M3's Scores

  • Games
For 277 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 24% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 73% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Divinity: Original Sin II
Lowest review score: 40 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 277
277 game reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    On the one hand, Darius Cozmic Collection Console deserves praise for giving us access to nine rare and classic shoot 'em ups. Nine titles that, for the most part, hold a high standard to this day. On the other hand, the collection deserves to be criticized since several of the included games are nothing more than regional repeats. The lack of settings and bonus content is also disappointing. The collection is still a must have for big fans of the genre, but if you just want an old-school shoot ‘em up there are better and cheaper options.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    51 Worldwide games is one of the most complete mini-game collections available today. Card games and classic table games blend nicely with the more action-packed ones, such as bowling and air hockey. Thus, we have always something that is suitable for all occasions and that also utilizes the Switch console's different modes of play. In addition this digital collection also is much easier to transport comparing to their physical counterparts.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Disintegration is an interesting mix of action and strategy. Although the emphasis is on action, the gameplay still feels unique enough to make the game stand out in an enjoyable way. In the end, however, the game falls short of its potential; there is just too many flaws and limitations. If you think the concept looks exciting Disintegration is still worth a try, at least after a few updates and when the price tag has been reduced.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath is a modern take on the "Game of the Year" collections that are common in the fighting genre. It has excellent new additions to the character roster and an even more twisted story. Adding that to the already existing content makes this package one of the most complete fighting games.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Zombies, survival elements and a brutal combat system is a great foundation. Moreover, with advanced control and detailed environments, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is a top VR-game in most regards. The fact that Playstation VR and the old Move controls are capable of such an advanced game is impressive, even though some necessary compromises are hard to ignore.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Lonely Mountains: Downhill is the perfect game to play between other big gaming sessions. It's easy to pick up and the adrenaline will become addictive. The only real downside is that the control methods take time to get used to, which can deter some.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is an enhanced version of a 10-year-old Nintendo Wii classic. While it is debatable whether all the upgrades are significant enough, the enhancements we do get are very noticeable. But above all, we get to revisit a rpg that, if you can forgive some outdated aspects, is still one of the best the genre has to offer.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Naughty Dog has not only succeeded in following up their 2013 masterpiece, but also refined all the different elements in the sequel. The story is more complicated and also more relatable. The characters feel more alive than in other games and the surroundings are among the most impressive we have seen in gaming. But most of all, we appreciate the message the game carries constantly in the background. A message that reminds itself long after the game's ending has rolled.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Predator: Hunting Grounds is not a very good game, but it is not broken either. It is mostly mediocre. Yet we usually have a great time when we fight in the jungle, whether it is as soldiers or the predator. The online matches generally work well and it is pretty nerve-wracking to try to complete the goals. In the end, however, the price tag is a bit high and the content is lacking, but if you like the genre it is a good buy - especially when it is on sale.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rarely have we felt as ridiculously cool as when we are playing Huntdown. Everything from graphics and music to gameplay is top-notch and every level is packed with non-stop and often hilarious action. Sure, the graphics may be a bit chaotic at times, and sometimes it feels like luck plays a bigger role than skills. But overall, Huntdown is a fantastic shooter in a beautiful retro package.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With smarter opponents, improved physics and an enhanced career mode, Moto GP 20 is a step up from last year’s successful version in most ways. Unfortunately, a couple of odd bugs have been added, while the MotoE class and junior cup (temporarily?) are removed. But despite a few missteps, Moto GP 20 is the best motorcycle racing game on the market and an excellent complement to regular car racing games.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gears Tactics is exactly what the series needed after six similar titles. It introduces a whole new way to explore the Locust infested environments but also retains what makes the series so great. The battles are really addictive and the only thing really missing here is a multiplayer mode.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Paper Beast is a VR game that takes advantage of the technology's unique possibilities. When we put on the headset, we are transported to a completely different world, filled with beautiful views, a strange wildlife and clever puzzles. Unfortunately, we are also met by some muddy environments, limited controls and a few puzzles that cause more frustration than joy. In the end, Paper Beast is a different and fascinating experience, but the we miss the last bit of polish.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Initially we were a little skeptical of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Our expectations were so high, but we got bored by the repetitive tasks. However, after about five hours something happens with the game. The Animal Crossing spirit engulfs us for real, and we reach for our Switch as soon as we get the chance. Not to put us in for hours, but just to check the location of our island a few minutes at a time. It is a game that we don't love intensely, but rather a game that follows us through the days. And we suspect that will be the case for a long while.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just like last year's Resident Evil 2 remake, Resident Evil 3 is a great new version of a 20-year-old horror classic. Unlike part 2, however, this time Capcom has, for better or worse, departed from the original game in several ways. It is still a great adventure that is more focused on action than horror. But just like 20 years ago, Resident Evil 3 never reaches the same highs as its predecessor - which on the other hand is not a bad score at all.