GameSpew's Scores

  • Games
For 1,292 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Red Dead Redemption 2
Lowest review score: 10 Planet 2000
Score distribution:
1293 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It might not propel the series forward by leaps and bounds, but it takes small meaningful steps that improve the formula nonetheless.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    11-11 takes things to the next level, with more realistic characters, brought to life in a way that makes us feel almost like we know them. It’s a tall order for a game to make us care so deeply about its protagonists – especially when it only has a few hours to do so – but 11-11: Memories Retold does so admirably. It’s compassionate, believable, beautiful and touching; it weaves a narrative that’s so carefully strung together.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Omen of Sorrow is a very competent fighting game. It just doesn’t have the same level of polish that so many others have. And there’s the problem: for its current retail price of £44.99/$49.99, you’d expect more.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While you’ll probably want to mute Pilot Sports’ annoying soundtrack, there’s plenty of fun to be had with this surprisingly challenging and varied retro flying game.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Disappointing, that’s the best word to describe Gal Metal. It’s a game with great potential, but it just isn’t focused or accessible enough to capitalise on it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s not cheap, but then what’s the price of laughter and happiness?
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s hard not to be charmed by The Shapeshifting Detective. From its presentation – with an eerie local radio station playing spooky stories in the background – to its alluring characters and enthralling narrative that dances with supernatural themes, there’s a lot to love.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    GRIP: Combat Racing may never really dazzle you, but it does enough to keep your attention. It has the content, the customisation, the intensity, and the replayability.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is not a game you play for its challenge; it’s one you play for its gorgeous design and beautiful but subtle storytelling.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    With the Dualshock 4 in my hands and Fast Striker on the screen, what would be a whimsical appeasement of the past instead transforms into a regurgitation of old tropes.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s been a while since I’ve been so engrossed in a city building sim, but Project Highrise really is the full package.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Let me reiterate it isn’t a bad game, but it doesn’t do anything to make it stand out as particularly good, either.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ultimately, My Hero One’s Justice will entertain those who it’s made for, but it wont impress them.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Call of Cthulhu weaves a supernatural detective tale that’s frequently unsettling, occasionally horrifying and always engaging.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Soulblight isn’t built for everyone, even diehard rogue-like fans. One day I’ll venture back to the Soul Tree, I’m sure of it. Just don’t think it’ll be anytime soon.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The variety on offer in The Jackbox Party Pack 5 is excellent. While it’s a departure from some of the Jackbox classics – Fibbage, Quiplash, Drawful – it’s a fantastic and inventive range of new titles, all rounded off with another solid entry of the much-loved You Don’t Know Jack.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While Rondo of Blood is entertaining enough, the lack of extras and the inferior version of Symphony of the Night being included in this package is sure to disappoint.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The years spent shaping Red Dead Redemption 2 into what it is has been worth it. Rockstar hasn't just created a video game; it has created as close to a living, breathing digital world as can be. It's not so much something that you play, it's something that you visit and experience. Something you willingly get lost in... This is the new benchmark by which open world games will be measured, but none will be meeting its heady heights anytime soon.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Having a modern-day video game with some of the most beloved cartoon characters from our youth is certainly a novelty, and at worst, that’s exactly what Nickelodeon Kart Racers manages to be. But at best, it’s a solid entry into a rather stagnant kart racing genre. It may be lacking a bit of personality and polish, but zooming around the track as Tommy Pickles or Patrick Star is a lot of fun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite a story that could have been better, and perhaps a bit more guidance in the early rounds, Battle Chef Brigade Deluxe’s absolutely gorgeous hand-drawn style erases most of those problems.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The game’s multiplayer mode, each player using one Joy-Con, is the game’s prime redeeming feature and is a heck of a lot of fun in its own right. But weighed down by a middling-at-best single player mode, no matter how quirky it attempts to be, Zarvot’s trying, polyhedral antics don’t justify the price of admission.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a gorgeous visual design – even on Nintendo Switch, it’s a striking-looking game – an enjoyable gameplay loop, fantastic audio design, and a lively cast of characters, there’s plenty to like in Starlink: Battle for Atlas.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite being formulaic and repetitive, you know what you’re getting with a Warriors game. And if that’s your thing, you’ll no doubt have some fun with Warriors Orochi 4.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With some perseverance and dozens upon dozens of retries, you’ll get the level down eventually, but you have to be determined and willing to go through hell. For a party game, I’m just not sure that many people will be.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It won’t keep you hooked forever, but thanks to its gorgeous art style, witty writing and lovable monsters, it will keep you entertained for a while.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite its late-game woes though, Home Sweet Home is definitely worth a horror fan’s time. Its brand of horror is simple but effective, managing to build up tension and chill you to the core.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Taken in reasonable doses, like the board game it’s based on, Space Hulk: Tactics is a rewarding and satisfying strategy game, whether you’re purging the unclean or punching your extendable jaws through an intergalactic fascist’s face. Thanks to its board game roots it’s a more claustrophobic experience than other turn-based strategy games, but set foot aboard this Space Hulk and you’ll have nothing to lose but your spleen.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Crayola Scoot isn’t perfect. It has a few little niggles and could do with a bit of polish especially in its control scheme. But it’s fun. The bold, simple art style is extremely effective, and seeing a skate park completely covered in various colours after an aggressive round of Colour Frenzy is brilliant.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It has some good ideas and interesting features, but it doesn’t feel polished enough to impress. Basically, it feels like it needed more time in development.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise feels like a more ridiculous entry into the Yakuza series, but with less content and a smaller budget. As a result, it’s a fun excursion, especially for fans of the Fist of the North Star franchise, but it never truly impresses.

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