Vandal Online's Scores

  • Games
For 2,666 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:
2,666 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One must-have compilation. The first reason for this is that the three games are great ones, and shine in HD, especially MGS3, who can stand the comparison with some current games. If you have played one of the titles, or even the three, there are still good reasons to play again some of the most influential console games of the last generation.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A design masterpiece that is always challenging us in a different way, combining simple platforming, puzzle and action, and with an oustanding visual design.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is a wonderful strategy game, one of the best we've ever seen. A logical evolution of the concept of the veteran series that has achieved great results.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Empire Total War is outstanding in all its features, one of those games which are enjoyable from beginning to end. You could hardly stop playing for weeks. It is a cliche to say it, but Creative Assembly have truly surpassed themselves; Empire: Total Wars is one of those masterpieces no videogame fan should let escape.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not as fresh as Origins, but it is indeed bigger and better. If you like, or liked at some point, platform games, you shouldn't miss this one.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    2K Sports raised the bar very high last year, and we though it would be very difficult for another entry to surpass it. Fortunately we were mistaken, and it improves almost everything from the previous game, with new and revamped game modes, basketball legends and more fun matches. A must-have.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This expansion completes what was already one of the most important games of PlayStation Network, and it should be in all racing fans hard drives. A must-buy for any player who have enjoyed Wipeout HD.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Bigger, longer, better, funnier, and the list goes on and on. It comes closer to perfection, and even though there's still room for improvement, Borderlands 2 will be one of those game we'll remember in a few years when we think about "the previous generation".
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This Xbox 360 has the best of the original game, solves the potential control problem, and adds as its main innovation the multiplayer mode.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It is an almost perfect game in what it offers. Although it might be further polished in the visual aspect, or have a better adjusted difficulty curve.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Don't think for one moment that The Beatles Rock Band is just a new title in the series. The Beatles drew the masses in their time like no one before, and when you start playing this title you feel yourself submerged in this sparkling sensation.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you didn't like Assassin's Creed 2, Brotherhood will hardly convince you, but if you are one of the series followers, this game is a great sequel to the previous one. It polishes its mechanics and includes many things to do in the city, and it adds a very enjoyable multiplayer mode which brings some freshness to PS Network and Xbox Live.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Left 4 Dead 2 takes the best from the first game and improves it. Despite the few technical advances, Valve has make the most of its time these months and has improved, when possible, every aspect of the original game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Left 4 Dead 2 takes the best from the first game and improves it. Despite the few technical advances, Valve has make the most of its time these months and has improved, when possible, every aspect of the original game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Speed and spectacle are the words that define Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, a succesful entry which hits the spot and brings some freshness to EA series.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It is not a game for everyone, but From Software can again be proud of producing an instant classic in the action-RPG genre, which will be talked about for years. It is not as surprising as the original Demon's Souls, as we had great expectations for this spiritual sequel, but it improves on it and becomes one of the greatest games of the year.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Ballad of Gay Tony is the perfect ending of the GTA IV "saga", and one of the best acquisitions available on Xbox Live Arcade.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Fez
    If you like the retro style, 2D platforming and above all good taste, Fez is your game. One of those outstanding games that raises the bar for what to expect from an indie studio. A must-have for Xbox Live Arcade.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Cave Story is one of the bastions of independent games, and its Wii port offers something else than just charging for it. Its new features are worth the money it costs: revised sound and graphics, a well-made difficulty system, good control and some extras both for veterans and newcomers.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A perfect ending for the first season. If the second season is just as good as this one, we're taking it for granted that no one will want to miss it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although it may seem that Guitar Hero 5 is just an update of the last year edition, the truth is that the new features, the improvements in the interface and the track list make it the best installment of the series in the last years.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The same experience we all remember jumps into iDevices, becoming the perfect opportunity for those who haven't played it yet.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    FIFA 11 doesn't try to reinvent the formula, but to perfect it, and it mostly achieves it in the best football game of the year.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    An impressive return of the series made by people who love and have respected the original game. A complex world to explore and a story that will engage the player for the many hours it lasts. Solid gameplay that rewards the skillful player.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It is not perfect, and each player will find his own vices and virtues, but we don't remember many projects with such ambition that comes so close to perfection.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is one of those milestones in mobile entertainment, unique and beautifully crafted. It feels quite short, but it still is worth experiencing.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A great reborn of the series. Addictive, dynamic, challenging, deep and fun. It's a surprise for the fans of strategy games, whose only -very slight- issues are the story and the multiplayer. Not that they're bad, it's just they could be improved, but we quickly forget about it when playing. Way better than we expected.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    This PC version is without question the Battlefield DICE wanted to do. It is the ultimate and recommended version of Battlefield 3, superior to the console versions. Although the campaign mode and the cooperative missions have much to improve, its competitive multiplayer is overwhelming and will provide hours of fun for months and even years.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Years have passed since the first game, and Dead Space 2 doesn't surprise us as much as the original did, but it has reinvented itself very well. The main character and its new situation help create interest and surprises, and offer us much more. And, again, it knows how to create that thrilling tension which makes it a great horror game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    An impressive return of the series made by people who love and have respected the original game. A complex world to explore and a story that will engage the player for the many hours it lasts. Solid gameplay that rewards the skillful player.