Ten Ton Hammer's Scores

  • Games
For 80 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 11% same as the average critic
  • 23% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 79
Highest review score: 95 Rift
Lowest review score: 24 Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 80
  2. Negative: 3 out of 80
80 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Taking the best aspects of the games that came before it, improving on them and adding its own unique elements has Rift poised to be a long term power in the MMOG community.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    When ArenaNet first released its MMO Manifesto we knew they were aiming for something revolutionary with Guild Wars 2. What we got is the first worthy successor to World of Warcraft.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    There's really only one conclusion to be made with Borderlands 2. Despite its flaws it really is some of the best co-op gaming you're likely to see in recent years.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    For those who crave ultimate RPG immersion to sink into for weeks of world exploration and questing Skyrim is a must-have.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Runic has done it again - delivering a lot of what we love about co-op dungeon crawlers and sparing us most of what we hate, and what's left of the latter will likely be modded away soon.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    On paper, RaiderZ might seem like an easy game to simply dismiss out of hand. Let's be frank: the name is kind of silly, and it's coming out of a market that is kind of notorious for producing less-than-stellar games. But the combination of charm and challenge is a winner.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    With its immersive world setting, nuanced choices that aren't clear cut good or evil, and large number of quests to eat up all your free time (and more!), Witcher 2 has become the game to beat in the RPG market.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    With twice the size of its first expansion, double the level cap increase of the second expansion, and orders of magnitude more endgame content and innovation than the third (at launch), Riders of Rohan delivers on all fronts.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    FFXIV : ARR isn’t new, it is polished. It is the same dish we’ve been served countless times, but perfected. Think, if you will, of the finest steak dinner, cooked to perfection, served with a baked potato.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Probably the best all-around first-person shooter we've seen since the original.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The possibilities are endless, and that's why this game is a resounding success.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A game that is just fun as hell. It has something for everyone, not only the Tribes fans. If you don't like the skiing, pilot a vehicle. If you don't like the flag capping, defend your generator. If you don't like shooting midair, repair and upgrade your defenses.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While near perfect--you'll be drooling for more on your first play through no matter what--the shimmer does wear off a tiny bit on successive play throughs and you'll begin to notice flaws yourself that hamper the experience ever so slightly.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While nothing is completely ground breaking it shows that for the most part Blizzard can take and refine a game to a point that very few other companies can.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even if you've played The Sims before, you haven't played this game--it brings something brand new to the table in a familiar and well-loved format.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Reckoning is an absolutely engaging fantasy experience where the main story and nearly every side quest winds around the idea that you're character is not just disrupting - but improving - the fate of the world.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game that changes the standard by which FPSs are measured.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although there's not much about this expansion to entice new players into the game, it does offer a big incentive for returning players to renew their subscriptions. If you like RIFT, you'll enjoy Storm Legion.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    DUST 514 is a ground-breaking, innovative game which takes the concepts and principles of EVE Online and applies them to a multiplayer first-person shooter. Gameplay is fantastic and focuses on teamwork as well as carefully building your character to fit your own style of play. The promise of free add-ons and updates assures players that the game can only grow and become better, just as EVE Online has.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Fun and engaging and and well worth the time investment.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    they've pulled off two impressive feats. First off, they've successfully launched a top-shelf superhero MMOG which has been a subgenre that has historically been a weak contender in the overall market. And secondly, they've managed to successfully incorporate action game mechanics into this title in such a way that it will not alienate gamers that are used to a slower pace, but will still deliver pulse-pounding action on par with many single player games.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Trine 2 is a stellar sequel that is worth every penny, but it's a fairly short ride and the replayability is strictly up to you and your love for collection, or breaking the physics engine and flying across the stage on a levitating box while doing your best Magneto impression. Which is pretty cool.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If World of Warcraft marked the beginning of a new era for the MMO industry back in 2004, then The Old Republic will no doubt be long remembered as the title that helped bring that era to a close on an astoundingly high note.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    However you play TDU2, you're likely to miss out on something Eden Games and Atari did extremely well. Whether that's vehicle paint and decals, avatar fashions, car interiors, a surprisingly robust casino experience, or just some gorgeous scenery in certain out-of-the way places, there's just way too much good stuff going on in this game to have anyone yawning with a cursory playthrough.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It might take every last bit of power for your computer to make it shine, but samurai combat and ninja assassinations never looked better. You don't need a geisha's help to convince you that this sequel is worthy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The concept is simple, but the variety and customization are without equal and keep you coming back for more.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Invisible War has finally been atoned for... Deus Ex :Human Revolution is a wonderful step forward for cyberpunk RPG enthusiasts.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Anno 2070 is a game for the slow-paced, economy-driven game fans. It packages a beautiful game of capitalistic supremacy with radiant graphics and an interface that has been tried and tested over the years. Yet with the introduction of the underseas empires and combat, it attempts to branch out and make a name for itself in the series, and for the most part it succeeds on all counts.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Playing through the depth and awe of such a fantastically crafted series of stories and legends is a remarkable experience. But perhaps not one that is meant for everyone.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The best stand alone defense game since Plants vs. Zombies.