GamingTrend's Scores

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For 3,728 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 71% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 24% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 78
Highest review score: 100 Halo 5: Guardians
Lowest review score: 5 Viridi
Score distribution:
3731 game reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Star Horizon is a port of an on-rails space shooter mobile game that unfortunately misses the mark. The gameplay is simple enough to get into and not too difficult, but it's fairly bland at the same time. It's alright for a few hours of gaming, but at the time of writing, a game-breaking glitch prevents you from progressing past mission seven.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Maneater is a fun aquatic adventure with more to keep players engaged than it initially seems, it kept me hooked throughout and has enough daft character to bait me back in for a future play-through. Beautiful to look at, well-paced but chaotic when it needs to be and I had a whale of a time.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This Genki-sized update is more than just a polish job, it’s the whole enchilada. With visual upgrades and a dash of physics improvements, it’s sure to draw any Saints Row fan in all over again. Now we’ve just gotta get rid of the Genki-sized bugs.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    VirtuaVerse is a low cost, high content title with one of the best stories available in the cyberpunk game genre. The visuals are top tier, as is the soundtrack, and it’s very easy to get hooked on this point and click title. However, you might need a guide to complete this one, as it’s pretty easy to get stuck or lost on your objective.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Dread Nautical offers minimalistic graphics and gameplay. The core gameplay loop is too repetitive to be interesting beyond a few hours. Survivors, combat, and looting all needed to be fleshed out more to create more engaging systems. Dread Nautical is a cruise I won’t regret skipping.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Dungeon of the Endless is a clever mix of roguelike elements, tower defense gameplay, and resource management. Balancing these various mechanics, especially the resources used for tower defense, is challenging yet rewarding. The characters are interesting as well, but with some starting characters clearly being better than others, it leaves some of them on the sidelines.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Mission: It’s Complicated is a visual novel that will immediately charm your pants off with a cast of diverse and lovable characters. It’s short enough to just hop in for a quick playthrough, but has enough endings to keep you busy for quite some time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While slim in content compared to its other console counterpart, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Megamix is a wonderful time for rhythm game enthusiasts. With some exclusive songs and great gameplay mechanics, you should sing and smile along with the lovely world of Hatsune Miku and her friends.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Room VR: A Dark Matter is great. It’s got plenty of unique puzzles, which never felt overused once, and has some very creative environments. It also has a deeply mysterious story, which was designed in the same vein as the original mobile games in the series. Consequently, in the same vein as those, it didn’t feel like it was a completely new and authentic VR experience. The developers didn’t utilise all that VR is capable of, which is a real bummer for what this title could have ultimately been.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    SNK Gals’ Fighters is a reminder of why fighting games didn’t really work on portable consoles back in the day. While the additions to this port are nice and the game looks good, the game itself feels unresponsive and the controls are too complex for its own good.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    911 Operator really misses the mark. It’s a good attempt at showing what a 911 operator may do, but you’re effectively playing a mobile game on the Switch for the cost of a PC game. That $22 price point is a bit excessive, especially since various bugs and quality-of-life issues you’ll get are really frustrating to deal with on the Switch.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Inbento is cute, has simple mechanics, and doesn’t require tedious amounts of hours to master it. There are over one hundred levels, and it has a low price point, meaning you’ll never have to worry that you didn't get enough for your money. Plus, those cutscenes make it so worthwhile to finish a level.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    For only $10, it gets you a couple of hours of playtime and you can soon return it to the dusty corners of your digital library. It’s an ok VR title on its own that most should consider buying if they’re new to the platform to ease into VR controls. Though the story is very bland and it feels more like a concept than a fully-fledged title, it’s the gameplay that keeps you playing just that bit longer before you release how repetitive those levels are.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Someday You'll Return is a psychological horror game about a father searching for his daughter in the woods. Various mechanics such as manual climbing, puzzle solving, crafting, and herbalism all keep gameplay fresh and engaging. Herbalism isn't used as much as it could've been, which is a shame since it's pretty neat. Through it all, you'll start to question your own sanity.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    As someone who spent their entire life being extremely athletic and active, I love being back in the swing of things again. I actually look forward to my Ring Fit workout everyday. I feel like people of all fitness levels can hop into this game and benefit from it. When I started this back in January I was as out of shape as it comes, and Ring Fit Adventure eased me back into things at a pace that felt comfortable. The combination of walking, Ring Fit, and elliptical has shredded pounds off of me, and I couldn’t be happier about that!
