RPGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 551 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 29% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 67% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Demon's Souls
Lowest review score: 20 Mugen Souls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 74 out of 551
551 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With phenomenal music and great art direction, combined with an addictive combat system, it's hard to step away from the keyboard and mouse after the first floor.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While I completed Yakuza 0 in roughly thirty hours, I didn't feel like I had done everything the game had to offer. This is a game that is completely bursting with content just begging to be uncovered and explored. With each successive Yakuza game, it's clear that this series is growing in a variety of ways, and it makes my heart so happy. Yakuza 0 has risen to the top of my favourite games of all time, easily pushing past Yakuza 2, which had held the spot as my favourite Yakuza for many years. Whether you are a newcomer to the series or a veteran of it, Yakuza 0 offers so much to gamers with its spellbinding storytelling and plethora of content. Enchanting until the last chapter, Yakuza 0 is the pinnacle of the series and it looks to be difficult to unseat.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ambitious, beautiful, and a blast to play, it's everything an RPG should be. Even better, it's only 1200 MS points, and with a solid ten to fifteen hours of gameplay, it's a bargain.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As long as you don't judge the game on its beginning, Final Fantasy XIII is a game worthy of the series, and a terrific game in its own right.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Chrono Trigger DS truly stands the test of time. From the distinct 2D visuals, to the wonderful score, to the singular characters, to the unique take on a well-known battle system, everything was done exquisitely in the 90s, and it is all there and just as fun today.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Xenoblade Chronicles is a phenomenal RPG that hasn't been given the most extensive port that one would hope for, but is still impressive for being scaled down to a handheld.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shadowrun: Hong Kong offers a steady evolution of Harebrained Schemes' Shadowrun experience. It's such an enjoyable game that a director's cut wouldn't need to do much to boost it from an excellent, tactically engaging family conspiracy to a must-have.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will probably go down in history as one of the greatest comeback successes in video game history, so it's great to see it followed up with such an ambitious and exciting first expansion.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, Berseria has its flaws, but those feel like nitpicks compared to the solid core gameplay and story, and it marks a strong return to form for an older series that doesn't quite command the same respect it used to. The writing and characters are better than they've ever been, and the skill-based combat is no slouch either. On the other hand, dungeon-crawling can get a little tedious, the crafting system is acceptable at best, and a rushed localization certainly doesn't help either. But despite all that, any fan of the series deserves to check this out, and probably even people who aren't fans yet.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While those hoping to just pick it up and immediately know what they're doing are likely to be a bit overwhelmed at first, others who are looking for a deep title chock-full of systems and content that have a learning curve will be well taken care of. There are certainly issues, but they get swallowed up by the sheer quality of the base game and its focus on depth.