All Game Guide's Scores

  • Games
For 901 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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Half-Life
Lowest review score: 20 Sports Illustrated for Kids: Baseball
Score distribution:
901 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mixing elements of empire building, resource management, life simulation, survival and brawling with complex strategies and tactics in a gorgeous fantasy setting seems too good to be true.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A complete and accurate helicopter simulation that should please hardcore combat flight enthusiasts. Not just one, but two attack helicopters are featured and the designers don't skimp on the flight characteristics of either.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It truly revolutionizes and sets a new standard for real-time strategy games on the PC.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Presentation is the area in which Dungeon Siege truly shines, surpassing the techniques of its third-person RPG forbearers by a quantum leap and rivaling the best efforts of contemporary 3D releases in other genres.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Survival in Fallout 2 is approached in a refreshing and innovative manner that requires some original thinking and doesn't depend on fantastic, imaginary gimmicks as do so many fantasy-based role playing worlds.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of illegal racing, or of those souped up imports from Japan, this is definitely a game you'll enjoy.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An impressive contender in the real-time strategy genre. An easy-to-use interface, coupled with intelligent AI, establishes the game as one of the best of its kind.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Far from being a fatal flaw, however, this lack of definition is sporadically encountered and can be viewed as a minor annoyance and is, in fact, somewhat offset by impressive designs of larger non-human units, such as ships or flying machines.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Some ill-chosen puzzles, a fatigued conclusion -- no matter, really. You'll be smiling too much to give it much notice. This is nothing less than perfectly perfected perfection. If you like monkeys, anyway.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game play is smooth, using action points for movement and combat and the inventory system is easily managed. Fallout has one of the best character development systems of any computerized role-playing game and the graphics and story make for an excellent gaming experience.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The AI is what makes the game truly challenging. These 'bots are so smart at times, you'd swear there were real humans on the other end moving them. Thank goodness for the 'skill level adjustment' feature which allows you to change your skill level during the game. Trust me, you'll spend some parts of the game in 'rookie' mode.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Exciting and interesting, making you think your way through the game instead of blindly hacking and slashing or defeating endless streams of opponents. For people who enjoy thinking games, track this one down. You'll be glad you did.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Prepare yourself for total meltdown. [Box]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the moment you step into the world of Dereth, there is an overwhelming sense of actually being part of a world. Towns are the size you'd expect a town to be, roads are miles long, and the wilderness is a vast expanse.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Myth: The Fallen Lords is a masterpiece in the realtime strategy genre.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The beginning of Myth II grabs you right by the throat and won't let go to the very end... While the story may be wonderful in Myth II, it's the gameplay that really shines, both in single and multi player, a claim that many games can't make.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An extremely addicting game, especially since it is possible to become part of an online community. Player run guilds and towns, and even larger cities are becoming a common occurrence. Unfortunately though, as with many online games, technical problems tend to hinder gameplay. Complaints about bugs and rampant player killing are frequent on newsgroups and several web pages but Origin, for the most part, has been responsive to feedback, and updates the game via online patches.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great game with a fantastic storyline, complex missions, and lots of mindless destruction, carnage and explosions. If you're looking for a mind-blowing single player experience, Shogo will not disappoint.
    • 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!
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most enjoyable 3D platform games to swing onto the PlayStation in quite some time. It's also one of the most innovative.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though complicated and with the occasional fault, it could be remembered as the greatest Final Fantasy game through the 32-bit era.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Absolutely wonderful, and a gaming experience not to be missed. Working Designs has done an amazing job overhauling the title and presenting it in one of the most complete and thorough packages yet released. An excellent story and enjoyable play mechanics combined with stunning presentation equal one must-have game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is an adventure that can be enjoyed by just about anyone looking for a great story and cast of characters, beautiful artwork, Japanese animation and a unique world that's actually worth exploring. Oh yeah, and there's a ton of good laughs to be had.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game engine, story, graphics and sound are so realistic that the addiction won't let you go for a second!