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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    In Toki Tori 2, Two Tribes made a big open world that will take you hours to fully explore. It is a not a laid-back exploration game, though - glitchy AI and time-sensitive puzzles can make up for a very frustrating experience.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Even though Shades of Darkness is light on surprises, do not miss it if you are a fan of the series and played both Heroes 5 and 6 – the campaign is packed with familiar faces.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A great improvement over the original Anomaly, but the game still lacks scale. More free expansions, please! Or, better yet, give us a mission editor!
    • 80 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Around Every Corner is a layer between the middle and the end of the story, and it's mostly filler.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The single-player campaign is just there to unlock units and ammunition, and earn money for upgrades. Skip the boring story and the dumb AI – playing against real people is much more fun.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Arkane made a mistake of cutting Daud’s story into two separate DLCs because all the good stuff is in the second part.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Black Flag is not a sequel, it is just a big expansion pack, and it has nothing to merit the “4” in its title. Just like Brotherhood and Revelations that fleshed out Assassin’s Creed 2, it is not a step forward, but aside.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    March of the Eagles is very light on remarkable features – at least, in the single-player campaign. Multiplayer is more fun, provided you manage to find someone to play it with.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    If you don’t mind the game’s somewhat clunky role-playing system, you will enjoy the humorous story that pokes fun at clichés found in JRPGs, other video games and pop culture in general.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The Night of the Rabbit is great for the newcomers to adventure games – this fairytale will open up a whole new genre for them. Veteran players can safely skip it, and the only thing they’ll miss is a couple of mice peddlers – two of the best supporting characters ever made by Deadalic.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The best way to experience Remember Me is to sit next to someone and watch them play this game.