VideoGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,460 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 2.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Halo 3
Lowest review score: 10 Monster Trucks DS
Score distribution:
2,460 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The controls are effortless, the game has a zany indie personality (which has the quiet decency to bugger off when the actual game starts playing) and the electro-dystopia backdrops are fun to hurtle past at a few thousand miles an hour.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Horrendous difficulty spikes aside, Peace Walker is great. It has all the blisteringly beautiful visuals, impressive production values and rewarding stealth gameplay you expect from a Metal Gear game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Last Of Us' story was pretty much perfect in terms of what it wanted to achieve. This does nothing to build on or take away from that.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a whole, though, it's an elegantly crafted thriller that stands out as an original, charming and beautiful adventure. As an experience it's well worth the price of admission, but sadly Ghost Trick lets itself down with its overall simplicity and the disappointment of its crucial final act.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s only the inclusion of a much slicker set of tools to allow the recording of machinima movies and the sharing of customised content that prevents an even harsher score. While there was a significant step up both technically and in gameplay terms between The Sims and The Sims 2, the same can’t be said of The Sims 3 compared to its predecessor.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's an impressive feat for sure, but to focus solely on that would be unfair to both the talented studio and venerable franchise: there's so much potential unexplored here, and occasional glimmers of ingenuity in Ready at Dawn's efforts show a developer that should be able to do better.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game's excellent presentation - it's got a vibe of one of those football magazines your friends (or even you, perhaps) used to buy when you were a kid - and responsive, tactile nature make playing it a simple, punchy delight. I might have no idea what constitutes a classic goal, but it's impossible not to notice that Score! is a quality game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's just not quite enough meat on Fight Night Champion's bones to recommend it to owners of previous games, however, and Champion mode itself is little more than a brief diversion you can bash through in an afternoon.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Multiplayer is Rocket League's priority, and it delivers.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're a hardcore fighter fan, you'll be annoyed by the button layout and the associated lack of precision. If you're a newcomer who has yet to play Street Fighter IV, you're better off picking up one of the previous editions; it'll cost you little more than a tenner, rather than the £30 you'll pay for the 3DS version.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a not a bad game by any stretch of the imagination, just a slightly poor use of the license.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the campaign, UI and added value of betas and TV shows give Halo: MCC a lot to shout about, shoddy matchmaking means one of the biggest talking points for fans is being discussed for all the wrong reasons.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The new character models and HD visuals do a great job of bringing Hillys to life, but only serve to contrast how far game design has come in eight years. We're more critical of camera issues and interface problems these days, spoiled by the likes of Uncharted and Mass Effect. Considering the effort gone into revamping the character models, it strikes me as odd that Ubisoft hasn't addressed these issues too.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I found it mightily upsetting to have something in my hands capable of such beauty, such triumphant gaming bliss, only to have that thing ultimately turn into disappointment and frustration. It's almost more upsetting than playing something that was never up to much in the first place.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's just not quite enough meat on Fight Night Champion's bones to recommend it to owners of previous games, however, and Champion mode itself is little more than a brief diversion you can bash through in an afternoon.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a quite beautiful game at times: attractive, detailed, and beautifully lit. The soundtrack is less noticeable, though the main theme, with driving rhythms and a strident melody that recurs in other tracks is an instant classic. But ultimately the quality of the mission design has taken a huge nosedive from the series peak of Assassin's Creed II.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While there's no denying that the Guild Wars franchise is both popular and technically superb, unless you're after dedicated PvP thrills, it's hard to see it genuinely competing with games like World of Warcraft in the long term.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Perhaps No More Heroes 2, like its predecessor, works on a level our feeble brains aren't capable of comprehending. Perhaps it's so post-modern it's post-post-modern.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Games like The Walking Dead are rare, and if you've played the first episode you'll be compelled to pick up Starved for Help, but prepare for the possibility of frustration and at worst, incompletion.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Split/Second is so close to being great; so much so that in short bursts it really is a spectacular arcade racer. It just doesn't have any legs.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Endless runners rarely offer up too much variety, but there is something oddly appealing about Into The Dead. Let's keep it simple: if you like zombies, buy it. Yeah.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    They've put more than enough bells and whistles in to make Battle for Middle-Earth II seem extremely fresh and, most importantly, a lot of fun. When it comes down to it, for the LOTR strategy fan, this game is a must.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The high-score hunting gameplay makes for an incredibly addictive retro gaming experience, and the sleek presentation gives it a modern appearance and feel. If you can choose between PSP and DS versions then the DS game is clearly the best choice.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A funky, fun third-person hack and slash marred by some boring open world side-missions. It's no more simple, or complicated, than that.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's only so many times, however, that you can tolerate the poorly-defined stealth and terrible AI.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's an elegantly crafted thriller that stands out as an original, charming and beautiful adventure.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Draw Something isn't about the game you're playing, but about the friends you're playing with. It's a very basic game, then, but the fact it's a game comes second to the fact it's a laugh.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You have to hand it to Square Enix for trying to move things forward - better that than yet another rehash of the tried and tested Final Fantasy formula (the less said about Infinite Undiscovery the better). But it does so along a path so narrow and straight that you long for the days of old.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It won't last forever, and it has its faults, but if you've ever got addicted to Minesweeper you'll likely enjoy this curious puzzle game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Card and board game fans will find a lot to enjoy though, and the online integration and solid support for the lone player make a game that is well worth its budget price.