Thunderbolt's Scores

  • Games
For 2,030 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 Deal or No Deal
Score distribution:
2,030 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A poor game shrouded in an illusion of mediocrity.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It shouldn't be a gamble for online multiplayer to work though. In the end, Quake Arena Arcade rings its own death knell and doesn't give Quake III Arena the justice it deserves.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Another disappointing effort.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It’s a shame that the concept was implemented so poorly, an example of sacrificing quality for mindless movie-licensed mush. With the absolute lack of difficulty and simplistic design, it’s a real wonder as to what Activision was expecting when they unleashed this game upon the masses of unsuspecting gamers.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    So if you really want to support Code Lyoko, go buy some of the DVDs or watch a marathon. Regardless of what you choose, it’ll be time better spent than with this game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This lack of polish could be forgiven in a game with tight gameplay, but that’s not Battlecry. Your Veritech feels wimpy and clunky in every mode.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A disappointing outing from Mr Esc and his associates, as we’ll be expecting something very different for the next installment.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    But in all honesty, this is a game I'd be embarrassed to own, and I own "WCW Nitro."
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Though the collection features a few gems like Billiards and Laser Hockey, much of the lineup is composed of half-assed mini-games with little to no depth whatsoever.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unbound Saga is a beautiful, poorly executed snoozer that can't hold the player's attention for too long.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I struggle to find an appropriate audience for the game because I can't imagine anyone loving it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I like my FPS shooters to deliver a single-player experience too, and Painkiller: Hell Wars flatly fails in that regard. If you're looking for online deathmatch, Painkiller: Hell Wars is a reasonable purchase, but don't expect anything from the single-player experience, particularly, enjoyment.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Warpspeed is more of a technical demo than a final product, further proven by the repeated soundtrack that is akin to an old game engine trailer. The design is there, but now it needs to become something more to develop itself as a video game, and not just an idea.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If the end of the world is anything like that depicted by Stormrise, we can expect our siblings to lose their sense of direction and choose extraordinarily complex systems to order themselves around with. Lord have mercy on our souls.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    From its stripping down of the series' most successful gameplay elements to its obviously desperate addition of weapons and 'street' cool this is still a product of a development studio with a good imagination. But also, it seems, a lazy one only too happy to jump on the same GTA bandwagon that's currently carrying way too many developers.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The combat can be fun, but ultimately it’s rather boring and uninspired, the beasts are sluggish and unresponsive, and the defence is just plain annoying.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The whole notion of a scored review seems a little arbitrary in the face of the niche and dedicated fanbase this game will attract, and its attempts at populist window-dressing are virtually pointless because for the rest of us, the whole entity is at its most lenient completely mystifying, and at its most uncompromising utterly impenetrable.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As far as driving games go, this is a must-skip.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    From Software’s goals with Ninja Blade appear to have been slim to negligible, and with a considerable portion of fans of the infinitely preferable Ninja Gaiden ready to buy up anything with a similar remit, they’re unlikely to be nearly as disappointed as I am.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Digested in short bursts there is some stupid amusement to be gleaned, but with the myriad of shortcomings found in the title there are certainly much better ways to get your senseless violence on.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    So what did it need besides a miracle? Depth. Lots of depth.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Lost Planet 2 may satisfy fans of shooters and Japanese arcade games looking for a hybrid - at its best, it's a mix of Gears of War and pattern-based action games - but it will probably frustrate them, and it will definitely offend everyone else.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The new story is generic, the exploration hampered by unnecessary backtracking and the dreaded locked door puzzles.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    At least know this: I didn't enjoy my crime spree nearly as much as I should have.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder is hardly the worst game ever, but it isn't likely to keep your attention for very long.

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