Ten Ton Hammer's Scores

  • Games
For 79 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 11% same as the average critic
  • 24% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6 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 79
  2. Negative: 3 out of 79
79 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    While the writing and pacing may detract a bit from what should be the most epic of space conflicts, you'll still have a good time blasting the hell out of aliens, robots, and your former employer. It just doesn't feel like as big of a step forward as the second game was from the first.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Probably the best all-around first-person shooter we've seen since the original.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game that changes the standard by which FPSs are measured.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The best stand alone defense game since Plants vs. Zombies.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Negativity aside, we've got a real winner on our hands with Terraria. There are plenty of unique weapons to keep you busy, which are crafted with plenty of unique ores found in the core of the earth or even the sky. With great risk comes great reward though, so I'll see you in heaven or hell to mine those minerals on a server at some point!
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Alan Wake is an amazingly good PC port, all things considered, with a fair price point and prepackaged DLC so you get the complete experience without breaking your wallet.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, for all of Bulletstorm's over-the-top chaotic combat the game still falls short of being truly epic, and feels a bit more like a tech demo for the next Gears of War release rather than a fully realized concept.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If this were the first World of Warcraft expansion and you had all of the level 1-90 content to do, there is no doubt that it would have lasting appeal. But it isn't.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    This score will likely come as a shock to many, but this game suffers from pathetic frame rates at times, both on console and on PC.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The possibilities are endless, and that's why this game is a resounding success.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Dead Island is a wonderful concept and the core gameplay is executed beautifully, but it really doesn't do anything new or interesting.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Borrowing on the many strengths of Brotherhood, Assassn's Creed: Revelations delivers a fun and memorable experience, but it fails to stand out very well compared to the other games.