Vandal Online's Scores

  • Games
For 3,347 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:
3347 game reviews
    • 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
    Broforce feels like a new Contra. Tons of actions and tons of fun in one of the games we've most enjoyed playing cooperatively this year.
    • 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
    • 92 Critic Score
    This is one of the most original, interesting and smart visual novels ever made. With a story that catches you from the beginning to its end, Steins;Gate is already a classic.
    • 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
    Yakuza 5 is what it is expected to be. It hasn't changed its formula, and it still works for its fans. You'll love it or you'll hate it, but if you happen to love it, you'll find one of the best games PS3 has received this year.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not perfect, but it's fun, well-designed and reasonably priced, so it's a great choice while we wait for F-Zero to come back.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is closer to a remake than a remaster. The adventure still is great, the gameplay doesn't get old, and this version also adds tons of new contents. If you haven't played the game yet, you have to; if you have, there are new reasons to play it again.
    • 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.
    • 82 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Huge, incredibly complex, exciting, addictive, a wonder... we could be remarking the virtues of Anno 1404 for hours.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    FM 2016 is the biggest and deepest game of the franchise so far, but it's up to the FM 2015 player to decide whether the changes, tweaks and improvements we've seen this year are enough.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    The new features are interesting, although not impressive technically, but under them there is still a great game, fun and challenging, that provides hours of enjoyment.
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    • 85 Critic Score
    Get into Hetfield's skin with the best Guitar Hero spin-off to date.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great game for iOS. An enjoyable and easy to play title, yet difficult to dominate, full of good humour and with a lond duration. A winner cangaroo.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It doesn't have as many options as the original PC title, but it keeps the same essence. It is still Minecraft and the implementation of the control is great, one of the main concerns with this adaptation. It lacks some options the PC version already has included, like the RPG elements and the possibility to apply mods and skins, but it is much more friendly for novice users thanks to its tutorial and the revamped object system.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Dead Space Extraction has great quality and it improves as you play.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Resident Evil Revelations mixes action with adventure, partially returning to the origins of the series. It is a must-have for console owners, and one of the pinnacles of visual quality we've seen so far in the Nintendo 3DS. It also has a very good story which will please fans of the saga eager to know more about Umbrella, zombies, an the STARS team.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Runbow is a great surprise. Addictive and extremely fun, it'll become one of the best choices to play when friends come over.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    This is one of the best Marvel-based games ever made. It is true that might be quite similar to previous LEGO games, but still you’ll have loads of fun with it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With simplicity at its core, Anno has returned successfully to Nintendo DS keeping all the virtues that made the last game of the series one of the most interesting strategy games in the system.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It is not a revolution for sandbox games, but it makes the most of their possibilities to make crazy and fun things, in an open world full of cool and bizarre features. Those who are looking for a compelling story should consider other games, but Saints Row: The Third is the best in providing crazy fun.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    We obviously miss the first Borderlands, but you'll find tons of content here. Also, the split-screen mode for 4 players adds even more fun to the package.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The logical evolution we can expect from the same title on the PS3, adapting well to the new hardware of PSVITA. A fun game, pleasing to play, that will satisfy fans of the series. Those who enjoy this type of games should give it a chance.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Cool races, lots of powers to unlock and a demanding but fun gameplay. RedLynx offers yet another great racing game, that is fun and engaging, and a very interesting option both for solo and online players.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    A great offer for those looking for a puzzle game. On the top of that, it fits really well on PSVita.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A very comprehensive game experience with a precious visual design that pay homage to retro aestethics. A game everyone should try, as it's free on the App Store.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A great buy for a football fan, provided he doesn't already own FIFA 10.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It has taken some time to change the number, but it deserves the three, thanks to its eight game modes, which take the best of the last entries, polishing the experience and offering more.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Shift 2: Unleashed builds upon the firm base of the previous game and offers more features and better features. More tracks, vehicles and multiplayer options thanks to the inclusion of the social system Autolog, and also better physics and simulation, which have improved the right way. It is not a perfect simulation experience, but will please most gamers.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very interesting title that blends succesfully third-person action with tower defense. Its humour, excellent level design and replayability make it a good choice for those looking for a different game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
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    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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Gemini Rue is a brilliant lesson. It shows that the genre has room to keep growing and innovating, and at the same time it is an homage to classic games made by someone who feels a deep passion for this world.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a gift for Sonic fans. It is not only one of the best Sonic games ever made, but also a great port and adaptation, something not that frequent. Its price is also helpful to recommend it. Although the game doesn't have any improvement in graphics, they have aged well.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    PES is getting better and better, getting closer to what it used to be. It's a good football game, but still there's room for improvement.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you don't know them, or just want to replay them, this is a great HD adaptation of the original games. These games, anyway, have aged pretty well, and the extras included are a great excuse to enjoy them one more time.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A game faithfull to its title, a pure pinball game at a very interesting price. Those fans of the genre will love the loyal recreation of the original machines, with great ball physics and response.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Surely there will be better tennis simulators in coming years, but after many hours with Top Spin 4, we can't imagine how to improve the recreation of the sport with such fun.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Disgaea finally arrives to Nintendo DS, in a game promising hours and hours of fun for tactic RPG fans, with an adventure that without doubt is within the best of its genre.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Nothing really different in comparison with the previous chapter, except for some better puzzles.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Blur is an attractive, intense, fast and thrilling game. It's built over a solid structure, and has a more than satisfying depth.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're up for a challenge, Galak-Z delivers a great experience. Even though it's not perfect, if you're interested in its shoot 'em up, roguelike concept, it's a good choice.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Telltale proves they can adapt their narrative skills to almost any franchise, and brings us one of the best first episodes we've seen in any of their series.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nuclear Throne is one of the best games we've played in the last few months, thanks to a formula that gets pretty close to perfection. It's one of those games you could always play "just one more time".