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Don't think for one moment that The Beatles Rock Band is just a new title in the series. The Beatles drew the masses in their time like no one before, and when you start playing this titles you feel yourself submerged in this sparkling sensation.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you didn't like the original game, you should flee from this second entry, as it mantains the original on-rails formula. But if you liked the first, you'll love this sequel.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dirt 2 is a very remarkable work that fulfills expectations.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It is not perfect, and each player will find his own vices and virtues, but we don't remember many projects with such ambition that comes so close to perfection.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Not only it pays a debt with series followers in PSP, but is also one of the most brilliant, complete and must-have titles of the PSP.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    2K Sports keeps surpassing itself, and NBA 2K11 could be the best and most complete basketball simulator ever.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    2K Sports keeps surpassing itself, and NBA 2K11 could be the best and most complete basketball simulator ever.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It is not a game for everyone, but From Software can again be proud of producing an instant classic in the action-RPG genre, which will be talked about for years. It is not as surprising as the original Demon's Souls, as we had great expectations for this spiritual sequel, but it improves on it and becomes one of the greatest games of the year.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Don't think for one moment that The Beatles Rock Band is just a new title in the series. The Beatles drew the masses in their time like no one before, and when you start playing this title you feel yourself submerged in this sparkling sensation.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It brings back the formula seen on consoles, so this should be enough to picture what it has to offer: many hours of fun, a great gameplay, and loads of secrets, achievements, tricks and contents waiting to be unlock. We only miss multiplayer modes, but still is a very recommended option.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This game offers a very solid gameplay, addictive for the very beginning, and deep for those looking for a mobile challenge.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Everyone who enjoys sci-fi games should take this one into consideration, as long as they're aware that this is indeed a very deep and complex experience, but also outstanding and rewarding.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Good omen have been more than confirmed, this is a Metroid-like game which will please those looking for alternative action formulas, and it makes its job very well.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything fans may expect. A frantic and incredibly fun multiplayer with tons of options, game modes and unlockables, and also very well polished, and an intense campaign that concludes a story which started with Modern Warfare four years ago. The formula is aging - although it works as well as ever, its visuals are stagnating, but this is still a must-have for those looking for direct action.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It was a great game two years ago and it still is. Every addition is an improvement, and if you missed it the first time, it's the best opportunity to give it a try.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Brilliant. It's perfect for its proposal, and creates a universe that leaves us hoping that this is just the beginning of a great series. It won't give you something really new, but it's different from what we're used to playing in this generation, which is worth appreciating. A game to remember.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With great improvements both in graphics and gameplay, Brotherhood is the pinnacle of the Assassin's Creed experience.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The amount of options and modes is not as large as we were expecting, but when it comes to the game itself, Nintendo proves that they know how to make great games. A must-have for Wii U users.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    DJ Hero 2 has what people want from a well made sequel, enhancing the better parts of the original, broadening what has to offers, and at the same time having its own personality while mantaining the essence of the previous game.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Looks good, plays good and its free-to-play system is fair and well-balanced. It has everything to bring its success from PC to mobile devices.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A conservative return to Rapture, but full of quality.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The adventure of Juan is better than ever. If you've already played, the additions are not particularly relevant, but if you don't, it's the best opportunity to do so.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    DrawRace 2 is not only one of the best racing games in the App Store: it is also one of the most attractive and fun titles in the store. It still has an original gameplay, fresh and addictive, and a very interesting game system, improving upon the first installment.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The last installment in the Battlefield series offers more action and fun than ever.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition is one of the most recommended buys of this summer, provided one hasn't played the classic game before.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although we don't understand why this PSVITA version has lost its multiplayer component, it is still a great platforming game and one of the best in the platform launch portfolio. Also, the game feels very good in a portable format, and is a very recommended buy for those who don't own the game on another platform.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The last installment in the Battlefield series offers more action and fun than ever.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Loads and loads of content for a reasonable price. Not the most innovative game, but solid and well-developed. It's fun, long and offers great gameplay. Fully recommendable for those who consider themselves fans of this kind of game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A dark and sordid revisit to Liberty City full of content and quality.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Pokémon comes back with another adventure, as fun and addictive as always, with a great visual evolution that suits it really well. It's yet another must-have on 3DS.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Maybe gamers doubted if this Black Ops was going to be on par with the games made by Infinity War, but it even surpasses them in some aspects.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    CD Projekt has achieved a great game, translating the essence of the excellent game they made for PC to Xbox 360, without diluting it in the proccess. It is one of the best games for the Xbox 360; it's deep, complex and mature, and very good news for RPG fans.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Accessible, addictive and fun, Blizzard brings us a very interesting free-to-play, very well balanced game, that everyone interested in the Warcraft universe should try.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's like a hipster game. It manages to make you think about narrative in video games, and maybe something else. Sometimes fun, sometimes clever, but always unique. One of those games you either love or hate.
