RPGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 379 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 30% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 66% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut
Lowest review score: 20 Agarest: Generations of War
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 379
379 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the end, Disgaea 4 is simply the finest expression of everything that the Disgaea series is.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier succeeds in trying something new and making it work.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Square Enix has improved the battle system where its imitators have failed, while expanding on an already powerful story.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Knights is something completely unique and as such has a learning curve. But, once the game is understood, it only gets better and better.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite a few issues with the boss fights, Little King's Story is an adorable and surprisingly challenging game that can easily addict a person for its twenty to thirty hour duration.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The memorable story, and the way it was told, combined with an innovative, fast-paced battle system, is what truly makes MagnaCarta 2 stand out for me.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Between its addictive gameplay and sliding difficulty scale, Defender’s Quest offers gamers a great deal for such a small investment of time.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If ever there were proof of the old adage, "don't judge a book by it's cover," Nier is a shining example. While I cannot say for certain whether or not everyone will enjoy it, I can say that everyone should at least give it a try.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Vandal Hearts is an affirmation that a small company without gobs of funds can take a game premise and turn it into a true treasure.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite a few places where the retro chic gets a bit too retro, 3D Dot Game Heroes is a terrific example of how to make old new again.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    LucasArts generally exercised greater quality control of Star Wars games than most licensed properties receive, though that didn't necessarily translate into titles that were actually good. I've played a few other Star Wars games in the past, and while the SNES platformers were pretty good, this one is even better. Knights of the Old Republic may just be the best game in the franchise, and succeeds at being a top-tier RPG even if one has no interest in Star Wars. BioWare did the license proud.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rogue Legacy is triumphant in creating an accessible roguelike that anyone can pick up and play, and it does this almost effortlessly.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even Disgaea fans who didn't enjoy the original game will find plenty to like here. It may not quite reach the lofty heights of Disgaea 4, but Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness still manages to be one of the brightest entries in the series.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not the best title in the 3DS RPG library, it's nevertheless quite good.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Capybara Games has done a phenomenal job creating a very unique RPG/puzzle hybrid that will keep gamers happy.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Etrian Odyssey IV taps into the inner explorer and makes uncovering a world's mysteries captivating. Much of what it has to offer is forgiving enough to entice those without dungeon crawling experience, though that also makes the game unthreatening to people with a background in its brethren. I found the process of exploration and filling out a map from a blank screen incredibly addictive, and have no regrets for the many hours it took to do so.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    LISA is grotesque in the classical sense: revelling in humanity's warts, viscera, and puffing orifices to better explore its failings. People are a collection of blood-filled sacks and floppy limbs, one second away from being stretched out and twisted like so much skin-taffy. In other words, viewer discretion is advised. This is an uncomfortable game, but worth the chance.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dungeon Defenders is unlike any game you'll find on the market, and that is what makes it such a triumph. It's not without its few pitfalls, but it creates an enjoyable atmosphere that has yet to be replicated by other co-operative RPG experiences.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Regardless, Fallout: New Vegas is a great experience. Offering a huge world with many sights to see and things to do, players will have a lot to do in the Mojave where the only bugs that should be feared are the wicked flying Cazadores.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it'll never be the most technically impressive or original game, its creators clearly understand what works and what doesn't. The excellent music and fun combat combine with the charming characters to create a game that has a certain intangible feel, a spirit that pervades it and makes it more than simply the collection of things seen before it may appear at first glance. As the PSP enters its twilight years, most RPGamers would find few better sendoffs than this.

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