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 Metal Gear Solid
Lowest review score: 20 Legends of Wrestling II
Score distribution:
885 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Combat is more tedious than fun, though players can now wield more powerful weapons such as the katana blade. Most often players can get by simply running past many of the enemies -- not necessarily out of fear, but in a noble attempt to relieve boredom.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the PlayStation 2 version lacks many of the options available in its PC and even Dreamcast counterparts, the same adrenaline-filled action can be found.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent game with the mammoth Star Wars license couldn't have come at a better time for the system.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game still needs work in the visual department, but few titles come close to achieving the same balance of fun and realism as offered by HH 2003.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay is as responsive and rewarding as ever, and the iconic characters remain fresh.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s all about action and reaction, which is almost becoming a dying breed as games move toward stealth, tactics, and exploration.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unlike most role-playing games from this company, there are two different battle systems.
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With tons of new features and careful attention given to the original formula, the series remains one of the best in the genre.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's obvious that every detail of the game was carefully considered in relation to historical fact and you'll feel as though you understand feudal Japan a little better after playing.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Straightforward, cautious, and pleasurable - this is a prequel-sequel that fills the stomach with candy that threatens very few intestinal side effects.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is the freedom players have to go about their missions however they desire, the single most important element preventing many good games from shooting up to the level of great ones.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The added scenario is fun but short, taking roughly one hour to complete. Yet the main scenario's graphics, storyline, bosses, and mysterious atmosphere are big plusses, and there are several times when you’ll find the hairs tingling on the back of your neck.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lacks scenarios, ready-made cities from the developers, and some new features -- the first person "streetside" view was discussed during development, but is absent.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great choice for those seeking a fun, arcade-style racer, but it also has enough depth and variety to keep players interested beyond the first few hours of play.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What really drives it home, however, is the unsurpassed realism and detail.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It just performs exactly like a superhero-based game should, delivering solid gameplay, a smooth learning curve, and enough variety to keep the levels fresh.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Outlandish costumes, ridiculous accents, and goofy expressions are wrapped around an intuitive control scheme that offers players the flexibility to perform a variety of moves, without making them complicated to perform.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Everything a Wipeout fan could expect and though lacking any massive improvement in the single player mode, the game easily beats out F-Zero X as the best futuristic racer on the 64.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It offers solid platform-based gameplay and a good deal of enjoyment for those patient enough to reap its rewards.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The use of bright colors and attractive character designs accent the uncluttered playfield to create an overall pleasing visual experience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great example of how to make an entertaining comic adventure.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While an excellent game, it just lacks that particular oomph the original had. Perhaps, being a sequel, it couldn't have the same impact as being something completely new.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An exciting ride that successfully expands on the aspects that made the original so popular.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Most home computer gamers will find this version of The Sims to be a novel diversion, but they will eventually return to their monitors and keyboards for the easy, open-ended play that is only available there.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Utterly brilliant, and deserves purchase by anyone who's ever had a penchant for "Tetris." And don't forget to play with a friend in the versus mode!
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With an innovative interface that allows the game to switch between three distinct and unique characters and modes of gameplay, MDK 2 provided enough of a hook to keep me coming back repeatedly.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The developers didn't tap into this system like they could have to offer new extras, four-player support, or more characters. In this regard Dark Alliance is a disappointment, but on the flip side, everything that made the PS2 game a hit has been faithfully ported over. Perhaps too faithfully.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the enemy selection could have been more diverse, and the camera angles more intuitive, the quality of the environments, control, and music is high enough to live with some of the shortcomings.
    • 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).