Post Arcade (National Post)'s Scores

  • Games
For 547 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 The Witness
Lowest review score: 10 Alien Creeps TD
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 18 out of 547
550 game reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I can’t recommend Fallout 76 to more than a handful of people. A niche few will still be drawn to it, perhaps out of curiosity, a completionist’s need to devour all things Fallout, or, like me, a morbid desire to simulate life after the end of the world. For everyone else, hold onto the hope that Bethesda learns a lesson from this failed experiment.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In creating a scoundrel of our choosing, we might actually end up learning a little bit about ourselves.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It might lack the spit and polish seen in some other shooters, but Battlefield V delivers a visceral thrill unique to the series. Its adrenaline-filled, large-scale battles give rise to memorable moments simply not seen in other games, and these moments are augmented by the faithful Second World War setting. Those looking for an alternative to the twitch-driven combat of other popular shooters will find it here.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game is a fascinating study of a conflicted man who knows right from wrong, but doesn't always allow this knowledge to inform his decisions...He's a classic antihero: A bad man seemingly headed for tragedy who we nonetheless like, root for, and want to see make better choices.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It looks great, plays beautifully, can be surprisingly challenging, and puts a fresh and fun spin on toys that come to life inside games.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s smaller, but it’s also undeniably bolder and more focused than any of its recent predecessors. And for a series known for its more is more philosophy, that’s no small feat.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The modes and minigames are quite good, but I think the need to use Joy-Cons rather than traditional controllers could prove a little frustrating for people who only have two Joy-Cons and prefer using a bigger gamepad.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Intimidatingly epic.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It incorporates elements of arcade driving, simulation racing, storytelling, exploration, discovery, collection and even role-playing in ways that few other racing franchises have even tried and none can match. If there's space for just one racing game on your shelf, Forza Horizon 4 is probably the one it ought to be.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    On the subject of breathtaking scenery, Shadow of the Tomb Raider is a showcase for what an Xbox One can do.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Effortlessly yet cinematically swinging from the Battery through the Village and Central Park and up to Harlem is itself worth the price of admission. And now that Insomniac has all the mechanical fundamentals firmly in place, one can hope that the inevitable sequel will give this talented studio the confidence to take a few more risks and create a truly inimitable superhero game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If Mario Tennis Aces is a herald of what’s to come in sports games for Nintendo Switch, then fans of golf, baseball, soccer, and other sports have reason to get excited.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The man behind interactive storytelling triumphs Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls has brought us what is perhaps his most fully formed and satisfying story yet, a work that examines the concept of machine intelligence with nearly as much insight and sympathy as Isaac Asimov's finest novels about robots and just as much style as Alex Garland's Ex Machina.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It might be the closest the game industry has yet come to imagining the mix of tension and monotony of routine life in a world of undead.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even if no one in your family gets into the Toy-Con Garage, the Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Variety Kit should still provide plenty of fun. My family was amazed while making these ingenious, multifaceted models and delighted as we watched them come to life with a little digital magic.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kratos is no longer seeking revenge, but rather redemption. He feels multidimensional for the first time. As a dad, I sometimes found myself rooting for and even identifying with him on a gut level, especially as I watched him make some obvious parenting mistakes.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    But if you’re looking for an insight or two into the sociopolitical troubles currently haunting the country in which Far Cry 5 is set, best not to get your hopes up.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sea of Thieves is wholly dedicated to keeping players on equal footing. Someone who’s been playing for a day can crew up with someone who’s been playing for months, and neither will have an inherent advantage — save, of course, the latter’s experience with the game. It’s a bold move meant to keep the entire community playing together, and early indications suggest it works.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The most interesting thing about Dragon Quest Builders isn’t what it takes from Minecraft but instead how it fills in some of the gaps that have existed since that game’s inception. Namely, storytelling, quests, and building guidance
    • 90 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    I can see myself continuing to play on and off for months to come, getting better and trying new tactics all the while. And that, if nothing else, earns Monster Hunter: World an enthusiastic recommendation for anyone interested in the idea of seeing if they have what it takes to combat roaring, furry, fire-spewing bird dinosaurs.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Movement is painfully slow. I must have spent nearly a quarter of my time walking at a snail’s pace down dark and empty hallways with nothing to do except brace myself for the occasional startle courtesy of a cheap jump scare destined to go unexplained.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It’s not a bad game so much as a small one hardly worth the price. Unless you (or, more likely, your kids) are diehard Kirby fans who feel compelled to own every game in which Nintendo’s pink puffball appears, there’s really not much reason to invest.
    • 57 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    All I can really say is that Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris is sufficient for someone like me, an admittedly casual Destiny player. I’ve found it worth the price of admission, and satisfying once consumed. If all you want is sufficient motivation to jump back into the blessedly refined firefights in Bungie’s online shooter for another week or three, Curse of Osiris probably won’t disappoint.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The slog is real, but worth it for hard core JRPG fans.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    And the sad truth is that those who can’t play for scores upon scores of hours and refuse to spend more money to get the game’s best stuff will likely feel the consequences in online play as they go up against those who have. This could potentially put a serious damper on online fun as time rolls on.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Call of Duty: WWII‘s campaign may not quite manage to fully satisfy players’ cravings for a terrific war story, but its online play is an addictive and multifaceted blast.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super Mario Odyssey is an absolute delight that will remind you why you started playing games in the first place.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Its carefully crafted story and dialogue rolls back and forth between the farcical lunacy for which the series has always been known – outlandish military science, over-the-top villains, and a heaping helping of gore – and moments of authentic emotion in which Blazkowicz is downright soulful, musing to himself on the afterlife, love, and family as though he were a character in a Terrence Malick film.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I laughed loudly and frequently, and could hardly bring myself to stop playing. But I’m not sure I’ll be in the majority.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Enemy Within 2 oughtn’t to disappoint genre fans. It’s a challenge to survive, and there are some good moments of both physical and mental horror. I’m not sure Tango Gameworks’ largely backward-looking franchise will ever be a mainstream giant within its category, but sometimes the best horror experiences are those geared for a subset of fans – especially if you happen to be a member of said subset.

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