Thunderbolt's Scores

  • Games
For 2,004 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 Run Roo Run
Lowest review score: 10 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Score distribution:
2,004 game reviews
    • 55 Metascore
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    This is one for the hardcore basketball fans only, as they are likely to enjoy the short-burst addictive action it has to offer. With that said, don’t expect to find any challenge here.
    • 67 Metascore
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    As far as pitching and hitting are concerned, MLB 2K8 is great. But presentation counts, and when a weak presentation is coupled with fielding issues, it's a lot harder to enjoy this game.
    • 69 Metascore
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    With average graphics, adequate story, standard music and decent battles you truly end up with an average, run-of-the-mill game. Is it worth its selling price? That comes down to how bored you are.
    • 70 Metascore
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    Even little tasks, such as assigning new officers to freshly conquered fiefs become annoying. Running an empire is no easy task, and I didn’t find it particularly appealing in Nobunaga’s Ambition: Rise to Power.
    • 66 Metascore
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    City Life is a game that took social generalisations and completely sensationalised them to the point of an unrealistic nature and made them unworkable with the concept of the game.
    • 63 Metascore
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    All of the information and progress is efficiently stored, which beats writing things out by hand. Alternatively, running for a while and checking some forums could be just as effective for many people.
    • 50 Metascore
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    With such monotonous gameplay, the excellent RPG elements used to pimp out characters proves to be useless.
    • 71 Metascore
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    If the peripheral wasn’t plagued with pestering annoyances and the ability to induce cramp after half an hours play, this may have been more of a success. With a lack of original or even quality track listing, this game begins to wear thin after only one play through.
    • 66 Metascore
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    Why, Sega? Why did you do this? Why did you botch what was potentially the most amazing Sonic game of this generation? All that can be done is to hope the next attempt succeeds where this failed so horribly.
    • 48 Metascore
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    The game is nothing more than a poorly veiled series of connect-the-dot challenges.
    • 55 Metascore
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    The Incredible Hulk is an enjoyable experience that has been let down by bugs and glitches.
    • 68 Metascore
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    Although the title is easily accessible, well-decorated and simply constructed, there is very little here to justify a full price tag.
    • 61 Metascore
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    A game that just sort of ‘exists’. Dinosaur enthusiasts and fans of the card game and TV show are sure to love the cartoon shenanigans, but for everyone else, it’s most likely not worth your time or your dinosaurs.
    • 47 Metascore
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    An ambitious and in ways progressive survival horror game, whose ambition is hampered by its own numerous flaws. Whether these problems are a result of porting a current-gen title to a last-gen console remains to be seen, but the PS2 edition is very clearly a stripped down version of the impressive 360 game Atari have been displaying.
    • 60 Metascore
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    Bottom line: the whole game feels remarkably uncomfortable despite looking so smooth and natural.
    • 65 Metascore
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    After experiencing The Godfather II in its entirety, it’s impossible to deny that this is an unfinished, irrational product that fails to capitalise on the license which has been well and truly worn out after two poor iterations.
    • 59 Metascore
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    It's not that From the Abyss is a bad game. It's just that it doesn't do anything interesting or innovative.
    • 60 Metascore
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    This deserves pride of place in a gaming museum, but sadly not in your DS.
    • 67 Metascore
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    Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars is one of those “what if” games. What if the controls weren’t a mess? What if the multiplayer mode wasn’t riddled with bugs?
    • 54 Metascore
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    It's a shame that a game with so much promise in the areas that maybe we underestimate in games such as the story and scripting, can fare so badly in the audiovisual experience and general gameplay.
    • 75 Metascore
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    But if you have more MS points than you know what to do with, The Maw is perhaps worth the proverbial weekend fling. Just don’t expect it to stay around long enough for a commitment.
    • 61 Metascore
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    The plot wavers between comic-book badassery and awkward melancholy, making you wonder whether the writing team couldn’t come to an agreement on what kind of story they wanted to tell.
    • 59 Metascore
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    It’s not an abominable game, and is moderately entertaining in short bursts. It’s just that there are so many better alternatives out there that you’d be hard pressed to find a reason to pick this out of the bunch.
    • 72 Metascore
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    It can be a lot of fun and beating up familiar looking green-clad elves forces a wry smile, but for the most part the poor combat, paper-thin strategy and technical limitations hinder a product laced with potential.
    • 80 Metascore
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    For any PS3 owners craving a game of pinball on the system, this is currently the best (and only) choice, that is if the much older but more dependable likes of Pinball Illusions don’t appeal.
    • 45 Metascore
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    Amongst videogames, PDC World Championship Darts 2009 is peerless. But until the catchy theme tunes, drunken camaraderie and meaty dart-meeting-board thwack of the real game can be condensed into a handheld games console, the physical alternative will be an adversary no software can overcome.
    • 40 Metascore
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    Xtreme 2 succeeds as a budget game - it just doesn’t cater to any audience in particular. A lack of focus is the overarching problem with this decent budget title.
    • 81 Metascore
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    Even with all of its issues Bomberman Ultra! can still be a blast if you have a bunch of like-minded friends nearby and six extra DualShock 3s, but for those potential online bombermen and women out there, better wait for a patch or the inevitable sequel.
    • 60 Metascore
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    While it tries to do a lot with its MMO style quests, EXP, multiple campaigns and Conquest mode, it never really focuses on making the basic gameplay mechanics a success.
    • 68 Metascore
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    For those of us who are open to innovation and who appreciate the fantastical, immersive experiences the craft can throw up, Overlord: Dark Legend is destined to feel like something of a wasted opportunity.