RealGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 445 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Lowest review score: 10 CID The Dummy
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 445
445 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Shadow of Rome unfortunately doesn’t quite manage to pull it off with an excellent fighting engine for Agrippa but poorly designed stealth missions for Octavianus which you cant help but wonder why they tried to implement it in the first place.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, The Urbz is not "The Sims" and although similar in some respects, Sims fans may not like everything they find in this game, especially some of the major changes such as far less emphasis on home building and practically all emphasis on popularity.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Despite some linear missions the game tends to ooze replay value in the form of freedom and variation.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The gameplay however is a little slow and involves far too much back tracking for its own good and things often get tedious.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It doesn’t offer as much input into the game as university does but its still worth having and adds a load of new features to stretch the games fun-life out that little bit further!
    • 81 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Despite being a massive fan of the franchise I couldn’t help but feel that the whole thing is starting to get old, despite the new features the games structure is basically the same.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It does a lot to build on the tactics focused gameplay found in the original game with improvements in the enemy AI, this bundled with the difficulty and size of the missions should provide plenty of intense strategy action despite the complete absence of a multiplayer mode.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    One of the very few management games that actually allow players to get up close to the action and you can really feel part of what is going on.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    This game is the game that the original Japanese release was supposed to be and anyone who has been waiting in anticipation should be satisfied with the finished result.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It seems ironic that in Square Enix’s attempts to make a game appealing to fans of two genres they have actually created a game that features pretty standard gameplay and may not attract its intended audience.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    While the characters and story maybe a little cliché the game some how manages to pull off a creepy atmosphere.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    One of the better tennis games to grace the PS2, and is by far the truest representation of the sport.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A decent game with realistic if not frustrating driving sequences and an intriguing storyline.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    While the game is by no means the easiest racing title around it’s fair to say it’s a no nonsense racing simulation that offers a hardcore racing experience for hardcore racing fans.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    In all fairness it’s a title that is probably geared towards the more experienced MMORPG gamer who should get a lot of enjoyment from the title, while more casual gamers or those new to the genre may find the experience a little daunting.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Replay value in Conflict: Vietnam is pretty much non existent, largely due to the game not been Live enabled.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A bit of polish wouldn’t have gone amiss here.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whilst the game can offer a certain joy of ownership for a fraction of the cost, those who are not passionately interested in motoring in general won’t want to put the required effort in.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are some things I loved about the game and equally the same amount of things I found irritating. It’s hard to recommend to fans of third person shooters in general. But, fans of the movies and story driven games will definitely find the game more appealing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite its problems it does generally provide a fun experience and fans of the first game will love the new ways of spreading chaos.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Sims 3: Ambitions adds just a little more depth to gameplay and fans should find enough here to keep them playing until the next expansion pack comes out.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you liked Dead Space or simply enjoy playing first person shooters then Extraction is definitely worth a look.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An undeniable classic somewhat ruined by a terrible, terrible (though unavoidable, really) control system, accompanied by a few fun extras showing off what the console can do.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall this is another highly impressive gaming package from the seasoned professionals in the golf game trade, which is enjoyable if you’re not put off by the tough learning curve to begin with.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you own either the Xbox 360 or Ps3 and are a keen football fan then the Wii version isn’t the right choice for you. However, if you’re more of a casual gamer, which most Wii owners tend to be then FIFA 10 on the Wii may just be what you’re looking for allowing for instantly accessible games that most will be able to simply play from the off.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, may not offer the most compelling single player racing experience but does feature a good level of variety.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid game set in a beautifully created world brimming with life and atmosphere. Starting off pretty easy to break you in gently the game soon starts to challenge even the most experienced players and the varied quests and side min-games are enough to keep you interested until the very end.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Green Day: Rock Band has a more rock feel to it than The Beatles game did and provides fans of the band with a mostly solid set list to play through. It doesn't introduce anything new to the Rock Band formula we've come to know and to sum up all I can say is, it does what it say on the box. Gives fans of the band access to their songs.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood is a solid shooter that requires players to take a more tactical approach then some other recent releases. However, it can also be an extremely frustrating experience due to the very unforgiving AI which may have the less hardcore shooter fan struggling to stick with it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Green Day: Rock Band has a more rock feel to it than The Beatles game did and provides fans of the band with a mostly solid set list to play through. It doesn't introduce anything new to the Rock Band formula we've come to know and to sum up all I can say is, it does what it say on the box. Gives fans of the band access to their songs.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Green Day: Rock Band has a more rock feel to it than The Beatles game did and provides fans of the band with a mostly solid set list to play through. It doesn't introduce anything new to the Rock Band formula we've come to know and to sum up all I can say is, it does what it say on the box. Gives fans of the band access to their songs.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, for all its bizarre dialogue, crazy stories and weird looking characters with strange voiceovers it works this game is amazingly entertaining and slightly addictive!
