The Escapist's Scores

  • Games
For 562 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 - A Crooked Mile
Lowest review score: 10 Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 562
562 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sine Mora puts a cool twist on the shoot 'em up genre with its application of time and interesting storyline.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ace Combat: Assault Horizon is solid fun for anyone wanting to experience cinematic dogfighting, though subsequent playthrough are going to reveal the smoke and mirrors behind the illusion.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Binary Domain is definitely a very solid third-person shooter, and while it falls short in some areas, there's enough variety in the meat of the game to make it worth a playthrough.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Zombie Tycoon 2 is an entertaining attempt to bring RTS gameplay to consoles, with a healthy dose of humor and zombies for good measure. Simplified controls and streamlined tactics greatly assist the experience, but imprecise movements and a lack of consistency keep the single-player campaign back from its full potential.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A survival horror game that delivers tense exploration with more than a few drawbacks, ZombiU succeeds in making the Wii U's gamepad feel like an essential part of the experience and proving well-designed mature games can flourish regardless of what console it's played on.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An above-average brawler/platformer, held back by issues with repetition and missed potential, and a severe lack of J Jonah Jameson.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you were hoping that Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII was going to be a return to Square's RPG greatness of yesteryear, you're going to be disappointed. This latest title continues to attempt to straddle the line between RPG and action game.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Zeno Clash II is a beautiful, mature adventure that isn't quite as polished as it is unique.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The LEGO Movie Videogame is an okay game that LEGO fans will enjoy, but is missing some of the charm of the film and doesn't feel like it lives up to TT's other LEGO titles.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good, solid platformer with several fun quirks, but has an issue with reusing the same gameplay elements for some of the stages and a rollercoaster-style of difficulty level.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Akaneiro: Demon Hunters is no Diablo III, but it's a surprisingly robust experience and proof that free-to-play gaming doesn't have to be second-rate.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A rewarding business simulation for all types of players, though one that eventually boxes in the player a little too much.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite the addition of new towns and trainer gyms, you can't help but feel like you're following in your own footsteps if you've already played Pokemon Black and White.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are times when Pokemon Black and White Version 2 feel a little too familiar, especially when you're exploring the same towns, roads, and caves from the previous game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It was a probably a good idea to update Twisted Metal for the PS3, and the combat and ambience is intact, but there's nothing here to push the medium beyond the 1990s era that spawned the original.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    a perfectly serviceable adventure with some truly funny moments, but they're broken up by too many long, drawn-out segments that add little but minutes on the clock, and the finale is more of a sudden stop than an actual conclusion. The net result is an unfocused experience that feels more like just another chapter in an ongoing series rather than the final piece of a fast-paced comic trilogy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I love playing Dungeon Siege III despite its many flaws, and if you don't mind that the overall experience is pretty shallow and meant for single player, you probably will, too.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Deadpool can be surprisingly fun. The combat's well put together and there are some genuinely hilarious moments in the story, but it has its share of controller-throwing difficulty problems and hit-or-miss jokes, many that aren't quite as funny if you play through the game more than once.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Killer Instinct is definitely fun, if a bit lacking in depth. The lack of campaign mode and limited character options mean it won't take long for you to breeze through the entirety of the content offering, but the online versus should ensure that you get plenty of enjoyment for your investment.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Just don't expect anything particularly "next-gen" about the game. The visuals are reminiscent of any given game from the end of the X360 or PS3's life cycle. This is an update to an old style of gameplay, but there's not a lot new here. There's a lot of old to love, though.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Cave's offbeat sense of humor is mostly charming, and actually solving the puzzles inside it feels delightfully difficult. However, the severely diminishing returns on its replay value make it more of a momentarily amusing distraction than something you'll be holding onto for years to come.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At one point I put the game down and was planning on going to bed, but I soon realized I wasn't as tired as I thought and opted to tackle another quest or two.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    You fight lots of pallet-swapped enemies over and over again, rinse and repeat. Fun to play with a friend and a huge nostalgia rush, but not much to hold your interest for long.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a funny and charming little game, but it plays the retro card a little bit too much. A lot of the gameplay feels very dated in a modern game, and you can't make the same allowances for age that you can with an actual retro title.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Thief is a mess. It's disappointing that there's a genuinely good game hidden under a lot of mediocrity.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Cute, and sometimes unnerving, Among the Sleep draws the player to an affecting conclusion, but its banal puzzles and shallow storytelling doesn't do a lot to inspire many thrills.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Order: 1886 is bland gameplay wrapped in admittedly gorgeous next generation graphics. It's not bad through and through, it's just disappointing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Tomb Raider is a terrific game, and the Definitive Edition is a gorgeous looking version of it. It's the same game it was in 2013, though, with no further improvements justifying its "definitive" status.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Crysis 3 is visually stunning, and it's still fun to jump around in a nanosuit, but the new additions to the gameplay and the lackluster story don't make it very memorable.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The guns and bugs make for some spectacular fireworks, but, after the sparks settle, you are left wishing you had played something a little more substantial.

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