Riot Pixels' Scores

  • Games
For 455 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 19% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 72% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 11.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 62
Highest review score: 95 Bayonetta 2
Lowest review score: 5 Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 86 out of 455
455 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Wealth of Nations offers even less scope than Conquest of Paradise, and the changes it introduces are hardly game-changing, yet they’re all thought-out and very appropriate. If you’re going to play as a trade empire, don’t skimp on this expansion.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Brothers, unlike many recent indie hits, is very down to earth. It is not rife with intellectual puzzles like Braid, it is not as open to interpretations as Journey. It just makes you think about simple human values.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A great example of interactive storytelling where the story changes greatly depending on how you ‘read’ it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Even though tactical freedom is just an illusion, Afrika Korps can keep you captivated for hours thanks to its unpredictable dynamic scenarios.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    High Voltage Software produced a solid PC port, with a 60 fps frame rate, better visuals and excellent keyboard support. I wish they did not unlock all the characters, outfits and fatalities right off the bat, though.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Behind the plain-looking graphics lives an excellent logic game with perfect balance and multiple ways to solve each puzzle.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    If you’ve never heard of words like “metroidvania” and “beat-‘em-up”, Guacamelee! is an excellent entry point for you.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Touching, exciting and all-round beautiful adventure somewhat tarred by its monotonous gameplay and the ludicrous image of the Big Bad Enemy. And it is almost a perfect way to explain the concept of war to your kids.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Even though Citadel, like other Mass Effect 3 expansions, plugs into the final third of the campaign, this is probably the closest thing to a happy end that Shepard & Co. will ever have. And if you think that there is no place for fan service and inside jokes in the gloomy universe of Mass Effect, you’d better stay away from this DLC.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Just like other Nintendo’s first-party offerings for Wii U, Pikmin 3 carefully walks the same twice-beaten path. And it is refreshingly stern with the players – colorful vistas and charming characters hide a hardcore game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    NBA 2K13 is very smart game that offers so many tactical possibilities.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’re a fan of hardcore games, try Dark Souls 2. It is not as memorable as its predecessor, and yet it is still a phenomenal experience.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Among the Sleep is yet another good example of a successful game made possible thanks to Kickstarter.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hack ‘n’ Slash is not an introduction to programming; if you’re a dummy, you’d better off playing the old classic Roboforge. But, if you do code, this game will make you ecstatic. Unlike Scribblenauts, where you being god removed all the challenge from the game, in Hack ‘n’ Slash you don’t have to invent your own adventures – the developers will keep you occupied.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    XCOM: Enemy Within is a good expansion. I envy those who had never gotten around to playing the game until now.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nice-looking, with bright, colorful landscapes, lots of nostalgic references to the old RPGs of yore, and a very high degree of freedom, this game wanted to grab as much audience as it could. But in reality, only somewhat masochistic power players will be able to beat it. Are you one of them? Welcome to Rivellon, then!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A new benchmark for “branching narrative” games. The Wolf Among Us turns players into viewers by almost ditching gameplay, but you will enjoy watching this show.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    To make fun of video games, just like they do it in The Stanley Parable, you have to love them with all your heart.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tropico 5 has room for improvement, but even in its current state it brings sheer joy.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Disharmony is the next step in the development of Endless Space. It is not big even if you count new research options, heroes and buildings, but still, you’ll get a lot of nice stuff for your 10 bucks.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nice 2D graphics, intense battles, a right degree of ‘hardcoreness’, almost no show-stopping bugs, well-written story and dialogues – that is quite an achievement for an indie studio.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Payday 2 is basically SWAT 4, only you play as criminals instead of cops. Stylish, exhilarating, and quite hardcore, this game is a treat for fans of team-based coop shooters.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A few years ago, Spelunky was a unique phenomenon. Now, when its ideas have been adopted and improved upon by Super House of the Dead Ninjas, Binding of Isaac, and Rogue Legacy, this remake is simply first among equals.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is an unforgettable trip into the horrifying world of bureaucracy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The RTS genre will be alive and kicking until the day they stop making games like this one.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just like Victoria 2: A House Divided, Heart of Darkness is a well-done expansion pack. Its improvements are focused on some very specific gameplay aspects, but they’re really deep.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yep, we’ve already seen everything Fester Mudd has to offer. This game is a well-polished amalgamation of old plots and jokes that doesn’t dare venture far on its own. Although, considering that most modern game developers can’t even match the level of quality set by their predecessors, I think we should forgive Fester Mudd for its slavish admiration of the old classics.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On one side, you have linear gameplay, at times simplistic game design and plenty of clichés. On the other – an exciting opportunity to star in a very cool horror ‘movie’.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you wanted Company of Heroes 2 only for the single-player campaign, don’t waste your money – the story and mission design are atrocious. On the other hand, its multiplayer battles are lightning-fast and ferocious – easily the best in the RTS genre right now.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Res Publica is a less significant expansion than Wealth of Nations, but it is cheaper, too. Pick it up if you plan to play as Poland or The Netherlands.

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