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 Persona 4 Golden
Lowest review score: 20 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 72 out of 543
543 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If I am being frank, I was expecting a fan-servicey mess from Dragon Quest Heroes. What I got instead was a game that borrowed the Dysnasty Warriors formula and transformed it into something that is distinctively Dragon Quest in so many ways.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Considering Yakuza 5 was my most anticipated game of 2015, it offered me everything I wanted in a game: a great story, tons of action, and wide areas worth getting lost in. While I wouldn't recommend that newcomers start with this installment, even with the reminisce option, there's enough for both novice and veterans of the series to enjoy. Sega offered me the best Christmas present, and it was completely worth the wait.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While I think Apocalypse is much better than its predecessor, a part of me wishes more had been done to make this game feel a bit more fresh.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If this is to be the last of the classic Dark Souls titles, then Dark Souls III is a great way to finish the trilogy.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Banner Saga is for those who love having control of their narrative, weighing the risks and rewards, and seeing the outcomes.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Opinions of Mass Effect: Andromeda will differ greatly based on expectations. The game still provides many hours of enjoyment and lots of the good things that fans have come to expect, but those hoping the series uses this opportunity to take another giant leap may find themselves brought back to Earth with a bump. For everything the development team has done right, there is a little misstep that holds it back, particularly when building the overall story. It's still a highly enjoyable game, but not as stellar as many might have hoped.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is not a perfect game, but it is a pretty awesome one.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy XV offered a lot of surprises, some good, some bad. As you make progress, it eventually feels like you're playing through two different games merged into one. Some will be more forgiving than others, though it never ruined the experience for me.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though its new content is disappointingly shallow, the rerelease of Valkyria Chronicles is well worth a purchase for any who missed out on its first time around.
    • 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.