PALGN's Scores

  • Games
For 1,949 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 34% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Batman: Arkham City
Lowest review score: 5 Elf Bowling 1 & 2
Score distribution:
1949 game reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    In the end, Law & Order: Legacies just feels like you're watching a slightly interactive episode of the TV show.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The soul will burn forever. Soul Calibur V plays superbly and is ideal for multiplayer and personalisation. It probably could do more to build and coerce the player, but fans of fighters will have a blast.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A superior game to its predecessor, Final Fantasy XIII-2 is the game that probably should have been originally released. Even if it doesn't quite achieve everything it sets out to do.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not dead on arrival, but it never reaches its true potential. It's not enough to stand out, but Neverdead will satisfy those willing to try something different.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Boom Street is a pleasant and surprisingly enjoyable board game for those who have the time and patience to actually be able to sit through a few games.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A magnificent homage for the 25th anniversary of one the biggest franchises in gaming, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword provides a compelling gaming and artistic showcase for the indefatigable potential of the medium as a whole, and a reason to have gaming as a hobby.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Excellent presentation, compelling story and gameplay and value for money, Professor Layton and the Last Spectre is both a fitting sendoff for the DS and a great new beginning for the Layton series.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Solatorobo is a title full of great ideas, which were wasted with shoddy execution. Nevertheless, those interested in games with great stories should check it out.
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    • 65 Critic Score
    Hunter's Trophy is a competent hunting simulator, which when you get past the rifle accessory doesn't have much to offer.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sonic CD is one of the more robust examples of quality nostalgia and how developers should handle their distribution in the modern age.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a greater sense of gameplay fun than ever before and a true evolution in controls, WWE '12 is an excellent wrestling game, but visual inconsistency and its overabundance of DLC hamper the game experience as a hole and hold it back from truly being a Great One.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fitting end to the stories of Ezio and Altaïr build on a high standard of gameplay fitting for the series, ultimately held back by a lack of true gameplay evolution. Fans of the series won't be disappointed, but may find the wait for Assassin's Creed III made just a little bit harder.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite some clever uses of the Move controller, Medieval Moves is let down by its low difficulty and at times shoddy presentation.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Strong racing foundations let down by a weak single player are quickly made up by some of the best multiplayer components found in any Nintendo game. Best played online and with friends, this is Mario Kart for the socialite.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Tekken Hybrid a package that contains a graphically-updated version of a game that was released 12 years ago, a game demo and a movie. Most gamers are going to find the $60 price tag hard to swallow, so only hardcore Tekken fans need apply.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In Rayman Origins, Ubisoft and Michel Ancel have crafted both the best platforming game of the year and a striking monument to the giddy joys of the medium's heritage. Fun, funny and frantic.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Inventive, beautiful and dangerously addictive, Super Mario 3D Land is the 3DS defining game, capitalising on the system's strengths and value of portability, while recalling the best qualities of both 2D and 3D iterations of the franchise. Not to be missed.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Run sits squarely in the middle of the franchise pantheon; its tentative steps into storytelling are often ham-fisted, but represent something of a unique avenue for the development of the racing genre, while the core racing model is just about good enough if one forgets that its Criterion-developed predecessor was released just one year prior.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    On 3DS, Sonic Generations is a more half-hearted anniversary affair which somehow misses the point of the whole exercise.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A competent mini-game collection, with some nice nostalgia for Mario & Sonic fans and plenty of waggle.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Rabbids: Alive and Kicking is a collection of party games that's worth picking up if you plan on playing with others, but if not, only hardcore Rabbids fans need apply.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Just about the finest example of core, yet accessible, Western RPG and open-ended gameplay. In The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Bethesda have realised the game they wanted to make since the inception of HD gaming.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It's by no means perfect, but Lord of the Rings: War in the North is still one of the better games to come out of the franchise, particularly if you play co-op. If you've been missing middle earth you're bound to get some enjoyment, just be prepared for it to be a little rough around the edges.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Football Manager 2012 exercises the same sheer depth and freedom that have seen the series leave other football management titles in its wake.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Goldeneye 007: Reloaded is a workmanlike game which does exactly what it says on the tin, but little more. Solid then, but utterly inessential, especially for those who have sampled the Wii iteration.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It might not deal with terrorists or modern combat, but Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary remains a downright enjoyable experience from start to finish that most gamers should experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Saints Row: The Third takes everything your teenage self found awesome and distills it into a single, outrageous game.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Some moments of Jurassic Park: The Game evoke the atmosphere of the films quite well, but unfortunately it's a game where the player ultimately feels unnecessary.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Proving that old school can still be cool, Shinobi makes a welcome return on the 3DS.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's still rough around the edge, but House of the Dead: Overkill Extended Cut proves to be a package that is great value for money, especially if you haven't already played Overkill on the Wii.

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