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 1.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Diablo
Lowest review score: 30 The Mummy
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 65 out of 803
803 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The wonderful artificial intelligence and level design combine to keep you glued to your screen...A true tour de force.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphics, audio and multiplayer components are astonishingly good, while the highly competent yet unspectacular single-player gameplay lags a bit behind.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easy to get into, difficult to stop playing and always enjoyable.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beautiful graphics, a unique storytelling methodology and some very well-designed missions make "Ground Control" a winner in almost every category.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    My own addiction to the gameplay here is unceasing, as there is always some little tweak I want to add to make my custom park just a little bit better.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Prettier, deeper, lengthier, and more challenging than any other dungeon crawler out there, Champions of Norrath is the definitive game for hack-n-slash aficionados.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of those memorable titles that people will be talking about for years to come. Its impressive graphics, gripping storyline, and fun use of Bullet-Time action elevates the game to the current standard that most others should aspire to.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is, by all accounts, one of the best turn-based strategy games ever made and perhaps the best ever of its kind.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Manages to do what few sequels can--retain all of the good things in the original and improve on them, while still incorporating new features and gameplay elements never before seen.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It could be compared to "Morrowind" in its depth and scope, but the real people that fill the town squares and gathering halls give Final Fantasy XI a living soul that Bethesda’s hallmark title never had.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stunning enhancements to the visuals and sound aside, the new tricks, game variations and collection of extras is more than one would expect from a sequel.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best platformers to hit the PS2, ever.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The seamless amalgamation of all things '80s into the mix lets the creative team go wild with the vocal work and provide an outstanding retro soundtrack.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A revolutionary step forward in role-playing games...Any fan of the RPG genre should not be caught dead without a copy of Neverwinter Nights on his or her PC.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every once in a while, a wargame comes along that makes you think about war and all its terrible consequences--and this is one of them. But that doesn't mean I won't be booting it up to try my luck again tomorrow.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Smart gameplay blends with furious action to produce an experience that can only be described as "Metal Gear Solid" Goes Barbarian!
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every scene literally drips with well-crafted atmosphere, and many are so memorable they will stay with you for days after you finish.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Awesome and addicting in everyway, it's also only the second game for Windows 95 that was worth playing at all (the other being "Ultima Online").
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The real challenge is not how you perform a move or ability, but rather when to do so. The rules of this title promote fair play by penalizing contenders who resort to stall tactics.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To those willing to pay, however, the reward is one of the deepest and most exciting combat games ever. The hacking, the engineering, the raw firefights, the chaos of vehicular combat - all of these elements are but minor ingredients in the eats-like-a-meal stew that’s PlanetSide.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Sims puts forth the closest, most amusing rendering of digital life gamers have ever seen.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Massive non-linear playing fields, astoundingly intelligent enemies and a gorgeous setting make Far Cry a solid hit that sets the bar higher for the games that will follow it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best adventure games I've ever played. The near-perfectly crafted combination of story, gameplay, graphics and audio makes it utterly enchanting.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Visually stunning, loaded with cameos and dripping with both Square and Disney nostalgia, Kingdom Hearts will grab you from the opening to the end.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Elegant, complex, and beautiful, Europa Universalis is a class act all the way, and is certainly worthy of being considered one of the strategic greats of our time.
    • 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.