CGMagazine's Scores

  • Games
For 1,022 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 NieR: Automata
Lowest review score: 10 Vroom in the Night Sky
Score distribution:
1022 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The Queen and The Crone is a disappointing DLC that adds little to Total War: Warhammer II.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Smoke And Sacrifice is by no means terrible, but while its asking price may be lower than other known RPGs and its story is at its core interesting, its gameplay can at times also be just as fundamentally lacking.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle has some issues, but the gameplay is exciting and deep enough that fans of any of the franchises on display here will have a good time.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you’ve been searching for a story-driven, narratively engaging vampire game with plenty of atmosphere, Vampyr is right up your alley. If you’re looking for a snappy, tightly controlled ARPG, you might want to look elsewhere.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Agony is a game I really wanted to love and visually, the game looks rather impressive, even some of the early gameplay moments feel well crafted and fresh, yet, as a whole, Agony just doesn’t hold up against other games of the genre — at best, Agony feels like a lovechild between Red Barrel’s Outlast series and id Software’s 2016 Doom reboot, and at its worst, Agony feels like a game that probably needed a few more months in the crucible before inviting us all to join it down in Hell.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Little Nightmares is a well-crafted horror game that is held back by okay platforming, loose controls and a bad checkpoint system.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Downward Spiral: Horus Station is a thoughtfully crafted VR game that puts the player in the shoes of an astronaut exploring the depths of the mysterious Horus Station on Mars.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Earthlock is a good game, locked behind a lack of polish.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Yoku's Island Express is the perfect combination of pinball mechanics meets metroidvania, and is not only my favorite indie game so far this year, but my favorite pinball game of all time.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A game that doesn’t do any more than it has to but just manages to get by due to each game being so individually solid.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Moonlighter’s loop of combat, exploration, and sales is an engrossing one, with steps taken to keep players invested in every part of the game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Fall is a sci-fi adventure game that harkens back to the days of classic adventure titles and in some instances, brings with it both the good and bad aspects of the classic genre.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Detroit Become Human is a beautiful yet deformed puzzle. The individual parts look pretty, but once you try and piece it together, it all falls apart.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This hack-and-slash romp is as good as it was in 2014, but remains fundamentally the same game, making it best suited for those yet to experience Hyrule Warriors whatsoever.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mega Man Legacy Collection 1+2 is a great buy for any Nintendo Switch owner who wants to explore the origin and evolution of the Mega Man franchise.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I Hate Running Backwards is a much needed and refreshing tribute to the classic arcade shoot ‘em up, that, in spite of a few odd difficulty spikes, is highly addictive and absolutely worth the time spent—and at times lost—to it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Though not perfect, what the Nintendo Labo does and what it has the potential to do outshines its minor flaws as a product.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The Nintendo Labo Robot Kit is disappointing. While I absolutely adored the in-depth build and the creativity behind the Toy-Con Garage, the actual gameplay included in this $100 package simply isn’t worth the price of admission.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    State of Decay 2 feels more like a buggy expansion of the original game than a proper sequel.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Wizard of Legend is a surprisingly deep game despite its simple premise, fans of dungeon crawlers, roguelikes or just anyone in the market for a fun couch co-op game should definitely check out Contigent99 debut title.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The look of Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time and the time it spends with its characters gives the game a great deal of charm, but its play styles continually drag it down.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is a sequel that surpasses the original in nearly every way, and is an RPG that should not be missed.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dragon’s Crown Pro is filled with endlessly captivating art, but those same visuals also trip up its deep, intricate action (and may be a bit too risqué for some players’ tastes).
    • 69 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If you were hoping for the new Star Fox or Eve Valkyrie, this isn't it. Instead, its the only game I've ever played that managed to make shooting lasers in space boring.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Pure Farming 2018 recreates modern-day farm life to a tee, creating a complex, yet painfully mundane, farming simulator.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole is still fun to play on the Switch, but a number of technical issues prevent it from being anything more than a simple port.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While DKCTF’s levels are quite long, have frequent checkpoints, as well as the simplicity and fun of its gameplay, and an overall fast pace make it perfect for gaming on the go.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although not quite on par with an MLB, Super Mega Baseball 2 is a great entry for its price, offer-ing enough simplicity in gameplay to be enjoyable to practically anyone.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When it comes down to it, Jotun: Valhalla Edition is a perfect fit for the Nintendo Switch, offering players an easy to digest action adventure title that visually takes full advantage of the Switch's large screen real-estate.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia experiments with the series’ formula to great effect, creating a compelling, epic setting that is refreshing to play for series’ newcomers and veterans alike.

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