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 0.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Gitaroo Man Lives!
Lowest review score: 10 Beauty Factory
Score distribution:
2,562 game reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    It’s a sluggish, unintuitive, stumbling mess of a fighter, with only a handful of redeeming features, none of which raise it much further from the gutter of ineptitude it resides in.
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    The DS version should be avoided by anyone wanting to experience a similar thing on the go; the changes made here are just too drastic, and poorly conceived to create anything of much merit. Stick with the PSP version if you must have the Busters with you at all times.
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    What you're left with is a hastily put together, barely competent multiplayer shooter that looks as though it fell out of the PS2 ugly tree and scraped its poorly rendered face on every branch on the way down.
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    For forty notes there are far better, far prettier, far more-captivating and far better-crafted RPGs than Way of the Samurai 3, and bearing that in mind it’s hard to think of anyone other than the most avid games collector to recommend it to.
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If you’re a fan of Qix-style games and need to chew up 30 minutes of your life, give it a shot. Otherwise, there’s plenty of other indie titles out there that are a better way to spend a bit of cash.
    • AceGamez
    • 59 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Blade Kitten is, overall, a disappointing experience. While functional, it does little to impress and even though it may last a while, there is little impetus to play beyond the first level.
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Tales of Symphonia isn’t going to change the shape of the RPG genre, but instead sort of shifts itself somewhere in-between the rest of the mediocre games that have laced the Wii since launch.
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Somewhere in Comic Jumper is a solid game, but it's buried underneath muddy controls, terrible jokes and some odd design choices.
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If you’re the type that enjoys really wracking their brain for hours trying to solve fiendish puzzles, this is a title you may want to take a look at.
    • AceGamez
    • 59 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Saw
    This is a puzzle game wrapped up in a failing license, garnished with shoddy movie tie-in controls and a brazen lack of bravery.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    My impression is that Quake Arena Arcade is a half-hearted reboot of a dying game.
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    All in all, there are better sports games and better fantasy games out there, and the fact that there aren’t many “fantasy-sports” games is probably all that will save Blood Bowl from being completely overlooked.
    • AceGamez
    • 58 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Fortix is driven by a sound gaming mechanic that’s almost difficult to criticise. “What you see is what you get”, “Does exactly as it says on the tin” etc, what is easy to criticise though, is the difficulty that gets much too intense for a game designed for 5 – minute bursts, as well as a visual presentation that’s just downright ugly. Combine this with a total lack of clever features and we have a game that’s just a borderline stinker.
    • AceGamez
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge fails to achieve what it set out to do. It wanted to be a hugely tactical but still engaging squad-based affair, but the long-winded combat is boring and anything but tactical, while the audio is sure to drive you to turn the volume down and put some music on instead.
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    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In short, Ju-On The Grudge is a pointless approximation at a movie tie-in, the name alone being pretty much all there is similar between the two interpretations.
    • AceGamez
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The biggest problem with Destroy All Humans!: Big Willy Unleashed isn't the terrible camera, the lacklustre graphics or the uninspiring mission structure; it is purely the way that this isn't a proper Destroy All Humans! game. Yes, you do destroy some humans, but the most fun aspect of the first two games has not been used enough here.
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Stagnation ends up being the best way I can monosyllabically describe Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. Uninspired gameplay mixed with frustratingly dumb A.I. is a recipe for disaster, no matter how pretty your game looks or sounds.
    • AceGamez
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I guess my main issue with Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem is that it's simply a bad game and also that it's just so disappointing.
    • AceGamez
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If only the graphics were prettier, some better character customisation was included and the punishment for death had been significantly reduced, then Baroque could have been sitting smugly near the top of the Wii game chart, instead of floundering about in the lower regions.
    • AceGamez
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's nothing colourful about Colour Cross; it's a simple puzzle game akin to Picross or a painting version of Sudoku that hasn't been implemented very well.
    • AceGamez
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The poor controls, tricky camera and an irritation-filled gaming experience is unfortunately what Shadow the Hedgehog is presented as, and this doesn't deserve to be found under too many Christmas tree's this year.
    • AceGamez
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The battling becomes tiring quickly and Jake's jumping ability is pathetic (which is not good, considering the game sometimes throws you platform styled jump challenges.)
    • AceGamez
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With a bit more experience, and a little more know how, Stoked could have been an enjoyable diversion, as it is, it's a broken, twisted shambles, best left out on a bare mountainside without a jumper.
    • AceGamez
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A flawed and outdated game that is hard to recommend.
    • AceGamez
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's clearly talent behind the game, producing quality visuals and a technically impressive and bug-free experience. The plot and characters are dull and lifeless however, and there's nothing here to draw you into the world and make you want to stay.
    • AceGamez
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's almost as if the developers of Dead to Rights II decided to rip out the fun factor that flowed freely through the original, leaving an empty shell of a frustrating and quite dreadful product.
    • AceGamez
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The gameplay is fun and easy to pick up, just as you would expect from an arcade style sports sim, but the overall package doesn't seem to take itself seriously, due to the parody commentator and muted atmosphere.
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's some limited fun to be had with The Lord of the Rings: Conquest, and there are even times when the great game it could have been almost shine through, but plagued with such gaping flaws and wasted potential, the small amount of enjoyment that you might be able to gain never seems to justify the time you spend trying to discover it.
    • AceGamez
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As a Mega Man fan, I was sorely disappointed to play a game that does the character so little justice; while as an RPG fan, I found every area of the game - the battles, the exploration, the puzzle solving and the story - shallow and uninspired.
    • AceGamez
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    And that's Crime Stories biggest folly; it's just not fun. There's nothing remotely interesting to keep you engaged for long periods of time, certainly not long enough to stick with it to the end and the ancient and poorly designed levels combined with some of the most tedious puzzles I've ever had to endure make for a well meaning but entirely failed venture.
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