VideoGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,351 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 BioShock
Lowest review score: 10 Monster Trucks DS
Score distribution:
2,351 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You’ll need knowledge, skill, and a smidge of spider-sense. Friends to learn with are a must, and don’t be deceived by the lack of a pricetag: Dota 2 will cost you hundreds of hours.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's plenty to see and do, then, and I managed to whittle away 100 hours quite easily. But this isn't the transformative revival of the MMO genre that some were expecting, with many of the quests falling into the same pitfalls of repetition that often blights the genre. ArenaNet's efforts to encourage discovery and exploration are rewarded, and their efforts to streamline the genre help Guild Wars 2 raise the MMO bar ever so slightly.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After a few races it'll have you hooked like the very best MMOs and you won't be able to remove it from your disc tray. With a sublime racing model, superb AI, tons of content, brilliantly simple car upgrades and tuning, an unbelievable paint shop tool and all the online options you can imagine, Forza 2 is the premier Xbox 360 racer and the new king of the genre.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Definitely an improvement on its predecessor. The additions from last year have been worked on and sit far more comfortably this time. Developed physicality and complete unpredictability mature proceedings on the pitch.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Online play does pose a few more problems; not just technically, but simply in being able to find a race. Unless you're already involved with an online racing community, you'll probably struggle to find people on open servers to race wheel-to-wheel with.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you've been waiting for the ultimate version of GTA 4, then this is it, providing you can put up with a fair amount of hassle to get the game running well and all the services you need to sign up to in order to play the game in the first place.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Osmos is still a fantastic little title, one of a rare breed of games that can be described as meditative.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stand-out moments ensure it never feels average, and the quantity of stuff to do puts Origins to shame.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new tracks are excellent, but it's the game modes that offer the real value for money here - they're so good it's no surprise Sony Liverpool was keen to get them into gamers' hands in an expansion rather than having to wait until the release of a completely new game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On paper, this sequel reads much the same as the original. But it's not - it's a vastly superior game with a sharper focus, better quests and more enjoyable blasting. Borderlands 2 is a gamer's game, so if you like shooting things, levelling up and exploring every cubby hole across a massive, varied world - if you love games, basically - then it's definitely for you.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Dragon Quest VIII is content to leave the furthering of the RPG to other games, it does a brilliant job of bringing the past into the modern era by coupling old-fashioned gameplay with some beautiful art design.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a top-drawer iDevice game that feels perfectly at home on Apple's touch screen, tilt-enabled handhelds. At just £2.99 it's an absolute steal.
    • 89 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's an exercise in perfecting what you've already got working; you're not going to find much in the way of completely new material, but this is a superior game to its predecessor and a solid bridge to the next entry in the series.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A top-quality shooter with oodles of style.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are games you want everyone to play, just so they can experience what you've such a good time with, and Left 4 Dead is one of them. It's unlike any other game I've ever played and demonstrates the true power of cooperative gameplay.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are games you want everyone to play, just so they can experience what you've such a good time with, and Left 4 Dead is one of them. It's unlike any other game I've ever played and demonstrates the true power of cooperative gameplay.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A top-quality shooter with oodles of style.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a gorgeous game, and one that runs at a framerate speedy enough to justify why it doesn't support older models of iPhone and iTouch.
    • 89 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a port, but it's more than a port. BioWare, with a little help from a friend, has made one of the best RPGs ever made even better.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dark Souls isn't a game you play for fun. It's something you do to say you've done; like running a marathon or climbing Everest. You won't enjoy it like you will other games, but you won't forget it either, and you'll be damn proud of yourself for seeing it through to the end.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In parallel with the superlative Chinatown Wars, The Ballad of Gay Tony restores a sense of playfulness to the GTA franchise, cementing Rockstar's status as King of the DLC.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fez
    Perhaps more appealing than the brain teasers is Fez's mesmerizing setting. I'm not usually a fan of low-fi aesthetics for the sake of looking retro, and initially Fez might resemble an 8-bit throwback, but upon closer inspection it's a finely detailed world simply made out of cubes with scenery as varied, atmospheric, and inspired as any triple-A title I've played.