Vandal Online's Scores

  • Games
For 3,135 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 76% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 19% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Journey
Lowest review score: 10 Make it indie!
Score distribution:
3,135 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It is not the game of the year, but it is a very welcomed blast of fresh air for the first-person shooter genre, and also a very charming game with its own personality.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Battlefield 1943 focuses on multiplayer, and achieves a great level of quality. Classic, well-made and fun as soon as some friends join in, it is a sure bet provided we are going to have war partners.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Marvell Pinball is a recommended acquisition, almost a must for genre fans, and also a great chance for newcomers to try how has this genre evolved in the high definition era.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    An humorous and charming game which is spectacular sometimes and has an excellent visual design and great music. It is full of contents and becomes inmediatly one of the best games of the console and a must have for Nintendo fans.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you like puzzles, this is a game you cannot miss. It works on every level, but it works even better as a whole.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Anno 2070 achieves a great futuristic atmosphere, and this is a great reason to introduce many new features that make the game fresh, like the introduction of factions or the renewed multiplayer mode. A great new entry in the Anno series.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just by changing the perspective, Hi-Rez Studios managed to offer a new feeling in the MOBA scene, with an engaging and deep experience that is able to face any of the big names in the competition.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It is far from being a new experience, but it adds enough content to become the ultimate edition of one of the best fighting games of the current generation.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    An outstanding simulator, incredibly deep but also incredibly accessible. If you like racing, it’s an extremely satisfying experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Darksiders II is better than we expected, we just loved it. It offers tons of content to keep us playing for many many hours, and proves that you don't need to reinvent the wheel to create something new and full of personality. As a game it is excellent and generous with the player, so if you liked the first game, then you should now the wait was worth it. If you miss the original Darksiders, please give this a try. To sum up, it's just one of the adventures of the year. A must-have.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    We're getting the game only in English and via eShop, but it's a game fans of the genre cannot miss. One of those games you won't stop playing till you beat it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Halo expands focusing on the smallest things, with new gameplay and the same excellence we are used to.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A must-have for fans of the Phoenix Wright series, as it is even better than those, and not very recommended for those who don't have much patience or don't like very much to read, as sometimes there is a lot of story to be told. Everyone who likes graphic adventure games should try it for its originality and surprising plot.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best RPGs available on 3DS. If you like Persona and Etrian Odyssey, go ahead and play it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A special game, but different to its elder siblings. Those who are looking for an adaptation of the mechanics of Total War on PC will be disappointed, but this iOS concept is fun, quick and simple to understand. Maybe not what fans of the series were expecting, but still a good strategy game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The setting change works well, and the story will please series followers, with surprises and comebacks which will thrill Resident Evil fans. Resident Evil 5 offers a quality experience, despite some incongruities - all of them can be overlood -, which will engage us in front of the TV for hours, thanks to its gameplay and its high doses of action, tension and fun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The best first-person shooter on the App Store. It improves upon the second entry of the series, polishing its flaws, adds more duration and offers a good multiplayer mode, although a bit too classic. And its graphics are outstanding.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is the same formula of previous Angry Birds game, but improved and adding the gravitational forces of the planets, which makes things different enough to renovate the gameplay. As fun as ever, although a bit short in content.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Exactly what we expected. The campaign struggles to surprise, but the multiplayer and zombie modes have been greatly improved, and they are the ones to credit for making it an outstanding title. Some people will complain about the lack of evolution, while some others will enjoy the hundreds of hours of fun it offers.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As a genre-defining game, this is a great experience everyone should try. Still, the remastering falls short for today's standards.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you like challenging games and retro gameplay this is a game to watch, and you probably have been expecting something like this for a lot of time. However, if you answer no to any of these questions you'd better let it go. This is a really challenging game, even in its lowest difficulty, and can become frustrating if you are not an expert gamer.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Need for Speed reinvents itself with a game very different to the series tradition but that results in an excellent racing game, with the right dose of simulation.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    We can't assure it is a turning point in the series, but it manages to make fights fun and it's no doubt an outstanding game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although Intersect proposal is extremely simple within the puzzle genre, only after playing several games we'll realize its actual addictive capabilities, which will keep us playing for hours.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bad Piggies twists the Angry Birds concept to make it unique, different and fun: creating devices. It will keep us playing for a ling time, trying to get all the stars and secrets. Rovio has promised free updates to improve it little by little, so Bad Piggies is indeed an app we have to recommend.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A perfect example of how to make a remake. Treasure has achieved an update that faithfully respects the original game, but also adds enough improvements to become a really must-have game for the nostalgic gamers. Although its particular gameplay might turn off newcomer, they should give it a chance at least.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even though it isn't as groundbreaking as it may have seemed when announced, Transistor is an excellent game, and appealing for many different audiences.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is easily the best game in the series and one of the most recommended buys of the launch portfolio of the PSVITA. It doesn't make the most of the console technical prowess nor uses imaginatively any of its touch control possibilities, but it is a puzzle game that fans of the genre will love for months.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This time it makes it right, and shows love to the franchise, even though some players might not like the online experience. So far, they've done a great job bringing back Eorzea, and we really hope they continue to fight to keep it alive.
