YouGamers' Scores

  • Games
For 82 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 69% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 25% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 9.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 82
Highest review score: 97 Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
Lowest review score: 45 SunAge
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 72 out of 82
  2. Negative: 3 out of 82
82 game reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Flawlessly executed masterpiece that stays firmly true to the original old school gameplay that makes Starcraft so good. The best RTS of the decade and shows that Blizzard still has the touch with finely crafted gameplay and unmatched quality of presentation.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    World of Warcraft is still the number one and Cataclysm shakes up the world for the better. Finally returns some proper challenge to the gameplay and provides a fresh new set of endgame content - just not very much of it. A must buy for all existing World of Warcraft players and with up-to-date starting content, a good reason to jump in.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    World of Warcraft reigns supreme, and Lich King only serves to cement the lead Blizzard has in MMOs. Does almost everything right while actually breaking some new ground, even if the content is getting a bit too easy in the name of accessibility. A must buy for all existing World of Warcraft players and yet another reason for the rest to get back or join in. Resistance is Futile.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    When the biggest flaw of the game is that it gets a bit repetitive after the first hundred or so hours of play, you know you have something special.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A flawless PC conversion with PhysX visual extras over the console versions. In every way polished and fun, managing to at all times to capture the essence of Batman. Game of the Year material.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Left 4 Dead is, above anything else, a fun and replayable co-op experience. Everything is elaborately designed to support the co-op gameplay and the moody zombie theme. So it doesn't have a heavily scripted 30-hour storyline with dozens of maps? Who cares! Refreshingly original and polished to the point of being a textbook case how to make a proper PC game.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is pure value-for-money: a total of 5 excellent games for the price of one (and a bit). The sheer quality of the gameplay to be experienced makes The Orange Box an absolute "must have" purchase. Get it now, get the gnome into space but don't eat the cake.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's the same great-looking, fast-paced, fun-to-play game, only with an extended story and higher-resolution visuals. That the experience is better on a PC is only natural, given that mouse-and-keyboard controls are the heart of any honest shooter.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Street Fighter IV on the PC is easily the best version of the game and a must-buy for a fighting game enthusiast, yet not too harsh introduction to a newbie either. The only downside? Arcade style joystick effectively mandatory, driving up the total price of admission.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    One of the best single-player experiences of the year.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Massive adventure with plenty of action, addressing every flaw of the first game in some way while adding tons of new gameplay features. Story, characters, combat... the mix is just perfect and the PC conversion is almost flawless.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Crytek has crafted an exceptional game, but if you were waiting for a revolution in FPS gameplay, then your wait continues.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Call of Duty 4 is a great online shooter, and welcome competition to both Counter-Strike: Source and Battlefield 2. The single player campaign is everything you can expect from a Call of Duty game and then some.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Mass Effect 2 is a cinematic sci-fi epic that continues the story of Commander Shepard with an unforgettable adventure. Some RPG elements have been thrown overboard and gameplay has been simplified, perhaps even a bit too much, but the flaws are minor and easy to shurg off. The characters, the story and the setting are just that good.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Despite some partially unfinished features and a few annoying balance issues, EVE Online is greater than the sum of its parts and the best "sandbox" MMO in a market cluttered by canned content. Still a bit harsh to newbies, but with the release of Apocrypha more accessible than ever before. If you can get over the initial hurdles, potentially more addictive than World of Warcraft - you have been warned.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The best parts of old adventure games are still there, and the tiresome bits have been trimmed out. All in all, this is the best adventure game interface ever.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Portal 2 is a finely polished experience that you should not miss. It is also fairly short but ultimately that isn't the biggest issue - the chronic lack of challenge for those of us that already know how to "think with portals" is. A lot is saved by the excellent co-op mode but I weep for the missed opportunities.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Battlefield 3 is the new baseline in first person shooter games and while the single player is short and painfully linear, you can only admire the atmosphere and the visuals. Multiplayer maps are too small for 64 players and the game needs a patch or two to fix some small issues but otherwise the online play is pretty much spot on - BF3 will be played for years to come.