Metacritic Battles Review Bombing - No User Scores on Launch
Jacob Blazewicz, 09 July 2020, 18:05
Metacritic has introduced a restriction on user ratings. From now on, the website does not allow users to issue notes on the day the game is released.
Mass Effect Andromeda's Suprisingly Positive Ratings on Steam
Adrian Werner, 08 July 2020, 12:28
Mass Effect: Andromeda is seen as the black sheep of the franchise, so it's a surprise to see the warm reception that the game has received on Steam.
First Reviews: F1 2020 - Great Culmination of Current Gen
Paul Wozniak, 06 July 2020, 18:16
The first reviews of the latest installment Formula 1 racing game series from Codemasters Software. According to the journalists, it's a very good game, which highlights the developers' experience with the franchise, although it doesn't lack outdated elements. Mainly the new My Team mode has been gathering a lot of positive feedback.
One Month Into Valorant and Players are Not Impressed
Adrian Werner, 02 July 2020, 15:32
We looked at the reception of Valorant a month after its release. User reviews are polarized, and the average player rating doesn't give Riot Games reasons to be satisfied.
The Last of Us 2 - Players Rating Score on Metacritic is Slowly Rising
Paul Wozniak, 01 July 2020, 16:28
After a wave of negative opinions about The Last of Us: Part II, which flooded the Internet some time ago, the average of ratings given by Metacritic users is slowly growing. The number of user reviews has already exceeded 100 thousand.
Bannerlord is Too Similar to Predecessor? Players Grow Weary
Bart Swiatek, 23 June 2020, 13:51
Some of the people playing Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord complain about the game's weariness. In their opinion, the title is not different enough from the previous part, offers too shallow gameplay and puts too much emphasis on grind. The decreasing interest is also visible in the stats collected by SteamCharts.
Torchlight 3 Criticized in Steam Reviews
Milosz Szubert, 16 June 2020, 14:55
Early access to Torchlight III met with a rather cold reception from the players. On Steam, only 36% of player opinions on the title are positive. Criticized elements include technical problems and the requirement for a permanent internet connection.
First Reviews: Desperados 3 - Brilliant Return
Paul Wozniak, 12 June 2020, 20:42
The first reviews of the new installment of Desperados can already be found online. The critics agreed that the creators made sure the series is back in an amazing style.
First Reviews: The Last of Us 2 - Strong Candidate for Game of the Year
Adrian Werner, 12 June 2020, 15:29
First reviews of The Last of Us: Part II have been published. The game delighted almost all editors of industry media and is a strong candidate for the game of the year title.
First Reviews: Command and Conquer Remastered - Successful Return of Iconic RTS
Paul Wozniak, 05 June 2020, 22:44
Today, Command & Conquer Remastered Collection launched on PC. According to reviews available on the web, the game proved to be a successful return of the classic RTS series, although there were some complaints about outdated gameplay.
First Reviews: Saints Row The Third Remastered - Surprisingly Good Overhaul
Frozen, 23 May 2020, 20:04
Yesterday, a renewed version of the third instalment of the Saints Row series debuted. The reviews appearing on the Internet show that the title looks exceptionally good - especially compared to other recent remasters.
First Reviews: Minecraft Dungeons - Charming Diablo Clone, but Lacks Depth
Jacob Blazewicz, 22 May 2020, 14:00
First reviews of Minecraft Dungeons have appeared on the Internet. Critics agree that Mojang delivered a nice and accessible production, but also one which will not necessarily appeal to hardcore dungeon crawler fans.
Doom Eternal Review Bombed After the Intoduction of Denuvo Anti-cheat
Adrian Werner, 17 May 2020, 19:49
The addition of Denuvo Anti-Cheat to Doom Eternal has met with a very unfavourable response from the community. Currently most of the reviews on Steam are negative.
First Reviews: Streets of Rage 4 - Legend Returns
Jacob Blazewicz, 30 April 2020, 13:24
Today marks the release of Streets of Rage 4, a continuation of the iconic beat'em up from the 1990s. The launch is accompanied by numerous and very positive reviews of the game.
First Reviews: SnowRunner - Satisfying Fun in Snow
Milosz Szubert, 28 April 2020, 14:25
SnowRunner, the new off-road vehicle simulator from Saber Interactive, debuts on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One today. First reviews of the title are now available online.
First Reviews: Gears Tactics - A Successful Experiment
Jacob Blazewicz, 27 April 2020, 21:29
First reviews of Gears Tactics are here. The strategic spin-off of Gears Tactics came out decently, although there were some minor problems.
Deadside - Alternative to DayZ Attracts Many Players
Milosz Szubert, 16 April 2020, 15:32
Two days after its launch in early access, the survival game Deadside from Bad Pixel is doing pretty well on Steam. The title has an average of 5,000 people playing at the same time. Most of them have a positive opinion about it.
