DualShockers' Scores

  • Games
For 444 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Horizon Zero Dawn
Lowest review score: 20 Past Cure
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 23 out of 444
445 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I’m happy I got a chance to see this longrunning series’ early history with Disgaea 1 Complete, and I look forward to seeing where the games go next.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    SoulCalibur VI is undoubtedly one of the finest fighting games of this generation, and one worth exploring even if you can’t get into the broader fighting genre. With rich and complex campaign modes and robust gameplay, SoulCalibur VI is a game I will return to for years to come.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every new story act and every location had characters that I grew fond of, and interactions were wholesome and genuinely funny.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    I still think that every Jackbox compilation is a treat, especially now that the studio has perfected the visuals and presentation for their games—but they run the risk of turning their annual treat into a chore.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With thrilling, classic Musou gameplay, new systems, and a fun story, Warriors Orochi 4 is a really great game that both fans of the series and newcomers can enjoy.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is fantastic, plain and simple. The concerns over the game not being worth it due to a lack of a single-player campaign seem overblown, when compared to how much effort was put into improving the online modes. This easily feels like one of the most content-filled Call of Duty entries and I can absolutely recommend picking this up, even if you’re a since-jaded fan of the first-person shooter series.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The world and characters they’ve created are intriguing enough for me to want to see more of it. If there was just a bit more variety, Starlink could be a fantastic franchise for both kids and adults alike.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great appetizer to the greater world of MOBA games. It’s definitely got to be one of the best mobile takes on the genre I’ve ever played, and there’s no doubt I’ll boot it up every so often on my Switch.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Super Mario Party‘s expansive pallet of different game types opened my eyes to the the benefits of spicing up the traditional formula.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It presents some solid ideas that are really needed to make this series worthwhile.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner M∀RS is both an antique and gem of its time, and one worth reexamining–especially if you’ve got a VR headset. But before diving in head first into an Orbital Frame, run a diagnostics on whether you are interested in returning to a PS2 game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I do have to give Ubisoft some credit in terms of atmosphere. The ambiance and sound design were incredibly creepy.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply put, Velocity 2X feels just as good as it always has.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While some aspects of the game's presentation are surprisingly lackluster for the lauded series' triumphant return, Mega Man 11 still provides the satisfying and well-designed platforming that put Capcom on the map in the 80s.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey isn’t just one of the best Assassin’s Creed games there has ever been, it’s one of the most exceptional action RPGs that I’ve played this console generation.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you haven’t picked up an NHL game in years or play mainly for the online experience, you will really like NHL 19.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The first episode highlights that the series still works at its best when it aims for its quieter, more poignant moments.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As an installment that mostly revolves around setting up Clementine and her group for a dramatic confrontation that would have unfolded in the next two episodes, Episode 2 of The Final Season doesn’t quite deliver the same thrills that the first episode of the season provided, but is still an entirely worthy entry in the story so far. However, the question now is what “the story so far” really looks like.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With the addition of the Champions League and improved gameplay mechanics, it provides enough realism to its presentation while still being fun to play.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Forza Horizon 4 is another excellent entry into what I would consider the best racing franchise this generation of consoles has to offer.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Destiny 2: Forsaken is Destiny at its best. Many of the systems that players loved from the original have returned, and many features from Destiny 2 have been refined. If Bungie continues to produce expansions like this then Destiny will certainly last for ten years as promised.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Combat is easily the strongest part of Metal Max Xeno. It’s quite awesome seeing different developers take on the turn-based combat fans of the genre know and love, and modernize it in different ways.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What we’ve seen from NBA 2K the past two years with microtransactions is likely the new norm, and I’m going to have to accept that.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wholly unique experience that you shouldn’t let fade away from your memory.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, any progress made, whether it’s leveling up my player or regaining control of my court, just feels aimless. If I’m simply being rewarded with cosmetic options, I don’t see the point of furthering my character’s career.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Claws of Fury might be a little more entertaining to play with a group of friends, but if you don’t have any friends to play with, you might take a pass on this one.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There was a lot of potential afforded by the world jumping mechanic as well as its emulation of recognizable classics, but Old School Musical doesn’t do much with them. While the story, and especially the Chicken Republic post-game mode, can offer some challenging rhythm tapping, Rob and Tib’s tale stumbles to offer more than a textbook case of saving the world.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    I didn’t really enjoy Senran Kagura Reflexions at all and I don’t think I’ll ever be going back to it. Somebody awaken me from my long Asuka-induced hangover when a normal Senran Kagura game comes out on Switch, it sure as hell deserves one on the handheld-hybrid.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Shadow of the Tomb Raider fails to stand out among the two games that preceded it simply because it lacks an identity of its own.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Seeing the lack of variety in the design of these is one way [Morphies Law] falls short of the games that inspired it.

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