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
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The decidedly unreasonable degree of difficulty prevents any of it from developing into something entertaining.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Far from being a cranium-stretching taut and suspenseful Sherlock Holmes mystery, this release falls flat in almost every dimension of its design and execution.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Had the absurdity of the setting been more efficiently exploited for humor value, the many shortcomings might be more easily overlooked. As it stands, this title comes across as a last minute, off-the-cuff port from consoles to PC that skimped as often as possible.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Its logic flaws and thoroughly vexatious difficulty are so omnipresent that any gains made via technology are completely overshadowed. In trying to mix strategy with action, a sense of identity got lost in translation.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Drop dead tedious as a construction simulation, limited and rigid as a business management experience, and ridiculously uninteresting as a people-watching escapade.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A cruise ship, or fleet of cruise ships, is a perfect basis for a tycoon game, but this release largely squanders that potential. What could be a colorful, exciting, and engrossing experience turns instead into a tedious bore.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you don't have the facility to gather at least two other people to your GameCube, then you will not find much fun in Wrestlemania X8.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the unbalanced squad-combat and wrap-around maps are not enough to pull this one away from the Pit of Despair.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The final score loses many points due to the awkward controls.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The foul language, twisted humor, nudity, gore and violence are beyond what most gamers will appreciate, unless "Postal" is your idea of fun. When compounded by the obscure hotspots, redundant puzzles, archaic control system and strictly linear gameplay, the audience for which this offering would be a treat becomes really small.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While a good story can sometimes save even the most mediocre of RPGs, and The Legend of Alon D'ar does provide a compelling beginning and plot, the pacing is so slow that only the most patient will make it through to the end.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Gamers have already seen, heard and played everything Team Factor has to offer - and had more fun doing so.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A bland experience with nothing innovative to free your mind from concentrating on the annoying aspects of the gameplay.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Fans of the series deserve the same content for far less money in the form of a true expansion pack, preferably one that actually adds fresh content beyond new scenarios.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    War Times struggles along and ultimately becomes a casualty of its own conflicts. The shallow tech tree, paucity of unit types, ineffective pathfinding and tedious gameplay make enjoying it a losing fight.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The title of this game is ironically accurate, as I have not encountered a platform side-scroller this lightweight in years. There is simply nothing to recommend.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Misfires on pretty much all cylinders.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Fighters with minimal moves at their disposal, unbalanced characters, and an AI that can't hold up its end of the bargain conspire to make Kakuto Chojin feel like an empty shell.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Gets marks for depth and scope, but unfortunately so much of the detail goes to waste due to the frustrating interface, horrendous learning curve, and sparse gameplay options.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The all-too-forgiving AI, the no-brainer puzzles, the watered-down adventure elements and straightforward mini-games combine to create an experience that'll only last a scant three hours for experienced players, which is nearly unforgivable when you consider its $29.99 price tag.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It is a frustrating, extremely short title with ugly graphics.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The gameplay can't hold a match to even the most basic competition, since the distinct lack of modes, oversimplified approach and lackluster execution combine to make a release that's the exact opposite of what a party title needs to be.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Problems such as an awkward control interface, overbalanced gameplay, and easily confounded AI sadly undermine the innovations.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A key problem may simply be that the international system is too hard to replicate under its current condition of relative anarchy.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The graphics are the one high point of this downhill slalom, they are neither innovative nor gorgeous enough to save this title from the abysmal control scheme and furious key tapping required to stay afloat in most of the events.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The complete lack of innovation and diversity, along with the utterly draining repetitiveness of the obstacles you encounter, suck most of the joy out of the gameplay experience.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The quality of every component of the final product - from graphics and sound to vehicle physics and gameplay - is uniformly dismal.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The unnecessarily tedious unit movement coupled with the debilitating difficulty level of many battles leaves this title stranded with too many moments of frustration for the average user.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The extremely behind-the-times graphics, frustrating interface and game mechanics, and lackluster plot all lead to a gaming experience that's more tedium than it's worth.

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