Vandal's Scores

  • Games
For 3,956 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 74% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 21% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.7 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:
3956 game reviews
    • 84 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only reason why you shouldn't buy this game is that you already have the original. There aren't relevant additions to the adventure, but it still is a great adventure.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    This is the definitive collection, and you can have pretty much all the games in one disc. If you haven't played them yet, it's the best way to get ready for Kingdom Hearts III.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It looses freedom of movement, but gains spectacle. Whether you are a fan of the original game or not, if you like first-person shooters you'll love this great game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Rare Replay is a collection that will definitely remind you why this studio is so beloved these days. Great games (even though we still miss a few), great price and tons of extras that a Rare fan shouldn't miss.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This is a great, fresh open world action adventure game, with a very well-implemented Nemesis system. It's an outstanding surprise, and we think it deserves a try.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Surprisingly good, it offers a great free-to-play experience with dozens of hours of fun ahead. There are some technical issues waiting to be solved, but if the studio, the publisher and the players support PlanetSide 2, the future of PlanetSide 2 could be really bright.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A gift for fans of both series and fighting games players. A deep, technical and solid game that integrates perfectly the mechanics of both series. A huge piece of work that is a dream come true for those fans who have been expecting a crossover like this for years.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the best title ever done by Ark System Works, a 2D fighting game you cannot miss if you're a fan of the genre.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Splosion Man is one of the best Xbox Live Arcade games, a fantastic platform game nobody should let escape.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It was already a great game on Nintendo DS, and this version adds a multiplayer mode and beautiful graphics.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    TxK
    This is great and addictive arcade we thing everyone will enjoy, but if you played Tempest at some point, nostalgia will add an extra layer of fun.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It has attractive game modes and a better control, but we can only recommend this game if you don't have a Xbox 360 or a PlayStation 3.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game maintains its virtues intact: good plot, great gameplay and an attractive artistic design. The technical improvements also help it narrow the time gap between today and the original's release.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA 17 has pleased us, not only for the graphical overhaul thanks to the new engine, but also for the addition of a story mode and the gameplay improvements made. An excellent soccer game.
    • 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
    • 82 Critic Score
    BluzBlue closes its storyline with one of the best episodes of the franchise. Another great game for 2D fighting fans.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sound Shapes is one of those downloadable jewels for platforming and music fans. Its only flaw is that it is a bit short in the campaign mode, but it compensates for it with several challenge options and a comprehensive editor. One of the most original PSN games in months.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    EA has taken its time to make another Fight Night game, but it has given a new twist to the game, making it one of the best boxing games ever.
    • 84 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Not just a game for God of War lovers, or for those who didn't play the PSP original, but also one of the best action games in the PlayStation 3, in spite of its graphics, that have been well updated, but look dated in comparison with other games.
    • 84 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Battlefield 3 is a great multiplayer game, despite the problems with the console version. However, if you are interested in the game for its single-player mode, we can't hardly recommend it. But if you are looking for a multiplayer game different from the others on consoles, this is a sure bet with many hours of fun.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    THQ has improved the previous game in every way, achieving a game not just for UFC fans, but one that will surprise everyone for its quality as a fighting game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Capcom has done an excellent and refined job, trying to find the balance between accessibility for newcomers and those hunters who love complexity and difficulty.
