GamingBolt's Scores

  • Games
For 214 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Metroid Dread
Lowest review score: 20 XIII (Remake)
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 214
215 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    The progression grind can be a bit frustrating, the rewards can be a bit unrewarding, and the customization could be better, but at the end of the day, pretty much all of that stuff is ancillary. The core of the experience is what matters the most, and here, Halo Infinite is off to a flying start. Gunplay, movement, map design, the pool of modes, the selection of weapons, and mechanics such as equipment and weapon and vehicle spawns all work together in perfect harmony, and the end result is a stellar multiplayer experience. 343 Industries has also been great about acting on player feedback in these early days, and that, combined with the excellent base the game is starting off of, makes me more than a little hopeful about what the future has in store. Even as things stand, Halo Infinite’s multiplayer is one of the series’ best offerings to date. With time, it can become even better. [Review-in-Progress]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even with some rough edges, Heart Machine's latest is an endearing 3D platformer with its own unique hooks, carried by some strong lore, level design and aesthetics.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    MXGP 2021 is more of the same from Milestone’s marquee motocross experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Straddling a fine line between tradition and modernization, Beyond a Steel Sky is a worthy follow up to the original that manages to create a compelling tale for fans of the 1994 classic and newcomers starting with this game alike.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Surviving the Aftermath doesn't utilize its dire post-apocalyptic setting as well as it could have, but those looking for an addictive, mechanically dense city builder/management sim will find a lot of enjoyment here.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In spite of a lot of missteps and unforced, unnecessary errors, however, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are great outings.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In spite of a lot of missteps and unforced, unnecessary errors, however, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are great outings.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While perhaps not as enticing as it could have been, the additions that this version of Skyrim offer keep it from feeling like a total cash grab.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What Battlefield 2042 does well, it does really well, but it sometimes can’t help but be held down under the weight of its own scale.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Jurassic World Evolution 2 is the perfect sequel- it's bigger, better, and toothier than its predecessor in almost every way that matters.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Technical issues and an excessively padded out plot makes Frogwares' open-world rendition of its Sherlock Holmes games a disappointing experience.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The inherent strengths of GTA 3, Vice City, and San Andreas allow GTA: The Trilogy to be an enjoyable experience on a very fundamental level, but as a remaster – especially as a remaster of three of the greatest games ever made – it falls short of expectations. These games deserve much better, and it’s disappointing that Rockstar doesn’t understand that.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Happy Home Paradise is a relaxing add-on to the base game.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bright Memory Infinite brings the ideas of its predecessor to a much more satisfying conclusion and comes within striking distance of many of the games it’s inspired by.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All said and done though, Football Manager 2022 is unsurprisingly excellent.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Call of Duty: Vanguard proves that the franchise has done almost everything it can do without breaking out of its shell and trying something vastly different.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A staggering scope of ambition paired with a frankly absurd amount of mechanical depth make Shin Megami Tensei 5 a great game, and a must play for any and all fans of the genre.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    History repeats itself as Playground Games once again delivers one of the best open world racers you'll ever play.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While there are several better titles in the Fatal Frame series, Maiden of Black Water has aged surprisingly well and can still deliver great fun.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    NASCAR 21 Ignition provides a sufficient, no-frills NASCAR-themed racing game with little else going for it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy might be by-the-numbers, but it's a consistently enjoyable experience with great characters and an engaging story, thanks to an excellent understanding of what makes this property tick.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There’s an immediate familiarity for House of Ashes in the Dark Pictures catalog, but this entry is as thematically complex and consequently engaging as any game in the series so far.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    NHL 22 delivers some good moment-to-moment hockey along with a needed visual upgrade, but the franchise feels tired and worn out.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even with the missing multiplayer, Crysis' sci-fi single player campaigns provide a decent experience.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hell Let Loose does little to overcome the downsides of its realistic take on World War 2 and strategic gameplay, but manages to reap some rewards out of it as well.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Metroid Dread is a triumph.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Back 4 Blood wastes no time trying to divert your attention from its obvious influences, but it doesn’t need to when it nearly lives up to the expectations its spiritual predecessors set so high.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Far Cry 6 doesn't do a lot to shake up a tried-and-true formula, but still offers up an engaging story and plenty of enjoyable open world mayhem in the series' best setting to date.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While some annoyances stop Jett: The Far Shore from realizing its full potential, it's definitely a game that fans of experiences like Journey and Abzu might enjoy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Alan Wake Remastered easily stands on its own among modern, similar games due to its exceptional design, tight execution, and handful of technical improvements.

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