M3's Scores

  • Games
For 363 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 23% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 74% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Lowest review score: 40 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 363
363 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With prettier graphics and notably improved physics, F1 22 impresses right out of the gate. Last year's enjoyable story mode is unfortunately gone, and instead we get to play F1 star with luxury watches and clumsy supercars. What a downgrade. Fortunately, the presentation, the career mode and not least the driving experience are better than ever.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mario Strikers: Battle League Football is a wonderfully chaotic and entertaining football game where violent kicks and punches are as important as good passes. Unfortunately, the lack of content dampens the fun for solo-players, so football-hungry friends or the ability to forgive the limited online mode is a must.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kirby and the Forgotten Land is a delightful adventure with clever level design and enjoyable gameplay. The new mouthful mode works surprisingly well and adds a great deal of variety. It’s a shame that the low difficulty makes parts of the adventure somewhat forgettable, but overall - this is one of the best 3D-platformers since Super Mario Odyssey.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ghostwire: Tokyo is an odd but thrilling adventure that mixes action, horror and Japanese traditions. Exploring a demon-filled Tokyo is decently frightening, while the battles are both intense and somewhat original. Some repetitive moments and an uneven story lower the experience a few notches, but in the end, the positive parts outweigh the bad ones.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gran Turismo 7 includes the best parts of Gran Turismo Sport, and also marks the return of the classic Gran Turismo single-player campaign. We also get a few new game modes, enhanced gameplay and in parts amazing graphics. Although the realistic environments can look a bit drab at times, and some races are a bit dull, Gran Turismo 7 is the most complete and unitary car game so far.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This brilliant sequel takes all the best parts from its predecessor and turns it up to eleven.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The refreshing gameplay of Pokémon Legends: Arceus reinvigorates a series that's become somewhat stale. Therefore it's a shame that the story, graphics and environments don't meet the same standard.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The third entry in this astounding rts-franchise builds on everything we loved about the second. Total War: Warhammer 3 is a love-letter to the Old World and the fantasy genre, and even though we have some gripes with the campaign, we have to take a bow for Creative Assembly.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There is no way around it; Elden Ring is a masterpiece. From Software's iconic gameplay, set in a vast and wonderful world, sucks us right in and never lets go. Even though the hand-holding is close to zero, Elden Ring will surely attract new players due to its more forgiving openness. A must play.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The new version of Pokémon Diamond (and Pearl) gives us the perfect mix of old and new. An easygoing story with dark tendencies spiced with all the improved elements from newer games in the series. The variety is huge and at its best even addictive. However, we can not shake off the fact that the character design itself feels a bit out of place.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The new version of Pokémon Diamond (and Pearl) gives us the perfect mix of old and new. An easygoing story with dark tendencies spiced with all the improved elements from newer games in the series. The variety is huge and at its best even addictive. However, we can not shake off the fact that the character design itself feels a bit out of place.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Smurfs: Mission Vileaf is a surprisingly enjoyable platforming game. The relatively low development budget is noticeable in some ways, but the foundation is solid enough to make it easy to ignore some lack of polish. With charming graphics and a gameplay loop that is as entertaining as challenging, it is a colorful adventure that is perfect for the whole family.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Big Brain Academy: Brain vs Brain is a puzzle game that is easy to learn but difficult to master. Lone players will unfortunately get tired relatively quickly due to the meager content. As a family-friendly party game, it fits much better, as long as everyone knows the English language fairly well.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Halo Infinte is a fresh new start for the series, one that promises good things to come. The open world means new ways of playing and with the new hookshot it sure is a pleasure to explore the huge surfaces. Unfortunately, there are still many empty areas, something that probably will change in the future. Gameplay is top notch though. Now only the last pieces of the puzzle are missing, parts that could make Halo Infinite the very best of its kind.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mario Party Superstars is a return to the format that works best for the series. It collects some of the very best mini-games of all time, scattered over the years on five of the series most iconic game boards. But best of all - it is fully playable no matter what type of controller you may have at home. A must for game gatherings in company of good friends.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Battlefield 2042 is huge. In its best moments enormously fun, but just as often enormously frustrating, stressful and difficult to understand. All levers are at max in this game, which is a clear change from the previous games in the series. Whether you will like it or not is impossible to answer.