RPGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 543 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 7.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Diablo III
Lowest review score: 20 Agarest: Generations of War
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 72 out of 543
543 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Considering the game sets out to recreate a classic experience, it's hard to find any real faults in Etrian Odyssey III aside from the graphics and music.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A couple of hang-ups prevent it from being a truly excellent experience, but regardless, it comes highly recommended.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Story of Seasons is a great game to relax with, and ultimately I adored my time with it. For fans of the series, this installment will not disappoint, and for newcomers, it offers aa terrific entry point with a ton of ease. There's so much to discover, create and customize in Story of Seasons that it's easy to lose track of time. It really is just that much fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    7th Dragon III doesn't try to break new ground or provide a deep meaningful story. What it does do is entertain players thoroughly through its lengthy adventure and a plethora of classes and skills to toy with.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With Van Helsing's first set of adventures, Neocore Games seems to have hit its stride very quickly. These first steps are a strong start for a series of much promise, and RPGamers should find plenty of reasons to desire to return to Borgova in the near future and create yet more monster giblets.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pokémon HeartGold is an addictive game. There's plenty to do and lots of secrets to uncover.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dark Arisen is definite a play to Dragon's Dogma's strengths and it turns out well for it. There is still work to be done for the series, particularly in bulking up the story and world, but there's lots of highly addictive fun to be had from exploring Bitterblack Isle's depths.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are areas for improvement, most notably on the storytelling front, but Capcom has produced a thoroughly entertaining adventure with widespread charm.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    God Eater Resurrection is both a useful re-entry point for existing fans and the ideal opportunity for new players to get into the series.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Far Cry 3 reaches for greatness, but falls short at merely being really fun. It has a few hiccups here and there and the story is very thin, but the exploration and combat really shine. It's a worthy addition to any collection.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hand of Fate is a rollicking good time that can be completed in under 20 hours.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Etrian Untold 2 delivers the same kind of experience the first Etrian Untold did, but with further refinement.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Surivor 2 Record Breaker is a worthy follow-up to the original and is a terrific example of a well-made enhanced port, something Atlus has shown time and again that they are experts at.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dragon Fantasy should not be dismissed as a Dragon Quest clone, but instead should be embraced as a game that takes all the greatness of the older games in that series and wraps them up in a nice, new format for a whole new generation to enjoy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yakuza 4 is a triumph; for those who desire to take the plunge with this series, this may be the best place to start.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Atelier Ayesha is a game that can give even a cold person warm and fuzzy sensations. Ayesha's journey is worth undergoing for those who love to see how this series continues to improve.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sunless Sea is a unique experience that few fans of careful planning and literary cannibalism should ignore. Proponents of Fallen London's dark sensibilities and chilling, lore-rich writing will more than forgive its few mechanical trespasses; however, even less patient gamers may want to peek in to experience the sights and sounds of the zee.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dungeon Siege III ends up being a fantastic hack and slack adventure that nearly achieves brilliance if not for lack of post-game content and expansive multiplayer.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game sounds great, looks great, plays well, feels old-school, and has a deep and interesting plot with characters we already know and love.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tales of the Abyss is a very worthwhile addition to gamers' collections, and more than welcome on the 3DS' library. The removal of the technical issues is much appreciated and gives players the opportunity to experience the game at much closer to its full potential, where it easily earns the right to be spoken out in the same breaths as the more beloved entries in the series. Tales of the Abyss 3D is a very solid game all round, and the handling of characters' growth throughout the story should stick in one's memory for a good while.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not as modern as Dragon Age: Origins, but it's worlds ahead of Baldur's Gate II.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Darkest Dungeon is a game that absolutely deserves to be played. It is an emotional ride for the player, a fun tactical battler, and an RPG that amazingly manages to live up to its horror theme. The art direction is sublime, the sound remarkable, and the direction astounding. Worth more than its bloated weight may let on, Red Hook Studios manages to deliver a product both mentally challenging and rewarding, complete in the truest sense of the word. Just expect it to take a good long while to get there.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This sweet experience is one that can be enjoyed by newcomers and veterans of the Harvest Moon series, as Rune Factory 3's positives definitely outweigh the negatives.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game is a cohesive and stunning effort that keeps you coming back for more.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although it's not going to win over those who struggled to get into Bravely Default from the early going, Bravely Second should hold great appeal for everyone else.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, despite some presentation and interface issues, Pokémon Conquest does a splendid job of combining two seemingly uncombinable franchises.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The developers of Blade & Bones intended their game as an entry in the style pioneered by Demon's Souls and perfected by its successors. Although its combat system clearly misses that mark, the game still manages to greatly succeed on other fronts including its Metroidvania design, wondrous world, open-ended exploration, cleverly hidden and densely packed secrets, and magical environment visuals. Players looking for robust, weighty battles with responsive and fluid controls will not find that here, but those craving a beautiful game that entices exploration of every nook and cranny and knows how to reward players with meaningful treasures and discoveries are in for a truly satisfying experience — so long as they remember to avoid the dreadful combat.