My Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,075 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 98 Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4
Lowest review score: 10 Elf: The Movie
Score distribution:
1075 game reviews
    • 99 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The player will be drawn into the Zelda fantasy world from the moment the opening sequence bursts onto the screen, and the game won't let go-not even after finishing the quest.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Trenched is not only a great multiplayer game, it can also be a great way to introduce players to the Tower Defense game genre. And whether playing for 10 minutes or 10 hours, Trenched will keep you addicted thanks to its thoughtful and well balanced gameplay and co-op structure. It is fun, addicting, action packed but yet strategic. And yes, a game you will want on your 360's hard drive.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    When playing Conduit 2, it's difficult not to judge the game for what it is in the face of what it would have been with just a bit more bug testing. The frequent glitches, crashes, and spoiled save files seriously hinder gameplay, making it difficult to recommend this to anyone who intends to do much past the title's online multiplayer modes. If you can ignore these problems, Conduit 2 is an entertaining FPS with nice graphics and a good sense of humor, but for me, that proved to be very difficult.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    L.A. Noire feels and plays like an attempt at doing what Uncharted did in regards to Indiana Jones, in translating its genre of crime drama to video games. Despite its flaws and the one game-freezing glitch I ran into, it's worthwhile to explore the detailed city streets that might as well be a time capsule from the 1940s. Although this ambitious combination open-world adventure with complicated cases fell flat at times, Rockstar has certainly laid down a solid base for games like L.A. Noire to grow from.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Sega Rally Online Arcade has the appeal to attract newcomers thanks to its controllability, but quickly turns into a more hardcore offering due to the highly competitive AI. Grabbing a first place position is rare, which is why the game only has a handful of cars and a couple of tracks to unlock; even Achievement points are difficult to come by. But even though the game's arcadeyness appeals to a broader spectrum of players, this is really a game more for the dedicated gamer.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a single player experience, then you will want to look elsewhere. But even if you and three friends are looking at tackling this as your next co-op game, be warned that the slow pace of customization/level-up points requires a deep amount of dedication. Only the hardcore should apply; everyone else will probably be happier playing Castle Crashers.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Brink breaks my heart. It has all the ideals and elements to create a balanced and enjoyable multiplayer experience, but just lacks that final coat of polish that puts the shine on the packaging. Playing multiplayer with a group of your buddies might be good for a few hours, but in the end, you will go back to the Left4Deads, Halos and CoDs.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    There is a decent amount of jokes that end up being pretty funny, but there might not be enough quality humor to keep some players fully entertained.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Ultimately, the game holds only a moderate amount of appeal for those outside the series' existing fans. The game is fairly unique, in its focus on story and interaction over combat. However, at its core Yakuza 4 stands alongside Grand Theft Auto, Mafia II and Red Dead Redemption. It's a game where you can do bad things and watch a story unfold in a unique game world. If what I've described sounds great…then you'll enjoy Yakuza 4. If not…check out any of the other games I've mentioned.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    There has never been a better time to jump on the FFIV bandwagon. The extras and lower price point more than justifies the content and quality in this collection. More added value is included with the purchase of the game as it ships with a download code for Dissidia 012: Duodecim (a new skin for Cecil) and character cards. Fans and newcomers should eat this one up.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    The lack of polish and steeper learning curve puts NASCAR 2011: The Game into the "for fans only" category. Everyone else should have more fun launching turtle shells at each other or speeding through topsy-turvy tracks in futuristic hover cars.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For anyone out there that can't get enough of this genre, and can't wait the month for the next Telltale release of whatever they are working on, this is a pleasant buy. Anyone else who might be getting leery of this content feel entirely free to watch some videos of the funnier stuff on YouTube.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Monkey Ball 3DS is not a terrible game; it is just very light on content.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    It is not that Ex-Patriot is a bad game, it is just that there are better and smoother alternatives on the XBLA marketplace. Unfortunately, if you want a more enjoyable experience (that also costs less and has an entertaining co-op feature), check out the original version.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It is not that Top Spin 4 revolutionizes the tennis game genre, it just provides a comfortable control scheme, an extremely robust career mode, and a presentation that has yet to be matched in a tennis title.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    With a total of twelve levels, including two bosses, Swarm may not be the longest game in its price range, but you'll be replaying each level at least a few times in order to collect the five DNA strands scattered across each needed to unlock the bosses, as well as to earn those coveted Death Medals.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Total War may be one of the more complex series out there, and in the past there have been many reasons to avoid it-- mainly stemming from the fact that at times it could feel unapproachable through simply the amount of choices given. The hardcore have always had it as a staple to call home, but this time around it feels as if everything finally met in exactly the right spots, and enough assistance that anyone can get into it if they want.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rango is definitely not a bad game and is much more entertaining than previous movie titles such as How To Train Your Dragon and Monsters Vs Aliens. For $50, the price is a little high but could make for a great weekend rental for your young one (and a free child's movie ticket to see the movie comes with purchase of the game).
    • tbd Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    While the asking price is rather low it is still about five times higher than it needed to be. While Nyx doesn't ever manage to do anything truly offensive during the course of play, most of the time invested would probably be used better somewhere else.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    The disc's overall presentation values are terrible but this is currently the only way to play Sega Bass Fishing and Space Channel 5: Part 2 on your 360.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    While I wouldn't say that Acceleration of Suguri X Edition has any kind of staying power as a fighting game nor even the content to hold anyone's attention for more than a few hours, at least it is an interesting mix of genres and occasionally a visual treat with flashy, screen-filling attacks.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game really only takes a few hours to complete but its charm has the most staying power.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Monster Jam: Path of Destruction is a basic racing game that only die-hard fans might appreciate.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    While the game doesn't drive you to finish it, and isn't the best platformer to come out in recent months, it still has undeniable quality with generally awesome aesthetics.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    If the $15 price tag makes you question such a gamble, just know that there is plenty of content to be had. While the main story quest can be completed in a few hours, each area has a multitude of secrets, from special challenges to complete and dolls to find as well as Hi-jinks that make use of the crazier abilities.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Before you play Uprising, understand that this is a challenging game. To many players, I am sure that it could become more frustrating as opposed to pleasurable just because of its shear pwnage. However, if you take the time to learn the ins-and-out of the game, power-up your character, and start to memorize each stage, the game's challenge will be appreciated.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    While many people will argue that games don't need to pretend that they aren't games, Dead Space 2 is able to hide its seams so well that the total package feels wholly unique.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    For RPG fans craving a more Zelda-like adventure, Oath in Felghana is a really good bet. Just don't be a hero and shoot for Nightmare mode on your first play-through. Save your sanity and start with normal.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still, the PC version of Plants vs. Zombies remains the one that most gamers will want to start with, but if you only have a DS or want a full-featured portable version of the game, the slowdown is the only major problem with the port.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The Commissioned Officers Edition is a great way to update the rather painful experience of entering EVE for the first time, even if there is still a couple of pacing problems that pop up at some point in its life.

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