    • 83 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    This retrospective is pleasing, and it doesn't reserve resources to offer new challenges, reinventing itself constantly.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It is an unique experience, accessible and touching. If you're looking for something different, don't miss it.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A great version of the original Xbox title, with some visual improvements that make it look great on the PlayStation Vita screen. Recommended for those who missed the original game or just for those who want to play a better version on a handheld.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The base is great, but an unfair free-to-play system means a negative impact we hope will be reconsidered in the future.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    We have liked Resistance 3 a lot and consider it the best entry in the series. Although the campaign doesn't mantain the same level of engagement through the whole story, it is very enjoyable, varied and full of intense moments. The game makes a great use of sci-fy weapons to create interesting situations, and its online multiplayer has a lot of options. One of the best shooters of the year.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed the first game you will find in this sequel the classic formula: more and better, but with few additions or new features. Apart from this, this is a great game, and you can try the demo before deciding a purchase.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A compilation with no positive or negative surprises, that will allow newcomers to discover the origin of the series, and seasoned players to enjoy the first games again in an updated fashion.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A simple but extremely addictive concept is what makes of Picross 3D a great puzzle game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Once again, digital distribution allows an original idea to be realized, a combination of puzzle and platforms which works very well in this distribution system, with a price that wouldn't have been possible through traditional channels.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Console users have no reason to get this PC version, since its improvements are just a few visual settings. Still, it's a great hack & slash for those who missed it on PS3 or Xbox 360.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It may dissapoint those who expected a 3D Metroidvania, but it's one of the best action games of this year.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This is one of the best of its genre and a good alternative for those who are looking for another experience.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It offers almost a perfect balance between gameplay, difficulty and graphics. There are certain aspects that could have been improved, but still it's a very recommended game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brilliant. It's original, addictive and has loads of contents. It brings the original formula to the iDevices and improves it, offering one of the best role and strategy games we've seen for iOS.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Obviously, it doesn't match the technical standards of the "bigger" versions, but it does deliver the Titanfall experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It has all the virtues we can expect from an indie game. If you're going to play with friends you'll make the most of it, since playing on your own makes the game losing some of its appeal.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This sequel improves upon the original and will please both classic action and sandbox fans. The campaign is lengthy and the game includes a level editor which will be loved by the community.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    N++
    A classic experience made bigger and better. You might be disappointed about the graphics if you haven't tried it before, but trust us, once you've started playing, you'll forget about them.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Outland has enough virtues to be remembered as one of the best platforms games of the year. If you like the genre this is a must-have.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Invisible, Inc. is a great game, and a better choice if you enjoy slow-paced experiences. It's addictive and literally endless, so if you like the concept, it's a must-have.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a great adventure that excels in pretty much every aspect. You should not miss it if you're a fan of the genre, and if you like sci-fi stories, it deserves a try.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perhaps the guys at Treyarch haven't surpassed its predecessor's bar, but it really was too high. Nevertheless, this does not mean Call of Duty: World at War is not a very good game, it is indeed one of the best of its genre, and no shooter fan should miss it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Runic Games has created a game charming enough to engage us for hours.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It has some aspects we'd like to see improved (the netcode, extra modes...), but apart from this, it's the best episode of the franchise. Fun and brutal, as it should be.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It is a very fun adventure, a must-have for those who have a Nintendo DS and have never tried a Professor Layton adventure. For those who did, the formula keeps working and engaging, but they'll have the feeling of having playing this before, although the story of the game will keep them going forward.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This is the great, solid experience we played last year, but improved in many ways. One of the best basketball games we've ever played.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Clever and very hard, this game reminds us of some good old classics, bringing its own personality and proposal to the genre.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A great buy for a football fan, provided he doesn't already own FIFA 10.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A milestone for PSVITA, and one of the best portable games in the last years. It offers fresh and new ideas, and is a must-have for PSVITA owners.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is what every remake should be: the same experience but with so many new features and so up-to-date that it's worth reliving even if you played the original game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Charming, fun and full of colour, one of those titles you can play smiling and approachable by everyone. But to make the most of the game and achieve a perfect score in every trial, you will have to spend a lot of hours. For those newcomers that haven't tried a Rhythm game, it will be a pleasant surprise.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is not as surprising as the first game, but it is again a fun, complete and well made arcade game that becomes one of the best Arcade titles of the year.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A Tower Defense is not the most original game, but this one adds its own personality and makes it worth it for the fans of the genre.