Thunderbolt's Scores

  • Games
For 2,023 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 Silent Hill 2
Lowest review score: 10 Ninjabread Man
Score distribution:
2,023 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the best games that I’ve ever played. The final level of the game is essentially a massive firefight through the Hoover Dam and it was arguably one of the best experiences I’ve had in video gaming.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Beyond the surface, you'll find a set of imaginative and extremely well-developed ports of games that did very well in other countries, but didn't get the recognition in this part of the world that they deserved.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The graphics are incredibly fantastic and you’ll be shooting South Americans right up until Bungie release "Halo 3" in the autumn.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Easily one of the greatest titles on the DS...Between exploring the massive towns, wandering through the multi-tiered wastelands, and challenging legions of trainers, you’ll enjoy a lengthy adventure that no other DS game can boast.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Between Rondo of Blood, its beautiful 3D remake and its legendary sequel, there's a lot of quality gaming here.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The carnival atmosphere makes Rock Band a total blast to play, or to even just watch, waiting for your turn. Even with the high price of admission, Rock Band is well worth purchasing.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    LittleBigPlanet is much more than simply a game or even a tool, it’s an experience. The sack people are an infectiously charming bunch and as soon as you’ve settled in you’ll want to stay for the foreseeable future.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I can honestly say that Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is a superb accumulation to the series, incorporating just enough new additions to keep the hardcore happy and the new players excited.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Episode Two is an absolute must-purchase for any FPS fan. It’s an amazing experience from beginning to end. I truly cannot think of a way to improve this game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As a sequel, you’d be hard-pushed to track down a game that is as brilliantly structured, nurtured and evolved as Gears of War 2. With a ruthlessly enthralling pace and variation of set pieces, this is an effortlessly superb package. I haven’t enjoyed a game as much as this since Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, which is surely one of the greatest compliments a title can get.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Valkyria Chronicles is a long, sweeping epic of a game that every PS3 owner should play. Its rich story, unique premise, and reimagined sense of strategic role-playing shouldn't be missed.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I hesitate to say, at this early stage, that this is actually a better game than either Fallout 1 or 2, but it very well may be; at the least, it is game-of-the-year material.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Look, folks. If you have any interest in RPGs, you need to play Persona 4. Period. It’s one of the best titles available on the PS2. In fact, it just might be the console's swan song.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is probably one of the best, if the not the best downloadable title on the PSN and XBLA by far.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The fabulous storytelling, innovative dialogue system and impact of your choices remains in full force, and that’s all you really need to make a great RPG: the actual role-playing. The commitment from Bioware in making this franchise the best it can be is astounding.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Mass Effect 2 is a triumph of an action game, blending satisfying shooter levels with dark themes and hours of heated debate.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Tri is one of those paradoxical titles that is by no means perfect, but doesn’t deserve anything less than a ten out of ten rating when compared to everything else on the system.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It may not rock the boat as much as it did on DS, but Chinatown Wars is still one of the finest examples of handheld action on the market.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The adventure is lengthy, the characters are entertaining, and this is truly a game that you’ll want to keep in your pocket for any free minute you find yourself with. DS owners should not miss out on what could certainly be the best handheld RPG of 2009.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Despite all its similarities, it offers so much more in terms of content and creativity. The sheer variety and unique twists on ideas make for some of the greatest platforming you'll ever see. You can go through whole stretches of this game and find something new and completely different in each passing level.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Rockstar have redeemed themselves and there's no need to return to the city after providing this compelling argument against automotive transportation.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Reach is the most spectacularly euphoric hello and goodbye in gaming history.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game that stands is an absolute thrill-ride, brimming with verve and excitement.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There are more complex games out there, but there aren't many more exciting games on the iPhone and iPod than Canabalt. Its simplicity is an asset that takes advantage of the system like few other games other have.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It seems inappropriate to label any game a 'classic' on such a novel platform, but if such a term is allowed, then The Incident qualifies emphatically.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Gemini Rue is equal parts tense, thoughtful, and surprising; it's the single best, most compelling adventure game I've played in years.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Super Mario Bros. was, is, and always will be a gaming masterpiece. Its oft imitated, yet rarely equaled combination of gameplay responsiveness, superb level design and visual flourish, combined with that special loving touch that only Miyamoto seems able to wield, makes it one of those rare games that seems to transcend time.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Besides the amazing cooperative campaign, playing with sixteen players via system link is the absolute most fun I have ever had with any multiplayer video game. You will be yelling, cursing and causing much ruckus well into the night during these frantic LAN parties.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It isn't one thing that makes Knights of the Old Republic such a masterful RPG, but a remarkable amalgamation of brilliant gameplay elements, jaw-dropping presentation and a huge helping of that special Star Wars magic.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From start to finish, the main element that propels Ninja Gaiden above all others in the action genre is the dazzling combat-based gameplay.