PLAY! Zine's Scores

  • Games
For 743 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Red Dead Redemption 2
Lowest review score: 10 Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 37 out of 743
743 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    After a stellar remake of an arguably the best Resident Evil game ever made, Capcom has let down our expectations by giving us a more scripted, more linear survival horror action game that will probably be forgotten like so many sequels that have gone the path of less resistance when it comes to game design. RE3 make feels more like a DLC than a full-blown game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    What a time to be alive, and a Final Fantasy VII fan at the same time, as the promises and pleads have been fulfilled. And in what way! This remake does almost everything right, and where it fails - it is just the dust in the wind. Gorgeous looking, beautifully told through well-written characters and their interactions, amazing combat, wonderful music - this game has it all. Minor flaws are just a sign that perfection is what you strive for, and not what you reach. Yet it promises even better sequel(s), which is something we can believe in with ease, after a grand piece of work such as this. Do not miss it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Search for hidden objects through time, hide them yourself later. It is a short but immensely fun and relaxing game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Deep Sky Derelicts poses as a true original dark sci-fi roguelike experience, successfully distancing itself from Darkest Dungeon clone title it received. With its definitive edition, even with lack of compelling narrative, it is a rich experience with a huge depth of combat, exploration and customization that is to be expected from such experience.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    MW2 Campaign Remastered is everything you can expect from a remaster of one of the best CoD campaigns and FPS campaigns in general. It looks better, it feels better, even with its occasional audio issues. Still, it is a bit short, and unless you are a true fan or just nostalgic about those days you played it, it is hard to recommend to anyone else, due to its lack of multiplayer and lack of longevity.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Amount of work put in this game is incredible. It was hard to imagine that one game with combine classic FPS mechanics with supernatural abilities, but here we are. Bright Memory is a short but sweet experience, more of a demo than a game, but it will probably be compensated with the next planed game.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bleeding Edge brings refreshments to the hero-shooter genre, with complex gameplay, variability in play-styles and crazy characters. Unfortunately, the content offered here is not much, and Ninja Theory should work on this aspect in the future.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A tower defence game that tired, but ultimately failed. It is unfinished and hopefully, we will see a better game with updates in the future.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A Fold Apart is a simple but short puzzle game with an interesting mechanic that explores relationships and difficulties of modern non-verbal communication.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Experience world-famous trucks and deliver various cargo across sunny Michigan, snowy Alaska and beautiful Taymyr. SnowRunner takes you on a journey through the breathtaking landscapes and widely recognised landmarks. The game isn't easy, you need to carefully think about every move you make, but that's why it's actually so rewarding. Having said that, it's a niche video game and will not be to everyone's taste.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    This game might sound interesting to Chinese history aficionado but it falls short as it was not polished enough as some of its predecessors.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rescue Team DX may be a remake, but it does not improve the original formula in almost any way. While the graphics and HUD had an obvious overhaul, the game is a repetitive yet somewhat charming and conflicted experience, that offers quality at the expense of some pretty weird and lazy solutions. Yet if you are a fan, you should not miss this one.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One's Justice 2 improves the original. Yet the core of the game - the fighting, can grow stale pretty fast. The game looks amazing, especially during certain fights, combos and special attacks, but the joy won't last long unless you have a similarly excited friend to share a couple of hundreds of local matches with. That is the one scenario, this game will not fail at.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This has got to be the best "souls" clone yet. It is perfectly balanced, has tons of customization and improvement options, a great character editor and hundreds of satisfying challenges that will get you to improve, with each step you take. Weaker story and several minor flaws, do reduce the perfect score, but this is still a strong "9 - I would die again!"
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    MLB The Show 20 presents itself as a great package, improving on most of its gameplay mechanics, including batting and fielding experience. With plenty of game modes, great Diamond Dynasty and online experience, and plenty of new animations it is a significant upgrade of the last year’s The Show 19, and proving itself worthy of purchase, by avoiding to follow the example of copycat sports franchises like FIFA and NBA 2K.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is an excellent collection of even better Mega Man games. With the new options, it gives a chance to even new players to join and experience it. While leaving enough new things and old memories for the veterans to once again experience and nostalgically remember.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Conglomerate 451 is an atmospherically impressive cyberpunk dungeon crawler that doesn’t take many risks. Although it is playing safe, it provides the player with a great atmosphere, deep gameplay and some of the best cyberpunk environments to date, despite its repetitiveness and balancing issues.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Activision wisely used his second chance at providing Call of Duty Battle Royale game. Besides great gunplay, players are offered with some pretty interesting innovations in the genre, such as mini objectives and fighting for a chance to get back in the Gulag.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a definitive Animal Crossing experience, no fan should miss. Lots of great additions, make for the most customizable game the series ever had. Build homes and furniture, but also change entire island landscapes, in this everlasting source - of things to do.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Pillars of Eternity II arrives on consoles in it’s the best edition with all additional content, completely bringing all of it’s best aspects to console gaming. With its rich non-linear narrative, astonishing world and lore and interesting characters and both real-time and turn-based gameplay, it still is a great game, even with its bad optimisation and confusing control scheme for controllers.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Monster Energy Supercross 3 is a mild upgrade over its predecessor, posing with average boring career, but some fine gameplay improvements in some of its misdoings in past. Multiplayer experience provides a lot of fun though, especially with some of smaller modes of the game, but over time, this upgrade isn’t worth your money if you played earlier installments.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics is a game you should play only if you meet two very important requirements. First - you've seen the show. Second - you loved the show. Any other scenario and you should most definitely skip this pretty basic, bug-infested strategy RPG. Not that there is nothing to love here. It's just not worth digging for it, unless you really, really love this franchise.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A game that will define all future games. If this masterpiece is running on a PS4, imagine what we could do on a PC.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Warlander is a souls-like rogue-lite that has a lot of great ideas, but so little of them are done well.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Street Fighter V rises to the occasion with its Champion Edition, adding much-needed content in one whole package that was supposed to be part of original Arcade Edition. Even though it is still riddled with some of the technical issues and balance problems, it’s a most complex SF game so far and can provide hours upon hours of fun with its diverse new moves for each character and fun challenges to fulfill.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After the successful entry to the DOOM franchise with DOOM (2016) id Software just couldn't surprise us that much. And they probably didn't want (or need) to - they just upgraded every aspect of the game for a little bit, making it that much fun, entertaining and brutal. The gameplay is probably one of the best we have played in a while - fluid and engaging, forcing the player to continuously fight the hordes of evil (with the new batch of demons from the original DOOM from the '90s of course). The story is, on the other hand, a complete mess and platforming elements not the strongest point for id Software.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After 9 years, To the Moon still brings tears to our eyes.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The DX port does a lot of quality of life improvements and brings the whole Dust trilogy to a new light with increased resolution and more colourful graphics. If you have not before played the Atelier series this is a perfect game to start and show what it's all about.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its a wild, crazy, weird world out there. And you and a fellow victi…friend will be able to explore it. If you have been looking for an actually fun and enjoyable survivor exploration game then look no further. Even with a few hiccups, it can still be a nice adventure.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    AO Tennis 2 is a blatant rehash of AO International Tennis, posing as a false new game. It improves bits of gameplay and career by a really small margin, but still prevails in its weird and unrealistic gameplay that is neither arcadey nor simulation-based. It never tries to rise above it and just presents basic and lazy short-term tennis experience.

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