    • 84 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2 was and still is a great RPG. Record Breaker is just an very good excuse to replay it, discover it or get back to it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    GOW4 fits perfectly as a fourth episode. It keeps the same core of the franchise and expands it with good new ideas in every aspect of the game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Halo 5 is a game Xbox One users cannot miss. There are some aspects of it we haven't enjoyed so much, but in general terms it's an experience that lives up to the bar set by its predecessors.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It doesn't hide all the ideas borrowed from the Souls series, and that's fine. S&S is a great game; a great experience we wish lasted longer.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is an outstanding game, a way to prove how narrative, gameplay and art design can work together to make an almost flawless experience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The very same game we played almost ten years ago, now it's been adapted to fit almost every pocket. This version comes with visual upgrades and adapted touch controls, and becomes an unmissable opportunity for those wanting to go back to San Andreas.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Darkest Dungeon is one of those games that will test your determination, but if you invest your time and patience, you'll be greatly rewarded. Once you're in, it's really hard to leave.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Capcom enhances again its blockbuster, although perhaps the new features are not worth the price. If you have not played the previous SF4 versions, this is the best chance to try the return of the classic fighter.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    It's not an app that will reinvent the genre, but it offers good graphics, nice physics and well-designed levels. There's no revolution here, but it's interesting for both kids and adults.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Day of the Tentacle is a master piece of the graphic adventures, and this remaster delivers everything we can expect from it. If you haven't played it, now it's the best time to do it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    You will love Football Manager 2012 if you liked the 2011 version, but you can also think that the new features are not that worthy. If it is your first game in the series, or you have been away for a while, it is a very recommended football management simulator.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most complete version so far is one of those games you don't want to miss if you've just bought your new Wii U. Beautiful and deep, Trine 2 is as good as we've seen it on other platforms.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a great story, give OneShot a try. It won't give you many choices, but those you have will really matter. It's aimed at a certain audience, but this audience will love it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Get into Hetfield's skin with the best Guitar Hero spin-off to date.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is just a great example of how to evolve classic ideas to make them feel fresh. Guacamelee! is one of those games you will play till you finish it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    DiRT 4 works no matter whether you’re looking a hard, realistic experience, or if you just want to enjoy a good racing game. Codemasters has options for both types of players, and this game becomes a must-have for racing fans.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It's as strong as always, but you can feel this generation is coming to an end, and its really hard to make a significant evolution. In any case, it perfect for any basketball fan.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Highly recommended for 2D fighting fans, a must-have for those who enjoyed the previous game, an excellent chance to return to a genre for those who left it years ago, and also a good option for many to discover a new style of game, through a charming roster of characters.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great example of a remasterization. Two great games better than ever, and a great opportunity to discover or rediscover them.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Walking Dead: Episode 2 - Starved for Help is a very satisfying game and its only flaws are technical. It keeps the same gameplay than the first game, but Telltalte has managed to give the script a twist for it to feel different and surprise us again. Three hours of pure fun, a must have for comic fans.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Mankind Divided doesn't risk too much and follows closely the Deus Ex formula, but this isn't something negative. This new episode is a great mix of RPG, stealth and action you don't want to miss if you enjoyed Human Revolution.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is the same great game we enjoyed six years ago, but visually upgraded. Its gameplay hasn't aged, and its levels are still varied and thrilling. We only miss a retail edition including this game and Code Veronica HD, just like in Japan, as the digital download can be considered pricey by many players.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Although it has lost part of the impact of the previous game, Guerrilla Games has again achieved a great first-person shooter, greatly improving the campaign mode and emphasizing its personality.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Definitely a step forward, but still it doesn't surprise. This is the common problem of the annual series, but we need to make it clear that this episode means an improvement compared to F1 2011. Now, if you have the last episode it's up to you to decide whether the new one is worth it. If you don't, it's a wonderful racing game and the best F1 title we've seen in years.
    • 84 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.
    • 84 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.
    • 84 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Again, the Professor Layton series triumphs in the adventure and puzzle genre. Certainly the game will satisfy both casual players and genre fanatics.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Birds and Bombs has a very simple concept, which is its strongest value.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thumper takes a little from music games, racing games and infinite runners to become one of those VR titles you need to try.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The combination of genres is very interesting, and delivers an intense and engaging experience. A great choice for those in search of a space adventure.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The latest Mortal Kombat is, in our opinion, the best in the series so far. This is more ambitious than the previous ones, has a perfect roster of fighters and offers more content than any other fighting game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Criterion just did it again. This is one of the best driving games we've seen in the last few years. Full of content and with many hours of fun waiting for us, no matter if we're playing alone or online. It shows that probably the only way to improve an open-world title is waiting for a more powerful hardware, since Criterion can only beat itself. Definitely a must-have.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    HLD merges a solid audiovisual presentation and a very interesting gameplay. It might get too difficult for some players, but if you're used to playing RPGs and action games then there's nothing to fear.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    We think Skate 2 still has some room for improvement in control, however advances in this part, but it looks like it will have a great future as it evolves building on its base.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Planet Coaster is a must have for fans of the genre. RollerCoaster Tycoon isn't dead, it just has a new name.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A 3D third-person shooter, surprisingly fresh and addictive with many customizable options for our character. Not very original or visually stunning, but still very enjoyable. The lack of campaign mode and its price are the two things customers might consider negative, but it is definitely one of the best games of this genre on iOS.
