Strategy Informer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,347 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
Lowest review score: 15 Fighters Uncaged
Score distribution:
1,347 game reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In the end StarCraft II didn't go changing on us in the fundamentals, and that's perhaps the greatest feature Blizzard could ever have included. What works, works and StarCraft nailed it back in 1998 and StarCraft II: Wings if Liberty nails it here and now in 2010.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There's no doubt in my mind that this is one of the best games ever made and an entertainment experience that should be unreservedly celebrated.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Never before has a review embargo had us screaming inside so badly that our mind eventually goes hoarse. We've wanted to shout from the rooftops about how Portal 2 not only betters the original Portal, but completely annihilates it...If you thought the original Portal was a masterpiece, prepare to have your mind blown.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Never before has a review embargo had us screaming inside so badly that our mind eventually goes hoarse. We've wanted to shout from the rooftops about how Portal 2 not only betters the original Portal, but completely annihilates it...If you thought the original Portal was a masterpiece, prepare to have your mind blown.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Never before has a review embargo had us screaming inside so badly that our mind eventually goes hoarse. We've wanted to shout from the rooftops about how Portal 2 not only betters the original Portal, but completely annihilates it...If you thought the original Portal was a masterpiece, prepare to have your mind blown.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Arkham City is stuffed to the edge of the disc with content and replay value (in addition to the gigantic campaign there's an expanded Challenge Mode and New Game Plus), is incredible amounts of fun, is polished to perfection, has had real love poured into every aspect, and most importantly, it makes you feel like Batman.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Arkham City is stuffed to the edge of the disc with content and replay value (in addition to the gigantic campaign there's an expanded Challenge Mode and New Game Plus), is incredible amounts of fun, is polished to perfection, has had real love poured into every aspect, and most importantly, it makes you feel like Batman.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Metal Gear Solid HD Collection is an essential purchase, and more content worth experiencing than just about any other game released in the past year.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bioshock Infinite is a game that deserves to be played, and then played again straight afterwards. It’s one of those games that you finish and just feel sad because you know you won’t be playing another game that good for a long time to come.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If a picture is worth a thousand words then the game itself is a novel every city block and every dusty trail. It’s the million dollar fireworks display at the end of the current generation cycle of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 – handing out free beer and barbeque chicken wings.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From its combat mechanics and customisation, to the narrative and the visually orgasmic art-style, this is an experience to be savoured, to lock yourself away in the confines of your gaming boudoir and revel in its luxurious design and perfection.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Excellent gameplay, superb storytelling, a ridiculously open world and the best damn writing you’ll find today.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Crysis is a truly evolved first person shooter, both in terms of just how photorealistic the whole immersion becomes and the gameplay its highly attuned physics simulation brings to the player.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Rockstar's latest feels like an actual location rather than a movie set, and it's compelling, cohesive, at once familiar and yet imbued with a sense of slack-jawed wonderment. It's also absolutely unmissable.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Rockstar's latest feels like an actual location rather than a movie set, and it's compelling, cohesive, at once familiar and yet imbued with a sense of slack-jawed wonderment. It's also absolutely unmissable.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Without a doubt the best RPG adventure of the decade.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Rewarding and engrossing in equal measure, the entire production reeks of quality from the stellar voice work to the jaw-dropping visuals and intuitive control system. Truly this is the Batman game that everybody’s been waiting for.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Rewarding and engrossing in equal measure, the entire production reeks of quality from the stellar voice work to the jaw-dropping visuals and intuitive control system. Truly this is the Batman game that everybody’s been waiting for.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's unreservedly brilliant.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Gameplay mechanics have been smoothed out greatly, and Uncharted 2 is one of the few PS3 games that both requires no installation and loads quickly. Maps are very large, and several levels have high-speed chases, helicopter attacks, and has players jumping from rooftops.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Not only an unreservedly brilliant and compelling follow-up, but one of the finest games we’ve ever played. Boasting a suitably grand soundtrack, majestic aesthetics and masterful level design, Assassin’s Creed II is everything we could have ever wished for and so much more. Forget Modern Warfare 2, Assassin’s Creed II is without a doubt this year’s biggest and best.