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It has the same base as the first game, but adds lots of new dangers and interactive mazes that make it more than an expansion. And also something that extends the duration of the game: competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    More fighters and stages than ever, graphic and control improvements, tons of videos and customization elements to unlock, good online modes and four-player battles. Is there anything else you could ask for? It's not the most revolutionary Tekken, but it is the most complete one.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great example of what a DLC should be: it's deep and expands the features of the huge original experience. Actually, it's so good that we can't wait to see the next one.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An excellent role-playing game, and a logical and direct evolution of the previous game, more action-focused and more polished, although its action focus won't please everyone.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An excellent role-playing game, and a logical and direct evolution of the previous game, more action-focused and more polished, although its action focus won't please everyone.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As we have already said, Henry Hatsworth is one of the best and biggest surprise the Nintendo DS has given us in this year. Its excellent and varied gameplay is its best argument to understand its success between the critic and the public, apart from its fun story and its unlimited addictivity, thanks to combining two concepts: puzzles and platforms.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The genre is as healthy as ever, and this Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown is great news for fans of 3D fighting. Although it is a digital only title, it resist the comparison with its rivals, although the game itself is not that new and it lacks single player modes.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It takes a classic strategy formula, but makes it feel fresh, offering a fun, addictive and almost unique experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Okamiden is a noteworthy title which follows the story and the structure of the original game. Despite some flaws, especially in the pointer detection, it is a very recommended experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The first Space Invaders Extreme was a new start for the popular series, and this new installment is an evolution and a notable improvement in comparison.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Lots of humour, heavy metal and a gameplay you'll fall in love with.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's short. Very short. But it's also a great game that those looking for a retro-looking action game should definitely consider.
    • 82 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Maybe we could have waited for some new features from Obsidian, apart for the scenario change and some new improvements in gameplay. But you could also ask why change something that works so well. The recommendation is clear: If you liked Fallout 3, don't hesitate in getting New Vegas.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Telltale proves that they know how to write a story, and we just cannot wait to see how it unfolds in the next episode.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new contents are not as good as the original games, and the enemy AI could have been improved, but without doubt this is one of the most interesting launches of recent months.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    PES is back with the best episode of the HD era. It's still one step behind FIFA when we talk about technical aspects, but it brings back that little 'something' we loved on PS2 that made it special. The new additions to the control system and the detail put into every match to make them different are some of the key elements we feel are worth mentioning. PES 2013 is finally able to fight the supremacy FIFA has this generation.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Although there are things to be improved in the online game of Marvel vs Capcom 2, this title is as fun as it was in 2000, and that's quite a thing to say about a videogame.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Over the Top Games has shown that it's possible to develop excellent games with the relatively limited resources of WiiWare. It's not just having an original and good idea, but also knowing how to make the best of the available resources.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A simple and straightforward experience that holds lots of fun for those who want to have a break from more complex titles.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    What GRID 2 does best is not trying to copy any of its rivals. Everything works great and, above all, it manages to always be entertaining.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a fighting game on the PSP this should be your first option.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    In spite of lacking some more content, arcade fans will find a very interesting game they should at least try out, and the rest of gamers might be pleasantly surprised by its ideas.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is simply the best work Vanillaware so far. We absolutely recommend it for those looking for 2D action games, RPG adventures or multiplayer-focused experiences. This time there's more than beautiful graphics. It is a solid and fun experience you should try.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Crusader Kings II is probably the best game Paradox has ever made. The nordic studio is getting more and more experienced in the strategy genre after years making excellent titles, and the depth of Crusader Kings II is simply overwhelming. Thanks to its good AI, the game gets challenging and realistic. Its only flaws are the limitations in the military part.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An HD update that does justice to the less-known chapter in the Oddworld series. Those who missed the original for whatever reasons shouldn't let escape this update that enhances graphics and tells the story of a charming character.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It was a great game ten years ago, and it still is today, thanks to a great work of updating its gameplay and upgrading its visuals to offer a refreshed look. It also integrates online multiplayer which we expect to be expanded through DLC.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It's a great hack & slash that works pretty well as a Metal Gear spin-off. The last part of the title seems rushed, and there are certain glitches that may darken the experience, but it'll bring many unforgettable moments that can be only created by Kojima and Platinum Games.