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 Valhalla Knights 3
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 379
379 game reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia is a great follow-up to an already original blueprint.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it would be hard to call Transistor disappointing, it's also impossible to say that it's as good as Supergiant Games' previous title. If the game had taken more time to explain its story, characters, and world, it probably would have been a more enjoyable experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is not a perfect game, but it is a pretty awesome one.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Far Cry 4 takes the best bits of Far Cry 3, puts a new spin on them and drops its troubling racial politics and constrained mission design. The story and characters a bit more lightweight, but the core remains the same. Overall, this is a leaner, meaner Ubi-style open world experience and the best iteration on the franchise.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As it stands right now, the loot-gathering is outstanding and the combat, with the full character progression system supporting it, is faster and more responsive than any other RPG out there.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Those looking for an easy-to-pick-up and entertaining RPG experience would have to work very hard to find a better option.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Borderlands 2 is a great game to play in bursts, and the handheld format lends itself to this type of game perfectly.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All things considered, Dark Dawn is still the game series fans have been waiting seven years for.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Class of Heroes is about the gameplay, though, not the story or visuals or sound, and it triumphs magnificently.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Infinite Space's flaws are noticeable but do not detract overall from an expansive, addictive game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Half-Minute Hero is a terrific game, and PSP owners would be remiss to pass it up.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like its predecessors, Fable III manages to improve upon the last title while simultaneously falling short on the new elements it brings to the table.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As it stands though, it is a fascinating strategy RPG that anyone who loves strategy RPGs needs to play.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of the Arland trilogy will surely adore their experience with Meruru, but for newcomers, this may not be the best place to start if you want to get a feel for the entire world. Still, Meruru is the silver lining at the end of this wonderful trilogy, and it will no doubt bring joy and closure to the long-time fans who stayed along for the journey.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Zettai Hero Project: Unlosing Ranger Vs. Darkdeath Evilman is a lot of fun. It can be a mindless dungeon delve or the highly focused bout of number juggling and grinding that fans have come to expect from Nippon Ichi Software.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If the original Atelier Rorona's major drawbacks and barriers to entry were its difficulty and time-consuming crafting, then Rorona Plus fixed one and made the other less relevant.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite a few hiccups, Pokémon Y is a terrific addition to the series, but it's hard to really call it better than generation five. While it has a number of great new features, it also has a number of significant flaws, and the dearth of new pokémon is disappointing, especially in light of the addition of a whole new type.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Devil Survivor was one of the DS's best games and Overclocked is a great title on the 3DS.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite having some areas that need improvement, Freedom Wars is very easy to sink many hours into and is a thoroughly engaging handheld experience all-round. Complaints that the Vita has very few great games of interest have rightfully been met with scorn, and Freedom Wars is a strong addition to the system's library.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The story may take awhile to get truly interesting, but the early portion is not unappealing, and the rest of the game is quite worthwhile.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The speedy combat is addictive and goes beyond mere button mashing, so while Ys Seven might not be a AAA release, it is a solid title that deserves a shot.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite being an all-around improvement over the original Borderlands, Borderlands 2's biggest flaw is that it plays it safe.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Atelier Annie is a game that shouldn't be missed, especially if players are looking for a good laugh and some challenging tasks. Just be prepared to work hard, or else you might receive a beating from Pepe for slacking off!
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rain-Slick 3 is a terrific little indie RPG, and hopefully the launching point for something much bigger from Zeboyd in the future.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game isn't terribly long, likely lasting most players a bit more than twenty hours if they take their time, but there is room for a second playthrough if players want to try a different evil philosophy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ys: Memories of Celceta has a lot going for it. The game's battle system is fast and very engaging, the story really takes off in the latter half, and the soundtrack is engrossing and memorable.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rain-Slick 4 feels like a good place to end the series, and anything further would only cause things to stagnate. The game never feels like time wasted, which is a rarer statement these days. Those who have enjoyed Zeboyd's previous efforts will not be disappointed here and will find a game that offers great appeal to RPGamers of all generations. Zeboyd Games continues to show improved mastery of turn-based battle systems, and it will be interesting to see which direction its next game takes things.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ys Origin is a very tightly crafted experience. Considering that a single playthrough with one character will only take about six to seven hours, it's amazing how much story is packed into that amount of time.

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