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 7.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Super Mario 64
Lowest review score: 20 Sneakers
Score distribution:
885 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It offers impressive (albeit repetitive) audio, superb graphics and animation to go along with exciting gameplay and fans of both arcade and simulation-style sports games should be able to find some aspect to enjoy.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ingeniously designed, Advance Wars manages to be both in-depth, and instantly accessible, simply because it presents the game in easily manageable chunks.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It simply improves on the original's shortcomings and keeps what works. It may have been a conservative approach, but it's definitely a satisfying one.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderful piece of fighting goodness that may very well be the best 2D fighting game created to date. The sheer amount of depth found within is staggering.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is such a fast paced game and there is so much action at any given time on the screen that keeping up could give you a slight case of carpal tunnel syndrome!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A huge play selection, terrific graphics, extensive gameplay modes (including the online options), and a new first-person view make Madden NFL 2003 one of the best football games available.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The pace is maintained throughout the game and nearly compels you to finish in one sitting, with the occasional awe-inspiring moment driving you to continue.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The music is a wonderful addition and overall the game is just entertaining. Even the instruction manual is colorful and thorough.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It truly revolutionizes and sets a new standard for real-time strategy games on the PC.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The AI is what makes the game truly challenging. These 'bots are so smart at times, you'd swear there were real humans on the other end moving them. Thank goodness for the 'skill level adjustment' feature which allows you to change your skill level during the game. Trust me, you'll spend some parts of the game in 'rookie' mode.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Buy Diddy Kong Racing for the very good Adventure mode, but don't expect multiplayer action on the same level as the Mario Kart series.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hands down the most playable, enjoyable golf game released to date.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As far as I'm concerned, there's nothing like this in the genre, much less among the space sims released in 1999. Is it an all-time classic? Probably not, but it's damn close.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The first rate story line as well as visual and audio effects make Thief quite an immersive gaming experience. It is a subtle yet captivating game that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The possibilities of this real-time strategy game seem nearly endless and it definitely is on my short list of personal "game of the year" nominees. If the music and sound isn't spectacular (which it's not), it's my opinion that most strategy gamers will focus on the game's stellar gameplay and forgive any minor shortcomings, the largest of which is possibly the lack of a zoom or map rotation feature.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Games feature furious battles over centrally located resources, enormously powerful mythological units wreaking havoc, and players competing for the favor of ancient gods. The result is fantastic, fun.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The monsters are determined to destroy the characters' home world, so players will need to perfect various combos and team attacks in order to survive.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed the PlayStation version, this might be worth picking up simply for the free Metal Gear Solid VR Missions.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Knights of the Old Republic is entirely addictive, there are some small complaints. There are no beasts to ride or vehicles to use as transportation while traveling across planet surfaces, the party is limited to three at any given time, and there's no multiplayer support.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This sequel contains enhancements and expanded gameplay by providing new gameplay aspects such as waypoints and sensor screen attack commands, new types of ships capable of upgrades with advanced technologies and weapons, fog-of-war, damage control, research and mothership modules.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most noticable change from the previous two titles are the graphics. Vastly improved with tons of roadside details including shadows, light sources, numerous and detailed texture maps.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SSX
    A surprise hit that contains a massive amount of depth (more apparent upon further exploration) and is a blast to play.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A tour-de-force for fans of both the genre and series, especially if you're able to handle the gigantic scope of the missions.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Survival in Fallout 2 is approached in a refreshing and innovative manner that requires some original thinking and doesn't depend on fantastic, imaginary gimmicks as do so many fantasy-based role playing worlds.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A genuinely fun game that's even better if two players get together via Game Link cable.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What makes the title so special is the constant rewards players receive from just participating in a single game.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Exciting and interesting, making you think your way through the game instead of blindly hacking and slashing or defeating endless streams of opponents. For people who enjoy thinking games, track this one down. You'll be glad you did.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fun with impressive character development, replay, variety, and gore.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Roberto Benigni may have gotten a lot of press for finding humor in the Holocaust, but Oddworld does it too, only the humor is dripping black. Yes, I just said Holocaust.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What really propels Wave Race 64 into great status, though, is its gameplay. Minute inputs make all the difference: controlling a jet-ski in Wave Race 64 is an art as well as a precise science, but it's fun too.