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Metro 2033 may not be the most innovative survival shooter to ever have graced the genre, but that doesn’t mean it should be dismissed in the blink of an eye. The game serves up an unforgiving world with gameplay that at times matches it perfectly.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This version of Tiger Woods seems to have become something of a victim of its own success and the result is that the game is very, very similar to that of last years game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This version of Tiger Woods seems to have become something of a victim of its own success and the result is that the game is very, very similar to that of last years game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This version of Tiger Woods seems to have become something of a victim of its own success and the result is that the game is very, very similar to that of last years game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The character development system seems a little basic and unfinished and the amount of bugs in the game really is unacceptable.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero Van Halen may not feature the greatest selection of tracks that will appeal to general fans of the franchise. However, it does provide those looking for a more interesting challenge, giving you access to one of the most intense collections of songs to grace a Guitar Hero game for sometime, definitely one just for hardcore Guitar Hero’s.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lazy Raiders is solid, but never really progresses to essential.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Aliens vs. Predator may not have met my expectations or fond memories of the 1999 original and I can’t help feel a little disappointed in this game which feels like it needed more time to refine and think out some core ideas.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    FUEL is a very good addition to open world and off-road racing genres. But despite the overall enjoyment I got from the game, I can’t help but feel that it lacks the competitive elements that have enabled so many racing games to succeed.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Adults or experienced gamers however might find the game a little repetitive and easy concluding that if you belong to the right audience, you’ll love Shrek 2.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Metro 2033 may not be the most innovative survival shooter to ever have graced the genre, but that doesn’t mean it should be dismissed in the blink of an eye. The game serves up an unforgiving world with gameplay that at times matches it perfectly.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero Van Halen may not feature the greatest selection of tracks that will appeal to general fans of the franchise. However, it does provide those looking for a more interesting challenge, giving you access to one of the most intense collections of songs to grace a Guitar Hero game for sometime, definitely one just for hardcore Guitar Hero’s.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    IL2-Sturmovik is a solid aerial combat game that is accessible enough for anyone to pick-up and play, whilst still offering hardcore simulation fans the option to play the game in a fashion they feel comfortable with.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of those games where even though you keep getting killed you can't help but go back for more just to progress that little bit further.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    FUEL is a very good addition to open world and off-road racing genres. But despite the overall enjoyment I got from the game, I can’t help but feel that it lacks the competitive elements that have enabled so many racing games to succeed.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed the no nonsense co-op shooter action of the original game than Army of Two: The 40th Day with its enhancements and extra polish maybe a worthwhile addition to your games collection.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a single player experience Madballs isn’t a terribly exciting offering, serving a pretty much run of the mill gaming experience we’ve all seen before. However, it’s multiplayer component more then makes up for its shortcomings providing one of the most fun and frantic playing experiences I’ve encountered lately.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is challenging enough without been overly difficult and thanks to the random re-generation of the castle and its contents predictability is kept to a minimum.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Brutal Legend serves up a strange mix of action adventure gameplay and heavy metal that even more bizarrely works quite well.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    IL2-Sturmovik is a solid aerial combat game that is accessible enough for anyone to pick-up and play, whilst still offering hardcore simulation fans the option to play the game in a fashion they feel comfortable with.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The action is fast-paced and easy to get to grips with, but my major gripe is with the lack of modes on offer and the rubbish rewards for completing the main Arcade mode.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are some changes I feel would be beneficial before release, mainly to the battle system. But it looks as if East India Company is shaping up to be a solid strategy title.