Digital Trends' Scores

  • Games
For 271 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 35% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 64% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Sunset Overdrive
Lowest review score: 20 The Order: 1886
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 271
273 game reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Vampire: The Masquerade -- Swansong is an intricate narrative adventure game that can be too dense for its own good at times.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hiroki's journey and his own always-spoken-aloud thoughts are what really hooked me into Trek to Yomi. The more choices I made for the samurai, the more I wanted to see how he would turn out by the game's end. It's not something I expected from the game, and it certainly doesn't redeem all of its negative traits, but Trek to Yomi's story is good enough to be more than something pushing players along.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nintendo Switch Sports is exactly what it needs to be. It’s an intuitive package of Wii-era sports minigames with more precise motion controls and full online integration. Addictive activities like bowling and badminton make it one of the Switch’s best multiplayer party games, though overly complicated minigames like soccer miss the simple appeal of the series. With long-term support planned, I’m hopeful that Nintendo can build up the currently thin offering and turn it into the kind of console staple that any Switch owner needs to have installed.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Moss: Book 2 is a confident VR sequel that iterates on its predecessor just enough to make it feel new again.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is the most engaging Lego game in years, thanks to its deeper gameplay and all of the faithfully recreated Star Wars locales that players can explore. But like the protagonists of each Star Wars trilogy, The Skywalker Saga has an identity crisis. It always feels divided between being an accurate retelling of the Star Wars series and an ambitious galactic sandbox where players can go anywhere as anyone.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it has its quirks, Weird West is a bit of storytelling spectacle that seems to have been hand-crafted for diehard RPG fans.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it has its quirks, Weird West is a bit of storytelling spectacle that seems to have been hand-crafted for diehard RPG fans.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    “Endearing” is the best way to describe Tiny Tina's Wonderlands. It constantly laughs at itself and wants you to smile and laugh along with it, and most of the time, I did. Borderlands fans and tabletop game enthusiasts in particular will find a lot to love here. Even if you’re not a longtime fan, there really is something for everyone to enjoy in Tina’s latest adventure.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with its repetitive late game, I still enjoyed just about every second of Kirby and the Forgotten Land. In the game’s opening sequence, Kirby swallows a car and rides down a highway as a pop tune plays. In one shot, he’s cruising against the clear blue sky as some seagulls fly by his window. That’s how I felt whenever I booted it up: Head empty, soaking in the sunshine, not a care in the world.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rune Factory 5 should satisfy fans and cozy game enthusiasts, but its not quite as friendly for newcomers.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ghostwire: Tokyo is at its best when it's reimagining Japanese folklore in visually astonishing ways and delivering moving visualizations of what it’s like to pass on. It’s less compelling as a checkbox-driven open-world game, with limited content stretched too thin across its apocalyptic version of Shibuya.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Tunic desperately tries to recreate the magic of classic Legend of Zelda games, all too often doing so to a fault. It tries to be hands-off and instead leaves the player with no idea of where to go. It wants to have simple combat, akin to something like the Zelda Oracle games, but that approach gets stale incredibly fast here. More than anything though, Tunic left me feeling lost in its mysteries, which I didn’t want to solve out of need or drive, but because I couldn’t bear them anymore.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy Origin will enthrall players with its dumb, but awesome story and approachable Soulslike gameplay.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    WWE 2K22 is a robust wrestling simulator that gets the series back on track after its nearly career-ending 2020 installment. It’s filled with modes, impressive combat tweaks, and a truly phenomenal creative suite that turn it into a hoss of a game. There’s still work to do if 2K Sports wants to fully rehabilitate the series. Multi-man matches need a rework, its more promising modes need to be expanded, and there’s still plenty of gunk to clean up. But if this is how much an annualized series can turn itself around by taking one year off, then every franchise like it should consider an offseason.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Triangle Strategy delivers smart tactics, but battles play second fiddle to its dull political lore.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gran Turismo 7 is a comprehensive racing simulator with features that will please series fans, those looking to learn about cars, and people who just want to race casually. While this simulator is more focused on making the player feel elegant rather than exhilarated, it sticks to its vision and highlights the power of the PS5.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Grid Legends' Driven to Glory story misses more than it hits, but this is an otherwise solid, if unambitious, racing game.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Elden Ring is a new gold standard for open-world game design, dishing out some of the best freeform exploration since The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Curiosity is rewarded at every turn and secrets truly feel secret. For Souls veterans, the number of tools available adds a new level of depth to its combat that makes constant experimentation worthwhile. Even with those strengths, it’s hard to outright ignore the ugly quirks in FromSoftware’s games, which stick out even more on new tech. A stubbornness to fix archaic issues holds back what should be a once-in-a-generation game, but Elden Ring is still a landmark accomplishment in any case.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Monark tries a lot of new ideas, but only finds success with an intriguing battle system ... and even that has a mileage that may vary.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Horizon Forbidden West improves on just about every aspect of its predecessor with better combat, machines, and traversal.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The King of Fighters XV is a game deserving of its title. It feels like the perfect evolution in a long-running fighting game franchise and isn’t afraid of being what its main fans want it to be. Mechanics aren’t watered down and it doesn’t backtrack on what makes the series so great. That makes for a perfect entry for all types of players. However, there is a severe lack of content, a curse that’s been plaguing fighting games for a very long time that sadly makes an appearance here. Thankfully, strong online play makes it a great fighter game for the hardcore players who simply wants to hone their skills and challenge the next player, which pushes KO FXV into the ranks of the best modern fighters around.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So long as you're willing to play by its rules, Lost Ark it is an absolute blast thanks to its perfect blend of visceral ARPG combat and steady MMO progression.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A rewarding experience from its start, Sifu delivers challenge after challenge, all of which are too exciting to turn down.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    OlliOlli World delivers beautiful, fast-paced, and captivating skateboarding fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With a slow plot and uninteresting characters, Dying Light 2: Stay Human's few redeeming qualities are what sets the franchise apart from other zombie games out there.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pokémon Legends: Arceus is a step in the right direction for the aging series, even if its technical limits can't always support its ambitions.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While Rainbow Six Extraction stands out within its genre and the Tom Clancy lineup of games as a whole, it rarely does so to its advantage. This extremely tough experience becomes more frustrating if you play it alone or with random players. If someone is looking for a very involved cooperative game to play with their best friends, Rainbow Six Extraction may grab their attention, but its repetitiveness and terrible grind may get to players after a while.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Halo Infinite isn't going to reinvent the shooter genre, but it's a fun solo and multiplayer experience that can only get better with time.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Chorus' stellar space combat is brought down by a myriad of design choices that range from frustrating to outright annoying.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Graceful movement and jaw-dropping fights against colossal monsters make Solar Ash a worthy follow-up to Hyper Light Drifter. [Recommended]

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