The Games Machine's Scores

  • Games
For 736 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 67% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 26% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 98 Red Dead Redemption 2
Lowest review score: 30 Real Farm
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 14 out of 736
736 game reviews
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Aeon of Sands – The Trial does have some flaws, but it may appeal to those gamers in search of an old school experience.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There’s a game behind the many issues and flaws of Underworld Ascendant; we just don’t know when (or if) we might see it one day.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Guacamelee! 2 is colorful, crunchy, sweet and spicy even on Switch, just like a good Mexican taco.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is one of the best games of the year, a digital paradise for the fans of the franchise.
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    • 58 Critic Score
    GODS Remastered shows just how nostalgia can be deceitful, by re-proposing a badly aged game acclaimed in its time thanks to a truly unparalleled artistic direction.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Subnautica is a survival game worthy of competing with the most noble titles of the same genre. The PS4 version has a bunch of technical issues (loading times and frame rate above all), but nothing that can undermine the gaming experience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a game with a lot of charisma thanks to an exceptional characterization of the world and the characters that populate it. Unfortunately, the mix of turn-based tactics and stealth isn’t always working as it’s supposed to, but the game developed by The Bearded Ladies is still able to entertain for about fifteen hours. Maybe next time it would be appropriate to give to the gameplay the same care given to the narrative aspects of the game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pokémon Let's Go is an exquisite and adorable game that will surely attract many new recruits to Nintendo's cause. Sadly it isn’t the much-desired herald of a new generation of games for this brand. It’s a rather easy title, but this also makes it very suitable for a young audience.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The latest adventure of Rico Rodriguez, with its good dose of adrenaline and over-the-top action, forces our hero to embark on a real impossible mission to dismantle the dangerous Project Illapa. Despite the lack of variety and the exaggerated length of the campaign, Just Cause 4 still manages to push the boundaries of players’ imaginations, dragging them once again into a world of destruction, explosions and pure chaos.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The porting of a title as peculiar as Abzû has gone incredibly well, considering the difficulty of having to find the perfect balance between a lower resolution and the details of a graphic style so poetically minimalist. Giant Squid’s little masterpiece is a must have for those who are inclined to yield to the irresistible call of the sea, even on Nintendo Switch.
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    • 83 Critic Score
    RIDE 3 is really excellent on physics aspects, carried out by the passion of Milestone. Still not perfect yet, the game is fluid and fun. It’s a declaration of love to a world that feeds on passion, speed and sound unconsciousness.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Darksiders III is a nice game, as well as a perfect sequel to a series that seemed lost in the maelstrom generated by THQ's bankruptcy. Fury might not have the charisma of the previous knight, War and Death, but overall the adventure boasts a very good pace, alternating between discreetly challenging fights and satisfying puzzles. Definitely recommended.
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    • 83 Critic Score
    The Last Broadcast is a very interesting DLC, with new characters, new locations and all the main features of This War of Mine.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Not only do we have a new Tetris, but finally we find a version of this eternal classic with a single player campaign, whose narrative is entirely entrusted to the audio-visual mix that combines perfectly to create moments in which the multi-sensorial experience elaborated by our brain joins the logical work necessary to complete the levels. The only real flaw of Tetris Effect is the absence of multiplayer.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus is surprising: it’s extremely coherent with the setting created by Games Workshop, and the gameplay reflects the potential offered by the ability to command a cohort of the Adeptus Mechanicus. There are some undeniable flaws, but overall we are looking at a refreshing new take on the turn-based tactics genre.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Farming Simulator 19 lets the player live all the ups and downs of the rural life. Quality and quantity of vehicles, animals and crops is outstanding, while everything else seems a bit shallow. As always, this is a nice simulator game and it can also be addictive.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Putting aside its many technical issues, Fallout 76 offers an empty world in which, paradoxically, there are many things to do, but everything appears to be an end in itself. There is something good in this game, but it’s crippled by a bland world design and a non-existent plot. This is a game that may be able to entertain, but boredom is always dangerously around the corner.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fanise’s new game feels like an interesting way of remembering the Great War, but it does not take full advantage of the possibilities offered by the video game medium.
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    • 58 Critic Score
    Kursk isn’t a bad video game, but its many flaws keep us from recommending it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Toys for Bob managed to do justice to the original gameplay, improving (almost) everything else. Spyro Reignited Trilogy is great for the hardcore fans of the purple dragon, but it’s also suitable for the younger audience.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overkill’s The Walking Dead is deeply flawed and bland. Its gameplay feels generic, sometimes bringing out anomalous and umpleasant situations.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Despite some flaws, Lucid Dream certainly deserves a chance because of its wonderful surreal setting – entirely hand drawn – and the events that revolve around the little, "Alice-like" protagonist.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Putting aside a limited amount of genres, SNK 40th Anniversary Collection includes an educational value that is unrivaled in the history of retrogaming, offering the definitive learning tool for all SNK fans.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Hitman 2 is an excellent more of the same, a game that pushes the boundaries of the freedom given to the players in delivering the perfect assassination. The level design reaches new height in the genre, and the plot is compelling. Sadly the two multiplayer modes are a bit shallow.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Although the gameplay of My Memory of Us might seems simple, or even trivial, I can’t help but notice that this game could be an excellent device to bring the younger ones acquainted with one of the darkest pages of human history. Using smiles and touching words, My Memory of Us ends up being the best method for us to understand our past so that the mistakes of our fathers won’t be repeated.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    An evident leap forward from the already notable first chapter. Not every new feature works out well, and the boss fights are here to prove it, but Pinokl’s game stands as an interesting and funny little stealth game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Rondo of Blood and Symphony of the Night are both indisputably masterpieces, but the versions included in this collection are direct ports of the original games. On the side of graphic and technical presentation we expected something more.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The spirit of Rollcage lives back in Grip: Combat Racing, where you speed your way up upside down until victory. The Rivals system is genius, but Caged Element didn't fully explore its potential. Beautiful tracks and a tense campaign are definitely highlights of this game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Diablo III arrives on the Switch with a technically impeccable conversion, delivering the fun and the violence of the Blizzard masterpiece in the palm of your hand.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the all-too-demanding hardware requirements, Football Manager 2019 is the ultimate managerial football experience, rich, sophisticated, able to satisfy all its players.

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