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 7.2 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
    • 98 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you loved other GTA titles or have developed an affinity for sandbox style games then this will stay in your PS3 for months to come.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    "Grand Theft Auto IV" is a remarkable title, boasting not only exceptional online play, but a terrific main story that contains much finer dialogue and character development than previous games in the series.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It offers addictively fun gameplay, beautiful visuals and music, and delivers some truly memorable moments that will shock and surprise you. If you own a Wii, this is your Holy Grail and without a doubt should be for centerpiece of your software library.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you loved the first Super Mario Galaxy, you will adore the sequel.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bioshock does something that video games rarely bother to do: Break new ground. A combination of endlessly creative combat, mixed with a captivating story make for an experience that I can promise you've never had in any other video game before.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Don't hesitate to download The World of Goo for the iPhone if you love puzzlers or simply well-polished games.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Portal 2 is everything a good sequel should be. It continues the story without repeating it, and adds new modes and features without mucking up what worked about the first game. And, most importantly, it still feels fresh.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Don't even hesitate about picking this one up. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is an instant classic.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you haven't played the original Mass Effect or Mass Effect 2, you would be foolish not to pick this up immediately. It's an absolutely enthralling game that will easily last you 40 hours on a complete run-through if you are an explorer.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a rock-solid title that pushes the envelope and shatters expectations.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A phenomenal conclusion to the trilogy, offering an epic story that is more satisfying than the second game, action on a much bigger scale and a multiplayer section that has been improved from the immensely entertaining multiplayer of the second game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the end, I'm really judging my enjoyment level of Pac-Man CE DX compared to how addicted I was to the previous title.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you are into real time strategy in any form, it's hard to ignore Starcraft II.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you liked the previous God of War titles, you're going to feel right at home with this one.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the lack of online tour mode is a huge letdown and the song selection is geared too much at younger generations, Rock Band is still above and beyond anything the Guitar Hero series has offered as of late.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While a few songs suffer from note repetition, the overall mix is robust and fun to play. For anyone who enjoyed Guitar Hero or Rock Band, Rock Band 2 is a no-brainer.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Chains of Olympus is a game of mythical proportions. The God of War franchise is rock solid to begin with but considering how well Ready at Dawn brought it to the PSP, I must admit that I'm stunned.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mass Effect certainly has flaws, but it’s easily the most enthralling space adventure that’s ever been created for a video game platform. It honestly makes the Halo narrative look like amateur hour.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Killzone 2 is an awesome game that will grab hold of you and not let go for quite some time. The gameplay is fast and furious, the atmosphere is rich and deep, and all around the single and multiplayer features are fantastic.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After a quick learning curve, one can experience the true satisfaction of a well-placed shot, and once in tune, FIFA '12 offers plenty of gameplay options to enjoy, including the now built-in Ultimate Team mode. Though it won't change any soccer-haters' minds as to the quality of the game, it will make the faithful very happy and offers a fun experience to the casual crowd.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As one of the most unique puzzlers that I've played over the years, Limbo's chilling atmosphere is an example of an incredible gaming achievement.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    And in the End... It's the rare game that can be ported to a new system two years after its original release, nearly pixel for pixel, and yet still feel like a fresh new experience, but "Okami" is just such a game, thanks to an excellent implementation of the Wii controller on an already engaging game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From start to finish Fable 2 is a great game that stands out as one of the better role-playing experiences on the current consoles.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You are looking at about 20 to 30 hours of gameplay in the single player story and more replay value if you enjoy the multiplayer mode. Highly Recommended!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the end, Criterion did something that no developer has been able to do with the Need for Speed series in over 10 years; bringing the game back to its roots and making me feel like I'm still at that computer watching my brother.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Visceral Games didn't push the envelope in regards to opening up the sequel to new twists on the gameplay, they did an excellent job of capturing the terrifying intensity of the original in addition to providing a more captivating narrative.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.