Windows Central's Scores

  • Games
For 448 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 34% 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: 100 Forza Motorsport 7
Lowest review score: 20 Soda Drinker Pro
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 7 out of 448
449 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Maneater is a quirky and addictive role-playing game that every Xbox One owner should play.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Minecraft Dungeons meat is in its satisfying combat and complex character-building opportunities, and in that, the game delivers by the truckload.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The port of Halo 2: Anniversary is good in many ways, but suffers from big issues in others. Overall, it's fine — but "fine" isn't good enough for Halo.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Trials of Mana gives modern features to a lesser-known classic. Combat tends to be overly simple, and the story is really basic, but it's still a fun, colorful adventure for JRPG fans to experience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Streets of Rage 4 delivers a powerful celebration of brawling nostalgia with a host of great modes and distinct characters.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SnowRunner is an incredibly challenging and rewarding trucking simulatior despite some minor flaws.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite some issues with polish in the late-game cinematics and an underdeveloped progression system, Gears Tactics remains an incredibly fun first-effort in what could easily evolve to be a core part of the Gears of War universe. It was awesome seeing the Locust again from another perspective, complete with one of the better villains we've seen from the franchise in recent years. The combat is bloody and visceral, rewarding thoughtful aggression and reactive play, as you'll respond to various types of threats, including a few new ones from Ukkon's genetically-enhanced monster menagerie. Gears Tactics is tied together nicely with some epic set-pieces, stunning, well-optimized visuals, and hey, it's on Xbox Game Pass for PC, which in some ways makes it a no-brainer to at least try. While I think this one could have done a lot more to evolve its macro-level progression layer, the minute-to-minute combat is some of the best I've experienced in the genre.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In this most unusual of years MotoGP 20 has arrived at just the right time for motorcycle racing fans with a long, deep career mode, a ton of challenge and customizations galore.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Ironlights is fun, versatile, and should only get better when more people are searching for matches online. Its unique mechanics are easy to learn but hard to master, giving the game staying power.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Bleeding Edge misses its mark, but there's a spark inside this game worth keeping your eye on.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Lovecraft fans will have to look elsewhere. While Moons of Madness has some exciting ideas and goes a long way on its premise alone, the story is too dense, and the gameplay is too simple to make it worth your time... unless you need to kill five hours.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A groundbreaking experience that makes the world of Half-Life more tangible than you could imagine.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While a couple of things could've been tweaked to provide a longer experience, Capcom provides a fantastic survival horror remake that carefully balances the action with the terror. You will fear Nemesis.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    New and old fans alike will find something to love in Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution. Featuring several generations of the iconic series and over 150 duels from the show, there's plenty of content to keep you occupied. It's not the perfect replacement for a physical deck of cards, but it sure comes close.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you loved DOOM 2016, you simply have to buy DOOM Eternal. The gunplay achieves all-new heights, with new gore mechanics, spectacular new weaponry, and varied demons from DOOM's vast back catalog (as well as some new ones, no spoilers though, sorry!)…I can't help but wonder why id Software felt the need to triple-down on the mild platforming elements DOOM 2016 introduced, because all they do is add road bumps to where you really want to be — in the midst of the DOOM hellscape, ripping and tearing demonic creatures from the depths. Thankfully, DOOM Eternal brings plenty of that. And then some.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In my opinion, the combat, visuals, and themes, hold up well, and it's a treat to play them at 60 FPS.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The only downside to Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 and 2.5 ReMix and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is that they're quite expensive and the camera can be finicky at times if you're in a claustrophobic environment.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yakuza 0 is a quirky and addictive action game that every Xbox One owner should play.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Make no mistake, Ori and the Will of the Wisps is a true work of art, a hallmark of excellence for the medium, and an example to be followed. That said, a bit more polish would have gone a long way to put the icing on this very glorious cake.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Conglomerate 451 has a strong first couple of hours. The story takes place over the course of 75 weeks, a mission for each week. You play the director of a paramilitary organization that's been tasked with destabilizing the rogue corporations which have taken over the district 451 in the city of Conglomerate. Though the setting is a bit heavy-handed, unlike say the original Mirror's Edge, it's not bad, but no one will chalk it up as telling a groundbreaking story in the cyberpunk space.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The port of Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is a good one, although it does suffer from some problems that will bother players.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One-Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows is a great fighting game, but its open levels need more work when it comes to the voice acting and animations.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A rewarding and addictive sim that must not be missed.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Bayonetta & Vanquish Bundle contains two amazing games, but the visuals are quite dated.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    The final DLC for Metro Exodus brings players a brand new open-world level to explore, filled with intense gameplay opportunities and stories to tell.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Warcraft III: Reforged still delivers the same satisfying core gameplay and laudable campaigns, but Blizzard under-delivered on promises and removed features that made the original game something exceptional.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Kunai bears the classic signs of a metroidvania with a ninja, retro-futuristic flair. Find upgrades and secret treasure stashes, fight robots, and well-designed bosses, all while having a ton of fun doing so.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We can't get enough of wanton 4-player zombie slaughter, and Zombie Army 4 sits among the best of them.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There are few other games like Kentucky Route Zero. The point-and-click/text-based adventure captures the economic anxieties and the loneliness of America in 2020, but it still manages to be hopeful amongst the tragedy. You don't want to miss this.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Pillars of Eternity II is a good game, but the Xbox One port needs more polish.

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