CGMagazine's Scores

  • Games
For 1,282 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 0.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Lowest review score: 10 Vroom in the Night Sky
Score distribution:
1282 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With its impeccable presentation, its focus on history, and its ability to remix its challenges to make decades-old games feel brand new, Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2 is a necessity for Mega Man fans.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Gunheart is an over-the-top arcade shooter that plays excellently in both 2D and VR modes, thanks to the inclusion of some tight and fluid controls.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Octopath Traveler is a sublime mélange of classic role-playing sensibilities and modern conveniences that speaks to this RPG aficionado's soul.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tempest 4000 is a love letter to fans of the original and Tempest 2000 on the Atari Jaguar, for everyone else, the game is a fun but hard to master, arcade-style, synth-heavy romp.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dead In Vinland tries to blend the best of multiple genres, but when combined those once worth-while features become a single idea that many times works, yet at others simply doesn’t.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another excellent addition to the Switch’s expansive library of quality platformers.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Shining Resonance Refrain manages to bury its many interesting ideas under repetitive gameplay and a dragged-on story.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Lion’s Song is a masterclass in storytelling and a great fit for fans of portable Switch gaming, especially those looking for a narrative-driven experience.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Earth Atlantis innovates by bringing in ideas from the metroidvania genre to its shoot’em up shell, creating an experience that is unlike any other.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Sonic Mania Plus adds more to a game that was already perfect.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just Shapes & Beats’ excellent soundtrack spawns intricate levels in a stylish aesthetic that is sure to challenge even the most dedicated players.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The Crew 2 has a beautiful open world, but average driving, strange design choices and weak multiplayer prevent it from utilizing it to its full potential.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Considerable compromises were made on a technical level, but Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is still one of the best shooters on the Nintendo Switch.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Captain Spirit’s use of a child’s imagination to contextualize a dark, poignant story sets up a strong foundation to build Life is Strange 2 upon.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unravel Two is a clever and endearing take on the original’s formula, but doesn’t come through on its cooperative premise.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Lost in Harmony brings some imaginative ideas to the table, but those ideas are a struggle to enjoy due to the game’s somewhat sloppy execution and even sloppier port job.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mario Tennis Aces just feels lacking in ever sense of the world. Lacking real tennis rules, basic quality of life options, series staple characters, and really any personality at all.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    To a fault, Fallout Shelter is the same game that you can play on any other platforms. The gameplay loop is simple yet engaging, though the lack of variety in the mid and end game remains disappointing. For newcomers, Fallout Shelter is an okay game that can casually occupy your time. But if you’re a veteran, I can’t see any reason why you should play this version.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    In its current state Jurassic World Evolution is entertaining, but barebones as a business sim. Where Frontier really got things right was the dinosaurs themselves, they are simply the best versions of these prehistoric creatures in video games to date.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Curse of the Moon is a nostalgic trip back to the era of classic Castlevania games, warts and all.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The Queen and The Crone is a disappointing DLC that adds little to Total War: Warhammer II.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Smoke And Sacrifice is by no means terrible, but while its asking price may be lower than other known RPGs and its story is at its core interesting, its gameplay can at times also be just as fundamentally lacking.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle has some issues, but the gameplay is exciting and deep enough that fans of any of the franchises on display here will have a good time.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you’ve been searching for a story-driven, narratively engaging vampire game with plenty of atmosphere, Vampyr is right up your alley. If you’re looking for a snappy, tightly controlled ARPG, you might want to look elsewhere.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Agony is a game I really wanted to love and visually, the game looks rather impressive, even some of the early gameplay moments feel well crafted and fresh, yet, as a whole, Agony just doesn’t hold up against other games of the genre — at best, Agony feels like a lovechild between Red Barrel’s Outlast series and id Software’s 2016 Doom reboot, and at its worst, Agony feels like a game that probably needed a few more months in the crucible before inviting us all to join it down in Hell.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Little Nightmares is a well-crafted horror game that is held back by okay platforming, loose controls and a bad checkpoint system.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Downward Spiral: Horus Station is a thoughtfully crafted VR game that puts the player in the shoes of an astronaut exploring the depths of the mysterious Horus Station on Mars.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Earthlock is a good game, locked behind a lack of polish.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Yoku's Island Express is the perfect combination of pinball mechanics meets metroidvania, and is not only my favorite indie game so far this year, but my favorite pinball game of all time.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A game that doesn’t do any more than it has to but just manages to get by due to each game being so individually solid.

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