D+PAD Magazine's Scores

  • Games
For 571 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 36% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Little King's Story
Lowest review score: 20 ShellShock 2: Blood Trails
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 49 out of 571
571 game reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Yoostar 2's developer Blitz Games got it right by calling their game a 'movie karaoke' experience – and in all senses of the word, it truly is best defined this way. Having your bodily image projected into film and TV scenes is as charming as it tedious in practice. But more so than many other party games, the on-disc limitations of choice on offer as well as the brevity of each film's clips might spoil the experience for some.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Epic Yarn is a title for the player looking to be reminded what it's like to have the emotion of curiosity triggered by a videogame. A game cut from the finest Nintendo cloth.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In short, Monumental Games has done all the hard work – MotoGP 10/11 is genuinely deserving of a place alongside the cream of motorsport simulators; now all the series needs to do is pop open a magnum of Champagne and celebrate the sport just as confidently as it simulates it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In short, Monumental Games has done all the hard work – MotoGP 10/11 is genuinely deserving of a place alongside the cream of motorsport simulators; now all the series needs to do is pop open a magnum of Champagne and celebrate the sport just as confidently as it simulates it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is an eight year old game and it shows, with frequent camera issues that rear their head at the most inopportune moments, but to be too critical would be to do the game a disservice given its charm.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With that being said, it's extremely difficult to complain too much about a game that is as pumped-up, gratifying and shameless as this and that features a skillshot-system with the potential to launch an entire franchise.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With that being said, it's extremely difficult to complain too much about a game that is as pumped-up, gratifying and shameless as this and that features a skillshot-system with the potential to launch an entire franchise.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For all the added modes and interaction, simply strapping yourself into the seat of a Bugatti Veyron and unleashing power on the asphalt roads to no pre-destined destination is what makes Unlimited 2 memorable.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For all the added modes and interaction, simply strapping yourself into the seat of a Bugatti Veyron and unleashing power on the asphalt roads to no pre-destined destination is what makes Unlimited 2 memorable.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As far as superhero showdowns go, you simply won't find anything more spectacular than Marvel Vs Capcom 3.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As far as superhero showdowns go, you simply won't find anything more spectacular than Marvel Vs Capcom 3.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It actually pains us to be so negative about De Blob 2, as there is plenty here to love or even adore. The visuals are sumptuous; the characterisation of Blob, his friends and the gloriously dastardly Inkies is nothing short of sublime. It is also consistently diverting, the problem being that it only rarely feels essential.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It actually pains us to be so negative about De Blob 2, as there is plenty here to love or even adore. The visuals are sumptuous; the characterisation of Blob, his friends and the gloriously dastardly Inkies is nothing short of sublime. It is also consistently diverting, the problem being that it only rarely feels essential.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Suitably, this notion serves as a separate allegory for Explodemon! as a whole - a very loving homage to its 8-bit heritage that modernizes the now 'retro' design approach for both the right cost and length.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So, there's enough of merit here to warrant a fourth outing, but Guerrilla will have to step up their game if Killzone is to be remembered as one of the truly great FPS series.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While Rearmed 2 may be misguided in trampling across its legacy in certain areas, it also makes successful winks to its heritage as well as – most importantly – providing a fun, robust experience.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While Rearmed 2 may be misguided in trampling across its legacy in certain areas, it also makes successful winks to its heritage as well as – most importantly – providing a fun, robust experience.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Our complaints might well fall on deaf ears though, because whilst Two Worlds II is no technical masterpiece (with clipping issues, horrific drops in frame rate, draw distance, screen tearing), the role-playing it contains is certainly entertaining and thoroughly engaging.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like Limbo, Flower and Braid before it, Tales From Space: About A Blob is the type of release that makes you thankful for the existence of downloadable gaming and the freedom that it gives developers to create lean, punchy and engaging games that would have no doubt been doomed to obscurity had they been launched full-price at retail.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    DC Universe Online is a bold, ambitious and challenging attempt to bring a subscription based MMO experience to the PlayStation 3.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    With a collection of diverting though non-essential sports, your enjoyment of Mario Sport Mix will largely depend on the likelihood of constant multiplayer battles, though admittedly in that respect the title still pales in comparison to Wii Sports Resort and even the original Wii Sports.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dead Space 2 is a great action adventure/survival horror game then – it just isn't necessarily the greatest game in the Dead Space series.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dead Space 2 is a great action adventure/survival horror game then – it just isn't necessarily the greatest game in the Dead Space series.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dead Space 2 is a great action adventure/survival horror game then – it just isn't necessarily the greatest game in the Dead Space series.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I can't recommend it enough if you can understand how unwieldy controls can actually make a racing game better. Otherwise, I suggest you stay away from Nail'd entirely, as its unintentional tendencies towards being completely off-the-wall will do nothing to appease your simulation sensibilities.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The level of polish that has been applied to LittleBigPlanet 2 is as apparent as we've come expect from the series, with no stone left unturned in upgrading each facet of the game's design.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Despite all the criticisms, and despite the fact that it pales in comparison to its bigger-budget competition, Breach isn't a complete disaster.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Astroslugs is a cute, playable, but sadly forgettable game.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As it stands, Ghost Mania is a diverting but non-essential 500 point purchase.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Assassin's Creed Brotherhood is a pleasant surprise in every respect, even though some of the concerns you might have had regarding the single map and ageing formula still stand with the final product.

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