The Games Machine's Scores

  • Games
For 776 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 25% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.5 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: 16 out of 776
776 game reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Spike Volleyball has serious problems. We've experienced bugs, graphical glitches and poor AI every single time we played. It also lacks in options, with a really poor Career Mode.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yakuza Kiwami on PC follows the original version for PlayStation 4 so faithfully that while playing we’ll often doubt which platform we’re playing on.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Codemasters has succeeded in perfecting an already spectacular driving model, making it more reactive and enjoyable, launching DiRT Rally 2.0 towards the throne of the best rally game ever. Launching, at day one, without events on the snow, the title is missing a fundamental piece. Apart from that, this is now the most refined rally simulator on the market.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Far Cry New Dawn is a solid FPS, even if it’s nothing but a more of the same.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Crackdown 3 comes directly from the past, from an era in which the open-world action games focused mainly on the number of things to do, to the detriment of the overall quality and variety of situations. This does not mean that the formula proposed by Sumo Digital doesn’t work: far from it. But it’s linked to a now anachronistic concept of a genre that has evolved over the last couple of years into something that goes beyond the simple repetition of the same tasks throughout the duration of the campaign.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Jump Force’s gameplay is spectacular and amazing, but too many technical issues get in the way, ruining part of the fun.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It is not always perfect, but overall we are facing the best story driven FPS in recent years, crafted with love, much more freedom but still impressive in its narrative, graphical and playable level of detail.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    God Eater 3 isn’t quite polished like Monster Hunter World, but it surely is the best alternative to Capcom’s videogame.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Monster Energy Supercross: The Official Videogame 2 is pure spectacle, a rhythm game disguised as a racing videogame. The only flaw is a career really not that exciting with a poor sense of progression.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Astroneer is a survival space simulator that offers a rich and colourful experience based on some interesting game mechanics.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Re-Legion is based on some interesting ideas and has a nice cyberpunk setting. Sadly there’s only one game mode (the single player campaign), and overall the game feels very easy due to a lackluster AI.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Without considering its aim, RIOT may seem just a poor RTS. However, its ability to integrate gameplay’s limits in a dialogue between them and the game’s thesis made RIOT a really experimental and interesting game, unique in its own approach to the genre.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Helheim is a simple yet engaging video game, and it’s pretty hard too.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Genesis Alpha One is a nice mix of roguelite, base building and FPS elements. It’s a bit rough around the edges, but the game can only improve with future updates.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    There’s a lot of content here, but the many technical issues, the poor balancing between the twelve factions, and the many feature missing from its direct predecessor make Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 an underwhelming experience.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Eternal Castle [REMASTERED] try to demonstrate the current maturity of the videogame medium simply using a few modern tools in a structure inspired by the adventures of the 80s, playing with the player mind starting from the title.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Clementine’s story deserves to be finished, and this third episode does justice to the legacy of Telltale Games.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Kingdom Hearts 3 succeeds in the difficult task of living up to expectations without shaking up its foundations but improving on the strengths of the previous chapters. Spectacular in its artistic direction, exhilarating in its fights and fulfilling on the narrative side, to be fully appreciated Kingdom Hearts 3 requires, however, that its public is aware of the intricate background of the saga. After waiting for so many years, recommending the last adventure of Sora, Donald and Goofy would only be a negligible formality.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    While True: learn() is a nice puzzle game that manages to be both funny and educational.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Resident Evil 2 is one of the best remakes we’ve ever seen: it’s a bit different from the classical survival horror released in 1998, while still remaining true to the original game.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Beautiful visuals and suggestive atmospheres are not enough to save Vane, whose obscure and not always working mechanics make the player feel abandoned in a poorly conceived world.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    In this chapter of Ace Combat, the gameplay is stripped down to a bare minimum and the air-to-ground combat is plain boring. The jaw-dropping graphics and production values will probably be enough to attract the fans of the franchise, but if arcade air fighting is not your niche, you'd better steer away.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ashen is a souls-like game with a particular focus on the co-op multiplayer. Sadly this feature rarely works as intended, but despite its flaws, the game developed by A44 is still an enjoyable variation to the formula created by Miyazaki and From Software.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is colorful, crazy and unpredictable, representing a perfect appetizer while we wait for an official third game in the series.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Onimusha: Warlords is a lazy remaster of an honourable but anachronistic video game. The new control system is a nice addition but we simply expected something more.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is a polished version of an already great JRPG, and it also includes a bunch new contents that will please both the fans and those who approach this game for the first time.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    More of a collection than a Deluxe Edition, New Super Mario Bros. U for Switch offers the opportunity to play an excellent 2D platformer in the best possible way today.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beat Saber is a rhythm game that’s both simple and fun. Unfortunately, its soundtrack is very limited at the moment.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom pays homage to the legacy of the Wonder Boy series by refining the solid foundations of those games and forging an excellent metroidvania.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Insurgency: Sandstorm is a convincing online FPS. It's not for everyone, but the hardcore gamers will find a satisfying tactical shooter where a good coordination with the team members is vital for success.

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