VideoGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,435 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 2.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Mass Effect
Lowest review score: 10 Monster Trucks DS
Score distribution:
2,435 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The number of options you have on how to tackle each situation makes for some great unscripted moments, and the visuals and sound help create an atmosphere that wouldn't be possible on older hardware.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With up to an incredible sixteen players battling against the AI it's a truly great gaming experience, providing you can get into a game that's lag free.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But when the actual game is compared to the finest of its score-hungry contemporaries - Trials HD, Super Stardust HD and Geometry Wars 2 - Pac-Man Championship Edition DX is a titanic event of equal worth.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is as close to Pong as the London Philharmonic Orchestra is to a caveman banging a rudimentary drum and, continuing that analogy, Virtua Tennis 3 is just as primal and instinctive as its most ancient of relatives.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a massive game: in a month that's seen the release of five or six of the year's best titles, I reckon this is the absolute peach. It's packed with interesting places, with choices to make, with that nebulous sense of adventure you only find in the best RPGs.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Flower is a brilliant little piece of work, gorgeous and moving in equal measures.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This quest line is the biggest yet and keeps you hooked right to the end. While the dungeons are not as big or as maze-like as the previous expansions, the chance to really explore Cyrodiil really makes this quest much more effective and allows for a greater appreciation of the graphical tweaks and new locations.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On paper, this sequel reads much the same as the original. But it's not - it's a vastly superior game with a sharper focus, better quests and more enjoyable blasting. Borderlands 2 is a gamer's game, so if you like shooting things, levelling up and exploring every cubby hole across a massive, varied world - if you love games, basically - then it's definitely for you.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unquestionably a huge success. A short campaign aside, it does everything GRAW fans would want from a sequel and once again confirms Ubisoft as one of the leading next-gen publishers.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For us, Rock Band 2 is brilliant, just like Guitar Hero: World Tour is. We can't pick between them. Slightly boring conclusion, we know, but the right one.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On the Wii, Shadow of the Templars: Director's Cut was a great game slightly marred by a few minor flaws; on the DS it's a great game that makes the best of its platform.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I had a great time with The Pitt, and it single-handedly reinvigorated my interest in Bethesda's masterpiece. It's what DLC should be: good value, interesting, exciting and a concentration of what is best about the game it's expanding upon.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All of the changes, all of the tweaks, all of the graphical upgrades, remixed music and refinements to the online experience make SSF2THDR one of the best remakes of a classic game in recent memory.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Modern Warfare 3 doesn't do anything new, but it also doesn't do anything wrong. For better or worse, this is a slick and well-metered trio of modes that make an entertaining package, but Sledgehammer Games and Infinity Ward are simply looking to augment previous games rather than expand the series into pastures new.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    DJ Hero 2's multiplayer modes might not strike as anything special, although it is a social and accessible game, but the robust content is tailored to be the most hypnotic single-player rhythm game on the market.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Remedy and Microsoft haven't made a perfect masterpiece, but Alan Wake may well be one of my favourite releases of 2010 – an escapade I'm going to remember for a very long time. It's a stunning action game, a superbly scripted adventure and a technical showcase for the now-ageing Xbox 360 hardware.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If Dragon Age didn't float your boat, neither will Awakening. Dragon Age enthusiasts, however, should consider it an essential purchase. It offers more of the same - no bad thing - in a great value package.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The quality of the platforming is hard to fault, however.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The challenges included are great, the more full-featured games are excellent and the multiplayer games are a must play if you have friends with handhelds.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The familiar Fable experience is as engrossing as ever, and it's incredibly hard to stay mad at a game that oozes charm from every one of its pores. Fable III is a game that is inexplicably better than the sum of its parts.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overlord II is a solid improvement on the original and great fun for newcomers and existing fans. The core gameplay hasn't changed too much, but small tweaks here and there and the introduction of mounts helps keep things fresh.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may be unusual, insistent on clinging to a long-gone gaming era, and incredibly hard at times, but by including every major Metal Slug game, is without doubt one of the finest platform shooter titles yet released.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    SDvR09 is better than last year's effort, no question, and it's a better game than TNA Impact! on account of it being yet another iteration of a tried and trusted game engine and packed full to bursting with features old and new. So yes, on the whole it has met the challenge.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If we're being picky, we could say that Ninjatown might be a bit too cute for some, and not quite as in depth as other tower defence games on the DS (the recent Lock's Quest springs to mind), but on the whole it's a fun, accessible strategy title with a lovely art style that's sure to please fans of the genre.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Xbox, PlayStation 2 and PC owners certainly get better value for money, but the Xbox 360 version signals a strong next-gen future for Lara.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Veterans will still find the nuanced fighting system rewarding to master and, essentially, pixel perfect. But in a year destined to be remembered as the one that saw the resurgence of the fighting game, Tekken 6's star is too dull to shine brightest.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The changes are quite slight, but the putting is vastly improved and the new features make for a better game than before, so if you like the sound of those you won't be disappointed.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    And as a game adults can get something out of at the same time as younger gamers, it's perfect.