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Killing Floor isn't the most polished first person shooter on the market. However, it does offer one of the better co-op experiences, with excellent shooter mechanics, intense action and a good community that will keep you coming back for more.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Clearly aimed at youngsters and families Kinectimals isn't going to appeal to the masses. But kids will most definitely love the on-screen pets and with the mini-games and amount of variety, Kinectimals has something for everyone.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So, what is it really like to be an evil genius? Well you can have a fantastic lair, hordes of loyal workers and tons of money but to be honest, it can be boring at times, you see, the truly evil one never gets to do any of the dirty work, they just sit and watch; and what makes it worse is workers that don’t seem to have much between their ears making the ‘watching’ a frustrating task.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I'm not sure whether the series should be criticised for repeating a formula that has proven so successful up until now, but I'm equally unconvinced that Ghost of Sparta is worthy of a great deal of praise.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed the no nonsense co-op shooter action of the original game than Army of Two: The 40th Day with its enhancements and extra polish maybe a worthwhile addition to your games collection.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The shape shifting abilities of the games protagonist are fun to experiment with but the story campaign has an all too familiar feel to it.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid board game conversion.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is ultimately let down by similar bugs that plagued the previous two games.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For the hardcore fans, the recycled taste can be a bitter pill to swallow, especially paying out twice for the same songs, but for newcomers this is a good compilation of the previous Guitar Hero games.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Brutal Legend serves up a strange mix of action adventure gameplay and heavy metal that even more bizarrely works quite well.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood is a solid shooter that requires players to take a more tactical approach then some other recent releases. However, it can also be an extremely frustrating experience due to the very unforgiving AI which may have the less hardcore shooter fan struggling to stick with it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite its problems it does generally provide a fun experience and fans of the first game will love the new ways of spreading chaos.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At first glance, Etherlords II looks pretty much like an RPG title, but take a few moments to play and you’ll soon discover an absorbing turn based strategy game similar to "Magic: The Gathering."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    PES 2010 may not have been able to topple FIFA as the leading football game but it’s clear the series is getting back on track and obvious improvements have been made over last years game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Section 8 for me is something of a mixed bag, technically it’s a pretty solid title with some of the best A.I I’ve ever encountered However, it’s heavy focus on multiplayer action means that those looking for an immersive single player campaign will have to look else where and only the most hardcore multiplayer gamers will want to stick with the game for any length of time due to the super tough A.I bots.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The shape shifting abilities of the games protagonist are fun to experiment with but the story campaign has an all too familiar feel to it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For the hardcore fans, the recycled taste can be a bitter pill to swallow, especially paying out twice for the same songs, but for newcomers this is a good compilation of the previous Guitar Hero games.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Worms: Battle Islands brings the classic Worms experience to the Nintendo platform and introduces a range of features that while not initially useful do enhance the playing experience when played with friends. What makes the deal better, is that it is available at a budget price.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This, possibly, is Axel & Pixel’s greatest success- anyone can play it, and most would probably enjoy it if they did.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    That said, there is no denying that NHL 11 provides an enjoyable recreation of ice hockey, which manages to be both accessible to newcomers and packed with content to entertain more dedicated fans.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall this is another highly impressive gaming package from the seasoned professionals in the golf game trade, which is enjoyable if you’re not put off by the tough learning curve to begin with.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    That said, there is no denying that NHL 11 provides an enjoyable recreation of ice hockey, which manages to be both accessible to newcomers and packed with content to entertain more dedicated fans.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, for all its bizarre dialogue, crazy stories and weird looking characters with strange voiceovers it works this game is amazingly entertaining and slightly addictive!
