TheSixthAxis' Scores

  • Games
For 994 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
Lowest review score: 10 Fluster Cluck
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 72 out of 994
995 game reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There's no question here: this isn't just the best Uncharted game Naughty Dog have made, it's probably the best PlayStation 3 game anyone has made – and I'm not sure what other praise I can offer.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I love this game, and have easily clocked up seven hours plus on it. Velocity is easy to pick up, yet provides plenty of challenge for those wishing to seek out every little secret it has to offer. It looks good, sounds sublime and will satiate those will enjoy shooting the hell out of things whilst also engaging their brains a little bit. Not only is it the best mini I've ever played, but it could also stand toe to toe with some of the PSN's big hitters.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While Mercenary might not be the best shooter in the world, in its own field – as a handheld title – it’s almost perfect; there’s no other experience like this on a device as small as this. And, judging the game from that perspective, it’s an experience that will stick with you for a long time, much like GoldenEye, Call of Duty 4 and other revolutionary shooters have managed in the past, and one entirely worthy of its acclaim.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Velocity 2X delivers another dose of pitch perfect shoot ‘em up gameplay, but refuses the rest on the laurels of its predecessor. Taking Kai out of her Quarp Jet opens up whole other avenues for the gameplay that only gets better and better as you progress, with every other part of the game lavished with further polish and refinement.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's actually pretty damned impossible to fault Tools of Destruction on any level: this is the epitome of platforming excellence.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    BioWare may just have done something incredible: Mass Effect 2 is a genuine contender for Game of the Year 2010 and for the same title in 2011.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a landmark game, unmatched and unrivalled and absolutely unmissable. We've not talked about the belly achingly funny radio shows, great licensed music, fantastic voice acting, the cabaret shows, the strip clubs, the restaurants, the zeitgeist tapping plot or even the guest appearances and cameos. All that you can find out for yourself.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With this title Blackrock Studios have established themselves as a studio to watch out for, and in Split/Second they have delivered the most action packed racer this generation.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An unmissable game for any fan of the genre or great action adventures in general. We don’t often get masterpieces around here, but this is certainly one of those moments in time when gamers will look back more fondly on a dusty old six shooter than anything that involves jacking cars.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    God Of War Collection says you have to slay your way across Athens, cross a desert and climb half way down a mountain to get it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Forza Motorsport 6 is beautiful, meticulous, dramatic and generous. It is arguably a faultless piece of driving software, and on top of that, Turn 10 have definitively proven that the Xbox One is an exceptionally capable machine when in the right hands.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A brilliant title, and could just be the breakout game that really establishes the series in Western markets. There’s a great story here, with likable characters and voice acting that makes the characters feel real. The streamlined leveling, equipment choices and skill tree make Xillia one of the best RPGs I’ve played.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Its difficulty might keep some from seeing the credits roll, but the sense of achievement and experiencing how the story ends makes any hardship along the way well worth the ride.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Rock Band 3 is what we've been wanting since the release of the first Guitar Hero; it's what we've needed. The perfect music game is here, right now.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Here the developers have carefully pieced together something rarely seen in the industry – a considerably more substantial, meaty take on the saturated third person adventure genre, and one that surprises at every turn without wrong-footing a player ready to invest serious time and emotion into the project. A real achievement, and one that respects you as an adult.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From the first spec of sand to the last flake of snow, developers thatgamecompany have managed to get more emotion and more life into a video game than anything else in recent memory; and the striking confidence that the game exudes drags you along for the ride without once letting you go, until the credits roll by two or three hours later.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    SingStar Volume 2 is the absolute epitome of what we think videogaming should be about.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    To review such a game as Metal Gear Solid 4 is like commissioning a blind man to share his opinion on a beautiful oil painting painted by a true artist, it just wouldn’t work. The nature of Metal Gear Solid 4 lifts it above such conventional ways of judgement.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For the most part Killzone 2 is utterly, mesmerisingly brilliant and polished to perfection: the gunplay is solid, the controls, once tuned to your liking are superbly weighted and intuitive and the action, when good, is relentless. Time will tell whether or not the single player campaign will be held in as high regard as we’d all want it to be, but right here, right now, this is as good as it gets. [single-player review only]
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It is engaging, compelling, interesting, clever, funny and packed with things to do and see. It’s a personal story, or several personal stories, set in a magnificent world that ebbs and flows with thousands of people who all seem to be living their own personal stories. It’s a genuine landmark event in the history of videogames.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    God of War: Ghost of Sparta is the perfect swansong for Ready At Dawn, their mastery of the PSP unmatched, and it's also a fitting climax to a portable sadly suffering in the shadows of endless rumours of a successor.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a game that wears its heart on its sleeve while bringing something fresh to the landscape; it’s quite divine.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Aside from some superficial issues, there’s really nothing wrong with the game at all – it’s better than BioShock ever was; it’s fully realised and complete. It’s so, so near perfect and the first words Booker hear when he steps into the land of Columbia reflect my thoughts entirely: “It’s heaven – or as close as we’ll see until judgement day.”
