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 0.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Wipeout Pulse
Lowest review score: 10 Pool Party
Score distribution:
2562 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a strict eye for historical detail and a phenomenal amount of content, this is sure to please anyone looking for a long and challenging experience.
    • AceGamez
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Regardless of whether you're playing single or multiplayer, the game modes in Multiwinia: Survival of the Flattest are well thought out and extremely good fun, even though they will confound you beyond belief should you be a newcomer to the series or, like me, not exactly the best strategist in the world.
    • AceGamez
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yes, the Madden IQ is a miscue, and they've fumbled the online leagues, but Madden 09 is a much more rounded and refined game than 08. It has all the basic components for perfection but can't quite bring them together so, in this respect, it's much more like the 2004 Steelers than the '72 Dolphins.
    • AceGamez
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aside from a few minor grievances, Metal Slug Anthology serves up one of the finest videogame compilations ever created and is without question worthy of a place in anyone's collection.
    • AceGamez
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're seeking a fast-paced shooter to tide you over through the Summer of Arcade but also want more than the usual mindless killing sprees, look no further!
    • AceGamez
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's very basic and not as compelling as a single-player affair in the long term, but fire this game up with three other players and get the competitive juices flowing and you'll find a fantastic multiplayer party game joyride waiting to suck you in for a good while.
    • AceGamez
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As far as city-building and resource management games go, The Settlers: Rise of an Empire is one of the best around.
    • AceGamez
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What it lacks in original material it more than makes up for in presentation and near perfect execution.
    • AceGamez
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of shoot 'em ups in the old sense of the phrase then you'll almost certainly become a fan of Glory Days 2.
    • AceGamez
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Block Block may be shaky, but the three Buster Bros. titles are more than solid and Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo is a prime cut of grade-A puzzle action.
    • AceGamez
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like the fabulous Olsen twins, Tokobot is undeniably sweet and, indeed, over in a flutter of an eyelid due to the lack of any alternate modes. However, not to sample the sheer splendour of Tokobot's level design and the arrant magnificence (running out of words that mean 'good', here!) of the innovative execution would be imbecilic.
    • AceGamez
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Band Hero is not the result of a series selling out or losing its identity. Instead it is proof that the developer has recognised a key gap in the market and has rather competently filled it.
    • AceGamez
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best platform offerings to hit these systems in a while, plus a quality children's game for which the competition is extremely limited.
    • AceGamez
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game is a lot of fun, makes great use of the license, will definitely appeal to the children.
    • AceGamez
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Outbreak maintains the lavish horror atmosphere that we've all come to expect and is definitely worth a look, if nothing else, just so see what could be shambling towards us in the near future.
    • AceGamez
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The gameplay is the most open-ended I've ever seen and you have such freedom to try different things that the replay value is really there.
    • AceGamez
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A tequila-fuelled, high octane, explosive game that combines frantic gunplay and stylish combo moves with a distinctive and perfectly realised Mexican theme to produce a very entertaining and funny experience.
    • AceGamez
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the end, Test Drive Unlimited is about having the ability to race amazing fantasy vehicles around an amazing fantasy island - and that core element works extremely well.
    • AceGamez
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Smooth animation, a fantastic soundtrack and plenty of variety in the use of combat and force powers make this a game that's engaging and fun to play through.
    • AceGamez
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is an interactive cookbook and a truly excellent one at that.
    • AceGamez
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Awesome ambient effects provide the glue for stunning visuals, sound effects almost drown out pumping beats and remarkably adept police chats, while the gameplay challenges are enough to keep you on the edge of your leather upholstered bucket seats.
    • AceGamez
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I have very rarely enjoyed an arcade game as much as I enjoyed FLOCK! - it's cute, enjoyable, original, funny, quirky and a little bizarre.
    • AceGamez
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you can make it through GrimGrimoire's twenty to thirty hour story and twenty-five bonus levels - a task that may prove far too daunting for some players, even on easy - you can sit back and relish in the fact that you have braved one brilliant game and seen it through to the end.
    • AceGamez
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Features some very original and compelling ideas that make playing through the single player game an absolute blast, however it's very unfortunate that it just doesn't carry over into the multiplayer portion well at all.
    • AceGamez
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the slight stumble with the nightmare sequences, where you feel just a few tweaks would have made player experience match developer intentions, the only real issue with Shattered Memories is its incredibly short length.
    • AceGamez
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The most complete and deep handheld golf game I have ever played - but it isn't the most fun. Compared to the excellent PSP version of Hot Shots Gold, Tiger Woods feels a bit dry and flat.