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A fine digital toy and a great purchase for the fan of the series - as long as you accept that a lot of expansion features from The Sims 2 are missing and will probably be sold to you all over again as an endless stream of expansion packs and downloadable add-ons. As a game, things tend to get just as repetitive as your average daily grind in real life.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Fast and furious arcade racer translated to the PC with great care. The Ultimate Box tosses in plenty of freebie additions and the ongoing content development ensures that Burnout Paradise won't end up gathering dust after the first few weeks. Has that magic "one more race" feel and is easily one of the best arcade racers on the PC.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Beautiful, atmospheric and decisively old school dungeon crawl that does proper justice to the classics of the genre. Keeps the gameplay simple and logical, is suitably difficult and pulls no punches when you mess it up, yet you simply can't put it down. Recommended.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Great game and definitely worthy of being called Fallout, easily beating my modest expectations. Not perfect, but the flaws are mostly inconsequential when you consider the big picture. Excellent storyline, interesting game world and plenty of gratuitous violence.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV is definitely the best version of the game and almost a must-buy if you haven't already seen it all. Just don't underestimate the hardware needed to run it properly - a quad core CPU is almost mandatory for acceptable performance as is a high end video card. PC-specific Video Editor is a nice bonus but the gameplay is untouched and just as good as on the consoles.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new visual style works and the technical side of the game is flawless but ultimately this re-imaging of Prince of Persia ends up being a bit short and easy. In the quest to rid the game of all potential sources of frustration, the low difficulty level is unfortunate collateral damage. Fun and accessible but fails to match the brilliance of Sands of Time.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A solid game worthy of carrying the name "Deus Ex" and the best action-RPG title of the year. Not perfect, but stands out due to solid story, fun gameplay and believable play environments. Could have benefited from multiple proper endings with separate gameplay, but I guess that may be too much to ask these days.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Fine addition to the overall storyline of Gordon Freeman. Fails to stand alone, but I guess that's episodic gaming. Bit on the short side and the weakest link of The Orange Box, but good fun as long as it lasts.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Dawn of War II is a highly innovative twist on the usual RTS formula that dares to think outside the box while staying true to the WH40k source material. Campaign co-op play is a great addition to the already superb single player game but the head-to-head multiplayer skirmish is a bit of a disappointment.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Left 4 Dead 2, like the first one, is a fun and replayable co-op experience that can be tons of fun with a group of friends. Unfortunately somewhere during the drive to add more and more weapons, enemies, maps and game modes, that magic Valve iterate-polish-polish cycle got cut short and the end result, while still good, is not quite as magical as the first one.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Good things come to those who wait - Alan Wake on the PC may show up very late but it is visually a clear improvement over the Xbox 360 version, plays better with a mouse and brings the excellent atmosphere and gripping story to a whole new audience. No couches needed.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A must have for Supreme Commander fans, Forged Alliance improves upon the original game in every possible way.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Trine proves that if you have an original mix of ideas, even old school gameplay can still work great, especially when paired with incredible visuals and extremely polished code. So, it is a bit short and lacks long-term replayability and gets scored accordingly, but don't let that stop you - Trine is definitely something special.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Eminently playable and entertaining old school top down 2D shooter-RPG-adventure that is hard to classify. They just don't seem make games like this any more, making Space Pirates and Zombies a pleasant surprise for us old geezers. Those too young to remember Star Control may want to check the demo first.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    To stay on top of this great game or to enjoy it as intended, you need to pay attention and think before committing yourself. A far better game than the sum of its parts.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Mirror's Edge shines on the PC due to superior controls. At times it can be very harsh towards amateurs but rewards proper practice and skill to a great degree. Audiovisual masterpiece and a polished experience, yet doesn't quite match all the expectations and offers little content for the price.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The most enjoyable PC racing simulation to date.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine may not be a perfect masterpiece, but it has been polished from all the right spots. Non-stop action worthy of the M-rating, showing you exactly what you can do with a pair of adamantium claws in gory detail.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Fresh and fun isometric story-driven monster bash where you can actually improvise and cast spells by combining raw elements instead of mashing numeric keys for canned results. Fun even alone and hilarious chaos in up to four player co-op.