AceGamez's Scores

  • Games
For 2,562 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1 point lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Burnout Revenge
Lowest review score: 10 Game Party
Score distribution:
2562 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    LittleBigPlanet isn’t in any way a shoddy port; it offers an experience that is on a par with – and in some ways exceeds – the full console experience.
    • AceGamez
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We Love Katamari reminds you of just why you fell in love with the pursuit of gaming. Enjoyment is at the very forefront of the Katamari ideology and it shines through with dazzling brilliance.
    • AceGamez
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's clear from the get-go that Fable II is a labour of love, a fantastically involving, sprawling, deep, rich and charming adventure that will take hold and not let go for literally hours on end.
    • AceGamez
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's no longer all about that percentage score at the end of the track, it's about bringing you and your friends closer together and enjoying the experience of feeling what it may have been like to actually play in The Beatles, if only for a moment.
    • AceGamez
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The RPG and turn-based elements might put you off those who aren't fond of the genre, but the game excels in storytelling, story arcing, animation and character building so well that it's worth taking a chance even if you're not a fan.
    • AceGamez
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I daresay that many of the Brits reading this will be as baffled as I was with ESPN NFL 2K5, but there's a whole shed-load of quality present in both the gameplay and presentation.
    • AceGamez
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Here is a game that doesn't try to be anything groundbreaking and it was never hyped as such; it's just a beautiful looking shooter that provides the same addictive, gung-ho game that made the original so much fun to play.
    • AceGamez
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fine hybrid title that tells a captivating tale, complemented by a stellar cinematic presentation and gameplay that is challenging and rewarding, not to mention compulsively addictive in an old school dungeon-crawler kind of way.
    • AceGamez
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A truly remarkable game - not just the best basketball game ever, but also one of the best games around at the moment full stop.
    • AceGamez
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But who needs friends when you have Meteos, the greatest puzzle game on many a platform, and indeed the perfect excuse to splash out on the system for a slice of puzzle perfection?
    • AceGamez
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After playing Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, I couldn't help but feel surprised that a game like this hasn't been made sooner - what seems like an unlikely combination ends up being a perfect match.
    • AceGamez
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This has quickly become my favourite and most often played game - and considering my statement a few months back that "I don't play driving games," that alone should tell you all you need to know about this outstanding racer.
    • AceGamez
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A gaming masterpiece, blending together light combat, stealth, platform action, puzzle solving and racing to form a compelling gameplay mix, tied together with a terrific story and wrapped up in gorgeous visuals and audio.
    • AceGamez
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Contact is one of the most imaginative game concepts yet on the DS and fortunately for us all there is a deep and satisfying role-playing gameplay system to back up that concept and make it a thoroughly enjoyable and long-lasting adventure.
    • AceGamez
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a brilliant party game that's also great to play alone then look no further, because your search ends with Boom Blox Bash Party.
    • AceGamez
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A superb sequel that takes the great gameplay of the original and, while stripping out some of those party options, updates the presentation so that everything looks and sounds wonderful.
    • AceGamez
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I've been playing it for a few weeks now and can definitely report that it's the most accurate golf sim on the market to date.
    • AceGamez
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Looks and sounds amazing, fantastic gameplay whether you're after a quick match or a long session... Like games? You'll love this.
    • AceGamez
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a fantastic main quest that will keep you hooked to the end, extra tough puzzles to keep you thinking after the main story is complete and weekly downloadable content to be made available in the future, Professor Layton and the Curious Village is a very strong package indeed.
    • AceGamez
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the PS2 final whistle in sight, FIFA 08 brings it right back to the touch line.
    • AceGamez
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By staying true to the already exceptional foundation of the series and adding meaningful changes that enhance the player's experience even further, Valve have demonstrated yet again that in this ever-competitive genre they still have the ability to impress and excel.
    • AceGamez
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hilarious, well structured, brilliantly acted and lovingly constructed. It's also easily the longest episode in the series so far.
    • AceGamez
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A gaming masterpiece, blending together light combat, stealth, platform action, puzzle solving and racing to form a compelling gameplay mix, tied together with a terrific story and wrapped up in gorgeous visuals and audio.
    • AceGamez
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A charming game with a riveting plot and, most of all, a fun and challenging engine at heart.
    • AceGamez
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Aside from the lack of new music and some minor crashes, if you have played through Oblivion and are looking for a fresh new experience then you can't go wrong with The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles.
    • AceGamez
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A groundbreaking PC game that supremely talented developers Ion Storm somehow managed to squeeze onto the PS2, all the more amazing considering that there's no hard drive to work with.
    • AceGamez
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A Vampyre Story isn't perfect but it's a strong entry into the point and click world, with much more charm and character than many other recent releases.
