Thunderbolt's Scores

  • Games
For 2,033 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 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Lowest review score: 10 Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing
Score distribution:
2,033 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
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    The most disturbing thing about .Hack is how short it is. Perhaps the whole series, or at least two of the games, could have easily fit on one disc.
    • 60 Metascore
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    This deserves pride of place in a gaming museum, but sadly not in your DS.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    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.
    • 70 Metascore
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    Maybe it’s worth checking out for the average ’90s Gamer and a new generation but the original remains the primary experience.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There’s a good game here and it’s certainly the contemporary title 2K was looking for, but it’s Firaxis’ “outdated” effort that comes out on top if you want a modern taste of XCOM.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
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    Rockstar take three years to produce masterpieces, benchmarks of game design, but Reflections have taken almost double that time and give us an unfinished, unpolished mess.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The franchise to this point has been both slick and punishing, providing a variety of ways to hone Ryu's ninja craft; Ninja Gaiden 3's new direction simply doesn't cut it – especially when played alone.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
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    Some of the latter missions are quite fun and Ace Kill skill adds some interesting variety but it seems unlikely the average player will get that far as they’re inundated with a never ending sea of German fighters, useless comrades and clichéd World War II stories of heroics.
    • 77 Metascore
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    Play it for the laid back narrative and faithful recreation of 1970s rural Japan, not for a deep monster-battling system or a well-told story.
    • 51 Metascore
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    Confrontation is an unfortunate a mess of a game, cluttering enough junk to prevent whatever good that lies within from shining through.
    • 64 Metascore
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    There is some charm to this little indie game. It's bright, it's colorful and it's unique amongst RPG's with a stylized combat system that manages to successfully replicate the series of games it is based on. The foundation, however, is weak, boring and repetitive. The only incentive to survive its repetitive battles is that you won't have to attempt them a second time.
    • 57 Metascore
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    Naturally, mediocre graphics can be overlooked if the gameplay is there, but some considerable problems hinder this aspect of the game as well.
    • 70 Metascore
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    Payday delivers the kind of multiplayer co-op shooter that's been absent on PSN, although its appeal is undercut slightly by weak presentation values and an absent online community.
    • 57 Metascore
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    Breach suffers from being bland. There is no visual style, it sounds dull, and without hardcore mode turned on the level design is uninspired and weapons lack impact.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
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    A far from essential purchase and is only recommended for Fallout completists.
    • 77 Metascore
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    There's enough good in this episode to make The Siege of Spinner Cay a little bit more than just a mandatory stepping stone to the next chapter. But one can only hope, however, that this isn't the beginning of a mid-season slump.
    • 67 Metascore
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    Had care and attention been given to those (not to mention some reworked visuals), it would've made for a far more compelling package instead of two classics saddled with three duds.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
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    Sporos is an inoffensive and mechanically sturdy puzzle machine.
    • 61 Metascore
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    ACE has mostly succeeded in creating an interesting setting – but the joy of exploration is quickly tempered by the game’s reliance on fighting mechanics that are too simple, and too rough to be engaging.
    • 54 Metascore
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    It does show a couple original ideas, but they’re never fully executed, and it’s full of small, annoying bugs that sour the experience.
    • 61 Metascore
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    There's nothing fundamentally wrong with Jeremy McGrath's Offroad so much as there's no compelling reason to recommend it over other racing titles that have more depth, variety, and make for a more engrossing racing experience for the same asking price. Instead, it's a barebones package with a famous name in the title that nails the basics and nothing else.
    • 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.