Gamers' Temple's Scores

  • Games
For 2,473 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 67% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 29% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Lowest review score: 0 Stalin vs. Martians
Score distribution:
2473 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Vampyr is a great rpg action game for those that want a good horror RPG that is very character focused. You REALLY have to enjoy in-game conversations to get the full enjoyment out of the game so keep that in mind. The amount of history and opinions through science that this game brings to table to explain vampirism and health issues is quite intriguing and help it stand out from many other vampire games.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Unravel 2's gorgeous settings, clever puzzle design, and unique play mechanics make for an enjoyable game. In fact, I found that playing Unravel 2 is a great way to relax - it's the kind of game that's a good choice to play before turning in for the night. A dream-like game that makes for an easy transition to the land of dreams.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a short-term diversion, the game is good enough to fill that role, but not many people will be returning to it just to beat their best time through the game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of Street Fighter, I definitely recommend checking out Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection. The game is by far the best Street Fighter collection that has been released thus far and all the most popular iterations are online. The online seems to function quite well too! The amount of history that is in this collection is pretty mind-boggling.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    I'm torn over the score for Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet. The move from the ever-more-stale MMO combat kept me interested and entertained to the very end, but the painfully slow start, the blah and unnecessary multiplayer, the bland environments, repetitive enemies and almost hilariously bad cutscenes take a change for the better and stack negative after negative on top of one of the best things the SAO series has ever done.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A decent Koei Tecmo crossover experience for fans of the Warriors style of gameplay.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    I won't rehash the problems I had with World simply because they make me profoundly sad. I wanted to like the game, I hoped the new direction would bring the series to a new level, but instead, the whole thing blew up in my face like a Marshmallow Peep left in the microwave too long.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Masters of Anima's blend of action-RPG and real-time strategy gameplay works well and makes for an enjoyable game experience. If you don't play strategy games, then you may find the battles to be pretty difficult and you could find the game to be frustrating. If you're looking for something a little different and are up to the challenge, though, you just may find yourself hooked.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Don't let the simple retro look fool you, Minit is an interesting and innovative game that's likely different that anything else that you've played recently.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The story is interesting enough, but I didn't find it nearly as engaging as in some of the prior games. Onomichi is a nice enough location to visit, but the game has you spend too much time there for what it has to offer. And I miss the fighting styles of Yakuza 0 and the strategic element they added to the fights. If you're new to the series, you'll have fun with the game, but fans of the series will probably be left feeling like they expected more out of Yakuza 6.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I've always enjoyed playing Far Cry games, but Far Cry 5 is probably my favorite. It has a few flaws and some missed opportunities, but overall it takes the Far Cry formula that's worked in the past and improves upon it. If you've never really enjoyed Far Cry games in the past, then those improvements may not be enough to change your mind about the game. However, anyone who's a Far Cry fan, or anyone who has yet to experience a Far Cry game will probably really enjoy their time in Montana.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you weren't a fan of the first Attack on Titan game, then there is nothing that will change your mind with this sequel but those that did like the first game will like the second game even more from a gameplay perspective.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Wulverblade will appeal to a subset of action gamers the same way a shmup or a game like Super Meat Boy appeal to a subset of shooter and platform gamers. It's not for everyone, but if you want a challenging side-scrolling brawler that will put your skills to the test, you'll love Wulverblade.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Debris is by no means is a heavy hitter among other games this year, but does lend itself to a very questionable and interesting experience. If this game had more immersive elements to it such as VR, then I would lean a little more in favor of recommending a play-through. If you are looking for a drawn-out mind bender this game is for you, but be sure to grab two copies and play with a friend.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fans of the show may enjoy interacting with some of its characters and the game is interesting enough to pique a newcomer's interest in checking out the show, but from a gameplay standpoint alone OK K.O.! Let's Play Heroes doesn't offer enough variety to keep brawler game fans engaged.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Past Cure is a mix of good and bad, but all of it is very cinematic and filled with atmosphere at least.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    In a move that doesn't happen often these days, I'm going to go against the mainstream critics and fans and say The Escapists 2 is a Switch game that doesn't even deserve a first look, let alone a second. If I want to feel the opposite of entertained, and instead an emotion bordering on physical pain, I'd save my money and throw myself down the stairs. My home has two flights, one for each game in this inexplicably popular series. Good news! I never have to play either again, and I can get the same feeling by hurling myself down one of the two carpeted inclines in my own home - for free.