Washington Post's Scores

For 151 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 33% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 65% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 The Last Guardian
Lowest review score: 10 Red Goddess: Inner World
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 79 out of 151
  2. Negative: 7 out of 151
151 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It had been almost 10 years since I’d last played it, but I’d never really stopped thinking about it. It reappeared like a familiar face, creased with age but also timeless, its beauty easier to see without the facade of hype and novelty.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    We should all thank the corporate suits at Sony for not abandoning hope. The end result is a masterpiece.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The beauty of Barksdale’s work is in capturing the creeping unease that can come from wanting other people’s lives to make too much sense.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Whereas Dark Souls 2 felt to me as if it was laboring under the weight of its forebears, Bloodborne feels like the swaggering culmination of them. From Software has, in the best possible way, brought the evil back.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s free, it won’t waste your time, and it’s excellent.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    To my immense surprise, I haven’t fallen for a Zelda game like this since I played the The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991). Evidence of master craftsmanship is everywhere in this game. By the time you’re flipping a temple upside down then right side up, you may discover that your imagination has been enlarged.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It is the rare game that may push you to want to lead a better life.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game is a procession of stately, grim exclamation marks. It is visionary art.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Witness is a game that feels impossible for me to sum up as there are still an overwhelming number of secrets for me to discover. At present, all I can tell you is that I’ve found it to be daunting, confounding, maddening, and beautiful– altogether, in that order.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a soulful, artistic shooter Superhot is it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Few game developers have ever ventured such an open-hearted project about human frailty – and knocked it out of orbit.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A highlight of the game’s design is that no matter how decisive a loss might appear, the story rolls on in an interesting fashion with no “Game Over” screen in sight.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Playing Moss is like living inside a diorama where you can manipulate bits of the scenery.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I can’t think of another 2017 title that has given me as much pure delight as Mario Odyssey.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Night in the Woods is a reminder of how emotionally tepid most other titles are in comparison.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kerbal Space Program is a miracle, a game that engenders wonder at its scale and awe for its complexity. It has all of the true grandeur of a masterwork.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With tremendous cunning, Dontnod’s game moves from a teenage super-power fantasy toward a comment on our universal wish to repair time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Magic Circle conspires to challenge video game culture from the inside, taunting players and developers alike.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gorogoa is an exquisite point-and click game that’s not like anything I’ve played before. It occupies a spot somewhere between a puzzle game and an interactive graphic novel.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a visually stunning, incredibly efficient feat of storytelling about men who are what they are, for better or worse.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re curious to see how far narrative-driven games have come in the past few years, What Remains of Edith Finch is an excellent starting point.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What makes this weird game so irresistible is how well it juggles being a social simulator and a dungeon crawler.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you’re a science fiction fan or simply into games that turn on ethical dilemmas, SOMA should be on your radar.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What Nintendo has created is an all-encompassing mind-body possession in which you find yourself inside something unusually, hauntingly engrossing.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It should make one think about the flexibility of the mind and what it means to consider one’s species the apex of creation.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I’m somewhat embarrassed to confess that I jumped, whimpered, swore and cringed in fear when playing Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, a game which takes you on a dark ride in shaky, roller-coaster fashion a la the Coney Island Cyclone.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What sets The Witcher 3 apart from most of the competition is its keen sense of humanity, which is calculated to be every bit as gripping as an HBO drama.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nex Machina is a game that I plan to keep in rotation for the indefinite future.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Judged as a pure technical showpiece, as a demonstration of art design, or as a work of popular entertainment the new God of War succeeds mightily.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Her Story is a remarkable achievement in creating something which is personal, cinematic and playful. It’s a work that’s impossible to imagine as anything other than a video game, and one of the best I have played so this year

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