Examiner's Scores

  • Games
For 77 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Ratchet & Clank
Lowest review score: 40 Trials of the Blood Dragon
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 77
  2. Negative: 3 out of 77
77 game reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If the entire game was more platforming and less motorcycles and vehicles, it had potential to be entertaining.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Gameplay wise, the game is constantly changing and surprising you with fresh ideas...An exceptional game.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Light frustrations aside, the depth of Technomancer cannot be denied. Systems abound there are infinite possibilities for differing characters; reputation, talents, abilities, XP bonuses, crafting, team recruiting, and much more await those that are in for something that borrows from a few other franchises but in smart ways.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Umbrella Corps has some good ideas going for it, but the speed of the game really dampens the enjoyment one will have with the game. If the game was slowed down and played like a traditional tactical-based cover shooter, it would have an easier time finding its audience.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The point is, despite its flaws, Mighty No. 9 is a good step toward reviving the Mega Man style in all but name. Hopefully the team will learn from their mistakes and make the next game the classic fans want it to be.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall it's a good package and certainly the best way to experience Deadlight but those looking for a ton of value packed or incredible voice acting might be left a little disappointed.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fenix Furia has had a rough go from concept to release, and while there's a good platformer in there for the glutton for punishment, there's also quite a bit of frustration. Some cool concept and art design with straightforward controls give a good core platforming game, but some light story, frustrating mechanical choices, and lack of reward may leave players wanting more.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of the original Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and feel the need to embark on a new journey, there is certainly a lot here to offer with Blood and Wine. The large-sized new area, dying armor, and the incorporation of mutations present a sufficient amount of new gameplay elements to play around with. However, it is the thirty hours of new adventures tied in with the amount of new quests and point of interests that will get players back into the game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Mirror's Edge Catalyst is a must-have experience that defies the doubters and makes those who had hoped now believe.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Marrakesh provides the most complexity to the Hitman formula yet, and its design and setting make players work harder for success now more than ever before. Overall, Hitman Episode 3 is yet another amazing addition to the series this year and I can't wait to get lost in its fourth episode.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With no game like Tropico 5: Penultimate Edition available for Xbox One, fans of the genre should definitely give the game a look. It makes for a good summer game as you build and develop an island colony during your downtime and prepare for your presidential run in 2020.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Some remasters can feel a bit mailed in when it comes to how much they’ve actually been improved, but Dead Island: Definitive Edition is not one of them. Who knows what is going to happen to Dead Island 2 at this stage, but one thing that is true is Deep Silver has reignited the franchise with Dead Island: Definitive Edition.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you like playing as the bad guys in a fairy tale and have a love for real-time strategy games, Dungeons 2 is worth a shot. The way the dungeons are handled with the Hand of Terror and the real-time narrator are the superb bright spots of the game. The game is not super in-depth and is not full of micromanaging. This does allow for quicker sessions and progression.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Far Harbor is Bethesda doing what they do well, extending the longevity of the product and prolonging the players want and need to explore more and more. I finished most of Far Harbor, but it’ll be weeks, if not months before I can say I’ve seen everything. The creepy atmosphere, new designs for everything from weapons to characters and buildings really make this DLC feel different. While there’s a hiccup in the action with the hacking/data theft section, it’s not a dealbreaker.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Kirby: Planet Robobot is an excellent 3DS action platform game. It has all the charm you want from a Kirby game, but with more puzzles and action. It’s my favorite Kirby game, and is one of the best games to release this year. Simply put: Kirby: Planet Robobot is amazing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster for PC is the definitive version of two great entries in the overall series. There’s more than enough additional content packed in, refined visuals and a remastered soundtrack that alone would be worth it, but put on top of it a few of the better Final Fantasy journeys and memorable characters, as well as mechanics and it’s an easy recommendation. If you’re missing Final Fantasy, waiting for FFXV, or just plain want a good RPG then look no further.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Homefront: The Revolution can be a great game, and maybe a few months from now Dambuster Studios will have fixed everything that's wrong with it. However, with the current state it is in now it's extremely difficult to recommend this game, even to the most ardent fans of Homefront.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Shadow of the Beast is an average arcade brawler that offers a smooth combat system that has a surprising amount of depth to it. With a playtime of around 4hrs to complete, the game relies heavily on whether or not the player wants to trek through the dull levels for a second or third time to discover all the game has to offer.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun game for a more than fair price from Frozenbyte, and one that definitely will scratch that stealth-action narrative itch.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sisters is incredibly short, lasting only a few minutes, but it is a great demonstration of how the horror genre can make use of the VR to create genuinely terrifying situations. When partnered with strong sound design, horror games will haunt and frighten people like never before thanks to VR.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Superbly fun. While there are nods to the previous games in the series, there are times where it does not “feel” like a Doom game. That does not deter from the overall experience. The game is gorgeous, sounds great, and offers reasons to come back and play. The SnapMap mode is an excellent touch, however the multiplayer feels added for the sake of having multiplayer. Doom is known for its single player experience, and that is where it excels the most.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its few shortcomings, Shadow Complex: Remastered is an extremely fun game to play. The upgraded visuals look great and the controls are on point. Enemies and backtracking to become a bit redundant, but the platforming elements and exploration make up for it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Fantastic gameplay can take you to wild places and whoever was skeptical of this game before playing it will quickly be converted. Funny, fun and frenetic, Pocket Card Jockey is a charmer that never lets up. Combining elements of “Pokemon,” “Monster Rancher” and Solitaire, it’s a game that will steal you away from your next generation console.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Battleborn is a funny and beautiful world, but it stumbles at the hands of the game's excruciating progression systems and thin multiplayer modes.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Naughty Dog has crafted a brilliant game that can stand alone as the best game on PlayStation 4. Uncharted was once referred to as a Tomb Raider clone, but it wound up being a Tomb Raider killer. Naughty Dog has elevated the video game industry as Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is pure brilliance.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Land’s End is an influential VR experience that showcases the strengths of VR. [Tested with Samsung Gear]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Taking a step back and looking at the entire experience of Sapienza and Episode 2, this location is absolutely brilliant and beautiful. From the level design to the amount of depth found in each section of Sapienza, Hitman has yet another fine episode, even despite its once again thin narrative.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a focus on replayability, unlockable content, discovering alternate paths, and pushing for higher scores, fans of the SNES original and Star Fox 64 will find that the game has everything they love about the franchise and plenty more.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Banner Saga 2 continues the tradition set forth in the first entry. Expanding on the beautiful art and soundtrack by adding interesting new classes, races, and challenges to the mix. Stoic has done a great job of delivering another game that Banner Saga fans will enjoy, but will also bring new players into the fold. The Banner Saga 2 absolutely deserves the time of gamers looking for a narrative experience with challenging gameplay, and true gravity behind decisions made during nearly every moment of playing.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While Stories: The Path of Destinies certainly has some unique elements and beautiful levels for people to enjoy, unfortunately it turns out to be a mediocre RPG that truly struggles to provide any meat. This is a hard game to recommend, though if the price is right or is on PS Plus, it's worth a look.

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