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 Half-Life
Lowest review score: 20 Sneakers
Score distribution:
885 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While fans of the last installment may at first be disappointed in the apparent lack of notable new features and improvements, there are plenty of additions to be enjoyed after mastering the new options and levels.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Better than "GoldenEye 007" in every aspect, making it the best first-person shooter at the time of its release. With much deeper Solo Missions and a completely customizable Combat Simulator, Perfect Dark definitely was worth the wait.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's almost like "Myst" in the way you are dropped onto a planet with little to no information about where to go or what to do... Grade-A material from start to finish.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the backgrounds are 2D, they are rich and diverse and those spot explosions, though pixilated, feature high quality light sourcing.
    • 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.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wind Waker's style of play may not be the breath of fresh air players were expecting from the move to GameCube, and the islands seem much too small, but the change in scenery is a nonetheless refreshing one that is sure to surprise players in how well the game works in its current visual style.
    • 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
    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.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A diversely beautiful and deadly environment filled with amazing characters and a myriad of possibilities. For any fan of the original, this is a must have – it's just too good to pass up.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Once you get past the incredible visuals, you realize that this is just a prettier version of "Gran Turismo 2," which is in no way a bad thing.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A must-have title that, if nothing else, represents the missing "link" of Nintendo classics destined to appear on the color handheld.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The second game on the system to REQUIRE the use of the Expansion Pak accessory for high-resolution graphics and enhanced visual effects.
    • 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!
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    An extraordinary adventure game. With its great story, beautiful artwork and fabulous voice acting, you'll be missing out by not giving this game a whirl.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The amount of quality that's been pumped into this title is simply astonishing.
    • 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!
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The pacing, the control, the animation, the look, the feel -- the Virtua Fighting itself has been polished to near perfection. The strength of the basic arcade game mode alone is enough to heartily recommend Virtua Fighter 4.
    • 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.