Riot Pixels' Scores

  • Games
For 782 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 12.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 61
Highest review score: 95 BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend
Lowest review score: 1 Bloodbath Kavkaz
Score distribution:
782 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Legacy of the Void is hardly a milestone in the RTS genre, but it is a nice bookend to the trilogy. Blizzard has finally fulfilled its promise to StarCraft fans.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    10 years ago this game would have been lost in a crowd of its brethren – back then, everyone had a game with dusty streets, Saddam’s portraits and AKs. Today, serious first-person shooters like Insurgency are a rare beast, so give it a chance even if it’s far from perfect.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    If you want to take part in an exciting adventure and you're willing to suffer through annoying technical problems, I think you will get your share of fun out of The Last Guardian. But you have to be patient as this game starts incredibly slowly.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The Red Solstice is very difficult to master, but if you spend enough time learning the game and find good friends to play it with, you will enjoy it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It could have been a masterpiece if the writers knew when to stop.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Despite a broken narrative and some flaws in gameplay mechanics, the refreshed formula of Blackguards 2 is a clear improvement over the original game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Deathtrap is definitely worth your time. Though, it is more like a TD-themed expansion to Van Helsing rather than a proper stand-alone game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Neon Chrome has a handful of bizarre shortcomings, which is surprising since this is the game from the makers of Crimsonland. Nevertheless, just like Leap of Fate, it brings new ideas to its stagnating genre.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A bottomless chasm separating the story and the gameplay is the biggest problem of this Tomb Raider. Crystal Dynamics rebooted the series with an origin story. The developers wanted to show us how Lara learns to kill – first animals, then humans – in order to survive, how the hardships of the Yamatai island will make her into the tomb raider well know and love. But in reality, you can’t suspend your disbelief even for a minute. Though Lara sighs and whines a lot, her superhuman vitality would make Wolverine green with envy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Legendary Heroes is yet another step forward for Stardock, If you are not familiar at all with Elemental, the studio’s previous effort, or other 4X fantasy strategy games, it may even surprise you. It’s just not a stand-out game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Tyranny sometimes doesn't feel like a game in its own. I could not shake the feeling that I was playing an extended prologue to some awesome, not yet released RPG. You can play through this story in very different ways, exploring various shades of gray during your travels, but you won't be able to escape the shockingly abrupt ending.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Nice humor, fierce combat and a very cool concept. They should’ve cut the final stretch and the ending, though.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Gone Home is an ideological sister to Dear Esther, only not as beautiful or mysterious.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Paper Sorcerer looks simple, even primitive at first sight, and it’s definitely not a game for everyone. Yet for some reason it is very addictive.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Steep has managed to exceed my expectations, and now, after a long break, we finally have a triple-A game where you can shred down an Alpine mountain on a snowboard and fly using a wingsuit.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A rare thing happened to Frogwares: the studio had suddenly realized that it was moving in the wrong direction and made a 180. Crimes and Punishments still has some old sores, but overall, this adventure game is entertaining and it does not rely on tired conventions.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Monsters is packed with original ideas, and if not for its weak graphics and unforgiving difficulty spikes, I’d recommend it to everyone.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A great excuse to get acquainted with the genre for those who were born after it died, and a great exercise for nostalgic thumbs.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Dragon Commander is worth buying only if you intent to play it in multiplayer, because the story campaign, even on the highest difficulty setting, fails to challenge to excite.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    By improving the original formula with lots of cool details, Knuckle Cracker created an addictive, albeit derivative, TD game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Looks like the developers read all the reviews and comments that people had posted about Grid 2 and quickly made an improved version of that game. Their best achievement? Grid is no longer a nerve-wracking experience.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Maybe, a few patches later, Dead State will become a better game than it is now. Fiddle with the flow of time to make events unfold faster, fix the remaining bugs in the code, restore the cut endings, and you will get a great RPG, not just a good one.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Alien: Isolation's story will take you around 15-20 hours to complete. But, to spare yourself the bitter aftertaste of the second part of the campaign, do this – after completing Mission 10, quit the game and pretend that you’ve just seen a happy ending.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Despite its obvious tight budget, Revelations 2 is a much better game than the last offering in the main series, Resident Evil 6.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Far Cry 4 is yet another collection of stale ideas that permeate every Ubisoft title of the last few years, adorned with a ho-hum story. But, even if you realize that you played almost the same game back in 2012, Kyrat is still a good place to escape from your everyday life.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    If you’re not a fan of the «early access» concept, don’t rush to buy Caribbean. It’s a good game in its core, it’s just not ready yet.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Blackguards feels like a role-playing session of The Dark Eye RPG led by a rookie dungeon master. If you’re willing to look past a few silly mistakes, you will enjoy the experience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Don’t expect too much of Gunslinger – it stretches its 6 hours of running and gunning with a lot repetition. They don’t even let us ride a horse – in a western game, really?! On the other hand, this Call of Juarez is a huge improvement over the abysmal CoJ: The Cartel.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    UnderRail manages to capture the spirit of the original Fallout even despite its abhorrent UI, heavy focus on combat, unforgiving character development system, and the final chapter which is basically a guide on how not to design a role-playing game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Tales of Zestiria is not a very welcoming game, and feels too bland at times, but if you’re not a JRPG connoisseur, you’ll probably enjoy it.