Thunderbolt's Scores

  • Games
For 2,019 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 Mass Effect 2
Lowest review score: 10 Emergency Mayhem
Score distribution:
2,019 game reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Viewed and played as a single chapter in the game's main story-arc, Lonesome Road is fairly enjoyable, but its blandness, lack of new enemies and uninspiring quests let it down.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's the mission design that proves most disappointing. Its scale is highly ambitious but Dead Island's population of living dead aren't enough to compensate for its barren lack of variety and an increasingly tedious structure.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a beautiful pretender; but ultimately, beauty is only a surface attraction.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's nothing terribly wrong with The Run - it just doesn't feel entirely put together. Still, it's light years ahead of Undercover, and I'm anxious to see where Black Box can take the series next.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ultimately Raam's Shadow provides all the things the series has been about from the beginning, mixing the most up-to-date mechanics with a known origins story that's simultaneously disposable and perhaps crucial for the hardcore fans. What it doesn't provide, however, is anything that'll change your mind either way.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The difficult thing about reviewing a game like this, however, is that even at their least inspired the developer represents the upper-echelon of the platform. Yet there's a difference in quality now and Pocket Academy comes in below expectations.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While Rich Make Game doesn't move the formula into much new territory, they (read: he) reminds us that the simple and good retro concepts haven't tired with age.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Binary Domain ultimately feels as if it's pandering to schizophrenic expectations. It aims for the stars, incorporating a jack of all trades mentality, but in a market crowded with third-person shooters, this lacks the quality to stand out. In the end, it's more I, Robot than Blade Runner - an enjoyable romp, but far from a classic.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is a title that jumps back and forth from great to average and back again, and though it's far from perfect, it's worth experiencing.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Jagged Alliance series has a lot of potential to be excellent, it just requires a lot of attention to the little details to construct a product that acquires that perfection. Back in Action isn't quite that product, though after a few patches it'll likely be heading in the right direction.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Yesterday has all the right intentions, but it seems to be in a hurry for some unknown reason.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    FIFA Street is a fun game and will keep you entertained, but the overbearing problems it brings with it prevent it from taking its place alongside its 11-a-side cousin.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a hint of what could be a fun little title, if the level design was scripted tighter.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's too bad that everything outside of the sniping is so mediocre.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The gameplay at times feels regressive and uninspired, just things that you have to do to get to the next hilarious dialogue exchange. The story very effectively pushes you along through it, and I can't say that the gameplay is terrible by any stretch. It just never tries to be as innovative as the rest of the package and comes across as underwhelming by the end of its five hour campaign.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Amazing Spider-Man is a weekend's worth of fun and difficult to recommend purchasing for much more than that, yet that's quite the accomplishment considering the extremely quick turnaround.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dungeon Twister is a strategy game defined entirely by its complexity and rules stacked on rules. Is it fun? Not necessarily, although it is designed to give strategy enthusiasts their money's worth with a ridiculous amount of things to learn. But in its translation into the medium of digital gaming, Dungeon Twister would've benefited from some streamlining and simplification.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're into having your tears tugged at, this will definitely be a change from nights spent curling up on the couch spectating those romance flicks that no one else gets. If you're someone who winds up stuck with the aforementioned individual, originally promised beer and tricked into the awkward Kleenex duty, no guilt will be harbored from missing out.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As an online game my apprehension is that if friends can't play together without hassle then soon they won't bother.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    They Bleed Pixels is a monument of pain and frustration packaged in nostalgia and wrapped in a pretty red bow. Every moment of relief is overcast by ten of anxiety. At least the soundtrack was awesome.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a generous buffet of the finest experiences the genre has to offer, the problem with this being that each offering is a discernibly weaker imitation in comparison to the original source it is drawn from.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Testament of Sherlock Holmes isn't so much a detective game, but a puzzle title, one that limits its audience given its difficult old skool approach. On top of that, its outdated graphics and terrible frame rate asks more of its players to swallow before taking things seriously.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Double Dragon: Neon is fun in small doses, but the lack of online play greatly diminishes its appeal along with its strict adherence to the same annoying aspects of the genre that have since been done away with.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite developer Vanpool's best efforts to do something stylish and new, they're unable to deliver fully on their vision in a cohesive way and Dillon's Rolling Western falls just short of being that standout defining game on the eShop.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The problem is that the single-player package stretches the pretty basic gameplay worryingly thin, and leaderboard competition can only keep you interested for so long. If you're looking for a decent arcade romp you could do a lot worse than pick up Zombie Driver HD. It's just that you could do a lot better, too.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Football Manager, enjoyable as it still remains for the most part, is beginning to enter the Heskey years of its existence: it still does its job more effectively than any other striker on the market, but the tired formula is beginning to show.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Nintendo Land isn't a bad game, for free. As something that is included with the system, as long as you bought the deluxe model, this makes for an interesting tech demo, letting you and your friends try out different methods of how a game can be played on the Wii U. There is some fun to be had, but it's short lived, mainly due to lack of content, and not all of the content will be fun to everyone.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a good indie project. Lucky Frame have proven they're capable of finding the middle ground between the most disparate concepts and they've just about pulled this one off.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    ZombiU is an atmospheric game that can be very tense and even sometimes scary. You just have to be willing to over look its flaws.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a massive chunk of more of the same, basically. If that's what you're looking for you'll be more than satisfied, but lapsed players shouldn't expect anything intriguing enough to drag them back in.