Ten Ton Hammer's Scores

  • Games
For 84 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 10% same as the average critic
  • 24% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 80
Highest review score: 95 Rift
Lowest review score: 24 Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 63 out of 84
  2. Negative: 3 out of 84
84 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don't let the Dead Island affiliation sway you one way or the other, Dying Light is its own game and it's rightfully fun, but it's not something that is Game of the Year material to me. If you like zombie games and open world games then this is worth the pickup, but otherwise I'd skip it until it goes on sale, because it's still a really fun game no matter how you dice it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Evolve is unquestionably one of the best multiplayer games to arrive in the last few years.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Heroes of the Storm is an exceptional game that’s thrown the cat amongst the pigeons in this rigid genre.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I would gladly hand the game a 100 and call it game of the forever, but slow plot movement, a quest where Geralt walked over an edge to his death, and a variety of other nitpicks and time sinks makes me have to say that this game isn't anywhere to perfect - legendary, in its own right, memorable, but it's not perfect.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    FFXIV : ARR isn’t new, it is polished. It is the same dish we’ve been served countless times, but perfected. Think, if you will, of the finest steak dinner, cooked to perfection, served with a baked potato.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Fun and engaging and and well worth the time investment.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Marvel Heroes is a must-play for any fan of the Marvel universe. The amount of lore and hidden gems of insider knowledge scattered throughout for your discovery, the story penned by one of Marvel's most iconic writers and, and the level of sheer destruction available for you to dish out is too entertaining to pass up. Never mind the fact that the game is free to play.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    DUST 514 is a ground-breaking, innovative game which takes the concepts and principles of EVE Online and applies them to a multiplayer first-person shooter. Gameplay is fantastic and focuses on teamwork as well as carefully building your character to fit your own style of play. The promise of free add-ons and updates assures players that the game can only grow and become better, just as EVE Online has.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Age of Wushu is successful for what it is and it has a community of players who enjoy the game and developers who actually care about their community. The translation is iffy, combat can be awkward, and there are some confusing elements to the game, but it does encourage interaction with other players and has plenty of content.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    The Showdown Effect won't disappoint, either as a popcorn game you play when you're in the mood or the new found focus of your hardcore energy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although there's not much about this expansion to entice new players into the game, it does offer a big incentive for returning players to renew their subscriptions. If you like RIFT, you'll enjoy Storm Legion.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    On paper, RaiderZ might seem like an easy game to simply dismiss out of hand. Let's be frank: the name is kind of silly, and it's coming out of a market that is kind of notorious for producing less-than-stellar games. But the combination of charm and challenge is a winner.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game that changes the standard by which FPSs are measured.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    With twice the size of its first expansion, double the level cap increase of the second expansion, and orders of magnitude more endgame content and innovation than the third (at launch), Riders of Rohan delivers on all fronts.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If this were the first World of Warcraft expansion and you had all of the level 1-90 content to do, there is no doubt that it would have lasting appeal. But it isn't.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    There's really only one conclusion to be made with Borderlands 2. Despite its flaws it really is some of the best co-op gaming you're likely to see in recent years.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Runic has done it again - delivering a lot of what we love about co-op dungeon crawlers and sparing us most of what we hate, and what's left of the latter will likely be modded away soon.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    When ArenaNet first released its MMO Manifesto we knew they were aiming for something revolutionary with Guild Wars 2. What we got is the first worthy successor to World of Warcraft.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Funcom has colored outside the tried and true (and often dull) MMOG lines and drawn a game that's truly different from all the rest.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    TERA is a game that certainly offers a fresh appeal on an aging genre but there isn't quite enough "new" here.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While near perfect--you'll be drooling for more on your first play through no matter what--the shimmer does wear off a tiny bit on successive play throughs and you'll begin to notice flaws yourself that hamper the experience ever so slightly.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A game that is just fun as hell. It has something for everyone, not only the Tribes fans. If you don't like the skiing, pilot a vehicle. If you don't like the flag capping, defend your generator. If you don't like shooting midair, repair and upgrade your defenses.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Wakfu isn't for everyone, but it is right up your alley if you love a grid-based strategy RPG with the MMO elements we're all familiar with. It has enough charm to keep you in awe for days, and enough depth to keep you playing for weeks.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Like many shooters, most gamers won't likely play for the long haul, but for the cost of free it's entirely worthy of a download and your time. Hell, you might even be inspired to spend a few bucks.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Alan Wake is an amazingly good PC port, all things considered, with a fair price point and prepackaged DLC so you get the complete experience without breaking your wallet.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    While the writing and pacing may detract a bit from what should be the most epic of space conflicts, you'll still have a good time blasting the hell out of aliens, robots, and your former employer. It just doesn't feel like as big of a step forward as the second game was from the first.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Reckoning is an absolutely engaging fantasy experience where the main story and nearly every side quest winds around the idea that you're character is not just disrupting - but improving - the fate of the world.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    All Points Bulletin has improved drastically from its original launch but isn't necessarily the MMO Grand Theft Auto we've been looking for.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If World of Warcraft marked the beginning of a new era for the MMO industry back in 2004, then The Old Republic will no doubt be long remembered as the title that helped bring that era to a close on an astoundingly high note.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Trine 2 is a stellar sequel that is worth every penny, but it's a fairly short ride and the replayability is strictly up to you and your love for collection, or breaking the physics engine and flying across the stage on a levitating box while doing your best Magneto impression. Which is pretty cool.

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