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 1.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 LittleBigPlanet
Lowest review score: 10 LOL: Never Party Alone!
Score distribution:
1397 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A streamlined sonic that’s nearly as good as the originals but not quite.
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A defining moment in video games on this generation, and more than just because of its use of MotionScan technology. The free-roaming genre has become a little stale in recent years, yet LA Noire manages to inject a renewed sense of vigour to the scene and capably demonstrates that video games don't have to be just about your trigger skills.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quite frankly FarCry is the finest PC title we’ve played in many years...Every aspect of the game works brilliantly and combines to create one of the most immersive and captivating games we’ve ever played.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Too much repetition and the occasional dip into unoriginality does make it a grind in places, but the story did just enough to pull us through.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the most enjoyable multiplayer games we have played in a very long time...[but] the lack of any decent single player mode leaves us feeling a little unhappy!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If Dead Space 2 were a sci-fi character, it would be the cigarette smoking man from The X-Files: dark, mysterious, sinister, and intense. If you're a survival horror fan then look no further - Dead Space 2 provides the genre master-class on current-gen systems. The one major detraction is a disappointingly shallow multiplayer experience.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In a stealth genre that's been abandoned by its heroes on current-gen platforms, Deus Ex: Human Revolution remains true to its roots and provides the sequel that we'd all hoped for but feared would never live up to the billing. Games don't get much better than this.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Merges both action and stealth perfectly to create a completely enthralling experience. Whereas it's a definite split between the two in most other titles, Butcher Bay fuses the two seamlessly, resulting in an entirely satisfying experience that plays wonderfully.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    GT4 resets the benchmark for driving simulations, it’s not perfect but by definition we never expect a GT game to be.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Undeniably about as brilliant as a band specific music title can get, The Beatles Rock Band easily outstretches the confines of just being a music game into something that guarantees great times for all - provided of course you're not one of the strange type of folk who just doesn't like them.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There aren’t enough superlatives in the English dictionary to describe Lumines let alone paint a sufficient description of the experience - you’ve simply got to play it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A defining moment in video games on this generation, and more than just because of its use of MotionScan technology. The free-roaming genre has become a little stale in recent years, yet LA Noire manages to inject a renewed sense of vigour to the scene and capably demonstrates that video games don't have to be just about your trigger skills.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Given the series orientation towards multiplayer in the final chapters on the PS2, it's quite surprising to find Tools of Destruction a solely single-player experience. With a handful of mini-games Tools of Destruction can be rushed through over a weekend, with the only real replay value stemming from Insomniac's traditional selection of Skill Point challenges to achieve on every level.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The wall jump from Mario 64 is perhaps the single best introduction to NEW Super Mario Bros.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The graphics at first may seem to be a little too grainy, however the atmosphere created from it is pure genius.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The inclusion of Michael Jordan, while it doesn't necessarily add anything to the gameplay, certainly improves the game in the eyes of most basketball fans.
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A challenging, gorgeous, serious and compelling game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a back-to-basics affair for Liverpool Studio, but that doesn't mean that gameplay is thin on the ground or simplified - this is literally WipEout in its purest form and SCEE couldn't have summed up the gameplay better. WipEout. Pure.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Undeniably about as brilliant as a band specific music title can get, The Beatles Rock Band easily outstretches the confines of just being a music game into something that guarantees great times for all - provided of course you're not one of the strange type of folk who just doesn't like them.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A pleasant surprise and proves to be one of the best strategy games on the market, with vast and epic battles complete with an impressive system that goes ten times further than the most.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The big improvement for me is that everything is a lot less linear then before; it really does feel that your actions directly influence Ryo’s progress through the adventure.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For a superbly crafted single player experience you probably won’t find many to touch it, everything combines to create such a cinematic experience that you can’t help but find yourself completely encompassed into it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In a single-player campaign that goes a bit over-the-top at times, it's a relief to see that the action is scaled-back with Soap and Price often enough to ensure that these characters receive the billing they deserve. Elsewhere in the multiplayer, Infinity Ward was always going to have a hard time replicating the impact of its package from two years ago but it's managed a rock-solid, if slightly conservative offering for this difficult third album in the Modern Warfare series.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quite honestly the first realistic shooter I've found myself completely enthralled within. It's cross between Medal of Honor/Call of Duty and Full Spectrum Warrior gameplay creates an experience that is fresh and compelling, while the multiplayer mode should make this one of the most popular titles around.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Crash Team Racing looks amazing. The sharp looking environments are clean and fully formed. With the exceptions of a few seam problems in the courses here and there, they are great looking.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A traditional FPS that’s been polished as far as they can go with the design limitations in hand, sure we’d have liked to have seen more freedom for the players actions and a half decent control system would have helped.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pounding a guy in the head never sounded quite this good.
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Too much repetition and the occasional dip into unoriginality does make it a grind in places, but the story did just enough to pull us through.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It looks amazing, its sounds amazing, and it succeeds in providing a wide variety of modes that will please average gamers and thrill Tekken fans.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A perfect example of a modern day AAA title with very little wrong in all areas of game design. So why isn't F.E.A.R. a perfect ten you ask? Simple, it all boils down to the fact that in order to enjoy the game to the fullest, players may have to spend as much as (if not more) on upgrading their PCs as it does to buy the Xbox 360. After all how many gamers have at least a 3-Gig processor, 1-Gig RAM, 256 Meg GPU powered machine?

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