Thunderbolt's Scores

  • Games
For 2,029 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 4.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Halo 2
Lowest review score: 10 Jumper: Griffin's Story
Score distribution:
2,029 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Reach is the most spectacularly euphoric hello and goodbye in gaming history.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An incredibly addicting, engrossing, and incredibly well-designed inclusion. No stone was left unturned as the developers crafted this masterpiece and if you’re a fan of the previous installments of this game, you’re definitely going to enjoy this latest edition.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This game is all about customization. You get everything you need to create a park right out of the box, but you can design your own scenarios, park guests, fireworks shows, and buildings. Incredibly, none of this is particularly challenging to figure out as long as you put five to ten minutes into tinkering, with the only exception being the fireworks creator.
    • 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
    Mixing the classic Zelda formula with a more mature tale, Twilight Princess is an epic of the highest caliber that gamers will not want to miss.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The online multiplayer provides for limitless possibilities for handheld gaming, allowing its participants to access a miniature world where individual style and interactivity reign supreme.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The highest compliment I can pay to the already highly lauded Resident Evil 4 is this: it makes all other games in its genre seem utterly pointless.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter is stunning, exciting, fun and exhilarating to play, a great example of the 360’s power and online service and an essential title for all Xbox 360 owners.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A must-own, a must-play, a must-have or whatever generic must-“word” or must-“phrase” that you’ll find plastered on a game box. From start to finish, this is a tight experience that will challenge and entertain you unlike any other FPS of 2005.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With all the lackluster console-to-PC ports in existence, The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay absolutely towers over the competition. The fascinating commentary mode and bonus level improve what was already a stellar game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the wireless feature is one of the best things in Ridge Racer, the very best feature of Ridge Racer comes in the form of its gorgeous graphics engine... Ridge Racer looks freaking amazing.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A gallant return to form and takes a direction that breathes new life into a formula that is fast reaching a decade old.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Modern Warfare 2 will leave you breathless.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Secret of Monkey Island is still one of the greatest games of all time and this new Special Edition presents it to a new audience with its fantastic production values and hilarious dialogue.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Another exceptional addition in a long line of shooters. While it does put a new spin on certain elements the basic principle of play is the same as its predecessors, proving that massive change doesn't always trump simple refinement.
    • 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.
    • 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 classic Civilization quirks still remain - completely illogical backstabbing AI players included! - but the game now provides a much richer toolbox for budding conquerors.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the graphics are definitely dated, it’s the audio that makes the game stand out; crafting a classic game around music was definitely a gamble, and it really paid off this time.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a handful developers, Blue Wind has crafted one of the best pure action games on the iPhone. The graphics are gorgeous, the game is fun, and while the brief cutscenes are rife with dubious usage of the English language, it doesn't matter.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While releasing Persona 3 for a third time might seem like a little much, P3P is more than different enough to be a fresh and interesting PSP title.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    MLB 10: The Show is by no means a perfect game, but it comes pretty damn close. No baseball sim delivers the amount of game found here, and more importantly, no other sim accurately portrays the nature of the game better.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The story is lengthy and surprisingly well-written, and the voice acting is stellar. The combat mechanics are a solid combination of combo and tactical options, with a dash of insane supermoves for good measure. While there's a nice variety of gameplay modes and unlockables, the online multiplayer is what will keep you coming back long after you've gotten through everything. The presentation sets a new standard for 2D fighting games; no other fighter can pull it off with the same kind of style.

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