    • AceGamez
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It doesn't do anything particularly new, but it builds on the greatest aspects of the previous C&C games and moulds it all together to create the best C&C game yet.
    • AceGamez
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The hardcore will love its every moment, but casual gamers looking for a gateway drug into the role-playing genre won't give it a second look; like an arthouse favourite or a good long book, it's slow to pick up but impossible to put down.
    • AceGamez
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise is anything but a loveless port. If you loved the 360 version then you'll love this, despite the drop in graphical quality.
    • AceGamez
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pro Evo 2010 delivers as exciting a game of football as you are likely to find anywhere, it just happens to be wrapped in the finest looking packaging that the series has ever had to offer.
    • AceGamez
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best party title on the PS2 and has a superb likeness to The Muppet Show, making it a fine purchase for anyone with a thing for cuddly comedy.
    • AceGamez
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you like lots of guns that feel the business, lots of demons who look the business, lots of tension, lots of suspense, a great plot that keeps you guessing and interested, and buckets and buckets of blood, then you'll probably love this.
    • AceGamez
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Top Spin 2 takes everything that was great about the original and enhances it with some simply fantastic next generation visuals, adds even more depth to the gameplay and controls, delivers a comprehensive Career mode complete with sponsorship, trainers and even fully customisable bling and new rackets to buy, and provides a lag free and highly enjoyable (when you're winning!) online experience.
    • AceGamez
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For all the ups and downs Twilight Princess takes in terms of presentation, there's simply no denying the wondrous, deep adventure and revolutionizing gameplay that takes the edge off of the lack of graphical power.
    • AceGamez
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything is new again, it's exciting to discover new areas and exhilarating to conquer new dungeons, and given that Blizzard have already confirmed an expansion every year (quite a lofty goal to set after the delays for this one) there's already an excitement about what they'll include in future updates.
    • AceGamez
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best in its genre - period. There's something on offer for everybody, it's great for the serious hockey fan, it's fantastic if you have a few mates around to play in party mode or even buzz in on the trivia games and it's even soothingly, surprisingly good fun for the casual gamer.
    • AceGamez
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gradius Collection ranks high in the upper echelon of classic game compilations, featuring five exceptional shooters that will have you hooked from beginning to end and beyond, all for less than a standalone full-priced PSP title. If you love shooters in any shape, form or fashion, you'll be hard pressed to find anything better than this.
    • AceGamez
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Graphically it looks wonderful and plays just as well, but next year Yukes really needs to scrap a lot of the built-in aspects and redesign from the ground up, such as the CAW and Season modes.
    • AceGamez
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although it's short, the high replayability factor and some brilliant additions to both equipment and gameplay, make this is one of the best solider-sim expansion packs ever released. Period.
    • AceGamez
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA Football 2005 has more than proved its worth with some lovely new control features that add a lot more subtlety and variety to the gameplay, an extensive and highly involved career mode and those gorgeous graphics.
    • AceGamez
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game sticks to its roots but has dropped the dead leaves and found some new flowers to make a big enough change for it to be inviting to both newcomers and long-time fans of the series.
    • AceGamez
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I've been playing it for a few weeks now and can definitely report that it's the most accurate golf sim on the market to date.
    • AceGamez
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most magnificently surprising titles of recent years. You don't need to know the ins and outs of American Football to enjoy it, it's infinitely more accessible than others in the genre and it manages to keep the whole 'Urban-Extreme' aspect to a tolerable level.
    • AceGamez
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most classy, authentic, atmospheric, faithful and exciting games of a movie ever to be released.
    • AceGamez
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great example of what an expansion should be - fix problems with the original game, add a lot of features that makes the original game more interesting and sends you back to replay it even more, while also adding new and unique content that challenges you in different ways to the original game. Warlords executes all of this beautifully.
    • AceGamez
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Solid gameplay combined with the fun of Mario's acrobatics, the crazy antics of our favourite giant ape and a rousing score to boot makes Mario Vs. Donkey Kong just one more reason to remind us why Nintendo have always been champions in the field of electronic entertainment.
    • AceGamez
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's enough variety and accessibility in here to appeal to football 'noobs', while the depth of the management and the addictive nature of the matches should satisfy anyone who's played Pro Evo and/or FIFA to death and is still thirsty for more.
    • AceGamez
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best RPG so far on the PSP.
    • AceGamez
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Soul Nomad & The World Eaters isn't perfect, but it's an endlessly enjoyable game for fans of the strategy RPG.
