Riot Pixels' Scores

  • Games
For 394 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 20% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 71% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 10.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 63
Highest review score: 95 Europa Universalis IV
Lowest review score: 5 Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 69 out of 394
394 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Modern Combat 5 delivers a shocking blow right after you launch the campaign as it turns out to be a hack job. Instead of traditional levels peppered with checkpoints and scripted cinematics as in previous MC games, you’re treated to a poor man’s version of Dead Trigger.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    For the second year in the row, Activision, like a crafty snake oil peddler, pushes ‘a next-gen Call of Duty’ by replacing developers, locations and characters. Goodbye, German cyber-shepherd, orbital kinetic missiles and a crazy Venezuelan dictator. Hello, exoskeletons, holograms and a corporate megalomaniac played by Kevin Spacey. But the glitzy CG cinematics and sweet PR songs hide the stale 10-year old gameplay formula.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    The developers of Lost Chronicles of Zerzura have Mata Hari and two Black Mirror sequels under their belt already, but this game is an adventure in the same way as a blueprint is an airplane.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Jazzpunk is an equivalent of an avant-garde show – it doesn’t have a story or even a point to it. It’s nothing more than a collection of rejected ideas.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Cold, formulaic gameplay sucks all the enjoyment from this game’s amazing, incredibly moving story.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Beyond: Two Souls is nothing more than a movie where they occasionally allow you to press some buttons and advance the story. The shallow, banal, cliche-ridden story drags on, and on, and on...
    • 69 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Neverending Nightmares is a heavily scripted walk through a weird museum rather than a game. Even encountering monsters feels mundane here.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    The difference between playing A Golden Wake and browsing through a screenshots gallery is that screenshots scroll faster.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The soundtrack is the only good thing in the new Rise of the Triad.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    An overly ambitious, tedious, shockingly short game.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Forge is an orphan of a game, with lonely players stalking its empty servers. It is, in fact, not even a game, but just a prototype of one.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    In Unrest, the player is just a spectator. The characters you play cannot change a thing about the world, and it is incredibly disappointing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A completely derivative, mouldy, boring hack job created by a once renowned studio. Looks like the hero of Risen 3 is not the only one who lost his soul.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    You don’t have to think about tactics in Combat, not really – just shoot to kill and watch your six. Forget territory control, since there are no strategic points except your HQ. Faultline Games also designed 5 new maps, added a couple of assault rifles, reworked the interface a bit… and that’s about it. Since you don’t need to own the original Natural Selection 2 to play Combat, and the two games are actually incompatible, the developers nearly fragmented their tightly-knit community. But fans did not fall for the bait – Combat’s servers have been almost empty since day one.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    In 2013, Deconstructeam entered a Ludum Dare competition with a bare bones concept of a game. Now, a year later, this game has a price tag, but it’s bare just as it was back then.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Bladeslinger looks stunning, but the gameplay is just as rotten as the monsters you have to kill.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Even though the game’s weak attempts at humor work better when you play it with friends, compared to Magicka, Legend of Dungeon is still a snoozefest.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Yet again, Rebellion surprised me. I mean, you have to have a very special talent to turn team-based zombie killing into a chore.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As an introduction to old-school classics, Evoland is just too boring, and most veterans are not that nostalgic to blindly forgive its shoddy attempts at game design.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Amongst the many sins of Mars: War Logs, the total lack of originality is the worst one.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    God Mode feels like a free-to-play game that somehow got released without a trace of microtransactions. If you want to kill tons of monsters in co-op, better get Serious Sam 3: BFE.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 36 Critic Score
    1954: Alcatraz is the worst game ever produced by Daedalic Entertainment. Thankfully, unlike professional video games reviewers, you can simply ignore this nightmare.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The moment when Space Hulk loses its charm, is two to three missions in, when you suddenly realize that you’ve already seen everything this game has to offer.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The developers should stick to what they do best – make more desktop wallpapers.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Boredom, not ghosts, is your worst enemy in Knock-knock.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Fan support and unlimited creative freedom gave birth to a monster. If Moebius were a debut by some unknown studio, I would have simply sniffed at it in disdain. But the knowledge that this wretched thing was produced by a lauded veteran of the industry fills my heart with primordial horror.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    It’s not a sequel – just 5 new maps for the original NZA.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A tedious tomb raiding adventure starring an Indiana Jones parody.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Avoid Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 at all costs – it will destroy your mental balance with a single shot.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There is no way Miner Wars 2081 is a modern reincarnation of the Descent series. It is a flawed, incomplete product that somehow was approved in Steam Greenlight.