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The football side of things is fairly solid, but sadly the game includes too many duties that simply aren’t part of being the manager of a football club. Then there’s the personal life aspect to deal with and coupled together they really stop the title competing with rival games. Often leaving you overwhelmed and spoiling the playing experience on offer, which is a shame as it will probably drive football mad gamers else where.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it offers many unique race types that will provide short periods of fun the game fails to captivate you for long periods of time and as a result the it quickly loses its appeal despite the amount of variation it offers!
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whilst fans of previous series entries will doubtless drag plenty of enjoyment from having such a revered title in portable form, players less influenced by rose tinted memories of GT’s past may find it harder to forgive the limitations of the game structure and the similarly limited reasons to progress.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The mix of strategy and survival shooter works surprisingly well, some niggling flaws however stop this XBLA title living up to its full potential.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unfortunately the strict timing required can lead to a lot of frustration and as a result the game can quickly start to feel repetitive.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    On the whole, this is an enjoyable, beautifully presented and well-planned reinvention of a classic game, that retains the fun of the original but also caters for today’s modern gamers and casual gamers, especially with the obvious and liberal use of the big signs that tell you which transformation you need to use, thankfully these are not over-used allowing some experimentation.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    PES 2010 may not have been able to topple FIFA as the leading football game but it’s clear the series is getting back on track and obvious improvements have been made over last years game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood is a solid shooter that requires players to take a more tactical approach then some other recent releases. However, it can also be an extremely frustrating experience due to the very unforgiving AI which may have the less hardcore shooter fan struggling to stick with it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Repetition and the simplicity of the gameplay may put off a few gamers but on the whole the game is good enough to go back to more than once enhancing its replay value with a good selection of unlockables.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Quite brutally it’s old school that just doesn’t meet the modern grade.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    With a clever plot and some impressive visuals the game could be appealing and addictive though tiresome at times. Unfortunately, if you have seen the film and you already know exactly how the plot unfolds and you have already seen those most surprising, awesome scenes, this game has little thrills.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    On the audio side the game has done an excellent job of bringing the individual personalities of the characters from the movie into the game with good voice acting and dialogue.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Does what it intends to do and that is to provide players, specifically younger players with an addictive but classic style platformer immersed in gorgeous graphics and a mix of unique features.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Delivers a fresh approach to the RTS genre and with its great detail, addictive gameplay and excellent replay value it is definitely worth a look for any RTS game fan.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Whilst a little slow paced the game does offer a little variety in the form of puzzles and although the path through the game seems very ‘forced’ it is still intriguing to play through if just for short periods of time.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Too much repetition, too many boring cut scenes and lack of variety make this game a very average playing experience.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Trouble is, most of the minigames aren’t entertaining on an individual basis; the enjoyment resides in not knowing what is coming next. While it lasts.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    The storyline is full of old school clichés and the adventuring part of the game, with its basic puzzles is quite frankly boring.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Dodgy controls, annoying cameras and repetitive gameplay (think obsessive scanning!) makes the game get tiresome very quickly.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    While The Saga of Ryzom is probably more simplistic then most MMORPG's its a lot more approachable to those new to the genre, however this is likely to deter those looking for something to challenge them.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    It doesn’t really excel in any one area or instantly grab your attention.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Unfortunately though for the less patient among us, The Silver Earring makes detective work a boring job, the witnesses have nothing interesting to say half the time and tend to babble on in the most boring manner and the quiz at the end of each chapter is enough to make you want to give up completely.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Alpha Protocol maybe a role-playing game in name, but for me it felt far to much like an average third person shooter.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Deathspank is a solid and eminently playable slice of RPG gaming, and fans of Diablo, Baldur's Gate and the like might truly enjoy the opportunity to play a lightweight comedy homage to past favourites.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Deathspank is a solid and eminently playable slice of RPG gaming, and fans of Diablo, Baldur's Gate and the like might truly enjoy the opportunity to play a lightweight comedy homage to past favourites.