VideoGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,605 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 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Lowest review score: 10 ATV Quad Frenzy
Score distribution:
2606 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If there was ever a game that needed you to experience it first hand, this is it. Screenshots or word of mouth can never fully convey what Red Octane has done here.
    • 85 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I can't recommend Final Fight enough. It's the perfect port of a retro classic; the original game buckles under the pressure of the fan service that's been added to it. But it's also got online co-op, making it a hugely enjoyable beat-em-up even by modern day standards.
    • 91 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.
    • 86 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is ultimately a modern game deeply rooted in nostalgia, and you can still see the component parts of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Trials, Sonic the Hedgehog and Excitebike in Joe Danger 2: The Movie, but this time around the amalgamation is seamless, unique and completely coherent.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's flawed in places, but it's still one of the PSP's best games and an absolutely essential purchase.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Still, I'm confident in calling Metal Gear Solid 5 the best game of the year, a vast undertaking where Kojima's reach hasn't exceeded his grasp, a game where a big story doesn't happen to you. Instead, you happen to it, slowly but surely. You may be surprised who you end up becoming.
    • 79 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a game that makes you think about what you're doing. It hasn't perfected the RPG, and in truth isn't close to doing so, but it's a massive step in the right direction and a beautiful game to boot.
    • 74 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The physics-based fighting is simply brilliant, the career mode will last you an age and the online functionality is solid. If you're not into boxing Round 4 is simple to learn, so you could still become the next Mike Tyson or Muhammad Ali with a little practice. It's not perfect, mainly down to a slightly soulless career mode, but it's still a significant step up over Round 3.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    'Splosion Man has come out of nowhere, with little to no hype surrounding its release, but it easily ranks as one of the best XBLA games we've played. It's a remarkably simple idea that's been turned into a truly devilish platform puzzler, and it's full of charm and humour without coming across as cheesy.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Empire is without doubt or reservation the best Total War yet and is a game of unmatched scope and ambition, with its uniquely compulsive blend of turn-based strategy and real-time tactics.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best third-person shooters in history? It was and still is.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite these flaws, FFT remains one of my favourite games on the PSP. It might not have the best in-game graphics we've ever seen on the handheld, or the best multiplayer options, but few games have as much charm and tactical depth.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Demon's Souls is a pitch-perfect example of how great risk can make the rewards taste all the sweeter.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is one to enjoy, to soak in, to escape into and enjoy every moment you have with it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Halo 5 Guardians hits all the right notes in a campaign that is thrilling from end to end and delivers a multiplayer suite full of many delights that play impeccably.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast might just be the best arcade racer available on all three systems.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Resident Evil remains a game as odd, unsettling, and unforgettable as its setting. The HD remaster only emphasizes this.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The fact that there's no custom soundtrack support is odd, considering every PS3 comes with a hard drive.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It would be easy to dismiss it with the cutesy Miis and two games in one approach, but in spite of this, FIFA has been given what it needed to draw in the first timers and the old hands, snatching the title of best football game on the Wii with a last minute flick of the remote.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    LittleBigPlanet may well save the PS3 (if it indeed needs saving), it may be the most creative game of all time, it could well usher in a new era of user-generated gaming, and has a chance of bringing about a 2D platforming renaissance, but all those things are down to you. The game Media Molecule has created won't do these things alone, but if gamers create the levels we think they're capable of, we might be looking at one of the most important games this console generation has seen.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For now, what we can say unequivocally is that FIFA 10 is the best FIFA ever created. And, maybe, the best football game ever created.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's something about World Cup's appeal, though, that works on psychological levels. We all feel compelled to play it not because of a game mode we can play, or improved graphics we can see, but because there's something very special about the World Cup, and playing the official World Cup game taps into it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is not the most adventurous action RPG on the market, then, but its razor-sharp and uncompromising focus on structure and mechanics ensures it's one of the most playable. Diablo III quite simply revels in being a video game, and when a game is this well-executed it's impossible to resist those charms.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its mixture older-style exploration with LoS' combat results in not only a truly great Castlevania game, but also a great action title and one of the best offerings on Nintendo's console.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Oblivion will consume you. It'll consume your life, your performance at work will suffer and you might not see friends in weeks. With hundreds of hours of gameplay, and an unprecedented amount of quests to be completed, I couldn't possibly recommend Oblivion enough. Great job Bethesda. Sorry social life.
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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.