the gritty realism in the likes of "Gears of War."