Thunderbolt's Scores

  • Games
For 2,034 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 4.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Halo 3
Lowest review score: 10 AMY
Score distribution:
2,034 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Platinum identified that a world subject to infinite player Ginsu-knifing is a world without obstruction. Revengeance revives its signature sword play as the show stopper it was always meant to be, but does it in a calculated manner. The result is an action game that never overstays its welcome.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But if you can work with the game’s difficulty and take the time to learn the characters, you’ll find that Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution is a fighting game second to none.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphics are some of, if not the, best I've seen on the system, and the variety of racing available ensures that you'll never be bored or wanting more.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Professor Layton is back, and he’s never looked better.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The noise of Earth can be scary. Hectic and pulsing. Enough to make even the bravest of Princes turn to syrup.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Admittedly, PixelJunk Monsters doesn’t offer too much different from many tower defense titles, but what it lacks in originality it more than makes up in polish.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With solid single player and multiplayer components, Call of Duty: Black Ops is easily the best game that Treyarch has ever produced.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Uncharted is a superb but linear action adventure that doesn’t last too long, but anyone with a PS3 or even a soft spot for a grand adventure should definitely check out it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The sheer amount of unlockables and additional content ensure that you'll have plenty to uncover. Extend might not be original, but it is built upon the best.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The sheer amount of gameplay modes, unlockables, and superb online multiplayer will keep you coming back time and again. If you have any interest in fighting games, get this. BlazBlue is finally back.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its refined gameplay is at the heart of a title brimming with confidence and its multiple modes will keep you playing for months.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s one of the best looking games on the market, has impeccable presentation and wonderfully campy voice acting (this time, intentionally), a strong plot that brings back a handful of classic characters and, most of all, it’s just plain fun. Whether it’s padding slowly down a dim concrete hallway, complete with flickering florescent lights and ominous blood-splattered walls, or running from a horde of crazed, zombie villagers, Resident Evil 5 delivers a truly engrossing survival horror experience.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super Meat Boy is overflowing with content that no other release can match and I wouldn't be surprised at all if it brings home Game of the Year accolades from many publications.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Borderlands 2 successfully maintains every aspect that made the first game such a surprise hit and improves upon them in all the ways that matter.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Comet Crash certainly isn't the most sophisticated looking tower defense title, but if you pass it up because of its simplistic visuals, you're truly missing out. It's chock full of clever design and great unit/tower balancing, plus it has some of the most generally engaging local multiplayer found on the PlayStation Store. Additionally, it might very well be the best RTS on the PS3.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The pairing of Suda 51's unhinged creativity with Shinji Mikami's sense for distinguished mechanics is enough to make Shadows of the Damned a compelling release in its own right.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I despise most RPGs. I find them long, boring, and tedious. However, Tales of the Abyss is one of the few games in the genre that truly appeal to me. The story is both entertaining and memorable. The characters are well-written and interesting, and nowhere near as cliched and predictable as their Symphonia counterparts were.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It boils down to this: if you have GTAIV on the Xbox 360, buy this expansion. If you don’t have it on the Xbox 360... apologies. In a perfect world, it’d be available on all platforms, but sadly, politics wins out.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Football Manager Live is a wonderful and addictive game and a must have for any armchair manager. The depth of the gameplay is still unrivaled and any little niggles and annoyances the game contains are small fry compared to the successes the game has achieved.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hustle Kings is one of the most enjoyable and sizeable PSN games in a long time, and quite possibly the finest pool or billiards replication ever committed to a videogame.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A truly great platforming game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An invigorating blend of old and new, classic puzzle-based adventuring spliced with a user-friendly, touch-screen interface, and finally, a sparkling re-invention to a formula that has been mostly untouched ever since Shigeru Miyamoto’s original recipe came to light twenty long years ago.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bottom line: Get this game. If you’re a newcomer to the series and have been curious as to what everyone’s raving about, give this a shot. The AI may be brutal in later levels, but the learning curve and well-crafted Practice Mode will serve you well.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The deeper combat mechanics haven't been watered-down in the slightest.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game was built to appeal to both the veterans of the series and the new folks just itching to give Pokemon a try. It's a fair bet that the fans will get this game without much hesitation.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thankfully, we have games like Castle Crashers to remind us how fun simplicity used to be. The beat 'em up gameplay and unique presentation go a long way, and for lack of a better explanation, the game is just damn fun.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nearly everything it sets out to do it does remarkably well, and in many ways, Runner2 feels like the pinnacle of the fledgling genre its predecessor helped create.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game has it all; it’s got a wonderful story, wonderfully memorable characters, fast-paced and fluid combat with a wide variety of demonic foes, hours of dungeon exploration, puzzle solving, various item collecting, a few lengthy sidequests, a slew of people and animals to help, and even a mildly annoying sidekick to point you in the right direction.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s the depth and flawless execution of this vision, matched only by Capybyra Games’ majestic Superbrothers: Swords and Swocery, that makes Year Walk something of a rare treasure within the realms of iOS gaming. It’s a simple, beautiful, if sometimes confusing puzzler, whose original premise and disturbing atmosphere will linger in your mind long after its brilliantly suggestive end-sequence.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphics may not be of the same caliber of other AAA titles, and the story may falter from time to time, but those are paltry excuses not to experience one of the best current generation games around.