3DAvenue's Scores

  • Games
For 375 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Lumines
Lowest review score: 30 Spider-Man 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 7 out of 375
375 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A game that pairs superb combat gameplay with a mainstream market and as a result comes out as one of the first surprises for 2005 on the PS2.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It is true Port Royale 2 isn't exactly groundbreaking, but it is a very solid and enjoyable strategy/simulation with loads and loads of gameplay presuming you have the patience and passion to keep playing it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With online play and a variety of new modes including the chance to take on some of the greatest golfers in history as well as Tiger himself, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005 is the premiere console golf game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Viewtiful Joe is a very hard game and not just because of the level design.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There may be other Star Wars games out there but Lego Star Wars covers more in one game than most of them and focuses only on the sequences rather than whole films which makes for excellent gameplay.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It manages to further establish the series as one of the PC's most playable games to date. If you liked the original then you will love Sunrise.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The 12 games vary quite a bit - Monkey Soccer and Monkey Fight are particularly good fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Within the adventure mode the stylus control is a somewhat weak idea that shifts the learning curve upwards steeply, making a very accessible game a great deal less so. If you stick to digital control - and it's not that precise a game, to be honest - then you'll find Mario 64 DS to be a great title.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Quite possibly the most under rated DS game so far.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For those of you wanting something different, and a bit of a laugh along the way, its enough to say that Metal Arms: Glitch in The System is the ticket.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I was the opposite of an encyclopedia of boxing. Now however, if given the opportunity to watch it on TV, I could actually sit down and have a gander at a few rounds with some interest. This shows just how good Fight Night 2004 is.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Those coming to Warrior Within cold probably won't see a lot to complain about at all, outside of the somewhat repetitive and lengthy combat sequences.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Buying the game just for the All Star Weekend probably will lead to disappointment but as a package overall it is a great basketball game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Not the most glitzy and glamorous racer around, but definitely the closest to the real thing yet.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The familiarity of the characters will allow all gamers to relate to the game plus the fact it offers both serious and not so serious game modes really enhances the game and makes it one of the better tennis games around, even when compared to proper simulation titles.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The game features an addictive quality and in some levels will really grab you until they are completed.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    One of the most chilling games available today.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Your eyes won't hurt looking at TrackMania, but you're not going to drool either, it is just a simple graphical setup here.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Not only does the 3D engine add far more versatility to the game, but you get the overall feeling far more attention to detail went into this sequel.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    There is no doubting Cossacks II is a great RTS, however its overwhelming difficulty and, at times, overwhelming complexity, make it one for the "hardcore fans" only - whether that be the hardcore fans of this war era, or hardcore fans of RTS games who are looking for a serious challenge.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Everything about the game oozes both style and the replication of a 1930s era is second to none.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    One problem with the game is the brightness and many will be wanting to adjust their TV settings.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    NFL Street is not an easy game, especially in the challenge mode.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Visually speaking True Crime is not what I would call an example of PC graphic splendor, it is clear that this title was not specifically designed for high end PC's but rather its console counterpart.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The menu system is confusing and all over the place, clearly not designed for use with a mouse, and the graphics look like they predate 3D accelerators. If you can put those aside though, FIFA 2005 is a very solid experience with plenty of addictive action for soccer fans everywhere.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The way the developers of both the arcade game and this Xbox port have gone about retaining the heritage of the series truly adds to the game. It really is a homage to one of the best racing games of all time, and that's what makes it such a great game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    What Freestyle Superstar really does is give NBA 06's players a real identifiable personality and court persona that matches the actual player and brings a more realistic gameplay to the virtual hardwood.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Its ease of play will allow anyone to pick it up and get stuck in. That ease of play however will turn off people looking for a more challenging in-depth game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Its style is not completely original but it is certainly a successful product from a dying genre for the PC.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The graphics of SOCOM II: US Navy Seals is a mixed bag
