Thunderbolt's Scores

  • Games
For 2,012 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 Gemini Rue
Lowest review score: 10 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Hard Evidence
Score distribution:
2,012 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A poor game shrouded in an illusion of mediocrity.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a pity that a video game which attempts to revel in back to basics no nonsense escapism - through a hail of bullets and bodies - somehow ends up being more forgettable than the Black Ops campaign. And that's saying something.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The gameplay can be addicting, but similar to its overly violent theme, it's a gimmick that washes quicker than blood.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's some initial promise here, but it's ultimately a regressive, if not a lateral move from the last game, hampered mostly by its own lack of ambition, scope, and an overly demanding release schedule.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In its present state though, I cannot recommend Lord of the Rings: War in the North. If patching is successful, I can only recommend this to starved genre fans, but don't expect much.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Alice: Madness Return has a terrific visual style and intriguing ideas, which is why it's so frustrating to see what could've been a clever game turn into such a tedious, drawn-out mess.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Scarygirl is riddled with countless inherent flaws that make the game, in no simpler terms, bad.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Despite the flaws in the execution, it's more Choplifter. And for a select few, that still means something.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This is a sub-par licensed shooter without any real sense for what it wants to accomplish.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Clearly a lot of love and effort has gone into making this game and both Endeavor Bros. and Monkube should be applauded for creating one of the best-looking and most endearing games on the casual market, but the fundamental gameplay issues cannot be ignored.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's highly energetic in attitude and then does all it can to hamper and slow the player's progress and enjoyment. All filler, no killer.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Whether you're fighting Gustav Graves, Blofeld, Oddjob or Sanchez, it's all done via these poorly disguised Quick Time Events. Every time a boss would step forward and assume the position, I cringed.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Its incredibly short stature makes ZOE an almost pointless re-release, and the de-evolved frame rate handling of 2nd Runner isn't much to pine for unless your PS2 copy was lost, stolen, or destroyed. If this is an effort to get people amped and ready for the recently announced Zone of the Enders 3, fans certainly deserve better than this.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    F1 Race Stars provides small doses of enjoyment alongside larger doses of frustration and injustice, thanks to its stubborn insistence of remaining both an F1 and karting game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    For ancient king and Elvish lord, Guardians of Middle-earth is stuck in the Mystical Bog of Latency Irritation. Its system's solidly built and there's the appearance of depth crying to be uncovered. However, those cries aren't being heard. This isn't the first time a multiplayer-only XBLA title has effectively been broken online. It deserved a better fate than this.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Aside from the campaign mode, there is a lackluster sandbox involving the building of a criminal empire without objectives or opposition. Go online and you can take the terrible combat system and enjoy it with friends, or against them, if you wish. But you won’t feel like a gangster, but rather an accountant with a penchant for real estate.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Overall the game is a big disappointment - often frustrating, dated and has little in the way of reward or replay value.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With better pacing and a lot more balancing, Mars: War Logs could have been a fresh, satisfying take on BioWare’s proven formula. Its intriguing premise and characters eventually succumb to its broken systems, creating a fiction you’ll hope sooner to finish than completely understand.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As an ARPG it’s average at best, but its MMO trappings only compound the frustration.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The straightforward progression is perfectly suited for a diet RPG, but the underdeveloped systems and mindless combat bring the breakneck pacing to an exasperating crawl.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This reckless, half-cocked release is not just insulting to the thousands of gamers who’ll pay full price to receive an inferior product that others will buy cut-price a few months down the line when it’s finally been chopped and changed into a playable state, but detrimental and damaging to a team of developers who clearly have a real passion and love for the games they create.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Grasshopper has made one of their more mechanically satisfying titles, but to enjoy it you have to put up with all of the other muck. You’ll have to choose whether Killer is Dead is the loveless romance for you.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An unfortunate conclusion to a once promising trilogy.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Unfinished and rotten to the core.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The game is a real mess, with shoddy graphics, a badly constructed and executed plot, repetitive and flawed gameplay, bland multiplayer elements and a serious lack of atmosphere.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If only more time were spent developing a more stimulating AI, or adding a better selection of mini games, then things may have turned out differently. But for what Ping Pals offers, you can’t escape the feeling you’ve been cheated out of your money.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Here’s how Rengoku works: take something cool and mess it up. It’s that simple. They took robots and they made them boring and stupid.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Just Cause reeks of wasted potential. The story could have been interesting, but the generic characters and bland execution aren’t endearing in the slightest.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The great license and the professional players just can’t make for an entertaining title thanks to a weak graphics engine and poor AI.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The great license and the professional players just can’t make for an entertaining title thanks to a weak graphics engine and poor AI.