Worth Playing's Scores

  • Games
For 4,468 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 99 Fight Night 2004
Lowest review score: 10 Navy SEALs: Weapons of Mass Destruction
Score distribution:
4,468 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An awesome game. It flexes great graphics despite being limited by PS2's hardware and multiplatform snags. The only major weakness to this game is the lack of multiplayer.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the end, Monster Hunter Tri takes all the essentials of the MMORPG format and ports them, almost perfectly, to the Wii.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just about every aspect of the game has been polished.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Elevates boxing games from a niche genre to a legit market.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Punch-Out!! is a must-have sports game on a system that doesn't really have many decent sports games.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    BloodRayne: Betrayal is one of the most enjoyable platformers I've played in a long time. Even if you didn't enjoy the previous BloodRayne titles, there is a lot to like here, $15 price tag and all.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It has a great atmosphere and is extremely easy to pick up.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Regardless of whether you're an old-school platform fanatic or someone who has never picked up a platformer in your life, Outland is a game worth checking out. An impulse buy with retail production values, it's hard to go wrong with this one.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    BloodRayne: Betrayal is one of the most enjoyable platformers I've played in a long time. Even if you didn't enjoy the previous BloodRayne titles, there is a lot to like here, $15 price tag and all.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Far Cry 4 excels because it provides the depth that so many other shooters lack.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The way the missions unfold within the VR exercise really gives you a sense that you're playing a game that isn't Fallout, yet it's using the exact same engine.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Regardless of whether you're an old-school platform fanatic or someone who has never picked up a platformer in your life, Outland is a game worth checking out. An impulse buy with retail production values, it's hard to go wrong with this one.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In my opinion, Annihilation is easily the best of the DLC, and much of the original multiplayer content, for Call of Duty: Black Ops.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you look at the main game, Red Dead Redemption isn't the best. With rock-bottom difficulty and an inane plot, grinding through John Marston's adventure is a tiresome experience. However, it's one of the best sandbox games ever released.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though there are some technical flaws, NBA 2K11 remains an exceptional basketball game and an absolute must-buy for lifelong MJ fans.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An exemplary game to hold aloft as a challenge to future game creators to either match or exceed.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Broken Steel does a great job of both extending the Fallout story a bit longer and creating incentive to keep playing even after you've "beaten" the game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Buy this sucker. It's got "diamond in the rough" written all over it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Obviously, this title is highly recommended for anyone buying a hockey game this autumn, but if you've never played a hockey simulation, or it's been years and years since you've bothered, I can't think of a better place to start or return than NHL 10.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As before, Sine Mora is a great example of a bullet hell shooter with style. The action is frantic, the mechanics are tight, and the story and art style present the player with a unique and enjoyable experience. The transition to the Vita comes off mostly intact, and while some additions aren't very useful, most will provide fans with a good reason to get the game for the handheld. Even though it's another port, it's one that Vita owners will be glad to own.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Trenched stands out as one of the best downloadable titles this year on any platform. The mix of genres works out just right, as the tactical notions of a tower defense game blend in well with the action of a third-person mech shooter.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Offering up a different, but complementary, experience to The Signal, The Writer is an excellent way to cap off the first "season" of Alan Wake.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You will find yourself wanting to come back and try different tactics for your rise to fame. There is also enough to learn that you will have an almost constant discovery of new ways to make it to the top. I should mention here that the average gamer will find this game somewhat overwhelming.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kinect Sesame Street TV: Season 1 is perfect for those with toddlers who can comprehend the show's lessons and antics. The level of interaction is great, and the flow doesn't feel stilted or burdened with load screens. This is really more of a collection of augmented TV shows than a full-fledged video game, so don't expect the little ones to bounce around all day interacting with every sequence. The whole thing is very well done, and fans of the appropriate age will be more than happy with this first iteration of a more interactive Sesame Street experience.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether it was the desire to stay one step ahead of TNA Impact or just the realization that things were getting stale, THQ and Yuke's really stepped up this year and delivered a terrific wrestling game in WWE: Smackdown vs. Raw '09. The new Road to Wrestlemania mode finally builds a viable vehicle to tell the types of stories that one only finds in professional wrestling, with a smart eye toward rivalries and character dispositions rather than the slapped-together garbage that seems to plague every other game dealing with similar subject matter.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Grand Theft Auto V for the PlayStation 4 is easily the best version of the game available at the moment. At the end of the day, it is still functionally the same game as before, with most of the same flaws and strengths.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Going out on a limb, but a thick limb, The Conduit is an FPS that will stand well among lots of contemporary shooters, but the game is by far the most fully realized, expertly designed experience of its type available on the Wii.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, Left 4 Dead is an amazing game, and I highly recommend it, but only if you are able to play online.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As with the original game, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings made me agonize over who to ally with, who to believe, and which side should benefit from a Witcher's skill. Every subtle choice suggestively pointed the way to further mischief and greater adventure. There's plenty to craft, imbibe, gamble and slay amid this twisting narrative. For me, it was the occasionally bitter fruit of consequence and the colorful characters cheerily serving it that made this a brilliant, rich journey into the deep mysteries and dark secrets of a land torn apart by the ruthless and the questionably virtuous. The Witcher 2 is an adventure that's well worth the coppers.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The tactical level of this game is brilliant and the strategic significance of many of the Conquests scenarios really up the ante in terms of involvement and fun.