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 1.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Call of Duty: World at War
Lowest review score: 10 Game Party
Score distribution:
2562 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    While a welcome online patch is currently in the works, it still doesn’t excuse the game shipping with such glaring issues. The meagre campaign mode is another thorn in the side of Tekken 6 and as such, the game simply fails to stack up against the slick perfection of Street Fighter IV.
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It's a shame it remains such a one-trick-pony, but at this price tag, you really shouldn't be expecting anything else.
    • AceGamez
    • 64 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Online Tiberium Twilight can be a fantastic experience, but it comes at the expense of a shallow and dull single player game. Together with some draconian DRM protection these things work against what should have been the crowning achievement in the C&C saga, a game that was destined to go out in a blaze of glory, yet one that will end up causing a huge division of it’s numerous fans.
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    • 72 Critic Score
    Whilst it would be easy to dismiss XIII outright for such foibles, it’d also be unfair. There is a good game in here, challenging, difficult and when it all goes right quite fulfilling but it remains a game that can only really be recommended to whose who already dabbled in the original XIII Century and are looking to continue where that game left off.
    • AceGamez
    • 75 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Infinite Space is a good idea, and it does what it sets out to achieve.
    • AceGamez
    • 83 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Let’s be honest though, at the price point Torchlight is retailing at, you really shouldn’t be expecting polish. Hell, if you’ve been lucky enough to pick it up at the ridiculous price it went for during some of the winter sales, you’ll get your value for money as long as it boots to the menu – and while it may not be polished, and may be missing a few things that will elevate it beyond Diablo, Torchlight is still undeniably good fun. Incredibly basic, pure, simple, primal fun. And I love it for it.
    • AceGamez
    • 80 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Unless you’ve slavishly scoured every inch of the first two Skate games, it’s hard to recommend throwing down a large slab of cash for this update.
    • AceGamez
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It has plenty of redeeming and rewarding features to offset its linear limitations, but it was designed to be played with a friend, so approach with caution if you don't have Xbox Live or a friend to partner up with.
    • AceGamez
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although it does have a couple of flaws like a temperamental camera and some slowdown, as well as controls that take a little getting used to, it's such a blast to play and very addictive once you get into it.
    • AceGamez
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I can happily recommend Narnia to people who really enjoyed the films, particularly the younger 9-11 age group, but if you really are a fan of the licence and you are older than my recommended age group then just ignore me, because I'm sure you'll love it - and I'm sure you'll really appreciate the snowy adventurous levels, complimented with those classic clips from the film.
    • AceGamez
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not as sophisticated as many Xbox 360 games out there, Crash of the Titans is, at the end of that day, a scrolling platformer. It doesn't need to be sophisticated - it needs to be fun, frantic, colourful, noisy, winsome and comical, which is exactly what it manages to be.
    • AceGamez
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gran Turismo PSP is Polyphony's Pokémon and, as such, one that's more for the Jay Lenos amongst us rather than the James Hunts.
    • AceGamez
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I'm disappointed at the lack of defining complexities that grace every Sim game that appears on the PC platform. It's almost insulting - console users aren't dumb, we can handle some dimension!
    • AceGamez
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hopefully any future release will benefit from vigorous testing before release, a privilege that hasn't seemed to have been granted to this collection.
    • AceGamez
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game as a whole is very forgiving - too forgiving in fact. If you're an experienced gamer, or even an adult who plays occasionally, you shouldn't find the puzzles, bad guys, bosses or exploration too much of a hindrance and will probably complete the game in about 10 hours.
    • AceGamez
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The tedium of what makes this game good in the first place makes it somewhat of a charlatan, but so long as routine and predictability is the in-thing, you'll be okay.
    • AceGamez
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall then, PES 2010 definitely makes some noticeable improvements on last year's game, but, both on and off the field it still lacks the complexity and polish of EA's rival offering.
    • AceGamez
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The visuals are stunning, the history is accurate and the dialogue is good.
