CGMagazine's Scores

  • Games
For 1,053 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 0.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action
Lowest review score: 10 Vroom in the Night Sky
Score distribution:
1053 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Monster Hunter World is one of the best games of the year, and it shines brightly on the PC.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s fast and fun; satisfying and elegant. You won’t want to put Dead Cells away.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While unlikely to ever eclipse the popularity of games starring his do-gooder counterpart—lo, art imitates life—Wario's series of wacky microgames nevertheless exudes such raw charisma and fun factor that it's hard not to root for him.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    We Happy Few is a game that deserves some more time to improve. As it stands, it offers some truly interesting characters in a well realized and intricate story, that unfortunately have been hampered by an overall unpolished feel.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overcooked! 2 may not feel like a fully realized sequel, feeling mostly like more of the same with just a dash of new mechanics and online gameplay, but I suspect that's enough for most fans of the original game. I'm certainly not burnt out just yet.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yakuza 0 is a great game, and it’s PC port keeps the game’s charm completely intact.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Beautifully hand-drawn artwork coupled with turn-based strategy and meaningful decisions.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sausage Bomber is Light-hearted, hilarious, and full of addictive chain reactions.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A bland and repetitive experience, offering almost none of the quality found it the games that inspired it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ys: Memories of Celceta is a good port on the PC, but weak visuals and a forgettable story hold it back.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Slime-San mimics what made titles such as Super Meat Boy so different, but despite being beautifully unique, it never reaches the same type of greatness.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With its impeccable presentation, its focus on history, and its ability to remix its challenges to make decades-old games feel brand new, Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2 is a necessity for Mega Man fans.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Gunheart is an over-the-top arcade shooter that plays excellently in both 2D and VR modes, thanks to the inclusion of some tight and fluid controls.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Octopath Traveler is a sublime mélange of classic role-playing sensibilities and modern conveniences that speaks to this RPG aficionado's soul.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tempest 4000 is a love letter to fans of the original and Tempest 2000 on the Atari Jaguar, for everyone else, the game is a fun but hard to master, arcade-style, synth-heavy romp.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dead In Vinland tries to blend the best of multiple genres, but when combined those once worth-while features become a single idea that many times works, yet at others simply doesn’t.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another excellent addition to the Switch’s expansive library of quality platformers.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Shining Resonance Refrain manages to bury its many interesting ideas under repetitive gameplay and a dragged-on story.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Lion’s Song is a masterclass in storytelling and a great fit for fans of portable Switch gaming, especially those looking for a narrative-driven experience.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Earth Atlantis innovates by bringing in ideas from the metroidvania genre to its shoot’em up shell, creating an experience that is unlike any other.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Sonic Mania Plus adds more to a game that was already perfect.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just Shapes & Beats’ excellent soundtrack spawns intricate levels in a stylish aesthetic that is sure to challenge even the most dedicated players.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The Crew 2 has a beautiful open world, but average driving, strange design choices and weak multiplayer prevent it from utilizing it to its full potential.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Considerable compromises were made on a technical level, but Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is still one of the best shooters on the Nintendo Switch.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Captain Spirit’s use of a child’s imagination to contextualize a dark, poignant story sets up a strong foundation to build Life is Strange 2 upon.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unravel Two is a clever and endearing take on the original’s formula, but doesn’t come through on its cooperative premise.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Lost in Harmony brings some imaginative ideas to the table, but those ideas are a struggle to enjoy due to the game’s somewhat sloppy execution and even sloppier port job.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mario Tennis Aces just feels lacking in ever sense of the world. Lacking real tennis rules, basic quality of life options, series staple characters, and really any personality at all.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    To a fault, Fallout Shelter is the same game that you can play on any other platforms. The gameplay loop is simple yet engaging, though the lack of variety in the mid and end game remains disappointing. For newcomers, Fallout Shelter is an okay game that can casually occupy your time. But if you’re a veteran, I can’t see any reason why you should play this version.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    In its current state Jurassic World Evolution is entertaining, but barebones as a business sim. Where Frontier really got things right was the dinosaurs themselves, they are simply the best versions of these prehistoric creatures in video games to date.

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