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
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Jake Keane 2 is crude and clumsy, as if the developers did not want to make this game at all, but someone forced them to.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Blood Knights is the kind of game that excels at being annoying rather than entertaining.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Monopoly with monsters – what can be better than that? Well, turns out, pretty much everything else.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A corny, simplistic zombie shooter, which also doubles as a collection of all the genre clichés.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Global Outbreak is a typical denizen of the mobile realm who wandered into the land of PC. Along the way, it lost microtransactions, got better graphics, new interface, a handful of minor improvements and a subtitle Doomsday Edition. Yet this weird hybrid of X-COM and Alien Shooter is still lame in both legs.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    I should also point out unpleasant visuals, crappy voice-over work, horrendous pathfinding and sloppy UI, but it all simply adds injury to the insult, since, first and foremost, JA: Flashback fails as a tactical strategy game.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Boredom, not ghosts, is your worst enemy in Knock-knock.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    As much as CI Games wants to re-brand itself as a triple-A development studio that produces only blockbuster games, the final result is all too familiar. Enemy Front looks better, sounds better, but it’s still boring as hell.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Avoid Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 at all costs – it will destroy your mental balance with a single shot.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The core concept of Epigenesis is okay, but the team did not have the resources to turn it into a decent game.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Jewel of the Nile is not an "expansion to the original campaign", but rather a pale imitation.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The AI does not make mistakes – ever. Each race is only two laps long, so if you fell down, landed badly or simply pressed a wrong button – there goes your chance of winning a medal. At first, you think that you can get ahead by buying upgrades and new vehicles… But here’s where Riptide’s free-to-play past rears its ugly head: money prizes are minuscule, prices are exorbitant, and you can’t sell the scooters that you don’t need.
    • 60 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Amongst the many sins of Mars: War Logs, the total lack of originality is the worst one.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    The difference between playing A Golden Wake and browsing through a screenshots gallery is that screenshots scroll faster.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This game is like a zombie itself – from afar, it seems like a normal person who just limps along for some reason… But up close the stench of dead meat is unbearable.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There is so much grinding here that it overshadows cute animations, nice music and original ideas. If you want to make a PC port of a game that relies on micro transactions, you have to go back to the drawing board and rethink the concept, otherwise just don’t bother.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Mars has never been so bland and dull.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Impire got old even before it came out, and its dated visuals are not the only problem. As someone who played Dwarf Fortress a lot, I can get used to poor quality graphics, but drab gameplay, forced jokes, buggy multiplayer and complete lack of fresh ideas will be the downfall of Impire.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Just like its zombies, Escape Dead Island is dull and predictable, but it does have a few moments of clarity. Overall, it’s just awful, both as part of the franchise and a stand-alone game.
    • 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.

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