Total Video Games' Scores

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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 Portal 2
Lowest review score: 10 LOL: Never Party Alone!
Score distribution:
1397 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Uncharted 2 is a magnificent example of how this generation can infuse movie production quality with enjoyable gameplay and maintain a sense of fluidity throughout the feature presentation. The sheer craft on display throughout every single moment deserves every accolade it receives; truly Naughty Dog has delivered a generation-defining experience that is worthy of buying/borrowing/stealing a PS3.
    • 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.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Genius is an often overused word but Valve's work on Portal 2 is genius in the truest sense. The studio has exhibited exceptional creativity in the game, even compared to some of its other masterpieces. If we could give it 11/10, we would.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Genius is an often overused word but Valve's work on Portal 2 is genius in the truest sense. The studio has exhibited exceptional creativity in the game, even compared to some of its other masterpieces. If we could give it 11/10, we would.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Combine the wonderfully fluid control system, level designs that ooze the 'one more go' appeal and the fact that it's Mario, and you've got one of the best games in a long time and certainly the GameCube's finest hour to date. [Import]
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the best videogames experience we've had in a very long time. It’s not about the blood, or being able to indulge in illegal activities, although amusing, the simple fact is that GTA3 is so playable.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A perfect game; cinematic, compelling, exciting, and most importantly damn fun to play! Believe the hype it is this good.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A true platform defining title; in 20 years time gamers will look back at the Playstation2 and hold GTA: San Andreas as the true epoch-making title of the times. Nothing can be understated, RockStar North have truly delivered beyond everybody’s expectations.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Quite simply brilliant. I have not been held by a game like this for a long time, it is addictive, compelling and quite marvellous to play.
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A masterpiece of free-form gaming; one of the most ambitious games of this generation.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Braid is the real deal: an innovative, creative, brilliant bit of near-solo games making that I can only hope is a sign of things to come.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An astonishing game, one that needs to be celebrated again and again.
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Frankly, GT2 is so good it hurts.
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    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The design, structure and implementation of this game are wonderful. From the opening levels, with training that took us back to the classic X-Wing, right through to the epic dogfights of later levels, that erm, take us right back to X-Wing, Yager manages to impress.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The fact is, Sonic 4's first episode is so much fun that it makes you forget about the world and think of nothing but the game. It encapsulates the pure thrill of gaming that many contemporary titles seem to comatosely forget.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The improved Burnout system really adds some much needed depth to the gameplay, whilst those graphics are going to astound you.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The fact is, Sonic 4's first episode is so much fun that it makes you forget about the world and think of nothing but the game. It encapsulates the pure thrill of gaming that many contemporary titles seem to comatosely forget.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At times you're left with the impression that Uncharted 3 could have been bolder – the blueprint of success from Uncharted 2 has perhaps been adhered to a little too closely here. Beyond the slightly out-of-place gun combat and familiar box of tricks though, this third attempt is still a genuine innovator thanks mostly to an otherwise stagnant genre.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Offers everything you'll want from a FPS plus much more.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The mouse-keyboard combination does take some time to get use to, but if players have a good gamepad then San Andreas PC becomes much easier to overall control.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Oblivion is a game that defines freedom within a videogame, one that accepts whatever role players choose and allowing them to play the game as they see fit; for this reason alone, Oblivion is a game with very few rivals - a flawed masterpiece.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just like the God of War games that precede it, this final installment in the trilogy isn't quite faultless even though it's excruciatingly close to a perfect score. However, it forms a trilogy that's greater than the sum of its parts.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Of course there are improvements, the draw distance and lighting models have received subtle enhancements, more importantly the frame-rate maintains a smoother pace throughout.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Graphics, handling, sound, depth and polish are all abundant in this game and if you like driving games, or perhaps even if you don't, you will love Colin McRae 2.
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything you could have wished for and more.