VideoGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,435 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 2.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Super Mario Galaxy 2
Lowest review score: 10 ATV Quad Frenzy
Score distribution:
2,435 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Let's face it: it's unlikely you're going to pick this up instead of FIFA 11, but as an alternative to play when football isn't on your brain, this does the job very well indeed.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Going back to the standard menu-driven system of the past was pretty jarring after spending days cruising from event to event in Paradise. I was simply having more fun in Criterion's latest racer.
    • 88 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Modern Warfare 3 doesn't do anything new, but it also doesn't do anything wrong. For better or worse, this is a slick and well-metered trio of modes that make an entertaining package, but Sledgehammer Games and Infinity Ward are simply looking to augment previous games rather than expand the series into pastures new.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the game's myriad achievements, Dishonored never really rises up to the greatness of its potential. Arkane Studios' effort isn't quite as clever as it needs to be: it doesn't really build up to anything momentous, or have anything special to say, and it's particularly galling to see a world that's been so painstakingly created not live up to its potential when it comes to narrative and context.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    DJ Hero 2's multiplayer modes might not strike as anything special, although it is a social and accessible game, but the robust content is tailored to be the most hypnotic single-player rhythm game on the market.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mario Kart's Wii U debut ticks all the necessary boxes. Drifting, weapons, the simple to learn yet hard to master handling, expletives your mother would be ashamed of, some of the best local multiplayer imaginable: all return. Taking an inspired approach from the DS iterations, the eighth entry in the series is easily among the best yet.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The boss fights are distinctly underwhelming - presenting yet another great big thing to kill when you might have hoped for something more subtle, intelligent, and perhaps disturbing, to tackle.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The extreme highs carry Ori and the Blind Forest through to greatness if not quite flawlessness. Rarely is a game able to be so devilish in its gameplay yet so touching in its story.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new lick of paint is nice, but it’s the changes under the hood that make the significant difference.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In many ways BioShock 2 is a game about refinements, rather than wholesale changes.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although Crysis on the PC has wiped the floor with every game available, on the console front Uncharted is right up there with the best. The jungle settings are gorgeous and make use of some stunning lighting, while the indoor settings are detailed and moody.
    • VideoGamer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The number of options you have to tackle each situation makes for some great unscripted moments, and the visuals and sound help create an atmosphere that wouldn't be possible on older hardware.
    • 88 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a comprehensive iOS title, and with so much quality content on offer it's very hard to imagine what RedLynx could possible add for DrawRace 3.
    • 88 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This isn't just the best Wii golf game we've played, but the best golf game we've played on any system.
    • 88 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It will please fans of all things Japanese the most and probably alienate others, but there's something about TWEWY that makes it just a little bit special.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tweaks and refinements help Torchlight II's mechanics sing beautifully together, and certain efforts to streamline the whole kaboodle go down a storm, but innovation isn't really the focus of this blisteringly colourful, entertaining but ultimately familiar romp.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is no doubt that Ninja Gaiden Sigma is a fine example of the action game, but most who will want what is on offer here will have already been tempted by previous editions.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although it is never outlandishly difficult, it balances and becomes much more compelling as the challenge ramps up.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I've considered myself a Call of Duty fan for many years, and I've held a deep-seated distrust of Treyarch since Call of Duty 3. No longer.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While not necessarily as big a name as the products of BioWare or Bethesda, The Witcher 2 is still one of the most interesting developments in RPGs within the last ten years, and with a combination of additional content and cutscenes its Enhanced Edition on Xbox 360 is one of the most lovingly crafted fan-services you'll find.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The team at Telltale Games have done an incredible job keeping the series fresh, and they don't look like they're going to rest on their laurels anytime soon.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The quick and relatively uncomplicated fighting fix that Tekken provides is ideal for a handheld format, and if that's what you're looking for this may be the best example yet.