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 Time Commando
Lowest review score: 30 Takeda
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 65 out of 803
803 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This new release is a credible and equally enjoyable alternative to the excellent "RollerCoaster Tycoon," with both having distinctly different purposes and assets.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The pacing set for this release is one that I can maintain, and with the focus set more on laughs and fun instead of tactical brilliance, I can play this and not feel like I should be wearing a pointy, conical dunce-cap.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Where TA offers a slew of different unit types for some traditional, hardcore warfare, TA:K goes the fantasy route with fewer units and buildings and a better story. TA:K is much more like "Starcraft" in its approach to strategical combat, the balance of different units types and gameplay that features varied experiences through the different sides.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While UT 2003 doesn’t revolutionize its genre, it contains beautifully presented high-speed action that first-person shooter fans crave.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With near perfectly balanced hybrid gameplay, and thoughtful, intuitive controls, Kingdom Under Fire is sure to surprise even the most jaded player.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While striking visuals and retro-themed music make up the game's framework, Ikaruga's foundation is undoubtedly built on innovative, engaging and downright challenging gameplay.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not without its flaws, Tribes succeeds because of variety and solid design.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, it's better to think of Legends as a deep action title more so than an RPG or dungeon crawler, and in this respect, you can't go wrong.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Compared to other racing games on the market, Wipeout 64 has one tremendous advantage: its graphics are absolutely gorgeous. However, a racer lives and dies by its gameplay, and Wipeout 64 has that locked up pretty well too. The control is dead-on and the courses are well designed.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All the elements of Kohan add up to the most fun I’ve had with a real-time strategy release -- with the least amount of micromanagement.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At its core, this is a title with enough flash and bang, with a high replay value in both single and multiplayer, and enough strategy that it’s hard not to recommend.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The frame rate isn't brilliant (though the physics model is), load times are long, and sometimes frustration will get the best of you. But rich environments, awesome music, and the game's sheer charm outshine all of that.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s not often you have such a personal interest in your digital troops' survival and treat them as anything but grist for the meat mill, but Stormregion has managed to make it so you feel like a mother hen and take it personally if one of your guys buys the farm.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perimeter sets itself apart by not relying on what has come before, but by not making changes for the sake of change, it’s also engaging and fun to play.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its combination of global conquest and economic elements results in an entertaining experience that can keep players consistently coming back for more.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great game with cool visuals and sound, terrifically fun action and classic Duke Nukem attitude blazing from the gun barrels.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Apart from a few flaws likely to be addressed in the evolutionary patching process common to most multiplayer titles, Savage edges close to perfection. It accomplishes its extremely ambitious mission of being the first game to truly combine two completely different genres.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Players looking to enjoy some wild arcade style longball, or at least a combination of the two approaches, can’t go wrong with Midway’s latest.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is one slight problem: I had already played much of it on a now defunct console some years ago. Dreamcast owners don't have much to look forward to here, with many of the same characters, features, and game mechanics intact.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The atmosphere is tangible and the story and action are tied together so perfectly that the game rarely lags during lengthy periods of adventure.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It adds a gigantic single-player campaign and a plethora of new monsters, spells, character classes and items. The expansion also significantly updates the overall graphical quality, potentially adding to the life of the franchise without getting in the way of what made the original fun.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Full of novel ideas and ultimately is a magnificent action title. Unlike most formulaic games based on movies, what you experience here is always fresh and exciting.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may be friendly to newcomers with its simple combat mechanics, but the depth and replayabilty found here is unlike anything else currently available for the PlayStation 2.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I found Comanche Hokum to be a thoroughly engrossing simulation, despite the fact that the graphics are a little jarring.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hardcore platform players will find little that's new or challenging, but Sly Cooper's definitely good for some quick and easy pleasure.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An amazing expansion in virtually every way. It looks awesome, it sounds fantastic, its design is superb and it has lots of cool details that make it extremely replayable.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While I still personally prefer "NASCAR Heat," as a pure racing simulation NASCAR Racing 4 wins hands down. If you love this sport, this is a title which you simply cannot miss.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The combat is awesome in short doses, the graphics are nice and the product offers the best FPS co-op gaming since Doom II. Oh, and it offers one hell of a final boss.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the fact that Crimson Butterfly is much longer than the original, it might have been preferable to trade the extra length for a little less backtracking, as it often slows the progress of the adventure.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The brilliant story is enhanced by a beautiful score from Mitsuda and cinematic sequences which are stunning, to say the least.

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