Vandal Online's Scores

  • Games
For 2,856 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 77% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 18% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Journey
Lowest review score: 20 AMY
Score distribution:
2,856 game reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    This is one of the best platform games in the console, although also one of the hardest.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Those who have been longing for years for a Parasite Eve sequel could get slightly dissapointed by The 3rd Birthday, which continues the story, but not the gameplay, becoming a more linear and repetitive game, focused almost only on combat. But it is a great action game, with lots of customization options and a good control scheme.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Namco Bandai has showed that air combat games can be as thrilling and spectacular as first-person shooters. Every wargame fan should give the game a try, even those who have never tried a flight simulator game, for its great new gameplay features.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Namco Bandai has showed that air combat games can be as thrilling and spectacular as first-person shooters. Every wargame fan should give the game a try, even those who have never tried a flight simulator game, for its great new gameplay features.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It is not the best Mario game in the last years, but it is great as a portable Super Mario, one of the best portable games ever starred by Mario. Despite this, we think this game could have been even better, as Nintendo has always achieved extreme levels of quality will its major series. Anyway, a must-have for 3DS owners.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    This is the launch title everyone should get, provided they like the action-adventure genre. A pocket blockbuster which can resist the comparison with the domestic entries and makes good use of the touch screen to add extra gameplay features. Drake is as charming as ever, and this title defines what the genre can offer in the PSVita. Shooting is at last fun on portable consoles.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A new experience in puzzle games that will keep us playing for a long while. There's a whole new way of solving enigmas while we learn some things about real life thanks to the philosophical clues the game gives us.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The quality of this new Gears is outstanding and the new approach certainly suits it, but the overall feelings we've got are not that good. Maybe it's just that Gears of War 3 is too close in time, but, in any case, People Can Fly has done a great job that will satisfy the fans of the series and anyone looking for lots of action.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It still is as good as we remember it. If you've already played it on Wii there are not too many reasons to play it again, but if you missed it, you've got in front of you one of the best platformers we've seen in the last few years.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Behind a dull design, this is one of the best platformers we've seen in a few years. Extremely hard and addictive, it's one of those games that catches you for hours.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    This is a great example of how to make a Japanese RPG, keeping its foundations but making it work in 2013. Fun and engaging, it has some issues that will we forgive as soon as we start playing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    If you like action games, you can't miss this one. Take your time, enjoy it. Being the Wonderful 101 is not easy, but it's very pleasant.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Blizzard has done great work adapting this game to consoles, and it still is a good experience, with loads of content and some remarkable moments, especially if you play with friends.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It’s been a tough start, but this is the way to go. If they keep polishing the experience and adding content, Los Santos is going to be our home for a long time.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A surprisingly addictive experience, with loads of fun to offer as long as we have friends to bring home and play with, since it's multiplayer-focused and there's no online modes.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It is a great surprise, and even though we've felt the team behind could have pushed harder to make it a better experience, it's a game fans of the genre will definitely enjoy.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    One of the best space shooters we've seen this year. If you're a fan of the genre it should be in your wishlist, and even if you're not it deserves a try.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    NIS and Disgaea never disappoint, and this is yet another game RPG fans shouldn't miss. If you've played the original game, you'll find many new things here, even though the core experience is pretty much the same.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    This is an incredible fighting game, addictive and both deep and accessible. It doesn't have too much content, but if you're OK with that, you're going to have a blast playing it with friends.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It could have had a better story or had a wider variety of missions, but still, Destiny is one of the best first person shooters we've seen in the last few years.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Even with its flaws in gameplay and its short durability, we have to reckon it as a different game, amazing in some aspects, very interesting in others, with a hypnotic design and, most of the time, a fascinating experience every gamer should try.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Original, visually attractive and unique, Borderlands won't leave anyone indifferent and will be a treasure for those who enjoy its innovative style.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Original, visually attractive and unique, Borderlands won't leave anyone indifferent and will be a treasure for those who enjoy its innovative style.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Original, visually attractive and unique, Borderlands won't leave anyone indifferent and will be a treasure for those who enjoy its innovative style.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Hands down, Deadly Creatures if one of the most original and entertaining offerings of the console portfolio and, not only that, is one of the most ambitious project regarding immersion, both in gameplay as in the atmosphere achieved.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Through focusing in making a fighting game, THQ has achieved a high quality title only lacking in its sometimes excessive complexity.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Through focusing in making a fighting game, THQ has achieved a high quality title only lacking in its sometimes excessive complexity.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A conservative return to Rapture, but full of quality.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A conservative return to Rapture, but full of quality.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A conservative return to Rapture, but full of quality.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Although it doesn't have many changes in comparison with the Xbox 360 original, and the game has aged during a year, it still one of the best action games out there.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The result is excellent as ever, sspecially by the combination of the two characters' gameplay, the great level design and the weapons.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It isn't the perfect game yet, but the changes in gameplay are right, and the extra mode MyPlayer works very well.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It isn't the perfect game yet, but the changes in gameplay are right, and the extra mode MyPlayer works very well.