Thunderbolt's Scores

  • Games
For 2,025 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 Metal Slug Anthology
Lowest review score: 10 MechWarrior: Tactical Command
Score distribution:
2,025 game reviews
    • 45 Metascore
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    Has far too many bugs to be worthy of your consideration. If you’re looking for a rich fantasy world then try out Morrowind or Arx Fatalis. If you’re looking for some multiplayer fun then stick with Diablo II.
    • 52 Metascore
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    Multiplayer options, offline and online, are perhaps the best way to experience 187 Ride or Die, but it's little consolation for the mediocre singleplayer modes.
    • 62 Metascore
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    Disney and Pixar have a cash cow phenomenon on their hands that is well deserved. This is what makes the game’s mediocrity all the more infuriating. Aside from the authentic look of the title, and perhaps also the jazzy and bombastic tunes, The Incredibles disappoints on every other level.
    • 63 Metascore
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    Instead of sticking to a formula that is for all intense purposes simplistic genius, Team 17 have decided to go for a game with a remarkably unnecessary amount of complexity.
    • 57 Metascore
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    The game is £20 and does have an online mode, but why bother? There are better FPS's out there, better robot transforming games out there (like Robotech: Battlecry for instance) and better games with bikes in.
    • 75 Metascore
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    I think Battle out of Hell is a fresh coat of paint for an old car that has a lot of unattended problems under the hood.
    • 64 Metascore
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    Even "Kingdom Hearts," arguably aimed at an even younger audience than this, offered more meat.
    • 71 Metascore
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    Half-Life 2 has a better story, F.E.A.R. has better combat (complete with bullet time) and Gears of War looks better.
    • 59 Metascore
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    This is a very basic FPS game that might entertain you for a while, but it’s pretty boring and repetitive and I just couldn’t get that excited about it. Sure, it’s got a lot of flash, but there’s no substance to the game.
    • 66 Metascore
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    I do know that every time I sit down to play this game, after sitting through the too-long-for-what-you-get loading screens, I just want to turn it off, and that’s not a feeling that I want to have when playing a game.
    • 58 Metascore
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    The awkward camera, the incredibly repetitive levels, and lackluster enemies make the game seem far more tedious than it should have been. The concept of having a traditional samurai stuck in the middle of a spaghetti Western is hilarious in itself, but it can’t save the game from its own mediocrity.
    • 69 Metascore
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    There’s nothing new or interesting about this game; it’s just another horribly mediocre third-person shooter with the words “James Bond” stapled on. When all is said and done, From Russia With Love lacks an important quality that previous Bond titles had: fun.
    • 54 Metascore
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    A great looking game with no personality.
    • 74 Metascore
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    In the end, Ridge Racer 6 isn’t a broken game in any sense, it’s just boring and I don’t care to play it.
    • 68 Metascore
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    At times, it can become annoying how slowly the Bones move around the screen, but it does add just a little more longevity to this first installment, which clocks in at just several hours long.
    • 76 Metascore
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    No matter how engaging the last several hours are, there's still a ridiculous giant cat and a host of other obnoxious characters that ruin it.
    • 61 Metascore
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    It’s hard to review a game like this, even with my years of experience, because nothing, good or bad, really stands out. This is a strictly average game that isn’t going to enhance or blight your collection.
    • 71 Metascore
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    The new additions to in the DS version are pleasant enough, but it’s not enough to make the game feel new or exciting.
    • 53 Metascore
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    Like every other console poker game on the market, it simply can’t compete with the real experience of playing poker. All In has a lot of goods but an equal number of bads that keep it from being anything but an average poker simulation that fails to captivate and engage the player.
    • 72 Metascore
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    The hideous load times serve the player well, allowing him or her to reflect on what they could better be doing with their time than such run of the mill drudgery. Something enriching, perhaps, because life’s short enough as it is.
    • 79 Metascore
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    Nobody is suggesting that such a marriage of styles and boundary pushing storytelling shouldn’t be attempted in gaming, and in that Hell’s Highway is incredibly brave, but arguably any effort to be both an enjoyable first person shooter and stony-faced anti-war tale is doomed from the outset. Something must be compromised, it’s just a shame that in this case it happens to be the whole package.
    • 44 Metascore
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    As you attempt to cut through your enemies in grisly fashion you’ll recall a simpler time, where you rode a purple chicken and kicked gnomes in their fannies.
    • 55 Metascore
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    More than anything, Haze feels like an appalling waste; a waste of a talented development team on a premise which never sounded impressive or interesting, and a waste of time and money which could have been put to much better use elsewhere.
    • 48 Metascore
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    It’s a shame, really. It’s sad to see one of the most popular handheld games of its time be devolved into this poor excuse of a card game.
    • 72 Metascore
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    By now, you’ve probably forgotten about the killer vagina. But while The Awakened should have been an adventure memorable for its gutsy Lovecraftian/Holmesian hybrid plot – a dark, unpredictable tale of an arcane sect responsible for kidnappings, bloody murders and dismemberments – most of that gets buried behind the sluggish game.
    • 72 Metascore
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    It may be harsh to call Super Swing Golf terrible, but it does have a lot of flaws. The poor controls, badly designed courses and an unneeded level of wackyness provide nothing more but a few hours of distraction.
    • 53 Metascore
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    Unfortunately, stellar graphics can’t save Pokemon Battle Revolution from utter mediocrity.
    • 50 Metascore
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    Compared to the hype, Two Worlds is a bitter disappointment.
    • 75 Metascore
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    If you must complete every game you play, then don’t bother. Still haven't found anyone on Xbox LIVE or on public message boards who has even claimed to have completed the game 100%.
    • 60 Metascore
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    It's a shallow, lazily-upgraded and rushed game that could have done with being taken back to the drawing board at an early stage to better encompass the power of the new hardware on offer.