    • 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
    • 85 Critic Score
    An excellent, fun and original game. We may end up missing some more levels, but hopefully Ubisoft will be adding them in the future. Rayman Jungle Run is a game we fully recommend for both fans and newcomers to the Rayman franchise.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    After twelve years, Blizzard has achieved a great return in Diablo, with the same trademark gameplay, easy to play but hard to master, and some changes that are controversial for some players. Some wanted it to be more traditional, others wanted many more changes, but the game is as fun as ever and provides for tons of hours.
    • 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.
    • 88 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything fans may expect. A frantic and incredibly fun multiplayer with tons of options, game modes and unlockables, and also very well polished, and an intense campaign that concludes a story which started with Modern Warfare four years ago. The formula is aging - although it works as well as ever, its visuals are stagnating, but this is still a must-have for those looking for direct action.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    FIFA 11 doesn't try to reinvent the formula, but to perfect it, and it mostly achieves it in the best football game of the year.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of the best games on PlayStation Vita. It expands the possibilities of the previous episodes of the series and makes the most of the hardware. It's a great example of what PS Vita has to show, and proves that LittleBigPlanet won't stop growing. Unmissable if you're a LBP fan, and a game you should definitely try if you're not.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    FIFA 13 is the most realistic and complete football game available, full of content to keep us busy till the end of the season. It looks for imperfection in every match –when controlling the ball, shooting, passing, etc.– in order to bring an experience closer to real football, something that some players might not like, even though we consider it's a fresh addition to the gameplay. Once again, the football game we would recommend.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It brings back all the elements that made the previous episodes as great as they are, wrapped up by Star Wars. It's still as fun as always, and really recommended if you're a fan of any of the series.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Art of Balance is a little wonder. It is not an original proposal, but it does very good what it tries to do, and results in a tremendously addictive experience.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Although we expected more new features in this Xbox version, the crazy moto racer has conquered us again. A simple game with great gameplay that will make the player have fun for hours.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Speed and spectacle are the words that define Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, a succesful entry which hits the spot and brings some freshness to EA series.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This is undoubtedly a must-have. A long, complex, deep and adult game, which becomes one of the best PC RPGs these last years, although its high difficulty level might set back some players.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Once again, the best basketball simulator, beating its only rival –itself. Better animations and some new additions to the gameplay move the game one step forward, even though it isn't any revolution for the series. For the Spanish-speaking players: for the first time NBA 2K offers Spanish commentators, so good news for you!
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rocksmith transforms the boring process of learning how to play guitar in a fun, engaging and useful game. If you already know how to play guitar, you can always polish your technique and hear new songs.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Spy Mouse is, above all, a fast and direct game that is as good as we come to expect from Firemint. It is enjoyable, and its imaginative levels pushes us to keep playing to the end. Once all the levels have been surpassed, the game engages you to play them again to earn all the medals, and there is were Spy Mouse excels.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A natural evolution of the series that sets the groundwork for new episodes. There are no huge innovations, but it sticks to its core development and Halo fans will love it. A great campaign and and immense multiplayer – with the promise of free weekly content – will keep us busy for a long while. A must-have without any doubt.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sports Interactive has achieved more depth in their game while maintaining the agility and accessibility of its gameplay.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    BlazBlue is delightful for a fighting game fan.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It is something really different and interesting, that pushed us to keep on playing till we finished it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Very few times you can say this about a downloadable content, but with ten hours of one-player campaign, a completely new story, refined graphics and sound and more multiplayer modes, Undead Nightmare is worth every cent it costs.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great leap for the Pokémon series, but which comes when Nintendo DS is about to be "retired". A very complete and balanced Pokémon game, with more than 700 creatures to catch.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dragon Quest is synonymous with classic Japanese RPG, and this ninth entry in the series keeps itself loyal to that spirit. But its multiplayer focus brings new features, which result in obvious improvements but also in some flaws.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Pokémon comes back with another adventure, as fun and addictive as always, with a great visual evolution that suits it really well. It's yet another must-have on 3DS.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Burnout Paradise is a fantastic racing game that no devotee of the genre should let escape him. It has taken a year to arrive, but it delivers the most complete edition of the game, with a graphic engine excellently adapted to PC, and with a user community ready to squeeze the most of this Criterion work.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The last installment in the Battlefield series offers more action and fun than ever.
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a masterpiece of a genre whose essence has been lost because of the "casualization" of the video games. It's like going back to the 8/16 bits, when the experience was the most important thing. There's only two things we can complain about: not being localized (into Spanish) and not being ready for HDTV's. If this is not a problem for you, then it scores a perfect 10.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Regardless if you like it, it's a must try experience for every videogame fan.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Tactics Ogre almost initiated its genre, and it still retains that magic of the golden era of JRPGs, when every new game became an instant classic.
    • 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
    • 85 Critic Score
    A very good football game that has a great manager mode as its main new feature. As a football simulator, it is also great.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One of those excellent App Store games which is difficult to find between so many similar games. It offers more than 30 hours of length, classic roleplaying gameplay and a lot of interesting possibilities with a great graphics engine.