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Charming characters, a more than excellent music, hilarious situations and lots of humour is what we'll find in this series of Monkey Island stories.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This title should have existed since two years ago, and for the future it has to improve its graphics and gameplay a little bit (including the safety car as an option). But from what we've seen in this first installment, the future looks bright.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This title should have existed since two years ago, and for the future it has to improve its graphics and gameplay a little bit (including the safety car as an option). But from what we've seen in this first installment, the future looks bright.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This title should have existed since two years ago, and for the future it has to improve its graphics and gameplay a little bit (including the safety car as an option). But from what we've seen in this first installment, the future looks bright.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This is again the best football game in this console. New gameplay features make this version worthier than ever, apart from the usual player and roster updates.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    DiRT 3 is again a great offroad racing game, midway between arcade and simulation and fully customizable by the player. It improves its graphics and controls, and also adds more assitance to less experimented users. The addition of Gymkhanas is good, although it may not convince those users who just want to race in tracks. Overall, a great sequel that is still the best in what it does.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    DiRT 3 is again a great offroad racing game, midway between arcade and simulation and fully customizable by the player. It improves its graphics and controls, and also adds more assitance to less experimented users. The addition of Gymkhanas is good, although it may not convince those users who just want to race in tracks. Overall, a great sequel that is still the best in what it does.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A great graphic adventure which follows the classic Pendulo formula. Point-and-click interface, interesting puzzles and charming characters in a game what turns out to be a bit short.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A polished evolution of what we saw last year, as if PES 2011 was midway to the goal PES 2012 has achieved. It changes some of the controls, and greatly enhances AI, although it still has its flaws, especially with the goalkeepers. But, above all, PES 2012 is a really engaging and fun football game, with much more variety and charm than previous entries.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A polished evolution of what we saw last year, as if PES 2011 was midway to the goal PES 2012 has achieved. It changes some of the controls, and greatly enhances AI, although it still has its flaws, especially with the goalkeepers. But, above all, PES 2012 is a really engaging and fun football game, with much more variety and charm than previous entries.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This new entry surpasses the previous game in everything, but it is too conservative, continuing the formula instead of evolving it. It is still a great fighting game, but Namco Bandai could have taken more risks to innovate in the genre.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It is the same Wipeout formula we have enjoyed before both on the PS3 and the PSP, but with outstanding graphics and a much better control thanks to the use of the dual analog sticks. The motion sensor use is an extra mode that is not that good, but the use of the touch screen is perfect. It might not be the best Wipeout in the series, but is one of the best titles in the launch of PSVita.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It is difficult to keep the quality of a series, but Gameloft manages to do it with this sequel, which has interesting additions like an improved control system, enhanced graphics and a more complete multiplayer.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Just another step forward of the series, without relevant additions, but still recommended for any Professor Layton fan or for those who want to try it for the very first time. However, we really hope Level 5 will manage to surprise us with the next episode before the whole series get stuck.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    All the extra content and new GamePad features on Wii U make it a great choice until Zelda comes, even though visually it's slightly worse than the other versions.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It is basically an action game from a third person perspective, but it adds survival and strategy to make it a deeper experience. The customization options and the possibilities to recruit survivors make it even more recommendable.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Even if this episode has turned the series into a action game – even though there's many survival horror fans out there – we must admit it's a very good game. It provides great closure for the trilogy: long, spectacular and relatively different, but keep in mind that terror is not the main theme any longer.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Controversy and technical issues aside, SimCity is deep, full of details and very accessible. No matter if you like this kind of game or not, we think it deserves a try.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It's a pleasure having such a game on PSVita. The quality is pretty much the same we've seen in the console versions, with some nice additions and the lack of the 2v2 mode.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A very original and deep game, It's difficult, long and addictive, but the concept it's based on may not be enjoyable for everyone. Make sure you understand what it is about, and if you like this "survival" experience, then it won't disappoint.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The new additions won't show up after a few hours, and they are not groundbreaking, but it has, indeed, evolved in the right direction. Another great game that should be a priority for fans of the genre.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Bigger and better than ever, Dead Rising remains true to its conception, and becomes one of the most entertaining games of the Xbox One. It is not the most shocking game in the visual field, but it's very, very fun, and that's what matters.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Need for Speed comes back with another outstanding game, full of content and full of fun. However, there's that "something" missing, something only Criterion can give.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    There's no revolution, and barely an evolution, but it's a safe bet for anybody looking for a football game on next-gen consoles.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    After 15 years, Strider comes back in excellent shape with a title that fans of the original, or just 2D action/platformer fans will love.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The experience remains solid and addictive, but those who played the series before won't see a big evolution here. Still, the formula continues to work, so no one should be disappointed.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It pretty much improves everything we didn't like about the first episode. If you like the concept or if you enjoyed the first Danganronpa, this definitely deserves your time and money.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A great evolution of the franchise. It no longer feels like the experiment that was the first one, but like a great experience full of personality, with an outstanding gameplay and full of content.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    If playing in English is not a problem then this is a great moment to relive one of the best RPGs ever made.