RPGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 353 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 31% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 65% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Diablo III
Lowest review score: 20 Mugen Souls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 54 out of 353
353 game reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Furthermore, Totori outdoes its predecessor in nearly every aspect, showing that Gust is always trying to one-up itself with each new release. Atelier Totori shines for its honesty, and has a lighthearted feel that the majority of RPGs don't match.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Skyrim is one of the finest embodiments of an open world RPG, as there is never a dearth of places to go or quests to complete. What Skyrim lacks in tough role-playing choices, it more than compensates for with interesting things to do.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At the end of the day Dark Souls succeeds in producing a game that is both incredibly challenging and fair.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    BioWare has crafted a fantastic game with Mass Effect 3. The shooting is improved once again, the RPG customization is deeper, and the story missions are mostly amazing, with the exception of the overall plot ending with a big letdown.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not since Tales of Symphonia have I played a Tales game that's felt as whole as Tales of Graces f. It is an engaging, enjoyable, and lengthy game, easily lasting as long as sixty hours. The "Legacies and Lineage" post-game story can add even more time. Tales of Graces f unquestionably stands apart as one of the best games in the series, and as one of the best JRPGs to grace modern consoles yet.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just because this is more accessible than most for newbies does not make it any less of a tactical game, hardly the best-selling genre in the gaming world. Awakening is nevertheless a genuine treat for anyone seeking a deeply rewarding tactical title on the 3DS, and a fine return of the series to the English-speaking world after the last game missed out.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you have a PS3 and have been waiting for a good console JRPG, look no further than Tales of Xillia.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've never had an opportunity to experience The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, now is the best chance to do so.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is the complete package. With a well-written story, characters you care about, a flexible class system, lovely visuals, and a grand soundtrack, this game offers about everything you could want, especially for fans of the Final Fantasy series.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is probably the biggest surprise of the year.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For those that can stomach some frequently-used tropes and are patient with the way it mixes story and gameplay, The Guided Fate Paradox is likely to provide a wild ride the likes of which nothing else out there can really provide.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Regardless of whether future installments stand or fall, The Banner Saga has done its duty. It may not always give gamers what they want, but it gives them what they need: challenging questions, tactical gameplay, and a strong, fully realized atmosphere.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Much like the beloved TV show, South Park: The Stick of Truth is ridiculous, over-the-top, and crude. It's also painfully funny and just a little bit poignant.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For those who want to give the series a try, or for those are already invested in this series, Escha & Logy definitely has something for everyone.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game has a high degree of armor customization. The player could have a giant fish weapon, or even have a pair of devil horns and a bright red suit. Being able to fly and attack at the same time is unique and very entertaining in Aion. Those who do not like PvP should steer clear since a large part of the story is protecting your land from the opposing faction, but PvP lovers owe it to themselves to check this game out.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Being derivative is generally seen as a bad thing, and copy-cat games usually don't get much attention. However, Darksiders proves that being a copy-cat is alright if you manage to equal the source material in terms of quality.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Alpha Protocol is an excellent hybrid between a straightforward third person shooter, a tactical game like the Tom Clancy series, and a plot-driven epic like Mass Effect; it is unlike anything else on the market.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Infinite Space's flaws are noticeable but do not detract overall from an expansive, addictive game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Eminently playable, even for RPGamers who missed the first installment in the series. While the bugs and slowdowns were constant companions, this reviewer was able to look past them for the personality underneath; others may not be as forgiving.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whether you're a fan of the series or not, you will very likely enjoy the story of Suikoden Tierkreis and have a blast playing it, if you can get past its flaws. This is the type of game that could have been so much better had Konami put more effort into it, but that doesn't stop it from being a great DS RPG.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    However, don't go into Muramasa expecting an impressive story. For gamers that want an experience full of beautiful scenery and engaging gameplay, Muramasa will provide just that.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode 2 is really just a continuation of the first game. While minor upgrades have been made, the core game remains pretty much the same, and it isn't likely to change the opinions of those who weren't fond of the first.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia is a great follow-up to an already original blueprint.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon could be played by someone new to the series quite easily thanks to its many refinements and the tutorial contained within the Prologue chapters. Veterans of the series will find a game that combines the refinements of more recent entries, save for a lack of variety in battle objectives.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dissidia's greatest strength easily lies in its longevity.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Class of Heroes is about the gameplay, though, not the story or visuals or sound, and it triumphs magnificently.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of tactical RPGs will enjoy the game's solid and original combat, which will also appeal to those that have grown tired of playing the same old thing. Even those RPGamers who are generally turned off by tactical RPGs might find this new hybrid combat system enough to offset the things that normally turn them off from the subgenre.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not significantly different from Diamond/Pearl, the expanded initial Pokédex alone makes the nearly sixty-hour game far more enjoyable.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is not a perfect game, but it is a pretty awesome one.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yakuza 3 has tons to offer for RPGamers of all kinds, and if nothing else, you can at least kick loads of gangster ass while taking names.