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 7.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Section 8: Prejudice
Lowest review score: 10 Fighters Uncaged
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 59 out of 393
393 game reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you loved the first Super Mario Galaxy, you will adore the sequel.
    • 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.)
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The end result is a game that's among the most entertaining overall on the Wii, and easily the finest example of a first-person shooter the console has to offer.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the end, I'm really judging my enjoyment level of Pac-Man CE DX compared to how addicted I was to the previous title.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the end, Criterion did something that no developer has been able to do with the Need for Speed series in over 10 years; bringing the game back to its roots and making me feel like I'm still at that computer watching my brother.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You are looking at about 20 to 30 hours of gameplay in the single player story and more replay value if you enjoy the multiplayer mode. Highly Recommended!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Visceral Games didn't push the envelope in regards to opening up the sequel to new twists on the gameplay, they did an excellent job of capturing the terrifying intensity of the original in addition to providing a more captivating narrative.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the game has a smattering of problems such as poor camera angles and too restrictive level linearity, this reboot of the Castlevania franchise has an enthralling narrative, amazing boss battles and tons of replay value.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it doesn't reinvent the wheel, A Crack in Time is definitely the best entry for Ratchet & Clank on the PlayStation 3.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After a quick learning curve, one can experience the true satisfaction of a well-placed shot, and once in tune, FIFA '12 offers plenty of gameplay options to enjoy, including the now built-in Ultimate Team mode. Though it won't change any soccer-haters' minds as to the quality of the game, it will make the faithful very happy and offers a fun experience to the casual crowd.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is easily the best NHL hockey has ever been on a console, and it sets the bar incredibly high for EA's next release.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    EA deserves a ton of credit for delivering not only the best golf game ever (on any console,) but a definitive Wii experience to be placed alongside the best first-party titles on the console.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tales of Vesperia is a fantastic RPG that isn't to be missed by lovers of the genre.
    • 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.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Portal 2 is everything a good sequel should be. It continues the story without repeating it, and adds new modes and features without mucking up what worked about the first game. And, most importantly, it still feels fresh.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you haven't played the original Mass Effect or Mass Effect 2, you would be foolish not to pick this up immediately. It's an absolutely enthralling game that will easily last you 40 hours on a complete run-through if you are an explorer.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you are into real time strategy in any form, it's hard to ignore Starcraft II.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game didn’t take me the 20 hours the makers claimed it would to complete, but it definitely saw more playtime than many physical releases that cost three times as much and delivered one-third the enjoyment.

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