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 7.6 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
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    You'd best forget about World Championship and find something else to eat up your time.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The two main problems that Adrenalin Misfits face are a lack of replay value and an overly easy level of difficulty.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The concept is certainly good, and the design work, in the visuals, level design and music, is impressive, but the implementation just doesn't work the way you'd want it to.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you have a kid and are already planning a trip to Six Flags, this is a solid pick-up, as this $25 game has a $30 kid's admission voucher in it (if you go before the end of 2009,) so it's basically like getting the game for free. Just be prepared to hear complaints from a soon-to-be bored child a few days after purchase.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    For full price, though, there are just too many other games that outshine Neves in almost every way and it’s better to just skip it altogether.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sticking way too literally to the idea of the Little League World Series means there's hardly enough "game" here to interest any adult looking for baseball action, while the complexity of the pitching controls might be enough to turn off kids who like the anime looks of the game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It seems like this game was made with the motto "Make it cute" instead of "Make it fun."
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Red Factions: Battlegrounds is a waste of 800 Marketplace points and will disappoint every Red Faction fan right out of the gate.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Wall-E is yet another movie tie-in game that doesn’t meet the quality of the Pixar film.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even more mind-boggling, why would Atari release this pile of drivel when they had such a good thing going with Ghostbusters: The Video Game? It's a crass, extremely rude money grab that's designed to suck $10 out your pocket while simultaneously giving the middle finger to our aging Ghostbusters. I cannot recommend Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime to anyone, even the most dedicated fan.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    EA's biggest problem with Madden NFL Football is that it insults fans of the series by only offering a shell of the NFL game they love, but while charging them the price of a full featured release. Truthfully, this game is worth about 50% to 75% less than what EA is currently charging. Just look at Madden 11 for the iPhone, a version with a similar feature set, plus multiplayer, priced at $7.99.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Another case of a classic game that's just a bit overpriced on the Xbox Live Marketplace, but probably can't reduce the price due to Microsoft's pricing format.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole is definitely a short experience, likely clocking in around 4 to 5 hours for younger players.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As it stands, Spider-Man: Edge of Time feels like a quick cash-in on Shattered Dimensions, and not a fully developed game in its own right. This is not the best Spider-Man has to offer.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Though it includes some interesting ideas, Cubic Ninja is a puzzle game that really fails to set itself apart from the pack.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ultimately, The Sims is a game you can lose yourself in, as you get caught up in the antics of the little digital people you've created. You share their hopes, their fears, their ups and downs. Or, at least, you can do that on the PC. On the 3DS, you mainly have to mop up a lot of messes, half of which are created by your Sim wetting themselves. It's about as fun as it sounds.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sure you may think it would be fun to play it on the big TV instead of your DS or PC, but the carpel tunnel inducing controls will make you wish for your thankfully discounted price back.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The gameplay is flawed from the moment the game starts and right up to the end it never really gets better.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Free Radical and Ubisoft missed quite a few things in the quality assurance department with this one and it would seem that the project was rushed somewhere along the line.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I can certainly applaud The Undergarden's developers for trying something different, but the concept here is not nearly strong enough to support the bland and pedestrian gameplay. Even casual games still demand a level of interest from the player, and The Undergarden doesn't have it.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's basically DDR, but using the Kinect motion controller. Sadly, it's overshadowed by the much more charismatic and dance friendly game, Dance Central.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Give the trial a go and if you can burn through it a few times without getting bored, then maybe plunk down your money, otherwise, delete it and seek out greener pastures.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Namco Bandai has failed to created anything that's actually enjoyable in Knight's Contract, likely due to poor QA and so many design revisions that the original concept of the game has mangled beyond all belief during the development process. It's absolutely frustrating to play through and ultimately joyless.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Facebreaker should be reserved to only the very dedicated and level headed gamer, as the enjoyment level goes from quite high to excruciatingly not fun in a matter of seconds.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Gyruss is a complete waste of 400 marketplace points. Any feeling of nostalgia is lost in the sluggish shooting control, poor visual design, and average online gameplay.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Crazy Taxi is not just a port that doesn't hold up well in the high definition era; it's a sloppy port that's missing the awesome soundtrack of the original game.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Square Enix succeeded in creating another Mario sports title; they just forgot to make it fun.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game feels unfinished and sloppy from start to finish with a terrible story to back it up and greatly varied presentational merits.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While the MSRP may not scream bargain title, the overall package certainly does.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even though there were some issues in the execution of the game, it was still an enjoyable ride, albeit short.