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 7.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto III
Lowest review score: 20 Arctic Thunder
Score distribution:
885 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While each game features gameplay a step above the other, a few flaws carried themselves from title to title, never being fully resolved.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It offers great tracks, real-world bikers, encouraging music, and a huge satisfaction factor.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hip, smart and fun. Whether you play alone or with friends, it's a game any quiz-show lover should add to his or her collection.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The AI is a glaring problem in an otherwise great game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A dream come true for those who didn't think it was possible for a console title to approach the level of depth found in a PC role-playing game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The single-player mission mode is where the game shines. Graphics are excellent and close-ups on characters reveal such subtleties as eyes moving independently and blemishes on the skin.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With an innovative interface that allows the game to switch between three distinct and unique characters and modes of gameplay, MDK 2 provided enough of a hook to keep me coming back repeatedly.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An ambitious adventure game of epic proportions, especially from the perspective of a roach.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After a few minutes swaggering around with these mechanical monstrosities, players can’t help but be floored by the intense pyrotechnics and raw power found within this game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sequel has 30 new weapons, new enemy robots and 30 additional levels, but the overall effect is diminished by repetitive gameplay.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Niggling problems such as overly cheap AI still persist, but for the most part, Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance manages to breathe new life into the gameplay while still retaining the Mortal Kombat feel.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are few games that can sustain interest after the initial "oh wow!" factor wears off, but this title does just that with solid, if less convoluted action, that requires RTS thinking with an empire building twist.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it’s disappointing that only two people can play simultaneously, NBA Street is nonetheless a great choice for arcade-style sports fans.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Blowing away enemies and beasts on the small screen with a near perfect inventory and control system is rare for hand held systems
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Features even more unique and detailed texture maps as well as dashingly gorgeous course design with tons of trackside stuff to distract you as you blaze around the tracks.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game rejuvenates the series, and it's definitely not tailor-made for "trekkies" only -- any action gamer can enjoy the adventure.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like its PlayStation predecessor, players can customize the difficulty level, game speed, and other options, or they can challenge a friend in two different ways: via Game Link Cable or on the same system.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Where Rayman 3 succeeds, however, is in borrowing an wide assortment of proven concepts from past platform games, injecting them with a whimsical sense of humor, and creating tough but doable challenges sure to make younger gamers wince and older players smile with knowing respect.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Those who just want to get their licks in without committing significant hours of time will find Diablo II to be one of the more addictive games of 2000.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A polished 2D fighting game that won't disappoint the core audience of Tekken fans, but one that's also accessible enough for those simply looking for a well-made fighting game to play on the go.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Most importantly, NOLF 2 never takes itself too seriously. You'll be battling ninja's in an Ohio trailer park while a tornado approaches, avoiding neon super-soldier death rays, slaughtering mimes, and experiencing other outlandish predicaments.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's got tons of depth and detail. Just make sure you download the latest patch for the game before playing or your results will definitely be less than they could be.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Graphically speaking, this game is an excellent bit of "eye-candy"... The only real problem with the game is that it is occasionally hard to understand what is required to complete some missions.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Prepare yourself for the intricacies of limited-forces squad conflicts and the title will provide many hours of entertainment.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Interacting with characters is where your charisma and party's reputation really pays off.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While this game has a lot going for it, it's dry presentation and lack of atmosphere might turn others off. If you're just going for technical excellence, Flanker 2.0 won't dissapoint. If, however, you're going for the overall FEEL of a flight sim experience, you might be better off going with "Falcon" or "Mig Alley."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A brilliant delight, offering gruesome pleasure in a new kind of way. Though it is rooted within the original's origins, it offers up a new dimension of gaming that can be appreciated by those looking for something different.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Touting sharp, colorful graphics and solid play control, it offers something for everyone: role-playing action, puzzle solving, and multiplayer competition.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Players with high-end systems will enjoy the scenery and gameplay more, but the pauses and stuttering framerate will annoy everyone.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Offers some of the variety and entertainment that was promised from the launch but ultimately failed to materialize.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The developers didn't tap into this system like they could have to offer new extras, four-player support, or more characters. In this regard Dark Alliance is a disappointment, but on the flip side, everything that made the PS2 game a hit has been faithfully ported over. Perhaps too faithfully.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By gently correcting shortcomings and firmly reinforcing strengths, Diablo II: Lord of Destruction is an expansion package truly worthy of the best-selling original.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unlike most role-playing games from this company, there are two different battle systems.
