GameSpew's Scores

  • Games
For 1,147 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 35% 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 Nioh
Lowest review score: 10 Planet 2000
Score distribution:
1148 game reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An intensely replayable game, but not just because of how fun it is. Hidden collectables, for instance, are scattered throughout each stage that help unlock even more content beyond the original 100 levels.
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    • 50 Critic Score
    The whole time I was playing I felt the PC was the wrong platform for the game. While I don't see myself coming back over and over to play the game at home, it would be a fun game to have on a mobile device. My PC gaming time is spent on more substantial games, but the short levels of Juicy Realm could be played while out and about.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle is a mixed package. While its character roster feels anaemic, its gameplay entertains in all the right ways.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Jurassic World Evolution may not be the deepest management sim ever, but it embraces its subject matter with gusto.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Despite its fun art style and great arcade feel, Soccer Slammers doesn’t capture the magic and spirit of the sport it emulates. A lack of depth, an unbalanced system, and a small offering of control takes away from what could be a great little time killer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The changes made to Taishi aren’t perfect, and it’s a shame that combat has suffered as a result, but overall it’s a valiant attempt to make the game more accessible to a wider base of players. Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi is a game that feels like a more approachable version of what’s come before, both for returning players and new ones alike.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you own a copy of Prey and want a reason to go back to it, pick up Mooncrash without a moment’s hesitation; it’s absolutely essential.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When it’s not challenging your reflexes it’s challenging your brain. And when it’s doing neither of those, it’s tugging on your heart. It’s a game that’s masterfully created, building on the gameplay offered in its predecessor but making it more punchy and enjoyable. But more importantly, it doesn’t compromise the single-player experience by adding in Yarny’s new friend; it simply enriches it.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you’re a fan of side-scrolling beat ‘em ups, have an open mind when it comes to humour, and don’t mind the odd bout of tedium, you’ll probably like Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn quite a lot; just like me. Technical issues do pull it down a little though; just be aware of them, and its ability to offend, before you buy into it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Playing it felt like a mix between watching an over-the-top anime and playing an advanced match-three puzzle game. The voice acting in itself was enough to keep me going back to it, let alone the ever-changing puzzles, fun and hilarious characters, delicious-looking sushi and adorable sprites.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Fox n Forests is never going to be remembered as a classic, it’s certainly just as good, if not better, than many of the platformers of yesteryear that people cling to with rose-tinted glasses.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Visually identical to its predecessor, the additions made in this outing are more like scrapings than noticeable steps forward. With Ride 3 just around the bend most casual fans might be better off waiting. Anyone returning to the perennial racer may not be able to help but have a sense of déjà vu.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Die For Valhalla‘s unique gameplay elements accompanied by some glorious 2D artwork help make this one more palatable in the long run than most.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though it is capable of annoying at times, Onrush is hands down a brilliant arcade racer. It's a constant assault on your senses, and thanks to its stellar track design and energetic gameplay you can't help but keep going back for more.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Exploring London and uncovering secrets is always an engaging affair, and the combat never fails to get the adrenaline pumping. But trumping it all is the freedom that Vampyr grants you to be a devious agent of the undead or a doting doctor. Often the choices you make won’t be so clear cut, but that’s what makes Vampyr so interesting. It doesn’t simply deal in absolutes, but many shades of grey.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s just a shame that my enthusiasm and interest was eventually fully deflated by obtuse puzzles that offer no guidance and ultimately feel superfluous to the game. Get rid of them altogether and you’ve got a gripping interactive story that’s dying to be told. But with the puzzles as they are, STAY is reduced to feeling more like a badly-designed old-school adventure game. I’m gutted.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bundling up the base game with its expansion and the Assassin Masks DLC, it’s a sizeable game available at half the price of a standard release. For fans of good, old-fashioned stealth, it’s a bit of a no-brainer, really.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition is really meant for those who, like me, missed out on the previous versions. And for us, it's a fantastic package.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If Mulaka is proof of anything, it's that there is a definitive impact when games are made by more diverse voices. Mulaka feels deeply personal.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've ever been a fan of Ikaruga and own a Switch, this port is absolutely essential. It's also essential if you've never played the game before but have an interest in bullet hell shooters. Demanding you to remain alert at all times and change polarisation to suit your situation, Ikaruga is a shooter that stands in a class of its own. Its ingenious twist on a tried and tested formula makes it an unforgettable classic, and being able to play it on Switch is simply glorious.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's hard not to fall in love with Smoke and Sacrifice, simply because it is a beautiful game. But you shouldn’t pick up this game for the aesthetics alone; its whole design and premise is on point, altogether making for a fascinating survival experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For anyone who has grown up playing any of these classic Street Fighter titles, Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is absolutely essential.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There's definitely some joy to be had from Detroit, particularly if themes of artificial intelligence and sentience intrigue you. But there are other games and movies that do more with them (Soma, for example). For a game that relies so heavily on its narrative to carry it, Detroit: Become Human fails to excel.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Endlessly joyous.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Give the game a few hours, and you'll find yourself sucked into its damp, wonderful, varied world. Even if you haven't played the first Pillars of Eternity. Carefully crafted and complex, but never offensively so, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire will satisfy even the most demanding role-playing gamer.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The combat may be slightly repetitive, but you’ll be too busy enjoying the story and saving the world to care.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its issues, it's easy to love I Hate Running Backwards. Playing it brings nothing but joy, even when you're dying time and time again. It's fast-paced, frantic and fun, just how a shooter should be. And it's got the brilliant sense of humour that runs though all Serious Sam games.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is a beautifully crafted game and, at $5.99 USD (current $4.79 to celebrate its release), is well worth every cent. It presents a compelling scenario for thought, infectious to the last moment.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    I enjoyed my time with Oversight, but I’d have liked to see more cohesion in its storytelling, a longer running time, and a concrete idea of what exactly I was working towards.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bar the technical improvements and additional online functionality, there's nothing else new here.

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