Thunderbolt's Scores

  • Games
For 2,015 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 Valkyria Chronicles
Lowest review score: 10 Emergency Mayhem
Score distribution:
2,015 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game was built to appeal to both the veterans of the series and the new folks just itching to give Pokemon a try. It's a fair bet that the fans will get this game without much hesitation.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While not perfect, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time offers a poignant, uncommon challenge. Its world awaits, rich, wondrous, indomitable. Will you overcome it?
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stands as a stark contrast to this normal guns-a-blazin' attitude, due to its meticulous stealth-based gameplay that demands patience, strategy and more than a little ingenuity on the gamer's part. This uniqueness of gameplay combined with great presentation and engrossing story makes Deadly Shadows a true gem.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The fact that you can hit a decent round without having to rely considerably on spin or other advanced techniques means that new 'uns to the sport can almost pick up and play Links, whereas veterans can revel in more realistic gameplay than that of the competition, and feel right at home going after the number one spot on Xbox Live, whilst handing out helpful tips and strategies to people like me.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent game and a thoroughly enjoyable experience, but unfortunately the game is far too short. I don't say that too often, but I was left craving more out of the title.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Definitely a notable improvement over last year's offering and the new Home Field Advantage feature is marvelous, but the recycled visuals and mere handful of other additions may deter those who already own 2004 from purchasing the game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While I'm sure true football fans aren't going to love it (better stick with EA), casual fans and players searching for a true, arcade-style sports game are really going to dig this one.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Great fun but far from perfect, mainly due to a handful of little niggles.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's easy to see why everyone in Europe was importing this from the US; there is simply nothing else like it.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nothing short of brilliant. It has its fair share of highly frustrating niggles, but they are almost totally eclipsed by the real joy and excitement the game can conjure up inside you with such alarming frequency.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I hate survival horror games. I've found them to be tedious and unnerving. However, there's something about Resident Evil 4 that draws me back again and again. Maybe it's the action-packed gameplay, the execution of the story, or even the wonderfully vivid presentation. Whatever it is, this game is something special.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While certainly not perfect – the game is short and could have benefited greatly from LAN or online multiplayer support – there really isn't a more versatile arcade-style shooter for the GameCube system.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With tons of new levels, characters, and treasures, this game will have you coming back for more, even after you've paid off that debt. They've taken everything that we've held dear about the original, and expanded it throughout, making a more complete game and creating something that is a pleasure to play.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yes, it is both brief and linear in nature, but the story is presented with such a brilliant combination of style and substance that you'll want to come back and experience it over and over again.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Amazing. Not only does it introduce a much-needed change in the story, it gives the series a breath of fresh air with some interesting concepts.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Definitely a notable improvement over last year's offering and the new Home Field Advantage feature is marvelous, but the recycled visuals and mere handful of other additions may deter those who already own 2004 from purchasing the game.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game is more or less the latest version of a realm that has been long established and already seen. Yes, the story is darker, longer, and more character driven than anything before it. Yes, the dungeons and sidequests are remarkably well crafted. That doesn't mean that both seasoned Zelda fans and newcomers alike will enjoy the lacking difficulty and the other small problems that plague the game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For all of you that are seeking a challenge and great adventure, give Prince of Persia a go.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For those having a hard time comprehending today's fighters, MvC3 is there for you. Meanwhile, veterans can definitely say that this title hits the spot.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Champion mode pulls inspiration from the likes of Rocky and Raging Bull to craft a narrative around the sport that people still find engrossing. It's the perfect path for the series to take and we can only hope the next Fight Night builds on this promise, telling more tales from the world of boxing.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It might be less open-ended than its forebear, but it's every bit the thrill-ride that made Crytek a household name and Crysis 2 a now likely frontrunner for action game of the year.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the Nanosuit that proves to be the star of the show, offering myriad ways to tackle Crysis 2's comprehensive combat.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite my gripe with the animations in multiplayer, Civilization V is the perfect entry for the series' debut in the current generation of gaming.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The deeper combat mechanics haven't been watered-down in the slightest.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The short, breakneck campaigns create a compelling game you'll likely revisit time and time again. It's the perfect blend of planning and reflexes, requiring you to thoroughly plan every move but remain highly reactive and adaptable.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most fun I've had with a fighting game in many, many years. There is an unrivalled amount of single player content and a busy online system, all of which is a joy to play.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For those still unsure about the iPhone's gaming credentials, this accomplished racer is more than adequate evidence for the contrary.
    • 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.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Indeed, this is both mathematical and storytelling art-work; it teams a gripping narrative with an inventive gameplay mechanic that makes for an excellent and unforgettable ride.