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 RollerCoaster Tycoon 3
Lowest review score: 10 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Hard Evidence
Score distribution:
2,015 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tetris DS does what Tetris has always done: delivers an addictive, simple, and challenging game that anyone can enjoy and Tetris DS also does it with a few new bells and whistles that give you even more than you need to enjoy it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you can cope with the obvious limitations that a remake has in following its source material (although the sticky movement – Mega Man not moving for a millisecond when you command him to from a stationary pose – could have been done without), Powered Up is the ultimate bang for your buck.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, if you’re willing to dismiss Viva Pinata on the basis that it looks a bit kiddy, then you’re kidding yourself out of a fantastic adventure that has already shaken Rare to its roots, thanks to the departure of two of its three founding members after poor sales of this game. Shame on you, shame on you.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas isn’t the most novice-friendly game, once you get past the steep learning curve, you’ll discover one of the finest action games currently available. With sublime gameplay, smart A.I., slick presentation and a fully featured online mode to keep you playing, it’s hard to pass up.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At times the overwhelming similarities to the first game can be a little off-putting, but at the end of the day this is an action adventure of the absolute highest calibre, outstanding in every respect, and with some of the most awe-inspiring set-pieces and fantastic action sequences ever committed to a videogame.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This anthology presents gamers with arcade ports of four incredibly popular fighting games, for better or worse.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I despise most RPGs. I find them long, boring, and tedious. However, Tales of the Abyss is one of the few games in the genre that truly appeal to me. The story is both entertaining and memorable. The characters are well-written and interesting, and nowhere near as cliched and predictable as their Symphonia counterparts were.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is not a zombie stop-gap until "Resident Evil 5" is out; this is an actual game that you do not want to miss...****ing great fun!
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If only every game’s most glaring problem could be that there are too many characters to choose from.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've got a PS3 and an online connection, it'd be silly to miss out.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An invigorating blend of old and new, classic puzzle-based adventuring spliced with a user-friendly, touch-screen interface, and finally, a sparkling re-invention to a formula that has been mostly untouched ever since Shigeru Miyamoto’s original recipe came to light twenty long years ago.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a pick-up-and-play game in its purest form, albeit with a uniquely tropical control set-up that hasn’t been utilised anywhere else before, sans its neglected prequel.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A blend of entertainment and fun. Forget about epic RPGs that force you to endlessly level up your characters. Take a break from that puzzle game you’ve been drooling over for the past four hours. Never mind the platformers, the action games, and anything else that you happen to have in your DS right now. Despite its crazy concept, this game is a force to be reckoned with.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A truly great platforming game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    LSWII crams a whole lot of single and multiplayer fun into a game built- no pun intended- around Lego bricks and lightsabers.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall the game is fantastic. Too often fun is left out of titles, and Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy does a brilliant job of bringing it back.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In terms of action gaming on the DS, Portrait of Ruin is second to none.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of those few DS titles that gets it completely right.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Justice For All gives the fans everything they could want; the cases are longer, the testimonies are harder to crack, the witnesses ever so wily, and the prosecutors are more die-hard than anything you’ve faced.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Superb storytelling, a very human cast, and visuals that will change your life, there is nothing to stop anyone from enjoying what this adventure has to offer.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It successfully manages to humanise a bunch of polygons in ways that few games can. The inclusion of your dog, the accessible combat system and the trail are all things which make it enjoyable to play, but it's the humour and way in which your hero interacts with the rest of Albion which will really keep you coming back for more. Fable II is ambitious and inclusive, but this time Lionhead's audacity really has paid off.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    PSP fans, rejoice. This is the killer-app that you have been waiting for; the game which will send PSP units worldwide flying off the shelves - just like what Final Fantasy VII did for the original PlayStation.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphics are some of, if not the, best I've seen on the system, and the variety of racing available ensures that you'll never be bored or wanting more.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent game. With amazing graphics, a steady framerate and keyboard and mouse support, the PS3 version of UT3 is a worthy companion to its PC counterpart.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You know what the weird thing is? I hate RPGs with a passion. Yet there’s something about this game that just works.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the visuals leave something to be desired, they're easily overlooked thanks to the brilliant job the developers did with the actual gameplay. And really, isn't that all that matters?
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Assassin’s Creed is quite possibly the coolest game I’ve ever played. Not only is it satisfying to play, but it looks incredible and is easy to control. Each city is alive with activity, designed with care and attention to detail. Assassin’s Creed may not be perfect, but it offers one of the best singleplayer experiences you’ll play this year, and that’s saying a lot.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Constantly switching between dimensions and characters may turn off those who wanted a more straightforward adventure. On the other hand, the writing, wit, and humor are some of the best stuff that Nintendo has ever come up with.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This fresh and exciting approach is one of the most satisfactory formulas to date.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the improved visuals, increased song count and the crucial addition of friend-bating online leaderboards, the 360 version is the best yet.