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 Pro Evolution Soccer 2008
Lowest review score: 10 Burnout Legends
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.
    • AceGamez
    • 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.
    • AceGamez
    • 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.
    • AceGamez
    • 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.
    • AceGamez
    • 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.
    • AceGamez
    • 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.
    • AceGamez
    • 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.
    • AceGamez
    • 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.
    • AceGamez
    • 69 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    My impression is that Quake Arena Arcade is a half-hearted reboot of a dying game.
    • AceGamez
    • 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.
    • AceGamez
    • 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.
    • AceGamez
    • 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.
    • AceGamez
    • 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.
    • AceGamez
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Despite being simple, Death on the Nile sometimes lets you down by failing to register when you click on an item or not explaining clearly what it wants you to do when it tries to make things slightly more exciting by getting you to move objects around.
    • AceGamez
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Lastly, for some reason, the rumble feature with the controller is done way too much. The controller shakes during this game more than any other PS2 game I've ever played and all I did was jump.
    • AceGamez
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Not a good game by any stretch of the imagination, but it's not especially terrible.
    • AceGamez
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With such a poor fighting engine, you're going to get bored very quickly; tapping on one button isn't going to please most fighting fans.
    • AceGamez
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Dodgy controls aside, there's little inherently wrong with Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, yet it's painfully average and just lacks the amount of fun that would warrant a purchase.
    • AceGamez
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Quite simply, WarPath is a mess. With terrible gameplay, bland graphics, forgettable sound, a whole host of technical issues, and a lifespan shorter than the manhood of a poorly equipped midget, there is little to savour from this game.
    • AceGamez
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The release of Peggle, and of course, Plants vs. Zombies, demonstrates that they can cater to gamers of all types, but releases like the Mystery P.I. series leave a bit of a sour taste in the mouth and will offer little enjoyment beyond the non-gamers who might find a pleasant but short-lived distraction here.
    • AceGamez
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    To say that Transformers: The Game is anything short of broken would be a lie.
    • AceGamez
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    So the single player game is boring and the multiplayer is mundane and bland. What is left to enjoy about Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi then? Not much at all I'm afraid.
    • AceGamez
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Penumbra: Requiem is by far the worst game in the series.
    • AceGamez
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Quite simply a short and boring third person shooter that tries too hard to be edgy and just comes off as more sick and disgusting than anything else I've played.
    • AceGamez
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    One of the biggest missed opportunities I've come across for quite some time and a huge disappointment.
    • AceGamez
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It isn't a terrible game, but neither is it a good one. For those wanting to play a game of poker without the hassle of dealing cards or finding friends to play against then this game is an adequate substitute.
    • AceGamez
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The entire package is just out there riding the coat tales of the involving Yu-Gi-Oh games, or the incredibly diverse and playable Pokemon titles. As such, I urge every hard working parent to opt for one of those for their kids instead.
    • AceGamez
    • 79 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Rune Factory is a classic example of a game that has bitten off more than it can chew. It tries its best to offer freeform, open-ended gameplay but only manages to provide an increased number of choices to the limited 'kill all enemies' mantra.
    • AceGamez
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End is a bad offering, even for big fans of the trilogy.
    • AceGamez
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While the games in this compilation might have been arcade classics in their day, they don't really stand the test of time and certainly don't benefit from the Wii's motion sensing mechanics.
    • AceGamez
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Kids aren't going to want to rescue the bad guys of the movie, kids want to explore the factory, swim in the chocolate lakes and hijack cars.
    • AceGamez
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even die-hard Fight Club fans who give it a little try, just to play as their favourite characters from the film will be woefully disappointed at the wasted use of the license.
    • AceGamez
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This is mocking everything that has made the PC version so famous. Unless you enjoy waiting on an almost silent, graphics diffuse gaming experience, or are the largest Zoo Tycoon fan in existence, stay far away from this title.
    • AceGamez
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Undercover: Dual Motives is a featureless landscape of a game that whilst visually respectable is horribly cliched with poor writing, shallow stereotypes instead of well formed characters and a largely uninteresting story.
    • AceGamez
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    All aspects of the gameplay have been done so much better in other film tie-ins, there aren't any hidden levels to explore or extra options to encourage you to play outside of the main game mode and you really can't be bothered to write down the passwords they give you in place of any decent save game function.
