The Games Machine's Scores

  • Games
For 655 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 27% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 97 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Lowest review score: 30 Real Farm
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 14 out of 655
655 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Dead Cells is the ideal mix between metroidvania and roguelite, enhanced by a solid, fast and practically perfect arcade action, with a range of skills and weapons able to infuse a unique flavor to any adventure.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Phantom Doctrine from CreativeForge uses the collective Cold War imagery to build one of the absolute benchmarks for modern turn based tactical games, excellent in almost every aspect.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Although the gameplay does not have much to offer, it is practically impossible not to love this dynamic adventure of Daedalic Entertainmen: thanks to its own style, State of Mind is able to tell a story that is worth living.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The series arrives for the first time on PC as a really well done adaptation. Monster Hunter World is a stable and ever so graphically satisfying experience.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Go Vacation has several problems, too many to interest veteran players. That said, it could be a highly recommended purchase if you have little brothers or small children at home, eager to get their hands on your switch.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mega Man X Legacy Collection is a collection with great historical and playful values. It's not an exclusively thoroughbred collection, but the overall quality remains excellent.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Code of Princess EX is pleasantly playable, finally fluid compared to the 3DS version, and the combo fans will find a very flexible game system. Unfortunately, it is also repetitive to the bone, and the visual impact on a big TV screen doesn't look so great.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    MOTHERGUNSHIP is a strong step forward compared to Tower of Guns, with a very well made weapon creation system and an even more spectacular action core. Unfortunately we also found a certain repetitiveness in the game's structure, but fans of intense action and arcade taste will hardly be disappointed.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Jeff Minter has been able to renew the classic Tempest formula, which becomes an excellent game even after 38 years. Unfortunately, the PC version has some small but annoying technical problems.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Remothered for console is the same beautiful game seen on PC, a survival horror with strong adventure components that perfectly balances non-scripted AI with puzzles and a cohesive tale. The game is weaker in the concluding portion, and it takes only 6-7 hours to deal with it, but remains a high-level exercise in storytelling and gameplay.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Despite the lack of variety over long playthroughs, The Persistence is a sci-fi survival horror that all PS VR owners should have.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    20XX is a roguelite shamelessly inspired by Mega Man, with a strong RPG component that makes it enjoyable and cleverly challenging. Unfortunately, the game also shows strong weaknesses, including predictable bosses and a technically unstable multiplayer.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Octopath Traveler has several flaws, especially in the narrative component, but still remains a beautifully presented game, with tons of good ideas.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered shows a lot of contradictions: we can find the same amazing and never equaled free approach, but also a very old-fashioned game world that results too much empty for today's standards.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Despite some excesses in the levels structure, and the evident low budget, The Spectrum Retreat is a real game design diamond, with a well-structured and engaging narration.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Proxy Studios has done subtraction work from the 4x genre and, for every element of this vein that has been eliminated, greater depth to the strategic components has been infused. Some technical limits are still there, but W40k Gladius - Relics of War remains a great game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Octo is an excellent expansion, even better than the original game campaign if you are looking for a really stiff challenge.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Despite some narrative clich├ęs, the little prequel of Life is Strange 2 proves to be very effective in intensity and emotion.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Golem is a very interesting indie game, with its original mix of adventure, puzzle and platform elements. Controls can still be improved, but it's fun and well done even in its current state.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    New Gundam Breaker had the elements to be a good game, but the technical and game design flaws drastically ruin all of its potential.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Arkane Studios offers a very well crafted roguelite experiment, although repetitive on long distance, with some small but forgivable weakness.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Unravel Two introduces new mechanics on the already excellent gameplay of the first chapter. It's necessarily less evocative, with some locations not so exciting, but manages to make you fun and feel deep emotions.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Mario Tennis Aces is probably the best episode in the series: easy to start, challenging for veterans, visually excellent and, above all, incredibly fun.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Neocore offers a fascinating story based on the universe of Warhammer 40,000, but wastes his chance with a heavily imperfect technical system.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Odium is a small but well crafted game, full of pressing music and high difficulty. The very hard challenge and the heavy rhythm of techno music could be frustrating for some players.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Inked is a puzzle platform with a unique artistic direction which suffers, however, from a highly inaccurate control system.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Antab Studio offer an excellent porting of its frenetic tribute to the '80s. We can still find problems with the aiming system, but the features of Nintendo Switch are used in an excellent way.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Despite a certain repetitiveness and joy-con imperfect controls, Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido is a delightful variation of the classic Match 3 in Bejeweled style, with some elements nicely taken from Puzzle Quest.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Despite the lack of some great titles and a technically forgettable multiplayer, SEGA Mega Drive Classics is a good collection that offers dozens of hours in old-style fun.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Conan Exiles shows some flaws and missing contents that make it still weak and incomplete. The potential of the game, however, is still good.

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