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: 66
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Lowest review score: 20 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Score distribution:
885 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fun with impressive character development, replay, variety, and gore.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Simply one of those titles that makes you say "Wow." You'll have to pick your jaw up off the floor when you experience it for the first time. It is a rare gem; an awesome feat of programming, graphical design, and sound production, all wrapped around superb gameplay. It deserves the highest praise.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The story line is based on real-world politics, making the missions seem even more daring. This is one of the few games to elicit a feeling of suspense without resorting to shock techniques found in survival horror titles like "Resident Evil."
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Knowledgeable soccer fans looking for realism that makes the sport a worldwide phenomenon will embrace the fluidity of gameplay and extraordinary ability to customize players and teams to their own liking.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Amazingly, the game exceeds both its Super NES and Nintendo 64 ancestors, making it a serious contender for the best kart-racer yet released.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Anyone even remotely interested in the world of 2D side-scrollers or the Castlevania series should pick this up – it's a must have.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Playing the game is a lot of laughs, and is the perfect pick me up after a long day playing intensely dramatic games.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is full of new ideas, updates, and fun content that flesh out the SSX concept completely.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The enemies are repetitive, the puzzles are simple, and players aren't given much freedom to explore, but what is here is fun to play -- thanks to an interesting story, excellent sound effects, and well-animated visuals.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Manages to do what many similar takes on the great conflict have failed to do -- take the events of the battle and present them with epic grandeur yet keep them simple to play without getting bogged down with too many rules.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The more I played this game, the more I liked it. I found it relaxing and challenging at the same time, and my level of interest has been maintained over the past few weeks, especially because of all the new add-ons that Maxis is serving up at their website.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Faulty cams aside, Banjo-Kazooie is the best 3D platformer since "Mario 64," and we can only wonder what miraculous game Rare will produce next. This is one of the few must-buy games on the Nintendo 64.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's plenty of exploration and discovery here along with large and nasty looking boss creatures, and it caters nicely to the explorers out there.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A remake of the 1991 release, and it makes a great game even better.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The perfect sequel. It gives us more of what we want while not changing the heart of the gameplay too much.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hardly the groundbreaking title players have come to expect from the franchise, as it follows the blueprint of Super Mario 64 almost to the letter...Yet none of these issues take away from the fun most will have playing the game.
    • 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
    Nothing has been sacrificed and the quality and expertise of the Neversoft designers, coders and artists shine through in grand fashion.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most visually impressive role-playing game yet released, with meticulous character models offering dynamic facial expressions and breathtaking cut-scenes seamlessly integrated into gameplay.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What fantastic level design! It is impeccable and superb.