Softpedia's Scores

  • Games
For 107 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 11% same as the average critic
  • 21% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 95 The Wolf Among Us: Episode 5 - Cry Wolf
Lowest review score: 30 Tiestru
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 64 out of 107
  2. Negative: 7 out of 107
107 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Episode 5 delivers a stellar conclusion to the adventures of Bigby Wolf. There are great conflicts in terms of dialog and combat, so players will be solicited in all sorts of ways. It also displays Bigby in all his big bad wolf glory and leaves a fair amount of possibilities for a likely second season of series.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The writing, arguably the most important part of any role-playing game, is solid and surprising, humorous at times, and full of gravitas when the action calls for it; there is a ton of innovation as far as the character system goes, which also translates into gameplay mechanics, the interactions with the game world are rich and rewarding, and there is overall a lot of thinking involved in playing through it.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Naughty Dog worked hard to improve the textures seen in the PS3 game, not to mention the character models, the animations, and much more.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition is a great translation of the core RPG dungeon crawler experience for consoles. While, of course, the PC edition reigns supreme, the PS4 and Xbox One versions aren't that far behind, especially when playing with friends cooperatively, either locally or online.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Velocity 2X is a stellar 2D shooter that blends all sorts of different mechanics in a successful manner. Throw in the gorgeous visuals, the smooth framerate, and the imaginative design, and you have a winner. Sure, the controls take some getting used to and getting high scores requires dedication, but that doesn't weigh the game down all that much.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The combat and exploration are fun, and while the game may seem a bit difficult, don't forget that running away is always a good idea.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Valiant Hearts: The Great War is a truly impressive experience that manages to focus on the realities of World War 1 without becoming a dull or upsetting experience. It adds just enough cheerful moments to stay upbeat and you're certainly going to care and fall in love with the main characters, especially the small dog.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great reimagining of the series, delivering a fun experience to shooter fans, while bringing a good story and some solid mechanics that feel fresh but still know the roots of the franchise.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From Wolverine to Spider-Man and Cable, all the heroes you wanted to be when you were a kid are made available, with more to come. As an added bonus, you can unlock all of them without ever paying anything, which makes for the best kind of free-to-play experience, where you never feel constrained to do anything, and any money you spend only translates into cosmetic or quality-of-life upgrades, without unbalancing the game in any way.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game engine is clearly improved and the defensive options are working almost too well for both the player and the Artificial Intelligence, which can create more tense matches and new challenges for fans to overcome.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The soundtrack is still quite good and the voice acting is impressive for almost all characters.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA 15 is not a revolutionary title but it has the potential to fill hundreds of hours for a football fan, be it in classic multiplayer, Ultimate Team or the classic Career Mode.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Given the history of Endless Space and the many post-launch updates it got, we’re bound to see a lot of support for Endless Legend, fixing bugs and tweaking mechanics and improving on the already exciting experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re the kind of person that enjoys story and an immersive experience over gameplay mechanics and action, you’ll surely have a blast with this game, in spite of its largely straightforward puzzles, empty world and some other issues that prevent it from being a true masterpiece.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great improvement over the original, a fantastic journey with a distinct old-school vibe, with a lot of heart and with a glossy modern veneer. Even if you haven’t played the first one, it’s a proper standalone, self-contained experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s laden with tense moments and it’s a gorgeous visual journey, with a pretty good narrative and a lot of pleasant surprises for fans of the Alien franchise.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Europa Universalis IV continues to be one of the most complex and immersing titles on the market, especially for strategy lovers, and long-term fans will certainly find the new concepts interesting, while those who have not played the game yet are better served by getting the core package before trying the expansions and the DLC.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Probably the bleakest episode in the new series so far, but this isn't a bad thing. The dialogue and conversations are top-notch and there are lots of decisions that need to be taken by players and Clementine, whether they like it or not.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Newcomers to the genre or the series should pick up the core Company of Heroes 2 at first, to get themselves familiarized with the series and its ideas, and then make the jump to The Western Front Armies in order to experience more varied matches.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Wealth of Nations adds quite a bit of both major and minor changes to the grand strategy experience and can make the game feel fresh for even the most experienced long-term fan, which makes it a worthwhile investment, especially for those who have already sunk around 100 hours into the game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Anomaly Defenders is a good final hurrah for the tower defense series from 11 Bit Studios. It has gorgeous maps, fun and hectic gameplay, and a lot of strategic opportunities via the deployable powers and the complex tech tree. What's more, the difficulty modes that affect the layout of the maps are quite impressive.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    In Sheep's Clothing is by far one of the most engaging in the series, managing to bring together the many plot threads spun and finally setting the stage for the final chapter in the adventure series.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Watch Dogs is a fun open world experience. However, the repetitive chases and the formulaic gameplay tend to get tedious and boring after a while. As such, you might want to enjoy the different multiplayer experiences and take frequent breaks to just roam around the city.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is a good way for fans of The Walking Dead to get past the fact that the second season is ending and to pass the time until 2015, when a new episodic game series will be launched.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A pretty great standalone expansion that manages to deliver a much nicer character than Delsin with more fleshed out powers. Unfortunately, the missions are pretty repetitive and weigh down the experience a fair bit. However, the challenge rooms and the touching story make up for them, to some extent.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There’s an immense feeling of joy and freedom that the racing experience from Playground Games can create, and the title can offer it to both veterans of the racing game genre and to newcomers looking for a fun title to spend time with.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Golden Realms packs everything that you would want to have added to the base game: a better late gameplay experience, quests that offer milestones as the game progresses, letting you know how everyone fares, some truly interesting spells, and a unique new faction to pilot.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Worth the investment for its stellar story. Bear in mind that the combat and the camera issues are still present.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Zen Studios seems to have an almost uncanny ability to understand what makes big franchises tick and appeal to large numbers of gamers, and then take the concepts and create impressive tables based around them.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Beyond Earth is just as innovative when it comes to the mechanics of the turn-based strategy series as Civilization V was before it and gamers will need a bit of time to become accustomed to the increased customization, the tech web and the powerful challenge posed by the alien life.