Post Arcade (National Post)'s Scores

  • Games
For 218 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 The Last of Us
Lowest review score: 20 Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 218
218 game reviews
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Terror and beauty are potent bedfellows in The Last of Us, a masterwork of interactive entertainment conjured up by the master gamesmiths at Naughty Dog.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An experience that is so startlingly, unexpectedly and enjoyably different than anything else on the market right now.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    From a story perspective, Lara is now as interesting a character as (though wholly different from) sardonic Nathan Drake. This feels like Uncharted will have to start chasing Tomb Raider.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A game that looks very nearly as good as did on my Xbox 360 and in some ways plays even better, thanks in large part to intuitive touch screen controls that prove a fine fit for the game’s turn-based action.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    But overall, NHL 14 captures the spirit of that revolutionary 94 game. The gameplay is fast, the moves are sweet and the hits are thundering. It feels fun, like the very best wide-open hockey games, but it doesn’t sacrifice realism either.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Endlessly creative, relentlessly delightful and eminently playable by all levels of player, SM3DW is perhaps the best 3D platformer released since the series’ heyday.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The addition of the newer, free-er structure and the loss of a lot of the chaff from the post-Link-to-the-Past Zelda’s make the game a joy to play.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you’ve never played it, or if you want something that really shows off the horsepower your new system, this game does it. If, however, you’ve already bought the game, it’s kind of hard to recommend getting it again at full price.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A deeply unnerving yet marvelously moving interactive entertainment.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This game has its hooks in me fiercely. And that’s why my review’s score is a 9.5. However, I very much could see a player being turned off by having to repeat missions, by overly-long boss fights and the very specific storytelling techniques or the fact that everything feels ripped out of a pulpy sci-fi novel that thinks it’s important.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There just isn’t much else EA can do to make this a better game. So it made great, incremental improvements everywhere.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In its own way, Antichamber serves as an antithesis to modern day video game design. Just to experience solving a puzzle by thinking outside of the box makes Antichamber a must play for anyone looking to be challenged.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fire Emblem: Awakening won’t go down in history as the game that revolutionized a franchise or genre. However, traditional turn-based tactics has rarely been more compelling.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gear is the catnip that will keep you playing Ridiculous Fishing for hours on end. Whether it’s a new pair of duel-wield uzis that make it easier to perforate your catch, a hair dryer that you can tie to your line to electrocute the first fish that touches it (essentially giving you an extra chance), or just a redneck red cap to keep the sun off your fisherman’s head, every purchase is well worth the multiple casts it takes to earn it.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Columbia is a unique and unforgettable city meant to inspire its inhabitants — both virtual and player-controlled — to gaze in awe, shock, and horror at its bountiful marvels...So long as you remember to stop snooping through rubbish bins and take time to pause and look around, I have no doubt you’ll be properly amazed.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Frogmind’s debut side-scrolling action adventure game is the most beautiful iOS release I’ve played in a long time.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The combination of excellent level design, amazing art-style and spot-on combat should appeal to any gamer. But when you add in humorous dialogue and gads of tongue-in-cheek jokes, memes and homages to the video games, it elevates Guacamelee! to a must-purchase.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Developed by Dontnod Entertainment, Remember Me takes risks at every turn. Some of them expose the game’s many flaws, but other show the game’s strengths.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nintendo’s 3DS is suddenly brimming with great first-party games, and Mario & Luigi: Dream Team is a standout among them. Don’t miss it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is short. I finished it in a single three hour Sunday afternoon session...But it’s also immensely gratifying.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for one of the most unusual and just plain fun games of the summer, you won’t find better.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The entire time I was playing Saints Row IV, I found myself constantly thinking "It would be totally awesome if..." and then the game would do that awesome thing before I could finish my thought.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game which excels by making all of its moving pieces work together in unison. There are some rough patches, such as my beforementioned somewhat squiggy reaction to the storyline and the fact that the graphics sometimes seem to be pushing against the limitations of the current console generation, but it would be difficult for me to think of a more versatile or playable stealth game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s one of the best MMOs on the PC and basically the only game of its type on the console. The company has made the game it promised when it when back and rebuilt FFXIV 1.0.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In closing, single player is quaint, the online experience is a work in process, but once they get the bugs out of that delicious apple pie… it will be well worth the wait.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Call of Duty: Ghosts, Infinity Ward has done some of its best work yet, delivering thrill-a-minute escapades in the campaign, deep and surprisingly nuanced competitive multiplayer, and highly varied solo and co-operative play in Squads and Extinction modes.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tearaway is probably the most fun you can have on a PlayStation Vita.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Banner Saga is an example of a successfully Kickstarted video game that gives its backers everything they wanted, including a story that’s rich in character and detail.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s an early, serious, and unexpected contender for my list of the top 10 games of 2014.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best compliment I can offer the multiplayer of TowerFall is that it makes me wish it had been around when I was 22 and still living with three roommates who would often spend an afternoon delving into hour-long matches of Super Smash Bros. Melee or Mario Kart 64/Double Dash. TowerFall would have made an excellent addition to that rotation.