Thunderbolt's Scores

  • Games
For 2,033 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 Worldwide Soccer Manager 2005
Lowest review score: 10 The Asskickers
Score distribution:
2,033 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the outlandish oil puddles and EMP blasts, switching between between criminal and cop has never been so fun.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's limited in many regards, but it's also a near-perfect fit for the handheld space.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dishing out mass destruction upon legions of enemy robots is a fun and addictive experience. With a nice variety of weapons and abilities, you’ll be able to tweak your mech’s capabilities in plenty of ways.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Among Thieves is unquestionably one of the most alluring and exciting titles to have ever graced a gaming platform.
    • 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
    Dead Space 2 is a superior sequel in pretty much every way. Just like Dead Space before it, the game isn't subtle and grabs your attention from the start.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Regardless of its shortcomings, New Super Mario Bros. Wii is easily one of the best titles on the system, and an impressive addition to the series. Saving the princess just got fun again.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The journey to restore the world’s vitality is long and enjoyable, filled with memorable characters and scenes.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This medium is still in narrative infancy, but Mafia II goes a long to proving that it's not merely literature and film that can tell a tale, but videogames too. Along with it, you get a damn fine game to boot.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s an amazing game, easily one of the finest in the Metal Gear family. Even if this weren’t a MGS game, it would still be one of the greatest currently out on any of the consoles.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the new songs and modes, Guitar Hero III is the party game supreme.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Devil May Cry 4 doesn't concern itself with much outside of fighting, and here the focus and dedication shines through with a solid and ridiculously in-depth battle system, rivalling even that of modern fighting games like Tekken and Soul Calibur.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The story feels disconnected and isn’t as strong as its predecessor but the gameplay has been improved upon for a much more enjoyable and fluid combat system.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time’s likelihood of appealing to you is nearly as infinite as the universe it takes place in, but a few disappointingly expected plot turns and some finicky camera controls will make the universe seem a tad smaller.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether shockingly real or fiercely dramatized, the experiences of Yakuza 3 are wholly Japanese, completely riveting, and absolutely worth the price of admission.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It creates a creepy, disturbing atmosphere that is often unnerving, and combines that with a deep and engaging combat system that is simply one of a kind.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Devil May Cry might be over six years old and arguably superseded by younger competitors, but if you want a classic, dependable and tough action-adventure with its finger firmly on the trigger then you can’t really go wrong with this awesome adventure.