Destructoid's Scores

  • Games
For 3,615 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 Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Lowest review score: 10 Dementium Remastered
Score distribution:
3641 game reviews
    • 83 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 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.
    • 53 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.
    • 73 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.
    • 76 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session achieves its goal of being incredibly simplistic but wonderfully addictive.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you're a hardcore fan of Japanese role-playing games, then Resonance of Fate might be for you. The storytelling is far from remarkable, and the battle system requires a whole lot of patience and commitment. It wasn't groundbreaking in 2010 and isn't groundbreaking now, but there are a handful of neat ideas.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Hex is a really solid game that does a lot of very creative things. It’s definitely worth the asking price. However, it certainly won’t set your loins on fire and leave you dry humping the air for more. It’s an enjoyable jaunt with some cool ideas. Nothing more, nothing less.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As you might have gleaned I'm totally into this eccentric insanity more often than not, but there's a limit.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The beat is strong with this one.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Reigns: Game of Thrones doesn't reinvent the Reigns formula but it certainly gets more out of it than either of the last two games. With clever writing and a deductive approach to ruling from the Iron Throne, it's a great way to revisit the world of Westeros as we await the final season of the show. Just don't stay around for too long or you might find yourself growing bored fighting against the Dornishmen for the umpteenth time.
    • 87 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    As I geared up for this assessment I found myself playing the entire first act again without thinking.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Some technical and control issues aside, I still think the 3DS version of Luigi's Mansion is a solid option for newcomers or for people looking to revisit this GameCube classic. Catching various ghosts and completing Professor E. Gadd's gallery is a perfect time burner on the go and Grezzo have done a solid job bringing Luigi's Mansion to the 3DS. I just don't know if I'd prioritize playing the 3DS version over the GameCube version in the future.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This is a game that does absolutely not need to exist but does for the sheer fact that the original game had no way of raking in the dough.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Red Dead Redemption 2 is the epitome of ambition and like most things Rockstar, will meet the expectations associated with it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    In the end, the game's biggest sin may be not embodying U.A.'s "Plus Ultra" spirit, and simply settling for being a decent, good-looking fighting game take on a popular anime franchise.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    "Onion Games has done it again.” For fans of the developer, that’s pretty much all I'd have to say to convince them it’s worth it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Damsel is an intense, occasionally frustrating title, for those who have quick reactions, an eye for planning, and a patience for repetitive death. Those who like their games challenging, twitchy, and demanding of player improvement should consider joining Damsel on her wild ride into the night. But those expecting story, adventure, or even mercy will likely find themselves thirsty for more.
    • 74 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    Castlevania: Requiem is a complicated thing. It's both a wonderful package of two incredible moments in Castlevania history and a bog-standard port.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Black Cat's DNA was already spliced into side activities in Spider-Man so her appearance makes sense, even if the "to be continued" ending is a bummer.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If this is your first go at Space Hulk it is an excellent place to start but you have to be willing to learn to walk again as it takes no prisoners.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With a stronger connection to the world and a more rewarding progression system, Nine Parchments could have been more than a fleeting arcade fancy. If you can find it on sale (which it has hosted many times since launch) and can wrangle up three other people, it's a decent party game that will fill a single afternoon.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is a game I can not stop thinking about. I think about it at work -- either remembering crazy moments I didn't see coming, or reflecting on recently discovered information and its implications. This is absolutely a "thinking man's game," and it's one that I hope other developers (or Mr. Pope himself) decide to ape and expand on. Despite the fact that this isn't a detective game, I've never felt more like a dick.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good game that's robbed of greatness by a lack of ambition and terrible toys-to-life implementation. Everything it gets right – the clever mix-and-match shipbuilding, the combat, the controls, the imaginative alien worlds, the decent space opera storyline – can’t escape the vortex of tedium that comes with pedestrian mission design, planets that are mechanically the same, and the crushing knowledge that people who buy just the Starter Pack are getting an unquestionably inferior experience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is a larger than life series that deserves a lot of love and care from its creator: and with VI, it got it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not quite as good a package as my favorite Jackbox Party Pack, but in my opinion, Party Pack 5 is much better than last year's offering. None of the games seem to be here just to fill out the pack. If you're looking for something to do with a group over the upcoming holidays, there's plenty in Party Pack 5 to keep a whole bunch of people engaged and laughing for hours.

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