Absolute Games' Scores

  • Games
For 694 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 23% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 72% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 10.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 63
Highest review score: 95 Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
Lowest review score: 1 FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction
Score distribution:
694 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Darksiders 2 managed to rise above the original game by fixing broken gameplay elements and adding good new ones.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The title Sleeping Dogs is a reference to "let sleeping dogs lie". Well, the developers should have heeded this ancient wisdom and let True Crime: Hong Kong die.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mutant Blobs Attack is just as enjoyable as its console predecessor, the PS3-exclusive Tales from Space: About a Blob. Absent cooperative multiplayer aside, the game is still amazing.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    It's not a game – just a prototype of one. And they charge money for that?!
    • 86 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The first fruit of Zynga's "new model of partnership" really shows what modern mobile devices are capable of, but as far as the gameplay goes, the world of Horn is empty and lacks fresh ideas.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    If you never missed a Twilight premiere, if you know the lineage of the Stackhouse family and follow the adventures of the Salvatore brothers, then this expansion pack is for you. For the rest of the world, it's just a content pack that adds nothing new to the game's mechanics.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Global Offensive is a decent modern online shooter as far as convenience goes, but in terms of content, it's Counter-Strike v1.6 with slight improvements.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    No vampire abilities, new dragon shouts or, let alone, crossbows will ever substitute for a well-told story. Unfortunately, Bethesda Softworks sucks at storytelling.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Rebellion is clearly an improvement over the original Sins of a Solar Empire, but it's still a not very successful attempt to cross an RTS with a 4X strategy game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Iron Brigade could have become an alternative to Dungeon Defenders, if not for annoying bugs, blurry graphics and very low difficulty that kill most of the fun.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Deponia is a refined adventure game – beautifully drawn, creative, incredibly funny and so close to the classic definition of the genre that it takes your breath away.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Unmechanical is nice to look at, but overly simple and not that interesting.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The idea behind Total War Battles is hardly clever or fresh, but The Creative Assembly did what most of its less talented rivals could not – it turned a casual concept into a full-fledged strategy game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    By blindly copying the first game, Radical killed most of its original ideas and made a lot of mistakes. Prototype 2 is a derivative tale of a stupid superhuman who walks in a city made of shoeboxes.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Asphalt 7 is basically Asphalt 6, only with more pathetic attempts at social integration and obnoxious offers to share your progress with your friends.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The story of Harley Quinn's vengeance adds nothing to everything that's been said in done in Arkham City. If you're having a greed attack over the $10 price tag of this DLC, well… just ignore it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It's not easy to create a worthy sequel to a great game, but Robot Entertainment managed to go around the now-familiar gameplay formula by adding new ways to develop the characters and a very addictive coop mode.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    You squeeze a laugh or two from Precipice of Darkness 3, but why putting up with the boring gameplay and ancient visuals when you just go and read a fresh comic strip by Penny Arcade?
    • 84 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    The drama is well-directed, but as soon as The Walking Dead tries to straighten its shoulders, it immediately runs into technical issues, like stiff animation, poor facial gestures, and the lack of ambient sounds.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is probably the shortest single-player campaign I've ever seen in a racing game.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Six hours of your life, roughly one hour per each level, will drain away, leaving you only with disappointment.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Dark atmosphere, unprecedented drama for an App Store game, amazing finale. Finally, the iOS platform has discovered its own thatgamecompany.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Autumn Dynasty is a bright spot in a sea of faceless tower defense clones, but it doesn't hold up when compared to a decent RTS game. Everything is too predictable and simple.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If Cannon Fodder 3 had been released a decade ago, it would have become a cult hit. Now, it's a just a decent old-school arcade game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    If American Nightware were an episode of an actual television series, I would have switched the channel long before the end of the first act.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid, but all in all cookie-cutter adventure game.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I imagine that some of the SpellForce fans will love this expansion. For the rest of the world, it's a weird genre hybrid with horrible graphics, silly premise and dubious gameplay mechanics.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If not for its poor technical execution, Game of Thrones would have taken its rightful place in the 80+ range.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Just a tie-in product, nothing more, like an Ice Age-branded mug or a mouse pad.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson once wrote in his blog that he honestly doesn't remember anything about a car that was sent to him for reviewing – it was that unremarkable. I had a similar moment with DiRT Showdown – I forgot to review it upon release.

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