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 0.3 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
    • 82 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A decent package, only let down a little by its lack of ambition.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    An accomplished and well-crafted battle-axe wielding warrior of a game. Just don't expect anything classic, historically speaking.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Potential is a key word for discussing HAWX. There's a lot of hope within the engine, and the core gameplay is competent enough to secure its position as an emerging IP. It's still a bit rough around the edges, though, and Ubisoft should perhaps be a little bit ashamed for not allowing its natural potential to shine through.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    In some ways Prinny succeeds in spite of itself.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A confident film-to-game delivery. Although, as we hinted at the start, there is not an awful lot for the more mature gamer, there is a lot of fun to be had if you are willing to dig in and get your hands dirty.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    My only real reservation with Gish is the simplicity of the gameplay and the fact that, despite the unique physical properties of the character it is still a 2D platform/puzzle game...But if you do like this style of game then Gish really is a superb piece of work, and the talented folk over at Chronologic will entertain you for a very reasonable sum of money.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Championship Edition is super-realistic. Perhaps too much so for its own good. For F1 buffs it is ideal, but if you want an adrenaline-pumping ride on PS3, there's another game, with a big desert and mad vehicles, which does it all much better I'm afraid. One for the fanatics, then.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    For those with the patience to stick it out and practice, practice, practice, there is a good single player game behind this. Biking fans and purists alike will find plenty to enjoy and keep them busy through the winter months while it's a bit too cold to go out biking for real.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Perhaps it's time that developers Neversoft go away for longer than twelve months and come back with something other than a glorified extension of a series that seems to be short on innovation.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Despite their continued lack of charm the Wii version of Rabbids Go Home is by far the fluffy maniac's best game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Technical faults such as difficultly seeing where you're going and suspect frame-rates are serious issues when it comes to games of such speed requiring cat like reflexes.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It's definitely worth a look, if only to have something on the shelf that's gently mesmerising and a very nice break from the norm.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Death Jr. Root of Evil manages to convincingly sidestep the bargain bucket graveyard thanks to its character appeal, solid platform action, amusing and inventive weaponry, and a control system that largely succeeds in papering over any emergent sense of creeping mediocrity.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    As for what was actually made, Transformers: War for Cybertron is a solid but unremarkable effort that occasionally shows glimpses of its true potential. It provides a complete, if a little too short, package of modes and features in a genuinely interesting setting. It just needed a little more spark.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Silent Hill Shattered Memories will probably feel like a shallow version of the series to veteran players. But as a standalone title it represents a niche that is intelligent, thoughtful and meaningful.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    I still enjoyed playing Immortal Cities a good deal, yet I was content to help the Pharaohs out for a far shorter period of time than I would have given them in the past.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    One of the best poker games of the year on PSP.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Playing HAWX 2 is still as accessible and arcade-centric as ever, meaning that it's uncomplicated, if slightly throwaway fun. Settling in for a long session with the game can be interminable stuff though, so we'd recommend tackling HAWX 2 in small sittings.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Ultimately, you have to admire Red River for at least attempting something with such a unique sense of character.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Accessibility is SingStar Dance's biggest drawback, in fact it's arguable its only one, as it's an otherwise fun and engaging package and at the very least it offers additional songs for SingStar fans.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Despite these few niggles, if you can overlook the moderate repetitiveness of the missions in Bladestorm, and conquer its slightly confusing initial battles, it's an extremely rewarding and fun game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Initially, Pirates! feels extremely open ended and multi-faceted, yet its varied gameplay features soon lapse into the uncomfortable realms of repetition and borderline monotony - there's nothing on offer by way of expansion over its PC and Xbox counterparts.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    If however you are considering what should be your first folly into World War action, then consider looking elsewhere.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A solid shooter in many ways and has the seeds of success sown into it, there are simply too many undercooked elements peppered throughout the experience for it to ably thrust forward from the shadow of much bigger and much better FPS entrants that have graced 2007 with genuine 'Game of the Year' wow factor.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Its enjoyably lightweight game play combined with a tirade of sickeningly clich├ęd narrative twists, fit snugly together to demonstrate another indication in the development of The Sims as a whole - and one which EA, love them or hate them, have moulded and managed with an admirable level of expertise.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The level of freedom offered may be a dream come true for some but will simply be far too much for others, thusly alienating this title from a majority of gamers.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The main criticism though is that there simply isn't enough of it. You almost get the impression that Sonic Team ran out of ideas toward the end, so they repeated some of the boss battles again and then went home.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The level of freedom offered may be a dream come true for some but will simply be far too much for others, thusly alienating this title from a majority of gamers.
    • 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.