Slant Magazine's Scores

For 659 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 9.2 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 Troll and I
Score distribution:
660 game reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Without question, the most involving, top-to-bottom, start-to-finish, out-of-body experience ever presented in a video game.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The audiovisual beauty alone of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is liable to convince you that more is indeed better.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Red Dead Redemption 2's evocative, often beautiful sense of place exists insofar as it is still convenient to the player, which harms some of the desperation and hardship the game means to convey.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    GTA V is Rockstar's midlife crisis: hostile, extravagant, but ultimately revealing a fascinating depth of self-loathing.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    More so than any pop game this year, Super Mario Odyssey sees virtual space as a land of elating possibilities.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game speaks in specific and effective ways to the sheer exhaustion of living in perpetual strife, even while delivering the catharsis of standing together against turmoil, even surviving it.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A next-gen playthrough, with the graphical beauty cranked to its highest, and divorced of all other critical noise reveals a game that doesn't break new ground, but very much tries to reach perfection with the tools Naughty Dog and the industry as a whole, really, are all very well aware of.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In an infinite universe, anything can happen, but in Infinite's, the specifics are what get you.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In crafting a thoughtful fable about a man contending with surpassing his sins to keep them from his child, the new God of War has already transcended its bloody roots.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game displays a thorough, haunted understanding of what cruelty for cruelty’s sake can do to the soul.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its Atlus's watershed moment—which is to say, the moment they allowed the Persona series to truly grow up and earn that “M for Mature” rating.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It hardly matters that the game's mission objectives are redundant, given that the locations are so diverse and detailed...An impressive epic, even if it falls several steps shy of the open-world grandeur realized by The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On the whole, however, A Thief's End is a more than satisfying finale to the series, a lovingly designed treasure that’s more than worth the rare scuffs and obstacles encountered along the way.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It takes more than a little bit of programming genius to allow a game as simple and accessible as this to still keep the door open for in-depth competitive play.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With Journey, director Jenova Chen presents intimacy as a mirage in a desert and fits inclusivity into an abstracted model.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This act of death and rebirth is the only thing Bloodborne directly teaches users, as it's the game's main hook.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What separates Celeste, even at its hardest, from masochistic games like The End Is Nigh is that it's not bleak or unyielding.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Experience is earned largely through quests, not battle alone, which highlights CD Project RED's emphasis on thoughtful storytelling over mindless bloodshed.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's only two questions that matter when it comes to Super Smash Bros.: "Do you love Nintendo?" and "Do you enjoy hitting things 'til they go flying off into the stratosphere?"
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The campy hypersexuality feels joyful, rather than oppressive, because the character's overdetermined gender presentation is an expression of her power rather than a contrast to it.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An already brilliant classic has been reincarnated as one of the most visually magnificent titles of our current generation.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game offers one of the most fascinating, unique, and fulfilling portrayals of the human mind.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This remake we’ve just been handed is something altogether fearless and perpetually full of surprises—a near-immaculate piece of survival horror willing to always put pressure on the player.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While From Software amped up the comprehensive difficulty in Dark Souls II's most critical areas, they've managed to sneak in a tiny gift or two that may keep newcomers from completely losing their composure in distressful situations.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    By consolidating so much power in your hands, the game threatens to upend the Animal Crossing vision of community living.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shovel Knight isn't just a nostalgic copy of the games of the medium's youth; it's an ultimate advancement, a fever dream of what the 8-bit era was capable of.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It takes note of the finger-wagging gripes unreasonably lobbed at the original and tweaks details to elevate an already fantastic journey to towering heights.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hard as Stephen's Sausage Roll is, it rewards those with an open mind; it's almost literally built for those who, as kids, couldn't help playing with their food. The difference is that the creative, outside-the-box solutions found in the game don't leave any mess at all, and their clean and ultimately clear precision is what makes this title such an appealing and rewarding puzzler.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game improves upon its predecessor, and finds new ways to demonstrate their shared eco-friendly themes.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Monster Hunter World is structured in such a way where there's so many mechanics to consider, so many quests to take on, and so much procedural housekeeping to do that most players will be left too dizzy to really stop and think about the game's somewhat disquieting pitch.

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