RPG Fan's Scores

  • Games
For 751 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 75% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 19% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 79
Highest review score: 99 Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2
Lowest review score: 25 Arcania: The Complete Tale
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 751
751 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Easily the finest game I've had a chance to play this year and stands to be one of the great games of this generation. DDS2's superb graphics, magnificent aural pieces, excellent, fleshed out story, and better balance makes Digital Devil Saga 1 - and just about every other game this year - look like child's play.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Anyone who has invested any amount of time in the previous games will enjoy watching the final chapter of Shepard's tale unfold, and among the feelings of excitement and joy as they meet and fight alongside old friends for the fate of the galaxy, they will also feel just a tinge of disappointment and heartbreak as they bid farewell to the colorful universe and memorable characters BioWare has created.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    If you haven't played Persona 3, however, there is no better reason to pick up FES. Do it now!
    • 96 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Bioware has delivered everything they have promised with Mass Effect 2, and then some.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Xenogears is a must for any RPG lover, regardless of your views toward Squaresoft. With its depth and creativity, Xenogears is my choice for RPG of the year.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Environments look absolutely stellar with BioWare's new 3D engine for Knights of the Old Republic.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    It's easily the best game I've played in a long time and the benchmark by which future Zelda titles will be judged.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Atlus has taken a four-year-old game and reinvigorated it in every conceivable area.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy's final swan song for the PlayStation 2 is a complete masterpiece. Square Enix's attention to detail and love for their craft is embodied through and through. This is an adventure that will, without a doubt, stand the tests of time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    I loved Persona 3. It delivered an experience that was both novel and familiar, and with the exception of the anime cutscenes and some of the voice acting, did so with excellent quality.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    With Pokémon X and Y, Nintendo may have become their worst enemy; they've outdone themselves so much that it's difficult to see how the series could get any better.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    With Pokémon X and Y, Nintendo may have become their worst enemy; they've outdone themselves so much that it's difficult to see how the series could get any better.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A new Zelda that will set the standard for years to come.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With fantastic art direction, technical stability, a compelling storytelling, addictive and enjoyable gameplay – we have the recipe for success.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Valkyria Chronicles shatters all strategy RPG conventions.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    While the DS can do more than the SNES could almost 15 years ago, this version of Chrono Trigger is definitively basic and could keep you entertained forever.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Two dimensional adventuring in the land of Hyrule has truly never been better. TMC takes all of the elements that I know and love about my Zelda games, improves on and adds more to them, then moves them to a portable medium and provides a true must-buy title for the GBA.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The Witcher 2 is everything that a good sequel should be. A continued story, yet one told differently and one that touches difference spheres of meaning. Restrained and realistic references to the original. Riskier, grittier, more confident presentation and design.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Memoria is one of the best adventure games ever made.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An experience I advise no one to miss.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A top-notch game bursting at the seams with Final Fantasy nostalgia.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.