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 The Last of Us: Left Behind
Lowest review score: 10 Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing
Score distribution:
2,015 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sega have succeeded in adding just enough tweaks and extras to convert the unconvinced.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A port that respects its platform and audience, and was clearly crafted as carefully as possible.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It might be a while before a fighting game emerges with a genuinely amazing story, but for now the plight of Raiden and the representatives of Earthrealm is fascinating enough.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The story wraps up nicely, and it's interesting to see Max in a game with a much darker tone, especially when, for the most part, the grim elements are handled extremely well.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The classic Civilization quirks still remain - completely illogical backstabbing AI players included! - but the game now provides a much richer toolbox for budding conquerors.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Spelunky is a game that you can finish, but one that you will never complete, and that's why I have played it for 15 hours: The finely tuned mechanics, addictive algorithmic based level design and provocatively challenging, magnificently creative difficulty represent tough videogame design at its finest. Spelunky isn't a game for the casual, or faint of heart, but if you can't stand the heat...
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    My one major complaint is that the game never feels very difficult, especially on Normal. There are frustrating moments, hordes of baddies, and increasing difficulty levels, but the same feeling of utter defeat never really happens as it did in the past.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game's a well-oiled, spit-polished masterpiece of casual gaming that needs to be on your iOS device.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's easy to pick up and play with just enough depth and difficulty to become an itch you'll need to scratch on a daily basis for a minute or two.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may not have the depth of Sim City or the dedicated following of FarmVille but Tapped Out is still a thoroughly entertaining and addictive experience; arguably the best videogame based on The Simpsons yet.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Borderlands 2 successfully maintains every aspect that made the first game such a surprise hit and improves upon them in all the ways that matter.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's an intelligent game, but also one that acknowledges that action needs to feel satisfying and brutal, just as much as stealth needs to feel tense and crafty.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a lengthy adventure full of personality, an endless plethora of weapons, and addictive co-op gameplay. Fans of the first game would be foolish to pass up another chance to visit Pandora and plunder the incalculable treasures therein.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dishonored may not contain the depth of Skyrim or the unrivaled beauty of Uncharted, but it does present something new, innovative and engaging. It makes the player think about the effect their choices, both in terms of narrative and gameplay, may potentially have on the world around them.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's intelligent, rewarding and challenging and with any luck it will find the audience it deserves.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hotline Miami is the rare breed of game that feels as smart as it is bloody. It is unabashedly gratuitous, but there's a context to its mayhem that escapes most ultra-violent operas. There's really nothing quite like it: its unique blend of tactics, tension and a cracked-out fiction bleed together to form a coherent experience that is equal parts cool and disturbing.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dyad walks that fine line between artistic evocation and arcade addiction, emerging in a blinding euphoria of brilliant light at the end of its tunnel.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mutant Blobs Attack has the right amount of charm and variety of gameplay elements especially considering its price.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No Time Left is a wholly satisfying and rewarding conclusion to one of this year's best. It makes a grand statement for episodic content.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Platinum identified that a world subject to infinite player Ginsu-knifing is a world without obstruction. Revengeance revives its signature sword play as the show stopper it was always meant to be, but does it in a calculated manner. The result is an action game that never overstays its welcome.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a game that starts on a high note and ends on a high note, and propels Lara with a brisk pace in between, without falling into monotony. It’s an exceptional new start for the Tomb Raider franchise.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s the depth and flawless execution of this vision, matched only by Capybyra Games’ majestic Superbrothers: Swords and Swocery, that makes Year Walk something of a rare treasure within the realms of iOS gaming. It’s a simple, beautiful, if sometimes confusing puzzler, whose original premise and disturbing atmosphere will linger in your mind long after its brilliantly suggestive end-sequence.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may not be a huge leap over last year’s game but its satisfaction is almost endless.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s astonishing just how much content is packed in here.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Most Wanted U holds the status of the best entry and furthers the accessibility of the formula in meaningful ways.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Guacamelee takes a tried and tested formula, and puts its own sheen onto it, in the process crafting one of the best titles, downloadable or otherwise, available for Playstation Vita.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It takes the best parts of MK but refuses to rest on its laurels, building on a solid blueprint to create a fighting game with its own identity and unique fighting system. It remains accessible but manages to retain a hidden depth, making for a complete package that’s fun to play no matter your skill level.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rather than just being a typical add-on, Blood Dragon exists more as a complimentary stand-alone experience to Far Cry 3’s tale of survival and savagery—it’s an insanely fun, ridiculous ode to the bygone era of games that got by on having great action gameplay and a title that sounded cool.