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Yakuza 3 certainly has its flaws! However it does possess a certain charm and offers quite a bit of variety that make it quite enjoyable, however some may not be able to stick with it that long.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    As it is, we have a solid and very playable game which will no doubt entertain genre fans, but never dares to do much more than parrot good ideas that came before in a slightly grosser way. It’s hard to dislike, but for the same reasons hard to love, too.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    All in all, this is a mixed package and as I said at the beginning I found it hard to get into. It is an RPG that taken on its own merit is an interesting experiment of combining elements of MMORPG into a console game.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Alpha Protocol maybe a role-playing game in name, but for me it felt far to much like an average third person shooter.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    As it is, we have a solid and very playable game which will no doubt entertain genre fans, but never dares to do much more than parrot good ideas that came before in a slightly grosser way. It’s hard to dislike, but for the same reasons hard to love, too.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    The unforgiving nature of the game and the constant restarts of certain areas are bad enough but add the constant unskippable cutscenes that you are forced to watch in full every time you die just tips it over the edge for me.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Simply, "Metal Gear Solid" was a slice of videogame perfection, "Metal Gear Solid 2" was too similar to its predecessor, and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater has tried to shake things up a little, admirably so, but has been a little too revolutionary in the process.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    The foundations for one of the finest shooters ever are laid down here and there are some wonderful cinematic moments but unfortunately most are tarnished with the numerous bugs which plague the game.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    While the game can be entertaining for short lengths of time playing for prolonged periods can lead to bouts of frustration as you are more often then not required to play the same missions over and over until you clear them due to the strict objectives and randomness of missions.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    The cosmetic changes made to "Dead or Alive 2" do provide a level of intensity most beat 'em ups cannot reach. After the first few hours though, the wow factor will decline, leaving very little else in its place.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    As a single player title the game feels a little hacked together and is hard to recommend to anyone other then the most hardcore Resident Evil fans.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    If the level design and path finding was a little easy I would be happy to say that this game was brilliant for the kids but in all honesty, I feel even they would get fed up of playing after an hour or so.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    The game feels fairly lacklustre and gets old fairly quickly.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    The physical separation of human opponents makes every multiplayer contest a little less worthwhile, whilst the one-player game’s mission to collect track parts seems pointless if you then cannot share the resulting new tracks easily with close friends.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Transformers – Revenge of the Fallen isn’t the greatest action game to ever grace the current generation of consoles and as such will only appeal to fans who will love getting to play as some of the favourite characters from the movies.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It is a decent effort that does plenty right and very little wrong, any NFL fan would be quite happy with this arcade-like version of a classic game mechanic.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, Prison Break – The Conspiracy should have been a fitting tribute to a very clever TV series, but turns out to be falling more in line with the final series – a big anticlimax.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Magna Cum Laude is a bore to play, repetitive mini-games, constant loading screens in-between locations and no challenge whatsoever makes this experience a very tiresome one indeed.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite having a very similar feel Family Game Night 2 offers an overall better experience then last years game due to the selection of games on offer in the title. Don’t expect a thrilling single player experience though as this isn’t what the games about.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For a game with such a new perspective and new approach to the MySims franchise, the ideas it incorporates are used so much that they become old after the first few hours of play, which is disappointing and means that this never fully achieves its full potential.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not perfect but worth a look for anyone who misses SSX.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game modes are nice and varied and the graphical style is great, however the actual tennis games tend to descend into uninspiring baseline games, especially with the computer.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    J&D feels too safe, too 2001, and I couldn’t help but feel that my time would be better spent elsewhere.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, Prison Break – The Conspiracy should have been a fitting tribute to a very clever TV series, but turns out to be falling more in line with the final series – a big anticlimax.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I’d like to see developers scrap these constant installments completely and remake a one off Harry Potter game. Maybe one that tells the whole story, obviously in a very watered down fashion. One good game is better than seven clones of the same mediocre game.