    • AceGamez
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Spectrobes works perfectly for what it is, tapping into that primal collecting gene we all share at some point in our lives. Cliché-filled story and characters aside, the kids this one is made for will eat it up like free ice cream at a birthday party and come back for seconds with a clean plate.
    • AceGamez
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pokémon fans will lap it up, but will likely be left craving the more traditional Trainer-based titles when the game comes to a close.
    • AceGamez
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The storyline genuinely is an absolute cracker and I'd love to give away the ending but it truly would spoil a great finale to a dark horse of a game.
    • AceGamez
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Features some of the best multiplayer maps available in any game.
    • AceGamez
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like a detective novel it can be predictable at times, but the fun of the game isn't from being surprised by whatever the story uncovers; it's from working out the mystery yourself.
    • AceGamez
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Medal of Honor may not be perfect but it has more than enough going for it to live with the big boys of the genre. As a package, it's a robust offering with extremely high production values and plenty of content to keep shooter fans happy.
    • AceGamez
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With its slow pace and realistic combat, Take Command: 2nd Manassas is very much a title for war gaming enthusiasts, but not really for the casual gamers who like to dip into "Age of Empires" or "Warhammer" now and then.
    • AceGamez
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great little racing title that deserves to do very well indeed. If you're after a fast-moving arcade racer for the DS then stop looking now - you've found it. The long Career mode, excellent multiplayer and inspired track designer will keep you coming back again and again, long after most other racing games have made their last pit stop.
    • AceGamez
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although it isn't for everyone, this DS version should definitely be snapped up by those who enjoy games that require a bit of thought and time investment, as well as by those who like to show off their creativity.
    • AceGamez
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite initial reservations, Ceville charmed me more than I usually like to admit. It is the obvious result of a team who truly love what they are doing and who are determined to make new and interesting gaming content for us. The witty and eloquent writing style and the consistently top-notch humour turn this little title into a gaming gem.
    • AceGamez
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Much better than the original game. There have been a few minor tweaks here and there, although the same problems exist such as the lame ground battles and useless galactic map. However the addition of the Zann Consortium is a masterstroke indeed.
    • AceGamez
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Following through on a game plan of innovation and entertainment, they stuffed the game to the brim with personality.
    • AceGamez
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is without doubt a worthy launch title that deserves a truly Wii-specific sequel… stat!
    • AceGamez
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Huge fans of the sport will either really love the idea of football on the street with no rules but plenty of depth, or they'll hate the funny arcade style of the game with over-the-top moves and gamebreakers.
    • AceGamez
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're prepared for a long-haul of surreal but exciting battles, then Genji: Dawn of the Samurai is a worthwhile investment and a fitting testament to show that new games developers can provide as much of a leading title as their well-recognised counterparts, which they do here with stunning looks, great sound and engaging gameplay.
    • AceGamez
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Adds real depth to familiar characters and locations.
    • AceGamez
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    History buffs will delight in the wealth of historical accuracy and strategicians (no it's not a word, but if we use it enough it might become one…) will find much to enjoy. It takes a quick mind and distinct tactical dexterity to outwit the crafty snares of Rommel.
    • AceGamez
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But you can't deny that Crash Bandicoot's graphical qualities are one of the best we've seen from a game of this genre.
    • AceGamez
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While certainly not as in-depth as some other games in the tycoon subset of the strategy genre, Outpost Kaloki X does offer plenty of bang for its meager price tag.
    • AceGamez
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Soulcalibur is appearing increasingly stale, with each sequel becoming a reluctant carbon copy of its prior - but whilst we await the next step forward for the fighter, Soulcalibur IV manages to keep the key elements of the genre surprisingly fresh and, more importantly, fun.
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If, however, you're looking for a slow, tactical war command simulation then you need look no further.
    • AceGamez
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a great addition that might get more kids who get this game interested in creating them. Heck, it sure beats those awful 'you can make video games' commercials that run on G4 all day and night.
    • AceGamez
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A big letdown in many ways - it simply should have been so much better.
    • AceGamez
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don't expect complex gameplay or much in the way of new gameplay features, but the formula works brilliantly and provides plenty of fun, whether you're revisiting the games or discovering them for the first time.
    • AceGamez
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A war game worth playing. It's easy to get to grips with, satisfying to play and provokes some pastime thinking with its well-told story, complimented with old-fashioned clips.
    • AceGamez
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A marvellous title that'll have the kids enthralled from start to finish. It's loaded down with quality and a brain-stretching depth that most games in the genre fail to manage.
    • AceGamez
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are some minor drawbacks, but with its innovative fighting style, thumping tracks and visual excellence, Def Jam: Icon offers some fresh new school flava that you really have to savour with your neighbour.
