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 Half-Life
Lowest review score: 30 La Pucelle: Tactics
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 65 out of 803
803 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After playing "Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit" for months on end, I had developed an image in my mind of how video game policemen were supposed to act. Driver shattered that image.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Very well designed and polished to near perfection. Its complex storyline keeps the gamer hooked from beginning to end, and the movies provide enough eye candy to give your corneas cavities. In every way, this is a beautiful, beautiful game.
    • 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."
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    "So this is what 'Metal Gear Solid' was trying to do." The level of immersion that this title provides is simply unparalleled in console gaming, and that is what makes the gameplay so spectacular.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best fighter for any console system. What else needs to be said?
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only have I never played a better skateboarding title on the PSX, but I don't believe I've ever played a better skateboarding title ever, on any platform.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Long, packed with value and excellently executed, armchair tacticians will appreciate the deep character design, while RPG enthusiasts will be surprised to find an extremely well developed storyline with branching paths backing the tactical focus.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Smooth mechanics of this game...manifest as gorgeous graphics, intuitive and responsive controls, and a physics system that does an exceptional job of simulating all wheel drive on all sorts of hellish terrain.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Loaded with graphical goodies and flush with many more racing modes than one would normally expect, Moto GP offers an exception experience for two wheeled racing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brilliantly designed, the waves and riders are appropriately the highlights, as the animations are smooth for both, and every wave's approach is unique enough to keep you entertained for as long as the increasingly sprawling levels of the Tony Hawk games.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brilliant use of cell shading to create an animated effect and the surprisingly workable control scheme.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's hard to argue with graphics and sounds of this quality.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best arcade fighter on Xbox. It's not as pretty as "Dead or Alive 3," and it lacks the comic book appeal of "X-Men Next Generation," but Deadly Alliance still knocks them both flat.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphics are of unprecedented quality, and the gameplay is well implemented, balanced, addictive, and bug-free.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a drastic departure from the "MechWarrior" games, but MechAssault works perfectly as a console homage to the rich BattleTech tradition.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The combat system is deep, varied and insanely addictive thanks to dozens of fantastic techniques and plenty of memorable enemies. The adventure is superb and the number of collectibles and hidden items keep the gameplay fresh.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The controls are perfect, the gameplay is paced just right and the ESPN brand sucks the player in like no other sports title can.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Playing Full Spectrum Warrior over Xbox Live can become a dangerously addictive hobby, but even without it, the game is an absolute blast. The only thing that I could have asked for is more – more tactics, more weapons, more grenades, more missions, more everything.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The real attraction, however, is the Xbox Live component, which is so original and compelling that even staunch critics of the first title may want to give Splinter Cell another opportunity.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you were a fan of GTA then you'll love the non-linear run-and-gun style of play that is made available. On the other hand, if you prefer the Tom Clancy series, you will find yourself at home with the constant attention to detail and possibility for tactical maneuvering.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, Pro Skater 4 isn't a massive leap forward for the series, but a massive and refined expansion upon its original premise.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    However, it is not perfect: Most notably, while fans of the original title will surely find this game enjoyable, they will also find it extremely easy to defeat, with unusually light penalties for dying.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a button-masher in the best sense of the term, and even people not normally interested in fighting games should check it out. While its raison d'ĂȘtre is multiplayer, soloists can't ask much more.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Alone, the vivid colors and lighting effects are incredible, but pop in the expansion pak and Rayman's world comes to life in cartoonishly bright tones. We're treated to a luscious feast of sharp textures, cartoonish and colorful characters, and appealing indoor and outdoor environments. Given the limited capabilities of the N64 version of Rayman 2 compared to its PC counterpart, one simply has to marvel at the results.