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Transformers – Revenge of the Fallen isn’t the greatest action game to ever grace the current generation of consoles and as such will only appeal to fans who will love getting to play as some of the favourite characters from the movies.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, Greed Corp offers an intriguing new twist to strategy gaming, putting you under just a little more pressure when considering your moves – it won't hold your attention for long but while it does, it will keep you quite entertained.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This game promised so much but for me it failed to deliver overall. Dull and repetitive objectives and a lacklustre story combined with some unfair and inconsistent AI makes the short single player mode an uninspired stroll through corridor filled levels.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a whole it is a good package but one that will fail to appeal to older gamers.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, Greed Corp offers an intriguing new twist to strategy gaming, putting you under just a little more pressure when considering your moves – it won't hold your attention for long but while it does, it will keep you quite entertained.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Start the Party as a single player experience is seriously lacking, but like most casual games the experience improves when played with friends.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall Phantasy Star Portable will only appeal to fans of the franchise. There’s simply not enough to entice most to play, mainly to its repetitive nature and the depth it requires to get the most out of the title.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall HAWX 2 tries to build on the solid foundations laid by the original game by adding more variety, but ultimately it fails to recreate the action packed feeling the first game did so well and simply doesn't make the same impact.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall HAWX 2 tries to build on the solid foundations laid by the original game by adding more variety, but ultimately it fails to recreate the action packed feeling the first game did so well and simply doesn't make the same impact.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    But by no means is it a bad game, but on the other hand it’s not a particularly good game and as such falls into the doldrums or mediocrity.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    After enjoying the original game I had high hopes for Mafia 2, but despite putting the bad things about the original right they seem to have taken everything that was good about it and trashed it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    After enjoying the original game I had high hopes for Mafia 2, but despite putting the bad things about the original right they seem to have taken everything that was good about it and trashed it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    But by no means is it a bad game, but on the other hand it’s not a particularly good game and as such falls into the doldrums or mediocrity.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Other than the ingenuous battle system there is little else to warrant praise in the game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The presentation of the game is excellent and the graphics are superb, however my personal view was that I got bored with the game very quickly.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It has its gimmick transformers style morphing and some of the fighting can be quite addictive but there is nothing here that separates it from any other FPS out there, pretty standard stuff with a big licence name.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Shoot lacks any really depth and the multiplayer element hasn't been implemented as well as it could have been and as a result despite not being a bad shooter overall the game quickly starts to feel repetitive.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The game offers absolutely nothing new and plays like something that’s been dragged up from the 90’s.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The game shows a chronic lack of progression, which eventually leads you to question whether or not the admittedly imaginative concept should really have been made into a videogame at all.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    A sub-par gameplay experience with awkward controls, an annoying camera and very basic driving experiences. The original game got away with it but now there is no excuse.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    Attention is all too often drawn to missed opportunities in the game, the most glaring of these being a multiplayer mode. Imagine the frustration if "Bomberman" was only one player. This is often how you feel in NFH.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    Due to its overall poor design the game seems to of become nothing more then a mass of space shooting sequences.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    This title has the dubious honour of being the most cynical, poorly produced mess that I have clapped eyes on for at least five years.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    The third issue to be dealt with is the game’s poor AI and atrocious collision detection, items that cry out to be dealt with as a pair.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Something that will prove infuriating regardless is the utter unfairness of the game’s final boss, a confrontation that only serves to highlight the game’s major problems.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    The game also lacks any real variation as you pretty much do exactly the same thing throughout, prolonged play quickly becomes tiresome and the game starts to feel, dare I say it, like a chore.