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 Halo 2
Lowest review score: 30 Pitfall: The Lost Expedition
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 65 out of 803
803 game reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Diehards won’t find enough here to make it worth the overzealous retail price point because, while the single-player mode and the deleted scenes are a fun diversion, they’re not enough to warrant the investment listed on the price tag.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fun to play, but it might be too much for those who aren't interested in spending time in the design process. You'll also need to get past the complex display.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While some of the puzzles touch the edge of too challenging, overall they are some of the best in the business since "Myst" hit the scene.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While it is an unabashed ripoff and lacks any form of innovation compared to what has gone before, this is a competent dirt bike racing game, which despite its limitations can provide sustained enjoyment for a lot of motorcycle aficionados.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Like the similar P.N.03 for the GameCube, however, extremely repetitive levels and generally bland design detract from the overall experience.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Zoo Empire does add depth to the "Zoo Tycoon" formula, but plays it safe and doesn’t make any effort to change the established norm. If you tried "Zoo Tycoon" but didn’t think that it had enough options or graphical punch, Zoo Empire is for you.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For those who want an "RTS-lite" experience, this release fits the bill exactly.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As it stands, however, Championship Surfer should only be reserved for the die-hard surfing fanatics and PC owners who have an undeniable penchant for extreme sports.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While this sequel is not at all an embarrassment, its gameplay never matches the high level indicated by the truly great character depictions and scenic backdrops.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    In many ways, it's most similar to a game released in 1990: "Dune."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    In the end this product will satisfy only fans absolutely desperate for driving in the dirt.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Atlantis: Evolution hangs its hat on being an adventure game, but it doesn’t present the fine challenge that those who are serious about the sport expect, plus it includes too much tedium for those who are casual players.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Sure, there is a deep convoluted plotline and beautiful backdrops, but the deficiencies in interface, action sequences, and conversations are quite serious.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The multiplayer mode offers less variety in gameplay, and the homogenous characters severely limit the game's depth.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Alpha Black Zero isn’t a bad game, but it’s hobbled by so many execution problems that it never really catches wind in its sails.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Essentially a graphics enhancement pack bundled with a short single-player campaign and a title many have already played, all for around 20 dollars after rebate.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Between interface flaws, its stern focus upon drab and dull key-hunting, and a wholly frustrating inventory system, much of the game's potential magic is lost. In the end, The Messanger's pseudo-historical atmosphere is all that it's got going for it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The visuals are fine, but the sound and music are not. The off-road theme is great, but the redneck flavor fizzles completely.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The game's outdated look and obtuse artificial intelligence make it hard to recommend.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Indistinct characters, painfully hokey storytelling, poor AI, and a shallow combat system add up to a disappointing experience.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While the game's flight mechanics and damage model provide some enjoyment, the few missions that ship with the program are uninvolving.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Completely engrossing, from the horribly narrated opening sequence to the pulse-pounding excitement of the final encounter. What Arx Fatalis lacks in innovation and polish, it more than makes up for in rich atmosphere.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A mediocre offering. While it has its fun moments, and some of the maps are intriguing, Legends ultimately comes across as lacking ingenuity.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Falls into line behind countless other film conversions, boasting low production values, an obviously rushed release and highly conventional gameplay that struggles with the controls.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Lionheart is to RPGs what "Serious Sam" is to first-person shooters: It's a strict genre game that's stripped down to its essence and is pleasantly devoid of the all too common overarching that happens when too many disparate parts are crammed into the same code base for the sake of widening the target audience.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The gameplay itself lacks any compelling reason to keep at it. Slow, stately and with an emphasis on stealth and absolutely, positively nothing else, the majority of gamers will find themselves bored.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    An occasionally buggy, always laggy and generally sub par release to get there. Crystal Dynamics lost everything they made right in "Soul Reaver 2," as the fluid combat, dexterous hero and grand puzzles have been sacrificed.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The release stands alone as the darkest disappointment those of us who cherish this franchise have yet encountered.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Graphics aside, several key issues keep it from reaching the level expected of today's sims, such as: a difficult-to-access multiplayer mode, a mediocre interface, poor sound effects, and harder-than-necessary difficulty.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Recycled gameplay, overused mechanics and jarring shifts between mini-challenges and exploration will leave you slightly disconnected from the overall experience.