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
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    There are so many subtle touches that only become apparent after many hours of play and the cunningly designed levels match anything Nintendo can offer.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The intuitive covering and tagging system working brilliantly, setting up an immediate sense of immersion greater than any previous instalment in the series.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's no denying the appeal of Bad Company 2's multiplayer. DICE is still expertly nailing down what it pioneered all the way back in 2002, and the experience remains far from stale. However, poor design in the single-player makes for a campaign that's not only lacklustre throughout, but cripplingly buggy at times as well.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The most authentic videogame adaptation that we've ever seen... [but t]he Career mode whilst engaging doesn't sustain your interest for long enough, and like many boxing titles will have all but the most hardened fan switching off long before the belt is won.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is case of refinement; Bizarre has continued to add and streamline their iconic franchise making it the best PGR yet.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's no denying the appeal of Bad Company 2's multiplayer. DICE is still expertly nailing down what it pioneered all the way back in 2002, and the experience remains far from stale. However, poor design in the single-player makes for a campaign that's not only lacklustre throughout, but cripplingly buggy at times as well.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although nothing new, the gameplay is polished and refined and even begin to warm to the charismatic characters.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are some innovative features and these do really add to the experience and the overall package with a highly playable multi-player mode makes Red Faction a quality PlayStation2 game.
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A game caught in confusion, in one aspect Smilebit have tried to speed up the gameplay and streamline it, yet in removing the time limit and cops that said immediacy is completely lost, what’s the point in whizzing around all of the levels if you have all the time in the world.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As if you ever doubted it, Call of Duty is still the best military shooter out there and by quite some margin. It seems its competitors can only watch from a distance and take notes as this juggernaut of FPS gaming ploughs a wide path towards the genre's future.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The single player mode is truly amazing and very gripping. The multiplayer side of the game sets a new standard in first person shooters.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I feel that I have been proven wrong once again by this game. It doesn’t have to [be] a true simulation to enjoy the game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A strange contradiction of achievement and disappointment.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The new heist gameplay and co-operative sequences stand out in particular, and have been implemented with a level of execution that befits Sucker Punch.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sadly there's very little to sustain your interest beyond the Campaign mode, so if you're looking for something beyond a frantic blast from the past you may want to look elsewhere.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The slick presentation, amazing visuals and authenticity do a great job of sucking you in, however those who’ve sampled the delights of "Pro Evo" will soon been yearning for the realistic and intuitive controls and gameplay of Konami’s match winner.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Being the Bomberman purist that I am, it’s the multiplayer modes that kept me hooked.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The undisputed heavyweight champion of the world as far as boxing sims are concerned and arguably the most visually stunning sports game on the market. While a distinct lack of content in the single-player game and some fairly repetitive boxer AI does tarnish an otherwise faultless offering, it's still a must have for boxing fans and well worth a punt for anyone else with a passing interest.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam is not DLC in the current-gen sense of the word. Instead, it's more like an expansion pack from the days of early-'Noughties' PC gaming; a whole new tack on the full game experience rather than a set of maps that only serve to intermittently prolong a game's appeal. For these reasons alone, it's worth the asking price.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're a social gamer that enjoys playing games against friends then chances are you'll enjoy the improvements made on the pitch. However if you're the type of gamer that prefers to experiment with the single-player modes you'll likely end up feeling a little underwhelmed.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Our only concern with the game is that we can see it beginning to grate after only a few weeks; sure the Xbox Live! functions add some replay value, however given the very nature of the title and its pick-up dynamics we can't see ourselves playing this for months to come let alone even till Christmas.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam is not DLC in the current-gen sense of the word. Instead, it's more like an expansion pack from the days of early-'Noughties' PC gaming; a whole new tack on the full game experience rather than a set of maps that only serve to intermittently prolong a game's appeal. For these reasons alone, it's worth the asking price.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Criterion appears to rest on its laurels throughout much of the 'Racer' side of Hot Pursuit's gameplay, effectively producing a quite bland recreation of Burnout in the process, ultimately it's the 'Cop' side of the action that saves the day. From that perspective, Hot Pursuit proves itself worthy of the name with some of the best cop chase gaming of recent times.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The combination of the brilliantly designed World Tour mode, Wi-Fi connectivity and the PSP hardware itself creates an experience that proves to be a killer-app if you’re considering a purchase of Sony’s new handheld.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The most authentic videogame adaptation that we've ever seen... [but t]he Career mode whilst engaging doesn’t sustain your interest for long enough, and like many boxing titles will have all but the most hardened fan switching off long before the belt is won.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It will take over your body and soul when you take it to new heights by playing on-line.
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is the best version around, but it’s because the game is just so much fun that people should pick this one up. If you’ve own the PS2 version or have played it before, there’s not much point.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're an obsessive fan of the series who's played all the other Burnout games to death and you need a new challenge, then you'll probably still enjoy this one (although you're also likely to be very disappointed).
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Doom3 really takes the original game and expands upon it exponentially. Even though visually the game is obviously much improved, it still feels like Doom.