    • AceGamez
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's just a shame that the single player is so darn repetitive - run, STOP, and gun, the AI is also pretty shabby and the game isn't particularly long either, if you can endure more than two levels without getting bored of the same old mechanics.
    • AceGamez
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It has the feel of a game that was brought out simply to make money off the back of a popular TV show, not something that has had loving care poured into it so the gamer can have a great experience.
    • AceGamez
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As downright horrible as this pitiful attempt at a wrestling game was, it did hold a lot of promise for things to come and what could happen if the developers were given the opportunity to do it right.
    • AceGamez
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A lazy port of a rather under-whelming PC release. The Wii has been criticized, and rightly so, for porting over far too many sub-standard games with poorly implemented use of the Wiimote tacked on to justify their release - And Then There Were None will do nothing but strengthen that argument tenfold.
    • AceGamez
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    PDC World Championship Darts 2008 is a game that really has no reason to exist.
    • AceGamez
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I personally wouldn't recommend ArchLord to anyone; there are much better games out there and much better ways to waste a few hundred hours or so.
    • AceGamez
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The three areas, while containing approximately ten levels each, aren't particularly taxing and while a child may find them quite tricky no adults will be left scratching their heads for long.
    • AceGamez
    • 51 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
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Monster Madness: Grave Danger would have been one of the weaker PSN games, even at a price of £10 or less, but as a retail game that costs more than three times that amount, it simply can't be recommended.
    • AceGamez
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Back at the Barnyard: Barnyard Games feels somewhat patronising to youthful gamers; corners seem to have been cut to get it onto the shelves in time for Christmas and the main downside is the lack of variety.
    • AceGamez
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A proper next-gen update to the classic franchise is something I'd love to see, but with its myriad of flaws and questionable change in style, this game simply doesn't cut the mustard.
    • AceGamez
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If I may return to the slightly clumsy sandwich-based analogy that I began with, Fallout 3 DLC is like a BLT made with the driest bread possible; the best way to enjoy your sandwich is to throw the bread away and enjoy the flavoursome bacon, fresh lettuce and juicy tomato on their own. So forget about the stale crust that is Fallout 3: Mothership Zeta - take an Atkins diet approach and just head straight for the filling.
    • AceGamez
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Hard Rock Casino is a poor game that could have been thoroughly enjoyable; however, the lack of polish, presentation and playability make this a game I simply cannot recommend. I like to make a bet every now and again, but place your money on Hard Rock Casino and you're backing a guaranteed loser.
    • AceGamez
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Quite simply a short and boring third person shooter that tries too hard to be edgy and just comes off as more sick and disgusting than anything else I've played.
    • AceGamez
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As a tool for learning, Animal Genius doesn't have enough going for it to be considered viable. It lacks any sense of fun or enjoyment to tether the educational aspects in with the mini-games. Scholastic has released a half-hearted Educational Videogame that fails at both of the tasks it sets itself.
    • AceGamez
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This shovelware deserves no space in your home.
    • AceGamez
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Not even the presentation of Blood Bowl, which is fairly good in the other versions of the game, can save the DS version from certain doom.
    • AceGamez
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The last thing about the gameplay I want to bring to your attention are the glitches that somehow got by undetected by the six testers listed in the credits. These range from projectiles colliding with your opponent but having no effect, to performing fatalities then having the game crash. With six testers on board, that's pathetic - did they even play the game before its release?
    • AceGamez
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Simply shocking; it is a poorly put together mishmash of ideas that never gels. Ugly, repetitive and painfully boring, its mercifully short length and rousing orchestral score are its only redeeming qualitites.
    • AceGamez
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The addictive hook that was there at the beginning no longer holds your concentration in the year 2009; even gods aren't immortal and while Populous will always have its place in gaming history, most of its worshippers have long since moved on to the more sophisticated simulations that resulted from Populous's bold and, at the time, groundbreaking design.
    • AceGamez
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a disappointing purchase despite the low price and free online gaming, and the desire to create a simple, team-to-team beat 'em up has been Silent Grove's undoing.
    • AceGamez
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The graphics are poor and feel dated, the gameplay isn't really all that fun, the controls are awful, and the number of mechs and the size of the maps have been scaled down, resulting in a game that has lost the epic feel that everyone loves about RTS games.
