The Games Machine's Scores

  • Games
For 981 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 69% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 25% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 78
Highest review score: 99 Red Dead Redemption 2
Lowest review score: 30 Real Farm
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 18 out of 981
981 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order hits the target by offering the right mix of adrenaline-pumping action and thoughtful exploration. The metroidvania mechanics are grafted to perfection within the game formula, and the same can be said for those borrowed from the latest productions of From Software. Without introducing anything really new, Respawn Entertainment manages to merge all these elements and give birth to a fascinating and satisfying experience, as well as being consistent with the Star Wars ecosystem (much more so than the latest movies).
    • 73 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Aslightly lazy conversion of a rather disappointing game at the time of its original release. It's a decent budget game, but it's not as good as the previous games dedicated to professor Hershel.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Football Manager 2020 is another Sports Interactive title packaged to the smallest detail, almost perfect and optimized in all aspects. However, its structure is starting to need updating.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At the moment I spent about twelve hours among the peaks and plateaus that pop up in the clouds of Stormland, fighting the robotic threats of the "Tempest", and I think I will spend as many in the coming days. Contents of this Oculus exclusive by Insomniac Games promise to be infinite, they are not in fact – or, at least, their variety has a precise limit, even in the procedural generation after the end of story mode – but it does enough to be loved by video games sci-fi fans and, in general, those who enjoy approaching open world settings with great freedom of action, often excellent in its concepts and pleasantly in the boundaries of emergent gameplay.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It is the best version of an epic game that has made the history of RTS and the worthy celebration of its twentieth anniversary.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Planet Zoo has turned out to be a complete, satisfying product, capable of entertaining a wide audience, thanks to its intuitive interface, accompanied by intriguing graphics and a complete localization in Italian.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Red Dead Redemption 2 was fantastic on PlayStation 4, and it remains fantastic even on PC, with the addition of some aspects that were missing in the original edition.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Need for Speed ​​Heat is the greeting of the series to this generation but also a new beginning thanks to its solidity, aesthetics, and playability. Ghost Games has combined the simplicity of the inputs with a great sense of control, in a beautiful open world to see and full of events.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Disco Elysium is a little great masterpiece that, due to slow gameplay and its impressive quantity and quality of dialogues, cannot be appreciated by everyone. Unfortunately for them, of course.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The Beast Inside is a walking simulator that tries to make the most of the horror setting to create a good but not perfect videogame.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Mario & Sonic at the 2020 Olympic Games is definitely the best chapter in the series, and will surely make the joy of younger gamers and those willing to climb the online charts, aiming for gold.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Let’s Sing 2020 has a good selection of songs, a series of fun challenges and good evaluation skills. However, the game has crashed repeatedly and its music videos seem to come from a VHS.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    AI War 2 breaks the rules of grand strategy games and puts players out of their comfort zone. The unparalleled strategic depth and great variety of situations make this game an absolute try for every strategy fan despite terrible, terrible graphics and sound.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Death Stranding is a good game, as well as the most ambitious work born from the mind of Hideo Kojima. It's not perfect, but successfully captures the player in a dark and fragmented world, so it's really worth fighting for.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Strategic Mind: The Pacific is an interesting turn-based tactical game but it certainly isn’t for everyone, however that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It’s a bit rough on the edges but in the end it does its job pretty well.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Moons of Madness manages to balance the stylistic elements of the walking simulator with some different game mechanics and its puzzles. Rock Pocket Games has handled the available Lovecraftian material as it should, setting up an adventure that can easily walk alone with dignity.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    After nearly 14 years Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz is still an entertaining piece of software despite some minor flaws.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    COD: Modern Warfare is the dawn of a new era for the series and the show could not have been better than this. By embracing different categories of digital killers with some bold changes between gameplay, rhythm and level design, online FPS will have to compete with it from now on.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Luigi’s Mansion 3 is the perfect example of the Nintendo way of making games. It comes six years after the last chapter, it doesn’t revolutionize the core concepts, but it introduces just the perfect amount of new features to feel fresh. However, the most important thing is that it's funny, damn funny, like watching a Ghostbusters VHS every Sunday morning in your childhood.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Deliver Us the Moon manages to amalgamate the sci-fi thriller concept with a third-person adventure in an entertaining way. The gameplay structure is too basic and almost chained to the usual stylistic elements seen and revised. Unfortunately, this penalizes the final result.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A challenging, graphically flawless game that seems like a miracle. Three years of hard work of a single person that cost only 18 euros. A masterpiece that we hope will serve Mario Malagrino among the next big names of Industry.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    After over 20 years Sir Daniel Fortesque rise again from his grave to remember us how hard an hero's after-life could be.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Outer Worlds is Obsidian Entertainment’s magnum opus, an RPG with an enticing and multifaceted ruleset set in a dystopian capitalistic society. Its only flaws reside in the combat system and gunplay, but these are easily counterbalanced by the excellent writing and the many possibilities offered to the players. Let’s hope Obsidian will explore this setting further, possibly with a much needed sequel.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Witcher 3 for Nintendo Switch turns out to be another incarnation of the franchise ready to kidnap you without making you understand how, where and when. A game that knows how to excite and fascinate its players.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the hardware limitations, circumvented by falling to 30 frames per second, the competitive shooter made by Blizzard turns out to be a valuable job. A conversion that aims first and foremost to reach new players, pulling them into what is certainly one of the generation's cults.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Refreshing idea: you are asked to take control over your troops, but you have no direct control; developers want you to feel in the middle of the action, but they remove you from it. Brilliant on paper, but players remain prisoners of the limitation the game designers set for themselves, leaving us with shallow combat and unnecessarily too little feedback from what's going on in the battlefield.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Fast, brutal and incredibly fun, Valfaris is as heavy metal as a game can be.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Untitled Goose Game is a joke. A great one. Sure, an evil goose is an excellent starting point, but you need a great awareness of how gags work to make people laugh with it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Asgard's Wrath is one of the greatest titles produced since the birth of VR gaming, perhaps the most ambitious ever. Even its models are over the top - the last God of War is clearly quoted - but Sanzaru's game manages to build its strong personality with challenge and taste for discovery, using our double dimension - divine and terrestrial - to stage a VR show never seen before for graphical and playable details.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    John Wick Hex is a game made for the franchise lovers. Since this is a minor production, there are pros and cons: there are indeed good gameplay and a good idea, but also a lack of progression and a feeling of repetition that makes you lose a little the desire to continue further.

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