    • AceGamez
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With more content, a slightly less steep learning curve and less strict system requirements it'd have been a no brainer.
    • AceGamez
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    ModNation racers on PS3 is worth all of the praise it is getting right now, but sadly some subtle alterations for the handheld version make those who only own a PSP at a major loss. If you're interested in a Play Create Share experience with Kart Racing, go for the full fat console version instead of this.
    • AceGamez
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hardcore gamers need not apply, but with terrific voice acting, marvellous controls, a sense of humour and a difficulty curve that refuses to patronise, this game will certainly find a place in the heart of every young - and young at heart - gamer.
    • AceGamez
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I feel as though I should be warning you that it's not just retro but positively a step backwards, and as we all know backwards steps are not good ones.
    • AceGamez
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ninja Gaiden Sigma was a significant step up from Itagaki's original; this second Sigma edition is sadly more port than remake.
    • AceGamez
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sure, it can get repetitive, but then again, with only a few maps to play on, this isn't a problem. Unfortunately the game suffers from lack of content, which is a crying shame; if it was longer or had more modes then I would have been over the moon.
    • AceGamez
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're a serious member of the videogame Pringle club then, with all its options, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 is definitely worth a purchase. If you're more of a Sunday morning hacker, however, then the game's difficult beginning may mean that you never reach the entertainment that lies beyond it.
    • AceGamez
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're looking for something to entertain the kids this Easter, wish to take a walk down Nostalgia Lane, or just want something decidedly refreshing to settle down to, you could do far worse than SEGA Superstars Tennis.
    • AceGamez
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The lack of freedom, the highly structured levels, the checkpoint to checkpoint style of play and the inability to manipulate teammates or the world around you makes you feel that you are playing in a garden wholly owned by someone else; and no, you're not allowed to walk on the grass! Just as a roller coaster does, this game offers.
    • AceGamez
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    And love it or loathe it, I get the feeling that Dynasty Warriors will be around for many years to come.
    • AceGamez
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    FIFA multiplayer matches have always been great fun and this new instalment is, thankfully, no exception.
    • AceGamez
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its career mode is a short experience and the graphics and sound doesn't push the PS3 to its limits; even the gameplay has some frustrating features, but the innovation and entertainment for those who persevere through the learning curve and mundane early matches using rubbish players more than make up for that.
    • AceGamez
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As much fun as swinging around the city and helping random people is, Spider-Man 2 could have been an absolutely amazing title had the developers spent a little more time crafting better missions and crimes to stop and actually giving the enemy some AI instead of patterns to repeat.
    • AceGamez
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It has many of the right ingredients, such as great graphics and an interesting story, but it still doesn't have the full package, as it suffers from frustrating, repetitive gameplay, which is hard to forgive.
    • AceGamez
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're not an Xbox Live subscriber then steer away from this like a marine-filled armoured truck would steer away from a street full of RPG-wielding Somalians. If you're into your shooters and fancy a change, you might just like this - it's no Halo 2 but it has real charm and personality, once you settle into the flow.
    • AceGamez
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The less patient and more action-oriented gamers might not warm to it so much, but if you're the kind of gamer that enjoys the chance to get a good sniping spot on your favourite online shooter, then this really is one game you must play.
    • AceGamez
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ninjatown is an innovative take on the real-time strategy genre and a game that can be enjoyed by all. The simple nature of the design hides a wholly addictive premise; don't let the cutesy colours fool you into thinking that this is just for kids - there's a very engaging game beneath the distinctive and charming visuals.
    • AceGamez
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A wonderful presentation and spurts of youthful fun could not curb the boredom a Swiss cheese, overly nostalgic storyline and "I've done this before but with more violence" gameplay handed to me.
    • AceGamez
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It provides the perfect environment for a quick blast about, either on your own against endless hordes of colourful monsters, or with a friend.
