RPG Fan's Scores

  • Games
For 1,080 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 73% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 21% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 80
Highest review score: 99 Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2
Lowest review score: 25 Arcania: The Complete Tale
Score distribution:
1080 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Dragon Age: Origins is a rare game, one reminiscent of the PC RPGs of the past, and those who enjoyed those games will undoubtedly enjoy this one.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Mass Effect 2 is as engaging as it was a year ago. Despite lacking some of the content found in the 360 and PC versions thanks to the lack of the first game, the overall story of the game is left intact and gameplay is still as excellent as it ever was.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game is sure to be a classic with many Suikoden fans, especially those like myself who felt disappointment with how III and IV turned out.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Memoria is one of the best adventure games ever made.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The Banner Saga 2 is a superb tactical RPG, standing shoulder to shoulder with the best that the genre has to offer.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Among the cookie-cutter sequels and half-hearted remakes, Persona 4 is a near flawless example of the perfect balance between "falling back on what works" and "pushing the genre forward." That said, I wholeheartedly recommend it as one of the best RPG experiences of the year.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Bethesda triumphed over all odds with Fallout 3. Defeating hype and the need to live up to the past, the Fallout 3 team created an intensely profound world and worthy successor to the franchise.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Thanks to the Swift Sail, the bar for water-based exploration has been raised so high that I'll never be able to play Suikoden IV again. Not that I was planning to, of course.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Regardless of the game's quality when put side-by-side with its PC incarnation, however, The Witcher 2 on the 360 is definitely an incredibly well crafted and polished game with a few flaws that only rarely hinder the overall experience and prevent it from achieving perfection.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    If the phenomenal storyline, eye-popping CG cinemas and soulful orchestration weren't enough, the plethora of gameplay nuances and player diversions are sure to make the most jaded gamer giggle like a school girl.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    What makes Crisis Core so great isn't just one thing, it is many things. The presentation is the best I have seen on the PSP; the gameplay is simple and addictive with a great twist on the traditional JRPG, and the story is emotional and fulfilling.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The two best games in the series with substantial added content packaged with one of the stupidest things the series has ever done.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    I had my doubts about Birth by Sleep, and was prepared to call it quits for the series if this game didn't live up to expectations. However, Square Enix has delivered what is, in my opinion, the best Kingdom Hearts experience to date.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    I am wildly pleased by every little thing this game had to offer, and I consider myself fortunate to be one of the millions of gamers who will laugh, cry, and fight their way through this exciting title.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The Witcher is in better shape than ever, and gamers that played the original will be jealous of those who can enjoy the game for the first time in its higher form. Don't worry, though, as the Enhanced Edition gives Witcher veterans a perfect excuse to replay a sure-to-be classic.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    I had a wonderful time playing Valdis Story. Time and time again it exceeded my expectations, and it's a privilege that I was able to play and review it. Just when I thought I had seen the greatest boss or most intense challenge, it threw another one at me.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It's been a long time since I've played an RPG this engrossing in terms of story and yet was still fun to play after 35+ hours. Shadow Hearts: Covenant is one of those rare games that you simply don't want to end.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    NieR: Automata is everything I could have wanted from a sequel to NieR, to the point that I almost feel spoiled here. It keeps the same off-the-wall plot and well-written characters from the original while discarding the clunky combat and movement for a system that has the sheen of any one of Platinum's greatest titles. It really is the best of both worlds. If you've been a fan of NieR since day one, but have been burnt by its clumsiness before, you're in for a fantastic treat. And if you're new to the craziness that is a Yoko Taro game, know that this is the absolute best time to jump in.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Dragon Quest VIII may not revolutionize the console RPG genre, but it has done one thing that all the older RPGs have strived to be: it has become the greatest classic RPG experience of all time. [JPN Import]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A perfect realization of what the Persona universe should feel like as a fighting game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    At this point, my feelings on the game should be clear. Shin Megami Tensei IV is not only one of the best RPGs to come out this year, it's also proof that Atlus has not lost its touch with the main Shin Megami Tensei series. Despite how radically different it is from the Persona series, this post-apocalyptic adventure is no less engrossing. Strap on your gauntlet and hop to it, Samurai.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The most impressive refinement of Fire Emblem to date, this game belongs in everyone's 3DS.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    In closing, Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together appeals to a very specific demographic: the serious fan of the SRPG. It is time- and energy-intensive, but the reward is immensely worthwhile.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Virginia is an intensely intimate, powerful and thought-provoking experience masquerading as an homage to supernatural detective thrillers, and it is one of the most important games of 2016.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    While the aesthetic elements of Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey are only slightly above-average, the incredibly strong gameplay elements make the game so addictive that this doesn't matter.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    In a narrative sense, Act IV is most likely the calm before the storm in Act V, and falls perfectly in line with the five-act structure often used to analyze Shakespeare (the section of falling action). The best adventures are ones where the location — physically and mentally — one begins and where one ends up are shockingly, violently different. Kentucky Route Zero embodies this notion as the characters (and the player) disappear into the night.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Quite simply, Dragon Age: Origins is the first true 100 hour console RPG I have ever seen. When it ends, you'll shed a tear. And if you don't, you may not be human.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Symphonia alone is worth the price of admission.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A rare title that manages to do most everything right. Gamers who have been craving a dark, mature RPG experience will find satiation this fall when Nocturne is released stateside. [JPN Import]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Once again, Mario and Luigi star in one of the most ingenious and well-polished titles on the DS. Their Fawfulized adventure through the bowels of the Mushroom Kingdom and its number one bad guy is one no one is likely to forget, especially Bowser.

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