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy VII Remake is everything we expected and then some. The premise is the same as in 1997, but there is still plenty of new material for those who want to explore more of Midgar and its inhabitants. In addition, elements such as the story and the combat are more like a modern take. That makes this throwback even more pleasant.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Following up on an already excellent game like Doom 2016 is no easy task. Doom Eternal however, manages to kick it's precursor on all counts. The world is more engaging and varied in design. The monsters are rawer and bloodier while the weapons are more imaginative and have tons of modifications. Too bad that we also have to build our character in a role-playing like mode and are forced to watch the uninteresting story. It slows down an otherwise near excellent adrenaline-filled rush of a game.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    When the old Gameboy Advance game Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team get a Switch-remake the new shiny graphics makes a great first impression. The gameplay has been also improved, but not to the same extent sadly. There was a lot of questionable game design in the original game, and a lot of the old problems are still here. However, if you are a Pokémon fanatic who doesn't care what the pocket monsters do, there is a pretty big chance you will like Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX. For everyone else, there are plenty of better games to choose from on the Nintendo Switch.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Definitely a greater game than the first Nioh, although still difficult to recommend to all action aficionados out there. After all, it's still a "soulsborne" type game and will take a lot of your time. Those with patience will experience the greatest fulfillment after defeating the various difficult bosses. But if you're not ready to devote your free time to memorize the fighting system: Turn around! There are limits to how much we can die before our console goes out the window.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Two Point Hospital is a spiritual sequel to the 90’s classic Theme Hospital. The goal is to build hospitals, hire staff, attract patients, ensure that the budget is kept up and so on. That may not sound very fun at all, but thanks to a lot of humor, easy-going gameplay, a well-balanced difficulty level and constant rewards, it is easy to get sucked into the hospital world for hours. Two Point Hospital is simply a modern version of the laid-back and fun-filled simulators that charmed the gaming world 20 years ago.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While Dreams is a brilliant tool for home creations, after a few days we have seen all the Super Mario clones that we can take. Nearly all the titles feel have an "under construction" beta feeling. The question thus becomes, is it really worth spending money to beta test games for other creators? Of course, for those with a preference for homemade games, the answer is a resounding "yes". But for those who have never been aspiring game designers, it would have been more optimal with a cheaper lite version of Dreams, without the creation mode.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Darksiders Genesis is an unexpectedly great mix of Darksiders and Diablo. You will mainly hack and slash your way through the levels, but clever puzzles, fun explorations and challenging platforming makes the adventure feel familiar yet fresh at the same time. Sure, the game feels a bit low-budget at time, and especially the control and camera could use some fine-tuning. But overall, Airship Syndicate has created a real gem for anyone who wants a slightly smarter and more varied action game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you enjoy both portable gaming and horror, there is no better option right now. Playing with headphones is a must to feel the eerie atmosphere. Preferably the surroundings should also be dim. Just don't forget that you are still on earth, where everybody can hear you scream.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At it's core, Warcraft 3: Reforged is as good, entertaining and addictive as ever. But that core has already turned into a teenager and feels unnecessarily outdated in many respects. This is a game that shows how difficult it can be to revive an immortal classic without stepping on toes.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is an unexpectedly fresh take of the well-used Dragon Ball license. Although it must be said that most parts of the game could have been in better shape, and if you are not a Dragon Fall fan many aspects of the game fall flat. But on the other hand; With great fan service, some fantastic cutscenes and above all entertaining gameplay, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is a great choice for all Dragon Ball fans - whether your interest level is 150 or over 9000.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Star Wars Pinball is a collection containing all the Star Wars tables that were previously released as downloadable content for Pinball FX3. Most of the included tables are very well-made and offers good diversity and fun mini games. Although, if you have no interest in pinball games, or Star Wars for that matter, you will not find much joy here. For everyone else, however, this is a great warm-up for the final part of the Skywalker saga.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Avicii Invector is a game based entirely on music by the late Avicii. The gameplay itself is easy to learn, but hard to master - not least on the higher difficulty levels. Unfortunately, the gameplay does not significantly affect the music, but the graphics and sound still create an fantastic audiovisual bang. We just wish the tracklist was larger.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Apparently, Yu Suzuki's own vision for the open world genre did not match what the latter came to be. But we do give him credit for choosing to stay on the route that fans expect. In the end, this is still a Kickstarter-funded product would not exist without the fans. What the rest of us think of outdated controls, confined environments that pretend to be open-world-like and mediocre voiceover efforts is secondary. For anyone who has waited to continue the story of Ryo's journey in pursuit of his father's killer, it's the most important event of years to come. For everyone else, it was Friday.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Several of the new features in Football Manager 2020 hit just right, especially for players who prioritize long "saves" over jumping between different clubs. Our biggest dissatisfaction concerns the match engine, where obvious deficiencies tend to create unnecessary annoyance. But new depth and even more focus on talent development makes this year's version of Football Manager at least as good as last years.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is something as unusual as a pretty damn great single player Star Wars game. The different worlds are a joy to explore, while the combat make you feel like a mighty jedi while still being challenging. It's a shame the game feels so unpolished and somewhat unfinished, but luckily the problems aren't big enough to ruin the overall experience. On the contrary; Fallen order is best single player Star Wars game since Republic Commando.

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