Destructoid's Scores

  • Games
For 4,071 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Bayonetta 2
Lowest review score: 10 Troll and I
Score distribution:
4128 game reviews
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    Say what you will about ongoing support at any given moment, but Blizzard is still killing it with leveling content and the sheer star power of their zones.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I had no idea what to expect jumping into Until You Fall, but I ended up getting a nice series of workouts on top of a pretty thrilling VR combat simulator.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There's something so magical about the way Overcooked mixes simple cooking instructions with frantic stage hazards that require verbal check-ins between co-op players. I can't get enough. I've lost track of how many times I've beaten these games, and it's a testament to their design that they still hold up so well. If you're hankering for more happy, shouty, don't-blame-me vibes, All You Can Eat feels definitive.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From its shadowy story campaign to its frantic multiplayer action, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War offers the thrilling and magnetic gameplay expected of the series, shined up with solid character models, impressive vistas, and sharp visual effects. While there's undeniably room for improvement regarding innovation, Black Ops Cold War gets Call of Duty's third generation off to a strong start.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The story was genuinely enthralling throughout and it serves as a great companion piece for Breath of the Wild, while forging its own identity in many respects.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Bluepoint Games and From Software are among the best in the business, and we're fortunate to have their strengths coalesce in such a stellar remake. This console generation is less than a week old, but something tells me we're still going to be raving about Demon's Souls when it comes to a close.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Falconeer tries to be a legit dogfighting game and it plays the part to an extent; but there isn't much holding it all together. I feel like I've said this often in 2020, but I wouldn't mind seeing the developer take another crack at it, because there's a lot of good groundwork here.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Godfall is going to go down as one of the most divisive games of this generation's launch: a relic to some, a wild whispered-about gem to others.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's innocent, it's fun, and it feels unique. We need more games like it, even if they don't push the genre forward...which is by no means a requirement.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you're into these types of games (you know who you are), this is another one you can add to the pile. I say "pile" endearingly, as it's short enough to justify playing right away without becoming backlog fodder.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kingdom Hearts is a good rhythm game that meanders way too often with its presentation.
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    • 65 Critic Score
    Wait to see how the next-gen upgrade of Destiny 2 shakes out; if you're either on the fence about returning, or jumping in for the first time.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bright Memory has the potential to be great once Infinite arrives, but for now it gets a very light recommendation with some provisos.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're the type of person who plays racing games for hundreds of hours, Dirt 5 might let you down and I completely understand why. But for everyone else, it's a very accessible and personality-filled game that should keep you busy for a while.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If a quirky action game with RPG progression and relaxing agricultural activities seems like your kind of thing, trust your gut on this one.
    • 87 Metascore
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    You can also wait and just pick up the Vergil DLC on current generation platforms. The choice is really up to you, but I'm happy with the change.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's been a while since I've played a game with a cast of characters that was so good it elevated the rest of the experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It mimics the Odyssey formula but takes a step backward in almost every way.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For all its themes of rule-breaking anarchy, Watch Dogs: Legion toes the line as a formulaic, though ambitious, open-world adventure. While it boasts one of the most visually exciting and stunningly authentic locales in the genre's history, Watch Dogs: Legion's gameplay is mechanical, over-familiar, and repetitive, struggling to capture the exciting promise of a fist-pumping, system-smashing revolution.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I've been playing No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle for more than a decade now as they never cease to amaze me with their untethered style, violent action, and satisfying combat.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I've been playing No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle for more than a decade now as they never cease to amaze me with their untethered style, violent action, and satisfying combat.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I came in fully expecting it to be a side story, but it was much more than that.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Astro Bot has replaced Knack as the cute Sony mascot and Iā€™m okay with it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Fuser does what it says on the side of the box, but there could have been a more compelling foundation to keep you going past the point where it feels like you've done it all.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Pick up the first season pass before you take a gander at the second.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    When the game is fixated on familial struggles ā€“ everything circling patriarch Arakawa, his son Masato, and Ichiban ā€“ I'm glued to the screen.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For all its shortcomings, I wouldn't mind seeing WayForward get another crack at this series with a more concerted effort to bring in non-fans, with more depth.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Onee Chanbara Origin remains a cathartic, bloodthirsty, and goofy bit of chaos, whose aesthetic charms have been boosted thanks to Tamsoft's excellent audio/visual upgrade. Unfortunately, the passage of time has somewhat dulled Origin's gameplay, which has been far superseded by other franchises. Offering a short campaign, above-average action, and a slim package, Onee Chanbara Origin is for franchise fans only - and not at its $60 asking price.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Kirby Fighters 2 has the right stuff buried underneath its foundation: you just have to dig to get there.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Little Hope proves that the Dark Pictures format isn't a fluke and I'm excited for Supermassive to continue honing its craft. On that note, I love how these games tease forthcoming installments with collectible in-game premonitions. Next up, the seemingly Descent-inspired House of Ashes.

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