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Not only an unreservedly brilliant and compelling follow-up, but one of the finest games we’ve ever played. Boasting a suitably grand soundtrack, majestic aesthetics and masterful level design, Assassin’s Creed II is everything we could have ever wished for and so much more. Forget Modern Warfare 2, Assassin’s Creed II is without a doubt this year’s biggest and best.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It has certainly laid down the marker for Gran Turismo 5 to surpass; a task that now looks incredibly daunting. At this stage in Forza’s lifespan, it doesn’t feel like we could ask for much more.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Whichever you prefer, playing versus with friends or cooperatively against the improved Director, there is almost no fault to Left 4 Dead 2.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is one of this year's finest releases, and improves on everything we loved about the previous title, while adding plenty of its own excellent features.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is one of this year's finest releases, and improves on everything we loved about the previous title, while adding plenty of its own excellent features.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An incredibly welcome breath of fresh air. Never underestimate the simple need to let loose and cause some mayhem, and the skill shot system is exceptionally done.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An incredibly welcome breath of fresh air. Never underestimate the simple need to let loose and cause some mayhem, and the skill shot system is exceptionally done.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An incredibly welcome breath of fresh air. Never underestimate the simple need to let loose and cause some mayhem, and the skill shot system is exceptionally done.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A masterpiece that deserves your time.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    You will love it though if you chose the Weird Wasteland perk, loved the Vault filled with Garys in 3, or just don't mind playing through an extremely funny and well-written DLC pack that throws interesting surprises at you all the time, rewards exploration greatly, and packs more imagination and play-time in it than nearly every other full-priced game out there.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    You will love it though if you chose the Weird Wasteland perk, loved the Vault filled with Garys in 3, or just don't mind playing through an extremely funny and well-written DLC pack that throws interesting surprises at you all the time, rewards exploration greatly, and packs more imagination and play-time in it than nearly every other full-priced game out there.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    You will love it though if you chose the Weird Wasteland perk, loved the Vault filled with Garys in 3, or just don't mind playing through an extremely funny and well-written DLC pack that throws interesting surprises at you all the time, rewards exploration greatly, and packs more imagination and play-time in it than nearly every other full-priced game out there.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Challenging, addictive, immersive... provided you like stealth-based action – there hasn't been an action/RPG this good in a long while.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Challenging, addictive, immersive... provided you like stealth-based action – there hasn't been an action/RPG this good in a long while.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's faster and more intense than ever before, with tangible improvements to every facet. The word forza is used to cheer competitors at sporting events: it's about enthusiasm and passion. Forza 4 succeeds because it distils automotive passion into a form that anyone- not just petrolheads- will find enthralling.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    But, assuming you're fine with that, then Skyrim is, in a word, amazing. Sure, it has its problems, it's oddities, and again some of these are just down to how the game is made and others just need some extra patching or work done to it. There is always a danger with games like these that you'll get bored, or you'll lose your drive - Bethesda have done a wonderful job of staving off that feeling in this game.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I may have hated Oblivion, but I utterly love Skyrim. It's fixed every problem I had with the previous game and don't think I'll be uninstalling it for a good long while.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Whilst the subject matter and the set-up may not be to everyone's liking, Crusader Kings II is definitely the most impressive Paradox game to date. The game mechanics are an interesting twist on a well-known genre, the code itself is highly polished, and it's just a really fun and interesting game to play.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Fez
    It's an absolute must-buy and, despite it still being early in 2012, a strong contender for indie game of the year.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With all those dungeon randomisations, boss events, challenging difficulty, co-op play, loot gathering and the general mayhem of monster slaying, Diablo III is a ride that may tire if binged on religiously but one that'll haunt your dreams long-term to get back to it, just like its predecessor.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A fast, slick and beautiful community-driven MMO experience featuring all the content and mechanics you'd expect from a game with a monthly fee, and a good deal more besides. With that in mind, I cannot recommend it enough.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm embodies an evolved RTS that shows Blizzard has taken on even more superior genes from other gaming greats, even when those greats coincidentally happen to be of their own creation. If this is what happened since Wings of Liberty, then we should be in for a real treat when Legacy of the Void drops out of hyperspace.