Slant Magazine's Scores

For 371 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 26% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 71% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 8.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
Lowest review score: 10 Necropolis
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 66 out of 371
371 game reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The result is a boilerplate brawler that's almost entirely devoid of original style, and of interest only for the most faithful of Digimon devotees.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game is a bloated monolith that, much like the WWE itself, is due for a much-needed shake-up.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The sorry "story" segments largely amount to random combinations of the four main characters trading bad jokes, such as running the difference between "who" and "whom" into the ground.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The undercooked Rise of Lyric does away with just about everything that makes a great Sonic game, favoring tedious, uninspired combat, exploration, and puzzle-solving over exhilarating bursts of speed coupled with well-designed platforming passages.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Creators like Adrian Chmielarz need an obvious symbol of false hope to sell (not articulate) their trendy nihilism that, if anything, should vanish.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There may be a good game buried under Gearbox Software's first attempt at a MOBA, but too many of its systems are developmentally in their infancy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, Sileni Studios, in attempting to present something deeper and more original than your run-of-the-mill artillery title, has painted itself into a corner.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Dead Rising 4 is a defanged sequel unlikely to satisfy fans of the series or appeal to new ones.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's the same brick wall of a problem Netherrealm Studios has been running into since Mortal Kombat vs. DC, of trying to add depth where it's mostly unnecessary.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The story has some minor twists and turns, but most of them can be seen from miles away, and its best characters and moments come and go in the cutscenes, not as part of gameplay.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It might have been best to leave this one on the tabletop, where the wild rhythms of chance are eased by the clatter of dice.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It may not be developer Kent Hudson's Great American Game, but perhaps there might be just a little room for mundane video games after all.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It may be a less refined version of a Hitman-style game, but the delivery of its rote narrative is sometimes innovative.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded is both the longest (in terms of frustration) and shortest (in terms of satisfaction) two hours of your life, and unless your fetish lies in overpriced nostalgia, there are better ways to get off.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The tiring exposition of the writing and the storytelling's lack of visual coherence are obvious from the start.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The cluelessness-as-heroism and over-the-top fighting don’t fulfill or complement the infectiously positive tone.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The more you play Corpse Party, the more you come across the same types of tricks, reducing the effect they once had.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even the least impressionable of youngsters will likely find themselves bored to tears by the uninventive gameplay and bland visuals the game exhibits.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    We're meant to believe that solving the mystery of the Bell Killer would redeem Ronan and allow him the peace to move on, but nothing about Murdered: Soul Suspect gives the impression that he deserves it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Because creativity comes at the cost of cohesion, the whole adventure turns into one irritating mini-game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While it's to The Room's credit that the graphics and sound design remain impressive with the transition to PC, and able to compete against other PC titles, the gameplay does not, and without a compelling story the experience ends up being sadly forgettable.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Despite the addictiveness of a Google-like search for murder clues, neither the artificial screen glare nor actress Viva Seifert's performance lend credibility to Her Story's lady-psychopath clichés.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It aims to dethrone Nintendo Land as the Wii U party game of choice, but the end result is a pixelated manifestation of an opportunity ignored.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A clueless game that has lost sight of what made its digital ancestors genre classics, cheapening itself by unwisely choosing style over substance.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It seems interested only in presenting a near-pornographic level of human despair in a warped attempt at edifying players.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In their variety and logic, or lack thereof, the puzzles are pretty mindless, often requiring the player to merely regurgitate a pattern from one part of the world to another.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While the visuals are nothing to scoff at, this nascent title is a baby that could've been thrown away with all the bathwater.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It lies somewhere between a fully formed game in which would-be wizards learn to chain elements into powerful spells and a low-rent improv show, in which everybody just makes things up as they go.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A convoluted compendium of horror clichés that superficially invokes mental illness, The Evil Within distinguishes itself as the most pandering survival-horror game yet.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It fails to satisfy the natural urge to explore a three-dimensional realm of seemingly endless possibilities.