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 1.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Metroid Prime: Hunters
Lowest review score: 30 BeachHead 2000
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 65 out of 803
803 game reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Just about everything they tried has been tried before and executed much better in "Shogun: Total War."
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Your objectives are simple enough that you never have to flip switches, jump over pits or hunt down missing keys, but at the same time the smart enemies, brilliant level design and strategic combat will tax your brain more than any scavenger hunt ever could.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite these problems, NFL Fever 2002 is a resoundingly solid game that will hold much more appeal for novices than the infinitely more arcane "Madden 2002."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only real stumbling blocks on its way to being the Super Star is the lack of customization options.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Using a trick based system that rewards slides, two-wheeled skids and perfect runs, the player must earn points for the above while still riding the line and achieving exceptional lap times. At first this technique seems fresh, but after a few incredibly disappointing runs down the later tracks you'll find it more frustrating than satisfying.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the most intuitive and entertaining of the realistic snowboarding titles available today.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The quality graphics, accessible interface, fun single-player and multiplayer action, and effective sound all combine to make this a very appealing release.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It manages to maintain a consistent level of sophistication and high complexity without sacrificing what really makes strategy games fun.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With some fine-tuning to the graphics and sound effects, and some revisions to the slightly restrictive controls, this could have been an "SSX"-killer.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    AI concerns make driving into oncoming traffic easier than it should be, while the moderate, but not extensive amount of cars and tracks mean that you'll be able to wrap up single player in less than ten hours.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With its amazing sound work, stunning musical score and easy to use control scheme, about the only thing you can complain about in this release is the length.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With some character issues from the first game still unresolved, and due to the short duration of play and unintelligent enemies, AVP2 is stopped short of being truly stellar. However, this is one of the best action titles of the year.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Splendid graphics and sound effects, with a wide set of vehicles and tuning capabilities and cleverly-designed racing settings...Yet deficiencies in gameplay, artificial intelligence, collision implementation, and even music prevents this title from being the spectacular release that it should have been.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Despite the presence of distinctive licensed racing classics, the actual driving experience is both bland and homogeneous.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of the series or of the genre, then I can readily recommend picking up Civilization III -- just keep in mind that it may not be all you expected, especially later in the game.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While lacking some of the coherence and duration of its predecessors, and possessing a bit too many backtracking sequences and technical problems, the audiovisual elements are excellent...I would solidly recommend [it].
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    an excellent recreation of the sport of bicycle stunt riding. The design of the racing environments is so creative that you are constantly learning new ways to master this sport.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Due to severe problems in graphics and gameplay, this title cannot hold a candle to "RollerCoaster Tycoon," still firmly at the head of the class.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With its incredible graphics, fulfilling gameplay, and thought provoking features, World War III is bound to satisfy any RTS buff, and anyone just on the lookout for a good, solid title as well.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The deficiencies with frame rate, multiplayer competition, collisions, and replays still keep this title from achieving its potential.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game offers an incredibly rich experience with vast amounts of replayability.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An uneven experience -- above average when it comes to puzzles and level design, and below average when it comes to combat and artificial intelligence.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The adventure mode is quite intriguing, the ability to build cars from scratch and watch them disassemble is entertaining, and the split-screen competition is a blast. However, there is not enough substance in the racing options, track challenges, and audiovisual polish to set this offering apart from the pack.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Problems such as an awkward control interface, overbalanced gameplay, and easily confounded AI sadly undermine the innovations.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The goalies are still a bit of a sore point, however, since a single defender can run the gamut from godlike to pylon within a single period with little rhyme or reason.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A strong offering for fans of mythology, samurai, or ancient Japan. However, the poor quality of the game's AI, the unbalanced multiplayer action, and the lack of customizable options, along with some gameplay issues, only slightly raise the product above an average "Diablo" clone.

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