RPGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 412 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 7.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Mass Effect 2
Lowest review score: 20 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 60 out of 412
412 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With its numerous mechanical improvements, ridiculous amount of content additions, and of course the simple ability to carry the game around with you, Persona 3, RPGamer's RPG of the Decade, is at its greatest in Persona 3 Portable.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Grinding Gear Games has created something special here, and given it gratis to the world.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    BioWare made a great game with Mass Effect, but Mass Effect 2 is better in every single way.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Despite its length, Monolith Soft has managed the feat of keeping Xenoblade an incredibly enjoyable experience throughout. The top-notch story only furthers the fascination in the unique world that has been lovingly created, and it is a world that fans of the genre deserve to see.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Persona continues to be one of the best RPG franchises around.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is easily one of the best RPGs ever created, a serious contender for Game of the Year awards from the gaming media, and a title with which all video game fans owe it to themselves to spend some time. It is hard to put down and will not disappoint.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, Dark Souls II uses more subtle changes to find its own flavor and place in the series as a whole, rather than reinventing the wheel.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game is very hard, but not unfairly so; each time you die, you'll learn a bit more about the level, and you'll be able to progress a bit further. I was very surprised with what I found in Demon's Souls.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Child of Light's artistic appeal not only holds up, but it has the gameplay to back it up, making the world of Lemuria an unforgettable one.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Dragon Age: Origins is a complete package. It offers true role-playing, a diverse and engaging story, plentiful customization options, humorous dialogue, deep gameplay, and lots of variety.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is a brilliant experience that no fan of RPGs should pass up.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It takes the core experience that made Diablo II great and makes it less frustrating and, more importantly, much more accessible. Where Diablo II encouraged careful planning and forethought, Diablo III encourages experimentation and fun. And hey, if you're not down with that, Torchlight II is right around the corner.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game is a complete package of truly innovative and engaging gameplay, an extremely well-written and well-executed storyline, and a stunning presentation on every level.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bastion is an enticing experience, and one worthy of every accolade that it has received.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Dragonfall is worth any RPG fan's time and $15 unless, I don't know, they don't like cyberpunk, dragons, or exceptional tactical combat.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the end, the game was great, and though there isn't much replayability, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story makes you want to play it over from the beginning again, just for the laughs alone.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is probably the biggest surprise of the year.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rorona continues the grand tradition of creating an RPG experience that is all about the simplicities of life, coupled with the usual great cast of characters, and is a complete must for fans of the series.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Taking elements from shooters and dungeon crawlers, the game blends them flawlessly into a terrific experience that's an easy sell for anyone who loves either.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the balance issues are irritating, to say the least, Eternal Sonata's artistic appeal more than makes up for what the gameplay is lacking. With an excellent story, interesting characters, impressive music, and quite frankly the most beautiful graphics ever produced in a video game, Eternal Sonata is without question the first must-play RPG of the new console generation.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What's remarkable about the game is that it's aged far better than most of its contemporaries. It's still fun, it's still relevant, and it's still Zelda.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dragon Age: Inquisition starts off as a good game and keeps getting better as it goes along. This doesn't mean the early parts are insufferable, but instead shows how the game continues to build and develop throughout its entirety.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bloodborne is complete, distinct, and excellent.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While fans of Persona 3 can rest assured that they will find a thoroughly enjoyable experience in Persona 4, in many ways it feels like a move sideways for the series rather than a step forward.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Veterans will still find the Terminian challenge they know and love, but new players should no longer feel daunted by the game's expectations.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An amazing game. The combat system, while quite solid, may not grab everyone. The plot, characters and ability to affect the story will.