The Games Machine's Scores

  • Games
For 721 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 721
721 game reviews
    • 78 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.
    • 61 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.
    • 78 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • 52 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.
    • tbd 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.
    • 69 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.
    • 75 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.
    • 73 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    On one hand, Call of Cthulhu is able to drag the player into an adventure with a dark and oppressive atmosphere, in which nobody really seems to be on our side, and curiosity can turn out to be our worst enemy. On the other hand, the little care given to some aspects of the game and the implementation of certain mechanics transform this game into a missed opportunity to celebrate the works of H.P. Lovecraft.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    My Hero One’s Justice is a game aimed almost exclusively at the fans of the series, which will perhaps be satisfied by the fan-service and the scenic performance of the game. It’s a pity that too many problems prevent it from sitting next to other well-known exponents of his own genre.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Huge, technically incomparable and full of things to do: the Western epic from Rockstar Games manages to repeat the success of the first chapter, creating one of the most impressive video games of all time.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A series of interesting boss fights clashes with the general treatment of the Chinese indie game, lowering the quality to the point of not doing it justice. Nevertheless the challenge offered brings with it great intuitions.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a game of pure wrestling which aims to replicate the most technical and psychological aspects of the discipline by offering a rigorous, but very rewarding gameplay. You need an investment in terms of hours and effort to get satisfaction from Fire Pro Wrestling World, but you’ll get a game that can last, literally, decades.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The courage of Treyarch must always be rewarded, and that is why we feel confident in affirming that, for now, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 can really make a difference in its own genre, especially thanks to the new Blackout mode. Nice job.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    I spent a few days hunting for undead, Lords and great knights. I visited Oolacile again from the comfort of my bed, I lost thousands of souls in Anor Londo from the terrace of my house, and I banged my fists on the desk while slipping in a ravine trying to take a shortcut. Although it is a pity that the frame rate isn’t perfectly stable, the chance to play whenever and wherever I want has its own charm.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales takes this genre to a new level of depth.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    SoulCalibur VI offers plenty of hours of fun, and not just online. Some interesting additions to the gameplay and the new characters make the gaming experience fresh and varied, even if some animation risks to break the flow of combat. Had it not been for the rather unpleasant decision to block Tira as a Season Pass bonus, Project Soul's latest work would have had very few things to complain about.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    More than 160 characters, standard arenas, and thousands of enemies to mow away: Warriors Orochi 4 remains faithful to the musou formula, but it’s too easy and excessively repetitive.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A hurricane of style, good ideas and convincing narration clashes with a difficulty so low that sometimes is irritating: beyond an all-but-old problem of about a decade, The World Ends with You remains an incredibly fresh and original game that deserves to be played by both veterans and those who missed it on the DS in 2007. There is no better opportunity to brush up on the adventure of Neku, just hold on to the touch screen and leave the Joy-Con in a corner. The party, this time, is the exclusive prerogative of the handheld mode.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A collection of seven great titles that appeals to both old school gamers and newcomers.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After many years, finally Space Hulk: Tactics represents a transposition as faithful as possible of the original board game. The two campaigns of Space Marine and Genestealer aren’t very long, but they allow the players to familiarize with the game mechanics, and they tell stories that are consistent with the Warhammer 40,000 franchise. There are a few bugs to report, but the fans of WH40K should not miss the title developed by Cyanide Studio.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Despite the popularity of the manga, Black Clover: Quartet Knights fails to draw attentions due to the lack of compelling game modes and the presence of dull game mechanics, a repetitive story mode and the almost total absence of customization. There are some good ideas here in the form of an original story and a nice graphic design, but the final product is not able to fully bring out all its potential.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    First-party developer Japan Studio shows competence in the use of virtual reality, and even more in the way it takes the DualShock controller at the front of the action. The protagonists, Sony's Bots, are as cute as they come, and the general look and feel make Astro Bot a joy to play. On the other side, the game does barely offer any kind of challenge at all and more variety in gameplay would have been appreciated by experienced players. However, it is good to see this type of production for virtual reality, which show great potential.

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