GameSpew's Scores

  • Games
For 1,241 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Moss
Lowest review score: 10 Planet 2000
Score distribution:
1242 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s the sort of game I can imagine myself playing in quiet downtime while waiting for something else.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ultimately, if you’re after the most authentic NASCAR racing game available right now, NASCAR Heat 3 will serve you well. But if all you want to do is take some NASCAR vehicles around some tracks now and again, on Xbox One you might as well pick up Forza Motorsport 6 or 7.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s something of a dilemma to be left disappointed by a game where your only complaint is that it left you wanting more. But that’s how I feel about Donut County. What it does, it does very well. But there just isn’t enough of it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shadow of the Tomb Raider leaves a little to be desired as the final instalment in this reboot series, but the trilogy all together is a strong and fantastic series. It’s worth picking up and playing if, for no other reason, than to share in Lara’s incredible adventures one more time.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you’re hoping for the next great dungeon crawler, then you most likely will be disappointed. While its many mechanics and structure are a valiant attempt at the form, the game ultimately stumbles where it should succeed. However, if you’ve found its artwork online and are more interested in its exploration of yokai than anything else, you’ll probably enjoy your time quite a bit.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Make no mistake about it, Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner MARS is a game that will only really be appreciated by fans of the series. Even with its VR mode, there’s nothing here that newcomers will find particularly impressive.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s not perfect, but Marvel’s Spider-Man is the best that a Spider-Man game has ever been, knocking even the long-lauded Spider-Man 2 off its perch. Fast, fluid and webtastically fun, Spider-Man will appeal to Spider-fans and newcomers alike.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The idea of developing your own ninja is a great one, but here it relies on you engaging in action that feels borderline broken at times, sucking all the fun out of the process.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If V-Rally 4 had a more structured career, I really feel like it would have been a great game. As it is, however, it’s fun until you feel like you’re completing the same events over and over again.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Under no circumstances should you consider buying Super Street: The Game. Priced at £49.99/$59.99, it’s daylight robbery.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It transforms the subcontinent of India into a much more interesting region. With the specific caste systems and the trading overhaul, the area is much more alive for those who play as natives or those who play as foreign trade empires.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    When the credits roll, you feel like you've been on a real journey with Shadow of the Tomb Raider. You've experienced ups and downs, made new friends and enemies, and had the pleasure of seeing some phenomenal sights along the way. And as the dust settles, Lara has become who she was meant to be. But it is you who has got her there. It is you who has traversed dangerous environments and raided temples for their treasures, all the while defending yourself from those who seek to put a stop to your adventure. And just like any good adventure, you'll be left wanting more
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy isn’t going to wow you. It’s not going to blow you away with its depth or visuals, or just about anything really. It is quite fun though, at least in small doses.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sadly, a tedious story combined with finicky menus and dull characters means that Shadows Awakening doesn’t fully wake up to its potential. It’s a decent RPG with some new ideas, but it’s not going to set your world on fire.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Two Point Hospital is a ridiculously entertaining game that will challenge and delight in equal measure. Just remember to check your patients’ wallets and purses before you check for a pulse.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Absolutely, Planet Alpha puts style over substance, but that doesn’t mean what’s there isn’t worth experiencing. It doesn’t have the best platforming you’ve ever experienced. Nor does it have the best puzzles. But what’s perfectly adequate, when coupled with those visuals, ends up being something quite special.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultra Space Battle Brawl is very much worth a purchase if you play games with friends on a regular basis. Its fusion of Pong with an 80’s arcade game aesthetic really gives it character, and when your opponent is a real human being it’s an absolute riot. It’s quite light on features though, and its single player offering really lets the package down.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its final boss is destined to prevent all but the most dedicated of players from truly finishing it, but the journey there is so enjoyable that most won’t care. Ninjin: Clash of Carrots is so unique that you can’t help but give it some slack.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is, in essence, a game about golf that is as true to the sport as can be. Sure, it may be a sport for the rich and aristocratic among us, but in the virtual world of The Golf Club 2019, we can all experience a little bit of the competitive high life. It may not land an ace, but it’s still plenty under par.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Its inability to show you the agency you may or may not possess robs the experience of the satisfaction it so desperately wants to give you on its final scene.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The campaign may only last for a few hours, but the additional multiplayer is good for days of fun. CastleStorm will challenge you, make you laugh, and keep you on your toes.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s not perfect, but Blade Strangers is a solid fighting game that is wonderfully accessible.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It has a few enjoyable features, but unless you’ve got the patience of a saint it’s probably only trying if you love the rouge-lite genre and are looking for something unique and new.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The control scheme may take some getting used to, and you may find yourself getting bogged down in some of the grittier details of the game. But once you get used to it, you may just have the role-playing experience of your life.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The tedium of the second half of the game, and the increasing frustration brought on by its level design, checkpoint system and challenging platforming somewhat sour the experience though.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In an age where countless games are trying to imitate the past, there’s nothing like having Dragon Quest back where it belongs.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    However you decide to play Strange Brigade, one thing is for certain: you’re going to have a hell of a lot of fun. The storytelling and humour balanced against an excellent mixture of gunplay, adventuring and puzzle solving works incredibly well. And the world created by Rebellion is an absolute joy to explore. It takes the formula set by Zombie Army Trilogy, but expands on it in pretty much every way: it’s funnier, better looking, more varied, and bigger in all senses. As far as third-person shooters go, Strange Brigade is up there with the best of them.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whether you’re a masochist or a hardcore masochist, Death’s Gambit might have something for you.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great visual style makes Pato Box stand out from the crowd, as does the duck/boxer protagonist. If you’re up for a challenge, with a game that requires you to master the rhythm of each boss fight, then Pato Box will be a champion for you.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Yakuza Kiwami 2 is the best Yakuza game to date. Its story is gripping and has a brilliant pace, its combat is tighter and more engaging, and there’s such a varied range of sub-stories and side activities to absorb yourself in that it offers great longevity.

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