Riot Pixels' Scores

  • Games
For 245 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 9.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 64
Highest review score: 95 Europa Universalis IV
Lowest review score: 5 Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 245
  2. Negative: 40 out of 245
245 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    NBA 2K13 is very smart game that offers so many tactical possibilities.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    To make fun of video games, just like they do it in The Stanley Parable, you have to love them with all your heart.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is probably the most original iOS game since Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    You move blocks and jump around only to realize that Tearaway is a fun, but shallow experience. There is no cohesive narrative, no gameplay mechanics development – just a series of almost unrelated events. Tearaway is an equivalent of a children’s book that people read to their kids at night, while the mysterious Message is just an empty ploy to keep you playing for 6-7 hours.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    With this expansion and major updates, Blizzard finally did what it should have done two years ago – make Diablo 3 a fun game to play.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Last year, I called Crusader Kings 2 the best game that Paradox had ever produced. Now it is joined by Europa Universalis 4.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Just like other Nintendo’s first-party offerings for Wii U, Pikmin 3 carefully walks the same twice-beaten path. And it is refreshingly stern with the players – colorful vistas and charming characters hide a hardcore game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The depth and scope of Football Manager 2013 are impressive. I only wish that the developers hadn't taken the 2-in-1 approach where they bundled a traditional version that is in need of polish, with a simplified Football Manager Classic aimed solely at new players. Pleasing old fans while bringing in fresh blood is a very risky balancing act. Sports Interactive should think about where to focus their efforts.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Gone Home is an ideological sister to Dear Esther, only not as beautiful or mysterious.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Spectacular, loud, bare-bones – that’s Titanfall for you. Respawn wanted it to become popular so bad that they went overboard and cut off too much meat.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Days when people considered StarCraft a gold standard of the RTS genre are long gone. Nowadays, Blizzard tries to mask the old formula by grafting superfluous gameplay elements and tugging at nostalgia strings. Unless you’re a huge fan of StarCraft’s multiplayer, better save your money for Company of Heroes 2 and Wargame: AirLand Battle.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Anomaly: Korea represents the lazy approach to game development. The game is still fun to play, but it is not nice to sell the same product twice.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    XCOM: Enemy Within is a good expansion. I envy those who had never gotten around to playing the game until now.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    However flawed Badland is, you won’t go wrong if you buy it on sale – it’ll help you to kill some time on a trip.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Graphical flaws and overly linear gameplay aside, DmC is a solid first installment in the relaunched franchise.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Basically, it’s the second full-length movie based on South Park, now fully interactive. Even bigger, longer and uncut.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A new benchmark for “branching narrative” games. The Wolf Among Us turns players into viewers by almost ditching gameplay, but you will enjoy watching this show.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Aftermath is the best out of all Battlefield 3 DLCs. Its maps tend to favor infantry, but the experience is as tense as ever.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I probably should berate Battle of the Bulge for having only one map, but I can’t bring myself to do it. By focusing on just this scenario, Shenandoah Studio honed it to almost perfection. Plus, $9,99 for a game that will captivate you for 3-4 hours straight is, I think, a good deal.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    An excellent arcade game with nice RPG elements and a massive replayability factor. You will enjoy Rogue Legacy if you’re not afraid to die – a lot.