Thunderbolt's Scores

  • Games
For 2,038 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 RollerCoaster Tycoon 3
Lowest review score: 10 MechWarrior: Tactical Command
Score distribution:
2,038 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Evil is performed by men in suits, golden pens in their chest pockets, and stamps in their hands. With a single move with their wrists, they sign death warrants, never seeing the consequences of their actions, maybe not even caring about them.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While a bit basic, Bomberman Blast is all you really need at the end of the day to enjoy the series’ signature gameplay.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You might get a little lost on your journey sometimes, but you’ll never feel anything less than totally immersed. EverQuest II comes highly recommended both to MMORPG newbies and to those who might have become jaded with what other MMORPGs have to offer.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s everything that we could come to expect from a game; it has an excellent storyline, a cast of remarkable characters, intense gameplay melded with style, and a presentation so vivid and brilliantly executed that you’ll feel right at home.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yes, it is both brief and linear in nature, but the story is presented with such a brilliant combination of style and substance that you'll want to come back and experience it over and over again.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s just a shame that the game is so utterly short; even with so much post-game stuff to do, there’s always that lingering feeling that there could have been more. Regardless, Order of Ecclesia is the most engaging Castlevania game in ages. Pick it up if you want something good.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It takes everything that made the previous game so awesome and refines it. It continues the story, but it makes the effort to give more meaning to Kratos's journey and its eventual ending. It takes the previous established combat mechanics and makes them faster, tighter, and more fun than ever.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An underrated gem.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If only every game’s most glaring problem could be that there are too many characters to choose from.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beyond all of the enhancements and extras, After Burner Climax’s bargain price of 800 Microsoft Points ($9.99) makes it a must own.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's intelligent, rewarding and challenging and with any luck it will find the audience it deserves.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dead Nation for all intents and purposes is a top-down Left 4 Dead: it's taut, it's atmospheric and it will certainly get your blood pumping.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A solid, proven shooter, Galaxies is an excellent way to kill time, as well as one of the DS's better shooters, unlike, say, Metroid Prime: Hunters, which tended to feel a bit clunky at times.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A masterclass in game design. Through expert sound, storytelling and gameplay you are enwrapped into the world of Ivalice.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At times it's a struggle to play purely because of how scary it can be, and it's not often you can say that about a video game. Just remember: lights off, headphones on, and try not to go insane.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a superb game, one of the finest games that I've personally played in years.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game is more or less the latest version of a realm that has been long established and already seen. Yes, the story is darker, longer, and more character driven than anything before it. Yes, the dungeons and sidequests are remarkably well crafted. That doesn't mean that both seasoned Zelda fans and newcomers alike will enjoy the lacking difficulty and the other small problems that plague the game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Street Fighter IV plays an expectedly brilliant game, the real surprise stems from its direction from a visual point of view that is nothing short of astounding.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With an engaging story, outstanding visuals, and remarkable sound, Chains succeeds on so many levels.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A big game that is worth sinking your teeth into, even if you have to close your eyes and hum every time you're reminded it's called Fallout.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Order Up! serves up as the definitive cooking sim for the times, not just as a single player stress reliever, but one that's great for the family or even with a significant other. With its multiplayer options and high replayability, you'll be sure to find yourself keeping the people fed with a smile.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The vast majority of iPhone fans probably won't get it. People who care about the gaming industry, however, definitely will.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As with all the best expansions, The Old Gods doesn’t just give you more of the same. Instead it takes an excellent core system, and adds a set of rules and changes that give you drastically different ways to play.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s great to see that well-made games that are entirely capable of kicking our asses can still be made and here’s to another 20 years of Contra-ing to come... hopefully.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best superhero game to date. It captures everything that makes Batman who he is with some fluent yet brutal combat and clever stealth action.