Thunderbolt's Scores

  • Games
For 2,004 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 SSX 3
Lowest review score: 10 AMY
Score distribution:
2,004 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a smart, refreshingly dark take on RPGs, complemented by action-oriented and tactical combat with a surprising amount of depth.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great little downloadable that's completely worth the price of admission.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Caelondia is a beautiful, vibrant locale to behold, punctuated by a fitting soundtrack that will surprise as often as it delights. But, it's the characters and creatures of this world that make the experience so special and memorable.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the experience of playing the game that demands attention, because there is very little quite like it. It's a strange and unusual game that plays in a familiar manner to explore an unfamiliar world, and it's worth exploring. As long as you don't mind dying a few times to get there.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The pairing of Suda 51's unhinged creativity with Shinji Mikami's sense for distinguished mechanics is enough to make Shadows of the Damned a compelling release in its own right.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It strives to be a big, all-encompassing cyberpunk adventure, and it wholly succeeds.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the incongruous nature of Human Revolution's bosses, they remain a minor – but noticeable – blemish on an otherwise fantastic experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bastion doesn't need gameplay gimmicks to feel innovative - instead, it plays with presentation in clever ways, and ends up feeling incredibly fresh, despite essentially being action RPG lite.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But once you look past all fan-worship and hype, you'll discover just how well the game stands on its own. It addresses the numerous flaws of the original version, and remedies it with a vastly improved control scheme and item menu.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a superb game, one of the finest games that I've personally played in years.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Certainly the best of the trilogy. It is a highly refined experience, an exceptional showcase of the growing experience of the team at Epic.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphics may not be of the same caliber of other AAA titles, and the story may falter from time to time, but those are paltry excuses not to experience one of the best current generation games around.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dark Souls is hard, but it succeeds - once again - at never feeling overwhelmingly cheap, or plain stupid.
    • 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.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though the overload of features and the hit-the-ground-running pace can be dizzying for some players, this approach is a smart move on Rocksteady's part. There is no better way for gamers to truly understand the Dark Knight unless we're placed in his boots and have the world hoisted on our shoulders.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've never had the fortune of playing Guardian Heroes before, HD is an essential purchase. Treasure has a spotless record and this long forgotten beat 'em up is easily one of their crowning achievements.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It delivers everything that you expect from a Call of Duty release, and it does that very well. The campaign strikes a perfect chord and there's not a single dull mission in the bunch, every minute filled with bravado and bravery as it steadily rises toward a thoroughly satisfying conclusion.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game for everyone, young or old, casual or hardcore. It's an easy game to get into and an easy game to latch onto. The levels are inventive, colorful and varied, constantly providing a new experience at each turn. It's a fun, polished game, but then it's a Mario, and I'd have expected nothing less.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You can easily overlook occasionally frustrating controls and early 2000s graphics when the adventure itself consistently motivates you to want more and more for all of the nearly 60 hours it takes to complete. Skyward Sword isn't perfect, but it absolutely is not a game that should be missed by fans of the series.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fun as it may be, what makes Battleheart a tremendous success is the uniqueness of its formula.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The "endless running" genre consists of many excellent titles, with the likes of Tiny Wings, DoodleJump and Grim Joggers receiving high acclaim. Temple Run goes above and beyond, offering gamers a superb, addictive experience throughout.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection is more than a convincing argument to upgrade from your old PlayStation 2 copies. It's an essential title in the library of anyone interested in narrative-lead gaming.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rhythm Heaven Fever is a late, essential pick-up for the Nintendo's fading console, coming in at an attractive budget price with an exceptional amount of polish.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The sheer amount of unlockables and additional content ensure that you'll have plenty to uncover. Extend might not be original, but it is built upon the best.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mass Effect 3 is an action game with a side-helping of dialogue, and the finale might frustrate fans who have stuck with the series since the beginning - some might even consider it lazy. It's hard to knock the actual game; it's a great shooter and the dialogue is well acted and (mostly) well-written. Mass Effect 3 is one of the best marriages of shooter action and storytelling around, and it's up to the fans to decide if that's what they really want.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Order Up! serves up as the definitive cooking sim for the times, not just as a single player stress reliever, but one that's great for the family or even with a significant other. With its multiplayer options and high replayability, you'll be sure to find yourself keeping the people fed with a smile.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Origin's charm makes it easy to forget that you're playing on a handheld and that is perhaps its greatest achievement.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sega have succeeded in adding just enough tweaks and extras to convert the unconvinced.