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 7.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 NHL 12
Lowest review score: 10 Fighters Uncaged
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 59 out of 393
393 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If I had to pick out one glaring fault with Donkey Kong Country Returns, it would be the lack of classic controller support. Old school gamers will be disappointed that it wasn't included, but will be able to adapt to the new controls. However, the rest of the game really fires on all cylinders; dare I say, better than New Super Mario Bros.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    I'm usually a fan of Telltale Games, but this PC port is nothing but shoddy work and a poor source of entertainment to boot.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Sadly, this game's finicky, terribly frustrating control setup makes the game impossible to recommend, despite the entertaining story and general solid presentation.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Similar to Fighters Unleashed, the quality of a first generation attempt of a fighting game using motion controls is a dismal failure.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you have any love for the Back to the Future series or simply are looking to digest TellTale's latest click-happy adventure, you really can't go wrong with Episode 1: It's About Time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's a considerable amount of content in the game, but it is somewhat easier to complete than the original likely due to the allowances made to include the unique Playstation Move control scheme.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even at $10, the game feels overpriced for the amount of content that comes with the title. Adding in the fact that it's somewhat difficult to play with the controller, the visuals are uninspiring and the community is pretty much absent and we have a FPS that's never going to flourish.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    X-Men Arcade is a game most enjoyed by people that remember wasting endless amounts of quarters on the arcade classic.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    ”Avatar: The Game” isn’t one of those rare fantastic tie-ins, but is by no means as haphazard as “Enter the Matrix” or as detached as “Lost: Via Domus.” It’s ultimately an average game due to a fairly solid, cookie cutter campaign and impressive audio/visual presentation.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Don't even hesitate about picking this one up. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is an instant classic.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It seems like this game was made with the motto "Make it cute" instead of "Make it fun."
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From top to bottom Dragon Age: Origins is a quality adventure that’s worth checking out. The story and scope of the game are epic, the rich customization is appreciated, and the gameplay is a mix of familiar and new
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    DJ Hero is the ace up Activision's sleeve, simultaneously reinvigorating their music game slate while opening up a whole new genre to the mix (pardon the pun). And unlike the assembly line feeling of the Guitar Hero sequels, DJ Hero really does give a fresh spin (I can't help it with the puns!) on the music game world.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sure it may have its flaws, and yes it’s not the most creative RPG ever, but it’s such a joy to play that it’s an instant classic in my eyes.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars is the biggest and most ambitious handheld GTA game ever, and the production values really show in the PSP port, with its vastly improved graphics and audio.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For $10, “Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers” is a lot of bang for the buck.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed Sam and Max’s first XBLA outing, this release is a no-brainer.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall Magna Carta 2 isn’t a horrible game, but it’s not one that really makes you stand up and cheer either.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, with an unstable online community, it loses the majority of its selling power. Heap on top of that, a thin plot that gives up shortly after takeoff, graphics more haggard than London after a blitz, and some occasionally frustrating controls, and a recommendation can’t be given with a clear conscience.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While I enjoyed playing this game, it simply flew by (I completed my first run in just over seven hours,) and the teases of characters who make appearances but aren't playable were disappointing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simply one of the best puzzle games to ever grace a handheld and a must get for any puzzle game fan, and the sheer amount of different solutions each puzzle can have will keep you playing for a very long time.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you're a casual fan or a Beatlemaniac, a Rock Band guitar god or a neophyte, Beatles: Rock Band is the game for you.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While I've been critical of Neversoft's handling of the Guitar Hero franchise, I must give credit where credit is due. Guitar Hero 5 has fixed 70%-80% of the problems I've had since III, and is easily the most fun I've had playing Guitar Hero since Guitar Hero II.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, Mana Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy is a decent RPG.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately Wolfenstein isn't a game worth running out and buying. We've been killing Nazis, zombie Nazis, and demon Nazis for so long that what Wolfenstein brings to the table feels terribly cliché.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    With the limited options in gameplay and meager incentives to encourage repeat visits to this virtual playground, it's hard to recommend this title for most gamers, but the general audience isn't the target here, a fact made obvious by the box art.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a solid Arcade title to pick up then you could do a whole heck of a lot worse than 'Splosion Man. This game is a blast from start to finish and it's even better with friends.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is simply a blast to play and it’s one of those games where you can drop hours into and not even realize it.

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