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: 76
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned
Lowest review score: 10 LOL: Never Party Alone!
Score distribution:
1397 game reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perhaps the only niggle that you can level at Metroid Fusion, is that the focus on strong story telling reduces the exploration aspect, an area that the Metroid series is virtually unrivalled in.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphics are polished, the sound is atmospheric and helps create a realistic environment and if that wasn't enough the Artificial Intelligence is second to none (well maybe Halo).
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While LittleBigPlanet 2's main campaign is something of a disappointment, there's no denying the impressive scope of the new creator. Media Molecule has provided gamers with a formidably deep tool-set that still manages to be fairly accessible, which is fortunate really as it's almost entirely down to the users to create compelling experiences this time around.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Manages to entertain initially but begins to dwindle after a few weeks have passed and the tracks perfected. It's an experience that should be seen and needs to be played by all, but one that is hard to recommend as absolutely essential given the novelty nature of the game as a whole.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If a more methodically paced, realistic game is what you're after, then this is your game. But if you prefer more lenient physics and control, not to mention online play, then "NFL2K1" is your best bet.
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As with most 3D platformers, R&C3 is certainly not original ' but then again, the developers weren't trying to be groundbreaking.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The graphics are some of the best we have ever witnessed in a game to date, the storyline has been refined giving you more information about Umbrella and STARS, the game itself is pure genius.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Overall FIFA 10 plays a much more varied, fluid, and believable game of football, which easily sets a new standard in the genre. We spent a fair amount of time between matches wondering what it takes for a football game to get a 10 and we're inclined to believe Rutter and his team have actually achieved it this year. It's a marked improvement over last year's 9 rating and undoubtedly provides the finest videogame take on football so far.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perhaps the ultimate testimony is the fact that it left us longing for another sequel, something the original certainly never achieved.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A lot of the new features fail to add anything of any substantial merit and actually continue to break up the experience, whilst the jungle location is certainly a required taste.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Much like "ICO," Shadow of the Colossus simply defies categorisation and is simply an experience unlike any other. It manages to evoke emotion and create an attachment to the player unlike any other videogame I can remember.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Crytek has clearly stuck close to the Far Cry formula with Crysis, which is no bad thing. Improvements in graphics and evolved gameplay, as well as brilliant new features such as the nanosuit, make this a thoroughly suitable spiritual successor to Crytek's first game. We'd be lying if we said that the campaign's final act wasn't bitterly disappointing though.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Retains a feeling that we haven't felt from playing videogames in a long, long time; perhaps it's the sheer difficulty challenge, a key component to many long-forgotten classics; perhaps it's the fact that gameplay prevails over story and character development, something sadly missing from many of today's games; perhaps it's just the fact that Ninja Gaiden is just a damn fun game to play.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ready at Dawn has translated this epic feel of the series seamlessly onto Sony's tiny PSP and, apart from the game's short lifespan, Chains of Olympus is a thoroughly welcome new addition to the God of War family.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a fitting swansong for Bungie, setting a beautiful end that takes you right back to the very beginning.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Forza 4 is about as technically impressive as driving sims currently get – fans of the series are sure to be pleased with its near-peerless handling and tuning, expanded feature set, and Kinect implementation. When it comes to being a game, however, lazy oversights with the AI mean that you end up racing yourself more than your opponents, and concessions to the casual gamer sometimes compromise the core experience.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's no denying Fallout 3 is little more than Oblivion in a post-apocalyptic setting. However that's more a compliment than complaint.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's still the best third-person shooter out there by quite some margin but, equally, it's just not quite as impacting as its two predecessors. Long-time fans will be happy with how Epic has tied all the loose ends together, but dabblers in the series may be less inclined to return to planet Sera one final time.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Undoubtedly a visual masterpiece that proves the PS3 does have the power to carry the format forwards, KillZone 2 is a wonderfully solid and entertaining first-person shooter.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re going to play on your own there is enough to keep you playing for days, take it online and you have a masterpiece that could last you a lifetime.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It triumphs where most other superhero games and other types of licensed action games fail: it makes you feel like the lead character. It makes you feel like The Batman.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dragon Age: Origins is yet another worthy title in BioWare's stunning catalogue. A richer, deeper experience that satisfies a more demanding PC audience, BioWare has once again showed its command over the genre.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hard-core RPG fans may feel the game is too derivative, to a certain extent it is, but for the rest of us Golden Sun is both a fantastic game and a nice trip down memory lane.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Away from the online Mario Kart DS is the biggest game in the series with a huge range of new and classic tracks, battle mode and all-new missions to conquer.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perhaps the ultimate testimony is the fact that it left us longing for another sequel, something the original certainly never achieved.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A brilliant game for Xbox and Xbox Live!, quite possible the finest racing title ever created.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Repetitive, yet strangely addictive, The Sims 2 has a style that furthers the original in every way. Graphically and audibly, the game stands out and the unique gameplay means that it really is a genre defining title.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nothing short of a hardcore gaming masterpiece.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    ICO
    Like “Memento” it has sleeper hit written all over it. Its a game for gamers that have played it all, and I recommend it to anyone who has every enjoyed an adventure game. Ico is like a fine work of art, so savor it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fluid control system, an engrossing and immersive environment, and levels of tension so high you'll have to watch your stress levels.

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