Vandal's Scores

  • Games
For 4,031 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 Bayonetta 2
Lowest review score: 10 Make it indie!
Score distribution:
4031 game reviews
    • 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
    • 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
    • 88 Critic Score
    Ys VIII is a great adventure, with a solid combat, OST and exploration system. It's not perfect, but if you like action RPGs you shouldn't miss it.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    BiShock: The Collections is a must have for those who haven't played the series yet. It offers what you can expect of a remaster, but it certainly lacks extra content.
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great closure for this experience. We would recommend playing the five episodes all together, but if you've already started playing it, you cannot miss this one.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For those who are looking for new experiences in videogames, Child of Eden is a must-buy, or at least a must-consider. A unique title in which we have to shoot rhythmically blending music and visual spectacle.
    • 84 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a great graphic adventure from every perspective: storytelling, plot, gameplay… If you love the genre and/or science fiction, The Silent Age is a very recommended option.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The first season offers a classic but at the same time new take on the Hitman experience. It asks for every mission to be replayed and rediscovered, and we've enjoyed it thanks to its diversity and possibilities.
    • 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
    • 88 Critic Score
    Little by little, EA Sports is building an outstanding football game, fun for casual players and incredibly deep for those who want to master it. Yes, changes are subtle this year, but all of them are for the best.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Vanquish has achieved something we though would be difficult to see. Gives a new spin to the third-person action genre, leaving behind most of its competitors.
    • 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
    • 92 Critic Score
    Vanquish has achieved something we though would be difficult to see. Gives a new spin to the third-person action genre, leaving behind most of its competitors.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This episode is one of the best RPGs of the year, a great adventure with a great story every JRPG fan should play.
    • 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
    • 85 Critic Score
    There’s little reason to purchase it again if you’ve already played it on PS3 or PS Vita, but if you haven’t, it is obviously the best way to enjoy this magic adventure.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    PES 2018 improves its excellent gameplay and adds interesting features, but the lack of modes and licenses still is a noticeable problem.
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great platformer, challenging, with a lot of content and a perfect control. One of the biggest surprises of the year.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Apart from the visual upgrade, it offers new content and polished gameplay. It still is a great game, and this is the best way to play it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Crate Entertainment delivers a great ARPG, with tons of contents and very deep. If you have some friends to play with, Grim Dawn is a game you shouldn't miss.
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lara Croft GO is a very interesting take on the Tomb Raider concept. Its puzzle and adventure mix works really well on mobile, no matter if you've played any Tomb Raider game before.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fun, addictive, well-designed and free. Suicide Squad's mobile game works at all levels, and if you're slightly interested in the movie, you should try it.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 86 Critic Score
    Detention is a great horror game, with a mature story and some interesting gameplay mechanics. It's a shame the experience loses some of its impact during the final part, but it is indeed a game we recommend to those looking for a survival horror.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Even though we don't agree with the decision of not selling it separately, this remaster is a dream come true, and a great opportunity to discover or rediscover a game that reinvented a genre.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don't think about this as a Minecraft clone, but as a great Dragon Quest spin-off. It has a really solid learning curve and its design is engaging enough for anyone who gives it a try.
    • 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
    This episode is not a huge step forward, but still there is progression, and football fans will enjoy all the new features in Madden NFL 17.
    • 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
    • 92 Critic Score
    2K Sports delivers an amazing game, with great new features and an even better simulation. It's, without a doubt, the best title of the series so far.
    • 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
    • 85 Critic Score
    Bye-bye BoxBoy is one of those game any 3DS owner who likes puzzles should try. It's clever, well designed, and considering its price, we can't really ask for more.
    • 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
    • 85 Critic Score
    Castle Crashers gets the "perfect" remaster. All DLC included, technically improved where possible and it's free if you bought the original. Needless to say, the game is great, and it's one of the funniest beat 'em up we've ever played with friends.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mutant Mudds is a solid platforming experience, but also quite hard and challenging. If that's what you're looking for and you enjoy a retro taste, Super Challenge is a great option.
    • 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
    • 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
    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.

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