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 1.6 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
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gun
    If you want compelling story with dynamic gameplay, and are in the mood for some good old cowboy action; get Gun. You will not be disappointed.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only one of the best games that Westwood has ever created, but is easily one of the most entertaining, visceral, and tactically focused RTS products ever seen, and will likely be remembered as a true classic for years to come.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brilliant use of cell shading to create an animated effect and the surprisingly workable control scheme.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything that makes a game good is featured here: Worms 3D looks amazing, plays like a dream and is drenched in fun and funny.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The various flaws (like horrible voice acting, odd attack control, and hyper-linear gameplay) keep it from earning a perfect rating. But it's a worthy successor to "Resident Evil."
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The simple and brutal nature of Civil War combat is captured in the action that unfolds and forces players to rely on strategy and the sheer will of his units, and not high-tech weapons of devastating power.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easy to get into, difficult to stop playing and always enjoyable.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a fantastic game especially if you are into strategy puzzlers. Even if you’re not, it’s still a terribly addictive venture that’s easy to pick up and you’ll find yourself haunting with the best of them in no time flat.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Suffice it to say that if you like strategy, military tactics, or liked the original game, you will love Red Alert.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    MechWarrior 4 has more types of BattleMechs, missions, and weapons than MechWarrior 3; the multiplayer competition is outstanding, the artificial intelligence is improved, and the graphics are generally splendid.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What I encountered here was a very difficult combination: incredible creative innovation combined with a high degree of faithfulness to the original film.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The clear focus on fun over realism really makes this title stand out, and while the trick system may not be as deep as that of the competition, the focus on exploration and humor is a welcome alternative to hardcore combo dialing.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Burnout's World Tour circuit is both lengthy and addictive. However, once you've beaten all the competition, filled your garage to its fullest, and amassed a complete collection of trophies, the single-player game does lose some of its luster.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Real-time strategy, intense space combat, intellectual battle tactics and cooperative teamwork are all elements that play major roles in the unfolding of this experience, but it's not this combination that's so surprising; it's that they're combined so well.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best platformers to hit the PS2, ever.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I felt a kind of primal fear playing it through that I have not ever had before with a computer game, and it is truly a horror fan's most delectable nightmare.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've ever wanted to manage a front office staff, have an evolving pool of minor leaguers to promote and still get to actually play some baseball, this is the game for you.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphics, sound, and intelligence factors combine to make a game that will scare the hell out of you! The main problem that Quake seems to have is a lack of identity. It wants to combine "DOOM" elements with Hexen elements which creates a mish-mash effect.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Chronicles of Riddick looks great, sounds great and the gameplay is a perfect amalgamation of shooting, adventure, platforming, role-playing and stealth. Though I'm certain to be crucified for my blasphemy, this variety and skillful execution makes Riddick equal to, and in some ways, superior to the single-player component found in "Halo."
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even though some of Ion’s design decisions, like the removal of the rope arrow and the inclusion of the third-person camera, will disappoint purists, it would be difficult for anyone to deny what a splendid experience this release is.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gorgeous visuals and music, great story, responsive controls, excellent level design, and - most importantly - superb implementation of action moves make this a true winner.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All of this is bundled with an intuitive Windows-style GUI, a painless point-and-tap process for connecting to online matches, and some of the nicest graphical wrapping gamers are going to see this Christmas.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you are looking for an RTS game with something really different, or if you have an interest in trains, you won't find a game more appealing than Railroad Tycoon II.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fast, fun and absolutely worth owning. Multiple level types, fairly intelligent and lovingly rendered boss characters, and lots of hidden areas help flesh out this package even further.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those interested in Ancient Japanese culture will also find much to like here, as the entire game is steeped from top to bottom in pure and uncompromising atmosphere.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    "SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle" changed the face of the first-person tactical genre, and the Elite Edition polishes it to a near mirror shine.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Excellent AI, controls and sound design combine their respective strengths to make a package that's stronger than the sum of its parts.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay is flawless and the presentation is both beautiful and full of character. Army of Zin is neither the most innovative title on the market nor is it the most awe-inspiring, but it accomplishes the difficult task of translating the form and spirit of a classic into a worthy modern successor.