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like its predecessors, Shin Megami Tensei V in a rpg that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, filled with bizarre and beautifully designed demons and classic rpg battles - which are as difficult as they are entertaining. What is missing, however, are memorable main characters and a story that grabs our interest from the start. But if a challenging combat system and a dark, exciting world are more important than a group of colorful teens saving the world, then Shin Megami Tensei V is the game for you.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    House of Ashes is limited, but oh so entertaining. It's a bit sad that the focus on action overtakes some of the horror elements, but at the same time we appreciate that the story and the environments differ a lot from the anthology's previous titles.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Forza Horizon 5 offers more of everything we loved with part four. The competitions are crazier and the exploration more dynamic than ever before. Some elements do seem to go on repeat, but still manage to feel fresh thanks to the environmental change. An adrenaline-filled experience no one should miss, quite simply.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Call of Duty: Vanguard reminds us of the Call of Duty titles from over 15 years ago. And there is nothing wrong with a somewhat stripped-down reboot, but in this case, it feels like a lack of development time is the main reason for the cutbacks. The single player campaign looks terrific and plays great but has very few memorable moments. The zombie mode on the other hand lacks a lot of content at launch. Luckily, the main online mode offers plenty of content and the gameplay is as addicting as ever – even though everything feels very familiar.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Riders Republic is a game with an annoying attitude, an alarming number of different sports and an overwhelming world map. Despite that, the game impress with great controls, varied challenges and a world filled with fun activities. In addition, the fact that we are not spoiled with well-made ski, snowboard and bike games, makes Riders Republic a more than welcome addition to the genre.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Age of Empires 4 is a safe new entry in the classic series. It is both nicer and bigger than before, but at the same time characterized by an extremely familiar feeling. The various playable civilizations are the triumph of the game, but the inherited problems from the rts genre as a whole do create some irritation.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Metroid Dread offers the same old "Metroidvania" concept as before, but also adds completely new exciting and surprising features. The "just one more try" feeling is also constant and does not let go of us until we have really managed to unlock everything.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With NHL 22, EA's classic hockey game finally gets a new game engine, which gives us better physics, graphics, and animations. As usual, we also get a ton of different games modes that will make most hockey fans happy. What we do not get, however, is enough notable gameplay improvements. Even though the improved physics helps a fair amount, plenty of old shortcomings remains. That said, NHL 22 is a great hockey game, but there is still room for plenty of improvements.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's been more than a decade since Left 4 Dead 2 and Turtle Rock is now back to reclaim the throne. Back 4 Blood is not a revolution, though. Instead, it's an evolution of the developer's already excellent gameplay from before. Although we would have liked less of the small flaws we find, it does not stop the game from being a really entertaining and addictive shooter. With human teammates, that is.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Far Cry 6 starts off strong with a haunting and pretty realistic sequence. During the adventure, we get plenty of similar scenes, but also the exact opposite - and everything in between. It creates an incredibly disjointed experience, but it's actually not as bad as it sounds since the actual gameplay is varied and enjoyable. Instead, it is the high number of bugs and, to say the least, strange behavior from some of the computer controlled characters that lowers the enjoyment a notch.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite being over 20 years old, Diablo II is a true classic and offers gameplay that holds up very well even today. However, the graphics do not, which makes it fitting that this remaster lovingly repaints the exterior but leaves most of the interior intact. Some parts would have benefited from some modernization however, and the unstable yet more or less mandatory online service can lead to great frustration and in some cases even loss of progress. An unnecessary fault in an otherwise superb remaster.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In Hot Wheels Unleashed you get to drive, jump and slide around creative and demanding tracks. The races are short and intense, and the toy cars feels great to control. The gameplay lacks a bit variation though, and sometimes a second of bad luck can destroy all chances of winning a race. At its best though, Hot Wheels Unleashed can compete with timeless classics such as Ridge Racer 7, Micro Machines V3 and F-Zero GX.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fifa 22 for the new generation of consoles is a big step forward for both the series and Electronic Arts. The realism is more noticeable this time, while the ball game on the field is more convincing. Sure, there are occasional misses in places, but for the most part, everything from animations to collisions feels completely worthy of the epithet "next generation".
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Arkane Studios latest shooter grabs you directly with it's mix of smart gameplay and mysterious storytelling. While the time loop concept is engaging, it's the freedom of mixing between various gameplay styles that makes Deathloop more addicting than other games in the same genre. Although it can get a little tedious with the large amount of intel that is dropped simultaneous from time to time.

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