GamesBeat's Scores

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For 718 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 79
Highest review score: 100 Super Mario Maker
Lowest review score: 13 Defenders of Ardania
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 22 out of 718
734 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Crypt of the NecroDancer has reminded me how creative, original, and fun video games can be. I’ve switched it off at 2 a.m. more than once this week, forcing myself to break from a dangerously addictive “one more go” loop as I tried in vain to beat the damn thing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    In other ways, I really can’t find an enjoyable groove in the fighting system itself, which is the most important part of the experience. I’ll admit that it’s partially my fault. I like my mind games to have certain things going on, which maybe isn’t compatible with Mortal Kombat X. But part of the blame is definitely on NetherRealm Studios, with strange system decisions and move animations that are implemented poorly.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    A disappointing outing from a developer that has made some of Nintendo’s most exquisite games.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Smove has a solid foundation, but whether or not you stick with it depends on how much you care about beating high scores. If you don’t, you’ll have little to complain about here, but even less to keep you playing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Amazingly, neither source franchise feels compromised in this union. And while it’s easy to point out where the game’s many influences stem from, the greater game feels unique. This spinoff is good enough that it should be a new franchise going forward.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s weird when you feel so unenthusiastic about a game that you know is “good.” This used to be a series that I would never miss. These days, I’d probably take a long break from The Show if I could.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Axiom Verge uses Metroid’s building blocks to create a fantastic adventure that can stretch for hours if you want it to … though maybe not always in a good way. I’m not a big fan of the genre, but even I started getting obsessive over my map and item completion rates.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Record Keeper isn’t offensive. It can sometimes be a little fun. But it’s not incredibly engaging.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Bloodborne is the system seller for all dedicated gamers that don’t already own a PS4.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is one of the biggest and best games available for any handheld game system, and it still stands as one of the best role-playing games in recent years, handheld or otherwise.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is probably the weakest episode yet, but only because of those very minor problems in the first section of the game. Don’t take that as some kind of damning criticism because this is still a very good time. I’m still riveted.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It’s just so easy to pick up and get lost in for a few hours at a time. You can credit Techland for that success because it picked a few ideas and really got them right.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Rebusmind deserves a lot of credit for the attention to detail in SwapQuest. It’s full of neat little touches and moments that’ll make you smile and want to keep on playing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The trademark Borderlands humor and Telltale story prowess are missing from Atlas Mugged, which forces players to spend the whole game preparing to do something instead of just doing it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This is the 10th Battlefield game, and at this stage in the franchise’s history, it isn’t easy to come up with fresh takes. Visceral Games has done that.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bringing such an interesting, varied, and challenging game to consoles was a great move by Square Enix for the franchise. It’s more Final Fantasy than any recent Final Fantasy game.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Nintendo has forced itself to find ways to change this series over its many sequels, but it’s actually at a worst place than it started off. The Bowser Party mode at least does some interesting things with the Wii U GamePad, but it still isn’t as fun as a regular 20-turn game on the original Mario Party.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    While the industry seems to have moved on from both the PlayStation 3 and traditional role-playing games, Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea is good enough to bring players back.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I loved every second of Ori and the Blind Forest. It’s as fun as it is pretty, which is an incredible achievement when its one of the most gorgeous games I’ve ever seen.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Helldivers is a fun romp through a tedious space system...The rapid co-op action makes for a great way to kill a few hours with your friends, but continued travels expose repetitive maps.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I’m blown away by how well thought out the base design in Dead or Alive 5: Last Round is.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Basically, if you were a fan of Canvas Curse, there’s no reason to think you won’t enjoy this sequel. A little bit of the uniqueness is gone, but this is still a fun twist on the traditional sidescroller.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Order is thrilling and frustrating. I should make it very clear that I did enjoy my time with it. I didn’t want to put the controller down because Ready at Dawn did such an exquisite job of doling out the action. And that, combined with its decent concept, story, and gameplay, would’ve been enough a long time ago. But in 2015 it left me feeling discontent. Is this what I bought a PlayStation 4 to play? Is this what Sony is passing off as a bold new experience? A different shade of Resident Evil 4?
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Redux: Dark Matters is not an exemplary shoot-em-up, but it is a rather a safe and well-executed one where fans of the genre can get an immediate sense of its influences.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Creative Assembly has been very ambitious with Total War: Attila, and the game is a lot more compelling than its predecessor. It feels more balanced. The A.I. is smarter, but a human general can still beat it. But the unrelenting weight of a collapsing empire pushes a human ruler to the limit.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It doesn’t offer enough yet, and what content options it does have is cloaked behind a clunky menu that doesn’t permit players to hop into its varying modes. Evolve had a beautiful start, but now it’s time to add to it. We need a queue for players that want to play one round of the nest, rescue or defend modes. We need more character choices, maps and play modes.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A dynamic, fun, and challenging experience in a unique setting. The simple presentation belies the complexity and variety of gameplay. Gamers looking for a cerebral puzzler with a high replay value would be well-advised to check it out. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more enjoyable prison experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Monster Hunter 4 has a great game full of options, activities, and a vast world to explore and immerse yourself in living somewhere deep inside of it. And it will even show you these things. But its questionable design and control decisions suck all the fun out of it and make you feel every second of your time in the untamed wild.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Grow Home is a better experiment than a game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Majora’s Mask is an odd one, but it’s a legendary game from Nintendo’s library, and one that deserves a rerelease. With its graphical improvements and system enhancements, one of the best Zelda games is even better this time around — and that’s really saying something.

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