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not many games have you play the underdog from beginning to end. It’s tense, and each passing day keeps you on edge. You’ll be emotionally invested in trying to keep your members, friends, family, and even strangers safe as you make choices that will shape your life and their future. Although a second playthrough doesn’t hit the same way emotionally as the first, it’s still a fantastic title to understand the heart-wrenching reality of that period.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lies Beneath is one of those horror games that’s so tense and stressful but will keep you stuck behind your headset for hours. Though this game may have a few issues, its cel-shaded art style and fun game mechanics are what sets it as a must-have for VR horror fans. It’s got all the hallmarks of being a great, immersive VR title. It certainly doesn’t disappoint.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The visuals and 80s soundtrack are amazing and look great whether playing on a TV or on the Switch in mobile mode. Too often did I feel I was on the back foot when it came to weapons, upgrades, and dealing with random enemies. There’s definitely a balance issue when it comes to the procedurally generated mechanics.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    One-Punch Man fans have a lot to be excited about with this game and should definitely check it out! Even though the game is not centered around Saitama, it does closely follow the first few major story arcs in the manga, which makes this nerd very happy. The game is also simple enough for a young child to follow and enjoy (if the parent is okay with violence and chaos, that is). All in all, I give this game a 75 out of 100 for its easy to grasp combat system, endless player customization, and the beautiful visuals.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Trials of Mana is a wonderful reimagining of the 1995 classic. It’s an almost endlessly replayable RPG thanks to the roster of characters, class system, and incredible new game plus. However, it’s held back from greatness by a terrible english dub, poor performance on Switch, and the lack of multiplayer especially leaves a large hole in an otherwise enjoyable experience.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While it does have some issues with multiplayer customization, Brief Battles is a fun time for the solo player and party animal. It’s a solid title that’s as comfortable as a pair of fitting underwear.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Guard Duty is an ambitious adventure game, inspired by the likes of Discworld and Monkey Island, that doesn’t quite reach its goal. Still, if you’re looking for a short, funny romp through two distinct worlds the game definitely delivers.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While it has a nice premise and ambitious goals with its social deduction, several frustrating problems drag down Save Koch.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    With all its puzzling adventures, out-of-the-box thinking, and stunning hand drawn visuals, it’s a memorable game in its genre. Solving the puzzles offers such gratification that one looks forward to continuing climbing the tower and solving the next. But with a lack of a meaningful story, it lacks complete immersion from the player.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Levelhead is an astounding creation from such a small studio. It’s not just a toolset or portal for platforming levels, it’s a community of creators all over the world supporting each other. It’s not perfect, the single player is aggressively difficult and some aspects of sharing or finding levels leave a bit to be desired, but it’s clear that this game is going to be supported by players and developers alike for a long time to come.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Predator: Hunting Grounds is a 4v1 asymmetrical multiplayer game that pits a fireteam against the deadly Predator. Gameplay is tense and enjoyable on both ends, but if you want to play as the Predator, then queue times are currently much longer. It's best played in bursts of a few hours at most.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Drug Dealer Simulator is an interesting look into the drug dealing business. You can order drugs and sell to clients in order to expand your reach. With an ironically addictive gameplay loop, you'll be sucked into the routine for hours. Unfortunately, there's plenty of screen tearing and an unimpressive world that you'll bear witness to.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Streets of Rage 4 proves to be a heavy hitter, paying homage to the beloved series while not being held back by what came before. The new art style shines, the soundtrack is as good as ever and I enjoyed every minute of it. It’s a game I’ll be revisiting for a long time to come. Day one purchase worthy game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Basically, if Forza Horizon 4 and American Truck Simulator got drunk and hooked up one night then SnowRunner is what I imagine the result would be. A slower paced game that challenges throughout and stays fresh with a good range of vehicles, upgrades and locations to explore and a great deal of customization.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Hot Garbage is an expansion that delivers gameplay that I hope to expect in future DLC, where the gameplay is centered around putting the player in situations where combat and skills are essential to progression. Though on a new planet, Hot Garbage falls short of creating an all-encompassing experience that makes one believe they’re on an all-new world.

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