Digital Trends' Scores

  • Games
For 197 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 37% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 61% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Sunset Overdrive
Lowest review score: 20 The Order: 1886
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 7 out of 197
199 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Brave and Default combat system strikes a near-perfect balance between two rival battle mechanics that have struggled to coexist over the decades, but that’s about the extent of the game’s individuality. Beyond that, it features a comically overused premise, music that’s simply remixed to suit your current locale, countless dungeons that offer no new experiences and only serve to pad the game’s supposed worth, and an overall gameplay loop that’s worn out before the end of the first chapter. Besides looking a bit nicer on newer hardware, the reason for this sequel’s existence isn’t clear.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury is positively brimming with joy. From its bright colors to its adorable cats, it’s the perfect game to close out Mario’s big 35th-anniversary bash.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Persona 5 Strikers is as flashy as Persona 5, featuring the same gorgeous artwork and animations, great dialogue, and brilliant music. It unfortunately lacks the meat on the bone that made the original such an addicting experience to its loyal fanbase. It also provides little incentive for newcomers to play it despite its egregious length being drastically cut down.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Destruction AllStars has a sturdy engine, but it’s overworked in almost every respect. The needless on-foot component and character abilities clutter an otherwise light but fun pick-up-and-play game with satisfying wrecks. Toss in some overeager DualSense support, and the result is a multiplayer game that’s chaotic for all the wrong reasons.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Medium is a chilling tone piece that's bogged down by retro influence and a protagonist that can't stop oversharing.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hitman 3 is a great swan song to a fun trilogy of games, held up by its intricate locations and humorous gameplay. Hopefully future updates bring some important additions that extend its replay value and turn it into the ultimate stealth game it is within spitting distance of being.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game — Complete Edition is a much-needed re-release that faithfully preserves the long lost original. The outdated beat-’em-up combat and light features may not live up to fans’ almost mythological memory, but just being able to find that out is a victory in its own right.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Immortals Fenyx Rising merges the best and worst of Ubisoft games with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    World of Warcraft: Shadowlands gets lost in its attempt to offer players more choice than ever before, ultimately forgetting to restock the reward machine needed to keep patrons invested.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Empire of Sin delivers a clever, genre-melding experience that perfectly marries the world of 1920s organized crime with strategy gameplay. Bugs and a lack of combat speed or automation options can grind its pace to a halt, but it does a stellar job of putting the player in the mindset of a mob mastermind (or a gun-toting buffoon) with streamlined speakeasy management.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity sets the bar for both Nintendo spinoffs with A+ storytelling that enhances Breath of the Wild’s world and deceptively varied, character-driven combat. It’s still a Dynasty Warriors game at heart, for better or worse, but the game makes that feel like less of a backhanded caveat and more of a fresh start for a polarizing genre.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Beyond Light's weak story leaves a lot to be desired, but new stasis abilities help make the game feel fresh again.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Godfall offers a lot of promise with its impressive visuals and impactful combat, but those highlights are lost in a sparse dungeon crawler that sells its strengths short. It’s far different than the Destiny 2 clone fans were anticipating, but that live service style may have been a better fit for its commitment to loot grinding.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Assassin’s Creed Valhalla promised to return to the series’ roots after two big steps away from them in Origins and Odyssey, but what it attempts to rekindle ends up holding it back, and what it does best is what makes it decidedly very un-Assassin’s Creed. Those willing to embrace Valhalla for what it is will find a compelling and satisfying action RPG.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Watch Dogs: Legion is Ubisoft’s most ambitious entry in the series yet, and while it doesn’t disappoint like the first Watch Dogs, it feels aimless. Exploring London is a good time, but the game is never challenging, and the story makes very little sense.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At its core, there’s a solid Mario Kart game here, and I hope the environmental and gate effects are brought over to the main series for the proper ninth installment, as I think those additions could add something to the franchise. Still, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit has too many little annoyances that can only be alleviated by having a perfectly sized, perfectly lit space — like the one in Nintendo’s promotional materials. This might still be a hit with children, or anyone else less interested is Home Circuit as a game than a toy, but anyone hoping for depth or replaying the game will be disappointed.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For those whose favorite games list features the three titles in this collection, you’ll probably be over the moon with the opportunity to play them all at any time on either your TV or on the go. Those who missed out on these entries in gaming history will likely have a tough time adapting to their controls but will find wonder and joy in playing Super Mario Galaxy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An enjoyable real-time strategy game held back by a lack of polish and content.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wasteland 3 is a rewarding game that offers unprecedented choice and is a great jumping on point for new players.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fall Guys is a family-friendly battle royale and a game of the year contender.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With Nifty Knitting, The Sims 4's expansion pack strategy hits a sweet spot.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Paper Mario: The Origami King is a charming Mario adventure marred by a difficult and tedious battle system.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ghost of Tsushima is one of the best games I’ve played this year — it might’ve been my favorite, if not for The Last Of Us Part II. Jin Sakai’s story is violent but thoughtful, delivering an experience that feels unique on the PlayStation 4 despite the fact 2020 is the console’s last year before the PlayStation 5 makes it obsolete.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Iron Man VR is an enjoyable superhero adventure that doesn't quite reach summer blockbuster heights.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Isle of Armor improves on Pokémon Sword and Shield's open world experiments with a light expansion.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Last of Us Part II is a gut punch in the best way...A tour de force that takes the best parts of the original and molds them into their finest forms. The story will leave you reeling, and there are several unexpected turns that will keep you invested throughout. The level of detail and quality in the world creation and story building are at the top of their class.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The Outer Worlds is a fun game. It's just a shame the Switch port doesn't run better.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Chex Quest HD is a breezy blast for anyone who’s looking to spend an afternoon in the ’90s. Smoother shooting and tweaked animations make for a more legible experience that’s still true to the 1996 game, but the minimal package isn’t likely to win over players who aren’t as easily wowed by a “free” label in 2020. Missing UI and shallow extras turn this goofball oddity into the embodiment of the “only ’90s kids will understand” meme.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While it stands on the shoulders of giants, World War Z does so proudly and with plenty of its own merits.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gears Tactics is a brilliant next step for a series that hasn’t seen much in the way of innovation since its inception. It’s not massively ambitious, but it’s bloody good fun.

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