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Beaterator hits hard on the PSP, becoming a new milestone in electronic music creation and editing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Darksiders is above all a very comprehensive game. It fits elements from many other games, without going in depth in any of them nor having its own style, but maintaining a balance which makes it a great action-adventure game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Darksiders is above all a very comprehensive game. It fits elements from many other games, without going in depth in any of them nor having its own style, but maintaining a balance which makes it a great action-adventure game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It is fun to play with the environment physics, and the freedom to destroy every building in the game, but it flaws in its progression, which lacks freshness. In fact, had the script been better built, and with greater variety, this would have been an unbeatable game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It is fun to play with the environment physics, and the freedom to destroy every building in the game, but it flaws in its progression, which lacks freshness. In fact, had the script been better built, and with greater variety, this would have been an unbeatable game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Red Faction delivers what an action gamer wants.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Boxing has in Fight Night Round 4 an excellent installment, stunning, hard and conscious of its qualities, becoming the best game in its genre, hands down.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Boxing has in Fight Night Round 4 an excellent installment, stunning, hard and conscious of its qualities, becoming the best game in its genre, hands down.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Despite visuals which resemble those of some years ago, Mount & Blade has a very complete gameplay and economic-military management system.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It is not the best simulation, but it's as entertainment as few games, and a good challenger that we could say arrives one year late. But football fans can be happy: this year we can choose without missing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It is not the best simulation, but it's as entertainment as few games, and a good challenger that we could say arrives one year late. But football fans can be happy: this year we can choose without missing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Eternal Sonata is one of the sure bets in the RPG portfolio of PlaStation 3, a genre that unfortunately doesn't have many good components in the console, so this port from the Xbox 360 presented by Tri-Cescendo is one of the current best.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Moon is a noteworthy and solid first-person action adventure title that, despite some flaws such as excessive content repetition or some control issues -as well as a simple gameplay concept which remains unchanged through all the game-, turns out to be quite entertaining during its six hours length.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Soviet Assault is still an indispensable title, although the developers should have included more new features or, at least, more missions in the campaign mode.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As we said at the beginning of the article, there is not much to discuss. If you liked the original, you must buy this downloadable episode. But if you got tired too soon of GTA IV, you should not.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Nippon Ichi has brought us a fantastic game, which will please every PSP owner because of its dynamism, gameplay style and, of course, its hilarious story.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Boom Blox: Bash Party is a good proposal within the puzzle genre which will be liked by every simple and addictive games follower, and also the first version fans.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Get into Hetfield's skin with the best Guitar Hero spin-off to date.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Get into Hetfield's skin with the best Guitar Hero spin-off to date.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Get into Hetfield's skin with the best Guitar Hero spin-off to date.
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    • 85 Critic Score
    Get into Hetfield's skin with the best Guitar Hero spin-off to date.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The new Tenchu installment will surprise positively series followers, apart from genre fans. It is a slow game in which we'll have to think twice each of our steps in order to survive. It has great hours of action and fun, and also offers a story worth being followed up to the end.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is definitely a good game, the most complete tennis game on Wii and the one with the more realistic control, undoubtedly.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Bonsai Barber is a fun title, apparently without many aspirations. But under its simplicity and humor mask, it houses a great dose of fun and replayability.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It is good for a game not to take itself too seriously and let the player participate in its eccentric craziness.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It is good for a game not to take itself too seriously and let the player participate in its eccentric craziness.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Art Style: AQUITE has the risk of going unnoticed, but it truly presents one of the most interesting proposal of this first wave of DSIWare titles, and in fact, regardless its origins, is a puzzle that has delighted us and we only miss any sort of multiplayer option.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A true must-have game for the experimented players.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Wii Sports Resort is the concept of the first entry, but taken much further, in part thanks to the Wii Motion Plus, but also for Nintendo's will to make Wii Sports a more complete game, able to satisfy both veterans and newcomers.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Assassin's Creed 2 surpasses its previous entry solving both technical and gameplay-wise issues.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Good looking and well played, fun and very hilarious, Tropic 3 has almost every ingredient to be considered a classic within its genre.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Virtua Tennis 2009 is still a great tennis game, and it arrives at the right moment, far enough from the last installment for sports fans to want a little more of Virtua Tennis. The only thing to criticize is the few changes in comparison with the last game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Virtua Tennis 2009 is still a great tennis game, and it arrives at the right moment, far enough from the last installment for sports fans to want a little more of Virtua Tennis. The only thing to criticize is the few changes in comparison with the last game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The new olympic entry of our favourite heroes has resulted in one of the best sport titles to date in Nintendo DS.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Freedom Unite achieves what it promised, to expand the original concept with the broadest entry of the series to date. For its durability, it is one of the best games for the money on the PSP today.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Summing up, Overlord 2 is an excellent action and strategy adventure no fan of the genre should miss. It doesn't have plenty of new features, but even the original fans will find enough charm in this title to be engaged again.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Summing up, Overlord 2 is an excellent action and strategy adventure no fan of the genre should miss. It doesn't have plenty of new features, but even the original fans will find enough charm in this title to be engaged again.