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 Mario Kart DS
Lowest review score: 30 Spider-Man 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 7 out of 375
375 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s just a massive disappointment that EA has decided not to update the PC title to the Xbox 360 engine, leaving that until next year at the earliest.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall the graphics of the game are quite impressive and despite the fact that some enemies appear like a blob of pixels, many others are highly detailed and easily viewable.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Once you complete the game you will feel as if it had been slapped together with quickset glue and the storyline, whilst adding to the game, is the biggest disappointment of all, primarily because of the way it ends.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Metal Slug 3 does not offer the most gaming around, it does offer some fantastic gameplay. The additional extras extend the games longevity a little bit but really this is a game you buy to play over and over again every so often.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's just a shame that when put together it's only an average game.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Whilst the game doesn't look bad, it is still a very average title in terms of visuals.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The game becomes quite boring and repetitive quickly.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Overall UFC isn't the worst wrestling/fighting game around and does a good job in feature many different disciplines of fighting but lacks the polish to push it from moderate game to decent game.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The gameplay is good at times, but buggy, tedious and repetitive at other times.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    It is a game probably aimed at the female market but despite its dating simulation style, offers a fairly decent adventure game and can be hard to put down.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Features some cute graphics and decent soundtrack and effects but doesn't really push past the moderate game spectrum.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    They may not have used the swap system as well as the Pokemon games and collecting cards is no where near as desired as getting new animals to play with but they have done a solid job with Spyro Fusion.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Fun to play in small doses. Once the repetition sets in during long stints the game's flaws become more and more apparent and it can lose the action packed feel which comes across during early stages.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    The repetitive and boring gameplay, amongst other issues, unfortunately overshadows the realistically unique brutal nature of the game, which is a shame because it really does a good job in its portrayal of what war really is about.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A niche title that some people may enjoy but the target market being fans of Naval warfare games may see the alternate universe storyline a bit much and the fact the ships handle unrealistically well as well.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The main problem with the game is also one of its strengths. The fact that it has only Corvette cars will definitely turn people off the game, but also attract a niche market of those who can't get enough one of the most famous American muscle cars.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It's not a bad game, but its no "Mario Party."
    • 58 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It's a bold move forward for the series, but it's ultimately a move into blandness that robs the series of much of its earlier charm.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    An almost direct arcade port that will last a maximum of two or three hours first time through.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    One for the puzzle fans but unless you absolutely want to just draw lines all day, "Zoo Keeper" offers a much better gaming experience and has a lot more features.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Given that most gamers will be able to plough through the game's challenges in only a couple of day's worth of light play, leaving only the time trial option to keep them amused, you can't help but feel that more should have been made of the concept - especially considering the game's sparkling visuals.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Wings of War works very much on the pick up and play philosophy employed in Crimson Skies and while it doesn't have the polish and the online play, its still a moderately solid game.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It is just disappointing to see half baked ideas churned out which could have been full baked masterpieces if the effort was applied.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Sadly this is another title that suffers from a lack of replay value.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Works for young players looking for an easier version of games such as "Prince of Persia."
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a collection of a famous game system it succeeds but whether it’s a good value purchase is up to the player.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One area which is great about the game however is the ability to play co-operative multiplayer on the same console.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's relatively easy for the most part, making it a game that some gamers will clear in less than ten hours, which also impacts on its total value.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    But if you are looking to regain a genre that has been mostly lost to the PS2 until now you need to grab this game (and a joystick), take the phone off the hook and get yourself reacquainted.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The problem with Spiderman 2 is its lack of depth.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's no doubt that AntiGrav is better than Monkey Mania, and as an indicator of future game ideas, it's quite good - but the number of gamers with the necessary physical skills and patience for AntiGrav itself will probably be very small indeed.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This game itself would be fine if this was 1998 but considering Tenchu: Fatal Shadows sits between games with a similar mission and a more up to date feel I would say leave it on the shelf.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A reasonably original take on the 3D RTS genre and it does offer some good gameplay, but some of the more technical aspects let it down - such as the visuals, the engine's performance even on lower settings and the somewhat disappointing battles.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The repetitive nature harms the game quite a bit and as such it can only be recommended to Star Wars fans or a rental for the casual fans.