CGMagazine's Scores

  • Games
For 1,410 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition
Lowest review score: 10 Vroom in the Night Sky
Score distribution:
1411 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I just can’t stop playing Super Mario 3D All-Stars. The joy of movement, the sharp controls, and the endlessly imaginative worlds keep bringing me back, even after all these years.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mortal Shell is a small-scope Soulslike that serves as a tight, lean, but short experience.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is an excellent game for fans of visual novels or anime-centric titles. Those looking forward to the RPG elements of the game may be a little more disappointed, as while not bad, they don’t come close to the same standard found within the rest of game, both in terms of visual quality and gameplay.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Vicarious Visions have restored two childhood favorite games with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater to near perfection and proven once again, rollerbladers drool, skateboards rule.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tell Me Why’s exploration of the complexities of memory, the difficulties of knowing our loved ones, and a world that can be better for our transgender loved ones make it a game worth experiencing.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is not terribly challenging or filled with complex plot, but offers you a straightforward, lengthy, and empowering journey to save the world from evil.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Microsoft’s Flight Simulator 2020 heralds the return of the beloved simulation series, bringing with it a first-glimpse into the next generation of simulation games.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Marvel’s Avengers at launch is a solid-foundation for Crystal Dynamics to build upon and develop into a fantastic live-service title that joins the ranks of Warframe and Destiny 2.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fans of puzzle games should enjoy the new mechanic of hopping through time to control multiple characters, but as an adaptation of the series, it falls flat. It’s frustrating in a way that makes for a riveting challenge, but then you’ll reflect that maybe you just spent six hours pulling levers to open doors.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The one thing that Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions nails is its balance between not only being a worthy tribute to its source material, but a competent and fun game. As someone who isn’t a fan of sports titles, I never would’ve believed that I could have as much fun as I did with this game or that I’d become so interested in checking out the Captain Tsubasa series. I already feel like I’ve become a fan of the series and now that I’ve played Rise of the New Champions, I would love to see other sports anime titles get similar treatment in the future.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Buy this game if you wanna pay $60+ for what should be a free roster update. To not be totally negative and end on a positive note, playing this game is safer than, say, going to a live NFL game this year. So at least there’s that? Oh and both the PS4 and Xbox One editions of the game will have free upgrades for the next gen so you can enjoy all the same bugs and glitches in better definition. That’s a touchdown on your own end if I ever saw one.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Crusader Kings 3 is a compelling strategy game that deserves to be played. Paradox Development Studios outdid themselves on this one.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Nodding Head Games’ Raji: An Ancient Epic tells an interesting story but is simply not functional enough to enjoy.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition falls short in its single player department and even more so when it comes to multiplayer. It’ll be a nostalgic trip for some, but not one that I can promise is worth taking.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Combining some fun mechanics unique to surfing the waves and a little gunplay to keep your opponents from getting too close, Kandagawa Jet Girls offers a compelling racing experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wasteland 3 is a lovely return to the post nuclear apocalypse with fun gameplay and interesting choices at its forefront, though at times it can be a bit clumsy in its implementation.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It takes a game that could’ve been a truly exhilarating action game, to one that just ends up feeling brainless. And while I’ll be the first to say there’s nothing wrong with a bit of brainless fun, it feels strange that a game based on a show that started for kids, and ended for adults wouldn’t have a bit more depth.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Battletoads, with its vibrant animations, captures the spirit of the original, but also does so by bringing in all of the lousy gameplay elements that dragged the original game down.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Carrion is a very cool concept held back by frustrating map design and repetitive combat.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Total War Saga: Troy takes the Total War franchise to the Bronze Age and while it brings a handful of new changes, Troy is an interesting, but flawed entry in the Total War series.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Hellpoint borrows the elements found in Fromsoft titles that make a compelling action RPG game but ultimately stumbles due to technical issues and an overall lack of polish.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    CrossCode is an excellent ARPG that’s definitely worth rediscovering again.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fairy Tail is a decent RPG experience, designed almost exclusively with fans in mind.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Horizon Zero Dawn is a worthwhile open-world action game on PC carried by its captivating environments, awesome combat, and thrilling main story.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Crysis Remastered on the Switch laughs at our old PCs that couldn’t run the original but still finds a few stumbling blocks all on its own.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Maxiboost ON is a fantastic arena fighter that is sure to not only grab Gundam fans who are already in love with the franchise, but arcade players who are looking for that next addictive fighting experience.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Destroy All Humans! keeps the best parts of its 2005 game in mind while rebooting the series with a short, but engaging story and addictive alien destruction.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When you want to feel like a powerful mech rider carving through massive demons, Panzer Paladin just can’t be beat.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Desperadoes III is a highly-addictive and engaging real-time tactics game that offers endlessly satisfying experimentation and replay value.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is as perfect a remake of the Gameboy Advance classic as you can imagine.

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