VideoGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,545 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 38% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 57% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Gears of War 2
Lowest review score: 10 ATV Quad Frenzy
Score distribution:
2546 game reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every interaction is an intrigue. Not only is the dialogue superbly acted, but I can see every emotion the voice is trying to convey in each character’s face.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Other than those minor complaints, and the aforementioned issues with some of the less inspired mini-games, Size Matters is a truly brilliant platform game, and while it does nothing new, it does most things very well.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the biggest surprises of the year. Played alone or with a friend the campaign here is of the highest order, providing an experience that feels different to the competition while managing to finally build on what the series has always had going for it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've got a modern PC and a longing for some macho man action packed gaming, Warhead is an essential purchase.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is disarmingly addictive, and by far the most original game to hit the App Store in ages. Even if you're a bit rubbish at it, it's impossible not to fall in love with this funky little number.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Animal Crossing is less of a game than a way of life; and life is something you have to experience for yourself, rather than have it described to you vicariously.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is slight in terms of storytelling – the one area seemingly skimped on to keep costs down – but everything else here is worthy of a full retail release.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For a DS title Elite Beat Agents looks and sounds great. The agents are animated brilliantly (although you might not notice their dance moves due to your level of concentration) and the cutscenes are often hilarious.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nothing but brilliant. But we're already looking to the future. Our minds are already spinning at what Ubisoft Montreal might come up with for the inevitable "Far Cry 3."
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is "GoldenEye" for a new generation. And praise doesn't come much higher than that.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No problem proved bad enough to significantly tarnish my experience and on the whole Sports Interactive has tweaked an already brilliant game to make something even better. If you want a high stress virtual job on top of your real one, have hours to burn each day looking at an interactive database, and fancy yourself as the next Alex Ferguson, Football Manager 2009 might be the only game you'll need until this time next year.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mario Kart's Wii U debut ticks all the necessary boxes. Drifting, weapons, the simple to learn yet hard to master handling, expletives your mother would be ashamed of, some of the best local multiplayer imaginable: all return. Taking an inspired approach from the DS iterations, the eighth entry in the series is easily among the best yet.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ubisoft Montreal has come tantalisingly close to creating a real masterpiece.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The mark of a brilliant fighter, as all fighting game fans know, is a balanced roster. Having one or two characters that are by a country mile better than the rest is what you want to avoid. Capcom has done an admirable job in this respect with Street Fighter IV. No single character seems overpowered.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's this purity, balance and tactical depth that make Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown the best in its class.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a combat system that cleverly overcomes button mashing, wonderful design work and a story that spans far longer than your average video game, Lords of Shadow is exactly what the Castlevania franchise needed to find popularity with a new generation of gamers - and us oldies too.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An immaculately constructed, expertly choreographed experience that tells a story in a unique, intelligent way, exploring themes of faith and fate, death and rebirth with a rare delicacy of touch. That it comes at a time where risk is routinely avoided, sent out into a landscape clouded by doubt and dominated by the safe, the tried and tested? Maybe that's the real wonder.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As this is the last episode in the season, it does feel like you’re finally being given some freedom to make impactful decisions.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As fun as Midnight Club L.A. is, it wouldn't be nearly as impressive if it weren't for the incredible visuals on display.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a combat system that cleverly overcomes button mashing, wonderful design work and a story that spans far longer than your average video game, Lords of Shadow is exactly what the Castlevania franchise needed to find popularity with a new generation of gamers - and us oldies too.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I've considered myself a Call of Duty fan for many years, and I've held a deep-seated distrust of Treyarch since Call of Duty 3. No longer.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    DJ Hero is possibly the best rhythm action game I have ever played. There's not a dull track in the entire game - hardly surprising given how much superstar DJ input FreeStyleGames has enjoyed.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A step back and a leap forward. As a gateway drug for those reluctant to embrace Mario in three dimensions, Super Mario 3D Land should be a huge success.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I find it easy to ignore Forza Horizon's traditional multiplayer when the single-player is so captivating and enriching.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Okay, so the main bulk of it is yet another rendition of a game we all know by now, but it's easily the best rendition of that game that we've seen so far. When you factor in the Music Studio and all the creative doors that it opens, it's clear that this is by far and away the best rhythm game available on the market today.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Capcom’s called it “the best fighting game net code ever created for consoles”. We’re inclined to agree. When all is said and done, if you’re a fighting game fan MvC2 is an essential purchase.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the little things that the core F1 audience will appreciate: the oscillating body work, revamped pit stops, improved tyre degradation, a dynamic cloud system. While casual players might question whether much is different a year down the road after 2010, those in the know - those whose second home is behind a steering wheel - will agree that F1 2011 is the most complete representation of the sport to date.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The core gameplay mechanics are as good as ever, the presentation has been toned down for the better, there are some brilliant new multiplayer options, and everything feels more streamlined than before. Well worth adding to your playlist.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the little things that the core F1 audience will appreciate: the oscillating body work, revamped pit stops, improved tyre degradation, a dynamic cloud system. While casual players might question whether much is different a year down the road after 2010, those in the know - those whose second home is behind a steering wheel - will agree that F1 2011 is the most complete representation of the sport to date.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's about controlling the terror levels of the countries you need money from, calming the alarm of your squad members as their leader is killed and their behaviour grows erratic and your own fears as you try to remain level-headed in the face of a terrified populace, a concerned council, and the sharp, poisonous appendages of a trio of chittering creatures advancing towards your wounded sergeant. After all, remaining calm under such overwhelming pressure isn't so easy when the person in mortal danger is named after your partner or best friend.
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    • 78 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    The good news is that, as ever, Street Fighter 5 is the leader of the pack, even all these years later. If the servers can offer a solid online playground, too, then we should all be very happy.