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Much like the adventures of Drake, if you own a PS3, you need to own this game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Burial At Sea: Episode 2 combines a cool fan-pleasing story, enjoyable new gameplay (that you'll wish Bioshock had attempted more), wonderful level design, a satisfying conclusion to the series, and I haven't even mentioned how great Rapture looks and sounds.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This is the latest and most outstanding title in the Total War franchise, any history RTS buff or fan of the series would be psychotically imbalanced should they choose to pass on this.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It’s teeming with new loot, better opportunities to stick it to your fellow players and has even richer music to fit the mood.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Supreme Commander is not without a few hitches, mainly AI orientated, but it is plainly a fantastic ride and has had a lot of passion poured into it from Chris Taylor and Gas Powered Games. Honestly this is one of the big A-list titles for the RTS genre, any self respecting gamer who’s into the real-time strategic scene must, MUST, have this war behemoth among their collection.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Dragon Age: Origins is much more than a game – it’s the glorious revisiting of Bioware’s past and a look at where they are going in the future.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Dragon Age: Origins is much more than a game – it’s the glorious revisiting of Bioware’s past and a look at where they are going in the future.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    DiRT 2 is without doubt the most comprehensive and utterly playable off-road racing game we’ve ever played. The overall racing experience is never anything but pleasurable, the depth and range of challenges on offer lending massive longevity and the presentation is also nothing short of exceptional.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    DiRT 2 is without doubt the most comprehensive and utterly playable off-road racing game we’ve ever played. The overall racing experience is never anything but pleasurable, the depth and range of challenges on offer lending massive longevity and the presentation is also nothing short of exceptional.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    DiRT 2 was superlative stuff on Xbox 360 and PS3, and on PC it remains one of the most comprehensive and utterly playable off-road racing game you can buy.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    God of War 3 is fantastic, and has at least three scenes that are utterly magnificent. Design and gameplay-wise, it's absolutely stunning. The downside is that it doesn't have that clear cut perfection that its predecessor had; the polish shine that brilliantly lit up our eyes when we first enjoyed God of War 2.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Its freshness shows just how stale a lot of the industry is and it's what's needed in an era of grey, modern shooters.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Its freshness shows just how stale a lot of the industry is and it's what's needed in an era of grey, modern shooters.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    I am truly spellbound by the splendor of this game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This human quality and depth of gameplay is what sets CoH apart from RTS games where your units are all expendable. In CoH nothing is expendable.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    You can do anything you want with this game, the limits being only your time and imagination. If any of you budding warmongers, strategy fiends or history buffs out there are looking for complete control, world domination and a great wargaming experience, look no further.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Mass Effect is a superb game for its story, its breadth of characters and setting a new bar of standard for cinematic videogaming.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    MW2 is spectacular in all the right areas; building and refining on the most solid of bases. And although its political heart might not be in the ‘right’ place, at the very least it might make a few people think rather than skim through on muscle memory and twitch reactions. That’s a rarity in itself, and something to be respected in an age of apathy.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    MW2 is spectacular in all the right areas; building and refining on the most solid of bases. And although its political heart might not be in the ‘right’ place, at the very least it might make a few people think rather than skim through on muscle memory and twitch reactions. That’s a rarity in itself, and something to be respected in an age of apathy.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    MW2 is spectacular in all the right areas; building and refining on the most solid of bases. And although its political heart might not be in the ‘right’ place, at the very least it might make a few people think rather than skim through on muscle memory and twitch reactions. That’s a rarity in itself, and something to be respected in an age of apathy.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If there’s one music-oriented video game to buy this holiday season, it has to be The Beatles: Rock Band. Harmonix and MTV Games have created an exceptional representation of The Fab Four that needs to be lived by all music aficionados.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If there’s one music-oriented video game to buy this holiday season, it has to be The Beatles: Rock Band. Harmonix and MTV Games have created an exceptional representation of The Fab Four that needs to be lived by all music aficionados.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Finally the game that many 2K Sports fans have been waiting for, and at the very least, the gameplay and presentation is exciting and engaging.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Finally the game that many 2K Sports fans have been waiting for, and at the very least, the gameplay and presentation is exciting and engaging.