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 GoldenEye 007
Lowest review score: 20 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Score distribution:
901 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A game which reaches out of the box, grabs you by the throat, and won't let go. The game has consumed endless hours of my time, and the world of Norrath has visited my dreams more than Tyra Banks.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Each character, visual graphic, mini-game and every ounce of story has a depth so amplified that it will keep players engrossed for months.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The amount of quality that's been pumped into this title is simply astonishing.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Finding the perfect balance isn’t easy, but those who do will discover a subtle style of gameplay that demands more than other programs of the genre. While not for the uninitiated, the title is well worth the time and energy invested in learning.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It offers impressive (albeit repetitive) audio, superb graphics and animation to go along with exciting gameplay and fans of both arcade and simulation-style sports games should be able to find some aspect to enjoy.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This sequel contains enhancements and expanded gameplay by providing new gameplay aspects such as waypoints and sensor screen attack commands, new types of ships capable of upgrades with advanced technologies and weapons, fog-of-war, damage control, research and mothership modules.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is reminiscent of a well-written novel that is funny, suspenseful, and, yes, epic in scope.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A must-have for any veteran or new RPG fan. With the design incorporating the best of the genre and eliminating the rough edges, the character building, combat, questing, and a never-ending supply of monsters and items will keep you playing for a very long time.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A huge play selection, terrific graphics, extensive gameplay modes (including the online options), and a new first-person view make Madden NFL 2003 one of the best football games available.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best expansions released to date. Adding an entire race and continent to EverQuest, Verant has extended the life of their popular online RPG.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The level of detail and responsiveness to user feedback is what sets OOTP apart from most other computer text-based baseball games.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hands down the most playable, enjoyable golf game released to date.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only does it offer more of everything, but it also makes enough changes so that even the old material from the original game feels new and exciting.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fun with impressive character development, replay, variety, and gore.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The CG-movies are some of the most horrific ever seen in any form of media, and that includes horror movies, as well... a must have for any adult PS2 owner.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One area that would enhance the game would be expansion city packs. The game is incredibly fun and is limited only by the fact that only two cities exist. This suffices for the single-player modes but limits the potential of multiplayer and cruise modes.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While perhaps not upgrading the original Command & Conquer engine as much as some would have liked, its clean graphics, crackerjack music score and immersive sound effects all make for a game that's great fun to play...and that's what it's all about, isn't it?
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a true PC gamer's game, complete with unfettered intention, esoteric style, and remarkable depth.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Small issues aside, it's hard to go wrong with the generally realistic, technically superb and enjoyable gameplay found in Triple Play Baseball.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The sheer innovation of this new direction in gameplay shows the developers at Lionhead to be very creative thinkers and is worth the acquisition of the game by itself.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This add-on blows a crisp northern breath of life into the original game and the snow-capped mountains offer tests of skill, endurance and patience.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You get the whole enchilada – cool characters, tough villains and a deep storyline all wrapped up in superlative graphics and inventive gameplay with real-time combat to top it off.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What fantastic level design! It is impeccable and superb.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The meticulous planning may discourage the action fan, and the exorbitant storyline may initially dissuade the die-hard role-player, but both will find familiar elements and enjoyable new challenges in this well-built game.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just the right mix of graphics, sound and strategy to make for an entertaining evening of orc-bashing.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Torment's sub-quest structure is probably the biggest attraction for me. These are the best kinds of quests: multiple solutions, the best usually being the peaceful, conversational type and rewarding with experience points.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although the game applies properties of physics to problem solving, it is so delightfully entertaining that gamers of all ages won't realize the depth of learning involved.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What makes the title so special is the constant rewards players receive from just participating in a single game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Graphics and animations are charismatic, and it is truly enjoyable to build, defend, and even siege the greatest citadel in the land.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The pace is maintained throughout the game and nearly compels you to finish in one sitting, with the occasional awe-inspiring moment driving you to continue.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With his latest title, it isn't so much that Sid Meier has done it again, but rather he's done more. And more of a good thing it is indeed. Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri is an excellent sequel to "Civilization" and "Civilization II."
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Games feature furious battles over centrally located resources, enormously powerful mythological units wreaking havoc, and players competing for the favor of ancient gods. The result is fantastic, fun.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As far as I'm concerned, there's nothing like this in the genre, much less among the space sims released in 1999. Is it an all-time classic? Probably not, but it's damn close.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The tactical battle sequences have also been improved, giving players a wonderful war simulation promising months of gory action.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A tour-de-force for fans of both the genre and series, especially if you're able to handle the gigantic scope of the missions.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a pity the single-player story mode isn't a little more engaging, because it's the only thing keeping Neverwinter from getting the maximum rating.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The attention to detail will likely be among the first things many gamers will notice.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A solid shooter, certain to entertain any gamer looking for immersive gameplay, interesting characters and fluid action.
    • 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!
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A superb game. There is really nothing like it on any platform. With an infinite replay value and immersing gameplay, it keeps you coming back for more and more.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most noticable change from the previous two titles are the graphics. Vastly improved with tons of roadside details including shadows, light sources, numerous and detailed texture maps.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A unique option lets you customize weapons, armor and character abilities.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most important aspects to Resident Evil is the music and sound effects – both of which are nothing short of captivating and involving. The horror sounds and shills of zombies and hounds will keep the hair on the back of your neck full staff and your butt on the edge of your seat.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The biggest concern I have with R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 is it's level of difficulty. It is not incredibly hard, and as stated earlier, can be picked up by just about anyone... a delight to play, however.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A genuinely terrifying experience combined with a unique, gripping story and immersive atmosphere.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With astounding graphics and nearly every pixel of the arcade version represented, beautiful backgrounds, lighting effects and unsurpassed character animation, Soul Blade is a wonder to watch and even more amazing to play.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It shouldn't be confined to live under the shadow of the ["Metal Gear Solid"] because it is much more action-oriented in design. The bottom line is that Syphon Filter is an excellent slab of gaming goodness.