The Games Machine's Scores

  • Games
For 754 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 3.5 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: 14 out of 754
754 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 70 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.
    • 67 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.
    • 81 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.
    • 85 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    This porting fails to address many aspects that required VR-focused re-work. In additions, content cuts like the absence of co-op mode essentially make this version of Borderlands 2 sub-par to the original game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One Hour One Life is a masterpiece of game design. No other word can tell the exceptional concept behind this online survival.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Easy to learn, difficult to master: OkunoKA is a good platform game with a nice art direction.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Project Warlock is a fast-paced, fun and challenging old-school FPS, with a hint of RPG mechanics.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Book of Demons has some good ideas which often are well implemented, but in certain situations Diablo's inspiration becomes a cage a bit too narrow.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    It may be late and it may not be the best looking game of the year, but PUGB is still an enjoyable battle royale, that enriches the PS4 catalogue.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A classic from the not so recent past, now remastered for the newest generations of gamers.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    GRIS is an outstanding work of pure art in the world of video games. Its gameplay, however simple, is but a vessel for a strong and emotional message carried out by an exceptional visual and sound direction. The first title from Nomada Studio is moving, delicate and elegant: a real gem in the landscape of independent video games.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Jagged Alliance: Rage! has a bunch of interesting ideas, but it’s flawed by many technical issues.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Even if it feels like a 90’s racing arcade, with marvelous landscapes and frenetic races, Horizon Chase Turbo doesn’t give up showing a strong personality and a fresh low poly style.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • 38 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.
    • 92 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • 80 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.
    • 78 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.
    • 69 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.
    • 80 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 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.
    • 71 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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