RPGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 454 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 Persona 4 Golden
Lowest review score: 20 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 64 out of 454
454 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    BioWare made a great game with Mass Effect, but Mass Effect 2 is better in every single way.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What's remarkable about the game is that it's aged far better than most of its contemporaries. It's still fun, it's still relevant, and it's still Zelda.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Witcher 3 says no to all of this - it's a great game with a fully realized setting, it's a joy to play, the business model behind it treats its customers like human beings, and it delivers a story that finally hits the tone of the books.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Persona continues to be one of the best RPG franchises around.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is easily one of the best RPGs ever created, a serious contender for Game of the Year awards from the gaming media, and a title with which all video game fans owe it to themselves to spend some time. It is hard to put down and will not disappoint.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bloodborne is complete, distinct, and excellent.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Despite its length, Monolith Soft has managed the feat of keeping Xenoblade an incredibly enjoyable experience throughout. The top-notch story only furthers the fascination in the unique world that has been lovingly created, and it is a world that fans of the genre deserve to see.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Undertale is a delightful, heartfelt game.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is probably the biggest surprise of the year.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, Dark Souls II uses more subtle changes to find its own flavor and place in the series as a whole, rather than reinventing the wheel.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the end, the game was great, and though there isn't much replayability, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story makes you want to play it over from the beginning again, just for the laughs alone.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 100 Critic Score
    With its numerous mechanical improvements, ridiculous amount of content additions, and of course the simple ability to carry the game around with you, Persona 3, RPGamer's RPG of the Decade, is at its greatest in Persona 3 Portable.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game is very hard, but not unfairly so; each time you die, you'll learn a bit more about the level, and you'll be able to progress a bit further. I was very surprised with what I found in Demon's Souls.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pillars is a title that should make old-schoolers happy while still offering a solid core game, story, and a rich setting for new-schoolers.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bastion is an enticing experience, and one worthy of every accolade that it has received.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Child of Light's artistic appeal not only holds up, but it has the gameplay to back it up, making the world of Lemuria an unforgettable one.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a game that's definitely worth playing, but there's a lot of room for improvement.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dragon Age: Inquisition starts off as a good game and keeps getting better as it goes along. This doesn't mean the early parts are insufferable, but instead shows how the game continues to build and develop throughout its entirety.
    • 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.
    • 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.