    • AceGamez
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fight Night Round 4 manages to deliver boxers and fights so convincing that they're realer than Evander 'The Real Deal' Holyfield, and at almost every point where the game could have become shallow and repetitive, its subtleties shine through to such an extent that you don't need to look at any other real world fighting games to find the greatest - the champ is undoubtedly here.
    • AceGamez
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The impressive presentation and intuitive gameplay make a surprisingly enjoyable WWII adventure, despite this being a member of a tired genre.
    • AceGamez
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is no other game like Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy out at the moment and it is one of the best action games to blast onto the scene in a long, long time. Do not let this one slip by you.
    • AceGamez
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dead Space 2 is unlikely to win any prizes for originality and, as a result, despite all the chaos and terror on screen it feels like a very safe sequel. It's still one though that will frequently leave you gasping for breath and, on more than one occasion, take it away; a game that, like the body of a dismembered Necromorph, is the result of some precision execution.
    • AceGamez
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Zeno Clash is a sterling example of how to make a game. Graphics, sound and gameplay merge perfectly to make this more of an experience than just a game.
    • AceGamez
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Viewtiful Joe 2 is as big a triumph as the original, resisting the urge to change a winning formula but building on it with even cooler settings, funnier bosses, more variety in the gameplay and a cool new way to manipulate time.
    • AceGamez
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beyond Good & Evil is a gaming masterpiece, blending together light combat, stealth, platform action, puzzle solving and racing to form a compelling gameplay mix, tied together with a terrific story and wrapped up in gorgeous visuals and audio.
    • AceGamez
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I can't see many people disliking this classic gangster romp, which delivers the authentic mob feeling we've been after ever since "GTA III."
    • AceGamez
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's eye-candy from start to finish - sometimes you forget you're playing a game and feel like you're controlling the outcome of a blockbuster film instead. The boss battles are some of the best I've experienced, the graphics are some of the best I've seen, the musical score will make every game I review after this one pale in comparison and the unique gameplay will be something that I miss when I finally have to put this gem down.
    • AceGamez
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Uno
    UNO is fast, pretty, and incredibly user-friendly.
    • AceGamez
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not just the best movie-licensed game ever, but one of the best single player first person shooter adventures ever.
    • AceGamez
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is no need to attempt to cater to tastes when a game is this well put together. After the relative disappointment of Neowave and the simply appalling 3D Maximum Impact series, SNK: Playmore have finally come good with one of the finest 2D fighters around. If you are a fan of the genre, or even slightly curious, then you simply must pick up a copy of King of Fighter XI just as soon as you can.
    • AceGamez
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For the time being at least FIFA 10 is The Special One.
    • AceGamez
    • 54 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A superb single player blast fest with hardly any load times is just what the doctor ordered, and a multiplayer mode made especially for those deathmatch enthusiasts really keeps the longevity of this title well up there.
    • AceGamez
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you ever wanted to see a digital replica of you playing baseball inside of a game, The Show is going to let you live the fantasy!
    • AceGamez
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Once more they've created not only a mesmerisingly beautiful world but also an infinitely playable one to boot.
    • AceGamez
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Capcom have achieved that great feat of managing to shed off the problems of the past without forgetting how they came to be here and the result is not only a joy to play but, compared to previous titles, is almost epic in length and introduces extra missions and weapons after the first time through that enhance the replay value even further.
    • AceGamez
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everybody's Golf is my favourite PSP game so far and I've played Wipeout Pure, Lumines, Ridge Racer, Burnout Legends, Virtua Tennis, World Snooker Challenge 2005 and Tiger Woods, so that's a pretty high recommendation.
    • AceGamez
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perhaps Soul Calibur III was developed with the hardcore, technical players in mind who do memorise everything and for them the game will be a dream come true.
    • AceGamez
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although still not quite as refined or smooth as Pro Evo, FIFA 07 is certainly kicking at the heels of its great competitor.
    • AceGamez
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With more meat than the last game, 100 levels of fun, unmatched co-op gameplay, the feature to make your own characters, the superb visuals and the funky Star Wars tunes, I simply cannot fault what's on offer.
    • AceGamez
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A puzzle game with everything - addictive gameplay, lovely presentation, a great concept and so much variety that you will simply never tire of the game, even after all 160+ levels are completed.
    • AceGamez
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rock Band may not have changed the landscape of rock gaming to the level that, at times, it seemed like it would do, but it certainly altered the perception of what the ultimate rock party game should be.
    • AceGamez
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A shining triumph of beat 'em up glory, spinning off from the traditional MK one-on-one gameplay and showing us all just how excellent the old-school beat 'em up can be in this current generation of gaming.
    • AceGamez
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you are a platform fan, retro nut, or if you want something that won't insult your child's intelligence, then you will be hard-pushed to find a title that exudes the same level of charm and finesse.