    • AceGamez
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The run-and-gun portions of Dead to Rights come together so perfectly that you become enraptured by your ability to take down hordes of bad guys in classic Jon Woo style. It's these intense, visceral, wicked gunfights that make you forget reality and draw you completely into Slate's fantasy world of fast and furious gun-slinging action.
    • AceGamez
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite some flaws and a none to friendly learning curve, Drakensang: The Dark Eye is still an enjoyable RPG that's packed with plenty to do and a combat system that eventually grows into something special.
    • AceGamez
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's wonderfully well presented and designed throughout, from the slick menus to the jaw-dropping spectacle of the visuals. The lonely feeling of playing on Xbox Live is a blow however, something that ghost competitors could easily have rectified.
    • AceGamez
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The uniquely quirky presentation, brilliantly conceived storyline, excellent cut scenes and tremendously varied gameplay all combine for a totally refreshing and fun game experience.
    • AceGamez
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thanks to this edition, the series continues to hold the title of Best Golf Simulator Ever and I really don't foresee any other game causing it undue worry over the next twelve months.
    • AceGamez
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While there is still some room for improvement, Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood is a prime example of what can be achieved with enough care, attention and (dare I say it) love for a shamefully under-appreciated genre.
    • AceGamez
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A hardcore first-person combat simulator that will have any genre veteran smacking their lips in delight. Sure it's far from perfect, but it still offers a remarkable gaming experience that will occupy many hours of our gaming lives.
    • AceGamez
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It has a good story, nice levels and disturbing, scary moments that you'd expect to see in a survival horror game - but it doesn't have "Resident Evil's" charm.
    • AceGamez
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A stylish RPG that authentically represents Middle Earth from the book and the film trilogy. Whilst the gameplay is both enjoyable and addictive, it is also very traditional in style and does nothing at all to further the genre.
    • AceGamez
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The gameplay does have a tendency to get slightly repetitive at times, but almost as soon as the experience shows signs of getting to the point of redundancy, a new gameplay mechanic, challenge or boss battle is introduced, thus keeping your interest level from start to finish.
    • AceGamez
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The combat is satisfying, the setting is grand and the amount of troops on screen is amazing - this is war on a scale rarely seen in games and it puts the likes of "Dynasty Warriors" to shame for its combination of sheer numbers and exceptional graphics, with an outstanding soundtrack that completes the atmosphere of this historical adventure.
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A tequila-fuelled, high octane, explosive game that combines frantic gunplay and stylish combo moves with a distinctive and perfectly realised Mexican theme to produce a very entertaining and funny experience.
    • AceGamez
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood could have been awful, but it's not. It's a joy to play, every bit the Bioware experience but mixed in with the instant arcade style thrills of Sonic's glory days on the Mega Drive.
    • AceGamez
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even though it doesn't attempt to evolve the series any further, Dance Dance Revolution Universe is a fantastic game with more visual pizzazz and replay value than any DDR before it.
    • AceGamez
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An incredibly addictive and surprisingly fun FPS that concentrates more on mindless button bashing than in tactics, exploration or anything else than many modern shooters now live by.
    • AceGamez
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a tough job balancing action, adventure, puzzles and strategy, but Overlord II managed to juggle all of these disparate pieces and very rarely finds itself dropping a ball.
    • AceGamez
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fable's low points hurt the game quite a bit, especially the length of the game, which could be beaten in three days if you played it a decent amount. It's because of this and the poorly designed world that I would only recommend this game as a purchase if you're a true hardcore RPG nut looking for an epic feeling adventure with a great set of novelty features not found anywhere else.
    • AceGamez
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you loved the original but found it too easy, then give The Prince of Persia: Warrior Within a go, as it's sure to please. If you loved "Ninja Gaiden" you'll definitely like this.
    • AceGamez
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fun, addictive and quite compelling, although the repetitive nature of the gameplay does it no favours and certainly won't win over those who require something a little deeper and more meaningful. The game at least captures some of the spirit of "Diablo."
    • AceGamez
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The realism is uncanny and I've grown to love the realistic gameplay, graphics and sound. However, the game could have done with a mode to suit causal players too - a mode that allows you to define the exact number of laps and the exact number of racers, amongst other things.
    • AceGamez
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The combat is its biggest weakness, due to some minor issues with targeting, but, in the long run, First Departure delivers a great experience no matter what problems this causes.
    • AceGamez
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Those who remember the days of the rollerball and paddle controller and have a deep yearning to return could happily fork out ten to twenty quid for this, but anyone with less than a burning desire to revisit their youth may not feel that their reddies went in the right direction.