    • AceGamez
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're the type to blow through a game once, pass judgment on it and trade it for store credit a day later, you're not going to get your money's worth here.
    • AceGamez
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While hardly resembling the game that could do not wrong from my childhood, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Classic Arcade Game still stands as an enjoyable piece of Eighties gaming lore, but without a warm jacket of nostalgic feelings it will appear outdated and boring, lacking present day sensibilities.
    • AceGamez
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Then there's the mostly drab level design, the 'who cares' story and the often repetitive gameplay.
    • AceGamez
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though it would have to drop the New York Times license, it would be great to see a second crossword game with a broad range of categories, such as music, movies and gaming, instead of random, non-themed puzzles. It just seems more fitting, considering that most NYT fans will have either finished these puzzles at some point or prefer to play them in the traditional form.
    • AceGamez
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis is certainly a great addition for the currently somewhat parched adventure game genre, one that'll entertain both fans of the books and players who love to stretch their minds, keeping them busy for a while.
    • AceGamez
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a good, solid game that has a tremendous visual appeal and is generally a ton of fun to play, but at the same time does absolutely nothing spectacular that hasn't been seen in any shooter before it and falls short of delivering a long-lasting playing experience that would justify it being a must have addition to your PSP collection.
    • AceGamez
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An unashamedly old school survival horror game, so you should pretty much know whether you're interested in playing it or not.
    • AceGamez
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tamagotchi Connexion: Corner Shop 3 is a charming little mini-game collection with a range of simple activities that vary in challenge and depth but are all pretty accessible and easy to get the hang of for young children.
    • AceGamez
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sadly, Good Feel haven't provided enough in the way of innovation to the table to make Wario's latest pillaging of treasures and tropes a truly worthwhile experience, nor are their attempts at imitation anything more than adequate.
    • AceGamez
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's still a hack and slash game that does little to the alter template of the genre; it's good fun, but it's not memorable.
    • AceGamez
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There is more than enough content here to keep the majority of fans happy for weeks on end – just expect the occasional twinge of disappointment to tarnish the experience.
    • AceGamez
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still, if you haven’t played Pro Evo on the PSP before, PES 2010 offers up as solid and entertaining a game of football as you are likely to find for your Sony handheld.
    • AceGamez
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I wanted to be more positive about this title, but after playing the ultimate golfing game and then coming to play this - well, it feels like a giant step down.
    • AceGamez
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This two-disk game retails for a reduced price, which is still a bit steep considering that there is not much content unless you explicitly look for it.
    • AceGamez
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid platform action game that would be fun without recognizable characters. It's well balanced - easy enough for its core audience to complete while still being reasonably challenging - and the personality of the characters shines through.
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's unfortunate that the handwriting recognition portion of the touch-screen controls is largely broken (thank goodness it's optional!) and the presentation is as bland as can be, featuring only three generic background color choices and music tracks each, but even so, Sudoku Gridmaster offers a ton of content and just enough addictive gameplay to make any sudoku fan smile with glee.
    • AceGamez
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite B-Boy's weaker points, there's nothing here that can take away from the main feature, which is the dancing itself. This has been recreated beautifully.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    You're getting one fantastic game, two pretty darn good ones and one pretty poor one.
    • AceGamez
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Of the 22 titles that this collection boasts, only a handful of them are worth shelling out your hard earned cash for.
    • AceGamez
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite an almost abandoned lobby when trying to play online, something tells me that Monster Hunter Freedom has so much more to offer once a larger community of gamers get hold of it.
    • AceGamez
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game as a whole is very forgiving - too forgiving in fact. If you're an experienced gamer, or even an adult who plays occasionally, you shouldn't find the puzzles, bad guys, bosses or exploration too much of a hindrance and will probably complete the game in about 10 hours.
    • AceGamez
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its time-altering mechanics add a lot to what is otherwise fairly standard gameplay with standard weapons in a game world that's not particularly distinctive, and the end result is a game that's good but never quite rises to greatness, yet in some places comes tantalisingly close.