    • AceGamez
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    ICO
    Visually, this game is stunning. It is one of the most atmospheric and engaging games I have ever played and the sounds fit the action perfectly with no annoying music to upset.
    • AceGamez
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The fact that it's more of an arcade racer and not nearly as aggressive as "Burnout 3" makes it a game for players who want a more chilled, yet still very entertaining drive. As far as sheer quality of production is concerned, it comes very close to beating its rival, being incredibly polished on all fronts.
    • AceGamez
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An absolute must have for people who liked them back then and if you never actually played them... well, I'll hold back. Just buy this collection.
    • AceGamez
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As such, The Sims 3 really is a game that keeps on giving; it's polished to near perfection and while it's missing a couple of old features, it shines in so many other areas where the series once lacked that I can only sing its praises.
    • AceGamez
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice is a high-octane, lighthearted, linear game and it's a must play for every PSP owner. Most importantly, the game is fantastic fun to play, using every section of its large amount of modes to make you enjoy every moment.
    • AceGamez
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This sense of scale never really ceases throughout the course of the single player campaign, with areas and enemies alike ranging from merely huge to breathtakingly colossal in both scope and detail.
    • AceGamez
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This really should be the retro release to please everyone - Capcom have taken a classic original, slightly enhanced the concept with modern features like the double jumping and magic, yet retained the core gameplay and style that made the original such a hit.
    • AceGamez
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best in its genre - period. There's something on offer for everybody, it's great for the serious hockey fan, it's fantastic if you have a few mates around to play in party mode or even buzz in on the trivia games and it's even soothingly, surprisingly good fun for the casual gamer.
    • AceGamez
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ranks amongst the finest games yet released on PSP.
    • AceGamez
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The variety of the campaigns and the different sides involved is enough to keep you going for some time. While more of a completion of the ideal of Medieval II rather than a whole new game, Kingdoms is the best value expansion pack of any game I've played in recent times, with four new campaigns to battle through.
    • AceGamez
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimately, playing games should always be about fun and that's why I absolutely loved playing this game.
    • AceGamez
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A shining triumph of beat 'em up glory, spinning off from the traditional MK one-on-one gameplay and showing us all just how excellent the old-school beat 'em up can be in this current generation of gaming.
    • AceGamez
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is bare-knuckle gaming - big, brash, unpretentious and viscerally entertaining. There's no excessive blood and gore, no gimmicky crime or foul language. This is well-organised, carefully-orchestrated violence supported by some of the best AI you've ever seen, a deep and comprehensive multiplayer mode that creates a game all of its own and a storyline far more creative than your usual terrorist-battling shooter fare.
    • AceGamez
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An absolute must have for people who liked them back then and if you never actually played them... well, I'll hold back. Just buy this collection.
    • AceGamez
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Offers the arcade intensity of a first person shooter combined with the cunning challenges of a top-notch strategy game and it does so with aplomb.
    • AceGamez
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's not a game I can call to mind that comes anywhere near Gran Turismo 4 in terms of lifespan. Pound for playtime it must be the cheapest game ever made; the career mode is huge.
    • AceGamez
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Three brilliant games rolled into one that could all easily be sold separately. The single player is incredibly satisfying while the co-op is one of a kind, adding a fresh and very addicting face to the co-op genre.
    • AceGamez
    • 58 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SCi have done a marvellous job with the high detail, which comes across well in both the audio and visuals.
    • AceGamez
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is a depth to this game like no other, and with over seventy songs, each with four different difficulty levels, plus the versatile and insanely addictive online mode, this will most definitely keep you rocking for a long time to come.
    • AceGamez
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a no-frills action RPG, this game knows what it is and does what it does exceptionally well in all areas - and I for one couldn't be any more ecstatic over how it turned out.
    • AceGamez
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Viewtiful Joe 2 is as big a triumph as the original, resisting the urge to change a winning formula but building on it with even cooler settings, funnier bosses, more variety in the gameplay and a cool new way to manipulate time.
    • AceGamez
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA Football 2005 has more than proved its worth with some lovely new control features that add a lot more subtlety and variety to the gameplay, an extensive and highly involved career mode and those gorgeous graphics.
    • AceGamez
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A quirky, imaginative title that is exactly the reason why the Nintendo DS is dominating the market currently.
    • AceGamez
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a fan of the series, Dissidia: Final Fantasy is my perfect slice of gaming for PSP. Utilising all the things done well in the previous games, while being inventive in all areas too, it should be a must buy for every PSP owner.
    • AceGamez
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Warriors is near perfection. It offers a compelling single player action adventure game that can become a two-player affair at the push of a button.
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