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 Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Lowest review score: 20 NBA Jam 2002
Score distribution:
885 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a confusing and uninspiring game that leaves you frustrated and wanting to play something else.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sonic the Hedgehog is no longer a character who can be depended upon for quality games, unlike a certain Italian plumber, a limbless alien, or even an orange bandicoot.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While Torus Games' update of Space Invaders is fine for what it is, there aren't nearly enough new features or additions to make it worthy of a purchase.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Just plain old Bust-A-Move, the same Bust-A-Move that we've been playing for the last decade.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There is an expression that beauty is only skin deep, which fits Xtreme Beach Volleyball to a tee. Those who purchase this game will soon discover the beautiful graphics are hiding a shallow, pointless game underneath.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Oni
    It's an interesting premise with a fine fighting scheme – squandered by sloppy design and bugs. Definitely a title destined for demo-status gone awry and certainly little more than a game for those who like their games with little substance.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Most gamers won't be able to think straight, let alone execute the tons of mouse clicks necessary to keep from being overwhelmed.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Perhaps Turok would have been more acceptable had it been released a few years ago, but the genre has, interestingly enough, "evolved" to the point where this game looks and plays downright primitive.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The underlying gameplay, which basically consists of herding animals, just isn't enough to prop up the game in its current form.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This once excellent, oddly addicting title that appeared on the Saturn three years ago has become little more than a tedious chore to play.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game is rated "E" for everyone, and it will likely find ways to bore and possibly annoy everyone who plays it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The action is not nearly violent enough to satisfy one's bloodlust, the characters look different but function essentially the same, and matches lack any form of strategy associated with the sport.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, any promise of a good game is hindered by the insistence that your car explode in a fiery crash nearly every time you come in contact with another vehicle.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With over 10,000 objects in the game's universe, there is quite a bit to see and no one's going to tell you how or when to see it in this open-ended space adventure.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A stuttering frame rate in a high-speed racing title absolutely kills any fun players will have with the game, and it's a shame considering how close the graphic engine tries to replicate the SSX experience.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An unwieldy pitching system and terrible fielding result in a twin killing for those expecting to connect with a fast-paced baseball game.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Comedy that fails to deliver much of anything in the way of humor is a sad product. All the components for a successful funfest are present but the end result falls flat.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game swings and misses in so many areas that it ends up alienating arcade fans and simulation fans alike.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's very short and predictable, leaving the graphics to stand on their own as the best feature of the game.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The main disappointment is that Mad Maestro! doesn't really simulate the feel of conducting an orchestra.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Where "Tony Hawk 3" is fast, flowing, and intuitive, Shaun Palmer is slow, disjointed and difficult to get into.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    More of the same uninspiring gameplay that makes the license unappealing to game developers. Its failure to adhere to simple precedents or develop surprising action involving interesting characters empties yet another promise of a quality title.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unfortunately FireBlade's visuals are a notch below most offerings for 2002, but the control is what ultimately keeps this title grounded.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Little more than a convoluted, poorly executed variation on "Tetris."
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The racing environments suffer from the PlayStation 2's notorious texture limitations.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    All of the problems the off-road games have experienced in the past are as visible in this version as a Hummer with its high beams on.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Lacking just about everything that makes their top-shelf titles great, namely the depth of modes and the attempt at re-creating the nuances of the sport, Triple Play 2002 is an action-heavy game that needs a complete overhaul in player models, fielding, pitching, and options.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Only enjoyable if you equate fun with frustration, but most gamers have long since outgrown that philosophy, as have most games. Yet Gradius III and IV clings to its roots like a long rotting tooth.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The translation is nearly arcade perfect. The only thing missing is a full-sized sniper rifle, which ends up making a big difference.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Yet another Olympic-style contest failing to deliver gold when it comes to the most important aspect of any title: gameplay.