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 World of Goo
Lowest review score: 10 Fighters Uncaged
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 59 out of 393
393 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The bottom line is that like the world of "L.A. Noire" itself, the game is neither black nor white; it has its grey areas and it's up to the gamer him or herself to determine how those grey areas affect their playing experience.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all, for the slight faults the game has and the sometimes repetitive nature the game employs, you cannot deny that this is a stellar title and will do much to propel the series to future titles.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With the exception of the horrific online performance, NBA 2K11 is really an exceptional basketball title with a ridiculous amount of depth and a shockingly challenging AI.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's little to nothing in NHL 11 to complain about. The quality of the presentation is fantastic and you can tell EA went to tremendous lengths to tweak the gameplay to improve the hockey experience.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gamers who enjoy solid hockey games will definitely want to pick up NHL 09.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 70 Critic Score
    Yes, it will sell like crazy this holiday season, and it's certainly not bad, but I find the game's potential to ultimately be more exciting than the game itself.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the game isn't perfect, specifically in the areas of its deeply flawed Legacy Mode, it still manages to provide a boxing experience like no other.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, "FIFA 09" only appears to have minor adjustments to the game play, but they provide more responsive controls.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The presentation is highly polished and little touches like the inclusion of the Rio characters as playable birds or the extra information included in the menus really help advance the core concept of Angry Birds.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Undead Nightmare is a great piece of DLC. A solid, well produced, and very funny single player story attached to an already stellar game engine, it's hard for any Red Dead: Redemption fan to pass this by.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Is "Black Ops" a game of the year? No, but it's still a very good game. Highly Recommended.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An awesome game that is a must for every PSP owner.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are brand new to the Pokémon series, you are going to find Pokémon Black to be an incredibly involving RPG and darn entertaining if you enjoy the genre. It's definitely worth checking out and will probably keep you entertained up until the launch of the 3DS later this month.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    The main problem with taking the series back onto the Playstation portable from the PS3 is that the series loses the grand depth that was created in God of War III. Sure, this is set in the timeline after the first God of War, but veterans of the series have already gotten used to the more complex combat system and epic bosses.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unwound Future is the best title in the Professor Layton series, but you would be doing yourself a disservice if you didn't play through the first two games to learn about the main characters.
    • 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.
    • 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.)
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The single player campaign seems short compared to its predecessor, but that may be due to familiarity of the game's design. It really doesn't make any difference though as the multiplayer options are absolutely phenomenal.