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Finally the game that many 2K Sports fans have been waiting for, and at the very least, the gameplay and presentation is exciting and engaging.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The only thing one might criticise is that it can get a bit samey after a while. Around two-thirds of the way through, you may well be feeling a bit fatigued by the whole yellowness of your surroundings, and be yearning for something to change, even just for one level.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The deed system is so simple yet so great; it’s a real surprise it hasn’t been included much before.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a game that's worth immersing yourself in. There may be a few bugs now, but they'll inevitably be fixed in a patch soon, and there's more than enough here to keep you coming back for more Thrax-spanking action.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rampaging counter-measures aside; Battlefield 2142 is the latest and greatest release in the series and is well worth every pound/dollar/euro.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're a casual gamer then steer clear, but If you have both the time and the inclination to devote a lot of time to learning the sometimes over complicated set up then you'll have more fun than some kind of space pun I can't think of at the moment.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sure it looks the same, sounds the same, and plays about the same, but it's a whole new world out there, a world where nature reigns supreme and your sims must bow to its forces or suffer the consequences.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re a fan of Dread Lords, then this expansion should absolutely be on your list to pick up as soon as possible. Go download it, I’ll wait.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sam Fisher is back with a vengeance then, leaner and meaner than ever before. Splinter Cell: Conviction, like Fisher is also rather lean in terms of narrative-based content, but there's more than enough going on in multiplayer to make SCC well worth the asking price.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bayonetta is an assured, impeccably well-crafted game overflowing with enough offbeat ideas to fuel a million action games, and if we were doling out medals of our own, we'd award Platinum Games with the highest possible accolade. Simply put, Bayonetta is worthy of nothing less than pure platinum.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bayonetta is an assured, impeccably well-crafted game overflowing with enough offbeat ideas to fuel a million action games, and if we were doling out medals of our own, we'd award Platinum Games with the highest possible accolade. Simply put, Bayonetta is worthy of nothing less than pure platinum.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Need For Speed Shift does exactly what it is made for: giving any driver the experience they want in a racing game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Need For Speed Shift does exactly what it is made for: giving any driver the experience they want in a racing game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only is FIFA 10 the best EA has ever produced, it’s also one of the best football games we’ve played, period. It’s not without its niggles, but setting these aside, FIFA 10 does just about everything else exactly right.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only is FIFA 10 the best EA has ever produced, it’s also one of the best football games we’ve played, period. It’s not without its niggles, but setting these aside, FIFA 10 does just about everything else exactly right.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's no incremental upgrade and brings more than just character balancing to the table, managing to improve, fix and surpass the original Street Fighter IV in every way imaginable - and they've done it at less than full price.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's no incremental upgrade and brings more than just character balancing to the table, managing to improve, fix and surpass the original Street Fighter IV in every way imaginable - and they've done it at less than full price.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether or not you can forgive CA for 'pulling a Valve' is up to you, but please don't blame the game itself - this is a worthwhile experience and well worth the money in reality, if not in principle.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Limbo is a fine example of how you can create a masterpiece, yet sell it through the Xbox Live arcade at a budget price. It may not be the longest game, but to capture the imagination of any player is something that is a rarity in gaming.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What Singularity is is a AAA title masked behind a lack of commercialism, which is completely out of style for Activision, and not nearly enough time to polish the game. With another two-three months, Singularity could probably have been the best shooter of the year.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's rare that a videogame can remain just as relevant today as it did at the turn of the decade, but precisely because of the stylised graphics, simplistic physics and endless customisation options, Worms remains evergreen to this day.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mafia II is exactly the sequel Mafia fans have been waiting all these years for.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mafia II is exactly the sequel Mafia fans have been waiting all these years for.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mafia II is exactly the sequel Mafia fans have been waiting all these years for.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Cooperative play done right!
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Cooperative play done right!
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Cooperative play done right!
