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 NHL 12
Lowest review score: 10 Fighters Uncaged
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 59 out of 393
393 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    NCAA Football 10 isn’t an earth shattering game, but is still very, very fun. For someone like myself who never watches football at all, it does a great job at sucking me in to the experience and leaving me thoroughly entertained.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you've been waiting for a Madden that's going to be entertaining instead of frustrating, this is your year. I highly recommend the '09 edition!
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, it's hard for me to recommend Infamous 2. If you played the first one, you'll want to play this in order to get the conclusion to the story. However, the lack of real innovation may be a turn off, and makes the second go through a real chore. For those reasons, I'd recommend that players rent this one.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fans of Splosion Man should purchase without hesitation, while newcomers owe it to themselves to jump, or splode, on in.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sadly, the Les Paul guitar controller does not work as well as it does on the 360, requiring an external dongle to work. It also does not work with previous Guitar Hero games, so fans of the other entries will have to keep waiting if they want to play them on the PS3.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Final Thoughts: "NCAA Football '09" could use some graphical polish and the AI isn't dazzling, but the game remains an entertaining time overall and the online dynasty mode should keep fans busy for the Winter months.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you have a Kinect and are looking for a fantastic party game, don't hesitate to pick up Dance Central and start shaking your booty!
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's hard to improve upon a solid game when making the sequel, but Rare has done that and more with Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Those unfamiliar or new to the series will have a bit of a learning curve as they become used to the speed and controls. But, patience and practice will be rewarded and any FPS fan will enjoy this solid title addition to the 360 library.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you were in love with Dragon Age Origins, I'd strongly recommend testing the demo before purchasing Dragon Age II. You should be able to get a good idea of how well you can handle 25 to 30 hours of that combat system. For those that hated the methodical battles of DA: Origins, you will probably love the fast paced, mindless combat of Dragon Age II.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Okamiden never feels like a giant leap forward, but it was never intended as such. Instead, it shows that the world of Okami is ripe for further adventures, and that they can appear in new and exciting forms.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Castle Crashers is an entertaining brawler, but the replay value is chopped into little frustrating bits by a horrifically painful online experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game gets a high recommendation for the multiplayer aspect but if you're in a position where you're going to be exploring single player consider this merely recommended.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For less than a buck, you are getting 60 puzzles to solve as well as a clever presentation to go along with it. The only major drawback to The Heist is there are few, if any, original gameplay concepts introduced.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a good street racing title, then this is definitely one to consider. It's not perfect, but there are enough positives to put it neck and neck with some of its competition.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a standalone game this is easily a recommended title if you enjoy the sport in any fashion, it’s true to the sport and plays, looks and sounds great and there’s a large pool of players around the world to play online.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In any case, You Don't Know Jack is an excellent choice for parties or simply those looking for a great trivia challenge with a liberal dose of silly humor.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Catherine is a strange beauty of a game that deserves to be given a spin in your console.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For $15, it's a bit steep for a dungeon crawler, but probably worth demoing on Xbox Live if you are fan of the PC version.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bomberman is simply just one of those games that is amazingly easy to pick up and understand, but hard to master.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Assuming the crashing issues that I observed on my system were isolated (I didn’t hear many reports of this happening to others) then Saints Row 2 gets a highly recommended grade from this reviewer.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ilomilo is an incredibly charming puzzle game that will likely be too frustrating for some players and the lack of a fully featured multiplayer mode decreases the replay value dramatically.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yet again, a game on the Wii that looks to be well below my level of interest surprises by focusing on the gameplay and implementing solid, intuitive controls. That it's extremely accessible thanks to the tutorial-on-steroids story mode is just another feather in the Wii's something for everyone cap.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, this is the worst performing version of Plants vs. Zombies and oddly the most expensive.
    • 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.

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