Thunderbolt's Scores

  • Games
For 2,029 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 Worldwide Soccer Manager 2005
Lowest review score: 10 Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon
Score distribution:
2,029 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Anarchy Reigns may be the first retail release of 2013 but it's a strong contender for dumbest fun of the year.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s just a shame it’s all over so quickly as a more epic adventure with Po and friends would have been most welcome.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    LostWinds reeks of wasted potential.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a huge fan of the series it was disheartening that much of what was loved has been removed.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Battlestations: Midway isn’t bad, but its ambitious mixture of action and real-time strategy doesn’t translate into an exciting and engaging game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fans of the franchise probably won't be too disappointed if they pick this up, but people looking for a series point-and-click adventure game are probably going to want to go elsewhere.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Rain’s emotional potency is progressively diluted by tiresome design, but there’s no one particular grievance that completely ruins the experience.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's just disrupted by some tedious combat and shaky presentation that do little to alleviate the familiarity of a Sands of Time "side story".
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Wet
    Style over substance rings true once again.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    So without relevant characters, we’re left with a tennis game that’s dysfunctional and a list of superb mini-games.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The menus are needlessly tedious to use.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game demonstrates a solid understanding of point-and-click fundamentals that work, but don't exactly set the genre on fire, and what players end up with is an adventure title that has the elements it needs to be intriguing but can't quite seem to fit all the pieces together yet.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    Traal is a fine example when it all falls into place of the home coding, floppy-disk mentality that once reigned during the Amiga days. Download it, squeeze your phone in frustration and come away surprised. I certainly did.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's levels and puzzles have little if any appeal. Its continual emphasis on completing tasks and finding items seems more of a tedious job than some fun gaming.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's still worth buying UT3, for those who enjoy modding and hacking. For everyone else: there have been far better PC games this season.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's only too bad this series can't get out of its own way at times, because there are moments when it's pure fun and others that feel at odds with the rest of the package.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    But if you’re craving for some naval based warfare you can’t go wrong here, it’s just too slow and monotonous to recommend on a larger scale.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Riviera distances itself well from the mainstream RPG fare, but this is both a blessing as well as its curse.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With a mixed bag of quality, humor, and creativity to work with, gamers will likely find themselves split over the game’s appeal. It’s not a bad game; it simply lacks a decent execution.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you like golf, I think you should buy this, but keep in mind, it might not have all the features you’re looking for.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The fundamental issue with Reverie is that it never lives up to the epic feeling of Lords of Shadow.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s a shame those moments aren’t more frequent, though, because I really wanted to like Dying Light more than I did. I still wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it if you’re in need of some schlocky fun, there are just some caveats clutching on to this recommendation that even a bloody hatchet won’t fix.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though the campaign will pit you against clusters of foes at every turn, the games’ less than stellar combat mechanics will greatly dull the experience.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An enjoyable strategy game which needs more depth and variety to be truly arresting. It does what it does well, however developer 4J Studios have succeeded in making the game perhaps too simplistic, and definitely lacking any narrative pull or long-term appeal.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even the presentation pales in comparison to the likes of Golden Sun and the other handheld RPGs we've grown to love or hate over the years.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The whole game feels like a bland and unambitious platformer with a Crash Bandicoot skin stuck over the top to increase sales. It’s shamelessly repetitive and predicable and collecting mojo feels even more pointless than Wumpa fruit did, but none of that truly matters when playing.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Due to its comical demeanor, childish puzzles, brief length, and its absence of violence and crude language, Puzzle Agent 2 would be best enjoyed by the adolescent demographic, or by those looking for pure casual fun. For the more seasoned puzzle fanatic, or those who would expect more from a name like 'Puzzle Agent', may do well to spend their ten bucks elsewhere.

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