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything has been enhanced and improved so much, that Bungie at least deserve kudos for all the effort they put in. This is definitely the most complete Halo game to date, and well worth the money. Hell, It may even live up to its own hype.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is glorious.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NHL 11 is easily one of the most feature-packed and entertaining ice hockey games ever created.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NHL 11 is easily one of the most feature-packed and entertaining ice hockey games ever created.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To many it'll still seem ludicrous that sports games are worth the purchase every year, but for anyone who's ever kicked a football in their life, this is the definitive choice.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To many it'll still seem ludicrous that sports games are worth the purchase every year, but for anyone who's ever kicked a football in their life, this is the definitive choice.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To many it'll still seem ludicrous that sports games are worth the purchase every year, but for anyone who's ever kicked a football in their life, this is the definitive choice.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The developers need to be commended for their efforts and if you like sandbox games, this is unmissable.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The developers need to be commended for their efforts and if you like sandbox games, this is unmissable.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What we have here is a refined and extremely confident product from a studio that has found its feet in the FPS world.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What we have here is a refined and extremely confident product from a studio that has found its feet in the FPS world.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What we have here is a refined and extremely confident product from a studio that has found its feet in the FPS world.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While other developers pursue more realistic experiences, Platinum never loses sight that it's making a videogame.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While other developers pursue more realistic experiences, Platinum never loses sight that it's making a videogame.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In every way, DJ Hero 2 is an exceptional successor, and a great rhythm game for this year.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In every way, DJ Hero 2 is an exceptional successor, and a great rhythm game for this year.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It might not reinvent the wheel, but that doesn't stop it from being the most addictive version yet. Fantastic in every sense – here's to a year of imaginary goals.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NBA 2K11 is undeniably the best game in the series yet, pushing forward just enough without leaving behind the fans who fell in love with this version of NBA in the first place.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NBA 2K11 is undeniably the best game in the series yet, pushing forward just enough without leaving behind the fans who fell in love with this version of NBA in the first place.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NBA 2K11 is undeniably the best game in the series yet, pushing forward just enough without leaving behind the fans who fell in love with this version of NBA in the first place.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Sly Trilogy is worth a punt whether you played the originals or not. It still plays fantastically, and now looks gorgeous too. Prepare yourself for the upcoming fourth release, and grab a copy of this 2000's legacy.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Blizzard has been bold and their gamble seems to have paid off - while this latest add-on doesn't achieve a flawless encore it feels pretty darn Zen. Cataclysm fixes up an already deep game with more flair and substance than ever before.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For those after a fresh twist on a near-expired genre, MicroBot offers enough action to get your heart pumping.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As far as 2010 goes, it's mightily difficult to recommend a downloadable title more than Pac-Man Championship Edition DX.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As far as 2010 goes, it's mightily difficult to recommend a downloadable title more than Pac-Man Championship Edition DX.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though there hasn't been much of a technical improvement in the graphics and sound, the whole game feels much more vibrant. The colourful environments of the single player levels extend into the levels from the community too. LittleBigPlanet is just a joyous world to be a part of, even the menu screens have that extra sparkle of creativity poured into them.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Killzone 3 is the best first-person shooter on PS3, with its varied and stunning single-player campaign and all-out action-packed multiplayer.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the most fully featured Total War to date, and a great homage to the game that launched the series.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Finish with the option to inflict pain online to friends and random contenders and you're looking at the most definitely Fight Night yet.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Finish with the option to inflict pain online to friends and random contenders and you're looking at the most definitely Fight Night yet.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you're an MMO veteran looking for your next fix, or if you're a newbie looking to expand tour horizons and jump into the genre for the first time, RIFT is an excellent place to start. Just remember - we're not in Azeroth anymore.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This sophisticated tone is one of the reasons I would recommended Yakuza 4 to any PS3 owner. It's brutally violent, intriguing from start to finish and requires a surprisingly small amount of background knowledge.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not perfect, but we highly recommend this title to all FPS fans looking for something fresh to bide the time.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not perfect, but we highly recommend this title to all FPS fans looking for something fresh to bide the time.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not perfect, but we highly recommend this title to all FPS fans looking for something fresh to bide the time.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant homage to the 2D fighters that birthed it and brilliantly plucks features equally from more modern fighters as well as adding a few new ones of its own. Definitely brilliant – just not quite perfect.