GameTrailers' Scores

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For 1,844 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 98 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 23 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Score distribution:
1844 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Campo Santo has taken one of the most boring jobs in the world and turned it into an absorbing tale of fear and regret.
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game constantly hints at greater things, but never quite reaches those heights. In the end, instead of feeling moved, we felt content. A wonderfully charming game with gorgeous, varied stages and crafty puzzles, but we wish it left more of a lasting mark.
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    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    No amount of nostalgia can save this train-wreck.
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Clumsy puzzles and weird voice clips never dull the joy of smashing everything and everyone in this world to pieces.
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The missions, characters, mechanics and flow have all been dramatically improved...It's one of those rare games that's so gripping, you want everyone to play it. Not just those who are already fond of the genre.
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The Witness is large, beautiful, and exquisitely-crafted. It strikes an incredible balance of difficulty.
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Stiflingly boring.
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Suffers from cumbersome inventory management and tedious back-tracking that kill the flow and tension considerably...This one's only for dedicated followers of the series.
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Even with its rough edges, Dragon's Dogma still feels like one of a kind, years after its initial release.
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The ultimate resolution doesn't wow us, but the windy road getting there is fully of secrets to scan for and voices to talk to, living or otherwise.
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    It definitely taxes the brain in addicting ways.
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Yakuza 5 looks fantastic... Delivers one of the best stories in the franchise.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The story rarely establishes itself as anything more than big budget fan fiction.
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It's fun, and funny with plenty of great payoffs for Borderlands fans.
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    What Xenoblade Chronicles X sorely lacks is a consistently captivating story.
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rainbow Six siege may not be the Rainbow game fans remember, but it lays a solid foundation for the future. Matches are full of constant tension and meaningful kills. Its reliance on having a dedicated group might be off-putting for some, but the heavy emphasis on teamwork is a refreshing focus.
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    What saves the game from eventual tedium is the absurd action spectacle you can create at a moment's notice.
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It enriches the world and makes combat more exciting than ever.
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void is a fitting conclusion to the story that began sixteen years ago. It lays a solid foundation for multiplayer which we expect to be tweaked and balanced for years to come. It offers multiple ways for new players to learn in a less intimidating environment, and the emphasis on micro-managing individual units keeps experienced players on their toes. Whether or not this is truly the end for the series, StarCraft II doesn’t leave you wondering what could have been, but establishes a legacy that will be worthy of honor for years to come.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash feels like an unfinished game. The shallow mechanics quickly grow tiresome, and this is further emphasized by the lack of game modes and creativity that we’d expect from a Mario sports game. It can be a fun diversion with a group of friends, but it loses its appeal within a day.
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    At launch, there's not as much on offer compared to other competitive shooters, but there's also never been a Star Wars game that's looked and felt this real before. Despite the lack of battlegrounds, characters, and a story-driven, campaign structure, Star Wars Battlefront is an epic, cinematic experience. If you've felt the force awakening in you this year, let it in.
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While the story and extras may not impress, the gameplay in Rise of the Tomb Raider holds up through a long and varied adventure. There are lots of tools to play with and utterly jaw-dropping locations to see, fleshed out with great level design. Rise of the Tomb Raider is right on par with the last game, so if you enjoyed Lara’s previous excursion, there’s plenty to look forward to here.
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For the last decade, Bethesda games have had similar issues, and it’s getting harder to forgive. Somehow, in spite of everything, Fallout 4 consumed us. When we’re not wandering the wastes, it overwhelms our thoughts as we ponder where to go, which faction to pursue, and what weapon to try next. Fallout 4 is flawed in very serious ways, but it’s also the only thing we want to do.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Black Ops III is its own game, and the most robust offering in the franchise this generation.
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The customization features are a welcome return, and the five-layered career lets you play with different approaches to driving. Some aspects of Need for Speed could use more variety, but it’s a solid foundation to move the series forward.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    WWE 2K16 strikes the perfect balance between technical wresting and Attitude Era brawling. Minor online issues hold it back, but the moment-to-moment flow of each match, the huge roster, and the stellar tribute to Stone Cold Steve Austin all combine to make this a must-play for anyone remotely interested in the WWE.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    When the credits rolled, we didn’t feel relief, but rather disappointment that the adventure was over. There’s a lot to criticize in Tales of Zestiria, but the combat and characters make it enjoyable regardless. Like many good role-playing games, it’s easy to get lost in, whether that means fine-tuning your strategies or watching the various character arcs unfold. At its best, Zestiria reminds us that the Tales series still has life left in it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The greatest strength of Life is Strange is that the excellent character work, supernatural twists, and serene environments manage to overcome any technical issues. It was easy for us to get hooked on guiding Max through this tumultuous time in her life, and the ending left our hearts and minds drained.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Halo 5: Guardians is a massive game that we intend to keep playing for the foreseeable future. There are parts that let us down, particularly the story, but it’s hard to feel too stung when there’s just so much fun to be had. Halo 5 has a lot to prove and it seems fully capable of doing just that. It’s a pleasure seeing the series in top form once again.
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you’re a stalwart fan with a pair of dedicated friends, you will likely have a pleasant time with the game’s puzzles and combat, but it’s hard to recommend this game to anyone that hasn’t already sought the Triforce for a much more admirable purpose.

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