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
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hands down the BEST side scrolling shooter to come out in the post 16-bit era of video gaming. It has everything going for it: relentless action, beautiful graphics, tons of highly detailed levels, different ships, awesome weapons and an incredible challenge that will keep you coming back for more.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game feels closest to 1980s arcade titles in terms of structure and fun.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A game offering finely tuned level design, crystal-clear graphics, and a wave of free-roaming fun.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There should be more games like this since it marries turn-based strategy and tough decisions into a seamless whole. This is good stuff and worth playing.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it is still reasonable to expect a game released in 2003 to feature complete freedom of flight, Panzer Dragoon Orta is perhaps the finest example of its type on any console released to date.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's hard not to get excited when you see your wingmen engaging the enemy just so you can take out a specific target! Factor in the constant radio chatter and rousing orchestral soundtrack, and you have a game that effectively draws you into the Star Wars world.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With its cast of cute characters, vibrant graphics, and appealing sound effects, Super Monkey Ball Jr. feels right at home on Game Boy Advance, even despite the sometimes hairy controls. It's a great title to take on the road or to enjoy with a group of friends.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The single most endearing attribute of this title is its simplicity and ease of use, regardless of which aspect of the hobby enthralls you.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The short length is the only serious flaw in an otherwise original and gratifying gaming experience.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sets a standard all subsequent wrestling game will have to meet.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Missions are well designed, elite squads carry out reasonably realistic actions, and the level of challenge is difficult but not overly daunting.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perhaps the best and certainly the most unique thing about the game is Hotsuma’s thirsty-for-blood sword, which keeps the action at a brisk pace by forcing gamers to keep moving and keep killing.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If it seems you don't get your money's worth in videogames anymore, Blast Corps is truly exceptional value. Three words: original, addicting, and challenging. There's no game quite like this in the 32/64-bit generation.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For a game priced in the budget range, Baseball Mogul 2003 is one of the best bargains in the annals of sports management simulations.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The hardcore fan will be rewarded after investing plenty of time exploring the depths of the simulation, which makes it a worthwhile endeavor. Outflanking the enemy and unleashing a devastating shelling barrage has rarely been this enjoyable.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game will keep you hooked all the way up to its finale. Even after completion, you may opt to go through it a second or even third time.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid racer with highly addicting gameplay, a nice variety of modes, and enough hidden extras to keep even the most dedicated rider occupied all winter long.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While camera problems are nothing new, Devil May Cry's biggest flaw is that it ends too quickly. Thus, its biggest strength is also its biggest weakness: the fast-paced nature of the game makes it easier to finish.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A highly enjoyable game. The learning curve is tough without becoming impossible, and races never seem out of reach to win even if you keep coming up just short.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nintendo has done it again. Mario Golf takes the sport and makes it more entertaining while retaining realism. Both golf fans and non-golf fans alike will find the game highly enjoyable.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great game that perpetuates the tradition of quality games with the Madden nameplate. If you like football, you will love this game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While there isn't much for fans of the popular PC version of Starcraft to get excited about, those new to the series will enjoy engaging, addictive gameplay coupled with an incredibly protracted single player mode.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gets its roots from the very first game of its origin: "Bushido," a 2D, four-color PC title that had similar features such as the low, mid, and high attacks with weapons (mainly swords).
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A sports title that is not to be missed. You needn't be a hardcore soccer fan to appreciate the realism, tight mechanics, and rich, vibrant graphics that EA SPORTS has brought to the GameCube.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No matter which game you prefer, this is a great collection. Except for the forgivable absence of the lesser known "Super Pac-Man," this game has everything a fan could ask for.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Above all else, Freelancer is a fun, enjoyable experience that both veteran and novice players can quickly get into -- even those who have never mastered the art of dogfighting in space with a joystick.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A must have for history buffs and a good choice for other gamers who have the time, patience and will required to master the intriguing gameplay.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the fact that Mario Kart 64 doesn't quite compare to the original, it's nevertheless one of the best racing games for the system. The good still far outweighs the bad.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But what really sets Ecks vs. Sever apart is its emphasis on story, and the way its missions consist of more than just straightforward running and shooting.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With 200 items to unlock, eight different modes, and Link as a playable character, Namco has certainly delivered an impressive package for fighting game fans. Yet if players look closely, they’ll see the package is wrapped using recycled paper tied together with frayed twine that has a few too many loose ends for such an important sequel.