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
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    With its immersive world setting, nuanced choices that aren't clear cut good or evil, and large number of quests to eat up all your free time (and more!), Witcher 2 has become the game to beat in the RPG market.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Negativity aside, we've got a real winner on our hands with Terraria. There are plenty of unique weapons to keep you busy, which are crafted with plenty of unique ores found in the core of the earth or even the sky. With great risk comes great reward though, so I'll see you in heaven or hell to mine those minerals on a server at some point!
    • 70 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Brink tries so hard to be the next big thing, but just launched with too little to go around. A poor map selection and mindless grinding to unlock things doom it to being uninstalled by all but the most diehard fans quickly.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    An average shooter with typical gameplay and average graphics.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A wonderful tideover game with solid gameplay, excellent collection & loot chase values, all the varied difficulty and challenge you could want, and a beautiful presentation to back it all up. But perhaps the developers paid a little too much attention to the enthusiastic beta playerbase and over-estimated the gaming mainstream's willingness to grind.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The concept is simple, but the variety and customization are without equal and keep you coming back for more.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    While Dungeons is a unique take on being an evil mastermind, it's not without flaws. However, the charm of the gameplay and tormenting of souls keeps you wanting more. The appeal might fall with time, but if you enjoy the first hour, you'll enjoy the next thirty easily.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Probably the best all-around first-person shooter we've seen since the original.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Taking the best aspects of the games that came before it, improving on them and adding its own unique elements has Rift poised to be a long term power in the MMOG community.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game's focus on Western style gameplay really sets it apart from other Eastern imports.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, for all of Bulletstorm's over-the-top chaotic combat the game still falls short of being truly epic, and feels a bit more like a tech demo for the next Gears of War release rather than a fully realized concept.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Playing through the depth and awe of such a fantastically crafted series of stories and legends is a remarkable experience. But perhaps not one that is meant for everyone.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It might take every last bit of power for your computer to make it shine, but samurai combat and ninja assassinations never looked better. You don't need a geisha's help to convince you that this sequel is worthy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even if you've played The Sims before, you haven't played this game--it brings something brand new to the table in a familiar and well-loved format.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    However you play TDU2, you're likely to miss out on something Eden Games and Atari did extremely well. Whether that's vehicle paint and decals, avatar fashions, car interiors, a surprisingly robust casino experience, or just some gorgeous scenery in certain out-of-the way places, there's just way too much good stuff going on in this game to have anyone yawning with a cursory playthrough.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Champions Online : Free For All is a fantastic F2P option if you've never tried the basic Champions Online.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Magic: The Gathering – Tactics is a mixed bag. The basic gameplay is extremely fun and well designed. The graphics are vibrant and amusing whilst the sounds add to the game. The interface is well designed and easy to navigate. However, the fact that the game requires a good deal of money or a lot of time grinding to be competitive really hurts the game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The adventuring side of the game is really just a distraction and a way to waste time until the next bout of brick-related inspiration hits, and will not offer sufficient content to satisfy the appetites of most gamers. Unless you, too, are a building fanatic – then you're in for a potentially limitless amount of creativity-fueled play time.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    This score will likely come as a shock to many, but this game suffers from pathetic frame rates at times, both on console and on PC.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    High production values and original gameplay combine to make Vindictus one of the most interesting MMOGs to launch in several years.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While nothing is completely ground breaking it shows that for the most part Blizzard can take and refine a game to a point that very few other companies can.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    PvE and PvP are quick and easy to get into, and quests are readily available at any given point in time. If you can overlook the flaws of progression and pacing, you'll find a respectable online shooter that has zero up-front cost, and also has a polished film noir feel if you choose to progress into the episodic content of BLEEDOUT.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    they've pulled off two impressive feats. First off, they've successfully launched a top-shelf superhero MMOG which has been a subgenre that has historically been a weak contender in the overall market. And secondly, they've managed to successfully incorporate action game mechanics into this title in such a way that it will not alienate gamers that are used to a slower pace, but will still deliver pulse-pounding action on par with many single player games.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Punching healers in the face is fun, pulling people across the map is fun, cutting people up from behind is fun… Stunlock Studios basically took everything good about arena and hero combat and put it all together into one game. They removed the grind, the items, the buildup… and everyone is on the same level playing field.

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