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant homage to the 2D fighters that birthed it and brilliantly plucks features equally from more modern fighters as well as adding a few new ones of its own. Definitely brilliant – just not quite perfect.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Witcher 2 can be frustrating, but it's also a game that will suck you in and keep you talking about it for years to come...Frankly, it's the best game ever just for the giant chicken in the forest of penises. Stick that as our quote, Metacritic.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's issues and niggles here and there in the amount of Career Mode repetition of event types and environments, as with many racers, and the game is almost devoid of innovation in all modes other than the brilliant Gymkhana – but perhaps an evolution rather than a revolution was all that was needed for DiRT 3.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's issues and niggles here and there in the amount of Career Mode repetition of event types and environments, as with many racers, and the game is almost devoid of innovation in all modes other than the brilliant Gymkhana – but perhaps an evolution rather than a revolution was all that was needed for DiRT 3.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's issues and niggles here and there in the amount of Career Mode repetition of event types and environments, as with many racers, and the game is almost devoid of innovation in all modes other than the brilliant Gymkhana – but perhaps an evolution rather than a revolution was all that was needed for DiRT 3.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's engaging, thoughtful, mature and currently one of a kind. Unless you're the type who only looks for quick, dumb action from their video games I'd recommend this to just about anyone.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's engaging, thoughtful, mature and currently one of a kind. Unless you're the type who only looks for quick, dumb action from their video games I'd recommend this to just about anyone.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I thoroughly enjoyed my time with inFamous 2, and while it may not be the best game on PS3, it sure as hell tries its best to be.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bastion is not just a great game: it's a beautifully articulate, heartfelt and poignant work of fiction.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A quality game, but at that absurdly low price there's really no excuse to deny yourself of it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellently crafted game that goes above and beyond all expectations for an indie downloadable title. The action feels tight, it's bursting with content, the graphics and sound are impressive.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    3rd Strike Online Edition provides a lick of paint that improve the dated visuals considerably.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    3rd Strike Online Edition provides a lick of paint that improve the dated visuals considerably.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may have taken 3 attempts, but Resistance 3 is the FPS the PS3 has been waiting for.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best FM by far - the definitive football management simulator.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The presentation is absolutely sensational, providing a television feel that eclipses anything I've seen before.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The presentation is absolutely sensational, providing a television feel that eclipses anything I've seen before.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the release of Revelations, Ubisoft have finally turned their initial concept into a truly unmissable game. Pulling the narrative together alongside some vital gameplay additions, this is the best, most complete Assassin's Creed title to date.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the release of Revelations, Ubisoft have finally turned their initial concept into a truly unmissable game. Pulling the narrative together alongside some vital gameplay additions, this is the best, most complete Assassin's Creed title to date.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rayman Origins is the best 2D platformer this year, one of my favourite ever made (it's up there with Yoshi's Island), and the one game out in November everyone should play. I don't care if you've got other games to play – this one will make you feel good inside.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rayman Origins is the best 2D platformer this year, one of my favourite ever made (it's up there with Yoshi's Island), and the one game out in November everyone should play. I don't care if you've got other games to play – this one will make you feel good inside.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Some flaws still exist including some poor camera control problems reminiscent of the era when this was originally created, but in general this is a really impressive HD remake of an underrated, under played classic that deserves the attention – and something that other HD remakes could definitely stand to learn a thing or two from.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may carry a lot of the same foundations as other MMOs but BioWare has given the genre something it has desperately needed - actual RPG - and that can only spell good things for us all.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most haunting and well-executed titles of this or any other generation.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the end, it's properly, wonderfully creative and brilliant – and proves that even the most disparate of series can be bedfellows if executed well.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To put it simply, I Am Alive is one of the most important releases this generation. Ubisoft should be commended for producing a title that challenges many adult themes. The effort is an amazingly brave and thought-provoking one, resulting in a product that is memorable and undeniably unique. People will be talking about this for years to come, and with good reason.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SSX
