Thunderbolt's Scores

  • Games
For 2,004 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 4.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Guilty Gear X2 #Reload
Lowest review score: 10 AMY
Score distribution:
2,004 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But even when you huff and puff and bemoan its wrongdoings, Little King’s Story bounces along with an insatiable charm and letting it get the best of you then seems pointless, because it has such confidence in what it does right.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Apparently The Last Hope will be the last Star Ocean game to be released - if that’s the case then it’s a fitting swansong.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Disgaea 3 is a fantastic addition to both the PS3’s consistently improving catalogue and the strategy JRPG genre. With a lengthy story mode and a near enough endless number of abilities and characters to level up this game may just about take over your gaming life altogether.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s too much like its predecessor. For a lot of people this will be a great thing, whilst others may find the formula wearing a bit thin. It’s an enjoyable experience but may leave you wanting something more.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Having created an excellent Russian campaign, it’ll be interesting to see where the development team heads from here.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Chrono Trigger is worth travelling back in time for again and again.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Everything that made the original Super Star has, for the most part, survived the journey, and luckily, most of the additions truly add to the game, rather than bloat it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For players who don’t mind the overzealous translation, this game is a gem; for longtime fans of the series, it could be a bitter disappointment. What you get out of this game depends on what your expectations are going in.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a greater sense of brutality, speed, and gut-wrenching track design, the franchise is really beginning to take off.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Surprisingly for a game with such a strong comic book feel, it sometimes feels like the world and characters lack personality, but if in future installments the developers can address these few flaws and perhaps develop the narrative in a more evocative environment, they could easily have one of the best games in the genre on their hands.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a bit formulaic in its design, but levels are a nice slice of gaming on the go that require almost no level grinding.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The camera and targeting mechanics are bad, almost game-ruining awful. What really kills this game’s appeal is its brevity; since you can beat this in only a few hours, the high price tag might not be justified. However, it’s still one of the most fun, entertaining, and unique titles on the Wii. Who says violence in video games is a bad thing?
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The match engine is a return to form and it feels somewhat relieving knowing I’ll have a football game to enjoy this year, but the entire thing looks thrown together and basic when compared to what a certain other developer is getting out of the same development kit.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure may have seemed a puzzling combination of gameplay elements, but it came together with wonderful grace.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This title does all the right things in terms of challenge, weapons, character options, and level designs. The problem is that it rarely goes beyond what’s been previously established; aside from a few insanely awesome boss fights and a handful of fancy new throwaway underlings to ravage, nearly all of your foes have been plucked from the older titles.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some practical design choices, along with a host of inspired gameplay ideas, make this a title well worth checking out. There are a ton of missions and a local multiplayer option for when the single-player journey comes to an end.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Strong Badia the Free takes the episodic series from a shaky opening and brings it onto solid ground. I still think that there's a lot more that they can do with the series, but I feel like the game is now a serious part of the Homestar Runner universe, which will lead to hopefully some really great stuff.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Skate 2 is still a blast. If you’ve done all you can in Skate, then it’s worth picking up to extend your adventure.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it’s lacking in singleplayer content, Multiwinia is fun, simple, and addictive.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I would have really liked a level editor, but the game is still just as addictive as the original. It is difficult to understand why it's so fun and engrossing, but I suggest that you don't worry about the "whys" and just start playing. That's what I'm going to do.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game is as good as it gets for most RPG fans on the PC, and The Witcher is sure to give you an enjoyable experience despite the pacing issue.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If there was ever a game that deserved to be played, Muramasa is it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with Scenario Mode taking up far too much time and effort, Tekken 6 is a pleasurable gaming experience and the fighting mechanics are as polished as you could hope.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The overall approach is fairly simple, but the level design is well thought out and offers a substantial challenge for gamers of all ages. It’s also a meaty package, presenting players with a sizeable single-player experience and both single and multi-card, multiplayer gameplay. Ninjatown weighs in as: highly recommended.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best gaming compilations on the PS2. Period.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s got the first five titles of SNK’s best series. It showcases the best and worst of them all; two of the games aren’t even worth playing because the other three trump them in every conceivable way.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Many won’t like having to put the hours in to nail down a good strategy and have a chance of putting themselves on the leader-board and as such Tetris Party is only likely to be played by those who know what’s involved.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s just pure puzzling with some excellent modes and few other frills. Sometimes that’s all you need.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still when all is said and done, I’d rather pull this out in a tea break or in the evening than try to make sense of a sudoku puzzle.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Once the excitement of the 3-D match engine dies down, and it will, the reality that you’re playing the exact same game that you played two years ago, albeit at a slower pace, ruins the experience. As stated in last years review, Si Games have rarely deviated from the successful formula, and if it ain’t broke then by all means don’t fix it, but Football Manager needs rejuvenating as well as a rocket up its backside.