    • 80 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    If you can't get enough of the WW2 action found in previous MOH and COD titles, then MOH: Pacific Assault will suit up well, but for everyone else, particularly those who like more variation in their FPS gaming, Pacific Assault isn't really a must have title.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What Irrational have done with the previous game really has worked well and made the game more usable for people new to the series while keeping the hardcore fans happy with the elite difficulty.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The premise of the game may not be original, but the execution of the game is, and the developers have crafted one of the most unique games of 2004 using some of the industries best technology.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Movies isn't so addictive that it will likely cause you to lose sleep like some management games, but the time you do spend with it will probably prove to be some the most enjoyable "tycoon" style gameplay you've had in 2005.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Without a doubt this would be a great game for young players and when the kids have gone to bed the older gamers might want to play as well and indulge in a few of those guilty pleasures I mentioned earlier to spice it up a bit.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some may be disappointed by the lack of personal scenes from the film but chances are they wouldn't have made great game missions.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The great thing about WOTS2 is that once you do something right or wrong the civilians will remember it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An excellent way to chew up some time with a rewarding feel each time a puzzle is solved.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The one thing about 187 which surprised us is the variety of gameplay.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The lack of a proper Olympic mode does come as a surprise but is not a major flaw and anyone looking for a solid athletics title with many more sports thrown in could do worse.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In all areas it has the credentials but the bugs all point towards another EA title that has been rushed out the door... Its squad based tactics are rewarding and the overall game does have the right fun factor to go along with the diverse gaming options.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is very pick up and play which is cool for friends but it really can only be recommended to fighting fans.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Much of Cold War is not exactly new - it feels a lot like Splinter Cell in many regards - but where Cold War separates itself is the execution.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great game which combines three of the most popular series around today; Civilization, Sim City and Command and Conquer.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What has been added this year doesn't add to much to the series overall and if you were a cynic you might say that the developers included the retro style to move the attention away from this fact.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bugbear Entertainment have put together some truly challenging tracks, a great amount of fictional cars and also added a bit humour to the mix with the lack of seat belts and great mini games.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's worth checking out for the PC gamers looking for a bit of a twist to their third person action gaming, but it isn't the sleeper hit of 2005 that I was hoping, certainly not the "free world" game it was touted to be.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not the best wrestling title of the year, an accolade that goes to the Gamecube's "WWE: Day Of Reckoning."
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The most comprehensive and detailed replication of the Second World War to date and we can't see anyone topping this in the foreseeable future.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    People are crying out for new styles of gameplay, which Psychonauts delivers, but we have a feeling that even if we tell you to go out and buy or at least try, most people will find themselves tempted by a more mainstream title, which is a shame.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wet floors shine, cupboards seem to have depth rather than the badly rendered facade that perhaps you are used to and the lighting is rich and really adds to the uneasiness of this game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A title that anyone making a movie tie-in should study very carefully, as it solidly creates a new standard for such titles.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the enhanced multiplayer mode and the new items such as the gravity gun add to the game nicely, RoE essentially offers the same basic gameplay seen in the original, not really expanding enough to attract new fans.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best uses for the Eyetoy yet and one of the most enjoyable exercise games you're likely to find.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An RTS that does feel a little dated bar a few bells and whistles, although the fans of the series will likely feel right at home.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ridge Racer PSP is everything about the system that is cool. Quick gameplay, fun racing, top soundtrack and it exploits the power of the system quite well.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's an easily accessible golf game that should suit all but the most stiff-necked golfing enthusiasts, while still appealing to the mass market.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it’s not going to revolutionize the genre nor is it even a AAA title, it’s by no means a poor game and the ongoing action will really be music to the ears of FPS fans.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, while Fable: TLC does feature a nice open ended single player experience, you're likely going to be done with the game entirely once you've finished it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not "GTA4" nor is it trying to be but it does borrow some elements from the game to create one of the cheesiest and most playable games of the year so far, its just not as fully realized as it could have been.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While you'd think the Tomb Raider style of gameplay would have expired by now, Legend really rejuvenates the series back into the realms of play-ability.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While some areas could have used more polish, particularly the AI which is a tad disappointing, the experience the game has to offer is unmatched.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The latest and best bike title on the PS2 and probably any console to date.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s stylish enough with its heavy metal soundtrack and graphics to hold its head up against those ultra fussy techno-tappit-head driving games (the ones that make you choose what type of screws hold the suspension together before you are allowed to leave the pits) but it’s easy enough to be fun and challenging at the same time.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although the initial storyline is a little confusing, especially if the gamer is new to the series, the overall flow of the storyline and game work very well.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Madden 06 PC remains a great option for NFL fans now, but for how long the PC is a realistic option for the latest in NFL gaming technology is anyone's guess.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Very much worth your time and money if you can't get enough RTS gaming, it's just a shame it wasn’t more than yet another solid RTS.