    It could have accomplished so much more, but it's hard to complain when SSX is still such a brilliant game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To put it plainly, there is an odd disconnect between this game and Mass Effect 2. In fact, there are more ties between this game and the first game than there are between 2 and 3, and sometimes we can't help but feel Mass Effect 2 never happened.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I'm confident that Silent Hill 2 will be held up as one of the greatest games of all time in years to come, and you owe it to yourself to (re)visit those deserted streets.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Witcher 2 itself is still an incredible title that really makes you feel that you're having an impact on the people and politics of this world, and the Enhanced Edition only makes it better.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Evolution's main strength comes from ambition. It's definitely a fully-fledged, weighty sequel. With a superb array of courses, newly-introduced multiplayer and a limitless track editor, 1200 MSP remains an absolute steal.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Some scenes in this game genuinely moved me.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A consistently thrilling and explosive tale that states its case as one of 2012's best. I'd be hard pushed to find a game that has made me scream with excitement on such a regular basis, as the compelling narrative and rewarding gunplay conglomerate into a truly spectacular product.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It really feels like a lot of effort was put into Starhawk, and that effort has certainly paid off. After dusting off my PS3 to play it, it seems Sony have finally found a new exclusive title to show off and be proud of.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not perfect, with slightly clumsy partner AI and awkward flying mechanics for Superman featuring prominently, but any game that makes you continue to smile long after you've finished it, is a special game indeed.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's culled the crap, brought new content and tactics to a near-perfect series, and focused on community. It's got an extremely bright future ahead of itself.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the lack of co-op Fall of Cybertron is a huge improvement on its predecessor, offering plenty of entertainment for the non-fan and out-and-out geekgasms for the Transformers acolyte.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's the disappointment of no online multiplayer again, yes, but even amongst the occasional frustration and swear words as you try for yet another attempt at completing a level, you'll be keen to see what else is on offer here.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If we were to level any specific criticisms about Borderlands 2 it would be the whole guns thing. Yeah, we get it, the game has all the guns ever, but to be honest a lot of them are pretty samey, with maybe a new adjective or stat change here and there.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Underneath the port inadequacies is a masterful piece of design; intricate and drenched in woe. Dark Souls is infuriating, but well worth the investment in time and shattered patience.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Double Dragon Neon is evidence. Evidence that my misplaced obsession with a classic coin-op wasn't misplaced after all. It's proof for those who weren't there – or weren't even born – who believe themselves gaming experts because they remember when the first Deus Ex game came out.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The plot may be straightforward but the level of detail in the world could inspire countless fan fiction stories.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As long as you enjoy action, sci-fi and a rich amalgam of gaming styles, there's loads to enjoy right here.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dare I say it, Forza Horizon is arguably the most attractive and all-encompassing racer of the generation.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Connor's adventure is an excellent one. His story is methodical and meticulous, much like the land his people inhabit. A slow build-up may deter players, but plenty of memorable moments are worth sticking around for. The game is so rich with content and minor activities that it's almost impossible to tackle it all.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An unforgettable, beautiful experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For 2013, there's more than enough to keep fans happy, and while it sometimes seems worth it to skip the latest version of Football Manager, the overhauled multiplayer and game mode variation makes this an essential purchase as ever.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite a few technical quirks (seriously Ubisoft, patch the save system), a slight shortage of non-cutscene NPC interactions and the occasional lack of constant threat Far Cry 3 is a triumph that stands out from every other shooter released this year.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Walking Dead: The Game won't just go down as one of the best examples of gaming as a storytelling medium, it isn't just one of the best licensed games ever made, and it won't just be known as one of the best games of 2012 (if not the best). It'll also be the only game ever that made me think, made me laugh, made me jump out of my seat, made me cry, and made me want to vomit. That's Telltale's real achievement in my view.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite a battle system that has the ability to irritate, Ni No Kuni should be experienced and enjoyed by all types of gamers.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a fascinatingly engaging game, drawing you in with humour and charm, then keeping you hooked with its intelligent level design that guides you to the hidden treasures subtly, making you feel like you’ve achieved something without ever forcing you into frustration.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Night of the Rabbit, regardless of what it’s called and the few other minor complaints I had, is a triumph. It’s Daedalic once and for all proving that they are indeed capable of producing an adventure that can stand tall with the classics of the genre.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’ve never picked up a CKII expansion before, The Old Gods would be the perfect place to start. Saying that, there’s no reason you shouldn’t pick up the other expansions either, but we guess it depends on what you like to play as.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For Company of Heroes veterans, Company of Heroes 2 feels a little like coming home.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So, Paradox have done it again – learning from the design of Crusader Kings II, Europa Universalis is an excellent starting foundation.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While in many ways superior to Origins I’m giving it the same score because it’s a little bit too similar in places, nevertheless Rayman Legends is one of the best platformers of all time and you should definitely buy it if you want to have a smile on your face.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With just one episode to go off of I’m still prepared to bet that unless Telltale screw up massively I’m going to end up thinking The Wolf Among Us is better than Game Of The Year contender/winner The Walking Dead in a few months’ time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Enemy Within makes for an incredible, and fresh, journey as you fight to save the world one more time, and it’s definitely worth picking up eventually. We would totally understand though, if you wanted to wait for a steam sale or something.