Quarter to Three's Scores

  • Games
For 285 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 35% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 61% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 8.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Guild Wars 2
Lowest review score: 20 Fighting Fantasy: Blood of the Zombies
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 98 out of 285
285 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It knows. It understands. But not blindly, not slavishly. More than a fan of X-Com, this game is a fan of the tenets of modern game design. It's doing exactly the right thing, in exactly the right ways, at exactly the right time.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Zombie U is the single most promising, enthralling, and unique game on the Wii U and I would definitely say this is the best multiplayer game of the year.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ironcast exists admirably outside the match-3ing.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Injustice’s traditional one-on-one structure, coupled with its thorough ingame documentation, is a casual player’s dream. We want to play fighting games, too. It’s nice to see a developer recognize that.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kid Icarus knows enough to be more complicated and rewarding than any simple Rogue Squadron or light gun game. It knows enough to tap into the nearly universal appeal of loot chasing.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game is crazy Neapolitan through and through, with a sense of mad glee for how frequently and flagrantly it breaks the rules.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unlike Spelunky, most players will see the end before their hundredth death. Onwards! There are cute monsters to kill.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If your kids/wife/girlfriend/parents can grok a finicky numbers game, this will be right up their alley. But otherwise, this is a videoboardgame for hardcore strategy nerds. Who don't mind playing with Miis.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is the sort of wheelsport the Need for Speed arcade racers should have been providing all along.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    And like a detective in a noir yarn, you can’t help but become part of the central mystery, effecting an outcome you might not have intended. Age of Decadence might run away from you.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Arkham Knight’s take on the hero/villain relationship is unique. You can hail it as clever as Fight Club or dismiss it as stupid as midichlorians — you’re at least a little right on either count — but you cannot deny that it’s a compelling variation on the theme, and it works wonders to sustain the story with unique dialogue and narrative opportunities.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If I’m going to play a MOBA, it’s going to be this one.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But part of what I love about any good RTS is figuring out ways to trump any given strategy. The Swords & Soldiers games have small tech trees, but that makes the choices all the more meaningful.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This glee is where Marvel Heroes has enough pull to make up for its various shortcomings. It might take time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A pretty good game about a malicious gremlin underworld.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is an elaborate trifle, a AAA time fritterer, a playground with skyhigh production values mired in a bog, a dessert tray without an accompanying meal. It is mostly hollow, almost entirely meaningless, and only accidentally relevant. And I’m having a grand time with it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you want a thrill ride, there’s always Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag. But if you want an incredibly well written adventure across something approximating a sea, there is no game like Sunless Sea.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Eufloria is as unique, languidly haunting, and eminently playable as any of Introversion's brilliant Darwinia games. And now it's also a perfect fit for the iPad.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pixel Defenders Puzzle can get crazily detailed - in a good way - as you take into account your units' various abilities, the monsters' various abilities, the powerful support monsters that show up, and the complexity of the grid filling up.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Legendary Heroes makes Fallen Enchantress the game it’s wanted to be all along.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire don’t have the same groundbreaking feel as X and Y, but the solid combination of new systems with a familiar region shows that sometimes you can go Hoenn again.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kudos to the developers of Flip Ship for not succumbing to the obvious trend to micropayments. When you buy Flip Ship, you get a self-contained package where high scores are strictly and entirely a matter of how good, lucky, and persistent you are. Put away your nickels, because they aren't any help here. Flip Ship is all about the choices you make.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its strength is that it’s the polar opposite of so many strategy games that push inevitability in another direction. Thanks partly to dumb AI and your superior resources, you will prevail no matter what, or you will reload or start over until you prevail.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But without a sandbox mode, or challenge scenarios, or Anno 2070’s grindy but gratifying system of scientific advances, 2205 doesn’t have the infinite replayability you get in the best city builders. That’s probably a good thing. The last thing I need is a city builder this good with infinite replayability.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's the latter-day high-octane car smashing ped mashing antidote to racing games.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So it turns out that Wargame: European Escalation isn't just good. It's also unique.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An open-world waiting for you to conquer it, with varied types of areas offering varied types of gameplay. You don't even have to pay attention to the silly story! You just have to want to take over the map.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The overall effect is like taking a broom or a flamethrower to the rules, completely undermining the game as designed. Which is something I couldn't be happier to see, because the game as designed is in dire need of undermining. If there's anything that can breathe life into Magic the Gathering, it's a shake-up like planechasing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s splashy and accessible, but intricate and skill-based. It’s alternately frantic and methodical. You can just plow through it mindlessly or you can optimize your character build and hone your favorite gear. You can tweak the difficulty as you go, keep it breezy, or crank it up to 11. Explore the wide-openness or follow the main quest marker to the end. But if you’re into action RPGs, whether you’re a Sacred 2 fanatic or Diablo III weekender or someone in between, Victor Vran is a name worth noting.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Because of its smooth strategic flow, Planets under Attack is one of the best couch strategy games since Risk Factions. But since Planets under Attack is always and only real-time, it's arguably an even better couch game.