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 3.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 78
Highest review score: 100 Shadow of the Colossus
Lowest review score: 30 Spider-Man 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 7 out of 375
375 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If platform games are your thing, and you don't mind an adult spin on a cute furry red squirrel named Conker which has one heck of a hangover, then you'll find this game very playable.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lego Star Wars II takes a successful formula, enhances it ten fold and goes next generation.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you like "Burnout" and like first person shooters, buy this because Criterion has done to FPS what they did to racing games, all over again.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The online play is an excellent addition to the already superb franchise and really anyone looking for a decent online fighting game, needs to check this game out.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The great thing about WOTS2 is that once you do something right or wrong the civilians will remember it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pikmin 2 will probably join a growing cast of quirky Gamecube titles, thinking specifically of fare like Donkey Konga, Luigi's Mansion and Super Monkey Ball, that have their ardent fans but don't quite do enough to appeal to the broad mainstream.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Super Monkey Ball is one of, if not the best value for money games for the Wii launch.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Luxoflux have done a top job putting a realistic and interesting story together and the fact it's set in a real city that many can relate to makes it just even better.
    • 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
    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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with the high level of detail, and destructibility of the levels, the framerate doesn’t fault even once.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It does become repetitive but the level design, mission structure and small variety of missions makes it easier to swallow, creating an overall decent third person action game for the fans.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Many games in the past captured the essence of brutal fantasy gridiron nicely, but none could have dreamed up this much depth and detail.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Challenging gameplay is enough as far as I'm concerned but when you accompany this with a checkpoint save system which you can't directly dictate, forcing you to reload action up to 20 minutes ago and beyond, the annoyance level simply rises.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    It hasn't lost much of its charm from the 2002 PC edition and they seem to have used the PS2 hardware in the best way possible.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    While the level design is fairly basic, the levels are huge and offer some great moments and decent challenges for all ages.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    As far as the controls go, I was left a little disappointed.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Those wanting a deep, story oriented game should definitely look elsewhere but if you want a game which you can pick up once every few weeks and have nothing to worry about other then destroying hordes of enemies, then Serious Sam: Next Encounter is definitely it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    AI can seem a bit like sheep at times just running towards the combat areas and the fact is you will probably take down about four or five before they manage to kill your character. This obviously unbalances the teams and can make the game incredibly easy but you don't buy battlefront for the single player, multiplayer is definitely the main focus.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A decent game, although it is not quite a memorable one.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    One on one basketball can be fun but can also become monotonous so its really a case of needing to like the sport because the storyline and other modes really aren't going to keep you playing the game for a great deal of time.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A stepping stone to a better game and if EA continue to build on this engine and title they could possibly have the definitive Rugby game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The quick style of the game is quite suitable for portable action.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's great that Live now has two decent fighters in one package for people to play but it's a shame the entire package wasn't overhauled.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    The game is at its peak in the first few hours of play, but after that is drops in freshness.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Reasonably basic improvements.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A platform game with lots of adventure, humorous elements and a ton of gameplay.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    The inclusion of familiar characters is no doubt a bonus to the game and the way the developers have tried to move the gameplay from those games to a new medium was very ambitious and in some cases did not come off, but others like Samba De Amigo and Space Channel 5 can very easily be ported to a new control system.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While the gameplay is well supplemented with the ability to control time and space in certain aspects, the problem is these aspects are too scripted, and even when the game isn't telling you exactly what to do and how to do it, it is still too obvious what works where, basically creating predictable and unimaginative gameplay.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It may be a little cheaper but its worth forking out the extra for "Flatout" unless the modes unique to this game really impress you.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's a decent game but it’s by no means the AAA title the original game was.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Novices, however, should start with simpler fare such as the Baldur's Gate games, which are easy budget pickups these days, or the excellent X-Men: Legends for that matter.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Really only for the die hard Bond fans and those who just can't wait to get some Xbox Live 007 action.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A decent game which is heavily pulled down by the lack of save points.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Possibly the best choice for those wanting a Sims game without having to do the house decorations and design, and for those who just want to be able to keep playing and playing without worrying to much about time management and having to deal with mundane tasks in an on going fashion.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The new additions probably aren't enough for owners of the PS2 version to shell out the full asking price again for the Xbox version but for those new to the franchise it offers a decent experience which should keep fans of ninja games happy for a while, despite its flaws.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A game that won't appeal to fans of traditional role playing games but is very much suited for those who want to get into the genre without being defeated because they didn't use a particular style of armor or haven't leveled enough.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you simply need a game to continue the style of titles such as "Grabbed by the Ghoulies" then The Haunted Mansion will definitely suffice, but don't expect the same level of graphics quality or gameplay.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Just why multiplayer was left out really will be never known, but it is a mistake that Brian Fargo, a reknowned game developer, should not have made.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The problem with A&A, besides the negative points brought forward above, is the WW2 and RTS genres of gaming are two very prestigious genres, and it doesn't do enough to top what else is out there on offer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The huge amount of vehicles makes the repetitive nature of the game not such a big problem and the physics of the game keep it in the realism side of things, but also offers pick up and play.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you go in with a mindset of finding a 2D version of GTA3 with a few small problems you will probably enjoy the game.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's not the best game for Xbox Live, but its by far not the worst either.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game for the most part works quite well, but the repetitive nature, boring levels and lack of variety in mission objectives keeps this from being as impressive as a "Rainbow Six" game.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The online play keeps the game from being a complete 'once-n-shelve' title but if you're only a casual gamer without the online ability or an interest in the franchise from the past there is better tactical action games already available on the market.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Despite the easy style of the game, it can be enjoyed by both adults and children.