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 Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
Lowest review score: 30 Beach Head 2002
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 65 out of 803
803 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Most importantly, the omission of a multiplayer option, present in the console version, is particularly disappointing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While it is fun for a short while, once the novelty wears off its lack of polish really shows through. It completely lacks innovation, doing nothing at all different than what we've seen a 100 times over by now.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Sub-par graphics, poor animation, too much downtime in the action and meager music all detract from what could have been a welcome addition to any gamer's collection.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Slow and jerky movement, deficient sound effects, and repetitive action cause this release to be a frustrating disappointment.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There is an undeniably addictive quality about this release, but it is so far overshadowed by the shallow nature of the gameplay that its power to enchant will be tested with all but the most ardent groupies.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Neither the graphics, sound nor gameplay are categorically bad, but each is consistently below average.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If flawed controls don't kill the experience for you -- and as a plaform jumping, blade wielding title they certainly do affect the quality of gameplay -- then the constant backtracking and key hunting will eventually drive you to the point of distraction.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While it’s hard for UFC fans to go too far wrong at that price, Sudden Impact isn’t exactly a joy to play with its dull visuals, antiquated sound and clumsy, monotonous gameplay mechanics.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Contains several interesting elements from the RTS genre, but gets bogged down by graphical issues, a weak AI, and a lack of gameplay features that come standard in other products.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Only those who are willing to take the time to be bogged down in the minutia of running the lives and future of an entire virtual village should look seriously at this RTS title.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Many of the puzzles are creative, and the graphical style is pleasing; but the frustrating ways that the dialog revelations and trivial sequencing of actions are implemented largely ruin the whole experience.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Can be an entertaining, if quirky, diversion.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Occasionally I came across against a scenario or mission that was entertaining for a while, but the game wasn't different enough often enough.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While the specifics of the setting might be novel, the gameplay consists of ground that has already been covered by better titles, some many years old and sitting in bargain bins.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    So many crucial touches could have been added to spice up the action but are sadly omitted, especially the ability to play some of the gambling games yourself, tinker with the payoff pattern of some of the machines, research new tables or even design your own attractions.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A textbook movie-to-game cash-in. Everything in it is halfheartedly done; the graphics and sound are canned and formulaic, as is the gameplay.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Little elements of polish and coherence are missing, anomalies abound, and you are too often left in the dark about what to do next to get the job done in a reasonable amount of time.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The campaign doesn't last very long though, and isn't all that interesting to begin with.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Not only are its production values low, but also its design decisions are questionable. None of the many highly touted injected wrinkles - the mini-games, Euphoria mode slowdown, cash purchase system, or whip-toting sidekick - have the desired positive effects on the gameplay.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With a little elbow grease and perhaps a dash of maturity, Postal 2 could've been a harrowing psychological tale of one man's collapsing psyche. Sort of like the movie "Falling Down" realized in an interactive 3D environment.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A prime example of how amazing graphics can't make up for lackluster gameplay.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The visuals, sound and even the gameplay itself hold potential, but almost every aspect of the latest Tomb Raider feels incomplete.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The severe lack of duration, difficulty, and a decent multiplayer mode hamper the value you'll get out of a purchase.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    When you're not patiently waiting for a Diggle to finish an essential task, you've got your hands full with enough micromanagement to choke a hardcore fan of "The Sims."
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The gameplay is often as static as its antiquated graphics, and ultimately doesn't present anything that hasn't been done before.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As a multimedia computer game, it's a swing and a miss. Players will likely give this title only a few chances before putting it back on the shelf due to its static presentation, limited gameplay, and painfully annoying animated host.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The offering boasts masterful artistic design and a beautiful score, but fails in the most important aspect - gameplay.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    To paraphrase a writer from "Mystery Science Theater 3000," this game hurt me.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Because of its brevity, it doesn't come close to justifying the $15 price tag.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    For anyone new to the genre, this isn’t the best place to start due to the technical flaws and PvP griefing. Even veterans of the online role-playing genre will find the many errors impeding their fun.

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