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 EverQuest
Lowest review score: 20 Arctic Thunder
Score distribution:
885 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A memorable but brief stay in feudal Japan with a quest that could be finished within six or seven hours.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Much like Myst, the puzzles in Riven usually offer no explanations or any hints as to why you need to do them and what it will do. Most of them are extremely vague and illogical which leads to a very frustrating experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The AI is a glaring problem in an otherwise great game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Combines great graphics, real-time strategy and an intriguing plot (our own history!) to raise a phoenix from the ashes of wayside, ordinary strategy games.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A few more single-player missions, a deeper story line, interactive backgrounds, and some additional tweaking on the technical front could have pushed the game over the top.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In addition to multiple difficulty settings and configurable graphics and controls, DOOM II features online support. You can challenge opponents via modem, LAN or a supported IPX protocol to a brutal, no holds barred deathmatch competition.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The four-button (as opposed to six-button) control scheme takes some getting used to, but the game captures the spirit, the fun, the intensity, the depth, and the overall look and sound of the original remarkably well.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like its PlayStation predecessor, players can customize the difficulty level, game speed, and other options, or they can challenge a friend in two different ways: via Game Link Cable or on the same system.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Just expect the fun to be frequently interrupted by inexplicably bad passes, ball-hogging, and non-existent defense.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It simply improves on the original's shortcomings and keeps what works. It may have been a conservative approach, but it's definitely a satisfying one.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    More like the well-refined older brother of the entire franchise rather than a fledging title on a new system.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    What it doesn't have is originality or depth, making this sequel more subsonic than supersonic.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Where Rayman 3 succeeds, however, is in borrowing an wide assortment of proven concepts from past platform games, injecting them with a whimsical sense of humor, and creating tough but doable challenges sure to make younger gamers wince and older players smile with knowing respect.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is ideal only for those who are interested in the PC phenomenon but can't (or won't) play it on a PC. The rest of us will be duly impressed, but may ultimately decide to get a life elsewhere.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While Wipeout Fusion does not stray too far from the formula created by the original, the small pieces it does alter often detract from what made the previous titles so great.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Ace Combat 2 is loads of fun, it can get a bit monotonous. Essentially, the mission objectives are all the same (blow up the enemy) and this could lead to some boredom. If you look into this game, be sure to play it in moderation -- play a few missions a day and then give it a break for a while.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While interesting in the short run, this quickly becomes old as there is nothing else to do besides watch the (admittedly interesting) story unfold.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    On a purely visceral level, the game is a blast.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid baseball game that grows on you the more you play it, thanks to the great computer AI and the deceptively simple batter-pitcher interface... Yet the new graphics, sound, and menu navigation are still not up to the level the PS2 is capable of.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed the PlayStation version, this might be worth picking up simply for the free Metal Gear Solid VR Missions.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're looking for some intense but uncomplicated racing action, Ridge Racer 64 is nearly at the peak of straight up racing action on the Nintendo 64. With a wide variety of tracks and plenty of hidden cars to unlock there's a lot to see and win over the course of the game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its easy-to-learn gameplay will hook you, and its attractive audiovisual package will reel you in.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Incorporates many elements familiar to the genre in different ways, and wraps them all in an intriguing story that gives this game its own distinct feel.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Multiplayer fans will benefit the most, as the expansion offers new maps and a whole new environment for legalized mayhem.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is a sense of teamwork involved in the multiplayer competition that makes the action far more rewarding than if it were merely a straightforward deathmatch against everyone else.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What it lacks in new ideas is more than made up for in playful exuberance.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The attention to detail will likely be among the first things many gamers will notice.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Extreme-G is what more titles should strive to be: something that is just plain fun to play. What it is about this game that makes it so great -- maybe it's the fact that the control is very precise, maybe it's the sheer thrill you get from traveling at 400 miles per hour on a sleek, futuristic cycle, or maybe, just maybe, it's the thumping bass beat that makes the racing even more enjoyable.