VideoGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,350 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Gears of War 2
Lowest review score: 10 Monster Trucks DS
Score distribution:
2,350 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You’ll need knowledge, skill, and a smidge of spider-sense. Friends to learn with are a must, and don’t be deceived by the lack of a pricetag: Dota 2 will cost you hundreds of hours.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rymdkapsel is an addictive, hypnotic waste of time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It nails the alienating sensation of feeling lost in a place that should be your home, and perfectly emulates the mild fear that comes with exploring a big dark house - especially when it appears that something might be wrong. If you think that great narrative is its own reward, you'll love Gone Home.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This isn't 2004 anymore, however, and refinements have been made. The touchpad helps a lot, obviously. The constant faffing about through your item inventory is all but dispelled, as a quick flick of your Wii U Gamepad sees you equip something else in a flash.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Crucially, though, that intangible PES magic remains and expands with the potential of the new engine; matches take on their own personalities (helped by new player emotions – perform well and your play will visibly improve during the game) and you’ll discuss great goals for years, especially now that shooting and heading are weightier, more natural feeling. Even Master League is better.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    14 is very good. It feels different, and while it may not necessarily be superior, it easily matches its predecessor's quality.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With similarities to the likes of ICO, Shadow of The Colossus and last year's Journey, it's another exceptional entry in Sony's arthouse-inspired run of games that it consistently does so well.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re a tactics nut like me, Card Hunter is wonderful stuff. Deep, smart, and lovingly crafted - this is proof that free-to-play can work even without costumes and hats.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    X&Y are familiar on the surface, but nothing about each game is untouched in Game Freak’s amazing Pokémon revolution.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although it is never outlandishly difficult, it balances and becomes much more compelling as the challenge ramps up.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Swap Force is a brilliant, imaginative game for kids of all ages. That shouldn’t be such an anomaly, but outside Nintendo no one is making games for a younger audience that are as polished, as thoughtful and as substantial as this. It’s a genuine delight.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The true beauty of GTA Online is its endlessness. There are bigger worlds, but none as dense and rich with possibility and hilarity. This is a game that will give and give, and that makes its technical hardships mere distant blips on its radar.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FM 2014 allows you to do more in less time, but it doesn't mean you won't spend as many hours as you do every year playing the game. Whether you're desperately trying to avoid relegation or win that all-important cup final, this year's entry will once again keep you invested for a long time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may not pack the same shock and awe as its next-gen cousin (the visual concessions made during multiplayer and occasional bug smack of an engine cracking under pressure), but the top-drawer gameplay makes Battlefield 4 a deeply enjoyable title regardless of platform. As one of the best multiplayer games available on 360 and PS3, DICE’s shooter offers a delightfully destructive send-off to the current-generation.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is an XCOM refresh – resetting the rules of the game you once knew, and encouraging you to play it in ways you’d never tried to. In my mind I’ve merely dabbled with these changes, and still have so many ideas I’d like to try. I’ve played it for 27 hours.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The flight controls are clunky, and the character switching is nonsensical, leaving several buttons seemingly perfect for the job completely unused, but none of these tarnish what is the strongest Lego title yet, and the best Marvel game ever made.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a secret world so good it'll make long-term fans (and me) squeal with glee, and how easily it oozes personality and skill, Super Mario 3D World is the best entry the series has offered up in years. It may not hit the highest of highs that the plumber has done in the past, but it's awfully close.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tearaway is a beautiful title. It represents the importance of stories, manages to create friendships, and is capable of exciting and entertaining regardless of its simplicity.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every moment is exhilarating, and Drivatar isn't just a buzzword but an example of what the next-gen can do.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new lick of paint is nice, but it’s the changes under the hood that make the significant difference.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a game where focus is rewarded, and as such there's a welcome emphasis on using the PS4's hardware to relay information to the player without compromising their concentration, such as the pad-based speaker barking instructions.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nidhogg is a game to be enjoyed with friends while in the same room together, and it may be the best title you play that way this year.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easily one of the better mobile games in recent memory, Shadowblade is a shining beacon and a stinging lesson to other developers. This is the bar. Now you try and raise it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A superior episode, then, and one that bodes well for the rest of the season.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It could have done with more franchise crossover moments, but Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is wonderful, warm and fantastic at making you feel clever. Cleverer than you actually are anyway.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a somehow even darker world, brought to life death by incredible music and superb use of light and colour.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From its calming audio, uplifting imagery, clever conundrums and everything in between, Monument Valley feels like the realisation of a holistic vision; each aspect working together and complementing the whole.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fusion lives up to its name. Perhaps it wasn’t intended, but as a melding of the established template and something just new enough, RedLynx’s creation is a wonderful thing.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is one to enjoy, to soak in, to escape into and enjoy every moment you have with it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mario Kart's Wii U debut ticks all the necessary boxes. Drifting, weapons, the simple to learn yet hard to master handling, expletives your mother would be ashamed of, some of the best local multiplayer imaginable: all return. Taking an inspired approach from the DS iterations, the eighth entry in the series is easily among the best yet.