TheGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 94 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 38% higher than the average critic
  • 20% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Pinball FX3: Williams Pinball - Volume 5
Lowest review score: 20 Narcos: Rise of the Cartels
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 94
  2. Negative: 12 out of 94
94 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Super Crush KO is a fun brawler, plain and simple. It combines punching gameplay with frenetic shooting. The game flow is excellent and leads to fast-paced strategizing. Although never becoming too difficult, one will have to be careful with some of the tougher enemies. Also, trying to rank high on the leaderboards will appeal to veterans in the genre, so the challenge comes from that. Levels and boss battles, overall, are a joy to play through. Unfortunately, the core experience is a rather short one.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    To the Moon is well-worth experiencing, so long as the player knows what to expect going in.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's fun, but it never feels like something special. At $5, it's priced right for what it is, but it's hard not to think that the developers could have found a way to make a game that feels more cohesive and consequential - or at very least, found a way to do more than mash different types of classic gameplay together and call it a day.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Priced at $8.99 on Steam, the game offers a fun adventure. It's a great game for all ages, featuring smart level design and a charming art style.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fractured Minds is definitely worth your time, especially for those who enjoy games like Sea of Solitude and Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. Available for a mere $2, it is also well worth mentioning that 80% of Fractured Minds’ proceeds go directly to Emily Mitchell and Safe In Our World, which is a video games industry charity dedicated to raising and supporting mental health awareness. So, while playing through the game itself might not leave you feeling overwhelmingly happy, you’ll at least be able to take solace in the fact that you’re supporting mental health awareness, as well as the potential of a young developer who has an incredibly bright future ahead of her.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Despite having the most absurd premise a game could have, Orangeblood is utterly forgettable.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Animal Friends Adventure feels like a title that needs to go back into development. It has the potential to be a reasonable retro-style platformer, but there are just too many errors in it right now for it to even hit average. In its current state, I literally cannot complete it. Not a good move for any game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Iceborne is absolutely a worthy addition to Monster Hunter World, but the PC version still needs some touching up. This is definitely a "your mileage will vary" situation, so proceed with caution if you just can't wait for patches.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Moonshades really is an impressive game. The sprawling, mysterious dungeon beckons me to dive further in to see what adventures (and loot) I can find. And it's the product of a single developer who works on it between shifts at their day job. I'd love better controls and more free inventory space, but I'll still happily recommend this to anyone who needs more D&D than they currently get. And let's be honest, that's all of us.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In terms of the rhythm genre, AVICII Invector doesn’t necessarily blow me away overall, other than the cathartic connection I had during some of the levels. But if you’re a fan of the genre or AVICII and his music, AVICII Invector is definitely a well-executed game that should be added to your collection.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    This game does nothing to deserve your attention. I honestly can't believe that the developer is charging ten bucks for this. It feels like the unfinished alpha build of a game that would still probably be bad. Down To Hell is so lame that the devil would be ashamed to be associated with it.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Sometimes, you just want to kick back and relax on a SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY, with a game that doesn’t require much thought. If that is the aim of Monster Jam Steel Titans - now available for the Nintendo Switch - then mission accomplished. However, regardless of whether or not that is, in fact, the game’s goal, it’s still probably not worth your time, unless you’re insanely passionate about monster trucks. No Need For Earplugs Monster Jam Steel Titans puts players in the driver’s seat of a monster truck, competing in races and various stunt challenges taking place in arenas and outdoor tracks. There are a handful of other modes available, such as Freestyle, Rhythm, Two-Wheel Skills, and Destruction, as well as a local split-screen mode. Unfortunately, online multiplayer is not an option, which seems like a major missed opportunity for what is, essentially, a racing game. Continue scrolling to keep reading Click the button below to start this article in quick view. Start now Related: House Of Golf Review: Putting For Par Generally, in other off-road racers, I enjoy the races that feature courses with rhythm sections. There’s something incredibly satisfying about having the perfect amount of speed and elevation to smoothly run through the peaks and valleys of the rhythm section. Monster Jam Steel Titans never really had that though, even in the Rhythm game mode. I was never able to effectively glide through the sections. Instead, I found myself bouncing off the tops of the ramp plateaus. Maybe it was due to user error, or maybe that’s just how it’s supposed to be in monster truck races. I am certainly no expert, but I was disappointed. Monster Jam Steel Titans has a lot of unlockables, which speaks to the game's replayability. Trucks can also be customized using the points earned from races and challenges. That said, at least in terms of races, it never really felt like any of the customizations or upgrades provided much of an impact against the other trucks. As long as I was able to stay on course and limit my mistakes, it was relatively easy to come out on top. Attitude For Altitude There’s nothing incredibly special about the visuals in Monster Jam Steel Titans. Really, the game looks and plays like a PlayStation 2 title similar to other racing games of the time, such ATV Offroad Fury. That’s not necessarily a bad thing (I personally loved ATV Offroad Fury). Unfortunately, the physics of Monster Jam Steel Titans feel a little exaggerated. Trucks don’t need much speed to be sent flying high into the air after hitting a ramp. My enjoyment of Monster Jam Steel Titans primarily came from the untimed freeride sessions in which I just laid on the gas and let the ramps and gravity do the rest. It was surprisingly easy to zone out and lose track of time doing this, made even easier by the portability of the Nintendo Switch. Ultimately, Monster Jam Steel Titans is definitely a game for monster truck fans. Most other players may just want to steer clear.