Gaming Age's Scores

  • Games
For 5,232 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
Lowest review score: 0 R.B.I. Baseball 18
Score distribution:
5232 game reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    By no means is Omensight a bad game. If you’re into the story and the lore, in fact, I can see being able to overlook the action and the camera — neither is great, but nor are they the worst things ever. Personally, I’m not going to stay awake at night wondering how to uncover a few pieces of the story I may have missed, but there are certainly worse games you could agonize over.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    As someone who’s always loved building teams in other sports games, it was pretty fun to have so much control over your destiny here. Even more importantly, watching the games play out on the field was pretty enjoyable here. I wouldn’t say that Football Manager Touch 2018 is about to challenge FIFA or anything in the looks department, but it’s still pleasant to look at.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    What matters most, though, is how well OOTP 19 delivers in terms of giving you full — and I do mean full — control over your favourite baseball franchise. And, unsurprisingly, it delivers a comprehensive experience, as it has for years now. Whether you want to build your team from scratch or take over the reins of your current favourite, you can do that here, and you’ll probably sink hours and hours and hours into it in the process.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As someone who’ll take a concentrated dose of exceptional storytelling over an endless slog of repetitive tasks and quests, I can’t say that the brevity or the lack of replayability bothers me all that much. All I really want is to hear/read an incredible story — well, that, and a genuinely great follow-up to Thomas Was Alone. Luckily, Subsurface Circular delivers on both.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Essentially, I never found myself enjoying The Crew 2. It’s not broken or busted in any major way, but I kept hacking away at the progression in the hopes that something would click and make the core game fun, but that never happens. It’s remarkable how similar in design the game is to the original, and how little feels improved upon outside of the visuals and the number of events to compete in.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    If you just want something to jump in and out of without any commitment required, Urban Trial Playground will more or less do the trick. If you want anything more than that, you’ll probably have to wait until Trials Rising in February, but until then, this will act as an okay stopgap.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    I can’t imagine there’s a huge audience for this out there, but for those elusive few holdouts, now is as good a time as any to jump in.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Warp Shift is only long enough to fill part of an afternoon, but as far as I’m concerned, at least you’d be squeezing a few hours of fun into that short time frame.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Infernium seems like the kind of game you’ll either love or you’ll hate. Either you’ll adore the way it mashes together a bunch of different ideas, or it’ll frustrate you to the point of wanting to never see the game again. I definitely fell in that latter category, but it’s a mark of how distinctive this game’s vision is that I wouldn’t begrudge anyone who sees it the other way.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    LEGO Incredibles gives a fresh coat to the cookie cutter LEGO genre and has all the charm you would expect from a Pixar property. If you’re a Pixar and LEGO fan this is an INCREDIBLE release (sorry…not sorry) and you should definitely check it out.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Riddled Corpses EX isn’t going to astound you, but it’s also not going to disappoint you too much if you just want to shoot some monsters. It may not be sophisticated, but it works.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 16 Critic Score
    Hollow could have the most terrifying monsters ever chasing you through its dimly-lit hallways, and it would still suck on account of the fact that said chase would take place at the slowest speed imaginable, and give you ample opportunity to be reminded of what an eyesore it is. As I said up top, credit to the game for having such a clear vision of what it wanted to be, but the gulf between idea and execution couldn’t be any wider than it is here.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    10tons have shown time and again that they know how to make sci-fi-inflected twin-stick shooters, and Tesla vs Lovecraft doesn’t suggest they’re losing their touch. But it also doesn’t do anything particularly noteworthy, either, which makes it hard to be too enthusiastic about the game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    I’m fully aware that Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered is not a great game — or, possibly, even a very good game. But when it works correctly (which is to say, when you’re focusing purely on how much destruction and havoc you can wreak), I don’t think there are many games that can hold a candle to it in terms of how much fun you can have.