DualShockers' Scores

  • Games
For 499 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Undertale
Lowest review score: 20 Fallout 76
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 27 out of 499
500 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sound design, music, and an inspired graphical style makes Return of the Obra Dinn an unsettling but satisfying exercise in deduction.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Regardless of whether you are looking to take on this samurai classic for the first time or wishing to experience an accurate snapshot of gaming from the early years of the mighty PlayStation 2, Onimusha: Warlords is well worth playing in 2019.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Hive Jump is certainly not the next best roguelike on the market. Many of the levels blend together too much and makes everything feel way too familiar.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition remains one of the best Tales of games to date.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bury me, my Love‘s very real, genuine sense of storytelling…feels contemporary and in tune with the events shaping our times.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    I felt that Subnautica could do with a little more work to iron out these performance problems to make it even more fluid and seamless, which would then make it then a top contender in the survival genre.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Double Cross ultimately plays things too safe to its own determent with mechanics that can be found, and are done better, elsewhere.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a strategy game title I see myself consistently returning to.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    From its quirkiness in its aesthetic to its unique level design and progression, Reroll kept me entertained from start to finish while holding a polish that you should expect from a remaster.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition is a great addition to the Switch library and sits well amongst the many other Warriors games already available on the platform.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Below’s strongest element is its gripping visual and sound design.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    While it may not be extensive and bring hours upon hours of enjoyment, Aaero does highlight the best of the EDM genre during the height of its popularity.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There is a whole generation of PS4 owners who are probably way too deep into Fortnite, with that game being their first exposure to the genre. While I wouldn’t count myself amongst them, I cannot imagine that any of those people would choose this $30 experience, with little promise to grow and improve, over triple-A titles that have since leapfrogged over PUBG.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Just Cause 4 had so much more potential than the final product we were given.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Borderlands 2 VR is exactly what you think the original would be like in the early days of virtual reality. It never does anything to separate itself from the pack of decent VR adaptions, but, can provide a fun point and shoot experience once you get accommodated with your preferred controls and comfortability settings.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    With a stronger central theme that went deeper than base critiques of the US and its cultures, Desert Child could have been much better. While its got style, it’s disappointing how little it does with it. Races are fine, the world it presents quickly becomes finding the quickest route to reach the end, and once reached it all ends so abruptly you can’t help but begin it again with the curiosity of there having to be something more. In the end, there isn’t that much more to it, and even an easy Platinum trophy on PlayStation 4 doesn’t make this a game I would recommend to anyone.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Having the ability to play Smash Bros. in any setting — and have it look as good as it does — is a marvel.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Gris will continue to be relevant for years to come due to its importance in society when talking about loss and mental anguish.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed The Last Remnant the first time around give this re-release a shot. And if you’re looking for an old-school deeply challenging JRPG, this title will also be for you.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A decent game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If the premise as a whole seems off-putting to you, I’d recommend giving it some time and seeing if you enjoy the game more once Kanto opens up.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dark Souls Remastered on the Nintendo Switch brings a new kind of revelry to the moment-to-moment victories like finding a bonfire or killing a boss.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Earth Defense Force 5 boils down to a very shallow entry in a series that I’ve typically enjoyed in the past. Single-player only works in short spurts, as this is a title that’s meant to be enjoyed with others. I think it’s time for Earth Defense Force to evolve into more than just a game that relies on nostalgia and monotonous killing. There’s definitely potential here and it shines through at multiple points throughout the game. If you’re a fan of this series, this game is definitely worth giving a shot, even if it’s your first time. But if you’re hoping for some improvements over Earth Defense Force 4.1, you may be disappointed.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I really do like Battle Princess Madelyn, and while I like the way the story mode feels, I’m more partial to the Arcade mode. This is simply because the story mode can be rather unforgiving and rage-inducing, but at the same time, it’s also sweet and innocent. Battle Princess Madelyn feels like how a Metroidvania should feel, but it doesn’t explain core mechanics all that well and leaves you to just play the game and either succeed or fail.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There aren’t a ton of games that can make a two-decade jump and remain unscathed, but Spyro Reignited Trilogy does just that.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Darksiders III strays too far away from the formula that made the first two entries great while also being mired by bugs and performance issues.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Beat Saber has just about everything I want from a rhythm game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Though I’m not necessarily getting a 100+ hour experience in this title, I still enjoyed every moment of my time with the Phantom Thieves.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight is weak on content, the game does a great job at celebrating the absolutely stellar soundtrack of the third entry in the iconic JRPG series.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Nairi: Tower of Shirin has remarkable, gentle humor with great storytelling and challenging puzzles that will keep you thinking for hours.

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