    • AceGamez
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    What we've ended up with is a shambles, a game that looks boring and plays badly - a game that feels as ancient as the mythical beasts that you must vanquish.
    • AceGamez
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Disappointingly dull.
    • AceGamez
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With a gaming pedigree as diverse, extensive and impressive as Gunpei Yokoi's, it's a shame to see his name tainted by Gunpey DS. The only aspect of the game that Gunpey DS exceeds in - lasting appeal - is the one the rest of the game completely rebels against.
    • AceGamez
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Looney Tunes: ACME Arsenal is just a slightly below average platformer hiding behind a powerful licence.
    • AceGamez
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The short answer to this question is: not very good. Even if you absolutely love Fallout 3, Operation Anchorage is barely worth a purchase, because all you're getting for your ten dollars is a two to three hour experience of minimal challenge that forsakes the best features of the game to provide a simple, dull, FPS-style quest. leaving a dull FPS-style mission behind.
    • AceGamez
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's potential in this idea, but Zoo Hospital largely fails to realize it, so hopefully if a sequel is forthcoming there will be a lot more to it than what's on offer here.
    • AceGamez
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ugly, repetitive and painfully boring, its mercifully short length and rousing orchestral score are its only redeeming qualitites.
    • AceGamez
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even at its budget price, it's hard to recommend Fish Tycoon to any party, hardcore or casual.
    • AceGamez
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A pretty-looking but utterly mediocre gaming experience that's little more than space invaders with terrorists. The concept is sound, the storyline is okay, but the implementation just doesn't work.
    • AceGamez
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Any sense of ambience that the presentation brings to the screen is immediately destroyed by the game's indifferent turn towards the source material it is supposed to be proudly displaying; when the most enticing facet of your game is a foil promo card then you know you have a problem.
    • AceGamez
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Predictable, bland and boring, just like Nick Kang, the star of this routine action game that has been routinely converted from the consoles.
    • AceGamez
    • 49 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
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A game with plenty of potential that's just devastatingly disappointing in every sense of the word.
    • AceGamez
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Winter Sports 2009: The Next Challenge is a budget title in every sense of the word. While the cheap price point and promise of numerous events may entice some gamers to give it a go, the repetitive and frustrating control scheme, the complete omission of online gameplay and overall lack of polish will turn most people off before long.
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    7 Wonders of the Ancient World isn't a bad puzzle game, it's just that there are so many more puzzlers out there that surpass it.
    • AceGamez
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Its gameplay is niggling and its humour is trite and stale.
    • AceGamez
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Kids aren't going to want to rescue the bad guys of the movie, kids want to explore the factory, swim in the chocolate lakes and hijack cars.
    • AceGamez
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Mah Jong Quest Expeditions is so empty of challenge, intrigue or enjoyment that it can quite rightly be described as a hollow shell.
    • AceGamez
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Simply shocking; it is a poorly put together mishmash of ideas that never gels. Ugly, repetitive and painfully boring, its mercifully short length and rousing orchestral score are its only redeeming qualitites.
    • AceGamez
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Star Trek Online can be considered an impressive piece of fan service but, as a game, is a disappointingly unimaginative and shallow example of the MMO genre with severely flawed, poorly thought out mechanics that do little to draw players away from the powerful embrace of WoW.
    • AceGamez
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If, however, the narrative is tacked on and redundant, and the game itself is a poor copy of greater originals, then the best advice I can give is simple and hopefully more effective than all the faux emotion pulsing through Jewel Quest Expeditions: avoid this game.
    • AceGamez
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Still, as far as us "grown-ups" are concerned, I expect a lot more from my puzzle games, especially when they come from the normally creative genius that is Sonic Team.
    • AceGamez
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Playable, but only just. The gameplay is stuttering, the controls awkward and the justification for location visitation is non-existent.
    • AceGamez
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Stronghold has always been a series that was pleasingly enjoyable to play and has always had bags of potential, but this recent rehash does nothing other than highlight just how out of date it has become.
    • AceGamez
    • 26 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Kids aren't going to want to rescue the bad guys of the movie, kids want to explore the factory, swim in the chocolate lakes and hijack cars.
    • AceGamez
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    So much potential is wasted in poor execution, unfinished code and sloppy graphics that I can only recommend this game if you really have nothing else to play or are simply aching for a new WWII style shooter.
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