Fallout 76 According to Steam Users: Things Got Better
Jacob Blazewicz, 16 April 2020, 13:37
Two days after the debut of Fallout 76 on Steam, a lot of reviews of the game have already appeared. The infamous installment of the Fallout made a bit better impression on Steam users, mainly due to the Wastelanders update, which added NPCs and improved many elements of the game.
First Reviews: Final Fantasy VII Remake - Solid GoTY Candidate
Paul Wozniak, 06 April 2020, 16:04
The first reviews of Final Fantasy VII Remake have appeared online. They show that once again we are dealing with a great production that has managed to adapt the spirit of the original to modern standards.
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord - Success on Steam and Positive Player Reception
Milosz Szubert, 31 March 2020, 19:43
The launch of Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord in early access on Steam was a huge success. According to Steamcharts, more than 178,000 people were simultaneously enjoying the title at the hottest momene tof the day. The title is also collecting positive feedback from the community.
First Reviews: Resident Evil 3
Jacob Blazewicz, 30 March 2020, 19:07
First reviews of Resident Evil 3 appeared on the web. The refreshed version of the third installment of Capcom's undead franchise was well received, albeit it is clearly worse than the remaster of the second game.
Half-Life: Alyx Conquers Metacritic
Conrad Hazi, 29 March 2020, 21:59
Half-Life: Alyx is the best-rated PC game released this year according to Metacritic. Valve's new title has an average rating of 93 points based on 42 professional reviews.
First Reviews: Half-Life Alyx – New Level of VR Gaming
Jacob Blazewicz, 23 March 2020, 20:51
More reviews of Half-Life: Alyx have appeared on the web. The texts show that the title is a worthy successor to the franchise, and at the same time a game that sets new standards in the market of VR gaming.
Half-Life: Alyx Receives 9/10 in First Published Review
Conrad Hazi, 22 March 2020, 16:32
The first review of Half-Life: Alyx appeared in Edge magazine. The long-awaited game from Valve was very highly rated by the British magazine. Those who have already purchased the game will receive access to it on March 23.
First Reviews: Doom Eternal - One Hell of a Shooter
Jacob Blazewicz, 17 March 2020, 20:04
Numerous reviews of Doom Eternal have appeared online. So far, the texts leave no doubt - id Software has delivered.
First Reviews: Dreams - Another Great PS4 Exclusive
Milosz Szubert, 13 February 2020, 14:31
The first reviews of Dreams, the latest game by the creators of the iconic LittleBigPlanet series, appeared online. According to the critics, the devs once again delivered a great production.
In 2019, Steam Intervened in 44 Cases of Review Bombing
Jacob Blazewicz, 07 February 2020, 16:57
Valve has published a summary of 2019 on Steam. In addition to data on the platform's popularity and new features, the company has also revealed how many times it was forced to intervene in connection with review-bombing.
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Praised by Gamers and Critics
Milosz Szubert, 29 January 2020, 13:56
Last week, the VR game The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners from Skydance Interactive debuted on PC. The title gathers very good opinions among critics and players alike.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Reviews - Great Anime Adaptation, But Average Game
qjin, 16 January 2020, 23:04
On the eve of the launch of Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, first reviews of the game appeared on the web. Did CyberConnect2 deliver and met the expectations of anime and action RPG fans? According to the reviews, we have a good, but a little underdeveloped title on our hands, faithfully reproducing the adventures of Goku, Vegeta and other characters known from Akira Toriyama's saga.
A Mediocre Year; Metacritic Summarizes 2019 Game Reviews
Jacob Blazewicz, 03 January 2020, 22:54
Metacritic published a list of the best-rated games in 2019. The year turned out to be somewhat poor in outstanding titles (i.e. those with an average review score above 90/100), despite featuring many titles appreciated by critics.
Worst Video Games of 2019 - PS4 Games Dominate
Konrad Serafinski, 22 December 2019, 16:30
Metacritic published a list of the worst-rated games in 2019. Contrary to appearances, many of the productions from the top ten have been published by major publishers. The dominance of titles from PlayStation 4 is also surprising.
Darksiders Genesis PC Release and First Reviews
Konrad Serafinski, 05 December 2019, 12:33
Today, Darksiders Genesis from Airship Syndicate launched on PC. A lot of reviews have already appeared on the web, most of which are positive. It looks like we have a very interesting spin-off of the series on our hands.
Ancestors Dev: „People Expected a 35-person Team to Ship Game Like Assassin's Creed.”
Konrad Serafinski, 30 November 2019, 22:52
Patrice Desilets, creator of Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, claims that both gamers and reviewers have treated his production too harshly. He believes that many critics have rated the game negatively without having actually played it.