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In terms of TV series adaptations, it's incredibly faithful, nailing the look and feel of the series, and big fans of the series will want to add the game to their collections pretty sharpish. Gamers, on the other hand, would be better suited to renting the title, as (aside from the annoyingly stupid driving sections) it's not that hard, and the replay value is suspect.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This game is fast, furious and a lot of fun. If the non-stop destruction doesn’t get you, the humor will.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It should go without saying that if you already own one of the home console versions of X-Men Legends II: Rise Of Apocalypse, then you can almost certainly live without the PSP version.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There comes a point in playing Onimusha: Dawn Of Dreams when you realise that it's been somewhat lengthened via regrettably cheap tactics -- things like recycled game bosses, repetitive game sections and even some backtracking for the sake of making each of the game's chapters longer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's no doubting that Prey looks the part of a modern FPS, but, as always, looks can be deceptive. It's a fun game, but it's no great breakthrough in the science of what is undoubtedly a very crowded genre.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    BFME 2 presents a visual spectacle that's quite engaging, as long as you're playing it through a high definition display. Drop it down to a standard definition TV, and you'll find yourself looking at tiny units and blurred text.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's annoying that it's not a better port of the PC version.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A decent FPS, but it is a very basic one that lacks attention to detail. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it takes a certain type of gamer to really enjoy this type of mindless, systematic FPS gameplay.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While the game does have some originality and unique features, ultimately the repetitive nature and button mashing feel to the game kills any thoughts of being a top quality title.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sony made a fatal mistake in excluding a tournament style game mode and restricting “proper” soccer to exhibition games, but even so what they have put together still has a lot of fun.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game is so unique and original that DS owners have to play it, but the fact it’s so short makes it not worth coughing up the cash for.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The problems with Catwoman don't really show themselves until an extended period of play but once they do they become frustrating and bring the game down heavily.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The repetitive nature harms the game quite a bit.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fans of the original two games may be disappointed but if you can look past the flaws, you will find a fairly accomplished and stable racing game to play. It's just a shame it's so hard to get started in.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It works well as a team based action game, with quick gameplay online and the single player experience is probably the most in depth you will find from a game of this style, with its only competitor being games such as Counter-Strike from Microsoft.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    With a game relying on Live so much, neglecting the offline gameplay quality only makes matters worse because if people don't buy it there aren't people to play with online. Double edged sword Sega, learn from it.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's a shame because under the skin of absolutely stupid game modes, there is a fairly accomplished wrestling game.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Spider-Man's been done much better - even on the lesser GBA hardware - than in this obviously rushed and not terribly inspired game.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A game that should have been on the PSP. It's perfect for the portable market and there is no reason why Circle shouldn't now port this. However on the PS2 it doesn't work at all because console games need to have deep, long levels with an interesting storyline, neither of which this game has.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The worst strike against Pac-Pix is that the charm and shine wears off very quickly indeed.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    All you really get from Vietcong 2 is an FPS that is well behind the times and generally not up to scratch with what you'd expect.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    80 Days is a reasonably unique title in the sense it targets a genre you probably haven't dealt with in a while, but it fails to offer anything other than a quick fling as the technical issues and the storyline are a let down.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If any publisher wants success with Beijing 2008, they really have to start work on it now because as has been proven time and time again, rushing Olympic games does not work.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Those who yearn for a return to yesteryear will find little solace in the game's so-called "classic" mode, which isn't an emulation of the 8-bit original, but simply the original game's layout structures and objectives within the new game's visual style.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    This is a waste of money on the developers part to whack a mixture of poorly thought out ideas, bad visuals and sound, in the hope that a few people will somehow be tricked into buying it.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While the concept of Soldner: Secret Wars is valid, the execution ends up coming horribly short.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Collision detection is extremely sloppy, and there's some inexcusable stuff, like ranged weapons that fail to register solid hits because they're still busy registering the previous shot, and a camera that's very mercurial in its performance.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    At the casual level you're more likely to be wowed by the visuals and less likely to notice the omissions and gaffes; still, it's hard to overlook the fact that the older Madden games for the Xbox/PS2 actually offer more than this supposedly "next generation" title.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A port of a decade old PC game which really does not impress. There are many titles on the DS better than this, and also a lot more original.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's the kind of game you should pick up in the bargain bin a few months down the track and even then just for a laugh rather than a serious game experience.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    On the minus side, they seem to think that Mary Jane Watson is extremely chubby, and that Peter Parker doesn't in fact look like Tobey Maguire - instead, he looks like the bizarre love child of Maguire and Jerry Seinfeld. It's a striking image, and one that may just haunt your nightmares for some time to come.