VideoGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,824 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 37% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 58% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 10 Fight Crab
Score distribution:
2833 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s worth pointing out that few other studios have the confidence to take this approach to horror: not to jolt you with sudden frights or to ration your ammunition, but to probe and puncture your emotional ease by putting foulness in such close proximity to the childish.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    We get a story whose late twists are telegraphed within the first hour or so, and an ending drenched with homage to the Shape of Water. The journey, however, is worth taking. I relished the spectacle of a stranded ship, its hull gashed with Godzilla-sized claw marks. And, in the wavering depths of a dream sequence, Norah swimming down towards a pair of glowing eyes. Still, that sort of thing is par for the course, when you’re in Lovecraftland. What rescues the game from the descent into cliché isn’t a rise to sanity. Nor is it the call of the sea. It’s Harry. You believe in Norah because she believes in him, and even when the plot goes bats you want to see them back together. Who would have thought that the solution to madness might be marriage? Thanks, Old Pal.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Bloober Team has summoned a rich atmosphere, under all that writing, and one or two sequences offer glimpses of a purer game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As much as Hitman III was a pleasure to play, it left me longing for the mood of the old games—for that European concoction of sirens and splashing rain, drenched in Jesper Kyd’s cold scores. I’m as excited as anyone for Project 007, but I wonder how long we will be left looking for 47—a wraith in a red tie, who has proven elusive enough to slip IO’s grasp.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The troubled launch and the shoddy state of the last-gen versions will hurt nobody more intensely than the artists and developers, who may well have come to resemble the characters of their own creation—frazzled, fused to their computers, and wired into the limbo of non-stop work.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What I didn’t expect from the new Call of Duty was downtime, and the suggestion, at least in the first half, that guns, while great for going in blazing, can provide just as potent a thrill when holstered.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I would prescribe The Pathless to anyone feeling numbed and locked by our days of inanition; it’s perfect if you feel your home becoming an isle on the edge of the world.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Where Sackboy: A big Adventure proves most winsome isn’t in its play but in the surfeit of its surrounding glitter.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you wish to see what your new console can do, this is the game to get; it provides the most whimper for your buck.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The developer, SIE Japan Studio, has forged a platformer from the same blend of delirium and precision that blows through Super Mario, and then filled it with fossils.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Far more than the combat—whose charm ebbs away on a tide of repetition after the first few hours—the draw of The Falconeer is its suggestion that, while we may be shaped by our stories, they don’t pin us down, that the mere act of living is to take flight from the past.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sadly, that string of hours, spent clambering up towers and defogging the map, bounding across the fields in a hopeful, happy loop, was the last of the fun on offer.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The developer, Insomniac Games, has a similar storytelling confidence to that of Naughty Dog—a natural cinematic ease, bolstered by money and technology, which gives equal weight to ground-level struggles as to those beyond the rooftops.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the crux of Yakuza: Like a Dragon. It is fascinated by the way that games lurk at the soft verges of life, vesting our days with dreams.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Where the action comes alive is in the leaving behind of bodies altogether. Most missions involve breaking and entering, and the thrill lies in the absence of any breaking.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the earlier, sandy hours, that restlessness is a boon—the work of a developer surveying the drier sweeps of a genre and divining a bright pool of ideas.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It was clearly forged from a love of Solitaire, and even its failures feel like restless, riffled expressions of that love.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Whatever the antic designs of Dr. Tropy, there is a deeper story here, and it’s one that centres on a far sadder subject: it’s about time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You could argue that Squadrons breaks no fresh ground, that it is merely the latest in a prized patch of genre; but the ground, fresh or otherwise, was left behind long ago, and being the latest is no bad thing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s in the art direction of the Definitive Edition, led by Petr Motejzik, that you catch the developers’ obsessions: their love of long-coated ne’er do wells; of chrome shining through the wet; and of crime fiction, free of the emotional collateral and ruin of real crime.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The new studios pay both respect and homage to the original releases by valuing their clarity above all else.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There may well be the feeling of a missed opportunity here, but no matter. Almost worthy is still pretty good.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The more I played the less the goings-on of the narrative bothered me, and the more I relished the wavelike rhythm of the action: the roll and crash of sailing and breaking to alight for supplies.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What’s on offer here is a version of what would only have been available, back then, from a top-flight studio; a haven for those who crave a hit of Tartakovsky; and a hack-and-slash hardly ahead of the curve but happy to polish the past.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Blending both adventure and management sim, the player cares for these characters and wanders into the wonder of this world, which lights up with each new island discovered. It explores the role of both parties in death; is it the responsibility of the spirit or the Spiritfarer to sew together the uncomfortable threads of loss?
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you’re willing to devote a weekend to its mood of windbitten despondency (it’s only fifteen or so hours long), you will not emerge from Mortal Shell unrewarded.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The designs of Elizabeth’s family aren’t so much foreshadowed as foreshouted, and the plot soon wavers off-key and winds up shipwrecked. But something about it hangs around, like the hum of an unsettling tune.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Fight Crab shares a lot of similarities with the glorious gladiatorial battles of Ancient Rome, which were what made primary school history lessons actually fun. Though, like the sporting spectacle, it might not be everyone's cup of tea.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I would recommend the remake to anyone with a nostalgic thirst for the original, but so, too, to those that like their laughs with a dark bite.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Carrion abounds with the thrills of being the monster, then, but, less common and more cosy, with the kick of being in a monster movie—of slithering in celebration over the tropes of the genre. The good news is that, for a while, it works.

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