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Utterly brilliant, and deserves purchase by anyone who's ever had a penchant for "Tetris." And don't forget to play with a friend in the versus mode!
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Roughly a four- to eight-hour journey. MF offers replay value through uncovering all the hidden areas and clearing the game within a time limit, but with such an engaging character and appealing theme, players will need little convincing for a return trip.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If games like "Tomb Raider" are your thing, then you should enjoy this one. Although the action is similar, the enemies and storyline are more original. Overall, it's a fantastic game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unlike most ultra-hard games, however, Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts is thoroughly addictive, despite the fact that it does get frustrating.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s all about action and reaction, which is almost becoming a dying breed as games move toward stealth, tactics, and exploration.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So impressive to watch that you'll have to keep one hand firmly below your chin to keep it from falling to the floor.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the options aren’t as extensive as those found in "Madden NFL 2002," and the graphics aren’t as optimized for the console as "NFL Fever’s," NFL 2K2 features the most complete presentation of any football game released to date.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In addition to multiple difficulty settings and configurable graphics and controls, DOOM II features online support. You can challenge opponents via modem, LAN or a supported IPX protocol to a brutal, no holds barred deathmatch competition.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    DOA2 has a fun engine that is more accessible than most other fighters out there, and this is both a blessing and a curse. The reversal factor of the game makes one quickly feel like they know what they're doing, but it also is so easy that it can sometimes seem to overpower the game.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're looking for an action RPG with medieval roots and influences, dark and moody settings, and unique game play, then run to your nearest retailer and pick up a copy of Diablo!
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best fighting titles to grace the PlayStation.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The title is ambitious in scope, rife with innovative ideas and, while not flawless, is a genuinely fun addition to the ever-growing lineup of RTS games.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While personality alone is not reason enough to buy any game, the humor and level of detail in Tropico certainly makes it a worthwhile investment.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not the system-launching revolution that it was perhaps cracked up to be. It is, however, a great fighting game, and a tremendous addition to any fighting fan's library.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best thing about Excitebike 64 is that the races are fast and fun. If you use turbo properly, the races will move along quickly with lots of big air. Even though only six riders total are in the pack in the one-player mode, the artificial intelligence is setup so that a cluster of riders will be relatively close to each other.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it would have been nice to see some new play mechanics introduced or more bosses to fight (only three are in the entire game), most will have a hard time putting the controller down.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An excellent, adrenaline pumping game that is nearly identical to its arcade and Dreamcast counterparts.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its easy-to-learn gameplay will hook you, and its attractive audiovisual package will reel you in.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's weird, wacky and highly entertaining, and comes loaded to the brim with extras than only enhance its luster.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A surprisingly deep adventure with comedy, suspense, and drama wrapped into one saga about the dangers of unleashing powers humankind was never meant to harness.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only real drawback to Crash's presentation is the Dual Shock setup. You can't reconfigure your controls, so prepare to use some finger gymnastics to get your valiant road warrior to pull off all his or her moves.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An impressive package, not only in that it delivers a highly addictive and well-executed game, but also because the premise is simple, well thought out and executed flawlessly.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This simulation possibly incorporates the most detailed aspects of Formula One racing ever put on disk, making for an ultra realistic driving experience for gamers patient enough to master the controls.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An excellent game, full of plot twists and unusual situations that will keep the player engrossed for hours. The gameplay is excellent.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's nice to have a positive example of gameplay and story telling that keeps pace with technology.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A plethora of interesting and enjoyable play modes are provided, but it's the sheer simplicity and great design of the Classic mode that will keep players firmly entrenched in front of their television sets in search of that elusive high score.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Characters are more varied and numerous, the moves possible with each of these characters is multiplied many fold, and the environments which they interact are certainly more detailed.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    New features and a solid storyline should keep even the most veteran players busy for quite sometime.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Offers a impressive amount of arcade-style fun bolstered by the number and variety of courses, challenging Hot Pursuit mode, and excellent lineup of vehicles.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    True to its word, a round of 18 holes can be played within 20 minutes, making the game extremely accessible for those who want some quick fun without getting bogged down in reading a series of meters or clicking through multiple menu screens before initiating a shot.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gamers who love space combat games should enjoy this one immensely. Environments and scenery are top-notch and the dogfighting very fast paced.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great looking and playing game that is ultimately hampered by a limited selection of songs.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the most fun flight simulators to date.