Slant Magazine's Scores

For 492 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 25% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 72% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition
Lowest review score: 10 Umbrella Corps
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 89 out of 492
493 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Where SoulCalibur VI goes for broke are the areas that make its vibrant world and its motley crew of characters endearing to the capable but casual player.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Missing's self-harm mechanic is deliberately uncomfortable and inscrutable, as the disturbing process clashes with its bizarre, often humorous results.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Before you know it, Starlink turns playing with toys into something that feels an awful lot like work.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There’s no doubt that Super Mario Party is at its best with a couchful of friends, but even 2v2 matches in which you have to play with the computer AI are passably done.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a vast swords-and-sandals epic that’s rendered in the finest of details, and there’s little else like it. Seeing it through to conclusion, however, has a major cost: your money or your patience.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite occasional success in its stripped-down, straightforward approach, it suggests that maybe simplicity and escapism has limitations of its own.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Japan-based developer Nippon Ichi’s Disgaea 1 Complete, an HD re-release of 2003’s Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, presents grinding as a spectacle of artful, sometimes comical, excess.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    But the game’s most egregious wrong is its stiff controls, which are reminiscent of those in Mega Man 7, the worst title in the series.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a shame that Dragon Quest XI, despite being the most visually sumptuous Dragon Quest title to date, doesn't do more to strike a bolder, more mature path within a tired series.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The greatest thing in Forsaken is its Gambit mode, a hybrid competitive/cooperative mode where teams of four kill enemies for motes of light, and deposit as many as possible into a portal, which sends bigger enemies to the enemy team's arena. It's a refuge of pure brilliance, a reminder that Bungie can please everyone, and do it rather elegantly, but perhaps maybe not on the scale of an entire, living universe.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In regard to Shadow of the Tomb Raider's gameplay, there's no doubt that Crystal Dynamics has perfected the kind of game that Tomb Raider should be in the 21st century.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Punches fly faster this time around, and Yakuza Kiwami 2 re-introduces features from earlier games, like a wider moveset and the ability to store weapons.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is a universe as an assemblage of curios, one that could have benefited from a sense of atmosphere that's rooted in the past. Without that, Planet Alpha's wonders are only superficially alluring, as they're ultimately unable to fully stir the player's imagination.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Spider-Man's mechanics feel fluid and satisfying enough to keep players engaged throughout the entire campaign. However, your interactions with that world often feel detached, which is at odds with the humanity at the core of Spider-Man's appeal.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Super-charged in almost every way, the game makes its predecessor look like a backyard wrestling match.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    WarioWare Gold slightly redeems itself only after you've suffered through the feeble punchlines of the Story mode and have unlocked Challenge mode.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Amid some legitimately unsettling horrors and gory scenes, the game lets you find solace in the company of its characters.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even when you fail miserably at a task, the experience of playing the game is raucous and rewarding.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Roguelikes are aimed primarily at gameplay junkies who thrive on a challenge. Dead Cells, by contrast, is a game designed for those who don't particularly like roguelikes.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The game pulls its punches when depicting the rot at the heart of a northern border city's law enforcement.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The culmination of this tedious saga might be far more alleviating for the player than it is for the game's characters.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's fitting that, four years after releasing on the Wii U, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is enjoying a second life on the Switch: The majority of the game's clever puzzles revolve around shifting our sense of perspective, and isn't it a port's job to give players a chance to see an old title in a new light?
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For a game whose title seems to promise a winding journey of deep and dangerous discoveries, Octopath Traveler goes out of its way to put you on the most predictable and comforting of paths.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's that most frustrating brand of sequel where all the right ideas and elements are in place but never seem to coalesce.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus wants the Nazi-killing theme of the blood-obsessed Wolfenstein series to assert its modern-day relevance in a world where the word “resistance” has become a rallying cry.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though the remaster—or re-Mars-ter, if you can stomach the title pun—doesn't fix the grave injustice that the game never had a true sequel, it's a compelling reminder of what made it a minor classic.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Showing little appreciation for what makes tennis a fascinating sport, Mario Tennis Aces is like a server who can't stop committing double faults.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Jurassic World Evolution feels built largely for the film franchise's biggest fans. Which is to say, for those who will be so giddily distracted by the ability to drive alongside dinosaurs, snapping pictures, that they won't mind that the simulation options offered up only go skin deep.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    To play this remastered edition of the game is to be reminded of how the original exerted an unmistakable influence on such contemporary video games as Nioh and The Surge.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although few aspects of Onrush will be new to players, the game is electrifying in how it goes out of its way to ensure that you're constantly in the middle of nail-biting action.

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