Thunderbolt's Scores

  • Games
For 2,022 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 Halo 2
Lowest review score: 10 George of the Jungle and the Search for the Secret
Score distribution:
2,022 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If this is the only version of Madden NFL 08 that you have access to, then you should still play it, but you’re not going to get the same enjoyment out of it as someone who has the 360 version is going to. But, despite the flaws, it is clear to see that there’s potential here.
    • 75 Metascore
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    So, King Of Fighters might be a much-loved series amongst its hardcore fans and it might deliver in all the areas that those familiar with the franchise would expect, but measured toe-to-toe against modern fighting games it just doesn’t fare well.
    • 70 Metascore
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    All style and no substance is an appropriate way to describe the entire game, really.
    • 52 Metascore
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    An interesting experiment in genre-bending. Unfortunately, the process wasn't handled with enough care for the result to be anything more than an interesting interlude in between sessions of Call of Duty 4 and Halo 3.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It has some great moments in gaming, but most of the time there is only frustration awaiting you at every turn. While it could have been a great start for a new franchise, DICE should have made the game more friendly and open.
    • 60 Metascore
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    The game reminded me very much of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (which did not go down well with this particular reviewer at the time, or now even).
    • 70 Metascore
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    It’s a game whose flaws consistently work against its plusses. The atmosphere is brilliant as always, the scoring and sound effects magnificent (better than ever, perhaps) – but with this latest effort, which definitely falls short, I wonder if it isn’t time for Konami to consider an overhaul of Resident Evil 4 proportions.
    • 71 Metascore
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    Silent Hill: Homecoming feels tired. The series is past its best and is in need of a complete re-work.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A likeable adventure. While it contains many frustrating aspects that gamers would do well to stand, there’s something in the game that makes it oddly appealing.
    • 53 Metascore
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    Its brevity doesn’t merit the fifty dollars you’ll have to shell out for it. The missions are a simplistic mishmash of killing, transporting, and exploration.
    • 55 Metascore
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    If you’re not a fan of Lost in any way, there is just no way I can possibly recommended this game to you.
    • 59 Metascore
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    For what it’s worth, you could do a hell of a lot worse than The Spiderwick Chronicles. It seems perfectly happy to get through the six or so hours of game time merely meeting criteria to an acceptable standard and never anything more.
    • 81 Metascore
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    Borderlands has a lot of growing to do. The concept is strong, but in execution, it just doesn’t work very well.
    • 55 Metascore
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    If you’ve not been convinced by Koei’s previous games then Warriors Orochi is unlikely to persuade you otherwise.
    • 77 Metascore
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    Project Origin delivers an experience that will have you turning off the console, and not the lights.
    • 59 Metascore
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    Sorry, Victorious Boxers veterans. This game is a step back from the titles you know and love. This was the series’ chance to shine, and it’s been doomed to obscurity yet again.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Investing time and money into Baroque comes down to your tolerance for the genre - those experienced with ‘roguelike’ dungeon crawlers should find a lot of hidden depth here mixed in with an engaging story. For everyone else, Baroque is a more often than not, distant, vague and unfairly difficult experience you could probably do without.
    • 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
    • 50 Critic Score
    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.