Thunderbolt's Scores

  • Games
For 2,025 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 Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Lowest review score: 10 Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing
Score distribution:
2,025 game reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The GBA can't make a game that looks anything like the sensational film, and clearly using a Double Dragon engine from the 8-bit era, and giving us lots and lots of uninspired action against swarms of clones in recycled backgrounds isn't the solution to the hardware's glass ceiling. This effort isn't worthy of the license.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's no attempt here to take a risk and try something new, which may have turned the whole series around...If they couldn't be bothered to make the effort and create a decent game from the plastic soldier concept, why should we be bothered to play it?
    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The graphics and sound might be a great leap forward, but the rest of the game fails to meet any of the current criteria for a good first-person shooter.
    • 49 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As far as driving games go, this is a must-skip.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    But in all honesty, this is a game I'd be embarrassed to own, and I own "WCW Nitro."
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This game has no story, almost non-existent controls, pathetic graphics, and audio quality that will make you twitch in discomfort.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    We could have literally had Tom and Jerry, Aardman style. Instead we have rather un-imaginative game whose novelty runs off the older you are, and that's disappointing.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Generally, Rango is a much more disappointing game than it is actually bad. It's perfectly functional, and maybe even rarely enjoyable, but it fails to truly capitalize on the license and does little to differentiate itself from pretty much any other 3D platformer that's come before it.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The imprecision of The Fancy Pants Adventure's platforming segments leave a lingering feeling that it's still trying to appeal to an audience that's OK with a quirky-yet-limited platforming game.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    At best Sonic Adventure is an amusing history lesson for the tolerant, at worst it just serves as a reminder of how long Sonic has been floundering.
    • 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.