The Games Machine's Scores

  • Games
For 1,047 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 70% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 24% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 78
Highest review score: 99 Red Dead Redemption 2
Lowest review score: 30 Real Farm
Score distribution:
1047 game reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Exterminate all humans in this funny, compulsive, frenetic rogue-lite classical shooter set in a crazier version of the Eighties.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 is the best Musou around, and it's also a must buy for all lovers of Eiichiro Oda's opera omnia.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Resident Evil 3 is a really enjoyable action horror experience, but it’s shortcomings in longevity and replayability are too deep, keeping it away from reaching the status of true masterpiece.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Valve selects the best features of VR action games and takes them to another level. Half-Life: Alyx is not innovative in choosing what is needed for the perfect virtual reality experience – between interactivity of the environment, gestural use of firearms or environmental puzzles – but it is in putting together everything in the style of Half-Life. The kind of first person game that made the series famous, and forever changed the action adventure into a "before and after Gordon Freeman", returns to linear origins without genres contamination, becoming an immersive sim only for what falls within our view, or what we can physically accomplish in a crazy City 17. Masterful.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Bleeding Edge is a decent multiplayer action game lacking enough content to keep the players engaged in the long term.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Polished DLC at a Remedy-like quality standard – and that's a huge compliment. The ability to modify the environment doesn't leave a mark, but the narrative, the new floor and the gunplay more than compensate for that minor drawback. Waiting for the Alan Wake DLC, The Foundation is an excellent reason to visit the Oldest House again.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution is the perfect game for lovers of this franchise. A remarkable longevity and many playing cards ensure many hours of fun, despite the unforgivable laziness on the visual side.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Of the many ingredients of Iron Danger, the combat system is for sure the best designed and comes across as fresh and most interesting. I can't say the same for the RPG and narrative components though: not bad, but not excellent either.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Saints Row IV Re-Elected comes to the Nintendo Switch many years after the launch of the original version, but it certainly is a valid option for anyone looking for an excessively exaggerated and over the top open world action game. Unfortunately the conversion proves to be anything but flawless, even if the many technical issues don’t undermine the overall gaming experience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This Half Life remake not only gives a more modern and pleasant look to a timeless masterpiece, but makes it even more magnificent without ruining its magic. If you don't know who Gordon Freeman is or if you want to relive once again one of the most incredible single player experiences in the history of video games, you simply cannot miss it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    TT Isle of Man: Ride on the edge 2 does not know whether to be a simulation or an arcade, becoming an enjoyable, exciting and fast racing without being as memorable as the race it is inspired by.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Persona 5 Royal is not only a definitive version, but an even more refined and expanded game. One of the best JRPGs ever, alternative life and excellent gameplay, a game capable of marking an entire genre.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It doesn’t matter who you are, when you play Doom Eternal you will feel as badass as his Doom Slayer. With a fast paced and gory gameplay, this incredible FPS is a must buy to anyone old enough to hold a Shotgun in hand and shoot demons in the face.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    If you've never played a game in the series, New Horizons is a great start. On the other hand, if you are already familiar with Animal Crossing, you will find a good amount of nostalgia but also pleasant little news, which will make this new adventure worthy of being lived day by day.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    My Hero One's Justice improves the predecessor's formula too shyly, making it especially suitable for fans of My Hero Academy. It can be fun, but not if you are looking for an excellent quality defect-free fighting game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Ori and the Will of the Wisps is the natural evolution of the already excellent Ori and the Blind Forest, a masterpiece and a milestone in the metroidvania genre. It’s a modern fairy tale with a lesson that should be accepted by everyone and applied without reservation in the everyday life. So be careful: playing Ori and the Will of the Wisps could make you a better person.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nioh 2 is a “more of the same” created with the right awareness, and successfully expands the original formula through new and well thought out mechanics.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is the best way to play a great first-person shooter for the first time, or to relive the beginning of the long Master Chief epic.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The ports of Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light Redux on Switch are really surprising from a technical point of view. The gloomy and overwhelming feeling of the scenarios conflicts with the portability of the Nintendo console, but this should be considered as an invitation to play after dark...
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The Longing’s gripping storyline and multiple endings clash with the lack of puzzles and too many pauses. Worth to try if you are looking for an original story, but if you love to have your brain continuously tested and challenged, this is not your cup of tea.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Langrisser I & II is a good compilation, a remastered designed with attention and respect for the historic franchise. If you like tactical JRPG genre, although strictly old school, you can't miss it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX brings new life to the original games, confirming it as a good entry point into the world of dungeon crawlers for a generation of young adventurers.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Two Point Hospital is perfect for anyone affected by nostalgia syndrome caused by old Bullfrog games, but it is also suitable for healthy bearers of irony and for all those who are not afraid of getting infected by its amusing frenzy. The port of the control system on Switch is very good, even if the loads are longer and framerate is sometimes unstable – a not so important flaw for the gameplay of Two Point Hospital.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    LUNA The Shadow Dust is a magical point-and-click adventure with amazing hand-drawn backdrops and animations. Too bad the puzzles are trivial and the pacing is a bit messy.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows is a game aimed primarily at Saitama fans with a nice progression system and lots of content. Unfortunately, not all of them are well made, the gameplay can become monotonous and the fights weighed down by various structural defects.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    OVERPASS is a technical, adventurous off-road, where the skill lies more in knowing the terrain than in sinking on the accelerator. One of a kind, dirty and fun, albeit with some technical burrs.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite exasperating a few problems from the original version, Hunt: Showdown on console is still an experience worth living. Some graphic and audio limits on a normal PS4 and the 30 fps locked frame rate are not enough to ruin a truly unique gaming experience; it is still easy to recommend the title to anyone who is even minimally interested in a less chaotic and more strategic horror shooter.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Snack World: esploratori di dungeon – Gold is a dungeon crawler that focuses on immediacy and action, presenting itself in an unprecedented Western edition with its load of explosive humor..
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Street Fighter V: Champion Edition is a convincing expansion, the perfect entry point into the series for newbies, while offering a range of improvements for everyone.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Conglomerate 451 manages to mix the highest traditions of the dungeon crawler genre with the gameplay mechanics one would expect from any modern video game. There are some flaws here and there, especially concerning the procedural generation of the missions, but they are counterbalanced by the high variety of the enemy types and the deep customization system of the agents.

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