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    The heart of a point and click adventure is its puzzles and Black Mirror does this badly forcing players to go backwards and forwards in seemingly pointless treks and it all adds up to a feeling that you are simply playing a role in a very boring movie, you don’t control your character, just guide him through the motions.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The only problem I can and would raise is that although it shows you what to do, your form or stance maybe wrong when tackling some of the exercises. Also the resistance band provided seems cheap and flimsy, so much so that I could not trust it for some of the exercises.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The experience does improve when played with friends and fans of the last game may want to give it a try other than that it is hard to recommend.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Sonic Free Riders serves up a rather disappointing playing experience and everything it gets right is pulled down by the clumsy and sluggish controls that do nothing other than make it feel like you're not in control. Despite initial optimism and potential this is one of the weaker Kinect launch titles.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Dark Void is probably going to go down as one of the most disappointing titles of the year, after all of the expectation and hype. With a bit more time spent polishing and developing key elements and its story this could have become a “classic” as the potential is their for all to see, however in its current form it will sadly slip into the void of mediocrity that has claimed so many third person shooter in the past.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Whilst this sequel may improve some of the technical aspects of The Force Unleashed, the all important narrative is non-existent.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Whilst this sequel may improve some of the technical aspects of The Force Unleashed, the all important narrative is non-existent.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    In the build up to its release, Lost Planet 2 was seriously hyped up but as is so often the case in the games industry it sadly fails to live up to its billing offering nothing more than an at best an average shooter and one that is left to hardcore fans of the original rather than the gaming masses.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Deadly Premonition has developed something of a cult following, but for me the good bits were always overwhelmed by the bad.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    In the build up to its release, Lost Planet 2 was seriously hyped up but as is so often the case in the games industry it sadly fails to live up to its billing offering nothing more than an at best an average shooter and one that is left to hardcore fans of the original rather than the gaming masses.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Whilst Kinect Joyride does offer some fun moments, the fact you never really feel in control this is' very short lived…probably just like the game will be in your collection.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The key criticism to level at Tiger on the PSP is that EA have tried too hard to squeeze the full home experience into a UMD, evidently a step too far for the poor little handheld.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Dark Void is probably going to go down as one of the most disappointing titles of the year, after all of the expectation and hype. With a bit more time spent polishing and developing key elements and its story this could have become a “classic” as the potential is their for all to see, however in its current form it will sadly slip into the void of mediocrity that has claimed so many third person shooter in the past.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Dark Void is probably going to go down as one of the most disappointing titles of the year, after all of the expectation and hype. With a bit more time spent polishing and developing key elements and its story this could have become a “classic” as the potential is their for all to see, however in its current form it will sadly slip into the void of mediocrity that has claimed so many third person shooter in the past.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The multiplayer aspect does offer some hope, but this is definitely one title that seems destined for the scrap heap.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Avatar – The Game seems to have all the building blocks in place to provide gamers with a decent movie licence for once, and the first few minutes of play may trick you into thinking that’s exactly what you’ve got. Sadly though some blatantly obvious design flaws shine through and spoil what’s on offer in the game.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    For someone looking for a decent adventure game, they could do a lot worse than this, but I found it to be an uphill struggle thanks to the lack of horror, slow pacing and over emphasis on combating evil spirits even the boss battles fail to mix things up enough in my opinion.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Overall, the lack of variety in terms of events and lack of any single player modes apart from the challenge mode makes this a well presented package but ultimately a disappointing one!
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Avatar – The Game seems to have all the building blocks in place to provide gamers with a decent movie licence for once, and the first few minutes of play may trick you into thinking that’s exactly what you’ve got. Sadly though some blatantly obvious design flaws shine through and spoil what’s on offer in the game.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    An interesting idea that fails spectacularly. Not only does the central concept reduce each match to an almost painful war of attrition, but Team 17 seem to have concentrated so heavily on making its new gimmick work correctly that the rest of the game has fallen by the wayside.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Overall, the lack of variety in terms of events and lack of any single player modes apart from the challenge mode makes this a well presented package but ultimately a disappointing one!