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 Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition
Lowest review score: 10 Vroom in the Night Sky
Score distribution:
1282 game reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a culmination of every small step Nintendo’s made with the series resulting in one of the most satisfying games I’ve ever played.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Red Dead Redemption 2 is the best game Rockstar Games has ever made, as it deftly combines one of the richest open worlds ever made with one of the most compelling stories of this generation.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    How Nintendo somehow keeps their lil’ platforming plumbing mascot relevant and exciting decades later is a mystery, but there’s no denying the company has delivered another Mario masterpiece for The Switch.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If GTAV was more fully devoted to being either a comedy or a drama, its narrative may have been more successful. As it is, the most fun to be had in the game comes almost entirely from the moments when the player breaks away from the mission structure and enjoys the world without worrying about the context of its plot.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    God of War is back with one of the most rewarding experiences on the PlayStation 4 to date.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Enhanced Edition brings a breath of fresh air into the Original Sin experience in a great way.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Divinity Original Sin 2 is a master class in what RPGs should be. Amazing writing and detail paired with astounding freedom. A must play for RPG fans.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s an easier experience with a story that’s markedly simpler than past entries, but Persona 5 is still operating on a whole different level than its peers. A simplistic yet ultimately winning JRPG with loads of content.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is an exhilarating game to play that has massive narrative shortcomings.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will be regarded in the same light as Ocarina of Time and Grand Theft Auto III as a game that pushed the industry to new heights we’ve never seen before.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The newest entry in the Smash Bros series truly earns the title of Ultimate.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you even remotely enjoyed Limbo, you'll feel right at home with Inside.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Forza Horizon 4 feels more focused and creative than its immediate predecessors, thanks to a well-designed open-world that readily encourages hijinx.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Divinity: Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition is the best version of the best RPG of 2017. If you like these games and have a console you’d be a fool not to play it.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game is exactly what Souls fans have been hoping for in this new generation of consoles. It’s gorgeous, terrifying, relentless and highly addictive. There’s so much depth to this game that it’s impossible to go over everything, and there will be many surprises in store over the next few months as swarms of Hunters descend on Yarnham and explore its twisted alleyways and endless secrets.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Matt Thorson succeeds once again in crafting a tight, beautiful retro experience.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Witcher III has a compelling plot, combined with some old school, complex game systems that encourage exploration, crafting and experimentation. It has some rough spots, but when the plot and characters suck you in the way The Witcher III does, it’s worth forgiving the unrefined aspects of the game for the expansive world and engaging, morally ambiguous storytelling.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Undertale is like Earthbound if it were a Hayao Miyazaki movie: strange, interesting, and profoundly unique. The ways in which each little choice can affect the game will constantly keep you guessing, and its multiple paths are each truly moving experiences capped off by a “true ending” that actually had me weeping by its sheer force of power.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mario Kart 8 remains one of the highlights of the franchise and while it would have been nice for The Switch to get a new title rather than a Deluxe repackage, this thing plays like a dream and is overflowing with content.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I mostly enjoyed my time with Overwatch as it is very easy to pick up and play. The characters are diverse and just as colourful as the levels where battles take place. As a free-to-play title, I’d have no problems with the grinding and micro-transactions, but these mechanics in a feature-lite, full priced title, mar the overall experience for me. Maybe you’re okay with that, but I’m not. No matter how many games do it, I’ll never be okay with it.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Forza Horizon 3 is an invigorating open-world racer, although it may be a little too familiar to anyone who’s been down this road before.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Sonic Mania Plus adds more to a game that was already perfect.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Shadowbringers is more than just a masterful arc in a beloved tale; it’s one of the best Final Fantasy stories ever realized, showcasing an MMORPG at the apex of its craft.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The Shadow of the Colossus remake enhances the themes of the original, stirring up a crushing sadness in the player in their actions only moments after taking them to heights of excitement. It’s a master class in how to remake a true classic.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Blood and Wine is a worthy addition to the Witcher 3 experience. While it may not be perfect, it provides enough wonder, excitement, and adventure to keep the player invested.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Resident Evil 2 excels at putting the player in close quarters with things that will upset and unsettle them, always drawing them into ever more tense, disturbing fights.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Make no mistake, Shovel Knight is a classic, side-scrolling, retro platforming, and if that’s the kind of game you’re looking for, it’s one of the best out there.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    N++
    N++ has an excellent blend of stylishly simple visuals and taxing puzzles, all put to an excellent soundtrack.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I’m not really surprised that Bayonetta holds up, but I am surprised that it holds up this damn well, and handily one-ups most games that are coming out these days. To me, this is still one of the gaming’s landmark achievements, and now, it’s better than ever.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Monster Hunter World is a fantastic action RPG that players can enjoy for hundreds, if not thousands of hours due to its sheer amount of quality content to experience.

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