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Strider is unapologetic in its approach: it’s a Metroidvania that thrives on speed, slashing, and general carnage. It manages all four very well.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not since Rocksteady's Batman Arkham games has a developer so successfully made such an amazing title out of a licensed property, one that not only is a perfect South Park game but an incredible RPG as well.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The story kicks into high gear with some tense and amazing scenes, the choices become tougher and more oblique and the consequences hit hard.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Luftrausers is a great a time-waster, a great test of your leet twitch skills, and a game that doesn’t assume too much and just lets you enjoy yourself.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ether One provides a platform to explore dementia - a very common incurable mental illness - for anyone who has had direct experience in the past, whilst delivering a subtle rudimentary level of understanding to those who haven’t.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Reaper of Souls, in conjunction with the Loot 2.0 patch, finally brings us the Diablo III we want and that fans deserve.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I didn't bother to mention how amazing the '70s neon cel-shaded graphics are or how spot-on the voice acting is since you should be taking them for granted from Telltale now, but combined with everything else The Wolf Among Us is shaping up to be potentially Telltale's strongest series
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Blackwell Epiphany is a fantastic and poignant end to the series, and I really hope we can start mentioning Dave Gilbert in the same breath as adventure gaming luminaries like Tim Schafer, Charles Cecil and (sigh) Jane Jensen.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This feels like a complete experience, one that is a natural and smart evolution of the first game's mechanics.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wealth of Nations is an admirably focused DLC that basically reworks an entire section of the game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a challenging and complex game packed with features that allows you to choose just how you want to play it, while accommodating a wide variety of play-styles and strategies.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Valiant Hearts, by using the war as a backdrop and avoiding too much direct conflict, pays tribute to the 16 million that perished in The Great War 100 years ago and does it with humour, pathos and melancholy.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Wolf Among Us is superb, and Cry Wolf is probably the best episode.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Amid The Ruins is utterly superb and is everything I want from a Walking Dead episode.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the finest available version of an excellent, atmospheric game. It's still not perfect, but the Redux version irons out a significant number of weaknesses, adding some of Last Light's improved mechanics while also providing a welcome layer of visual polish.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    GoD Factory Wingmen is a game where accessibility comes easy but mastery does not.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Remedy have proved that they’re not just a one-trick pony, creating a game that’s starkly different to Max Payne but also deeply referential to it. The clever story, great voice work and presentation all work to sweeten an already sweet deal.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While many may still argue they’ve taken a too glossy approach to Tiberium Wars, it cannot be denied that it offers at its heart a lot of the core elements that made Command & Conquer the great universe it is.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    I love the combat skills of the general; it makes me feel superior in the battlefield. This game makes me want to know more about the Western Civilization.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    1701 offers a nicely presented and deep strategy for gamers looking to sculpt a Caribbean styled empire, with fantastic artwork and interesting gameplay I would highly recommend this for players in the gaming mood to build, rather than destroy.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The price tag for these games feels about right for the number of hours that come out of them, and I find myself going back and replaying earlier episodes, which helps me to feel that I got the bang I want for my buck.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    What is Guitar Hero trying to do? It's not pushing in any straight direction, but in every which way, making owners everywhere enjoy the lowest common denominator. As a rhythm game, there's no comparison, but as a music game, one in which players can enjoy the songs they are playing...that's something that needs to be seriously addressed.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It has an appeal to it that cannot be denied. Gameplay is there, the soundtrack is there, and the pieces fall together well. Whether you see yourself playing with a turntable controller or not is up to you, though chances are if you’re unsure, you’ll find yourself trying it out at a party or friend’s house very soon.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A fun game, especially for rogue-like veterans, who will get its dry British wit and genre in-jokes. The game is basically the next generation of the true rogue-like, much like Fatal Labyrinth was before it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The controls for the PC translate quite well from the console, you can tell from the menu it’s a port and not a natively developed game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A game that demands your total attention, it will consume it, and you’ll need to refine your skills in order to get anywhere. If you don’t think you’re up to that kind of challenge then you may want to pass, and seek something a little more forgiving. For the real racing fans, and gear heads among the gaming community, you’ll want this – want this bad!
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    If you’re just getting into Sam and Max, Night of the Raving Dead isn’t a bad place to start and definitely worth the cost, though you’ll miss out on some of the in jokes.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A fun, yet involving game. The action is well paced, there’s plenty of differing challenges, and the story will keep you hooked whether you’re a card fan or not.