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is as close to perfect as any game.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A brilliantly crafted single player story coupled with the finest multiplayer action since Warhawk represents astounding value for money.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A stunning, powerfully confident title that deserves all the praise it’s ever been awarded, the Media Molecule guys should be so pleased with what they’ve managed to accomplish and just as much good feeling goes the way of Sony for putting so much faith in the game and getting behind it 100%.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Rocksteady has managed to do something nobody else has in the two years since Arkham Asylum: they've improved on that combat system. Add to that the larger, more free-roaming play area as well as the masses of extra content and Arkham City is an exceptional achievement.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you don’t own this you are doing yourself a disservice. Some may think that £6.29 for two hours of gameplay isn’t good enough value for money. My response is simple; never before has a game moved me so strongly, never before has a game made my day better, never before has a game affected my view on life and never again will I be so content with the spending of a handful of pounds.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    OlliOlli 2 fits into the latter camp, bringing some brilliant new mechanics to the table and creating a much faster-paced, better flowing, and downright addictive game with some slick presentation and awesome new environments.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A joyful experience, full of humour and character. It manages to walk the fine line between silly base humour and a more intelligent wit too, which is something almost unique in videogames. With a narrative that expands on the original storyline in every conceivable way and so many ways to play, different characters to build and so much cooperative fun to be had, it's hard to see a downside.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The combat is rock-solid, and offers a technicality that may surprise those with a low opinion of the series.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sound too is expertly done, and this is where the PS3 version wins out over the otherwise identical 360 version in that the digital sound is utterly incredible.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    MouseCraft is a game that manages to take inspiration from two classic titles and create something fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It has its weaknesses and flaws as a game, but this is a deeply impactful game that shouldn’t be missed.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's a wealth of entertainment to be had with LittleBigPlanet 2 – it's a game like no other and with no equal in terms of the flexibility it offers to gamers.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So, with a decent selection of cars (and bikes), the most extensive modification options yet seen in a video game, real-car traffic, race editors and loads of online modes (not to mention a total of 60 hidden unlockables) this is amazing value for money.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, it’s an essential entry for both new and returning hunters, and another vital exclusive for Nintendo’s 3DS.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite a few small niggles, NS:UNS2 impresses from first to last.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    PES 2013 has made huge strides forward in how it plays over last year's game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The other key element in increasing that tension is the fact that each death is a real problem for the XCOM initiative that you're in control of.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderful offline experience. I can't even hazard a guess as to how many hours playtime can be wrung out of My Player, and it's topped off nicely with NBA's Greatest. Unfortunately the online portion seems to be riddled with issues, which will frustrate fans looking to take the NBA experience further, so be warned.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Far Cry 2 is a brilliant game, beautifully presented and intelligently executed with a few problems with the multiplayer side of things and a couple of frustrations in the story mode.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Madden 15 is easily the most complete release in the series so far, with all of the improvements tying together to create an enjoyable and enthralling game of American Football.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Going through the story for the first time is an intriguing affair that ultimately makes you question the type of person you truly are, maybe even more than you'd like to admit. While the difficulty might be too much for some people to handle, it's an experience that is just as rewarding as it is punishing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Football Manager 2016 may not be a huge overhaul over previous titles but the game feels a lot more accessible for anyone to pick up and play. Sports Interactive continues to show why Football Manager is the most dominant of sports management sim.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whilst there's some issues with writing, some of the mechanics and various other glitches, the epic scale and relatively strong narrative push these aside, giving Mass Effect 3 its rightful place amongst the great, sci-fi epics of our time and acting as a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a racing game that will grow with you over the coming months, F1 2010 is that game. It's not perfect, but it does more than enough right to make it a non-brainer for most – utterly brilliant.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Call Of Duty: Black Ops features an exhilarating campaign mode, arguably the best in the whole series with a compelling narrative.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A much improved game engine and a new art style gives the realm a cleaner, more attractive look and its inhabitants a more distinctive appearance. Minor niggles aside, this is without a doubt the best story-driven fantasy RPG available on consoles at the moment.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The dilemma over whether to purchase the game comes down to your willingness to knuckle down and learn how to play a basketball game. It will take work but you won't find a better virtual outlet for your passion once you do.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    BlazBlue is a wonderfully presented game which should appeal to the more casual audience thanks to its easy and accessible control system. It also looks absolutely fantastic and is a blast to play. If you’re after a 2D fighter then you will certainly not go wrong with this one. Outstanding stuff.