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gorogoa is a good fit for the Switch. The four panel interface is a good fit for a portable game and you can play the game entirely using the touch screen. While it makes for a good portable game, you should probably make your way through the game without long breaks in between as it can be hard to remember what panels led you to the current stage of the puzzle and how you last manipulated the current panels. Overall, Gorogoa is an unusual and unique puzzle game, and it's easy to recommend to anyone who enjoys games of this genre.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    It's a dream game for Dragon Ball die-hards, a great new way to test your skills for fighting game nuts and an all-around great experience for everyone else in between. The story and arcade modes present plenty of challenge and things to keep you occupied, and the roster is large enough to make no two battles feel the same. And, refreshingly, the online modes appeal to not just those who have immersed themselves in online battles for years, but newcomers and even just the mildly interested as well. At present time, the PS4 version looks to be the one to get due to a few issues with the Xbox One's online capabilities, but both versions perform even better than you might have hoped. For a game with nearly a full year of hype behind it, Dragon Ball FighterZ delivers in ways that will exceed even the most lofty of expectations. This is a fighting game for the ages.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of the DW hack and slash formula, like I consider myself to be, then you'll get the most out of DW9. The game's open world and extra tasks (side missions, material gathering, hunting) offer a good distraction from the usual gameplay. The gameplay has been given more depth, so there is more variety this time around, but it still gets repetitive after several hours. Players that aren't that interested in the DW formula might find something to enjoy with DW9 but even with all the extra additions, they feel like only a minor distraction from the base hack and slash gameplay that you'll ultimately be thrown into. Overall, the game is a good step forward for the DW series, but it still needs work in making its open world more attractive and fun to explore.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    To say I enjoyed Chroma Squad is a bit of an understatement; I really dove into the sim stuff. The battles, though on the simple side, keep the part of me who loves SRPG combat more than interested from beginning to end. The extremely linear progression of the game and the backgrounds left a lot to be desired, but Chroma Squad is still an easy, if not rabidly enthusiastic, recommendation to anyone who loves SRPGS, the Power Rangers or just wants something a bit on the strange side.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Overall, Resistance is nearly futile. If you are a fan of the series, then you more than likely already have the season pass and will enjoy every bit of content delivered to you. Otherwise, if you are hand-picking your DLC experience then this content could probably be put on the backburner until it's more affordable.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    EA Sports UFC 3 has greatly improved the UFC striking system and the gameplay is more fluid making matches even more enjoyable.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    World to the West wasn't quite what it could have been, but it's still a compelling adventure that will appeal to more folks than you might think.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With all the indies in the Switch eShop, The Deer God is one that fails to impress on the level as others. As great as the premise is, the gameplay is repetitive and boring, with really no incentive to play for more than a few minutes. The art style is as tired as the random encounter or escort mission, and the game just fails to come together in any meaningful way. Other indies far outshine this one, and your money is probably best spent elsewhere.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a new chapter in the Portal saga, Bridge Constructor Portal won't give you that. There's a little of that trademark GLaDOS dark humor before each level, but the game is really a sequence of puzzles rather than a contiguous story. I didn't mind that, though, I enjoyed the challenge of the puzzles (and to be honest, it was also fun watching everything collapse in spectacular fashion as a convoy was trying to get safely across) and it's always a treat to listen to GLaDOS, voiced as in the Portal games by Ellen McLain. You don't have to be a Portal fan to enjoy the game, just a fan of physics-based puzzle games. And if you are a Portal fan, while the game isn't exactly Portal 3, it's nice to be able to make a brief return to Aperture Industries anyway.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A few casts of your line make Fishing Master an enjoyable enough VR demo, the kind of game you'll fire up when you have friends over who haven't tried VR before. It's not the kind of game that you'll sit down and play for an hour, though. It's just too simple and too repetitive to hold your interest for long.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    You don't see many platform games in this style these days, especially on the Xbox One, so Super Lucky's Tale delivers something a little different. If you're feeling a little nostalgic for a platformer in a classic mold, the game will certainly help scratch that itch. It's also something that will be appealing to younger gamers, but the youngest ones may find it a little frustrating. Otherwise, you're safe taking a pass on this particular tale.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    I found DOOM VFR to be more of a novelty than top-tier shooter experience and if you were hoping for a true FPS experience in VR, then you'll probably be disappointed. The movement is awkward enough that you're always aware of it and so it detracts from the action. It will probably be more appealing to those who have played DOOM before as it will fully immerse you in world that you're familiar with, but even in that case you'll probably wish that you could move without thinking about it while shooting demons.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Overall, this expansion is enjoyable enough to recommend. You get more mountains to play on in the game and the events themselves are fun additions to the game. I wish more effort was put into making the whole experience more Olympic, though. The Road to the Olympics feels a little too much road and not enough Olympics in that regard.

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