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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero used to be a pitch perfect game. Neversoft has not been able to replicate the level of critical success as Harmonix has, however, and World Tour is another disappointment.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, I was pretty happy with Civilization: Revolution. As a longtime fan of the franchise, I hesitant to pay 60$ for a watered down version of a game I own more copies than I count.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately, fans of GT4 are going to find a great deal of value in GT5. Just don't expect to see the same advances that have been made in racing games over the last three years.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's very easy to admire Child of Eden. The artistry of its sound and visuals, the simplicity of the gameplay, and the Kinect integration all combine to make a game that should be experienced by anyone who spent their hard earned cash on the device. However, its short length and various control snafus make it difficult for me to recommend it as a purchase. In truth, this feels like a very sharp, very polished Xbox Live Arcade game.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    But with the controls implementation difficult to get a handle on and the graphics looking unfinished, the Wii tennis throne remains slightly out of reach, but it's a solid debut for the franchise.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The combination of the ancient control mechanics, odd pacing and lack of real world entertainment drag the game down and seriously decreased my enjoyment of Mafia II. Still, it's worth a playthrough if you just adore mafia games and have a solid PC build to take it on.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, "Sega Rally Revo" does offer the cool addition of GeoDeformation and moderately enjoyable multiplayer options. However, the game suffers from dismaying AI (which takes away from the fun of the single player), little depth and what I consider to be overly floaty control.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tomb Raider: Anniversary is a nice throwback, but doesn’t offer much innovation to adventure gamers in this generation of consoles.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In an industry that pumps out tons of zombie games each year, there's nothing incredibly distinctive about Dead Nation.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun and addictive experience. It is challenging with a lot to offer and pretty good replay value. With eighty stages out of the box, that's a lot of gaming.

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