DualShockers' Scores

  • Games
For 537 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Lowest review score: 20 Past Cure
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 31 out of 537
539 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    Sekiro is giving me those same feelings I had when I first played Dark Souls and Bloodborne back in the day. The opening hours were a bit difficult, but there eventually became a point where everything just started to make sense. I think I’ve started to now reach that point in Sekiro and it’s just as satisfying as the aforementioned games. I’m very much looking forward to diving into this experience even further. [Opening Hours Impressiosn]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn is a solid 3DS port that both builds upon and takes away from the original Wii title's charm.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One Piece: World Seeker is a solid attempt at an open-world licensed anime game but the same attention to world building isn't applied to its gameplay to craft something that's truly memorable.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Occupation just seems to work against itself in a finale where unfamiliarity with the surroundings, the necessary puzzle solving, and a constant threat of danger leads you to an ending that feels like something you fell into instead of worked towards.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    I’d stay as far away from Left Alive as possible. For all of you hardcore Front Mission fans hoping for a proper sequel in the series, you can bury those hopes and dreams. With a team consisting of so much talent behind it, I truly wonder what went wrong with Left Alive. I love Square Enix games to death typically but this is frankly unacceptable…and it’s $60.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While DMC5 has upped the series’ style and flashiness to heights never seen before, it also packs in a surprising level of warmth and humanity that doesn’t completely let its focus on style overwhelm substance. After having waited over a decade, I realize that Dante might be a little older and grayer now, but I’m sure as hell glad to have him and the rest of the gang back again.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    8-Bit Hordes doesn't do anything special but will provide a fun and comfortable experience to new players of the real-time strategy genre.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    BioWare's Anthem is as disappointing as it is boring, with the game's biggest fault being that it just gets in the way of its own self.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dead or Alive 6 is the most enjoyable and accessible title in the fighting series yet, though its story and online modes leave a bit to be desired.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While the commitment HumaNature Studios made to make an actual sequel to the original ToeJam & Earl is commendable, the gameplay just feels way too dated. ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove is truly the sequel fans were probably waiting for, it’s just 20 years too late.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ape Out is a great little gem and one that works great as a portable single-player game for when you want to kill time. Loading times are adequate and don’t keep you staring at your reflection for too long, and the art style and the music work together in harmony. If you’re not a fan of twin-stick titles and potential bursts of rage-quitting, then this might not be the game for you. But if you want to be a banana munching gorilla on a rampage, then Ape Out is right up your alley.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Trials Rising is the easily the best entry in the popular 2.5D racing series and will keep you occupied for months to come.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Death end re;Quest proves it can tell an engaging and darker story in an RPG/visual novel, even though it doesn't do too much to make it stand out above the rest.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A new coat of paint improves both Blood Money and Absolution but with few other additions, Hitman HD Enhanced Collection is a hard sell.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Everything fun from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story gets a facelift, but what's new might not be special enough for another purchase.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    All in all, Elli is a cute, fun, and semi-challenging puzzle platformer, full of variation and surprise to keep your interest through its journey.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Steins;Gate has been re-released with new anime visuals that completely revitalize an already interesting storyline.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tetris 99 improves an already near-perfect game and proves that battle royale can transcend genres, but it is held back by Nintendo Switch Online.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Jump Force is a tremendous disappointment that almost completely wastes the potential of its vast cast of characters.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Despite how much I wanted to enjoy Crackdown 3, I can’t say that it’s anything but disappointing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Just like the series, Far Cry New Dawn is a game of exploration and self-discovery. Despite flaws and bumps along the way, New Dawn captures new magic and shows a glimmer of what the future of the Far Cry series looks like. Now if only Ubisoft could match the game design with equal level and story quality, we may be able to see the series capstone game in Far Cry 6.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While its transition to a semi-open-world structure may make for a radical change from what fans may expect from the series’ third installment, Metro Exodus expands on what has made the series so unique from anything else with a compelling mix of action, stealth, survival, and horror. Much like how the Aurora has brought Artyom and his companions to new, uncharted territories, Metro Exodus is bringing the series into a new direction that seems to have so many possibilities.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Xenon Valkyrie+ is far from being the best roguelike on Switch, as it will leave players with a taste of injustice and frustration.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Apex Legends is a game overflowing with so many quality-of-life features and improvements that its very release has, for me, been a soft-reboot of the genre, and has established a new higher standard for future games to come. Within its genre, Apex Legends is a masterpiece and a game that other studios, and publishers, looking to cash in on the craze will look towards for years.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thanks to some incredibly entertaining commentary on American culture and more polish than ever before, Yo-kai Watch 3 ends the series’ 3DS run on a high note. While it’s certainly intriguing to wonder how the RPG will have to adapt and evolve on Nintendo Switch, players can enjoy one last spirited adventure on the system that helped it become a phenomenon. It’s hard to go wrong with taking a trip to BBQ.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The only saving grace is that The Grand Tour Game has a strong fun element that keeps it in line with the show’s humor and that on its own should be enough to keep me playing, but unfortunately, it doesn’t. I feel like the game lets itself down after a few episodes and ends up not having any replayability. For Amazon Game Studios’ first console title, it’s not half bad, but it’s certainly not enough to entice me to pick up Amazon Prime to watch the show outside of the game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Although God Eater 3 boasts some stellar gameplay mechanics that allow you to play how you'd like, the surrounding aspects keep it back from being otherwise a great game.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Gathering the necessary resources to fulfill a Genesis mission can take a lot of time, especially if you end up getting pushed back by hostile invasions. There is a base sense of joy to be had from making the numbers go up, but I never completed a Genesis mission and I doubt whatever feeling or reward it gives was worth the effort to reach it. I think it is more than enough to say I have no interest in playing more of it just to confirm what I already know: it’s not great.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Dragon Marked for Death’s special spin on the genre is something I hope to see tackled again in the future by Inti Creates.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Despite some difficult systems to juggle, The Shrouded Isle is a compelling and visually striking "cult simulator" game that works well on Switch.

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