VideoGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,633 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 38% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 57% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Mass Effect
Lowest review score: 10 ATV Quad Frenzy
Score distribution:
2634 game reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It has more than enough good ideas to make a brilliant, must-own game, but features even more bad game design and gameplay issues. As such it's without doubt the biggest disappointment this generation of consoles has seen and a game that's impossible to recommend.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Other than the odd set-piece, Blacksite has nothing to warrant recommending it above the other big hitters and some severe technical issues drag it down considerably.
    • VideoGamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Evolve should have been great. It isn't. Worse still is that its core idea feels as if it has been undermined by over-complication and, more disappointingly, the worst practices of modern publishing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite some charming touches, and the slightly amateurish but strangely appealing voice cast, it's an inescapable fact that Barrow Hill adds very little new to the genre.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It should provide an entertaining ninja experience for the under 10 market but in doing so can't be recommended to more experienced gamers. If you're old enough to remember the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on pre-32-Bit hardware, you'll sadly fall into the latter category.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A decent, if fairly by the numbers, port of the Wii game.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Flock! is an enjoyable game when it all works, but it's far too easy to encounter one of its many soul destroying problems that'll make you wish you were playing something else. It's certainly something quite unique on the current crop of systems, but that doesn't stop if from being a disappointment.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A decent, if fairly by the numbers, port of the Wii game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite the game's many other successes, everyone else should approach this with caution.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's one of the most painful types of disappointing game because it's very clear that it could have been something so much better, but this sodden and poor treatment of a co-op baddie-thwacker ensures Fable Heroes never manages to become the fun game it deserves to be.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It just doesn't have the scope to match Rockstar's efforts though, and the driving sections aren't thrilling enough to get the pulse really racing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As much as I want to commend Treyarch for essentially reducing Black Ops to fit on the Wii, it's impossible to engage with the game when so much of what's been lost is absolutely crucial to the overall experience.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    So while the core game remains as entertaining as ever, what we've got here is essentially a fun little multiplayer-focused game which EA has burdened with a cache of tiresome, superfluous and unnecessary bonus modes, the overall focus designed around squeezing out a full-blown retail release.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    On paper, Alpha Protocol sounds incredibly alluring, combining the best elements of the role-playing and action genres with a refreshing concept. In executing that concept, however, the game falls apart at the seams.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Basic crafting, unlockable abilities, exploration, and shootouts with looters all provide some structural complexities. But unfortunately, still hidden underneath that crust is an astonishingly boring apocalypse.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's not a bad game by a long stretch - just a game that's over in a flash and almost entirely devoid of any memorable moments.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Basic crafting, unlockable abilities, exploration, and shootouts with looters all provide some structural complexities. But unfortunately, still hidden underneath that crust is an astonishingly boring apocalypse.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's the sort of thing where I can't decided whether I think it's stupid or I think it's stupid but I love it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There are two campaigns to play through, an extra series of 50 brief assignments to complete, and a smattering of new items and artworks to unlock; to this extent, the game is quite generous, but I think that most players would have preferred less content and more room to manoeuvre.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Wii version, however, suffers from a point drop simply because it's a lazy port that's got no effort behind it. So, as with so many Final Fantasy games, Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time is one for the fans.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    EA Sports UFC is simply ok when it should have been great. Considering how long it's been in development, and the breadth of content at EA's disposal, I can’t help but be disappointed by what’s on offer.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Rag Doll Kung Fu comes across as something of a tech demo, the kind of thing you might expect Healey and co showed to Sony executives when trying to get LBP off the ground.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite some effort to make Reflex more than just another MX vs ATV game, it's ended up feeling very similar to what's gone before it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is a Batman game where it's kind of more fun when you're not Batman.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This rough port simply can't compete with the original PS2 games.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unless you fall in love with the deathmatch modes, the main draw here is the two campaigns - and most gamers will be able to cut their way through both in under five hours. Even if you're a massive fan of the series, we'd advise you to approach this game with caution.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Alien Breed 2's major problem is that it feels dated. The gun-play is very simple and there's nothing clever bolted on top to make the game feel fresh. It's a smart looking game, and has some thrilling moments, but these days we expect more from our downloadable titles.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Badman isn't bad, it's just unnecessarily difficult, too complex and seemingly has a mind of its own.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    So, there's little doubt that Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor's Edge is a superior game to Ninja Gaiden 3, but in a console market that's about to be assaulted by Dante, Raiden and even Kratos, it's seriously lacking in precision and balance. And considering the subject matter, you'd think that would be paramount.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite a lead character that isn't the most likeable we've come across and some pretty repetitive gameplay, X-Blades still manages to be decent fun.

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