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pure Contra goodness. Most of the hallmarks that make the series great are here, including finger-frazzling gameplay, the indispensable two-player cooperative mode, constant shooting action, and giant bosses with well-hidden weak points.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only real problem with Parappa is concerning the depth as this title really does not allow much variation and Sony have only included six fairly short levels.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the options aren’t as extensive as those found in Madden, NFL 2K2 features the most complete presentation of any football game released to date.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a good 3-D game, but you may have trouble figuring out which way is up. Not that it matters, because you will be chased constantly and you will always be on the move.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The changes aren’t substantially different from Madden NFL 2003, and the excitement level has diminished since the release of "NCAA Football 2004," a game that offers better commentary, more diverse modes, and simply more "energy" than this chapter in the long-running Madden series.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While an excellent game, it just lacks that particular oomph the original had. Perhaps, being a sequel, it couldn't have the same impact as being something completely new.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some gamers will be quickly bored when they find out all there is to this game is snapping pictures, while others, especially younger audiences, will want to gather as many photos as possible to show their friends. Players should be warned that Pokémon Snap can be easily finished within a weekend.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The complete package of visuals, audio and gameplay is worth checking out if you're a fan of RTS. My only gripes are the slightly dumb AI and somewhat shoddy controls but those aren't enough to dampen the experience.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With the two Ps, patience and practice, World Driver Championship becomes an engrossing gameplay experience unlike any other on the system. Realistic driving simulations are a world unto their own. You'll start to see white lines in your sleep.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game's replay value is bolstered by its multiplayer modes, where you can select from the entire cast of the Voyager crew and battle online.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An exciting game, it does have its shortcomings -- most notably the game being very short.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Certain classic enemies have also been upgraded, such as the imps, which now stare players down with glaring eyes before pouncing on them.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Chances are the majority of players will try some of the single-player game, become frustrated or bored, and then move on to the outstanding multiplayer modes.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Comparing F-Zero X with other futuristic racers on the Nintendo 64 is rather difficult, since neither Extreme-G nor AeroGauge are in the same league. In a nutshell, Nintendo has another winner on its hands. One of the finest futuristic racers to grace a console.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whatever is going on inside his head, one can only hope it never goes away because that cranial cart wheeling has created one of the most unusual and spectacular games ever.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What really drives it home, however, is the unsurpassed realism and detail.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a short ride, but one that's filled with wondrous images, an engrossing story and solid, thoroughly entertaining gameplay.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Utterly immersive in its use of character attachment and amnesiac story-telling, it is a game that will honestly give you the sweats...It's all about replacing your shorts every half-hour or so.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the more original puzzle titles available, and it has a good amount of depth and mystery in its gameplay and scoring elements to keep players interested for a long time.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The core of the game is remarkable.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is a title filled with such joyful exuberance, from the peppy soundtrack to Yoshi's adorable mutterings, that Nintendo fans cannot help but grin from ear to ear while playing.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I only wish something new and exciting could have been added. Gran Turismo 2 is an impressive game, just not an impressive sequel.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is the freedom players have to go about their missions however they desire, the single most important element preventing many good games from shooting up to the level of great ones.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Far and away the best portable football game at the time of its release.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The animation on each Marine you encounter is remarkable, possessing almost endless moving parts and distinct facial features, while the lighting, textures, and massive landscapes prove Halo and the Xbox to be without equal on the console market.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The interface in GK3 is simple point-and-click with keyboard support.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As the passionate announcer exclaims during the opening sequence, "the soul still burns," though neither as fiercely nor as brightly as longtime fans may have hoped for.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Each game is short on substance but long on fun.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great game. While it's low on the pathos, the cheery nature of the quest is rivaled only by Working Design's "Lunar" series.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's absolutely gorgeous and while it doesn't have lots of levels, it's fast and furious with an unforgiving amount challenge!
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As much as in the original WarCraft and all the Blizzard games that followed, the player is placed in the story with a perfect perspective on each different race’s dreads and hopes.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nintendo 64 owners have reason to be scared. At long last, Resident Evil 2 sinks its teeth into the system. With a high graphic violence quotient and chilling zombie horror reminiscent of Night of the Living Dead, Resident Evil 2 is not for the faint of heart. Rather, it is for the survival-horror enthusiast with a taste for action and blood.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It manages to feel fresh due to the non-linear nature of its gameplay and the way it places its levels within a narrative context.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game is preferable to the PS2 version as it has noticeably smoother frame rates and quicker load times, as well as the ability to Quick Save at any point.

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