Total Video Games' Scores

  • Games
For 1,397 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Lowest review score: 10 LOL: Never Party Alone!
Score distribution:
1397 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Vector Unit has certainly succeeded in its mandate of "big games in small packages" with Hydro Thunder Hurricane, and for that alone it's hard not to recommend. Despite its shortcomings Hydro Thunder Hurricane is ultimately a fun game to play and a worthy XBLA purchase.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The only thing lacking in the game is the gameplay. Sure the Actions mini-events are fun to play, but the fact is, the game is rather slow paced compared to "Burnout3" or "Gran Turismo."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Far more polished and balanced than the original title, Mercury Meltdown is the game that Archer Maclean's Mercury should have been twelve months ago.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The emphasis on driving, the lack of scope in the side-quests, and the subsequent compulsion to complete the main mission, are definite weak spots in the game, the result being that players will all to easily get bogged down in the general repetitiveness of the experience.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's neither the best management title on the market [nor] can it rival "The Sims 2," however it does throw up an enticing mixture, which can be enetertaining in doses.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The story mode does provide a challenge and will last most around the 15 hour mark, however once that’s past the game has very little to offer largely because of the fundamental online options.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the combat is a bit of a letdown, the high bar for difficulty is certainly more addictive than it is frustrating, which compensates for the title's shortcomings and fittingly punctuates a solid piece of work.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Your overall sense of immersion with the game is broken occasionally by the tempo of the game, however Battle of the Gods seems to be played at a much faster rate that should please anybody turned off by the occasionally pedestrian pace of its predecessors.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A small section of gamers could well find Crash: Twin Sanity not quite offering enough new ideas to please but the majority will probably find this the perfect mix of all that is best with the platforming/action genre, especially the diversity in graphic sets, which must be applauded, along with the mesmerising sound effects and in game animations that move the game along!
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At times it just doesn’t glue together which is a shame, this could have been an all time classic. But still a good little game.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Beatdown: Fists of Vengeance is a really strange game; a mixture of ideas that comes across as extremely hit and miss. The amalgamation of traditional beat-em-up gameplay and one-on-one works really well; but on the other hand the disguise system seems flawed, who wants to buy a beat-em-up when the aim is to avoid confrontations?
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Like every Ridge Racer title, RR6 oozes that instant fun playability that attracts gamers of every skill to play a quick race or a marathon session.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the same vein as last year's "Destroy All Humans" (also from THQ, but developed by Pandemic), Stubbs the Zombie is very much a one trick pony. Though there is a consistent vein of humour running throughout ever aspect of the game from the visuals to the soundtrack, the dialogue, and the gameplay itself, Stubbs does stuff a tad from repetitiveness.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Galaxies is Geometry Wars for the masses, though whether the 'masses' will be happy to part with their cold hard cash for what is essentially a bulked up game released for seven quid two years ago, remains questionable.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    When you're battling against the biggest bugs the game has to offer, Lost Planet 2 can be a blast particularly with a few friends. It is however a fundamentally frustrating experience, with control issues and questionable design choices that reduces the overall enjoyment the game has to offer.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s not bad at all, but it doesn’t offer anything too different. If you are looking for a boundary pushing title, then this isn’t it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Far more enjoyable than its predecessor, The Godfather II presents a sufficiently different take on the open world formula to make it worthwhile - just forget the fact its based around Coppola's classic.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    EA went with the idea that if they put in the ‘freestyling’ option, everyone would love the game – this may set the game alight, but by no means does it make the game stand out from the crowd – there just isn’t enough quality in the rest of the game.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An original take on the rhythm/action concept and generally well executed on the Wii. Battle of the Bands nonetheless suffers from long-term issues that prevent this from being a must have.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The repetitive and monotonous action just simply doesn’t cut it by today standards, whilst hardcore fans might even find themselves let down by the overall production.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Behind the typically lavish gloss and high presentation, 2006 FIFA World Cup really is only for those that need every version of FIFA that EA can squeeze out. The complete lack of innovation in any shape or form results in a game that fails to captivate your interest beyond a handful of games.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A thoroughly unremarkable shooter, made slightly more memorable by a handful of sections and a strong physics engine.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I prefer a bit of depth and an element of skill to my racing titles, so it’s not for me.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With easy RPG dynamics, Sonic Chronicles is a title that will only really appeal to fans of the fastest hedgehog in the known universe or younger DS gamers.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For the B-Movie enthusiast Destroy All Humans could be a worthy purchase, packed to the brim with an assortment of Sci-Fi references and replicating the style to good effect. As a game however the action just grows a little too thin, a little too quickly; there’s no real substance to the game, which will likely have you switching off far too quickly.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A stylish experience which fans of the movie will appreciate, but there’s just not enough substance let alone difference for the vast majority of action fans to warrant yet another first-person purchase.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's no denying that Overlord II is an enjoyable expansion on the original idea, which will entertain the fans. Unfortunately, the frustrations seem to mount up as you get further into the game, making it plainly obvious that Triumph has failed to really address key issues that thwarted the original.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    WarioWare Touched might not have quite the same ‘awe’ factor that it had when it first debuted on the GBA but it’s fun to play and will while away the hours away from home.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game doesn’t offer enough depth to fans of the genre, whilst those new like me, would be better off with "Twisted Metal Black."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite its refusal to innovate, its blatant copying from the God of War rulebook, and its missed opportunities, Dante's Inferno is nonetheless a solid title. At the very least, it's an engaging prospect for Xbox loyalists who've never played a God of War game. However, with the likes of Darksiders and Bayonetta on the market (as well as God of War III in our sights), Dante's Inferno is the weakest proposition of the bunch.