Thunderbolt's Scores

  • Games
For 2,016 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 Mass Effect 2
Lowest review score: 10 George of the Jungle and the Search for the Secret
Score distribution:
2,016 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The story and hijinks found within could’ve been the basis for yet another Oscar winning short for director Nick Park and his team at Aardman, but instead are the premise for one of the most genuinely wonderful and funny adventure games in years. It really is a grand day out.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The sheer amount of gameplay modes, unlockables, and superb online multiplayer will keep you coming back time and again. If you have any interest in fighting games, get this. BlazBlue is finally back.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This medium is still in narrative infancy, but Mafia II goes a long to proving that it's not merely literature and film that can tell a tale, but videogames too. Along with it, you get a damn fine game to boot.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As far as beat 'em ups go Scott Pilgrim vs. The Word is a dream come true.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Unwound Future is a fitting end to this first Professor Layton trilogy. Even if it doesn't finish the series, it resolves some of the main plot lines.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although Worms Reloaded has its share of rare but notable problems, it is without a doubt the pinnacle of the franchise, the single best and most complete version of Worms to date.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Working alongside a terrific soundtrack, some very cool voice acting, and a custom map building tool, the parts of Starcraft II that make it an enjoyable and addictive ride leave little to be desired.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With solid single player and multiplayer components, Call of Duty: Black Ops is easily the best game that Treyarch has ever produced.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super Meat Boy is overflowing with content that no other release can match and I wouldn't be surprised at all if it brings home Game of the Year accolades from many publications.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a game that fans will not be able to put down and though it may be a little sparse on game modes, it is an experience that racing fans absolutely cannot afford to miss.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dead Nation for all intents and purposes is a top-down Left 4 Dead: it's taut, it's atmospheric and it will certainly get your blood pumping.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you are a basketball fan, get this game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    World of Warcraft: Cataclysm is by far the best expansion of the set, and though it stumbles in its speedy progression from 80 to 85 and the Archaeology profession is boring and repetitive, the bulk of the content feels vast and polished.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, The Last Chapter is quite easily summed up: it's an even more refined chunk of an already great gem of a shmup.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whilst admittedly rough around the edges in parts, the bulk of the virtual racing experience is entirely refreshing.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Already played Plants vs. Zombies? Yeah, so have I. Playing the DS version, though, has gotten me hooked all over again. In terms of gameplay and features, PvZ on DS edges out ahead of pretty much any other version out there.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At times it's a struggle to play purely because of how scary it can be, and it's not often you can say that about a video game. Just remember: lights off, headphones on, and try not to go insane.
    • 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!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's a quote that sums up the portable version of Mirror's Edge succinctly. A French writer once said that, "Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the outlandish oil puddles and EMP blasts, switching between between criminal and cop has never been so fun.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dead Space 2 is a superior sequel in pretty much every way. Just like Dead Space before it, the game isn't subtle and grabs your attention from the start.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a handful developers, Blue Wind has crafted one of the best pure action games on the iPhone. The graphics are gorgeous, the game is fun, and while the brief cutscenes are rife with dubious usage of the English language, it doesn't matter.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The vast majority of iPhone fans probably won't get it. People who care about the gaming industry, however, definitely will.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Without a doubt, FF7 is one of the top Final Fantasy games out there. It is also one of the best RPG adventures of all time.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As one of the most critical Nintendo fans around, it's nice to see a game come out for the GBA that's original, pretty, fun, and doesn't involve any one of their stupid mascots.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is one of the few times where a sequel overshadows its predecessor. Even though the Advance Wars series will be seeing some time on the Gamecube sometime in the future, Black Hole Rising is still a blessing of wonderful quality, floating in a sea of mediocre ports and lacking games.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game was built to appeal to both the veterans of the series and the new folks just itching to give Pokemon a try. It's a fair bet that the fans will get this game without much hesitation.