Thunderbolt's Scores

  • Games
For 2,035 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
Score distribution:
2,035 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
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    Ill conceived and illogical if following orders, Heavy Squad is the weakest slice of this anthology.
    • 58 Metascore
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    Its simplistic gameplay and utter lack of complicated mechanics make it far easier to pick up, but the shallow gameplay will be a turnoff to skateboarding game enthusiasts.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
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    Prince of Persia is a great series with a lot of potential, but the developers just didn't hit the mark with this entry.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
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    Conflict: Vietnam earns another medal for a split-screen co-operative mode for up to four players. When your friends are controlling each person in your squad the game becomes much, much more enjoyable.
    • 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%.
    • 56 Metascore
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    There are a number of good ideas in Spartan, and though they aren’t particularly well-executed, some of them are fun to tinker around with and try out. But only tinker: Spartan is a slow and boring game that few will enjoy.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
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    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.
    • 71 Metascore
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    If From Russia With Love could be solely judged on its sheer Bond-ness, it would receive high marks thanks to the stunning music, the incredibly detailed in-game Sean Connery and the excellent voice acting. However, as an actual game, this one just doesn't do enough to impress.
    • 66 Metascore
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    Simply put, Rotastic is on the wrong platform. Its casual foundations are squarely rooted in the iPhone market and it's a shame that it has gone for the console market instead.
    • 63 Metascore
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    Across the 2nd Dimension can easily be summed up by the mini games – including ski ball and a crane game – that bookend every stage: pleasant, but monotonous.
    • 50 Metascore
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    With such monotonous gameplay, the excellent RPG elements used to pimp out characters proves to be useless.
    • 74 Metascore
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    It's expanded beyond any plausible scientific explanation, with what is left being a cumbersome, grotesque mish-mash of disparate elements, barely strung together and about as subtle as a hammer to the thumb.
    • 74 Metascore
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    Snapshot is not a title where you can sit down and expect to strap yourself in for an instant gratifying haul.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
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    It’s played safe, and although its jokes might make one playthrough worthwhile even they struggle to maintain the interest of a game severely lacking the nuance and depth of its contemporaries.
    • 66 Metascore
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    Honest Hearts was promised as a long awaited harvest, but is rather, a shrub grown from the soils of poor choices.
    • 54 Metascore
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    The jokes are pulled from all over the place and most of them fall flat, and no one gameplay mechanic is particularly impressive. It feels like it doesn't quite know what it wants to be, whether it's an old school throwback or a more modern shooter, and in the end it succeeds at being neither.
    • 76 Metascore
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    As with their past work, Genius Sonority has interesting ideas that regularly get in their own way. Denpa Men 2: Beyond the Wave’s no different and the iteration never comes together. It makes only a bit of forward progress with eShop’s limitations putting strain on the potential. They came by wave and so they went.
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    Even with the lack of challenge and the minimal accomplishment, vParticle+ has an aesthetic that works, handles well and is a smooth, if not simple, experience while it lasts.
    • 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).
    • 53 Metascore
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    Unfortunately, stellar graphics can’t save Pokemon Battle Revolution from utter mediocrity.
    • 77 Metascore
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    Project Origin delivers an experience that will have you turning off the console, and not the lights.
    • 55 Metascore
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    The Incredible Hulk is an enjoyable experience that has been let down by bugs and glitches.