Launch and Reviews of Terminator: Resistance, Gamers Disagree With Critics
Milosz Szubert, 15 November 2019, 16:06
Terminator: Resistance made its debut on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This FPS based on the iconic franchise did not appeal to the critics, but so far it collects positive feedback from players on Steam.
Football Manager 2020 Reviews - Sports Interactive Doesn't Disappoint
Milosz Szubert, 15 November 2019, 14:31
We learned the first industry opinions on Football Manager 2020. According to the critics, Sports Interactive once again managed to create a very good football manager simulator, based on the elements from the previous installments and adding some interesting things.
Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield Reviews; Dexit Affair Continues
Jacob Blazewicz, 13 November 2019, 21:52
Two days before the release of Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield first reviews of both games appeared on the internet. In the meantime, the players got to the game files, and their findings reignited the controversy around the so-called Dexit.
Kojima Suggests Americans Did Not Understand Death Stranding
Bart Swiatek, 12 November 2019, 20:55
Hideo Kojima, the creator of the Metal Gear Solid series and the recently released Death Stranding, said that the latter title may be difficult to understand for some types of audience. In his opinion, Americans belong to this category.
Release, Reviews and New Trailer of Song of Horror
Milosz Szubert, 05 November 2019, 14:44
For several days now you can play on PC in the first two episodes of Song of Horror, a survival horror game from an independent Spanish studio Protocol Games. The next three chapters will come out over the next few months.
First Reviews: Death Stranding - Critics are Divided
Adrian Werner, 01 November 2019, 10:47
The first reviews of Death Stranding appeared, and it seems like the latest work by Hideo Kojima has divided the critics. Most reviews are positive, but there are also many bad ratings.
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Reviews
Milosz Szubert, 25 October 2019, 12:52
Last week, Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville debuted on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The title was quite warmly received by the industry media.
MediEvil PS4 Reviews
Jacob Blazewicz, 24 October 2019, 00:05
The first reviews of MediEvil remake have been published on the web. So far, the reviews shows that the devs have faithfully recreated the original game, with all its advantages and, unfortunately, drawbacks.
First Reviews: The Outer Worlds - Worthy Successor to Fallout: New Vegas?
qjin, 22 October 2019, 16:55
The first reviews of The Outer Worlds were published online. The new game from Obsidian Entertainment should meet most of the expectations of RPG fans, especially players looking for a spiritual heir to Fallout: New Vegas. However, the game got hit for using dated technology and for combat.
Launch and Reviews of Disco Elysium - Breath of Fresh Air in RPGs
Milosz Szubert, 15 October 2019, 14:15
Today, we've seen the PC launch of Disco Elysium, a narrative-oriented RPG created by ZA/UM studio. The title collects very positive reviews in the industry media.
First Reviews: GRID - Successful Return of Codemasters' Racing IP
Adrian Werner, 08 October 2019, 17:02
The first reviews of GRID have appeared on the web. They show that the game, despite a few shortcomings, generally presents a high level.
First Reviews: Concrete Genie - Small but Pleasant PS4 Exclusive
Milosz Szubert, 08 October 2019, 12:43
The first reviews of Concrete Genie, a PlayStation 4 exclusive action adventure game from PixelOpus, have been released online. According to the critics, Sony's platform has received another interesting title.
Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince - Reviews
Jacob Blazewicz, 07 October 2019, 21:29
Reviews of Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince started appearing on the web. Critics agree that Frozenbyte managed to return to good form and delivered a worthy continuation of the series.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint - Reviews
Michael Kulakowski, 05 October 2019, 20:47
Reviews of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, a shooter, which released this Friday has appeared on the web. Critics' notes oscillate around 60 percent on average. The title has, therefore, become one of the lowest-rated high-budget Ubisoft games in recent years.
First Reviews: Warsaw
Bart Swiatek, 03 October 2019, 14:24
First reviews of Warsaw - the Darkest Dungeon-inspired tactical RPG from the Polish studio PIxelated Milk - have appeared on the web. Some of Steam users also expressed their opinions on the title. Looks like it's not bad, but it could have been better.
Launch and First Reviews of The Surge 2
Bart Swiatek, 24 September 2019, 12:44
Today marks the launch of a „soulslike” RPG The Surge 2 from the German studio Deck13 Interactive. Reviews suggest that the team delivered a solid continuation that improves many aspects of the first installment.
First Reviews: FIFA 20 - Volta Holds its Own, But no Revolutions
Milosz Szubert, 19 September 2019, 18:07
Reviews of FIFA 20, the latest installment of the extremely popular series of football games from Electronic Arts company, started to appear on the web. Although the ratings are high, journalists point out that those expecting a major revolution will be disappointed.