Destructoid's Scores

  • Games
For 3,636 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 BioShock
Lowest review score: 10 Thundercats
Score distribution:
3662 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    While I might have aimed a little high with my expectations for Everspace, as a fan of the space combat genre, it ultimately is enjoyable.
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    • 50 Critic Score
    Gungrave, like when it debuted over a decade ago, is an acquired taste.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Gungrave, like when it debuted over a decade ago, is an acquired taste.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is shooter perfection and something fans of the classics need to experience. Maybe it doesn't redefine what is possible with video games, but it beats out basically every other shooter I've ever played. I know I'll be replaying this for years to come and I look forward to seeing what fans are capable of with mod tools.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Shikhondo - Soul Eater is a dessert shmup. Newcomers won't want to skip ahead to the last course of a meal because there are already so many other dishes to choose from, even at the same restaurant..
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It has been a long time since I've played a game so self-aware of its own flaws, yet so proud to embrace, even celebrate them.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even though it's not the most thrilling side of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Hunted accomplishes what it sets out to do. It's an introductory chapter, one that establishes a new conflict at the origins of the Assassin's Creed lore. Although reserved, Hunted manages to be plenty entertaining. More importantly, it constructs a compelling foundation for the rest of Legacy of the First Blade. If the latter two-thirds can build on the first chapter, we're in for one hell of a story.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Despite that a lot of the old content isn't as hard-hitting seeing it the second, third, fourth or even fifth time around, the fact that it's all here, and in a manageable file size, is more than enough.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Project Warlock is just a damned blast. You could say this is the best version of Wolfenstein 3D ever made. Hell, it even tops the original Doom in some categories. It certainly won’t win awards for originality, but this is a true work of passion that pays off in the end.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's no sugarcoating it: Fallout 76 comes up short at nearly everything it aims to be. It's not a good role-playing game and it's not a good multiplayer experience. It never really feeds into the gradual RPG power fantasy but it's also inadequate as a survival simulator. In wanting to be so much, Fallout 76 doesn't amount to much at all.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Episode 4 feels like we're back to square zero. One big story moment, a puzzle that leads into a cliffhanger, and more backtracking. I guess Episode 3 was just lightning (albeit a small baby bolt) in a bottle because this is crap in a can.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It may not be a game you need to finish, necessarily, but it's utterly unique and needs to be seen first hand.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It is for people who enjoy card games with an incredible set of fair and unique mechanics that reward out-playing your opponent over luck and randomness. And while it may be based on Dota 2, with a lot to love for its fans, knowledge of the Heroes or universe is in no way needed to enjoy Artifact. All you'll need is $20 and an open and creative mind.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you came into this review with the simple question of "is this game a modern-day RollerCoaster Tycoon?" the answer is an absolute yes. I spent most of my time in Parkitect analyzing revenue graphs and tinkering with prices to try and nickel-and-dime each guest out of their hard-earned cash. While I wish the ride creation was much friendlier, managing staff, guests, and park design has never felt better or more complete.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight delivers upon expectations without quite surpassing them. It's a very welcome return for a great cast of characters with a fun, colourful, challenging rhythm-action game wrapped around their weird and entertaining universe. Though the price of entry is undeniably high, there is definitely a party happening in the Velvet Room, and few Persona fans in attendance will find themselves leaving disappointed.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight knows its audience within its audience. It's one of the more engaging rhythm games I’ve played to date, even if I wish it was open from the start and had more to do. Like the Phantom Thieves, I have to follow my heart; and it sides with the music.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With all of the efforts to resurrect this once dead and buried series I hope there's a chance to wrap it all up with Strife.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This has some great potential as a bite-sized series to spend an evening with. If I had kids, this is exactly the sort of experience I'd want to share with them. As a thirty-one-year-old bachelor, I still think it's pretty gosh darn rad.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    With two thirds of the season pass in the bag I can honestly say that I'm invested.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a fan's dream. This heartfelt remake is bursting with colour, character and adventure, even if it has been developed with an cautious approach to reinvention. Though some might find its retro-fused action a little simplistic in this convoluted era of gaming, Spyro has the ability to entertain even the most cynical player with its wonderful worlds, slick design, and ability to spark the flames of nostalgia.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It just feels like there are a lot of missed opportunities in Mutant Football League: Dynasty Edition. The gameplay certainly works, but there's really nothing all that spectacular about it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While I'm happy with what we got, I ultimately can't help but wonder what another six months could've done for Battlefield V. In a business with virtually no downtime, that's just the way it is.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you happen to miss this return to Kanto that's perfectly fine, but I was mostly delighted to go back.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you happen to miss this return to Kanto that's perfectly fine, but I was mostly delighted to go back.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Save me Mr Tako successfully apes a period of gaming history, but I just wish it had shed a few of the more tiresome tropes from that time. If you're part of the niche audience that this is catering to, you'll find a fun romp down what feels like memory lane. For everyone else, I'd proceed with caution.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It goes without saying, but yes, this is all heightened in virtual reality. Tetris Effect is a must-have for PlayStation VR owners. You do lose some crispness compared to playing on a TV, but the way the world wraps around you in VR and further draws you into the experience more than makes up for it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I don't even need the Sean Bean and company timed challenges or the promising now-in-beta Ghost Mode: just keep giving me more maps and I'll keep playing.
    • 51 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    There's a lot of time for the studio is smooth things over, build on the season concept and trim some of the fat. For now, be cautious.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid point-and-click adventure with a fresh twist, though it stumbles into many of the standard pitfalls for the genre. The story is largely respectable and interesting, while not at the top of the pile. If you’re a big fan of the genre or an old fan of Larry who wants to check in on him, you should absolutely give this game a go as close to release as you can. For everyone else, a fun time lies in wait, provided you can tolerate the infuriating puzzles.
    • 77 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    SNK 40th Anniversary Collection is a fine collective of games that helped define several genres, even if they weren't nearly as popular as their successors.

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