VideoGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,599 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 Gears of War 2
Lowest review score: 10 ATV Quad Frenzy
Score distribution:
2600 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shadow Complex is a triumph, a new standard for downloadable games. It’s a game in the purest sense, but is as “next-gen” as any Xbox 360 owner could hope for. And at 1200 MS Points it’s an absolute bargain guaranteed to fill rival XBLA developers with fear.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I can't recommend Monolith's sequel highly enough. It might not have the jaw-dropping visuals to rival Killzone 2, but it's a hugely satisfying shooter that'll have you clinging onto that controller or mouse throughout its tension-filled campaign. If you like your combat meaty and with a solid dose of supernatural scares, there's every chance this will rank as one of your favourite games of 2009.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've never played Minecraft before, the Xbox 360 version is by far the easiest to get to grips with.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The unavoidable reality is that, for all Rock Band 3's considerable refinements and intuitive advancements, your current games and equipment will probably suffice if you're just after banging a few plastic keys to the odd tune every now and then. But if you've still got a passion for the genre, or you're seriously considering furthering your understanding of the instruments with Pro mode, Rock Band 3 might just be the most important rhythm game to date.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For true next-gen arcade racing thrills Burnout Paradise is most definitely your best option, and on PC your only option.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A stunning game that doesn't miss a beat from start to finish and includes one of the most feature packed multiplayer components of any game released this year.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite a sweeping range of improvements across the board, the core rhythms are just as entertaining in Trials HD as they are here. But it's in the way that Trials Evolution is explained and developed over its hefty course that pushes RedLynx's latest and greatest far above its much-loved ancestry.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It might be tailored more for experienced players than complete newcomers, but that's not a bad thing, and the new multiplayer modes and practice options are excellent.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you enjoy rich worlds, interesting stories and endearing characters, however, I implore you: don't let this pass you by.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    More important than all the above is the fact that Football Manager 2011 is a huge time sink that will keep you playing for hours on end for months to come.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For some The Last Guardian's iffy controls, awkward camera, and glitches might be hard to overcome. Others won't care as they experience one of the most incredible relationships in video game history.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A charming triumph, an absolute joy to play, and a fresh modern title that effortlessly manages to play the same notes as the best video games of the 90s.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Company of Heroes reinvigorates the sub-genre of the World War II real-time strategy game, and its confidence in its own excellence is aptly demonstrated in the very first few minutes of play.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I had no idea I'd enjoy Axiom Verge so much. Whereas many modern takes on classic retro genres fall foul of style over substance, this has been built with such skill that it doesn't need to rely on our annoying fondness of the past to impress.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    God of War pushed the PS2 to breaking point on its release in 2005 and this sequel amazingly outdoes the original in every respect.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Minor problems aside, DIRT 2 is everything racing fans will want from an off-road racer. The driving is fast, fun and be tailored to your skill level. Hardcore fans will work hard shaving split seconds off their best times, while novices can still work through the career and have fun with their fiends online.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even the most modern, pretentious, sensationalist piece of art can't hope to rival Rez's bold blend of craftsmanship, fun, interaction and sensory tantalisation. While art hangs on the walls in plain white rooms, Rez is out in the playground and at the front of the rave, and you're obliged to join it.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Chrono Trigger is brilliant for loads of reasons: the unobtrusive combat, the time-traveling plot, the incredible character design, the entrancing music, but what impresses most is how great it plays despite the fact it's 14 years old. It feels fresh, vibrant and innovative.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's wonderfully colourful and completely unique, and it should provide the usual hundreds of hours of gameplay for the hardcore. Those worrying about a retrograde step being taken for the series shouldn't have done so - it's a classic, no question.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only are the controls and attributes of the gameplay itself consistently representative of the chosen sport, but everything from the gloriously dynamic soundtrack and the competition commentary through to the selection of legendry skaters and the division of challenges into schools of skating hits the nail on the head with prowess.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I don't think I've ever seen a game do such a great job of catering to its target audience, and at every step Harmonix displays a deep understanding and appreciation for the Beatles license.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The combination of all these elements have certainly made this the most playable Civilization game to date.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For those of you who can open your minds to the possibility of something genuinely new, this is mana from heaven. Heavy Rain is one of the most exciting things to happen to video games for a long, long time. It's not a threat to the old way of doing things, but it does hint at the possiblity of a whole new genre.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Regardless of such niggles, Diamond and Pearl are among the best Pokémon titles so far, if not the best. Visually the game is fantastic, ably juggling 2D and 3D elements, and the soundtrack is catchy, upbeat and distinctly Pokémon themed.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thankfully, what we got is new layers of depth that, while not revolutionising the series, have made this year's game a more accurate and more immersive managerial experience.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super is a tremendous update to a tremendous game. It addresses many of IV's weaknesses, subtly tweaks old features so that they work better, and introduces some characters that exceed the high quality bar set in February last year. It is a game tailor made for hardcore Street Fighter fans.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Skyrim is easily one of the strongest and best examples of the Western RPG, and it further establishes Bethesda's reputation as one of the most talented and creative forces in the gaming industry. Moreover, it offers players a world so vast they could easily become lost in it, and so beautiful they may never wish to return from it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Crytek's fourth game is their most confident to date, carefully balancing silliness, seriousness, and spectacle, and despite looking like a laundry list of bad shooter clichés at first glance the end product is surprisingly fresh-faced and triumphant. Switching to New York gives Crytek what it desperately needed: a credible sense of menace to go alongside gorgeous technical fortitude and impressive artistic direction.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If 2K had managed to tell a story that equalled or bettered that found in the original, we'd have been left with an unquestionably better experience, rather than just a more exciting, smarter shooter.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It really is a modern take on the Mario Kart formula, done in a way that feels incredibly cool and refreshing. It's a game anyone could pick up and enjoy, yet there's depth here that only the very best players will appreciate.
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    • 77 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    The good news is that, as ever, Street Fighter 5 is the leader of the pack, even all these years later. If the servers can offer a solid online playground, too, then we should all be very happy.