    • AceGamez
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All the elements that make a decent console shooter are present in Turok: the sound, the gameplay, the weird and wonderful weaponry. They're all polished, but none of them are shining and the result is a shooter that should have been classic but is missing that vital spark that transforms a shooter from a bit of fun to a compelling and addictive experience.
    • AceGamez
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Monster Hunter Freedom 2 might not set the gaming world ablaze with new ideas and boundary-pushing gameplay, but it further refines a genre of gaming that really seems to find a niche on the PSP - the action RPG.
    • AceGamez
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Devil Kings is an unashamed Dynasty Warriors clone, which is great news for fans of the series, as it improves on many of DW's flaws.
    • AceGamez
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Players who aren't willing to spend hours and hours crafting their dream tower and instead want a quick pick-up-and-play simulation will be very hesitant to pursue a career with The Tower.
    • AceGamez
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not a game that'll rise over the better-publicised Battlestations: Midway, but Pacific Storm: Allies is more than just a cheap copy - it's a difficult but satisfyingly fulfilling game that those who persevere may ultimately find more rewarding than the arcade action that Battlestations provides.
    • AceGamez
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a fighting game, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm is a complete success. The extremely accessible fighting engine benefits from a great deal of hidden depth and a pleasing penchant for the extravagant, while the excellent camera, colourful cast and brilliantly over the top move list combine to create an experience that feels like a playable Manga cartoon. As an RPG-lite adventure however, it tends to come up a little short.
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For those of you who like their games with lots to do or for those who just want to ignore the storyline and mess about by sitting back and watching their pet destroy their house one sofa at a time, The Sims Pet Stories is perfect. For gamers who want to relax in front of their PC, this might not be the best option.
    • AceGamez
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hardcore fans of any of the genres contained within Robin Hood: Defender Of The Crown will not be satisfied.
    • AceGamez
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All in all, you know exactly what you are getting with Conan; a balls to the wall action game with little need for subtlety. This is big, brash and dumb as a bag of hammers, a relentlessly violent, uncompromising adventure that's fun from start to finish with a combat system that packs a visual punch as well as a technical one.
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A sturdy title for those who know and love their third person kill-fests. Those seeking anything of a cerebral nature should go elsewhere and many may find the harsh difficulty and heavy repetition something of a turn off.
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's difficult to find a better party game for the PlayStation.
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    To a big DS gamer the title might feel a bit empty the whole way through, but for the casual market it's aimed at, it really is exactly what they need and want.
    • AceGamez
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The sound lets the side down a bit; it seems to have as much variety as the tracks you race around. Also, the lack of realism can jar at times, as well as the radical changes in gameplay from one transmission to the other. That said, I defy anyone to pick this title up and not have some fun with it.
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Graphically it's a huge step up not only from GT4 but from every racing game (and indeed most games) that we've seen so far, and I'm sure it'll look even better in the full game.
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fair enough, the action is thick and fast, but it's a bit of a button masher, gets repetitive quickly and doesn't have much aural or visual polish to keep you otherwise interested.
    • AceGamez
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A strong sense of black humour is prominent in the gameplay, the excellent story and the in-game banter, which keeps your interest in what would have otherwise been a run-of-the-mill third person adventure.
    • AceGamez
    • 39 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The many, varied game modes will keep you and your friends busy for a long time, while trying to unlock every last cartoon episode is an excellent incentive to complete the whole game.
    • AceGamez
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    FIFA multiplayer matches have always been great fun and this new instalment is, thankfully, no exception.
    • AceGamez
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A standard expansion pack for a game that's now looking a little dated, adrenalin junkies who couldn't get enough of the original's non-stop, pulse pounding action will find satisfaction with what's offered in Painkiller: Battle Out Of Hell.
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's still good fun, but it's by far the weakest game of the series - and the shortest too, with barely a dozen planets to explore - while its sparse, basic, PSP-quality graphics really are a big disappointment.
