Gamers' Temple's Scores

  • Games
For 2,581 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 0.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Portal 2
Lowest review score: 0 Stalin vs. Martians
Score distribution:
2581 game reviews
    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The only true horror in Black Mirror are the intrusive load screens and a game-breaking bug.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    From a pure gameplay perspective, you've seen most of what is in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 before in previous LEGO games. However, it's a formula that works well and I still had fun with the game even though I basically knew what to expect going into it. I liked the story in this game, it's fun and original, and is packed with that trademark LEGO humor. It's a great game for parents to play with their kids, or for anyone who's a kid at heart. While fans of the Marvel comics will get the most out of the game, it's still a lot of fun for those who don't know every last hero in the canon.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    I wish there was more to this expansion because as it is you'll push through the new content pretty quickly and then find that you're not really compelled to come back to Mercury much after that. Curse of Osiris simply doesn't give you that much new content for your money, but without it your characters will be capped at level 20 and 300. This means that you'll be locked out of heroic level content because your power level will be too low. If you play with friends and they have this expansion, then you'll be forced to get it as well if you want to join them in every activity such as the Leviathan raid's hard mode or the Trials of the Nine. If that's not the case with you, you can probably pass on this expansion for now and see what happens with the next expansion due in spring 2018.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With the load times, the cool but only once or twice modifiers and living boards that are all pretty much the same, it is probably a better idea, and a cheaper one, to just buy the physical board game, rather than invest in the electronic Switch version. Every know addition to the Switch's growing library is cool with me, but Monopoly is one you can probably take a pass on.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall Pinball FX3 is an enjoyable experience. The tables all look fantastic and play quite well, and the pinball physics is unmatched in pinball video games. At the very least take the time to download the game and take its free table out for a test drive. You just may find yourself getting hooked on the game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dead Rising 4: Frank's Big Package is really the best way to experience Dead Rising 4. It's got all the DLC and it moves smoother than the Xbox One version. Capcom Heroes is a big savior for the game that makes it worth a replay for those that have already played the original game on Xbox One. Fans of the Xbox One version are lucky to be getting Capcom Heroes as a free add-on for their current version since it's honestly the best of the extra modes. The overall campaign, multiplayer mode and season pass DLC still remain the same for the most part but having it all in one package along with a new mode makes it definitely worth the purchase.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If the whole games as art thing is close to your heart, you are looking for a puzzle platformer or semi-Metroidvania experience or you simply want something a little a different after finishing Doom, Mario Odyssey or Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Teslagrad is one of the best options available on the Nintendo Switch.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    DOOM left an amazingly good impression, and became my favorite shooter since... hmmm... Black or the Killzone trilogy? That sounds right; first-person shooters or games that are violent simply for violence's sake fell out of my favor in my 20s, so it is rare than one gets anything more than a passing "meh" from me. But DOOM is really something special. It's faster than 95% of the shooters I've played, and more intense than nearly all of them. The exploration, huge stages and mountains of collectibles and upgrades set it aside from the average "kill everything, move on" shooters, and the glory kills make dispatching bad guys as satisfying a treat as it's ever been in any other game before it. The in-game map is a huge pain and the multiplayer is a GB-hogging snoozefest, but those are literally the only downsides I see. Every adult Switch owner except for the most squeamish, should have DOOM in their cartridge slot or installed on their SD card. In a whirlwind year for the Switch and AAA releases, DOOM stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the big boys, and missing out on it would be a crime.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Destiny 2 on PC is the best way to experience the game in terms of its visuals and, for those who prefer to use a mouse and keyboard, in terms of control as well. If you're already playing on a console, I don't think these advantages are enough to recommend migrating to the PC unless you have friends playing on PC that you'd like to join. The journey through the game's campaign will provide you with plenty of gameplay for your money, especially for a shooter, as long as you take advantage of the numerous side missions and activities along the way rather than trying to push your way to the end as quickly as possible. How much more mileage you're able to get out of the game beyond that will depend a lot on you. If focusing on your power level will be your prime motivation for playing, then you'll likely find the game to be a grind. When I play Destiny 2 beyond the final mission, I jump into a Strike, play a few matches of multiplayer in the Crucible, or take part in whatever current game event happens to be going on. The game has kept my interest in that way, but I can see how the daily player who's focused on equipment drops may get a little frustrated by the slow pace and grind of the end game. If you're interested in playing the game, I'd certainly recommend it as you'll get your money's worth out of it, even if you eventually tire of the experience.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    WWE 2K18 introduces some new modes and advancements in visuals but it falls flat in too many ways.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I had a great time playing WWII. Maybe that's partially due to my fond memories of the first games in the series, but I genuinely enjoyed playing the campaign in WWII and it ranks among the best in the series in my opinion. I liked the game's return to a more methodical style of play in the multiplayer mode; I had fun with the past few iterations but the emphasis on taking good shots and picking your sightlines fits my style of play better than a reliance on speed and maneuverability. The new War mode is an absolutely great addition to the game, and I'll be spending a lot of time in it for months to come. Lastly, the Zombies mode feels both the same and different, being familiar enough to preserve a lot of what made the mode so good in the first place while being different enough to feel fresh and unique. Overall there's a tremendous amount of entertainment value in World War II, and it breathes new life into the series. If you've sat out some of the last few Call of Duty games, now's the time to reenlist.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Assassin's Creed Origins delivers at least 30 hours of gameplay if you stick to the story and enough of the side quests to help you level up along the way. There's plenty in the game to keep you occupied well beyond that mark, and it's a testament to the game's design that the game world provides a legitimate and tempting distraction to what's an intriguing and exciting story in its own right. Hopefully Origins is the origin of a new renaissance in the Assassin's Creed franchise.

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