RPGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 417 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 7.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Valkyria Chronicles
Lowest review score: 20 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 61 out of 417
417 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game is a cohesive and stunning effort that keeps you coming back for more.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For me Torchlight II was an immensely enjoyable experience from start to finish. The game is more than welcoming for both fans of the original and newcomers to the series and is high amongst the better gaming experiences I've had this year. It might not bring anything particularly new to the genre, but those who choose to pick it up will be provided with superb value for their money.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With over sixty hours of content, five major renovation plans, and an addictive customization gimmick, Harvest Moon: A New Beginning shines like no other game in the franchise. While this is certainly a game made for existing fans of the franchise, there's room for newcomers to learn the ropes with the game's many tutorials. Harvest Moon: A New Beginning is a strong and memorable addition to the Harvest Moon family, and a game I know I'll be playing until the wee hours of the evening.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's possible to complete version 1.3-chili of The Real Texas in just under 20 hours--longer for fans of classical music and optional quests.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not significantly different from Diamond/Pearl, the expanded initial Pokédex alone makes the nearly sixty-hour game far more enjoyable.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like any reimagining of a series, Skyward Sword doesn't get everything right in the first try. Despite everything it does well, there are still several kinks that need to be worked out. That said, it's still the most creative, bold, and arguably important Zelda title to be released in over ten years.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When even hunting for the solution to an idiot NPC's propensity to stay in an area that will soon be a battlefield is tantalizing enough to warrant going back in time, the game has clearly done a lot right.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Last Story's preferred focus on combat and characters puts it far enough apart from Xenoblade, with its focus on exploration and the wider world that there's more than enough space for both games to carve out their own identities and stand proudly together.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The battles are addictively fun with deep tactics, challenging gameplay, and imaginative maps and objects. S.T.E.A.M. does lack somewhat with its story and characterization, but its strong combat makes up for it, and the game's aesthetics suit its decidedly absurd premise.
    • 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.