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    House of Golf doesn’t necessarily do much to stand out as a must-own golfing title on the Switch, but it does have enough content to make it worth grabbing if you’re ever in need of a satisfyingly calm game.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Everreach: Project Eden is not a terrible game. There's certainly some fun to be had. Combat is strategic, and the music elevates the gameplay. Fans of Mass Effect and third-person shooters set on an otherworldly planet should find things to enjoy. Sadly, the game needs a coat of polish. If it's ever on sale, it might be worth checking out. But for $25, there are other games on Steam that may be more worth your time.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There is still some fun to be had in the game’s single-player challenge modes, including things like controlling two characters in a race at once with the two separate Joy-Cons, which is far more difficult than it sounds. Must Dash Amigos is a good enough family game for those with younger players. But ultimately, Must Dash Amigos is likely not one of the games that will fall into my regular rotation of weekend couch party games.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While the slow-paced nature of Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey was a bit too much of a slog for me, there are plenty of players who will be up to the challenge. An effective ‘Human Simulator,” the ambition of the game is seen in its graphics, audio, and overall immersive long-haul gameplay. Just be prepared to put in the time. After all, evolution didn’t happen overnight.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While I do stand by my statement that the Monopoly app does a great job of maintaining the feel of the OG board game it may not be the right choice for you if your favorite part of playing was the camaraderie with friends. If this applies to you, stick to the real board game. It'll be less buggy.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Last Labyrinth is a haunting, melancholy work of art held together by a simple premise done remarkably well. Its aesthetics are lush, its mechanics simple but deep, and its core promise of taking care of a virtual child completely delivered on. Irrevocably, it’s one of the titles of 2019, and one of the absolute best things to happen to the medium of VR.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Terminator: Resistance is a scrappy little game with a lot of heart, ambition, and genuinely great design in parts. It definitely could’ve benefited from a more compelling latter half, and the presentation will throw off a lot of people. However, it’s the most accurate interactive translation of the franchise to date, and frankly, a better yarn than many of the films between Judgement Day and Dark Fate.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you're feeling the need to have your concept of reality stretched a bit, then spending some time in this world should stimulate the same parts of your brain as a designer drug. But in the end, Wattam feels like a bunch of toys playing themselves rather than a cohesive game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As always, Zen Studios has done a fantastic job in blending the physics of real pinball tables with the fantasy that is created through mechanics that would be impossible anywhere outside of a video game. It may be hard for them to top this volume with their next release, but that simply means that players have a broad range of great tables to experience.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Interrogation: You Will Be Deceived uses dialogue-heavy gameplay to remind us that many extremists start as frustrated people. It mostly succeeds by pulling from all walks of life for its characters. I would've liked to see the gameplay dig just as deep.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In the Service of Mrs. Claus is impressive, making for an extensive narrative experience. With a broad range of themes to choose from, there is something for everyone.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The enjoyment you get out of this pack will be directly related to how much you enjoy the game itself. Tomb Kings is very much just more of the same with a glossy covering. While it brings you some cleaner and nicer areas to explore, it really is just an extra, stand-alone chapter to the game. Nothing more, nothing less.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With performance that feels like both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Dauntless is a welcome addition to the Nintendo Switch. In addition, the free-to-play friendliness of the title means that the community can only grow thanks to crossplay. The only real criticism of the game lies in the lack of endgame progression, but for a free game that is a blast to play with friends, this can be overlooked until the developer considers how best to explore this point.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What it mostly comes down to is whether or not you need this game on-the-go. The Talos Principle is great and absolutely worth it for puzzle fans, but the Switch port doesn't present it in the best light. If you can set aside performance issues, however, this is a wonderful game to play portably.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Frog Detective 2: The Case Of The Invisible Wizard may not be a mystery worthy of Hercule Poirot, but it's definitely worth an hour of your time.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Call of Juarez: Gunslinger’s Switch port is far from ideal, and those still looking for an optimal experience will want to check out the version available on Steam. Yet, for those who aren’t all that concerned with pixel-perfect accuracy and simply want to take their slapstick six-shooter fun on the go, it’s more than worth the asking price of twenty dollars.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If Death Stranding were a movie, it undoubtedly would have been a hit, which is a good sign for Kojima Productions’ move into the cinematic space. Though the video game has enough spectacular moments to earn a passing grade, the amount of downtime keeps it from receiving a glowing recommendation.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    New Super Lucky's Tale is a great platformer that hearkens back to why platformers are beloved in the first place. There is a genuineness to the level design and overall presentation. It's a great mix of mild 3D exploring and traditional side-scrolling action.

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