VideoGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,384 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 L.A. Noire
Lowest review score: 10 Monster Trucks DS
Score distribution:
2,384 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yes, you could get by with last year's game, but you will be missing out on what will probably be the best sports game of 2010.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's never enough of a challenge to match how complex the levels look, resulting in a joyous jaunt through some wondrous lands that never reaches the gameplay heights that always seem to lie tantalisingly around the corner.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A generous and competent addition to Bad Company 2.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The core driving is never anything but exhilarating, visually it's almost flawless and the Autolog features are genre leading. There's still something missing, though. While the high-speed pursuits are up there with the best gaming experiences of the year, the game needs more than that: car tuning, a resemblance of a story - complete with cheesy acting - and a reason to explore the open world.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s maybe not as thrilling as the first time you goof about with the animals in an Animal Crossing, a bit like how you never forget your first Katamari, and if you remained unconvinced before you’re not going to change your mind now, but New Leaf is still more fun, more engaging, and will last you longer than pretty much everything that’ll come out this year.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most ambitious, darkest, and legitimately smart additions to the genre you'll have the luck of playing. Just get yourself a bloody decent PC.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a main game mode that spans 50 levels, numerous unlockable modes that extend the lifespan significantly, stupidly addictive gameplay and fun-infused presentation you'd be a fool to pass up Plants Vs Zombies.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The fact that there's no custom soundtrack support is odd, considering every PS3 comes with a hard drive.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Race Driver: GRID is tearing up the tarmac this summer without a challenger in site.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is no longer Bungie's Halo, but much of what made the series such an irresistible proposition has remained intact for this new beginning. Rich, lavish and often spectacular, Halo 4 is an encouraging first effort from 343 Industries and a deserving entry into one of gaming's most beloved franchises.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sports Interactive has built on last year's game to produce the best version yet (we must say this every year), so it's easy to recommend FM 2010 to anyone with an interest in taking their team to league and cup glory. If you can't get into the wonder that is Football Manager Live or just prefer the more solitary experience standard FM offers, this will keep you hooked to your PC monitor for months.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    BlazBlue does, however, make a case for 2D sprites, much more so than King Of Fighters XII because the graphics are a lot smoother and they don't go all pixelated if you get too close to the screen.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The base experience of Monkey Island 2 is still as sharp as ever, though, with some of the wittiest dialogue and intelligent puzzles ever seen in an adventure game. It's just a shame the "special edition" part is a bit of a letdown - it's more of an average 2-disc edition than a deluxe Criterion version.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a gold standard expansion, one that's briefer than the GTA IV add-ons, but otherwise just as good. In a happier world, all DLC would give you this much to play with.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For all its added features and refinements, Black and White still rigidly follows the tried and tested formula. The leaps and bounds folks like me have been hankering after will have to wait until the inevitable 3DS version. Until then, however, rest assured in the knowledge that Black and White are damn fine games; the best the series has to offer.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While clichéd, the story is entertaining, the battle system is refined and the visuals are impressive. It's very Dragon Quest. Even so, I can't escape the feeling that the game feels more like a spin-off; a stop gap on the way to a 'proper' sequel.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best FIFA game ever made. Over to you Konami.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Do you like first-person shooters? If the answer is yes, buy Battlefield: Bad Company 2. If there's a weakness it lies in the slightly brief single-player campaign, but the brilliant, potentially Modern Warfare 2 beating multiplayer more than picks up the slack.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best FIFA game ever made. Over to you Konami.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a game with heart.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Race Driver: GRID is tearing up the tarmac this summer without a challenger in site.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's got the looks, the style, the superb sense of speed, and spot-on handling model that blurs the line between sim and arcade. It also introduces Gymkhana and with it excellent potential for players becoming addicted to going for new high scores. What it doesn't do is innovate in the racing game genre, generally making refinements where needed rather than redefining what's expected in a modern racer.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The slick blend of genres and the sheer size of the game make it hard to give an unreserved recommendation: Sins of a Solar Empire will not be everyone's cup of tea. However, if you've been hooked to titles like Galactic Civilizations, experiencing '4X' strategy in a real-time environment may be a revelation for you.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Groove Coaster isn't as ambitious a project as Space Invaders Infinity Gene, but it's certainly more fun while it lasts. Whether it's flying along at juddering right angles, or gently cruising around a relaxing curve, Groove Coaster is a consistently enjoyable audiovisual experience.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a game designed for the purist, and this PSP version of Tactics Ogre: Let us Cling Together is a charming restoration of the classic game. Connoisseurs of the grid will derive much enjoyment looking at a competent snapshot of the past while bridging the gap to the forward-thinking Disgaea 4 later in the year.