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 Grand Theft Auto III
Lowest review score: 20 Legends of Wrestling II
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.