Thunderbolt's Scores

  • Games
For 2,039 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 36% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Valkyria Chronicles
Lowest review score: 10 Chicken Shoot
Score distribution:
2039 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In a world of shooters all aiming to win gamers’ hearts, Mutant Storm Reloaded has all the ingredients to succeed alongside the best of them.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Puzzle Quest: Galactrix for DS has all the makings of a great new entry into this now hugely popular adventure series. The story is compelling and well paced, the presentation is strong, and most importantly, the gameplay here trumps its predecessor in just about every way. But the basic foundation of the game – touching – is almost broken. Galactrix is still playable and still very addictive, but endless flubs on the game’s part will inevitably cause your blood to boil.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it isn't a revolution in racing design, it's a good game with a lot to do.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's certainly one of the better RTS/FPS hybrids, and with any luck, it will become a little more welcoming to players interested in something other than the typical shooter fare - and for people willing to invest themselves, it's already worth a look.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With a meaty single player mode and a fluid gameplay model, FIFA Street 3 for the DS is a surprisingly competent package.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Stuff like Metal Slug, Top Hunter, and Sengoku are definitely worth playing, regardless of the other games’ mediocrity.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Where the modern FPS has become bloated with features and alternate gameplay styles, this is focused on delivering a simple experience that’s true to its origins.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you are too chicken to go through it yourself, there is always the co-op mode to have a partner hold your hand.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Just try not to think so much and you'll enjoy the unravelling of the unorthodox capers.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good game. It has absolutely superb audiovisual presentation, extravagant and hugely entertaining action and some of the best FPS set-pieces you'll find on the PS2. It's a shame the experience doesn't deliver a little more variety and there are a few minor flaws which bring things down a little, but all in all this is one of the most explosive, entertaining shooters on the PS2.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's no denying that gamers can walk away from the experience feeling a lasting good impression of the revamp. The new direction of the franchise holds a lot of promising potential and Ninja Theory still comes out showing that the duties of keeping things new and fresh are in capable hands. Here's to new beginnings.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For a system that is criticised for the lack of games, you could do a lot worse that this.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Most of the writing's cleverly done. The soundtrack is pitch perfect. It successfully executes on the concept of an exploitation film in videogame form. The creativity's somewhat marginalized beneath commonplace mechanics but it's still there, itching to get out. This time you'll just have to dig for it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's colorful, requires strategy, and there's a lot of stat-building for those into it along with a decent variety of maps and challenges. However, there are serious drawbacks such as the repetition, difficulty curve, and less than ideal control scheme.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It doesn't do a very good job through the story mode at introducing newcomers to the mechanics of the game and it can quickly devolve into something that hardly resembles a "sweet science" when players aren't sure what they're doing, but once you get the hang of how the game works, it's a thing of beauty.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Improvements are constantly being updated and although team mates make or break many matches, there is genuine fun to be found.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Touch Screen is both used and abused, offering a few poorly executed trick concepts and a slew of customization options for the creative artist in all of us.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The premise of a shoot 'em up which encourages players to be more selective about what they shoot may sound counterintuitive, but Zeit Squared's risk/reward health system, coupled with some fine-tuned, innovative game mechanics, are engaging throughout.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite its late-game flaws I’m just so surprised the team at Young Horses managed to make this ludicrous concept work as a fully-fledged game that I still wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you’re after a game to play on the way to work, or when you have a spare few minutes, then this could be a worthy purchase.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its nowhere near perfect online play continues the classic case of being bummed from losses or wins thanks to lag and being S.O.L. if players have no fellow Street Fighters to game with locally.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s certainly an impressive debut title and one of the best games to come out of the Eastern Bloc, but its basic mechanics could have done with some extra polish.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If simply taken as the sum of its parts, TERA might not seem all that impressive. But considering just how excellent its combat is and just how gorgeous everything in-game looks, it's impossible to dismiss the game as just another run-of-the-mill MMO.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unfortunately for now, it seems Aerosmith needs to take a step back, only managing to play groupie to the real Legends of Rock that have already conquered the gaming world.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a silly game with an awful camera – particularly indoors – a bad draw distance, repetitive missions and a paltry story, but the unabashed mayhem it conjures and lays at your finger tips makes it surprisingly easy to recommend. It might not reinvent the genre or introduce anything new, but Prototype 2's tweaks to its original formula make for a highly entertaining game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite whatever disagreements may come from its adjusted gameplay, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 can still be a fun game, and even more so with its amended online components.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, it looks as if there isn’t enough content or new ideas that will make many gamers readily come back for more once the original challenges are completed.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is rewarding, colourful and has enough accoutrements (including, in true RPG fashion, optional bosses) to draw you back for multiple play sessions. Locked within it, though, are the seeds of a much more complex, far more satisfying experience, one that the developers might well consider pursuing in the future.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Now, there is some challenge for the gamer that's inclined to find it. Every stage has three hidden star coins, and the acquisition of them all can be tricky, and necessary to access the harder levels. For everyone else, this is another Mario game that's far too easy and plays it far too safe. It's more Mario for people who want more Mario, and nothing more.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales is a mash-up of a variety of different ideas, and although none of them are executed perfectly, the game still manages to be quite entertaining.

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