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sleeping Dogs is a very good sandbox game, even though there are two things some players may complain about: its lack of personality and the lack of innovation. If you're OK with this, then this game has a lot to offer, from many hours of fun to a engaging story. Sleeping Dogs is, above all, a great surprise full of entertainment and quality. Definitely worth trying.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Music games fans can fall in love with Ryhthm Heaven, or just the contrary, because its proposal is very different in comparison with most of the musical games in the market today.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yes, it is quite "similar" to some other games out there. However it's almost infinite, full of possibilities and very fun. Might be hard to play on small devices, but being free we think it deserves a try.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stacking is a fresh and original game, full of fun situations which challenge us to solve puzzles that require some intellectual effort.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This version improves the control of the original, expands its levels and offers interesting alternative modes, enhancing an already superb game. It has lost online functions, which is a minor flaw but distances this game from perfection.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A game for everyone, for those who like quick game sessions and also for those who are looking for challenges. Easy to play but very deep and challenging, this experiment of turning Kirby into a Pikmin army is great.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Alan Wake is an entertaining game experience, with and engaging narrative and full of nights of terror.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Lots of humour, heavy metal and a gameplay you'll fall in love with.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With a simple concept, Dragon Quest Wars is a surprisingly deep turn-based strategy game, specially taking into account the prejudices about digital content.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A game which is not for everyone, but will inspire many with its great atmosphere and thrilling story. This PC version has improved visuals but lacks a better optimization. The controls have also been adapted decently, but with room for improvement.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An independent game that retains it soul in the 3DS. It is a hard game with a remarkable retro flavour, and an unique and very deep gameplay mechanic thanks to its great level design. Maybe some players won't understand the graphics or won't enjoy dying so many times, but those pure videogame lovers will enjoy VVVVVV a lot.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's true that the Disgaea series hasn't made a name of itself between the mass public, and many players may be reticent to this sub genre, considering it the younger brother of the RPGs; something Disgaea 2 renders untrue.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is a game you cannot miss. The whole game offers more than many retail titles, for only 1,200 Microsoft Points. The visuals are stunning, the battle system is entertaining and there's many maps for us to explore. We can conclude by saying that it's one of the best games on Xbox Live Arcade.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is one of those title hardcore gamers have been asking for. It's like those old school games you played for ages until you got better, so, if this is the challenge you're looking for, go for it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The series evolves in the right direction, enhancing the possibilities and creating a coherent gameplay, where the protagonists –both the physical and the virtual ones– are more important than ever.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Skullgirls still is a very interesting fighting game fans of the 2D part of the genre should try. And if you haven't tried it yet, this version is a great opportunity.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive brings back all the fun and entertainment we've always gotten from this series. More action, with updated visuals and a great price. We would have liked some good new additions, since the new modes are no rival for the classic competitive one. CS: Global Offensive doesn't take the franchise a step further, but it still is Counter-Strike.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you have a 3DS, if you like music games and if you are a Final Fantasy fan, it's one of those games you cannot miss.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although Pokemon Platinum doesn't offer any relevant new feature in the series, it is still a fun and solid game, with plenty of options and a replayability factor which will keep us many hours engaged.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Donkey Kong returns in an outstanding game that, even though is not as surprising or as fresh as the Wii version, becomes one of the best 2D platformers.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Valkyria Chorinicles 2 is one of those PSP games every player should try, regardless his reluctance to the genre.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    BlazBlue for PSVITA is as good as in the rest of consoles. It has a great fighter roster, plenty of game modes, a good story and a captivating visual design. But especially, its gameplay is deep and engaging. If you can buy the PS3 or 360 version we still recommend them as you can use an arcade stick with them, but if you want to fight wherever you are this should be your choice.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Wario Ware: Do it Yourself is, for sure, a dream come true for many, as it allow us to develop our own minigames. But still, it has some limitations.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A true jewel. A fun, entertaining and very complete game, almost unlimited in duration and with great visual. Can be considered a must-have for iOS.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Red Faction delivers what an action gamer wants.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This episode of the Ys series is a great example of what a RPG game is supposed to be. It offers the depth some users look for, and also the accessibility some others do. A great addition to the PS Vita's catalogue.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Dance Central is probably the best dancing game ever made, as it captures all of our movements, allowing us to dance with our legs and feet. But it not only has a technology that works, but also a great presentation and lots of content.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This new edition takes important steps forward. The tires are more important and the different types are more noticiable when driving, and the addition of DRS and more strategy options changes the way to race. It has also added much needed features like the safety car or the possibility to manage the whole Grand Prix event, from the free training durint Friday to the race on Sunday. It still has plenty of room for improvement and it is not the perfect simulator yet, but Formula 1 fans will be pleased again by this product.