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Without question, this is one of the best games of 2010.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Xenoblade Chronicles X is a genuinely enthralling game. It doesn’t take it easy on you though, and the perseverance and attention required may override the spectacle and beauty found here.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lasting anywhere between five and seven hours, The Room Three is well worth the £3.99 asking price. Even as the fifth chapter draws to a climactic end, the game beckons you to its clutches once more with alternate endings to unlock.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sonic 4: Episode 1 is the best Sonic game I have played for a long time; and I absolutely loved it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Having managed to reach but not successfully beat Oryx for the first time, it already feels as though the boss battles have the kinds of game mechanics and the inherent but not unduly unfair difficulty that will help to sustain interest in repeated plays in a few months time.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic video game, worthy of all the praise it receives. Although there are a couple of minor flaws in its execution (lack of sound-awareness in the poor AI and a relatively cheap final boss stand out) there really isn’t a lot that you could fault with this game. It is certainly one of the best releases this year.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It doesn’t stray off the series’ beaten path too much, but there are enhancements in terms of gameplay and some stunning effects put to good use to create the PS4′s most fun and best looking game yet...While the narrative might not have the same impact as previous games, it’s somewhat more of a down-to-earth tale of an ordinary man with extraordinary powers, and that’s an exciting new direction for the series to take.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It might be possible in the coming months to find a realistic racing game that is more fun, there will certainly be more approachable racers before the end of the year. If you want unapologetic realism and inclusive simulation then Supercar Challenge is the only game you should be considering.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hands down a must own title for fans of the series. Even if you only have a passing interest in the genre, this is a game that you shouldn't miss out on.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is easily one of the most engrossing games I’ve had the chance to play. The story and characters are well worth the experience alone, and the world expertly draws on the desire to explore with its massive scale.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Absolutely the best of the launch titles in our opinion, and one that should be right at the top of the list for anyone wanting to see what all the fuss is about. Lets hope multiplayer gets patched in at some point, even if we have to pay for it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When the curtain finally closed on Thomas Was Alone, I couldn’t help but feel touched. Despite being two-dimensional in appearance, the game’s cast of characters exuded more personality and depth than that of some games propped up by millions of dollars of development funding.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super Mega Baseball is one of the best baseball games out at the moment. Sure it may not be a licensed game like The Show, but the gameplay is as good as the official MLB game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not just the best re-creation of Space Invaders I have played, it is also one of my favourite downloadable titles of 2010. This is an absolute no-brainer recommendation to anyone who played the game or its clones in the '80s, and for anyone who hasn't played it, you will enjoy a very quirky and unusual top-down shooter.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As an action game it holds up very well, as an RPG it will keep the average quest junkie enthralled, and as a fishing/karoke/arcade sim, it also manages to tick each of those apparently mutually exclusive boxes with a defiant stroke. As a whole, and, more importantly, as a game, it works.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I absolutely love the game, and found myself totally absorbed in everything it has to offer.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Where episodic gaming has usually left me nonplussed, King’s Quest has had an enthralling effect, leaving me in eager anticipation of the next chapter.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sound Shapes has emerged as one of the Vita's finest games, seemingly out of nowhere. It's deep and complex enough for the hardcore whilst remaining accessible and fun for those that just want something a little bit different.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At £25 this is an absolute steal, and don't listen to anyone saying this is only a demo, it's not - it's worth every penny and is only going to get bigger and better given the support the Japanese version is seeing.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bleak, sometimes frightening, always powerful and quite often shocking, Max Payne 3 takes the third person genre about as far as it can go, and most likely does the same this with this generation's now ageing console hardware. Polished to near perfection, with just a few minor sticking points that dent – ever so slightly – what is overall a wonderful slice of gaming. Enjoy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It makes you think about what it means to be alive, and indeed how you classify life, and is a brilliant example of just how far video games have evolved.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Worms 2: Armageddon is basically the same Worms game that you've been playing for years, with tons of content thrown into the mix.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This isn't just an amazing game; it's an 800 MSP warning shot across the bow of all £40 retail games currently in production. The downloadable titles are here, and getting better with each release.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero Live is exactly what the franchise needed after its five-year hiatus, and I’d go as far to say it’s what the whole genre needed. Although naysayers will lament the lack of more instruments or complain about the non-permanence of extra songs, for many, Live will become the quintessential party game and is already set to be a permanent fixture in my sitting room.