Riot Pixels' Scores

  • Games
For 870 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 21% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 71% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 11.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 62
Highest review score: 95 Europa Universalis IV
Lowest review score: 1 Bloodbath Kavkaz
Score distribution:
870 game reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The most amazing thing about this criminal saga is not only its scale, but that it perfectly works on several levels. Spine-tingling driving, fun missions, excellent dialogue, fully fleshed characters, vicious satire on pretty much everything… One play-through is not enough to appreciate GTA 5 in all its multi-layered glory.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It’s neither a revelation nor a reimagining of the good old series, just a really, really fun platformer without the usual drawbacks of this genre.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The amazing art direction and style are on double duty in The Last of Us, because the game’s designers did not think its universe through. Yes, monsters are not the focal point of this story, but only three types is too few for a campaign spanning 12 to 15 hours. There are also human bandits, but a few encounters – and you’ve seen them all.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    However predictable the ending of BioShock Infinite is, it is the journey that counts, and you will not go away disappointed.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It took CD Projekt RED three attempts to create an epic masterpiece. You will laugh, feel sorrow, and reflect on important matters in-between killing hundreds of monsters in a spectacular fashion. You will embark on a long, wild adventure tempted by the myriads of tantalizing “?” signs scattered across the map. In other words, I know what you’ll be doing this summer.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Epic, beautiful, clever, melodic, riveting game. Right now, it has just a few small (hopefully temporary) flaws, and absolutely no rivals on the horizon.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Persona 5 took the best parts of its predecessors and carefully evolved them without making any earth-shattering changes. The result is a more or less traditional Japanese RPG, but it’s so good that I’m ready to go on a limb and declare it one of the best JRPGs of the decade. If not *the* best.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The fourth installment of Uncharted is exactly what you were waiting for: awesome action sequences, kick-ass graphics, and, finally, a full point in the story of Nathan Drake.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An interesting concept, a weak execution.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Blood and Wine should be used as an interactive workshop for other developers to show them how to create awesome game expansions.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I fell in love with Team Fortress 2 because in that game, you win by being smart and considerate instead of quickly sniping off everyone you see. Overwatch improves on this concept tenfold.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Bayonetta 2 is nothing less than the best game in its genre, and it’s a solid reason to buy a Wii U.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Metal Gear Solid V is amazing at times, and I enjoyed playing it, but there are so many embarrassing blunders and contradictions. Rich tactical gameplay vs an almost dead world. Fun HQ management and interesting characters vs an unfinished narrative and boring side quests. In some regards, this is a huge step back from previous Metal Gear games.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    NBA 2K13 is very smart game that offers so many tactical possibilities.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Visual Concepts just needs to add some spit and polish to turn this game into the best sports sim of our time.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The first expansion to The Witcher 3: Wild Heart is hands down the best expansion of this year.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It seems that From Software has finally realized that bad game design decisions were a poor addition to an already uncompromising game, and fixed them, while keeping the same level of ruthlessness.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Pillars of Eternity is a good RPG even when you play it without your rose-tinted nostalgia glasses.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    No Time Left is Telltale's best effort to date. It has the longest heart-to-heart talk in the entire game, the most exciting action sequence featuring Lee, a hatchet and a horde of zombies, and a quiet, emotional climax.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There is enough spectacular action to keep you occupied for a couple of weeks, but Horizon is not the hot new killer app for PS4.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is probably the most impressive, inventive story about a family curse. And one of the best interactive dramas I've played.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It would have been cool if every nation added in The Old Gods got the same detailed treatment as the ones from the Legacy of Rome expansion, but still, this is a fascinating journey into the unforgiving Dark Ages.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It’s a pity that Naughty Dog cut this episode from the original game. Yes, it breaks the pace, but the story is worth it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Exhilarating, colorful, mindless – that's Far Cry 3 in three words.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you like XCOM, and you want more of the same — well, here you go.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Despite the weak diplomacy layer and clumsy UI, Civilization 6 as a whole outshines its shortcomings.

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