Softpedia's Scores

  • Games
For 539 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 72% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 20% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 78
Highest review score: 100 Red Dead Redemption 2
Lowest review score: 20 Robotex
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 539
539 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you ever wished you could play a necromancer, battle dragons and date a Khajiit, or, why not, all three, Elsweyr delivers on that and then some. Just don't give up because of the flavorless storyline.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Hue
    Hue promotes itself as a platformer and a puzzle game, and as far as I’m concerned it managed to do both genres justice in equal manner. The unique color-based controls is also something worth praising, and those of you that suffer from color blindness will be glad to know that the game also has a feature that will allow if you to play it without problems. All in all, if you’re the type that loves short games with a compelling story and a memorable gameplay experience, then Hue is definitely a title you should take into consideration.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sonic may be the fastest hedgehog alive, but the game is called Team Sonic Racing for a reason, and if you want to experience what it is like to put aside your ego and see how it is to win a race as a team, then this is your go-to game. This title blasts all naysayers out of the way with the impeccable gameplay, the fantastic graphics and the all familiar Sonic the Hedgehog feel you get throughout each race.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All in all, Rage 2 is a good way to pass the time, especially since this summer is going to be a long one and there aren’t major releases planned. The story itself can be finished quickly if you ignore the sidequests, but if you want to do everything, you’re going to spend at least double that.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game is positively gorgeous, the music is extremely engaging, and while not everyone might like the slow pace of this game genre, those of you who do will take part in an adventure that will leave you staring into nothingness, to the point where you may experience memories you never actually thought you had. All in all, it is definitely a game that deserves a place in any adventurous gamer's digital library.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    In the end, the looney atmosphere is what makes the game feel unique, and if you’re a fan of comedy where nothing makes sense, then you shouldn’t think twice about trying this title.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Conan will forever be engraved in our collective memory as the name of the greatest fictional barbarian that has ever lived, and with such a great legacy to live up to, the burden of pulling off a good game based on the Conan mythos is great. The people at Petroglyph, a gaming studio renown for their great RTS titles of the past, challenged themselves to accept this burden, and as far as I’m concerned, they pretty much pulled it off.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hearthstone: Rise of Shadows doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it does bring some fun to those looking for some single-player action. I had fun trying out many new decks, especially the Thief Rogue archetype, but playing against the same decks on ladder becomes boring after several weeks.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Overall, the game’s remaster is average at best, and the only demographic that will truly be interested in it is the one that grew up with the original and want to relive their glory days sniping Nazis, zombies, and Nazi zombies.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Druidstone is pretty great but not without flaws. Fortunately, the unforgiving strategic combat, charming art style and light puzzles sprinkled in between the fights, far exceed the balancing issues. You just need to keep playing it beyond the first 5-6 missions, you'll find that Druidstone is a hidden gem.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Overall, Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland does great justice to the Arland trilogy, as well as the Atelier series as a whole, becoming a great game in itself.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    All in all, A Plague Tale: Innocence will leave you empty inside once you finish it, like any good book or movie would, and like any good game should.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Giga Wrecker Alt. redefines what it means to make a good platformer riddled with puzzles and obstacles, turning it into a core gameplay element that will keep you busy and second-guessing your choices consistently. If that isn’t enough to convince you, then the fast-paced combat and the unique bosses you will encounter will certainly draw out your inner warrior. The gameplay is addicting, a lot of the mechanics used are new, and even the humor is enough to at least make you chuckle from time to time. Either way, Giga Wrecker Alt. deserves a place in any self-proclaimed puzzle solver’s digital library!
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark is not a perfect game, but there aren't too many things that I would change. Its biggest flaw is the generic story, but there are some balancing issues as well. Also, some game system are thoroughly explained, so I strongly recommend reading the help page or the PDF manual that comes with the game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I can’t recommend Anno 1800 enough. I was legitimately worried that Ubisoft might try to bring the entire franchise into the present, but I’m happy to say that my fears were unfounded. The game is a love letter to the old city-building games, while still managing to innovate and surprise even veteran players.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its shortcomings, Heaven's Vault is a delightful experience that's meant to discover your inner archaeologist. Even though it brings forward a repetitive puzzle system that encourages you to translate as many inscriptions as you can get your hands on, the loop remains fresh until the end of the game, and quite addictive I might add.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I have no doubt that Mortal Kombat 11 is the best game in the series thanks to the incredibly deep combat mechanics, customization options and addictive addictive extra activities. Not the mention that game brings new meanings to the word “bloody.”
