AfterStory’s Highest-Rated Games

This page highlights the highest scoring video games as reviewed by Wizard Dojo’s first mate, AfterStory.


The 10s

Very few games exude the nearly flawless polish and creativity that justifies a perfect score. As far as the Dojo is concerned, these are those games.

Keep in mind that , although a number of these games have been reviewed relatively close together, the timeframes between the releases of a 10 can be extensive. So don’t expect this pace of perfect scores to continue.

There is currently 2 game to have earned a 10.


Super Mario Odyssey

Reviewed on: November 8, 2017

“Super Mario Odyssey is a magical adventure that’s charming, surprising, innovative, and undeniably brilliant – an impeccable master class in level design and gameplay variance that easily surpasses the gold standards of the Mario franchise. Super Mario Odyssey is not only the best game in the legendary series, it’s arguably my favourite video game of all time.” Read the full review

God of War


Reviewed on: May 1, 2018

“God of War is an unforgettable rollercoaster ride that is unequivocally surprising and admittedly heartwarming. The conspicuous amount of love and dedication that went into each moving piece of the puzzle make this new chapter the most memorable and beguiling entry in the series. It’s an absolute masterpiece, in every meaning of the word.” Read the full review



The 9.5s

Though the “near-perfect” score of 9.5 may not be quite as rare as a 10, they are still few and far between. They may not boast that perfect score, but they still deserve to stand side-by-side next to any 10. There are currently a total of games that have earned a 9.5 by AfterStory.


 Persona 5

Reviewed on: August 14, 2017

“Persona 5 is definitely an overwhelming experience for the faint of heart, especially with its complex systems and rather slow opening, but persevere through its inauguration and you are left with an exceptional experience that will stay with you for years to come.” Read the full review



Reviewed on: September 20, 2017

“It’s difficult to not compare Nioh to From Software’s repertoire as it bears so many similarities to those brilliant vessels of game design, but Nioh does an incredible amount of implementation to set itself apart from the Souls series, and it’s arguably the stronger experience because of it.” Read the full review




Reviewed on: February 6, 2018

“Most will pick up Celeste because its addictive, yet dynamic gameplay is a masterful example of simplistic design (a conspicuous fit for the Nintendo Switch), but will end up staying for the surprisingly heartfelt story and slew of wonderfully charming characters.” Read the full review