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 The Last of Us: Left Behind
Lowest review score: 10 Emergency Mayhem
Score distribution:
2,015 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most inventive, original, and down right entertaining games you’ll play this year.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you have any interest in strategy warfare games whatsoever, then do yourself a favor and get this game. It’s a wonderful departure from the happy-go-lucky Advance Wars games of old.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Admittedly, PixelJunk Monsters doesn’t offer too much different from many tower defense titles, but what it lacks in originality it more than makes up in polish.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most incoherent, bat-sh.t mental videogames ever created has just got itself some clarity – magical.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The journey to restore the world’s vitality is long and enjoyable, filled with memorable characters and scenes.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As far as handheld RPGs go, it doesn’t get much more original than this.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    N+
    If you have any interest in challenging platformer gameplay, you need to play this. Period.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s frustrating but satisfying at the same time, and I can’t think of any other game that represents the genre so well.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Final Fantasy IV successfully proves that remakes can be an honest business.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fatal Fury Battle Archives Vol. 2 is easily the best SNK anthology currently available.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Madden NFL is a series which feels like Pro Evolution Soccer did in its peak. It’s a game which every year you wonder how they could improve it in any way other than basic graphical updates and the odd new mode, however unlike the former, Madden is a series which on its twentieth anniversary is still taking large strides every single year.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new and improved mechanics are fantastic, adding some much needed depth and strategy to the game and combining it with intuitive controls that anyone should be able to get to grips with.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mythologies is also a very sizeable package, offering over 20 hours of play with just the single-player campaigns, and the multiplayer component is a well thought out addition players can break out whenever the mood strikes.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A good example of refinement over innovation.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While nothing terribly new has made its way onto the new disc, the amount of songs more than covers the price of admission. And you won't even have to sit through any putrid local opening acts.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite its shortcomings, Resistance 2 remains one of the most complete shooter packages on the Playstation 3. There is always something waiting to be killed, no matter which mode you choose to do it in.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Braid in many ways is this year’s "Portal"; not in the obvious sense but in the way it has burst onto the scene snatching most hearts that have given it the time of day, with nothing but plucky charm.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thankfully, we have games like Castle Crashers to remind us how fun simplicity used to be. The beat 'em up gameplay and unique presentation go a long way, and for lack of a better explanation, the game is just damn fun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It speaks to so many things fans love about Nintendo and their products. The game shows off both the simplicity and complexity of DS, but more importantly, Rhythm Heaven is an insanely good time.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its refined gameplay is at the heart of a title brimming with confidence and its multiple modes will keep you playing for months.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA has definitely caught up in the title race, and I would imagine many Pro Evolution Soccer players are converting over to EA’s franchise. It’s going to be interesting to see who winds up the winner of this hardly contested match-up.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Being the Chosen One is a tall order to drop on anyone, but The Last Guy makes it one of the most addictive downloadable games available on the PSN.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yakuza 2 is more than worth your attention. The writing is often sharp and witty, the cast of characters are wonderfully realised each with there own intricate back-story and the story is deep enough to throw off even the biggest of cynics.