All Game Guide's Scores

  • Games
For 885 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 25% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 72% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 EverQuest
Lowest review score: 20 Arctic Thunder
Score distribution:
885 game reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Simply one of those titles that makes you say "Wow." You'll have to pick your jaw up off the floor when you experience it for the first time. It is a rare gem; an awesome feat of programming, graphical design, and sound production, all wrapped around superb gameplay. It deserves the highest praise.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game's targeting system has also been adjusted. Using triggers and both analog sticks (a la "Manhunt"), players take more complete control of C.J., and can have him run and strafe, change targets, and shoot in almost any direction, even while moving in another.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The amount of secrets and little things will astound you if you take the time to fully appreciate the vast world that lies before you. No matter how skeptical you are, do yourself a favor and try this title for five minutes. That's about how long it will take to get you completely drawn into this incredible adventure.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    After "DOOM" revolutionized first-person shooters, Quake raised the bar and set standards featuring improved visuals in a 3D environment, excellent controls, numerous monsters and a vast online experience.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As the first true 3D platform game, the game does everything right. Super Mario 64 is a masterpiece in the truest sense of the word.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    More interiors in Vice City would be welcome, but the city is huge with plenty of unique terrain. It's a little disappointing that jetliners and more planes aren't available, but the thrill of flying the Hunter and going on multiple Vigilante missions makes up for it.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The amount of quality that's been pumped into this title is simply astonishing.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Follow-ups that come this quickly are not supposed to be this rewarding, which makes Vice City a remarkable achievement at a time when companies are all too willing to release so-called sequels with only a few tweaks and cosmetic changes.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Looks beautiful, plays precisely, and has a complex, detailed plot that will tax your brain and maybe even have you questioning the greater truths of life. If that's not a game that qualifies for a perfect score, then no game possibly can.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Each character, visual graphic, mini-game and every ounce of story has a depth so amplified that it will keep players engrossed for months.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It isn't everyday that you come across a game that totally revolutionizes an entire genre, but Half-Life has done just that.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It is an incredible and very addictive game; once you start playing you won't want to stop... You will want to play Civilization II over and over, as every game is different.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A game which reaches out of the box, grabs you by the throat, and won't let go. The game has consumed endless hours of my time, and the world of Norrath has visited my dreams more than Tyra Banks.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Is it really that realistic? The answer to that is a plain "YES." When you have a PlayStation steering wheel, you could practice for your real-life driver's license with this game.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    So if you appreciate ingenuity, realistic settings, loads of cool weapons, and some of the best artificial intelligence ever witnessed in a first-person shooter, let alone a console shooter, GoldenEye 007 is an essential addition to your N64 game library.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From the eight professional-style radio stations to the variety of mission objectives and hidden goodies, GTA III is packed with high production values and oozing with addictive gameplay.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The attention to detail will likely be among the first things many gamers will notice.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A remake of the 1991 release, and it makes a great game even better.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nothing has been sacrificed and the quality and expertise of the Neversoft designers, coders and artists shine through in grand fashion.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Aria of Sorrow comes the closest of the three Game Boy Advance titles to replicating the look and feel of Castlevania on the original PlayStation, and one-ups it by the inclusion of the addictive soul collecting.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An extremely addicting game, especially since it is possible to become part of an online community. Player run guilds and towns, and even larger cities are becoming a common occurrence. Unfortunately though, as with many online games, technical problems tend to hinder gameplay. Complaints about bugs and rampant player killing are frequent on newsgroups and several web pages but Origin, for the most part, has been responsive to feedback, and updates the game via online patches.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A solid shooter, certain to entertain any gamer looking for immersive gameplay, interesting characters and fluid action.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The story line is based on real-world politics, making the missions seem even more daring. This is one of the few games to elicit a feeling of suspense without resorting to shock techniques found in survival horror titles like "Resident Evil."
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Absolutely wonderful, and a gaming experience not to be missed. Working Designs has done an amazing job overhauling the title and presenting it in one of the most complete and thorough packages yet released. An excellent story and enjoyable play mechanics combined with stunning presentation equal one must-have game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is what we fans have been asking for--so many shortcuts that you can take only a few during each lap or you'll miss seeing the rest! These aren't pointless shortcuts either; they all have a reason for being there and allow you to stray way off the main course, giving the game a great sense of freedom.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With tons of new features and careful attention given to the original formula, the series remains one of the best in the genre.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Amazingly, the game exceeds both its Super NES and Nintendo 64 ancestors, making it a serious contender for the best kart-racer yet released.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's like being able to play "Symphony of the Night" in the back seat of your parent's car, but with all new levels and some nifty new features.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just the right mix of graphics, sound and strategy to make for an entertaining evening of orc-bashing.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Manages to do what many similar takes on the great conflict have failed to do -- take the events of the battle and present them with epic grandeur yet keep them simple to play without getting bogged down with too many rules.