Worth Playing's Scores

  • Games
For 4,467 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:
4,467 game reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    I'm playing the 360 version, and it's as if this control pad was designed from the ground up to be nearly worthless for this kind of game. There are a handful of other games that have highlighted the 360 controller's awful d-pad, but most of them are using it as a quick-select menu or something. When you're actually trying to input something like a dragon punch motion or any of the EX attacks, it's worse than useless. There is no point in buying SFIV unless you're going to drop the extra money for a better controller.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Upon completing Okami, you may feel like you have just taken in a classic Miyazaki film. The visual/aural presentation and sprawling narrative combine to present the game as an extended vision of an anime epic – equal parts The Legend of the Dog Warriors: The Hakkenden and Princess Mononoke, with a dash of Ranma ½ for kicks.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Every time you think you've seen everything this game has to offer, you'll come across something new.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    In the end, Fallout 3 feels like a Fallout game, and that is absolutely the highest compliment. Despite the changes, much of the charm and fun of the franchise remains intact, and despite the similarities to Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion, I never felt that I was playing anything but a Fallout game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    In the end, Gears of War 2 achieves exactly what it sets out to do: make a better Gears of War. It's an accomplishment worthy of praise, but knowing what Epic is capable of, we really wish they would have pushed the envelope a bit more on the campaign mode.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    ME3 was a mixed bag for me. In some ways, it comes off as a television or anime series that everyone likes but is forced to put up with the filler episodes for the moments that matter. It offers a confusing conundrum of powerful story elements with an impact that can only be measured against the investment a player has made into the first two games. At the same time, it wraps much of it within uninspired mechanics and an ending that is satisfying on one level while coming up short everywhere else.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ultimately, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is an excellent entry into the series, but its rough spots prevent it from achieving true brilliance. It's still a fantastic choice for any Wii gamer, and it deserves to be in your library.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    No other Star Wars game, including "Star Wars Galaxies," has done a better job of completely immersing you in the Star Wars universe. It's impossible to finish the game without somehow feeling like your actions have made a difference.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Mass Effect 3 is not a bad game, but it doesn't feel like Bioware learned much from Mass Effect 2. If you enjoyed the previous game, there's plenty to like here, and the bad parts are easy enough to ignore. However, the problems make Mass Effect 3 a game for fans only.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is the definitive chapter in arguably one of the most popular game series of all time. If you haven't ever played a Grand Theft Auto game… well, first of all, shame on you, but more importantly, this is the one to get you hooked.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Unlike its competitors, World of Warcraft boasts a magnificently done quest system. Each quest you take a detailed explanation written into your Quest Journal that gives you enough information ingame to solve it. The sense of immersion is greatly heightened through this as well.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Given the wonderful environment design, new RPG elements, and extremely well done "gangsta" theme, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas comes as close to perfect as anything in the past few years.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The game is really advanced and can beat the pants off of "FIFA" any day.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    With the possible exception of Crysis, CoD4 is the best-looking online shooter ever made, and fans of online shooters will absolutely adore this release.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    God of War III was an epic, satisfying end to a legendary series that helped strengthen the concept of the ultimate against-all-odds protagonist.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Dollars aside, Guitar Hero II is a sequel that improves upon its predecessor in every conceivable way, and the Xbox 360 version sweetens the pot with additional songs and light online functionality.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    An exceptional work of art from beginning to end, which should take most gamers a paltry 10 hours.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I could ask for better in the manner in which Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception gets rolling, but once the ride hits full speed, it never disappointments.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    I've spent hours and hours playing Rock Band and feel as if it's not possible to have as much fun when I go back and play Guitar Hero III. It's not even a question of whether you're a fan of that genre or not — if you own an Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 2, you need to pick up Rock Band.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're an RPG fan, you owe it to yourself to give The Witcher 3 a shot. It rivals the best that Bethesda and Bioware have to offer, and you'll be hard-pressed to find a better RPG this year.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Bloodborne is easily an early contender for game of the year, and it's the best PS4 exclusive to date.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The detractions are small but numerous. The poor handling of branded aftermarket parts, lack of real-life tracks, and tediousness of switching from racing to tuning are tops in the small flaws department.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    For those who didn't enjoy last year's game, this won't change your mind about the franchise. For fans of the series, this review only reinforces your purchase or will encourage you to get this since the online community for the original could migrate to this game. For those who have been interested in the series but failed to pick up last year's title, this is the definitive version to get.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Be warned though, in order to properly play the game you’ll need a Dual Shock caliber gamepad and plenty of patience to overcome its trying difficulty curve.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A serious improvement in any way you care to name, from gameplay to its newly, eerily realistic graphics.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    FFXII has my vote for Game of the Year for 2006, and I'd even go as far as to call it my personal Game of the Generation.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    As a total game experience, it is enchanting, and sometimes even astounding, if you have a machine that can handle it well.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It isn't a perfect game by any means, as there are a few things that it could improve on, specifically in the graphics and damage departments. Nevertheless, all of the title's new features and positive traits outweigh the few negatives and make this the racing game to have.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Fans of the franchise owe it to themselves to pick it up, and anyone with a hankering for a high-quality action game will find Arkham Asylum to be just what the doctor ordered.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay is simultaneous[ly] simple and deep, and it's a joy to play. The only thing holding back the game is a by-the-books story and some annoying visual and audio design choices. Longtime fans who are worried about the alterations to the formula shouldn't be. Awakening is a rare example of a series that works.