Thunderbolt's Scores

  • Games
For 2,039 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 Fallout 3
Lowest review score: 10 Emergency Mayhem
Score distribution:
2,039 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It takes the best parts of MK but refuses to rest on its laurels, building on a solid blueprint to create a fighting game with its own identity and unique fighting system. It remains accessible but manages to retain a hidden depth, making for a complete package that’s fun to play no matter your skill level.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A polished, precise and truly astounding title awaits anyone willing to dive in, and drink deep and become inebriated by the brilliance on offer. Astounding!
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    They’ve taken what’s essentially a big database and made it come alive in ways you’d never imagine, and you’ve got to give them credit for that.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the WiiMote combat can be a little flaky, it still outclasses the clunky, unintuitive controls of the original.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the Nanosuit that proves to be the star of the show, offering myriad ways to tackle Crysis 2's comprehensive combat.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Essentially a renaissance for the fighting game genre. Its style and core game mechanics are so incredibly strong that they outshine the few missteps that the title contains. It’s familiar enough for someone who hasn’t played it in 10 years to pick it up and execute the same special moves they grew up with.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game's a well-oiled, spit-polished masterpiece of casual gaming that needs to be on your iOS device.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite my gripe with the animations in multiplayer, Civilization V is the perfect entry for the series' debut in the current generation of gaming.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the visuals leave something to be desired, they're easily overlooked thanks to the brilliant job the developers did with the actual gameplay. And really, isn't that all that matters?
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you don’t import, you’ll never get to experience one of the best retro shooters on the DS. You’ll never get to experience the joy of taking down the ridiculously huge bosses. Or get lost in the chaos of the streamlined mini-games. Or get the rush from successfully pulling off a Bingo Combo and unleashing your mightiest weapons. [JPN Import]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It delivers everything that you expect from a Call of Duty release, and it does that very well. The campaign strikes a perfect chord and there's not a single dull mission in the bunch, every minute filled with bravado and bravery as it steadily rises toward a thoroughly satisfying conclusion.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rather than merely surpassing the expectations set by its predecessors, Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation provides a foundation for console-based aerial combat games of the future.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It will keep you busy for months to come and is easily one of the most enjoyable games on the system.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a sequel to one of the greatest racing games out, Project Gotham Racing 4 is a complete success. Understated and utterly likeable – unmistakably, brilliant.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Case Zero doesn't add much to the Dead Rising 2 experience, but it's cheap and offers lots of fun and replayability.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a little patience and practice these challenges can be overcome, and that’s what makes Calculords a wonderful strategy game for all but the most ‘mathophobic’ players.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Justice For All gives the fans everything they could want; the cases are longer, the testimonies are harder to crack, the witnesses ever so wily, and the prosecutors are more die-hard than anything you’ve faced.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This fresh and exciting approach is one of the most satisfactory formulas to date.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Tekken Tag Tournament is one of the oldest fighters on the PS2, few of the later fighting games have come close to matching its quality.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Similar to its more experimental bretherin, Proteus and Dear Esther, it’s a triumphantly successful demonstration that narrative doesn’t need to be funnelled down the barrel of a gun, balanced on the edge of a blade or relegated to a background cut scene for the sake of gameplay. Instead Gone Home actively embraces the unique possibilities of interactivity, laying out a breadcrumb trail of fascinating trinkets that leads to its touching crescendo without ever withholding control.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Without reservation, Guacamelee is easily DrinkBox’s finest game to date. It subscribes to the design that made Metroid and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night the classics that they are, but it offers its own unique spin on the genre.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is still a thrilling shooter with a refreshing fondness for its old school roots, but it’s the characters, storytelling and the horrifying themes it explores – ambitions that far exceed anyone’s expectations – that makes it such a memorable experience.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dark Souls is hard, but it succeeds - once again - at never feeling overwhelmingly cheap, or plain stupid.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Feels nearly perfect. Aside from the lazy camera, really, it’s as good as it gets.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This anthology presents gamers with arcade ports of four incredibly popular fighting games, for better or worse.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fans of the original Panel de Pon may be put off by the adult-oriented presentation and lack of a story, but the sheer amount of options make up for it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The pitching/hitting interface is excellent and teaches players how to throw and hit in an intuitive and natural manner.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I’ve uncovered a marvelous new gaming world that I love immersing myself in and now my nephew and I can talk with equal zest about our various Poké accomplishments.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may not have the most complicated gaming plots ever, but the game makes up for it with some insanely fun and engaging gameplay and a ridiculous amount of blood and gore to boot.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While I'm sure true football fans aren't going to love it (better stick with EA), casual fans and players searching for a true, arcade-style sports game are really going to dig this one.