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
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The 200 or so levels will eat up a solid chunk of your gaming time and is very addictive to the casual gamer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Slice HD is a devilishly sadistic combination of Operation and Twister that likes to mess with your brain. That being said, it's a brilliant use of the iPad screen, just not the greatest game on the app store.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of the series will no doubt feel right at home in this iteration and continue to support the franchise. Those new to the Midnight Club line or those looking for a new racing game to pick up will still get a great deal out of this game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Offers fast, sleek-looking gameplay, as graphics are impressive in almost all regards.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As the second true title to promote healthy activity and get people off the couch and moving, Outdoor Challenge does have a good array of games to get people up and moving. Sadly, the motivation may dwindle after a period of play.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For all that's good about this game, the way the content is locked down and cut down (from the previous version) hurts the end product, and the unique pricing structure makes it all too easy to be cynical about it all. That said, if you want to enjoy good motocross racing (and especially if you're a fan of the sport) this is probably your best bet. At the least, it's a relatively cheap option.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World is a worth-while role-playing effort for the Wii. It's a true successor to the original title for the GameCube with a continuing story and improved gameplay elements.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game hasn't changed the formula which is probably a good thing but the length, camera, multiplayer, and HD visuals all lead to disappoint in some degree or another.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s very much geared toward a laid back style of play that’s surprisingly difficult to transition into when playing anything else on the Xbox 360.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is solid and even if you struggle at many rhythm games, you will find yourself easily overcoming the learning curve as you drum your Patapon army to victory.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This pick-up-and-play title offers up more than enough challenge to keep you busy but enough charm and enjoyment to keep trying when hitting a brick wall. Though there's a high level of frustration in places, as levels take on the ridiculous difficulty of bullethell shmups, with practice and patience, you can master the swarm and have fun doing it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a first try out of the gate for Eutechnyx, NASCAR 2011: The Game holds up moderately well. That being said, they will need to work on building a more in-depth career mode and a much smoother multiplayer experience if they really want the franchise to take off next year.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not pefect, but Outland offers a very satisfying gaming experience for those who are willing to stick with it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Clearly, the game is designed for younger players in mind (although that seems somewhat at odds with the older crowds that Rango is attracting in the theaters). The game is just a scant five hours long and the lack of extra gameplay modes drags the game's replay value down considerably.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Saints Row 2 isn’t a GTA killer, that’s for sure. However, it stands well enough on its own due to its different take on this style of game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? is only for Disgaea fans or lovers of hard platforming titles.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fortunately the sequel is just as good, if not slightly better than, the original game. It finds a home on the Wii and fans of the strategy genre should definitely give a spin to see how Kuju Entertainment developed it.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though there's not much more to this release than the 25 classics and nine previously-available XBLA games, and the presentation isn't nearly as clean as it could be (likely because of technical requirements for the online play) there's a lot of fun to be had with these games, and with the XBLA games running five bucks a pop, this collection is a genuine bargain (if you like the XBLA games, that is.)
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The learning curve on the controls is steep and is going to turn away anyone that dislikes virtual controls right form the start.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While I'm not a huge fan of their material after the Black Album, the game is set in such a way that you don't have to play a ton of songs you dislike in order to progress, and there are so many classics here that even the most hardcore Metallica fan will love it.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I applaud the developers for taking the series in a different route and creating a full-fledged adventure here.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The ideal market for this game would probably be shooter fanatics that have a low-brow sense of humor. Those easily offended or prefer more team based shooters need not apply.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is a no-brainer in terms of entertainment value for the whole family and it's definitely a title to pick up if you're looking for some relaxed game time with the kids (or parents).
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 lacks in innovation it makes up for with quality. This is undoubtedly the best anime fighter available and subtle tweaks have improved it over the previous installments.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Armored Core for Answer is another meaty entry for a niche franchise with a loyal group of followers.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    That being said, Deux Ex: Human Revolution is an enjoyable experience that in this case may work better as art than it does as a game. And I'll always find room in my heart for a game that strives for more, even if its reach ultimately exceeds its grasp.