Riot Pixels' Scores

  • Games
For 516 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 12 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 61
Highest review score: 95 Europa Universalis IV
Lowest review score: 1 Bloodbath Kavkaz
Score distribution:
516 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    If Ubisoft believes that this is a successful attempt at experimental gameplay, I shudder to think of what their failures look like.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Finally, there is a game that I can safely describe as “Even Hotline Miami was better!”
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    By removing all the appealing elements of prison stories (colorful characters, daring escape plans as well as dangers and hardships of incarceration), the developers turned this virtual prison into its real-life equivalent — a punishment.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Cold, formulaic gameplay sucks all the enjoyment from this game’s amazing, incredibly moving story.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    Nearly every scene of Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today makes you want to dive headfirst into your facepalm.
    • 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...
    • 68 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    This updated version of Shadowgate is astonishingly close to the original game, but it is not a merit. The developers were high on nostalgia, and they ended up reanimating a decomposed corpse.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    IMR is just too short to be enjoyable. It desperately needs online multiplayer and at least a simple level editor.
    • 68 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
    • 40 Critic Score
    I hope that there is a special place in hell for the those who made this train-wreck.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    An overly ambitious, tedious, shockingly short game.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Even the Halo brand can’t save Spartan Strike with its short linear levels, long boring shootouts with dumb enemies and a silly story.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Whatever its original concept was, Albedo fails as both shooter and adventure.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Introversion Software’s DEFCON is cheaper and way better than this one.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If the developers catered less to fans of dumb teen-oriented anime and tried to make their game more PC-friendly, I would have given it a better score. Because the combat system here is excellent.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Story is the worst nightmare in Kholat. I expected supernatural stuff, maybe dark sci-fi, or some evil KGB agenda… But the writers took all these three plot ideas, then added parallel worlds, secret objects and cruel science experiments. This is the most absurd and eclectic mishmash of themes I have ever seen in a horror game that tries to look serious.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Encyclopedia is the only decent thing about Space Program Manager, but the truly best part is not even in the game. The manual appendices have detailed descriptions of both US and USSR space programs, and even an interview with Buzz Aldrin himself. They should have published a book instead of a game, really.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Bladeslinger looks stunning, but the gameplay is just as rotten as the monsters you have to kill.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Morningstar reminded me of the movie Red Planet starring Val Kilmer: a promising beginning, a speck an intrigue in the middle and a devastating disappointment in the end.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The Old City: Leviathan is good only for one thing. Leave it running on your computer and go to sleep. Let your friends think that you’re philosophizing all night long.