Thunderbolt's Scores

  • Games
For 2,039 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 4.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Rock Band
Lowest review score: 10 300: March to Glory
Score distribution:
2,039 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Final Fantasy IV successfully proves that remakes can be an honest business.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Xbox Live is where Full Auto really comes into its own. Without access to Microsoft’s online world this title becomes more like Half or even Quarter Auto, such is the rather uneventful single player mode or the glaringly overlooked multiplayer.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Team play innovations, graphical supremacy and the thundering roar of enemy jets combined with persistent stats all work together to really put you There. There being any one of the varied, immaculately crafted maps, each available in 16, 32 and 64 player sizes.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The real jewel shining within Virtua Tennis: World Tour is the multiplayer, via a wireless connection. Remember coming home from the pub with 3 drunken mates, loading up the tennis on the PS2 and playing until you passed out? Just imagine sitting, well, anywhere really, drunk or sober, with 3 mates within a few metres of each other, playing tennis. Insane? Absolutely! Fun? Hell yeah!
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Superb storytelling, a very human cast, and visuals that will change your life, there is nothing to stop anyone from enjoying what this adventure has to offer.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At $3, Rayman Jungle Run hits a nice middle ground in terms of price, but it's the quality of its content that makes this an invaluable gem.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes is a superb title that offers players a deep campaign, addictive turn-based gameplay and a multiplayer suite that only makes one misstep.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With an engaging story, impressive presentation and voice acting, and a variety of multiplayer game modes, Conviction has a lot of quality worth experiencing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To take a game that was supposedly complete and yet seamlessly expand it in such a way is laudable, and overall, this is a bravura performance.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may not be for hardcore fans of the series who are attuned to a particular playstyle, but for everyone else DmC: Devil May Cry is a highly accomplished character action game with a lot to love. It’s a different type of game than its predecessors but one that’s wholly successful at what it does, bringing relevancy back to the Devil May Cry name.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Without a doubt, FF7 is one of the top Final Fantasy games out there. It is also one of the best RPG adventures of all time.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You know what the weird thing is? I hate RPGs with a passion. Yet there’s something about this game that just works.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its Story mode is distinctly improved, brought together by a plot which is well acted out and never ceases to amuse. The Arcade component returns with more refinements and online play, cleverly engineered to reduce undue frustration.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The vastly improved graphics are a joy to behold, the new punishment stations add a dimension to gameplay and the various modes will keep you playing 'til doomsday and beyond. It's almost perfect atmosphere-wise, and I could not have wished for anything more.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A port that respects its platform and audience, and was clearly crafted as carefully as possible.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the improved visuals, increased song count and the crucial addition of friend-bating online leaderboards, the 360 version is the best yet.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Picross DS isn't really a traditional video game. Despite this, if you like puzzle games, Picross DS is one of the best non-games you can pick up.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the added bells and whistles of achievements and an online leader board it's an attractive offer for Sonic fans and people interested in platformers alike.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It has the right blend of intense gameplay, an intricate place to explore, several hours of gameplay, a great selection of 80’s era music, a wonderful (if not a little cliched) story, and one of the most memorable antiheroes to ever set foot on the gaming scene.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One the best turn-based strategy RPG I’ve ever played. It combines so many great elements to come together to create a very friendly game that anyone can enjoy.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The absolute pinnacle of PSP entertainment, with enough variety to appeal to a wide audience and comedy to outsell the legend Bill Hicks himself (well, maybe). Essential purchase? This should be tacked, taped and stapled to the forehead of every single PSP owner out there.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For all of you that are seeking a challenge and great adventure, give Prince of Persia a go.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    PixelJunk Shooter combines the best aspects of old school shooters with its own unique brand of environmental puzzles to create a shooting experience unlike any other.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Renegade Ops came out of nowhere. It's one of the most stress-free, funny and downright playable titles of the year.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Demon's Souls may make you throw controllers. It could possibly make you hate everything you've ever loved. It will probably make you yell curse words very, very loudly. It's also some of the best fun to be had on the PS3.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is one of the few times where a sequel overshadows its predecessor. Even though the Advance Wars series will be seeing some time on the Gamecube sometime in the future, Black Hole Rising is still a blessing of wonderful quality, floating in a sea of mediocre ports and lacking games.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It achieves everything one could ask from a pilot and on the strength of its setup, Telltale have room to execute what’s looking to be yet another genre defining adventure.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An online role-playing game that is unlike anything else you've played in the genre so far. That alone makes it worth checking out, but with some surprisingly balanced player versus player content right out of the gate, and content updates rolling out already, you'd have to be mad to pass this one up.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of those few DS titles that gets it completely right.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dark Souls provides an amazing experience through a fantastic world, and it demands your patience and control every step of the way.