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Whilst the game does have camera issues and the combat can be clunky at times, if you're looking for something to keep you going after a game like "Pandora Tomorrow", then Alias offers some decent action based gameplay.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It features a great variety of modes and decent gameplay mechanics but when it boils down to it the different modes are built around the same engine just with different attributes such as length of time, tasks at hand etc.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Only a single player game with not much to offer in comparison to better known platform franchises.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Although the single player campaign is fairly in depth in terms of adding parts to your cars and offering quite a number of tracks, the fact you only have four cars to choose from really hurts the game in the long run as does the way the game becomes relatively hard very quickly.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The visuals are simply amazing, particularly for a title from this genre, and the depth of the units isn't too shabby either, however it lacks that finishing polish and precise execution that would have made it that much better.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Once you look past the fairly average and repetitive gameplay between puzzles, some decent gameplay can be found and the storyline is something which really helps the game remain interesting once the repetition begins to hit.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It is a shame that the storyline wasn't fleshed out a bit more with unique levels as it would have made it a far better game but really, only the comedy saves this one from becoming an average title.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Chronicles of Narnia does have its problems but it also succeeds bringing the movie across to a fairly decent and playable game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You may have noticed that we commented that every game does not hold your interest for very long and that is the main problem with this package.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the greater traits of this game is the sound which replicates perfectly the wacky over the top 70’s effects.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    NFS Carbon as a game on its own is extremely well done but in the context of the previous two games, it simply doesn't separate itself enough.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You may not have heard of Starshatter but if you're a space combat fan you really should have.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The problem we have is that the PSP version looks better than the PS2 game and that really displays a lack of effort for the PS2 game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent game but like the first one is too firmly focused away from party games and more on being a golf game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This isn't a run-n-gun type of FPS, it is an FPS that will have you creeping around quietly and cautiously, while you nervously check your anemic ammo supply around every corner, looking swiftly behind you to see if that rolling tin trash can was the result of an oversized rat, or a stalking drugged out psycho planning an attack, even if you as the gamer has no idea why it is everyone wants to kill you.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There isn't much wrong with Downhill Domination other then the fact that the source material doesn't make for a great video game in terms of length or replay value.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A very high standard game but considering the series' lofty expectations it just doesn't go far enough to keep us happy.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Spark took hold of the project to completion and while the game is fairly decent, it is a shame they didn't have the spark to polish it as much as the PC version.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Personally I would've liked some variation on the route and have control of what weapons and when to use them, but with all the different array of weaponry at your disposal it is a minor consequence.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's just a shame that when put together it's only an average game.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you simply can't get enough of street racing games then SRS will suffice, but for those owners of other games of this nature, there is nothing new on offer here.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game itself is very well structured and is pick up and play, but it just does not have the impact we expected for the next generation.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For now European Assault is only for the truly hardcore MOH fan or someone who just hasn't got enough of WWII games already.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s action all the way with this one and it will provide at least a few hours of fun gameplay.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ace Combat: Skies of Deception is an ok PSP game, it’s just a shame it also happens to be one of the few flight games found on the PSP, so while it is only moderately impressive, you’re probably not going to do much better if you want airborne action on the go Sony style.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wireless multiplayer is good and the interaction between PS2 and PSP is a good idea but the biggest problem, the loading time, is one that can't be ignored and is so bad some people may choose to switch off rather than wait. Fun, but not for short travels.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The graffiti probably could have had a bit more work done to it but they probably wanted to retain the same character and feel of the original games.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It does feature beat em’ up mechanics and quite a bit of depth but can get repetitive and doesn't really do anything unique and new to put it above the pack meaning the reliance on the movie license is just a bit too much.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    X-Men: The Official Game was built for fans of the X-Men and the movie but also offers some excellent third person action for the more casual fans of the series. It does have a lot of fan service and fans will be able to look past many of the games flaws, but for those who aren't fans per se, the flaws will become glaringly obvious quickly, especially on the 360 edition.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you can put up with the technical issues, and don't mind downloading moderately sized patches to fix a so called retail game, then Boiling Point is worth a look, but I'm afraid many gamers probably won't be as forgiving as this.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent game that perhaps relies on the license it is built on a bit to much. When you take that away you have quite an average boxing game and really only boxing fans or those who love the Rocky series of movies are likely to enjoy this title.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The action is fast and furious but repetitive and really it adds up to only an average game. Sega can definitely do better.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great advertisement for the DS, and a solid way to spend short bursts of hyperactive gaming time.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're after a game where the rules are almost as basic as shoot anything that moves then Kill.Switch will appeal to you, but for a more in depth storyline and military experience, its best to look elsewhere.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Each game takes twenty seconds if that, but the ‘just one more time’ mentality may have you missing you bus or train stop many times over.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With one eye on GT for PS3 its easy to see why Tourist Trophy is not as good as GT4 but considering this is the game that bike fans would have been hanging out for, its a shame that it doesn't live up to its older brother.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rather than having to find a save point or complete a level to save the game, Crash will update the save every time after a mini game which makes it perfect for a quick game while on the go.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Top Spin PS2 has come across quite well but really, if you have both consoles, then the Xbox version is the better bet.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may not be the best KOF game around, but its the most technically efficient and offers a decent fighting game for those who want the latest graphics and technology in your fighting games.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The single player campaign is too short and doesn't throw you into the ‘whole navy vs whole navy' action quickly enough - the main appeal of this game is definitely the Live features. To sum up, Midway is innovative, but it ultimately doesn't go far enough.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it is no Sim City, the simplified interface and game mechanics will appeal to some, but it also remains the game’s biggest downfall. A little more variety could have had this one a real winner.

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