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, I can't recommend Dance of Death: Du Lac & Fey to anyone who wants to play a solid adventure game, but it's definitely worth getting when it's on sale.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The only people that will truly enjoy the game are either those that actually love a challenge, or those of you that are more interested in the story aspect of a game than the mechanics, since this is the only department where Left Alive impressed me.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You’ll laugh, cry and want to know as much as possible about the various characters that join your city, and you may feel an inner sense of satisfaction when you increase your friendship level with certain NPCs. The story will capture you and you’ll be loving, crying, hating or rooting for pretty much everyone at one point or another. But in the end, if all you’re interested in is the crafting system and making in-game profit, those aspects are so well-developed that even the most avid fans of the city-builder genre will feel satisfied.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For the most part, Tropico 6 is an almost perfect experience. It’s not too bold, but it’s not rehashing older concepts. It stands on its own and sets up for something expected from a new developer. Tropico 6 is a bridge between the glorious past of games like Caesar IV and Sim City and the future. I can’t wait to return to those beautiful islands, and that’s everything I want from a game.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Generation Zero could probably be best described as an unpolished gem. If a second part is going to be made (and I sincerely hope that’s happening), I’m sure that it’s going to be much better and better focused. Until then, if you're playing Generation Zero in a single player or with other people, you’re in for a treat. You’re going to experience something unique, and that in itself is valuable.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, One Piece: World Seeker captures the entire spirit of the franchise and compresses it into a new and unique story, on an island that you'll enjoy exploring and with characters some of you may have even grown up with.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The inclusion of all DLC tracks and customization features, as well as new exclusive ones, make the game even more desirable since you have a lot of terrains to explore. Overall, MX vs ATV All Out Anniversary Edition is a worthy way of celebrating one year since the original launch of the game, and fans of the genre will squeeze quite a few hours out of this title.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aragami: Shadow Edition is a welcome addition to any Switch owner's library thanks to the great gameplay opportunities it offers, as well as the DLC included in the package. You get to move around the environment undetected, or go all out and kill your enemies in so many ways it is almost impossible to keep count. However, if you want to experience the game in all of its visual majesty, you should greatly consider buying it on any of the other available platforms because, at least from a visual point of view, the Switch version seems like a shadow of its former self (pun intended).
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re new to the game, Tom Clancy's The Division 2 will fill a void. The fact that it’s a PvE game shouldn’t be a reason not to play, even if only for the single player part. You’ll find it entertaining, and who knows, maybe you’ll also make some new friends. If you’re a Division veteran, that you’ll love Tom Clancy's The Division 2 for all the new stuff it brings, and for the way it fixed the gameplay from the first game. It never feels like a chore to go look for some better gear, and that’s pretty much the highlight of any loot shooter. Tom Clancy's The Division 2 is a winner for Ubisoft and proof that smart things can be done with loot shooters if they are handled the right way.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The graphics style, soundtrack, general direction of the story and the crude and extremely politically unfriendly dialogue makes the game stay true to its intentions. While the controls may not be the best, the story and dialogue stay the same, and if that's what you're in for, then that will just be a minor oversight.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sekiro is a beautifully realized next step in the evolution of From Software’s staple genre, but the renewed focus on combat mechanics and increased difficulty level might prove too much even for some Souls veterans. If you keep at it, however, the game’s world, level design and story (not to mention the nicely done nods to previous Miyazaki games) make the effort more than worthwhile.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The combat is beautiful and flashy enough to make any fighting game or JRPG fan feel satisfied and while the graphics may seem a bit stiff, none of that matters during the fast-paced matches where you'll probably pay more attention to the ratio between your HP bar and your enemy's. Jump force allows players to finally answer those age-old questions, such as Who would win in a fight between Goku and Naruto Uzumaki?, which have been the subject of debates in forum discussions, memes or video commentaries, and that alone should be enough of a reason to make fans of the genre interested in the game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Dungeon Stars is like that movie title that gets 30% approval from the critics and over 70% approval from the audience, mainly because it has no deeprooted substance to it, but it sure is fun. Overall, the game is well suited for an era where people don't always have time to spare for long story arcs and missions that need hours to finish, instead focusing on dungeon runs which they can be done within a few minutes. However, why a game with such a simplistic and automatic playstyle is available on any platform that isn't portable is way beyond comprehension.

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