TheManCalledScott’s Highest-Rated Games

This page highlights the highest scoring video games as reviewed by Wizard Dojo’s beloved founder, TheManCalledScott.

 

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 are currently 9 games to have earned a 10.

Super Mario Galaxy 2

Reviewed on: May 23, 2015 

“Super Mario Galaxy 2 is a celebration of video games. The end result is not only the best 3D platformer yet made, it’s also one of the finest video games of all time.” Read the full review

 

Super Mario World

Reviewed on: September 18, 2015

“Super Mario World is both a refinement and a subtle but powerful reinvention of everything Mario learned up to that point. It remains not only one of the best Mario games ever, but one of the greatest video games. Period.” Read the full review

 

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest

Reviewed on: November 20, 2015

“You won’t find many games that are built so strongly around such contrasts, and none that execute them better, or provide this much fun while doing it.” Read the full review

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Reviewed on: December 21, 2015

“With its release, the ‘Metroidvania’ genre came to full fruition, and it could easily be argued that Symphony of the Night is still the peak of the genre.” Read the full review

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Reviewed on: April 5, 2017

“Despite all of its inspirations, Breath of the Wild is still very much the same Zelda experience we all know and love. In fact, it may just be the best of the legendary lot.” Read the full review

Super Mario Odyssey

Reviewed on: October 29, 2017

“Odyssey has pulled it off all over again. Its restless imagination, non-stop surprises, and pitch-perfect gameplay will leave anyone wondering what the future holds for Mario and company.”  Read the full review

Undertale

Reviewed on: April 8, 2018*

“When Toby Fox created Undertale, he molded his game after some all-time greats in the RPG genre. Little did he know that his “little” game would end up sitting right alongside them.” Read the full review 

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

Reviewed on: June 19, 2018

“Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars can at least still claim to be among Mario’s greatest adventures, and one of the best RPGs of all time. A legend indeed.” Read the full review

 

Dark Souls

Reviewed on: July 29, 2018

“Dark Souls is a difficult video game. But it also happens to be one of the very best.” Read the full review


The 9s

The following 16 games have received a score of 9/10.

Banjo-Tooie

Bloodborne

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

Dark Souls 3

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mega Man 2

Mega Man 3

Mega Man X

Overwatch

Portal

Shovel Knight

Sonic Mania

Super Mario 64

Super Mario Bros. 3

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U


*Undertale was initially reviewed on February 1, 2016. The original review, now upped to a 10/10 to reflect my current standing, can be found here.

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