    • AceGamez
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If there is one major gripe that positively must be fixed before the inevitable release of Guitar Hero IV, it's product placement. Guitar Hero III jams AXE body spray, 5 gum and Red Bull cans into your face so hard that it's almost offensive.
    • AceGamez
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Qualms about plots and frustrating moments aside however, Safecracker has undoubtedly achieved what it set out to do. For people who either don't like or can't play fast action games, Safecracker offers a challenge that will tax the brains of even the most dedicated puzzlers. If you enjoy puzzles and have a keen mind and plenty of patience, this is one game I can thoroughly recommend you crack open.
    • AceGamez
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Such a refreshing game. The cases are really well thought out and will get you thinking, the sound effects and graphics are top notch for a 2D image-based handheld adventure.
    • AceGamez
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In essence, Alan Wake: The Writer is just the conclusion to Alan's current journey. There is very little new content. What's there is brilliant; the gameplay is straightforward and fun, the animation is top quality, sounds are spot-on and there are some really innovative set-pieces.
    • AceGamez
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quite how they've managed to take such a nice, concept-limited sport such as NASCAR and transformed it into a highly immersing videogame is unimaginable, but while this year's handling models and Sprint Driver Challenge mode will open its doors to newcomers and veterans alike, it's safe to say that NASCAR 09 remains a NASCAR fan favourite due to the nature of the sport.
    • AceGamez
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you also enjoy a bit of multiplayer combat then you should seriously consider drafting GRAW 2 into your PS3 game collection as quickly as possible.
    • AceGamez
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As an expansion pack it fulfils the role beautifully, bringing in features and elements that were sorely lacking from the original in terms of character management.
    • AceGamez
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The games look and sound beautiful, and after the horrific tinkering Sega made with their classics to make them 'up to date', I'm glad to say that SNK have left everything intact.
    • AceGamez
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Adds real depth to familiar characters and locations. Gamers not used to the Hogwarts world may still be impressed by the novel approach to the gameplay, the magical graphics and the well-balanced learning curve.
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - Ring of Fates surpasses the Gamecube original in terms of scope, ambition and gameplay, offering some truly inventive multiplayer moments.
    • AceGamez
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great game where the multiplayer mode is an integral part of the gameplay, rather than just a bonus add-on.
    • AceGamez
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you want a racing game that's cheap and cheerful, easy to play and accessible, then The Legend Lives is the one for you!
    • AceGamez
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sheer volume of things to do and blow up is unrivalled, and the Geo-Mod engine spoils me so much that I don't think I'll be able to play another action game without expecting a similar, if not better use of physical destruction.
    • AceGamez
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some players might find themselves a bit miffed that the end of the game was essentially changed - or removed, rather, considering it now has no definite ending - but the fairly large amount of extra content added, as well as the overall change of mood throughout the Wasteland and the replay value presented, should be enough to keep gamers satisfied after dropping a mere 800 points.
    • AceGamez
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Simpsons Game is a unique title - it's a game where the characters know they're in a game, and seek to use their new game-given powers to aid them in their journey to stop an alien menace and discover the meaning of their existence.
    • AceGamez
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may not be perfect, but No More Heroes is a great game that every action-loving Wii owner should experience.
    • AceGamez
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Puchi Puchi Virus offers a superb and (most importantly) original puzzle experience that anybody can pick up and gradually start to understand, to the point where they start pulling off big chains without even thinking about it. This definitely comes highly recommended.
    • AceGamez
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hits the target despite not moving the concept on much.
    • AceGamez
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a tactical shooter or a horror game that makes you soil your pants then you should probably look elsewhere. But if you are happy with a cool first person shooter with a great gritty plot and some fun horror and supernatural elements then you'll be very happy that you plunged into The Darkness.
    • AceGamez
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even though drifting makes those corners a lot more interesting, I that fear some people will be put off this initially frustrating mechanic that sometimes leaves you skidding about in the dust of the AI after losing multiple times just because you can't straighten up properly.
    • AceGamez
    • 38 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sure, it's not a long game, the graphics aren't great and there are problems with the AI, but the game is so much fun to play that none of this really matters, especially not for the price tag.
    • AceGamez
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour takes the adorable charm of Mario and the world of the Mushroom Kingdom and mixes it in with a solid and surprisingly comprehensive game of golf.
    • AceGamez
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Monsters is a winsome game at heart and an enjoyable addition to your library if you're looking for something that's strategic and a little different to the norm.
    • AceGamez
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A brilliant little gem to help while away a sweaty Summer.
    • AceGamez
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    House of the Dead: Overkill is definitely something to do any day, cold and rainy or not; it's an extremely entertaining, light-hearted, pick up and play shooter.
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