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best point and click adventure titles to be released, and stands as an example of what the genre has to offer. I would easily place it in the company of revered adventure titles like Grim Fandango or Tales Of Monkey Island, perhaps even surpassing them as it takes what made those titles great and expands upon them.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a game that Wii U owners simply need to experience, and one which other developers need to take note of when creating software for Nintendo’s unique console.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I found my time with Lost Orbit to be enjoyable, and I wish there was more to it outside of the three hour campaign and time trial mode. The fact that I want more speaks highly of Lost Orbit and how it managed to hold my attention all the way through.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's no doubt about it, Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD is punching well above its £9.99 price bracket. The production values coupled with over ten hours of quality gameplay mean the game would easily be worth £40 if stuck on the shelf of your local retailer.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Naturally, those that didn't really get on with the first Dead Space will find that little (literally) has changed save for the location and a richer sense of characterisation, but for those of us that adored Clarke's first adventure this sequel represents everything we could have wished for: it's bigger, better and more beautiful but without straying from the core principles that mapped out the former.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a game experience Heavenly Sword is unmatched - it flows superbly and at its highest peaks it soars - absolutely unmissable and so close to a ten it hurts.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fez
    Whilst there isn’t necessarily much of a traditional challenge to the game, working your way through the different worlds is so enjoyable that you’ll barely notice.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tearaway is the kind of game that the PS Vita has demanded since launch, something crafted and tailored to its form and its capabilities, but rather than feeling forced, creating an easy sense of wonder fun and inventiveness.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Critter Crunch is a charming, funny and extremely well-presented game with solid and engaging gameplay mechanics. There are issues with the multiplayer but for fans of puzzle games this is a must-have which will amuse and entertain you without ever becoming frustrating.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It blends a brilliant story with strong characters and gameplay mechanics that rival much more established franchises. Yes the difficulty spikes can be a grind, but push on through and you'll find one of 2012's best games.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    That idea of never being comfortable with how the game is unravelling is something that feels quite unique and it’s extremely well imagined here. Plenty of survival horror games have you feeling vulnerable as you essentially fulfil the role of a hero but things are different here. In Alien: Isolation you’re not the hero, you’re the prey.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fallout 3 is a wonderful game for fans of the genre. It's humourous when it wants to be, yet also deep and worryingly tragic when required to be.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bioshock is one of those once-in-a-lifetime games. Think "Super Mario World"; "Legend of Zelda"; "Ocarina of Time"; "Halo," genre defining classics that are still just as stunning years later. It’s a richly constructed, lavish game which wraps you up from the first second to the last, and yes, the PS3 version is every bit as brilliant as 2007’s Xbox 360 version.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a remarkable title and yet another shining example of the excellent quality we’ve come to expect from the PSN Store when developers put their mind to it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It has taken the gameplay of the previous games, refined it, and combined it with a huge open world that is packed with enough content to literally last for days. If you have ever wanted a proper pirate game, this is as good as it gets.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic game and although the progression may be similar to the first, the action feels a lot fresher.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA 12 represents the biggest step forward for the franchise since '09 invented the fast, free-flowing FIFA we know and love. It still has all of the fluidity and slick presentation that is the trademark of the series but it has added an extra layer of tactical know-how that will require some learning for all FIFA players, no matter how experienced.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Where this lack of complexity would usually hamstring many games, here it works as a boon.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I truly believe that Ys: Memories Of Celceta could be one of the strongest Vita titles introduced since the console’s launch.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So, with the official license, stunning graphics, a whole host of online options, 7 player local matches and a lengthy single player campaign this is the ultimate football game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kojima has also done an excellent job of integrating this story into the well worn universe, wrapping up almost all of the loose ends within, as well as tying it to the events that are set to follow in a way that ought to please fans.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    DC Universe Online is ground-breaking; it's innovative and downright addictive.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rayman Origins puts Sonic in his place and stands atop the pile of this generation's 2D platformers. It's as close to platforming perfection as we can get from a Rayman game and not just a step forwards for Rayman himself but ultimately a step forwards for the genre altogether.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NHL 11 is an absolutely fantastic game that will provide hockey fans with literally hundreds of hours worth of gameplay. If hockey is your thing then pick this up, if it's not but you want something different then I highly recommend trying it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It hasn’t been the easiest journey for Skullgirls to the PlayStation 4, but with 2nd Encore, Lab Zero have turned in the definitive edition of a high-quality fighting game that not only has bags of character but matches it with both technical and enjoyable action.