Adrenaline Vault's Scores

  • Games
For 803 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Diablo
Lowest review score: 30 The Mummy
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 65 out of 803
803 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The title takes everything that has ever been great about the series and elevates it to the next level. The changes revitalize the Heroes formula and provide more strategic gameplay than the series has ever offered.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Gorgeous visuals, an easy-to-use interface, and a great storyline all combine to make it one of the most dangerously addictive games I've ever played.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This has become my favorite game of all time...If you're tired of wannabes, clones, and half-baked attempts at originality, play Thief: The Dark Project and get totally absorbed in the story, gameplay, and Garret himself.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game exudes style, polish, and quality from every pixel...From gorgeous visuals to immersive gameplay, Battle Realms never ceases to amaze.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With gameplay oozing off of this disk like gravy out of Refrigerator Perry's hot beef sandwich, fans of the gridiron will lose themselves in hours of rapture and may very well forget to eat or sleep.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Ballistics is by far the fastest and most beautiful arcade racing game I have ever seen -- it makes everything else seem like molasses by comparison. While there is nothing really new here, the excellence of this title lies in its truly brilliant execution.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With the radar screen gone and the camouflage index, stamina gauge, inclusive healing system and a whole host of new gadgets in, the series is more tactical than ever.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    By providing an impressive level of detail in a game where detail is essential, and by including intuitive enhancements to the player experience, this is one title that should easily land on the “must have” list for any gamer.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Remember to start on the outside of the turn, cut to the inside and then tromp on the accelerator when you're past the half way; that should keep your speed as high as possible on the your way to the nearest retailer. Trust me, the traffic ticket would be worth it.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best RPG of 1999. Planescape Torment raises the bar past "Baldur's Gate" and sets new standards in terms of storyline, character progression, conversation and interaction.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Despite a few minor flaws in mechanics and a lingering bug or two, Hidden & Dangerous is one of the best games ever created, and playing it an experience I shall always treasure.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you're looking for one of those rare experiences that affects your mind, body and soul in ways only the greatest of releases can, look no further than "Deus Ex" -- it will consume you.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Appealing to both the intellect and the imagination, it presents itself vividly and audaciously, leaving little doubt that it intends to be a complete experience in every possible way.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    No other game can be properly compared to it.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Beyond the confines of the single player is the best multiplayer strategy game since "Total Annihilation." ... If you buy a single game this fall -- make sure it's this one!
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you want an incredible 3D experience that will cause you to lose sleep, meals, PTA meetings, and romantic rendezvous, this is the game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If playing games is more of a religion than a hobby to you, meet your new bible...System Shock 2 will scare the hell right out of you -- and you'll like it for that reason.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Valve's inclusion of an interactive physics-based environment and the wonderful gravity gun lends itself to fun gravity puzzles, making use of good old-fashioned common sense and intuition - something I've found to be absent in the average first-person shooter.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The gameplay is pitch-perfect, and everything has a rich and polished feeling about it. The variety of the styles of play is deep and incorporates some of the best multiplayer fragfests to date.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In what could be billed as "the complete criminal experience" this game delivers in every category with jaw dropping graphics, stunning sound effects, a unique musical score that's presented with countless hilarious commercials through your car's radio, and a relentless AI that will hunt you down whenever warranted.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    About as close to Hell as you're going to get - whether you believe in it or not. Everything about this game just rules and it will blow you away. The gameplay is the easiest I've ever come across in an RPG which is just fantastic.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    At its core, Final Fantasy X is just another chapter of the story we've all grown to love, but like a rare piece of literature, this story just gets better and better with each page you turn.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Not only are the graphics significantly improved, they whisk by at a steady pace and feature larger levels with even more interactive environments.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Astounding pre-rendered cinematics and a tightly woven storyline are backed by a substantial and varied single-player campaign.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Astounding graphics, sound, and storytelling combine to make the definitive fantasy RPG epic, one that will enthrall players for years to come.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Baldur's Gate is not a computer role-playing game...it is THE computer role-playing game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is the best, most fun game I have ever played. It represents everything that a five-star game should be. It's different, original, and most importantly, solid. I could find no glaring omissions, or bugs, or problems that indicated that it is a rushed product.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It gives exactly what it promises: an engaging story with stylish, polished visuals wrapped tightly around fluid and virtually bug-free gameplay.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    ICO
    Ico is one of those rare titles that you don't so much play as experience. Many adventure games boast this same interactivity and immersiveness, but with its careful blending of genres, delicate balancing act between a story of growing love and mounting horror, and a brilliant system that also incorporates tense moments of action, Ico really lives up to its claims.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The story is interesting, the Force Powers and weapons available are incredibly cool to use, and the opportunity to cut an opponent to shreds with a Lightsaber is the secret dream of any Jedi aspiring to heed the call of the Dark Side.