    • 84 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Unless you're a very, very experienced player, Magic Duels delivers a great Magic experience, ideal for both the regular user and new potential fans.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It's very, very weird, but very, very addictive. If you're looking for a bizarre experience to spend hours in front of your iDevice, this might be your best choice.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We like the way the comic book has been adapted to a videogame. It is faithful to the essence of Robert Kirkman work and, although it offers a different story, it will captivate us. If you don't know the comic books you will also like this game, as its gameplay is quite unique an succesfully blends adventure, action and story telling, with a very interesting choice system.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Future Tone is a great game for newcomers and veterans that you can enjoy right from the beginning.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Future Tone is a great game for newcomers and veterans that you can enjoy right from the beginning.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A remarkable action-adventure game at a very reasonable price, which nostalgic players will love.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is a game for those who enjoy what a game used to be: a challenge. If that's not what you're looking for, even the "casual mode" could be too much for you.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rock followers will keep favouring Guitar Hero, but now everyone can turn his home into a disco, and a friend meeting in a fun music session.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A must-have for those who are looking for something new.
    • 84 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    FRU
    FRU is, together with Fantasia: Music Evolved, the best game for Kinect on Xbox One. It's fresh, original and fun, so if you're slightly interested in Kinect, you shouldn't miss it.
    • 84 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This new edition of Dragon Quest is with no doubt one of the best RPG titles up to date in the console portfolio. Despite that it is basically an old title, with a very classic game system that doesn't take advantage of the Nintendo DS possibilities, and an improved yet retro technical aspect, nonetheless it was and remains being a milestone in the RPG genre history.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Xenoblade Chronicles X made us feel like we're exploring an uncharted world through an adventure like no other, unique, deep and beautiful. If you like RPGs, this is a game you cannot miss.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sakaguchi still knows how to put up a great game, even if it's a mobile free-to-play. It's fresh and addictive, and it deserves an opportunity on your Android or iDevice.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    One the best games for PS4 so far. It's available for free with PS Plus, so if you've got a subscription, make sure you spend some quality time with this title.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Fractional Games didn't reinvent the wheel this time, but they created a compelling universe, a great story and a engaging horror adventure. If you enjoy first-person, stealth-based horror games, you shouldn't miss this one.
    • 84 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
    • 84 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Despite some flaws we would like to see fixed, Gran Turismo 5 offers simulation and many hours of entertainment. Anyone who has enjoyed the series should buy the game; it is not only the number one driving game, but also more complete than previous entries. A machine ready to race.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Statik is a great puzzle game, very clever in its execution, and it overcomes all the shortcomings of the PSVR technology. It can feel pricey considering its length and replayability, but whenever you think the price is right, make sure you play it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    We think Skate 2 has still some room for improvement in control, however advances in this part, but it looks like it will have a great future as it evolves building on its base.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Although sometimes it feels like Splatoon 1.5, this sequel has some interesting additions, as well as the incredibly fun and deep gameplay from the original. Also, we've loved the new Salmon Run mode, and we can't wait to see what Nintendo has planned for this title.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It's one of the best graphic adventures we've played lately, which brings back the essence of LucasArts. If you ever liked this genre, don't miss Thimbleweed Park.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lara Croft GO is as good on consoles and PC as it was on mobile devices. It's recommended for Tomb Raider fans or just those who enjoy puzzles.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Somewhere between being remade and being remastered, Abe's back with an adventure that's a little bit easier, but still full of charm.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Addictive and very surprising, even when you have been playing several hours, The Binding of Isaac is yet another quality game from independent developers.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A better game than its predecessor, fun, addictive and powered by great gameplay.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    It needs to evolve, but still it's a great game. It's easily become one of the best games on Wii U, however, we can and we will ask for a step forward in the series.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Trine 2 is a lesson of how a great game should be. Action, platforming, puzzles, an impressive visual design, a great soundtrack, amazing level design and one of the best cooperative modes, both local and online, we have seen in a very long time.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    RIFT is a solid proposal and we have seen very few of them in the latest years. Its gameplay is typical but also has a lot of interesting and fun innovations.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is an unique title, above all in the West. It's worth a try, and will manage to keep us playing for a long while. On the top of that, getting all the endings may take around 30 hours, so if you like this kind of games, this one is definitely a must have.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There is very few to say against this fantastic strategy game which would undoubtedly please genre fans.

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