Thunderbolt's Scores

  • Games
For 2,025 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 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 10 George of the Jungle and the Search for the Secret
Score distribution:
2,025 game reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game takes the tried and true racing game formula and refreshes it with a system that rewards you for bad driving and poor sportsmanship. You can drive into oncoming traffic, cause accidents on purpose, and mess with anything that tries to get in your way.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may not have the most complicated gaming plots ever, but the game makes up for it with some insanely fun and engaging gameplay and a ridiculous amount of blood and gore to boot.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One the best turn-based strategy RPG I’ve ever played. It combines so many great elements to come together to create a very friendly game that anyone can enjoy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Exactly how a console flight combat game should be. Dogfights are intense and hugely satisfying, the handling is spot on, the graphics are detailed and it all runs very smoothly. The story is surprisingly well crafted.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The noise of Earth can be scary. Hectic and pulsing. Enough to make even the bravest of Princes turn to syrup.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The one thing that would have made this game a true gem would have been some online play, but the multiplayer is so entertaining that it’s easy to overlook.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    David Cage and the team at Quantic Dream have accomplished what they set out to, producing a game that integrates narrative and gameplay so tightly that they almost seem inseparable... Undoubtedly one of the finest adventure games of this or any generation.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A masterclass in game design. Through expert sound, storytelling and gameplay you are enwrapped into the world of Ivalice.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Team play innovations, graphical supremacy and the thundering roar of enemy jets combined with persistent stats all work together to really put you There. There being any one of the varied, immaculately crafted maps, each available in 16, 32 and 64 player sizes.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whilst I prefer the simplicity of EA Big's title, ESPN has got me hooked on the professional side of football, if not only to fill up my virtual house full of football clobber.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The vastly improved graphics are a joy to behold, the new punishment stations add a dimension to gameplay and the various modes will keep you playing 'til doomsday and beyond. It's almost perfect atmosphere-wise, and I could not have wished for anything more.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The crazy visuals are almost worth the price of admission alone, but the decent gameplay and a great sense of humor also help.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Visually dated, but they are arguably two of the deepest 2D fighters that SNK has ever released.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It reintroduces us to an antihero on a quest for personal salvation, a cast of memorable characters, massive levels, remarkable gameplay, and one of the best presentations that the DS has to offer. It’s that kind of combination that makes for a truly excellent experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Do you know why it’s such a great sequel? Because it gives the fans more of what they want, introducing plenty of new spins of the gameplay while still retaining is fundamental qualities.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great game that does the series justice, and is a fitting conclusion to a remarkable trilogy.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a loveable hero, incredibly technical handling, and a truckload of features all wrapped up in a wonderfully stylish presentation, Kirby: Canvas Curse not only brings a breath of fresh air to a seemingly stale handheld gaming world, but it also steals the spotlight with its undeniable quality.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Made from the same people that gave us the rather loveable "Links 2004," this really is a game, let alone a tennis game, that you shouldn’t be without.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The real jewel shining within Virtua Tennis: World Tour is the multiplayer, via a wireless connection. Remember coming home from the pub with 3 drunken mates, loading up the tennis on the PS2 and playing until you passed out? Just imagine sitting, well, anywhere really, drunk or sober, with 3 mates within a few metres of each other, playing tennis. Insane? Absolutely! Fun? Hell yeah!
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Xbox Live is where Full Auto really comes into its own. Without access to Microsoft’s online world this title becomes more like Half or even Quarter Auto, such is the rather uneventful single player mode or the glaringly overlooked multiplayer.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game has it all; it’s got a wonderful story, wonderfully memorable characters, fast-paced and fluid combat with a wide variety of demonic foes, hours of dungeon exploration, puzzle solving, various item collecting, a few lengthy sidequests, a slew of people and animals to help, and even a mildly annoying sidekick to point you in the right direction.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The absolute pinnacle of PSP entertainment, with enough variety to appeal to a wide audience and comedy to outsell the legend Bill Hicks himself (well, maybe). Essential purchase? This should be tacked, taped and stapled to the forehead of every single PSP owner out there.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What makes this game stand out above the others is that it is a perfect example of how to implement the stylus and touchscreen in to a game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The pick-up-and-play gameplay appeals to newcomers and veterans alike, with insane speeds and ample opportunities to pull of stylish moves, whereas the detail of the numerous cars and courses is just astounding.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The multiplayer action is fast-paced and furious, just like Quake multiplayer should be and the single-player campaign feels just like it should, even if it is linear.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dead or Alive games used to be all about huge, bouncing breasts and overly simplistic, easy to pick up gameplay. No longer. DOA shall henceforth be known for huge, bounding breasts and a refined and deep fighting system.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the story at the start of game urging you to be the best and beat everyone else, Test Drive: Unlimited is more about relaxing, having fun and enjoying the scenery than getting in a sweat at completing every challenge.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You’ll get to control one of the most skilled, dangerous, and downright spunky heroes to ever grace the PS2. There will be tons of intense fighting, a wide assortment of weapons and abilities at your disposal, and an incredible amount of challenge all wrapped up in a wonderfully presented package.