RPGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 520 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 7.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Fallout 3
Lowest review score: 20 Mugen Souls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 70 out of 520
520 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite having some areas that need improvement, Freedom Wars is very easy to sink many hours into and is a thoroughly engaging handheld experience all-round. Complaints that the Vita has very few great games of interest have rightfully been met with scorn, and Freedom Wars is a strong addition to the system's library.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The story may take awhile to get truly interesting, but the early portion is not unappealing, and the rest of the game is quite worthwhile.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The speedy combat is addictive and goes beyond mere button mashing, so while Ys Seven might not be a AAA release, it is a solid title that deserves a shot.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite being an all-around improvement over the original Borderlands, Borderlands 2's biggest flaw is that it plays it safe.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Atelier Annie is a game that shouldn't be missed, especially if players are looking for a good laugh and some challenging tasks. Just be prepared to work hard, or else you might receive a beating from Pepe for slacking off!
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rain-Slick 3 is a terrific little indie RPG, and hopefully the launching point for something much bigger from Zeboyd in the future.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game isn't terribly long, likely lasting most players a bit more than twenty hours if they take their time, but there is room for a second playthrough if players want to try a different evil philosophy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ys: Memories of Celceta has a lot going for it. The game's battle system is fast and very engaging, the story really takes off in the latter half, and the soundtrack is engrossing and memorable.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Birthright is an excellent tactical game with a lackluster story.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Regardless of what-ifs, Revelation does its job well as the game half-way between the two main campaigns that answers unexplored questions.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perhaps one day gamers outside Japan will be able to appreciate the full scope of this series, which takes time to develop pieces of its world in detail. Until then, at least the two Trails in the Sky games show how rewarding the series can be, and the upcoming Cold Steel shows that more is on the way for non-Japanese speakers.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rain-Slick 4 feels like a good place to end the series, and anything further would only cause things to stagnate. The game never feels like time wasted, which is a rarer statement these days. Those who have enjoyed Zeboyd's previous efforts will not be disappointed here and will find a game that offers great appeal to RPGamers of all generations. Zeboyd Games continues to show improved mastery of turn-based battle systems, and it will be interesting to see which direction its next game takes things.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ys Origin is a very tightly crafted experience. Considering that a single playthrough with one character will only take about six to seven hours, it's amazing how much story is packed into that amount of time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dissidia's greatest strength easily lies in its longevity.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bravely Default is a triumphant blending of a classic template with some fresh ideas and modern user-friendliness, albeit with a few areas that could still be refined before going on to the next level.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mankind Divided is a solid follow up to Human Revolution, but it does come at a price. While it definitely has the weaker overall storyline, and it left more questions than it did answer, it's hard to deny that the game will have its appeal for fans who love to explore environments to the fullest while also kicking ass and taking names.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dragon's Crown is completely worth your attention, and if you have friends to play it with, it'll be worth the crazy ride.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    World of Final Fantasy is an easily misleading game. It appears to be nothing more than a Final Fantasy-flavored monster-collecting knock-off, but turns out to be much more than that. Beyond the appeal of collecting familiar monsters and creatures, the world features enough series characters, locations, and music to satisfy the most ardent nostalgic. There is a ton of content, and it is all wrapped up in a package that is as beautiful to look at as it is to listen to. Still, not everything is perfect. The combat system is skewed towards grinding, menus are unwieldy, and the main story takes an awfully long time to ramp up. However, there is very little reason for gamers to not give World of Final Fantasy a serious look. While it may resemble Final Fantasy Jr., it offers more than enough for veterans of the series to sink their teeth into.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its combat stays consistently interesting and most other aspects are on par with Awakening, which is plenty to make it a fine tactical title worthy of investigation by anyone intrigued. When the rest of the game is considered, it feels as if Intelligent Systems tossed in just about every notion to cross the development team's mind, which makes applauding its ambition easier than considering everything a rousing success.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game has a high degree of armor customization. The player could have a giant fish weapon, or even have a pair of devil horns and a bright red suit. Being able to fly and attack at the same time is unique and very entertaining in Aion. Those who do not like PvP should steer clear since a large part of the story is protecting your land from the opposing faction, but PvP lovers owe it to themselves to check this game out.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I didn't love this game with every fiber of my being, but I certainly had a good time throughout, which is more than I can say for some titles.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed DeathSpank's first adventure, the second one will be right up your alley.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 is great, not just for fans of catch-em-all games, but also for anyone enamored with the Dragon Quest series.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thanks to its new localization and higher resolution, Rebirth is unquestionably the definitive version of the game, and anyone who enjoyed the original would be foolish to not experience this improved version.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the end, Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes HD is fantastic port of the original DS game. Featuring astounding 2D visuals, improved multiplayer, and a battle system that will provide an impressive amount of challenge to players, it is a tremendous downloadable value that will provide at the very least twenty hours of gameplay, if not many more. There are some hang-ups with the presentation, music, and story that prevent it from being a true classic. However this should not deter people from trying what is the best puzzle-RPG mash-up to date.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    However, don't go into Muramasa expecting an impressive story. For gamers that want an experience full of beautiful scenery and engaging gameplay, Muramasa will provide just that.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, Legend of Legacy provides a satisfying experience, with plenty to explore, and lots of challenging combat to experience.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode 2 is really just a continuation of the first game. While minor upgrades have been made, the core game remains pretty much the same, and it isn't likely to change the opinions of those who weren't fond of the first.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although DeathSpank is only roughly ten to fifteen hours long, it provides plenty of bang for your buck.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, Guardian Heroes, despite showing signs of age in the graphics department, plays just as well as it did back in 1996. More of a brawler with RPG elements than an RPG, it provides quick and fun entertainment, with plenty of features to encourage many rounds of replay. With the addition of online play for the story and versus modes, the multi-player elements of the game can finally show their worth. The remix mode provides updates to the original gameplay, meaning that those both new and old to Guardian Heroes will find plenty to love.