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If there was a criticism of Bomberman to be made, it's that aside from little tweaks -- a few new powerups here, or a multi-screen layout there -- nothing much has changed in the Bomber world since he made his NES debut many, many years ago.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are sections of the game where you hit invisible walls -- presumably to make way for more expansion packs, although at the time of writing the only expansion available for Xbox 360 owners is some rather expensive downloadable horse armor -- and some wacky bugs that'll sometimes see you floating on air when you dismount a horse.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Where X-Men Legends 2 shows its franchise roots is in the fact that it genuinely isn't that much of a visual step up from last year's model.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It does have a sense of familiarity about it and the developers could have been a little more original and innovative but to deliver a game so complete, which such good graphics and so playable for launch was a feat in itself.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The problem with Quake 4 is that, for the most part, the single player mode suffers from the same simplicity as "Doom 3" - random shooting through a maze of "appeasing-at-first, but-boring-after-the-100th-time" environments.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with the high level of detail, and destructibility of the levels, the framerate doesn’t fault even once.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hopefully for 2K7, however, 2KSports can start to take stability and bugs slightly more seriously, as it is an issue seen in many of their games of late.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    High quality gaming, perfect for traveling and the rumble pack for future games - you really can't go wrong with this one if you're a fan of bouncing balls.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The development team has done an excellent job in combining fast paced racing gameplay with a unique game mechanic and a bit of action thrown in as well.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    EA has succeeded in taking the game back to its roots, but in other ways not as far as some may have liked.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is a game that doesn’t take much time to play making it perfect for traveling and short trips.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Visually the game is stunning however we did have one problem when using lower settings to see how it looked. The game just isn't bright enough, we had to max our TV out with brightness before we could play the game properly.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the areas Essentials does well, it excels, but what it doesn't do well keeps it from the must buy list for all but the most hardcore Sam Fisher fans unfortunately.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Top Spin 2 is a title that impresses beyond our expectations on the DS. PAM may have had a tough time on the 360 and making a truly next gen game, but in terms of handheld, they have created the best tennis game available for portable systems. It may not innovate that much compared to the other two TS games, but it does what it set out to do well, and that’s what matters most.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A brilliant game that no 360 gamer should ignore.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The developers have really put an effort into getting an original game and storyline on the system and it has really paid off.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fantastic handheld game and really shows why some games belong on handheld more than consoles.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Driving around Hawaii with your mates really shows the online power of the system, plus the single player is enough on its own if Live is not enabled.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It has a very Japanese style to it, it’s very arcade-like, and it's one of the best titles on Xbox 360 as a result. The bottom line, 360 gamers must play this game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The author is rather fond of really hard games with simple premises, and Mega Man is exactly that-- the game mechanics themselves are quite archaic, but work exceptionally well due to good original design.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is the best World Cup licensed game ever produced and EA has made a huge effort to give us a slight glimpse at what FIFA 2007 will look like on the next generation consoles.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you go in not expecting a brand new GTA you will find a nice cheap filler full of action and storyline to keep you going for a little while at least – easily a bargain for its AU$50 price tag.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When it comes down to it, Viva Piñata is a pretty basic strategy game in some areas that expands the strategy concept in other areas - areas you may not traditionally expect a game of this genre to expand.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it is probably not as good as Battlefield 2, it's very hard to top what is seen as the number one multiplayer game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One aspect of the game which is a bit disappointing is that it is a little easy to complete. We managed to get through the game fairly quickly, but it does increase in difficulty as you complete levels...A crazy game that really shows when a developer sits down and comes up with an original idea, it can be fantastic.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Previous Hitman games have seen 47 glide around in a rather unrealistic fashion, and thankfully there's been a lot of work done on improving animation routines in order to impart a more lifelike feel to the game. It's not flawless, however.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Valve has once again proven that it knows its stuff when it comes to gaming. Half-Life is fast becoming one of the most legendary series of all time and Episode One only enhances this view.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Super Monkey Ball is one of, if not the best value for money games for the Wii launch.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While this game isn’t a must buy, it is a must play for RPG fans, especially those who own the X-Men Legend series of games.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a shame it has taken EA so long to finally give the PC gamers something to be excited over, but hopefully 07 is a sign EA are becoming a little more serious about their PC audience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The storyline and atmosphere keep the game from getting old but those who want something new probably won't find too much of it here.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the Wii's better launch games and the control system is unmatched at this stage.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lego Star Wars II takes a successful formula, enhances it ten fold and goes next generation.