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is a really, really good remaster of a iconic ’90s game series that’s due for a revival. And with three games in the bundle, a remastered cut level from the original game (of which GameShark let you play, back in the day), and a brand-new level with level design and art that make it feel like that revival’s probably in the right hands… I think N. Sane Trilogy, past its inherent issues from the source material, is a great set that’s a no-brainer if you’re looking for some platforming action.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Playdead has once again struck gold with this game and hit all the right notes for another classic. If you only download one non-AAA game this year, make it Inside.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Limbo is probably the perfect dark, side scrolling puzzle-platformer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Despite its RPG trappings, Defender’s Quest isn’t all that far from your typical tower defense game. Kudos to its developers for wanting to give it a little something extra, but in the end, the game is more or less what you’d expect.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    If Schacht were free, I could see suggesting people check it out, since it shows some promise, and it suggests that the people behind it may be worth watching. But at a price of literally any amount above zero, there’s just no way you’re getting your money’s worth here.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    7’scarlet is by Otomate, which means that you need to go in expecting the story to take more than a few seemingly unnecessary romantic detours. But, like Bad Apple Wars and Psychedelia of the Black Butterfly before it, has a decent story underneath all that romance, and if you’re willing to give it abit of a chance, it definitely pays off.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    There’s something to be said for making players figure out and adapt to your quirks, I guess — and if you’re cool with that, then N++ has more than enough content to keep you occupied for weeks — but given the choice between a game that has solid controls and a game that doesn’t, I don’t know why you wouldn’t pick the former every time.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    It’s always fun to see games mashing together genres you wouldn’t necessarily think go together. True, it’s even more fun when the mash-up works, but Vostok Inc. deserves kudos (if not necessarily a recommendation) for trying something new.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    I feel kind of bad criticizing a game for being too inventive and embracing its vision a little too much — but that’s exactly what I’m going to do here. I’m not going to begrudge Runner3 for going all in on the things that have made the franchise so enjoyable in the first place…but, at the same time, there’s a fine line between just enough and way too much, and Runner3 definitely crosses it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    And damn this game can be tough! Even after sinking about a hundred hours into the PSP game I could never complete the whole thing in one sitting. Here I am in the futuristic year of 2018 playing on a Nintendo Switch and I still feel like I need one of my older cousins around to help me beat some of the harder levels. Yeah my age may show more than I’d like, but it’s kind of nice to feel young again.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    With BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Arc has delivered yet another enjoyable experience which cements them as a premier fighting game developer. The game manages to be simple enough that beginners can enjoy, but supply enough systems to sate veterans of the genre. Unfortunately the Switch is not the hardware where you would get the most out of this title.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I realize that visual novels have a hard time getting the attention of anyone outside of a very specific niche, so raving about VA-11 HALL-A probably won’t mean much to most. At the same time, however, if any visual novel could appeal to people who don’t usually have time for the genre, it’s this one. It’s an innovative approach to a genre that too easily falls into ruts, and it’s well worth the time of anyone looking for something a little different.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    2064 is somewhere between a point-and-click adventure and a visual novel, only it seems to combine the less attractive qualities of both genres.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The dinosaurs truly do shine in Jurassic World Evolution, and the game is at its best when it just leaves me to grow and care for them on my own time. Beyond that, Jurassic World Evolution is a very shallow experience, it doesn’t dig deep enough to be a story driven game and it does not maintain enough of the aspects of park building tycoon games to really be considered in that genre either.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The idea underlying The Invisible Hours is really cool, and it’s not hard to see how more could be done with it in the right hands. Unfortunately, that’s just not the case here.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It’s a satisfying RPG with a steady pace and great gameplay. There are also plenty of sidequests if you want to pursue them, but it’s optional. One thing I really like are the raids which will happen on your little castaway village. These happen throughout the game and you can choose to participate in defending everyone from a monster raid. They’re also good for friendly competition with Dogi, and if there’s one thing I think Ys VIII does really well it’s things like this that keep things from ever getting too serious.

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