Thunderbolt's Scores

  • Games
For 2,014 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 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Lowest review score: 10 300: March to Glory
Score distribution:
2,014 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There simply isn’t enough of anything new and revolutionary to warrant years of dedicated play filling the same catalogues of collectables and earning awards that no-one except yourself will ever care about.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A disappointing title. It doesn’t build on the series in any way, basically sticking to Most Wanted’s fundamentals, whilst adding more technical issues.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While it inevitably outstays its welcome a little too soon, Drawn to Life: SpongeBob SquarePants Edition is a charming little game that commands respect for not ending up as another dreadful spin-off that relies entirely on its cover-star, and not the actual gameplay.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Never does it come close to touching Sands of Time in terms of majesty, and what you’re left with is a beautiful looking piece of art, masking a depressingly above average adventure.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Cradle of Rome is an entirely inoffensive puzzle game that relies heavily on its central mechanic of flawless match three gameplay.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    However, look past the briefness of what’s on offer and there’s a richly entertaining game to be had.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Like a forgotten girlfriend, it’s not especially pretty, smart, or fun. EndWar’s simplified gameplay keeps it from being a good real time strategy game, while the mediocre combat ensures the game has few memorable moments.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you’re a zombie freak and really like the sub-genre then this might be worth an investment, but for the rest of us there’s not really a great deal here that will pull us away from Super Stardust HD, Flower or PixelJunk.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hilarious cameos aside, Sacred 2 is a solid action RPG that is a lot more interesting when played with a partner.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Your CPU teammates will never assist you in easing the pressure of a three-on-one attack, so I can only recommend Live play for people who have at least three controllers (only two Xboxs are allowed, per game).
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even with a fun premise and colorful, simplistic visuals, Noby Noby Boy ultimately falls short when a basic fundamental of design hinders the overall experience.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If there’s a space in your heart for the Transformers then there’s definite appeal here, but as a regular Joe looking for an action game, there’s plenty better on the market.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There’s a lot of fun to be had here against human players but the lack of single player variety is a real weak point – particularly during those inevitable moments when very few or no online games are available.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sadly, it’s just not a massively compelling adventure, and most certainly won’t be ripe for revisiting like the classics are yet years down the line, but to understate Ceville’s role would be a misstep.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s just a shame that the solid fundamentals laid out by the original Army of Two couldn’t be built on in this sequel.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If there’s a single word I’d label Fireteam Bravo 3 with, it’s filler.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The menus are needlessly tedious to use.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    About half of the time I’m playing the game, I’m having a good time, and the other half I’m darkly brooding about stringing up each of the game’s developers by their big toes and slapping them repeatedly in the faces with a giant mackerel. [JPN Import]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The story is forgettable, the atmosphere lacking and any promised scares are absent. The campaigns are too short, even when added together, and the standout moments are, sadly, very rare. The game’s melee combat is commendable, but ultimately hindered by the flawed grab attack mechanic.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dragon Ball Raging Blast is best when viewed as a nostalgia piece. The sheer amount of Dragon Ball related material in the game is staggering, and for fans, presents a wonderful value. For the uninitiated though, the package isn’t quite as rounded.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you can name every one of Kingdom Hearts' characters in your sleep, then 358/2 Days is certainly for you and you'd be foolish to miss out on an integral piece of the storyline puzzle. Just don't expect the average gamer to be able to relate to you.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s a game that doesn’t commit any great—wait for it—sin, but it’s so dead-set on copying a superior game that it’s destined for mediocrity.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Perhaps Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Dark Lord isn’t so much uninspired, though, as it is misleading.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    s much as I really do want to love this title, even with arena mode, I just can’t help but feel completely bored by it.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s obvious based on the menus within the game that Smash Cars will be further fleshed out with new DLC areas to race in, but at this point it feels paper thin.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    FairyTale Fights is a likeable game with a fun style and surprisingly dark sense of humour, but it’s let down by simplistic level design, a lack of substance and undeveloped combat.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There aren’t enough new features to cater fans of the series and the gameplay just doesn’t hold up for newcomers.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It may not be as showy or flashy as some of its peers on PSN, but for just a few pounds and a tiny 80MB download, it’s a good purchase for retro fans and those who can’t get enough of the sub-genre.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There’s no compelling reason to download this episode by itself—and this limp-wristed return to horror leaves a lot to be desired.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you’re itching for a car-combat game without pretenses and don’t mind the price it’s difficult to make an argument for anything else on Microsoft’s service other than Scrap Metal. Just be aware that what you see is what you get and that the game’s lifespan is severely undercut by the lack of single-player modes outside of the otherwise respectable mission-based content.