Video Game Talk's Scores

  • Games
For 393 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 32% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 64% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Stacking
Lowest review score: 10 Fighters Uncaged
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 59 out of 393
393 game reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It offers addictively fun gameplay, beautiful visuals and music, and delivers some truly memorable moments that will shock and surprise you. If you own a Wii, this is your Holy Grail and without a doubt should be for centerpiece of your software library.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you loved the first Super Mario Galaxy, you will adore the sequel.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Though the main challenge isn't that long, there's more than enough supplemental exploring included to give you your money's worth, and it'll be more fun and entertaining than the majority of what you've been playing lately.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Don't hesitate to download The World of Goo for the iPhone if you love puzzlers or simply well-polished games.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Section 8: Prejudice is a must-own XBLA title.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Fans of the NHL series are unlikely to skip an entry, for any number of reasons, including the roster and uniform updates, the online play or the simple lack of competition, and there's no reason to start now, as this version's tweaks offer a genuine improvement over last year's well-regarded title, once you adjust to the more realistic controls (either through practice or tuner adjustments.)
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A phenomenal conclusion to the trilogy, offering an epic story that is more satisfying than the second game, action on a much bigger scale and a multiplayer section that has been improved from the immensely entertaining multiplayer of the second game.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you loved other GTA titles or have developed an affinity for sandbox style games then this will stay in your PS3 for months to come.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    "Grand Theft Auto IV" is a remarkable title, boasting not only exceptional online play, but a terrific main story that contains much finer dialogue and character development than previous games in the series.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mass Effect certainly has flaws, but it’s easily the most enthralling space adventure that’s ever been created for a video game platform. It honestly makes the Halo narrative look like amateur hour.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From start to finish Fable 2 is a great game that stands out as one of the better role-playing experiences on the current consoles.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bioshock does something that video games rarely bother to do: Break new ground. A combination of endlessly creative combat, mixed with a captivating story make for an experience that I can promise you've never had in any other video game before.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sure you can still string together some amazing combos here, but you get a much large feeling of accomplishment when you do make that long line.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The story and some of the mechanics do work better in Blue Dragon but Eternal Sonata's artistic mastery and amazing combat help to balance the scales.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a new world, new story, and new characters, but it feels like an old friend.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Chains of Olympus is a game of mythical proportions. The God of War franchise is rock solid to begin with but considering how well Ready at Dawn brought it to the PSP, I must admit that I'm stunned.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the lack of online tour mode is a huge letdown and the song selection is geared too much at younger generations, Rock Band is still above and beyond anything the Guitar Hero series has offered as of late.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nero brings an awesome dynamic to the franchise. Combine that with Dante's parallel mission and the game is absolutely over-the-top.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I can’t stress enough the great uses of the Wii’s motion controls in this game. Whether it’s something as simple as shaking the controller in time to a song to using the controller to simulate turning a lock, this game gets all the movements right.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An absolute joy to play and the variety of puzzles throughout the game keeps the experience fresh.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a rock-solid title that pushes the envelope and shatters expectations.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Out of the 48 Live Arcade titles that I digitally own, Bomberman Live tops them all.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Killzone 2 is an awesome game that will grab hold of you and not let go for quite some time. The gameplay is fast and furious, the atmosphere is rich and deep, and all around the single and multiplayer features are fantastic.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While 1200 points seems like a hefty price for an Xbox Live Arcade release, this is actually the cheapest version (PC, DS, PSP) of Puzzle Quest: CotW in existence.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Concentrated adrenaline comes whisked together with intricate level design and haunting atmosphere in Dead Space, which will probably pop up on many a Game of the Year list later this year.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    And in the End... It's the rare game that can be ported to a new system two years after its original release, nearly pixel for pixel, and yet still feel like a fresh new experience, but "Okami" is just such a game, thanks to an excellent implementation of the Wii controller on an already engaging game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tales of Vesperia is a fantastic RPG that isn't to be missed by lovers of the genre.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But if solid, enjoyable game play is more important to you than high-end graphics or being taunted by 12-year-olds, you can't go wrong with what Madden '09 is offering up.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 is a fantastic entry into this series of games, and really restored some faith in what EA has been doing to the series.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While a few songs suffer from note repetition, the overall mix is robust and fun to play. For anyone who enjoyed Guitar Hero or Rock Band, Rock Band 2 is a no-brainer.