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The impressive merger of music with gameplay and sound effects is worth at least experiencing once - it certainly isn't for everybody, but you'd be surprised at how addictive it can be to see all those little pieces blow up just by pushing A... and perhaps that is E4's strongest appeal.
    • AceGamez
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Cold Fear is an unashamedly old school survival horror game, so you should pretty much know whether you're interested in playing it or not.
    • AceGamez
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 might not bring anything particularly new to its now-outmoded platform, and there are certainly superior alternatives to most all of the games it collects out there, but as a confirmed crowd-pleaser and in terms of sheer bang for your buck, you'd be doing the gaming industry of yesteryear a disservice if you were to overlook it on those grounds.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    How much fun you'll derive from Order of War entirely depends what you are looking for in a strategy game.
    • AceGamez
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The bottom line is that, despite the lack of variation and awkward controls, Me & My Katamari is a genuinely addictive yet simple concept that meant that for once I was the person telling my girlfriend to 'put that down and come help with the washing up!'
    • AceGamez
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The fact that they're still getting mileage out of the awesome Unreal engine makes me smile quite a bit.
    • AceGamez
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Only the lack of a save option for the Colouring Book and some decent background music let this game down a little.
    • AceGamez
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a shame both the sounds and graphics are limited, as on the whole the gameplay itself is a hell of a lot of fun; incredibly tense, simplistic enough to be picked up quickly but, like all the best puzzlers, incredibly difficult to master.
    • AceGamez
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Another six months in development and a little play-testing would have done Opoona the world of good - and from the inconsequential whimper of its arrival at retail, the wait could hardly have hurt - but as it stands, this is an able RPG that's brought down by some questionable design decisions.
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a decent attempt, but it lacks what it used to have, and if you own the 2004 or 2005 version then just stick with them and trade the appropriate players to the correct teams.
    • AceGamez
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a shame that Port Royale 2 doesn't fully succeed thanks mainly to its dull combat mechanics and unfriendly interface that bombards you with screen after screen of information that often clogs up the game's more memorable features.
    • AceGamez
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hasbro Family Game Night is a great collection of well-translated board games that makes for a fun night in with your family and friends. None of the six games are stinkers and one or two of them are even arguably better than their board-based equivalents (Battleships and Boggle, take a bow).
    • AceGamez
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An expansion for the fans - it does little new, actually, it does nothing new, sticking to the traditions of expansion pack history.
    • AceGamez
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sure, it has some faults, particularly in the area of graphics and sound, but when a company decides to rather focus on making the game actually fun instead of making the graphics superb and forgetting all about the gameplay then I can't complain too much!
    • AceGamez
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Indeed the whole game is just a bit lacking - it has a decent story and excellent battles, but there is little replayability.
    • AceGamez
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you don't complete it far too quickly, you may become bored of the missions or the story.
    • AceGamez
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Civilization Revolution is great fun on the DS. It's quite refreshing to see that the developers weren't overly ambitious with trying to push the limited hardware too hard, and it's even better to see it all come together so well.
    • AceGamez
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A strong sense of black humour is prominent in the gameplay, the excellent story and the in-game banter, which keeps your interest in what would have otherwise been a run-of-the-mill third person adventure.
    • AceGamez
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pocketbike Racer is in no way the next coming of kart racers, but as a wallet-friendly arcade game it more than serves its role as an amusing piece of gaming software for the casual audience.
    • AceGamez
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    More serious gamers and hardcore Tony Hawk's fans might want to look elsewhere but this is great as an introduction to extreme sports games and great fun for any Disney fan.
    • AceGamez
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are many good elements to Resident Evil: Deadly Silence, but it ultimately fails to excel on the two levels it attempts: it fails as nostalgia because the weaknesses of the original get in the way of the fun, and it fails as a new game because neither the environment nor story translate to a unique or very scary experience anymore.
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