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 1.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Final Fantasy VIII
Lowest review score: 30 Batman: Dark Tomorrow
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 65 out of 803
803 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It has the eye-popping graphics of the PS2 version of "Madden 2001," but it uses a poor interface, has modest AI, and doesn't provide enough new features to differentiate it from last year's offering.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Entertaining, but not for the hardcore fighting fan. Every move is very easy to pull off, it's more a matter of learning the best combos, and what each character will throw at you so you can properly defend yourself.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With a decent story, authentic backdrop, intriguing personalities and classic puzzles, there’s a lot to like here.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game delivers exciting combat in all forms with intelligence and style.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the released version is a competent wrestling game, it plays very much like one of the old N64 releases with a major facelift.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Those who play the most detailed and complex theme park sims won't get anything new from Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis. For dinosaur fans, however, it's a dream come true.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though the rendering jitters can get annoying, the improvements to the overall visuals combined with the wide explorative possibilities make Delta Force: Land Warrior a solid game for anyone who enjoys modern tactical warfare on the PC.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Enough new material to justify the price tag for fans, but not for dilettantes who haven't played Neverwinter Nights since completing it the first time around.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Has some fairly innovative features like counter upgrades, paid assassins that can be turned against you for the right price, and the innovative Railroad Building Race mode. Despite these creative turns, however, it’s still a triumphantly average experience.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While for me not quite as addictive overall as another recent PSP racer, "Wipeout Pure," Ridge Racer is more than worth the money. If you are a fan of the series or if you just love arcade racing, you certainly cannot afford to pass this one up.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's short and sometimes repetitive game play with limited multiplayer doesn't exactly ooze with replay value.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fortunately, AD survives its more nagging issues and manages to blaze a trail of light fun and humor with its crayon bombs and pellet machine guns.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It all boils down to short playtime with tons of reused content, and a shallow storyline. Whereas I usually spend upwards of 70 hours to finish a Final Fantasy, I had this one licked in under 40, with plenty of side-quests and exploration included.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The graphics aren't particularly innovative and the sound effects are merely a step up from mediocre. However, Wrath of Heaven succeeds where it counts - in providing an enjoyable experience with plenty of replayability.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the multiplayer mode's forgettable, and there's not a ton of replay value, the first run through the story is surprisingly long, and filled to the brim with some of the most amazing scenery conceived outside of a Toy Story film.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're not a fan of wrestling, the flaws will easily overshadow the details, but if you're looking for an easy title to play, fun multiplayer, and above all, authentic WWF experience, Just Bring It will fulfill your needs.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A wonderfully complex simulation that entertains more than it frustrates, though this title is clearly not for everyone. Action-oriented RTS fans should avoid it like the plague.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of city building titles will truly enjoy Trade Empires, and it will even woo some dissenters of the genre with its inventive take upon historical civilizations. However, unimpressive graphics and a lack of configurable options or a storyline hold it back from being a true gem.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are some interesting ideas here and it is fun to play, but the clouds billowing over the AI, graphics, and gameplay never let the bright spots in these same areas ever fully shine.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What redeems LSN from being an exercise in tedium is that the touch of a master’s hand can be felt in almost every brushstroke.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It has an intuitive interface and eliminates the time-consuming micromanagement within each city that made every other game in the series so drawn out.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The improvements primarily in graphics and sound in Grand Prix 4 do not seem worth the huge increases in computer power necessary to run the title smoothly.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With the atmosphere and mood so sensationally presented, Shadow of Rome exceeded my expectations, which might have been questionable since I am avidly interested in the history of Greece and Rome.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The only disappointment visible here is constituted in my mind by an utter lack of customizable options with each of the bikes.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although Cleopatra is just as enjoyable as "Pharaoh," it doesn't really change the experience for the better.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The action is fast-paced and well-staged, and you really become absorbed in the virtual world of the famous arachnid. But two major deficiencies -- in the control system and the camera work -- almost succeed in ruining this title.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though plagued by control and interface problems, the entertainment value suffers only some edgewise tarnish on an otherwise well polished piece of silver.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's still no excuse for an unbalanced throwing game and slightly twitchy AI routines that should have been cleared up in the intervening year.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A brilliant renaissance for the once dominant beat-em-up genre...[but] you realize that this is an extremely short title posing as an epic undertaking in its revolution mode.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    My conundrum is that despite the issues and glaring oversights, Beyond Divinity is still fun to play.