RPG Fan's Scores

  • Games
For 733 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 6.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 79
Highest review score: 99 Mass Effect 3
Lowest review score: 25 Arcania: The Complete Tale
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 733
733 game reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Bioware has delivered everything they have promised with Mass Effect 2, and then some.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The latest Elder Scrolls has such confidence in the allure of its open-world structure that it shirks the need to compete. And, it largely succeeds in being better than the sum of its parts.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    A fun, but dated and unoriginal flight through the land of Hyrule. The main quest may be longer than most, and the sidequests may be in abundance, but that doesn't help Twilight Princess from feeling like the same thing we all played nearly ten years ago.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gamers expecting a truly memorable narrative may be slightly disappointed with Mass Effect 2. The game is far too much setup and not enough payoff to be considered anything more than an opening act to the (hopefully) epic finale.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    OoT provides a worthy challenge, and I can't say many games today are making players think as much as they should.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not a perfect game (but I've yet to see a game that is), but if this is the direction next generation RPGs are headed in, then fans of the genre should rejoice.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Do yourself a favor, if you haven't gotten a hold of this and you're at all into PC RPGing, it's a necessity buy.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    As I led off by saying, if you enjoy action RPGs and have an iOS device, you should buy Bastion. It's a little pricier than many games in the mobile market, but it is absolutely worth the money.
    • 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
    Atlus has taken a four-year-old game and reinvigorated it in every conceivable area.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 95 Critic Score
    With fantastic art direction, technical stability, a compelling storytelling, addictive and enjoyable gameplay – we have the recipe for success.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    With Nintendo's handheld expecting many promising RPGs in English this year, Awakening still ought to be near the top of any RPG lover's list, as it easily stands out as one of the very best 3DS titles to date.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You may find yourself occasionally frustrated with a design choice, but do yourself a favor and look past them, for the simple act of carefree exploration and discovery appears lost to most developers these days.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Some of the choices made in both the presentation and the design of the port are questionable and show some of Square Enix's disconcerting business ethics, but as a game, TWEWY is still very enjoyable and arguably a worthy purchase.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you pick up this title, you'll get a face full of space opera, with decent combat and lots of character interaction, and if that's your thing, snatch up this game pronto!
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bioware has crafted a truly remarkable game, but don’t be surprised if you have to pour over an FAQ to find the right combination for your party.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A new Zelda that will set the standard for years to come.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Two steps forward and one step back for this incredibly challenging and rewarding experience.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Cataclysm delivers exactly the high-quality gameplay experience we've all come to expect from World of Warcraft. Complaints about class changes and extreme difficulty aside, this is a truly enjoyable expansion and an absolute must-have for any current player.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    ICO
    ICO has met and transcended most of my initial expectations: espousing staggering beauty with elegant control in a fantastical world of very human characters. I can only describe the game as a breathtaking voyage, filled with the wonder and majesty of a most regal dream.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass was a fun game. On top of that, it was creative and used the DS in ways that really showed off the potential of the system.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are fumbles present which hint at a larger scope that may have been compromised during development, but the core essence of player choice and flexibility stands true. The sense of reward for each thoughtful approach and calculation brought a smile to my face and made me feel like a complete badass. Just like the original, Human Revolution is at its best when it shuts up and lets you decide how to accomplish your goals.